A “mother knows best” — but do we know best when it comes to buying her the perfect present? Mother’s Day is on the horizon, and my mom refuses to be straightforward. “The only gift I want is you girls!” She means well, but the line inflicts a groan around the table because all my sisters and I want is some specificity. This year feels especially important, considering many of us will not be able to celebrate in person. Things are stressful enough already; do not let Mother’s Day shopping be an added burden. Here are 20 gifts your mom is sure to love! (Or at least will pretend to).
Nothing says, “Can you please take a break and relax, Mom?” like a beautiful pajama set. While we love her energy, there comes a time when everyone needs to put their needs first – something mothers are notoriously bad at doing. This two-piece set is breathable, soft and lightweight, making it perfect for any season.
There is something about people who brew their own coffee that gives them a leg up in the world. This LA-based brand looks great in the kitchen with its chic packaging. Plus, the brand is organic, sustainably grown, single-origin and freshly roasted — all things one should look out for when deciding what coffee to purchase.
Good genes run in the family. As a part of their Mother’s Day sale, Sunday Riley is offering 25% their bestselling all-in-one lactic acid treatment. If you want to join in on the fun (virtual skincare date?), they are giving you the option to ship to two different addresses in the same order and gift-wrapping for free.
With all this extra time on our hands to read, a book makes the perfect gift — especially a book showcasing the relationship between a mother and her four radically different daughters throughout 40+ years. Make a book club out of it and discuss over Zoom for added fun.
Looking back on mother-daughter spa days with nostalgia? Same here. Bring the spa to mom with this oil bath for the senses. The ylang ylang, patchouli and lavender oils work in conjunction to calm the mind and relax the body. Her skin will feel super soft and nourished afterward, placing you in the lead for the best child.
My parents are notorious for walking around the neighborhood every evening. However, I was flabbergasted when I noted that my mom still wears Sketchers on these walks. Yes, I know they are making a comeback, but we can do better. These stylish, lightweight performance sneakers provide soft and cushioned landings thanks to zero-gravity foam and CloudTech.
After watching a never-ending series of “my best friend’s rich check” videos on TikTok, it appears that a lot of people have pools in their backyard. With summer coming up, your mom will need a new swimsuit, even if she is just swimming a few laps in the backyard. This chic mixed-print suit has built-in cups, full coverage, compression recycled fabric for a secure fit and the color blocking at the waist is very flattering.
Moms love candles!!!! And that is a fact!!! Designed to influence your mood, this candle uses notes of sandalwood and rosewood to promote confidence and self-love. The scent transforms your space into an upscale spa waiting room without the pricey fees associated with going to the spa.
Ah, the cookbook collection that lays out in the kitchen like a carefully crafted West Elm catalog. I always wondered if anyone actually reads the cookbooks on their counter or do they sit there to silently preach, “No, I didn’t go to Le Cordon Bleu, but yes, I am a chef.” This Sakara cookbook, on the other hand, is worth the read with 100 healthy and fun dishes, desserts and cocktails to replicate at home.
Comfort is at the top of everyone’s minds lately, as jeans have made their way to the bottom shelves of our closet (and mind). This gift is at the crossroads between practicality and flair as a high-end pair of loungewear can last forever. PJ Salvage sets are incredibly soft, modern yet timeless and can be worn both indoors and outdoors. It passes the “Will I look put together if anyone sees me at the grocery store?” litmus test.
Necessaire The Body Wash
Necessaire body wash screams, “I’m above Dove!” with its whole chest. This multi-vitamin gel cleanser contains luxury oils to nourish the body. It also uses plant-derived surfectants to cleanse without stripping or irritating the skin. It smells great, is clean for the skin and the bottle looks chic placed in any bathroom.
We love a two-in-one gift. This creamy and moisturizing duo can quickly be tapped on before a zoom session with the girls. The formula is cruelty-free, vegan, and free of synthetic fragrances and gluten. This “less is more” product allows her to Kondo her routine without sacrificing her love of luxury beauty.
Can one ever go wrong with a chic kitchen appliance? Probably, but this retro kettle is perfect for brewing a hot cup of tea. It shuts off automatically when water reaches a boil, comes in a variety of colors, is easy to clean and looks great in any kitchen.
Aromatic resins have been used for centuries in the Amazonian rain forest to balance chakras, lower stress levels, and enhance focus and mood. Similar to palo santo, you light and extinguish the resin on the enclosed handcrafted heat-resistant tray. The unique, woodsy scent will help purify the space and bring in harmony and balance.
By using T3’s patented digital SinglePass technology, this straightener works in just one fell swoop. Perfect for all hair types and can be used to both straighten and curl the hair. Just think about all the compliments your mom will get once she has this power tool on her hands.
We know about the healing powers of turmeric, but have you turned your attention to saffron yet? This legendary spice is known to improve mood, strengthen gut health, boost libido and help with appetite control. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties making it the perfect ingredient to phase into your routine. This organic, vegan, paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar-free saffron latte mix is surprisingly delicious for something packed with so many benefits.
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