We're Moms in Our 50s, and These Are the Gifts We Think Moms Will Love

Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 58-year-old style guru is now settled in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog, Buster. She's worked as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer, and beyond. In other words, she has a ton of experience and an equally cool personal style. Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. She also happens to be 55 years old and has a penchant for masterfully styling trends. Here, the fashionable duo teams up to discuss the gift ideas they're into. Oh, and don't forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.

We’ve turned to over-50 influencers Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers for a range of style advice over the last few months. And while age clearly has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, their specific point of view has been of interest given their sartorial expertise after style trial and error over the years. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d tap these chic moms for insight on some of their favorite, stylish gift ideas for women of all ages. (After all, they provided such a fun list during the holidays as well.)

Of course, a gift like any of the below isn’t totally necessary, as you can always show your love in other ways (including a sweet Zoom call), but if you are interested in sending your mom something, there could be something below worth noting now or to gift at another time in the future.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the gift ideas that resonate personally with two fashionable moms.

Cozy Pajamas

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: pajamas

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Mom will daydream about slipping into the perfect sleepwear." — Gunn

On Gunn: PJ Salvage pajamas

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: pajamas

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On Meyers: Bedhead pajamas

Mask-and-Pillowcase Set

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: eye mask and pillow case

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"The perfect way for mom to slip into a good night’s sleep." — Gunn

Signature Scent

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: perfume

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Gift mom with her new favorite signature scent this year for Mother’s Day, like this one from Sage." — Meyers

 

Comfortable Flats

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: flat shoes

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Mama always needs new comfy-chic shoes." — Meyers and Gunn

On Meyers and Gunn: Vision Quest shoes

Personal Jewelry

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: layered necklace

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Simple, delicate and personal. She’ll never take it off!" — Meyers

On Meyers: Tiny Tags necklace; Looma x Melissa Meyers necklace; Sarah Hendler heart necklace

Robe

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: robes

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"Made for lounging and luxury." — Meyers and Gunn

On Meyers and Gunn: MasonGrey robes

Diffuser

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: diffuser

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"An instant mood shifter—perfect to help reduce stress." — Meyers

Cute Sweats

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: sweatsuit

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Comfy sweats are great for hanging around the house or for a run to the grocery store." — Meyers

On Meyers: Monrow sweats

Cool Sneakers

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: sneakers

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"Retro sneakers will give the perfect cush for mom’s precious feet." — Meyers

On Meyers: Nike sneakers

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: glasses

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Give mom the most stylish specs in town!" — Gunn

On Gunn: Caddis glasses

Chic Hat

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: hats

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"The perfect face-framer for those daily walks." — Gunn and Meyers

Skincare Products

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: face mask

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"Get her ready for instant brightening and hydration." — Meyers and Gunn

Meyers and Gunn: Chok Chok Skin face masks

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: face serum

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"Help mom get her best glow on like with a bottle of Golden Ray Glow drops. Also, you get a free makeup bag and sample size with purchase right now." — Meyers

Mother's Day Gift Idea 2020: phone case

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Melissa Meyers and Janet Gunn

"The perfect accessory to hold her most prized necessity." — Gunn

On Gunn: Bandolier phone case

Next, check out more must-haves, according to women over 50.

[Ed. Note: Some of the photos were taken before social distancing.]

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