Want to win Mother’s Day this year? Make your picks from these foolproof gift ideas below, and show your siblings who’s boss.
1. KP! Dark Chocolate Gourmet English Toffee
Made in small batches by a woman-owned company, this rich, buttery toffee will satisfy any sweet tooth. $12/half-pound, KP! Toffee
2. Starburst Pendant
This posh pendant — wrought from 14K recycled gold by goldsmith Rebecca Zemans — can be customized with a diamond for each child or grandchild. $900 as pictured, Rebecca Zemans
3. Bonterra Rosé 2017
There’s rosé , and then there’s rosé. This organic California varietal, with notes of rosewater, pineapple, key lime, and strawberry, is the latter. $16, Bonterra
4. Nudo Adopt Olive Oil
Adopt an Italian olive tree on Mom’s behalf (she can choose the grove and even visit it!), and its fresh, cold-pressed EVOO will arrive on her doorstep as often as you like. $290 for quarterly deliveries of three 16.9-ounce tins, Nudo Adopt
5. Jane Austen Sets
A double whammy for the Anglophile who appreciates good design, this gorgeous set of Austen’s complete works is bound in creamy, elegant cloth that looks chic on any shelf. $225, Juniper Books
6. Jayson Home Leather Clippers
Every green thumb deserves a quality pair of garden shears; these are the perfect blend of form and function. $98, Jayson Home
7. David Austin “Olivia Rose Austin” Rosebush
Moms who love to garden know one thing: David Austin-bred English roses are the cream of the crop (and come with a five-year guarantee). $29, David Austin
8. Rothy’s Shoes
Chances are, you’ve heard the hype or seen an ad pop up on your social media feeds for these stylish flats made from recycled water bottles by San Francisco-based shoe startup Rothy’s. If you’ve been wondering whether they’re worth the hype, we’ve tried them, and we’re hooked! Uber-comfortable, eco-friendly, and machine-washable, the 3D-printed shoes come in three styles — The Flat, The Point, and The Loafer — and in colors to match every outfit. Starting at $125, Rothy’s
9. New Wash
Give mom the gift of great hair. New Wash, created by Bumble & Bumble founder Michael Gordon, is a one-stop shop for luscious locks that promises to replace your shampoo, conditioner, hair masks, and detanglers with one earth-friendly, detergent-free product. Help mom ditch all of those landfill-clogging bottles in her shower and start her on a New Wash subscription that includes a slick, refillable stainless-steel bottle. $90, Hairstory
- Bonus: New Wash donates a portion of purchases to nonprofit, water-focused organizations vetted by 1% for the Planet.
Cara Sullivan is Make It Better’s Print Managing Editor. She has held positions at Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, and writes for many national and local publications. Sullivan lives in Ravenswood Gardens with her husband and two young daughters, and is a passionate supporter of Indivisible Chicago, a grassroots organization that focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington.