10 Mother’s Day Gifts For The Fearless Feminist Matriarchs Among Us

by Hannah Baxter

 Heads up BUSTies! Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, and although you shouldn’t need another reason to celebrate the extraordinary maternal figures in your life, it’s a great opportunity to show some gratitude. I mean, not many people can be tasked with changing your diaper, putting up with your teenage angst, listening to your long distance meltdowns, explaining how to fill out your W-2 AGAIN, coaching you through a six layer lasagna over FaceTime and still continue to shower you with infinite love and support. These ladies deserve some serious recognition! So check out our BUST guide to find the perfect gift that says “Thanks for everything, Mom!”

1. Handmade Cedar Succulent Planter

Sending flowers is a Mother’s Day classic, but they inevitably don’t stick around that long. Instead, give your mom a gorgeous handmade planter that already includes a live succulent or cactus. Low maintenance and long-lasting!



2. The Animal Print Shop framed photograph

There is not a woman alive who won’t swoon at the sight of these ADORABLE photos of baby and mama animals. The frames are clean and classic, and with $5 flat rate shipping, this is an affordable way to send your love from afar.

image c/o: The Animal Print Shop


3. Best Mom Ever Mug

Sure, the idea of a “Best [BLANK] Ever” is a little cheesy, but this illustrated mug is super cute and will remind your mom how much you appreciate her every time she makes a cup of tea.

image c/o: PaperLuxStationery


4. Sea Melon Candle

If you ever wish you could take a family vacation to the beach again (hello parents footing the bill) then pick up this DELICIOUS smelling candle to bring back all those memories for your mom as well. Who knows, maybe she’ll be inspired to plan a new trip!

image c/o: Wary Meyers


5. Like a Boss Tote Bag

Everybody knows that moms are the original boss bitches, so why not get her a bag that proves it, while also protecting the environment? It’s a win-win.

image c/o: Jillian Astasia


6. Hand-painted Keepsake Box

You probably grew up with your mom constantly nagging you to keep your room clean and organized, right? Well, show her how much you’ve learned by giving her a beautiful mini chest of drawers for all of her trinkets and jewelry.

image c/o: CoshoAndCotopus


7. Mother-Daughter Necklace

Clearly, if you’re going to give your mom a jewelry box, you’ve got to give her something to put in it, too! This gorgeous necklace set is perfect for keeping a piece of her with you and vice versa.

image c/o: Eric Pelicano


8. Pressed Flower iPhone Case

Keeping your Mom tech-savvy is important, especially when you have an emergency OMG-MOM-PICK-UP-THE-PHONE-RIGHT-NOW moment. This unbelievably beautiful hand-made phone case uses pressed flowers to keep her cell decorated and protected. 

image c/o: Shabibisheep


9. French Press Iced Coffee Maker

Mother’s Day is on the cusp of summer, and that means it is officially iced coffee season! Save your mom some hard-earned Starbucks money by giving her a classic French Press to brew her own, then come visit, sit on the porch and chat away.

image c/o: Kohl’s


10. Jasmine Body & Bath Oil

After everything she’s done to raise you, and perhaps a couple of siblings, your Mom has earned some serious R&R. Treat her to a handmade, luxury botanical oil that will make her skin soft and mind clear.

image c/o: Herbivore Botanicals


These are just a few ideas to show your Mom how much you appreciate her, but more than anything, remember to pick up the phone and tell her yourself. Mother’s Day is only once a year, but she’s totally awesome all year round!

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