2022 Mother's Day Gift Guide04/14/2022 ● By Sandy Kauten
Finding the Perfect Gift: A Mother’s Day Guide
The pandemic has been especially difficult on moms. This Mother’s Day, take a minute to find a thank you gift that makes her feel extra special. And while you’re at it, do the dishes without being asked and clean your room.
This year’s gift guide features off-the-beaten-path ideas for moms who love a beautiful necklace, delicious cocktails and wine, pampering beauty products, yummy sweets or something cozy.
A beautiful necklace for mom doesn’t have to break the bank to be special
Dreamscape Jewelry’s Inspired by Nature Collection features this “Celebrate Our Forests” design has oxidized sterling silver and silver, providing some detail and dimension. It’s perfect for a mom who loves hikes on the Ridgeline Trail or a just a walk in the woods. https://dreamscapejewelry.com/
Designer Shannon Mitchell believes that beautiful gemstones are essential. All the pieces from Tasselrue feel handcrafted and special. Shannon picked out this green onyx specifically for the Oregon Duck mom. Each piece will definitely say “Go Ducks!” https://www.tasselrue.com/
Personalized jewelry doesn’t have to be cliche or cheesy. We love the Isabelle Grace Mom Open Circle Necklace. The hand cast open circle is personalized with MOM (with a heart for the O) and makes a super sweet gift. A genuine pink topaz stone or freshwater pearl provide a delicate accent. https://www.isabellegracejewelry.com/
Sweets for the Sweet
Whether mom loves chocolates… or chocolate… or maybe chocolate, we have ideas!
CandySwag creates a totally custom experience for mom. A new gifting service, this one is focused on letting mom pick her favorite sweets in the perfect unique-to-her combo (and it’s not just chocolate). You pick the size of the box and provide all the details. Mom gets an email inviting her to select her favorite candies. A few days later, they’re delivered to her door in a really gorgeous pink and black box. I had a blast picking out my favorite candies and even tries several new ones (rose’ bonbons? Yes please!). https://www.candyswag.com/
Chocolate-covered anything is my Kryptonite and Sugar Plum Chocolates chocolate-covered sandwich cookies are the pinnacle of chocolate-covered things! We’re big fans of Sugar Plums around here and, I promise, this sampler will blow Mom away. The Signature Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookie Sampler includes nine total chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, including one each of their renowned milk, dark, and white chocolate-covered sandwich cookies (plus six more gourmet options). https://www.sugar-plum.com/
A Toast to Mom
Crafting cocktails with love is a wonderful way to make Mom feel special.
Crater Lake Spirits are handcrafted in Bend with locally-sourced ingredients. Farm to bottle, each is hand-marked with its own unique batch number to guarantee its authenticity and craftsmanship. We tried the Vodka, Prohibition Gin and Sweet Ginger Vodka. I won’t claim to be any kind of bartender or mixologist, but special skills aren’t required to enjoy these spirits. https://craterlakespirits.com/
Whiskey has really enjoyed a rise in popularity and the pop of flavor Whiskeysmith Co Flavored Whiskey is just wow. The Blood Orange flavor blends effortlessly with the warm vanilla and spice undertones found in American whiskey. Whether mixing with a simple tonic or creating a new spin on a margarita or Pina colada, the blood orange flavor pops. And if blood orange isn’t Mom’s favorite, maybe try banana, pineapple or salted caramel.
Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
Natural, sustainable products will make Mom feel good, both inside and out.
The Apothecary Essentials Box from Dr. Botanicals includes a watermelon cleanser, strawberry day moisturizer, pomegranate eye serum and a turmeric mask. It’s like a farmer’s market for your face! Purchase one-time or set up a monthly delivery box for Mom with bright and brilliant skin products. https://us.drbotanicals.com/
LOLI Beauty has a range of clean beauty products that are natural, sustainable and mostly vegan. I love multitasking products and I tried two from LOLI. The Plum Elixir is perfect as a serum and moisturizer, but also on hair, as a pre-shampoo treatment or as a treatment for dry and chapped lips. The Date Nut Brûlée serves as a luxurious cleanser, moisturizer and body balm. - https://lolibeauty.com/
As we emerge from an Oregon winter, caring for our dry and less-than-soft skin has to be a priority. And few things will help Mom’s skin feel spring-ready than a body polish and body cream. The Lotus Moon products - Pure Refine Body Polish and Pure Silk Body Cream - feel so good and gently smooth out those rough spots and soften the edges with a perfectly light scent. https://lotusmoonskincare.com/
Warm and Cozy Wins
If you could create a perfect relaxing evening for Mom, it would for sure include Weekend Made pajamas. They’re the most comfortable pajamas I’ve ever tried. The eco-friendly fabric is incredibly soft and regulates temperature and the seamless design is really very flattering. Soft, comfortable and not frumpy? It’s a pajama miracle! And if the Mom on your gift list is a new mom who is still breastfeeding, the Weekend Made set is perfect. https://weekendmade.shop/
Support a Mom with a gift for Mom. The withINSPIRED t’s were created by a single mom who wanted to build a force for good. The t’s have words or phrases like “Be Present” or “Focus Foward” or “Faith Above Fear” printed on the inside in a patent-pending process. Each shirt has a special message not to be broadcast to the world but meant to inspire the wearer. You can pick a pre-made design or make your own. - https://withinspired.com/
Wear the withINSPIRED shirt and burn a Quorum Candle, another company built by a woman for women. Quorum is a woman-owned small business centered on amplifying women's voices through the beautiful medium of a hand-poured candle. The Belong candle includes stories of what it means to be true to yourself and discover one's own sense of belonging. Ten percent is donated to a nonprofit. And it smells amazing. https://www.burnquorum.com/
If you’re looking for a creative, wellness-focused gift, the Allay Lamp uses light to help create a calmer brain. The lamp emits a narrow band of green wavelength light that generates smaller electrical signals in the brain and this has direct implications for reducing stress, relieving headache pain and improving sleep quality. The science is quite fascinating. https://allaylamp.com/
A Bouquet of Rose’ for Mom
When the world seems heavy and the to-do list is long, say “I love you, Mom!” with a bouquet of Rose’. All four of these delightful options from the Stoller Wine Group family of wines will push away the clouds, bring out the sun and just make Mom feel … bubbly! As a bonus, you can feel good, knowing the company is B-Corp Certified. https://www.stollerfamilyestate.com/
2021 Stoller Family Estate Pinor Noir Rose’
2021 Chehalem Rose’ of Pinot Noir
Chemistry Pinot Noir Rose’ Bubbles
Canned Oregon Pink Rose’ Bubbles