It’s time for our annual natural gifts guide for Mother’s Day. And this year is definitely different (when has there been a Mother’s Day when hugs were in question??)
Prepare for some natural creativity: here’s our updated COVID-safe gift guide with our top 7 picks.
1. Bring the Spa to Her
The worries of going out and social distancing has created a lot of anxiety for many of us. And going to a spa…is not exactly an option right now. So what do you do? Bring the spa to Mom.
With bath bombs like Serenity—with Lavender, Sandalwood, Honeysuckle—and Stress-Relief, infused with Sage, Palo Santo, Cedarwood and Guiacwood, we love these CBD-infused bath and body products from Soul Spring CBD—they’re perfect for releasing stress and bringing balance to the body.
Fill a basket with these goodies, natural bars and soaps, aromatherapy oils, and organic body creams.
And for that “Wow!” touch, lovingly write out a quick product guide for her “spa” night, so she can just unwrap and enjoy.
2. Candle light, candle bright
What kind of spa day would be complete without candles? Candlelight not only sets the mood for de-stressing, but candles like these lavender ones from GoodLight also provide the benefits of aromatherapy (and our scented ones are on sale for Mother’s Day!). And if you want to go local, we recommend giving Porchfly candles a try!
Be sure when you gift scented candles to Mom that they have only pure ingredients, because any chemicals present in the wax will burn and be released in the smoke.
3. Global Tastes Cooking Kit
COVID has a lot more people in their kitchens and trying new recipes. And one of the best ways to spark some culinary creativity is a gift basket of unique oils and imported spices—especially if it’s organic.
Infused oils (like avocado oil infused with Ginger Turmeric Orange from local brand Neomega) and roasted walnut oil from La Tourangelle are two ideas to jumpstart your search. And adding some unique spice blends like Herbs’ de Provence from brands with quality sourcing will provide inspiration for Mom’s next culinary adventure.
We trust Frontier, Mountain Rose, and Simply Organic for our spices.
4. Hand-Designed Framed Memory
Do you know what makes a picture of you better for your mom? A picture of you inside of a frame made by you! Moms love pictures of their kids, and these days, with the majority of pictures being digital, a print of a photo is more special than ever. And if your Mom has also earned the name, grandma, inviting the grandkids to help make picture frames will be even more special! (And, this one is easy to mail with a little packing material!)
5. A Month of Your Love
We all have days where we feel like it’s us against the world, and these days, that feeling can be amplified. But you can give your mom a leg up against those blues with messages of love. When you send your care package or flowers or you visit Mom, include a special package of love words. Cut out strips of paper long enough to write sweet messages of encouragement and love (at least 30 for a whole month’s worth).
Taking this time to tell your mom how much you love her or writing out short memories or “remember whens” with hilarious family stories will probably set the new standard for her Mother’s Day expectations.
You know your mom best, so write out anything to make her smile and remind her how much she is loved.
6. Tea Gift Set
Maybe your mom likes to drink tea but hasn’t branched out past peppermint or earl grey. Maybe she drinks chamomile but hasn’t tried Lavender Chamomile. A collection of new leaves might be just her new favorite pick-me-up. Given how many pesticides are sprayed on conventionally-grown tea plants, definitely choose a brand that offers organic tea like Yogi Tea or Traditional Medicinals. And for the more-crafty folks, you can make your own blends with different teas and even hand-make your own tea sachets with a little cheesecloth and cotton string.
7. Local Goodies Giftbox
Your mom probably most treasures the time she gets to spend with you, but she will be thrilled to receive a creative and unique gift from you this year. Just remember that we warned you: this year’s gift is going to set a new standard for her.