The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Gifts & Fun Ideas

The Best Mother's Day Gift Guide - Fun ideas on how to celebrate mother's day remotely while in quarantine, special and affordable gift ideas.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Can you believe it?! May is basically here and with that comes Mother’s Day. I’m sure many of you have been dragging your feet this year on getting gifts because of the situation that’s occurring in our world right now… but I think it’s still such an important day to celebrate all the special mom’s in our lives. This is one of my favorite gift guides that I love pulling together – along with the Father’s Day Gift Guide of course. Parents of all sorts make such a difference in our lives that I feel letting them know how much they mean to us via a gift (handmade or purchased) means the world. Today I’ve rounded up ‘The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide’ below featuring some of my favorite ideas on how to spoil Mom.

The Best Mother's Day Gift Guide - Fun ideas on how to celebrate mother's day remotely while in quarantine, special and affordable gift ideas.

Hope you love everything.. we’ve searched high and low on the internet to find the cutest small shop/gift options – from handmade & personalized gifts to gardening, self care, florals and more!

Along with our gift guide we thought it would be fun to include a few ideas on ways to help celebrate. There are many areas in the country & world that aren’t as locked down as much as we are. Currently, the San Francisco Bay Area (where we’re located) is still participating with very strong ‘shelter-in-place’ laws. As a result so many of us can’t technically get together for Mother’s Day unless things change. Other states have lifted their restrictions a bit. So depending on what your local laws are, we still thought it might be nice to provide some options on how to safely ‘celebrate’.. even if it’s remotely.

Mother’s Day Celebratory Ideas

  • Hold a teleconference dinner for all! We have been doing this with Emma and her boyfriend a couple of nights a week. It’s been a great way to feel like we’re together even though we aren’t.
  • Send Mom a Mother’s Day Gift Set Box filled with candles! Pre-wrapped with a special hand-written card under $40 from my favorite small candle shop – Hazel Candle Co! This box comes with my favorite candle scents from him, they all smell amazing, and his candles are made with 100% natural ingredients and are clean-burning. Truly a wonderful gift! Use the code kristy10 to get 10% off your order! Click here to shop the gift set.
  • Send Flowers through the mail. Even though many local florists may not be open right now, many flower farms are still active! One of my favorites – Grace Rose Farm has GORGEOUS rose bouquets that they are sending through the mail. The flowers are stunning & the perfect pick me-up/ or way to say I love you. If their mother’s day offerings are a bit too pricy for you, they also have a HUGE selection of ‘1 dozen roses’ options that come in all colors and styles to choose from, and they are only $45. Love! Use the code KRISTY10 to receive 10% off any bouquet! Click here to see their Mother’s Day offerings.
  • Sign Mom up for a subscription service. There are so many fun subscription services out there and this is just one more sweet gift that you can send that keeps on giving. We love the idea of old-fashion magazines (Sign up on Amazon and you can get many like Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living and Better Homes & Gardens for $5 per year!), or the Book of the Month club. SO fun!! (pick out a book each month from the 5 amazing options chosen by librarians & other book-lovers. Click here to sign your Mom up for the Book of the Month Club and get the first month for only $5. You can also use the Mother’s Day promo code as well for more of a discount!
  • Hold a DIY Spa Day through Facetime – Such a fun way to celebrate mom by sending her a few fun spa-like products then holding a special DIY Spa day over video chat together. I’ve linked a few fun things you can send ahead of time below. :) Emma and I are going to do this!
  • Send a sweet letter & care package – I personally love snail mail and love the thought that goes into a special card sent through the mail. So sweet!
  • Host an At-Home Wine & Canvas Night – This would be so fun via teleconferencing. Getting everyone together for painting and wine. Sounds good to me! ;)
  • AirBNB has now created something called “Online Experiences” where you can learn or participate in an experience with an expert virtually! So many options from tango concerts, family baking experiences, to creative drawing instructors & wine experts! Click here to check them out! So fun!

Below you’ll find all the gift ideas for that special mom/mother figure in your life! Many of these options are affordable as well. Please let us know in the comments below of any other gift ideas or fun Mother’s Day activities that we may have missed below.

xo,
Kristy

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More affordable gift ideas here:

1.
Kitchen & Cooking Goodies
Support a woman-run business this Mother's Day! Hell's Backbone restaurant in Utah has tons of preserved and delicious cooking goodies (and cookbooks!) to pick up for that special someone. Goodies include: Lavender Grinding Salt, Preserved Jams & Butters, Pancake & Biscuit Mixes, Tea and Coffee and more. Great prices too! Emma is ordering some for Jeff for Father's Day. :)
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2.
'London in Bloom' Book
Absolutely GORGEOUS coffee table book that is a Joy to read and see all of the stunning images. I love this book and it's an incredible gift.
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3.
Personalized Print For Mom
This gift is such an adorable idea! Special personalized print custom for each person - you can select hair color, dog type and more. Can get a digital copy or a printed copy!
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4.
Hand Painted Personalized Straw Bag
I'm a HUGE fan of straw bags and one that you can monogram and select the color options makes it even more special. Perfect summer bag.
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5.
Mother's Day Candle Gift Box Set
This gift box set is pre-wrapped with a special hand-written card under $40 from my favorite small candle shop - Hazel Candle Co! This box comes with my favorite candle scents from him, they all smell amazing, and his candles are made with 100% natural ingredients and are clean-burning. Truly a wonderful gift! Use the code KRISTY10 to get 10% off your order!
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
6.
Heart Shaped Photo Art
The sweetest gift that I've seen this season. A custom photo 'art' featuring beautiful family photos in the shape of a heart. You can get it framed in lots of wood options or unframed.
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7.
Blues Garden Party Floral Gift Set
We're all into lounging right now, this PJ gift set is perfect for Summer. Use the code KRISTY30 to get 30% off anything on the website! Comes with the sleep tee, sleep pant & brief.
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8.
Mother's Day Arrangements
Beautiful Mother's Day Bouquet from Grace Rose Farm. Their roses are stunning and are selling the most beautiful arrangement's for Mother's day to be shipped via mail! If their mother's day offerings are a bit too pricy for you, they also have a HUGE selection of '1 dozen roses' options that come in all colors and styles to choose from, and they are only $45. Use code KRISTY10 for 10% off any arrangement.
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9.
Botanica Teapot
The most feminine & floral teapot! Perfect to use as a decor piece, as a vase or for tea. Stunning!
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10.
Wild Flowers Scented Soap Petals
Really cute idea! Place in a favorite dish or apothecary jar to fragrance a bathroom, or use a few petals for single-use hand washing. Under $10.
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11.
Spring's Eden Wrapped Glass Candle
The floral design on these candles is so pretty & they come wrapped! Sweet gift. Currently on sale for $22 each.
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12.
Personalized Recipe Plate
When I saw this it made me tear up because this is the most touching gift! If you have a recipe passed down in your family, this is such a sweet gift to have for years to come.
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13.
Bedside Smartphone Vase
Practical and cute gift to give to someone who loves florals & wants their bedside space to look chic. Such a fun idea!
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14.
Fine Handmade Bath Salts
Natural bath soak to enjoy and relax in. Mother's day is the best time to spoil your mom!
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15.
Tea Gift Set
Jane Austen Themed tea gift set - so classy and fun! Book themed tea, and it is so beautifully packaged. Love this!
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16.
Bathtub Caddy
One of my all-time favorite gifts to give. Perfect for anyone who loves to unwind. Comes with a book holder, class holder and many trays. It is extendable as well. Ecofriendly.
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17.
Greek Key Ginger Jar
I happen to have this jar and use it all the time for flowers and home decor. It's the perfect accent piece for any mom! Use code KRISTY15 for 15% off, there are TONS of color and pattern options available.
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18.
Floral Garden Apron
Any garden lover or cook will love this apron! Stunning and feminine, the colors are my favorite.
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19.
Gold Coin Necklace Set
I own this necklace set and wear it almost every day! I get asked about them constantly and they are a favorite. I've had them for 2 years now and they go with everything. Classic!
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20.
Floral Top
Everyone needs a beautiful new floral top in their lives for Spring & Summer. Love the print! Flattering style for many body types.
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Thoughts?

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11 thoughts on “The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Gifts & Fun Ideas

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful ideas. I’m loving the tea pot, my mom is going to love it
    Thank you again
    You are the best

  2. Hi Kristy!

    I love everything you post and every product you have recommended that I’ve purchased have been awesome! The Dyson is a game changer as I vacuum everyday! Think CLEAN! The faux fur throw has been so comforting while lounging or SLEEPING.

    The candles are all amazing. Can’t wait for hand SANITIZER ~ it has shipped!

    Oh, the three glass jars with gold ~ I love fresh flowers as they make us all so HAPPY!

    The Lilly products are so close to my heart and at 57, I love seeing what works for you!

    Most of all, I love your transparency, authentic posts and your love of FAMILY!

    Keep on staying busy! I rarely look at many accounts, but yours is top five!

    All my love from NC! xoxo

    I could keep going

  3. Thank you so much for doing the research! My husband and I just bought 2 things off your list for our Mom’s, the Jane Austen teapot & the floral apron.
    Thanks again! 💓

  4. So many great ideas! I really love the idea of a FaceTime spa date, how fun! Also, candles and pictures… those are some favorites to give for Mother’s Day! Loved this post!!

  5. We don’t have children but, thank you for suggesting Anthropologie’s sage botanical set. I ordered the pitcher (for myself). It’s gorgeous!

  6. Thank you for the fantastic gift list, Kristy! I just purchased the signed, “Cities in Bloom” book series as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom. We had hoped to do a mother/daughter trip to the UK this year but for now, these books will give her something to dream about…

  7. Wow! This is so helpful. I think everyone could find something for their mom with this gift guide. Thank you!

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