Tomorrow, it’s gonna be May, which means lots of Timberlake memes and the realization that you really need to get a Mother’s Day gift. After you’ve changed a few diapers, had a sleepless night or two, or enviously watched your single friend’s IG feed on Friday night, you truly have a greater appreciation of moms and know they need a thank you (and a phone call!).
You may be a mom now and just want the simplicity of not having to make all the decisions for the day and sleep until 8:00 AM. But gifts are nice, too! I’ve put together a list of ideas to celebrate the amazing women in your life inspired by the moms in mine.
This is a little tricky because everyone has her own style and you could get something that is not her taste. Bracelets are a good way to go as they are not as front and center as a necklace and can be added to a current collection for a nice mix and match effect. My sister-in-law likes Alex and Ani bracelets. It’s so sweet to customize and share the words to describe what a mom means to you.
I have seen Yves Saint Laurent Opium on my mom’s vanity since I can remember. The latest version, Black Opium, is a nice modern update with a floral scent and a sparkly bottle (what mom doesn’t love sparkle!). With some Chucks on and a spritz of this, you’ll kiss yourself you’re so pretty.
3. Workout Gear
These days, everyone either works out or likes to look like they do (thank you athleisure). My sister-in-law is the former. Currently pregnant with her first, she is teaching spin classes and doing some killer exercise routines. These Alo Yoga pants have a nice edge to them with a hint of mesh details. Also key are the high waist feature which is mom’s best friend.
You’ll come to learn I have a mild obsession with the royals. So when Kate Middelton was gifted with a dream journal from Harry’s girlfriend Megan Markle, I thought it was such a sweet idea. This Dream Journal includes an adorable sloth on the cover. My sister-in-law is also expecting (so many babies!) and she shared with us a glimpse of their nursery which included an oversized plush sloth. I remember having some crazy dreams my first year as a new mom. What a fun way to document that time in your life!
When my mother-in-law comes to visit, I usually spy a L’Occitane product like the Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate. You may not be able to take your mom to the sun drenched country side of the south of France, but the scent can take her there. And who doesn’t need some extra moisturization?
When all else fails, go for some wine.
Wishing you an early Happy Mother’s Day! What are your favorite Mothers Day gifts?