Mother’s Day Gift Ideas At Green Oak Village Place {+$25 Gift Card Giveaway!}

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The post below is sponsored by Green Oak Village Place. All opinions and gift ideas are entirely my own.

Green Oak Village Place

Image from the Green Oak Village Place Facebook page

One of my favorite local destinations for some shopping is Green Oak Village Place, which is about a 10 minute drive from where I live in Livingston County. I love it because it’s so much easier than mall shopping with kiddos because I can pull into the store I want to visit and easily scoot inside.

{If you aren’t familiar, Green Oak is located about south of Flint about 15 minutes or so from Ann Arbor off of US-23.}

I was beyond thrilled to shop to look for fun gift ideas for Mother’s Day! I can’t wait to go back and visit and get some fun things for my mama 😀

First, I visited Ann Taylor Loft. The clothing in this store is just beyond beautiful and so well made. The gift idea that struck me the moment I walked in were these beautiful lightweight, handmade scarves from India. Each one is uniquely woven. These are so perfect for a mom of any age!

Ann Taylor Loft - Green Oak Village Place

Ann Taylor Loft one-of-a-kind scarves, $44.50

Then I checked out Charming Charlie, the mall’s newest addition. This store blew my accessory-loving mind the moment I walked in! So many awesome things — all organized by color — and for such amazing prices. Purses, watches, scarves, dresses – oh my! And I didn’t see anything over $29 while there. These were a few of my favorite items, though it was hard to pick. So many items were perfect for moms.

Charming Charlie - Green Oak Village Place

Charming Charlie monogram necklace, $10 | Red necklace/earring set, $20, black dress, $29

Next I went to one of my favorite stores in the plaza — Yankee Candle. I don’t know about ya’ll, but candles are definitely one of my favorite gifts to give and receive, and nobody makes candles quite like Yankee! Currently, their large jars are buy one {for $27.99}, get one half off. Additionally, they have this super fun social promotion happening where you can write out why your mom is amazing and send it into the social sphere. Of course, I had to partake!

Yankee Candle - #welovemom - Green Oak Village Place

I also found this really neat candleholder that would look adorable in any home.

Yankee Candle - Green Oak Village Place

Bird candleholder, $24.99

From there, I visited Ulta. I had never been in this store, but I already can’t wait to go back for future gift buying. Chock full of fragrances, nail polishes, lip glosses, shampoos and more, it was like a beauty mecca. I had so much fun walking around smelling things and admiring all the glitter and color. A special promo they are doing for Mother’s Day is giving away a free bag with any $40 fragrance purchase.

I thought these items would make perfect gifts as well:

Ulta - Green Oak Village Place

One Hot Mama bareMinerals gift set {5 must-haves for busy moms}, $39 | Philosophy “I think you are wonderful” gift set with shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath and lotion, $26

Lastly, I made a trip into one of my most favorite stores ever — HomeGoods. I honestly could’ve found 100 things I *need* there! Love how inventory is always so fresh, different, and priced affordably. They had a great variety of ideas from home accessories to birdhouses and fun, small items, like these:

HomeGoods - Green Oak Village Place

Bee Yourself blank journal, $3.99 | Super Mom mug, $3.99 | Tea gift sets, $4.99-$5.99

In addition to the many stores at Green Oak Village Place, there are several restaurants that would make for great gift cards as well, including: Shogun Chinese & Japanese Bistro, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kerby’s Koney Island, Jameson’s Irish Pub & Grill, Jonny Carino’s Italian and Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina. Yum!

Learn more about the shops by visiting Green Oak Village Place’s website and on Facebook.


I am excited to be able to offer a lucky reader a $25 gift card to the store of your choice at Green Oak Village Place for some Mother’s Day shopping fun! Please note you will have to pick up your gift card, so you must be based near the shopping center in Green Oak, Michigan. You can see what other stores are there by visiting this link.

Follow the Rafflecopter prompts below to enter. Giveaway will end on 5/8/14 at midnight.

Good luck and happy Mother’s Day shopping!

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Stay tuned! I will be sharing more fun happenings at Green Oak Village Place in the months ahead!



  1. Sarshie says

    One year I wrote my Mom a letter telling her how much I’ve learned from her over the years. Cried the whole time writing it. Made her cry reading it! Not sure I’ll ever beat that, but I can surely try :)