mother's day made simple

When it comes to Mother’s Day, it really is the thought that counts. We wanted to show our mothers we care with beautifully simple gift ideas including a few of our favorites that also give back…

And if you’re not sure how to show her how much you appreciate her, you can never go wrong with breakfast in bed and flowers…stay tuned for more on that later this week!

1: This classic (and cute!) tee from Clare Vivier was created to support Every Mother Counts, an amazing organization dedicated to supplying women around the world with access to critical maternal health care. Plus, it speaks the truth! 100% of the proceeds of the purchase of this shirt goes to support EMC’s life-saving programs, so your gift performs double mother’s-day duty.

2: This sustainably-sourced, ceremonial grade matcha tea setfrom our friends at Panatea brings the ancient luxury of Japanese tea to your modern life.  It includes all of the necessary components to conveniently enjoy an everyday matcha moment. The design and functionality is meant to inspire a ritual for healthy living.

3: For something small and special, how about handmade black Champaka Pot Pourri ? These lava rock pieces are handmade in France and sold at Love Adorned, NY are just the right amount of funky and elegant. We love a little something to keep every corner of your mom’s world full of beautiful fragrance and good juju.

4: If your mother has a green thumb, she’ll love these heirloom seed packets from the Hudson Valley Seed Library, a collective that’s dedicated to preserving and sharing heirloom seeds that grow well in the New York climate. (Also, the seed packets are designed by local Hudson Valley artists!) Cucumbers, kale, cilantro, lettuce and more – treat her garden to some green, and then make a fresh-picked salad together when you’re home.

5: Personalize a handmade keepsake bowl from us with a message you know she’ll adore.  It can hold her jewelry, fresh herbs, bedside accessories or desk necessities, and she’ll think of you each time she sees this perfect little multi-tacker. 5% of each sale is donated to fighting hunger in New York City with City Harvest.

6: With sun-soaked weekends just around the corner, this gauzy handwoven blanket from LemLem is perfect for those long afternoons at family get-togethers when the ocean beckons. LemLem, founded by Liya Kebede, supports female artisans in multiple African countries – each of their items is hand-dyed, hand-woven and unique. This particular piece was handmade in Ethiopia – those dreamy blues and whites would look perfect on mom at a beachside picnic..