I can’t believe it’s May already! Time flights, don’t you agree? This month is very special to me because the two most important people in the world to me were born in May. As a matter of fact, the same day, eight years apart—yes, both my kids were born on May 15. They made me a mom in May, and that right there was the best gift I could have ever ask for.
While I agree that Mother’s Day should be every day, different countries around the world have picked a Sunday in May to celebrate mothers around the world. In the Dominican Republic, my country of origin, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May. In my second country of residence, Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May.
I live here now ( USA), of course, and as you all know, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. So I can pretty much celebrate Mother’s Day for a whole month!
You can always start the celebration with a day of pampering and maybe bring mom breakfast in bed and surprise her with a new dinnerware set, such as the Zak BZYOO collection, to add an element of surprise and a gift that the whole family can enjoy together.
Best Gifts for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day gifts are as diverse as the recipients, but one thing is for sure: mom will appreciate any well-thought-out present coming her way.
For the New Mom
Evolur Vogue Stroller
A new mom (or any mom with a little one) can always use a nice-looking, handy stroller that is also compact, lightweight, and of course, stylish. The Evolur Vogue Stroller is part of the Evolur Stroller l lineup and was design with portability in mind.
This stroller features an extendable sun canopy, an adjustable seat with the ability to recline almost fully, and an always welcome storage basket. This lightweight stroller is very compact—the Vogue Stroller has a one-hand fold system and weighs a little over 12 pounds thanks to its lightweight yet sturdy aluminum frame.
The Vogue Stroller is extra spacious and has a five-point safety harness system, luxurious faux leather fabric (including comfortable hand grips and a padded seat for extra comfort), front swivel wheels, and rear suspension wheels with a convenient link brake.
A must-have for the next family vacation, the Vogue stroller is meant for children ages 6 months and up. The maximum weight hold capacity is 40 pounds.
The Vogue Stroller is available on your choice of gray, navy, or red.
For the Fitness Mom
DribbleUp Medicine Ball
From the people that brought you the smart soccer ball, the DribbleUp Medicine Ball is the latest addition to the smart-ball family.
The medicine ball in combination with the free app brings you your own virtual trainer and a selection of exercise programs that you can follow from the comfort of your home.
Available in either 6 or 10 pounds, the Dribble up medicine ball is the perfect training companion for mom.
Adidas Fitness Apparel
Because every great workout starts with the right apparel, Adidas offers a wide selection of fitness apparel for any training or exercise routine.
You can find everything from leggings and running shorts to sports bras with different levels of support, tops, and shoes for all training levels!
Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds
The Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds are truly wire-free earbuds with outstanding sound quality for music and calls. They feature cutting-edge wireless connectivity to ensure maximum performance and delivery.
The sturdy and compact earbud case doubles as a charging unit, and it is the perfect size for anyone on the go because it fits virtually anywhere.
These earbuds are the must-have companion for any training, jogging, or workout routine.
Gym rat? She will love this Benjilock by Hampton fingerprint lock for her locker or any other place where she needs to secure her belongings.
The beauty of this tech lock is that you do not have to worry about keys or remember lock combinations. This innovative lock allows you to use your fingerprints as the key.
That’s right, biometric technology makes your fingerprint the key that opens the sturdy pick- and water-resistant lock. More than one user? No problem. The Benjilock by Hampton can store up to ten fingerprints for multiple users.
To add convenience and versatility, the lock is USB rechargeable and can go up to six months between charges. Run out of juice? No worries! It comes a set of keys in case you need one.
For the Beauty Mom
NIRA Skincare Laser
What mom doesn’t want younger-looking skin? I know this one does, and the NIRA Skincare Laser is a designed to maintain and restore your skin in just two minutes a day!
This home laser program promises to deliver professional, painless, and hassle-free results. The NIRA Skincare Laser is FDA cleared as safe and effective.
NIRA is pleasant to use without pain and is effective on all skin types. It has been extensively tested by dermatologists in multiple clinical studies and is supported by a full money-back guarantee!
Eddie Funkhouser Pro Brush Collection
To get a great makeup look, we need to have the proper tools. Mom will love a complete set of makeup brushes such as the Pro Brush Collection by Eddie Funkhouser. This high-quality brush set includes 17 different brushes to cover all your makeup needs.
Beginners to professionals are covered with this great vegan brush set made to please different skill levels.
Eddie Funkhouser Molten Metal Lip Cream Collection
This lip cream with a moisture-rich formula delivers a velvety, rich, matte feel but doesn’t dry your lips. The Molten Metal Lip cream offers a long-lasting, intense, bold color palette for any occasion for an eye-catching effect.
The lightweight formula melts onto the lips to form a comfortable, long-wearing layer of high-pigmented gloss. Great for layering, you can combine the colors for a custom look and or use with your favorite lipstick for an ombre lip look!
MyChelle Beauty Heroes
This suncare brand brings you a selection of ultimate sun protection products with safe and effective SPF 50 UV protection, 100% zinc oxide, and anti-aging formulas, making the MyChelle a great ally for beauty and skincare. There are lots of products to chose from—not only sun protection but a complete selection of other beauty products.
Sun Sheild Liquid Tint SPF 50
Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 is a lightly tinted, 100% mineral sunscreen for maximum UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. This weightless, silky, sheer formula blends seamlessly, matching your skin tone and giving your skin a fresh, healthy glow. It can also be used under your makeup.
Also available in an untinted version, the Sun Shield Liquid Tint is a must-have year around.
Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 Tinted
Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 Tinted is a mineral-based, water-resistant sunscreen that glides smoothly on to your skin and adds a hint of color to your natural skin tone while providing you with UVA/UVB full-spectrum protection.
With ingredients such as avocado, jojoba, and vitamin E oils to help moisturize and protect your skin, the Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 Tinted needs to be a staple in your bag.
Start your morning with a delicious, hot cup of joe that will actually start your beauty routine from the inside out. Yes, beauty starts within, and VitaCup can give you a boost.
VItaCup infuses gourmet coffees and teas with a signature blend of top-quality vitamins, including B1, B5, B6, B9 (folic acid), B12, D3, and antioxidants, all specially-selected to support a range of functional benefits.
Each blend delivers benefits for beauty, health, or weight loss—you choose!
VitaCup offers a new way to start your day and a new way to meet your beauty, health, and wellness goals, and that includes anything from boosting your beauty (Beauty Blend) to improving your focus and energy and even supporting your fitness regimen.
A busy mom’s coffee dream has come true. VitaCup is available in your choice of pods or ground coffee.
For the Traveling Mom
These products are meant to make life easier when on the go.
ZIRIN Travel Case for Toiletries
This gorgeous fold-and-go travel case for toiletries not only looks amazing but also works like a charm. Featuring a lustrous and structured magnetic case that wraps itself up around four triangular leak-proof bottles, this case allows you to bring along your favorite beauty products anywhere you go.
The case comes with three pump-top containers and one screw-top a container for odds and ends (think hair ties and cotton swabs). This TSA-approved case also includes an extra spray top and a mini funnel and cleaning brush to fill and clean your bottles.
No more struggling or clear plastic bags when traveling. The ZURIN is what you need for a hassle-free travel experience.
The Matte Over-the-Sink Makeup Mat
Ever tried to apply your makeup in a hotel room with limited counter space? Not exactly the best thing in the world.
The Matte is an over-the-sink makeup mat designed to create more counter space in your bathroom or any bathroom when you are on the go. This easy-to-use mat only needs to be unfolded to create an extra getting-ready surface.
Lightweight, compact, and handy, the Matte can hold up to two pounds and is designed with to meet your makeup-on-the-go needs with ridges to keep brushes and pencils from rolling away. It also allows you to organize your make up in the order you will need it, so no more digging in your makeup bag to find anything.
This mat is a must-have for your next trip and a personal favorite.
This heavy-duty suitcase is specially designed for carrying wine. Yes, that’s right, your wine can now travel safely with you. Available in four different models and two sizes, this unique suitcase features a sturdy, hard-sided shell, ribbed design, outer burst strap, and a reinforced trolley system on the outside with special dense foam inserts. It also has top covers and safety straps on the inside to ensure your precious cargo makes it home in one piece and avoid any damage during traveling.
What sets this suitcase apart from others is the foam cutouts, which are made for 750 ml wine bottles. You also have the option or inserts for larger bottles or glasses. And because wine and spirits are not the only things that some of us would like to bring back home from a trip, there is a DIY option perfect for any size or shape, whether it be bourbon, olive oil, or anything else in a bottle or that’s fragile.
No need for the inserts on the next trip? The foam is removable, letting you use half the suitcase for clothes and other belongings. If part of your journey is in the air, there are TSA-approved combination locks, and the new HomingPIN lost luggage locator device is included.
This luggage is available on Amazon and the VinGardeValise website.
Long distance travel up ahead? You will need to pack at least a pair of the Sockwell compression socks. You will be amazed at the difference it makes.
There are, of course, different options, so make sure to get the best ones for your needs.
The medium compression socks (15–20 mmHg) are a great choice for everyday compression to help with mild swelling and fatigued legs due to long periods of travel, sitting, or standing. The next level of compression is the firm socks (20–30 mmHg), which are what you would need for managing swelling in the legs, spider veins, varicose veins, travel, and sports.
The plantar socks offer firm compression and are the best choice for long-distance runners, prolonged standing, pregnant women, those with high arches or flat feet, and very active people.
Available in two different sizes to cover most common shoe sizes, these socks are a Godsend not only for travelers but for anyone in need of extra compression or people like yours truly who suffer from Plantar fasciitis.
intelliARMOR SCOUT All-in-One Charger
The new intelliARMOR SCOUT is one of the latest additions to the brand’s family of products. Designed with functionality and portability in mind, the all- in one charger provides users with a built-in wall charger, built-in cables, quick-charging USB Port, and proprietary intelligent charging technology.
Conveniently slim in design, the Scout weighs in about 9 ounces and is compatible with iPhones and Androids.
Why do you need one? The charging cords tuck neatly away, it has a universal USB port and additional micro-USB charging port, and it packs a 10,000 mAh of battery for charging on the go. You don’t have to worry about your phone running out of battery before you reach your destination.
The built-in lighting, USB-C (for those new Android devices), and micro-USB cables mean you’ll never be without a cable to charge your device, and you don’t have to worry about packing different cables for your different devices. The SCOUT has your back!
Because Every Mom Can Take some Time to Relax
The Buddha Board
Inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment, Buddha Board has created and developed a series of boards that allow you to simply paint on the surface with nothing more than a paintbrush and water. See your creations come to life, and once the water starts to dry, your art piece will simply disappear, and it is time to create a new masterpiece. It’s a symbolic way to let your worries melt away and start with a clean canvas.
The Buddha Board is environmentally friendly because it only uses water. It is a unique gift for the mother on your list who could use a break.
SpaRoom Essential Oil Humidifier and Diffuser
Essential oils are the holy grail of relaxation, and there is nothing more invigorating than the right oil and water mix in a diffuser. When you combine the vapored water properties with essential oils, you have a winner on your hands.
The secret is getting the right humidifier and essential oil to work together. The small but mighty oils can help give any day a spa-like feel and help you relax or feel invigorated, depending on what you’re looking for, and SpaRoom has a method to deliver them just about anywhere.
SpaRoom’s filter-free humidifier is an innovation in its field. It’s the first of its kind to let you add your favorite oils directly into the water reservoir thanks to the corrosion-resistant plastic, which prevents your room or space from drying out. The compact but powerful unit is designed to work in rooms up to about 300 feet and has adjustable mist and light levels to match your needs.
The unit is whisper quiet, and the mist delivery is adjustable (Low: 80 ml/hr.; Medium: 150 ml/hr.; High: 250 ml/hr.).
What sets it apart?
• The lightweight, sleek design can be easily integrated into any room in your home.
• Sleep mode automatically adjusts the mist intensity to maintain humidity.
• The continuous operation allows your unit to run for up to 18 hours on the lowest setting, 10 hours in the medium setting, and 6 hours on the highest setting.
• The auto-shutoff feature turns the humidifier off when the water runs out.
• The water tank has an anti-microbial agent to prevent build up in the water during use.
The SpaRoom Essential Oil Humidifier and Diffuser is one of the most cost-effective and functional units out there. Anyone suffering from congestion or allergies will be delighted to get one!
Jewelry for Mom
What woman does not love jewelry? DBW stands for Design-Build-Wear, and while this is not a new concept and other brands offer similar products, DBW offers some of the best quality charms and elements I have seen.
The selection is very wide, and the possibilities are endless when you create a personalized bracelet for someone special that includes all her favorite things in life. Kids, pet, hobbies—you can tell a whole story using these beautiful beads and charms, and the recipient will be thrilled to receive a one-of-a-kind bracelet.
The beauty of these bracelets is that you can add to the story and add charms as life goes on and have an ever-changing piece of jewelry that is as unique as you are.
DBW’s jewelry line is cast in jewelers’ bronze (brass) using the same lost wax casting technique used in the production of precious metal jewelry and polished to a mirror finish for a lustrous end product.
Outdoor Metalworks Zodiac Constellation Necklace
Made in the USA, this constellation necklace is a chic and subtle twist on personalized jewelry.
The necklaces represent the 12 zodiac signs and feature laser cut gold-plated stainless-steel pendants that are simple yet stylish.
They make a great Mother’s Day gift for a mom who cares about the environment. She will love knowing that each necklace purchased helps preserve 25 square feet of public land through the nonprofit Trust for Public Land.
The necklaces come in wooden packaging, and each one helps fund conservation efforts. Made from stainless-steel plated with 14 k gold and a 14 k gold chain, the Zodiac Constellation Necklace retails for only $28.
JORD Cora Polaris Watches
One of the newest additions to the JORD watches collection is the Cora Polaris, a striking timepiece available in four different color and wood combinations and featuring a 34 mm dial and handset Swarovski crystal constellation representing the Little Dipper with the North Star highlighted at 12 o’clock.
The hour markers are represented by colored stones and stunningly finished hardwoods enclosed in polished metal bands, completing the look of this gorgeous watch.
The 21-jewel, perpetual self-winding watch means you never have to ever worry about batteries.