Make the most of May! With Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9, it’s the best time to shower the moms in your life with great gifts.
Help a reader bulk up their bookshelves, for starters, with perfect picks. Not only was Lauren Morrill’s latest novel, It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story, released in March, but Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, came out in paperback that same month as well.
The former first lady shares daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, with Barack Obama and writes about motherhood in the March release. The lawyer worked to empower her girls while their dad pursued his political career, explaining, “I didn’t want them ever to believe that life began when the man of the house arrived home. We didn’t wait for Dad. It was his job now to catch up with us.”
The Chicago native also reflects on her relationship with her mother, Marian Robinson, in the book, noting that she was “brilliant and nearly impossible to emulate” as a parent, thanks to her “unflappable Zen neutrality.”
Michelle wrote, “She wasn’t quick to judge, and she wasn’t quick to meddle. Instead, she monitored our moods and bore benevolent witness to whatever travails or triumphs a day might bring… When we’d done something great, we received just enough praise to know she was happy with us, but never so much that it became the reason we did what we did.”
For those who prefer wine to the written word, place an order for Harry & David’s Market Tote, which will arrive complete with every picnic necessity, from cheeses and olives to salami and baguettes. On top of that, sweet tooths will fall head over heels for treats from The Maui Cookie Lady with Strawberry Nutella, Grown Up Samoas and more fun flavors, as well as Sugarfina’s sweet Spa Bundle. The colorful collection features five yummy gummies.
And if you know any new moms specifically, make her mornings as easy as possible with a Nursing Nightgown and Robe Set from A Pea in the Pod, plus BÉABA’s Babycook. The latter will steam cook or puree baby food for little ones at any stage.
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