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Here’s What Your Mom Really Wants For Mothers Day

January 29, 2019

Mother's Day is really just an excuse to shower your mom with the attention she deserves every day of the year, right? Beyond honoring your mom with breakfast in bed or brunch out at her favorite restaurant (because you know what she really wants is more time together), giving your mom a little something extra is a wonderful way to show how much you appreciate her.

Whether your mom works harder than anyone you know, or if she’s the type that takes self-care seriously, here are some of our favorite gift picks designed to make her day.

1. For the mom who throws amazing parties and always remembers the details.

If you mom is the type to always have people over, give her the piece de resistance for her entertaining set: a monogrammed marble cheese board! Pair the board with a set of cheese knives if you like, or better yet, a few of her favorite cheeses.

2. For the mom who is always on the goand always has time for a fun detour.

If “adventure” is her middle name, this gift should be your go-to option. The YETI tumbler will keep her coffee piping hot for (or cold) for anytime a small errand turns into an all-out adventure.

3. For the mom with the killer earring collection.

If you've given your mom more than her fair share jewelry in the past for Mother's Day, these gorgeous travel jewelry cases from Mark & Graham are an excellent follow-up gift. There are 11 color options to choose from, and they're made with soft vegan leather. The cases have the option to be monogrammed as well.  

4. For the mom who can always be find by the pool, on the patio, or in the backyard.

If your mom knows there’s nothing better than a drink alfresco, these colorful Bordeaux glasses from DuraClear are a fun yet practical gift option, They are incredible durable, which means they won't crack if someone gets clumsy. Plus: The set includes six different colors which means no one will get their glasses mixed up.

5. For the mom whose kitchen is somehow always spotless.

You can't go wrong with this grapefruit soap and lotion set for your mom, especially if she's always making sure things are neat in the kitchen. The four-piece set comes with dish soap, hand soap, a lotion, and a countertop caddy to keep things organized. We love the classic grapefruit scent because it’s clean and energizing.

6. For the mom who hustles harder than anyone you know.

A great bag that can go with you between work, travel, home, and out to dinner is an everyday essential for anyone with a busy life. And this beautiful leather bag with a linen interior from Mark & Graham fits the bill and then some. Your mom can customize this bag to fit her life and her style, including 30 different strap options in two different lengths.

7. For the mom who could use a little cheer.

Mother's Day isn't easy for everyone, and if you know someone (it doesn't have to be your mom!) who could use a little color and cheer around this time of year, a colorful wreath is a thoughtful gift. This particular one is made with freeze-dried pink roses, wildflowers, aromatic herbs, and greenery. This handmade wreath will smell great in the entryway to their home, and remind them that they are loved.

8. For the mom who takes unwinding seriously.

If you were to create a relaxation care package, it might include a candle, bath salts, and some really great tea. For the last item on the list, look no further than this large tea set from Fortnum & Mason. This royal-approved set includes 120 bags of tea. There are nine different kinds of tea bags in the set, including Earl Grey Classic and Queen Anne Blend.

9. For the mom who secretly wants breakfast in bed every morning.

If you have a tradition of serving you mom breakfast in bed for Mother's Day, you should go all-out this year and get her a monogrammed acrylic tray from Mark & Graham. Imagine her surprise as she's eating her artfully prepared meal and she looks down and find her name on the tray!

10. For the mom who loves getting cozy on the couch.

Whether she's watching her favorite show, deep into a good book, or drinking a great glass of wine and talking with her family, having a good blanket is always a great accessory for hanging out on the couch. And this solid cashmere throw is the best version of that accessory. The throw can also be monogrammed with your mom's initials.

Check out some of our other favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas here.