3 years Ago
Allow us to present our gift guide of 40 exhilarating experiences we know moms everywhere will adore. What inspires such confidence you might wonder? Our list was inspired by her greatest lessons. For teaching us to never be afraid, to seek out adventure, and eight other life-changing lessons, we’ll be reciprocating in kind — with bliss-out weekends, master classes, once-in-a-lifetime journeys, and more.
Visit IfOnly to peruse our entire selection of experiences, many under $100. Highlighted below are some of the most talked about gifts in our edit that have somehow found their way onto our own wish list. Lesson number one just so happens to be “every so often, indulge yourself.” Whatever mother says, it’s never wrong.
Lesson No. 1
Every so often, indulge yourself...with one of Oprah's Favorite Things
Tulips and roses are lovely — but imagine mom’s delight when she opens a box of fresh-cut gardenia vines. Beautifully scented and the flower of surprise and new possibilities, they will add beauty to her home. And did we mention they are one of Oprah’s favorite things? Float the blooms in a bowl for a different and unique arrangement.
Lesson No. 3
Own your style... with a personal session with Veronica Beard
Every season, fashion-forward women await the beautifully designed collection from New York duo Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard prized for their chic and endlessly versatile pieces. Now it’s mom’s turn to be styled by this dynamic duo.
Lesson No. 5
Make time to cook... with a lesson from Alice Waters
Invite your mom to meet Alice Waters, and together they’ll craft a lovely four-course, farm-to-table menu, fusing seasonal ingredients with classic culinary technique. Having the chef who sparked the good food revolution show you her favorite preparations is the ultimate for any epicurean. If you love your mom’s home-cooking, it’s the gift that will keep on giving.
Lesson No. 7
Set a lovely table...let a wine expert curate your sips
Show us a mom who doesn’t love wine. Make this guaranteed-to-please gift extra special with a trio selected for their pretty floral notes by wine expert Debbie Zachareas.
Lesson No. 9
Begin an adventure...tour Florence with an Italian jetsetter
Wine and dine mom in Italy. Let her see the famous piazzas and Renaissance masterpieces at her own pace, squired by an Italian nobleman Count Vittorio Carioni.
To see all ten lessons and their accompanying gifts — including balloon rides, wellness camps, and other memorable experiences for mom — visit our Mother’s Day Gift Guide here.