Nancy’s Gift Guide: 6 Timeless Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mom Will Actually Use

Nancy’s Gift Guide: 6 Timeless Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mom Will Actually Use

If I had to choose one word to describe my late momma, it would be “timeless.” From her minimalist beauty to her effortless sophistication, everything about her was classic. She was truly one-of-a-kind.

One valuable principle she instilled in me from a very young age was “quality over quantity” — and I’ll never forget it. To this day, no matter whether I am looking for a new dress for an event, furnishing for my home, or the ideal butter for a recipe, I can still hear her telling me “yes, sweetheart, that’s the one.”

For those of you looking for a gift that’s as special as that someone you call mom, here’s my curated list of 5 infallible gifts she will actually use and love. Let’s just say my momma would definitely have approved of each one.

1. The Reflekt Quad with Everywhere Bag

Mommas tend to be selfless and if you’re looking to treat her to a gift that’ll finally get her to spend some time on herself, a complete skincare set is life-changing — not to mention transformative. Our complete four-step system makes for the perfect present for instantly brighter, more luminous skin. It even comes with a complimentary Everywhere Bag that’s a chic and convenient catch-all, plus it helps keep it all together for gifting. I keep all my beauty essentials in mine!

2. Subscription to “Susanality” by Susan Spungen

As an avid baker, there’s rarely a week that goes by that I’m not perusing Susan Spungen’s collection of recipes for a little inspiration in the kitchen. Most recently, I made these Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Sour Cream Ganache and they were truly to die for. If your mom is anything like I am (I got it from my momma), a subscription to “Susanality” will surely sweeten her day. Plus, you don’t have to worry about whether it will arrive on time and it won’t break the bank — it’s just $5 a month and worth every penny.

3. Candle Set from Le Labo

In the spirit of inspiring self-care, candles make for a cozy gift that your mom can enjoy 24/7/365. While I’m a sucker for a minimalist cool aesthetic, this discovery candle set from Le Labo offers much more than their sophisticated glass votives, they’re also crafted with a soy wax blend and natural fiber wicks for healthier burning. Once your mom has identified her favorite scent amongst the classic Santal 26, Figue 15, and Petit Grain 21, she’ll surely want to upgrade to the full size (which can even be personalized with her name).

4. The Body Edit by Joanna Czech 

Featuring The Body Wash Pads, The Back Wash Pads, and The Dry Massage Body Brush, this unique collection of tools gently exfoliates, promotes detoxification, and soothes skin below the chin to make for a top-tier gift. Perfect for targeting signs of aging, cellulite, texture, dullness, and sagging, it’s a set that will help revitalize your mom’s skin allover so she can look and feel her best. Bonus: each tool is sold individually as well, so you can pick which ones she’ll love most (or even buy one for yourself).

5. Silk Pillowcases from Slip

There are few things dreamier than a good night’s sleep, but waking up with lines across your face can be somewhat of a nightmare. While they usually go away after you’ve been awake for a bit, after enough creasing over time, you may start to notice more permanent lines and wrinkles — and that’s where this gift comes in. Help mom get a peaceful night’s rest sans wrinkles and hair frizz with a set of silk pillowcases from Slip. The soft quality of silk pillowcases will cause less friction and tugging on her skin and hair at night, leading to fewer wrinkles over time. She’ll wake up to a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion and visibly healthier hair in no time (the Sleep Foundation says so).

6. Travel Perfume Set from Ex Nihilo

Fragrance is personal, so when giving the gift of perfume, options are a huge plus. That’s why I love this set of Ex Nihilo travel-size perfumes. It combines a selection of five of the visionary French perfumery’s bestsellers so she can find her favorite(s) at home or on the go. Best case scenario? She’ll fall in love with several so she can choose her scent of the day based on her mood, otherwise, she’ll discover which one best suits her so you can get her the full size for the next holiday.

Have your pick? Start shopping stat so it can get here on time for the special day.

  • Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
  • Reflekt 2 Collagen Boost Vitamin C Brightening Serum
  • Reflekt 3 Power Peptide Sculpting Face Cream
  • Reflekt 4 Smoothing Squalane Eye & Lip Treatment Cream