Mother’s Day this year will look so much different than it did last year, and thank goodness for that! And there’s a lot to celebrate. As we begin to come through this pandemic, we can come together more in celebration of all the ways we made it through — and mothers were a big part of getting through this year and they will be a big part of our collective recovery process.
Whether the mama in your life is your biological mother, your sister, your best friend, or yourself, the mothers deserve something a little extra special this year. A little extra something to remind them that taking care of themselves is just as important as taking care of all of us. Our silk kimono robes and floral kimono wraps are meant to be self care you can wear. From silk to cotton to charmeuse, the range of materials, lengths, styles, and colors each have one thing in common: they’re meant to make you (or the favorite mama in your life) feel confident in your skin and as beautiful as you truly are. They are meant to bring a deep breath, a grounded calm, and a little luxury to your every day. So this week in the journal, we’re rounding up our favorite self care gifts for Mother’s Day to bring a little bit more wellbeing into the life of the mother you love the most.
No matter who you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day, she deserves to feel confident in her own skin. And with the 100% silk and handpainted designs from our Handpainted Collection, the mother in your life will feel just that. These handcrafted pieces take seven days to create from start to finish. They are hand sketched and handpainted with rich watercolors to bring the beautiful botanical designs to life. That means, each and every piece is a unique one. There are not two that will be exactly the same. It’s a beautiful way to say thank you and I love you to the woman who you would not be the same without. Find a handpainted silk kimono robe she can slip into at the beginning and end of each day to take a deeper breath, to feel the luxury of silk against her skin, and to know she is cherished.
Our latest partnership with Vivian Chan on the VIVIANCHAN x KIM+ONO Collection was designed by mothers! This exquisite limited collection brings to the fore all the design points that work best for the fashion forward mother—the floral kimono wrap is a cotton/polyester blend so that it is easily machine washable at home; it has deep, functional pockets; a midi-length that works well for both tall and short measurements; and tapered sleeves for a gorgeous, sleek silhouette. There’s something to love at every turn with these fashionable kimono wraps, and it’s a perfect gift for the mama who deserves a little self care she can wear.
For the woman who has everything, a versatile silk kimono scarf is a great gift to add a little extra interest to her wardrobe. These silk kimono scarves can be worn any which way – from a head wrap to a neck kerchief to wrapped around the strap of her favorite tote, each of these kimono scarves has multiple ways to enhance an everyday look. And with 100% silk, they give a soft and luxurious addition to any outfit. The botanical designs and soft palette of colors gives striking interest without overpowering her wardrobe and can be a subtle reminder for her to slow down, take a deep breath, and be well.
When designing our silk kimono robes, Tiffany and Renee Tam, the sister duo behind the brand, knew that it’s the little details that make the most impact. From the softness of the silks to the machine washable durability of the charmeuse, every kimono fabric has a purpose and intent to help the wearer feel grounded and beautiful. So when they introduced the KIM+ONO wellness tools as a collection for our kimono store, it all seemed to be a perfect fit! We love the ease and simplicity of these beautiful facial rollers and the way they help to invigorate and rejuvenate the feeling of your skin. From our gua sha tools to our facial rollers, there are multiple ways to give the gift of refreshment to the mama in your life. And if you (or she!) aren’t sure how to use these, Jo Encarnacion gives a great tutorial on our facial rollers and gua sha tools here.
One of our most popular collections is our most easy to care for luxury: washable silk kimono robes. These beauties are the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the woman who is always on the go, has a lot to balance on her plate, but still wants to feel luxurious during a busy day. With the washable silk kimono robes, washing at home is no problem and you can read a full explanation of how to care for this beautiful material here. Each of these pieces, available at our kimono store and online, feature sophisticated and classic botanicals with a modern aesthetic so that the wearer can wrap up in a little bit of luxury and self care she can wear. They are just the right way to say: you deserve the world.
And if you’re still not quite sure which option will work for the mother in your life, don’t forget a gift card is always a beautiful option for her to choose her own favorite! Please note the specifics on our gift card page here for instructions on how to purchase and send to your recipient.
It’s been one challenging year, but these holidays remind us of what’s important: the people we love and those who love us. At KIM+ONO, we know that when we stand together we can do anything. So thank you to all the mothers for standing together in community, for your families, and with each other, to bring us through to a whole new day.