Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother’s Day is my favorite day of the year. Not because we usually do something big and fancy… but because it’s the one day my kids know they need to step up and show me the love. And they do.

Over the years I’ve cherished their sweet handmade cards, freshly picked flowers, misshaped pancakes, home-made gifts, and some store bought gifts too. Each year my boys ask me what I want, and my answer is always the same. “I’d like a thoughtful homemade card, I’d like for you to plan all of the meals, and I’d like to spend the whole day with you (having teens, this is a BIG ask!)”

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Sometimes they buy me gifts, so I’ve compiled a list of things I’d love to receive on Mother’s Day from some of my favorite small, ethical and women-owned businesses.

Disclosure: Some companies listed below provided products to review. All opinions are my own.

I Am My Story Hand Embroidered Vintage Clothing – $72

I love love love every piece of hand embroidered clothing from I AM MY STORY. The clothing is so comfortable, soft, and cozy, and each piece shares a simple story that is unique to the person wearing it.
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I especially love wearing clothing near and dear to me with my cozy long sleeved vintage sweatshirt embroidered with ‘California has my heart’, and my trucker hat embroidered with my boys initials. What I love most about this woman-owned company is her singular goal: To change the world one positive shirt at a time.

Lollia Always in Rose Dry Body Oil – $42

This beautiful packaging sets the tone for the most beautiful gift. The luxurious body oil is light yet nourishing, to give parched skin exactly what it deserves. It soaks in immediately without leaving a greasy mess, and feels like such a treat.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

The rose scent is light and fresh, and the nourishing organic oils leaves skin hydrated and glowing. Lollia Always in Rose Dry Body Oil is luxurious in texture, scent and color.

Lovepop Mother’s Day Orchid Pop-Up Card

Are you in search of a one-of-a-kind card that is not just a simple piece of paper, but an exquisite work of art to convey your love for mom on Mother’s Day?

Lovepop Mother’s Day Orchid Pop-Up Card

Look no further than the Lovepop Mother’s Day Orchid Pop-Up Card! This gorgeous card comes complete with a blank envelope, the Lovepop Note, and a petite note card that slides away, leaving plenty of space for your own personal message. Give your mom a heartfelt expression of your love with this charming Mother’s Day card that she’ll surely treasure.

Oregon Truffle Oil – $30

I adore ‘truffle’ anything, but I especially love truffle oil. I use it as a finishing oil on salads, pasta, pizza, popcorn… really anything I want to spruce up to taste decadent. I was thrilled to find the first all-natural truffle oil ever produced in the United States by this small family-owned business.

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It’s made entirely from wild Oregon white truffles, contains no chemicals of any kind, and is harvested personally by award winning cookbook author, Jack Czarnecki.

Beyond EcoFriendly Natural Polarized Bamboo Sunglasses – $25

I’m trying to use more sustainable products for our family. I love the old school classic wayfarer shape of these Bamboo Wooden Sunglasses. Since they are made of 100% bamboo, each pair is unique, super lightweight, environmentally friendly AND durable.

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Bamboo is one of the most unique and fastest-growing plants and considered one of the most eco-friendly resources on the planet. Beyond EcoFriendly has found some of the best eco friendly products around and have them all in one place on their website, making it easy to shop with a purpose ❤️.

Erin Condren Custom Photo Acrylic Block – $24

I love to take my treasured memories and display them on these beautiful acrylic blocks.  These custom photo acrylic blocks are uniquely modern and sophisticated, to perfectly compliment your home and office décor.

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Erin Condren has an ongoing commitment to supporting social justice by partnering with amazing artists on various collections, to amplify their voices and showcase their inspiring art.

Original Sprout Deep Conditioner $45

This deep conditioner is one of my favorite brands. I do a mini deep conditioning weekly. It detangles my curly hair easily and makes it easy to get any knots out, leaving me with a restored healthy shine.

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Original Sprout is a women-owned business offering a complete collection of soothing shampoos, conditioners, styling and body care products for the entire family. All products are produced and packaged in California and formulated without any irritants such as parabens and phthalates.

THUMM&CO. –  Hoss Watch $235

As a busy mom, I’m always running from place to place. I love watches, and this beautiful modern black on black Thumm & Co watch is the perfect every day piece.

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The sapphire crystal is beautiful and also scratch-resistant, and this classic timepiece is both durable and practical. Thümm & Co is a small family-owned women’s and men’s watches brand that builds watches to look great AND to last. Also, a nice part of their service is they will engrave all their watches for free as part of their service.

Tiffany Jumpsuit- Jules Collective $278

My wardrobe is definitely more focused on comfort these days. JulesLosAngeles has gorgeous pieces that are  PERFECT to dress up in heels, or dress down in flip flops. The heavy weight micro modal fabric allows this Tiffany jumpsuit to simply flow from your body.

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This is definitely a splurge, but this is a piece you’ll have in your wardrobe forever. The best part is this line is proudly made in Los Angeles by a women-owned small business.

Simon Wolff Bath Ba-Bomb Triple Treat – $45

Baths are a great way to unwind after a long day, release muscle tension, and devote some time to yourself. Simon Wolff is a woman-owned luxury bath boutique and they have nailed the self-care market.

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Their CBD-infused Bath Ba-Bombs are the ultimate luxury and the perfect way to wind down and recharge. Adding CBD bath bombs into your wellness routine, will help you benefit from the stress-relieving and tension-reducing properties of a regular bath, plus the added advantages from the CBD extract. And no… you won’t fail your drug test or get high…  Simon Wolff Bath Ba-Bombs contain 60.666 mg of pure CBD and 0.0% THC.

Gimme Hair Bands – $12

Most days my hair is in a messy bun, and these ‘thick fit’ hair bands are perfection. They are super stretchy, hold my bun securely all day, and don’t loose their shape.
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The best part is they don’t crease your hair at all, and are so comfortable and easy to remove. You’ll never go back to other hair ties after trying these! This woman-owned business started making hair clips from crafting materials for her daughters and is now a national brand in over 20,000 stores across the United States.

Kitsch Biodegradable Round Blow Dry Brush – $18

I don’t see a hairdresser often right now due to the pandemic, so I need to upgrade my hair game. This Kitsch Ceramic Round Blow Dry Brush perfectly creates a smooth and bouncy blowout.

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The ceramic barrel is super light and is easy to maneuver (even for my awkward hands) and helps reduce heat damage by staying warm & directing less heat on the hair. KITSCH is proud to be recognized as a self-financed, woman-owned brand, built on positivity and pure hard work.


These candles from this family owned small business are simply stunning. Each candle is packaged in a 8oz mason jar (that burns for 40 hours) and named after a California city, which even includes the coordinates and candle fragrance notes.

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Aside from the amazing variety of fragrances, the candles are non-toxic, made from soy wax, and have a natural paper wick. The matchbook under the lid is a fun surprise too! I especially love the floral gardenia and tuberose scents in “CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA” and “PACIFICA”.

You Are Enough Sweatshirt – $45

Let’s face it, this year has been hard…  and I love this reminder that mental health and self love is important now more than ever. This hoodie is so cozy and soft and I love the positivity it makes me feel and hopefully others who see it.

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Self-Care Is For Everyone, exists to make self-care and healing resources, reminders, and experiences more accessible for everyone. They support organizations that include National Suicide Prevention , Crisis Text LineThe Trevor ProjectNEDAand The Audre Lorde Project  and also partner directly with independent artists as a way of highlighting a diverse range of voices when it comes to these conversations around mental health.

“Mothers come in many forms. Some gave birth to us. Some adopted us. Some found us in a time of need and invited us into their lives.” -Unknown

Happy Mother’s Day to EVERY mother and mother figure out there! Mother’s Day may be particularly challenging to some, so whatever your circumstances, I am thinking of you this Mother’s Day.

What Mother’s Day gift would YOU like to receive ?

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About The Author


I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.


  1. Nikki | 21st Mar 21

    You know I’m going to love anything Tiffany Blue. 🥰💙 @nikkijplans

    • Samantha | 21st Mar 21

      Yes, you can’t go wrong with that either! 😉

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