All the Essentials You Need for a Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed
Treat Mom to a beautiful start to the day! Breakfast in bed, served on or in any of these gorgeous trays, plates, coffee cups, or carafes, is sure to make her feel the love.
Breakfast in bed is a classic Mother's Day tradition, and for good reason—goodness knows she works hard enough waiting on you for the other 364 days of the year. Dropping a plate of homemade food and a mug on her nightstand will surely bring a smile to her face, but we say if you're going to do it, why not go all the way? To that end, we've found the best trays, mugs, plates, and more to make Mother's Day breakfast in bed a really special occasion. After all, it should be.
When it comes to your delivery vehicle, you'll want to be mindful of two things: It should have ample room to hold all the goods and needs the structural elements that promote balance and prevent spills (since you know she won't be able to resist helping you clean them up). This extra-long Zuzu Handwoven Long Tray ($59.95, crateandbarrel.com) is roomy enough to hold sweets, savories, drinks, silverware, and everything in between, and its width makes it easy to balance at the foot of her bed. The curved handles also make for trouble-free maneuvering, ensuring that your Sunday morning surprise goes off without a hitch. We also like that the deep rim helps keep drinks and dishes from sliding off the edge. In short, it's as close to accident-proof as it gets.
If you really want to win brownie points (and make her feel like she's in a fancy five-star hotel), don't forget to snip a few fresh blooms and place them in a bud vase. When it comes to making special holiday memories, it's the details that really count.
Whether she takes her tea black, sweet, or extra-milky, she'll love serving herself from this English garden-inspired porcelain tea set.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection English Garden Tea Set, $134, macys.com.
This hand-painted serving plate will last longer than a bouquet—and depending on what you top it with, it might even smell just as lovely.
Shop Now: Terrain "Wild Orchid" Porcelain Serving Plate, $198, terrain.com.
Bronze Serving Set
Add some opulence to her morning with this bronze serving tray and bowls. The bowls are the perfect size to hold sides of fruit, jam, and butter or clotted cream.
Shop Now: The Citizenry Dasar Bronze Serving Set, $264, the-citizenry.com.
These vintage-inspired monogrammed napkins have her name all over them—literally.
Shop Now: Food52 Vintage White Monogrammed French Napkins, from $88, food52.com.
Colorful Coffee Cups
Give her a double shot of affection by serving her morning brew in a colorful cup with Scandinavian flair.
Shop Now: CallunaCo Nordic Style Ceramic Coffee Cup, $12, etsy.com.
Eco-Friendly Paper Napkins
You can feel good about using these eco-friendly paper napkins—which are made from natural, compostable materials and vegetable dyes—to decorate her tray.
Shop Now: Terrain Scalloped Eco-Paper Napkins, $12, terrain.com.
Porcelain Dinner Plates
Mom adds so much sweetness to your life, so return the favor with this adorable floral bear honey pot.
Shop Now: Anthropologie Floral Bear Honey Pot, $20, anthropolgie.com.
This resin pitcher—which evokes the oh-so-satisfying sight of cream poured into coffee—is a splurge, but one she'll love having on her breakfast table all year round.
Shop Now: Dinosaur Designs Marbled Resin Pitcher, $248, terrain.com.
Another statement piece, this rattan carafe will turn a lazy Sunday into a polished picnic.
Shop Now: Jenni Kayne Rattan Picnic Carafe, $45, jennikayne.com.
Go ahead and leave her the whole pot of coffee—this bedside stand makes it easy for her linger over breakfast as long as it pleases her.
Shop Now: Innit Designs "Suba" Stand, $230, inthepursuitstudio.com.