Every mom loves her babies. Of course they do. From the day you were born, Mom's world has revolved around keeping you happy and healthy. But, let's face it, once a year we have one holiday to celebrate mom (Mother's Day); one single day that reminds us to celebrate everything that she does. Don't they deserve a little something for all the time that they put into making and growing humans (physically and mentally) in addition to their every day life + trying to raise themselves too? Keeping that in mind, We're giving you some ideas for tangible items you can get dear mom this Mother's Day, as well as some non-tangible ideas and some free easy to make ideas that are sure to make their day the best ever.
Top Gifts to Give Mom this Mother's Day
Give mom the gift of pampering
I guarantee one thing that every mom wants is a little pampering or time for themselves. I might be projecting a tad (being a mom myself), but I know a lot of moms, and can say that even though they cherish their time with little ones, having an hour, a few, or a whole night away to be by themselves is a dream come true. AND, if they haven't admitted it, they deserve it for all the hard work that they do. Find your local spa and set up a weekend getaway for just her, or both of you together. Set her up with a spa treatment herself. Other ideas in this category are: gift cards or booking a service for any and all of the following will make her feel like the queen of the world: hair blow out at the Dry Bar, Hot Stone Massage, Manicure and Pedicure, and Crainiosacral Treatment.
The best of the Spa... at Home
Give her the tools to access her happy place any day of the year. Stone bath mat, Eucalyptus scented shower spray, candles, spa and bath products or beautiful new towels or a robe. Fabric that's gentle on your skin is vital to the spa experience. Want true luxury? Find some amazing spa robes or towels that only her hands will ever touch.
We have some really popular gifts on our site that include a bit of everything. Our Body and Spirit or Body, Mind and Spirit or Relax and Restore gifts are very popular and give her a bit of everything.
Facial masks from companies like Skinesque or diffusers with essential oils from Saje are my absolute favorite. As far as towels or robes, definitely Bay Area Brand Coyuchi are a win in my book. Right now Coyuchi has 20% robes off too!
Handmade Mother's Day Gifts that are Thoughtful and Won't Break the Bank
Running short on cash and want to make an impression that will tug at your moms heart-strings? The best of the best are right here: make her some spa essential salt rubs or face masks and label them with a drawing from the little ones sketch book, write a poem out and insert it into a hand drawn card, have the little one make a picture frame and print out 5 photos of her little ones to rotate in and out of the frame, cook her breakfast and bring it to her bedside with a coupon that says you are giving her 1 hour solo to stay in bed (no interruptions), offer to change her sheets and do her laundry for the week, create a playlist for her of songs that she used to sing to you or play for you, offer her a nice cup of tea or wine to enjoy them to, if she likes the outdoors, take her to your local botanical garden with a prepared picnic basket for the family to share of her favorite foods. This list goes on and on. You get the idea.
Photo by Sai De Silva
Photo Session for Mom and Babes
I love this idea. It doesn't have to be super expensive. But, moms never seem to have the time to get photos taken of them with their little ones or grown up ones. Every Christmas, my mom asks for a family photo and even though it can be such a struggle to wrangle all of the kids and look presentable ourselves, I'm so happy we do it. But one year, my sister and I just hired a photographer to do it for us. That way were were all forced to look our best at a specific time. But hey, this could be a lot more low pro: 1. get a tripod. 2. treat your mom to a updo hairstyle or free makeup session at Mac 3. go to the park and take some photos on the spot. Any phone these days takes really great photos. The trick is the lighting. Cloudy days are the best for lighting, but if you don't have that, find a daytime spot outside in the shade with some dappled lighting. She'll love it!
Gifts for Making Mom's Life easier
Every mom is different, but one thing is absolutely true, they probably spend a lot of their time juggling various chores, tasks, mom activities, and jobs. Get her something that will make her life easier, even if it is just for a little while. Buy her a food delivery service for a couple days a week so that she can take a break on figuring out what to cook. My favorites are Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. Other grocery food delivery services like Amazon for delivery from Whole Foods is easy and will certainly save her an hour or more running to the store.
Maybe she's been trying to put together a photo album for over a year now and can't quite find the time: get her a gift certificate to Artifact Uprising, which is a super easy resource for her to put her digital images into and have a book or album printed in a matter of 30 minutes.
Gift of drink and chocolate
This one’s a given: Chocolate + Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand. So does a glass of yummy wine, or if they don't drink, a fantastic tea or coffee to quench their thirst.
Our favorites: chocolate from TCHO, or Rechutti Dandelion like in any one of our many gifts for mom found right here.
Flowers: The Mothers Weakness
This never goes out of style. It's been proven that having something beautiful, like flowers in your house, really drives up those endorphins. Points if they smell amazing too! Try to find a local florist that can ensure that the product you purchase is supporting local, and will provide quality flowers that look exactly like you imagine. There is something about buying flowers through a national flower company that only ensures. Our absolute favorite is Farmgirl Flowers. They are a wonderful pretty much national brand, that started locally in our very own backyard (well, not literally, but in Bestowe's hometown of the Bay Area). What's wonderful about them is that they have started being able to source local product regionally from different areas in the country. They also show you exactly what you're going to get online. I just love the philosophy and the thought that goes into their sustainable practice. Head over to their website and sign up to get 10% off your first order!