Unfortunately Mother’s Day is going to look different for a lot of people this year, but if you’re looking to send some love to the moms in your life, here are nine gift ideas–at varying price points–that I think most would be happy to have show up at their door! Most of these are from smaller businesses (many are women-owned!) so consider this your plug from me to shop small :)
01 // Weezie Towels
There’s something so luxurious about good towels and Weezie does them so well! I have these affordable makeup towels (last seen here), and if you’re looking for more of a splurge, try full-sized towels, a starter pack, or a robe.
02 // Fancy foods
Most of us are still home for the foreseeable future and cooking at home more than ever–mom’s included! I’ve always eyed up Eataly’s bundles and robust selection of olive oil, and Williams-Sonoma carries some Fortnum & Mason products (including their teas and hampers) and some great cheese selections if you’re unable to celebrate in person.
03 // ChappyWrap
My favorite blankets on the market! They’re perfect for the whole family and come in so many pretty patterns. If my mom didn’t still regularly use another blanket that my dad and I got her over 10 years ago (remember the legendary fuzzy Brookstone ones?), this is what I’d get her. A few of my favorite patterns are linked below!
04 // Dudley Stephens
I’ve amassed quite the collection of Dudley items over the past 1.5 years and if you’re looking to splurge or doing a group gift, they’re my top pick! Full disclosure that I now work for the brand but even before I did, they made every recommendation roundup around here without fail! The Park Slope, Cobble Hill, and Brighton Boatneck are the signature styles (I’m a size medium across the board and would advise sizing up if for a large chest and/or broad shoulders), and the Bedford Blanket Scarf is the best wrap (and is under $80). P.S. You can use this link to take $25 off your first purchase of $150 or more!
05 // Luxurious paper goods
Stationery is one of my own favorite gifts to receive (I have an unreasonable amount of it and can’t stop buying more) and a mom who loves snail mail probably feels the same way. There are so many good finds on Etsy (I’m obsessed with everything in this shop, and they’re on sale) and I’m a fan of everything that Sara Fitz does (these notepads!!).
06 // Vintage jewelry
Sweet & Spark has an incredibly well-curated selection of vintage jewelry, whether you’re looking for something from a high-end designer or a more budget-friendly vintage. My mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day are close together so we got her a pair of Givenchy earrings last year! The scarf section is always brimming with great finds, too.
07 // Candles
A mainstay on most gift guides but for good reason, especially right now! I’ve always thought Nordstrom had a good selection but if you’re looking to shop small, Candlefish is probably my favorite. They don’t break the bank, they’re a smaller business, and their branding is beautiful!
08 // A framed memento
Framing possibilities are endless these days and you can frame practically anything through Framebridge! They’re currently running on a delay with shipping as they shifted their focus to making PPE, but I’m sure mom will understand if a nice card with an explanation of her gift arrives on May 10 :) There are three great gift options under $100, too.
09 // Matchbook print
I’ve loved Matchbook Diaries for years and his collection has continued to grow in the best way. If there’s a matchbook print from a place that’s sentimental to your family, it would make a wonderfully thoughtful Mother’s Day gift!