Mothers Day gifts for moms and nonbinary parents
Mothers Day gifts aren’t just for your own mother. They’re for other mothers in our lives too. Maybe the one you’re married to or your nonbinary partner who feels disconnected from this gender-specific parent holiday but deserves to be celebrated too. To all the mothers and nonbinary parents, we salute you on Mothers Day and always. These cool Mothers Day gifts are sure to please.
An addictive, all-natural lip balm, Doctor Lip Bang’s Lip Freak has our mouths buzzing like a swarm of bees—and we love it. You can select a tinted one (we love Sweet Villian) or a clear balm (the Coco-Loco-Mint is a perfect accompaniment for a beach trip!). $7.99 lipbang.com
PARENTS PLANNING WEDDINGS
One of the coolest things about being LGBTQ+ is there’s less expectation for us to follow some presribed timeline for our lives, including what order we get married and have kids. And sometimes in the LGBTQ+ community, as in other sectors of society, people get divorced and marry someone new. Which is why Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding by Equally Wed cofounder Kirsten Palladino is a perfect gift for moms and nonbinary parents who are also planning their weddings. It’s the first gender-neutral wedding book written specifically for LGBTQ+ couples and the equality-minded wedding vendors who serve them. $17.99 Amazon and your favorite bookseller
For the mom on the move, you can’t get much more comfortable than Lissom shoes. We’re loving the Flyte Mint for wedding-day shoes that can then translate into everyday shoes. After a couple of days, they mold to your feet so well you’ll feel like you’re walking on pillows. $89-99 lissom.com
Interest in tarot card readings is increasing, and we are in love with Kim Krans’ beautiful illustrations in her deck, The Wild Unknown. The boxset comes with both the deck of cards and a guide book to truly understand the meaning of each card, as well as how to do a variety of reading types.
$40 $29.48 sale! amazon.com
SHINE THE LIGHT ON BUTCH MAMAS
Butch mamas and nonbinary parents don’t get enough love. If the mom or parent in your life who you want to celebrate on Mothers Day is more interested in gifts marketed toward dads on Fathers Day, let’s get it in gear and shower them with all the tools they will love. This Ryobi work light would be welcomed by anyone into DIY, home repairs and building. $69 amazon.com
ROSES ARE RED, WINE IS BLUE
Move over, rosé. We’ve got our eye on something blue and sparkly. Blanc de Bleu is a sparkling grape wine with a hint of blueberry and certified color. Delicate, dry and crisp, it’s a wine perfect for celebrating everything your parent has done for you. $20 blancdebleuusa.com