As not to offend, I want to preface this post by saying that I completely get that all moms are technically working moms. I wholeheartedly agree that raising children is, by far, the toughest job anyone could do. Whether you are a mother who works outside the home or chooses their sole job to be raising a family, the dedication involved is incredible. The reason why our Mother’s Day post is geared towards working mothers who have employment that extends past raising a family is that our largest focus as a company is styling professional women.
Working women are our sweet spot and what we know best. In addition, 2/3 of our staff are working mothers because when I needed to expand my team, one of my goals was to tap women who needed the flexibility to raise their families. In a time when many women are still facing the decision to work or raise children, judged for gaps in their resumes, and even in these times, dealing with the lack of understanding of what it takes to be a working mother this was a decision I made to support mothers. Plus, as I have learned, if you want a job to get done, this is the person you want to hire.
Certainly, the gifts featured today can extend beyond just working moms. In fact, you don’t have to even be a mom to enjoy some of these products. Some of them are at the top of my own list and I never had much of an inclination to have children. So wherever you fall on the spectrum, be it a stay-at-home mom, a working mother, childfree by choice, or not, take a look at the Mother’s Day gift ideas we are featuring.
CUYANA LEATHER BACKPACK
If there is one thing clients ask me to find all the time, it’s a professional backpack that doesn’t make them look like they are still slinging their college style around. Cuyana, who is known for designing simple, functional, and beautiful designs, features this spacious Italian leather backpack with magnetic closure, a secure laptop pocket, and a top handle that allows you to also carry as a tote. Also available: coordinating add-on accessories.
As a frequent key loser-er, I swear by my Apple Airtags. I know people who even put them in their checked luggage so they can track their bags should they go missing. I keep one in my wallet, on our Amazon Fire Remote (they make a case for it), and on my keychain, and have heard of some parents who Airtag their kids. Apple doesn’t recommend it nor do they recommend using them on pets because of the swallowing hazard. Other creative ways to use an Airtag: leave it in your car to find your parking spot, hide on your bike or scooter to prevent theft, keep it with lifesaving medication, like Epi-pens, or use it to track a loved one with dementia who wanders.
Being someone with little time and patience to sit at a nail salon but who wants neat, groomed nails, I have fallen in love with Bare Hands Dry Gloss Manicure. They partnered with select formulators and producers to create a method that works without any harmful solvents or plasticizers.
The Polisher’s glass and mineral blend gently bind keratin cells to create this amazing polish that is followed up with their cuticle oil. The foot file is the best callus remover I have ever used and I love how effective their crystal files are.
CONTIGO AUTOSEAL West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug
Sometimes that little slide closure on your travel mug just isn’t enough. Using vacuum seal technology, Contiga makes a travel style that is leak and spill-proof. Drinks stay hot for up to 7 hours or cold for up to 18 with Thermalock vacuum insulation, and it takes just one hand to push the button to open the drink. The easy-clean cid opens completely for thorough cleaning and locks for added peace of mind and is dishwasher safe.
I have both sent and received flowers from Urban Stems and love them. They make it super easy to send beautiful arrangements and other gifts. Orchids being my go-to flower to send, I have continued to be impressed by the quality sent to friends and family. Not only are the floral arrangements beautiful, but the flowers also have incredible lasting power. I am always amazed by how long they stay alive.
Last Mother’s Day Urban St got a bit overwhelmed by orders and some of the arrangements were below their own standards. I appreciated how well customer service handled the concerns I expressed by fully refunding one of my orders.
Custom Mixed Birthstone Necklace
Birthstone jewelry can fall into a cheesy camp or a really creative one. I admired this personalized, custom-mixed birthstone necklace by Catherine Weitzman who handcrafts each piece and fills the glass “window” with colorful birthstones for up to four loved ones. The result? A glittering symphony of hues and an eye-catching tribute to your near and dear ones. Handmade in Hawaii.
Also interesting, this shattered glass ceiling necklace is a tribute to all the women who have ever crushed it. The manually cracked glass symbolizes all the milestone breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and future. Handmade in Brooklyn.
OUR OWN BADASS WOMAN COLLECTION
Speaking of women who are shattering glass ceilings, don’t forget to shop our Badass Woman Collection in our own shop. Our Destroyer of Patriarchies tee is one of our top sellers and the perfect message for the working mom. Our Works Harder, Earns Less, Lives Longer tote (also available in a tee) is a reminder of just how hard women work. Simply tell Mom she’s a badass with our Badass Tee and don’t forget, at the end of the day, you are your own superhero, just like our mug, notebook, and tee says.
SPAFINDER GIFT CARDS
Do you or someone you know consider going to the spa returning to the mothership, like I do? Every year, my mom asks my sister and I to get her a gift certificate to the spa where she gets our facials and every year my sister and I forget where she goes. Instead of ruining the surprise, or perhaps for the spa-hopper, Spafinder Gift Cards are a universal spa gift card that can be used at thousands of spas, salons, and more around the world. The Spafinder Gift Card means you can give a thoughtful and very desirable gift without having to guess which spa they prefer— or even knowing their area at all. It avoids issues like a spa closing down before you get a chance to use your gift card or trying to guess what treatment they might prefer at the moment.
Illia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Two big trends in beauty right now: clean makeup and makeup that does something beneficial to the skin. I recently started using Illia’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 and while it took me a few days to get used to it, now I love it. This superpowered skin tint combines makeup, skincare, and SPF into one seamless step.
Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 is an award-winning clean skin tint that delivers light coverage, potent skincare, and mineral SPF—all with a dewy finish for skin that looks and feels alive. It’s clinically proven to improve the look of dryness, blemishes, redness, wrinkles, and uneven tone over time. Plus, ILIA Skin Tint is vegan, non-comedogenic, safe for sensitive skin, and formulated without fragrance, gluten, oil, or silicone. Perfect for the busy woman who likes efficiency and light to medium coverage.
Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner with Digital Timer
If you’re like me, your fine jewelry needs a good clean which is something I never make time for. I’ve tried a lot of different jewelry cleaning products but few come close to what a professional can do.
The top-rated Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner cleans more than just jewelry it cleans dirty jewelry, eyeglasses, watches, utensils, and more in minutes using only tap water. For the busy mom looking to keep her jewelry, and more, without a lot of work, this is a great gift idea.
PERSONALIZED THROW BLANKET
I have a niece who wrote me a note that included her drawing of Wonder Woman which I still keep tucked away in a drawer. She’ll be 20 in September. I’m not even a mom and I would get what she gave me printed on a blanket. I can’t even imagine how super special the things one’s own kids write to them are.
These buttery soft throw blankets are ncredibly cozy & lightweight enough to take along on vacation or everyday use. For the mom living at a distance, writing something special for this blanket gift would be incredibly special.
Over thirty years ago, a professional pilot created the first upright rolling luggage for himself and his fellow crew members. This was the original Rollaboard® – the premier product of Travelpro® Luggage.
With his invention, the travel industry was transformed forever.
We’re big Travelpro fans here. Recommended by my assistant, Rachel, who did a short stint as a flight attendant, TravelPro is the most trusted luggage company by flight crews. My husband has the Maxlite® Air Carry-On Expandable Hardside Spinner, made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles, which I also plan on getting once my current suitcase dies.
Perfect for the working mom with a lot of travel, you also have to check out the convertible totes.
Rechargeable Full Size Ultra Slim WIRELESS Folding Keyboard
Speaking of travel, for road warrior moms, the Rechargeable Full Size Ultra Slim Folding Keyboard is a nifty thing to throw in your bag. The palm-sized 5.3 oz portable folding keyboard comes with a free phone holder that allows you to work anywhere. The standard-size design provides accurate, fast typing. Perfect for travel and business trips.
Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal
Sure, we all want to journal more, but who has the time to do it with any level of consistency, especially while raising kids. this journal is for you. Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal includes playful, breezy, and sometimes eccentric prompts to jot down thoughts on your life as a wife, a professional, and—of course—a mother. The journal is portable enough to carry in your bag, yet substantial enough to become a keepsake. And best of all, since the journal isn’t chronological, you won’t feel guilty if you don’t fill it out for a week (or a month or three).
It seems we’ve become so techy we’re going analog again. Admittedly, what caught my eye about the Tidbyt was the cool way it could display the subway times and tell me when exactly I needed to leave my home. Sure, I could just open up my phone and search for an app but this is so much easier Plus, it’s a guarantee if I pick up my phone I will get lost in something else.
Tidbyt is a retro-style display with hundreds of apps that lets you keep up with the things you care about, like real-time sports, transit, finance, and more. Could your phone or wired home products do this? Sure, but they won’t look nearly as cool.