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6 Actually Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Moms (and all the mother-like figures in our lives) deserve so much more this year. We’ve partnered with flower delivery service The Bouqs Co. for just the perfect thing.

By Madeleine Kim


I would describe my mom as the classic M.M. customer. She works full-time, she volunteers after hours (and before, for that matter), and she still finds a way to participate in multiple book clubs. Her work includes meeting with clients in-person, so it’s important that she looks put-together and professional. The one thing she doesn’t have time for? Shopping. So, it should come as no surprise that ever since I started working here, most of the gifts I’ve gotten her have been M.M. pieces.

This Mother’s Day, I want to step it up. I’ll still get her some new M.M., because I know how happy it makes her (and she’s been eyeing more than a few things from the new collection). But I’m also going to add something that feels celebratory and fun, something to make her smile throughout her busy day.

I’m talking, of course, about flowers. Luckily, flower delivery service The Bouqs Co. has some gorgeous things in bloom, including farm-fresh bouquets made especially for Mother’s Day. If you want to treat the moms in your life to something extra special this year, here’s what we recommend.

Psst: We’re sweetening the deal with a special giveaway. Click here to learn how you can enter to win a $250 M.M.LaFleur gift card and a $250 Bouqs gift card.

For the Mom Who Taught You Everything

From your first training-wheel-free bike ride to the first time you negotiated a raise, she’s coached you through it all. This mom loves to share her expertise and watch you grow as a result—and she’ll definitely get a kick out of seeing her new Show Me the Money Tree thrive. Practical but fun, she’ll also love the Samara sweater in our new stripe pattern, which she can wear as a summer layer or a beach cover-up on her next vacation.

For the Mom Who Always Knows What to Say

She’s the first person you call when you’re making a big decision and the only one you really want to talk to when you’re having a bad day. She knows exactly how to reassure you, and hearing her voice reminds you that everything will be okay. This guardian angel of a woman deserves The Angels, a gorgeous bouquet of pink roses. Gift it to her along with the Anna jacket in better than denim, which she can wear with all her favorite outfits.

For the Mom Who Could Use a Vacation

I’m going to go ahead and say that every mom deserves a vacation right now. But we all know that one person who’s been especially craving some time off. If you can’t give her a kid-free week in the sun, try the next best thing: a calming Now and Zen bouquet and the gingham Gigi dress, which is like a picnic in clothing form. Bonus: a pair of fluffy slippers to help her get her R&R from home.

For the Mom Who Knows How to Party

She has a knack for making everything fun—she can turn chores into a game and an errand into an epic adventure. Get her a joyful bouquet, like The Bouqs’s Sunny Afternoon, to match her bright personality. She’ll also love the better-than-denim Caitlin shorts, which can be worn long or cuffed, and the Briar earrings, which make everything feel like a party.

For the Mom With Amazing Style

She’s a role model in so many ways—especially when it comes to her always-on-point style. It can be intimidating to shop for someone with impeccable taste. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with the monochrome Halo bouquet and the chic Scotte jacket in silk, which can also be worn as a shirt.

For the Plant Mom

Sure, she may not have human children, but she cares for her house plants so lovingly, it feels wrong not to call her a mom. She’s going to be so excited when you give her the whimsical Best Fern alongside the Lou dress, made from Pima cotton that’s as soft as a lamb’s ear. (And not that I’m speaking from experience or anything, but she’s definitely going to name the fern…)

Ready to go all out for the moms and mother figures in your life? Click here to enter to win $250 gift cards to M.M.LaFleur and The Bouqs Co.

Madeleine Kim

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Madeleine Kim

Madeleine Kim is a Brand Manager at M.M.LaFleur, where she started out as a stylist. She loves developing styling-focused content and creating newsletters that bring the M.M. community together.

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