With Mother’s Day right around the corner (Sunday, May 8th if you were about to google it) we’re taking this week’s post to break down some of the best gifts for certain types of moms out there. Our list won’t encompass everybody of course, but we hope it helps if you’re at a loss for what to get your mama bear or mama bear adjacent figure.
It's getting down to the wire, however it's not too late to find the perfect gift for the most special woman in your life -- so let's go.
Nature trails are her favorite oasis. On any given weekend you can find her in the great outdoors, enjoying what the environment has to offer. The Adventurous Mom has parking pass windshield stickers from state parks peppering her rear windshield and she is proud of it. Each excursion is a chance to bond with her kids and pass along her love and appreciation for nature’s bounty down on to them.
The Adventurous Mom needs a good pair of hiking shoes, good layering clothing for cold mornings that turn into warm days, and a proper bag to carry the essentials around in. We have to recommend brands like KEEN, TROOP, and Osprey for these specific wants.
We have to highlight the Foundation line of apparel from TROOP for nature treks. The hoodie, long sleeve, and legging are thin enough to be an inconspicuous base layer and provide enough warmth that they can be warn alone on a brisk day.
The designer mom has an eye for the finer things in life. Rich fabrics, timeless classics, and, well, designer pieces. She gravitates towards these pieces because she knows she’s worth it. There’s no reason why she should have the best of the best, so she seeks it out. Motherhood doesn’t mean you have to give up being the most stylish person in the room.
This season, our eyes are on Gucci, Cole Haan, and Canada Weather Gear for stand out articles that will endure and really give her her money’s worth. The aforementioned brands also have solid options that offer luxury without completely breaking the bank.
We love the statement sunglasses Gucci has been releasing as of late as a quick way to glam up any outfit! The perfect accoutrement that says fashion without being try-hard.
On the other side of the coin, we have the Casual Mom. She doesn't need the labels or the most sought-after looks to feel like her best self -- she is low-key and loving it. The Casual Mom pulls together a look effortlessly and you can find pieces that will fit right in with some thought.
For the casual mom, we reference a famous tagline: easy, breezy, beautiful. If she doesn't have a pair of Birkenstocks already, the turn of season from spring into summer is the perfect time to gift her with some! A black denim pant is never out of place in the casual mom's wardrobe either -- goes with everything, doesn't reveal stains, and has a level of cool. Finally, a patterned top with a detail on the hem will suit her just right.
Now we arrive at The Yoga Mom: she's got her inner sense of calm figured out from Bharadvaja's Twist to Warrior Pose. Great gifts for her incorporate both fitness and that same sense of easy breeziness of the casual mom. She can go from Vinyasa yoga class to the grocery store to chasing her little ones around the yard all in one outfit, so she needs to be able to move comfortably.
When searching out gifts for the yoga mom, keep in mind the versatility of her days. A pair of stay-on sandals, some streamlined stretch leggings, and a soft, sleeveless tank make an outfit that can keep going and going.
Specific brands to look out for include Sanuk (the sandals are a must have for any yogi -- it's almost like being barefoot), True Rock - infinite styles of ultra comfortable leggings - and Nanette Leopore for tops like the sleeveless green one here. Once you put on a Nanette t-shirt, it's hard to wear anything else!