Here’s the deal: Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it can be hard to find the perfect gift. So if you’re looking for just the right Mother’s Day gift for the mom in your life, check out my handy guide to help with your gifting mojo. No matter what she’s into, I’ve found a thoughtful gift that shows her just how much you care.
For the Zen Mom
Every yogi mom already has a yoga mat, but as much time as she spends staring at it while she exercises, why not provide her with something truly beautiful to enjoy? The La Vie Boheme Yoga Havana Mat ($86 at Shopbop) is a genuine work of art, and the Gaiam Pink Camo Yoga Mat ($21.99 at Target) will certainly add a bright spot to where she finds her center.
For the Domestic Goddess
Getting your Martha on doesn’t mean you have to leave your Gigi at the door! This Gold Polka Dotted Apron ($34 at Anthropologie) is so pretty that she’ll want to keep it on even after she’s left the kitchen! Combine it with a matching Gold Polka Dotted Pot Holder ($14 at Anthropologie) for a well-coordinated gift.
Then add these nostalgic Mason Jar Ceramic Measuring Spoons ($6.99 at World Market), and you might never get her out of the kitchen again!
For the Jet-Setting Mom
Whether she’s always on the go for work or seeing the world with her family, help the frequent-flier mom keep her bag organized and her clothes clean with the Henri Bendel Shoe Dust Bag Set ($58 at Henri Bendel).
To keep her looking her best, buy her the ghd Copper Luxe Flight Travel Hairdryer ($99 at Sephora), which helps her achieve that perfect salon-worthy blowout while being compact and lightweight enough to make taking it on board a breeze. Plus, make sure she can use the hair dryer no matter where her travels take her with the F1 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter + USB ($35 at Flight001).
For the Creative Type
Help a mom who may have put her creativity on hold for child rearing bring out her artistic nature with the Vive Le Color! Peace: Color Therapy Kit ($13.59 at Barnes & Noble). Or get even more personal with niche books like the Color Me Jane: A Jane Austen Adult Coloring Book ($12.29 at Barnes & Noble) or the Posh Adult Coloring Book: Peanuts for Inspiration & Relaxation ($9.33 at Barnes & Noble).
Complete the gift with a beautiful set of colored pencils like Chronicle Books Bright Ideas Deluxe Colored Pencil Set ($24.95 at Saks Fifth Avenue).
For the New Mom
There are at least two universal truths about new moms: They are exhausted, and they are saturated with advice. So instead of offering your two cents, offer up a real solution! Moms everywhere swear by the DockATot ($165 at Target) to help babies sleep better at night, and it’s also a great solution for co-sleeping and traveling.
And for babies growing out of a swaddle but still learning to sleep through the night, in-the-know moms turn to the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit ($39.95 at Amazon). It’s seriously reaching cult status.
For the Mom Who Needs to Be Pampered
Encourage her to take some me time more than just once with the Peter Thomas Roth Mask Sampler Kit ($25 at Sephora). With six masks that address dry, dull, sensitive, aging and troubled skin, there’s something here no matter what skin care woe she might face. The LUSH Scrubee ($7.95 at LUSH) body butter bar will help soften and hydrate her skin with lots of yummy natural ingredients. Plus, it’s fun to use!
She might not get many hours of sleep, but at least maximize the ones she gets with Earth Therapeutics Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads ($7 at Ulta), which give eyes a dose of cucumber, aloe, green tea, chamomile and vitamin E to help diminish puffiness and dark circles.
For the Wine Lover
Who says wine is just for drinking? Take that joke about loving something enough to bathe it in, and make it a reality with these soothing, all-natural, handmade Wine Soaps ($28 at Uncommon Goods).
Then put her devotion to the test with a friendly game of Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes ($16.96 at Amazon). Or make her wine storage a little bit posher with a set of Agate Wine Stoppers ($29.98 at World Market).
If You Want to Pull Out all the Stops
Mom deserves the very best, ammaright? I mean, she has pretty much sacrificed everything for you since the day you were born, so how about a little “wow” factor with a bow on it this year? Give her a constant reminder of your love with this 14K Yellow Gold Love Necklace ($200 at Saks Off 5th), or give her the gift of always having celebrity-worthy hair with the Dyson Special Edition Supersonic Hair Dryer Set ($399 at Sephora).
If there’s ever been beauty magic, the Dyson hair dryer has it. With some serious engineering behind it, this beauty gadget truly gives you a professional-looking blowout—even when you have no clue what you’re doing. Plus, this special set comes with a vintage-inspired carrying case for your new favorite beauty toy.
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