Moms can be difficult to shop for, but Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be. Whether your Mom is looking for cocktails, Cartier or simply your company, here are a few things to celebrate all the Moms and mother-figures in your life. (Special thank you to my Mom for never being difficult when I ask her what she wants.)
- Venus ET Fleur. Two years ago for Valentine’s Day, I received a little Venus ET Fleur Lé Mini Round rose from my boyfriend. Two years later, it’s still alive, it still smells and looks amazing and it’s still what I consider to be a perfect, long-lasting gift for anyone who likes flowers or a little bit of color in their home. Last year for Mother’s Day, my brother and I combined our financial forces and purchased the Lé Petite arrangement for Mom ($139). We chose a black box with mint green roses, being that green is her favorite color. She adored them and to this day, they’re still as fresh as they were when she received them. It’s a little bit pricy, but considering how long these roses last (HOW?!), I think they’re worth it for someone who appreciates floral arrangements in the home.
- A gift card to her favorite nail or hair salon.
Especially for the new Mommas. When’s the last time you’ve seen the new parent in your life treat herself to a mani/pedi or a blowout? Get her a gift card to her go-to salon and make sure she gets the TLC she deserves… one of these days. If she doesn’t have a preferred spot, send her off to Drybar for some special treatment. Better yet, go with her!
- Francesca’s I Love You Mom Glass Trinket Tray.At $16, this Francesca’s tray is decorative, practical for the Mom who takes her jewelry off every night and will leave her with a daily reminder from her kids, even if you miss her calls 13 times in a row.
- Home Is Where My Mom Is Keychain.If you don’t live super close to your Momma, read on. Last year, my Mom and Dad moved to Boston, while I stayed in the tri-state area. My brother attends school in Boston and comes back to New York for breaks. While we can easily hop in the car or take a quick flight, the distance still unfortunately exists. My brother and I wanted to give my Mom a reminder that, no matter where we are, home is when we’re all together. This keychain I found on Etsy did the trick. She keeps it on her at all times.
- A subscription box: the gift that keeps on giving.Cratejoy listed their favorite subscription boxes in this article, some including the Cozy Reader Club, My Garden Box and Bath Bevy. Don’t forget: there are TONS of boxes on the market to choose from. Find one that speaks to your Mom’s interests and you can wow her every month via her mailbox. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
- A handwritten letter.Speaking of mailbox, how about writing and sending Mom a handwritten letter? Digital has taken over, so receiving a physical note expressing your gratitude for her can be really special. It’s something that can’t just be deleted or shifted down a social media timeline. Grab a pen and some paper and get writing!
- Soundwave Art. The company Soundwave Art allows you to record your voice, a song, a sound, whatever you choose, and creates keepsakes with the sound waves from your recording. This includes both art and jewelry. You can record your Mom’s favorite song and put it on a necklace for her to keep.
- The Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation).I know what you’re thinking: “Does she really need this?” I purchased an Amazon Echo Dot during last year’s Amazon Prime Day, and I’d say it was a great buy. You can use the Dot for tons of things: setting alarms, playing music, asking questions, making purchases, playing games and more. The Dot connects to your WiFi and phone. There are hundreds of Skills you can download to personalize Alexa and make her most useful to you. Mom needs some AI in her life.
- A cold brew coffee maker.Mother’s Day means one thing: summer is coming (sad attempt at a GoT joke). Treat Mom to a Cold Brew Coffee Maker from Bed Bad & Beyond. It uses ground coffee and the handle makes it easy to serve. You can toss it in your fridge and save it for later, too. It may not be as easy as popping in a Keurig pod for a hot coffee, but she’ll be thankful on those humid summer days when she doesn’t have to leave the house for an iced latte.
- Tile’s Bluetooth Key Finder.For the Mommas who lose literally everything important, from their car keys to their phone. Tile’s Bluetooth technology helps you find this precious cargo with ease. Here’s how it works:“To find anything you put a Tile on, just open the app. Ring it if it’s nearby. Check the map for its last known location. Or ask the Tile community to help you find it.
Phones are easy to misplace. Tile makes them easy to find. Just press your Tile twice to make your phone ring even when it’s on silent. You can even log into our website to find it on a map or make it ring.”
Pretty cool, right? You can buy one for $35 or two for $60.
Let me know what you’re getting your Mom in the comments below!