Ultimate Gifts for Mom

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Most countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Mothers are showered with gifts to honor her and all she means to her family. Flowers, clothing, gifts of jewelry and gourmet treats are a few of the ideas that pay tribute to Mom on her day. This year’s list is full of ideas to make your shopping easier.

Flowers are the number one gift for mothers on Mother’s Day. Besides the traditional floral bouquet from the florist, other floral gifts are easily obtainable. How about a Meyer lemon tree for the gardener? This is a special gift and the scent of lemons from the flowers as well as the fruit will be a constant reminder of the giver. The Jewel Garden from Lula’s Garden is a small planter with three preplanted succulents for the woman with limited space who loves plants. The dedicated gardener might like the GardenHOME apron tool kit from Amazon. And for the craftswoman, think LEGO. That’s right! LEGO has an extraordinary array of pieces in their LEGO Botanical Collection. These stunningly realistic flowers contain small pieces and require manual dexterity to assemble.

Clothing is another popular item. Sweaters are traditional, and this year is no exception. A bold black and white striped cardigan to go with slacks makes a dramatic statement piece for the fashionista. The Metallic Pearl Draped Collar sweater adds a polished feminine touch to any outfit—pants or dress. It comes with faux pearls and crystal beading in three subdued colors. Leggings are the go-to pants for running errands and exercise class. Watch Me Melt High-rise Melt Fit leggings with four-way stretch come in extra-large sizes for the voluptuous mom. Comfy slippers go a long way towards making the long busy day right. Mom can relax after a hard day by slipping into a soft pair of felted wool slippers by Baabushka, handmade by the women of Nepal; these come in a slip-on and a boot style for toasty feet. To accompany her slippers, gift mom with washable silk tees and wide-legged pajamas from Lunya for the ultimate relaxing sleep wear. Various styles and colors make luxurious silk Mom’s go-to fabric for relaxing at home while remaining stylish.

A Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent gift for the voracious reader. The light adjusts to different lighting conditions automatically. Another prized feature is the adjustable font size that makes the text easier to read for aging eyes. Maybe toss in a gift card to get her started on her e-library? A wonderful reference book to challenge any reader is 1,000 Books to Read before You Die by James Mustich (hardcover). This eclectic reference book is from several years ago but is still a valuable guide for the insatiable reader. For the nighttime reader, a neck reading lamp that hangs around the neck allowing the LED tips to be adjusted to the book page is a wonderful addition to the reader’s tools. This device makes nighttime reading without disturbing your partner a thoughtful gift.
Gourmet foods are especially appreciated by a mom who loves something different that doesn’t have to be cooked! Chocolate-covered strawberries from Godiva are a sweet treat that shows you care. Other delicious treats are cookies delivered by Levain Cookie Club. The monthly shipment of eight freshly baked cookies is a gift that will be anticipated by any mom. The cookies may be changed for different flavors if desired. Mom may especially like the southern spice jellies to accompany her charcuterie board or meats prepared for a meal. Jenkins Jellies delivers a wide array of spicy jellies to the mom who loves a little extra spice on the side. The seven pepper jellies are all-natural, vegan and gluten-free with pureed fruit. The Cheese of the Month Club sends cheese lovers three half-pound blocks of artisan cheeses from around the world. Cheese makes a hearty treat for late night snacks or a no-cook meal. Tea is a perennial favorite. Check out the Tea Drops Sampler kit. It contains nine tea drops in flavors such as Chocolate Earl Grey, Matcha and Citrus Ginger.

Candles come in all types, shapes and sizes. For a unique experience, investigate the candles at the Harlem Company. Harlem Candles are a collection of candles emphasizing Harlem, jazz and the rich scents evocative of the ’30s and ’40s, when jazz was king. Lady Day brings back memories of Billie Holiday and her gardenia while Ellington candles highlight earthy, woody fragrance notes. Canadian artist Zoe Tang hand makes soy candles infused with fragrance oils. The candles are “terrariums” containing wax succulents and poppies, among other designs.

However you celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom, she deserves to be spoiled. Give the gift of love and joy, and maybe, just maybe, one of these items.

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