If your mom is the rock in your family (as many of them are), show her a little extra love and appreciation this Mother’s Day with a fitting gift from her favorite place… the Rock! Read on for our top gift picks for Mother’s Day 2022.
1. Books from Nantucket Book Partners
Nantucket’s favorite Beach Read Queens have delivered their latest and greatest right on time for your favorite Beach Read Queen – Mom! Scoop up Summer Love by Nancy Thayer (available May 3), The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews (available May 3rd) or pre-order The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand (available June 14th) for a guilt-free guilty pleasure Mom will be sure to read in one sitting. You can also order autographed or personalized copies of any of these books through Nantucket Book Partners!
2. Collared Cashmere Sweater from Cartolina Nantucket
It’s one of Cartolina Nantucket‘s signature products for good reason – the Collared Cashmere Sweater doesn’t just keep Mom warm on cool summer nights, it’s a whole look in one. The whimsical printed collar adds an extra something special to what is already a deliciously-soft cashmere classic she’ll wear again and again. Pair the gift with a pair of Cartolina’s Diana Pants to really set mom up in style.
3. Bath & Body Treats from Supple Sirens
Though any one of Supple Sirens‘ amazing products will delight Mom, we suggest putting together a whole basket of indulgent, handmade beauty products for her own at-home spa day. Start by adding the Lavender Bath Soak to your cart, then mix in the Rose Body Scrub for a luxurious exfoliator, add an Orchid Body Butter for after the bath, and top it all off with a Nantucket Oyster Candle to complete your mom’s spa experience. Bonus points if you deliver the basket with a few fresh cucumbers for her eyes.
4. Tickets to a Live Show
Give a little drama to your mama (the good kind!) this Mother’s Day with tickets to see a live show on Nantucket. Theatre Workshop will present Steve Martin’s comedy Meteor Shower from May 26 to June 18, while White Heron Theatre will present the North American premiere of The Half from June 26 to July 17, and the Dreamland will host legend Don McLean on August 19th. Not on island anytime soon? Support your local theater or concert hall by getting tickets to her favorite show, or splurge and take her to the Great White Way in New York!
5. Apolis Nantucket Market Bag from Murray’s Toggery Shop
Whether your mom is a frequent flier at Bartlett’s Farm, a gardening extraordinaire, or a beach fiend, she’ll love carrying her loot in this trendy bag from Apolis. Made with 100% natural golden jute fiber harvested in Bangladesh and hand-dyed in Los Angeles, this global tote features a water-resistant lining and can carry up to 135 pounds. Plus, it will remind her of her favorite spot no matter where she calls home.
6. Colorful Dress from REMY Creations
Can we get a little commotion for the dress!? If your mom is your style icon and loves a good fashion moment, we certainly can’t have her showing up to Galley Beach in the same seersucker number as everyone else. Make her the star of the show in CB’s Cordel dress, available at REMY Creations. The eye-catching details and bright colors will have her feeling like the belle of the ball (as she should!).
7. Meredith Hanson x Peter Beaton for Over the Moon
Moms are the tip of the top and the cream of the crop, so why not top her off with this one-of-a-kind topper? Nantucket artist Meredith Hanson has lent her painting talents to a special selection of Peter Beaton hats in a new exclusive collection for online retailer Over the Moon, featuring designs inspired by Nantucket’s signature flowers. Be sure to scoop one of these up quickly, as sizes are limited. And it goes without saying that she’d look excellent in her hat at a Mother’s Day brunch at Topper’s, of course! Wink wink.
8. Tickets to an NWF Event
The Nantucket Wine Festival is just around the corner, and it’s a great time for Moms to let loose, try a few wines, and have a rollicking good time on island. If you’re 21, grab a few tickets to go with her to the Harbor Gala, St. Tropez Soiree, or the Dames Déjeuner Luncheon, or send her on her way with her friends for a girl’s trip! Tickets are going quickly, so be sure to lock yours in asap. Cheers!
9. Framebridge Framed Photo of Nantucket
Give Mom a piece of the island when she’s on the mainland with a framed photo of her favorite place. Find a treasured photo of your family on Cisco Beach, or a snap of you and your siblings downing ice cream from the Juice Bar, and get in touch with the experts at Framebridge to choose the best framing option. They also have a ready-to-ship frames for those who already have a sense for Mom’s taste. Need help on choosing the right photo? They also have a handy-dandy guide to help you pick out the perfect pic. (Psst – you can also find our friend Charity Grace Mofsen’s work on Framebridge!)
10. Donate or volunteer for a non-profit
Mother’s Day, of course, is not all about giving presents – it’s about honoring the mother who has changed your life for the better. Whether that be your mom who is still with you, your mom who has passed on, or a motherly figure in your life, one way to honor them is to make a donation to or volunteer for a non-profit that aligns with that special person’s interests. A few ideas are NiSHA for animal lovers, the Artists Association for artists, the Egan Maritime Institute for thalassophiles (ocean lovers), the Atheneum for bookworms, or the Maria Mitchell Association for starry-eyed science moms. Find more nonprofits on the Community Foundation of Nantucket’s website here.
BONUS: WEEKEND GETAWAY
Sometimes the best gift for mom is time to get away from it all, so how about sending her off island and way up north for a weekend of rest and relaxation nestled in the mountains of Stowe, Vermont at the Top Notch Resort? This Triple Diamond hotel has everything you’d hope for in a rustic mountain retreat—raging outdoor fireplaces, hot tubs, and award-winning spa. Book mom a signature massage with Marilyn, one of Top Notch’s veteran body workers, and then let her soak the day away in hot tubs overlooking the Green Mountains. Have her start the next morning with fluffy chia oatmeal waffles at the Top Notch’s Roost restaurant followed by an in-house yoga or Pilates class. Or if she’s looking to break a sweat, book a one-on-one session with a tennis pro and let her hit it out on one of Top Notch’s tennis courts. By the end of the weekend, mom will be fresh, restored and ready to return to family life on the island.
Sending love to mothers of all kinds out there this Mother’s Day. We are grateful for all of you!