Gifts for moms

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Could a blog for moms even be complete without a Mother's Day Gift Guide?! Guys, I'd love to say I'm one of those people that rolls my eyes at holidays like this, but I'm just not. Being a mom is the thing I'm the most proud of, and it just makes me feel good when there's a day set aside to celebrate that! I love that there's a day to intentionally tell my mom and all of the amazing moms that I know how awesome I think they are!  But real talk, am I the only one who wants to have zero of my normal "mom responsibilities" on Mother's Day??! Like, I'll hug and kiss my babies, but I'm gonna need someone else to change the diapers and fix the meals, ok?

Anyway, let me get back to why you're here: a gift guide. I wish gift giving was my love language, but I am a person that tends to get overwhelmed with choosing the perfect gift for someone. So I've made it my mission to help you (and me) out by narrowing it down to some pretty fantastic and unique gifts. These will work for your Mama, your Mother-in-Law, your mama friends, or if you want to just forward it on over to your husband, you go right ahead girl. Enjoy shopping! Let me know in the comments if any of these make their way to your cart, or if you'd add anything else to the list!

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1. Hand lettered print

 Art always makes a great gift, especially art that inspires. I have this print from Lindsay Letters hanging in the hall outside of the boys' rooms and I love it so much. I've also gifted the print to both my mom and my Mother-in-Law. It's such a sweet reminder of what a gift our children are. Lindsay Letters has so many beautiful prints to choose from - I have quite a few in my own home. A painting or framed photograph are also great gift ideas.

2. Gourmet Chocolate 

Does this even need an explanation, y'all? A fancy box of chocolate is always a win. I currently just keep a bag of dark chocolate chips in my pantry - the opposite of fancy. So a beautifully decorated box filled with gourmet treats would be so special to receive!

3. Motherhood Journal from J. Sperling Paperie 

This three year journal is absolutely beautiful, both in design and content. The layout is clean and simple, giving space to reflect on each week. It's a space where mamas can reflect on the highlights of their week, as well as their hopes and prayers. What a treasure it would be to look back on through the years or hand down to your children one day. I think this would make such a sweet and thoughtful gift! Be sure to check out their Me+You Correspondence journals as well. Jamie has graciously offered us a code for 15% off that will run until May 6th (the last day to place your order in time for Mother's Day). Use code CCHM15 at check out!

4. Bamboo handbag 

These cute bamboo clutches are so on trend right now. I think they are appropriate for any age, so if you're shopping for your friend, your mom, or yourself, one of these cute bags would be the perfect fit!

5. Earrings from Kathryn Chalas Designs 

How adorable are these earrings?! These are handmade by one of my dear friends. She's so talented and has great style. Check out her facebook page for lots of different designs - from leather to tassels to feathers!

6. Robe 

A beautiful comfy robe is a gift you can't go wrong with! There are a ton (over 500!) of rave reviews on this one from Barefoot Dreams. There are quite a few color options, which I love. I know it's a bit on the pricey side, but for something you would use every single day, I think a little bit of investment is worth it. I also found this more budget friendly one from Amazon that has great reviews as well!

7. Bath Soak 

I don't think I've met many women who don't appreciate a nice hot bath! Help a mama out and give her a treat to help make that bath even more relaxing and pampering. This bath soak from Indie Lee can be used to detoxify skin, improve circulation, relieve aching muscles and deliver softer, more supple skin (um, yes please!). The price point is great so you could easily pair this with a nice bath robe like I linked above, or some other pampering supplies like a good body butter!

8. Dear Mushka Essential necklace 

I have been drooling over the jewelry from Dear Mushka for so long now it's ridiculous. One of my favorite pieces is the Essential Necklace. All of their jewelry is inspired by scripture. This one points to Micah 6:8 - "And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" This simple necklace calls us back to these basic directions. I love giving a gift with meaning, and every single thing from Dear Mushka is packed with it! Here are a few that are more specifically designed for moms:  The "Called" necklace is one you can personalize with special initials or numbers. The "Quiver" necklace has an arrow to represent your children, and you can add multiple arrows if you want! Shopping for an adoptive mama? The "Together" necklace was designed especially for her.

9. Swig wine cup

Forgive me for jumping from a beautiful and meaningful gift to a wine cup. BUT who doesn't need a great cup for their wine?! These insulated cups won't break and keep your wine at the perfect temperature. I think that's a pretty darn thoughtful gift! Pair it with a bottle of her favorite wine!

10. Magnolia Cookbook

Any Chip & JoJo fans out there? All of you? That's what I thought. The new cookbook from Joanna Gaines would make a great gift for anyone. Pair it with a cute apron, a handmade serving board, or these cute cooking utensils from Target.

11. Beach tote bag

This straw tote from Vera Bradley is basically one of the cutest things I've ever seen! It can be used as a great spring & summer purse or as a beach tote. Gift it on its own or pack it with a few essentials like a cute water bottle, a beach towel, a magazine, and some sunscreen and you've got a great gift!

12. Soy Candle

A candle is always a great and easy gift! Everyone loves them! And this lemon and sea salt scent is perfect for spring and summer.

13. At home gel nail set

While a gift card to go get a mani & pedi makes for a great gift, if a mama in your life doesn't mind a little DIY, this at home gel nail set would make an awesome gift! I have a light and polish set that I use on the regular. It's so convenient and saves so much money! This is a starter set but you can purchase other colors almost anywhere that nail supplies are sold.

14. Bracelet from Covered.

I shared about Covered. on my Holiday Gift Guide. Her bracelets are just so beautiful that I had to link them again. The quality is top of the line, and the price point is great! She adds new designs all the time so I'm sure you'll be able to find something you love. She also carries some other great accessories, so go check her out!

Last but not least I have to mention one of my favorite shops, SFT. Each month they put together a subscription box called the Lagniappe Box, and this month they have created one just for Mamas! I always get questions when I rock my favorite "Mama Tried" sweatshirt. Since the weather is heating up, this short sleeved version, along with the super cute Mama hat, are a perfect pair. The Satsuma candle also smells amazing! This would be such a fun box to gift to someone, or to yourself!

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I hope this list was helpful and gave you some good ideas! Let me know if you decide to get any of the things I have shared, and if you have any other great gift ideas I'd love to hear them in the comments. I know the other readers would benefit from all the great suggestions I know y'all have as well! Cheers to you, mamas! Enjoy the day that's just for you!

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