The magic of a gift doesn’t come just from the actual product, the occasion, the things you gave up to afford it, the functionality or even the glamour; it is the essence of the surprise, the curiosity to open and destroy the packaging like a toddler when you can’t wait to see the contents of that glorious box. Multiply this feeling by ten, subtract all costs, and you’ll get this exciting what’s-my-gift feeling every month, and maybe even gift this feeling to that special lady in your life–your loving mom. This may sound a bit too dreamy but trust me, I’m 100% reliable and honest.

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As a matter of fact, this Mother’s Day, Couponology and GLOSSYBOX decided to make both daughters and mothers jump for joy with a giveaway that will provide one lucky winner with a free 6-month subscription (valued at $115) to GLOSSYBOX.

TO ENTER:

  • Comment on this post with your favorite Mom Memory
  • Visit @Couponology on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, share your favorite mom memory with us, and hashtag #GLOSSYMAMA

That’s it! We’ll pick a random winner using Random.org and announce the lucky gal on Monday, May 12th. For those who can’t wait to get their hands on a GLOSSYBOX, use our promo code at checkout to get a free Beauty Blender brush with your subscription.

glossy3Are you already deciding which memory you want to share? Wait, I’m not done yet. In case you haven’t tried GLOSSYBOX before, I’m here to tell you the surprise will never be a bad one. The 5 treasures in each box are constantly updated, provided by top beauty and fashion brands and can be used by every woman (and let’s face it, we know you and mom share beauty products). Who wouldn’t love to try the La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex, the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, a bright Nails Inc. nail polish, a Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream or a Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising spray? Come on over and share your best memories with us, and share the wealth if you win!

One of my favorite memories?

London SW1, 2010. Me working on my dissertation, mom waking up in the middle of the night, preparing sandwiches for both of us (even if we were so full, we could barely breathe), drinking some wine and then wearing a jacket over our loungewear (not caring at all about other people looking strangely at us) and walking around town at 3am with my lovely Yorkie. Priceless. #GLOSSYMAMA

It’s not you. It’s all of us. After a holiday, a short vacation or just a crazy night out we feel sad it’s over. And you have every right to feel that way–who doesn’t like a couple of days off anyway- but there is a quick and easy way to get over it and cheer up! Just do some online shopping and your post-holiday sadness will be absolutely gone! I swear to my brand new sandals! A new tee, a pair of shoes, a huge hair bow, or even a new mug for your morning coffee, can absolutely make your week (or your day, for the shopaholics among us). If you think my idea will uplift you but give your wallet the blues then you are wrong. You can brighten up while saving big time, but only if you choose the right store, in other words Hot Topic. The place to be when you want to update your wardrobe, your flat or even your fragrance, while saving with unbeatable discounts plus our Couponology exclusive $10 off Hot Topic promo code. That easy!

swimYou might be surprised but I decided to start with accessories rather than clothes. To make matters a bit stranger, I also decided to start from summer essentials–a new pair of sunglasses, a hat, or maybe a swimsuit. But before I start, let me share my speculation. May is just around the corner, and that means that summer is almost here. No, it’s not that we don’t have much time left, it’s just that even preparing for summer can make you as happy as looking at your calendar and realizing it’s the 1st of June. My favorite for the season is matching Misfits gear. So, for her, I chose the Misfits Fiend Skull Flounce Swim Top for less than $20, resonating the latest flounce (or fringe) bikini top trend. For him, I chose the Misfits Swim Trunks, lightweight and simple to make enjoying your favorite watersport that much easier! sunglasses

When you prepare your daylight outfits, there is one thing you can’t leave aside, your sunnies. And as it happens with most women (and men in some cases) we have different ones for the beach, the pool, the party, the working days, the car, vacations and so on. For that very reason, you can’t spend a fortune on every single pair. You can do it on one or two (perhaps the pair you bring on a cruise vacation), but not on all of them. And in comes Hot Topic, to rescue you from the embarrassment of having one hundred selfies with the same sunnies! With less than $13 you can get two pairs that are super fun and in vogue (I would never want you posing with last season’s styles)! For example, you can get the Mint Clear Front Retro Sunglasses for her, in an all-time classic design and the hottest summer color: mint. For those looking to adopt a trend-setter attitude (and pose of course), opt for the Pink Glitter Round Sunglasses, the season’s round and bright must-have! For the guys, I picked up 2 simple, classic styles. First up are the Black Soft Touch Aviator Sunglasses and the second, much more modern option, the Two Tone Faux Wood Retro Sunglasses. You can get both of them for less $16. Unbelievable, huh?

After browsing Hot Topic’s summer accessories and Couponology deals, don’t tell me you aren’t ready to jump in your car and drive to the nearest beach. Just don’t forget the sunnies!

We love giving gifts, no doubt on that. But there are these moments that making a decision on a gift can give you a very hard time. She might not like bright colors or he might not like color red. He already has this action figure and she had enough of the blonde dolls. She is too old for a lipstick and he is too old to care about protecting his iPhone. Omg! I’m already exhausted just on the thought of it. And after a lot of failed attempts to find that perfect gift, I’ve come up with a “place” that honestly, changed my gift-giving life! And the name of it: 1800Baskets.com. Who would resist a basket filled with choco treats, his/her favorite wine or deli products, top quality beverages or – if you are more into no-edible gifts – a basket with beautiful spa products? No one! And which gift giver would be able to resist to a Couponology exclusive 15% off sitewide 1800Baskets promo code? Same here! But since the choices are, honestly, endless let me give a helping hand.

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For Her

No matter what’s the age, the style, the attitude, the status or the taste, women are much easier to please with a gift. I think it is part of our nature to fall in love with…gifts! But at the same time, we are way more choosy than men on the items we like, especially if it us that have the last word. So don’t you ever try to please a woman if you are not 100% sure that you know her taste. The only way you will succeed is to get her an elegant spa gift basket and if she doesn’t like it, then there is something wrong going on. Spa means adornment and adornment means woman. So, on the search of the best gift for her you can absolutely stop at the Warm Vanilla Relaxation Spa Basket that includes spa-quality products that will make her day! And apart from the gorgeous body lotion, scrub, shower gel and much more things that will make her spend 2 hours in the bath – instead of her usual 1 hour – don’t forget that we pay attention to the packaging as well, so I bet this basket will stay in her bathroom forever!

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Now, when it comes to men, I usually think of something that has to do with technology or with alcohol and men’s nights. I don’t know if it’s my hubby’s fault that I perceive it that way but I do. And at the end of the day, I know anyway that from my brother to my grandpa, none of them would say no to a good wine- or anything alcoholic together with some gourmet snacks. So, when I’m busy enough to browse for the best gift for a male friend, colleague or family member I instantly think of a wine basket. My latest purchase? The Thoughts of Spring Wine & Gourmet Gift Basket that includes a divine selection of gourmet snacks and two wines from Australia. Are you still wondering if he will love it? Of course he will, he will have to choose from cookies, cheese straws, crisps and more! And I’m sure his girlfriend, daughter, sister will be as happy as he will, because this one comes with a beautiful basket too.

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It was just one month ago, that one of my best friends had her first baby boy! And since she was the first one among my girlfriends that had a baby, I couldn’t stay to a bouquet, or a piece of clothing, I wanted something special, huge that would stand out in her room. And I found exactly what I was looking for. The Deluxe Baby-Cakes Boy Essentials, which except for being really spectacular, it included all she needs for her baby prince – diapers, towel, bib and more newborn essentials. Just so you know, she is just lovin’ it!

That was just a tiny sample of what you can get from 1800Baskets.com. Just get online and I promise you’ll find countless gift ideas for your loved ones. But two more things before you go.

  1. Gifts can make someone’s day so you don’t have to wait for a birthday party, Easter, a graduation or a special occasion to offer them.
  2. Even something bought from one to one’s self is considered a gift, so go for it!

The 3 Best Swimsuit Styles for Mom

On April 17, 2014, in Featured Merchants, Spotlight, by Couponology
Guest post by Betty Pabon of SwimwearForMe.
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As Mother’s Day quickly approaches and the weather gets warmer there is no better time of year to find the perfect swimwear gift to show your appreciation to the mother figure in your own life.  Perhaps you are planning a vacation with your mom or know of her future Summer plans to travel. Now is the time to find the perfect swimsuit to make her feel a little bit more confident and sophisticated at the beach or pool. At SwimwearForMe.com we listed the top 3 swimwear styles loved and praised by mothers. Combine these with the 25% off coupon code, or 70% off sale styles from Couponology, and you’ve got yourself a steal.   
 
Style 1: Classic One Piece
 
Whether you are at the local pool, water-park, resort, or tropical getaway, our one pieces are the perfect balance of fashion-forwardness with a hint of modesty. One piece suits are figure flattering in several different ways:  sweetheart necklines always provide great bust support, while halter v-neck swimsuits show off your curves, side ruching, fringe, ruffles, draping and built-in liners always help slim the torso and you won’t feel the need to tug or adjust your swimwear while having fun in the sun. Our suits are known for their comfort, lasting wear, and fit. You can never go wrong with a solid colored or bold printed one-piece swimsuit.
 
Style 2: Tankinis
 
Personalize your water ready look by mixing and matching with our versatile tankinis easily worn with shorts, skirts, or matching bikini bottoms. Diversify your look throughout the summer by pairing prints with solids. Give your look some flare, and dare to wear our trendy tribal and floral prints of the season. For the woman who wants a fun and carefree style without the bare all look of a traditional bikini, the tankini is your swimsuit must try this summer.
 
Style 3: Swimdress
 
No need for a cover-up here, our popular swimdresses allow for full coverage for the woman who wants a bit more slimming fit around the thighs and hips. The high empire waist to flared skirt from a print to solid black color visually slenderizes the mid-section, while enhancing your curves.
 
SwimwearForMe.com carries a wide selection of missy and plus size fashionable swimwear at unbeatable prices. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite looks this Mother’s Day and enjoy your time with the mother figure in your life this holiday!
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Luxury Gifts for Mom

On April 16, 2014, in Deal of the Week, Featured Merchants, by nbourma

Mother’s Day: the day you are celebrating and honoring the most lovable woman in your life, your best girlfriend (no offense dad, I said girlfriend), and for that woman you can only think of the best–a beautiful gift that will make her jump for joy! But to show her how precious she is for you, you have to get her a luxurious, gorgeous gift she’d refuse to take off. Something that will accompany her all day long, through any season and under any circumstances; in other words, an elegant watch. Priceless and timeless, as your love for her. Oh! And wait, don’t make your own conclusion. You won’t have to spend a fortune on it, no. That’s why I’m here for, to help you find the best at the lowest prices, aka at TheWatchery.com. And trust me, I tried it last year, and it absolutely works, my mom just can’t say goodbye to her Tag even when she goes to bed. (Too bad for me because there is no chance I can “borrow” it for a day, or two!) And this year, you are luckier than I was because there is an amazing Mother’s Day up to 92% off & free shipping event happening at TheWatchery.com. Oh Lord! Right now, I wish I was a mom too. :)

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If your mom is more of a Jackie lady, then I’d propose a piece that is as luxurious as possible but at the same time feminine, gorgeous and most of all, timeless. In other words, I’d propose my favorite Tag Heuer watch which is no other than the women’s Diamond Pink Textured Dial Stainless Steel which offers the unique combination of diamonds (girl’s best friend), pink (which color could express femininity best?) and quality (if it’s not stainless steel for a watch, then what it is?). You can now get this one of a kind piece while getting a 46% off discount. Yes, indeed! However, if your mom is more keen on gold tones than silver ones (same here, but the aforesaid watch is another story!), then you can go for the Michael Kors women’s White MOP & Silver Dial Rose Gold Tine Ion Plated Stainless Steel watch which comes with a 38% off discount. They are both adorable so don’t waste time, get any of them and she’ll be absolutely pleased! Oh! And don’t forget to add the $100 off sitewide The Watchery promo code at checkout because we want you to be pleased as well!

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Sporty Mom

If your mom spends more hours at the gym or engaging in any athletic activity than you do (in women’s case, walking in the shopping mall can also be considered exercising!), then you should go for a more casual and sport-looking watch. In that case, I’d suggest the stunning Swiss Legend Neptune Ceramic White Diamond White MOP Dial White Silicone watch that comes with a 68% off discount. But trust me, it’s not the price-cut that matters here, it’s the diamonds, the silicone strap that allows for more casual outfits and the gold! This watch is just a must-have. Now, if you are looking for something less expensive, I picked a very nice piece for you; the Swiss Legend Women’s Neptune Beige Dial Beige Silicone that comes with an 84% off discount and promises to match with any outfit because of its super convenient color. Add the Couponology exclusive $20 off The Watchery promo code at checkout for an extra saving!

3Fashion Mom

If you are lucky enough to have a mom that can share her clothing and accessories with you (adorable situation), or better stated, if your mom has more magazine subscriptions on her iPad than you do, then you should go for something more flashy and unique. Something like the dazzling Swiss Legend Women’s Keramika White 341 Diamonds Pave Dial Cream High-Tech Ceramic in gold tone, with 116 diamonds (give me a sec, I just faded on the number) and a cream high-tech ceramic bracelet that adds a modern touch (not that it needs it, it’s already adorable), and last but not least, with an 86% off discount. And finally, if you want to make your mom look like she just jumped out of a fashion magazine’s page, then you should get her the Glam Rock Women’s SoBe Mood White Dial Yellow Leopard Genuine Leather watch in gold tone and a 58% off discount, together with the latest fashion trend: animal print.

All in all, you got a tiny bit of the way you can make your mom the happiest mom on earth. However, that was only just a small selection I made (I guess they are all my future possessions), so just get online at TheWatchery.com and choose the one that would suit your mom’s style and your wallet best!