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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Isabelle Kozubowski, Opinions Editor

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Mother’s Day is a great way to remind your mom of how much you love her and thank her for all that she does for you! Sometimes it can be tricky to figure out what she wants, but this list will break it down into a few major categories: cards, beauty, home/accessories, wellness, and charitable contributions. All of the brands are women-owned and most are small businesses. Supporting women and small business-owners is something that I love to do, and it’s super fitting for Mother’s Day!

Cards: I chose four different cards to encompass a range of different styles, and who doesn’t love getting a handwritten card?

People I’ve Loved Mom Jeans card– Illustrated by Carissa Potter; People I’ve Loved is a completely women run group of artists.

Laura Supnik Bear Greeting Card– Illustrated and Created by Laura Supnik 

Ban.do Designs Compliment Card Set– Founder: Jen Gotch

DayDream Prints Mamacita Card- Founder: Krystie Becker

Beauty: Not every mom is into makeup, so I tried to include a range of products including skincare, haircare and makeup.

Oui Fresh Beauty Box Subscription– Founders: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Conditioner– Founders: Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow

Captain Blankenship Ray of Light Sea Salt Sun Spray– Founder: Jana Blankenship

MeowMeowTweet Facial Exfoliant– Founders: Tara Pelletier and Jeff Kurosaki

Home/Accessories: Although everyone has a different style, I chose classic pieces that can easily be customized or have multiple options to tailor the gift to your mom specifically.

Giving Key Necklace– Founder and CEO: Caitlin Crosby

Baggu Reusable Bag in Peach 90s Stripe– Founder: Emily Sugihara

P.F. Candle Co. Laundry Day Soy Candle– Founders: Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger

Brim Papery Strong & Smart Pennant– Owner: Jolie Ankrom

Wellness: Moms can easily get caught up with all of the work they do as a parent, these gifts are perfect for anyone who needs a little more self-care in their life.

S’well Stainless Steel Travel Mug– Founder and CEO: Sarah Kauss

The Universe Has Your Back: 52 Card Deck– Creator: Gabrielle Bernstein

Cap Beauty Daily Rose Quartz Facial Roller– Founders: Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse

The Love and Lemons Cookbook– Author: Jeanine Donofrio

Charitable Contributions: If your mom isn’t that into gifts or doesn’t want anything, making a charitable contribution on her behalf is the perfect way to show her that you’re thinking of her! All of the charities below are run by women, for women which is something that I think it perfect for Mother’s Day. 

Planned Parenthood– President: Cecile Richards

She Should Run– Founder and CEO: Erin Loos Cutraro

Malala Fund– Founder: Malala Yousafzai

The Homeless People– Founders: Oli and Josie

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