Mom’s been doing a lot around the house while everyone is quarantined due to COVID-19. Treat her to one of these unique Mother’s Day gifts she can enjoy at home, from a meal kit subscription to the ever-essential wine-chilling cups.
1. Host Wine Freeze Cooling Cups
A glass of wine is often a nice way to end a long day of momming. Host’s Wine Freeze Cooling Cups help keep mom’s vino of choice at the right temperature. Stash them in the fridge for a few hours before pouring a glass of red wine; freeze them for at least two hours to keep whites crisp and cool. They’re made of BPA-free plastic, so they can easily be enjoyed by the pool. An insulated silicone band makes the cups easy to hold and they come in several different color options.
2. Nest Perfume Discovery Set
For busy moms, self-care often falls by the wayside. But you can help mom find or update her signature scent with the Nest Discovery Set. Eight easy-to-use rollerballs offer samples of bestselling eau de parfum fragrances from the Nest collection, like exotic Midnight Fleur, floral Dahlia & Vines and fresh Citrine. Mom can try each one (or even blend them together) to find the scent she likes best.
3. Mignon and Mignon Personalized Birthstone Necklace
What mom wouldn’t love a little jewelry on her big day? Incorporate the kids’ birthstones and initials into a delicate Personalized Birthstone Necklace from Mignon and Mignon. The go-with-everything, made-to-order jewelry can be created in a gold, silver, or rose gold finish with your chosen birthstones and stamped initial leaf charms. It’s a great gift idea for grandma, too.
4. Mesa Packable Straw Hat
5. Kipling Sebastian Crossbody Bag
Whether they’re traveling or just navigating everyday life, moms often find themselves with their hands full. That’s why a good crossbody bag can be a lifesaver, since it’s one less thing to have to juggle. Kipling’s Sebastian Crossbody Bag comes in a gazillion color and pattern options and includes a key clasp and lots of zippered pockets to safely corral all those necessary mom supplies. And an adjustable strap means it can also be turned into a shoulder bag if the mood strikes.
7. Homesick Candles
If mom is dreaming of a trip to the mountains or a desert escape, one of the candle options from Homesick might be the next best thing. The simple in style, but high on nostalgia candles come in scents that evoke mom’s favorite city, state or country, like the citrus top notes in the Florida candle or the touch of maple in the Vermont version. There are also more general options that conjure up memories of summer camp or road trips.
8. L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
These slippers are always a hot commodity around the holidays, selling out online and in the stores. Now’s the perfect time to order a pair for mom. Made with a premium sheepskin, they’re insanely cozy. They also have a super durable outer sole so they can easily be worn outside or for a quick trip for curbside pick up. The name says it all: they are “wicked good”!
9. A Home Spa Kit
Moms are having to work twice as hard these days, so a spa kit is the perfect treat. Kits like these have all the essentials for complete relaxation: a clay mask, shower steamer, lavender body oil, a candle and more. Complete the kit with a massaging hand sauna, a Homedics back massager, an essential oil diffuser, and a heated foot spa. Mom deserves some pampering!
10. Moonlight Short Pajamas
Summer is coming, and mom needs a new set of summer pajamas. These short pajamas are super soft and comfortable, and perfectly lightweight for warm summer nights. Bonus: They’re made in a factory that supports women worker empowerment through HERproject, which “creates partnerships to enable workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality.”
11. Parachute Classic Bathrobe
If she has pajamas, mom must also have a cozy robe. This classic bathrobe is ultra-plush, made from 100 percent Turkish cotton. It is perfectly weighted for year-round use, so if the mom in your life is always cold, it will keep her warm, and if she runs warm, she won’t get too hot, either!
12. YnM Weighted Blanket
Anxiety levels are pretty high these days, so mom will likely benefit from a weighted blanket. The YnM weighted blanket has a seven-layer system, making it breathable so it can be used even on warm nights. Filled with glass beads and smaller compartments, the weight is evenly distributed. These blankets run between 5 and 30 pounds.
13. Sun Basket Meal Kit
Mom always deserves a break from cooking. Since going out isn’t an option these days, a meal kit is the perfect solution. With Sun Basket, you have the option to add breakfast items and snacks, and you get four free when you sign up! Get great organic food delivered, and simply heat and serve. There are gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian options available for those with dietary restrictions. It’s slightly pricey at $10.99 per serving, but there are plenty of other great meal kit options such as EveryPlate, which offers less specialty options, but is only $4.99 per serving.
14. A Wine Subscription Box
We’re not saying moms function on wine and/or coffee more than ever before, but, something tells us mom will love you forever if you get her either of these subscription boxes. With Winc, Mom will get four bottles of wine a month, and will be able to rate them and get recommendations for her next box, based on the ratings. Prices per box vary, but bottles start at $13.
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15. Coffee Subscription Box
For the coffee lover, Driftaway Coffee is the way to go. The first box comes as a sampler, which gets rated and is used to determine future coffees. A six-month subscription starts at $102 per month, with weekly and bi-weekly options available. There’s also a cold-brew option for the cold-brew lovers!
16. Echo Show
This one is for all the grandmas. Social distancing is hard for everyone, but especially grandparents who miss seeing their grandchildren. If grandma gets an Echo Show, the kids will be able to video call her anytime. She’ll also be able to watch movies and TV with Prime!
Beth Luberecki is a Florida-based freelance writer who writes about travel, business, and lifestyle topics for a variety of publications and websites. She enjoys exploring destinations close to home and farther afield with her husband and tween-age daughter. Visit her website at bethluberecki.com or find her on Instagram, @bethluberecki and Facebook, @BethLubereckiFreelanceWriter.
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