If you’re looking for something unique for your Mom this year, what about a hug from a cow?

From Gentle Barn, a national non-profit animal rescue and sanctuary, you can pick among their six different cows (we picked ‘Audrey’) for a  virtual hug from one of The Gentle Barn cows.

For as little as $15, these special “hugs” support the Gentle Barn’s ‘innovative cow hug therapy program which helps trauma victims, veterans, at-risk youth, and many other people de-stress and find emotional solace and healing in a safe place.’

In return, you will receive a digital card with a photo and greeting from your cow of choice. The card comes ready to print on the paper of your choice and will be addressed to the recipient from you. Your Virtual “Cow Hug” will be delivered to your named person on Mother’s Day morning (6am Pacific), as well as you will be able to download it within 3 – 5 min of placing your donation from a link provided on your receipt.

We love this idea!


For a mom who loves roses — and who doesn’t? — gift her something that will last such as Kai’s intoxicating Rose,  a light scent of gardenia wrapped in white exotics layered with rose absolute. Personally, we love all their products but maybe start with the Kai Rose Body Butter? ($52 ) or the handy Kai Rose roll-on perfume? ($52.)

Note: The last possible date to order and receive for Mother’s Day is Thursday, May 11th with overnight shipping.


Let us extoll the advantages of sleeping on a luxurious silk pillowcase. It’s our secret beauty weapon. Not only does it help your skin and hair but helps with night sweats. Give Mom the best — a Blissy —  and you’ll be her favorite child! And there’s a 40 % off Mother’s Day sale on right now! (Buy yourself an extra — we won’t tell.)


Has Mom been talking lately about how she’s tired of her perfume? (Oh, was that us?)

After years of using the same scent, let her experiment with Váhy’s genderless line of perfumes. Before splurging on something she might not like, try one of the sample sets ($55.)

We got the ‘BALANCED ENCOUNTER SET’ – DAWN’, a set of six miniature spray bottles of the line’s 100% clean fragrances. Diving right in with the sampling, we were surprised and delighted with some of the unique and tantalizing scents, that don’t smell anything like anything else. (We ended up buying a full-size version of the Luna Bergamot | Ylang Ylang | Patchouli. Happy Mother’s Day to us!) $175. for 1.7 FL oz.)



This sweet Mommy and Me duo from Mon Coeur (‘My Heart’) is perfect for the first-time Mom. ($100.) Sustainably made and ethically sourced, you’ll feel good about the planet while styling with your mini-me.

We like the candle brand ‘Here for the Burn’ for their cheeky sayings, like the one above. Get your ‘cool mom’ a fun candle that she’ll be glad to show off. ($36)

We can hear you from here…’ What? Buy Mom sunscreen for Mother’s Day??!!” But what says ‘I love you Mom’ more than protection from skin cancer?

This isn’t your ordinary sunscreen but the brand-new SHISEIDO  Vita-Clear SPF 42 with Vitamin C which improves your complexion every time you wear it (in as little as two weeks.) $38. It goes on like a lotion and completely melts in your skin.

And while you’re at it, get her to throw away all those bottles of used sunscreen from last summer which have probably expired!

Give Mom the gift of a glowing complexion. This Purlisse complexion trio comes with their #1 Best Selling BB Cream – the Perfect Glow BB Cream, Perfect Glow Blending Sponge, and Blush Glow BB Cheek Color. $56. 

For a busy Mom, it streamlines her beauty routine and she’ll look beautiful every day.

Where was this skincare line — Versine — when we were pregnant? Safe for Mom and babies, it contains magical ingredients such as Vitamin C (dark spots and melasma), Azelaic Acid (acne, inflammation and hyperpigmentation), Kakadu Plum Extract (natural Vitamin C and antioxidant), Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane. Basically, everything you need.

Created by three female doctors, including an OBGYN, the powerhouse products are not only safe but really work.

We tried their Illuminate Multi-Tasking Serum ($80) and saw a difference in just three days! Our skin looked clearer and brighter.

Gift Mom Versine for Mother’s Day and you’ll be her favorite child.

Aren’t these sweet (literally)? From Marzipops, these marzipan treats spell out your message. For $48 you get a gift box with 8 assorted Mother’s Day ‘conversation flowers.’ Order by Friday, May 5 for your treats to arrive by Saturday, May 13, the day before Mother’s Day.

Pamper Mom with one of the gorgeous boxes from ekuBOX which stands for EAT, KEEP, and USE. There’s something to eat, something to keep, and something to use in every beautifully hand-curated box. And for every box, the company plants a tree so it’s a win-win for Mom and the planet! $69 and up. The ‘Best Mom Ever” box sells for $98.