Mother’s Day Gift Round Up
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.
Getting the wee ones involved in homemade gifts can be hit or miss (coloring the walls is much more fun than coloring a card) but thanks to Handpressions you can make mess-free art from your kid’s hand or footprint with just a few taps on your phone or tablet. The app allows you to upload an image and use one of their 400+ design templates to create frame-worthy custom pieces that you can either print at home or have mailed to your door.
And if you’re really in the DIY spirit (or just have older tots that have more patience for these things), this curated list of homemade projects by Cool Mom Picks has some great options for nearly all age levels. We’re partial to the abstract painted scarf, courtesy of some fabric, paint, and a toy truck.
For a totally unique option, consider the gift of pre- and post-natal healthcare with Kangu, a crowdfunding organization that helps deliver lifesaving pregnancy-related healthcare services to women and their babies in developing countries. For as little as $10, you can help secure the safety of of an individual mother’s care, ensuring lots of happy mother’s days for mamas across the world. Pictured below is Silvia from Mexico, who’s due date is just after Mother’s Day. She is excited to welcome her baby boy into this world and hopes that he will grow up to be strong and a “good man” like his father.
Jewelry will almost always be a welcome gift but it can sometimes be difficult to sift through all the available options and ensure the quality of pieces, especially when buying online. Rona K Corp has been creating award-winning, high quality charms for over 20 years and are the perfect gift for a mom or grandma. The unique charms can be customized with style, initials, and birth stones, and new charms can easily be added to accommodate a growing family.
New and seasoned moms alike can almost all relate to sleepless nights and the general acceptance that exhaustion is the way of life (along with a wardrobe that may or may not consist of predominantly yoga pants). So why not raise a glass to her by snagging her a gift card to her favorite coffee shop or a few pounds of her favorite brew plus this adorable tank from WeeStructed.
For the moms-to-be in your life, 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. Sadly, they don’t also ship pickles.
And if sweets aren’t her thing, expecting weeSpring moms swear by the Leachco Body Pillow, which is uniquely designed to help support her hips, back, neck, and tummy. It’s so comfortable, it may just take up permanent residence in your bed even after the baby arrives (sorry!).