23 Mother’s Day Gift Sets That Are Almost as Good as Your Actual Presence

editor@purewow.com (PureWow)
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If you can’t spend Mother’s Day with Mom IRL, don’t worry—you can still make her feel special from afar. All it takes is a little planning and the foresight to ship something to her doorstep in time for the big day (ahem, May 9). Choose something thoughtful from the list below, then wait until she receives it to FaceTime her, so you can hear about what a great kid you are in real time.

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1. Brightland The Bon Vivant Capsule

Does mom miss traveling? Give her a piece of France right at home with a cooking bundle of essentials: Brightland’s AWAKE oil and RAPTURE vinegar. The capsule also comes with a whisk and a candle—though we have a feeling the kitchen's about to smell amazing anyways...

Buy It ($147; $135)

2. Lord Jones The Mother’s Day Gift Box

When mom *finally* has time to herself, what better way to help her unwind than with a self-care kit? This set comes with CBD gumdrops, moisturizer and lip balm. She can indulge in a little TLC even after Mother's Day (because let's face it, she deserves every minute of it).

Buy It ($144; $98)

3. Therabody The Work From Home Set

Working from home is not always easy especially when mom is spending all day stuck to her desk. So gift her a Theragun for the at-home deep muscle treatment she's been craving after those long Zoom calls and deadlines. (Plus a charging station and a CBD body balm to use afterwards can't hurt...)

Buy It ($543)

4. Stitch Fix Subscription

She's been talking about updating her wardrobe for months, so let Stitch Fix make the process less overwhelming with personalized pieces dedicated to her style and taste. It'll feel like mom has her own personal stylist right at home.

Buy It

5. Uncommon Goods Paint by Shadows Kit

Since Aunt May took up painting during quarantine, it's only right to feed into her new hobby with an acrylic paint set. It comes with six canvases, three paint brushes and 24 acrylic shades.

Buy It ($45)

6. Wine Awesomeness Subscription

There are many amazing wine subscription boxes to choose from, but we prefer Wine Awesomeness when it comes to gifting vino because there aren’t any quizzes or initial selections to make—aside from choosing from red, white or both. Just sign Mom up and she’ll receive three or six bottles every month (depending on the subscription you choose) from wineries and vineyards around the globe. She’ll also love the handy inserts that tell the stories of each winemaker, so she can appear super knowledgeable to her book club friends.

Buy It (From $49/month)

7. Bloomscape Plant Delivery

Flowers are always appreciated, but the beauty only lasts in a vase for a few days. So give her a present with the potential for longevity, like a fuss-free, low-maintenance plant that will brighten up her space and stick around for the long haul, like this snake plant.

Buy It ($150)

8. Sun Basket Meal Subscription

Want to keep your Mother’s Day brunch tradition alive even though you’ll be spending it apart? Sign Mom up for a meal delivery kit like Sun Basket, which has lots of healthy options. Get one for yourself while you’re at it and set up a family Zoom call while you’re cooking and eating.

Buy It (From $11/serving)

9. Olive and June At-Home Mani Kit

Keep your yearly mani tradition alive from afar and send her this at-home mani kit that includes everything she needs for professional-looking nails. This Olive & June set is packed with all the necessities, like a nail file and clippers, plus a polish removal pot and the handy silicone “Poppy” that fits on top of the polish bottle for better grip and control. And if she really messes things up, there’s a clean-up brush to do recon on her cuticles afterwards. Her usual manicurist will be so proud of her handiwork.

Buy It ($50)

10. Trade Coffee Subscription

If your mom drinks coffee in the morning and falls asleep with a cup in her hand at night (how?!), this is the ideal gift for her. Trade Coffee’s site features more than 400 varieties from local U.S. roasters, so she can try a new brew at her leisure. Gift her the first bag (which comes 30 percent off) and a new mug to go along with it.

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11. Milk Bar the Sampler

There is simply nothing better—or sweeter—than desserts from Milk Bar. This tin comes stocked with truffles, cookies and a single serving of Milk Bar Pie (if you know, you know), that ensures she doesn’t have to share with anybody. Sorry, Dad.

Buy It ($52)

12. Burrow Throw Pillow and Blanket Bundle

We won’t name names, but some people are enjoying all this extra time at home more than others (ahem, Mom). And these new pillow and blanket bundles from Burrow will only improve her couch time—so long as she brings along a good book and a glass of Malbec. Plus, they’ll make her space (yes, the one she’s been “forced” to relax in for the past year) feel new with minimal effort.

Buy It ($195)

13. Augustinus Bader The Tandem Set

Mom’s always preached the importance of investing in quality skincare, and now you can show her you’ve been listening. Present her with this duo from Augustinus Bader, which features the brand’s popular face and body creams, and she’s sure to be proud.

Buy It ($385)

14. Callen Flutes

Grammy loves to host, which means she’s already planning her first post-pandemic dinner party. To really make her Mother’s Day, order her these gorgeous tinted Champagne flutes so she’ll have something new to toast with. Just be sure to remind her that they’re hand-wash only.

Buy It ($56)

15. Brooklinen AM to PM Candle Set

If your mom seems to have a candle burning 24/7 whenever you visit, she’ll definitely appreciate this set from Brooklinen. It includes four different candles, each inspired by a different time of day. According to reviewers, all of the scents are heavenly. “They make the perfect gift. [These candles] look and smell great in whatever style your home may be,” writes one woman.

Buy It ($59; $53)

16. Staub Two-Piece Baking Dish Set

Shopping for the family’s star baker? Then you can’t go wrong with this set of Staub stoneware baking dishes. They gently retain heat and don’t absorb moisture, so Mum’s famous cakes and casseroles will come out even more delicious than usual (and that’s saying something).

Buy It ($120; $50)

17. Alo Yoga The Ultimate Home Studio Set

Ever since you showed her a few of your favorite yoga classes on YouTube, Mom won’t stop talking about how she wants to start a weekly practice. Well, make that dream a reality by setting her up with Alo Yoga’s Ultimate Home Studio Set. It includes a year-long membership to Alo Moves so she can stream as many classes as she wants, plus a mat, two blocks, a yoga strap, a towel and a convenient tote.

Buy It ($483; $350)

18. Vahdam Teas Weekend in London Tea Set

Got a tea lover on your hands? Send her this collection of nine loose leaf varieties from Vahdam Teas. With options like classic English breakfast, masala chai, Himalayan breakfast and autumnal ruby, she’ll have a blast sampling a new one every morning of the week. Psst, don’t forget to get her a steeper if she typically uses tea bags.

Buy It ($40)

19. Calm Club Foot Work Kit

If your mom is anything like ours, she’s constantly on her feet, even on days she claims to be “relaxing.” Needless to say, her arches could use a good massage. That’s where this kit comes in. It contains a pair of socks labeled with reflexology points and directions, plus a wooden foot roller so she can give herself a spa-worthy treatment at home.

Buy It ($30)

20. Briogeo Scalp Therapy Essentials Kit

Ever since we got a scalp massager, we look forward to our evening showers. Treat your mom to her own, plus three of Briogeo’s scalp-clarifying products by giving her this set. “It honestly changed the health of my scalp and hair! The scalp scrub is so soothing and felt amazing with the scalp massager,” says one happy customer.

Buy It ($85)

21. TheraBox Self-Care Subscription Box

Our Grammy has been pretty stressed out lately, and we can’t say we blame her. So for Mother’s Day, we’re signing her up for a TheraBox subscription. Each month, she’ll get a box with a relaxing activity, plus six to eight self-care goodies, all curated by therapists.

Buy It (From $31/Month)

22. Jo Malone Travel Size Cologne Set

Rumor has it that Kate Middleton loves Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom scent so much, she had candles of it burning at her wedding. With this set, your royal-obsessed mom can sample travel-sized versions of the brand’s Wild Bluebell, English Pear & Freesia, Honeysuckle & Davana, Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Pomegranate Noir fragrances and choose her own signature scent.

Buy It ($115)

23. My Garden Box Delivery

This plant-themed subscription box comes with everything Mom or Grandma needs to take on a new outdoor project, including live plants, accessories, instructions and simple care tips. Prepare for daily text updates.

Buy It (From $36/month)

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