With Mother's Day right around the corner, I've been thinking about motherhood. Every year, I think about the wonderful moms I know, including my own, and how much they sacrifice to raise their kids. This year is particularly poignant for me because I'll soon be "mom" to a baby boy.
Not only that, I'll join the millions of other moms who classify themselves as "working moms." As more working moms enter the workforce, the rising trend is to celebrate motherhood (and parenthood) in general. It's true. Corporate baby showers are now officially a thing!
So, what do you get the working mom in your life? Whether for Mother's Day, a corporate baby shower, or beyond.
Since no mom is simply a working mom, I categorized the gifts based on top personas. I also wanted to make sure there was something here for every budget. Here are my top 2019 picks.
For the New Mom:
Since caring for the baby is task numero uno, consider the uber-chic Lalo's The Daily stroller and bassinet. Best of all, it comes with all the accessories she needs so one less thing to worry about. Want to really deliver on the comfort? Check out Boppy. With 30 years of supporting moms, these guys know a thing or two about the best-selling products in the market - including body and tummy-time pillows, baby carriers, and even fashionable infinity nursing scarves. Breastfeeding moms? Check out the Simple Wishes breast pump and super mom bras, Motif Medical's Luna double electric breast pump, and Willow 2.0, a quiet and mobile breast pump. Making it extra special? Throw in some Majka lactation bites.
New mom on the go? Check out these functional and stylish diaper bags: Trend Lab's Sterling, STM Goods Myth Pack, Vianetic Diaper Bag, and the Mom Kindness carry-all tote. Taking baby with? Check out Baby Delight's portable bassinet and the Car Seat Key which makes taking the baby out a lot easier. Don't forget the Humble-Bee stroller organizer. Mom on the go but wants to keep a better eye on the little one? The Nanit Plus Video Monitor is the gift to give. Not only can she watch the little one from afar, but intelligent insights make it easy to track the baby's sleeping schedule. Something for the office desk while away from baby? Try WavHello's First Impressions Baby Handprint and Footprint Memory Frame and the BlueSmart mia2 - an intelligent baby feeding monitor.
When pampering is the name of the game: Check out Pink Elephant Organics for the softest PJs (and matching baby ones to boot!), Kindred Bravely's incredibly soft robe for nursing or maternity, BASQ NYC's stretch mark butter, Tubby Todd's natural and organic Mama Gift set, and for really adding some sunshine to a mother's day ship the Sunshine Box filled with tea, candles, soap and more.
For the Homebody Mom:
When comfort is everything, consider the perfect stay at home romper by Smash + Tess, PLAE's Thai-Ha slip on slippers, or the Huggaroo weighted blankets and aromatherapy shoulder wraps. Pair with a Mulberry silk pillowcase.
When crafty is the name of the game, try the Cocktail Garden Book along with the Garden Fork and Trowel set. For those who love to stitch, check out Wool and the Gang which comes with knitting needles and the wool needed for the perfect scarf or DMC's National Gallery cross stitch kit.
For the mom who loves the kitchen, consider the Aldea Home KOBO candle or Sunday Forever's Morning Candle. For the foodie, there's also MEATER+, a wifi enabled smart meat thermometer or Choc Zero for a traditional gift of chocolate - but healthier. Want to get her an experience instead? Opt for a massage from Soothe. They come to her.
For the Desk Mom:
When she spends long hours at her desk consider these: Rosé Rockers, headphones made for women by women; Pixel eyewear computer glasses for tint UV protection while staring at the screen; OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock with 14 ports for all her devices; and the Quartet Desktop Glass Computer Pad which allows her to comfortably write notes on the angled dry-erase surface.
For the "Watches More YouTube Beauty Videos than You" Mom:
When skincare is her jam, check out: Peace Out skincare set for banishing blemishes, Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper's SLMD line, TONYMOLY's hydration heroes, and an Oprah favorite for hair, the WOW shampoo and conditioner. For a super antioxidant serum, check out Genetically Blessed by Honor MD.
When she loves to indulge, consider these delights: Winston Flower's Mother's Day Medley (they also just have some gorgeous floral arrangements for the more traditional style present); SkinOwl's White Turquoise Beauty Wand and Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir for an at-home facial; the Cariloha bamboo bathrobe for all her beauty rituals, and when inner beauty is calling, check out the Spark your Bliss affirmation cards.
For the Travel Mom:
Loves her coffee and has TSA-pre written all over? Consider these: the Stojo cup, a portable and leak-proof mug designed in Brooklyn; Copper Cow's Vietnamese Pour-Over Coffee for authentic Vietnamese coffee on the go; TRUWOMEN protein bars for when there isn't enough time to grab a bite before boarding, and the LectroFan micro2, the perfect sleep sound machine so she can sleep no matter the hotel!
Because the airplane is always colder than she expects, check out: the Chelsea kimono in cashmere by Mer-Sea; the Crane and Lion Wrap Sweater which doubles as a travel blanket; and don't forget Hanes Hosiery because landing to go into a meeting with stocking tears is just no fun.
If physical gifts aren't your thing, and you are just looking for a lovely card to share your sentiments, check out LovePop cards which are more whimsical and fun than the usual ho-hum found in drugstore aisles.
However you decide to celebrate the working mom in your life, I hope you take the time to thank her for all her sacrifices, hard work, and for generally keeping the world running on schedule.