Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For the Mom Who’s Staying Home This Year
With the current state of affairs, pretty much everyone is staying home this Mother’s Day; I know we will be! Just because you can’t go anywhere, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it special for the mama in your life or that your family can’t treat you like the queen that you know you are. Today I wanted to share some ideas that I am sure she (or you) will appreciate, at least I know I would. I’ve curated some themed collections for you, featuring mostly sustainable goods. I’ve used affiliate links to share these products with you and I do earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. I appreciate your support!
Theme 1: Quiet Time to Read
Scene from our old porch
Give mom a lovely quiet day to curl up in a new hammock and read outside with this collection of gifts. I received the above hammock several years back and it was my absolute favorite place to go and relax. I still have that hammock but we haven’t yet found a place to hang it. Here are a few options to create that peaceful experience for the mom in your life.
This macrame hammock is handcrafted and from Novica, a marketplace that supports a variety of causes, including female empowerment.
This lightweight blanket is ethically made in India and dye free.
If the sun is in her eyes, she’ll need a hat. I am a huge fan of Prana which is a sustainable brand, and I love this wide brimmed sun hat they make.
Finally, a good book is a must! I am dying to get my hands on Glennon Doyle’s Untamed. My friends who have read it have raved!
Lunch Al Fresco
(From the porch at our old house)
A couple of weeks ago, I shared some ideas for a healthy breakfast in bed for mom, but she might also like being treated to a “fancy” lunch outside.
Set the table with a bright and beautiful colorful tablecloth. I am a huge fan of using Mexican blankets as outdoor tablecloths because they just feel so fun. This one from Wakened Apparel is beautiful and hand made and hand dyed in Mexico. It’s from Wakened Apparel, a responsible brand.
Outdoor dining is best with dishes that are not likely to break, at least at our house. These plates are made from wheat and straw, and claim to be unbreakable and come in a variety of beautiful muted colors. They are even microwave and dishwasher safe. I don’t own these personally, but I love the concept.
Of course, mom will want to be pampered with endlessly flowing wine, and this set of stainless rose gold tumblers is perfect. The kids can also use them for their drinks since they have lids.
This photo was taken in our back yard last year.
Home Spa Day
You can’t send Mom to the spa this year, but you can give her lots of items so she can pamper herself for a day. Let her soak, give herself a facial, and just smell all the soothing smells as she basks around in comfort.
My friend Erienne has a shop filled with amazing handmade natural products and is offering Mother’s Day gift boxes. Another friend of mine, Lindsay, is offering at home candle-making and perfume kits which are sure to be SO fun and a great relaxing project.
You can also get mom the spa outfit, including this ethically and sustainably made robe that I am seen wearing above, soft organic cotton towels, these soft ethically made slippers, and this set with an eco-friendly spa headband and reusable cotton make-up pads.
Plants Are the Answer
All my fronds gathered at my old house.
I know it seems counterintuitive… you want to give the woman already responsible for little humans, even more responsibility for other living things. What can I say? Moms love plants. They add freshness to a space, they only need water and a little nutrition, they listen to her, and they never ever talk back. Now do you see? My top picks are these super simple to care for plants, and I’ve added a couple of handmade and vintage planters I found on etsy.
Pothos is my all time favorite plant. It grows easily like no other, doesn’t need much attention, and can even be propagated so mama gets more plants in the future. Another favorite is the snake plant which does well in dimly lit rooms and doesn’t need much water.
As for planters, I am in LOVE with this handmade pottery piece which features a design similar to my hallway. Vintage is also a favorite way to go when it comes to planters. With thrift shops being closed, etsy is a great source for vintage and I love this little terra cotta guy!
Mother’s day is just two weeks away, and I hope these ideas got your creative juices flowing and you’re excited to treat the one you love (or be treated) to a special well-deserved day of celebration. What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?