Mother’s Day is around the corner on May 10. While many families will be separated because of social distancing, there are still ways to celebrate and thoughtful, practical gifts to give to brighten your loved one's day. Given the challenges highlighted by COVID-19, what kind of gifts could be meaningful and help moms cope at home in times of worldwide crisis? Here are our top ideas for Mother’s Day gifts this year.
Flowers from FarmGirl
A flower arrangement is a safe choice that will definitely put a smile on mom’s face. If you are looking for a designer quality bouquet, a burlap wrapped seasonal creation from Farmgirl Flowers may be the right choice for you. Flowers arrive fast and look beautiful - exactly like the photos. An additional benefit is that FarmGirl sources flowers from farms who pay living wages, avoid harmful chemicals and have medical benefits for their teams, making these tasteful bouquets an ethically-sourced choice.
Fragrance Diffuser from Antica Farmacista
If you’d like a more lasting gift than flowers, you can help make mom’s home more elegant, and a place where she can truly relax, by giving her a scent diffuser from Antica Farmacista. She will enjoy their tasteful apothecary inspired bottles filled with fragrance. The reeds inserted into the bottle absorb the fragrance and subtly distribute it throughout the air. So many scents to choose from, with Prosecco, Cassis Cuvee, Bergamot & Ocean Aria, and Sakura among their signature scents. Browse their Mother’s Day Guide to find your mom’s signature scent based on fragrances she already enjoys.
Towels and Throws from Peshtemal Collection
Your mom probably spends a lot of time at home these days. If that’s the case, she will fall in love with beautiful and soft cotton towels from Peshtemal Collection. Designed in the US by the Uzun sisters’ duo, and handmade by women artisans in Turkey using traditional weaving techniques, these towels make any kitchen or bathroom look cozier and more stylish. The Peshtemal Collection also includes colorful beach towels and throws – a timely reminder that we may yet enjoy hot summer months.
Apple AirPods Pro
The perfect accessory for a hip mom to ease the new #stayhome lifestyle, airpods pro are great for getting work done from home, watching shows or virtually chatting with family and friends. The Pro Airpods block out all the outside noise in your environment, allowing mom to focus on what she is listening to. Designed for comfort, they optimize both sound quality and noise cancellation. The force sensor controls on the stem allow the user to easily control music and calls, switch between Active Noise Cancellation modes, and more. This trendy accessory is not cheap, but it is totally worth it, and we promise, mom will love it.
Wine from Local Wineries
Spring is usually an exciting season for wineries, when wine gets bottled and visitors spend afternoons in tasting rooms sipping away. This spring things are quite different. Several wineries in California, such as Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley are doing virtual wine tasting activities to bring wine to people’s homes. If mom likes having a glass of wine in the afternoon, make a reservation for her to join Lynmar’s lead wine educator, Andrew Lunch, for a customized Lynmar in Place experience. You can also order a bottle of delicious wine right from Lynmar Estate or other notable California wineries, or even splurge on a winery membership.