Those of us who live several states away from our families can attest: Mother’s Day is a little bittersweet when you can’t be there in person. This year, more of us than ever will feel it, as we all do our part to curtail non-essential travel. Which means that right now, we’re all eager to let Mom know we care more than we can possibly express via thrice-weekly video chat.
Luckily, there’s a wealth of cool, creative gifting options you can shop online that will make your mom feel the love, even from halfway across the country. That ranges from super-stylish home decor to the best loungewear, and the ultimate little luxury: modern-classic jewelry from LAGOS that she’ll love wearing…not least of all because it lets her brag about the daughter who bought it for her.
Read on for 13 gifts that help bridge the distance — and give breakfast in bed a serious run for its money.
New earrings are a Mother’s Day gifting staple for good reason: They’re a special touch your mom might not treat herself to, but that she’ll love showing off. These springy drop earrings by LAGOS will light up her face, and they’re statement-y without being too loud.
This little gift set packs a major punch, combining the Japanese brand’s beloved, Vitamin C-packed serum and mask, with “The Essence,” a fluid that hydrates and nourishes with superfood ingredients. More radiant-looking skin will be in her future.
Chances are, your mom already owns a standard terry robe — but that’s not ideal for spring and summer. This light, fluffy version is made from Turkish cotton so it’s still absorbent, but the gauzy weave makes it feel elegant, like something they’d give you at the fanciest spa in town.
A set of whimsical, striped tumblers made of handblown glass that are nice and heavy in the hand. These make any drink feel more festive, from Mom’s favorite tipple to plain old water.
If Mom loves her smart watch, then consider this the ultimate upgrade. A stainless steel bracelet featuring LAGOS’s iconic caviar beaded design lets her keep her favorite tech close at hand, while lending a sense of polish.
If your mom is into design, then she’ll love this vase for its Danish modernist pedigree. If she’s not, then she’ll love its cheery color, and the way it makes even supermarket flowers look instantly chic.
The stylish shape of these sweatpants (and their dusty teal color) make them a definite cut above your average loungewear — and as soon as you touch them, you’ll understand why the Signaturesoft fabric has a cult following for its plush, buttery-soft feel. You can also snap up the matching hoodie if you want to really make her day.
Who hasn’t been burned by sending flowers? Forget sending Mom a sad, bedraggled shell of the bouquet you clicked online — and send a houseplant instead. Calathea Medallions are truly easy to care for, requiring water only every other week, and their glossy, deep-green and burgundy leaves are a delight. If your mom’s an animal-lover, don’t worry: They’re pet-safe, too.
There’s something so distinctive about this ring. It’s bold in shape, with a very au courant mix of gold and silver, but with perfectly refined proportions. Just the right mix of cool and classic, and a great way to update Mom’s jewelry look.
This neat little case is the perfect place to stash her new jewelry. The deep teal pebbled leather looks great on a vanity, and its soft felt lining includes clever pouches and belts that secure her new rings and earrings. You can get it monogrammed, too.
We could all use a little chill right now — so if you’re feeling splurgy, then consider this luxe version of a weighted blanket. It’s available in a range of weights from 15 to 25 pounds, and is actually stylish, unlike most weighted blankets’ more utilitarian look. The world’s best nap? Priceless.
Your mom will be fully sold on the ceramics revival when she gets her hands on these hefty pieces from Asheville, North Carolina. East Fork makes great mugs and plates, but we’re especially fond of their sculptural bowls. They can act as a modern serving dish, or just think how cool this would look filled with fruit as a centerpiece.
Sure, it’s an indulgence, but why not go for the ultimate of candles? You can’t go wrong with any Diptyque scent, but this lively, slightly vegetal orange blossom fragrance is especially lovely for spring. Even better, these candles are known to pleasantly scent a room even when they’re not lit.
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