45 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom
There’s a lot of pressure on us all when it comes to Mother's Day gift ideas. You want to find something she’ll use all the time, but it can’t be strictly utilitarian. It should also have a sentimental spin. But overthinking it only makes the whole process harder. So don’t!
We’ve done the thinking for you: Our editors have cherry-picked dozens of unique gifts for women that appeal to all sorts of moms. Some are just right for gardeners or readers, others are just right for those techies out there, and even more are simply sweet and will make just about any mama’s Mother’s Day.
Related: The Best Gifts for New Moms
Our recommendation? 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. (You can thank us later.)
Sarah Chloe Love Count Multi Heart Necklace
This sleek modern take on the classic mother's necklace lets you opt for a single initial for her, or keep the initials of each of her kids close to her heart.
To buy: $120; goop.com.
Stick With Me Bonbon Box
Colorfully hand-painted chocolate bonbons look almost too good to eat—but they use the finest quality chocolate and ingredients from around the world to make every bite a masterpiece. And if your mom needs to keep her treats nut- or gluten-free, they can custom make a box for you.
To buy: $88; swmsweets.com.
Goto Venetian Wine Glasses
Up your mom's rosé game with this set of six colorful hand-blown Venetian wine glasses, crafted by Italian artist Massimo Lunardon.
To buy: $330; uncommongoods.com.
Forage Candle Literary Candles
If your mom gets fully immersed in a good book, let her really set the scene with a scent inspired by the story. Try Pride and Prejudice (a combination of hyacinth, lilac, and rose), or the Songs of Fire and Ice/Game of Thrones inspired Winterfell, a fresh mix of pine, fir, birch, and fire.
To buy: $22; etsy.com.
Joby GripTight One GorillaPod Stand
Make sure Mom gets in the family shots—and minimizes wobble when she's videoing the new adorable thing her baby's doing. The GorillaPod stand has flexible legs that allow it to be mounted just about anywhere, and it's small and lightweight enough to carry with her.
To buy: $25; target.com.
Allegra Hoop Earrings
These cheerful, go-with-everything hoops feature bands of rainbow-hued stones and gold.
To buy: $108; anthropologie.com.
Corksicle Sports Girls Tumbler
Help your soccer (or dance) mom's coffee stay piping hot (or totally cool) in a charmingly decked out triple-insulated tumbler. The 16-ounce tumbler keeps hot drinks warm for three hours, and cold drinks chilled for nine, to help her get through the next tournament or audition.
To buy: $35; riflepaperco.com.
Succulents in a Book
If your mom loves container gardens but doesn’t have much of a green thumb, she’s in luck! This little book is part decor and part informational, with fun facts about eight different plants. What’s more, the book jacket can be taken off, and the plants inside pop up to form a beautiful tabletop display of potted succulents and cacti.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.
LXMI Nilotica Goddess Glow
Made for all skin types, this small but mighty tube of hydrating illuminator will not only moisturize mom’s skin and eliminate uneven texture, but it’ll also give her a subtle dewy glow. Thanks to the LXMI’s secret ingredient—100 percent organic Nilotica Reserve (a natural hydrating butter)—mixed with rose-gold pigments, this universally-flattering illuminator will bring out mom’s inner goddess. She can use it all over as a foundation primer or as a highlighter just on her cheekbones.
To buy: $42; sephora.com.
Simplehuman 4-Inch Sensor Mirror Compact
It can be hard to find the perfect travel mirror to do your makeup while on the go, but mom will thank you later for this small (but effective) travel mirror that’s compact enough to fit in a makeup bag. Not only does this four-inch mirror offer up to three times the magnification of a regular mirror, but it also includes a sensor light that mimics natural sunlight and automatically turns on when you remove it from its travel pouch. And it gets even better—the mirror includes a fold-out ring to easily hold it while applying makeup or use it as a standing mirror. Available in three colors, we’re officially declaring this the best travel mirror and a great Mother’s Day gift, too.
To buy: $100; nordstrom.com.
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Slip for Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase
All moms deserve some beauty sleep, and thanks to this customer-favorite silk pillowcase that has more than 400 positive reviews, she can get the best sleep of her life. Along with being super soft to the touch, the pillowcase also reduces facial wrinkles and sleep creases, locks in moisture on your skin, and helps reduce hair frizziness.
To buy: $85; nordstrom.com.
Skylar Scent Club
Subscription boxes are some of our favorite gift ideas because they’re super easy to shop for while also being a fun treat for the recipient to receive each month. If mom likes trying out new perfumes often, she’ll love Skylar’s new Scent Club, which delivers a new limited-edition rollerball perfume each month. And to keep mom’s spirits up, each scent comes with a mantra meant to inspire her next month’s goals and intentions.
To buy: $20/month; skylar.com.
The Flower Fix
If mom loves having fresh bouquets in her home at all times, she’ll enjoy flipping through the pages of this gorgeous book that’s filled with endless inspiration for flower arrangements. The book includes both smaller projects and larger installations for all seasons, along with step-by-step instructions and a list of the flowers and equipment needed to complete each arrangement.
To buy: $18 (was $27); amazon.com.
La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream
When it comes to gifts for mom, we know she deserves the best. That’s why Mother’s Day is the perfect time to splurge and surprise her with a luxury skincare product she’s been wanting to try—like the coveted La Mer moisturizing cream. With more than 2,000 five-star reviews, this cream is a customer favorite and has even come to be known as an anti-aging wonder. The brand’s secret, nutrient-rich “Miracle Broth” helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, which customers say really does work after consistent use.
To buy: $85; nordstrom.com.
Upgrade mom's jewelry collection with a simple, beautiful new ring that’ll go with any outfit. AUrate’s fine jewelry pieces are not only high-quality but also super affordable—and this ring is the perfect gold piece to show mom how much she means to you. Plus, it’s available in rose, white, or yellow gold, so you can choose the shade that best matches her preferences.
To buy: $120; auratenewyork.com.
Aura Digital Photo Frame
With unlimited photo storage, mom can display her favorite family memories. What’s great about the Aura frame is that multiple family members can upload their photos to always stay connected, and it also comes in two sleek colorways on Amazon.
To buy: $250; amazon.com.
FaceTory Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box
Self-care shouldn’t be hard work for mom, and that’s why we love FaceTory’s subscription plan. Each month, the subscription will deliver a shipment of four or seven new masks that’ll take her self-care nights to the next level. And if you feel like going all out for mom, you can select the Lux Plus Box for $35 per month, which includes three full-sized skincare products, three sheet masks, and one specialty item.
To buy: starting from $20/month; facetory.com.
Things I Love About Mom
For an easy way to personalize your Mother’s Day gift this year, try this heartwarming book that includes 30 prompts to write down the things you love most about your mom. Not only is the book itself beautifully designed, but she’ll be even more touched after she reads the sweet messages you’ve left inside.
To buy: $13; emilymcdowell.com.
Asutra Sleep Tight Kit
Treat mom to a better night's sleep with this gift set that includes melatonin lotion, a silk eye mask, and a soothing lavender aromatherapy mist.
To buy: $50; amazon.com.
Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller
Wine stays cold and condensation-free for four hours in this vacuum-insulated chiller.
To buy: $90; nordstrom.com.
Hooray Creative Kaleidoscope No. 1 Apron
Baking just got so much sweeter thanks to this bright and cheery apron.
To buy: $38; minted.com.
Maman x Ariana Ost Necklace
Francophiles will especially adore this piece of jewelry, but anyone can appreciate its tribute to motherhood.
To buy: $36; mamannyc.com.
Serena & Lily Positano Linen Robe
Made with luxe linen, this kimono-style robe gets softer and comfier with every wash.
To buy: $128; serenaandlily.com.
Coach Skinny Wallet
Help her corral her credit cards and cash in this sleek leather wallet that features 15 card slots and a zippered coin purse. Available in nine colors.
To buy: $150; coach.com.
Book of the Month Subscription
Find the best new reads with Book of the Month—a monthly subscription service that delivers a good read straight to your door. Take your pick from five select books every month, and if you fall behind on your reading, you can easily roll your credits over to a new month, no questions asked.
To buy: $45 for 3 months; bookofthemonth.com.
Backslash Fit Self-Rolling Yoga Mat
Chill out with a self-rolling fitness mat that leads to stress-free cleanup after even the sweatiest yoga sessions. The cloud-like mat is 5 mm thick for better cushioning, plus the mat's top layer is engineered so that the more you sweat, the better your grip will be.
To buy: $80; amazon.com.
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
Give the gift of a good night's sleep with this breathable linen sheet set that comes in eight different shades ranging from indigo to classic white. Each set is crafted from the finest European flax, meaning the sheets only get softer over time.
To buy: from $139; parachutehome.com.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Well-styled tresses are hard to execute on your own, but this versatile hair dryer makes at-home styling even easier. Available in black, silver, and fuchsia.
To buy: $399; nordstrom.com.
Caraa x Athleta Convertible Backpack
Equipped with enough room to fit a 15" laptop, this convertible backpack is a spacious essential for any commuter or gym-goer. Bonus: The backpack's removable front pouch zips off entirely, transforming the accessory into a waist or crossbody bag instantly.
To buy: $138; athleta.gap.com.
Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Melrose Watch
A classic watch is always timeless, and this rose gold-plated watch from Daniel Wellington is no exception. A black dial is unexpected, plus the watch is water resistant and features Japanese quartz.
To buy: $169; bloomingdales.com.
Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships
Wrap this up as a Mother’s Day gift and pick recipes—healthy ones, that is—to do together for a fulfilling, satisfying, and delicious way to bond with mom. Liz Moody offers heaps of tasty recipes packed with great ingredients. Start with the Green Detox soup that, as the recipe name states, is actually delicious, and don’t miss out on making the Best Healthy Chocolate Chip cookies. One bite, and cooking with mom will become a weekly tradition.
To buy: $17; amazon.com.
Jennifer Meyer Turquoise Heart Ring
Set with 0.37-carats of turquoise beads in the shape of a heart, this 18-karat gold ring is a statement piece that'll last a lifetime.
To buy: $950; net-a-porter.com.
Daily Harvest Gift Box
Daily Harvest makes eating healthful meals both easy and incredibly delicious. Each (recyclable!) cup comes frozen, and all you—or the lucky recipient—have to do is heat it up or whizz it in a blender (if you’re making a smoothie). Don’t let the mom in your life miss out on the harvest bowls, but Daily Harvest’s smart gifting option lets her fill up her gift box with her preferences. This one is perfect for the mom who is strapped for time, or just doesn’t like being in the kitchen, and wants to eat tasty food that also happens to be good for her.
To buy: $75 for nine cups; daily-harvest.com.