This post is sponsored by Amara, but the content & opinions expressed here are my own.

Shopping for Mom is hard, y'all. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because of all the thing she's done to help you overall the years. Maybe it's the countless amount of times she's given you solid advice & guidance. Maybe it's because she's Mom & she knows everything!

Every time I pick something out, I endlessly question my choice. Will she like it? Will she use it? Will she smile & say "Oh I love it, honey" then tuck it away in a box under her bed for years to come? Never fear, these are some Mother's Day gift ideas that she will actually like. Think functional but still totally cute.


Macarons + Ladurée = 100% yes. Fred & I just got back from Paris, so a macaron bag charm would make a great Mother's Day gift/Parisian souvenir.

You can't go wrong with a simple golden tray. It's actually made of stainless steel, so it's chic but still completely affordable.


You can smell this delicious sanguinello scented candle from the box. It's absolutely heavenly. I've sniffed my fair share of candles & this one is unique, refreshing, & fills up the room.

Get Mom some darling light blue ceramic bowls to make her kitchen cute as heck.

My mom is a mug hoarder (now I know where I get it from). Mom is sure to love this darling watercolor-esque Kate Spade mug. Rise & shine!


Fred's mom is really into incense. She burns it to cleanse the house, so she'll appreciate the Tourbillon incense. You get 100 mini incense sticks. The packaging is adorable to boot.

Bread & butter was a part of daily life growing up. It was that or bread & cheese. Either way Ted Baker's bread & butter plate is absolutely stunning.


Everything in this gift guide can be purchased online at Amara. They have so many dazzling options to choose from. I'm pretty much obsessed. Read more about Amara in my Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her post.

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Amara. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]