Moms fill all sorts of roles: they’re entrepreneurs, chefs, homemakers, miracle workers, cheerleaders, proofreaders — the list goes on. So why, given the many hats our moms wear, are they always so hard to buy for? Finding that perfect gift is so often a challenge when it comes to the people we love most, which is why we rounded up 18 of the most dazzling and delightful options for Mother’s Day gifts, from candles and jewelry to meal subscriptions, wine and so much more. Take a look, and Tweet us @HerMoneyMedia to let us know what your favorite find was this year.
Style Union Home Jill Candle
Have you ever noticed that when you walk into your mom’s house, you instantly feel calmer? She puts so much joy and love into each room, and her space is always welcoming. Express how much you enjoy her lovely adobe with this hand-crafted candle, made by potters in Los Angeles. Each ceramic creation is one-of-a-kind, just like your mama. And as a bonus: once the candle has burned, the bowl can be repurposed as a serving platter or as a quirky vase for flowers.
PureFish The Rainbow Box
What your mom loves more than anything is gathering everyone she loves under the same roof. As the hostess with flair, this colorful arrangement of fine-dining, sustainable seafood will win her over. Though it’s a little on the pricey side, it’s curated by a registered dietitian and offers portion-perfect sizes. We suggest whipping up a Mother’s Day brunch full of salmon, tuna and more.
The Self Care Spa Box from Zaaina
Since, sadly, a spa day experience in the age of COVID isn’t quite as much fun with limited amenities, consider bringing a day of self-care to your mom’s doorstep. With this curated package, she’ll receive everything she needs to indulge, relax and rejuvenate. From soap and face masks to balms and serums, this box comes pre-wrapped and sure to bring her joy.
Etsy.com; $69 on sale!
The Wellness Bundle from Erin Condren
You adore your mom — and you want her to be around for all of life’s milestones and celebrations. But, sometimes, her health takes a backseat to her never-ending to-do list. If she is on a constant mission to improve her eating habits and stay active, consider gifting this wellness bundle pack from illustrator Erin Condren. It includes a wellness log, a habit tracker notepad, colorful markers and more productivity-boosting goodies.
Martha Stewart Collection Floral Lasagna Pan
Everything your mother creates is impressive — from salads and stews to casseroles and cakes. But when was the last time her lasagna pan got an upgrade? (It probably hasn’t been on the top of her “wants” list.) This Mother’s Day, surprise her with this stoneware dish that’s beautifully decorated with florals, and sure to add that ‘wow’ factor to her collection.
Asutra’s Sleep Tight Kit
Your mama is the best superhero ever in your eyes — but even Wonder Woman needs rest. Encourage her to take the time she needs to disconnect and recharge those super-charged batteries with this sweet sleep kit. And you’ll also be supporting your fellow woman with your purchase, as this company is woman-owned and led. Inside, your mom will find melatonin lotion with magnesium, an aromatherapy mist, and a luxe silk eye pillow. Sweet dreams, mom!
Lettuce Grow Farmstand
For your green-thumbed and budget-mindful mom (who always hates throwing away expired lettuce) check out this innovative at-home lettuce stand that creates bountiful bunches using perfectly-timed watering and lights. It’s about as hands-off as it gets, and mom can enjoy as much salad as she’d like. Win-win!
She’s been talking about it forever — so make this the Mother’s Day when you finally give her the top pick on her wishlist: a cleaning wizard! Yes, it’s a splurge, but if you go in with your fellow siblings, this Roborock might be doable… It will scan and clean her entire house, including carpets and hardwood floors, so she doesn’t have to lift a finger. And best of all, she can connect with Alexa, Google Home or Siri to command her new ‘maid’ to get to work.
Ballast Beach Pillow
Has your mom ever met a beach she didn’t like? This amazing beach pillow will make her vacations even sweeter. It’s not just any ole’ ocean accessory, though, featuring a curved contour with a padded top, making it much more comfortable than others. Plus, it’s weighted, so the sea breeze won’t send her running down the beach. Might we suggest you buy two and you join her on her next getaway?
Ettitude’s Bamboo Lyocell Waffle Bathrobe
If your mom has had the same pink fluffy bathrobe for as long as you can remember, this Mother’s Day is an excellent time to upgrade her preferred morning garment. This super-soft waffle-weave robe is made with 100 percent organic bamboo, making it breathable and light. Plus, it’s sustainable and free of chemicals. She’ll never want to take it off!
Cocktail Bitters Full Set
No matter how many laps around the sun she takes, somehow, your mom can still drink you under the table. And lately, she’s been improving her bartending skills by whipping up some quarantine cocktails. Why not add to her bar collection with this set of bitters, including old-fashioned aromatic, cardamom, orange, grapefruit and more.
Lockwood Shop Fake News Dog Toy
Since you flew the nest, your mother has taken on a new ‘baby’ — the family dog. And honestly, she wants nothing more than to find new excuses to spoil the pup. This hilarious dog toy plays tribute to the current times and pairs well with a solid bottle of her favorite wine. Even dog moms need to wind down, of course.
Catherine Weitzman Small Botanical Necklace
Sure, you could give your mom a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day, but within a few weeks (or less), she’ll be tossing them in the trash. Instead, consider giving her blooms that last inside of this dainty and gorgeous botanical necklace. It’s colorful and sweet, much like the woman who raised you.
Trilogy Wand At-Home Facial Device
You believe your mom is aging beautifully, but sometimes, she wants to give her skin a little lift. This at-home facial device could be her gamechanger. Created by a celebrity aesthetician, it includes a three-step process to brighten and firm her skin. She begins with a warming massage with red LED lights, a cooling experience with blue LED lights, and finishes with an ionic warming massage.
Amazon Explore: French Baking Class
Since a Mother’s Day trip to Montreal for the weekend isn’t possible right now, give her the next best thing with a French baking class. Shop for the ingredients ahead of time, and then tune in to learn and follow along together. Not only will it be a meaningful bonding experience, but you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Vinovore Wine Bundle
From Los Angeles’ only shop that solely features female-made wines, you can support women and give your mom the gift of great wine with this Mother’s Day idea. Whether you go for all white, all red, or a mix of many, this curated collection will make her smile from vine to glass. She might love it so much; she shares it with you. Cheers!
Linen Sheet Set With Pillowcases
This Mother’s Day, your mom will appreciate a gift that’s useful + a little indulgent. That’s where this sheet set checks all of the right boxes. It’s made from linen that’s created from European flax. Because it’s pre-washed, it has a soft texture and helps her to stay cool and cozy all night long. For the mom who works so hard for everyone else, this set is sure to make her feel loved and rested.
Aura Carver Digital Frame
This gorgeous digital frame will fit in with her home style and surprise her with new photos of her favorite humans. You (and your siblings + children + cousins and anyone else your mom loves) can upload images through the Aura app, and the frame will update with hew pictures. This way, she doesn’t have to refresh her old-fashioned frames as you and your family continue to grow.
Amazon.com; $199 (on sale for $169)
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