I know…you waited until the last minute, in search of that perfect gift. And, now, if you don’t come through, your mom, grandma, wife, whatever, is going to think you just don’t appreciate her. I know, I’ve been there. It’s an icky situation to be in. So I’ll share a few last minute finds with you, that you can pull off by tomorrow, and one that is good enough to tell her it got back-ordered and will be here on Monday! (Just print it out on a pretty piece of paper and write her a lovely note.)

California Pizza Kitchen has two great things happening right now that would show Mom how thoughtful you are:

Eat cake for a cause this Mother’s Day. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) will partner with National Charity League to promote the fostering of mother-daughter relationships through philanthropy. With this in mind, for each slice of Red Velvet cake sold May 11-13, CPK will donate 20% of the purchase to NCL. The fan favorite cake is frosted with vanilla bean cream cheese and white chocolate curls and is available topped with a delectable scoop of Häagen- Dazs. Show mom she’s special this May by treating her to dessert at CPK.

california pizza kitchen red velvet cake

There are three locations in Las Vegas that are considered “full service”: Fashion Show Mall, The Mirage Resort and Town Square. Just in case you’re not familiar with it, there is also a National Charity League chapter in Las Vegas as well. Good food, good cause. And, if that wasn’t enough, now through May 14th, visit the California Pizza Kitchen FaceBook page to get a complimentary Spinach Dip Appetizer. See! Grab a free spinach dip, and a slice of Red Velvet cake for dessert, and make sure you get your “Do Not Open Thank You Card” during their annual event:

Thank You Card Promotion is CPK’s way to say ‘thank you’ to all its loyal guests. Beginning today through Sunday, July 1, CPK will hand out sealed Thank You Card Envelopes to guests dining at any of their full-service locations nationwide. Every Thank You Card Envelope is a winner and could hold prizes including $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, other cash prizes, trips for two to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in California, $1,000 Neiman Marcus Shopping Sprees, a year’s supply of CPK frozen pizza, and 10%-50% off meals at CPK. To redeem envelopes, customers must bring back the unopened envelope to any full-service CPK location to be opened by a Manager between Wednesday, May 9, and Sunday, July 15, 2012, or the envelope will be deemed null and void.

The Container Store Las Vegas is a Mom’s Gold Mine. With so many options to store all kinds of stuff…it really does meet the need of a Mom at any stage and age in her life. Closet storage, food storage, travel items, desk and laundry room storage…and they even have a gift packaging section…you can’t go wrong here! Located in Town Square, they are kicking off their grand opening weekend by offering 10% of all proceeds to the Junior League of Las Vegas. Contain Yourself Las Vegas!

container store las vegas

If your mama is more into beauty products, check out these perfect sets from Kaplan MD, available at Neiman Marcus. Dr. Kaplan, a dermatologist based out of Beverly Hills, developed this skincare line to utilize 22 USDA certified organic ingredients, including three different plant stem cells: Burgundy grape, apple and rose  to create a beauty line that is bound to make you a new believer. Identifying ingredients that penetrate the skin and actually work from the inside out, the Kaplan MD line is suitable for all skin types, colors and genders.

kaplan md travel

The Kaplan MD Travel Kit is the full daily product line and is the right size for grab and go travel in your carry-on.

For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom by Dionna Ford, is a wonderful way to start recording your family’s history. Filled with writing prompts and beautiful illustrations, this journal will be a gift that keeps on giving, as you can pass it down through the generations. Grab it from amazon.com for Monday delivery, or try your local Wal-Mart where it is also available.

Happy Shopping and Happy Mother’s Day!

I was given product from Kaplan MD and the book For My Children to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There may links within this text that would donate to the RSMLV funding if clicked and items are purchased. Thank you!