Mother’s Day always gives families the opportunity to celebrate all mothers, but perhaps this year, it’s more important than ever. Working from home, supervising remote learning, cooking, and watching out for the health of the family are keeping mothers multitasking like never before. Here are 25 gift ideas to honor the mothers in your life. Many in our list are offering discounts, free shipping, or donating a portion of proceeds to the frontline workers (details on websites). Bring some cheer to someone you love—Mother’s Day is May 10th!
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Grace Rose Farms“Nothing gives me more joy in my heart than knowing we get to send our garden roses out into the world for others to enjoy and love.” — Gracie Poulson. Mother’s Day rose bouquets, starting at $74, gracerosefarm.com
Belle Etoile“The luminescent mother-of-pearl flowers delight the imagination and remind us of the importance of cherishing beautiful landscapes. At Belle Étoile, and in life, we are constantly inspired by Earth’s precious gifts. By depicting these moments, we hope to remind everyone that there is hope and beauty in this world and to enjoy, preserve, and appreciate.” — Carolyn Thamkul, Executive Vice President. Moonflower bangle, featuring white mother-of-pearl and hand-painted blue Italian enamel with white stones set into rhodium-plated, nickel allergy–free sterling silver, $695, belleetoilejewelry.com
Matouk"Our playful stripe and lightweight seersucker fabric makes the Matteo robe perfect for the transition into warmer months and brighter days ahead." — Colleen Mistry, Product Line Director. Two-toned 100% cotton Matteo robe, available for monogram, $185, matouk.com
Circa Lighting“I think the Alberto table lamp is a fabulous combination of sculpture and lighting. I was inspired by the beauty of the Hakuun tulip when creating the flower. It is both classic and modern and brings a freshness to any room it finds itself in.” — Designer Julie Neill. Burnished gold Alberto table lamp (also available in plaster white and burnished silver), $432, circalighting.com
1818 Farms“Bring the spa to Mom this Mother’s Day with an 'Everything on the Farm' gift basket from 1818 Farms. It includes our most popular skin-softening products and promises to pamper and relax Mom on her special day and beyond. Our skincare products are made in the USA in small batches.” — Natasha McCrary, Owner & Founder. Everything on the Farm gift basket includes: Shea Crème, Goat's Milk Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap, Bath Truffles, Yoga Mat Spray, Clover's Lip Smack, Cuticle Balm, Kain's Lip Kare, lavender goat's milk Bath Tea, and lavender Linen Spray, $98, 1818farms.com
Elizabeth Locke"The Maltese cross pendant is equally happy on a gold chain or clipped onto a strand of pearls. A wonderful, highly wearable jewel! Moonstone and pearls work beautifully with any color scheme.” — Elizabeth Locke. Maltese 19K yellow gold cross pendant, bezel set with moonstone and pearls, $4,725, from elizabethlocke.com, available through thedefinitive.com
For more on Elizabeth Locke, see Flower's feature on her Virginia home and garden.
Ibu Movement“In this working-from-home world, papers, laptops, and notes from the day need to tidied and contained so they don’t take over the rest of our home life. This woven sisal tote is a chic way to put aside your papers and clean the table for dinner. Plus, we hope for beach time ahead, when we can pack up a book, sunscreen, and a picnic. Strong and handmade by the women of Madagascar. Carry On!" — Susan Hull Walker, Creative Director & Founder. Cyprus striped tote with coral pompoms in 100% sisal with genuine leather accents (13.5″ L x 14″ D x 8″ W), $149, ibumovement.com
Halcyon Days"Our bangles in turquoise are my favorites for late spring and especially for Mother's Day as the vibrant color evokes memories of sea, sand, and sunshine-filled holidays. So many won't have the chance to visit their loved ones, and sending a small gift to bring a little joy will mean so much." — Pamela Harper, Chairman & CEO. Bee sparkle trellis bracelet, $235, halcyondaysusa.com
Replacements, Ltd.“Waterford’s flared Lismore vase is one of our favorite gifts for Mom because it is both beautiful and functional. The rich amethyst shade is perfect for spring—if purple tones aren’t your color, it’s also available in gorgeous deep crimson and clear versions. And the size is the ideal height for most floral arrangements or fresh cut flowers from Mom’s garden.” —Keith Winkler, Marketing Manager. 8-inch flared Lismore vase by Waterford in amethyst, $170, replacements.com
Hibiscus Linens“The one-on-one virtual class is a calm and creative time exclusively for Mom, and as a bespoke experience, the class covers any level of needlepoint knowledge or project she is interested in learning. Mom will appreciate this time to nourish her creativity and brighten future days with a new skill.” — Mariana Barran Goodall, Founder. 45-minute hand embroidery class with Mariana, $92, hibiscuslinens.com
Read Flower's feature on Mariana Barran Goodall.
Assael“The softness and flexibility of the 18-karat gold ‘silk’ chain causes the pearl to hang perfectly, and the earring to swing and move.” — Peggy Grosz, Vice President of Development. Silk chain earrings with Akoya cultured pearls set in 18-K yellow gold with post and backs, 2.4'' long, $1,950, neimanmarcus.com
A Bientot“Our Estela kaftans are so versatile. We have customers who wear them to cocktail parties, customers who sleep in them and customers who carpool in them. The flattering cut fits almost everyone of every age.” — Betty Newton, Owner. Estela Sanganeri block-printed kaftan, $138, abientot713.com
Portraits, Inc.“A portrait of your child is unlike any other possession. We hear from mothers all the time who tell us there are no more treasured objects in their homes than their children's portraits. Where a photograph captures a moment in time, a portrait captures a lifetime in a moment.” — Bebe Barnard, President. To commission a portrait, inquire at portraitsinc.com or 800.476.1223
Gismondi 1754“Our hope this coming season is for everyone's health, healing, vitality, and business to flourish as we emerge from quarantine. For us at Gismondi 1754, we also hope to see diamonds in bloom once again!” — Massimo Gismondi, CEO & Creative Director. From the Prato Fiorito Collection: single flower blue sapphire pear-shaped petals, with a single white pear-shaped diamond, set in 18K white gold ring, $2540, gismondi1754.com
3 Porch Farm“The power of flowers has been apparent more than ever over these last few months. The joy they bring to one’s wellbeing cannot be quantified or compared. Nature heals.” — Mandy O’Shea of 3 Porch Farm and Moonflower Design. The farm will be shipping a mix of flowers for Mother's Day, which will include peonies, garden roses, and everything else that will be blooming around May 10. They will also be shipping handmade vases by Mandy’s mother. 3porchfarm.com; follow @3porchfarm on Instagram for updates.
Read Flower's feature on 3 Porch Farm.
Charlotte Allison Jewelry“This cuff is a brilliant addition to any jewelry collection. With a timeless appeal, it is perfect worn on its own or in a smart stack of vintage and modern styles. This is great gift for a Mom, because it is beautiful, durable and highly versatile—like our Mothers!” — Elizabeth Read, Lead Designer. Elliptic 14k yellow gold cuff with white topaz in a brushed gold bezel and brushed gold dome in a diamond halo, and diamond accents, $3,000, charlotteallison.com
Floret"This handcrafted tool belt has revolutionized the way we work here at Floret, and it's great for the home gardener as well. After years of tearing holes in the back pockets of every pair of pants and misplacing phones, pens, and flower snips, this custom-designed belt changed everything. It rests comfortably on your hips without adding any extra weight or strain on your back." — Erin Benzakein. Right-handed farmer-florist tool belt in brown (also available in left-handed version and other colors), $175, floretflowers.com
Learn more about Floret's field-to-vase movement in an excerpt from Benzakein's first book, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, and discover her just-released second book, Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers.
Well + Wonder“Our virtual group Floral Art Show is our most popular one throughout the year. Why? Because to me, and I'm sure many, flowers evoke springtime and rebirth and celebration. Flowers, much like original artwork, fill our houses and turn them into homes by telling a story, especially during this time. What better way to give flowers than with a painting that will endure long after petals would drop?” — Mollie Creason, Founder & Chief Curator. The Floral Art Show began April 22, and will run for three months. For details, visit the online gallery’s website, wellandwondercollective.com
Read Flower's feature on Well + Wonder.
“I love these beautiful Buccelatti sterling place card holders. I use mine so many ways—on my desk with a single photo of my family, on a buffet to identify ingredients in dishes, on my dresser for a pair of earrings and a ring, and, last but not least, as place card holders!” — Mimi Bremer Woodruff. Sterling silver place card holders, $175, beverlybremer.com
Read Flower's feature on repoussé silver.
Halsbrook"You can never go wrong with pretty baubles. These sweet earrings are sure to lift the spirits of anyone on your list. Perfect to dress up casual looks or add an extra dose of glamour to future occasions." — Halsey Schroeder, Founder & CEO. Fallon crystal bow drop earrings, $175, available at halsbrook.com
The Floral Society
“Our Arrangement Workshop is the quintessential starter kit for burgeoning floral designers or those that just love flowers, featuring professional quality tools and components for making arrangements. If you are looking for inspiration in this time of staying home, this workshop in a box has you covered.” — Sierra Steifman, Floral Designer & Owner. Workshop box includes: floral clippers, floral netting, floral tape, flower food, tutorials, and access to password protected online tutorials, $86, thefloralsociety.com
See Flower's feature on Sierra Steifman's floral designs.
Difiore New York“We picked this scarf from the FLOWER magazine shop because it is so cheerful and colorful. Also, the iris represents beauty, faith, wisdom, and valor, which are important concepts as we face today's challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.” — Alice Welsh Doyle, Editorial Director, FLOWER magazine. 34-inch square 100% silk scarf (made in Italy), $190 flowermagshop.com
Wendy Jane for Gabby“I love the hydrangea because it represents my mother who is the true backbone of our family business. She is a hydrangea specialist and has close to 200 named varieties of hydrangeas in her garden, and it is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. She’s truly an angel, and inspires me to be a better person every day.” — Wynne White Martin, Designer. Indoor/outdoor performance pillows (also available in blue), starting at $44, summerclassicshome.com
Clara Williams"Every woman should have a wardrobe of pearls. Our freshwater pearls are beautiful, lustrous, and organic feeling. They make you feel special, and yet you can easily wear them with jeans and a t-shirt. They are a perfect Mother’s Day gift!" — Clara Williams. Duet classic pearl necklace ($550); classic pearl necklace ($550), and baroque pearl centerpiece ($595), clarawilliams.com
Read Flower's interview with Clara Williams.
“Ideal for outdoor living spaces, this hand-crafted portable lantern will add beauty wherever you go. Place a large candle inside to warmly illuminate any area you choose to place it, or even fill with seasonal items or your favorite collections.” — Drew Bevolo. Portable Governor Pool House Lantern in antique copper, available in three sizes, starting at $400, bevolo.com
Read "Bevolo at 75: The iconic New Orleans lighting company celebrates 75 years of craftsmanship"
By Alice Welsh Doyle