Every year, my two younger sisters and I wake my mom up with breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. It’s a tradition we started back when all we knew how to make was toast and really bad coffee. Once her meal was set, we’d grab her breakfast, handmade gifts, our puppy, and wake her up way too early. Probably singing some song we made up while her bread was toasting. While the coffee still needs improvement, our breakfasts have are significantly better.
Still, finding a gift… it’s a mission. How do you find a gift that says thank you for all that you do. Really, I just over think it. All you to give your mom is something that aligns with her interests. I created a guide to help you find the perfect gift for you mom.
For The Constant Host
Your mom loves to have friends over. Every holiday is in your house because she just brings people together with her infectious laugh and warm personality. When you were young, you weren’t sure if your friends came to visit because of you or your mom! Get her the Mostess Box. It’s an upscale subscription service that takes all of the guess work out of planning a party. She’s going to host some amazing brunch, dinners, and girls’ nights to remember with this one. I mean look how cute 2016’s Summer Box was!
First Time Mom
If you read Alissa’s heartwarming blog post about motherhood, you’d know that what a new mom needs is guidance and support. And maybe a nap. Help any new mom or soon to be mom feel like she will find her footing. There are tons of books you can pick up for her.
Anything that makes a pregnant mom or a new mom comfortable is exactly what she needs.
Beauty Queen Mom
She might not be a beauty guru, but she was the prettiest woman you know. And she doesn’t leave the house without wearing some lipstick. This cute sampler from Sephora is a great way to give mom some variety of finishes and shades to play with.
This is actually my favorite option because it involves skincare, beauty, and relaxation. I also think Tarte is a very mommy brand even though they’re trying to change that. The eye patches are reusable, the lipstick is neutral, and the skincare is gentle. So perfect, you might as well get one for yourself.
Mama Loves To Cook!
Kitchen gadgets are perfect for any mom who is the best chef you’ve encountered. Pick her up a tool she will get a bunch of use from.
Or bake. Mom’s brownies are pretty perfect. She’ll find this to be fun and take a hint that you want her to mail you brownies the next time you’re out of town.
She made all your costumes when you were a kid. Half your wardrobe was made at home. In fact, there is something sitting on your desk that she made herself. Whatever her artistry is, she can use a giftcard to a craft store. Or pick up something you know she wants but finds it to be overly indulgent. It’s Mother’s day so spoil her a little. If she likes scrap booking, this camera is perfect!
This fold away crafting table is also just perfect!
Mama Needs a Break
Oh I went through a serious Sabon phase a few years ago. Sabon is the mature response to Lush Cosmetics. While Lush is awesome, it has a super young, super edgy vibe to it. You may want to treat your mom to earthy relaxation but you need to find something that’s more in her lane. Sabon is the perfect place to pick up a set or mix and match some skincare she will love. If nothing else, you must get her a body scrub. They feel so luxe and your skin feel so smooth!
This Aromatherapy Diffuser is another great option for mom. To make this gift feel more complete, pick up a few scents you think she may like or a gift card to pick up her own. You can also add a book or some of her favorite magazines and tea to encourage her to relax.
Happy Mother’s Day!