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Mother’s Day gifts at The Perfect Provenance

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Things are opening up! The weather is fabulous, and the economy is opening; this means it’s the perfect time to head over to Downtown Tiburon and shop local! The Perfect Provenance is my favorite local boutique. The shop is full of on trend clothing for both men and women, as well as children’s books, home decor, accessories, and the most amazing gifts!

The Perfect Provenance is full of artisan candles, luxurious fragrances, vacation-ready handbags, jewelry from local designers, and some products which directly charity. There is a little bit of everyone in-store, love that!

I picked up luxurious soap for my Mom for Mother’s Day. As you can see in the photo at the top of this post, the soap is made in France, and has the most amazing scent. I chose “Lavande” for her since she is a huge lavender fan. I know she will love it! In addition to the soap, I also picked up fragrance from Veronique Gabai, which only uses natural, ethically sourced ingredients. They also use green chemistry, and biodegradable materials. Mom will love this!

If you are looking for fragrance, and/or candles for Mom, The Perfect Provenance has something I am sure she will love.

Oh, and speaking of products with a cause. . .

On the surface, this look like a trendy tee with the word “Peace” written on the front. Underneath it all, this tee is anything from ordinary; in fact, it is extraordinary and special. alivia is an extra special brand, which takes inspiration from autistic artists. Everything from the art to the stitches was hand-made by autistic artisans. In addition, 10% of sales goes back to the artist’s non-profit. Love that! This tee is a must-have for summer. It will look so cute with shorts and sandals. They also make sweatshirts, masks, and scrunchies. Love!

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I am loving all the fabulous straw, woven, and natural fiber handbags we are seeing this year for the summer season. The Perfect provenance has a plethora of beautiful summer bags in stock right now, as we speak. I know they won’t last long! This one in the photo above is perfect for a beachy vacation, or day-to-day summer life. Love it!

If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to pop into The Perfect Provenance this week and find something special for Mom. Or, you can always treat her to brunch at Sam’s on Sunday, and then walk across the street and let her pick out anything she wants from the store! I know I would love that on Mother’s Day!

Not local? No worries! You can shop everything you see here by either calling the store, or shopping directly from their website at ThePerfectProvenance.com.

One of the things I love about The Perfect Provenance is that they have several products which directly benefit Operation Smile. This tee below is new and special for the Tiburon store. Love that is says “Smile California,” You can learn more about the collection online here.

I hope you find everything you need for Mother’s Day! Have a fabulous Mother’s Day and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by The Perfect Provenance, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Mother’s Day gift ideas 2021

mothers day gift ideas gift guide 2021

Mother’s Day gift ideas from top left: gemstone bracelets ($25 each! Get Mom 3 so she can stack them!) / vintage pendant (local designer) / lipstick set / spring perfume / straw tote bag / honey vanilla body scrub / hair dryer /

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9th, so now is the perfect time to start shopping for the perfect gift for mom! Why not treat her to something on trend and fabulous! These gemstone bracelets are perfect for stacking; and bracelets stacks are hot for spring. They are only $25 each, which means you can buy three for the perfect stack, and still be under $100. Love that!

Mom loves beauty products! Why not gift her this fabulous fragrance for spring, or indulge her with this gourmand honey vanilla body scrub? She may also love this spring lipstick or this luxurious hair dryer; which happens to be worth every penny.

There are so many fabulous gifts for Mom out there! Here are a few fabulous gifts I found around the web for Mother’s Day:

Have a fabulous Mother’s Day!

XOXO
Cathy


Practical Graduation Gifts

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Practical Graduation Gifts from top left: edgy work tote / fun desk mug / quick recipes cookbook (here is a good vegan one) / travel coffee tumbler set / workhorse backpack (I love mine!) / water bottle / hairdryer (luxurious gift-I love mine!) /

It’s that time of year when seniors are graduating from high school and college; and also graduate students are completing their advanced degrees. While some graduates may be continuing their education, many will be entering the workforce full-time. I know watches and fancy jewelry are always fun graduation gifts, but what does a modern grad really need?

Practical graduation gifts are where it’s at these days. Graduates no longer need a fancy watch on their wrist when they graduate; to be frank, this generation doesn’t really wear watches anyway! Here is what happens when someone graduates; they suddenly live on their own, with a pile of bills, and a low paying job. Let’s give them something for graduation they can actually use; and may not be able to afford.

Work Tote: Even if someone works from home, they eventually will need to carry their work with them to meetings or for travel. A work tote is must! A young worker would love a practical, black tote bag which isn’t too stuffy to carry around files and a laptop. The tote is even better if it fits a spare pair of shoes. Look for black tote bags without too much fuss or labels. There is a chance your graduate may need to take public transportation to work. Logos and large labels could make them a target. Look for simple yet chic tote bags which aren’t too boring. I found a few around the web:

Backpack: Whether your grad is heading back to school for another degree, or diving into the workforce, they will need a backpack! May I suggest my all-time favorite backpack? This backpack from adidas is strong and sturdy. I use it as a carry-on when I travel. There are multiple compartments making it easy to separate electronics from shoes or toiletries. My laptop and cord fit nicely inside with plenty of room to spare. It’s also comfortable to wear on my back for long periods of time. This backpack is great for more than just travel. Your grad can use it for work too! It’s easy to wear while commuting to work on public transportation. It also makes a great gym bag. This backpack is sturdy, strong, grown-up, and under $100. It really is a must-have!

Coffee mug, travel tumbler and water bottle: If your grad drinks coffee, they will probably make their own at home to save money. I mean, let’s do some quick math. Coffee made at home for about one dollar is roughly $20 per month. Coffee drinks purchased at a coffee shop average five dollars per work day, which equates to roughly $100 per month. As a new grad on a tight budget, this won’t be rocket science. Encourage good spending habits by gifting your grad a coffee travel tumbler; also a water bottle! Your grad should not drink coffee all day. At some point they will switch to water. Gift them a good quality water bottle they can carry on the bus, as well as proudly place on their desk. Love!

Hair Dryer: OK, whether your grad’s hair is short or long, it will need to be tidy and styled. I made the mistake of going to work with wet hair in my 20’s one day. I got in trouble. Don’t be me. Encourage your grad to go to work with dry hair by gifting a fabulous hair dryer. This one is pricey, but it’s soooooo good.

Cook books: Most graduates went through school having their meals made for them, or by eating ramen. Since they will be tired after work, and won’t be able to afford to eat out every day, why not gift them a cookbook with quick and easy meal ideas? There are two I find fabulous; one for meat eaters, and one for vegans. Why not gift both!

Shop practical graduation gifts around the web:

What does your grad want for graduation? I hope you like my practical graduation gift ideas!

Happy graduation to your grad, and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy