My Mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day fall just a few days apart each year. For this reason alone, this time of May is always special for my sisters and I. We love to come together, no matter where in the world we might be at the moment, for this special week of pampering, R&R, and spending quality time with our Mom. I’m sure many of you have a similar family tradition as well. It’s no secret that this year is going to be different as physical distancing rules are still hanging over our heads like a stormy cloud. And although many of us won’t be spending this Mother’s Day with our moms in person, we should celebrate this day even harder and send love to true Queens in our lives in spite of these obstacles.
So let’s celebrate our Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10th and everyday! I’ve compiled a quick list of last minute mother’s day gift ideas that hopefully will inspire you to give her something special on this special day. In my list I’ve tried to include unique gifts that will help your mom to become a better chef, attend to her comfort and wellbeing, stay connected through the latest tech and of course give her a gift of style. See the full list below and I hope you get inspired to find the perfect gift for your Mom, Gems!
Teapot & Kettle with Infuser
Sahati Sand Throw
We all crave calm and relaxation during these anything but calm times. Your mom will love cuddling up with this super fine cotton throw that is stitched by hand, each one taking a week to complete! She can just grab her favorite book and cuddle up on a couch.
I’ve talked before about how one of the best things you can do for your mental health during this quarantine is to take more baths. Since I’ve purchased these bathtub pillows for my own bath, I don’t ever want to leave my warm sanctuary. And neither will your mom.
Baby Mumma Body Scrub Set
For all the new mommas out there! This set from Frank body includes 3 of their famous body scrubs “for dry skin, stretch marks, cellulite, hormonal breakouts, and 6am coffee cravings”. Now that just about covers everything your skin might need to stay baby soft.
Now this is on my own wish list! My friends who have a Theragun swear by it. This wonderful device is like having your own masseuse at home. Its fast action helps to soothe muscle pains and releases stress and tension. Your mom will be relaxed in no time.
Beauty Fridge + Korean Beauty Collection
These sheet masks (19 total) are so easy and fun to use. Just open each individual package after a long day and place each individually moisturized sheet on your face. Keep them in a mini fridge to extend their shelf life and get the cooling sensation when using them as well.
Nail Gel Kit
Ok so while nail salons might be closed, it’s no excuse not to take care of your nails. Especially with this Sally Hansen gel kit that gives you professional, high-shine, no dry time and long-wear nails. Chip free up to 14 days and you might not have to see your manicurist ever again.
Hidden Garden Scarf 90
I’ve been an avid fan of Sarah Flint for some time now. This super high quality direct to consumer brand started by an FIT alumni might be best known for their shoes, but their accessory game is strong too! Their new scarves are handcrafted in Italy with hand-painted designs and will give any mom that Italian elegance and style.
The Day Square Tote
This tote has been a staple in my closet for quite some time now. It’s timeless aesthetic and made in Italy quality is a simple reason why. And it also fits everything from your shoes to your laptop and groceries. This will become her favorite everyday go-to tote.
Sleep Ultrasoft Piped-Cuff Robe
Be warned, J. Jill might just become your mom’s favorite brand. Catering to all shapes and ages, their pieces go anywhere from long walks on the beach to working from home ready. This knit robe is made from a blend of cotton and modal rayon for ultimate softness and comes in 4 sophisticated colors and prints.
Gift from her favorite museum/institutions + membership
Right now it’s more important than ever to support institutions that might not be open right now but serve our communities when they are open. Is she an Egyptian mythology feen? Consider gifting her a Met membership. Flowers? There’s Brooklyn botanical garden for that. Modern art? MoMa store might just be the answer.
Buy Original Art
An unframed poster might have cut it in your college dorm but we are all adults now. And what makes a better present to someone than to gift them a unique piece of art that will suit any style and will look great on any wall. Bonus points for supporting a community of artists and creatives.
Her Favorite Magazine Subscription
Go ahead and splurge on a year long subsription to Better Homes & Gardens, it’s my little guilty pleasure too. Or Allrecipes. Or Vanity Fair. Just remember to put it on your card so that your mom doesn’t have to worry about renewing it each year.
Buy delivery/Gift Card from her favorite restaurant
This website helps you find restaurants in your neighborhood that either deliver or sell gift cards that will come in oh so handy once they re-open. Satisfy your mom’s cravings for her favorite cuisine and support your local business, now that’s a win-win!
Digital Photo Frame
Aura photo frames look more like work of art than your regular digital frames that you might be used to. With free unlimited photo storage, and an easy to manage app – you can share all the special photo moments that your mom is sure to appreciate right on top of her vanity.
Long Distance Friendship Lamp
We all miss our loved ones from time to time. This is especially true in our current physical distancing times. This ingenious lamp lets you send your love to your mom remotely —across town or across the world. Touch your lamp, and they emit the same glow to send a little “thinking of you.” message that your mom is sure to appreciate.
Is your mom a bookworm who is running out of storage space on her bookshelf? Kindle might be just what she needs. Able to store thousands of books and lasting for weeks on a single charge, this is the ultimate reading companion. New model also includes Audible compatibility for streaming audiobooks right from your kindle.
Ok, I was a bit hesitant about Apple Watch when it first came out too. But in true Apple fashion, every new generation of their products get better and better. Current 5th generation finally allows you to make phone calls without needing a phone! But it can also measure her heartbeat, track her cycle, stream music and of course show time.