Top 10 Gifts for Mothers
Giving a mother sleepwear is always a good idea. Here are the 10 luxury gifts for mom we recommend giving this year.
Our favourite way to treat Mom is a day off – or swooping in to offer a sleep-in, a gourmet breakfast in bed, and perhaps a visit to the spa in the afternoon. We know that might not be possible for those of us that don't live near our mothers, so from designer sleepwear to luxury housewares, we’ve put together our top 10 high-end gifts for mothers that you can send, if you can’t spend time together in person.
1) The Ankle Length Sleep Shirt
This is one of our most versatile nightshirts, thanks to its curved hem and three-quarter placket, which make it feel just a little more daytime. Go for classic sky blue, which comes in a lovely blend of linen and cotton, or opt for this season’s Soft Sky Stripe or Blue Plaid Linen, both of which are lovely and spring-ready. This is a great luxury gift for new moms (especially anyone who's breastfeeding—the deeper buttons mean easy access), and also now comes in PLUS, to fit ladies up to a size XXXL.
The Pocket Kaftan is a roomy piece that works equally well as loungewear as it does over a bathing suit; it also now comes in PLUS to cater to an even greater size range. It’s a version of our popular Oversized Kaftan, but shorter, and, true to its name, with pockets. It’s also one of the pieces our founder, Alexandra, wears most: the Black Linen and Sand Linen versions look especially great poolside and at outdoor parties.
The Two Pocket Sleep Shirt is an oversized piece with buttons all the way up the front, two chest pockets and a cuffed, short sleeve. Most of our pieces can be worn as ready-to-wear, but if you were ever in doubt, or want an easy piece that definitely works, this women’s cotton dress is it. We love it in the new Deck Stripe – a particularly stylish piece for the beach – as well as our classic Blue Oxford Stripe, which also now comes in PLUS to fit up to a size 3X.
4) A piece by n e a d ceramics
Created in Manhattan by photographer Nate Bozeman and artist Dean Sidaway, n e a d ceramics is known for its artisan vessels in bright, peppy colours. Each piece is handcrafted, hand-painted and truly one-of-a-kind, with slight, unique variations to prove it. Whether you use yours as a cup, for storing makeup brushes, or to keep your pencils together on your desk, they bring definite feel-good factor to your space.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a cotton nightie that’s not overtly sexy, sheer, or makes you feel silly, you can stop looking now. The Sleeveless Nightie is the epitome of contemporary sleepwear: it’s a classic style that’s not too revealing, not fuddy-duddy, and looks great on everyone. It’s also ideal for summer (or anyone who tends to overheat when they’re sleeping) and even comes in X PLUS, to fit up to size 4X.
If your mom prefers sleeping in trousers, consider one of our stylish pyjama sets. Our bestselling Lounge Pant are ideal sleep bottoms, and they pair perfectly with our Short Sleeve Cropped Sleep Shirt, Slip-on Top and Cuffed Sleeve Shirt. Best of all, each of these are chic, comfortable, and can double as a shirt with your favourite pair of jeans or skirt.
Chances are your mom has done her share of running around—and then some. Give her weary feet a rest with a pair of slippers made in Quebec by Garneau. They’re made from sheepskin, with removable insoles for easy machine washing, so they’ll keep her toes nice and toasty on those early spring mornings, too. For an extra dose of coziness, consider adding one of our new Turtlenecks to your gift: they come in Stretch Jersey or Merino Wool Jersey and make an excellent layering piece.
We released a new take on our robe last year, with a straight sleeve and body that falls to the knee. In medium weight white linen, it's a crisp, clean piece that looks great around the house and if there are house guests, too. It’s available in up to a size XXL.
9) Linen Lovers
We’re big fans of lightweight linen sleepwear here at The Sleep Shirt—and judging from our best selling pieces, we know you are, too. This season's Iris Washed Linen and Strawberry Washed Linen are both gorgeous, elegant options if your mother likes soft pinks and purples, while our Leopard Print Linen is ideal for anyone looking for more of a statement piece for a fashion-loving mom.
10) The Long or Short Sleep Shirt
Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with a classic. Our nightshirts have been around since the very beginning—10 years ago this year—and they remain best sellers for a reason. Not sure which fabric or colour to go for? The Blue Oxford Stripe cotton is our most popular fabric because of its reliability, durability, and comfort; it’s 100% cotton (the best material for pyjamas) and feels even better once you’ve broken it in and washed it a couple of times. Over the years, we've also extended our size range to be more inclusive, and these classic pieces both now come in X PLUS, which fits up to a size XXXXL.