8 Mother’s Day Gift Sets That Are Almost as Good as Your Actual Presence
It’s pretty likely that we won’t get to celebrate Mother’s Day with Mom IRL, but we can still make her feel special from afar. All it takes is a little pre-planning and the foresight to ship something to her doorstep in time for the big day (ahem, May 10). Choose something thoughtful from the list below, then wait until she receives it to Facetime her, so you can hear about what a great kid you are in real time.
1. Wine Awesomeness Subscription
There are many amazing wine subscription boxes to choose from but we prefer Wine Awesomeness when it comes to gifting vino, because there aren’t any quizzes or initial selections to make—aside from choosing from red, white or both. Just sign mom up and she’ll receive three or six bottles every month (depending on the subscription you choose), from wineries and vineyards around the globe. She’ll also love the handy inserts that tell the stories of each winemaker, so she can appear super knowledgeable to her book club friends.
2. Bloomscape Plant Delivery
Flowers are always appreciated, but the beauty only lasts in a vase for a few days. So give her a present with the potential for longevity, like a fuss-free, low-maintenance plant that will brighten up her space and stick around for the long haul. While there’s tons of greenery to choose from at Bloomscape, this snake plant is also coincidentally called mother-in-law’s tongue.
3. Sun Basket Meal Subscription
Just because Mother’s Day 2020 will likely be a virtual celebration, that doesn’t mean you have to throw the brunch tradition out the window. Sign mom up for a meal delivery kit like Sun Basket, which has lots of healthy options. Get one for yourself while you’re at it and set up a family Zoom call while you’re cooking and eating.
4. Trade Coffee Subscription
If your mom drinks coffee in the morning and falls asleep with a cup in her hand at night (how?!), this is the ideal gift for her. Trade Coffee’s site features more than 400 varieties from local U.S. roasters, so she can try a new brew at her leisure. Gift her the first bag (which comes 30 percent off) and a new mug to go along with it.
5. Milk Bar the Sampler
There is simply nothing better—or sweeter—than desserts from Milk Bar. This tin comes stocked with truffles, cookies and a single serving of Milk Bar Pie (if you know, you know), that ensures she doesn’t have to share with anybody. Sorry, Dad.
6. Burrow Throw Pillow and Blanket Bundle
We won’t name names, but some people are enjoying this quarantine thing more than others (ahem, mom). And these new pillow and blanket bundles from Burrow will only improve her couch time—so long as she brings along a good book and a glass of Malbec. Plus, they’ll make her space (yes, the one she’s been “forced” to relax in for the past month) feel new with minimal effort.
7. My Garden Box Delivery
Since we’re being confined to our own yards, Mom or grandma will have a little extra time to work on her garden. This plant-themed subscription box comes with everything she needs to take on a new outdoor project, including live plants, accessories, instructions and simple care tips. Prepare for daily text updates.
8. Olive & June At-Home Mani Kit
Keep your yearly mani tradition alive from afar and send her this at-home mani kit that includes everything she needs for professional-looking nails. This Olive & June set includes all the necessities, like a nail file and clippers, plus a polish removal pot and the handy silicone “Poppy” that fits on top of the polish bottle for better grip and control. And if she really messes things up, there’s a clean-up brush to do recon on her cuticles afterwards. Her usual manicurist will be so proud of her handiwork.