Paula Hawkin’s highly anticipated followup to “The Girl on the Train”
Paula Hawkin’s “The Girl on the Train” was one of the hottest books of summer 2015. Hawkin’s latest title came out on May 2, and it is shaping up to be one of this summer’s top picks — perfect for Mom’s book club.
An Echo Dot
There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo Dot can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell Dad jokes, or any number of things Mom should find useful.
A bouquet of farm-fresh flowers
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Jewelry is a mom no-brainer. Instead of something clunky and oversized, go for a delicate pair of silver hoops she can wear every day.
We all know those people who can’t really start their day until they’ve had their morning brew — maybe your mom is one of them.
Get some of Mom’s favorite pictures custom framed as a sweet, very personalized surprise. Framebridge and Minted are two great services that can help you out and neither will set your wallet back much.
A gift box of authentic French snacks
Any Francophile will find a lot to love in Bon Appétit Box’s gift boxes filled with savory snacks and sweet treats from France.
An iPhone case
Let your mom know she’s the “Best Mom Ever” or “Mom of the Year” with a fun phone case. Casetify has tons of options for Mother’s Day. You can even turn her favorite Instagram and Facebook photos into a custom iPhone or MacBook case if you want.
There’s nothing like a cup of hot tea. Teavana says this matcha powder promotes feelings of energy, vitality, and focus. If Mom’s obsessed with getting just the right temperature for her brew, you might also consider buying her an electric kettle.
An adult coloring book and colored pencils
An embroidery kit
This embroidery subscription is perfect for moms who loves arts and crafts. Along with a monthly pattern, she’ll receive a PDF package complete with suggested materials, a stitch glossary, color guide, and step-by-step instructions with photo references and tips and tricks to help her through the embroidery process.
A personal fondue set
If the road to her heart is paved with melty cheese and chocolate, this mini fondue set won’t go unappreciated.
Giving flowers and chocolates may be a Mother’s Day cliche, but there’s a reason why these are among the first gift ideas that come to mind this time of year. Both are tried-and-true crowd pleasers, but if you’d like to kick things up a notch, I suggest you check out Shari’s Berries.
If you order early, you can save 20% on gifts totaling $29 or more from Shari’s Berries Mother’s Day collection.
A card that lets her know she’s the cat’s meow
Don’t forget to tell your mom you love her — that’s really the best gift of all.
For healthy, hydrated skin, it’s important to moisturize all year long, so this gift has a practical element to it. With tons of hydrating and brightening benefits, too cool for school’s Egg Cream Mask is one of my go-to ways to unwind after a long day.
A ring holder
I got this little guy as a Valentine’s Day gift this year, and he’s probably my favorite trinket on my dresser — he makes me smile and I stack all my rings on him when I get home from work.
A DIY bath bomb kit
Any LUSH-obsessed mom knows about bath bombs. Instead of getting her a few already made ones, though, why not set her up with all the tools she needs to DIY her own? This is part gift, part craft project, and all kinds of thoughtful.
An album she loves on vinyl
Trust me when I recommend that if your mom has recently finished HBO’s “Big Little Lies” miniseries, she will love this record.
A blue tansy-infused skin treatment
With Vogue calling blue tansy “the floral oil that will radically change your skin” and Into The Gloss deeming it an “ingredient to know,” Sephora has a tough time keeping this blue tansy mask from Herbivore in stock. The clarifying and cooling gel mask includes blue tansy, fruit enzymes, and white willow bark to gently exfoliate, smooth, and resurface skin.
A subtle fragrance
I have KAI’s reef diffuser in my living room. It’s subtle, but every time I catch a whiff of it I’m reminded of how amazing it smells. For something slightly cheaper, KAI’s perfume oil is sure to impress even the pickiest and hard-to-shop-for moms.
A bottle of wine
The Compartés x Winc Sparkling White Blend celebrates two of the world’s undeniable pleasures, wine and chocolate.
A silk scarf
Beautifully crafted in Italy from gorgeous silk, Cuyana’s scarf will add a chic flourish to Mom’s look. She can choose to wear it around her neck or tie it around the handle of her favorite bag.
A colorful hat she can wear to the beach
Perfect for sunny summer days.
A toiletry bag
Dagne Dover is a women’s handbag company specializing in commuter-friendly totes, satchels, and much more. I reviewed their Classic Tote earlier this year, calling it “the work bag professional women everywhere have been waiting for,” and their Hunter Toiletry Bag is just as practical and stylish for all of Mom’s beauty essentials.
A fancy water bottle
A marble cheese board
Moms who live to entertain will get a lot of use out of this marble cheese board.
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