Whether you’re spending this Mother’s Day at home with the kids, or you’re upset you can’t visit your mom this year, you’re not alone. Right now between quarantining and social distancing, it’s not the ideal Mother’s Day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make mom’s day special! With a kind card and a thoughtful gift, moms everywhere can have the perfect day! To give you a few ideas, this Mother’s Day gift guide has all our self-care favorites so mom can focus on herself! Besides, right now, all moms can afford to be a little selfish.
More calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. Approximately 122 million calls are made on the second Sunday of May.
Relax With a Little Massage
Remember when you had a stressful week and you could just schedule a spa day? Well, those days are on pause, so in the meantime, give your mom the gift of stress relief at home. The Theragun-G3PRO Professional Handheld Percussive Massage Gun combines the best of a therapeutic massage with the safety of staying at home. With six interchangeable head attachments and a speed of 40 percussions per second, mom will never be stressed again.
Get Comfy In Sweatpants
We’re all lounging around the house right now. We’re living, if not our best, then at the very least, our most comfortable lives. And in the past month or two, it’s safe to say that our pajamas and loungewear are working overtime. Give your mom something comfortable, stylish, and easy to wear, even when we’re not on lockdown. Free People’s Heartbeat Pants are cute, functional and even have a matching sweatshirt.
Work It Out
It’s hard to get much exercise when you’re inside. Whether mom has a home gym or gets in her cardio with jogs around the neighborhood, now is the best time for new gear. (You don’t want to get bored of your workouts!) The Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands is small and compact so it can easily be stored and pulled out when it’s time to exercise! It’s a fun and quick workout to mix up home routines or add a little extra oomph to your normal schedule.
Mother’s Day is the third highest-selling holiday for flowers and plants.
Carry It All—Stylishly
Remember when you were a kid and mom would carry almost everything in her purse? Snacks, pens, sweaters—that bag had everything! Now give her a stylish upgrade with the Calista Convertible Backpack from Free People. No worries, she can still carry everything but the kitchen sink! But now, in a way that’s fun and stylish for 2020. Plus she can always switch from tote to backpack depending on how she’s styling that day! And there’s still plenty of room for snacks!
Take a Load Off
You’d think with long days spent at home we wouldn’t be on our feet so often, but between running after littles, workouts, cooking and home projects, moms are busy little bees! This Mother’s Day gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a way for her to relax! The Human Touch Reflex SOL Foot and Calf Massager is the ultimate “treat yourself” gift. It has three auto-massage programs and two massage speeds, heat relief for muscle tension, and CirQlation and Figure-Eight technologies for a rolling massage that forces blood toward the core of the body.
Unwind With Some Tunes
Have you ever tried to take a little “me time” and could still hear the kids screaming downstairs? A soak in the tub or a little afternoon reading is made all the better with quiet, calming music (or hardcore metal jams, no judgments). Apple AirPods Pro lets mom listen to what she wants all over the house with active noise cancellation, and transparency mode when she needs to listen in. They’re insanely useful—you can use them on the Peloton, while making dinner or just zoning out.
Pretty In Spring
Summer is just around the corner! And just because no one is going outside doesn’t mean mom doesn’t want to be stylish. She just wants to be comfortable at the same time. The Soliman Tiered Minidress from Merlette is a favorite with a soft, billowy silhouette and airy cotton that she can wear through the warm weather months and still look and feel comfortable. It comes in pink and white—both perfect colors for the season.
One of the earliest Mother’s Day celebrations was in Ancient Greece. The Greek would have spring celebrations in honor of Rhea, the goddess of fertility, motherhood, and generation.
Get Fit and Lean
Gyms aren’t open which means we’re all stuck with our at-home gyms. And chances are good mom has a cardio machine, but isn’t getting in all the weight training that she used to. And doesn’t everyone feel great after a workout? It’s an easy way for mom to focus on her health and body. These dumbbells come in 3 pairs of 3-pound, 5-pound, and 8-pound sizes, offers a secure grip and with a cast iron rack, can be kept inside or outside.
Make Your House Cozy
With all the days spent indoors, we’re noticing how much all the little things we surround ourselves with make a house a home. Cushy throw pillows, scented candles, family photos—they all make us feel happy at home. Add a little touch of love to mom’s house with the Nipomo Tierra Blanket Roll. This throw is perfect for indoors or out and adds a touch of that spring hue that we love this time of year.
Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants. According to the National Restaurant Association, in 2018 about 87 million adults made plans to go to a restaurant for Mother’s Day.
Mom Loves Bling
No Mother’s Day gift guide is complete without something sparkly! And there’s something about buying mom jewelry for Mother’s Day that feels personal and special. Even if she already has a wardrobe full of necklaces, rings and bangles, there’s always something more we can give her. The Classic Saddle Ring from Anna Beck is one of those big, beautiful pieces that we know she’ll love, and with a sterling silver base and 18-karat gold detailing it will literally go with every piece that mom has!
Give That Extra Push
Does mom live for her morning workout? For Mother’s Day, give mom a personal gym at home with the Peloton Bike, an immersive cardio experience that will get her moving and grooving. With weekly classes and a whole library of videos to choose from, she’ll be biking with the best of them in no time. And all those workouts mean no more quarantine 15!
The first thing a baby can vocalize is the ‘ma’ sound, which is why in almost every language the word for mother begins with the letter ‘M’ or is some iteration of the ‘ma’ sound.