The Ultimate Mother and Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2023

The Ultimate Mother and Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2023

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?

Mother’s Day:

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 mom who has everything: Snappy was founded by and continues to be run by a mom, Hani Goldstein, Snappy CEO & Founder. The award-winning, all-in-one gifting platform makes it easy to personalize and gift just about anyone, streamlining the process of gift giving. Snappy is the gift of CHOICE, empowering mom to choose exactly what she wants. With options ranging from $25 – $500, you can always stick to your budget while still making mom happy (and giving her a gift you know she’ll love!). Here are some options below for the mom who has everything:

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:

For the new mom: The Play Kits by Lovevery make a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, especially for new mother that wants to grow alongside their newborn. The Play Kits aren’t just a subscription for toys, they are a holistic resource for the parents as well. They convenient and deliver straight to your door at monthly intervals, with Play Guides packed with child development information.

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.


Father’s Day

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!

For the tech nerd dad: Dad deserves the best portable power bank and Sherpa 100AC from Goal Zero touts the largest power capacity airline-approved for carry on — perfect for remote workers, adventurers, tech enthusiasts and more. Innovative features include the fastest USB-C charging available in a power bank, increased wireless charging, a new color LCD display for legibility of usage and status data as well as an ultra-durable and rugged design, including heavy-duty aluminum unibody construction with impact-absorbing bumpers.
For the dad who loves to travel/on-the-go: PowerKick allows you to watch video and interact in a comfortable way with your device while charging. Gone are the days of lugging around a bulky charger and cables. The PowerKick is a sleek portable wireless power bank with conveniently clever suction cups to secure the charger to a smartphone or other device while charging. In addition, the PowerKick features an innovative kickstand, which props the device in either landscape mode for video viewing or portrait mode for conferencing while charging –perfect for Zoom meetings or streaming on the go! Indicator lights provide status of device charging as well as current battery charge, so you can easily spot when your device is fully charged. MSRP: $69.95. Affiliate: Rakuten
For the Solar-Inspired Dad: Just pack it up and go! The foldable and packable Solight Design is the world’s first ever solar powered inflatable light. The lights are thoughtfully designed to provide individualized access to solar energy. The innovative, award-winning origami design differentiates Solar Lights, eliminating the need for a mouth nozzle to inflate. Easier and healthier to open, they are designed to be able to transform from a flat polygon into beautiful cube and pyramid shapes with a simple pull-open action. Founder Alice Chun has donated thousands of lights to those in need, including Turkey, Ukraine, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.

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!

Kat Fleischman
Kat Fleischman