After a long year, no one deserves celebrating more than Mom. From managing childcare uncertainties to overseeing remote learning, while also running a household and in some cases working a full-time, part-time, or all-the-time job, mothers have faced down so many challenges in the past year -- and triumphed. It’s time to celebrate!
So go plan those dinner parties, book that travel, and send your baby to Grandma’s again. Live a little, Mom, (while exercising caution with that mask in tow!) and treat yourself to gifts that make celebrating a little sweeter.
From dinner party accessories to travel gear that will make your mom group swoon, here are 10 ways to treat yourself for surviving a year that will go down in the record books.
After sharing (perhaps too much) space with the lovely humans in your family this past year, you’re probably itching to finally welcome others in your home for a dinner party. Your baby (or toddler or big kid) will fit in perfectly at the table in our fresco silver high chair. Nothing will warm your heart more than seeing your child make joyful eye contact with long-lost faces.
Loungewear was the aesthetic of 2020 (thanks, Zoom!), but now that we’re vaxxed and ready to see other humans again, it’s time to step up our game. Hit it out of the park with your own personal stylist AND a rotating wardrobe. A Rent the Runway subscription could provide just the lift your tired closet needs.
Pop open a bottle of your favorite bubbly (or sparkling N/A beverage!) and toast the mothers in your life with this conversation-worthy corkscrew. Created by The Fond Home, your purchase also helps support black-owned businesses. Now that’s worth celebrating.
coco go 3-in-1 bouncer in beach house white wood
Now that we’re able to visit friends again, you’ll need baby gear that's as on-the-go as you are. There isn’t a baby bouncer on the market that will provide more flexibility than our coco go 3-in-1 bouncer. This lightweight piece folds flat, so you can take it anywhere you want to go (maybe that mom group that’s starting up again?). Adjustable to three positions, baby will be relaxed and content as you get some much-needed social time. P.S.: we’re loving the beach house white frame for spring!
Gift yourself a weekend away by gifting Grandma an alma mini+ crib bundle. Our newest crib is the perfect option for Grandma’s spare room; with its compact size and easy fold, it’s there when she needs it and stores easily when baby goes home (we’re not rushing you, though!). Grab the alma mini+ bundle for a one-click solution; it comes with a crib, a breathable mattress, two organic white fitted sheets, and a mattress protector.
After a year of staying so close to home, it’s time to get out and explore. Apple’s second generation AirPods will put an extra oomph in your step as you rediscover things like shopping (in person!), commuting or just wandering aimlessly without kids in tow.
Martha Stewart CBD 15 Flavor Sampler, Wellness Gummies
Just looking at this beautiful box of CBD wellness gummies will help you feel calmer and more relaxed! The sampler contains 60 gummies that blend gourmet fruit flavors with the purest, safest CBD, to manage everyday feelings of stress. And since Moms are pretty much responsible for making the world go round, we’ll take anything that helps.
Time to invite your favorite photographer over for some updated family photos! Give your nursery a pretty upgrade with our Lewis Home 100% cotton crib sheets. These gorgeously whimsical patterns, custom-made for bloom’s alma mini, alma mini+ and alma papa crib, will be the perfect backdrop to your baby’s sweet face.
This lacquer set from BIPOC-owned small business Pear Nova will help you feel extra gorgeous when you step out of the house. With four shades - including Michelle Our Mama, Frida Be Free, Dianna Boss, and Cleo F*ckin Patra - you will call on the energy of these powerful women.
Can’t decide what to get just yet? Grab a gift card (or better yet, ask someone else to grab you a gift card) and cash in later! With custom values that will cover all your bloom gifting favorites, a gift card is also a great gift for a new mom friend who likes to choose her own colors.
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Elizabeth Ellison is a Washington, DC based writer and editor, and is a mother of two