The sun is shining, tulips are popping up and hemlines are getting shorter – it must be spring! It may be the east coast media hyping up the change of season, it might be those extra hours of sunlight, but something about the last few weeks has felt decidedly springy despite the fact that temps have remained consistent here in LA for the past several months. Either way, the beginning of spring means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner! And since this is my very first Mother’s Day away from home, I went on a hunt for the best long-distance deliverable gifts for my Momma this year. Here are a few ideas I thought I’d share in case you are far from your favorite lady this year…
For the green-thumb mom with a large yard, a teeny balcony, or even just a sunlit windowsill, a gift box full of all the elements she needs to put together her very own herb garden is a delightfully springy idea. West Elm carries a variety of planters in all different colors and sizes that are painted with chalkboard paint to keep track of what’s what (BONUS: they’re all on sale right now!) Throw in a bag of soil and some seed packets (beware – this could be tricky for international shipping) and you’re good to go!
For the mom who likes to support small business, BRIKA gift boxes are hand-curated and beautifully presented packages of home and body products. BRIKA seeks to provide a retail platform for female artisans across North America whose collections are woven together through storytelling.
For the mom who loves to discover new lotions and potions, Birchbox is a subscription service that will arrive at her door with samples of new items each month. The gift that keeps on giving, literally!
You know who loves tea? Moms. That’s who. And I know one mom in particular (mine) who would go bananas for 6 months of tea deliveries right to her doorstep. Get your mom out of her English Breakfast rut and sign her up for the Teavana Tea of the Month Club.
If you love the idea of a monthly subscription gift, but your mom’s a little more vino and a little less herbal tea, then look no further than a wine of the month club! There are plenty of clubs with offers all over the web, so do a bit of research here to ensure that it doesn’t become prohibitively expensive.
When in doubt, you can never (EVER) go wrong with a stunning bouquet of your mom’s favorite flowers. Easy peasy.
Your mom is perhaps the very last person on this earth who would be impressed by printed photos (OK, dad and grandparents make that list too). Why not take all those amazing photos of you, your siblings, and the rest of your family and put together an iPhoto calendar she will cherish all year long.
In the even that you may be missing out on a big Mother’s Day brunch/party/picnic/potluck, an Edible Arrangement is a fantastic way to contribute to the party and show your mom you care about her not getting scurvy any time soon.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, grandmas, aunts, and mother figures out there!
xo AliFeature image via Ask Dr. Love