Best (and worst) gifts for Mother’s Day

AdobeStock_82691471Can we talk about Mother’s Day gifts for a minute?

For the love of the woman who literally gave you your actual life/the woman who loves you as if she did, please DO NOT get her gifts from any of the following categories:

  1. Gimmick Infomercial products. I know what you’re saying right now, “But Dorthy from Peoria said it kept the racoons from her garden and mom is ALWAYS complaining about racoons in the garden!”    Just, no.
  1. Weight-loss products. Even if your mom is trying to get in shape/lose the weight she gained growing an entire human being in her belly, any acknowledgement that you think she needs to lose weight will set off a chain reaction you will not recover from.
  1. Appliances of any shape or size. Your mom might say she’d like a new vacuum, but under no circumstances do you get her a vacuum for Mother’s Day.  It’s like getting toilet paper for your birthday–yeah, it’s great if someone else pays for it and you definitely NEED it, but it’s a waste of the give-me-all-the-free-stuff-I-want-day you get once a year.
  1. Anything YOU want that she probably wouldn’t use so really you’re just buying a gift for you (sorry, 65” OLED 4K TV, not this time, even if it means mom can watch HGTV in the best definition available #justsaying)

So, with that in mind, here’s our top 5 picks for things you should actually give mom this weekend (also, please don’t wait till Sunday to start shopping.  Don’t be that person.  Your momma raised you better than that).


The best choice for the mom who needs to escape from all your drama for a little while.


Humans of New York – Stories

(as seen on Instagram)


Leatherbound collection of Seven Jane Austen                              


The Obsession – Nora Roberts



Does mom have a green thumb?  Or maybe she turned your bedroom into an art studio the weekend you finally moved out? 


H Potter Terrarium Kit                                     


Mixed Media and Easel Set                            


Chooka Rain/Garden Boots


Be it tea, coffee, or something a little stronger, you’re probably still the reason she’s reaching for one of these.


Personal Coffee Maker                                   


Cute/Funny/Sweet Mugs    


Swirl Red Wine Glasses


You’ve come a long way since that awkward ash-tray clay slab you had to make in elementary school, but trust us, mom will never tire of getting a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gift you put your (preferably metaphorical) blood, sweat, and tears into.


Canvas Photo Prints                                        


Modern Macrame Planter     (with fresh flowers)                          


Chalkboard Pots


Is your mom THE hardest person to shop for in the entire history of humanity (yeah, mom, I’m looking at you)?  Gift cards aren’t necessarily a cop-out gift as at least it ensures mom can get what she *really* wants.  Just get her a really fancy, mushy-gushy greeting card to put it in.







And, theoretically, let’s say you did wait until Sunday, on your way to lunch with mom, and you stop in to Eastridge Center to panic-buy, don’t worry–we’ve got you covered.  Spend $125 between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, May 8, and we’ll give you a $25 e-gift card.

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