The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift: <br> A step by step guide to finding the perfect gift for mom

The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift:
A step by step guide to finding the perfect gift for mom

May 12th is just around the corner, and if you are like many of us, you may be at a loss for what to buy for Mother’s Day.

Luckily for you, working at Pure Placid, you learn a few things about giving the perfect gift. The trick is to try to narrow in on your recipient’s personality and taste, and then purchase a luxury version of something that everyone either needs or loves, ie: hand soap and candles.

To make Mother's Day super easy this year, follow along for a step-by-step guide to find the best Mother’s Day gift this year.

Step 1: Discover Her Signature Scent

Every mom has a distinctive scent that evokes memories of her, whether it's the comforting aroma of baking together or the earthy, invigorating scent of outdoor adventures. The most meaningful way to delight a mom is by demonstrating a genuine thoughtfulness in understanding her preferences. Explore our scent-matching guide below to find the perfect fragrance for her!


For the classically cozy Mom: Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Sweater

This mom is the type of woman who can regularly be found baking cookies or curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. She will love our Cashmere Sweater fragrance and it’s perfect blend of rich madagascar vanilla and the comforting sensual scent of sandalwood. It's soft sweetness is elevated with a floral jasmine and spicy ginger, making for the most luxurious natural vanilla scent that soothes without being overly sweet or overpowering.

For the Earthy Mom: Farmer's Market

Farmers Market

This mom is the type of woman who loves gardening, is always outside, and loves shopping at a farmer’s market on a Sunday Morning. She will love our Farmer's Market Fragrance which features the beautifully sweet earthy smell of fig balanced with the rich scent of cedarwood and the sweet herbal scent of basil. *Note this scent is only available as a soy candle.


For the Outdoorsy Mom: Balsam & Clementine

balsam and clementine

If the mom you're shopping for conjures up memories of weekends hiking mountains or swimming in hidden watering holes, she will love Pure Placid's Balsam and Clementine. It features a rich earthy scent of balsam, perfectly matched with the sweet citrusy scents of clementine, lemon, and tangerine, all rounded out with the spicy citrus scent of bergamot.


For the Refined Eclectic Mom: Adirondack Chair

Adirondack Chair

If your mom is the type of woman who loves handmade jewelry, a good antique shop, and more richly scented unisex scents, Adirondack Chair is the perfect fit. The earthy sweet scent of pine is mixed with the spicy comforting scent of cinnamon and cedarwood, and elevated with the sweet smell of peach and the floral smell of lily. 

For the flower-loving feminine mother: Summer By The Lake

Summer by The Lake

This mother loves fresh flowers, family vacations to the lake, and is drawn to a more classically feminine style. Her perfect scent is Summer by the Lake. Its sweet floral blend of Lilac, Freesia, jasmine, and Hyacinth is counterbalanced with the soft earthy smell of driftwood and black currant. It is a beautifully blended natural floral scent.


For The Adirondack Mountain-loving mom: Balsam and Cedar

Balsam & cedar

If your mother’s house is decorated with twigs and birch bark and loves a good piece of Adirondack home decor, then her perfect scent is Balsam and Cedar. Its rich scent is reminiscent of a balsam fir tree paired with a woodsy cedar scent. It’s like bringing the outdoors inside. 


For the vibrant uplifting mom: Sweet Citrus

Sweet Citrus

The mom who can best be described as a ray of sunshine with a zest for life, is hands down going to be a sweet citrus lover. It's a bright and invigorating citrus scent that is balanced with a beautiful sweetness that can’t help but uplift you. 


Step 2: Decide what Type of Gift to get.

Gift Set

Once you have narrowed in on which type of scent you think your mom will like, the next step is to figure out what kind of items to buy. 


For the always on the go, overworked mom: Pure Placid Soy Candles & Bath Salt

The wonderful thing about pure placid, is that all of our scents are formulated with essential oils that are intended to promote feelings of calm, so you really can’t go wrong with any product at Pure Placid when shopping for a mom who needs to “claim her calm”, but my personal favorite calming items are candles and bath salts.

Pure Placid 100% Soy Candles
Soy Candle

Nothing can transform the atmosphere of a room more than a candle. There is just something so relaxing about a beautifully scented space, and calming flicker of a flame. Combine that will our soothing essential oil based scents and mom will be unwinding in no time.

Bath salts

For seriously stressed mothers, your best bet is Pure Placid Bath Salts. Made with a blend of Epsom salts and Black Sea salts, they are rich in magnesium which is clinically proven to lower cortisol, the stress hormone. These bath salts provide a luxurious and rejuvenating experience that will leave mom feeling relaxed and refreshed. Pro Tip: When gifting bath salts, it’s best to also carve out some child-free, uninterrupted time for her to actually take a bath. 


For the active mom: Pure Placid Bath Salts & Body Wash

Bath salts
Bath Salts

Again, bath salts are a great option for the active mom. Not only does magnesium help lower cortisol levels, but it also soothes achy muscles and sore joints.

Body Wash
Body Wash

Round out mom's workout by helping her take extra care of her skin. Our Pure Placid Body Wash is an all-natural botanical blend of organic extracts. Its ultra-gentle emollients gently cleanse the skin without stripping away any of the moisture leaving her skin clean, soft, and lightly scented.


For the mom who needs a spa day: Pure Placid Body care gift set

Body Care Gift Set

If your mom needs more than just a bath to relax, it’s time to pull out the Body Care gift set. This set comes pre-packaged in a beautiful white box and signature blue bow. 

The Body Care Gift Set includes:
Pure Placid Dry Body Oil
dry body oil

Our best-selling Dry body Oil is a fan favorite of nearly every customer who visits Pure Placid. It is a fast-absorbing dry body oil that leaves absolutely no greasy residue and infuses skin with instant moisture for soft, touchable results. *note this product only comes in Summer by the Lake Scent

Pure Placid Hydrating Sugar Scrub
sugar scrub

This scrub is a blend of skin-benefiting oils and gently exfoliating sugars that create a gentle yet thorough exfoliating treatment that will leave mom’s skin soft, supple, glowing, and lightly scented.

Pure Placid Lotion
White Birch Hand and Body Lotion-Lotion-Pure Placid

This antioxidant-rich lotion blends antioxidant and vitamin-rich oils and butters to create an exceptionally effective all-over body lotion that's great for glowing skin. It is light yet deeply moisturizing and will leave mom's skin smelling beautiful.

Body Wash
Body wash

Pure Placid Body wash is an all-natural botanical blend of organic extracts. Its ultra-gentle emollients gently cleanse the skin without stripping away any of the moisture. It will leave mom's skin clean, soft, and lightly scented.


For the mom who loves a clean house: Room & Linen Spray or 100% Soy wax Candles

If the mom in your life loves to keep a clean house (or at least has dreams of a clean house) you can’t go wrong with a Pure Placid Room and Linen Spray or a scented 100% Soy wax candle.

Pure Placid 100% Soy Wax Candle
Soy Candle

I think all moms can agree, that a house isn’t clean until you get to light a candle, and sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor. That is why every clean house-loving mother will love a Pure Placid Scented Candle.

Pure Placid Room and Linen spray
Linen Spray

This is a must-have in every mom’s arsenal. It’s an all-natural, nontoxic air freshener, similar to Febreze, but without the harmful chemicals and synthetic fragrances. It creates an inviting aroma and freshens up any space with the air-purifying properties of plant-based soy. Its odor-eliminating properties capture and neutralize odors, leaving behind a clean and naturally fresh scent. Whether the mom in your life loves extra fresh-smelling linens or is just constantly battling the joyful smell that comes along with growing kids (in my case hockey bags), there is no job Pure Placid Room and Linen spray can’t tackle. 


For the mom who loves to host: Pure Placid Home Gift Set

Home Gift set

If your mom is always welcoming people into her home, then you can never go wrong with items like candles, hand soap, and lotion. To make it extra easy, you can purchase an already beautifully wrapped home gift set. This set includes: 

Pure Placid Hand SoapHand Soap and lotion

If there is one item that every host needs in their guest bathroom it is a beautiful-smelling soap. Mom’s guests are sure to be in awe of her Pure Placid Hand Soap. This soap combines the cleansing properties of regular hand soap with the restorative benefits of creamy goat's milk. It’s an all-natural and non toxic hand soap that creates a thick, luscious lather, and will leave her guest's hands feeling silky smooth.

Pure Placid Lotion

No guest bath is complete without a luscious lotion to lather on after washing your hands. Pure Placid Lotion is an antioxidant-rich blend of oils and butters that will her guests silky soft and moisturized.


100% Soy Wax Candle

Soy Candles

Every host knows the best way to set the mood and create an inviting atmosphere is with a scented candle. Help mom impress her guests with an exquisitely scented home. Our 100% Soy candles are long-lasting, non toxic, and clean burning. It will have even the most scent-sensitive guests in awe.


So there we have it. A sure-fire guide to making sure you show the mom in your life just how grateful you are for her. And don't forget, you can always add gift wrapping and a hand written note to any order placed at