Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Better Bets by Rhonda Erb

Mother’s Day in Hollywood 2018


Hayes Alba Warren, True Thompson, and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The names of these infants may not be familiar to you, but chances are you know their famous mothers: Jessica Alba, Khloé Kardashian, and Serena Williams, respectively.  They, along with twenty-two other well-known moms, will be celebrated this year with a special tribute. 

“The Mother’s Day in Hollywood” gift bag will be distributed to a select group of mommies which also includes Kerry Washington, Anna Chlumsky, Ellie Kemper, Blake Lively, Julia Stiles, Nikki Reed, Laura Prepon, Kylie Jenner, Anna Kournikova, Eva Longoria, Chrissy Teigen, Katy Mixon, America Ferrara, Hillary Scott, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jordin Sparks, Tia Mowry, Mindy Kaling, Jaime Pressly, Kiele Sanchez, Katie Lowes, and Brooklyn Decker.

The gift bag has become a Hollywood tradition, produced by the LA-based marketing firm, Distinctive Assets. The company’s founder, Lash Fary, describes this eclectic swag bag as a celebration of “motherhood, family and a life well lived,” It includes pampering gifts, practical items and innovative gadgets selected especially for moms and their families.

This year’s list of fabulous gifts includes:

Babyganics: Household, personal care & outdoor products that are made with plant-derived and certified organic ingredients. www.babyganics.com

Best Nest Wellness: Highly Cultured Women’s Probiotics. www.bestnestwellness.com

Blush & Whimsy: Magical color changing lipstick. www.blushwhimsy.com

BrennaB Bag: An innovative new handbag that attaches to a leather cuff bracelet for a hands-free lifestyle. www.brennab.com

Co2Lift: A medical grade skin care line that delivers carbon dioxide to the skin to
hydrate, brighten and tighten the face, neck and hands. www.co2lift.com

Crane USA: Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier helps relieve the effects of dryness and congestion, helping your child to breathe, feed and sleep through the night peacefully. www.craneusa.com

Cubcoats: 2-in-1 stuffed animals that transform into soft hoodies. www.cubcoats.com

Esthechoc: The world’s first age-defying beauty skin care in a delicious dark chocolate.
www.esthechoc.us

FaceXercise Skin Fitness by Thuyen: An InstantLift Facial from celebrity facialist Thuyen Nguyen. www.facexercisestudios.com

Happinz: Our LOVE bracelet is made of safety pins reminiscent of the friendship pins we used to make growing up. www.happinz.com

Infant CPR Anytime Training Kit: In less than 20 minutes, you and your family can learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and choking relief for your baby. www.shopheart.org/cpranytime

Knotty Floss: Biodegradable, vegan, non-GMO, no-knot, charcoal, bamboo, Grapefruit Seed Extract-infused dental floss. www.knotty-floss.com

Lady Amber’s Reviews: Chasing Fate by Rachael Brownell, Daylight Follows by Michelle Dare, Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson and Saving Grace by AD Justice represented by Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR. www.ladyambersreviews.com

mifold: The mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat is 10x smaller than a regular child’s car booster seat making it the most advanced, compact and portable booster seat ever invented. www.mifold.com

Mindful in May: In The Happiness Plan, Dr. Elise Bialylew offers a roadmap to a happier, less stressed life...in just 10 minutes a day. www.mindfulinmay.org

Modern Pet Portraiture by Diana Lundin: Complete custom pet photography session of up to two dogs or cats (and people, too!) with $200 to spend on wall portraits or albums. www.dianalundin.com

Mom Bomb: Luxury Bath Bombs made with Argan and essential Oils; each purchase gives back. www.buybombshelpmoms.com

My First Pillow Pet: A new soft and soothing line that comes in three sizes and in beautiful pastel colors that appeal to all babies and match any nursery décor. www.pillowpets.com

Nassif Skincare: Assortment of skincare for antiaging. www.nassifmdskincare.com

Navy Hair Care: STYLE NAVIGATOR is a unique multi-tasking spray formulated with enriching conditioning agents to nurture and revitalize hair, root to stem. www.navyhaircare.com

Oasis TEARS Dry Eye Relief Gift Set: Each piece in the gift set is purposeful all for the health of our eyes: for the relief of dry eye symptoms (Oasis TEARS), for daily eyelid hygiene & hydration (Oasis LID&LASH), and a warming mask for a headache, tired or dry eyes (Oasis REST & RELIEF Eye Mask). Available through eye doctor.


Oxygenetix: Oxygenetix’s Oxygenating Foundation comes in 14 shades, and Oxygenetix Breathable Hydro-Matrix is suitable for even sensitive skin. www.oxygenetix.com

Pacify: A Pacify membership provides on-demand, video-enabled access to a nationwide network of Pediatric Nurses, Registered Dietitians and Lactation Consultants. www.pacify.com

PĀIVÃ: Sea Your Truth Serum by PĀIVÃ (the 1st and only Psychodermatology Line) is a vegan, gluten free, PETA approved and Leaping Bunny Certified luxury serum that helps collagen renewal...and safe for babies’ skin as well. www.michelepaiva.com

Parentally Incorrect: Parentally Incorrect: True Tales by Real Moms About the F**ked Up Things Their Kids Have Done is the hilarious new book from Shayna Ferm & Tracey Tee. More info/purchase

Peri’s Yoga: The 'take it anywhere' yoga practice for you, the entire family and your baby child. www.perisyoga.com

RXBAR: Nutrition bars made with clean, simple ingredients. In flavors the whole family will love. www.rxbar.com

Safi Kilima Tanzanite: This trendy BOLO bracelet features five tantalizing oval tanzanite stones joined by an infinity motif and finished with a unique sliding adjustable clasp. www.safikilima.com

ShapeOn Shaper: ShapeOn Shaper answers women’s needs by offering its revolutionary 16 comfort/support benefits, exceptional tummy flattener, ultra-thin breathable fabric and non-rolling bands. www.tryshapeon.com

Skin Fit Gym: Face Yoga is a natural alternative to botox or plastic surgery. Learn how to control your facial muscles! www.skinfitgym.com

Some Moroccan: Luxury Cosmetic Argan oil...the purest skincare product known to humankind. www.somemoroccan.com

Totum Women: Wholesome mothers’ support cookies to nurture new moms and assist with lactation. www.totumwomen.com/shop

TubShroom: Revolutionary Hair Catcher and Drain Protector. www.tubshroom.com

Vahdam Teas: 100% Pure Indian Teas that are procured fresh directly from plantations and shipped to 83+ countries to ensure each cup is as fresh as it can be. www.vahdamteas.com

Vaya: Made from food-grade stainless steel, Tyffyns are stackable insulated lunchboxes designed to ensure you enjoy your meal at its freshest. www.vayalife.com/products

Don’t forget to show your mom how much she means to you this Mother’s Day, because every mom is special in her own way.

- Rhonda Erb
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