7 Care Packages to Send (with Love) for Mother’s Day

Honestly, a thoughtfully assembled care package is the perfect gift—especially when you can’t see your loved ones in person. Select some items related to one of your mom’s interests, pack them up nicely with a heartfelt card, and have your mom open the…

Honestly, a thoughtfully assembled care package is the perfect gift—especially when you can’t see your loved ones in person. Select some items related to one of your mom’s interests, pack them up nicely with a heartfelt card, and have your mom open the gift over FaceTime or Zoom so you can enjoy at least a little part of the day together. Here are some places to start:


For the mom who really, really loves her dog:

If the household pet is now actually your mom’s favorite child...what can I say, you’re not alone. If she’s reached the level of making home-cooked meals for the dog, the Nordic Ware dog treat pan is a logical next step. You can also elevate her pup’s home dining experience with a chic elevated slow feeder, with a customized pet bowl mat underneath to catch any drips. Don’t forget a treat jar for the countertops—and a little treat ball just for fun.

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Still Throwing Away Gift Wrap? Here’s How to Reuse It Instead.

Many people save used gift supplies, but my mom is really dedicated to this practice. She has an entire closet devoted to recycled gift bags and accessories, and if we’re being honest, she probably still has a Barney and Friends bag in there. Kind of a…

Many people save used gift supplies, but my mom is really dedicated to this practice. She has an entire closet devoted to recycled gift bags and accessories, and if we’re being honest, she probably still has a Barney and Friends bag in there. Kind of a tough one to reuse, I know.

Becoming an excessive reuser is generational, says Amanda Walker, DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Dwell Aware. Like me, she got the trait from her mom, and now at parties when people bring out the big black trash bag to throw away gift supplies, she always offers to take it all home.

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