It’s that special time of year that we celebrate Moms and the women in our lives, whose love, guidance and sacrifice helped shape who we are today. From new Mommies through family Matriarchs, show them how much they’re appreciated with something a little unexpected and just for her. If you’ve been wondering what to give, we’ve rounded up some exciting ideas for you here!
For the Mother of Social Justice
In Swahili, Washa means “to bring to light.” Washa Candles produces 100% soy-based, hand-poured candles that celebrate the “Unbowed women of Kenya.” A portion of proceeds goes towards advocacy for Kenyan women. Crafted with richly-scented oils, Washa Candles are excellent for stress relief, soothing anxiety, smudging, and purification. Each time Mom lights her candle, she’ll know she contributed to the betterment of women. Price $35
For the Mom Who Could Use Some Free Time
Fancy Hands Virtual Assistants
Moms juggle a lot! And, somehow they manage to keep all the balls up in the air. This year, why not give the busy Mom in your life the gift of time? Fancy Hands is a team of US-based virtual assistants. Mom can easily delegate tasks such as setting-up appointments, buying gifts or making reservations. In no time, she’ll be able to check off items from her to-do list, leaving more space for the things that matter most! Subscriptions start at $18 per month.
For the Mom Who Loves to Pack & Play
The RW Guild Leather Tote
From work to pleasure, the RW Guild Leather Tote is the quintessential, all-purpose bag she’ll truly treasure. As utilitarian as it is stylish, the tote is made of high-quality leather and is beautifully tanned. This one is sure to be her favorite for many years to come. Also available in black. $170
For Moms Who Sip Tea
Founded by husband and wife team Jamila Wright and official Tea Sommelier Alfonso Wright, Brooklyn Tea carries a wide selection (over 50 varieties) of loose leaf and specialty teas. With locations in Brooklyn, NY and a new location in Atlanta, GA, Brooklyn Tea has gift-boxed teas with accessories (like the one shown above) that pays homage to their Brooklyn roots. Prices Vary.
Magic Hour Tea
Tickle Moms wanderlust with Magic Hour Teas, which offers collections inspired by exotic locales from around the world. This purveyor’s tea blends are a nod to flavors found in regions in Africa, the Caribbean, Indonesia and Italy — to name a few. They also sell a wide selection of beautiful themed gift boxes as well as Tea-of-the-Month subscriptions. Prices Vary.
For Moms Who Always Smell So Lovely
Bespoke Perfume Workshop
Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” If the Mom in your life would high-five Coco for that declaration, you’ll hit a high note gifting her the opportunity to create a bespoke perfume!
These fragrance ateliers offer workshops that allow her to explore the world of scent and blend a bottle of her own:
Maison Chémin, Atlanta, GA | www.maisonchemin.com
INDIEHOUSE Fragrance Atlanta, GA | www.indiehousefragrances.com
Olfactory NYC | www.olfactorynyc.com
Tijon | www.tijon.com
Check online for a location near you.
For the Mom Who Loves to Cook
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
For the Mom who loves to cook, the Le Creuset Dutch Oven is truly a gift from heaven. Extraordinarily versatile, it can be used for frying, baking and searing as well as slow roasting meats and preparing one pot stews. Available in a medley of colors, she’ll love how this durable, enameled cast iron cooking tool enhances the flavor of meals and elevates oven to table presentation. Available at Crate & Barrel and fine retailers. Prices Vary.
For the Mom who Deserves Something as Sweet as She
Mother’s Day Cake available at GoldBelly
If you’re planning to prepare a delicious brunch or dinner for Mother’s Day, make it extra special with this pretty pastel Mother’s Day Cake from Florida bakers WeTake The Cake. This golden butter cake is filled with a decadent vanilla cream cheese and fresh strawberries and is available for express shipping through Goldbelly. Price $90
For the Mom Who Tends to Her Garden
Kit4Pros Floral Garden Tool Set
Whether Mom is a beginner or the consummate gardener, this beautiful Kit4Pros Floral Garden Tool Set comes with everything she’ll need to grow fruits, vegetables, and cultivate precious blooms! Available through Amazon.com with one-day delivery. Price $47