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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Where would we be without our mothers? We try to regularly thank our moms for all that they do, but that doesn’t mean we can’t show them a little extra love on May 14. We’ve curated a list of beautiful, thoughtful, and unique gifts to pamper the special lady in our lives this Mother’s Day, because let’s be honest, home is where mom is–and as it turns out, she was right about everything.

For the mom who has everything: Via Umbria Homemade Gifts

You’ll find one-of-a-kind hand painted ceramic pieces, hand woven table cloths, and other unique Italian imports as special as your mom at Via Umbria in Georgetown. Gift mom a slice of Italy with a gorgeous Biscotti jar filled coupled with Italian cookies, olive oil bottles pretty enough to display on the counter, cappuccino cups and espresso beans, or a bright table cloth with a gorgeous serving dish. Can’t decide on one thing? Grab a delicious bottle of wine and pair it with a gift card for mom to shop for herself. Gifts from $20-$300

For the time pressed mom: Joule Sous Vide

We can’t get enough of this small, sleek kitchen gadget. It may not look like much, but this wand helps any cook become a next level chef in the comfort of their own home. Leave it on while you do laundry, go to the gym, or take the dog for a walk–the circulating water technology never allows it to overcook. $200

For the mom who loves to entertain: Year in Bloom Coffee Table Book

Inspire mom with this gorgeous coffee table book. With ideas for seasonal entertaining, floral design, and cocktail recipes the content is as beautiful as the images, taken by local fine art photographer, Audra Wrisley. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. $35

For the mom who loves tennis (and happy hour): Overserved cloth cocktail napkins

These adorable cocktail napkins are the perfect accessory to any bar cart, garden party, or afternoon cocktail on the patio. Perfect for the mom who always has a stocked bar and a cheeky sense of humor. $38/set of 4

For the mom who loves a fiesta: Himalayan salt glasses

Spice up mom’s tequila game with these reusable shot glasses carved from Himalayan sea salt. Throw in a cute cocktail book and a bottle of tequila to complete the gift. The light pink color is just an added feminine bonus. $28-$45

For the original HBIC: Mom Boss Desk Sign

Admit that mom is the boss with this cheeky desk sign. Complete the gift with a fun desk accessory, like a paper weight or beautiful pen set. It’s sure to put a smile on her face on nights when she’s stuck working late. $30

For the outdoorsy mom: Garden set

Protect mom’s green thumb with these stylish mitts and garden tools, perfect for potting herbs, weeding, or tending to thorny rose bushes. She’ll thank you for saving her manicure. $30

For the mom who loves tea: Villeroy & Boch Mariefleur Collection

We’re drawn to the sleek, modern pieces from Villeroy & Boch for our everyday dining and entertaining. These gorgeous floral porcelain dinnerware will make mom feel like she’s in a lush English garden for high tea. Set the scene for mom to host a summer full of sophisticated meals. Pieces ranging from $25-$75

For the mom who wishes she had a green thumb: Succulent wreath

One year for my mom’s birthday I smartened up. Instead of sending her flowers, with an inevitable shelf life of two weeks, I bought her succulents. Now, every time we go home the siblings remember who’s her #1. Needless to say, this succulent wreath is next level fabulous. $109

For the trendy mom: Kate Spade Silk Scarf

In case mom missed the memo, florals are in for spring. Keep her up on the trend with this beautiful floral silk scarf, which can be worn to spice up an outfit or tied to a chic bag to punch up her look. $78

For the active mom: Power Leggings

We all have that new favorite pair of leggings that, after a few washes, we’re suddenly swimming in and constantly pulling up. Not this time. Tani USA is reinventing the legging game with a state-of-the-art waistband for mobility, durability, and softness. Give mom the gift of flexibility, with power leggings that feature a four-way stretch for incredible support and coverage. Buy them here.

For the mom who needs R&R: Bamboo bath tub caddie

Help mom unwind with the ease of a modern bamboo bath tub caddie after a long day. The caddie expands to fit most standard bath tubs and has a convenient holder for an iPad, phone, candle, or you favorite glass of wine. You know, the essentials. $36

Welland Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Expandable Shower Bath Tub Tray Organizer

For the mom who loves to shop local: 62 and Lex candles 

We love this small batch soy-based candle company, with creative names and scents inspired by the city like “corner florist” and “mimosa brunch.” The nostalgic “Central Perk coffee house” candle is perfect for a “Friends” fan. $15

For the mom who loves to cook: Cobram Estate Autralian vintage olive oil

If mom knows her wine, then she surely knows good extra V when she tastes it. Cobram Estate’s Australian vintage extra virgin olive oil is so good she can use it as a topper or dip for nearly anything. Not to mention the cooking possibilities. We interviewed Cobram’s head chef recently and got the secrets behind the brand. Make sure you get mom a bottle or two of this find. $13-$20.

Of course, sometimes the best gift is mother-daughter bonding time, in which case, may we suggest brunch? Check out our guides to the best Mother’s Day brunches in Washington, NYC, and Chicago.

BitchBiz: While this article was written independently, we do receive compensation from Tani USA, Via Umbria, Villeroy & Boch, 62 & Lex, Cobram Estate. 

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