Biscuit breakfast and all the best intentions. The handprint was traced and outlined using Crayola markers. Optimists promise to treat chores as fun rather than complaints. The consistency between these three seemingly unrelated situations of hers?Each peek at the Mother’s Day gift I knew and loved.
Having been a mother three times myself (reality is still out of my mind), I’m giving the concept of the holiday a pregnant pause. It makes me think of all the things that dried my tears, wiped the dirt off my cheeks, braided my hair tresses, and boo-boo bandages. Many lullabies.
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16 Top-Rated Mother’s Day Gifts Every Mom Will Love
I also reflect on all the sibling quarrels and feuds I broke up, the carpet stains I scrubbed off (and the scrubbing and scrubbing…), my obsession with finishing my veggies. Before Desserts, and negotiations about why pajamas are inappropriate for school attire.
And it made me decide to lean all way this year.
In every moment, big and small, we moms deserve our hospitality. Our editors have shared Mother’s Day gifts they can’t wait to share (and hope they receive). Read on for the ultimate mom-approved gift guide. Print out this guide and keep it discreetly on your kitchen counter.
For moms who love farmers markets: Casa Zuma “Salad Ritual” Gift Bundle
We designed this gift set to make your time in the kitchen an enjoyable and soul-replenishing moment. Isn’t this a gift any mom would love? The Salad Ritual includes everything you need to raise awareness and calm your mind about preparing daily salads with fresh, seasonal ingredients. It’s also great for deliveries if your mom lives far away. The salad bowl and spoon will arrive ready to gift in a beautiful box with a limited edition recipe booklet. — Camille, Editor-in-Chief
For skincare-obsessed moms: Ocean Undaria Algae Body Oil
I was never a body oil person until a family member gifted me this Osea product for the holidays.It is now a staple in my routine and my skin loves it. and a delicious velvety texture. I used to think it was moist, but this is the real deal! — Michelle, Executive Producer
For sentimental moms: Mod + Jo Cherub hoops
All moms love Mod+Jo. Their pieces are classy, timeless, and durable enough to stand up to everyday wear and tear (hello, motherhood). These hoops are my latest obsession. — Edie, Wellness Contributor
For Effortless Style Moms: Doen Aphra top
File this under “Discreet things my kids are hinting at me to buy”. I have a small collection of Doen tops in my collection, and I love how they add romance to even the simplest of outfits. — Camille, Editor-in-Chief
For coffee-loving moms: Farmer’s Pottery Gooseneck Kettle
Stag electric kettles may be loved, but this matte black beauty deserves its place in the sun. Whether she chooses coffee (or tea), any mom will love the heroic energy this kettle brings to the kitchen. — Isabel, Editor-in-Chief
For moms who never forget SPF: Janessa Leone Milton
Summer is almost here, so I’m living my life wearing a hat. I’m a big fan of Janessa Leone hats and I’m really excited about this new release with leather straps. This packable hat Perfect for traveling and on-the-go moms. ) — Brandy, Motherhood Contributionuser
For Hostess With The Mostess Mama: Casa Zuma linen table throw
For me, the perfect Mother’s Day gift is a little extravagant item that you might not buy for yourself and that gives you a little joy every time you use it. This subtly cool linen table throw adds textured warmth to your table and comes in an array of drool-worthy muted shades. Ethically made in Lithuania, this square throw is the perfect size for the table she wants to throw on. It can be used on square, round and rectangular tables as it is made to show the edge of what is underneath. — Camille, Editor-in-Chief
For moms who love lounges: Ulla Johnson Aurelie Loeb
Your mama’s morning getup just glowed. I’m obsessed with this patterned silk number from my favorite Ulla Johnson. a little bit… Somebody please send this to my husband! — Anne, Contributing Editor
For moms who need Marie Kondo: legacy box
If your mother has piles of VHS tapes, let her cry with digitized versions of Christmas morning, volleyball games and piano recitals. — Brittany, Content Marketing Director
For moms who are obsessed with baking: Our Place Ovenware Set
My mom is *deeply* in the self-proclaimed minimalist era where everything has to go. She wants to keep only the things she loves and/or that improve her daily life.Her 5-Piece Non-Toxic Stoneware for Under $200Her BakingHer Set?Every Box Check And those colors… I’m picking lavender. — Isabel, Editor-in-Chief
For moms with outstanding style. Freda Salvador Eda D’Orsay sneakers
Every spring and summer, I search for the perfect white leather sneaker. As with all Fred Salvador shoes, padding provides ultimate comfort. BONUS POINTS: Small batch and female founded.— Brandy, Motherhood Contributionuser
For moms who love luxurious skin care: Sahara Rose Sumptuously Regenerating Cream
Because skincare is one of the most instantly touching, pampering, and uplifting gifts to give (and receive). And when it’s a clean product from a company founded by independent women, like this gorgeous face cream, it’s doubly inspiring and beautiful. — Stacey, Contributing Editor
For moms with timeless style: Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandals
These sandals sit smack in the middle of a Venn diagram of gifts that my mother, my mother-in-law, and I equally want. and – these are them. — Brittany, Content Marketing Director
For foodie moms: the best brunch in town
The ultimate gift is for my husband to dress our kids in beautiful costumes, give me flowers and take them out to brunch on our beautiful outdoor patio. The afternoon is all to yourself. — Brandy, Motherhood Contributionuser
For moms who know the beauty of basics: Z Supply Kairi Button Up Gauze Top
Whether it’s a hot mom’s uniform, a school drop-off uniform, or a sunday uniform to lounge in, this top will delight your favorite mom. (that’s me). — Edie, Wellness Contributor
For moms who make statements: Chan Luu White Pearl & Gold Diamond Cuff
My mom is a minimalist, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to be assertive. She has been collecting Chan Luu’s timeless wrap her bracelets for years. But this Mother’s Day, change into these sophisticated cufflinks featuring champagne diamonds and white Her Freshwater Her pearls. — Isabel, Editor-in-Chief
Mom loves magazines.It’s a little happy email from her old days, a gift that lasts all year round.Meet her interests with a subscription bon appetit For foodies magnolia journal For Joe lovers, or many classics Like Real Simple, BHG, (and yes, People). — Brittany, Content Marketing Director
This post was originally published on April 16, 2022 and has since been updated.