14 Gift Ideas to Give Mom the Most Relaxing Mother's Day
You may not be able to celebrate in person this year, but these thoughtful presents will make any mom on your list feel the love
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: My kids and I have been staying with my parents since March and it's been total chaos. To thank my mom for being my nanny, therapist, and Instagram photographer, I'm gifting her loungewear from my favorite sustainable brand, Bleusalt. The fabric is incredibly soft and each piece in the line gives you that effortless, "hanging out in my Malibu beach house" vibe even when you're chasing after your three-year-old grandson who's about to wipe his peanut butter-covered hands on your nice sofa.
Buy It!: Bleusalt Unisex Waffle Skater Hoodie, $150; bleusalt.com
Jackie Fields, Senior Style + Beauty Editor: My mother does little to pamper herself, but she indulge an manicure every now and then. That's why I'm gifting her this hand serum, along with a couple of her favorite nail polishes. The hydrating treatment has fast become one of my favorite products now that I am constantly washing my hands. I know she'll love how quickly it soaks into skin, leaving them feeling silky--which is rare these days!
Philosophy Purity Face Cleanser
Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: My mom spends her days working in a hospital, so she doesn't have a lot of down-time to relax, much less time to shop for beauty products. So to help keep her supply of her favorite items on-hand, I'm gifting her a huge 32-ounce tub of her go-to face wash, as well as a few other makeup essentials to keep her day-to-day routine running smoothly and worry-free.
Alyssa Kelly, Style & Beauty Intern: After working all day, my mom loves to take a hot bath with candles surrounding her tub. So I ordered her a votive from Otherland for Mother’s Day because not only do they smell amazing, but they’re cruelty-free with no preservatives or synthetic dyes. They also burn for 55 hours which is way longer than your average bath, but it’s still comforting to know that if she wanted to sit back and relax for over two days straight, she could.
Buy It! Otherland Daybed Candle, $36; otherland.com
The Well's Care Bundle
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: The Well, NYC's beloved health and wellness club, has packaged together some of its most popular products in time for Mother's Day. The trio includes the lifestyle hub's "Immune Complex" vitamin packs, "Clean Hands" moisturizing sanitizer and a three-pack of soft face masks. The best part: Proceeds from each bunfle benefit Baby2Baby and the organization's COVID-19 relief efforts for families around the country. This was the easiest Mother's Day purchase I've ever made.
Buy It! The Well's COVID Care Bundle, $115; the-well.com
Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: Amid the coronavirus craziness, my grandma's been recovering from a gastrointestinal surgery, so my mom has been social distancing at her apartment as she takes care of her. Since she's been sleeping on my grandma's couch each night, my mom keeps telling me how she hasn't been able to enjoy a good night's sleep in weeks. I'm thinking this airy memory foam pillow — which is the most comfortable one I've ever owned — will be the best pick-me-up for her on Mother's Day during this difficult time. It's a pricey investment she'd never treat herself to, which I know will make the surprise gift even more special.
Google Nest WiFi
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: In addition to elevating my mom's loungewear, I'm also upgrading her WiFi since the current situation can best be described as "dial up circa 1999." After consulting a few of my techy friends, I landed on the Google Nest Wifi, which was praised for it's "idiot-proof" setup and stellar connectivity. They were right. I got her hooked up in minutes and now my mom is streaming like it's 2020.
Barefoot Dreams Slippers
Hanna Flanagan, Style + Beauty Assistant: Because what’s a spa day without comfy slippers (bonus points for a robe)? Treat your mom to the full experience with this luxurious pair, which are especially soft thanks to Barefoot Dreams' signature memory foam padding. Also featuring rubber soles, these slippers are durable and high-quality, so your mom will appreciate them long after her special spa day is over!
On & On Body Wash
Alex Apatoff, Digital Lifestyle Director: This tiny spa on the island of Kauai has a big celeb following and an even bigger mission: To make spa-going accessible, while maximizing results and minimizing impact on the environment. They're furthering that mission by launching their own line of bath products, starting with this luxe soap; if you can't get mom to Hawaii anytime soon, this may just be the next best thing.
Buy It! On & On Frankincense hand & body wash, $24/8oz.; on-and-on.co
Louis Vuitton Customizable E-Card
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Right now more than ever, a simple note to let someone know you're thinking of them is the most special gift you can give. That's why I'm sending all the moms in my life a very chic letter, courtesy of Louis Vuitton. With the launch of #WeLVMoms, the luxury label has debuted its first-ever customizable e-card. It allows you to pick your stationary, share a message, add a number of cute logos — ranging from an iconic LV monogram bag to a fragrance bottle — and it's all complimentary.
Soma Cool Nights Robe
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: Mother's Day is going to be a special one this year for my family--and many others I'm sure. There's nothing better than a long super soft yummy robe to lounge around in to help you feel comforted during a difficult time, so I'm treating my mom to this perfect little luxe pick me up.
Buy It! Soma Cool Nights Long Robe, $70; soma.com
Mother Up Shirt
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: After spotting this cute white tee on two celeb moms, Kristen Bell and Natalie Portman, I did a quick search and learned that it was created to support Alliance of Moms, an organization that helps young pregnant and parenting moms in the Los Angeles foster care system. So if you're looking for a Mother's Day gift that gives back, here it is.
Buy It! Mother Up T-Shirt, $30; shopallianceofmoms.org
Ultrasonic Lifting and Exfoliating Wand
Hanna Flanagan, Style + Beauty Assistant: At-home extractions made easy — and painless! This little gadget mimics microdermabrasion in the way by exfoliating away dead skin cells and providing a deep cleanse using heat and high frequency vibrations. The amount of gunk this scrubber can pull out of your pores is surprising and extremely satisfying. Plus, the unique shape of the metal plate is perfect for messaging the jawline, cheekbones and forehead. Make sure your mom uses this after a hot shower (or an at-home facial steam treatment) for ultimate relaxation and the best results.
Hatch Collection Leggings
Alex Apatoff, Digital Lifestyle Director: I was visiting family in my third trimester just as the pandemic made it dangerous to travel, so I inadvertently found myself in a different state, with about a sixteenth of my wardrobe, for the duration of my pregnancy. So it's the understatement of the century to say that these days, I truly appreciate the versatility of a good pair of leggings that will take a mom-to-be through maternity and beyond.
Hatch Collection had such a large following of non-moms that they launched a "Fourth Trimester" collection specifically to work during and after pregnancy, including these opaque and super-soft leggings. All of my expecting friends are going to go nuts for them.
Buy It! Hatch Collection "Before, During and After" leggings; $98; hatchcollection.com