Gifts for Mother’s Day
Ask any mother what they really want on Mother’s Day and her response will probably include one of the following things: some peace and quiet, a reprieve from diaper duty, and pancakes (not necessarily in that order). But for those who want to do a little something extra to celebrate the moms (don’t forget Grandma!) in your life, we’ve found a few options that she’ll be sure to enjoy.
Packing your hospital bag can be overwhelming—remembering all those things you might need for your little one, not to mention knowing what it is *you* might actually need to help keep you comfy. The Ultimate Labor & Delivery Kit from Belly Bandit has got pregnant mamas covered. They’ve partnered with some of the top brands in the maternity and beauty industry to ensure that this innovative kit contains everything mom needs (think hair ties, comfy socks, lotion, portable charger, and massager) for the big day, all self-contained in a stylish, reusable canvas/leather bag.
What could be better than custom ice cream (or sorbet or gelato), delivered right to her door? eCreamery creates their flavors in a small batch process and are hand packed, ready to ship across the country. Pints are even packaged in adorable Mother’s Day themed flavors, like “Best.Mom.Ever.” (honey caramel cashew flavored). Sadly, they don’t also ship pickles.
For New Moms
New moms can always use some new bling, and these personalized necklaces from Swoon keep your little one(s) close to your heart. Delicate pendants are hand-stamped to feature your baby’s name, birth date, initials, birthstone, and more. With limitless options to choose from, create a classic, beautiful piece that mom (or grandma) will wear everyday and treasure forever. Better yet, it pairs well with that burp cloth you totally forgot is still draped over your shoulder.
For a totally unique option, consider the gift of newborn baby kits from the International Rescue Committee. Many moms in places like Zimbabwe give birth at home, which is a risk to them and their babies. With baby kits filled with clothing, baby soap, diapers and other necessities, moms are more likely to come to our medical centers to give birth, meaning more moms will have a healthy and safe delivery and the supplies they need to care for their precious newborns. $63 can supply kits for three moms who are welcoming babies into the world.
We’re pretty sure the best present for Grandma just involves spending time with her grandkids. These Grandparent/Grandkid shared activity cards will create a lifetime of memories for your kids and Grandma alike. It offers a great mix of indoor (like cooking) and outdoor (like animal watching) activities, and both Grandma and your kiddo get their own set of cards to commemorate each activity.
Minted is one of our favorites for personalized photo art. Their custom photo calendars are the perfect gift for Grandma that she can enjoy all year round—think of it as the modern-day brag book that’s permanently on display. Even better, the calendars can also be customized with special dates, like birthdays and anniversaries. Their design marketplace features creations from independent artists from around the globe, so you’ll easily find a truly one-of-a-kind gift.