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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th this year and there is no need to panic with our Hiccup and Heels gift giving guide. There is a long list of different types of "moms" out there and we celebrate them all! We love the act of gift giving but can sometimes find the search for the perfect gift a tedious task. We have curated the ultimate list of local and nationwide items for every special caregiver in your life. Most of the small businesses we feature are located in Chicago but ship to all mainland states. Remember personalized items can take longer so don't delay!


Spa, Skincare & Self Care

You can never go wrong with a spa gift card. TRUST US! A quiet, relaxing, child-free day at the spa is exactly what we need to recharge after chasing around tiny humans 24/7. If you live in the Chicagoland area check out Kohler Spa, Cowshed, The Peninsula Spa, Milk + Honey and AIRE Ancient Baths. They offer a variety of services from manicure/pedicures to massages and facials! There is definitely something for everyone. We can bet any family member will fully support a massage that will help release mom's muscle tension, and increase circulation sending her home in a happy and tranquil mood.

No time for the spa, no problem. Bring the spa home with these skincare gift ideas for the special women in your life. Our favorite local woman owned shop, Scratch Goods, created intuitive product combo kits that makes gifting even easier. We recommend the mask starter kit and self-care kit. All products are locally sourced, handmade, sustainable, natural and food grade. Scratch Good is part of our daily skincare routine and always comes to mind when we need a gift! A mother's day gift is a great time to give new beauty and skincare products. Try giving some trendy products that your mom wouldn't typically splurge on or give her some of your favs to try. Getting new makeup and beauty products is always exciting. Got someone on your list that is really challenging to buy for? Our go to for that is the Sephora perfume gift sets. They come with several travel size perfumes that you can test out and then redeem the included coupon for the full size one you like best. If mom can't make it to the spa try bringing the spa and self-care experience to her this Mother's Day.

Check out some of our favorite beauty and skin care favorites!


Flowers, a classic gift idea that never fails. There are very few people who don't love the sight and scent of fresh florals in their home! The great thing about purchasing flowers is there are several online options for gifting distant caregivers. We always try to find a local shop that delivers too (thanks Google for the help)! Our go-to in Chicago is Steve's Flower Market. Not into flowers? Try gifting a plant! With beautiful weather in our near future a plant is a lovely addition to any indoor or outdoor space. Not into plants or flowers? Send an edible arrangement! Something beautiful and delicious.

Personalized Sweats

Looking for a personalized gift or sweet treat? Contact our favorite cookie and sweat treat creators for some delicious baked goods. Danielle from Pretty Yummy bakes the most delicious cookies. Request some in the shape of a flower or with your mom's initials. She is ideal if you live in the burbs. Another cookie creator we have used, Simply Sweet Caroline's. for city residents. Toni from Shweetcakes can help make your Mother's Day special by creating cake pops, rice crispy treats, pretzel sticks or breakable chocolate art!

Hair Care

A great way to support a local and small business this Mother's Day is to purchase a gift card from the salon your giftee frequents. Maybe this will push them to try something new or purchase an add on treatment they would typically skip. A day at the salon is comparable to a spa day. No kids while we get pampered? Sign us up! If you're looking to purchase hair care products as a gift look no further than Olaplex or K18. They have several sets to choose from or products can be bought individually. We swear by their "bond building" ingredients and have noticed a substantial difference in our hair health. Another go-to hair product we can't live without is our Dyson hair dryer. It is engineered to protect the hair from heat damage and dries our (long, thick, wavy) hair in half the time of a traditional dryer. It is a splurge, but worth every penny! Unfortunately, our hair post pregnancy was a struggle so we love these gift ideas. A cute gift idea is hair accessories like claw clips, silk scrunchies, heatless curlers or a silk pillowcase to keep hair healthy.

Check out some of our favorite beauty and skin care favorites!

Accessories & Jewelry

Everyone has a different sense of style and jewelry is no exception. We love the following pieces that can be personalized for anyone on your list! The companies we found range in price and fit everyone's budget. For the glamorous women in your life check out Dana Rebecca Initial Rings, Dana Rebecca Bar Necklace (can be personalized). You've heard us mention Nic N Bella bracelets several times because they are our favorite stack company. We wear our custom bracelets daily! Check out their Instagram and website for personalized options. You can't go wrong with a pair of earrings, a ring, bracelet or necklace that incorporates the beautiful sentimental gems. Name and initial necklaces are a wonderful personalized gift option. We have personally ordered a name necklace from CentimeGift on Etsy and we were impressed with their customer service, quality and turn time. They have a wide range of styles and personalized options to choose from. Unsure of someone's style? A personalized or monogrammed jewelry box for everyday or travel is a perfect match for anyone.

Check out some of our favorite accessories!

Warm Weather Approved

It is the perfect time of year to gift a tote bag that is beach or pool approved! Throw in a few summertime accessories and you'll have mom ready for the warm weather. An oversized or personalize towel is also a great gift idea. Get mom ready for the upcoming seasons!

Check out some of our favorite warm weather gift ideas!


Sometimes simply lighting your favorite candle and reading a book in peace and quiet at the end of a long day is a form of self-care. Just like flowers, candles are a great gift idea even for the person who already has everything. Some of our favorites include Diptyque, Voluspa, and Capri Blue. Looking for something unique? Grab a beautiful citronella candle for the upcoming spring and summer season. A perfect gift for the women on your list who love to enjoy summer nights outside!

Check out some of our favorite candles!

Mama Gear Essentials

What mom isn't living in comfy sweats right now or needs to throw on a hat to hide their unwashed hair? Might as well help us look cute! Grab mom some gear that is cute AND comfy. We love our matching sets!

A comfy robe, cozy slippers, and matching pajamas are always a good gift idea! Who couldn't use an upgrade on these items? If you have ever used a Barefoot Dreams blanket you know how incredibly soft they are and now they make robes. The CozyChic unisex robe and CozyChic ribbed robe look so comfortable we may just buy one for ourselves. Some of our favorite slippers include The North Face ThermoBall, UGG Fluffette, and UGG Fluff Yeah Sandals. We suggest a fun pajama set from PJ Salvage, Spendid, In Bloom by Jonquil or Flora Nikrooz. Anytime we wear matching pajamas we feel like we really have our $%&* together! We selected all items and brands from Nordstrom because they have an amazing return policy, a great selection for exchanges and free gift wrapping. Target makes great matching pj sets for super affordable prices too. When don't moms need a new water bottle? Yes, we know we're basic but who doesn't love a pretty colored Stanley?! Often caregivers don't think to buy these items for themselves even though they are constantly buying them for others!

Check out some our favorite mom approved essentials!

We hope our gift guide helps you conquer your list of special caregivers this holiday! And if you saw something you may like don't hesitate to TREAT YOURSELF. You deserve it.

Happy Mother's Day from Hiccups & Heels!

XO - Katie & Amanda



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