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It’s that time of year again, Mother’s Day will soon be here. This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12th. It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by so quickly.
My daughter is bubbling with excitement because I am invited to attend a “Mother’s Tea” at her preschool. She hasn’t told me what it is, but she is making something special as a gift for Mother’s Day. I remember being a child and enthusiastically making a picture or a card to give to my mom.
Do you give your mother a gift for Mother’s Day? Do you pick it out ahead of time or are you one of the last-minute shoppers vying for a supermarket flower arrangement?
My sister and I usually coordinate a gift ahead of time. I’m not entirely sure yet what we will give my mother this year. Last year we took her out for a meal and gave her a gift certificate for a massage. My mom is constantly on her feet during the day and works hard, so a massage is useful but still something she normally wouldn’t indulge in and buy for herself.
My husband, on the other hand, is usually out shopping the night before or the day of Mother’s Day to find a gift for his mother. I hope you are more prepared than he is, but if you’re not I’ve got you covered.
I scoured Amazon to come up with ideas for just about every type of mom, so you don’t have to.
The Wine Lover
Simple Modern Spirit Insulated StemlessWine Cup
The 12oz stainless steel lidded wine tumblers from Simple Modern Spirit are perfect for the mom who loves wine. I love these because they come in a wide array of colors and patterns (**ahem, husband, I love the aquamarine shimmer**) and they are insulated to stay cold. I can just imagine spending a summer evening sitting on the deck under the stars with a tumbler of my favorite wine. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Not having to worry about an icky bug flying into my wine glass because it has a lid sounds even better! Modern Spirit Wine Tumbler $11.99
The mom who likes the finer things
LeilaLove Parisian Macarons
I love walking down the avenues in Paris looking in the Patisserie windows, dreaming about the delicate rainbow-colored macarons on display. I could happily eat macarons every day, I love them so much. Unfortunately, my baking skills stink and my attempt to make my own macarons was a spectacular fail. I don’t have to relive that baking fiasco though – look at these beautiful treats! LeilaLove Macarons $36.99
Paddywax Hygge Collection Scented Soy Wax Candle, 5-Ounce, Rosewood & Patchouli
This pretty candle scented with rosewood and patchouli would lend a wonderful aroma to any home. The soft pink ceramic jar and copper lid are simple, yet elegant, and can be repurposed and enjoyed long after the candle has been used. Paddywax Hygge Scented Candle $17.00
TotalGreen fresh lavender indoor grow pot
This lavender grow kit by TotalGreen lets you fill your home or office with the relaxing smell of lavender all year round. The kit comes with everything needed to grow a non-GMO lavender plant from seed. Just add a little water, sun, and love! TotalGreen Lavender Grow Pot $14.99
Canvaslove White Rose Laptop Messenger Bag
I love this gorgeous laptop bag. The rose print is pretty, not stuffy, and stylishly beats your average plain black canvas laptop bag. As someone who often carries their laptop to work, I think this would be a great gift. It fits an 11-13-inch laptop and is waterproof. Not into roses? There are other patterns and also a 15-inch bag available, as well. Canvaslove White Rose Laptop bag $15.99
Zoppen Multi-purpose RFID Blocking Travel Passport Tri-fold Wallet
There’s almost no bigger hassle when traveling than keeping all of your important things together and safe. Worry no more with this pretty and functional tri-fold wallet from Zoppen. It will hold everything you need: money, passport, hotel key, boarding passes, ID, credit cards, and more. It has RFID blocking material to keep your credit card information safe from thieves with electronic devices. Zoppen Multi-purpose Tri-fold Wallet $14.99
Kate Spade New York Stud Earrings
I love these Kate Spade earrings. They have the classic, elegant, and timeless look of real pearls, but without the price. They are simple enough to wear every day but also dressy enough for a more formal occasion. Kate Spade New York Stud Earrings $27.99
The stressed-out mom
Essential Oil Aromatherapy Gift Box
Is your mom stressed out? Give her a spa day at home with this fabulous aromatherapy set. It includes soap, lip balm, 4oz bath salts in Pink Grapefruit scent, Muscle Rescue balm, Skin Rescue balm all packaged in a gift box with a ribbon and a gift tag. Essential Oil Aromatherapy Gift Box $28.00
The yoga fan
Sivan 6-Piece Yoga Set
Do you have a yoga lover in your life? I’m betting she would love this 6-piece yoga set by Sivan. It includes an ultra thick NBR exercise mat, 2 yoga blocks, 1 mat towel, 1 hand towel, and a strap to carry your mat. There are a variety of colors, but I’m loving this calming teal color. I’m not a yoga person, but just seeing this awesome set makes me want to be one. Sivan 6-Piece Yoga Set $39.99
First Lines Literature Mug
This cute mug will be a hit with a bibliophile. It has first lines from many famous literary classics; do you think you could figure out all of the titles? This mug makes me picture the perfect morning with a warm cup of tea, a soft blanket, and a good book in hand. First Lines Literature Mug $15.94
2019 – 2023 Five-year Monthly Calendar Planner
When I first saw this I said, “This totally looks like something Rachel would love!” My sister, Rachel, is a planner. She keeps track of all her kids’ activities, holidays, travel plans, appointments, bills, and tons of other things in her yearly planner. I wish I were as organized as she is! This awesome five-year planner can keep the organized mom in your life up-to-date and on track. 2019-2023 Five-year Monthly Planner $7.89
This canvas artist apron by Tour is amazing. I think I’m going to buy myself one (don’t tell my husband). It would be great for painting, crafting, or even gardening. When it gets dirty you can just throw it in the wash. I love the number of pockets and adjustable shoulder straps it has. Tour Artist Apron $21.88
The music lover
The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir
I totally dig this book. It is a journal with prompts and questions that help you record memories and information about all of the influential music in your life. I think this is a great keepsake and would be awesome to pass on to your kids, giving them a look into your life that they might not see or know
otherwise. The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir $10.19
The coffee lover
Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler
I can’t function without my coffee each day and I often get tired of drinking the same old boring Folgers or Maxwell House. I like to jazz it up a little and try new and interesting coffees all the time. Does this sound familiar? If so, your mom probably would love to try out this coffee sampler box by Bean Box. It contains a half a pound of coffee, consisting of 4 different artisanal coffee blends and roasts from Seattle. Mmmm, I can smell the deliciousness from here. Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler $28.00
The makeup guru
Nars blush in Orgasm
I can attest that this blush is incredible. It is my favorite blush of all time and the compact seems to last forever. I recommend it to just about everyone I know or see in Sephora. It gives a peachy pink glow to the cheeks that is flattering on almost every skin tone like you just had a… well, you know… Nars blush in Orgasm $30.00
The outdoorsy mom
ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Hiking Backpack
This sturdy and light-weight backpack is perfect for a camping trip, park adventure, sightseeing, or to take on a hike. The water-resistant bag folds into a small pocket but is still roomy enough to carry all of your essentials. ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Hiking Backpack $18.99
The new mom
Boba baby wrap carrier
My sister gave me her Boba wrap carrier after her youngest child outgrew it. At first, I was skeptical of how well it would work, how easy it would be to use, and if I would even use it. She raved about how she loved using it with my niece, a baby who never wanted to be still and always had to be moving. Close to the end of my first maternity leave when I was desperate to get out of the house just to go to Walmart I would use the wrap because my daughter hated being in her baby carrier in the shopping cart and I didn’t feel safe just carrying a teeny baby around the store. When we used the Boba wrap she would sleep soundly the whole shopping and I also liked that she was so close to me that people couldn’t try to touch her (why do people try to do that to pregnant women and new babies?) Boba Baby Wrap Carrier $39.95
The tidy mom
PurSteam Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner
I first read about steam cleaners on Facebook; my friend Mary who has eight kids (that’s a lot of kids to clean up after) posted about how she had just gotten a new steam cleaner and how well it worked. That sparked my interest and I began researching steam cleaners. I think they are incredible because they can clean so many different types of surfaces in your home and clean without the use of chemicals. This PurSteam steam cleaner is on my Amazon Wishlist. PurSteam Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner $39.97
The sentimental mom
Sterling silver locket
Surprise Mom with a beautiful locket with a family photo in it. Trendy, yet classic, this oval-shaped locket with a scroll design by Ice Carats is a gift that would be treasured forever. Ice Carats Sterling Silver Oval Locket $59.95
Andaz Press DIY crafter badass mug
I didn’t want to include another coffee mug in my list, but I won’t lie, when I saw this I was drinking my coffee and I just about choked because I was laughing. Any crafty badass would appreciate this mug. DIY Crafter Badass Mug $9.99
If you are interested in any of the items above, just click the links to see more details on the Amazon website.
I hope I helped you find a gift in time for Mother’s Day. If not, I hope you have been inspired to find or make something perfect for your mom.