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Your wedding year is a time to appreciate your mom more than ever. Whether she's helped you go dress shopping, pick floral arrangements, plan your shower, or even assisted with unexpected wedding rescheduling, she most likely has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Mother's Day is your opportunity to turn the spotlight on her and show how much you appreciate everything she has done for you.
As a bride, this mother’s day may be a bit different than years past, since you may also have a future mother-in-law to add to your shopping list. Gifting her something special for mother's day is the perfect opportunity to show her how excited you are to join the family. It's also a thoughtful gesture if you're still getting to know each other. No matter how many mother figures you have in your life, we've got you covered.
Read on for the best Mother's Day gifts.
Urban Stems Flower Delivery
You can never go wrong with a classic gift of beautiful blooms—spring is also the perfect time for flowers since seasonal varieties are top-notch. Whether you opt for lush peonies, delicate sweet pea, or contemporary parrot tulips—your mom’s arrangement is guaranteed to be as beautiful as she is.
The juli Diamond Cleaning Essentials Kit
Is her favorite diamond jewelry—including her prized engagement ring—looking a little dingey? She'll be obsessed with this diamond cleaning kit—it restores sparklers to pristine condition in a matter of minutes. The device features four different brushes and tips to get into hard-to-reach areas, as well as a handy safety loop to keep rings and other small pieces secure while cleaning.
The Sill Monstera and Hoya Bundle
If your mom happens to have a green thumb, a potted plant is a gift that keeps giving. Take it to the next level with this design-forward set of unique plants featuring a Monstera and a heart-shaped Hoya. They arrive complete with modern earthenware planters in your choice of pastel hues.
Boombox Gift Box
This ingenious box is the perfect gift for any time, but especially if you're not able to celebrate with your mom in-person this year. Simply send your relatives and your mom’s friends a link via email —they can upload photos and notes about your mom to an online portal. Everything will be professionally printed into a postcard format and delivered to your mom in a beautiful lacquer box that can be monogrammed upon request.
Lulu Candles Fresh Linen Soy Candle
Everyone loves candles—and you can’t go wrong with this high-quality soy luminary that boasts ultra-chic packaging and a delicate, crisp linen scent. Not to mention, the price point is amazing so it's a perfect present if you have lots of ladies on your gift list this year.
Sakara Nootropic Chocolates
If your mom is a healthy living enthusiast, you can’t go wrong by treating her to this guilt-free treat from the ultimate wellness brand, Sakara. These indulgent chocolates are made with organic ingredients and blended with a mix of nootropics and adaptogens for brain health.
Ziip Beauty Electric Facial Device
If your mom loves skincare and regular facials, this sleek device is a winner, It delivers nano currency frequencies to tone and improve skin texture—all from the comfort of home. Your mom will be singing its praises so much, it may even replace her monthly treatments at the salon!
Corkcicle Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug
Whether mom prefers her refreshments hot, iced, or in the form of a poolside cocktail (yes, please), this versatile flask will do the trick. It keeps cold drinks chilled for nine hours and hot drinks warm for three. Not to mention, the “Sparkle Unicorn Magic” color is just a perfect choice for your family's one-in-a-million matriarch.
Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Keepsake Box
Does it seem like your mom already has everything you might be thinking about for a gift? If so, this keepsake box is a fab idea. This leather zip compact comes in seven color options, and it can be foil embossed with a personalized message in your own handwriting—how cool is that?
If you're looking for a luxe gift that she'll truly appreciate, you can't go wrong with the Lunya Washable Silk Button Down Pant Set or the Slip Pure Silk Beauty Sleep Gift Set. A pretty bouquet of flowers from Urban Stems or a set of unique potted plants from The Sill will brighten up her day. And a sweet personalized gift like the Ariana K. Home Mother and Daughter Print is a thoughtful gift that she'll treasure forever.
When is Mother's Day?
While the American version of Mother's Day is always in May, the specific date changes every year. This year's Mother's Day in 2020 is on Sunday, May 10th.
What to write in a Mother's Day card
A Mother's Day card is a sweet way to show your love to the moms in your life. If the card is meant for your own mother, it's great to express your gratitude for everything they've done over the years to support you (especially during your wedding-planning year!). If the card is for your spouse, it's a chance to show your appreciation for the little things they do every day for your family. And if the card is for your BFF or other mom buddies, let them know you're there to support them—you're in this together!
Should we have a Mother's Day brunch?
A Mother's Day brunch is a traditional way to celebrate, especially because the holiday always falls on a Sunday. The brunch can be as simple as a surprise breakfast in bed (just for her!) or something more involved with friends and family. Either way, think fresh and spring-inspired when you're planning the menu—mimosas, pastries, fresh fruit, and lots of pretty flowers in bud vases.
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