April 01, 2022 4 min read
Finding the right gift for Mother’s Day can be tough, especially if you aren’t able to celebrate in person. Never fear! We’ve rounded up 10 of the best gift ideas for the moms who do it all. Whether you’re buying for your own mom, your wife, or an aunt figure who does it all, you’re sure to find something on this list that’s just perfect.
You know, the thing moms love most of all! Our Mother’s Day box lets you treat her to a fun dinner. Create some ambiance with a trendy bubble candle, and set out a wood-carved bowl full of delicious, cheesy chips. Pro tip: they’re designed to be paired with a glass of wine. The main course inspo comes from a new cookbook by Jenny Rosenstrach (the author of beloved blog Dinner, A Love Story). Pick something you can drizzle some mouthwatering Brightland honey on! And for dessert, we have sweet & savory chocolate-covered caramels with sea salt. If you live close enough, bring one over in person. If not, send it ahead of time and make a date to have dinner over Zoom. Either way, you’ll be honoring all the incredible support and love she’s given you over the years.
She does so much for you; why not return the favor? Send a box of self-care essentials that will let Mom relax and take a moment for herself. This one contains everything from inspirational poetry (author Kate Baer creates funny, uplifting poems out of internet troll comments) to a new version of Nutella that’s somehow even better than the original. (It’s by the fun new brand Deux, and it’s loaded with healthy ingredients like maca to promote wellness).
She taught you everything you know about your family history, so chances are that she’d like to learn more herself. A Legacybox kit lets her keep memories more accessible: she just sends in a kit with your family’s home movies and pictures. In a few weeks, she gets all the originals back plus new digital keepsakes. She can choose from a disk, thumb drive, or a digital download.
If something celestial is more her speed, try StarRegister: you can name a verified star after her! The gift comes with a star map, so she can see exactly where it is, and a certificate of authentication. For the mom who has everything, this would be a fun surprise.
We’ve all been spending a lotof time at home, so she’s sure to appreciate anything that makes her home more beautiful or more fun. Eddi is a beautiful new start-up disrupting a category you might not give much thought to: hand soap. But their dispensers come in several gorgeous designer-approved colors (with cool metallic bases) and their refillable scents are unusual and fun: from “Happy Hour” to “Sunday Drive.” She’ll be so glad to have a luxe alternative to the brand she’s using now!
Even though she made sure you ate your vegetables, she probably isn’t perfect about taking care of her own health. Make it easier (and more fun!) by sending her a gift from Golde. The brand is a “celebration of superfoods” and has everything from matcha powder to facial masks. Their cacao turmeric superfood latte blend would be a great gift for a coffee-loving mom who wants to branch out a little into healthier alternatives.
If she’s a flower-lover, try a box from Petalled. It’s more inventive than a traditional bouquet. Instead of cellophane-wrapped blooms, Petalled sends her a box of flowers along with everything she needs (step-by-step instructions, ribbons, measuring tape, etc) to make a flower arrangement that rivals her favorite Pinterest images. If she loves it, they also offer subscriptions!
What’s more luxurious than ice cream delivered to her door? Alec’s Ice Cream is all-natural and family-owned, created in Sonoma, CA by two brothers who buy from local farms. Their salted caramel latte flavor is our favorite, but they ship in packs of 5 pints, so you can get her stocked up on sweet treats for quite a while.
If she’s more of a savory foodie, try Diaspora Spices. They source 30 single origin spices from across India and Sri Lanka, paying a living wage to their farm partners.
She was nice to you during all your grumpy teenage mornings; now you can make her mornings a little more fun. If she’s a coffee drinker, we recommend Copper Cow Coffee. These packets let her brew a barista-worthy cup of coffee at home (or at the office, or…anywhere!). They have kits ranging from Salted Caramel to Vanilla to Lavendar, so no matter what her flavor preferences are, you’ll be covered.
If she’s more of a tea person, try Tea Drops. They’re organic, bag-free, whole leaf tea pressed into beautiful shapes: you just drop them in hot water, stir, and enjoy.
A gift that gives back is always a great choice. The Giving Keys makes beautiful jewelry stamped with inspirational words and donates a portion of its profits to longtime nonprofit partner Chrysalis, which provides employment resources and support for those transitioning out of homelessness.
If she’d prefer a game, LottoLove is a perfect choice: the scratch-off cards feel like lotto tickets, but the prize is finding out where your donation has been sent. Their brand partners range from clean water initiatives to education non-profits, so the answer is always one that’ll give her warm fuzzies.
And if all else fails: a hug is the right answer. If you can’t be there to give her one in person, send a sweater from Mersea. They come in a range of zen colors (we especially love the Saltwash) and they’re so soft that it’ll feel almost like the real thing.