This year has made it feel especially important to honor moms and caretakers of all stripes. While nothing can stand in for quality time spent together (hopefully on the horizon!), here are are some of our favorite gift picks to shower moms—or aunts, grandmas, friends, or mamas to four-legged friends—with love.
A fast yet elegant way to make iced tea, Tea Forté’s Tea Over Ice Set ($55) will help Mom get some me time. The beautiful pitcher contains two chambers; hot tea is brewed on top and then poured over ice in the bottom one, flashing-cooling the beverage. This set comes with a sampler pack of five fruity teas encased in their signature silky pyramid-shaped infuser. Or, opt for the pretty Petite Presentation sampler boxes ($22), with ten organic infusions. Crisp, Stylish Rosé to Feel Great About
A Sparkly Rosé to Feel Great About
With its light, crisp taste, Avaline Rosé is perfect for sipping on a sunny day with Mom, or a great addition to a kid-free get-together with your tribe. The French wine from Cameron Diaz’s new brand is vegan, free from additives and made with organic grapes—so you can feel good about popping the bubbly. Plus, finding Mom’s new go-to? Major points!
The Pajamas Mom Will Live In
Admittedly, we've all become especially attached to our coziest PJs this year. Add a pretty, matching set to Mom's soft-pants rotation. This pair is the brainchild of style maven and mom Julia Berolzheimer, known for her pretty, feminine prints, and Savannah-based LAKE pajamas whose Pima cotton our Home Editor swears by. May we suggest the JB x LAKE Pima Long-Short Weekend Set ($88), a happy medium for warm or cool sleepers.
Turn mom onto her new favorite sandals just in time for spring—and show support for the unique challenges facing mothers during the pandemic. Ma'am partnered with The Outrage to create a limited-edition Mother's Day Collection, which includes these embroidered, elastic-strapped CJ sandals ($245). A portion of the proceeds will go to the female activist hub the United State of Women to support their fight for economic justice for mothers. A chic, versatile slide that also celebrates the resilience of women? We're in!
A Bottle of (Dry) Bubbly
Any chance to celebrate feels especially, well, special, this year. TÖST Beverages specializes in non-alcoholic, sparkling refreshments that makes sure everyone can join in on the toast. Gift the mocktail-loving mom (or mom-to-be!) a bottle of the TÖST original, or the TÖST ROSÉ, or both (starting at $27/3 bottles).
A Printed Vase Switch-Up
These Vase Wraps ($18) from Lucy Grymes are brilliant. Slide them over a stemless wine glass, a cut-up bottle, or a mason jar (let the recipient's creativity run wild here) and mom's got a cute statement vase she can swap with the seasons. If you haven't seen your mom's quarantine re-decorating yet, this is a home product for half the price, none of the commitment, and all of the "aw!"
The Tried and True
Shower Mom, Grandma, or yourself with over twenty pieces of long-time favorites and limited-edition goodies from See's Candies. The Mother's Day Soft Centers ($25.75) box, with limited-edition Milk Centennial Medallions, or the But First, Coffee Bundle filled with latté flavored goodness ($36), won't disappoint. Make sure to grab yourself a box on the way out!
The Keep-it-Warm Coffee Mug
High-performance heat insulation meets artful design in this Rifle Paper Co. Tumblr ($34.95) from Corkcicle. Upgrade your loved one's coffee-on-the-go habit with the reusable mug they'll reach for first.
Colorful Bala Bangles
For the movement-loving mama, or loved one looking to step their walk game up a notch, Bala Bangles ($49) are chic wrist or ankle weights that add a little "oomph" to the exercise of choice. These bangles are a low-pressure way to power up a walk or a yoga flow—with 1/2 pound, 1 pound, and 2 pound options that are stylish, adjustable, and softer-on-skin than her eighties editions.
A New Cookbook Crush
Place a pickup order at your local bookshop and gift Mom a new cookbook she'll love paging through this weekend. Treat yourself to a copy and trade pictures of your culinary creations, or do a Zoom cook-a-long "in the kitchen" together. We're eying Saltwater Table by Whitney Otawka ($25), Mister Jiu's in Chinatown by Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho ($29), The Ultimate Spam Cookbook ($10), and The Zero Waste Chef by Anne-Marie Bonneau ($18).
Who can resist a sassy sock? Let your loved one know her mom-ing skills are bomb with these Atomic Mom Women's Sock ($11.95).
Athleisure for the Alt-Mom
We're all emerging from quarantine just a little (okay, a lot!) more attached to our fur babies and four-legged companions, who have been lapping up the extra parental guidance! For all the dog and cat moms out there, Sam and Jack is your one-stop shop. We're loving this cute-'n-comfy "Dog Mom" Brushed Jersey Camo Top ($48).
The Carry-Everything Tote
The Original Bogg® Bag ($74.95) is super roomy, extra-durable, and eye-catching (read: quick to spot in the back of the car). They're built to forgive a popped snack bag, runny sunscreen, or pet provisions—to clean, Bogg suggests just hosing it off! For items you want to keep away from little hands, clear insert bags snap in and out for customizable (and washable) storage. We love the original for upcoming beach weekends, and the Wine Tote ($34.95) for joining together with friends (safely!) in style.
Gifts That Are Only A Click Away
Fabulous day-of options to send some love—via your laptop screen!
Send A Digital Card
The top dating app for Black singles, BLK, has partnered with three awesome Black artists to create digital Mother's Day cards sharable via text message, email, Facebook or Instagram. The initiative aims to challenge misconceptions, uplift, and empower the image of black single motherhood, and celebrate the maternal figures in our lives through Black art. The cards are free to download and available through Mother's Day.
Gift a Good-Smell Subscription
What's better than a candle? A new, surprise candle every month, of course! Gift Mom membership to Bossy Pant's Secret Scents Club ($27), which gives her a fresh scent to look forward to, delivered to her doorstep each month. The candles deliver a top-notch burn, and the variety of fun labels are sure to give her a laugh with each unboxing.