10 Modern Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and with brick-and-mortar stores being closed, it’s time to shop online where we’re all a safe distance away from others. Our main suggestions are to skip appliances, and most definitely, anything they’d have to take care of! Think: things to make them feel good, a gift they wouldn’t buy for themselves, or something to put a smile on their face every time they use it. Read on for our picks of 10 modern gift ideas for Mother’s Day:

Blush Clutch Bag by Maria/Maleta
A bag that’s just as much about function as it is about design. Works in two ways giving the stylish mom in your life multiple options when it’s time to go out. (Remember going out?)

Gourmet Chocolate Truffles by Compartes
Twenty delectable handmade chocolate truffles that are just as artistic as they are tasty. The rainbow of printed tops vary in geometric patterns for an unexpected treat when they’re unboxed.

Dots Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles
With most of us still required to be at home under quarantine, puzzles have become all the rage and hard to find. This cool option featuring 34 dots of color will give any mom something fun and stress-free to do while stuck in the house.

Reversible Vase – Mini by Block
At just 4″ high, this mini vase in pink and blue is a sweet option to gift any mother with a stem or a few, depending on which side is facing up.

Modular Silver Chain Link Bracelet by Megan Auman
A simple yet perfect everyday piece of jewelry featuring handmade silver links that connect together to form a modern, sculptural bracelet.

Unitea Colors Small Unimug by KINTO
For the tea drinker moms in your life, this small glass Unimug lets you easily steep a favorite tea right in the mug, thereby reducing the amount of dishes that will need to be washed. That should make everyone happy.

Black Obsidian Facial Roller by Alder New York
Skincare has become synonymous with self-care and so have face rollers, like this one that aims to relieve tension, reduce puffiness, and promote circulation. What face wouldn’t want that, especially since it takes such little effort.

Monica Earrings by Mila Sol
Available in brass or silver, these handcrafted earrings have universal appeal with a bold design that’s also practical in size to wear on the regular.

Beoplay E8 White Wireless Earphones by Bang & Olufsen
A necessity for any person, especially mothers, that want (i.e. need) some silence or to listen to anything other than the chaos happening around them from everyone being at home and even when they’re not.

Zome Lounger by KODAMA
A bit of a splurge but totally worth it if it makes a mom happy! Many hours, and years, of relaxation and enjoyment will be had gently swaying in the breeze during warm summer days and nights.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.