Mother's Day, that very important yearly reminder that you wouldn't be here in the first place without your mom, is not always terribly easy to celebrate. Besides the fact that meaningful gifts require a little thought, even—gasp!—planning, there's also the fact that not everyone has someone to be showering with thanks. Maybe picking up phone to call your mom isn't exactly simple, or isn't possible; maybe you aren't a mom but wish you were.
Which is to say, contrary to what you might have thought I was going to say, that Mother's Day is a really important holiday: not just for telling the woman who brought you into the world that you sure appreciate it, but for picking your head up to think about who else might deserve a note with tiny hearts stamped on it on May 8th—besides your mom.
What follows is a bunch of gift ideas that work for Mother's Day—but they're just ideas; the big picture is to think of who might be down in the dumps on this day, who doesn't have an old lady to call up or a kid to show up on their doorstep, and try dropping them a line that Sunday. No matter whether you send a whole care package from Food52, buy a gift somewhere else, or don't buy a material present at all, set a reminder on May 8th and share the love.