It has been eight months since I entered into the wonderful world of
motherhood, and it is by far the most magical, challenging, blissful, emotional, tender, exhausting, and joyous experience of my whole life (and there are plenty more adjectives to describe this extraordinary time). I have learned patience, empathy, gratitude, strength, peripheral vision, and feel the most profound love beyond comprehension. It has given me a new found respect for all moms—particularly single mothers— and, of course, my own mom.
Mother’s Day just around the corner, it inevitably feels extra special for me this year—a little time to be pampered, showered with love, and celebrated. Because you soon learn that “me” time is an absolute luxury when you enter into motherhood.
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I tapped into some of my favorite (and most fashionable) moms I follow on Instagram to see what they want the most this Mother’s Day. Naturally, more sleep, massages, and cuddles seem to be on the top of the wish list, as well as some cozy and chic gifts that all moms will truly appreciate. Scroll below for plenty of Mother’s Day gift inspiration.
“My favorite moments with June are when we get to cuddle up together. All I truly want for Mother’s Day is a nice cuddle session and nap with my girl. Preferably wearing these Lunya pajamas.” — Jacey Duprie
“I’ve been coveting this zodiac necklace by Ariel Gordon. I love the idea of my daughters birth month and mine on a necklace together. I also wouldn’t mind a massage!” — Samantha Wennerstrom
“I’d love more sleep! And this Khaite cardigan. I am obsessed with easy, chic sweaters. And this one is a perfect addition to pair with chic trousers or well-aged denim and a classic mule or boot.” — TyLynn Nguyen
“This Mother’s Day I’m looking forward to a long overdue sleep-in followed by breakfast in bed delivered by my favorite little people—and plenty of cuddles of course! I love receiving handmade cards from the kids, and even though I don’t really ‘need’ anything, I’ve not so subtly hinted to hubby that this pair of leopard Golden Goose would be a welcome addition to my wardrobe.” — Marcia Leone
“I have had my eye on the Cuyana Weekender bag for a while. I would get real lucky if the hubs picked up on my cues. Most likely I’ll be gifted flowers, pancakes and possibly a nap, which, in my world, is totally rivaling that Weekender anyway.” — Mary Lauren
“The ultimate Mother’s Day gift for me would be to check into a hotel, put on the ‘do not disturb’ sign after ordering room service, and just having an entire m(i)e day and night in my bathrobe and slippers.” — Mie Juel
“To be honest, I asked for garden shears! A dream Mother’s Day would include an early morning trip to the farmers market with one of my little ones (for some quality time), followed by a day in the garden with my family, having lunch, and planting a few new shrubs and roses. I would also love a facial with Yonat Zilberg (who uses Biologique Recherché products).” — Katherine Kleveland
Also, I wouldn’t mind taking this Eres swimsuit on ANY future weekend getaway.” — Margaret Kleveland
“I would absolutely love a gold bracelet for Mother’s Day. I have wanted one for some time now. Jewelry is something you can keep for a long time and even hand down to your children in the future. Or just a massage would be nice. Since becoming a mum, I really enjoy a massage. A little me time!” — Brooke Testoni
“The thing I’m coveting most this Mother’s Day is an aluminum suitcase from AWAY for all our upcoming travels, and to wake up surrounded by my sons, husband, and our little kitten.” — Sarah Shabacon
“The perfect Mother’s Day would begin with breakfast in bed with my husband and son followed by a long day at the Korean spa. I’ve been on the search for a one-of-a-kind statement canvas and the ultimate gift would be a custom fine art piece by NG Collective.” — Stella Simona
Let’s be real: It’s hard to find the perfect gift for your mom on Mother’s Day. But the fact that this perfume—made over this year in a limited-edition bottle designed by Karlie Kloss—has been a brand staple and smells amazing (hello, almonds, tuberose, tonka beans, and cocoa) makes it a no-brainer. It’s also basically a piece of décor in its own right. Who wouldn’t want to have the classic, playful bottle on display at all times? It also doesn’t hurt that the scent is feminine and mysterious; it’ll give anyone (not just mamas) a burst of confidence when wearing it.
Fashion-forward moms will appreciate the comfort and cool-factor of these trending sporty sandals.
The perfect everyday lipstick.
She’ll wear this with pride.
A stretchy silk chemise you can wear for sleeping or sipping (wine, that is).
Timeless hoop earrings she’ll wear on repeat.
Barefoot Dreams have the absolute coziest robes and cardigans.
From morning stretches to school runs.
For that long hot bath she deserves.
A summer tote when you just need to throw it all in and go.
A pretty summer dress mom can dress up or down.
A gift that gives back. Bvalgari will be donating $100 of each Save the Children necklace sold to Save the Children.
Up next, the absolute comfiest clothes I tested on maternity leave.