Sunday, May 2, 2021

Mothers Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother's Day

Featured items gifted for review except as noted. However, as always, I've chosen things I think you'll appreciate. Post includes affiliate links. 

Mom Gifts Inspired by Flowers

April showers bring May flowers as well as Mother's Day in the U.S., traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday of May, this year on May 9th. If you are blessed with a mom or mother figure in your life to honor and you're looking for the perfect present to give, check out the beautiful collection of thoughtful floral-themed gifts I've curated to show your love and appreciation for all she's done for you. After you've scrolled through all these wonderful gift ideas for mom be sure to check out MBE's Teleflora $100 Giftcard Giveaway  and find out how to enter for chance to win at the bottom of this story.

California Cowboy La Sirena Womens Kimono Spa Robe
La Sirena Kimono Robe from California Cowboy

Gift Ideas to Make Mother Bloom 

There aren't many moms who don't love flowers, right? Inspired by spring blooms, I think you'll find one or more of these gift suggestions -- each available to order online and ship direct to Mom -- a present she will enjoy. Even if your mother is allergic to real flowers, you're bound to find something here that will make her smile and fill her heart with joy. 

Retro Spa and Beach Kimono

If your mom likes the retro luxury look and feel of sitting in the garden with her morning coffee, relaxing at the spa or reading beside the pool, the beautiful lady's La Sirena Kimono Robe ($148) from California Cowboy pictured at the top of this post against nature's backdrop of cherry blossoms reminiscent of Kyoto, Japan in full bloom, this gift may be just the ticket. With its fine workmanship and cotton terry lining, no fashion detail is overlooked -- from luxe features like a loop on the front neckline for securing reading or sunglasses, a dry pocket for stowing tech gadgets, a back pocket for champagne, and more -- this women's cover up has it all. In six different patterns, including the dusty pink rose Garibaldi Fish design I received which depicts the official State Marine Fish of California. 

Westerlay Gemstone Orchids Potted Plant
Gemstone Orchids from Westerlay Orchids

Elegant Living Orchids

The wide selection Westerlay Orchids make a great choice for moms with green thumbs who enjoy nurturing beautiful indoor plants. The 4-plant box of Westerlay Gemstone Orchids I received arrived well packed and in excellent condition with each gorgeous blooming plant standing over 18 inches tall and set into a chic white contemporary glazed pot. You can order online, choosing from a range of exotic colors of blooming potted orchid varieties they'll ship direct to mom. Shopping last minute? Good thing potted Bramble Orchids by Westerlay also are available instore at all West Coast Kroger market locations. Either way, these beautiful orchid plants make a thoughtful gift and include easy care instructions so she may continue to enjoy her orchids for months to come.

iphone Photography Book Scott Kelby
iPhone Photography Book by Scott Kelby

Smartphone Photography Secrets

Is your mom a shutterbug? Always taking photos with her iPhone or other smartphone but rarely satisfied with the pictures she ends up with? Then consider buying her the new title iPhone Photography Book by renowned photographer Scott Kelby (available in paperback or for Kindle). This must-have book has insider's tips for capturing photos of just about any subject which will rival those you'd expect from a DSLR camera. Among the many things she'll learn: how to compose and shoot, as well as edit on her phone, the most magnificent landscape and close-up images of flowers. If you're experience is anything like mine, after reading this book you will want to read it cover to cover and go back to it often for simple smartphone photography tips to continue upping your photo safari snapping game. 

Audra Style Handmade Flower Art Wood Earrings
Painted Wood Earrings from Audra Style

Handmade Art Earrings

For the Boho, soulful one-of-a-kind mom who loves color and turns accessorizing in a true art, browse the eclectic artisan-made styles of whimsical and unique lightweight, nickel-free pierced earrings by Audra Style ($12-$48). I just love wearing the pair of statement Instagram-worthy flower wood dangle earrings you see here, which go perfectly with my favorite spring dress and always get compliments. I'm also enjoying the fun pair of Audra Pink Flamingo Earrings I wore to my daughter's Elvis wedding in Las Vegas. What's more is  I just can't wear the brand's pretty, intricately designed Bunny Rabbit Post Earrings enough.

The North Carolina artist transforms wood, leather, acrylic, and brass cut shapes into conversation-starter earrings featuring a mix of signature prints and patterns from her original artwork as well as other pieces of fashion jewelry, art and home decor items. Set aside some time to look through the Audra Style Spring Collection, no two items are identical and you'll find what seems like an almost endless array of styles and designs to choose from. For even more style inspiration, be sure to follow Audra Style on Instagram.

Life Elements Herbal CBD Bath Bomb
Luxury CBD Bath Bombs from Life Elements

Natural Bath Bombs

Pamper a stressed out mama in need of some me-time with these aromatic Broad Spectrum Hemp-Derived CBD bath bombs from Life Elements. No need to doubt mom will revel in stealing away a well-deserved hour for herself to relax in a secluded hot bath tub with one of these, away from the usual family chaos. Both the Life Elements Mercury Retrograde Bath Bomb ($26) with 250 mg CBD and their Signature Bath Bomb ($20) with 200 mg CBD which I tried were studded with dry flowers and individually packaged in brown cardboard canisters in Martha and Curt, the entrepreneurial California married couple behind the brand, thrive on hunting for the most natural ingredients they can find when creating their unique bath, body and skincare products. Their formulas are ethically and sustainably sourced as well as not tested on animals. Refer to the FDA disclosure on the Life Elements site for more information and be aware that these CBD products are intended for customers 21+ only.

CarryOn Rollon Luggage for Spring
Re:Treat Carry On Luggage from Solo New York

Carry On Luggage

Every mom with travel lust who is looking forward to traveling again post-pandemic soon, needs a good carryon roller bag for her jetset lifestyle. The Solo New York Re:Treat Carry On Rolling Bag the brand sent me checks off all the boxes for frequent traveling moms. Made with eco-friendly heather gray material crafted from recycled PET bottles, it's well-designed, compact with telescoping handle, sturdy, lightweight and stylish. I also like that this affordable overnight bag has a generous number of interior and exterior storage pockets to help her stay organized on the go. If it's in your budget, here's another idea to take this gift to the next level. When you gift this bag to her, why not surprise mom and add a handwritten note offering her a dream trip of a lifetime to see the tulips bloom next spring in Amsterdam?

Pixel Blue Light Computer Unisex Glasses Classic Tortoise Shell
Asper Computer Glasses from Pixel Wear

Blue Light Filter Glasses

Moms who spend a lot of time looking at their desktop screen or mobile devices could use a boost to reduce stress on their eyes caused by harmful blue light. Pixel Eyewear has a stylish selection of peepers including stylish unisex Blue Light Eyeglasses ($75-$95) like the Asper Computer Glasses in Brandy Tortoise classic style I received. Comfortable to wear for adults and kids, these filter 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths without yellow tint. Featuring protective, anti-reflection coated lenses which also reduce smudges and repel water and dust. Your mother's eyesight is precious. Help her preserve it and check out the many blue light glasses available so she might see the beauty in the natural world which surrounds her as clearly as possible.

Hulsa Revive CBD Face Moisturizer
Revive Face Moisturizer from Hulsa Wellness

Organic Face Moisturizer With CBD 

Whether she's a new mother, a grandma or somewhere in between, every mom is beautiful. All the more reason for her to use a daily hydrating facial moisturizer to keep her face and neck looking as pliable and vibrant as fresh roses. As a mother of 20-something kids myself, keeping dryness, fine lines and crows feet at bay are a top priority. So I was glad to have an opportunity to try Hulsa Revive Face Moisturizer ($99) made with 500 mg Critical Cannabinoids CBD per bottle and scented with a refreshing, but light honey and cucumber aroma. This beauty product, as well as the brand's other plant-based offerings, are made with proprietary formulas using organic hemp and other organic ingredients grown in the USA; they're also cruelty-free with no animal testing. Refer to the Hulsa Wellness site for their FDA disclosure and more information. Also remember: CBD products are intended for customers ages 21+ only.

LovePop Dimensional Mother's Day Cards

LovePop Flower Basket Card for Mom

3D Popup Flower Cards

Shush... don't tell my Mom. I just ordered one of these lovely 3D flower popup card bouquet styles by Lovepop Cards. Starting at just $13 each these are an affordable flower gift which won't wilt, that she can look at and continue to enjoy long after Mother's Day is over. For an additional $5, do as I did and upload a personal message and family photo: they'll make a personalized card and snail mail it directly to your dear mother. Check out the entire Lovepop Mother's Day Card Collection

Elis Mothers Day Daisy Cheesecake
Daisy Cheesecake from Eli's Cheesecake Co.

Daisy Cheesecake

I've been a huge fan of Eli's Cheesecake Company desserts for years. Their Mother's Day Cheesecake ($51.95) comes bedazzled with edible daisy decorations and is even more delicious than it looks. Another pick for spring holidays is the Daisy Cuties Cheesecake Bites Box ($39.95). Whatever you choose, Eli's desserts are fresh baked, made in Chicago. Packed with dry ice and shipped to you ready to serve at the Mother's Day brunch you're hosting or for you to have delivered directly to Mom's doorstep. 

Mothers Day Fresh Flower Arrangements

Fresh Flowers

For traditional and old-fashioned moms, one of the most popular gifts to give continues to be fresh flowers arrangements delivered to her door. Teleflora's Mother's Day floral collection is a must-see because their extensive selection offers lots of different types of flowers and a huge range of unique and collectible containers to match any mom's personality. If you love fresh flowers as much as I do, you're invited to enter our Teleflora Gift Card Giveaway going on now through Mother's Day.  

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Mothers Day Flowers Gift Card Giveaway

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