Thinking About Mom: A Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Do you give (or receive, or both) gifts on Mother’s Day? We don’t tend to make a big fuss on this holiday, but I do love to give little, thoughtful items to my mom. If you are looking for some fresh ideas, have a look at this gift guide for Mother’s Day.

Many of us, myself included, will not be able to be with our mothers – or children – this year, of course, due to the Corona Virus and accompanying social distancing measures. So, I have made sure everything on this list can all be sent through the mail – some directly from the retailer.

It’s absolutely not the same as spending a leisurely day with mom or gifting her in person! But, it is our reality this year.

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Whether you are a gifter or giftee this year,- make sure you take some time to talk to your loved ones via phone, FaceTime, Zoom, or whatever means works best for you. Words and actions are so important, this year more than ever!

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ”

Robert Browning

Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

These are some of my personal gifting favorites that are easily sent by mail. Distance won’t keep you apart for too much longer.

What I Love About Mom Fill-in-the-Blanks Gift Journal

I gave this exact book to my mother a few years ago, thinking it was just a cute little gift – little did I know, my mother would read it over and over, and laugh and cry each time she found something new! Why?

Because this book provides questions and fill-in-the-blank sentences all about Mom – and you provide the answers!

Be thoughtful in your responses, and this may become one of Mom’s most treasured gifts ever.

Available from Amazon.

CauseBox Subscription Gift Box

Causebox has two goals: to build a community of women who support women, and to help you discover products that are ethical and sustainable. They do this by sending their subscribers a curated box of socially-conscious products each month.

And let me tell you – each item is absolutely wonderful, from soft blankets to handcrafted jewelry to small-batch lotions, and more.

Each box is generally valued at 4-5 times the price, and subscriptions are customizable, so it’s not just a sustainable choice, it’s a smart one, too!

Learn more about CauseBox here:

CAUSEBOX | A Membership That Matters

Botella Wind Chime

Is Mom spending a lot of time on her deck or patio?

Enhance the sights and sounds with this gorgeous wind chime made from hand-hammered wire and glass beads made from recycled glass bottles, colored to represent sea and sky.

Pure craftsmanship, handed down through generations, goes into each Fair Trade wind chime.

Available from Ten Thousand Villages.

Home Smile Decorative Trinket Dish

My mother wears the same jewelry pieces every day and drops them on her dresser each night. No more lost earrings – I’ll be sending her this darling – and practical – dish this year.

This is absolutely the sweetest little dish your mother will ever use. If not for jewelry – then bath products, glasses, soaps – so many possibilities!

And if you don’t want this particular sentiment, there are several dozen others to choose from – for moms, wives, sisters, friends, and more.

Available from Amazon.

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Nisolo Clara Cross-Body Purse in Natural Vachetta

Mother's Day gift ideas: fair trade crossbody bag

With its structured, clean lines and natural vachetta leather, the Clara Crossbody purse is elegant and understated, yet infinitely practical.

All Nisolo artisan makers receive beyond fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment and the leather is responsibly sourced from tanneries committed to the ethical treatment of animals and the use of eco-friendly waste disposal systems.

Available from Made Trade.

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardi

This gorgeous cardigan is a cult favorite for a reason!

It is quite possibly the softest item of clothing you will ever wear. And that means it’s a perfect gift for moms who will still be sheltering in place for a while.

There is nothing better to take the chill out of the air – outdoors if it’s still cool where you are, or indoors with the air conditioning running this summer.

Available from Amazon.

The California Wine Club Membership

This is the gift for the wine-loving Momma.

Five different membership levels are available and all offer the best wines from small, artisan wineries all over California. Often, batches are too small to be distributed outside of the local area, so you will never see them in your local retailer.

Hand-selected and top quality.

Learn more about The California Wine Club here:

Artisan wineries. Award-winning wines. America's most trusted wine club.

Flower Subscription from BloomsyBox

Another subscription opportunity, these farm-to-table flower boxes deliver joy with every single shipment.

Each month, Mom will receive a new hand-picked bouquet from the finest sustainable flower farms in the world, always fair trade and eco-friendly down to the paper (not plastic) packaging.

Multiple plans allow you to customize your gift.

Learn more about BloomsyBox here:

Monthly flower delivery

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.”

Gilda Radner

Stella and Dot Charm Necklace

Just one of Stella and Dot’s jewelry designs for Mother’s Day, this charm set is sophisticated and personalized.

Mother's Day gift ideas: charm necklace

Every purchase empowers an independent woman in business—and the company’s greater goal to create flexible income for all women.

In addition to jewelry, Stella and Dot also sells clothing, accessories, and beauty products.

Learn more about Stella and Dot here:

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Final Thoughts on Thinking About Mom: A Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Regardless of whether your mother prefers a snuggly sweater, sparkly jewels, or a good glass of wine, there is certainly something on this list for everyone.

Whether it’s a one-day gift or a monthly subscription, the important thing is to match the gift to the recipient.

So put a little thought into it, and choose whatever is most likely to make your mother happy.

And, no matter what, be sure to send her all your love, and the hope that you will be able to enjoy each other’s company in person just as soon as you can.

Much love to all the mothers of the world!

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10 thoughts on “Thinking About Mom: A Gift Guide for Mother’s Day”

  1. Lori, these are all great and do-able ideas. I loved the Stella and Dot necklace and the what I love about mom journal. Also, the subscription box sounds like something my mom would absolutely love. Thank you for sharing these ideas. I hope you have a great Mother’s Day (:

    Much love always,
    GABBY |

    1. Thank you so, so much Gabby! I am really glad you liked these suggestions! I know when I gave my mother the journal, she cried (with joy) and said it was her favorite gift ever. Thanks for the good wishes, and Happy Mothers Day!

  2. I love the wind chime! It’s so pretty. For me, I love getting bath products and relaxation 🙂 My oldest is 5 and she is excited to make me breakfast LOL. She’s wanted it to be mother’s day for like 2 months.

    1. The wind chime seems to be everyone’s favorite – including mine! It really is beautiful, and would look good anywhere! I am so excited that your daughter is making you breakfast! When mine was young, that was always a favorite for both of us. Enjoy, I know you will!

  3. These are awesome ideas! The wind chime is beautiful. And the trinket dish is great because every time she looks at it, she is reminded that you love her. Love your post!

    1. Hi Jenn – I’m so glad you liked these suggestions! Yes, the wind chime is my personal favorite – not only is it beautiful, but it’s made fair trade and from recycled materials! Thanks for reading!

    1. Thank you, Georgianne! I thought it was so pretty, but not super-cutesy like some charms can be. I appreciate you taking the time to read the post!

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