Mother’s Day 2020 is May 10, and this year, Mom won’t be able to get a massage, facial or have brunch out with her family.
Still, for ladies celebrating their first Mother’s Day, it won’t be any less sweet! New traditions will emerge, and in any case, new moms need a treat.
Just make sure to plan a little further in advance this year: In many cases, the coronavirus lockdown is causing shipping delays.
If you want gifts to make it to Mom in time, start shopping now — and check with retailers about their shipping deadlines.
Here are some gift ideas for new moms celebrating their first Mother’s Day, including jewelry, flowers, quirky accessories and luxe must-haves.
Hats off to Mom
You know it, your kid knows it and now every average joe on the street (who stands 6 feet away, of course) knows it: She’s a phenom of a mom! Plus, proceeds go to a slew of social justice nonprofits, including Families Belong Together.
Phenomenal Mother hat
Phenomenal Mother hat, $35 at PhenomenalWoman.US
Get a leg up
Inhale gratitude, exhale relief, because Lululemon just launched an ultra-high rise version of their beloved buttery soft Align leggings for even more comfy coverage.
Lululemon Align “Super-High Rise” pants
Lululemon Align “Super-High Rise” pants, $98 at Lululemon.com
Cream of the crop
Tired eyes are pretty much a right of passage for new moms, but she won’t even need concealer if she’s got a good, rich eye cream. This one is both nourishing and brightening: Light-reflecting pearl particles add a wide-awake glow to the undereye area.
Rodin eye cream
Rodin luxury illuminating eye cream, $70 at Saks.com
A personal touch
Sorry to say, but the days of dangly jewelry may be behind you, thanks to baby’s grabby little hands. Studs are safe, though, and letter earrings with the little one’s initials are a lovely way to show love.
K Kane earrings
K Kane “Chain Letter” studs, $125 each or $250 for a pair at K-Kane.com
A bold bouquet
These dramatic and bright blooms can last two to three weeks when cared for correctly. Note: Terrain offers two-day shipping on many plants and flowers, so if you’re a last-minute shopper, you can order as late as May 6. (See other great flower delivery picks here!)
Terrain protea bouquet
Mother’s Day “Cheer Protea” bouquet, $88 at ShopTerrain.com
You don’t need to leave lounging in silk to your non-parent pals! Lunya’s washable version of the fabric can handle snack time and spills. Plus, you can push up the billowy sleeves thanks to elastic on the ends.
Washable silk robe, $248 at Lunya.com
The perfect pack
Even saying the phrase “diaper bag” is a drag, but this backpack is delightful and practical — a must for on-the-go moms. It has so many things going for it: It’s hands-free, clips to the stroller, has multiple compartments (including several easy-access zip pockets), two clips for keys or pacifiers and a laptop sleeve. Phew.
Dagne Dover “Indi” backpack
“Indi” diaper backpack, $195 at DagneDover.com
A clip she’ll flip for
This barrette is a simple and elegant way for Mom to wear her cutie’s first initial. The black enamel is classically cool, and the timeless piece will make a sweet hand-me-down for a daughter to wear when she gets older. Buy two and wear them both for a quirky vibe.
“Initial” hair barrette, $12.95 at BaubleBar.com
Trust me on this one: A portable sound machine is a gift both Mom and baby can enjoy. This battery-powered version — with options for ocean sounds, white noise, lullabies and more — doesn’t have a cumbersome cable (nothing for baby to get tangled in, score!), so it can also go with you in the car, on vacation or to Grandma’s. Package it with some flowers and chocolates if you want to sweeten up this practical gift.
HoMedics sound machine
HoMedics baby sound machine, $24.99 at Walmart.com
A traditional baby book takes a lot of time (who can remember to fill in all the little bits?!). This picture-centric book makes keeping up with baby’s first year a chic cinch, thanks to month-by-month prop cards featuring Gray Malin’s whimsical bright photographs.
Gray Malin album
Gray Malin baby album, $18.28 at Walmart.com