It’s that time of year when we all look for Mother’s Day gift ideas. How can we top the gift last year? What do you get Mom who has everything (or likes to get her own things)? Well, I’m here to share unique Mother’s Day gifts for cool Moms! (So you can get the coveted favorite kid status…)
Aera For Home
Skip the personal perfume. Instead, perfume her bedroom with fragrances that help her relax and feel beautiful. Aera completely reinvents the way homes are fragranced because it uses a smartphone app to schedule scenting, monitor the fragrances, and control the scent effect on one or multiple Aera devices. Mom rules the roost and now she can rule the aroma around her abode!
There are six fragrances, plus special seasonal ones. These aren’t your ordinary fragrances though. These are a symphony of scents. Fragrances like Moondance or Odyssey are a mix of bergamot and amber or citrus and juniper. Can’t decide which fragrance? Answer some questions about Mom for a personal fragrance profile to help you pick the best one for her! ($189, Aeraforhome.com)
Hype Nail Polish
Skip the gift certificate for a mani/pedi. While a nice gesture, most Moms have a stack of them in a cabinet drawer. As a busy Mom, who has time to sit in a random spa! (Though maybe someday!) Instead, put together a nice basket of nail accoutrements: cute nail files, hand cream, and a selection of nail polishes. Try hype Natural Nail Enamel as a polish option. It is a plant-based line (derived from potatoes and corn) of nail care with over 30 colorful options. The nail polish brushes are big so nails can be painted quickly. Plus, the polish dries quickly so Mom can get back to Mom stuff (with gorgeous nails, of course). Mom will also love the fact the polishes are made in the USA, with up to 85% of the ingredients with natural origin, and 5-free (no toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, tosylamide and camphor.) It shows you care (and put some thought into the polishes!)
Some cute gift kits to consider are Garden Party (my favorite for Mother’s Day), Meet Me at the Caribbean (if Mom can’t travel, bring the islands to her!) and Glam at Night (for partner date night!) Even if she does get to the spa for a mani/pedi, she can bring these polishes with her! FYI, pair with the Rhea Footwear sandals below for a pedi perfect present! ($7.99 – $27.99, hypenail.com)
The one notable thing about Mother’s Day is that it’s the unofficial kick off to summer. So gift Mom with a cute pair of sandals. Most Mom’s love flip flops during the summer months. Slip them on and you are off to the beach, camp drop off, errands and more. Yet, while flip flops suit the Mom rush, they often aren’t suitable for the Mom life. Have you ever tried running in flip flops chasing after a toddler, a ball, or other Mom-related issue? Not a pretty (or safe) sight.
If Mom loves her cute flops, check out Rhea Footwear. They’re flip flops with an anti-slip tread! All of their shoes, including the flip flops, offer 0.6 friction, defined as the “highest friction coefficient” by the National Floor Safety Institute. (For reals.) So Mom can wear cute and comfy flips that make it easy to keep up with the kids. (Pair with the hype Nail Polish from above and you have an rockin’ gift!) Maybe you can’t give her gold, but give her gold sandals instead! (And check out their flats and booties too!) ($54.99, rheafootwear.com)
Flowers are the standard go to, but why not get her flowers that last beyond Mother’s Day (and for up to 60 days thereafter!) They don’t need water, and are allergy free for sensitive noses. With over 20 colors from which to choose, these beauties from LuxeBloom can grace a home anytime. Grab the little Beauty and Beast Glass Cloche and Mom can even have a pretty glass jar for her bobbles once the flower fades. ($55, luxebloom.com)