35 Swoon-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom
February 11, 2021
Being a mom is 24/7 and then some. From juggling middle-of-the-night wake-ups to developmental milestones and beyond, you show up Every. Day. And while we know moms are deserving of way more than one day of adulation, we’re determined to make the most of Mother’s Day. We created the ultimate wish list for moms who are badass women first and foremost, and superheroes to all the babies out there. Whether you’re a jet-setter, a do-gooder or a wellness guru, there’s something here for every type of mama. Slide this gift guide into your partner’s inbox as a hint, or treat yourself to something special—we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving.
You’ve got a baby on the way, so celebrate your almost-parent status with some luxuries that’ll come in handy as you get your mama sea legs.
The First Forty Days
Growing a human is hard work—and so is labor and delivery. The postpartum days are so important for your recovery, which Heng Ou outlines in her game changing book, The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. It’s filled with tips for healing, nourishing recipes (some of which you can make in advance and freeze or delegate to a friend with a knack for cooking) and addresses emotional health too. Read this before baby arrives to ease your transition to motherhood.
Buy it: $17, Amazon.com
Most moms-to-be monitor their caffeine intake with precision and are always left jonesing for another cup. Mommee Coffee has your back—with four levels of caffeine blends (decaf, quarter caf, half caf and full caf) to take you through pregnancy to those sleepless nights of new parenthood, when you need ALL. THE. COFFEE. Buy a bag of beans or subscribe so you never find yourself without a fix.
Buy it: $15 for 12 ounces, MommeeCoffee.com
Teat And Cosset PJs
Keep cool and as comfortable as possible while you catch those final ZZZ’s before baby arrives. This linen set is tres chic and easily accommodates your growing belly. Best of all, it’s designed for nursing, so you can pack it in your hospital bag and instantly feel pulled together when visitors arrive.
Buy it: $128, TeatandCosset.com
Lovevery Play Kits
You may have loaded your baby registry with a car seat, a first aid kit and diapers—as you should. But as soon as baby becomes more alert (hello, week two), they’ll want a little entertainment too. The Lovery play kit subscription takes the guesswork out of what toys are best at each stage of development. A beautiful box arrives monthly with classic, gender-neutral toys and a book for parents explaining how to get the most out of playtime.
Subscribe: Starting at $36 a month, Lovevery.com
A plant from Bouqs
Flowers are the ultimate pick-me-up—they make even a sleepless night seem okay. But a pop of green lasts far longer than fresh cut stems. This snake plant is mom-approved: It requires very little to thrive (like forget to water it for weeks on end and it still looks good!) and it helps purify the air in the room.
Buy it: $65, Bouqs.com
You were born to be a mom, and you own your status with pride. Stock up on some gear that celebrates your place in the universe as a tiny person’s everything.
I Do The Impossible T-Shirt
We like to call it how it is—and moms do the impossible. Think of this as a chic-fitting cape, perfect for playground hangouts or layering under your power-blazer. The best part, though, is that all the proceeds from this super-comfy tee go to support Baby2Baby, an incredible charity that provides children living in poverty with the things they need to thrive.
Buy it: $25, Shop.Peanut-App.io
The Mother Load notebook
Keeping all the balls in the air is never easy. Manage sleep schedules, jot down the family meal plan and keep the pediatrician’s cell number handy in this little pink book. And for the days you’re feeling like you’re the only exhausted, unshowered woman to ever struggle with introducing solids (you’re NOT), read their mom manifesto cleverly printed on the back.
Buy it: $14, PaperGreats.com
Woman of Color
We’re so here for a book celebrating a strong mama. LaTonya Yvette’s Woman of Color is a love letter to all women. Part memoir and part lifestyle guide, it’s full of tips on style, beauty and motherhood. The pictures (especially of her cute kiddos) are incredible, and she even includes her favorite haunts around Brooklyn.
Buy it: $17, Amazon.com
Super Mom dish towel
A subtle reminder to anyone who steps foot into your kitchen—you are amazing! And they should totally help with the dishes.
Buy it: $20, Anthropologie.com
Stella and Dot mama necklace
You already no doubt wear your heart on your sleeve—why not boast about your title around your neck? We love the layering potential of this dainty script mama necklace. Pair it with an initial charm for each of your kiddos or rock it alone for an effortless look.
Buy it: $39, StellaDot.com
You love supporting a cause and shopping brands that share your values, even more so when it’s a win for you too. Here are our favorite picks that give back.
Kendra Scott You Do Good charms
Add a token of feel-good to your charm bracelet or create a pendant necklace with a charm from Kendra Scott’s line of You Do Good charms. They benefit 10 different charitable causes, from female empowerment to education for kids. The Mothers & Families charm (shown) supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Buy it: Starting at $20, KendraScott.com
FEED diaper bag
This diaper bag does a whole lot of good. First and foremost, its thoughtfully designed, featuring easy-to-access pockets (so many pockets), adjustable straps and a wipeable changing pad—because sh*t happens. But the best part is that by purchasing this carry-all, you’re providing one year of micronutrients to a mother and child in need. We bet you’ll use this tote long after your little one has ditched the diapers.
Buy it: $148, FeedProjects.com
The Alliance of Moms x Smash + Tess “With Heart” romper
Who says no to comfort? No mom ever. This super-soft romper is a fan-favorite— there are no no zippers, no buttons, it’s nursing friendly and it fits in all the right places. It was created in partnership with the Alliance of Moms’ who work to break the intergenerational cycle of babies born in foster care. It’s perfect for lounging (did we mention its so, so soft) and is chic enough for a late-night diaper run. There’s even a kid-sized version for your mini me.
Buy it: $120, SmashTess.com
Warby Parker Nancy sunglasses
Didn’t catch a wink of sleep last night? No problem. These oversized sunglasses hide dark circles with ease. Plus, an angle brow detail makes them #fashun in the very best way. Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program has distributed over five million pairs of glasses to date.
Buy it: Starting at $95, WarbyParker.com
Paper Culture stationery
No instagram post can match the impact of a handwritten note. Send your own mama a note of thanks—we’re betting you appreciate her now more than ever since walking in her shoes. It’s made from luxe recycled paper. Bonus: Paper Culture plants a tree for every order placed!
Buy it: $26 for 10 cards, PaperCulture.com
Wellness is your middle name. You know a hot bath and 20 minutes of meditation can change everything. Check out our favorite self-care picks below. You’ll even find a subscription face mask set, because everyone loves a good mailday.
Cosabella robe and Sagely Naturals Dreamwell body oil
Don the 100 percent pima cotton robe and rub Sagely Naturals Dreamwell body oil on your tired feet or stressed out shoulders. The oil is a non-greasy blend of lavender, geranium, sage and CBD, sure to harness your inner zen just in time for bed. Treat yourself to this nighttime ritual and wake up ready to tackle whatever life throws your way.
Buy it: $99, CosaBella.com
Vitruvi stone diffuser and essentials oils
This beautifully crafted stone diffuser doubles as a piece of decor while filling the rooms of your home with the intoxicating scents of calming lavender, invigorating eucalyptus, woodsy spruce and rejuvenating grapefruit.
Herbivore Botanicals coco rose luxe hydration trio
Pamper you skin with this botanical trio of rose and coconut essentials. The body polish gently exfoliates skin, leaving it baby-soft. A hydrating mist refreshes even the most tired faces (plus it smells heavenly) while the lip conditioner masquerades as lip gloss for those days you just can’t bother with lipstick (we’ve been there).
Buy it: $39, Nordstrom.com
Skin Gym rose quartz workout set
Get a “workout” from the comfort of a bubble bath with this facial duo that enhances your beauty routine and leaves you glowing. Release tension and remove negative energy with this ancient practice of rolling. Want really youthful skin? Pair the tools with a facial oil or serum for even better absorption.
Buy it: $49, Nordstrom.com
Facetory sheet mask subscription
You can get baby’s diapers delivered, so why not your sheet masks? Facetory makes it effortless to try the latest and greatest of the K-Beauty world with their monthly delivery. The boxes start at $9 a month for four masks (and go up from there). Fall head over heels for one? You can shop a la carte beauty too. Your Friday nights just got so much better!
Subscribe: $9 a month for the 4-Ever Fresh Kit, Facetory.com
The world is your oyster. You’re willing to endure meltdowns, sleep deprivation and lost luggage in the name of adventure. Our top gifts will make traveling with (or without) kids a little sweeter.
Lake X Maisonette stripe tank short set
Hotel stays call for chic PJs. One of our favorite sleepwear brands joined forces with beloved children’s online boutique Maisonette to deliver a seriously cute short and tank set. Made from 100 percent pima cotton, these colorful PJs come in kid sizes too for #twinning moments with your mini.
Buy it: $78, LakePajamas.com
MZ Wallace large metro tote
Snacks, passport, diapers, laptop, a change of clothes (for you and everyone in your family), wipes, more snacks—this bag holds it all, and then some. It’s incredibly lightweight, crushable and washable. What more could you want?
Buy it: $235, MZWallace.com
Listen to a podcast or call your child’s pediatrician hands-free with these fast-charging, wireless earbuds. They especially make long flights and train rides so much more enjoyable. When you’re not jetsetting, pop them in before tackling a sink full of dishes or sorting socks for the same relaxing effect.
Buy it: $159, Amazon.com
LARQ water bottle
This bottle cleans itself. No really. The LARQ uses UV-C LED light to eliminate 99 percent of bio-contaminants from your bottle and the water inside. Available in five colors, it keeps 17 ounces of water cold for hours.
Buy it: $95, LiveLarq.com
This lightweight e-reader allows you to select from millions of books and newspapers—and it holds thousands of titles for voracious readers on long journeys (think of all the space you’ll save in your suitcase!). Pair with Audible and switch seamlessly between reading and listening on your commute to work—perfect for those novels you just can’t put down. Best of all, a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours!
Buy it: $70, Amazon.com
You love the latest trends but are a true original when it comes to your style. These picks will take your look to the next level.
Veja Esplar sneakers
Royal mama Megan Markle is a fan of Vejas’ superior comfort and mission—the company is named after a Brazilian NGO that brings technical support to cotton farmers. These court-inspired “trainers” can take you from brunch to the playground and beyond.
Buy it: $120, Nordstrom.com
Clare V fanny pack
Hands free is gold—especially when you’re pushing a stroller or holding a wiggly baby. This fanny pack is perfectly sized to hold the essentials while looking impossibly stylish. Bonus: Add your initials for an extra-personalized touch.
Buy it: $299, ClareV.com
Pearl hair clips
No one will know you haven’t washed your hair in days thanks to these beautiful faux pearl clips. Use them to add some flair to a top knot or hold back wayward postpartum wispys.
Buy it: $12, Amazon.com
Annaelle heart hoop earrings
These festive not-quite-hoop hearts add a little color and instant polish to a basic white tee and jeans. Not a rainbow fan? These hearts come in five other colorways.
Buy it: $38, BaubleBar.com
SLDA gold double bead band
You can’t beat the versatility of this 14K yellow gold ring from Zahava’s new fine jewelry line SLDA (she’s also the founder and designer of fan-favorite Sarah Chloe, our go-to for personalized picks). This mama knows a thing or two about jewelry and kids—SLDA Collection’s name is derived from the initials of her four daughters. The ring is available in two sizes and can be worn in various positions depending on the finger.
Buy it: $75, SLDACollection.com
You came to party—from holiday gatherings to impromptu backyard bashes, you’re the hostess with the mostest and it shows. Upgrade your gear for more unforgettable fun.
Rifle Paper Co stemless wine glass
Perfect for sunset stroller walks or porch stoop hangouts, this insulated stemless wine glass will keep a healthy 12-ounce pour of pinot grigio cool for 9+ hours. Shatterproof and spill resistant features make this mommy’s sippy cup indeed.
Buy it: $30, RiflePaperCo.com
Amazon Echo Show
This tech wonder is a must-have for every busy hostess. Premium speakers, perfect for streaming dinner party playlists, pair with a 10-inch HD screen that can show you everything from your calendar to your shopping list in real time. Ask Alexa to order paper plates, look up a recipe for chocolate chip cookies or set a timer for your famous quiche.
Buy it: $180, Amazon.com
Gooseneck coffee kettle
What mom doesn’t need a cup of coffee to start the day or a cup of tea to wind down at night? This sleek kettle heats quickly and the gooseneck spout delivers a controlled flow of hot water into your pour-over coffee maker. Bonus: It looks amazing as stove decor.
Buy it: $20, Amazon.com
Lettermade cocktail napkins
Linen embroidered cocktail napkins elevate any soiree. These are machine washable and feature quippy pictures and sayings (cough, like this mom mantra), perfect for playdates or date nights in.
Buy it: Starting at $48, ShopLetterMade.com
Raawii Strøm vase
Every hostess needs a go-to vase, and this ceramic beauty is it. A sleek Danish design gives it just enough edge to go from casual to formal. It’s well sized for every stem, from roses to cherry blossoms, and comes in six colors.
Buy it: Starting at $60, Store.Moma.org
Published May 2019
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