The BEST Mother’s Day Gifts of 2023

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and Passion Lilie is here to make sure the mom in your life feels loved and appreciated on her special day. All moms are different, so before you pick out a Mother’s Day gift or make plans for the day, think about the things that your mom loves. If your mom loves getting dressed up for a fancy meal, brunch at The Windsor Court (or your local ritzy hotel) might be a great option. But if the thought of getting everyone dressed and enforcing good manners sends chills down her spine, you might want to come up with another idea – maybe a picnic in the park with her favorite drinks and snacks. As you read through our list of Mother’s Day gifts we like to give and receive, think about your mom and what makes her happy (aside from you, of course)! Let us know if you have any Mother’s Day gift ideas to add.

For the dog lover: Passion Lilie has an assortment of bandanas that fit over her beloved pup’s collar. We have a variety of sizes and colors in our Chartres Street shop, but you can email or DM us on Instagram if you aren’t able to stop by and we’ll help you pick out the perfect bandana. Our dog bandanas are part of our mission to reduce our waste – they’re made of leftover fabric from our larger garments. That means that you may even be able to match the bandana with a shirt or dress from our collection! My mom would melt into a puddle over a matching set. If yours would too, send us a message today and we’ll show you what we have! Dog bandanas are $14.

Black puppy wearing blue bandana

For the beach goer: Mom’s Favorite Blue Sarong tops our list every year as one of the best Mother’s Day gifts. She can wear it as a coverup at the beach or pool, use it for a picnic blanket or even as a towel. It’s super lightweight and folds up nicely, making it easy to stow in a suitcase. This sarong is ethically made with a super soft cotton and hand block printed with a beautiful blue floral print using eco dyes. Want to go bigger? Grab a sustainably made beach bag – we love this seagrass woven tote, toss in a good beach read, her new sarong, and a yummy snack. Mom’s ready for a perfectly relaxing day at the beach, pool, or just the back yard!

Woman wearing blue and white sarong

For the mom who loves jewelry: Beatrix Bell, Passion Lilie’s partner at our Chartres Street shop, makes beautiful, meaningful jewelry that may just bring your mom to tears. Beatrix is a local New Orleans jewelry maker, and she has several collections that are customizable for the perfect personalized gift. Her 14K gold dipped nest necklace symbolizes children or family members. The nest pendant is approximately 0.75 inches in diameter and is handwoven with precious metal wire. It is adorned with genuine Swarovski pearls and is available with 1 to 5 eggs in your choice of three different colors: ivory, turquoise, or light blue. The necklace has an 18-inch chain with a spring ring closure, and all metals used are 14K gold dipped. If the mom in your life is a lover of nature, jewelry, and family, this Mother’s Day Gift is a slam dunk. Beatrix also makes beautiful customizable peapod jewelry and heart necklaces with pieces that may represent children or family members. 

Gold necklaces with bird nest pendants with pearl eggs Silver necklaces with pearls made to look like pea pods Interconnected silver hearts connected to a silver chain

 For the mom who loves family time: Some moms say they don’t want a Mother’s Day gift at all, and while she might truly mean it, you should still come up with a little something to make her feel special. If your mom says she’d prefer to spend the day as a family, think of something that will bring everyone together to do something she enjoys. Does she love breakfast foods? Charcuterie and a good pinot noir? Gather some of her favorite things and fill up a picnic basket. Find a park and set up a place where she can relax and enjoy the company of the people she loves most. If you want to level up your picnic, bring along some Passion Lilie napkins – a gift she can reuse again and again.

If she’d prefer indoor activities or if Mother’s Day looks like rain, plan a fun night in! Choose one of her favorite movies or let her pick. Gather an assortment of sweet and salty snacks, a new board game, and a Passion Lilie throw blanket for the coziest Mother’s Day ever. 

Blue, purple and white napkins on a white plate with silverware Blue and white throw blanket draped over a chair

We think these are some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas around, but remember, the most important thing is to think about your mom. Consider what she likes to do, what types of gifts she likes to receive, and how she prefers to celebrate special events. Some good go-to gifts to keep in your back pocket are a family photo session, a gift card for nails or spa services, a framed photo or piece of art. As long as you keep her thoughts and feelings in mind as you’re planning Mother’s Day, we’re pretty sure it’ll be perfect.

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