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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Remember how much mom loved the macaroni necklace that you made her as a preschooler? She loved it because it was a sincere meaningful gift, given with love and appreciation for being the most important woman in your life.

This Mother’s Day, capture the spirit of those small gifts given with lots of love. Whether you’re crafting from scratch, adding a handcrafted touch to store-bought, or carefully choosing a meaningful present, Whole Foods Market has some great ideas to help you give a gift filled with love and appreciation.

Mostly Handmade

A few simple ingredients lovingly combined by hand will create a gift she’ll love. Try one of these:

Homemade Mother’s Day Treats

Flavored Fleur de Sel, Candied Lemon Peels, Dried Fruit and Herb Tea, and Lavender Rose Potpourri are just a few of the gifts in our Homemade Mother’s Day Treats recipe collection.



Easy Aromatherapy

Our friends at Aura Cacia shared these formulas for combining their essential oils to make a personalized gift for your mom. You’ll find their products in most of our stores. And our experts in the Whole Body department can help you pick just the right scents for whatever you want to mix up for mom.

Mom’s Mellow Mix

30 drops of lavender oil

5 drops of Aura Cacia Bergamot

5 drops of Aura Cacia Sweet Orange oil

Mix with 2 ounces of water in a spritzer bottle, shake and spray. Use as a relaxing air freshener or spray on a pillow before bedtime.

Feeling Loved Blend

10 drops of Aura Cacia Vanilla Precious preblended in jojoba oil (look for the yellow label)

5 drops of Aura Cacia Rose Absolute Precious preblended in jojoba oil (look for the yellow label)

1 drop of Aura Cacia Ylang Ylang III

Mix together in the palm of your hand and then rub behind both your ears for a comforting feel good effect.

A Basket Full of Love

Even if handcrafting is not quite your thing, you can still pull together a thoughtful gift for mom with a few of her favorite things. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Tea Lover

Pick from: Allegro®  Organic Wellness Teas, a variety of other teas including green and black, mugs, teaballs and strainers, honey, a variety of delicate cookies and crackers

Put it in: A bread basket

Pampered Bath

Pick from: Bath gels, body lotions, body scrubs and sprays, Good Bar Soap, Mineral Fusion nail polish, Big Dipper Bird Candles, fine chocolates.

Put it in: A shower caddy

Chocolate Lover

Pick from: 365 Everyday Value® Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds, Whole Foods Market™ Organic Chocolate Truffles, chocolate dipping sauces, chocolate-covered espresso beans, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate cookies, Allegro® Organic Café La Duena Coffee

Put it in: A big cookie jar


Gifts Under $15 Each

If you prefer to just pick up a present while you’re shopping for groceries, we’ve got just what you need:  carefully curated gifts that won’t break the bank.

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish

Runway-inspired color in a long-lasting, chip-resistant formula that glides on without formaldehyde, toluene, camphor or dibutyl phthalate


Acure Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion

Treats and soothes skin with a super moisturizing blend of olive oil, cocoa butter, evening primrose and CoQ10


Alaffia Good Bar Soap

A 3-pack of moisturizing soap in light, fresh scents made with fair trade shea butter and coconut oil 1% of sales donated to Whole Planet Foundation®


Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint

Adds a hint of sheer, pretty lip color with moisturizing cocoa butter in several easily wearable shades


Pacifica Votive Candles

Long-burning soy wax candles scented with essential oils


Whole Foods Market™ Lavender Soap and Lotion

Cleanse and moisturize with the calming scent of lavender essential oil, all in one spa-ready set


Hervé Mons Camembert

Food-loving moms can appreciate the beauty of a big, flavorful Camembert paired with other goodies like dark chocolate, sparkling cider or Beaujolais wine


L.I.F.E. Gifts: Change Purses, “Save the Wino” Wine Totes, Canvas Totes

Handmade by women in Kenya who are working to provide for their families and send their kids to school


Threads 4 Thought Basic V Tee

Popular slim-fit tees made with organic cotton in colors to go with everything


What are you planning to give your mom this year? If you’re a mom, what kind of gifts do you enjoy receiving?