Mother's Day Gift Guide: What to Buy Mom or For Yourself

Wondering what to get your mom, your daughter or yourself as a Mother’s Day gift this year? 

Your mom deserves nothing but the best and Connected Apparel is here to help you give her just that!

Mothers: They raised us, put Bandaids on our booboos, mended our broken hearts and cleaned up all the messes we left behind (thanks, Mom!).

Although we likely show — and tell — that special person how much they mean to us year-round, it’s that time again when we need to up the ante a bit. Yes, that’s right — Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, and that leaves plenty of time to find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts!

All moms deserve to feel loved, recognized and beautiful on their special day. Encourage her to discover new ways for self-care and find what makes her feel calm and confident. Fashion is a great way to practice self-care in more ways than one, learn more now and share with your Mom! But, you should always treat her on Mother’s Day with a special gift too!

Every mom is different, so we’ve curated a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that will tickle everyone’s fancy. From the working mom to the mom who’s always looking for on trend styles, we’ve got all the bases covered. Find the very best Mother’s Day gifts to spoil all the moms you know (including yourself).

Gifts For the Mom Who’s Always On The Go

Montonya is wearing the Uptown flax foil printed jumpsuit in a size 16W.

If your mom is quite the busy bee, then we would recommend a jumpsuit! A jumpsuit is a one-and-done outfit that is perfect for the Mom who juggles a lot, including children, work and anything else life throws at them. It is an easy look that does not jip on style. Plus, jumpsuits are versatile and can be styled to perfectly suit your Mom’s (or your) lifestyle.

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Woman posing wearing Ivory Regina Tie-Front Ivory Jumpsuit from Connected Apparel

An ivory jumpsuit that is chic and comfortable.

Featuring a tie at the waist that accentuates your natural figure and two pockets for extra comfort and practicality. Note that Regina’s straight legs split in the front for a trendy and sexy touch.

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Woman posing wearing Blush Morgan Blush Striped Wide Leg Jumpsuit from Connected Apparel

We love a jumpsuit that can go from work to play in minutes.

Made from printed stretch jersey knit, Morgan is your new go-to, every day jumpsuit. The faux wrap of the bodice accentuates your waist, while the cropped wide leg pant elongates your legs and adds movement.


Gifts For the Mom Who Loves To Stay Chic At Home

Karla is wearing the Tina navy and white polka dot dress in a size 8P.

It’s possible to be chic and comfortable at the same time. And these styles are the answer. Whether your Mom is retired, works from home, or just enjoys her alone time, spoil her with a comfortable style that will still have her feeling and looking her very best. From flowy and lightweight dresses, to soft and flattering cardigans, we have plenty of stylish pieces that your Mom will love!

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Woman posing wearing Periwinkle Violet Floral Mesh Panel Dress from Connected Apparel

Violet is designed to flatter women of all shapes and sizes.

The unique floral print stretch mesh hugs your figure without making you feel constricted, while the panels create an elongating effect. Fully lined, this periwinkle dress is easy to slip on and style from day to night. Note the merrowed exposed seams for added flair!

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Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Doris Mesh Long Black Cardigan from Connected Apparel

This black cardigan gives you comfort and confidence.

Made from stretch mesh fabric, Doris is lightweight, easy to pack, and doesn’t wrinkle. With a knee length and long sleeves, this long black cardigan covers all the right places, while her side slits to the waist give you the option to tie her in front for a fresh, unique look.

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Woman posing wearing Dusty Purple Erika Floral Square Neck Midi Dress from Connected Apparel

The Erika silhouette captures the eye with understated details.

The ruched extended short sleeves and square neckline highlight the elegance of a woman’s collarbones. Erika’s fitted bodice and A-line skirt are made of lightweight jersey knit fabric that makes this square neck midi dress both versatile and essential.


Gifts For the Mom Who Keeps It Cool & Casual

Help mom look equal parts fashionable and comfortable while she prepares dinner for the family with casual, but chic separates. Perfect for lounging at home or running Sunday errands, she’ll practically be living in the CAxLZ Classics collection! From bronze metallic co-ord sets, to bold printed cardigans, create a whole outfit with the CAxLZ Classics collection that is sure to bring a smile to your Mom’s face.

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Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Bianca Snakeskin Print Cardigan from Connected Apparel

Bianca’s slinky fabric and long sleeves add comfortable warmth to your wardrobe.

There’s something about putting on a timeless print that makes women feel powerful, invincible, and sexy. And who doesn’t love a hidden secret? Her nearly invisible pockets are the epitome of fashion and function. Plus, you can turn Bianca into a dress by adding a broach!

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Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Foxy Bronze Metallic Tunic Top from Connected Apparel

Be ready for heads to turn as you walk in wearing Foxy!

With her unique diagonal cut and vintage flared sleeves, you are sure to be a show stopper. A new addition is her dazzling metallic fabric. This bronze tunic offers a classic touch that can be worn no matter the season! Foxy is an elevated separate to add to your wardrobe that can be worn more ways than one.

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Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Debbie Black Jogger Pants from Connected Apparel

Our CAxLZ Debbie joggers are your new go-everywhere pant.

They’re so much more than a simple jogger and so much fun to throw on. These black joggers are made from a soft jersey knit fabric that glides over every beautiful curve and keeps you feeling cool and comfortable day and night. If cozy, yet chic, pants are your thing, shop our other CAxLZ bottoms like the Christine pants in black or bronze.


Gifts For the Trendy Mom Who’s Always Wearing The Hottest Color Of The Season

Lene is wearing the Lisa 2.0 pink floral dress in a size 18W.

Have you heard? Fuchsia is IN this Spring and Summer season and we have so many options to choose from in customer favorite silhouettes. If you Mom loves to rock a bright color, she will love one of these styles. Fuchsia is a universal color that suits all women and can make any outfit stylish and unique. Take on the warmer months in fuchsia and watch your days get a little brighter and a lot more fun!

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Woman posing wearing Fuchsia Sunny Fuchsia Floral V-Neck Bodycon Dress from Connected Apparel

This vibrant fuchsia bodycon dress is a great style solution for any day or nighttime events.

This V-neck bodycon dress features side ruching to complement your natural figure and a bold floral print that will have you standing out this season. Sunny's V-neck floral flounce with a matching chiffon print creates dimension and adds an extra touch of femininity. Wear Sunny to a garden wedding or any outdoor event this season. Plus, this silhouette provides two looks in one, try the Sunny dress off the shoulder for date night!

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Woman posing wearing Deep Fuchsia Lisa 2.0 Fuchsia Faux Wrap Dress from Connected Apparel

Lisa 2.0’s silhouette hugs your curves while feeling like a dream.

The faux wrap detail at the waist adds definition that creates an even more figure flattering silhouette. But it’s the matching flounce on the sleeves that gives Lisa the sophisticated look that makes her appropriate for desk to dinner! Available in regular, petite, and plus sizing, the Lisa 2.0 silhouette is great for women of all shapes and sizes. Learn more about the fuchsia Lisa 2.0 and why we love it so much!

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Woman posing wearing Rosewood Mary Rosewood Floral Chiffon Dress with Shrug from Connected Apparel

Mary is the cute, comfortable and complete Spring outfit that delivers two options in one!

This two piece set features a fit & flare floral below the knee length dress with sweetheart neckline, feminine shirred straps and a modest full lining. And with the included color-matched knit shrug with cascading lapels, you’ve got the perfect all-in-one outfit. The Mary dress is available in regular, petite, and plus size and is also made in purple. Learn more about the Mary silhouette and why it comes back season after season.


Gifts For the Mom Who Understands the Importance of Looking the Part, Especially When It Comes to Work

Camille is wearing the Lisa raspberry floral dress in a size 4P.

Help Mom make a powerful move in these boss looks. If your Mom is a working woman, whether it be from home or the office, we have styles perfect for her! Have your Mom walking into work feeling confident and looking her very best. Plus, these styles can easily be taken from work to play giving a versatile gift she is sure to love.

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Woman posing wearing Cameo Brandy Cameo Asymmetrical Panel Dress from Connected Apparel

Brandy is not your typical plain dress.

The laser-cut asymmetrical panels create dimension to elongate the body while the bodycon silhouette gives you a figure flattering shape. This subtle asymmetrical striped dress is a fabulous choice whether you're going to work, attending a casual dinner or even going to Brunch.

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Woman posing wearing Black Noelle Geometric Center Panel Dress from Connected Apparel

This panel dress is sure to be your new go-to, work outfit.

Every woman needs a sleeveless work dress that makes her feel confident to command the room and comfortable to run from one meeting to the next. Look no further than Noelle! With solid side panels that promote an hourglass figure, a geometric print that pops and an X-neckline detail that draws the eye up to your face.

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Woman posing wearing Dusty Mauve Lisa Dusty Mauve Floral Faux Wrap Dress from Connected Apparel

Lisa is our tried-and-true silhouette.

A dress that looks amazing on women of all shapes and sizes, the faux wrap detail at the waist creates definition for a classic, figure flattering silhouette. Made from stretch jersey knit, Lisa hits at the knee and features elbow sleeves. This particular version of Lisa is perfect for work and all of your upcoming Spring events. Shop our full collection of Lisa dresses perfect for workwear.


Gifts For the Mom Who Loves Flowers

Terri is wearing the Stevie champagne floral dress in a size 8.

Opt for a floral Mother’s Day gift that lasts longer than a week with our favorite floral dresses. Spring is in full bloom and wearing floral dresses is fun and simple! Floral dresses are the perfect gift because they are versatile and easy to style. Plus, floral dresses are a must-have in every wardrobe so buy your Mom the perfect one! If you decide on a floral dress for your Mom (or yourself) check out our style guide on how to style floral prints for Spring and beyond!

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Woman posing wearing Pink Lisa 2.0 Pink Floral Faux Wrap Dress from Connected Apparel

Meet the Spring version of our classic Lisa 2.0 faux wrap dress.

If you don’t know our staple dress—Lisa’s become our customer favorite for the gorgeous way her silhouette hugs curves while feeling like a dream. And her faux wrap detail at the waist adds definition that creates an even more figure flattering silhouette.

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Woman posing wearing Navy/Periwinkle Carly Periwinkle Floral Chiffon Dress from Connected Apparel

This navy and periwinkle floral dress is a fan-favorite silhouette.

Featuring an all-over print for a soft and versatile look. Like all of our Carly dresses, this dress is made from easy care, machine wash fabrics and features a classic empire waist, A-Line skirt and multidimensional ruching on the bodice and wide tank straps.


Gifts For the Mom Who’s Impossible To Shop For

Give her a reason to update her wardrobe with bright colors, light fabrics and trendy patterns. 

At first, she may think a gift card isn’t the Mother's Day gift she wanted, but after spending a few minutes shopping, she’ll quickly realize a mini shopping spree is exactly what she needs.

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Even More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you didn’t find what you were looking for, don’t worry! We have plenty more styles to choose from that are sure to make the best Mother’s Day gifts! From simple, to bold, seasonal, to seasonless, find a style that your Mom is sure to love. After all, she deserves a little bit of spoiling, right?

  • All moms deserve to feel loved, recognized and beautiful on their special day.
  • Every mom is different, find a gift that is just right for her.
  • If she is impossible to shop for, there is nothing wrong with a gift card!

Shop our full collection of new arrivals perfect for Spring and Mother’s Day fun! Also, if you need a little bit of help finding the perfect outfit for whatever your Mother’s Day plans entail, check out our style guide!