Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a few days away and I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite (and several quick ship friendly) unusual gifts for the numero uno mama in your life.

Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas: ($55) I bought these for my mom a few years ago in the long sleeve/pant version after I bought myself the shorts version. These are super soft, flattering, and crazy comfortable. Every mom deserves a pair of comfy jammies for her five minutes of solo peace and quiet in the morning.

Emily McDowell Cards: ($4.50) My mom is the queen of card giving and probably Hallmark’s #1 customer. She sent me a card every single day for the four years I was in college, and I still probably receive at least two from her a week. She’s made me the great card giver I am today, and I am Emily McDowell’s #1 card fan. Her cards are hilarious and totally match my sarcastic sense of humor. I think I sent my mom five mother’s day cards this year, and there’s always an Emily McDowell card in there.

Morse Code Necklace: ($30) I love this as a super unique gift. My nephew (hi Carter) gave the Aunt version of this necklace to me this year, which I wear all the time. I really like minimalist jewelry and I love the hidden morse code message in this.

Sugarfina Rose Bears: ($24) I love Sugarfina gifts because they are something that is usually too pricey for someone to buy for themselves, but it’s an indulgent gift people love to receive. I like the make your own 3-candy bento boxes, or any of the boozy gummy bears are a classic. You can usually find Sugarfina in Nordstrom or Paper Source stores if you don’t have a Sugarfina store near you. (There’s one in the Prudential Center Mall for those in Boston).

Slip Silk Sleepmask: ($50) Slip Silk Sleepmask. Say that five times fast. This is an indulgent treat that helps me sleep so well at night, especially living in a city where my room is filled with light super early. It’s definitely on the pricier side, but well worth it for the mom that deserves the extra shut eye.

Microfiber Hair Towel: ($20) This might seem like a weird gift to give someone else, but I received it from my boss lady friend Tammy for Christmas and it is the MOST FUNCTIONAL gift I have ever received. It makes a huge difference in helping my hair dry faster and smoother. I throw it on after my shower in the morning and by the time I finish making breakfast, packing lunch and getting ready, it takes no time to finish blow drying my hair since it’s dried so much with the towel.

Baked By Melissa Cupcakes: ($35) This is my new go-to gift for everything. I received these cupcakes back in January from a friend and then in March from another friend for my birthday. I’m going to lie and say I only ate a few before I shared them, but there’s a slight chance I might have eaten them all on my own. They ship super fast, are very affordable for the quality you’re getting, arrive packed in dry ice, and are absolutely delicious. They have gluten-free and nut-free varieties as well as macarons. Ive always been able to use a promo code to save at least 15% on my orders.

Sephora Fragrance Sampler: ($75) This comes in a few price varieties but always a hit with mom. I think I got this for my mom for birthday and Christmases every year for several years in a row. It comes with a bunch of large fragrance samples AND a coupon for a free full-size bottle of whatever one of the sample scents you select. So its like the samples are free and you’re getting to try a bunch of scents in the comfort of your own home before you decide which one to invest in. Truly the gift that keeps on giving.

So hopefully if you’re in a last minute mom-day-gift scramble, you are able to find something for the one lady in your life that is the reason you’re here today. I always like to sign my cards “thanks for having me. literally.” Because it’s true. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mamas out there but especially Linda, because there’s no woman more precious in this world than my gluten-free-Sephora-loving Mom.