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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Memorial Lifestyle Magazine photographer Lauren Holub shares her picks to give and receive this Mother's Day.

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the remarkable women in your life. Finding the right gift can be challenging, whether it's your mom, grandmother, or mother-in-law. However, with some effort and creativity, you can find a fantastic present showing your love and appreciation.

We sat down with Memorial Lifestyle Magazine photographer Lauren Holub to talk about some of her favorite things and how she shops for the special moms in her life. 

"I love supporting local businesses and finding some great treasures at different price points for my mom and mother-in-law," says Lauren. "Any excuse to get out and shop for the women in my life is always fun."

According to the mom of three, she always thinks about special interests and hobbies for gift-giving ideas. "It is always a great idea to find gifts related to a favorite activity or hobby, like gardening tools, a cookbook, or a painting kit."

Lauren also looks for personalized gifts to add a special touch to Mother's Day gifts. She notes that having kids adds even more to gift-giving opportunities because most grandparents can't resist anything handmade by their grandkids. She has made photo albums, scrapbooks, and personalized jewelry in years past. 

We asked Lauren to round up a few of her favorite things to give and receive. Her list is an excellent mix of local businesses, sustainable gifts, jewelry, and more. 



 

  1. The House of Creed relaunched brand favorite, Spring Flower. In celebration of Flora, the Roman Goddess of Spring, the scent is inspired by the optimism, fantasy and the romance awakening of the season. Available at The Galleria or creedboutique.com.

  2. Fill the room with the opulence of an English ballroom adorned with peonies in full bloom. Crafted in the British countryside in a signature glass design and a burn time of approximately 45 hours. Available at The Galleria or jomalone.com

  3. Frame all your favorite faces and places with the Aura Digital Frame. Inspired by modernist architecture, this freestanding landscape frame features a color-calibrated 10.1” HD display. auraframes.com

  4. Local makeup maven Jentry Kelley is known for her fantastic line of makeup. Her line includes fan favorite Lip Dew in the shade cashmere. It is a lip hydrator with a sheer nude pink beige tint. jentrykelley.com

  5. Share your love with the Mama Necklace in Gold and Rhodium from Kendra Scott. A meaningful piece for thoughtful gifting or a reminder of the most important woman in your life. kendrascott.com

  6. Gold Rush Vinyl, one of the country's leading and one of the world's only female-owned-and-operated vinyl record pressing plants, launched its custom flower bouquets made from recycled records – perfect for gifting. goldrushvinyl.myshopify.com

Lauren Holub is a Houston photographer with over ten years of experience. She has an amazing husband who has supported her and her love for photography for many years. She is also the mama of two spunky girly little girls and one rough-and-tumble little boy. She is a lover of caffeine and a good cocktail, and her furry Golden Retriever, Ranger. laurenholubphotography.com