If there’s one gifting trap that I’ve fallen into holiday after holiday, year after year, it’s succumbing to the “one for you, one for me” gifting mentality. What can I say? I give great gifts and I have the self-control of a toddler in a Chuck E. Cheese. So when Mother’s Day rolls around every second Sunday of May, I rub my palms together, smile deviously, and crack my knuckles dramatically before adding *two* of every intended Mother’s Day gift to my cart.
And this year is no exception. I’m going all out to gift the best of the best to my best friend, confidant, and Italian-spitfire of a mother who, might I add, is who I picked up my “add to cart” habit from. I’ve been scouring the web for weeks to find the perfect way to say “I love you” and, along the way, I’ve been eyeing a few goodies for myself. If you haven’t finalized your Mother’s Day shopping yet, have no fear: These five gifts are so good, we want them for ourselves:
1. For the mom who could use a little more luxe in life:
Whether the mom you’re shopping for already appreciates the finer things or could use an upgrade from the just-OK pair of pajamas she’s been rocking for years, she’ll love a pair of pajamas from Eberjey. Just one glimpse of the website had my “quantity: two” senses tingling and I knew that my mother and I would both be sporting a new pair of luxurious PJs by the end of the month.
From the velvety-smooth, washable silk PJ sets to the eco-friendly TENCEL™ Modal sets and beyond, Eberjey’s Mother’s Day sets looks a lot like the collection of my daydreams. Their sets are chic, breathable, cozy, super high quality, and will 10/10 upgrade anyone’s lounge and sleep game. Place your standard shipping order by noon EST on May 2, express shipping order by noon EST on May 4, and overnight shipping order by noon EST on May 5 to receive it by May 8!
2. For the mom who’s a wizard in the kitchen:
If Thanksgiving is her Superbowl and her idea of a good time is putting on a five-course meal for the fam, look no further than this Cookware set from Caraway. It’s worth a pretty penny but for good reason. It is ceramic-coated and chemical-free, comes in a bunch of sleek colors, and includes an entire storage system that makes the uniform set stack neatly away. Ball out or go in on it with a couple of people—it’ll be the kitchen upgrade she was too frugal to buy for herself, and she’ll absolutely love you for it.
3. For the mom who loves to jet-set:
If the mom in your life is always on the move from point A to point B, she’ll absolutely love this weekender bag from Cuyana. Our editor-in-chief swears by this bag for a couple of reasons, but namely, it has a ton of functional pockets and looks incredibly stylish no matter where you’re traveling. If you’re feeling extra, stuff the bag with some of her favorite candies, flowers, and salty snacks. Either way, it’ll be a gift she’ll use forever.
4. For the mom who has a sentimental side:
If there’s ever been a situation where a two-for-one gifting technique is encouraged, it’s this. These birthflower lockets come in a set of three, which makes them the greatest mix-and-match gift of all time. Give all three to your mother with birthflowers to represent her loved ones or gift her your birthflower and keep hers so that you’ll always have a piece of each other, no matter how far apart you are. If the mom in your life is sentimental (and loves pretty jewelry), this gift is sure to be a memorable one.
5. For the mom who’s always on the go:
If your mom zigzags to and fro like mine, there’s no better gift to give than a fresh pair of tennis shoes—specifically, from this sneaker brand that our fashion editor can’t stop talking about. Good for leisure and exercise, these On sneakers are stylish, supportive, and comfortable so she’ll look good wherever she’s heading off to. Go ahead, add a pair for yourself to your cart—we won’t tell a soul.
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Eberjey, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.