Here at The Rock and Roll Playhouse, we know that moms are the REAL rockstars in our lives. While we think we should all show our mamas appreciation every day of the year, Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to treat your mom, or any other important woman in your life, to something a little extra special.

We know that 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us and that many of our financial situations have been altered. If you are able to purchase Mother’s Day gifts this year, we want to make it easy for you to find great products made by great people to make mom feel loved. Plus, we’ve also got some free ways to celebrate rockstar moms this year! So if you’re still trying to think of the perfect gift, don’t panic! The Rock and Roll Playhouse has got you covered with our Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide.




This gift is easy, free, and sure to bring a smile to mom’s face! Tell us why your mom ROCKS through your social media page. Whether it’s your mom, your wife, coworker, or friend, we want to hear all about the rockstar moms in your lives! Use the hashtag #MyMomRocks + tag @TheRockAndRollPlayhouse. We will share your stories on our socials as well as on Live From The Playroom leading up to our special Mother’s Day episode!



Custom Family Portrait

This year it’s become more clear than ever that family is what’s really important. Having a piece of art that also serves as a family memory is the best kind of Mother’s Day gift in our book. Fellow mom and Phan, Pam Heywood, makes custom family portraits with a live music infused twist to them, rendering them cooler than the average Mother’s Day fare.



Custom Pet Portrait

Sometimes our pets are the favorite child in the family and that’s 100% okay! Tracy Frasher, also a fellow Phish Chick, has been lauded for her custom pet portraits that she has created over the years.



Handmade Jewelry

Jewelry always makes for a great Mother’s Day gift. We love these gorgeous handmade pieces by Katie Benevento, mother of two and wife of Marco Benevento of The Benevento Trio and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. With one-of-kind earrings, rings or necklaces at a variety of price points, you’re sure to find something your Mom will adore.



 “I Did My Homework In My Head (And Other Wacky Things Kids Say)” By Alyssa Cowit and Greg Dunbar

Kids truly do say the darndest things. If you have an Instagram account, you’re probably familiar with the popular Instagram accounts @livefromsnacktime and @livefromrecess which share the comical musings of the 10-and-under crowd submitted by their teachers and parents. Authors Alyssa Cowit and Greg Dunbar have compiled the best quotes to make the ultimate coffee table book that’s sure to make your mom crack a smile in their book “I Did My Homework In My Head (And Other Wacky Things Kids Say).”



Relix Magazine Subscription

This one is for the music lovers. A subscription to Relix Magazine keeps the whole family up to date on all things music (every issue features a free CD and digital song downloads) and helps support music journalism and the live music scene! Plus, the first issue features a cover-story about a mom who rocks – the one and only Grace Potter!



Soy Candle from Indico

Indico Candles create 100% soy wax candles that are hand poured in a home studio. With scents like Fresh Coffee, Eucalyptus & Mint and even Soft Blanket, there’s an Indico Candle for every Ma!



“No One Will Tell This But Me” by Bess Kalb

Social distancing has opened up many of our calendars with some more time to dive into the books on our “Want To Read” list. If you’re considering purchasing some literature for your mom this year, we suggest this superb memoir by Emmy-nominated TV and comedy writer Bess Kalb. The book explores her family history across generations, starting with her grandmother’s escape from Belarus in the 1880s to the Brooklyn apartment that Bess was born in. Told through verbatim dialogue, photos and documents, this unique memoir is a perfectly thoughtful gift for any mom.



Grateful Dead Mug 

Everyone loves a good mug. Help your mom show her dedication while keeping cozy by gifting her this Grateful Mom Mug.



Face Masks Supporting Live Music

Face masks have become part of everyday life for many of us. Get your mom PPE that gives back this year. Over the years, iconic venues such as The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl have opened their doors and hearts to host The Rock and Roll Playhouse’s shows and now they are offering PPE for their customers. A portion of all proceeds sold for face masks by Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre, and LOCKN’ music festival will benefit the non-profit Feeding America and the remaining funds will directly support sustaining the staff and operations of these music institutions– so Mom can be safe in style, rep her favorite venue or festival, and support foodbanks across the country!



Self-Care Ritual Set

This one is for all the expecting and post-natal mamas who deserve a little bit of self-love. Pipette’s relaxing body wash, body lotion and belly butter will have new Moms and Moms-to-be feeling pampered, relaxed and glowing in no time. This purchase also supports Every Mother Counts, a not-for-profit that aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.



Personalized Wine Opener 

There are a multitude of reasons why mothers deserve a nice glass of wine. Bring a smile to moms face every time with a personalized wine opener. We like these Phish corkscrews from KharmaGoods— you can add your family’s last name, a special date, or something else that means a lot to your Mom.



Flying Embers Hard Kombucha Grapefruit Thyme “Mom-Mosa”

Remember how we said moms definitely deserve a drink? Here’s one you can make for her on Mother’s Day! Mix equal parts champagne to Flying Embers Hard Kombucha Grapefruit Thyme to make a “Mom-Mosa.” Flying Embers is zero sugar, zero carbs, USDA organic, and gluten free with live, shelf stable probiotics so you can feel good about what you’re serving up for mom this Sunday!



Tedeschi Trucks Band Puzzle

Another great way to pass the time in quarantine is by doing puzzles with the fam. Support Susan Tedeschi, one of the most badass moms currently making music in the world, and keep entertained during quarantine by purchasing one of these awesome Tedeschi Trucks Bands Signs album art puzzles. You’ll have hours of quality time assembling this one.



Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Wu-Tang Clan

They say Wu-Tang is for the children but we think moms will enjoy this one too! You’ve probably heard about Rockabye Baby‘s lullaby renditions of grown-up favorites like Beastie Boys, Grateful Dead, The Doors, and more. Their latest release came just in time for Mother’s Day and perfectly modifies all the hits of Wu-Tang Clan’s discography for little ears.



RRPH Grateful Mom T-Shirt

If your mom’s favorite band is the Dead, then she NEEDS this Rock and Roll Playhouse t-shirt in her closet. Let her know that this wardrobe choice also supports The Rock and Roll Playhouse’s mission to bring free live musical programming to families every day on Live From The Playroom!


We hope this list has made your gift-buying a little bit easier! Remember to give your Mom lots of love this weekend and tune into our special Mother Day episode of Live From The Playroom to see if your #MyMomRocks submissions made it to air! 

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