Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021
Ah, Mother’s Day… it’s just one of those holidays that always sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, we totally get it! Mothers are beautiful, kind, loving, and well-deserving of celebration, but finding that perfect gift usually proves to be more difficult than expected. That’s why we created this extra-special Mother’s Day Gift Guide just for you! We know you want your mom to feel appreciated this year, so we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas that are guaranteed to give her that warm and fuzzy feeling.
Sometimes, what mom really needs is just an escape. No matter how old she is, our bet is that she would enjoy a weekend away from her regular life to wind down and relax. Our friends at Austin Moms have compiled a list of glamping spots (that’s glamor + camping, for those not in-the-know) that would work well for either a family trip or a solo retreat. At Open Air Resorts in Spicewood, guests can rent out airstreams, while a stay at Collective Hill Country means a luxury tenting experience. Glamping is the perfect way to enjoy nature without having to deal with rain leaking into your tent, hard rocks under your sleeping bag, and all the other joys of traditional camping.
If you’re thinking that a new piece of jewelry would be too cliche for Mother’s Day, think again. There’s a reason why it’s such a go-to gift. One spot that we love is Nina Berenato, an Austin-based jewelry company that focuses on sustainability and empowering women-owned businesses. Check out this lovely Quilt Charm Necklace for an idea of their style. A piece of jewelry that falls in with your mother’s taste is the perfect way to show her that you care.
All people–moms included–love candles. But did you know that regular paraffin candles can emit harmful chemicals into the air? Beeswax candles, on the other hand, are safe, sweet-smelling, and bright. Burning beeswax candles is not only a great way to relax, but a great way to show your support for bees and local beekeepers. An adorable beehive candle or a pretty container candle is a gift that every mom would enjoy.
What could be better for a little R&R than a day at the spa? Viva Day Spa in Austin has three convenient locations on Lamar, 35th, and in the Domain, and has been voted the best spa in the city by multiple Austin publications. Of course, they are also taking extra safety measures due to the pandemic. When looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t discount the power of a little time to oneself (plus a massage or a facial).
Another great way to let your mom know how much she’s loved–and to let her stretch her creative muscles–is by taking her to an art class! If you live close by, consider going with her. When you’re done, you’ll both have mementos of your time spent together. To mix things up, try Cafe Monet, where you can paint your own piece of pottery rather than a canvas. Your mom is sure to love the artwork, but she’ll love the experience more.
For those moms with a bit of a sweet tooth, why not indulge them? It is their special day, after all. Our pick is Hayley Cakes and Cookies, with two locations in the Austin area. They bake beautiful Mother’s Day-themed cookies, and they also ship nationwide, so no matter where she is, you can send your mother a thoughtful and delicious gift.
Gifts are a great way to show someone you care, but don’t forget to write your mom a nice note, give her a big hug, or call her up on the phone when May 9th rolls around this year. Our sincere hope is that all moms feel loved and appreciated this year, so let’s all spread the light and make this Mother’s Day the best it can be for the amazing women in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day!
Photo of the Lucille campsite at Open Air Resorts. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of Nina Berenato store interior. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of a Beeswax Beehive Candle by Bill Peary.
Photo of exterior location of Viva Day Spa on 35th Street, Austin, TX. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of the pottery collection at Cafe Monet by Amanda S. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.
Photo of Best Mom Ever Succulent Rounds from Hayley Cakes and Cookies. Image found in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US.