I knew this date was creeping up on me, but oh no — Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I am so not ready. I’m gonna have to hit the mall sometime this weekend — Mama Bella’s actually going to be here on Monday and I want the post-Mother’s Day shebang to be just as special as Sunday will. I know I’ve waited until almost the eleventh hour, but I wouldn’t be a very good Afrobella if I didn’t let you all know about the sweet Mother’s Day deals I’ve been noticing. Maybe this will be a gift for your mama. Maybe it’ll turn into a little gift for yourself. Either way, there are some great discounts and specials in store!

Curls is offering 15% off through May 10 (if you use the promo code ilovemom), and free shipping on orders over $75 (with promo code free4mom). Could be a great time to stock up on that Milkshake.

Of course you know Miss Jessie’s is offering a free value pack with the purchase of a 16 or 8 ounce Baby Buttercreme (which is my favorite, and Little Afrobella’s too!) The deal ends May 11, so get to clickin’.

There’s all kinds of gorgeous gift sets at Sephora, my favorites of which are the Givenchy Very Irresistible gift set for $60 (I love this scent! So floral and pretty. Then there’s the Cannabis Rose gift set for your ex-hippie baby boomer moms, and the Philosophy Breakfast in Bed set, for those moms who dream of bathing in heavy cream.

Philosophy’s also gone the extra mile for mama, with their “mom’s philosophy” interactive website where you can celebrate your mothers’ wisdom while also creating a unique online tribute to her. Click here to celebrate your mom, and enter for the grand prize — $1200 shopping spree on philosophy.com. Sweet!

If you can afford to splurge, Yves St. Laurent has a great gift package — $80 for the Elle Mother’s Day coffret, which contains an eau de parfum and a body lotion. That’s the kind of gift my Mama Bella always crosses her fingers for.

For a limited time, Kiehl’s is offering limited edition collections for mom. I need that gardenia in my life! The Hand and Body Lotion costs $19.50, the Liquid Body Cleanser is $15.50, and the Gardenia Candle is a little steep at $28. But I’m sure it smells heavenly. Love me some Kiehl’s.

Carol’s Daughter has a great Mother’s Day contest which I really should have mentioned earlier… it closes May 11. And, even cooler — Lisa Price, one of my favorite entrepre-bellas, is making her Home Shopping Network debut on May 8, 9, and 10! Show her some love by tuning in!

Need even more specific suggestions? Check out Someone Spoil Me, a site that’s got your gift organized to a tee. Is your mom sentimental? A fashionista? Is she into gourmet food, or organic living? They’ve got your back, bellas.

What do you plan on giving, or getting for Mother’s Day?

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tycajam says:
May 8, 2008, 11:40 am
my mom is one of those wonder moms who doesn't just play the role, but is the epitome. her spirit and atitude about life is gorgeous and I could go on and on :)-*i lubs my momma*- but I won't. She's so easy when it comes to days like this. I want to go all out and I could, but she wouldn't allow it. So since my mom has the most sublime experience/ritual with teas and still believes in her noontime and late afternoon wind-down over a cup, I've sent her a beautifully appointed terracotta tea set for ONE,(along with my fave green and white teas). Have a great day mom!
Wes says:
May 8, 2008, 11:59 am
I have no idea what to get my mom but thanks for the great ideas Bella!!!
BK says:
May 8, 2008, 12:15 pm
Thanks for this post Bella!!! It was the incentive I needed to get off my butt and over to Miss Jessie's and stop scraping the bottom of my container!!!!
Mrs. Mckinzie says:
May 8, 2008, 2:02 pm
I have'nt spent Mother's Day with my mom in 8years so i'm going to surprise her with dinner ,and flowers.She has absolutely no clue about this because i'm going to her house tomorrow to let her braid my hair.I might go early enough for church to.
FullComplexity says:
May 8, 2008, 3:59 pm
OOHH!!!! Thanks for this post!!!! Mother's Day has crept up on me also. My mom wants a rocking chair. So I have between now and Saturday to find one. Wish me luck....
rashad says:
May 8, 2008, 5:40 pm
Wow. Thanks for the all the ideas. you are a champ!
(fŭng'kē) [blak] [chik] says:
May 8, 2008, 7:00 pm
I'm sending my mother, grandmother & aunt on a much needed vacation to St. Croix...I told them that should cover the next 3 Mother's Days..lol
Joi says:
May 10, 2008, 12:14 am
Thanks for posting all of the sales. I have been yearning to try Miss Jessie but it was just too expensive. So now I get to try it out at a discount. Mother's day............a card and a phone call.


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