While we love a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift just as much as the next mom, we also kind of want, well, the stuff we want. The stuff we’ve been eyeing all year. The stuff that’s NOT a hand-painted mug. (Sorry, kid.)
So this Mother’s Day, don’t wait till your partner/kids/BFF gets the hint. Treat yourself. Here’s 10 Mother’s Day gifts you should just go ahead and buy for yourself. You deserve it.
1. Bravado Designs Belle Underwire Nursing Bra
Nursing bras can be such a drag, but Bravado’s newest collection has us excited to fill our drawers. We’re particularly bowled over by the Belle Underwire Nursing Bra (yes, you heard us right: underwire!), which provides all that necessary support while keeping you comfortable. Did we mention it’s hot? This Mother’s Day gift is definitely partner-approved! $52. Get it here.
2. Date Night In Box
Speaking of partners, wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time with yours? We’re loving this cool subscription service that sends custom date nights you can indulge in right in your living room. Each Date Night In box includes interactive activities with a little ambiance and a tasty snack. Oh, and Well Rounded readers get a free box when you order a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription with the code WELLROUNDEDNY. Get it here.
3. phil&ted’s lobster portable highchair
Who says you can’t have Mother’s Day brunch at your favorite restaurant just because you have kids? phil&ted’s lobster chair can easily clamp on to just about any dining table, making every restaurant suddenly baby-friendly. It’s also got a dishwasher safe tray (which your partner better be washing since it’s ahem, Mother’s Day), and a snug and secure 4-point over-the-shoulder safety harness for your little one. $89.99, Get it here.
4. Maternity or family photoshoot.
“Honey, let’s get some family photos done.” Said no dad or dad-to-be, ever. We formally give you permission to book your favorite family or maternity photographer for a sweet session where you get to be the star. Hop on your local parenting listserv to get some mom-certified recommendations (Stylish & Hip Kids, above, is one of our NYC faves), or head over to Flytographer to find talented photogs in just about every locale. Prices vary. Get it here.
5. UrbanSitter Babysitting Membership
Sometimes the best Mother’s Day gift is just a little me-time! Hire an UrbanSitter babysitter and go get yourself that manicure, SoulCycle session or glass of wine with your friends while your kiddo is safe and entertained by someone other than you. Use the code METIME for a $50 credit to use May 7-13 to get you started. Get it here.
6. Minted Custom Silhouette
We bet you already have 50,000 photos of your little one, but how about a custom silhouette? Get on it, mom! Just upload your child’s side-profile photo and Minted does all the work, then sends you a gorgeous foil-pressed, letterpressed or standard print (framed!). Sick of your kids? You can even get one of your pet. We don’t judge. Starts at $82. Get it here.
7. No. 6 Frida Wedge Clogs
A personal fave here at Well Rounded’s headquarters, No. 6 clogs are the best way to spend your Mother’s Day gift allowance. They’re comfy (a #momlife must), chic (there’s even an Instagram feed all about them) and totally collectible, which means even if you have 5 pairs already, you can always justify another. $285. Get it here.
8. Mom Staycation with Oasis
We know you keep wanting to get away for a few days but it has to be The. Perfect. Trip. areweright? Don’t risk it on an airbnb that’s not all it’s cut out to be! We’re obsessed with all the cool apartments you can rent on Oasis, Hyatt’s new collection of hand-picked homes that are high-design and majorly luxe. Get a few mamas together for a raucous girlfriend getaway or plan a staycation around the corner and nap. Get it here.
9. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick
Because we know you don’t have all day to be hanging at the beauty counter, order yourself this Frog Prince lipstick; the emerald green transforms into a pretty shade of rosebud pink based on your personal warmth and pH, and it’s amazingly flattering to anyone who wears it. Plus, it’s made with antioxidants and botanical extracts in hydrating formulations that are basically perfect for motherhood. $25. Get it here.
10. Charity Donation to Every Mother Counts
Just can’t decide what you want? Do another mother a solid by donating to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Think about it: $35 provides essential antenatal and delivery supplies to care for a woman in Tanzania OR 5 lattes. Come on, donate here.
*This post was sponsored by Bravado Designs.