It’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day
With Easter behind us and the threat of matzoh-induced constipation at an all-time high, Mother’s Day is the next holiday on our radar. Whether you’re on the gift-receiving end, gift-giving end (or both), it can be difficult to choose what to get for any mom, and what to ask for yourself. I have a running “gift list” since I basically have to tell my husband what to get me if I want a gift for any given holiday—and a dedicated list of items that are perfect for all my favorite peeps. To help make Mother’s Day gifting a bit easier for everyone, here are a few of my picks.
Lunya Washable Silk Set
I’m really into pajamas these days, and I’m really over the mish-mosh of past-their-prime tank tops and yoga pants in my loungewear drawer. I like to be comfy, but I also need to be adequately covered at all times since I have a 10-year-old son who can appear out of nowhere, even in the middle of the night. I’m also a hot sleeper, which makes things even more complicated. If money were no object, I’d be requesting these washable silk PJs in every color—and gleefully purge every stretched out, faded top and bottom from my closet.
Sweet Charma bracelets
I love the idea of friendship jewelry to signify the bond between myself and my favorite people—and if I had a handful of special ladies to celebrate this Mother’s Day I’d totally be getting these bracelets for all of them. My friend Jessica—and Sweet Charma designer—gave me one over a month ago and I haven’t taken it off since. If you have a mom and a sister, I highly recommend gifting them (and yourself) with matching versions. (P.S. There are plently of options for the guys, too, so make a note for Father’s Day.)
If you or your Mom love perfume, this is the gift that keeps on giving all year. For $15 a month, you get three deluxe samples of scents you’re highly unlikely to find in a department store—and when you fall for a fragrance you can buy a full-sized bottle at a discount. There’s a different seasonal theme each month—and I’ve been looking forward to this showing up in my mailbox for about three years.