Mother’s day is Sunday, May 13th (so just around the corner!). While the best gift you can give any mother is your love (and perhaps a long phone call or sweet letter!), if you’re compelled to gift your mom or a special mom in your life with a fun token of your admiration and appreciation, check out our ideas for a conscientious gift that will suit her perfectly.
Editor’s Picks: Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas (2018)
For The Natural Beauty Lover
There’s another skin-loving facial oil to know—plum! Le Prunier’s sustainably sourced plum oil is packed with fatty acids. This medium-weight oil deeply moisturizes—a few drops go a long way—and the minimalist bottle adds a luxurious touch to any vanity.
Mmmm…essential oils blended to perfection! By Rosie Jane perfumes are paraben-free and synthetic fragrance-free. The fragrances are complex and wonderfully layered.
For The Jewelry Lover
Modern, elegant, and versatile, this bamboo-inspired stacking ring is perfect for everyday wear as well as fancier evenings out. John Hardy uses 100% reclaimed gold and silver, by the way!
Gold and ultra-glittery, these earrings add instant glam and sparkle—ideal for any busy mom who likes to shine. Learn more about Swarovski’s ethical cred here.
For The Wellness Maven
Brooklyn-based Catherine Rising wraps its palo santo bundles in vintage ribbon, and the flowers are sustainably sourced from female farmers.
Depending on the oils diffused, an essential oil diffuser can help uplift, energize, relax, or ground. A beautiful diffuser adds a special decorative element to a room and lasts for years.
For The Not-A-Regular-Mom-Cool-Mom
These 5-free vegan and cruelty-free nail polishes are infused with LA-coolness and are just the thing for the mom who loves fashion, manis, and stylish expression.
This vegan leather backpack could double as a diaper bag (shh!). It can also pack toddler treats and college brochures—all while holding mom’s essentials, too. #MomLife never looked so chic.
For The New Mom
Are you really a mom unless you have an official mom mug? (Just kidding.) This sweet, subtle handcrafted mug isn’t your average mom mug—but it will hold a mom’s morning coffee just as well.
Made in the U.S., Milkmaid is a family-owned company. This poncho serves as a nursing cover, carseat/stroller sunshield, baby blanket on-the-go, and lightweight shawl. I have one very similar to this, and I use it for all of the above. My baby loves to cuddle with it (it’s so soft), and it’s really handy for sunny stroller rides. Shortly after I gave birth, my hormone fluctuations left me feeling cold (then hot), so this shawl was very comforting for me, too. (Indeed, a mom doesn’t have to be breastfeeding to enjoy this functional and stylish poncho.)
For The Creative
A ride-or-die essential for bullet journal enthusiasts and planning pros alike, the Leuchtturm vegan leather journals come in various sizes, colors, and page styles (lined, dotted, etc.).
These colorful pens have a way of making your handwriting look so pretty! They don’t dry out, and a pack lasts for a long time. They come in a sleek little carrying case that functions as a stand, too.
What are your favorite thoughtful gifts to give?
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