By now, we hope you know how we feel about mothers around here. They are clearly getting the short end of the stick in our country, and it's time we changed that. We need better maternal healthcare, better postpartum care, more flexible working policies, better and more affordable childcare, better representation across the board, more help and equal workloads at home; the list goes on and on.
We're going to go ahead and assume you're lobbying for change and putting in the work where it counts for the mothers in your life. So in the meantime, let's talk gifts for Mother's Day. Because while you work for change and support the mothers around you on a daily basis, it's also wonderful to celebrate them on a special day.
The Perfect French Girl Lip
It is putting it mildly to say that we are obsessed with Violette_FR and their Petal Bouche Matte Lip Color. It goes on so smoothly and leaves your lips feeling soft and perfect. The brand calls it "velvety", and they couldn't be more right! It's perfect for a night out or a mom who loves rocking an everyday red lip. You can't go wrong with any of their cosmetics. We're also in love with the Bisou Blush if you want to make it a set. They're vegan and cruelty free, and they adhere to the stricter European Cosmetic Directive for safe ingredient use, so you can feel great about your purchase.
Earrings for the Mother with Little Children
Any mom with young kids knows that long earrings are a magnet for babies and toddlers. They can't help but grab them and pull on them! Enter our Paloma earrings. They make a statement and still feel special without dangling below the earlobe. As shown here, they're gorgeous in shades of natural pink tourmaline, but we often have requests to make these birthstone earrings. Reach out if you're interested in customizing them with her birthstone or a mix of birthstones of her children.
Sustainable Beauty Hacks
For anyone who cares about sustainability and the environment, these reusable eye masks from Dieux are a huge win! They're a daily part of our eye routine, and we can testify that they are high quality and effective. We've seen no wear and tear on ours yet and have gifted them to many happy friends.
A New Ring for her Stack
Our Goldie Ring is an excellent choice for Mother's Day. A hefty gold statement ring, she can transition from day to night beautifully, giving moms one less thing to think about amidst the myriad choices they face each day. If you're looking for an excuse to surprise and spoil someone, the Goldie Ring is it!
An Ideal Cup of Tea
Never have there been prettier teas than the teas sold by Smith Teamaker. Highly anticipated seasonal teas sell out with every release to their long list of loyal customers. Everything we've tried tastes incredible, and they use biodegradable plant based tea bags (yay for no plastic!) with no glue. Even better, they offer loose leaf tea in all their amazing flavors. But our favorite bit is the recipes section- desserts, cold brews, lattes with salted chocolate cold foam? Yes, please! We have never seen more gorgeous concoctions. And the shop also sells beautiful teaware and cups, so you can spoil Mom with everything she needs for the perfect cup of tea.
Stunning Everyday Earrings
Our Lua Earrings are small enough to be worn everyday with enough sparkle to really make someone feel special. These half moon diamond stud earrings are best sellers here for a good reason. Easy to wear alone or combine with other earrings, they make an excellent gift! They're just as at home on a school drop off run as they are on a fancy night out!
A More Peaceful Day
We love, LOVE Loop earplugs! Instead of blocking out all noise, they cut the level just enough to be manageable and protect the hearing while still allowing the wearer to know what's going on. They're perfect at cutting down the noise and chaos of a house filled with children, and they definitely help prevent over stimulation, making it easier to parent with peace and enjoyment. Can't say enough great things about this company!
A Thoughtful Gift Card
If you're struggling to know what gift she would really appreciate or you're running out of time for shipping, a gift card is always a great option, especially when it's a specific gift card to a shop you know she'd love instead of a generic gift card. Our gift cards never expire and can be used towards a custom project or for a ready made piece. If you need it rushed, call 510.488.9960.
Using Your Labor Instead of Your Wallet
If the love language of the mother in your life is service, or if you're strapped for cash, there's always ways to show how much you appreciate them without dropping a lot of money.
Any mother who's in the stage of chauffeuring kids around would be thrilled to walk out on Mother's Day to a freshly detailed car. Make sure you pull out all the stops. We're talking about taking out all the carseats, cleaning them out (according to the directions in the carseat manuals only, of course), vacuuming front to back, wiping everything down. For this, you're paying more attention to the interior than the exterior. Yes, it's great if the outside is shiny, but you'll really impress her if the inside is super clean.
While you're at it, restock tissues and snacks in the car, and then check out these amazing car fresheners from Drift. They're made in the USA with sustainably sourced wood and fragranced only with essential oils, and we can't get enough of them. Their monthly refill subscription would be a great surprise for anyone who's in the car a lot!
Also high on the list would be a meal that they did not have to plan, shop for, prepare, or clean up after. (Obviously, she gets to eat it while it's hot, no one can steal her last bite, and bonus points if there's a perfect glass of wine there.)
One seemingly simple thing that so many mothers we know love? Take the kids out and leave them alone in the house to do whatever they want! Whether they'll cherish the silence and take a long nap on the couch or blast music and eat ice cream for lunch, time alone in your own space can be so rejuvenating and it's hard to come by for most mothers!
Happy Mother's Day! We hope that list was helpful. And whatever you do to celebrate all of the mothers in your life, make sure they know how much you love and appreciate them every single day of the year.