Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be all about pots and pans or spa days. This year, find a mom you love, or your own sweet self, and treat them to something that they will actually want, will totally use and will treasure for years to come. From mom-bling to breathtaking books … scroll down to see the list of what moms really want for Mother’s Day this year.
For the Mom on the Fringe
These chic fringed tassel earrings in a dreamy sweet color look great with any skin tone and hair color, but that might not be why we love them so much. The Little Market is a non-profit founded by women to empower women, and a purchase of these earrings empowers artisans at Penh Lenh in Cambodia.
Check them out at thelittlemarket.com, $38.
For the Mom Who Leads the Pack
7 A.M. is not messing around and neither are you with this Future Is Female backpack that comes with optional matching stroller strap and changing pad, making it the most bad*ss diaper bag in town. You can get it in shiny or matte black, both have easy grab handles, exterior side pockets, a laptop compartment, zippered front pouch and seven roomy interior pockets.
Get it here, $78-$82.
For the Outdoorsy Mom Who Doesn't Have Time to Get Outdoors
The Zion National Park Sweetgrass & Amber candle is not only a soy candle with 60+ hours of burning time that surrounds you with the dessert fresh sage, campfire, sweetgrass smell—it also supports youth education in Zion National Park. With every Zion product sold, one Jr Ranger Badge is printed for Zion Forever’s Education Program—a program that expands the park’s efforts to engage youth and promote positive experiences in the park.
Find out about all the parksprojects.com products here. $30
For the Mom Going from Playdate to Boardroom
Whether you're heading from pilates to playground or having lunch with clients, the Lissom Flyte shoes are so lightweight it's almost like going barefoot (but with all the support you need). They mold right to your foot, too, so you can't beat the comfort and they come in a ton of colors. Since they weigh next to nothing so you can stash them in your bag for those times when you just can't even with the heels, too, but we think they look so nice you can rock them executive style. They're like a ballet flat meets a running shoe and we promise these are going to be your new go-tos all spring and summer long.
Try them at lissom.com, $89.
For the Mom with Hormonal Changes (Uh, All of Us)
Stress, pregnancy, life changes, monthly cycles—all these things can wreak havoc on your beautiful skin. Riddle Oil is going to solve that for you. Great for hormone-induced acne, wrinkle-reduction, dry skin, make up removal, shrinking pores and more, it has lots of hidden benefits, too, including a great relaxing scent. Splurge on this: it comes in a sleek silver bottle that makes you feel fancy about your skin care.
Check it out at riddleoil.com, $68.
For the Mom with a Sense of Humor
Dress up your usual mom-casual outfit with a little funny-but-true humor in t-shirt form. The relaxed fit skims your mom curves and the sentiment is pretty much how you feel at pick-up time, right? Great teacher gift, too!
Get it at shopzenzee.com, $55
For the Mom Who’s Devastated Because Fixer Upper Is Over
She worships all things Magnolia, and now she can be as stylish as Joanna Gaines with this delicate Valley necklace from Dear Heart Designs. Each one is hand hammered and set on a 16” chain.
Available at dearheartdesigns.com, $38.
For the Mom Who Needs a Night Out
She’ll be poppin’ bubbly with one of Swig’s new 6 oz. stemless flutes! With seven colors (more to come) to choose from, her favorite sparkling wine will stay cold and bubbly for up to six hours, and the lid means there’ll be no spills when she’s sipping poolside, dining al fresco or at a dinner party with friends.
Available at swigbyom.com, $19.95.
For the Mom Who Love to Dine Al Fresco
When it comes to blankets, nothing quite compares to this Cotacachi blanket that features a color scheme inspired by the dormant volcanoes nestled in the Andes. Made from a blend of alpaca and synthetic materials, it’s as durable as it is beautiful. You'll stand out of the picnic crowd.
Available at ecuadane.com, $129.
For the Mom Who Has No Time in the Morning (Every Mom)
A headband from SugarSky is the perfect addition to a busy mom’s arsenal. With over 37 different prints (see the latest collection here), each one can be worn four different ways! The bands are also handsewn in the U.S. and are made from 79% recycled water bottles. Now, that’s a fashion-forward idea we can get behind.
Available at sugarskyshop.com, $22.
For the Mom Who Wants to Puddle Jump, Too
These adorable purple boots from Kamik are not only stylish, they are comfortable with plenty of arch support so you can chase down those wild puddle stompers. As a bonus, the Jessie boot also can be paired up with the kid's Riptide for a matched mother-child set! We think they're wear-worthy, no matter the weather. Psst..they come in other colors too!
Buy them at kamik.com, $64.99
For the Mom with New Fitness Goals
The Casio G-Shock S Series Step Tracker you know and love has released four new colors (black, purple, coral and pale gray) just in time for summer. The new design also comes with a step tracker, a stopwatch time, an achievement tracker and other fun details. So, that time you spend in the park chasing after your toddler? You’ll know exactly how much energy you’ve burned every time.
Available at gshock.com, $130.
For the Mom Who Needs to Outrun Her Kids (& Still Look Stylish)
It's not quite a sneaker, and it's not quite a clog! This easy slip-on, knit-fabric, platform shoe has plenty of cushion and arch support but has that extra style and pizazz you're craving, even if it's just walking to the playground. With an open back, you can kick them on and off faster than your toddler can say, "mine!"
Find your favorite at shopzenzee.com, $65
For the Mom Who Wants to Press Snooze One More Time
Imagine being able to brew a cup of coffee from your bed, with your phone. The Smarter Coffee Maker makes it a reality. The machine coordinates with a smart device app, which allows the user to start coffee from the bed, or while running errands. It's also Google and Alexa compatible.
Available at bestbuy.com, $249.99.
For the Sentimental Mom
These stacking rings from Isabelle Grace can be customized with a child's name, date of birth or other significant phrase or symbol. Designed to be worn as a single or stacked together, we can't think of a mom who would say "no thank you" to this kind of personalized gift.
Find out more at isabellegrace.com, $59/one ring
For the Mom Who Loves “Bringing Up Bébé”
Expat (French by Design) Si Mazouz introduces us to 12 families living the French lifestyle via a delightfully visual tour through their homes, which range from Paris to Morocco to the Cote Azur and beyond. How the French Live explores the effortless chic of the French lifestyle, from minimalistic design style to ideas on how to decorate a kids’ room and even a French-inspired recipe to close out each families chapter. If you’re looking for a new coffee table book, this is it.
Available on amazon.com, $23.66.
For the Mom Who Needs an Upgrade
You crave a splash of color, a vacation, exploration: but you're probably just going to the grocery store after work. This one-of-a-kind bag holds all your worldly goods and will leave your Kate Spade dreams in the dust. But it's not just about how chic you'll look—this bag is handmade by women from the Wayuu tribe in the north of the Colombian peninsula, it is a very rare item that takes 15-20 days to create. Each purchase contributes directly to the economic growth and sustainability of the Wayuu tribe.
Find out more at chilabags.com, $210
For the Mom Who Needs an Escape
Give mom some alone time in a lounge chair with a fresh cup of coffee and this new novel by A.J. Finn that reads like the suspense of a vintage Hitchcock movie (Rear Window comes to mind) and the discovery of a family's secrets by a shut-in New York socialite. You won't be able to put down The Woman in the Window unless someone makes you.
Hardcover, $16.19. Buy it here.
For the Mom Who Craves a Change
Looking for an edgy or romantic change to your hair but not willing to go perm? Grab Kristin Ess' Rose Gold Temporary Tint and a bottle of your favorite bubbly and have a moms-night-in. No regrets.
Buy it at target.com, $12 for 7 oz.
— Amber Guetebier and Gabby Cullen