Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Mother’s Day is an ideal time to celebrate and appreciate the amazing women in our lives! This gift guide is dedicated to all of the mothers and grandmothers who love, encourage, and work hard every day for the people who they love.
If you are looking for a meaningful and memorable gift for your mother or grandmother, browse below for some excellent ideas!
If you know me well, you know my thoughts on gift-giving: books are the best gifts. Particularly beautiful hardcover books that double as decor.
BARNES & NOBLE EXCLUSIVES
Have you been watching as Barnes & Noble continues to release GORGEOUS *exclusive* hardcover classics for between $10 and $25? They are truly lovely to behold on the shelf. We think any of the above titles would make an excellent gift pick for Mother’s Day. Pair with chocolates, a pound of coffee, or a My Weekend is All Booked Pouch.
- BUY A Treasury of Classic Poetry, Great Expectations, Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales, or The Count of Monte Cristo.
- FOLLOW Barnes & Noble on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For the true book connoisseur, browse the gorgeous collection of hardbound, collectible books by Folio Society. While they have elegantly detailed covers, what sets this company apart is the quality of the pages, the beauty of the illustrations, and the thoughtfulness of the typeface. No detail is neglected.
Pay particularly close attention to the brand new edition of Around The World in Eighty Days, which is a beauty to behold with a festoon of colors and an included full-color map. Absolutely gorgeous!
Poetry is an excellent pick for Mother’s Day also. The hardest part will be selecting either the Folio Anthology of Poetry or Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems. She’ll love either one!
- BUY A Folio Anthology of Poetry, Around the World in Eighty Days (BRAND NEW – and it comes with a full-color map!), Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, or Great Expectations.
- FOLLOW Folio Society on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
SMALL CROSSBODY BAG
A small crossbody bag is the ultimate in functionality and style. She can carry this bag to the park, to church, out to dinner, or to work. Although small, Baggalini’s Take Two RFID Crossbody is thoughtfully designed with RFID-protected card slots, a quick-access phone pocket, and an adjustable strap that lets you quickly convert from a crossbody to a waistpack or a wristlet. It’s also available at a great price-point – under $35 for a limited time!
Not sure if she already has a pair of sunglasses? No problem! If she’s anything like me, she’ll love having two or three pairs of sunglasses, especially as summer approaches – one in the house, one in the car, and one anywhere else (since they tend to get lost!). Serengeti’s ROLLA specs offer a stylish cat-eye frame with excellent perks to help extend the life of the sunglasses. They’re anti-scratch, anti-reflective, anti-glare, and super lightweight. Plus, the lenses filter up to 96% of blue light for optimal eye health.
PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING FROM NYDJ
With a name like Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, you know this is one brand that knows how to make clothes for moms! These clothes are cut for a woman’s frame and are thoughtfully-designed for both comfort and style.
Although NYDJ is most famous for jeans “that fit in all the right places,” they also offer shirts, tees, leggings, skirts, shorts, and professional attire. As a mom of 4 in my late 30s, I love almost every piece in the NYDJ collection and I am impressed that the sizing seems to be right-on, which makes shopping easier.
- SHOP at Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. Pictured [left to right]: Ballet Neck Sweater, Tie Front Sweater, and Peasant Blouse with Cami.
- FOLLOW NYDJ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Moms so rarely spend money on quality pajamas for themselves so picking out soft sleepwear is the perfect pampering gift! As a mom of 4, I know this would be a gift I would genuinely appreciate (and be excited about!).
When I think of the kind of pajamas I want to slip on at the end of every day, I immediately think of Soma Intimates. Soma uses the softest, gentlest, loveliest materials. These are also great “recovery” pajamas for moms who are fitness-minded because they are sumptuously soft, breathable, and lightweight.
- BUY Pajama Shorts (pictured above) or browse the entire sleepwear category.
- FOLLOW Soma Intimates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Shoes are one of the very best Mother’s Day gifts because they are sure to be used and appreciated, whether your mom has only two pairs of shoes or an entire closetful. Plus, it’s relatively simple to get the sizing exactly right. This year, I’m showcasing a number of different hand-picked shoes to suit a variety of activity levels, interests, occupations, and styles.
If your mom is more of a walker than a runner, she’ll love the purposefully-designed Addiction Walker Suede shoes by Brooks. With great cushioning and arch support, these shoes are made to reduce impact on your joints and to be slip-resistant as well! These are a top pick for power-walking grandmothers!
For the more serious road runner, Brooks offers the Glycerin 19 – which is an excellent choice for active mothers! Their super soft, offering cushion and support to carry her mile after mile!
- BUY the Addiction Walker Suede or the Glycerin 19.
- FOLLOW Brooks Running on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For performance trail running shoes, Merrell is always a strong pick. The new Women’s Moab Flight offer superior support, stability, and traction for all of her outdoor adventures. Available in a gorgeous marine color with mint and pink accents [pictured].
Be sure to also check out Merrell’s complete line-up of hiking accessories as they have trendy hats, bags, and socks that will delight any outdoorsy woman.
Koolaburra by UGG
Say hello to this adorable below-the-knee suede boot! The amphora color is even more beautiful in-person (the photos can’t completely do the color justice!) and they pair perfectly with skirts, swingy dresses, or jeans. The light, neutral color ensures that this is a stylish boot-for-all-seasons.
Call them what you want – lifestyle sneakers, mom sneakers, casual sneakers, or walking shoes – this style of shoe is highly coveted among moms. They’re cute enough to wear with shorts, jeans, leggings, or a summery dress without being painful. She can push her toddler on the swings at the park or cheer at her high schooler’s basketball game in comfort and style.
- BUY the NB Nergize Sport LUX or FuelCore Nergize.
- FOLLOW New Balance on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
PERFECT RUNNING SHORTS BY BROOKS
Breezy, lightweight, machine-washable running shorts with pockets and a built-in liner? Brooks Running has thought of everything you will need on your next run and introduced the Chaser Running Shorts. Available in 3-inch, 5-inch, and 7-inch options, you can choose the best length for your gift recipient.
- BUY the Chaser 7 Inch Running Shorts [pictured]. Five color options.
- FOLLOW Brooks Running on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
BEAUTY PRODUCTS BY LA ROCHE-POSAY
A friend introduced me to the La Roche-Posay skincare and beauty line several summers ago and I have since fallen in love with their anti-aging and sunscreen products. These high-quality, dermatologist-recommended cosmetic items are just right for moms! Top pick for Mother’s Day 2021? The Toleriane Mascara, which is waterproof and specifically formulated for sensitive eyes.
SLIMMING SWIMSUIT BY MIRACLESUIT
Miraclesuit is an incredible brands for moms (and grandmas!) of all ages. The company’s mission is to help women “look 10 lbs lighter in 10 seconds.” These suits are designed to be supportive, slimming, flattering, and stylish…without looking frumpy.
- BUY a Miraclesuit. Pictured [left to right]: Illusionists Mirage, Illusionists Ursula, and Network Jena.
- FOLLOW Miraclesuit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
PRETTY NOTECARDS IN A KEEPSAKE BOX
This collectible book box has twenty foliage-themed cards inside – each imprinted with a line from one of Emily Dickinson’s poems. The set also includes a small ruled pocket journal and twenty feather pen sticker seals. The sage-colored keepsake box is sturdy enough (and beautiful enough!) to put on your bookshelf.
- BUY the Emily Dickinson Deluxe Notecard Set.
- FOLLOW Insight Editions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Incredibly versatile and oh-so-beautiful, Emile Henry’s petite pitcher serve so many purposes in the kitchen. For example, it can be used to elegantly serve water, iced tea, or lemonade on a warm summer’s day. Alternatively, add a bunch of fresh flowers and use it as a vase…perfect for the woman who prefers farmhouse-style decor.
A handsome address stamp is such a time-saver. Consider all of the hours you’ve spent handwriting your return address on envelopes. The self-inking address stamps at PurpleTrail are a good way to go! Easily stamp your envelopes in the design of your choice.
What Mother’s Day gift ideas would you add?