Here's what to get your mom for Mother's Day
Wondering what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Whether she's an avid wellness seeker or someone who enjoys the finer things in life, we recommend showering her with luxurious gifts that will give her the lifestyle upgrade she deserves. From dark chocolate to gardening kits, these 12 gift ideas are ones every type of mom will love:
1. Wine of the month club
Enjoyed in moderation, wine is a rich source of antioxidants. (not to mention a glass is great to enjoy after a stressful day.) If your mom is a wine lover, a wine of the month club subscription is just the gift to delight her. Most wine subscription services deliver 12 bottles every three months. Check out the Cellars Wine Club and Wine Awesomeness.
2. Blue Apron subscription
Does your mom love eating healthy and learning how to cook gourmet meals? Then you should give her a subscription to Blue Apron, a gourmet food delivery service that provides subscribers with pre-measured ingredients and healthy recipes every week. You simply choose how many people you want to cook for, and then pick vegetarian, meat, or seafood options.
3. Herb garden kit
For moms who enjoy gardening and using fresh herbs for cooking and crafting teas, a herb garden kit is just the ticket. "Herb gardens are easy to grow, even for people who live in tiny apartments," notes the blog Two Healthy Kitchens. "All you need is a sunny windowsill or an outdoor ledge or table to set them on." Stop by a gardening store for a pot, soil, plant food, and herb seeds like mint, thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary, and chives. Or order a premade herb garden kit from the Garden Republic.
4. Dark chocolate
If your mom has a sweet tooth, some delicious gourmet dark chocolate is sure to please her. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and known to elevate mood. Some high-quality, all-natural, and fair-trade chocolate brands offer innovative flavors. These brands include Theo Chocolate, Alter Eco, Dagoba, and Madecasse.
5. Flowers of the month club
You can't go wrong with flowers on Mother’s Day. Give your mom a subscription to a flowers of the month club, and she’ll receive fresh blooms delivered once a month for three months, half a year, or a whole year. Check out Bouqs Co and Urban Stems, two highly rated flower subscription companies.
6. Massage certificate
Does your busy mom need some rest and relaxation? A massage certificate can help her unwind. USA Today reports that "a growing body of evidence suggests muscle therapy provides a long and varied list of health benefits." It has been shown to reduce physical pain, boost mood, and fight overall stress. Head to your local spa or salon to see if it offers gift certificates. You can also check out Massage Envy.
7. Energy-based dermatological treatments
For moms who could use a confidence boost, energy-based minimally-invasive dermatological treatments, such as Thermage and Clear + Brilliant can help. These treatments tighten loose skin, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten and even complexions. Consider purchasing a treatment or series of treatments for your mom from a reputable aesthetic dermatology clinic, like LaserAway.
8. Online yoga subscription
Yoga classes can be expensive and inconvenient. If your mom’s a yoga buff, an online yoga subscription can save her money. Alo Moves, Glo, and Gaia are all online subscriptions that offer on-demand yoga classes for all experience levels.
9. Personal training gift certificate
Has your fitness-minded mom found herself stuck in an exercise rut, especially with COVID-19? Splurging on a session with a personal trainer may be just the gift to get her unstuck. A personal training session will teach your mom correct technique, challenging routines, and proper strength training. A personal training gift certificate accompanied by a gym membership is just the combo to wow her, especially as many states reopen.
10. Aromatherapy set
A stressed mom definitely needs a luxurious aromatherapy set. The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that "several essential oils — including lavender, rose, orange, bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, and others — have been shown to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression." You can buy a beginner’s kit of essential oils on Amazon. You can also introduce your mom to aromatherapy with some aromatherapy bath products or a small set of oils.
11. Scented eye mask and fancy pajamas
For moms who have trouble sleeping, a dark room plus soothing herbs is an effective formula for deep, rejuvenating rest. A popular scent for eye masks is lavender, an aroma that research has shown to help insomnia. Fancy pajamas complement scented eye masks nicely; they’ll make her feel special and pampered. Splurge on high-quality pajamas made of sustainable materials like bamboo and organic cotton, like those of luxe sleepwear brand Lunya.
12. High-quality skincare products
Want to help your mom look and feel like the queen she is? Luxurious skincare products can help. Give the gift of a comprehensive SPF, such as LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Tinted Color Corrector to help reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Also include a powerhouse nighttime serum, like LaserAway Beauty My Hero Retinol Repair Night Serum that encourages cell turnover to repair skin all while your mom sleeps.
- "60 Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Are as Unique and Thoughtful As Your Mom," Good Housekeeping, April 22, 2021.