Mother's Day has become one of those bittersweet holidays for me, recognizing the life-changing, yet AMAZING reality of becoming a mom myself, mourning with those who have lost their mother or even their own child, and those who have struggled with infertility.
There is this unspoken depth to this holiday, with women united in the honor called Motherhood. So as I share some fun and pretty gift ideas to help you simply say how much you care for the "Mothers" in your life, know that it comes with this understanding.
Truly, the greatest gifts we have are the moments throughout the year together, hugs, experiences, and our health.
With that said, giving gifts as an act of love and appreciation can be downright fun! If life has gotten a bit crazy (like we did with a kiddo getting sick last week) and you're looking for some last minute ideas, this is for you!
When it comes to quick shipping, I'm a huge fan of Amazon as a Prime Member - BEST thing I did this past year!! Especially since iTunes started charging for service, we now use Amazon music streaming as part of of membership as well.
Ha! Now that I think about it, I probably would be stoked if someone gifted me an Amazon Prime membership. That's just me, but think about it......2-day free shipping from one of the largest online retailers is a GIFT of sanity. Lol
I'm not going to reinvent the wheel, because they've broken gift ideas down into categories for mom's who love fashion, gardening, tech gadgets, photography, craft items, shoes, jewelry, fitness, books, etc.
One of my personal fave gift ideas from Amazon would be their endless options for gifting a magazine subscription. It's literally the gift that keeps giving all year long. And who doesn't love a little monthly Happy Mail?! My favorites are Coastal Living, HGTV, Better Homes and Garden, and InStyle magazine.
Did you know you can even book home services like home cleaning through Amazon? #mindblown
I don't talk much about travel here, but I can't talk about Mother's Day without saying a trip together would be the ULTIMATE gift!!! I fondly remember trips with my mom, sister, and girlfriends. One night away locally to a week long trip abroad would be wonderful!
I've found Trip Advisor to be really helpful and all-encompassing when researching for a trip. When I was browsing around, I found this STUNNING rental in Maui! Holy moly!! Grab a crew of friends to split the cost and have some fun together in Hawaii! I usually look for homes to rent so I can cook my own food. :-)
Jewelry is such a classic go-to gift, and for any fashionista or sentimental mom, you can't go wrong with jewelry as a gift. It says a lot too if you notice what she does and doesn't tend to wear. For example, I'm pretty big on earrings (big or small), rings, and necklaces, but rarely wear bracelets or watches. This is one of my personal FAVE jewelry pieces for daily wear. You can go with something trendy, fine jewelry, or even a coordinating set. Below are just a handful of ideas to get you started!
I love to see things around our home that have been gifted to us over time from family and friends. We have special coral from far away travels, frames, blankets, plants, etc. that mean just a little more because they were given in love and with thought for our coastal loving, rustic modern style. Here are some home decor items to give you an idea for gifts this Mother's Day and beyond.
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I love supporting companies like this that in turn significantly help children and families going through extremely challenging times. My favorite item from the Wild and Free Project has to be the t-shirt below, but they have options for women, men, AND children! Check it out!
Probably one of my favorite online retailers in general, Nordstrom is a great place to find gifts of all kinds and various price points. If your mom or friend is a coffee lover like me, you need to check out this pretty MOM mug!! And don't forget the chocolate. ;-)
Ok, so here are just a few recommendations to check out at Nordstrom.
I personally wouldn't mind a gift card for garden flowers, or DIY supplies, but you know the mothers in your life best, so go with your heart, and spoil her with love this Mother's Day!