Mentally, there’s a lot more behind Mother’s Day this year for me than there has been in years past. I’m already so aware of the ways in which my own mom loved me long before I was born. And I’m taking in the fact that it’ll be the last where I’m not a mother myself. So I wanted to take special care in considering just how to make this holiday truly memorable for the wonderful women of my life. I worked with Sofi Madison, owner of one of my very favorite Boston boutiques, Olives & Grace, to put together gift box ideas for new moms + moms of many years. They can completely customize an order for you, based on the recipient, or you can just use these thoughts as inspiration to make your own!
for every mom
something sweet – Because a sleeve of chocolates can never go wrong.
something indulgent – A candle or body scrub for moments of relaxation.
something practical – This adorable matchstick holder that serves as function + decoration.
something pretty – A blush nail polish for the perfect summer shade.
something that lasts – I love the idea of a cute ring dish or artsy ceramic tray that mom will keep for a long time.
for the new mom
something mini – Because that little one is the reason she gets to celebrate Mother’s Day in the first place.
something sweet – Give this new mom all the antioxidants packed into a decadent chocolate bar.
something relaxing – A soothing scented bar of soap to luxe up her bathroom.
something practical – This teething necklace that makes an on-trend statement while giving baby a safe distraction.
something pretty – When she can’t get to the nail salon, a muted polish is easy for at-home beauty.
sending with care
There’s always something to be said for putting extra thought in packaging. Whenever I receive a thoughtfully composed delivery in the mail it gives me a delightful experience from start to open. So the sweetly arranged gift boxes by Olives & Grace are a perfect way of adding that extra oomph to Mother’s Day. Whether purchasing one of theirs of putting together your own, layer with crinkle paper (for safe traveling + aesthetic), line with playful tissue paper, and seal with ribbon.
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