Useful Gifts for the Modern Mama

Useful Gifts for the Modern Mama

Mother’s Day is May 8th and we’ve assembled our favorite “Mom-pleasing” gift ideas with all the Moms, Baby Mamas, and Mother-in-laws in mind… ideas that show you put in the effort to find her something she’ll use again and again.


Give the yogi mama in your life a reason to find her center and embrace the zen.
Cold Yoga Screenprint 16×20 by Brainstorm (handmade in NH) – $35 / Recycled Cotton Canvas Tote by Baggu – $26


Breakfast, brunch, whatever you call it, you can bet that mom would like to be pampered with a little morning meal in the comfort of her own bed.
Luna Throw Blanket by Ditto House (made from recycled cotton in OH) – $160 / Coated linen tray by Fog Linen – $30 / Hand-printed napkin by Graymarket Design – $8 / Ivory hex bowls by Convivial Production (handmade in MO) – on sale for $14 each / Ceramic mug by Boii Studio (handmade in CA) – $27 / Gather Vase by Good Thing – $29.50


For the green thumb or the well-meaning garden novice, clocking some time digging in the dirt will do the soul good.
Nylon carry-all pouch by Baggu – $15 / Garden stakes by DuTill & Daughters (handmade in NJ) – $10 for four / A Mother’s Garden seedbombs by Visualingual (handmade in IN) –  on sale for $16.50 (slingshot sold separately) / Hydroponic herb jars by Modern Sprout (made in Chicago) – $20 / Harvest watering can by Architec (made in the USA from eco-friendly materials) – $15


Mother’s Day bouquets at Neighborly benefitting young Chicago moms in need
We’re excited to be working with Flowers for Dreams to offer this bright, cheery bouquet. 25% of the proceeds from your purchase go to local non-profit New Moms, helping young moms and their children suffering from poverty and/or homelessness.
Is your mom in Chicago but you live out of town? Bouquets are $40 each and available for pre-order online or by phone (773-840-2456) through May 3rd. Delivery is free within Chicago proper or $10 to the suburbs.


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