Did you realize that Mother’s Day is around the corner (May 10th)? We’ll probably all be at home to celebrate our leading ladies. So let’s shower our favorite moms with extra love this year! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what my mom would want as well as what mothers closer to my age would love to receive this year. As such, I’ve created my Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020! Complete with fashion favorites, must-have accessories, gorgeous home items, kitchen necessities, inspired beauty products, and more. Cheers to pampering the best, hardest working women in the world. And cheers to reminding them of just how grateful we are for all they do for us!
P.S. Below, in the photo on the left, is my beautiful mom with my siblings and me on Sea Island growing up in the 90s. In the photo on the right, is my mom as a little girl with her cousin, mother, aunt, and grandmother in Los Angeles in the 60s.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020
01Lake Pajamas Poplin Pants Set in Haze
It’s hard to imagine a Mother’s Day gift as perfect as a fresh pair of poplin cotton pajamas. Poplin is crisp and lightweight so these are ideal for the summer months. I imagine moms grabbing a glass of rosé, filling the pajama pockets with cocktail napkins, and enjoying an at-home cocktail hour on the porch in these dreamy PJs. The perfect gift!
Nothing says modern luxury quite like a Weezie robe. The new printed collection of robes that launched earlier this month makes for the best Mother’s Day gifts! I adore the short robe for staying cool in the summer months. With no collar, cropped sleeves, a shortened hem, practical pockets, and attached tie, it’s the perfect robe! Plus, you can monogram it for mom!
Mom’s deserve a little peaceful shut eye more than anyone! This luxe silk eye mask blocks out pesky light to help mom’s sleep soundly. Tell your mom to stash one in her bedside table, and one in her bag for naps on the go. It also comes in navy.
Give the gift of a great night sleep this Mother’s Day but gifting the Hill House Home eye mask and this sisi silk pillowcase. Sleeping on Sisi Silk helps skin retain moisture, while protecting against hair breakage and frizz. The pillowcase comes in a bunch of different colorways. Trust me, your mom will love this gift combo!
Baby2Baby is working around the clock to provide basic necessities to children and families impacted by COVID-19. There are so many items that many of us take for granted that are in high demand right now like diapers and baby/kids clothing. Mother’s Day is an amazing excuse to make a donation! Make a donation in your mother’s name as an incredibly meaningful gift.
06No Kid Hungry Donation
The mission of No Kid Hungry is simple: no kid in America should go hungry. Millions of children rely on school time meals that they have not received during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider making a donation in your mom’s name to No Kid Hungry to help feed America’s youth.
This “Around the World” deck features face cards that depict scenes from cities all over the globe. It comes in a beautiful blue box lined with all natural Japanese Asahi cloth and looks lovely displayed on a coffee or gaming table. It’s the perfect little luxury for any mom who is a well-traveled card player.
For the mom who loves to host game night or the mom who loves to nurse a cocktail while easing into the evening with a little backgammon. This mod glam backgammon board done in pastels looks chic folded closed as a cocktail table accent.
What mother doesn’t love receiving a beautiful new coffee table book? This Slim Aaron’s book, “Women,” covers the perfect topic for Mother’s Day. It covers the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion, and Hollywood.
I’m currently reading this book right now and think it is such a blast! It is set in New York City during the 1940s and told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure). Simply put, the book explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. It’s a really fast, fun read that I think all women would enjoy!
11Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Do you know any mamas-to-be that will be thinking ahead to life with a little one? If so, then this book is a thoughtful gift to give! It is one of the most widely loved parenting/maternity books out there.
12The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
This book is another wonderful gift to give to mothers-to-be or to new moms. Traditionally, society has thought of pregnancy as three trimesters but we now have the “fourth trimester.” This book taps into the fourth trimester as it taps into the connection, nourishment, and guidance of a mother’s first days at home with her baby.
The perfect wicker + leather tote bag! When Amanda designed this everyday tote, she intentionally designed it to not accommodate a laptop. Perhaps more importantly though, it does fit up to three bottles of rosé quite nicely!
Amanda designed this colorful block print liner exclusively to fit her totally chic Palm Beach Tote. It is made of soft 100% cotton with a structured bottom for a snug fit. Plus, it features a drawstring closure to keep everything in the bag. I think it adds such personality to the bag!
This gorgeous hat is currently available for preorder so it won’t arrive in time for Mother’s Day but it is so gorgeous that I thought it still deserved to be included! You could always print a photo of it and slip into into a card for mom with a coming soon note. This retro-style hat is made from biodegradable palm tree leaves and designed with vintage and antique ribbons that are collected by Sarah Bray from thrift stores, antique dealers, and flea markets. So unique!
When the world hopefully opens up again this summer, I can just see chic moms everywhere hitting the beach with their families wearing this adorable raffia visor. In the meantime, it’s great for enjoying the sunshine on a back patio.
Cuyana’s iconic Leather Travel Case Set is a trusted companion with a place for all your mom’s essentials. My mom, sister, and I all have this set and swear by it. It is perfect for traveling and keeping your bathroom organized at home. It comes in over a dozen colors and can be monogrammed too!
Conquer clutter with Paravel’s Packing Cube Quad set. It’s an elegant packing solution that every mom will love. The Packing Cube Quad is a multifunctional storage system that integrates perfectly into luggage. Moms on the go will love this gift!
One of Goop Beauty’s cult favorite products, the Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator, is a beauty must-have for all moms. I can tell you that both my mom and I swear by this little jar. Take if from Gwyneth herself: “This, people, is a powerful facial in a little jar. My skin is softer, smoother, and more luminous afterward—the results are instantaneous.”
Jo Malone is king when it comes to perfume. I always associate Jo Malone with my mom because she has been wearing Jo Malone and burning Jo Malone candles for decades. If your mom gravitates toward the floral family when it comes to perfume, then snag this beautiful bottle. The fragrance story is: Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom and water lily. Warmed by undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver. Housed in a beautiful ombré bottle… how divine!
Rose quartz feels incredible on skin! Gift your mom this roller and she can wake up her entire face with the cooling, soothing power of rose quartz crystal: It promotes circulation for glowy, healthy-looking skin, releases tension in facial muscles, and cools to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags.
We can all use a sense of calm right now, which is why I love this diffuser as a Mother’s day gift idea. It’s a handcrafted, stone essential oil diffuser that doubles as a stunningly simple piece of home decor.
Give mom the gift of waking up energized with this Nespresso Espresso Machine. Nespresso’s most affordable, compact espresso maker and milk frother expertly brews espresso, cappuccino and latte in less than one minute, at the simple touch of a button… what a dream.
My mom counts herself as a big fan of the Caraway brand! Easy to use and even easier on the eyes, this Teflon-free non-stick set is essential for any health-conscious cook. It comes with seven beautiful ceramic-coated pieces (a frying pan, a sauté pan, a sauce pan, a dutch oven, and lids) that won’t deposit PFOAs, PTFEs, lead, cadmium, nickel, or toxic metals in your food. Win, win.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, the legendary British tea company, Fortnum & Mason, created a signature blend that showcases black tea from Sri Lanka accented with the fresh flavor of fennel seed, lemon peel, safflower, orange peel and marigold petals. This will surely bring a smile to mom’s face this Mother’s Day.
28Juliska Delft Blue Teapot, Sugar Bowl, & Creamer
The Juliska European-inspired teapot, sugar owl, and creamer collection is just what tea loving moms need this year. Sipping tea is a relaxing, rejuvenating experience so why not help mom do it with a luxurious tea set?
Le Creuset items make for the perfect gifts for mothers who love to cook. The Le Creuset Olive Branch Collection features a raised olive branch design on each of the four pieces – an elegant detail for serving. The collection will take your mom’s serving abilities up in style and function.
These Le Creuset Mini Cocottes with Flower Knobs are so dreamy and will undoubtedly bring a touch of romance into your mother’s kitchen. They are ideal for ideal for serving toppings, condiments, or individual personal-sized portions.
This year, more than ever, we’re all looking for simple things to keep life interesting! A picnic in one’s own backyard suddenly sounds like the greatest way to spend an afternoon. So, I know moms will love this heart picnic basket set! It comes with literally every utensil you’d need and all the necessary wine and cheese amenities.
Farther down in this guide, I have a handful of garden-focused items for moms with green thumbs. If your mom is dedicating a lot of time to her yard, garden, or flower boxes this spring/summer, then she might love adding this gorgeous indigo block printed garden stool to her outdoor oasis.
Simply put, I’m obsessed with these! They are going on my birthday wish list. Any mom would love these seashell place card holders to bring a bit of the coast into the home and set a nautical inspired table.
To continue with the coastal table inspiration, add these island wrapped votives to your Mother’s Day gift. My mom has these and uses them constantly. The wrapped raffia pattern also comes in glasses, carafes, and pitchers.
37The Avenue Mixed Floral Embroidered Cocktail Napkin Set
These cocktail napkins will give garden party vibes to your mom’s next get-together with their delicate embroidery and colorful details. They can be personalized for mom too! In other words, they are the perfect gift for moms who love to host.
Moms are the real Queen Bees so I can’t think of a more fitting gift than these charming bee coasters. These will be a happy addition to the upcoming summer months when cocktail glasses start sweating during the warm days.
A sweet and simple picture frame! Win brownie points this Mother’s Day by printing a photo of you and mom and framing it in this frame! The frame’s neutral hue makes it easy to pair with a variety of frames as a perfect way to add texture and interest to a tablescape.
This gorgeous 1970s tray is a perfect way for your mom to keep her vanity organized. The lovely woven raffia is further enhanced by an embroidered floral motif and a brass edging… plus, it’s on major sale!
44Mughal Flower In Monsoon Decorative Accent Pillow
This blue and green floral block print decorative accent pillow is so dreamy! It is made of 100% linen and will be sure to dress up any corner of your mom’s house. FYI the pillow insert isn’t included.
45Matchbook Diaries Colony Hotel Framed Matches Print
Matchbook Diaries framed match prints make such fantastic gifts! Our friends Tati & Justin gave us a print as a wedding gift that we love! They make for great gifts because there are so many special destinations and establishments to choose from so there is guaranteed to be a sentimental place among the lineup that your mom would love! They look great on desks, in bookshelves, or mixed in with gallery walls.
Kayce Hughes has absolutely blown up for very good reason. Her original abstract acrylic paintings have received lots of praise in the art and interior design world. It’s hard not to swoon over her gorgeous creations. I’d love to own a piece of hers one day and I can venture to guess that any one of your mothers would too.
I absolutely adore Papier personalized notecard and letter writing sets. They have so many gorgeous designs that it’s hard to choose. However, I think this ‘Fine Flowers’ design is a little slice of perfection for moms of every age.
This is one of the most luxurious and beautiful gifts you can give to your mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law. This particular box is a nest of cut-to-order loose gardenia blooms surrounded by two dozen budding “vine” gardenias on 8-10 inch stems that arrive overnight in luxury gift box packaging.
Ponderosa & Thyme is an extraordinary resource for floral workshops! They do in-person workshops but, in today’s climate, they are offering a wonderful collection of online floral design workshops. If your mom would like to enhance for floral skills, then this is an inspired gift option!
Help your mom brighten her front door with this gorgeous floral wreath! It is a delicate mix of dried and preserved eucalyptus, ammobium, strawflower, and globe amaranthus, which gives this circlet a wild, natural feel.
So many of us are perfecting our skills and doing DIY projects at home like gardening. These adorable adjustable gardening gloves, in an extra long length to protect arms from scratches and dirt, are finished in a bright floral print and synthetic leather palm. So cute for the mom who is inspired by her garden!
Pair this apron with the matching gardening gloves for a complete Mother’s Day gift for the gardening mom. In a cheerful floral print, this half apron will help keep your mom’s clothes protected in the garden.
I hope this guide gives you some guidance and inspired ideas for what to gift your beloved moms. Or cherished mom friends this year for Mother’s Day! It’s a special day. So let’s be sure to mark it this year with lots of joy, love, and laughter. xx