Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Since I go to college only two short hours away from home, I’ve been lucky to be able to go home whenever I want. Which my parents get annoyed with (they’re probably reading this saying “yes Rachel, you annoy us”) but I love being able to still be included in family events and birthdays even when I’m at school. I’ve seriously only missed my dad’s birthday and my brother’s birthday once in the last four years, how awesome is that?

Anyways, today I realized I wouldn’t be able to head home for Mother’s Day weekend because of finals and called my mom crying. Naturally, I was selfish and told her she’s not allowed to celebrate Mom’s Day until I get home the following day. Now that’s I’ve come to terms with not being home, I have fully accepted the fact that I get an extra day for shopping purposes. So what do I have my eye on for Mom you ask??

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Do you ever shop for your mom (or anyone else in your life) and you’re literally saying “one for you, one for me” every time you decide on a present? That was me when I was making this gift guide.

Mom’s love four things: things for their homes, shoes, jewelry, and anything that they can pamper themselves with. If your mom is looking for a new perfume, I 100% recommend COCO MADEMOISELLE. My mom actually got it for me for my birthday and it’s my new go-to perfume. I reference it as my “Old Lady Perfume” because it has a “sexy, fresh oriental” smell to it (yes I just quoted the Internet) but there’s just something about it – I guess it’s just one of those classic perfumes you can never go wrong with.

If you’re trying to stay within the $50 range, gifting mom with a cute trinket dish is an easy peasy way to go. Mom’s tend to wear the same jewelry on an every day basis (who doesn’t?) and having a cute place to put said jewelry before bed is always super convenient. Plus, it doubles as home decor.

If your mom is a beach bum like mine, I definitely recommend finding a chic beach tote that can replace her reusable Stop & Shop grocery bags. Having a bag specifically for the beach eliminates the morning packing chaos, is adorable, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning the sand out after!

What are you planning on gifting your mom with this year?

Shop the post & other cute options:

Beach Tote: Mar y Sol | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Candle: ILLUME | Perfume: COCO MADEMOISELLE | Mug: Lulu and Georgia | Cuff: Kendra Scott | Trinket Tray: Waiting On Martha | Bubble Bath: Lolli | Wedges: Jack Rogers | Cutting Board: Lulu and Georgia


  1. April 29, 2016 / 11:20 AM

    so many cute picks! I love that wooden cutting board and the super adorable pineapple dish!

  2. April 29, 2016 / 2:28 PM

    Love this! I think my mom would really love a beach tote. She doesn’t get to go to the beach a lot, but she enjoys sitting outside and bringing her work papers with her! It would be a great catch-all for her.


    • May 16, 2016 / 12:40 PM

      The good thing about beach bags is that they are so multi-functional!

  3. April 29, 2016 / 4:36 PM

    These are perfect selections! Everything is so feminine and spring like!

  4. April 30, 2016 / 6:49 AM

    These are great ideas! My mom would love Coco Mademoiselle…she’s a perfume fiend! I’m definitely a “one for you, one for me” shopper as well. Sometimes, I can’t help myself!

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:35 PM

      The Coco perfume is my favorite!

  5. April 30, 2016 / 4:34 PM

    Great picks! I think I’m going to go with a Teavana gift set for my mom this year, or make my own, guaranteed she’ll love and use it!

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:34 PM

      That’s such a great present idea!

  6. April 30, 2016 / 4:39 PM

    My mom and I both love pineapples…maybe it’s a Charleston thing. I may have to pick up two of those trinket dishes. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestions.

  7. Yana
    May 1, 2016 / 8:43 PM

    Love all these picks!! I still haven’t decided what I am going to get my mom. I need to do that asap haha. 🙂

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:23 PM

      Thanks so much Thays! I want them all for myself, too!!

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