I love being a mother and celebrating mothers. Contrary to what other mothers might say, I don’t think you can ever have too many flowers and hand-written notes.
I also admit I love a thoughtful gift, as well as choosing one for other mother’s in my life (including my own). I like the idea of multi-layer gifts, as in you concentrate on one theme, buy a few pieces, and wrap them up box-in-a-box-in-a-box style. This year, my gift guide is focused around “me time” or to put it more bluntly “leave me alone time”. Ask any mother, especially those with younger kids (even older ones), what can you ever do by yourself without being bothered? Seriously, just being in the bathroom for 2 minutes alone can be a challenge. So first up?
Mommy’s Bath Hour (ok maybe 20 minutes)
This begins with someone, anyone, taking everyone little out of the house (an ice cream run does the trick) for at least 30 minutes. The rest? Peg & Aul reclaimed bath board (large photo), starting at $130. (I found this on Goop, and want!); Byredo Burning Rose candle, $85; Wolffer Estate Summer in a Bottle Rose, $25; Aromatherapy Associates body brush, $32; Olivia von Halle robe, $475; Foundrae True Love necklace, $9040; Coqui Coqui Coco Coco bath oil, $74; Normal People by Sally Rooney, $14 (at your local bookstore).
Mommy’s Real Getaway (or at least some travel-worthy goodies)
If you want to go full-court, how about two tickets and a few nights at Masseria Moroseta in Puglia Italy (big picture)? On my travel wish list. Then fill her suitcase with goodies such as this Bottega Veneta pouch, $760; Patti Smith’s Just Kids, $26 (at your local bookstore); Soleil Toujours Apres Soleil Shimmer Body Oil, $56; Heidi Wynne cashmere wrap, $245; Skin silk chemise, $210; Dezso by Sara Beltran cuff, $2400; Le Labo Santal 33 travel size perfume, $82.