Caroline's Top Mother's Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day just two weeks away, I’ve rounded up my favorite gifts for the mamas in my life. Whether you’re celebrating your own mama, your sister or friends, I’ve put together a few fun gift baskets filled with my favorite DIANI treats, from silky robes and luxurious skincare to a cookbook and must-have candles. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since my last Mother’s Day post when we were all in lockdown wondering how long we'd be waiting it out. I had decided to honor my late mother, Patsy who loved to garden by creating our first kitchen garden at our home in Santa Barbara (see here). It felt therapeutic to be outside starting something from scratch, watching it grow and knowing it would nourish us through a tough time. And while I plan to continue the tradition this year, I also want to take the time to celebrate and honor the other mamas in my life, especially after such an unprecedented, challenging year. So I've had fun putting together these special gift ideas to make shopping for her easy for you. 

The Self Care Basket

Mamas could really use that extra bit of self care these days, so I’ve put together the perfect gift basket to pamper her with. To help her unwind, I've included this meditation bundle and ceramic incense holder. The scent of palo santo, white sage and sweet essential oils aid in clearing stagnant energy, making her hot bath that much more soothing. Her at-home manicure just got an upgrade with this vegan nail polish in the prettiest spring neutral. And instead of fresh flowers, this custom DIANI sage bundle looks lovely in a vase, but also separates so the sage wand can be burned. A fresh scent for her bathroom or bedside, the DIANI Mazuri candle is a fan favorite. It pays homage to my roots in Kenya, England and California and the name "Mazuri" is Swahili for "good/beautiful". Made from pure essential oils with notes of amyris, bergamot, oak moss and pachouli. 

This basket also features a luxurious body cream, lip balm and temple balm from my new favorite skincare line, HAOMA. These CBD-infused and plant-based products are super clean, effective and relaxing. I like to apply the calming temple balm at night before bed to help me drift off and it smells wonderful too.

The Token Of Love Basket

Show her how much she means to you this Mother's Day by gifting her these lovely gifts from the heart. This is the perfect basket for your own mum, mama friends or partner. It features a set of porcelain dove birds, which symbolize peace and love, and our best-selling dandelion paperweight, which showcases a handpicked and preserved dandelion head. I'm currently burning this new candle, Sacred Smoke made with all natural soy wax infused with the scent of black pepper, palo santo and oak moss. It's great paired with these pretty matches

A sweet scent that will brighten her day, and my go-to perfume is from Maison Louis Marie and features a woody, mineral fragrance with notes of grapefruit, orange, cedar wood and patchouli. Plus the roll-on feature is great for taking on the go or for travel. 

The Happy Hostess Basket 

Even though outdoor gatherings have been on hold this past year, we're beginning to see the light. So, if she enjoys throwing get-togethers, she'll be ready to celebrate with these fun hostess gifts. A new favorite cookbook on my shelf is Old World Italian by Mimi Thorisson. It features Thorisson's culinary adventures through Italy, highlighting regional cuisines and 100 authentic recipes, like tomato-rich ragú and Neapolitan-style pizzas. And, our best-selling cookie plate is a must for serving desserts. The organic shape, handmade lace design and gold rim make it truly one of a kind. Gift it to your mum topped with her favorite sweet treat.

I've been using this pretty flour sack dish towel in my kitchen and love how absorbent and lightweight it is. It's hand printed in Albuquerque, New Mexico with eco-friendly inks and the neutral colors complement any interior.

She'll love setting the table with these rope candlesticks. Made from beeswax and hand poured in New York, these tapers have become a favorite of many of our customers, and in my home. I like to pair them with these vintage candlestick holders.

The Spa Day Basket 

Every mama needs a spa day, so shower her with this pretty basket filled with luxurious goodies. With a free afternoon in the books, these gifts are everything she needs for a relaxing at-home spa day. 

This pretty silk robe not only looks beautiful, it feels soft and luxurious. The ultimate glow in a box, this package contains Orgaid's entire line of facial masks – from anti-aging and moisturizing to nourishing and revitalizing. If she loves non-toxic skincare, this is the gift for her. Pedicure season is upon us, so give her toes some love with these vegan, non-toxic nail polishes. Featuring two pretty seasonal shades – Love, Lust, Lost and Ghost Edit. And several other shades here

Here at DIANI, we strive to make gift giving extra special for your loved ones and these Mother's Day baskets were designed with all mamas in mind. If you want to add or replace an item that you see here, email us at, and we're happy to help you select the perfect gift just for her. 

Sending lots of love,


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