Mother’s Day can be full of expectations—gift-giving and receiving might be only part of the day but it can be stressful to find a great gift for a mom in your life. Here are some of our suggestions of items that we would not only love to give, but love to receive!
Matt & Nat : Epea $148 in Ocean With an expandable gusset making it easier when you need a little more shopping room! The open top, large interior zipper compartment and front pockets facilitate finding your phone, sunglasses and wallet whilst in a hurry! Interior: zipper pocket, slip pocket, logo embossed on a cork tag, 100% recycled nylon lining. 10” handle drop length.
Cornelia Guest at Compassion Couture, Sebastian Hobo $255 Form, meet Function. With a relaxed silhouette a generous size and a neutral color palette, the Sebastian hobo with perforated embellishment is the perfect everyday bag for the spring/summer season.
Cri de Couer Bex Vegan Bag in Brown, Peach & White $154. With the outer flap doubling as a large zippered pocket, two interior cell phone pockets, and a completely removable adjustable shoulder strap, the options are endless. The beautiful peach and white coloring is the perfect touch for a spring/summer outfit.
Lesportsac Large Weekender in Black Patent $128 Classic! Adjustable shoulder strap, Two side pockets with zipped closures, Front and back pockets with zipped closures.
Stella McCartney for Adidas, Essentials Seamless Strap Tank $90, in Cerulean. Fitted stretch tank with climalite®technology which enhances the body’s natural body temperature while staying dry. Seamless, racer back and adjustable straps featuring adidas by Stella McCartney logo tag
Stella McCartney for Adidas Yoga Bag, $70 With adjustable straps to attach yoga matt. Dual handles, zip closure and zip pocket. adidas by Stella McCartney logo badge. Dimensions: 19″ x 14″ x ⅓″
Lululemon Luminous Tank $42 in Very Teal/Very Green It’s breathable, lightweight and has a little stretch, perfect for a few early morning Vinyasa’s.
I Love LaVanila Pure Vanilla Gift Set at Sephora $49.50 In these three products, pure Madagascar vanilla blends with the aromatic essence of tonka bean and rich, floral heliotrope for a luxuriously sexy experience. Perfect for gift giving and gift getting, this sweet set features three of the brand’s bestsellers: fragrance, body butter, deodorant.
Click here for a list of vegan perfume recommendations.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set v2.0 A selection of Lip Tars in spring shades that combine the best aspects of lipstick and lip gloss. A fabulous new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick with the easy application of a gloss, delivering an opaque and comfortably long-wearing finish. These spring colors are ready-to-wear or can be mixed, depending on your mood.
Lush My Fair Lady Gift Set $59.95 Lush has piled this gorgeous hatbox full of their most luxurious skincare products, including their whipped Creamed Almond and Coconut Smoothie, soft Figs and Leaves soap, almond-packed Buffy body butter, Charity Pot hand and body lotion, Tiny hands solid moisturizer, Ultrabalm all-purpose balm and Mediterranean orange-grove shower gel, The Olive Branch.
Cedar Creek Large Cedar Rectangular Raised Container Garden $121 Create a beautiful Garden anywhere in or around your home, no bending, no fear of animals harming your plants. Cedar, holds 7 inches of soil, 36H x 36W x 24D
Chalkboard Wall Planter at Williams Sonoma $139.95 Bring your wall to life with a stunning vertical herb garden. This planter mounts securely to the wall and offers a unique, space-saving way to harvest fresh herbs while adding lush greenery to your kitchen or an outdoor area. Just fill the cells with the herb of your choice, and water as needed through the top irrigator; the hidden collector tray catches excess runoff.
Essential Kitchen Garden Herbs 6-Pack at Williams Sonoma 34.95 Fresh, homegrown herbs can easily transform a good meal into a great one. This assortment includes six culinary favorites, with a mix of French, Italian and Mediterranean flavors. Most herbs flourish with consistent harvesting, so clip and enjoy them often and dry any extra growth for later use.
Organic Earthbox Garden Kit at Two Dog Nursery $59.95 The Complete Organic EarthBox Kit contains all you will need for a bountiful harvest. The Organic Kit comes with easy planting instructions and a set of excellent casters, so the boxes can be easily moved toward more sun or less sun, or rolled inside on frosty nights. Also included are the Dolomite Lime (calcium) which all plants need and a package of Certified Organic Plant Food, sufficient for the entire season. The aeration screen, water tube and 3 plastic mulch covers are also part of the Kit. Measures 29” L x 13.5” W x 11 H.
Magazine Gift Subscriptions
Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine 1 yr $14
VegNews Magazine 1 yr $20
Organic Gardening 2 yrs $24
Allison’s Gourmet Vegan Chocolate Lover’s Gift Set $45 Delicious and Tantalizing Assortment of Chocolate Almond Toffee, Chocolate Bark & Artisan Chocolate Assortment
Feed Your Face Vegan Caramels on Etsy 17 flavors of Gourmet Organic, Vegan Caramels…Sampler, one of everything $19
Sun Cafe 3711 Caheunga Blvd, Studio City
Crossroads 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
Sage Vegan Bistro 1700 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Mary’s Secret Garden 100 South Fir Street, Ventura
Candle 79, 154 E. 79th Street, NYC
Blossom, 187 9th Ave, NYC
Spork Food Classes Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. Their delicious, innovative cuisine emphasizes organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. They offer organic vegan cooking classes, in-home healthy eating consultations, private cooking parties, corporate trainings and demos, team-building cooking classes and more.
Yummy The All-Star Vegan Cooking Class Series YUMMY is the new cooking class series to be held in Pasadena, California featuring a rotating all-star cast of guest chefs. Pasadena
Natural Gourmet Institute, New York, NY Class & Gift Certificates
Bhagavat Life, Ayurvedic cooking classes, located in NYC’s East Village
Cooking & Food
Chloe’s Vegan Desserts Cookbook $12.98 on Amazon. More than 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies, Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes and More!
Betty Goes Vegan Cookbook: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family $15.33 on Amazon. Comprehensive guide to creating delicious meals for today’s vegan family. This must-have cookbook features recipes inspired by The Betty Crocker Cookbook, as well as hundreds of original, never-before-seen recipes sure to please even meat-eaters.
Virgin Vegan Everyday Recipes: For Satisfying Your Appetite $19.99 New followers of a plant-based diet are often overwhelmed with the ingredients, recipes, and choices of a vegan lifestyle. And, they often miss their favorite dishes from their old way of eating. With more than 100 recipes that include Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes, Potato Corn Chowder, All-American Meatless Loaf, Mac and Cashew Cheese, and Chocolate Decadence Cheesefake, you are sure to make dining a pleasure
Hand-Thrown Fermentation Pot at Williams Sonoma $99 Uniquely designed to encourage the fermentation of fresh fruits and vegetables. Use it to transform cabbage into sauerkraut, to pickle vegetables, and to cure olives. The process is simple: Place salted vegetables in the crock, fill with water, then cover with the pot’s heavy lid to keep vegetables submerged and encourage lacto-fermentation.
Go Vegan! Gift Basket $52.95 The perfect choice for a new vegan, or for someone you’d like to be! Contains the book Simply Vegan OR Vegan for Life (or another cookbook of equal or greater cost), Harvest Direct Soy Burger Mix, Road’s End Pasta Shells & Cheese Mix, a vegan oatmeal creme pie, Primal Strips Jerky, Parmazano Parmesan Cheese Alternative, a Dream Chocolate Bar, an Alternative Baking Co. cookie, GoMaxGo Chocolate Candy Bar, and a Go Vegan! bumper sticker.
The Art of Tea
Bellocq Tea Atelier For the tea lover in your life, Bellocq is an award-winning tea company offering a unique and evocative line of handcrafted blends and an inspiring selection of organic full leaf teas. Bellocq has a wonderful tea house or “atelier” located at 104 West Street in Greenpoint, New York. Prices vary depending on your choice of tea, but an extravagant Bellocq Chai Tea Gift Set is $80.00
These tea accessories from Two’s Company are gorgeous too! Prices vary depending on design.
Click here for more of our favorite loose leaf tea recommendations.
Any vegan or non-vegan woman would surely appreciate receiving these gifts, especially the thought and effort behind them. But a beautiful vegan breakfast in bed with a an organic flower stem on a tray is a beautiful gift. Exploring your local spas and buying a gift certificate for a treatment or a massage is a fantastic gift, as well. Whatever you choose, wrap it prettily and write a lovely message in a loving card! What else could a mom want?
xox Debby & Ellen