Mother’s Day (which falls on May 14th this year) is just around the corner, and I want to share some ideas for what you might get your mother (and grandmother, or other mother figures in your life).
Most years I pool resources with my brother and buy my mom a year’s worth of skincare products, or plan a weekend trip for her and my dad. But this year big brother warned me early that he’s doing his own thing, and that I am on my own.
Like many moms, my mom doesn’t appear to be missing anything material in her life, nor do any of her belongings necessitate an immediate replacement. As such, the ideas I came up with are fairly generic and inoffensive.
|Jo Malone™ Scent Surround™ Diffuser|
If your special person is a cooking enthusiast, Le Creuset cast-iron cookware will likely put a smile on her face.
|Le Creuset Gold Knob Collection 5 Quart Oval French/Dutch Oven|
|Burberry Checked Scarf|
While getting your mom new pajamas might seem unoriginal (perhaps bordering on lazy), it’s one of the best gifts for Mother’s Day. I am a big fan of Everlane’s Oxford Pajama Shirt and Pant; the fabric used is incredibly comfortable. Pair this gift with a spa gift certificate, a new set of sheets, and maybe a bottle of wine.
|Everlane The Oxford Pajama Shirt // The Oxford Pajama Pant|
You also can’t really go wrong when you gift food in pretty packaging, be it a box of chocolate truffles, a tin of crispy crepes, or a set of loose tea tins. If this gift feels too insubstantial, maybe throw in a pair of dainty earrings or a set of bangles.
|Godiva Chocolatier 24-Piece Patisserie Truffle Box|
If you need a very last-minute gift, flowers are a last resort. Most florists offer a curated list of options for same-day pick-up or delivery for special occasions.
Happy (Mother’s Day) shopping!