Gifting season is upon us, and we are bombarded daily with tons of ideas for those we love. Mother and Father’s Day are back-to-back, so how about you kill two birds with one stone with the tried and true selections for both below?
For the formal mom: Andrea and Leo is a Los Angeles based evening wear brand featuring beautifully crafted gowns with exquisite details. Recognized for its signature look with unique storytelling details, this one-shoulder A-line gown is a stunning choice for your next formal event. The dress features a layered tulle skirt and a sheer corset bodice with lace floral applique. The layered tulle skirt adds volume and movement to the gown, while the leg slit adds a playful and sexy touch to the overall look of the dress. Whether you’re attending a wedding, prom, or other formal event, this dreamy gown is sure to make you feel confident and beautiful.
For the wine-loving mom: After years of her taking care of us, this year it’s our turn to celebrate all super moms, treating her to a prestigious wine from San Felice’s Premium Line, Vigorello. This was the first of a new generation of Tuscan wines that subsequently became known as Super Tuscans. The blend now also includes some Pugnitello, an ancient native grape revived by San Felice. Characterized by a dense and garnet-flecked ruby, Vigorello releases a rich medley of red currant, sweet spice, and pungent underbrush. Warm and rich, with expressive tannins and smooth hints of vanilla, Vigorello is perfect for grills and roasts, with lamb and aged cheeses; or for a simple evening where moms just sip wine and relax. (SRP $57.99)
For the nature-obsessed mom: Spring has sprung with sun, blooming flowers and flocks of creatures that grace backyards nationwide. Among these creatures are hundreds of different species of birds and Bird Buddy, the world’s first smart bird feeder, has changed the game by introducing a fun and interactive way for people to connect with nature and learn more about birds.
Bird Buddy is the “Pokémon Go” of bird feeders and notifies you of bird visitors, captures their photos and organizes them into a collection through the app. Turn your backyard into a bird watching paradise and deepen your appreciation of nature. Adding a Bird Buddy to your wish list could even help your mental health and research has shown that spending time in nature can improve cognitive function, boost creativity, and enhance overall mood and well-being.
Bird Buddy is available in Blue or Yellow for $199:
The Play Kits take scientific research and expert knowledge and distill it down to its purest form, so that parents can get more out of the time they spend with their kids. As stage-based play essentials for your child’s developing brain, they are available for ages 0-4, and change every 2-3 months, working according to your child’s developmental window. Thoughtfully crafted with sustainable materials, they include a comprehensive support system for parents, including expert advice, activity ideas, and more.
My kid loved The Explorer Play Kit for Months 9-10.
For the dad who cares about employing the underserved: The Mock-Neck Quarter Zip Polo Sweater by State Cashmere is clean cut, practical, and outrageously comfy. This cozy sweater is the ultimate in low-maintenance, all-day style for most weather conditions. It’s made from 100% Inner Mongolian Cashmere and dedicated to sustainable softness and strength, Amazon’s best-selling cashmere brand has been committed to ethical sourcing and production, working directly with shepherds from inner Mongolia, empowering them to democratize unhealthy practices. The brand is proudly fair-trade and cruelty-free. Using pure Grade A cashmere and offering the fairest prices without compromising the wages and livelihoods of their shepherds, State Cashmere works to raise the circular economy and sustainability initiatives in the cashmere industry.
For the dad that is security conscious: they will fall in love with this cool little orange gadget that will make it easier for them to stay connected. The new Solis Global Hotspot is your own private, secure, and portable Wi-Fi connection wherever you go. It uses patented Vsim technology to seamlessly connect to local mobile networks. No SIM cards or tedious configuration needed. Forget public Wi-Fi — this puts connectivity at your fingertips easily and everywhere (135+ countries). Plus, it charges your phone!
All in all, this guide should cover every personality for Mom and Dad this gift-giving season, so you really can’t go wrong with some of these innovative picks! Happy hunting!