Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Now, more than ever, mothers are working tirelessly for their families - teaching, loving, and caring for their children in the midst of uncertain times. Mother's Day is an ideal time to celebrate and appreciate the amazing women in our lives!

If you are looking for a meaningful and memorable gift for your mother or grandmother, I have some ideas!

FITNESS/ACTIVITY TRACKER

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Our #1 gift pick for Mother's Day 2020 is the Polar Ignite.

With so much time at home, many mothers are looking for ways to stay healthy and fit in innovative ways. The Polar Ignite is a comfortable, stylish watch - which tracks your steps, heart rate, mileage, sporting activities, and sleep.

I surprised myself this year in discovering that I LOVE wearing a watch. It means that I can leave behind my phone on walks and runs - while still tracking my steps and mileage. It is also a huge bonus that the Ignite is waterproof so I can wear it as I swim and tread water. Plus, I always have the time and date within easy access. In other words, the Polar Ignite is super helpful in creating and fostering healthy habits. I've walked 10,000+ steps every day since owning it and am hoping to increase my activity in the coming months.

At a reasonable price point and with pretty wristband options, the Polar Ignite will be a gift she will love.

PAJAMAS

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. If my Soma pajamas are clean, I reach for them every single time. These are also great "recovery" pajamas for moms who are fitness-minded because they are sumptuously soft, breathable, and lightweight.

SHOES

Shoes are one of the very best Mother’s Day gifts. Here is why. They are practical. Plus, they are a somewhat universal gift – meaning that they are sure to be used and appreciated, whether your mom has only two pairs of shoes or an entire closetful. Finally, 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.

RUNNING/WALKING SHOES

A new pair of tennis shoes is a gift that will not go unused. Whether your mom is a walker, a runner, or a participant in other individual or group sports, she'll be grateful for excellent support for her feet, knees, hips, and back. ASICS offers running shoes for almost every activity - in styles and colors that are on-trend.

The GEL-CUMULUS 22 (pictured in Piedmont Grey/Light Steel) offers cushiony support, which is great for daily walkers. As for the GEL-QUANTUM 360 5, these sneakers are available in one of the coveted colors of the season - blush! (Your teenage daughter will want these too!).

BALLET FLATS

Timelessly beautiful, ballet flats look good on anyone. They are dainty and stylish, while offering excellent comfort. Perfect for running errands, attending a fundraising gala, or a day at the office. Unlike cheaper flats, the Emmie offer a cushioned footbed and some support. There are a number of different colors, patterns, and materials to select from in this same ballerina shoe profile.

HIKING/WORK BOOTS

People often think of work boots for dads, but hard-working mothers will be equally thrilled to receive a pair that will pull double-duty in both the style and durability departments. The Liberty Alpine by The Original Muck Boot Company is 100% waterproof and has plentiful features to help women as they pursue carpentry, construction, and outdoorsy projects. Plus, you’ve got to admit – they’re just all-around cool.

SUMMER SANDALS

Spring is here and summer is on its way! These dressy sandals by Charleston Shoe Company offer both beauty and comfort. They are great because they can be dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with a pair of shorts. You can choose from a variety of wedge heights, colors, and patterns for exactly the right sandal to carry her through the warm weather months.

Based in South Carolina and founded by a woman, we love that Charleston Shoes offers “comfort, without sacrificing style.” They bill their shoes as excellent for travel and we can’t help but agree.

WATER AEROBIC SHOES

Ryka Hydro Sport water aerobics running shoes sneakers

A friend showed me her Ryka water sneakers last year – and I was immediately sold! No more sore or ripped feet from swimming pool surfaces! With Ryka’s athletic water sneakers, you can get a great workout in the pool, while cushioning your feet. Slip on your shoes and step into the pool to run in place or join a water aerobic class. These would be an excellent gift pick for any active mom who has a pool or who regularly uses a pool in her community. Water sneakers are also excellent for use at indoor & outdoor water parks since they offer protection for your feet, but are designed to get soaked.

The Hydro Sport Water Shoe offers a speed lace system with toggle for easy on/off (no tying necessary!) and a sticky rubber outsole with drainage ports.

PRETTY NOTECARDS IN A KEEPSAKE BOX

Emily Dickinson Deluxe Note Card Set Insight Editions

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.

TINTED SUNSCREEN

cotz healthier sunscreen

Searching for a non-greasy, moisturizing sunscreen with a subtle tint? Allow me to introduce you to CōTZ, “the healthier sunscreen.” CōTZ stands for Contains Only Titanium and Zinc. All of their products use only the mineral sunscreen active ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. If you’ve tried other mineral sunscreens, however, you may be dreading that typical white sheen that you just can’t get to rub in. Not CōTZ! It’s sheer and lightweight, blending with ease. I prefer sunscreens with a tint, but non-tinted versions are also available. Try it!

A SET OF RAMEKINS

Incredibly versatile and oh-so-beautiful, ramekins serve so many purposes in the kitchen. They can be used for parfaits, sundaes, creme brûlée, hot chocolate, cookies-in-a-cup, or any number of fruit crisps. The gorgeous ones pictured above are from Emile Henry and are the perfect size. I made individual cups of peach crisp two days ago – delicious! Let me know if you want the recipe.

ADDRESS STAMP

custom personalized self-inking address stamp

A handsome address stamp is such a time-saver. Consider all of the hours you’ve spent handwriting your return address on envelopes (I did 150+ envelopes alone just for Christmas cards). The self-inking address stamps at PurpleTrail are a good way to go! Easily stamp your envelopes in the design of your choice. Note that the simple editor is far more intuitive than the full editor.

BOOKS

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If you know me well, you know my thoughts on gift-giving: a book is always a good idea.

This year, I've selected four books - Design Mom by Gabrielle Blair (read my review), The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie (read my review), Are My Kids On Track? by Goff, Thomas, & Trevathan (read my review), and M.O.M. Master Organizer of Mayhem by Kristi Clover (working my way through this one - I'll post the review on goodreads after I finish it!.

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What Mother’s Day gift ideas would you add?

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