At KIM+ONO, we are in constant awe of mothers. They are the backbone of our communities, the people who inspire us to be our best every day, and the ones who have taught us how to uplift others with love and compassion and patience. So many mothers go the extra mile day after day that we tend to forget just how much these women hold together all at once—especially this year. In every inch of your day from work to home and back again, a mother’s nurturing spirit can make your whole day seem just a little bit better. She can remind you of your confidence, remind you to be gentle with yourself, and remind you that you can do anything your heart sets out to do.
And, as we’ve learned this year (maybe more than other years), this doesn’t just include your biological mother, but the women who have “mothered” you in any sort of way. People who may have mothered you could be your friends, your sisters, your mentors, your neighbors, or even strangers who lent a helping hand. Anyone who has cared for you or nurtured you has done so with a mother’s spirit. So this Mother’s Day, we’re rounding up the best selling Mother's Day gifts to honor all the women, whoever they are in your life, who deserve to be seen as the incredible people they are. This is our gift guide for every woman in your life who has mothered you in her own sort of way, to bring a little bit more joy and comfort to her day and to let her know that you see and appreciate her in every way. Mother’s Day is coming up in just a couple short weeks, and after the year we’ve had, it’s never been more important to say thank you to the mother in your life.
If there’s one thing every mother needs, it’s more (quality) sleep. But that can be difficult to get—whether it’s a lack of time or a lack of mental rest, sleep can feel elusive, even for the most tired mama. Even if she has the time, a mother can find it difficult to turn her mind off at the end of the day. So help a mama out! Gift her a few things that can help her find a nighttime routine that becomes soothing and calming to help her wind down at the end of a long day and give her extra energy the next morning. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that remind her to slow down her body and her mind. Gift her a maxi kimono wrap to add a little luxury and softness to her evening. Maybe pair it with the skincare she loves, decadent incense, and a book of poetry. Gifting her the tools to help create a habit around her nightly routine can potentially make it easier for her brain to fall into a rhythm, and that rhythm may help her fall more easily into slumber.
This year has been one heck of a ride for all of us, but maybe new mothers have been handed one of the heaviest hands this year. From learning how to become a new mother to dealing with social unrest and a global pandemic, some new moms haven’t even been able to introduce their newborns to members of their own family. Isolation is incredibly hard for everyone, and becoming a new mother during isolation seems almost impossible. For the new mother who is still finding her way, give her one of our best-selling maxi kimono robes from our Washable Silk Collection so she can feel the soft luxury of silk, without the worry of needing to dry clean her beautiful self care she can wear.
Sometimes the best gift is just time. Extra time to sleep or daydream or zone out or do something completely relaxing and just for her is the best thing you can give a mother who is running on fumes. For the mother who deserves a little bit of space, gift her this best-selling favorite kimono fashion, a glass of her favorite beverage, and an afternoon off. Sometimes the simplest things can do the most good. Whether the mother you know is your own or a friend of yours or yourself, reminding her that there is space for her, too, is such a wonderful gift.
One of our favorite qualities of kimono fashion is its versatility. Our modern maxi kimono robes are inspired by traditional Japanese kimono. A kimono — literally translated as “the thing worn” — is a work of art, a vibrant canvas draped over the wearer that, as history states, is as integral to her persona as her own physical attributes. Inspired by that Japanese tradition (which you can read more about here), our modern kimono fashion is translated into modern robes, designed with elegance and function in mind to create a sophisticated staple to any wardrobe. Whether the mother in your life wants to wear her maxi kimono out as life starts to open up again, elevate her work from home and teach from home looks, or simply add a kimono robe to her morning and nighttime routines, it will sway with her throughout her day and become whatever she needs it to be.
It’s often very hard for a mother to say what she wants when it comes to gifting because she’s used to caring for others and can reason her way out of any purchase or gift for herself. But never fear, as long as you put an intention behind a gifted item, she will feel that intention and that will mean the world to her. You can’t go wrong with a gift card or one of our best-selling silk kimono robes. These handpainted pieces take 7 days to create from start to finish and each and every detail is intentional — from the 100% silk to the hand drawn sketch to the symbolism in the design. She will feel as beautiful as she truly is in one of these best-selling silk kimono robes.
Ready to shop? Make sure you order in time for your order to arrive to your favorite mother. You can check out our shipping and processing times here, check out our IG feed for the variety of ways women are wearing their kimono fashion, and feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any gifting questions. Sending lots of love to you and yours on this Mother’s Day!