15 Great Mother’s Day Gifts
Reminder: It's this weekend.
Mother’s Day is May 8, 2022.
I’m always a little hesitant to celebrate moms by giving them kitchen stuff. The last thing a mom needs, especially on Mother’s Day, is feeling compelled to be in service to others. Most moms do that all day, every day.
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I think some of the best gifts are ones that focus on her taking time for herself. Moms of younger kids tell me all they want is alone time. A nap, some nice teas or coffee, maybe a massage, or– better yet– a night at a hotel, all by themselves.
Moms with older or adult kids might prefer a brunch, at home or out, provided they don’t have to think about any of the logistics. They don’t want to make the reservation, they don’t want to coordinate transportation– a partner/kid’s job is to have this the one day Mom gets a break from the mental load.
If you want to gift mom with something for her kitchen, I included a few items that are pretty upgrades of things she may already have. And I threw in a cool herb wreath (you can get a quarterly wreath subscription from Creekside Farms) and flowers from UrbanStems— who also do flower subscriptions. It’s the gift that gives all year long! This post does contain some affiliate links, but opinions are my own.
And a note to all the mothers out there:
I’m sending a huge hug of gratitude for taking on the toughest pieces of life and to all for whom today is also about unresolved conflict, sorrow, grief, anger, and loss, especially those who lost a mom this year, I’m thinking of you today and sending a big hug, too.
Great Tea & Coffee
There’s nothing quite as grounding as a morning (or afternoon) coffee or tea ritual. I love Smith Teas, and the addition of a water boiler makes it that much easier to make a cup. And unless your favorite lady isn’t a coffee drinker, you can’t go wrong with a whole bean roast. Does she not have a grinder? That’s a great gift idea, too.
Beautiful Kitchen Gear
Like I mentioned earlier, kitchen gear can be tricky for Mother’s Day. So if you’re going that route, pick something she’s been asking for, or a nice version of something she could use an upgrade on. The Le Creuset is beautiful enough that you can leave it out on the stove. There’s nothing better than a quality chef’s knife. And the Dansk casserole pot can go from the oven or stove to the table, complete with its own trivet. Stylish and functional.
Who doesn’t love a consumable? Here are three great ideas for mom: the New York Brunch package from Russ and Daughters, a shipment of ice cream from Jeni’s (remember this one on Father’s Day too, wink-wink), and fresh fruit deliveries from Frog Hollow— this is the good stuff!
Cozy Stuff She Wouldn't Buy Herself
Does mom need some R&R? Go for Jo Malone anything, and cashmere. Jo Malone’s Green Tomato Leaf candle sounds weird, but it’s great (as are all her scents). This Jenni Kayne throw and Faherty lounge wear will also be huge hits.
Flowers, Wreaths or Plants
You can’t go wrong with plants. A few ideas: sign mom up for a flower subscription from UrbanStems. It’s a great option to show your appreciation after the holiday passes (and you can go in on a subscription with a group!). Creekside Farms does stunning wreaths with dried flowers and fragrant herbs– nothing kitschy here. Another great idea– a plant from the The Sill. They have lots of cool stuff for moms with a green thumb (and some faux plants if she doesn’t).
Do you have any Mother’s day traditions/plans? Share in the comments!
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