Moms love coffee. That’s pretty much a fact. Not only that, Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching (May 14 for anyone who doesn’t know).
We’re sure you knew that already, but we’d hate for anyone to forget. Being in your mom’s bad books is not a pleasant place to be.Maybe even worse than forgetting completely is the obvious last-minute dash. She’s not stupid: she can tell you bought the last wilting bunch of whatever that was left at the gas station. And please, do you think a “handmade” card stuffed into mom’s hand (without an envelope) is fooling anyone?
Of course, if you’re lucky enough to have your mom around then she’ll probably at least pretend to be grateful for whatever you get her. But why not make a stand this year? Why not prove that those 9 months she spent hauling you around in her belly were appreciated?
We’ve decided to make things a little easier with a list of perfect gifts for a coffee-loving mother. So no matter where she lives, whether you’re a millionaire or a starving student, (or even if she’s not with you any more) you can do mother-dearest proud this year.
As well as being the thrifty option, Moonpig also come to the rescue if your admin has let you down and you need a quick fix. Upload your own images (your beautiful face, mom’s or maybe even both), write a message and send a card direct to her door. There are add-ons like flowers, chocolates and other standard mother’s day fare you can send with it if you’re feeling generous. The best bit? You’ll never forget mother’s day again. Moonpig will email you a reminder next year.
Silver Dollar Candle Co
Even if your mom hates coffee, she definitely loves nice smells. If there was ever a group of people that like nice smells, then mom’s are that group.
We love this Brazilian Coffee Soy candle (but of course we would). Silver Dollar Candle Co also have personalised options available. So whatever your mom is into, they’ll have something she’s into. All the candles are made by hand, in small batches. They’ve become the fastest-growing candle shop on Etsy so they must be doing something right.
Yeah, yeah, we know this is our stuff and of course we’re biased. But what better gift for a coffee-loving-mother than something to make incredible coffee in her own home?
Whether she’s into pour over or she’s a fan of French press, we’ve got you covered. Our gooseneck kettles have built-in thermometers so she never gets her brew wrong again. The sexy airtight canisters have a date wheel on the top to so you know how long your coffee is at its best.
Why not treat mom to the best coffee she’s ever had?
A Few Home Truths
Mama Bear Mug
Now you’ve sorted your dear old mom out with some awesome brewing gear, she’s gonna need something equally cool to drink it out of. This retro-style mug might just be the thing. Based on the iconic enamel camping mugs, this beautiful little thing is personalizable so cup ownership debates are a thing of the past.
$20 (one month) to $240 (12 months)
There’s another important ingredient to the perfect cup of coffee and that’s the beans. Do your really want your mother enduring the mass-produced trash they churn out in the supermarket? Of course you don’t!
Mistobox do an awesome job of selecting the finest beans from artisan roasters nationwide. Choose how long you want to subscribe for, choose the roast mom likes and they’ll do the rest. Fresh beans for 30 cups of awesome coffee every month. You hero!
Instagram: @mistoboxcoffee Twitter: @MistoBoxCoffee
Pop Chart Lab
The Compendious Coffee Chart
Pop Chart Lab make things that seem confusing, simple. That’s not a judgement on how intelligent your mom is, but coffee can be downright baffling at times.
This chart is a wonderful piece of art you can appreciate even if coffee isn’t your thing. But if your mother IS a coffee fan? Prepare to be in her good books for at least 12 months. We know what you’re thinking: is it made on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks? Of course it is, we wouldn’t recommend anything else.
Instagram: @popchartlab Twitter: @PopChartLab
Em & Nicks
Coffee Body Scrub
In modern society, it’s good to see people making use of stuff that would normally go in the trash. Em & Nick from Pembrokeshire in the UK have come up with a clever way of getting the absolute most out of their coffee beans.
This coffee scrub is made by hand in small batches using spent grounds from their coffee camper van and community coffee shop. It’s microbead-free and not tested on animals. So mom can benefit from coffee’s essential oils and natural exfoliating properties without a single bunny being harmed.
Custom Made: By Joseph Wright
What do you get the coffee-lovin’ mom who has everything? A coffee table that costs the same as car, of course!
If you were thinking ‘that table looks like it was influenced by the Art Deco style and is, at the same time, refined in form’, then you’d be right. As beautiful as it is, do yourself a favour and make sure mom has enough space in the living room to put the thing.
Some of us aren’t lucky enough to have our mom’s around anymore. While memories last forever, sometimes a picture or two helps. We think Shutterfly is a beautiful way to keep a memory alive even if your mom is gone.
With an incredible array of options to choose from you’ll definitely find something fitting. Just upload your photos and arrange them however you like.