This year may be a little unusual in terms of….everything…but May 10 is still Mother’s Day. Even during the 2020 quarantine (may it be the only year we ever have one), it’s the day we celebrate our moms and teach our kids to celebrate us.
Let’s be honest, us moms can show excitement over a bouquet made out of scrap paper (seriously, speaking from experience), so receiving even a sweet, personalized card is often enough to fill our hearts.
But if saying “we love you” is something you want to show with a gift, we’ve pulled together the ultimate gift items that can make it to mom in time for her celebrated day (even if it’s last minute gifts you’re after). Whether it’s SodaStream or Roomba to make mom’s day to day life easier, or a piece of sentimental jewelry that speaks from the heart, these are gifts that we as moms would love to gift the amazing women in our lives. These are also gifts we’d be thrilled to receive (adds to cart and tells parter to purchase).
Best Home & Kitchen Gifts for Mom
As the place they raise families and welcome friends, mamas take pride in their abodes. These kitchen gadgets and household task-masters will make any multi-tasking mom happy.
Any mom can make drinks more exciting for herself and her family with the SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker. This handy little device can add carbonated pizzazz to plain old water, plus the whole crew can create their own concoctions with flavorings, too!
The Fizzi is manually-operated (each push of a button adds a burst of CO2), so those with limited counter space will appreciate not getting tangled up in chords. But for busy mamas who prefer as little effort as possible, the electric-powdered Fizzi One Touch may be the better option.
This bundle is the perfect set for beginner bubble makers and includes two BPA-free bottles, two CO2 canisters, two bottles of zero calorie fruit drops (orange and lime), and of course, the SodaStream machine. In addition to providing a healthy and fun way to keep the whole fam hydrated, moms can feel good about reducing the consumption of single-use bottles and cans. Now, that’s cause for celebration; sparkling cocktails, anyone?
If you’re of the camp where “it’s the thought that counts” — especially on a limited budget — a gift that evokes precious memories is the perfect Mother’s Day present. A high-end frame will impress without breaking the bank, plus it’s something many people wouldn’t buy for themselves.
Take, for instance, this chic silver-plated frame from Pottery Barn, which is sleek but understated to fit any decor. You can choose from various sizes to fit your favorite picture and order it personalize it with a custom engraving that’ll make Mom smile. Without a doubt, she’ll be touched by your thoughtfulness, and the sentiment is absolutely priceless. Most photos are shared online these days, we know, but don’t underestimate the impact of a beautifully-framed memory!
If your ultimate goal is to make your favorite mom’s life easier, the iRobot Roomba is definitely worth the splurge (ps. you can often find special offers). Checking vacuuming off her to-do list will save hours of her precious time, especially if she has kids and/or pets to pick up after.
Though pricey, the Roomba 675 is on the more affordable end of the Roomba lineup, but it still offers some impressive features. It glides over both hardwood and carpeted floors, navigates itself around and under furniture, returns to its dock when it’s low on power, and can be controlled with the iRobot HOME app, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.
While higher-priced models come with more bells and whistles (optional keep-out zones, scheduled room cleanings, anti-allergen systems, etc.), this automatic vacuum will still get the job done. And if you’re still trying to justify the price, think of it this way: It’s cheaper than hiring a housekeeper in the long run.
For the trendy mom who appreciates ambiance, YINUO MIRROR’s quartet of natural soy candles brings style and aroma to any room. Containing lavender, fig, lemon, and rose scents, these eclectic tins are ideal for mamas with modern decor. Even once the wax has burned down, they make adorable trinket boxes to keep jewelry safe on her bedside table or by the kitchen sink.
Amazon reviewers are pleased with this gift set, which has earned best-seller status. “I am very sensitive to smells and this set was just so wonderfully refreshing,” one customer says. “These are so gift-worthy! Presentation is beautiful and the scents are great,” comments another.
Thanks to its versatility and affordable price point, this present is ideal for all the moms in your life including friends, siblings, and even your kid’s teacher. And if you’re not completely sure about the boho-chic vibes, YINUO MIRROR has more classic candle options, too.
Know a mom who’s also the hostess with the mostess? This clever charcuterie board/platter/serving tray by Bambüsi is (almost) as versatile as she is. Whether she enjoys hosting happy hour, her book club, or (hint, hint) the family for the holidays, she’ll get plenty of use prepping and serving hors d’oeuvres with this sleek wooden set.
Made with stain and odor-resistant bamboo, the board’s carved grooves are ideal for separating snacks. It also comes equipped with four serving utensils that can be stored in the pullout drawer for ultimate efficiency while entertaining. “This is absolutely perfect to put cheeses and other appetizers with crackers around the outside!” raves one Amazon reviewer. “The compartment with the cheese knives is such a cool part of this piece!”
With the potential to become a favorite serving essential, don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to buy one of these for yourself.
Alright: It may be a little awkward to gift this to *your* mom (or maybe not?) but your “Mommy juice”-drinking sister or your kid-toting BFF (who swears she won’t have another) will get a kick out of ‘em.
And yes, Wine Condoms are good for more than just a laugh. They’re wine stoppers that provide an airtight seal and prevent spillage, too. While corks can shed pieces and traditional stoppers add height, these thin rubber shields allow you to effectively keep out oxygen and store bottles upright in the fridge. Plus, they are stretchy enough to fit over different-sized bottle openings. “Personally, I prefer using these to traditional corks when storing white wine because I can keep my bottles sideways in the fridge without fear of any spillage,” one reviewer points out.
This set comes with six reusable Wine Condoms so your favorite wino can keep the party going long after Mother’s Day is over.
In the name of getting a good night’s sleep and treating Mom to some well-deserved luxury, gift her a premium sheet set that’ll make her feel like a queen in her castle. Brooklinen’s signature sheets are legendary for their comfort and timeless style, making them a staple in linen closets everywhere.
The Classic Core Sheet Set has a 270 thread count and is made with long-staple cotton that keeps sleepers cool. While they’re still a bit pricey, buyers say they’re worth every penny, plus they’re relatively affordable in the realm of luxury sheets. “It’s like sleeping in a fancy hotel every night,” one reviewer claims. “After four years of scratchy, hot microfiber sheets, I decided to treat myself to some ‘adult’ sheets and they make all the difference!”
Encouraging years of restful nights, quality sheets are the gift that keeps on giving. And it goes without saying, but Mom is worth it, right?
Her morning coffee will taste even better in a gorgeous hand-decorated mug made just for her. Gray marbling with gold accents look endlessly chic, and Etsy seller HandLetteringLaura assures that the design won’t fade, crack, or peel. This particular style is even microwave and dishwasher safe.
Reviewers praise these mugs for being as lovely in person as they appear online. “Absolutely beautiful!” says one customer. “Very elegant and delicate while also being solid and sturdy.” Another adds that he would “10/10 would recommend.”
Think Mom would prefer a different styler or sentiment? Check out the designer’s other products, which come in various colors, shapes, and have customizable options.
Best Gifts for the Foodie Mom
A wise woman once said, “The secret ingredient in every recipe is love.” Here’s to inspiring all the women that we love this Mother’s Day with cookbooks, baking products and foodie essentials.
The mom in our life with lots of little mouths to feed will benefit from a baking stone for years to come. This simple yet classic must have item is often overlooked when developing our kitchen arsenal.
Why does the busy mom in your life need the Unicook Heavy Duty Baking Stone? Bake sale cookies and homemade pizza to start. Make mom the envy of every bakesale Betty Crocker out there. Baking cookies on stoneware allows for heat retention while baking and allows for moisture to be drawn away from the cookie leaving them crisp on the bottom (aka perfect, not burned) every time.
Stoneware is one of those kitchen gems that improves with age. The more we use it, the darker and more seasoned it gets, yielding better and better results over time. The best part? This heavy duty stoneware can also be used on the outside grill, meaning our grill master spouse can take a turn as well!
Moms of a certain age have spent their life perfecting their recipes and have acquired an array of cooking gadgets and doodads. This Mother’s Day why not celebrate this lifetime of cooking achievement by mom, aunt, grandma or even the whole family by documenting their best in a recipe book. Do you really know how to make pot roast just like Gram does? Maybe so, but will your kids? Shutterfly From the Kitchen of Photo Book has created a way for us to answer yes to that question!
Turn your family’s prized recipes into a beautifully bound book complete with photos. Easy to create with predetermined layouts and text plus the ability to group by category, the only thing hard about this will be deciphering the recipes off those yellowed and worn out index cards. If by some miracle these treasured family secrets are digital (aka Ina Garten or The Pioneer Woman’s secrets) then copy and paste is also an option. This is a one and done, create it one time and gift it to each mom in the fam.
Few things are as relaxing as sitting down with a glass of wine and decompressing. Imagine giving the gift of “ahhhhh” to our best friends, mentors, and book club hostesses this Mother’s Day. Winc – a California based winery – makes it super simple to sign up and create a completely customizable 4 bottle box of wine delivered right to the front door. As the months progress so does Winc’s ability to refine their selection based on ratings of previously shipped bottles. For our true blue besties we can probably answer the quick 6 question quiz to help identify her unique tastes and get started. Not sure how she drinks her coffee? (Yes that’s really a question.) No problem! Winc offers online gift cards, which can be redeemed for a shipment at a later date. Worried about committing your loved one to too many bottles? (Like there is such a thing.) You can skip any month and any unused credits rollover giving new meaning to #roseallday.
There is nothing more inspiring to someone who loves to cook than a new cookbook with beautifully photographed recipes. Sometimes, though, we don’t need inspiration, we just need to get dinner on the table quickly. For the busy mom in our lives we can give the gift of less kitchen time this year with Tieghan Gerard’s second cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple.
Gerard’s blog, Half Baked Harvest, once again comes to life with a balance of healthy and indulgent simple recipes. Having grown up in a family of 9 (seriously one of 7 kids!), she knows a thing or two about being both busy and hungry. She notes, “Just because these recipes are super simple does not mean they lack flavor. While these recipes are straightforward enough for everyday cooking, they do not fall exclusively into the ten-ingredients-or-fewer and made-in-under-thirty-minutes categories—though there are plenty of both!”
Everyone has cookie cutters, even those of us who don’t bake. Gift Nordic Ware Heirloom Cookie Stamps to give the gift of uniqueness to our baking mamas or apiarists in our life (yup they even have a honey bee stamp). Whether they’re brought out for special occasions or simply cookie making with the kids, these cast aluminum special trinkets add beauty and detail to even the most basic sugar cookie with a quick stamp of the hand. Pro tip – instead of rolling the dough out into a sheet, roll it into a 1” ball then stamp. Making sure to flour the stamp between cookies and twisting then lifting are the secrets to an easy separation. Instagram worthy every time and allow us to feel like Joanna Gaines? Yes please!
There is something about the smell of fresh basil that really perks up the senses. One the most versatile and aromatic of herbs, it is a staple in so many classic recipes. For the versatile city chef or the not so green thumbed mama, we’re loving the easy to use AeroGarden Harvest Elite 360 herb garden. Designed to grow without soil, this makes the perfect gift for moms who lack outdoor garden space or the green thumb to match. Bonus— this makes for a super fun science project for the kids! Hydroponics is the way of our food future, growing herbs and veggies in water, not soil. Up to 6 plants grow up to 12” in the compact, counter space saving, base. The easy to use control panels provide reminders for food and water, while the automatic timer regulates the light to just the right amount. The only question left is which recipe are we going to make with our first bounty? Even homemade pizza wins here.
Homemade bread is experiencing a resurgence right now. Anyone who has tried to make their own bread knows that when the loaf deflates as it cools, so does our ego. The secret to perfect crusty sourdough that stays risen is Bread Bosses Banneton. The setup is so simple that it works with any recipe and makes the perfect gift idea for bakers. The Banneton wicks moisture away from the surface of the bread to make for a crisper round loaf more than common bread baking methods. Even if the baking mom hasn’t delved into homemade bread yet, this should provide all the necessary inspiration. The Bread Bosses Banneton comes with a linen liner which can be used to create smooth, perfectly round bread. Or utilize the handmade craftsmanship of the basket without the liner, which creates a ring pattern on the final bread product worthy of a boulangerie in Paris all while in the comfort of our own kitchen.
The GoWise 8-in-1 Air Fryer is the perfect gift for everyone— from working moms, to grandmas looking to cook healthier. Easy to use, this air fryer can fry, bake, grill, and roast with very little oil. The question, “What’s for dinner?” is enough to drive any mama over the edge. The GoWise 8-in-1 Air Fryer answers the question with a 50 recipe booklet to inspire a variety of air fryer meals. The large capacity basket makes this air fryer a family friendly option over some of the more compact ones on the market, and offers one of the best quality controls in uniform cooking with large batches. Saving moms time is key, so it’s notable that this air fryer doesn’t require preheating or handwashing. It even has an alarm to remind us to flip our fries when we get distracted by our little ones rubbing Play-Doh into the carpet. Yes please!
We don’t know any mom, superhuman or not, who can function before her morning cup of coffee. Make her mornings a little easier by gifting a coffee club subscription from Copper Cow Coffee this Mother’s Day. For a fraction of what we’re all paying at our daily drive-thru we can gift coffee with a purpose that requires no at home equipment (think coffee in a tea bag easy). Eco-friendly and female owned, Copper Cow is changing the way we look at our morning latte. COO Jessica Franksen says, “I was a coffee person through and through before my pregnancy, so I count on my fresh decaf pour-over and the smell of those grinds to start my days right! I love that I can feel good about what I’m drinking, too, from the chemical-free ingredients to the biodegradable materials. It’s keeping my baby and me safe and happy.”
Copper Cow is launching a Mother’s Day sale on Monday, April 27th. All purchases over $35 will receive a Free Rose Latte 5-Pack when they add the item to their cart and use code: MOTHERSDAY. Give and receive this year!
So maybe you can’t meet up for brunch with your fave lady just yet, but you *can* gift her a suite of frozen treats that harken back to lazy, languorous mornings filled with raspberry jelly donuts, sweet brambleberry crisp, gooey butter cake, and ice-cold frosé, of course. Send her a pack of six pints of Jeni’s, maker of the creamiest-ever ice creams created from whole-food ingredients (ie no stabilizers, dyes or artificial anything). Jeni’s creative flavors have quickly become cult favorites (have you TRIED their cold brew with coconut cream??) and now they can be delivered straight to your door. Sign up your mama, sister, BFF or any other deserving pal in your life for a special ice cream delivery—they can ship anywhere in the U.S.—because that would surely be a great mail day.
Best Wellness Gifts for Mom
Moms more than deserve a little R&R—so this Mother’s Day, give her the things she needs to actually relax for once. Whether it’s silky soft sleepwear or rosewater face mist, these are the wellness and beauty gifts she would feel good having in her life.
For the mom who believes essential oils are the answer to everything (from migraines to insomnia to temper tantrums), a new diffuser makes the perfect gift. This one is a best-seller on Amazon because it has two different misting modes (continuous or intermittent) to choose from based on your preferences and such a large capacity that it can run non-stop overnight (and yes, there’s an auto-off safety feature). Another thing that sets this diffuser apart from the others? It has a color-changing light that rotates through eight soft hues for added ambiance. “This diffuser is amazing—it’s a gift from God himself,” one of the 24,000+ reviewers writes, adding that it’s “easy to control the color/water output, small and compact, easy to clean, and outright beautiful.”
Nothing feels quite as luxurious as slipping into satin sheets (so we’ve been told). And while an entire set of said sheets can be pretty pricey (and pretty impractical for a mama with little ones tracking juice and snacks into her bed), you can at least treat her to a silk pillowcase. After all, the trendy shams have been touted for preventing both bad hair days (no more frizz or knots!) and facial wrinkles (we’re sold!). This one—which comes in 27 gorgeous colors from royal navy to blush pink—is made of 100 percent Mulberry silk, which is hypoallergenic and breathable. According to its nearly 6,000 reviewers, the pillowcase is incredibly soft and smooth and looks as sumptuous as it feels.
Self-care is important. Self-care as a mom is even more important. After all, she handles everything (and we really do mean everything) with barely any time for herself. That’s where TheraBox comes in. The monthly subscription box is delivered right to her doorstep and is full of everything she needs to de-stress and relax (specifically 6 to 8 “wellness goodies” and one “happiness activity). Curated by therapists, past boxes have included things like bath tea, a silk sleep mask, facial scrub, a pretty journal, and essential oils. You can buy a three-, six-, or 12-month plan or simply buy a single box for her to enjoy. No matter which you choose, Mom is about to have a much needed night-in courtesy of you.
She does the grocery shopping, sends you homemade treats, and hosts Christmas dinner every year. Basically, moms are guilty of spending all their time and money on everyone else. But they deserve something special for themselves, too. Treat the mama in your life to this trio of mists from beloved beauty brand Mario Bandescu. The set will take her from morning to night with a green tea and cucumber facial spray (for when she wakes up), an herb and rosewater spray (for freshening up throughout the day), and a chamomile and lavender spray (for before bed). Each mist also contains aloe for extra hydration and, according to reviewers, is just what Mom needs to wake up her face and feel more refreshed. Bonus: The mists are great for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the hundreds of influencer skincare routines we’ve watched on Instagram, it’s that rolling your face every morning is #necessary. Especially for moms, who deal with more stress, anxiety, and wrinkle-inducing antics than most of us. So chances are she’ll love this jade face roller, which has over 3,400 reviews on Amazon. Hand-crafted with real natural jade, it’s dual-sided (one larger and one smaller) so she can get into all the nooks and crannies of her face and neck to boost collagen production and improve elasticity. Reviewers love how smooth and easy the stone is to roll and that it makes a noticeable impact on their skin (some in as little as a week!).
Anyone who is a mom or who has a mom or who knows a mom is all too familiar with the “mom uniform.” I.e. the faded T-shirt with crusted-on toothpaste and a pair of baggy sweatpants which, while practical, isn’t exactly pretty. Give her a new—and much upgraded—uniform this Mother’s Day with a matching sleep set from Summersalt. The brand behind last summer’s viral swimsuit offers equally comfortable and flattering sleepwear made with the softest, silkiest fabric. Reviewers rave that the wide-leg pants and flowy V-neck top (available in navy, white, and blush pink) are cozy yet breathable and, according to one woman, “the most luxurious pajamas I’ve ever owned!” Psst: You can also get the top monogrammed for a more custom touch.
There’s a reason so many moms are fans of the messy bun or the no-fuss bob—there’s just no time in the morning to mess with their hair. Or at least there wasn’t until now. Meet the cult-favorite Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush. It has almost 40,000 (!!) glowing reviews on Amazon, with busy women everywhere gushing over how effective—and efficient—it is at styling their hair. “My hair looks like I just walked out of the salon and spent $100 every time,” one woman said of the tool, which dries hair while adding volume at the same time. With three different heat and speed settings and detangling bristles, the brush also has an ION generator to give Mom the shiny, silky hair she hasn’t seen since her pre-kid days.
Best Heartfelt & Sentimental Gifts for Mom
Moms are so selfless—the least we can do is show them how much they mean to us. These gifts are not only customized and meaningful but they come straight from the heart.
There is no mom (repeat after me-NO MOM) who wouldn’t love a beautiful, tasteful, colorful arrangement of flowers for Mother’s Day or any day. UrbanStems has curated so many beautiful choices that even we had a hard time choosing our faves. Special call out to a few including The Firecracker (featured here), The Luna, and The Maia (we love any arrangement with a spring peony). If your bestie likes something a little more posh—choose from the Vogue Collection. Flowers too short lived for your giftee? Wait until you see the orchid plants (ooh…the Chickadee) and the Cairo (towering snake plant leaves). Decisions are hard, and moms don’t have time to spend on big decisions, so know that whichever you pick for the special mama will be a success.
PLUS-with a special code created just for you (TheoMomsDay), Mother’s Day orders will receive a free gift of chocolate. Get five assorted Theo chocolate bars and make it a flower + gift situation. Order soon, but don’t be jealous when she’s eating it up during your celebratory FT call.
Kids of all ages will have a grand time filling out this precious “What I Love About Mom” journal from Knock Knock. While we already know that mom is the bomb dot com, odds are, we don’t express our love enough. From hilarious to honest and heartfelt, this book includes 50 fill-in-the-blank prompts that will serve as a keepsake for years to come. FYI: Some of the prompts (like this one: “If you were a scent, you’d be…”) are funnay. Remember, moms always need a good laugh! For the little ones, you may want to give them a separate piece of paper to jot down their initial responses and then transfer their final thoughts to the book. Voilà! When it’s all done, this journal deserves a spot on the coffee table (or mom can tuck it away for safekeeping). As far as gifts go, this one is priceless. Now, be sure to grab the tissues ‘cuz you know moms. 😉
It doesn’t get more wow-worthy than this custom family portrait illustration consisting of hand-drawn details. From start to finish, the West Clay Company will work with you to create a truly custom gift. No two portraits are alike. Are you geeking out yet? Upon sending over family pics (pets and extended family members included!), you’ll be asked to provide descriptions about each person (i.e. “Mom always wears a floral apron and loves to cook in the kitchen”). Additionally, there are tons of customization options—from background colors to font options—to help communicate your creative vision. Once the first proof is ready, the folks at West Clay will send it your way to review and make suggestions for alterations. Says this Amazon customer, “I was so impressed by the quality of the artwork. How fast it was from start to finish. How warm Suzy and Mo are and how willing they were to make everything exactly the way I wanted it.”
Find us a mom who doesn’t live, love, and worship Anthropologie. K, we’ll wait. When in doubt, this one-stop-shop for clothing, accessories, and décor is guaranteed to elicit a smile from you-know-who. If you and the kids want to pitch in and buy something especially nice and thoughtful for mom this year, then it doesn’t get sweeter than this Cloverpost Mama Necklace. This dainty necklace is not only one that she can wear on a daily basis—toss it on with an everyday white tee or pair it alongside an LBD for fancier outings—but the gesture will surely pull at her heartstrings. (It’s also a great gift for any first-time mamas…) Spelling out M-A-M-A, the 14K gold-plated brass is as timeless as it gets. The 16-inch chain also makes it easy to layer with other pendants or charm necklaces.
For many of us, being away from our moms can be challenging—and vice versa. The good news: They’re always just a FaceTime away. Beyond a pretty bouquet of blooms and boxed chocolate, this Mother’s Day calls for some serious DIY magic. Akola’s newly launched bead kit is best enjoyed in good company… even if you’re miles apart. Send one of the kits to yourself, and one to your mom, so that you can have an epic Mother’s Day bracelet-making Zoom party. What could be more fun? Each build-your-own-bracelet-kit contains all the supplies you’ll need (hand-rolled Karatasi beads, raffia tassels, and stretch cord) to make two bracelets. Don’t fret if you’re not a self-proclaimed craft queen. Easy as 1-2-3, the step-by-step instructions will make following along a cinch. Bonus: With every Akola purchase, 100% of profits are reinvested back into the women they employ.
In a nutshell, any gift involving photos is guaranteed to please that special mama, grandma, or motherly figure in your life. A photo book chock-full of happy memories captured over the past year is the way to go this Mother’s Day. While moms are great about snapping a bazillion photos (with a smartphone camera, it’s too easy these days), getting them printed out or framed is another story. Enter Chatbooks, a fast and affordable way to create family photo books. You can even start an ongoing photo book series if you think mom will be hooked after the first one. In honor of Mother’s Day, Chatbooks has unveiled a collection of limited edition covers including this “Best Mom Ever” book from their Rifle Paper Co. collaboration (ahem, another well-loved brand by moms everywhere). With the help of dad, the books are easy to make through Chatbooks’ online app. Start by choosing a book size and then decide between a soft cover or hardcover. You can then import photos from Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Flickr, or your computer.
Going stir-crazy yet?! While you may not be able to collectively gather around the kitchen table to complete this 1,000+ piece puzzle together, that time will come soon enough. Until then, this Gallery of Five Puzzle from Shutterfly is genius. This personalized photo puzzle, consisting of your most cherished photos (you can choose one special family portrait or up to nine individual photos), comes straight from the heart. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it even comes in a matching photo box to display on your coffee table. While we’re always up for a good challenge, you have the option to downsize to a 60-piece puzzle (recommended for ages 6+). Cue the awws: This Shutterfly customer raves, “My mom loved this for her birthday… used photo memories. She cried a little… great quality and well received.”
In lieu of a Mother’s Day picnic, may we recommend a virtual tea party (à la Zoom)? Throw in your grammie’s secret recipe for chocolate chip scones and then you’re talking. If you ask us, quality time spent with loved ones—near and far—is the one gift that keeps on giving. For the mom who loves tea almost as much as coffee, one of Sips By’s personalized subscription boxes is guaranteed to be a hit. Each box contains four premium teas (makes 15+ cups or 45+ if they re-steep) chosen from 100+ different brands around the world. Tea enthusiasts will appreciate the steeping guidelines and tasting notes, as well as recipes from tea experts. Don’t sleep on it, though. In order to receive the first box in time for your afternoon Mother’s Day brunch, be sure to order now. With this initial gift subscription (3, 6, or 12 months), your mom will receive a box of specialty teas on her doorstep each month until the subscription ends. Pinkies up!
Jewelry is every mom’s best friend. Period. Even better if it’s a keepsake piece that they’ll cherish and wear for a lifetime. When it comes to made-to-order fine jewelry, Tiary specializes in a slew of personalized pieces. From name necklaces to engraved initials to “Mom” specific pieces for new moms, there’s no shortage of ways to show your rockstar mama that you’re thinking of her. New moms will fall in la-la-love with Tiary’s über glamorous Autograph Pavé Necklace which can be customized with their BB’s birthstone. Though it is a bit fancy, trust us, your mom will feel like a million bucks every time she wears it (and she’ll think of YOU, of course). You can choose your metal (silver, white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold) and enter your newborn’s name. Best of all, Tiary only uses ethically sourced materials and their pieces are all handcrafted in the US.
Best Gifts for the Pet-Obsessed Mom
Because her human kids aren’t her only kids. For the mama who loves to spoil her furry family members, these gifts are sure to get a paws-itive reaction!
Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with cute notebooks! For work-from-home notes, daily to-do lists, home-schooling scribbles, or journaling (why not?), this adorable 8″ x 10″ option is perfect for the crazy dog or cat lady in your life. The hard cover is made of soft faux leather adorned with lovely illustrated doggos and the inside features 256 soft grey-lined pages. “This is my 3rd Eccolo World hardcover journal,” noted one reviewer, “It’s great for using at work for task and meeting notes throughout the year.” Another said, “The journal is amazing. I can use felt tip markers and it doesn’t bleed through.” Brooklyn-based, family-owned brand Eccolo is known for quality products and great value, so for $20 you can rest assured you’re getting the most bang for your buck. A pawsome purchase, indeed. (We really just can’t help ourselves.)
The one thing a pet mama can’t get enough of (aside from her pet, that is)? Pictures of her furry babe, of course. Just send in a photo of the aforementioned pet–doesn’t matter if it’s a dog, cat, bird, what have you–and this company will send back a mockup of your pop art-style portrait via email for approval, which is subsequently printed in the size of your choice. You can opt for an 8″x10″, 12″x16″, or 18″x24″ print, and portraits come ready to hang with metal hooks attached to the backing. Bonus: They’re all made in the U.S.A.! One satisfied customer wrote of her pet portrait, This is such great quality and fabulous! Very vibrant and looks just like us all. Great work!” So go ahead–this Mother’s Day, turn her fluffy (or feathered, etc.) family member into a work of art that she’ll find, well, just priceless.
Consider this the pet-obsessed version of Mommy and Me dressing. Even if her kids don’t think it’s cool anymore to dress alike, her furry family member can’t object! These coordinating sets include a pet collar and human bracelet, both made of vegan leather. They’re water-resistant, scratch resistant, and are specifically designed with people in mind, with gold plated buckles and D-ring accents, and a variety of print and color options ranging from classic solid hues to colorful bohemian patterns. Both cat and dog collars are available (dog sizes xxs to xxl), as well as leashes, and an extra bracelet if there’s more than one human in the house who may want to join in the accessorizing (human bracelets are one size fits all). An added bonus: A percentage of every sale is donated to animal shelters across the U.S.. “Absolutely perfect,” said one enthusiastic reviewer, “Quality materials. Also, an awesome gift to any pet lover!” Yeah, we think so, too.
More than a picture display, this hinged desk photo frame comes with a pet-safe kit to make a clay impression of a dog or cat’s paw. The solid wood shadowbox frame comes in four finishes, espresso, mahogany, distressed, and white and fits a 4″x6″ photo. Clay paw prints are often made to memorialize a treasured pet who’s passed but there’s no reason your pal can’t use this to create a keepsake of her current furry friend! “Well made and good quality. The directions were easy and this was a fun project,” wrote one reviewer, “I used this for a memory of the beginning of life rather than the end of life. I made this as a Christmas gift to go along with our new puppy! I even cut a little piece of her hair and tied a ribbon on it and glued it onto the side of the paw print. Now we have her baby photo, paw print and hair to look back on as she grows.” We love it!
What kind of coffee table book do you buy for a dog-obsessed mama? We don’t really need to answer that, do we? From award-winning photographer, Traer Scott, this book features stunning portraits of former shelter dogs who found their forever homes (we’re not crying, you are). Aside from breathtaking photos, Scott’s book tells the life stories of selected dogs and details their sometimes-rocky transitions to life in a new home. And, as one reviewer put it, “One of the BEST things about this book, Finding Home, are the Biographies at the end along with the Adoption Basics and Resources/Reflections on Animal Rescue. The information is invaluable. It’s an extraordinary read.” It’s also a book that pays it forward: A portion of proceeds from Finding Home are donated to Rhode Island-based organizations, Providence Animal Rescue League and Handsome Dan’s Rescue, so when you buy this book you’re giving the gift of hope to homeless pets, as well.
For the pet mama who complains about the litter box or other animal odors, One Fur All’s natural soy wax candles are lauded for their ability to eliminate pet smells without an overpowering scent (Citrus, Fireside or Falling Leaves to name a few). Be advised: We wouldn’t recommend giving this gift unless you’re sure it won’t offend the recipient. There’s a big difference between “I know you said the litter box smells so here’s a lovely candle to help” and “I’ve been to your house and FYI it stinks.” You get the idea. These candles are made in the U.S.A with 100% cotton wicks, absolutely no paraffin, dyes, phthalates, parabens, or formaldehydes, and they’re offered in over 20 scents. How efficient are they? As one reviewer wrote, “I thought the other reviews were biased but they’re not it literally makes your house smell better by taking away the stench of your fur babies! Definitely works!!! The wax is natural so it’s not a toxic smell after it’s blown out!” OK, then!
Let’s clear the air: A purifier is a great gift idea, especially for mamas of shedding pups and cats, but the options can run the gamut from affordable to super-duper pricey. An effective pick for under $100, this push-button air purifier not only stops pet hair and odors from circulating in her surroundings, it traps allergens like dust, mold spores, and pollen. Thanks to functions like nightlight and quiet mode, she can use it to breathe easy while asleep (a good night’s rest is the ultimate gift). Its 360-degree design refreshes air in all directions, which is especially helpful when sharing indoor space–now more than ever. So said a reviewer, “It works great! Much less dust flying around in the air now and my allergies are improved. It is simple to use and I like how it has a night light that can be turned on or not.”
What we all need right now: The love of loyal pets, more wine, and bawdy humor (To be fair, as far as cat-related plays on words go, this one is pretty tame). The feline-obsessed mama in your life will get a real chuckle out of this cute stemless wine glass that’s perfect for sipping while she chills at home with all her cool cats and kittens (side note: Carol did it). It’s dishwasher safe and printed with ceramic inks meant to last through tons of washings, so the joke– and the joy it brings–won’t fade! “I bought this as a gift for my roommate for her birthday,” wrote a reviewer, “She loves cats and wine, so this was perfect. The lettering is well done and seems like it’ll last. We’ve been handwashing it and its holding up nicely. It fits well in the hand and the glass is thick. It came packaged really nicely and was wrapped in LOTS of bubble wrap.” That all sounds just–you guessed it–purrfect.
Best Gifts for Health and Fitness Focused Mom
She never misses her morning run and she’s long since swapped her coffee for matcha. Here are a few ideas for the mama who loves a good workout and vegan meal (pro-tip: Don’t get her another yoga mat).
For the mom who somehow seems to have endless energy all day long—keep the calm vibes going with a superfood latte mix. Matcha lovers everywhere will swoon for this super sippable blend of ginger, turmeric, matcha and cardamom—and the packaging is so pretty, you won’t even have to wrap it (win!). Matcha is known for its balanced energy (read: no major caffeine jitters), and its high antioxidant profile means it lends a big wellness boost, too. Turmeric and ginger, both anti-inflammatory herbs, will lend her skin a great glow, and she’ll look forward to whipping up a cuppa during that post-lunch/pre-happy hour time. Gift it with a personalized mug and you’ve got the perfect present.
If she never misses her vitamins and is always trying to get you on the supplements bandwagon, present her with these superfood chocolate probiotics—a truly decadent yet healthy treat. The live probiotic and prebiotic blend is combined with raw cacao nibs and organic coconut sugar and cacao butter for a delicious way to improve gut health, which can boost mood, improve immunity and promote clearer skin. “Works!!” says Allissa on Amazon. “It definitely feels more like a treat to take them rather than your ordinary pill or drink so I remember to take one every day.”
Multitasking mamas everywhere will adore these super wearable wrist weights, which let her fit in a workout while doing everything from walking the dog to pushing the stroller to scrubbing the dishes. Choose from a 1.2 or 2lb weight in a variety of colors and let her geek out on amping up her bodyweight workouts or just adding a little extra to daily chores. Gone are the days of dragging out the mini dumbbells—with these cute wristlets, she can go about her day without stopping to complete a million reps. Made from silicone and stainless steel, these odor- and sweat-proof bracelets come in multiple colors and are comfy enough to wear for longer periods and aren’t too bulky or obtrusive.
Whether she’s already an avid gardener or doesn’t want to set foot in a grocery store this year, she’ll love trying her hand at Lettuce Grow, an indoor/outdoor all-in-one container farmstand system started by mama and actor Zooey Deschanel. Imagine having a 40-square-foot farm in her backyard—all in the footprint of a 4-square-foot vessel? Help her choose from more than 200 varieties of leafy greens, veggies and herbs, with only a 5-minute commitment per day—the Lettuce Grow Farmstand is self-watering and self-fertilizing, meaning she’ll barely have to lift a finger (really!). Hydroponic technology means growing without soil (i.e. no weeding), and increased yields and faster growing. It’s a bit of a splurge, price-wise, but consider that in just three weeks, she’ll have a bona fide bounty to share with the fam.
Want to step up her smoothie game? Get her a true blending workhorse—the professional-grade Vitamix. She’ll love that she can blend, chop, heat, and puree into oblivion, and just wait for her to swoon over the texture of the soups, smoothies and sauces that come out of this thing. The “renewed” line of Vitamixes are pre-owned but certified refurbished, which means you get all the function and power of the original product at half the cost. The Explorian model is a customer favorite, as its shorter height means it can stow away in the cabinet or tuck into a counter corner without sacrificing volume—the 64-ounce container can still whip up smoothies for the entire fam. Did we mention that it’s practically self-cleaning? That might be the best part.
Get her to the good place with The Good Patch, a CBD-infused topical skin patch that contains pain-fighting phytochemicals such as capsaicin (the active ingredient in cayenne peppers) and menthol (the active ingredient in peppermint) to help soothe and restore sore muscles or aches. Got a mom, friend or family member who’s an avid runner or workout junkie, or even someone who suffers from arthritis or regular strains? They’ll live for these patches, which deliver a whopping dose of relief in a small package. Great for the mama who loves a massage but can’t quite get there as often as she’d like. Free of harmful ingredients like latex, parabens, sulfates and fragrances, each patch can be left on for up to 12 hours.That’sjust about how many hours she spends pushing 2+ kids in their stroller, right?
We’ve long dreamed of the day when our dishes would start cleaning themselves…and now, thanks to the Larq self-cleaning water bottle, those dreams are starting to manifest (hallelujah!). The stainless steel Larq makes for a gorgeous gift for the mama who knows the importance of staying hydrated—but maybe wouldn’t treat herself to a new beautiful water bottle just because. The world’s first self-cleaning, reusable bottle, Larq uses UV-C LED technology to purify your water and clean the inside bottle surfaces at the touch of a button, completely eliminating bacteria and viruses to keep you hydrated and healthy for up to a whole month on a full charge.
If we could, we’d give every mom on our list the gift of more time—there never seems to be enough hours in the day!—but while we can’t actually make the sun stay up longer, thankfully there’s Thrive Market. Cut down on her time spent grocery shopping with access to more than 6,000 healthy and wholesome food, home and beauty products at wholesale prices, many of which can be auto-shipped so she can cross one more thing off that endless to-do list. Plus, the members-only deals and free gifts that ship with every order mean this is the gift that literally keeps on giving. Plus, who doesn’t want pantry staples (and the occasional green-beauty buy) delivered to their doorstep each month?
Now that you’ve got your mom, sister, bestie, aunt, cousin, and kids teacher crossed off of your Mother’s Day list, take a peek at our other gift guides.