How to Buy Lingerie for Mother's Day
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How to Buy Lingerie for Mother's Day (No, Really!)

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, and corsets because that's what I love, 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 probably preferable to the first. Think luxurious loungewear that's easy to buy and easy to wear...not items that might require a lot of fitting.

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.

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

3 Comments on this post

  1. frankufotos Lingerie says:

    That first photo illustration by Vincent Peters is beautiful.

    I think my girlfriend's only lately realizing how much of an influence her Mother has been on her interest in lingerie. She wasn't able to find her the exact quilted blue dressing gown you have in the post, but it did give her the idea to get her a very similar one.

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