Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if anyone knows me, they know that my mom and I are the best of besties, sisters in crime, amigos, and soul mates. You won’t see one without the other, and so I want to make her day be as special as she is. In comprising my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom, I gathered many items to celebrate all moms and the fabulous person that she is. You’ll find here, Mom Home Items, Mom Fashion, Mom Books, and Mom Tech; all the things she’ll be smiling about for months after her big day. Here’s to the modern mom . . .
MOM HOME ITEMS
In my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom, this is for any mom who’s a lover of cooking, decorating, or is sentimental. From cookbooks, personalized art prints, aromas – a mom who loves her home as much as her kids.
Why not gift her an apron with a vibrant spring bouquet print, such as the Jardinier Apron by Anthropologie, so she can cook in style. Pretty enough to be a beautiful spring dress.
The Pictorial Dessert Plates by Danielle Kroll has such a vintage whimsical style and vibrant colors. It would make any mom want to pick these beauties out of the cabinet again and again with a smile on her face.
To make cooking easier, the Tablet Recipe Holder is a great way for mom to get access to all her recipes on her tablet. A really convenient hands-free way to keep mom’s recipes in view, twine rope loop for easy hanging, and a raised front lip that holds tablets and books up to 2 1/2″ thick.
For the health conscious mom, The Yoga Kitchen by Kimberly Parsons has over 100 vegetarian recipes to energize her body, balance her mind, and make for a happier mom. Nothing’s better than making sure your mom has all she needs to live a long and happy life.
Moms who love to nurture will love the metallic glisten of the Aureate Pot to bring new life to florals. This pot is a top rated fan favorite of the folks at Anthropologie and I can see why. Comes in a window box, small and large planter size to suit any space.
- Custom Silhouette Letterpress Art
- Love You, Love Custom Art Print
- Love You to the Moon & Back
- Your Child’s Drawing As A Letterpress Art Print
- Watercolor Hearts
- Your Drawing as a Letterpress Art Print
If you want to surprise mom with something personal and extra special, think about a personalized art print from Minted. Minted allows you to customize your photo or child’s artwork into a beautiful letterpress framed surprise. Customization allows you to pick the size, the type of frame (classic or specialty), lettering foil color, and boarders and matting. A great personalized gift she won’t see coming.
Here’s a look at Minted’s Customization. Minted really lets you personalize your photos and child’s art prints in a special way. Choose your size, frame, color and borders with ease.
For a candle that she’ll be thanking you for, the best-seller and top rated Capri Blue Jar Candle from Anthropologie is the cream of the crop. If you shop at Anthropologie then you know what I’m talking about when taking in this addictive fragrance upon entering your local store. My mom’s addicted as well. According to Anthropologie, this candle absorbs more fragrance oil than any other natural wax candle, and lasts twice as long. Comes in two fantastic scents: Blue Volcano, Red Volcano (tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes, redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens), and Aloha Orchid (freshly picked orchids, jasmine and gardenia, entwined with white blossoms).
In my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom, this is for the fashionista mom who loves luxury, pampering, and shopping.
I love it when my mom feels pampered, so the first thing that comes to mind is having her feet feel some love and the Beaux Footbed by Free People is just the ticket for that. The faux fur criss cross straps slipper comes in three lovely colors, but the pink is a must have girly option.
To go with the slippers, the Ugg Blanche Robe is just the cozy luxe item she needs to slip into to complete her look and relax after a day of celebrating.
According to Anthropologie, “This luxurious, pure Slip Silk Sleep Mask was refined and perfected over the course of ten years to ensure it delivers the most restorative beauty rest. Crafted from long-strand mulberry silk both inside and out, it protects delicate skin from the tugging effects of tossing and turning.” She will love a good night’s rest, and with four beautiful colors to choose from, she’ll be thanking you some more.
Don’t tell my mom, but I’m surprising her with the Jane Ribbed Tunic from Anthropologie. On our last shopping trip she fell in love with it and it looked so beautiful on her in the blue colorway, although the black and gray are great too. A wonderful versatile choice that fits so many body types.
For a no-nonsense way for your mom to get going in the morning, look no further than the Limited Edition, Instant Look In A Palette Beauty Glow by Charlotte Tilbury. A fantastic neutral makeup palette that has everything she needs for eyes, cheeks and face. Get it before it’s gone.
To pamper moms skin, the Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish has all she needs to benefit from the beauty effects of using coconut oil in her beauty regime. This has the fantastic blend of hydrating nourishing coconut oil and the lovely scent of rose to help her skin glow without a hitch.
An easy gift idea for that Fashionista mom is the option of letting her pick out her own items, and you get the benefit of going along and having lunch at her favorite department store. A Nordstrom’s Gift Card is the gift that keeps on giving and allows you to pick out the design and amount of the card, a win-win for you and mom.
In my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom, the bookworm moms need some love; everything from planners, pens, coloring books, and phrase books can surprise her in style.
The Bad Girls Throughout History Book by Ann Shen is a fascinating look at how strong women (many of them mothers) shaped the world with their courage, strength, and drive. An eye-catching page turner of 100 remarkable women who changed the world.
The Besties Book by Leah Reena Goren is a delightful illustrated book for any two people who share a special bond (a mom/daughter, sisters, best friends, etc.). Everything from secret handshakes, inside jokes, or bestie activities is examined in this books heartfelt messages and sincerely sweet sentiments.
To get your mom motivated, the Motivation Pen Set from Anthropologie is a fantastic reminder of support when your mom needs that extra push.
To write down those daily affirmations or to-do lists, the Colorblock Pocket Journal is an easy “What If” page turner that she can jot down notes or reminders anytime at home or on the go.
The Nib + Ink – A Modern Calligraphy Sketchbook by Chiara Perano allows your mom to tap into her inner Calligrapher with this wonderful refresher on Calligraphy, giving your mom a new handwriting hobby she can revel in.
To accompany a new hobby in Calligraphy, the Belle Calligraphy Starter Kit has everything mom needs to build her skills as a Calligrapher. Includes wooden nib holder, pointed steel nib, vial of black ink, instructional booklet with projects, ten decorative labels, five vellum practice sheets, alphabet guide and lined guide sheets.
For the Fashionista mom that wants to get her inner artist on, the Paris Street Style Coloring Book is eye-catching pages of black and white drawings of real looks from the streets of Paris. It Allows mom to explore the ever changing Parisian Fashion Scene while adding her own bit of creative direction.
My mom and I are always talking about taking a trip to Paris together. What better way to prepare her for the trip than the engaging French Phrasebook. Take an outing and practice French phrases with each other and you’ll be speaking conversational Parisian in no time.
There’s no better gift picks for the modern mom than tech gifts. The latest technology in the Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom to streamline her life with all the latest gadgets and tech has to offer.
Moms that are dog lovers will love the Casetify iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Case; it fits iPhone 6, 6S and 6 Plus, with a thickness of only 2.5 mm, this case showcases the slim profile of your device. Impact-resistant plastic shell protects from scratches, dust and drop-induced damage and the Rubber bumper around camera lens provides additional protection. A fun eye catching accessory item for mom tech.
My mom has had her iPad mini for about 3 years now and has been eyeing the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch Wi-Fi intently, hinting around that she’s in need of an upgrade. This upgrade would allow her to use the touch screen with the new apple pencil, to highlight, circle, and mark up and edit documents in Microsoft Word (which you can get as an app on the iPad Pro). This portable powerhouse can just about replace a desktop or laptop since it has so many upgrades and features. She can take it almost anywhere in the house or out on the patio as she writes her latest novel.
To make sure your mom is in tip-top shape, the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Plus Fitness Wristband keeps tracks of all her daily activities, sleep, and exercise. It also features personalized exercise modes to view real-time stats on display, a way to track her cardio fitness level, and guided breathing sessions to help find her calm in her day. Also packed with smartphone notifications she needs most, and a new sleek design with an interactive OLED display, customized for her in 5 chic colors to choose from.
The Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker by Bose is the perfect size for any mom space. This portable speaker delivers deep, unexpected full sound from an incredibly compact source. Small enough to fit into her hand, the SoundLink® Mini speaker connects wirelessly to her Bluetooth device so she can play her tunes or videos anywhere. The included charging cradle serves as a home base and lets her grab her speakers and go. A durable build of one-piece anodized aluminum is engineered to be sleek yet durable, while the rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to seven hours of play time. (Pictured with the Quiet Comfort 35 Accoustic Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones ($349.95) by Bose.)
Another stylish tech speaker that she would love is the Helsinki Speaker at Anthropologie. According to Anthro, this is one of their favorite gifts for mom on her big day. This portable girly pink colored (comes in blue, also) speaker is a petite, powerful bluetooth speaker composed of carefully woven, Danish-crafted fabric designed to enable sound to permeate perfectly.
And lastly, one of my number one choices for any mom in my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom, is the Sound Oasis Sound Therapy System to sooth a mom to sleep in calming relaxing sounds. According to Target, “The Sound Oasis Sound Therapy System has 6 pre-recorded, nature sounds: ocean surf, stream, rain, white noise, summer night and wind. It comforts you and helps you deepen your sleep with its natural sounds. Its timer can be set for 30, 60 or 90-minute durations, after which it automatically shuts off. A memory button repeats the last sound used. This nature, sound machine has omni-directional speakers that produce audio from the back of the unit for rich, deep sound. You can mount this system on a wall or place it on a table. Additional sound cards featuring rhythms of the sea, wilderness journey and other sound effects can be purchased separately.”
From Mom Home Items, Mom Fashion, Mom Books, and Mom Tech, making gift choices for your mom has never been easier. I hope any of my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom makes your mom feel extra special on her big day. I want to thank my own mom for being one of the best moms and friends of my life. Here’s to you mom, I love You!