Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away and we here at the HODINKEE Shop have come up with a list of some fantastic gifts to bestow upon the person who brought you into this world. That's gotta be worth something good, right? From straps and books to watches and an incredible pair of vintage sunglasses, we’ve got everything you need to show her how much you love her.
Watch Straps

If your mom’s got watches, then there’s no gift better than a new strap to shake things up. We love all of the straps we sell in the Shop but these days, the Bedford Strap collection is topping our list of personal favorites right now.*
The Bedford is a nubuck strap and comes in an assortment of fantastic colors that will go with any watch – check out Light Grey, Mint Green, and Sky Blue for a few out-of-the-box options.*
We’ve also got a wide selection of short-length straps that are perfect for moms with daintier wrists. See more short strap options here.
Travel And Organization

Whether it’s from her job or from your shenanigans, moms deserve a break! The H Shop has a ton of great products she can use to keep her watches safe when she’s on the go. We’ve also got her covered on the home front so she can keep her belongings organized and safe.*
The H Shop is full of great options for the mom who likes to travel with her watches. You can never go wrong with a single watch pouch. It’s the perfect way for her to keep her watch safe and protected, whether it's on her vanity at home or in her bag as she's rushing through the airport.
Our signature brown leather valet tray will help your mom keep her dresser or bedside table organized by providing a place for her watches, jewelry, keys, and other sundry loose items to land at the end of the day. Bonus points if she uses it as a soft, non-scratch surface for changing watch straps. We always love that.*

A watch really is the perfect gift, especially for someone who spent countless hours raising you to become the person you are today. The watches below are great for mom because they’re classic pieces that should work well on any size wrist.
The new Oris Big Crown Pointer Date with a deep red dial has been popular in the Shop since it was released just last month. The dial comes in a color you don’t see too often, but that doesn’t keep it from being versatile, a little feminine (especially on the right strap), and useful, thanks to the workhorse Oris movement and vintage-inspired date complication.*
The Grand Seiko SBGW231 might just be the perfect distillation of what a wristwatch should be. It’s impeccably finished, contains the beautiful, manually wound Grand Seiko 9S movement, and it’s 37mm in diameter, which means it fits all wrist sizes. At just over $4,000 it's quite the bang for your gift-giving buck too.
If you’re planning on going all-out this year for Mother's Day, look no further than the Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921. This particular piece is a slight-but-not-tiny 36.5mm and is made of 18k pink gold. Combined with the expertly finished hand-wound movement and the luxurious red alligator strap, this watch is something your mother will cherish for years to come.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Vintage Watch section of the H Shop in the next week or so for some pieces we curated especially with mom in mind!
Reading Materials

If you’re considering getting your mother something from the H Shop, she probably knows a thing or two about watches or is at least ready and willing to learn more. Any of our wide selection of watch books would be a great choice for the upcoming holiday.*
Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief Jack Forster’s compendium on the history of Cartier is both beautiful and illuminating – just like your mother!
To give your mom the gift that keeps on giving, consider subscribing her to the HODINKEE Magazine. Her subscription will start with Volume 4 (coming very soon!) and she’ll receive new volumes as soon as they become available. You can also always purchase previous issues a la carte too.
Just Because

What do you get for the mom who has everything? Gold Plated. Vintage. Cartier. Sunglasses. Need we say more? These stunner shades from the early '90s are pure opulence and will certainly help your mom stand out in the crowd.