Gifts

Birthdays and major holidays are the obvious times for gifting, but there are so many occasions throughout the year when a present is the appropriate gesture. But finding something just right for your friend or family member can feel like the hardest shopping task you’ve ever faced—which is why we’ve created so many carefully curated gift guides. Whether you need gift ideas for your mother-in-law (now that’s a hard one), the perfect Christmas present for your temperamental teen, or a fun token to cheer up your wine-loving best friend, you’ll find something that’ll leave your loved one thinking: How did she know that’s what I wanted? But don’t forget the card—every good gift deserves an equally thoughtful card to match. From the sentimental to the silly, the cards our editors have sourced for you are far superior to any last-minute drugstore finds. We’ll let you accept all the credit.

17 Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

A roundup of the best titles that are sure to delight that special lady this Mother’s Day. 

10 Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law That’ll Really Impress

A gift for your own mom? That can feel like a small feat compared to finding something just right for your mother-in-law. But fear not. With these picks at your disposal, shopping just got a whole lot easier.

11 Mother’s Day Cards That Perfectly Sum Up Your Feelings

Sure, a gift is always a nice gesture. But we happen to think (and we’re pretty sure your mom would agree!) no gift is complete without a card. Show your love for that extraordinary woman in your life with a card for pretty much any feeling or relationship.

42 Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Check this list twice, put your favorites in your shopping cart, wait for the gifts to show up on your doorstep, wrap them in a pretty bow, and watch as mom opens with awe. Consider this to be the easiest and most successful Mother’s Day yet. (You can thank us later.) 

44 Great Hostess Gifts

These seasonal picks will show your gratitude—and maybe (probably!) even snag you another invitation.

Cute Easter Dresses for Girls

In pretty pastels, with fetching floral prints and ruffled details, consider these frocks a one-step dressing routine to get her Easter-ready.

The Most Graceful Way to Give Gifts

There are a few things you should know about gifting. 

5 Number Gifts For the Math Nerd in Your Life

These are for that friend who likes pi more than pie. 

Gifts for Any Level Gardener

Do you know someone who finds endless satisfaction cultivating her garden or digging his arms elbow deep in dirt? Support those outdoor activities, think outside the box, and consider giving that person a gift to assist them with their hobby. 

DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration

In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.