Experiences Over Things
If the Mom in your life already has everything she needs, then consider giving the gift of an experience. Even better, choose an activity that the two of you can do together. We love Cozymeal, a cooking platform that offers cooking classes for practically any type of cuisine taught by professional chefs across the country. Sign up to take a cooking class at a pre-vetted chef’s home, online, or at your place.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Flowers might seem cliche for a Mother’s Day gift, but who wouldn’t delight in receiving fresh blooms every month? With this monthly flower subscription from Bouqs, you can customize how many stems you want to send Mom and the delivery frequency. Subscriptions start at $40 per delivery, and shipping is always free. Plus, Bouqs partners with eco-friendly farms that minimize waste and water, so these are flowers you can feel good about.
A Timeless Gift, But With A Modern Twist
Eastern Europe has a rich history in producing some world’s highest quality linen. Fun fact: Lithuania has been producing linen as early as the 2nd century! Fortunately, you don’t have to travel that far to get your hands on these beautiful, handcrafted textiles. One of our favorite linen purveyors, Linen Tales, ships directly to the U.S. We especially love their table runners to add a pop of color to any tablescape and their Japanese-style crossback aprons.
A Values-Oriented Book Club
If your Mom is a reader, then she might enjoy this not-so-typical book club from Feminist Book Club. Your membership not only supports feminist literature, but also small-and-BIPOC-owned small businesses. In addition to the book of the month, Mom will get two carefully curated products from small businesses that the company personally supports. And in the true spirit of feminism, Feminist Book Club members get to make recommendations for book titles to include in an upcoming box. Of course, it wouldn’t be a “club” without an opportunity for readers to come together to discuss the books. Subscribers meet monthly over Zoom and can also invite authors to join the discussion if they’re available. Surely, Mom would look forward to getting this box every month!
A Wellness Gift That Doesn’t Break the Bank
If you can’t take your mom to the spa, then bring the spa to her with these shower aromatherapy oils from Uncommon Goods. Each box comes with three scents that sound nothing short of heavenly—let Mom choose from lemongrass for stress relief, spearmint for an invigorating wake up blend, or lavender to wind down from the day. At $15 a box, there’s no excuse not to give Mom the luxurious shower she deserves
Workout Swag for Every Budget
Budget pick: Whether your Mom enjoys working out at the gym workout or from the comfort of home, the sport detergent from The Laundress is a must-have for all of her activewear. The special formula is hailed for removing the toughest of odors—even chlorine!—but without being overpowering.
Feeling extra generous this year? The Spacedye legging from Beyond Yoga is the gold star of athleisure wear. This fabric is ultra soft, with just the right amount of elasticity we've all come to appreciate in yoga pants. Not only are Beyond Yoga’s products made in the USA, they’re also size inclusive. Now that’s a brand we can get behind.
An At-Home Manicure That Rivals the Salon
If your Mom treats herself to the regular (or occasional) manicure, the Mani System from Olive & June is as close as it gets to a salon-worthy manicure from the comfort of home. The starter kit includes a polish of your choice, hydrating cuticle serum, and all the nail essentials, including Olive & June’s universal polish bottle handle for even, steady strokes. Who knew DIY manicures could look so darn good.
A Gift That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth
The assorted cookie tin from Milk Bar will definitely be a hit with any Mom who has a penchant for sweets. Why we love it: these cookies pack a ton of flavor (compost cookies for the win), while also hitting that salty-sweet note that makes an exceptional cookie. And in case you had any doubts, they’re impressively chewy for being a mail-order cookie. If you want to try before you buy, Milk Bar has several locations around the country, or order online—order soon so that they arrive on Mom’s doorstep in time to enjoy for Mother’s Day.