Ahhh, Mother’s Day. It’s right around the corner, and quarantine is no reason to skimp on thoughtful gift-giving this year. In fact, we’ve had some extra time to rack our brains for gift ideas that’ll make mom smile big and say, “awwww, you know me so well!”
FOR THE *BLUSHING*, OH-SO THOUGHTFUL MOM
Think of Greetabl as a super customizable, extra charming greeting card - and then some - delivered straight to mom’s front door. You design the box, which unfolds like origami to reveal a personalized message, photos you’ve uploaded, and small but totally cute gifts (also of your choosing). Boxes start at $10 and go up depending on what gifts you fancy (gift prices range from $3-$28): from coffee mugs and various sweet treats to hand lotions, salt scrubs, and encouraging socks, there’s something for every kind of thoughtful mom.
FOR THE “DID YOU EAT YET?” MOM
If your mom is always trying to feed you, your friends, her friends, the neighbors, the neighbor’s friends...okay you get the picture. Check out some of our fave famous LA, SF, and NY restaurant cookbooks, covering every meal (and all food & drink in-between). Buy 1, 2, or all 6 - just make it a bouquet of cookbooks!
Shhhhh, I’m drinking my Coffee:
The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee
By Tristan Stephenson
Eggs-cuse me, it’s time for Breakfast:
Egg Shop: The Cookbook
By Nick Korbee
We’re munch’n for some Lunch’n:
State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook
By Stuart Broiza, Nicole Krasinski, JJ Goode
It’s always Snacktime:
Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook
By Marco Canora
No puns are necessary for Dinner:
By Chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis
There’s a separate compartment in my tummy for Dessert:
Momofuku Milk Bar
By Christina Tosi
FOR THE UBER CONSCIOUS SUPER MOM
Allow us to introduce you to a subscription box that - we pinky swear - mom will fawn over. Causebox’s quarterly deliveries mark the start of each new season with full-size goodies that she’ll literally, actually, truly use. Each box (valued at $200-$300) comes with 5 to 7 items like jewelry and clothing, beauty products and wellness accessories, kitchen extras, etc. Ethically made? Check! Environmentally and socially conscious? Yup! For women, by women? Sure thing! Does this sound like your mom? Oh yah, we knew it! (Pay quarterly at $54.95 per box or save a little mulah by committing to a full year for $199.80).
FOR THE “THAT’S MY KID!” MOM
We adore moms who adore their kids. Check out Oak and Luna jewelry, where mom can accessorize via your name, initials, DOB - even your zodiac sign! There’s no sweeter a sentiment than [insert your name here in a pretty font] wrapped tightly around her finger, hanging gently from her neck or sitting pretty on her wrist. Prices range from $50 to $280 depending on material. For proud moms everywhere, you can’t go wrong with a thoughtful and stylish gift like this.
FOR THE FUNNY, BUT CLASSIC, MOM
A candle is no longer just a candle, unless it 1) smells great, 2) makes you laugh, and 3) gives you positive affirmations. Say what? Let us expand on that. Mom will love Ginger June Candle Co. not only because these hand-poured, soy wax beauties are made from simple, natural and sustainable ingredients but ALSO because of their funky and hilarious packaging. For $21 to $28, what more could you ask for from a candle? They also sell face and body products, if you wanted to get real fancy. Oh yah, they donate 3% of their profits to benefit animal rescues and rehabs. This ad has been mom-approved.
So, whether you’re quarantined with your mom (sister, aunt, grandma, or cousins are acceptable here, too) or have only been able to wave at her from the sidewalk...gift her something unique, just like her.