Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 1, 2017

Mothers Day giftTired of the usual Mother’s Day gifts, like flowers or brunches?  If you’re lucky enough to still have a mother to honor on May 14, you may want to show you are thinking of her with a very special gift. I’ve got some very special ideas: (not sponsored, just things I love)  Suggest you take a look at them all and then explore the links I provided.


Mothers Day giftsI love to give older friends the very emollient and high quality L’Occitane shea butter hand creams. In fact, I love to get them as gifts, myself.  A beautiful trio of three different delicately scented creams in small, portable tubes is available for only $28. I’ve always got one in my purse, although I prefer the unscented version. You can find them at Sephora as well as any L’Occitane shea butter shops and fine department stores. The packaging changes each season but it’s always beautiful.

Here’s my link for 20% off your first Glossier order

Here’s a real find: Glossier Generation G lipstick.  And while I’m not usually a matte kind of girl, I was intrigued by its Generation G sheer matte offering and its compact tube. Pigment is dialed down and the color looks different on everyone. Glossier has only six colors, unlike the confusing assortment of dozens many cosmetic companies choose.

I bought Crush, a hot, raspberry tone (above)  that gives me enough color but not too much. One swipe and it’s subtle, two or three and it gets a little deeper. Its staying power is pretty good and it’s matte, but not drying.But if you have dry lips, simply use a balm a minute or two before apply, wipe or blot excess and swipe the color on. I love the way it looks on me–diffused and natural. But check out all the colors, you might prefer another. Or several!

It makes a great gift. The skin care line looks great, too, and includes several sets that would make an even bigger gift. Free shipping over $30 and free returns! Use my link and get 20 percent off your entire order. Here’s the link. Oh and I get a store discount, too.

Mothers Day giftsPretty treasure boxes. I love a pretty cardboard stash box. I use them for treasures like photos, jewelry or other mementoes.

Mothers Day gifts You can find some really beautiful boxes with floral designs or made of wood or even with beading and sequins  at Michael’s at reasonable prices. The two pictured are mine.

Mothers Day giftMom knows best! You know that moms KNOW they’re right about everything. I LOVE this tea towel that proves it! And actually if you just search for OMG My Mother Was Right you’ll find all sorts of products with that theme. Make mom laugh (ruefully) and let her enjoy being right. Because we all love being right!

Uncommon Goods is one of my most favorite online shops. They offer more than 600 (!) of the most unique gifts ever for Mothers Day: a lavender heat pillow, a tea drop set, birthstone wishing balls, chocolate soaps (!), well-priced jewelry, a hummingbird feeder and so many more. Check out their gifts for women, HERE.

Budget-friendly idea!  I’ve got a black thumb. But I love me a cute little grow kit, especially for herbs that I can use when I cook. You know, Trader Joe’s sells potted herbs at very reasonable prices. I found this absolutely adorable DIY herb garden that anyone can put together for their mom, HERE. Mother's Day giftsBut you really don’t have to even use craft paper. I love to buy tinned Italian tomatoes, such as San Marzano, Contadina brand or others that have cool, almost vintage labels. Use the tomatoes, wash the tin but keep the labels on–and they make beautiful planters for oregano, basil and other Italian herbs. Budget-friendly Mother’s Day!

Uncommon Goods has a few interesting “grow kits” — just use the search box on their site. I love their vintage-inspired mason jar indoor herb garden for only $20. You can also find herb garden kits at Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond and so many other local retailers.

Mother's Day gifts

To help those who grieve, Riley endorses these lovely products! Buy them HERE.

When Mom or Grand-mom isn’t well: Many of us Boomers have mothers who are ailing, or maybe even dealing with grief issues. One of the most appreciated gifts I have ever given someone sick is affirmation cards.  It was that gift that inspired my desire to offer products and services and be of loving service to others who are sick. If your mother is ailing, she may well benefit from a compact deck of beautiful, healing affirmations, a guided journal to go along with them or maybe the downloadable audio for those coping with chemo.  You can find all those products HERE at my new business, A Healing Spirit.  You can read my story about the gift I gave to a beautiful, sick friend a few years ago, HERE.  Or maybe you’d like to consider one of my other products and services. They’re all right HERE, waiting for you!

Although my mother passed 18 years ago, I still take time on Mother’s Day to remember her, and my grandmother–and all of the wonderful mothers I know who are working hard on behalf of their families. If you’re a mom, I’ll be including you in my thoughts on that day.




76 comments on “Mother’s Day Gift Guide
  1. Robin rue says:

    These are all awesome ideas. I am always happy to receive creams and lotions for Mother’s Day 🙂

  2. These are great ideas! I always struggle to buy thing for Mother’s Day as my mum is so fussy!

  3. Great ideas! Thanks for the links. I am certainly sharing this post!

  4. Amber Myers says:

    I love these ideas! My mom is really into gardening, so I’ll be getting her stuff to go with that! Plus chocolates, of course.

  5. I also don’t have a mom to buy a gift for on Mother’s Day but there are some great gift ideas for friends and family for other occasions. I especially like the hand creams, they look great for handbags.

  6. Although all of these ideas are great, I would really love those L’Occitane shea butter hand creams! They are some of my favorites!

  7. Roz Warren says:

    My favorite part was the “Riley Recommende”d photo. If you don’t regularly run a “Rily Recommended” feature you ought to!

  8. Thanks for the great ideas! I really want to get the Glossier lip product for mother’s day. My mom loves flowers, so I’ll be getting her a bouquet of flowers.

  9. Haralee says:

    Great ideas. Who can say no to the pup!

  10. I don’t have a mom to buy for anymore, but these are great gift ideas for any occasion (or simply because) for the special people in your life–including oneself. Thanks!

  11. I especially love the herbs in the tins! What a great idea! So very pretty and practical. Totally a gift I’d love to receive as a mom!

  12. These are great Mother’s Day items. I bet my mom would love the cute little grow kit. She loves her plants and flowers and has such a green thumb.

  13. Ellen Dolgen says:

    These are wonderful gift ideas. I love the herb garden.

  14. Dipti says:

    Appreciate all the ideas.Time to make most important person feel more special:)

  15. tara pittman says:

    I usually send flowers to my mom. I would love to be able to travel to see her for mother’s day.

  16. Lauren says:

    You have great ideas. I also loveee Uncommon goods!

  17. Donna says:

    Great ideas, I love the idea of the box…I think I will give that to my daughters this year for their birthdays. and I also love unscented l’ocitane. your gift ideas are always so very, very good. I am so gift giving impaired….

  18. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother but I think it is lovely that you choose to remember them on mothers day regardless. Whether they are still here or not it is always important to remember the ones who gave us life. Your affirmation cards are very beautiful, do you ship to the UK? xx

  19. It’s nice to think of a variety of gifts like this… thank you.

  20. Ooh gorgeous gifts! I love that lipstick, and the name Crush is very fitting, I would love my children to buy it for me but our mothers day in the UK was in march!

  21. Anya says:

    There are some lovely idea there! We dont celebrate Mothers day in my country, but I’ll keep these in mind for other celebrations!

  22. Wren says:

    This is an excellent guide! Sometimes it is hard to shop for the woman who has everything! 🙂

  23. Eileen says:

    These are some really great gift ideas! I love the L’Occitane shea butter hand creams myself they’re so nourishing and moisturizing.

  24. Neha saini says:

    Mother’s day is always an auspicious event. I will love to gift plants this year to my mom. As she has nourished us with her love and care she’ll do the same for our mother nature too.

  25. Silly Mummy says:

    Lovely ideas! The little herb pots are so cute. And your products are great and really pretty!

  26. Elizabeth O. says:

    It would be so nice to give them something they can use. These are lovely ideas because they won’t just use it, they will feel pampered as well.

  27. Robin herman says:

    Super list. I especially LOVE the tomato can herb garden idea.
    Your “guides” are always keepers!

  28. I truly love L’Occitane shea butter hand cream. It is the best. I have very dry skin on my legs, and this cream works wonders.

  29. Claudia Krusch says:

    I would love to try the Glossier Generation G lipstick. These are great Mothers Day gift ideas. We are going to spend the day at the spa this year.

  30. Donnabeth says:

    I’m still figuring out what to give my mom. I think she will love this grow kit for herbs! I would love to receive them too.

  31. Great gift ideas. I grow tons of herbs and they are so useful in the kitchen. And I go through a lot of hand creme when I garden!

  32. These are all great gifts! I would like any one of these especially the hand creams. I have a tube of that now, and it is seriously the nicest hand cream I have ever used.

  33. These are all great ideas, and I’d be happy with any of them. Plus, I would take Riley’s recommendations any day! I totally trust his opinion.

  34. My favorite ideas listed here are the hand cream and the stash box. I love getting big shoe boxes and modpodging them to put trinkets and stuff in 🙂 This way you can keep your unsightly stuff out without the room looking unsightly!

  35. That’s sweet that you still take time to remember and honor your mother. I know that she was such an important person in your life and you should remember and honor her sacrifices.

  36. kelly reci says:

    great ideas! my dad was asking me what to give to my mom ! this will surely be a help!

  37. Excellence says:

    This post reminds me lot of things that is okay for me.And I like your post idea.
    Thanks to share.

  38. Dana Vento says:

    Perfect tips! Moms give you everything—and then some—so return the favor with a small token of your appreciation—Chanel perfume, Dyson’s limited edition hair dryer, or a book that will guide her in creating a bee-friendly garden. When in doubt, just slip a photo in a picture frame because what mom wouldn’t love that? (Although choose a frame from Louis Vuitton, naturally).

  39. Lucee Santini says:

    Mother’s Day will be here soon enough, which means that it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to cement your place as your mom’s favorite kid.

  40. Julie Syl says:

    Getting mum the perfect gift can sometimes be hard so we’ve taken the job out of your hands and put together some suggestions that might help make mum the happiest gal around.

  41. Michelle Waller says:

    These are great gift ideas for mom! I always love handmade stuff for Mother’s Day.

  42. Great gift ideas! I wouldn’t mind receiving those hand creams or a new lipstick for Mother’s Day. 🙂

  43. Great gift guide. I love the Generation G lipstick. Love the color.

  44. Ravi says:

    Thank you for the ideas. I am sure these gifts would make the most important person in your life feel special. Great!

  45. Tina Gleisner says:

    Love the idea of a treasure box, especially one make by one of your children … with a few special things inside. Of course my kids are grown & gone, but might make one with my granddaughter

  46. What wonderful ideas for moms! I love that you thought out of the box, and came up with some super unique gifts!

  47. Bernadette Callahan says:

    These are really nice options. My mom passed away in 2002 but I celebrate the day with my kids and their stepmoms and our extended family.

  48. Yuen Mi says:

    Some great mother’s day gifts idea. Thanks for the link share! Always looking for good discounts.

  49. What a great way to show your mom you truly care by offering her one of these. I’m excited for this year’s Mother’s Day. We’re hoping to surprise my mom with a special gift.

  50. Natalie says:

    My mom goes through hand creams like nobody’s business! I bet she would love to L’Occitane hand creams.

  51. Our Family World says:

    Thank you for the gift suggestions. I pretty much have an idea of something to give my sisters. My mom loves anything in red – a blouse, a purse, shoes, etc. Well, for the past 2 or 3 years, all she wants for Mothers day is for all her children to gather together in her house and share a scrumptious lunch.

  52. Olivia says:

    I like these ideas very much. I’m just a kid and don’t have a lot of money. My nanny helped me pick the seeds off a strawberry and put it in a cup with dirt and water. we are going to decorate the cup for my mom. I hope lots of strawberries grow!

  53. Coralie says:

    These are all great ideas. I am always looking for things to get for my friends and family.

  54. katrina gehman says:

    those are super cute ideas. i know i would love them if my kids got them for mother’s day 🙂

  55. Nay says:

    Great ideas! I would love to receive the L’Occitane set.

  56. Chi says:

    This post is very lovely. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. I believe that your mom would appreciate all the things you would make for her. 🙂

  57. Lovely ideas and they all wonderful as a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. I think product from L’Occitane would be my choice. Thank you for sharing the ideas!

  58. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This is a great list of mother’s day gifts and places to shop. I am going to be checking out Uncommon Good. The lavender heat pillow would be great for my mom and the chocolate soaps I know my sisters would love. Thanks for sharing the gifts and these awesome places to shop.

  59. Adored the pictures, i actually like the among this image, perfect.

  60. Athena says:

    I totally want that lipstick – someone send my kids the information so they can surprise me! LOL

  61. These are great ideas! I really want to get my mom a live plant.

  62. Katriza says:

    Great ideas of some amazing Mother’s Day gift ideas! Definitely going to pass this on!

  63. I go crazy sometimes for Mother’s Day gifts. You picked great gifts.

  64. Mother’s DAy gifts can be hard to get but these are all great ideas!

  65. wendy says:

    I love these ideas for Mother’s Day! I am going to use a couple of these ideas for this years gifts!

  66. Molly says:

    These are some creative ideas for mother day. I like the treasure box idea, I think that would be pretty special including some nice photos.

  67. krystal says:

    I sometimes don’t need gifts – I just want the gift of time! Being able to do something together as a family.

  68. I like the idea of a treasure box. I was thinking, you could get one for each child and fill it full throughout the year and give it to them on Christmas or their birthday for another unique gift.

  69. Lovely gifts – I adore Loccitane hand creams! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTesday

  70. Nice ideas, I should send this to my kids.

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  71. Mardene Carr says:

    Oh yeah, I think we are all tired of the same old mothers’ day gifts. So this will be welcomed by many…LOL

  72. I find your ideas very practical. A lot of gift ideas I have read suggests only beauty, pampering or fashion for Moms.

  73. Missy says:

    Those grow kits are too cute! I got something similar at Target, and I love it.

  74. Ali Rost says:

    What wonderful gift ideas for moms! There’s a little something for everyone! I’m sure mine would love the hand lotions .. she’s an avid gardener

  75. Tiara Wilson says:

    These are some absolutely adorable mothers day gifts! I am loving how simple and cute these are. My mom would enjoy these. She loves lipgloss/lipstick!

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