Mother Love: A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on May 02, 2018, 1:31 pm
7 mins



It’s that time of year again! April showers have made way for May flowers. That means Mother’s Day is fast approaching—May 13 to be exact. While Mom may love a homemade card or a phone call, if you are ready to step up your giving game, we have got some fabulous ideas to make you her favorite child this year. Plan ahead and show Mom big love this year with something fabulous and fun.

AWAY Bag Collection


AWAY Luggage

AWAY, a women-owned company that began in 2015, isn’t just any old luggage maker. The company has a line of lightweight, chic bags that make travel a breeze. AWAY uses a direct to consumer approach, making these top notch pieces affordable, and they are durable enough to come with a lifetime guarantee. The lightweight bags even have a patented compression feature, in case Mom is an overpacker. AWAY does a lot of fun collaborations too. Their latest, The Perspective Collection, were designed in collaboration with five travelers who head to Paris, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Milan.


Mother Denim Tomcat Roller Chew



Denim is so fabulous these days, it can be hard to choose a favored brand or style. If you have one of those Moms that loves the latest in stylish things, MOTHER Denim is a great fit for more than one reason. One of the latest and greatest from this LA based line is the Tomcat Roller Chew, a high-waisted, wide-legged denim that comes in a two washes. Another reason to love MOTHER? Their collaborations with a carefully selected group of other brands and artists give them unique collections of laid back California cool. Give Mom a chic Janessa Leoné Fedora or an awesome cheeky Unfortunate Portrait Tee for a unique touch.


SLIP Eye Mask



Fabulous gifts don’t need to be expensive to be perfect. These Slip Silk Eye Masks are 100 percent pure mulberry silk that that helps reduces wrinkles and counteract eye puffiness. They come in nine colors and have a glamorous matching case. You can also indulge Mom with a matching silk pillow case, which will help her wake up to hair that is smooth as…well, silk. The eye masks are $45 and the matching pillow case, in its own case as well, is $79, giving you a lot of luxury for a little bit of green. Find them both at


Designed in Paris Grommet Bucket Bag


& Other Stories

This website is one of our favorites for their unique collection of chic finds at fabulous price points. & Other Stories has collections from three design ateliers in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles, making them a one-stop global shopping experience. Among other things, we love their eclectic selection of handbags, ranging from pretty velvet clutches to work bags and beyond. For some summer fun, go with the trendy chic grommet bucket bag by Designed In Paris, done in cherry red. Want to give Mom something with style and structure? How about the uber cool box bag, with a croc embossed leather front and smooth leather back for a modern spin on a traditional shape.



Golden Goose

Sneakers are a style essential no matter what your age, so why not get Mom a pair of one of the coolest kicks around? Golden Goose sneakers are a coveted brand and for good reason. Since 2010 this company has elevated the street style sneaker and is known for their edgy boots and apparel as well. Golden Goose sneakers have unique stand out style that takes a look and dresses it up and dresses it down in tandem. From elevating Mom’s favorite denim to giving a dress a modern edge, the “well loved” look of these sneakers are perfect for any stylish Mom’s closet.


Sir/Madam Engraved Napkins Rings


Sir/Madam Mother Endearment Napkins Rings

Made of solid brass and engraved with a loving endearment, the Mother Napkin Ring is a perfect way to show your love for Mom when you cook her a favorite meal. When the celebration concludes, send her home with a gift from her place setting. You can add to and make a unique set with the additional napkin rings from Sir/Madam, making a place for the special people that hold a place at your table and in your heart. Find them at the Seattle treasure flora and henri in Pioneer Square and online.


Jane Austen: The Complete Works


The Complete Works of Jane Austen

Books are always a fabulous gift. While the New York Times bestseller list has many tempting titles, you can never go wrong with the classics, especially when it is Jane Austen. Her entire collection is beautifully bound in cloth covers and foil stamps in the Penguin Classics editions. Austen’s wry portraits of English middle-class and upper-crust life in the late eighteenth are brilliant studies of human nature and this set is as lovely to look at on a shelf as it is to read.

Mother’s Day 2018 is May 13th. 



Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog,, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.