21 Gifts That Make the Perfect Mother's Day Delivery
Thinking of Mom? Whether you live long distance from her or simply opt to enjoy her company virtually this year, it's always nice to send your love from afar with a gift. Flowers, gift baskets, breakfast in bed—all of those things are traditionally given in person, but that doesn't mean you can't riff on those ideas and surprise her with a special delivery.
Celebrated on the second Sunday in May, Mother's Day is a time for us to shower Mom with love and gratitude. Whether you're looking for new inspiration or have a specific kind of gift in mind, we have shoppable ideas for every type of mom. Is she a gardener? Gift her with a bouquet of ranunculus blooms wrapped in paper. Is she creative-minded? Gift her with stationery personalized for handwriting letters and notes. Is she a style maven? Gift her with a stylish set of jewelry boxes, each monogrammed in her name. Is she more of the sentimental type? She'll adore an album of photographs depicting the faces of her family members, including you. A singular gift is only bested by an entire package that's curated and artfully presented in your stead. But submit your order soon—only some of these mail-order deliveries will be accepted through the morning of Mother's Day, in most parts of the country, for same-day delivery.
If Mom admires Martha, she'll appreciate a basket of artisanal foods curated by our founder. This one is packed with award-winning cheeses, charcuterie, nuts, and crackers—plus, a recipe card for Martha's favorite turkey burger.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart American-Made Makers Gift Box, $139.99, igourmet.com.
It's tea time, if only for one. This gift box—artfully rendered from flora prints of 17th century painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté from the New York Botanical Garden's library—holds a porcelain cup, matching tray, and assortment of her favorite blends.
Shop Now: Tea Forte "Fleur" Gift Set, $49, amazon.com.
Sweet tooth, you say? Enroll her into a virtual chocolate tasting class where she'll savor five single-origin bars from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Ecuador.
Shop Now: Dandelion Chocolate Bar Set for Online 103: Chocolate Tasting, $70, store.dandelionchocolate.com.
If she's a voracious reader, it's time to upgrade her library. Here's how it works: She'll get to choose from five books in a monthly plan, and you'll get to enjoy a virtual book club together.
Shop Now: Book of the Month Club Subscription, from $49.99, bookofthemonth.com.
Blooms always an inspired choice for Mother's Day, but this vibrant ranunculus bouquet is shipped freshly cut from the greenhouses at Terrain.
Shop Now: Terrain Fresh Rainbow Ranunculus Bunch, $128, shopterrain.com.
Treat her to breakfast in bed with a gift box of French croissants, Isigny butter, and seasonal jams made in-house by San Francisco's best French patisserie Le Marais—either berry jam or citrus marmalade.
Shop Now: Le Marais Parisian Box of Croissants and Jam, $69.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Mom inspires you to be your best self, so it's time to return the favor. Among philanthropic items, this gift set includes In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, which profiles over a hundred exceptional women.
Shop Now: Crate and Barrel "Inspire Her" Gift Set, $120, crateandbarrel.com.
Those family photographs—including you, Mom, and the relationship you share together—can be pulled from the archives and preserved in an heirloom album.
Shop Now: Artifact Uprising Photo-Wrapped Hardcover Book, $59, artifactuprising.com.
Farm-to-table meals are ready to be grown in her own container garden with kits for fresh basil and cherry tomatoes, plus mozzarella cheese-making.
Shop Now: Bespoke Post Caprese Box, $55, bespokepost.com.
Mom's green thumb means she can grow her own herbs and edible flowers with one of two sets—Hera Dill, Sage, Winter Thyme, and Genovese Basil or Calendula, Marigold, Bachelor's Button, and Viola.
Shop Now: The Floral Society Herb & Edible Flower Seed Gift Boxes, $51, food52.com.
Her Own Stationery
Letters to family and friends already have her handwritten touch, but this set of personalized flat notes only adds extra charm to her correspondence.
Shop Now: Rifle Paper Co. Personalized Stationery, from $65, riflepaperco.com.
Sure, nothing can one-up her recipe, but a batch of these crispy and buttery vanilla shortbread cookies might be just as satisfying. And imagine her surprise when she opens the box to read the message they spell out.
Shop Now: Delight Patisserie Custom Message Shortbread Cookies, $39, anthropologie.com.
Mom cares about her presentation to the world and that includes herself. If she isn't already using products by Perricone, she'll be adding these to her daily regimen.
Shop Now: Perricone MD Essential Fx Starter Collection, $129, sephora.com.
A trip to the spa may not be doable for the two of you, but this kit has everything she needs for an at-home treatment: body scrubs, moisturizers, a natural sea sponge, as well as a cucumber and ginseng facial mist.
Shop Now: Lather "Spa Day" Set, $138, lather.com.
Because she's a nurturer at heart, she'll love tending to her own Fiddle Leaf Fig or Philodendron Green in a ceramic planter.
Shop Now: The Sill Houseplant Subscription, from $20, thesill.com.
Hard work—in the garden, kitchen, or home—often translates to hardworking hands. Nestled in this giftable box, each miniature cream features a beautiful scent and prettily patterned packaging.
Shop Now: Lollia Petite Treats Hand Cream Gift Set, $46, anthropologie.com.
Peaches, plums, and nectarines—all of it heralds the arrival of summer. From this 280-acre farm in California, Mom will receive three deliveries over the season and, hopefully, share the homemade pies produced from them.
Shop Now: Frog Hollow Fruit of the Month Club Subscription, $200, food52.com.
Store her most treasured heirlooms in a set of covetable boxes—each one is covered in soft pebbled leather and brass-plated hardware. Plus, you can have them monogrammed in her name.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Quinn" Leather Jewelry Storage Collection, from $39.95, potterybarn.com.
Jet-setting may not be in her plans due to the pandemic, but you can transport her to an experience akin to five-star accommodations. This trio of candles—in Linen, Rose, and Cassis—are handmade with all-natural soy wax.
Shop Now: Hotel Lobby Paris Votive Trio Candle Set, $74, hotellobbycandle.com.
Bottle of Wine
She has a refined palate and knows a good glass when she sips one. Therefore, opt for a subscription to Martha's own hand-selected list of wines—it's perfect for a discerning oenophile like Mom.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Wine Company Club Membership, from $14.99 a bottle, marthastewartwine.com.