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Thoughtful Gifts for Mother’s Day

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April 17, 2023

Whether you’re looking for a special gift for your own mom or mother-in-law or you’d like to give something nice to another special woman in your life, I think you’ll find some great ideas in my 2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide. And you might find something fun for yourself, too! In the end we all want to give the most thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day.

My 2023 Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is May 14, so it’s definitely time to shop for that something special now. I’ve selected a variety of thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day at different price points from some of our favorite retailers. And if you see something you’d like to receive, simply send a link to the blog post to your kids or husband. Or hey, purchase it for yourself. There’s nothing wrong with that!

That said, my kids and husband have given me some pretty cool gifts lately, so I’ll tell you about those as we go through the treasures below.

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Thoughtful Jewelry Gifts for Mother's Day

A nice piece of fashion or costume jewelry is always a lovely, thoughtful gift for a special woman in your life. I recently ordered the Julie Vos Catalina Gold Link Bracelet for myself and can't wait to receive it. And our sweet Rachel recently sent me the stunning Genevieve earrings and they've become fast favorites. They're lightweight and dazzling. You can use code KAYHARMS at Rachelyn for 10% off your purchase. But if you want to give a fine jewelry gift, I highly recommend the Jennica Moon stud earrings from Penelope. Use code KAY15 at Penelope for 15% off your purchase.
Kate Spade New York Idiom Bangles 2 Heart of Gold
J. Jill
Earth Tones Drop Earrings
Ann Taylor
Crystal Stacked Ring Set
Ann Taylor
Beaded Flower Stud Earrings
Kendra Scott
Elaina Gold Adjustable Bracelet
Julie Vos
Catalina Gold Link Bracelet
Penelope Jewelry Co.
Jennica Moon Stud Earrings
Use code KAY15 for 15% off
Sunset Coin Necklace
Rachelyn Jewelry
Genevieve Earrings
Use code KAYHARMS for 10% off
Watch Gift Set
Use code KAYHRMS for 15% off at Nordgreen

Thoughtful Fashion Accessories for Mother's Day

A simple fashion accessory also makes a lovely gift for a special lady in your life. Consider something unique she can use for spring or summer, like a wide brimmed hat or straw bag. I gave my mother a lovely straw bag from Brighton a few years ago and she loved it. (I have the same bag she does!) But I also love the faux-raffia clutch in our collection that comes in at a more affordable price. And I have included silk scarves at two different price points in our gift selection, too. Such a thoughtful gift!
Ann Taylor
Eyelet Knot Headband
Kate Spade
Knott Tulip Toss Embossed Medium Crossbody Tote
Canyon Leather Crossbody Bag
Black Trim Straw Sun Hat
Alessa Straw Satchel
Sarah Flint
45cm Gracie Tropics Silk Scarf
Portofino Hand-Knotted Faux-Raffia Clutch
Print Square Silk Scarf

Thoughtful Clothing for Mother's Day

When purchasing clothing for another woman I think it's important to consider her usual style, but also her lifestyle. If you're buying a gift for a mother who lives in an assisted living facility her needs may be very different from a woman who frequently travels in an RV, for instance. I've tried to collect a few thoughtful gifts for Mother's Day in this category that would resonate with a wide range of lifestyles and life stages.
Uncommon Goods
Custom Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt
Gisele Jersey Knit Pajamas
Softies Women’s Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger with Plush Melange Fabric & Kangaroo Pocket
La Provence Roll Sleeve Tee
Cropped Pajama Pants
Clara Sunwoo
Jewel Neck Swing Dress
Use code KAY10 for 10% off at Clara Sunwoo
Open Edit at Nordstrom
Cotton Blend Blazer
Linen Blazer

Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts for the Home

My children have given me some lovely gifts for the kitchen and home lately. As they've gotten married and received lovely gifts to begin their lives together, I've realized that I was missing a few things or the things I had have become outdated or worn. So my kids have been replenishing my cupboards with a new knife set, updated cookbooks and a lovely le Creuset Dutch oven. I also received the Martha Stewart mixing bowl set that has rubber bottoms so they don't slip on the counter. They're perfect for mixing, storage and even serving. Next I'm hoping for a cordless KitchenAid handheld mixer that my daughter and mom both enjoy using. Maybe the mom in your life could use a few updates around the house, too. Or maybe you just want to get her something unique and special that you love using or having.
Mercer on Amazon
Mercer Culinary 8-piece Knife Set
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 10 Oz, App-Controlled Heated Coffee Mug
Handpainted Aquafina Vase
Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals: A Cookbook
Le Creuset
Round Dutch Oven
KitchenAid Cordless 7 Speed Hand Mixer – KHMB732
Martha Stewart at Amazon
Martha Stewart Mixing/Storage/Serving Bowls
Sonoma Goods For Life® 6-pack Ultimate Towel with Hygro® Technology
Simply Vera Vera Wang Signature Border 6-piece Bath Towel Set
Sonoma Goods For Life® Artificial Dahlia Hydrangea Wreath

More Thoughtful Gifts for Mom...or You!

And finally I've rounded up just a few additional thoughtful gifts that don't fall neatly into a category. These are simply special little somethings to make the moms on your list feel loved and thought of.
LARQ Bottle – Self-Cleaning and Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Award-winning Design and UV Water Sanitizer
Spa Bundle
4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand
Floral Monogram Trinket Dish
Uncommon Goods
Lavender & Amethyst Stress Relief Gift Set
EvridWear Exfoliating Dual Texture Bath Gloves
Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffe
Professional Manicure Pedicure Kit
Colleen Rothschild
Face Oil N°9
BK Beauty
City Beauty
City Lips Plumping Lip Gloss – shimmer
City Beauty
Restoring Hand Treatment
Firstleaf Wine Club Membership
Wine Bottle Chiller & Tumbler Gift Set
Wine Saver Pump with Vacuum Bottle Stoppers
Rifle Paper Co.
Rifle Paper Umbrella
Rifle Paper Co.
Set of 12 Garden Party Writing Pencils

Blessed for My Day

Have you sung your mother’s praises lately? Whether your mother is alive or has passed, and whether she was perfection personified or woefully negligent, I encourage you to remember her fondly today. It does us no good to dwell on what cannot be undone, but it lifts our spirits and honors the Lord when we pause to recall the blessings we have been given.

It might be a good day to simply sit and reflect on what your mother did well and right. Or you may have the opportunity to share with someone else how much your mother means to you. Then again, you may even be able to pick up the phone and tell her yourself. And we can all take a moment to tell the good Lord thank you for the benefits we received from our mothers, whether those blessings were tangible and consistent or not.

Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
“Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates. ~ Proverbs 31:28-31

xoxo, Kay
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