When choosing a Mother's Day gift, you of course want to make sure it's sustainable. But also important is the message you're conveying. Mother's Day is about showing appreciation for all the unpaid work your mother did raising you, recognizing all the worrying she did on your account, and the sacrifices she made. (Also, that you could be a real pill.) Give her something that says, "You've worked hard enough; go treat yourself!" All the presents I've chosen will encourage your mère take a little time for herself this Sunday, whether you're able to visit and give her a hug in person, or not.
For curling up on the couch to watch "Say Yes to the Dress."

For curling up on the couch to watch "Say Yes to the Dress."

Organic tea set for sipping at the breakfast table over the newspaper.

Organic tea set for sipping at the breakfast table over the newspaper.

Organic cotton PJs to wear for sleepovers with the grandkids

Organic cotton PJs to wear for sleepovers with the grandkids

Handmade in Spain with recycled tire soles, she'll wear these on her next trip to a warmer climate.

Handmade in Spain with recycled tire soles, she'll wear these on her next trip to a warmer climate.

She'll need this for her private little spa day.

She'll need this for her private little spa day.

To apologize for all the times you locked yourself out.

To apologize for all the times you locked yourself out of the house and had to bang on the door.

Essie Ballet Slipper has nothing on this non-toxic polish.

Essie Ballet Slipper has nothing on this non-toxic polish.

A chic alternative to those awful Yankee Candles. It will match any room in the house!

A chic alternative to those awful Yankee Candles. It will match any room in the house!

This says "World's Best Mom" without actually having to say it.

This says "World's Best Mom" without actually having to say it.

Because her local suburban flower shop always messes up your order, this lovely card instead.

Because her local suburban flower shop always messes up your order, this lovely card instead.

Since Dad refuses to turn the heat up, these super-soft alpaca slippers.

Since Dad refuses to turn the heat up, these super-soft alpaca slippers.

Now that she's a lady who lunches, she'll want a classy color on her nails.

Now that she's a lady who lunches, she'll want a classy color on her nails.

A robe so elegant, she'll want to go outside to get the paper and show it off to the neighbors.

A robe so elegant, she'll want to go outside to get the paper and show it off to the neighbors.

She's so pretty in pink – well, any color, really.

She's so pretty in pink – well, any color, really.

True.

True.

Add a touch of modern to her classic wardrobe.

Add a touch of modern to her classic wardrobe.

To draw birds to right outside the kitchen window.

To draw birds to right outside the kitchen window.

It's flair for any of her beautiful outfits.

It's flair for any of her beautiful outfits.

For her daily walks with her besties around the neighborhood.

For her daily walks with her besties around the neighborhood, or that walking tour of that historical city she's visiting this summer.

She wants to know what the kids are wearing these days ... ear jackets like these.

She wants to know what the kids are wearing these days ... ear jackets like these.

Just the right tone and size for her meeting of the book club.

Just the right tone and size for her her book club meeting.

Non-toxic polish for the lady in her.

Pretty polish in a polished bottle for her purse.

For the keys to that cute little car she got after the kids left and she sold the minivan.

For the keys to that cute little car she got after the kids left and she sold the minivan.

Show her your wrapping skills – you learned from the best!

Show her your wrapping skills – you learned from the best!

Maybe this will incentivize her to finally use those yoga DVDs she bought last year.

Maybe this will incentivize her to finally use those yoga DVDs she bought last year.

It's nothing that a swipe of lipstick won't fix!

It's nothing that a swipe of lipstick won't fix!

She's a steel magnolia; pay homage to her strength and beauty with this bird feeder.

She's a steel magnolia; pay homage to her strength and beauty with this bird feeder.

OK, so they're not as nice as those pearl drops you lost in high school, but they are just as versatile!

OK, so they're not as nice as those pearl drops you lost in high school, but they are just as versatile!

Those prayer candles with Mary she buys actually are pretty cool ... but not non-toxic and hand-poured, like this one!

Those prayer candles with Mary she buys actually are pretty cool ... but not non-toxic and hand-poured, like this one!

So soft, her cat will love snuggling in it, too.

So soft, her cat will love snuggling in it, too.

The implication is that you'll sit down with her and have tea and talk – like she's always asking you to.

The implication is that you'll sit down with her and have tea and talk – like she's always asking you to.

They match her nice China, but she can put them anywhere at anytime she wants.

They match her nice China, but she can put them anywhere at anytime she wants.

She'll be surprised at how this necklace goes with everything she owns.

She'll be surprised at how this necklace goes with everything she owns.

The fun vintage vibe of this pink polish will make her nostalgic.

The fun vintage vibe of this pink polish will make her nostalgic.