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Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Say "I Love You" More Than Ever

Sara Tan | May 3, 2020

You may not be able to spend Mother’s Day with your mom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send her a gift to tell her that you’re thinking of her. Flowers are always a nice gesture and cards are never a bad idea, but with the current state of the world, feeling connected is more important than ever. There’s no better way to show her that you’re there for her than with a thoughtful gift that symbolizes just that.

These presents are more than your typical candle or comfy robe — they can be a cozy way to hug and pamper your mom from afar, quell her anxiety when you’re not there with her, or promise a future trip together. 

Here, 10 meaningful Mother’s Day gifts that really say “I love you.” 

Best Leather Backpack

Your mom does so much, and while you may not be able to be there for her physically, that doesn’t mean you can’t lend her a helping hand — or give her a bag that can. This stylish backpack is crafted with Ethiopian full-grain leather, giving it a sleek finish. We all know Mom is busy — so there’s plenty of room to fit everything she needs to run errands, head to work, or go on a weekend getaway (when she can, we mean). Not to mention, from May 4-7, Honey members will receive an extra 25% off the fashion-forward backpack with code HoneyMiramar25.

SHOP: Miramar Leather Backpack, $198, available at Parker Clay

Best Candles

There’s no place like Mom’s, but it’s likely pretty lonely right now with no visitors. Help add some cozy back to her home with a candle from the Anthropologie x Clare V collaboration. Based on which candle you choose to give, your mom can turn her home into a sunny Mediterranean beach house, a forest hideaway, or a cozy French cottage. 

SHOP: Clare V. for Anthropologie Maisonette Glass Candle, $28, available at Anthropologie

Best Hand Lotion

You may not be able to hold your mom’s hands right now or feel the warmth of her hug, but you can encourage her to care for her hands in the meantime. This set from L’Occitane comes with five hand creams invoking different scents. One whiff and she can instantly transport herself to Provence.

SHOP: Heavenly Hand Cream Set, $27, available at L'occitane

Cute Earrings for Mom

We’ve never met a mom who turned down a Mother’s Day bouquet, but as we all know, they don’t last forever (or longer than a week, max). Instead, give your mom a set of floral earrings, like this gorgeous pair from Gorjana. She’ll think of you every time she wears it. 

SHOP: Gorjana Aven Studs, $55, available at Shopbop

Brass Photo Frames for Mom

Being able to access our collection of photos at any time on our phones is one of the greatest benefits of technology, but there’s something about physical prints. Choose 10 of your favorite photos with your mom and send them inside this beautiful display box from Artifact Uprising. She can switch out which photo she wants to feature or look through the set when she misses you. 

SHOP: Brass & Wood Display Box, $55, available at Artifact Uprising

Plant for Mom

You may not need to be taken care of, so direct your mom’s T.L.C. to her very own plant. Bloomscape offers a variety of unique flora, like this Ponytail Palm, that will not only give your mom something to do, but make her feel like she’s outdoors while she’s cooped up inside. 

SHOP: Bloomscape Plant, $65, available at Bloomscape

Best Cotton Robe

Your mom is definitely spending more time at home, so give her something comfy and luxe to lounge in, like this soft, light, and chic robe. It’s made from 100% Turkish cotton, features fluffy 2-ply gauze, a snug waist, and comes in several colors. 

SHOP: Cloud Cotton Robe, $99, available at Parachute

Rose Quartz Face Roller

Spas are definitely a no-go at the moment, but that doesn’t mean she can’t indulge in a little self-care with her beauty routine. This rose quartz facial roller can instantly turn her evening skin-care routine into a fancy, spa-like treatment.  

SHOP: Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $28, available at Sephora

Great Ideas for Mom

If your mom isn’t handling anxiety and stress well these days, practicing some mindfulness could help. Give her the gift of meditation with a membership to Headspace. Even better, download the app for yourself and do it together. You can be each other’s accountability buddy and compare practices with each other. 

SHOP: Headspace membership, $12.99/month or $95 for the year, available at Headspace

Best Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets have been proven to help you relax and sleep better — two things most people are struggling with at the moment. Layla’s cozy, cotton blanket features a plush, mink-like fur that will feel like a nice, warm hug. It’s also easy to throw into the wash and comes with matching pillows and sheets, should she want to go all in. 

SHOP: Layla Weighted Blanket, $149.99, available at Layla Sleep

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