Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about great gifts for mom to show her how much you appreciate her. If you’ve already got great Mother’s Day gift ideas that will celebrate your love for her, then this day should be a breeze. But all too often we get stuck in a morass when it comes to gift giving, which is just what I hope to avoid with my list of great gifts for mom. If you’re stuck for an idea as to what to get her, I hope this lovingly curated list will unstick you!
Mother’s Day Gift List
The Perfect Cup
For moms who appreciate the perfect cuppa — be it coffee or tea — you cannot go wrong with a thermal mug. Too many people forget to invest in a good thermal mug and often run around using freebie insulated mugs or flasks. It’s time to put an end to all that with this gorgeous number that comes with pink, coral, grey, or teal colored lids that are 100 percent leak-proof. Vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps beverages hot for five hours and cold for ten, so if mom forgets to drink her tea right away it will still be piping hot when she remembers.
Journals and Notebooks
Journals and notebooks are the perfect gifts for moms who like to express themselves with words or art. Whether you gift your mother a ruled notebook like this one or a bullet journal such as this one, be glad that you’re going to be giving her the gift of organization as well as the gift of words. Don’t forget to include a gift of fine-tip pens!
Scented candles are a great way to pamper mum this Mother’s Day, so why not gift her a hand-poured natural beeswax and soy candle infused with a blend of magnolia, mimosa, and linden blossom, the iconic scents of spring? Or you could give her this gorgeous wild fig and red grape scented soy candle with a personalized message inscribed on its copper lid.
Bath and Body
Pamper mom with these vegan and vegetarian friendly bath bombs with a hundred percent ethically sourced ingredients in scents such as rosewood, apple, and violet (New York) or Sweet Orange and Neroli (Seville). The bath bomb gift set features five dream destinations (New York, London, Seville, Berlin, and Capri) and will surely be appreciated by moms who love to — or dream about — travel. Of course, you could make your own bath bombs for mom if you’re the crafty type.
For the mom who loves jewelry, you can’t go wrong with these unusual jewelry choices. The first set features an unusual gemstone all the way from Australia — mookaite jasper. The earth-toned set will go well with almost any outfit. Or you could give mom these fabulous chandelier earrings that feature hand-strung glass beads. Of course, let’s not forget to honor a beloved stepmother with this fabulous stepmom charm necklace.
Home and Hearth
There is no dearth of Mother’s Day gift suggestions for the house proud mother. For instance, which mom could resist this delectable bath caddy, perfect for pampering? For the green-thumbed mom, no gift could say you love her better than this garden storage tote bag organizer to hold all her tools and her gardening gloves. Or how about this bee house insect habitat, ideal for urban gardens? These hanging planters are great for more compact gardens or balcony gardens. Of course, once all the gardening is done mom can curl up on the sofa and lean against this cushion while nursing this cup of very strong tea.
Now that you have lots of ideas of what to get mom this Mother’s Day, what’s it going to be? I wish all the mothers all over the world a very happy — and a very special — Mother’s Day this year!
Awanthi Vardaraj lives and writes in the port city of Chennai, in the south of India, where she runs her own small artisanal bakery and keeps a garden full of jasmine plants and herbs that she still cannot name. As a freelance writer, she mostly focuses on food, feminism, travel, mental health, and poverty. She also nurtures a deep love for the Oxford comma and the semicolon. Visit her website at www.awanthi.com and follow her on Twitter at AwanthiVardaraj