Let’s agree to agree that the amazing mothers in our lives deserve way more than one day a year for them to feel celebrated and appreciated. While there are a lot of ways to show up for and support our mamas, there’s no denying that gifts are as fun to give as they are to receive, and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to shower them with presents that say “I see you.”
If you’re struggling to figure out what to get mom this May, fear not! Here are some of our tried and true favorite brands and their products, to gift mamas in every stage of life:
We know that Elvie’s silent, wearable breast pump is a game-changer for any new mother, but did you know that Elvie also makes an incredible trainer for maintaining pelvic floor health? While doing Kegels might seem like a necessary chore for women in the postpartum period, Elvie’s pelvic floor trainer uses Bluetooth and app technology to make daily Kegal exercises feel like an interactive cell phone game. It’s a gift that’s as fun as it is practical, whether the mama in your life is looking to improve bladder control, recover from vaginal delivery, or enhance intimacy.
Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer – $199
Connect to your inner divinity or share with a goddess in your life. Pair Venus bath bomb to inspire arousal with a roll-on to aid digestion + cramping. Use NOVA sublingually before sex or during your cycle. The Divinity CBD Kit includes 3 full-size Luna Volta products and is perfect for targeted relief. Each set comes in a reusuable (& biodegradable) drawstring pouch.
Luna Volta The Divinity Kit – $160
Moms deserve to feel sexy and confident, inside and out – whatever that means to them! We like to say that your underwear is the first layer of your “power suit,” and CUUP makes gorgeous bra and panty sets that are as sexy as they are comfortable. CUUP prides itself on products that empower women to be both soft and strong – I’ve been living in my high waist CUUP bottoms, and their mesh balconette bra is my personal favorite because of how it makes me feel, inside and out.
CUUP The Balconnette Bra – $68
Mama Glow and Prima have been in a love affair for quite some time now, and we’re endlessly impressed by their CBD-infused skincare offerings. The Prima Tension Tamer Duo makes effective and efficient self-massage possible. Prima’s menthol-infused R+R Cream targets sore muscles and tense places, paired with the white jade Gua Sha stone to increase circulation and lymphatic drainage. It’s a great addition to any mom’s morning or night routine, and can even be enjoyed while the baby’s napping!
Prima Tension Tamer Duo – $70
The Mama Glow Foundation has partnered with Carol’s Daughter on the “Love Delivered” campaign, in support of Black birthing parents, but we’ve been fans of Carol’s Daughter long before we joined forces in the fight for birth equity. Carol’s Daughter, founded by Lisa Price, offers game-changing products specially crafted to uplift the natural hair movement.
Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Sweet Trio – $29.40
Most moms will agree that the thing they need more time for in their lives is sleep. While you may not be able to gift them more hours in a day for resting, you can certainly give them an improved quality of sleep with a Sleep Number mattress! The smart, adjustable mattress custom fits to your sleep needs to help you fall and stay asleep, and even tracks your rest with a “SleepIQ” score to boost energy, recovery, and wellbeing over time.
Sleep Number 360 c2 Smart Bed – $999
Brown Girl Jane
A good candle is a classic gift, and Brown Girl Jane makes one of the best. Their candles, which come in Velvet Moon or Warm Cashmere scents, are vegan, clean burning, non-toxic, and long-lasting (with a 65-hour burn time!). Every time mom lights her Brown Girl Jane candle, whether she’s prepping for a long bath or curling up with a cup of tea and a good book, she’ll think of you and know that you want her to take that time for herself.
Brown Girl Jane Velvet Moon Perfumed Candle – $58
For the new mom in your life, Medela has a number of amazing options to support nursing and pumping. In addition to their variety of breast pumps, Medela’s breast care line of products ensures that mom is as comfortable and well-taken-care-of as possible as she cares for and feeds her little one.
Medela Breastfeeding Accessory Starter Set – $50
Actress Kristen Bell, who is responsible for the incredible baby product company Hello Bello, recently launched CBD brand Happy Dance. I’ve spent the past few months obsessing over the Happy Dance trio of products, which centers self-care and provides moms with the perfect arsenal for bath time and after-shower skin nourishment, infused with CBD so that the relaxation persists beyond the moments taken out of mom’s busy schedule to give her body some well-needed love and care.
Happy Dance The Feel Good Bundle – $46
To date, my mom says the best Mother’s Day gift she received from me and my brothers was a set of Roxanne Assoulin enamel bead bracelets. Roxanne Assoulin is unique in that they release jewelry in new combinations of beads and colors every week, which means that they are constantly circulating new pieces that can suit a wide array of styles. They can also make custom bracelets, which is the route my brothers and I went when picking out a present for my mom. We gave her three bracelets (one for each child) decorated with our initials, but you can also design a bracelet that says “Mom,” or “Love,” or anything else that encapsulates what she means to you.
Roxanne Assoulin Just Say It Custom Bracelet – $150
The Maxi Cosi Coral XP is the ideal car seat companion for any new parent. Its 3-piece nesting system makes transportation simpler than ever and enables mama to carry her baby close to her chest with a crossbody flex-strap. We love how lightweight the Coral XP is, keeping the stress and strain off the carrying parents’ shoulders as they complete their daily tasks with ease, baby in tow.
Maxi Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat – $399.99