16 Mother's Day Gifts to Send if You Can't Be There in Person This Year
Thanks to Mom, memorable weeknight meals, special birthday cakes, holiday casseroles, as well as warm after-school bakes all hold a special place in our hearts— not to mention stomachs. And every year, we always work to give back and say thanks in some small way to our moms on Mother's Day weekend.
This Mother's Day, however, may be a little different than past ones. Whether you're away for work, unable to travel, or still keeping your distance while you wait for vaccines to become effective, you may not be able to be with mom in person. But no matter if your mom is down the street or across the coast, we have a variety of gifts that you can ship to her if you can't be here this year. To us, each gift is a memorable one.
Fresh fruit and fresh flowers for mom on her special day is a traditional Mother's Day gift to bestow on the world's best mom. However, this year's pick is shipper friendly with an assortment of fresh fruits, fresh-cut roses, as well as ribbon customization options.
Mom would surely adore a durable and long-lasting baking dish that doubles as a beautiful piece of serverware. Indeed, this casserole dish is made for baking — the stoneware has excellent heat distribution and retention — but it's also a gorgeous, vibrant green hue that can go from summer cookouts to winter buffets.
A Classic Favorite
Whining about not being with mom this Mother's Day won't get you too far when it comes to picking out her present. Wine (and chocolates), however, just might be the ideal pair to send. We love the idea of sending mom sweet chocolate, fruit, nuts, cheese, and wine for her special day.
Meals to Me
Of course, mom is a true champion in the kitchen, but does she want to cook every day? No way! Sending mom a gift certificate to select her own pre-prepped meals from Home Chef is the gift to give when she wants a day off from the kitchen.
A Touch of Texas
Setting the scene for a summer of fresh farm to farmhouse foods would be Joanna Gaines' latest cookbook, Magnolia Table Vol.2. Any mom, aunt, or grandmother would love to whip up some of Joanna's dishes such as her Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup as well as a Lemon Lavender Tart.
Of course, mom is sweet, we all know that. Gifting her a delicious mailer that will satisfy her sweet tooth is not always easy. This Sugarfina 20-Piece Candy Trunk, however, is a combination of the sweetest confectionaries, such as champagne bubbles, heavenly sours, ice cream cones, and other fancy confections.
Just because you can't personally be there to pamper mom this year, does not mean you can't dispatch some self-care items. This whimsical flutter robe from Plum Pretty Sugar is just what every stylish momma needs when seeking a little 'me-time.'
Joe See the World
It's no secret that mom juice is coffee in any format. But if your mom thinks of coffee as a way to explore the world and thrill her palate (instead of just a mandatory morning beverage), thrill her with a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club. With each bag or half bag of beans she receives, she'll also get an informational card that tells her about where the beans originated, the best way to prepare them, the flavor notes she's likely to taste. Sign mom up for a year of delivers so the coffee (and your live) never stop coming.
Gone are the days of twisting corkscrews by hand or, even worse, not being able to get the cork fully out of the wine bottle. Gifting mom an electric corkscrew is yes, easy to wrap and ship, but it's also a gift she'll use often. Pro-tip: include a bottle of her favorite vino or a decorative wine topper for a present that really speaks to your mamma's love language.
Let mom store cheese like the pros do with her very own mini cheese cave. The Cheese Grotto provides ideal humidity and storage for mom's favorite cheeses, letting them gracefully breathe and ripen.
Allrecipes writer Christine Clark tried the Cheese Grotto and writes, "The Comté ... is what blew me away. The texture of the one I put into the Piatto was much more delicate than the fridge-stored one, even when I let the one from the fridge get to room temperature. The differences in flavor were subtle, but noticeable. The piece that spent time in the Grotto had more complexity and more aromas of scalded milk and roasted nuts. It was lovely."
Any mom that spends the day inside her kitchen needs a fresh apron to throw on and get her meals done. This beautifully designed cotton-linen apron is the colorful collaboration of two empowering businesses leaders — Ellen Marie Bennett of Hedley & Bennett aprons and Anna Bond's Rifle Paper Co. The apron features a double-stacked front pocket, utility loop for tongs or a towel, and a heavy-duty stitching from top to bottom so you never have to worry about mom's apron giving out before she does. For a little personalization, you can even have the apron embroidered for an additional fee.
Refresh and Refill
Gift mom all she needs for the most relaxing afternoon tea possible, including an insulated glass fitted with a strainer and topped with a lid; Get Happy Herbal Tea, which features bright flavors of lemon and peach; a hair masque so she can get glam while she sips; and a jar of raw Tupelo Honey from Savannah Bee Company.
Love This Glove
In a well-loved kitchen, kitchen towels and oven mitts are usually the first things to turn dingy. An easy gift to send mom is a fresh set of kitchen towels and matching oven mitts. Remember to select something cheerful like a bright lemon print. It is just the spring-time spruce mom's kitchen needs.
Sustainability is always in-season. We know mom is not always house-bound. In fact, she's rather busy. When the time does come for her to get back to her full schedule, a chic, washable, and reusable lunch tote will be her new go-to accessory. This Vera Bradley lunch bag is available in more than a dozen colors and patterns so you can match one to mom's style. She'll also love that it's machine washable in the event of any spills.
The pantry is the house's most popular hub. After all, people in your house may stop by each day just to look and see if anything new appeared. The book My Pantry is an insightful look into how to curate a powerhouse pantry. In return, readers will learn insights to cook amazing meals from their home pantries. Plus, the colorful illustrations make this a practical as well as a purposeful gift to send to momma.
Life Is Like...
But this is no basic box of chocolates. Godiva's assorted chocolate box, designed just for spring with a decorative cover and unique filled chocolates, offers mom 32 moments of bliss.