Can you believe that it’s already May? I honestly can’t. How is 2017 already more than a third over?? But I digress… May means Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you haven’t already thought of a gift to give the mom in your life, it’s time to scour online gift guides. In lieu of the usual run-of-the-mill gift guide, I thought I’d write up a post about the perfect gift for the Instagram mom. You know the kind – the one who takes a million photos of her kids but still doesn’t find a useable photo that fits her aesthetic “just so” (if only kids could stay still in front of that pretty wall, gosh darn it.) The one who holds up flowers and coffee in front of a white wall and wants a kitten because it would make for cute shots. The one who doesn’t let you take a bite of food when you’re on a rare day date (aka it’s light out – you’re off the hook if it’s dark) before she’s taken the perfect top down shot. Below are my top 10 gifts that every Instagram mom secretly (or not so secretly) needs in her life.
[ 1 and 2 ] A twinning outfit . Twinning with your mini is in on Instagram. So is everything from The Bee and the Fox shop. Why not combine the two with the über-popular mama bird tee and matching baby bird onesie.
[ 3 ] Self-timer photo help . If you’re not big on the #instagramhusband thing, get her decked out in some amazing gear to help her take photos of herself (because moms being in the photo are a must on Instagram these days). This HiSY selfie stick is also a tripod for your phone and the teeny, tiny camera remote hides perfectly in her hand.
[ 4 ] Flowers . Flowers might be a bit of a cliche these days but not for an Instamom. Flowers and babies are pretty much guaranteed to get her lots of likes, especially when combined. I adore the bouquets from The Bouqs – so gorgoeus! Plus they only work with farms that practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming and they cut only what they sell.
[ 5 ] Letter board . If you follow any mom bloggers on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the ever-so-popular Letterfolk letter board pop up from time to time. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that 75% of all Instamoms own one, that’s how often I see it pop up in my feed.And for good reason! If a picture says a thousand words, a picture with words on a cute letter board must say so much more. (Insert winky face.) I don’t have one yet, but it’s on my wishlist (hint hint: Insta hubby).
[ 6 ] Plant hanger . Green is the new black, especially when it comes to mom-ing online. Plant hangers are the newest craze, along with fiddle leaf figs (which I am currently in the process of killing mine because, ugh, I have such a black thumb). If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of your baby mama gush about @marylauren and her pretty feed. She opened up her own lifestyle shop (Sugar Supply Co) last year and everything is amazing, including this cotton macrame hanger.
[ 7 ] Instagram-worthy mug . Because coffee shots are basically an Instagram requirement. My favourites are these Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha mugs.
[ 8 ] A pretty bathrobe . I pretty much live in a bathrobe – they’re fun, comfortable + flattering plus who likes getting dressed anyway? (Nobody in my house, that’s for sure.) Pretty bathrobes and Instagram just go together as well – perfect for bed photos or twinning with your mini. Plum Pretty Sugar has so many pretty options (like this one) – and they carry mini versions of most of their popular prints.
[ 9 ] A delicate ring . For all those close up coffee and flower shops, adorn her hand with some pretty jewelry. I adore this 360 ring from Mejuri, the circle is such a great representation of eternal love – perfect to gift a mom on Mother’s Day.
[ 10 ] Chunky knit blanket . Bed and sofa shots can always use a little texture and chunky knit blankets are all the rage on Instagram. I adore the Ohhio blankets – giant knit and gorgeous colours, what’s not to love?