#SCBDExclusive: Your Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide!


Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, but some of us have yet to find the perfect gift for mom. Don’t sweat it! We’ve put together a list of our top picks for this year’s hottest Mother’s Day gifts:

Meal and a Spiel Cooking Class

Is your mom looking to spice up her cooking skills? Look no further than Meal and a Spiel! Meal and a Spiel is a Los Angeles based cooking school and online resource for recipes, videos, and health information that successfully teaches “the career girl generation” to cook with passion. The spiels are written to allow cooks to enter into the recipe viscerally, from the heart and body, and not only from the mind. Founded in 2010 by former high school history teacher and comedienne Elana Horwich who learned to cook while living in Italy, Meal and a Spiel believes in the power to transform the world one love-filled meal at a time. Elana has appeared on Good Day LA, KCAL, KNBC and KTLA and is available for media appearances and private dinner parties. Gift certificates and exclusive packages can be purchased on their website.

For women committed to living fit and healthy lifestyles, the best gift you could give is one that will help them reach their fitness goals! Busy moms (especially fit moms) often work around a tight schedule; with this said, every spare second counts – especially in the mornings . . . but by the time they blend their protein shake, transfer it into its container and wash their blender  they could have been finishing up their first rep at the gym!


The Mason Jar Personal Blender

This blender by the Tribest Corporation gives mom’s the freedom to simply blend and go while remaining fashionable . . . after all, what’s cuter than mason jars? Compatible with most* regular-mouth mason jars; The Personal Blender does everything a bigger blender can do, only faster and without the added mess and cleanup. The high-powered, 200-watt motor is perfect for making baby food, sauces, salsa, sorbets and soups and easily blends ice and frozen fruits! Further, the stainless steel grinding blade grinds dry ingredients such as coffee beans, nuts, grains, herbs, and even feisty flax seeds in a snap.


The Dynablend Blender

Tired of clunky protein shakes?

With a powerful 1.1 horsepower motor working at a maximum of 23,000rpm, The Dynablend Blender provides the power and capability of other super power blenders, but with a solid glass pitcher and a stainless steel scoop. Bye, bye BPA concerns. Hello style and functionality!


The Bed Buddy® At Home

Help your momma relax and soothe tired muscles this mother’s day! The Bed Buddy® At Home lineup, by Carex Health Brands, features the company’s proprietary, doctor-recommendedMoist Heat ThermaTherapy® to relax sore joints and restore tired muscles. Moist Heat ThermaTherapy® isshown to be better for treating muscle pain, chronic aches and pains, and arthritis than “dry heat” because it allows quicker, deeper heat penetration into the joints. The line’s items include a Relaxation Mask, Comfort Wrap and Foot Warmers, each filled with 100% natural grains, providing hot and cold therapy, fragranced with natural herbs, and infused with the aromatherapy of Lavender, Lavender Rose and Lavender Mint to soothe your senses.

Harlem Skin Clinic 

Seven Brown, Founder and Director of Harlem Skin Clinic wants to celebrate mother’s all month long. The fit and fabulous mother of four and grandmother of one Brown is also an award-winning internationally licensed skincare professional and beauty educator with over 15 years experience will offer “Mom is Major” discounted services and skin care items from May 1 – 31.

Harlem Skin Clinic “Mom is Major” 2014 offers include:

“Brand New Me”  aka Energy Facial, $50

All moms especially new moms need a pick-me-up and this one of the best non-surgical skin care treatments!


“Sexy Back” aka Brazilian Wax and I Love My Muff Kit, $75

Get your sexy back by taking care of your special place with a Brazilian wax and the “I Love My Muff” kit that encourages all women to “love yourself, love your muff” with takes a twist of feminine hygiene products.



All offers must be booked online at: www.harlemskinclinic.com

24 Hours Cancellation applies to all appointments

Only one offer per person; up to two offers may be purchased as a gift

All offers must used from May 1 – 31, 2014


Harlem Skin Clinic

2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

(917) 309-6607



Twitter.com/Seven Brown

Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs., 10am – 7pm; Wed. & Fri., 10am – 8pm; Sat., 10am – 4pm


 LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur

Why be boring and gift the same bottle of wine this Mother’s Day?

Step up your gift giving game by raising a glass and toasting the woman who has given her all for you with LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur –a flavorful infusion of premium vodka and a hint of white wine available in four deliciously light and refreshing flavors (blueberry, strawberry, peach and grape). Perfect for any occasion, LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur is the gift that keeps giving, elevating any celebration by infusing some bubbly in every sip! LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur can be served straight up or mixed to create a variety of palate pleasing cocktails.

The best part, the bottles and boxes already look beautiful unwrapped with vibrant colors and the fleur de lis design, so forget the wrapping paper—just top off your bottle with a bow and you’re ready to go!   Price: $29.99 www.drinklesutra.com



These cashmere eye masks and other pieces in the home and lounge collections from QUINN are the perfect Mother’s Day gift. They are available for $50 online at www.quinnshop.com and at their store on 181 Orchard Street between East Houston & Stanton.


Teacarina Musical Tea Cup 

The St. Louis School of Music has developed a tea cup that’s also a flute. The Teacarina is a great gift idea for aspiring musicians and means learning to play an instrument can cost as little as $18. The Teacarina is a true original: a combination teacup and ocarina that lets you play simple tunes between sips of your favorite hot drink. This instrument is a form of an ocarina, a pocket-sized wind instrument with roots in the dawn of history. Each product comes with an instruction booklet. Music is produced by blowing through an air chamber, changing pitch by fingering four holes of various sizes on the side on the cup. See a demonstration here and check out this fun new commercial.

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Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio

The trendy and stylish Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio, is the only single-serve coffee machine with the power to whip up to 17 different hot and cold beverages in mere seconds including Cappuccino, Lattes and Peach Iced teas for those long summer days. Equipped with espresso technology, the Genio features 15 bars of professional pressure, comparable to the java shops. The sleek, compact design makes the Genio a perfect fit for any size kitchen, while a personalized auto scroll that allows you to adjust the strength of your brew.  The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Genio is currently available for $129.99.

Every mother deserves a day of relaxation and primping, a day to herself.  We have two great gift ideas that really allow mom to feel special. Your mother deserves the best and what can be better than giving her back her youthfulness glow!

Pierre Michel Salon Packages

Pierre Michel Salon located at 135 E. 57th, 3rd floor & FMS in suite 1B is offering 25% off services booked within the month of May for you and mom! That means hair, make-up, waxing, & more!  Another option is buying a gift card between May 1 – May 13th and receive 25% the certificate – get mom a great day without hurting your wallet. For more information please call 212.755.9500.

Fountain MedSpa Packages 

Fountain MedSpa is offering up a variety of services and packages for mom!  Purchase anytime from now untilMay 18th!  Fountain MedSpa is located at 205 E. 69th Street Suite 2B.

The different gift bags include:

  • Gold for $250 (valued at $426) – 1 environmental defense sunscreen SPF 50, 1 Lip Plump System, 1 Dermal Repair Cream, 1 TNS Eye Repair, & receive a $25 gift card and free facial analysis; Platinum $500 (valued at $726)- 1 environmental defense sunscreen SPF 50, 1 TNS essential serum, 1 TNS eye repair, 1 dermal repair cream, 1 lip plump system, & receive a $50 gift card and free facial analysis;  Gift cards: $90 (valued at $100), $250 (valued at $300), $400 (valued at $500), $800 (valued at $1000);Dysport for only $10 a unit; Dermal Fillers save $50 off 1mL syringe of Restylane & save $100 off 2mL syringe of Restylane ; and lastlyVitamin D Shots for $40 – used for boosting the immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases, cancer, weak bones, bone loss, bone pain, preventing falls & fractures for at risk osteoporosis.
  • Limit 1 per person,may buy up to 3 as gifts.
  • Expires 6 months from purchase.

For questions or more information please call 212.327.1428







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