In these unprecedented times, seeing our loved ones in a different household has become an almost impossible endeavor. What we used to take for granted has become precious not-so-distant memories to cherish in the foreseeable future. But with a little creativity, a lot can be achieved to give back to our mother. Because ultimately, don’t they deserve a nice day of relaxation?

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This year, our focus is to make Mother’s Day a day of relaxation at home. After all, she needs a break from the routine and recharge herself.


Is there a better way to start the day than with breakfast in bed? If that’s not possible, the very least is to get mom a great cup of coffee. In our trying times, this can prove to be a bit more difficult. Fortunately, illy Coffee has developed the perfect solution.

illy y5 milk espresso machine
illy Y5 Milk, Espresso & Coffee Machine. Credit: illy Media Gallery

The illy iperEspresso capsule system brings home the experience of Italy’s finest coffee shops. We like the Y5 Milk, Espresso & Coffee Machine that dispenses everything from a single touch, even hot water for a cup of tea (more on that later). Alternatively, opt for the beautifully designed X7.1 Espresso Machine for its obviously good looks plus the inclusion of a traditional milk frothing wand. Paired with a coffee subscription that delivers coffee pods right to the door, an illy iperEspresso gift is sure to be the gift that keeps on giving for years to come!


As most spas remain closed due to the current climate, it might be best to not send mom on a trip to the hot springs of Japan. That doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy a colorful fizzy bath at home, thanks to LUSH Cosmetics. Choose from their selection of signature bath bombs, in addition to their wide collection of natural hand-made soaps, shampoos, lotions, and so much more.

Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb. Credit: LUSH Cosmetics
Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb. Credit: LUSH Cosmetics

Our team loves the refreshing classic Intergalactic bath bomb. But don’t just settle for one. Try, for example, the Black Ninja. It reveals beautiful notes of patchouli that made many designer fragrances famous.

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, Scented Candle, Diffuser, Cologne.
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, Scented Candle, Diffuser, Cologne. Credit: Sephora

Continue the spa afternoon experience with luxurious candles and fragrance diffusers from Jo Malone for some aromatherapy session as mom unwinds on the sofa. Truthfully, we never really did get over their English Pear & Freesia from our New Year’s article. Timeless, enveloping, and ever-comforting, it evokes a peaceful walk in a beautiful floral garden with fresh fruity accents.

Credit: Harney & Sons
Credit: Harney & Sons

And finally, no spa visit is complete without a cup of tea. We found that Harney & Sons Teas delivers generations of know-how for that ultimate brew of relaxation. The shop carries loose leaf teas, blooming flower art teas, aromatic herbal infusions, and a few other interesting sundries. One thing’s for sure, there will be a tea for mom! For the latest news from this passionate family of tea enthusiast, check out their Blog page.


Mothers are the backbone of the family. For years, we relied on her calming voice of reason, and most of us still go back to her for some soothing advice. For the fortunate few who can still see her in person, take your time to appreciate every moment you spend with her. And for those who are kept away by social distancing, keep her close to your spiritual heart and trust that she’ll always be the one who makes everything alright.

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