When you think of Mother’s Day, you probably think first of your mom (as one should!) and then race to buy a card, call 1-800-Flowers, and/or order an Edible Arrangement online for mommy dearest. Those things are all well and good, but there are so many more unique and thoughtful gift ideas and gals to think of gifting on this special day. Check out a few more unique suggestions below.
Your Fitspo Sista: The Booty Belt
Everyone has at least one relative or close friend who’s always trying out the latest workout craze. Here’s a cool contraption to gift to those ladies, endorsed by none other than the fittest mom in all of Hollywood, Kate Hudson. The Booty Belt uses a system of bands along with an instructional DVD to give gals the toned butt they’ve always dreamed about – get it here for $99.99.
Your Artisanal Grandmama: Chococurb Monthly Chocolate Box
Sure, grandmas are known for apple pie and holiday cookie recipes. But perhaps it’s time to give back and show your appreciation for the family matriarch by giving her something sweet to nosh on instead of always expecting it from her kitchen. Check out Chococurb, an exotic “chocolate of the month club” where you can test out unusual yet delectable flavors like Manoa’s Hawaiian Goat Milk bar, Theo ‘3400 Phinney’ Coconut-Curry Milk Chocolate and Dick Taylor’s Black Fig Madagascar chocolate. Just imagine the chocolate chip cookie possibilities! One month is $35, three months is $99 and a six month subscription is $180.
Your Fashionista Friend: Sugar Bean Jewelry
Is your trendy bestie a mom who combs through INSTYLE and PEOPLE STYLEWATCH, modeling her looks after the glam and famous? If so, then check out Sugar Bean, a jewelry line recently sported by Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz. Sugar Bean’s adorably fresh and funky styles make great gifts – at a reasonable price point. We love these lip studs ($44) and this antler necklace ($84) for starters, but Sugar Bean truly has something for every lady in your life.
Your Artistic & Momtastic Mother: Elizabeth Murray Artwork
Is your mother an artist, art lover, feminist or single mom who made ends meet for your family no matter what? Then she’ll surely appreciate the life and works of Elizabeth Murray, the recent subject of the documentary Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray at the Tribeca Film Festival. You can also gift her a book or a print from the artist’s collection or even just a day trip to the museum (the New Whitney in N.Y.C. for starters).
Your Music-Obsessed Office Mate: Peter Bjorn and John Tickets
Hard to believe, but it was ten years ago that the Swedish indie pop/ indie rock band’s hit song “Young Folks” was on heavy rotation on the radio and that haunting whistle was burnt into all our brains. Since then, you may’ve heard their tune “Second Chance” on TV (it’s the Two Broke Girls theme song) or heard their collaboration with Drake, and you’re about to hear a whole lot more of them when their new album “Breakin’ Point” comes out this June. In the meantime, we suggest a ladies night out or date night for your pal and her partner at one of Peter Bjorn and John’s tour stops.
The Stargazing First-Timer: Momstrology Book by Ophira and Tali Edut a.k.a. The AstroTwins
No matter who the first time mom in your life is – maybe it’s even you! – Momstrology is a must-have guide to your child’s sign, your mothering style, and how well mom and child mesh. It’s an amazingly accurate and fun read. Get it on Amazon now.