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Consider this a cheat sheet for picking out Mother’s Day gifts this year. I’m a new mom with an 8-month-old, and these are the gifts at the top of my gimme list and what I’m eyeballing for the other moms in my life.
We’re all busy. The mom you’re shopping for might be overstimulated between work and family life in a house that’s messier than they might prefer. So, at the end of the day, any gift that makes life feel a little more indulgent is a win.
While every mom is different and may have different interests you can shop for, here are a few universal gift ideas that may appeal to the moms in your life who just need a little R&R.
- $ = $0–$50
- $$ = $51–$100
- $$$ = over $100
Call me cliche, but I love a relaxing bath moment. Bathing is one of the few pockets of time I get to myself in a day, so I’m all aboard for anything that elevates that time to feel more luxurious and indulgent.
If you’re shopping for your spouse, friend, or loved one who agrees, consider buying them a few fancy bath items. Skip the drugstore bubble bath and pick out something a little more luxurious.
I’ve been eyeing Ouai Chill Pills and Osea’s body products. Their body oil is an upgrade from a basic lotion. Products like that make me feel like my bathroom is a little more like a spa.
Whether you think the mom in your life would appreciate this more with their own initials or their child’s initials, BabyGold’s Initial Necklace can make a good alternative to shopping at big-box jewelry stores. They’re made in the United States in Los Angeles, using recycled 14k gold.
They offer an option for single or multiple initials, a nice option if mom has multiple kiddos.
Your purchase also helps them support No Kid Hungry. They donate one meal for every purchase.
Rothy’s were actually my Christmas gift last year. I’d been eyeing them for a while but was hesitant to spend the money on them, feeling like it was a bit too self-indulgent.
Now, I have two pairs, and they’re pretty much my go-to shoes. They help make my otherwise basic, functional wardrobe of comfortable joggers and tees look much more trendy.
It’s a bonus that they’re made from recycled plastic bottles, so it feels like a conscious investment — not just one that’s indulgent.
I’m a fan of the original slip-on style, and Rothy’s always introduces new prints and colors.
Flowers once a year, or fresh flowers delivered monthly for a year? Go with the latter if you can swing it, or try to split the cost with other family members.
First, it’s worth searching for local florists in your area who offer this service.
But Bouqs is available nationwide and offers a monthly subscription that starts at $44 per month for a basic-sized bouquet with 10 to 16 flower stems. You can upgrade to bigger bouquets for more money if you want.
Four words: Capri Blue Volcano Candle.
I’ve actually bought these in bulk when they’re on sale — the scent’s just so classic and luxurious. You may know of it because it’s a popular candle at Anthropologie, but you can also buy from the brand on Amazon.
If the mom you’re shopping for already knows and loves it, the brand also makes bath products in the same scent. Consider buying a few things and making a sweet gift basket.
There’s a reason moms joke about leggings dominating their wardrobe. Because it’s true.
We develop a deep desire for comfortable clothes that still look cute. If we must walk around totally wiped out and unsure how we’re still functioning but somehow making it work, we don’t want to look like we feel. A functional and comfortable wardrobe is necessary for survival, but it can still look good.
Lululemon Align Jogger is a popular choice. The material is some of the softest you’ll find in the activewear game. Vuori Performance Jogger is another one that fits the bill. I wouldn’t be upset to own one in every color.
It’s a subscription world, y’all. We’re all just living in it. And drinks aren’t exempt. There seems to be a subscription for every kind of drink, boozy or otherwise.
You might also consider signing mom up for Daily Harvest to give them the gift of convenience via easy daytime meals they can grab between work, appointments, and dropping kids off at activities.
While digital picture frames aren’t new, this one by Aura is pretty great. It looks more modern than some of the original clunky models. There are multiple styles to choose from, and you can select landscape or portrait.
It also allows you to invite people to collaborate with your frame so multiple family members can upload photos to the frame right from their phones.
It’s like sending pictures to your loved ones, but instead of being trapped in an SMS chain, they’re displaying where someone can enjoy them daily (and crack a little smile when they notice something new in the rotation).