2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 9th, so it’s time to start looking for a thoughtful gift to show your mom or other mother figure in your life how much you care. Co-parents – don’t forget your kids’ mom needs some love on Sunday, too. If you’re in need of inspiration, check out our 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide below. These are great gift ideas at a range of prices that we think any mom would love to receive this year.

A folded cream colored cotton blanket with a leather tag reading "I Love You," featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

I Love You Throw Blanket

$63 from TherapyHut on Etsy.com

This handmade, 100%-natural cotton throw blanket from Carlsbad, CA-based Therapy Hut is super-soft, lightweight, breathable, and generously sized at 72 by 60 inches. It’s a natural cream color and features a message tag saying “I Love You,” a perfect reminder of your love for Mom. Six other messages are available, including “U R My Sunshine” and “Therapy Blankey.” The blanket comes gift-wrapped in white tissue paper.  

Round, woven grass basket with a terracotta insert featuring a whitewashed mandala design, featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mandala Bread Warmer

$34 from Fair Trade Winds

If your mom loves baking bread or even just eating bread, consider this charming mandala bread warmer as a great Mother’s Day gift. The basket is handwoven from sustainable kaisa grass by women in Bangladesh working with a fair-trade group. It’s 11 inches across and 3.5 inches tall. Inside is a terracotta disc whitewashed with a beautiful mandala design. Heat the disc in the oven, place it back in the basket, and it will keep your bread butter-meltingly warm throughout a meal.

A brown cardboard gift box with a potted succulent and white mug with a plant design placed on top, and a Mother's Day card in front, featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Succulent Gift Box with Ceramic Plant Mug

$39 from Cardiff and Clover via Etsy.com

Laguna Beach-based Cardiff and Clover puts together these adorable custom gift boxes, perfect for Mother’s Day. This gift box includes one live potted succulent in a 3-inch ceramic pot, one ceramic plant mug and a “Happy Mother’s Day” greeting card. You can add a personalized message to the card, and also augment the gift box (at an extra cost) with a pair of socks, satin scrunchie, scented candle or necklace.

Canvas pouch with an illustration of a starry night sky over trees by artist Ulla Thynell, featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Starlit Woods Carry-All Pouch

$13.49+ by Ulla Thynell via Society6.com

Buy Mom a handy carry-all pouch, available in small, m

edium, large, or a set of all three sizes, featuring stunning artwork by Finnish artist Ulla Thynell. The large size fits a tablet and includes an interior pocket. A smaller pouch would be lovely wrapped up with some makeup brushes, fancy beauty products, paint brushes or colored pencils. All sizes are made from a durable canvas-like fabric, lined with poly-cotton, and feature a faux-leather pull tab.

closeup of triangular rose-gold stud earrings with an Art Deco design by Kristen Dorsey Designs, featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Triangle Studs – Rose Gold

$100 from Kristen Dorsey Designs via Amazon.com

These fabulous studs would make a very special gift for the stylish mother in your life. Designed by Kristen Dorsey, they are inspired in equal parts by her Chickasaw cultural heritage and the Art Deco architecture of Downtown Los Angeles. Dorsey’s jewelry is handmade in DTLA using recycled metals and conflict-free natural gemstones. These Triangle Studs are cast in sterling silver and plated in rose gold.

three orb-shaped glass hummingbird feeders in iridescent ombre shades, featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Set of 3 Iridescent Ombre Faceted Glass Hummingbird Feeders

$44.95 from Wind & Weather

Help Mom invited hummingbirds into her garden with this set of three handblown glass hummingbird feeders from Wind & Weather. The set includes three different colors of ombre and glass tones, each one unique with a shimmering, iridescent finish. They’re easy to hang, fill and clean, and feature a removable stopper, hanging chain and hook.

Deep red gift box opened to reveal rows of mini chocolate bars by Chuao Chocolatier, featured on the California News Press 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Chuao Chocolatier Share the Love Gift Set

$39.95 from Chuao Chocolatier via Amazon.com

Southern California-based Chuao Chocolatier is a gourmet chocolate purveyor that uses old world European small-batch techniques and fair-trade practices. All their chocolates are free of artificial preservatives, additives, coloring and flavorings. The Share the Love Gift Set includes 36 mini bars in 14 flavors, among them such inventive creations as pretzel toffee twirl, mintfully brownie, cheeky cheeky churro, and salted chocolate crunch.

Want some more gift ideas? Take a look at all our past Gift Guides here!

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