Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day just days away (this Sunday, May 14th,) I’m rounding up a few gift ideas in case you’re still looking. Our area has so many wonderful options for gifting mom, so I’m pinpointing just a few of my faves. Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be extravagant or over the top. In fact, some of the best gifts are the ones that are heartfelt and picked/made with love.

We have so many lovely florists in town who do great artistic work. As a parent on the go, sometimes, it’s easier to pick up items at one store. Love or hate it, Acme comes through in a pinch. I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful floral section this week.

Plants upon plants, upon arrangement and orchids. You name the color, they had it! I picked up a gorgeous Phalenopsis orchid for my own mom the other day. With several beautiful blooms, this exotic plant is a perfect gift for moms who appreciate flowers. Acme had orchids ranging from $10 upwards to $50.


In addition to wonderful spa treatments, The Urban Muse has a wonderful selection of gifts in their retail space. I was eyeing these fun necklaces they posted on Insta a few days ago!

This little table in our retail store displays beautiful necklaces around our accessory tree! #mothersday

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Day of pampering

A few months ago, I had the chance to relax with a facial treatment at DePasquale in Morris Plains. This full service salon and spa has an extensive list of services. The facials and massages would be a welcomed treat for mom!



Whether it’s sweet or savory, many moms appreciate delicious treats. For me, aside from chocolate, I appreciate delicious spices and oils to accent my cooking. I love that Dash of Thyme on Broadway has a fantastic selection of fantastic oils and vinegars, among other food gifts. I personally love the dark cherry balsamic vinegar that I drizzle on grilled veggies in the summer.



Many moms that I know just want some time—time alone, time to relax, time to walk around Target in peace. The luxury of more time in a day. But if we’re about tangible gifts Armitron has some great affordable and stylish watches. With rose gold a popular ongoing trend, Armitron has several styles that showcase this famine, yet classic hue. And even though we can’t wrap “more time in day” in a box, gifting a stylish watch is the next best thing. Armitron watches can be found in retailers such as Macy’s, Kohl’s and JCPenney.

Handmade Art

As a mom to two young boys, there’s nothing more meaningful than a gift that was handmade with love. I weep every time my boys give me one of their quirky treasures from school. I know these days of innocence are fleeting, so I soak up every moment.

However you choose to spoil mom on this Mother’s Day,  be sure to unplug and savor every minute together! Happy Mother’s Day!

Full disclosure: All of the above are items that I love, however some items are mentioned are from our partners. As always, opinions are my own.