Creative and Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

Creative and Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021 | 7 min read

Trying to find creative, useful, and thoughtful gifts for mom can be a challenge. With so many options flooding the internet, how do you pick the perfect gift for her? Check out this gift guide for the best 2021 Mother’s Day Gift ideas:

Laptop Backpack for Work

For the working momma, consider gifting her a sleek, new laptop backpack. Whether she’s at home taking Zoom calls or jetting to and from the office, a functional, everyday carry bag would make her workday easier. 

Crafted with high-quality, water-resistant vegan leather, the Signature 2.0 Backpack provides the durability mom needs day-to-day. This sleek laptop backpack showcases a minimalist design but offers plenty of room for her laptop, notepads, documents, and other daily essentials. With a padded laptop compartment, mom will have a plush storage space for her MacBook Pro , iPad, and electronic gadgets. If staying organized is a must, the main compartment is equipped with several storage options that include: a nylon sleeve, expandable mesh pockets, and velour-lined zippered pockets. She’ll have no problem keeping her  wallet, chargers, cosmetics, sunglasses, and readers safe and organized. For quick-access to important items like her cell phone or commuter pass, this laptop bag features a convenient front compartment and two side pockets. This laptop dayback also has a bottom compartment that is perfect for storing dirty shoes, water bottles, toiletry bags, and other gear she needs to keep separate.

To provide the utmost comfort, this slim laptop backpack is designed with ergonomic, padded shoulder straps and a breathable back panel. As a finishing touch, the Signature 2.0 Backpack is designed with a padded trolley sleeve that slides over a wheeled crate or rolling luggage. With so many functional features, the Signature 2.0 is sure to become mom’s everyday carry bag (EDC) or favorite carry-on travel bag

[Because of the functional storage pockets, the Signature 2.0 Backpack is also recommended for new moms!]

Luxury Wine Bag

Nothing says “I love you” more than a thoughtful brunch picnic with mom and the kiddos. Prepare a little basket of breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt, and pastries for everyone to enjoy. As an added surprise, gift her the Skyline Lux Wine Bag packed with champagne and orange juice for Mother’s Day mimosas! She’ll love the elegant crosshatch-embossed vegan leather and stunning metal trims. With the intentionally-designed top handle, insulation, and padded divider, the Skyline Lux Wine bag will be her new favorite accessory for hosting dinner parties, outdoor events, and travel. Mom will truly love this luxe Mother’s Day gift, but more importantly, she’ll appreciate the time and effort it took to create cherished memories on her special day.

Luxury Tennis Racquet Bag

Maybe mom loves to play tennis or pickleball. If this is the case, a stylish tennis racquet bag like the Baseline Racquet Bag in Rose Gold would make a great gift. This eye-catching tennis racket bag serves a pop of color with a satin-finish exterior and heavy-duty, waterproof zippers. Mom will not only appreciate the durability this tennis bag provides, but how the vegan leather outer that is easy-to-clean, and abrasion- and weather-resistant. 

To make sure she has everything needed for practice, the Baseline Racquet Bag features an isothermal racquet compartment that comfortably fits two racquets and maintains string retention regardless of weather conditions. This high-quality  tennis bag for women boasts a large compartment with plenty of room for: tennis balls, extra apparel, strings, grips, miscellaneous tennis equipment, and of course, more tennis rackets. The zippered side pockets include an isothermal water bottle pocket and a velour-lined pocket. These exterior pockets provide her easy-access to her: wallet, sunglasses, readers, watch, jewelry, and other small accessories. No luxury tennis bag would be complete without a shoe compartment to stow dirty tennis shoes away from clean tennis gear. 

As she goes to and from the tennis court, mom has the option to carry the Baseline as a tennis racket backpack or duffel. This luxe tennis bag offers classic backpack straps with a 4-point clip-on/off system. She can easily convert the backpack style to a duffel bag by unclipping one of the adjustable shoulder straps. There are also multiple grab handles so she can freely interchange between whatever is the most comfortable. 

[Shop VESSEL Tennis on Amazon]

Women’s Watch

For the busy mom that is always running between work, errands, gym sessions, and more, a women’s watch is an excellent gift. This Rose Gold & White 24-Hour Automatic Watch is an elegant timepiece she will love to pair with daily outfits, workwear, and athleisure. From the Stainless Steel Rose Gold IP Case and matte white dial, to the genuine leather straps backed with soft suede, she will never go without her new watch. The dial features a 3-hand movement, date window, and 24-subdial so she can keep track of time at a glance. This women’s watch is equipped with quick-release pins so she can interchange the straps to coordinate with her purse, shoes, or belt. This sophisticated and functional keepsake will remind her of you, every time she checks it! 

[Shop more Watches and Watch Straps]

Women's Tote Bag

A Mother’s Day gift  that never fails is a new tote bag. For moms that have a chic, feminine style, a classic tote bag like the Skyline Lux Tote is a great option. Choose from This high-quality vegan leather tote bag showcases an elegant crosshatch texture, antimicrobial lining, and metal hardware. The water-resistant faux leather exterior protects from spills (and little hands). It’s easy-to-clean, so she can be sure her beautiful tote bag will look new for years to come. The spacious main compartment offers plenty of room for a: laptop or iPad, change of clothes, cosmetics pouch, toiletry bag, and wallet. Mom will love how this carryall tote bag can serve as her work bag, carry-on personal item, or weekender getaway bag. The Skyline Lux Tote features a water-resistant nylon sleeve that is ideal for a water bottle, beverage, or umbrella. It’s also equipped with one zippered interior pocket, one velour-lined zipper pocket, and a key leash to keep her keys ready at-hand. (If she loses her keys a lot, this may help!) With its minimalist design, thoughtful details, and overall functionality, the Skyline Lux is one of the best tote bags for mom, your mother-in-law, or any other special lady in your life! 

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Leather Clutch Crossbody

If it’s a Mother’s Day tradition to take mom to her favorite restaurant, surprise her with a gift she won’t be expecting. As she gets dolled up for her special dinner, give her this stunning leather clutch to complete her evening ensemble. She’ll be feeling extra glamorous with this high-quality accessory that’s been hand-picked by you. The two-toned genuine leather outer and silky nylon inner offers a polished aesthetic that will complement any outfit. She’ll love the internal organization that includes: a zippered essentials pocket, six cards slots, and two currency slots. There’s a place for her cash, credit cards, cosmetics, cell phone, and keys in this convenient and elegant handbag. The best part is, she can change up her clutch by adding the adjustable crossbody strap for a hands-free carry. Or, she can attach the wrist strap and wear it as a wristlet. Whatever the night calls for, her new leather clutch will be a great go-to wardrobe staple. 

[Shop the Leather Clutch and other accessories]

Luxury Golf Stand Bag

If mom loves to spend time on the golf course, treat her with something that fuels her passion. One of the best golf gifts for mom is a golf stand bag. The elegant VESSEL Lite Lux Stand is in a class all its own with top-level trims and crosshatch-embossed synthetic leather. However, these sleek materials not only look stylish, they are engineered to be abrasion- and water-resistant, easy-to-clean, and extremely durable. 

To accommodate Mom’s full set of golf clubs, the Lite Lux features a 4-way top wrapped with premium velour and 4 fully-enclosed, full-length dividers. Her lucky driver, fairways woods, putters, and alignment sticks, can comfortably fit without getting tangled. As a VESSEL staple, the Lite Lux is designed with a patented Rotator Stand system and ultralight carbon fiber legs, for an optimal strength-to-weight ratio. Along with a convertible EQ2 Shoulder Strap system, ergonomic hip pad, genuine leather top handle, and front grab handle, Mom can quickly and comfortably make her way through the round. Whether she carries her own bag or has a caddie, this lightweight, ergonomic design won’t strain shoulder and back muscles. 

Although this golf bag is compact, it provides ample storage space for all of Mom’s golf equipment. This includes: a zippered apparel pocket, magnetic velour-lined rangefinder pocket, lined valuables pocket, cooler-lined water bottle sleeve, and front ball pocket. There’s plenty of room for all the essentials like golf balls, tees, and more. To complete the refined aesthetic, the Lite Lux includes a matching, all-weather rain hood. Mom will not only have the sleekest bag on the golf course, but she’ll have a reliable carry bag for years of play. 
[Personalize Mom’s golf bag with embroidery! Add a logo, club crest, nickname, or quote]

Leather Headcovers

[Featured: Signature Headcovers in Rose Gold]

Mom might already have her go-to golf bag, but her golf accessories might need an update. A matching set of Rose Gold Headcovers is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your golfer. The pearlescent rose gold upper is crafted from durable, weather-resistant vegan leather to easily wick liquids. The white underpart is a supple genuine leather that contours to her golf clubs for a secure fit. She is sure to love these beautiful headcovers that make it easy to keep golf clubs clean, dry, and protected for years of play. Be sure to complete her matching headcover set with a blade putter cover to make sure she’s fitted and ready for the green. 

[If pink isn’t her style, then a cool Neomint might be the match for her!]

Women's Rolling Luggage

For the wanderlust momma that is eager to travel again, the Signature 2.0 Luggage is an excellent choice! With a compact silhouette, this rolling luggage is the perfect carry-on size for domestic and international travel. This carry-on luggage features a main compartment that has plenty of room for: apparel, packing cubes, toiletries, cosmetics, and a shoe bag. The easy-access exterior pocket showcases a padded laptop sleeve, nylon zippered pockets, and a velour-lined zippered pocket to keep valuables safe and accessible. With this handy front pocket, mom can skip the hassle of having to hunt down all her electronics and chargers through TSA check-in. Other functional features like the telescoping handle and 360-degree spinner wheels make getting through busy airports and public spaces more efficient. 

Mom will appreciate the convenience of this carry-on suitcase, but absolutely love the water-resistant faux leather exterior that comes in 5 unique colors. Choose from a rich tan, creamy stone, cool grey, satin rose gold, or vibrant neomint. Made with the highest quality materials, this chic minimalist carry-on luggage is sure to be mom’s favorite travel bag. To complete her luggage set, pair this beautiful piece with a travel backpack, tote, duffel bag, or garment bag. From its functionality and durability, to its luxe details and elegance, the Signature 2.0 Luggage is the best carry-on luggage for mom.

Women's Duffel Bag

A duffel bag is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for frequent travelers, athletes, and gym-goers. To elevate mom’s outfit of the day, give her the new 2021 Skyline Lux Duffel Bag. This compact, carry-on size is ideal for getaways, country club stays, sports practice, cycling classes--you name it! But this is not your average duffel. It’s hand-crafted with lavish crosshatched vegan leather, YKK zippers, and antimicrobial lining for a look that is sophisticated as she is. This softside carry-on features an expandable main compartment that offers enough storage space for short and longer trips. Both versions easily fit into overhead bins, for efficient, hassle-free travel.

Within the main compartment, there are two slip pockets, one zippered pocket, and one microfiber-lined zippered pocket. Mom can keep small items like jewelry cases, scarves, and sunglasses, organized. And because no weekender bag is complete without space to store an extra pair of shoes, the Skyline Lux Duffel offers an external shoe compartment. This separate compartment is accessible from the outside of the duffel, and keeps dirty shoes from clean apparel and gear.  She’ll also enjoy the quick-access front pockets that allow her to have important items like her: phone, wallet, passport, keys, and readers at-hand. To offer the most comfortable carry, this softside luggage features two top handles with clasp in addition to a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. With its luxurious finish and purposeful organization, the Skyline Lux Duffel will be Mom’s go-to for travel and daily activities. 

Signature 2.0 Toiletry with Antimicrobial Liner

Flashy gifts may not be mom’s style, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t feel spoiled. For a unique gift, DIY a custom spa gift set with the Signature 2.0 Toiletry with Antimicrobial Liner. Fill this functional “gift basket” with skincare, eye masks, essential oils, nail polish, and scrubs for a day of relaxation. She’ll love this thoughtful, hand-picked goodie bag and indulge in much-needed self-care. Plus, the Signature 2.0 Toiletry with Antimicrobial Liner will become her new favorite carrying case for daily use and travel. Since this toiletry is designed with water-resistant vegan leather, waterproof zippers, and antimicrobial lining, it’ll provide her with a reliable way to carry toiletries and cosmetics. To neatly pack away all her essentials, this women’s toiletry bag includes: two zip pockets, three mesh pockets, and one slip pocket. Whether she uses this toiletry bag for trips or gym sessions, she can always have personal items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, on-the-go. This toiletry bag for women utilizes a book-style opening that lays flat for easy-access, and a hanging hook that suspends the bag off the counter. Mom will have a blast with her spa kit, but love the versatility of her new toiletry bag.

Travel Organizers

Sometimes the best mother’s gifts are practical items we don’t like to buy for ourselves. Travel organizers (or packing cubes) are a versatile, functional gift that Mom will use for years to come. 

The ones from VESSEL are made with durable, water-resistant nylon and breathable mesh. They come in three different sizes so she can use all three in her rolling suitcase, or the smaller ones in her duffel bag or garment bag. Because these packing cubes help to maximize carry-on storage space, she can make room for all the items she needs. These travel organizers make packing and unpacking so simple and organized, she’ll use them for every trip and vacation. 

Everyday Carry Backpack

Whether she’s running between home, the office, the gym, or play dates, Mom has a lot on her plate. She can definitely do it all, but perhaps this year’s gift can make her day-to-day a little easier. Show your appreciation with a premium, everyday carry bag like the Skyline Lux Backpack. This carryall is spacious enough for daily items and work essentials. If she’s a new mom or has young children, this versatile backpack can serve as the most stylish baby bag as well! She’ll have hands-free mobility with this everyday carry backpack and will be able to load it up with snacks, diapers, extra baby clothes, toys, and more. 

[Shop more Women’s Backpacks on the VESSEL Amazon store]

Mini Backpack

Whether Mom is a petite person or looking for a bag that doesn’t weigh her down, a mini backpack like the Skyline Lux Micro Backpack is the perfect gift. This small yet functional everyday bag is extremely lightweight, compact, and comfortable to carry. It’s the perfect size for all daily essentials she needs on-the-go. 

The Skyline Lux Micro Backpack features a convenient front zippered pocket, ideally for small and slim items. With this pocket, Mom will have her cardholder, passport, or transportation pass at-hand. Other exterior storage includes a concealed, velour-lined vertical pocket, that is recommended for her cell phone. This pocket ensures that important items stay scratch-free and away from pickpockets. In the main compartment, there is a slip pocket, zippered pocket, and key hook to keep items organized. Compact and comfortable--she’ll be able to carry her keys, cosmetics pouch, and more. If you’re looking for what to pair with Mom’s mini backpack, check out these matching leather accessories.

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Cosmetics Carryall Travel Pouch

For the makeup-lovin’ mommas, this Carryall Pouch offers convenient storage for cosmetics and small toiletries. It features a top zip that opens to a spacious main compartment. Mom will have access to everything she needs without any hassle! She’ll love the vegan leather outer and nylon inner-- both of which are very easy-to-clean. 

Leather Wallet

A simple leather wallet might be exactly what Mom wants this Mother’s Day. This functional gift is sure to see a lot of use, and she’ll that it’s hand-picked by you. Choose from various styles offered by VESSEL and find the perfect one to suit Mom. Whether it’s a zippered wallet, cardholder, or Leather Essentials Pouch, there is something for every mom! 

[Upgrade this last-minute gift, with a special Mother’s Day card or a gift card. You can’t go wrong with Sephora, Nordstrom, or Anthropologie]

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