48 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, whether you’re shopping for your mom, grandmother, wife, or friend. 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.)
Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture
This hardcover honors some of the world’s most admired women, from Michelle Obama to Dolly Parton.
To buy: $25; chroniclebooks.com.
Brass Heart Tea Strainer
When she makes a cuppa with this heart-shaped strainer, she’ll think of you.
To buy: $10; lockwoodshop.com.
Iris Catchall Tray
Your mom will always remember where her specs are with a monogrammed, ceramic eyeglass rest.
To buy: $31; markandgraham.com.
AirPods Pro Case
She’ll stash her AirPods in style—and keep them handy—with this pretty little case.
To buy: $25; riflepaperco.com.
Hair Tools Caddy
She won’t leave the house without doing her ’do, and this zippered neoprene pouch lets her travel with her curling iron.
To buy: $15; mytagalongs.com.
EtúHome Pink Mod iPad/Cookbook Holder
If cooking (or baking) brings her the greatest joy, dress up her workspace (and make her life a little easier) this Mother’s Day with this colorful, functional stand. Made of reclaimed food and finished with a food-safe wax, it can hold her cookbook open or prop up her iPad or phone while she cooks.
To buy: $150; etuhome.com.
Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell PJ Set
We all need comfy PJs, but all too often sleepwear falls into the “baggy t-shirt” category instead of the “sleek and chic” category. Let this cute, silky-smooth, and sustainable shorts-and-shirt set change that: made of bamboo and with a cooling feel, it’s sure to dress up her lazy mornings or evenings.
Dyson Supersonic Mother’s Day gift edition
When was the last time your mom (or kid’s mom) had a new hair dryer? If you don’t know the answer to that question, it’s time for a new one. New hair drying technology—as in the acclaimed Dyson Supersonic dryer—cuts down on dry time and protects strands from high heat, so if Mom’s using an outdated dryer, it’s time for a new one (and this special-edition set comes with a new round brush and comb, too).
To buy: $400; dyson.com.
KitchenAid 5 Quart Confetti Sprinkle Ceramic Bowl
She probably adores her trusty stand mixer too much to ever consider giving it up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up a little for her. If the bowl is looking a little beaten-up, swap it out for this playful alternative.
To buy: $60; kitchenaid.com.
Alleyoop Grateful Set
Help her memorialize her daily moments of thankfulness with this attractive, low-pressure journal, which offers space for listing things she’s grateful for in a given day—without prescribed dates, so she won’t feel bad about missing a day (or have to stare at an empty space). The included black ink pens only make using the journal more of a daily ritual.
To buy: $24; meetalleyoop.com.
Boll & Branch Women’s Spa Robe
Make her life at home more comfortable—and more glamorous—with this charming botanical-print robe, which is lined with terrycloth for extra coziness, dryness, comfort, and warmth. Whether she’s looking for something to lounge by the pool in or seeking a good-looking robe for morning coffee, she’ll never want to change out of this robe.
To buy: $125; bollandbranch.com.
Dagne Dover Landon Carryall
Lighten her load this Mother’s Day with this petite—and pretty—purse. With a charming spring color and a performance air mesh material, it’s the perfect companion for quick grocery runs or walks around town, and its small size will discourage her from lugging along anything non-essential, giving her back and shoulders a break.
To buy: $95; dagnedover.com.
Google Nest Mini
Whether she’s new to the smart home world or just looking to expand her tech collection, give Mom this wall-mountable Google Nest Mini this Mother’s Day. It can be set out of the way, so her surfaces are clear, but she’ll still be able to ask it all her questions and control any other smart home tech with just her voice.
To buy: $29; target.com.
Birdies Songbird slides
This Mother’s Day, give Mom’s toes and feet a little TLC with these adorable house shoes. She’ll love having something cute to slip on in the morning, and the comfortable sole—with seven layers of cushioning and support—will give her arches and heels something to love, too.
To buy: $95; birdies.com.
A Mother’s Day gift idea that actually helps her sleep better? Too good to be true—almost. This high-tech ring tracks her vitals while she sleeps to help her better understand what’s keeping her up at night—and can even guide her to more restful sleep. The ring can also track activity and vitals all day long, so she can better understand her body and make positive health changes.
To buy: $299; ouraring.com.
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.
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.
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: $17; barnesandnoble.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.
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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: $19; target.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: $200; thegrommet.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; asutra.com.