Not Your Mother’s Mother’s Day Guide


She’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom

Among the many gifts that the hit aughts movie Mean Girls gave us—namely, a reason to wear pink on Wednesdays, numerous quotable gems that we use at a moment's notice ("You go, Glen Coco," "I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me. But I can't help it that I'm popular," "Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen," "Don't have sex because you will get pregnant and die"), and Lindsay Lohan at her height—it gave us Amy Poehler in the role of Regina George's mom. Mrs. George wasn't just any mom, she was a cool mom, ready to offer protection to her daughter and boyfriend ("Can I get you guys anything? Some snacks? A condom?") and alcohol to her daughter's friends ("If you're gonna drink, I'd rather you do it in the house"). And, as big fans of our own matriarchs, we like to think there's a bit of the pink tracksuit-donning Mrs. George in all of them, which makes them even more awesome. Mothers are really the best, aren't they?

With that in mind, just in time for Mother's Day on Sunday, here's our gift guide to everything that your non-regular mom deserves in her life. From tools for the mom with a green thumb to bubbly for the mom who would rather use her thumb to pop open a bottle, we rounded up 20 gifts that are worthy of the most important lady in your life. They say you can't buy love, but if you could, we bet it would be through one of these picks ahead. Happy hour is from four to six!

Photograph courtesy of Goop.

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Goop, Edition 2 - Shiso Eau de Parfum, $165, available at Goop.