Mother's Day Gifts She'll Love
She gave you the world, which is hard to top. But a thoughtful, well-crafted Mother's Day gift will shower her with love—and style. Celebrated on the second Sunday in May, Mother's Day is the time to thank the moms in your life for all that they do. The tradition, by some estimates, dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Modern-day festivities were born out of the abolitionist and suffrage movements of the 19th century, when women came together to promote world peace and reconciliation between those divided by the Civil War. The day was originally celebrated by wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one's mother or attending church services. By 1912 many states, towns, and churches had adopted Mother's Day as an annual holiday, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Though many modern moms would say they prefer either a break from the routine of motherhood, an experience like a day at the spa, or a good night's sleep, having something special to unwrap alongside it would be welcomed, no doubt. Whether your mom is super stylish, likes making things grow, or is the woman who already has everything, we've got just the right gift ideas to put a smile on her face and help say thank you for who she is and all she does, this Mother's Day and beyond. Here, our top picks for the ultimate Mother's Day present.
Silk Lounge Set
Whether she ties this beaded, sequined floral scarf around her go-to tote bag or around her neck (paired with a crisp white poplin button-down!), it will surely become her new favorite accessory.
Shop Now: Tory Burch Embellished Floral Neckerchief, $49, toryburch.com.
These earrings prettily pair gold and blush, and go with everything.
Shop Now: Loeffler Randall "Laini" Resin Disc Earrings in Coquille, $95, loefflerrandall.com.
Steel French Press
Personalized Note Set
Gift her a few of these thick, dripless candles in the same colorway (we're partial to Rose!) or switch it up for an eye-catching assortment (you can't go wrong with any combination).
Shop Now: In Favor Of Column Candles, $5 each, infavorof.com.
Colorful Cake Stand
Hand-crafted by artisans in Poland, these vibrant cake stands—born out of the lead maker's experiences antiquing for colorful glassware with her grandmother, Estelle—are better described as jewels for her table.
Shop Now: Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand, $225, estellecoloredglass.com.
A basket tote takes a seriously cool turn when it's made of supple leather. Split the cost of this carryall with your siblings, and send her swinging.
Shop Now: Dragon Diffusion Bamboo Triple Jump Small Woven Leather Tote, $289, matchesfashion.com.
Cushiony sandals will put some spring in her step—and into any outfit, too.
Shop Now: Cole Haan "Anica" Thong Sandal, $130, colehaan.com.