How to Buy Lingerie for Mother’s Day

Note: This article is about how to buy lingerie for your mother.  If you’re looking for tips on how to buy lingerie for your romantic partner (who also happens to be a mom), check out this post I wrote for Fashion Network Seattle titled  “The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying Her Lingerie .”

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th.  With less than a week left to shop, you might be racking your brain trying to think of the perfect for Mom (especially if you’re a procrastinator like me).  Flowers, chocolate, and greeting cards are all great, but they’re also a little, uh…typical.  So what about giving one of the most important women in your life one of the most intimate gifts of all–lingerie?

If your first reaction is to go “No way!” I totally understand.  Lingerie is all about sex, right?  And sex is one of those things we don’t really like to imagine our parents doing.  So maybe the best question is “How can I buy lingerie for Mom without coming across as inappropriate?”

The first thing to remember is that the world of lingerie is humongous.  I talk a lot about bras, panties, stockings, corsets and other “naughty” items here on the blog because that’s what turns my crank, but lingerie also includes robes, slips, camisoles, pajamas, gowns, kimonos and even articles like lingerie bags or lingerie washes.  When it comes to gifts for Mom, that second group is one you want to pull from.  Think classy, tasteful, and luxurious not sexual, erotic, or boudoir.

Need a little more advice?  Check out my top 15 lingerie-related gifts for Mother’s Day (updated May 2011!).  And don’t forget about the present that fits everyone…a gift certificate from her favorite lingerie store!

Do you plan on buying lingerie for Mom? Or is that a little too weird?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments.


Lady Godiva Pebble Robe


 Eberjey Prima Ballerina PJ Set

 Kiku Spring Cherry Kimono

 Between the Sheets Cardigan & Yoga Pants


 Pure Cashmere Hooded Robe

Credit: Top photo by Vincent Peters.