She put up with you through those rocky teenage years and is still the first person on your speed dial. Or perhaps she’s the mother of your kids (and the only one who can talk them into eating their veggies or coax everyone home to visit for Thanksgiving). And here's the deal: You’re celebrating a special lady this Sunday.
But while you have no shortage of reasons why you love the amazing mothers in your life, when it comes to a gift worthy of them, you come up short every year. Which is why you’re scrambling to find a brilliant idea the week of (one that feels thoughtful enough it could have been thought of weeks ago).
Take a deep breath. We’ve done the dirty work for you. Whether you want to pamper her, honor her with a sentimental keepsake or help her indulge in her favorite “mom’s off-duty” activities (hello, sparkling wine and a hot bath), we’ve got the perfect way to thank her for all she does.
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For the mom boss who could use a time out to relax, reset and enjoy a cup of tea, this gift set from Thoughtfully helps banish stress and encourages the practice of mindfulness. Whether she's a tea newbie or a steeping master, she'll enjoy using the pestle and mortar to combine the flavored teas and spices into her own masterpiece. The set comes with 100 tea bags and a glass sand timer for the perfect amount of steeping — and just the right amount of time to step away from the real world for a little "me" time.
Price: $99 for a 60-minute massage
Nothing will help mom Zen out like a massage. This year, take it one step further by bringing the massage to her — she can literally roll from her bed to the massage table. Simply download the app (or head to their website), choose from five different types of massages and book your favorite mother some well-deserved pampering. Bonus for all of the procrastinators out there: If you’re desperately in search of a gift at the last minute, you can have a masseuse at her doorstep (table in hand) in as little as an hours’ notice.
Price: $27/set of 4
Give her a gift that will bring a smile to her face on those rough mornings when the lunches aren’t packed, the dog rips apart the garbage and she’s late for her morning meeting. These mugs are a part of an exclusive collection designed by Felicity Huffman — one of the many independent, trend-setting women featured by CZND. Create a custom gift set which comes with your choice of four (or more) mom-inspired mugs, with snarky quotes like “Resting Mom Face” and “Mom Knows Best … JK I’m just Winging It.”
Price: starting at $36
Can you ever go wrong with flowers? There are a ton of delivery services to choose from, but The Bouqs Co. is one of our favorites. The farm-to-table flowers are cut at an eco-friendly farm the day you order them so you don’t have to worry about a sad, wilted bouquet showing up at mom’s doorstep. (They even offer same-day delivery.) There’s no denying the health benefits of having plants in our spaces, so whether they are sitting on her desk, or in a vase on the kitchen table, they are sure to bring a smile to her face.
Price: starting at $59
For the best-dressed woman in your life, or the one who’s always spoiling everyone else, but seldom spends money on herself, opt for a service that sends designer fashion right to her doorstep. Each month, the company designs a new tote that they then fill with a personalized mix of clothing items customized for each recipient, who can opt to receive 2, 3 or 5 items, at different price points. What’s unique is that the specially curated tote will contain a mix of items that the recipient chooses and surprise items hand selected by the team’s stylists based on their profile, making for a fun treat to arrive in the mail each month. Even better: You can send them a gift card (in the mail, or an e-card for instant delivery) so that they can go on and choose the tote of their choice and customize their profile.
For the woman who enjoys celebrating with a glass of bubbly, gift her a kit that will let her brew her own batch. Inside the kit, she’ll find everything she needs to make five bottles of sparkling wine (including a specially sourced chardonnay grape juice from a premiere vineyard). Plus, this will be the gift that keeps on giving, since the entire kit is reusable, all she needs is another round of ingredients to keep the bottles popping!
If Saturday morning yoga or after-work spin class is a staple on her weekly schedule, the mom on your list will appreciate this personalized tote, with tons of interior and exterior compartments for a yoga mat, laptop and sneakers. The monogrammed carryall will also get her through weekend getaways or those busy weekdays that require an outfit change.
Price: Starting at $89
Sending mom a custom gift showcasing a great photo of her family is always a safe bet to be a home run in the gift department. And customizing an order with a family photo couldn’t any be any easier than using Myphoto.com: Simply email a picture from your phone (or upload it on a desktop) and within 20 seconds you will receive an email back with your photo displayed on tons of products, including this acrylic tray, which will add an extra-special touch to breakfast in bed. Your photo will be HD-printed on the tray, which can be used for actual serving or as a decorative accent on a coffee table.
Give the busy, on-the-go mom everything she needs for a night of relaxation after a stressful week: Just add a warm bath. This set comes with a detoxifying bath soak made with pink Himalayan and dead sea salts, rose petals, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils, plus an herbal black tea, an all-natural soy candle and a lavender body and room spray. After an hour to herself to soak and relax she will be rejuvenated and ready to tackle the next task on her to-do list.
For the mom who enjoys cooking healthy meals for her family — but doesn’t always have the time to do it — an automatic spiralizer takes all of the prep time out of the popular food trend. The system creates four different “noodle” shapes — ribbons, linguine, spaghetti and fettuccine — at the touch of a button, without the hassle of having to remove and replace blades. You may just get a healthy bowl of ramen or Mexican-Style Breakfast Tacos out of the deal the next time you go home to visit.
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