68 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Every 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 items 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 could suit just about anyone.
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.)
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.
Best Mom Ever Stemless Wine Glass
With this gift, mom will know that she’s the best mom ever each time she takes a sip of her favorite wine. At only $18 each, these 20-ounce stemless wine glasses would be even better gifted as a set of two.
To buy: $18; alwaysfits.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.
BaubleBar Mini Alidia Rings
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.
The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription
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.
Birchbox Limited Edition Floral Favorites Box
If mom’s a beauty junkie, she’ll agree that there’s nothing better than receiving a big box of beauty minis to try. BirchBox’s limited edition floral box is perfect for spring and Mother’s Day since it includes nine makeup and skincare must-haves (plus a candle!) that were all inspired by flowers like primrose, jasmine, petunia, and calendula.
To buy: $52; birchbox.com.
Yankee Candle Brunch Collection Candle in Blush Bouquet
Even if you’re planning to take mom to brunch this year on Mother’s Day, this new line of Yankee Candles will allow her to enjoy the smells of a decadent brunch spread all year round. The collection includes four amazing brunch-inspired scents like Floral Candy, Belgian Waffles, Blush Bouquet, and Sweet Morning Rose.
To buy: $20; walmart.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 $9/month; facetory.com.
My Mother Was Right About Everything Trinket Tray
As a little reminder that your mom was right about everything in life, she deserves this slightly-cheesy (but cute!) trinket tray. It’s the perfect catchall to display on her desk or wardrobe.
To buy: $18; alwaysfits.com.
See’s Candies Mother’s Day Assorted Chocolates
If she’s got a sweet tooth, this beautiful box from See’s Candies will satisfy all her cravings—they’re so delicious, chances are she won’t be able to stop after just one piece. The gift comes in a decorative floral box that’s perfectly on theme and includes an assortment of 26 milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and caramel candies.
To buy: $22; sees.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.
HelloFresh Wine Subscription
Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller
Wine stays cold and condensation-free for four hours in this vacuum-insulated chiller.
To buy: $90; nordstrom.com.
Skeem Design Violet Match Cloche
This vintage-inspired piece holds four-inch matches and can also be used to display small objects.
To buy: $30; Houzz.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.
Baggu Spring Flowers 3D Zip Set of Recycled-Nylon Bags
Help Mom get organized with these stylish and sustainable recycled-nylon bags, which are especially handy for travel.
To buy: $34; baggu.com.
Jennifer Meyer Mama Necklace
Totem Colored Glass Vases
These sculptural vases are striking with or without flowers, adding a vibrant modern finish to any tabletop.
To buy: $29 each; westelm.com.
Paper & Tea Perfect Day Tea Set
The Berlin-based brand P & T sources its whole-leaf teas from farmers around the world—so you know this delicate white tea is good enough for Mom.
To buy: $35; food52.com.
FEED Mom on a Mission Tote
This tote does more than look good on Mom’s shoulder: For every bag purchased, 10 school meals will be provided to children in need.
To buy: $38; feedprojects.com.
Nixplay Wi-Fi Digital Frame
Display your most precious memories on this chic digital frame that connects directly to your Wi-Fi (no USB cord or memory stick necessary!) and works with Alexa devices. The functional frame allows you to also instantly connect to social and photo platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Verizon Cloud, and Google Photos.
To buy: $180; amazon.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.
Sarah & Sebastian Gold Pearl Necklace
Six freshwater pearls transform this delicate pendant necklace into a showstopping accessory. Wear it solo, or layer it with other minimalist chains.
To buy: $315; net-a-porter.com.
Flower-Dyed Leizu Silk Sleep Set
Crafted from 100-percent silk, this hypoallergenic sleep set includes a sleep mask, travel pouch, and pillow case. Sure, it's a splurge, but a good night's sleep is well worth the price tag.
To buy: $275; shop.goop.com.
Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Body Scrub
Made from brown sugar, grape seed, honey, and six essential oils, this exfoliating scrub is the perfect indulgent gift for anyone who's in need of a little rest and relaxation.
To buy: $38; us.caudalie.com.
Porter Ceramic To-Go Mug
Make her morning a tad bit brighter with this portable ceramic mug. Silicone covers the cup's base, while a BPA-free plastic lid helps her consume her cold brew or latte on the go with ease.
To buy: $25; shop.goop.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.
Boden Printed Scarf
Take the chill off with this eye-catching scarf that comes in four vibrant colors. Wear it as an actual scarf during colder months, or don it as a sarong during the summer season.
To buy: $38; bodenusa.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.
Jimmy Choo Glittered Leather Clutch
Looking to really splurge on a one-of-a-kind accessory? This silver glitter clutch is guaranteed to dress up anything in your closet, plus it comes with a detachable chain so you can carry it in hand or on your shoulder.
To buy: $995; net-a-porter.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.
Kreafunk Bgem Wireless Earbuds
Available in the softest shade of dusty pink, these chic earbuds allow you to go hands-free when listening to your favorite playlists or podcasts.
To buy: $120; shop.goop.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.
Mom Fuel Wine Glass
Yes, she’s a total rock star, but every mom needs to put her feet up every once in a while. Give her a gift that she can relax with at the end of those very long days.
To buy: $23; papersource.com.
Himalayan Salt Lamp & Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser
What mom doesn’t need more relaxation? This Himalayan salt lamp and oil diffuser combo neutralizes those energy-sucking ions emitted from electronic devices—to help boost her mood and increase energy. Add a few drops of essential oil to the diffuser and let Mom breathe into calm.
To buy: $80; amazon.com.
Las Bayadas El Rafel Market Bag
Made in Mexico, this boldly striped tote is sturdy enough to handle groceries, but pretty enough to go to brunch or the beach. It’s also machine washable—just put in the gentle cycle and air dry.
To buy: $69; amazon.com.
One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
This journal provides just one line a day to record five years worth of beautiful memories. Perfect for the sentimental mom who likes to treasure every little moment with gratitude.
To buy: $17; anthropologie.com.
OMG Mom Tea Towel
It’s her day, so go ahead and give Mom a little ego boost by validating all that wise advice she’s given you over the years. This graphic tea towel is black and white, so it will match her kitchen, no matter the color scheme.
To buy: $8; amazon.com.
Mini Trough Succulents
Help the woman who loves to garden bring a little bit of that pretty greenery indoors. This modern but rustic trough is made of reclaimed wood and contains five different types of succulent plants. Easy to maintain, this gift makes a decorative and natural addition to any home or office.
To buy: $50; 1800flowers.com.
Justina Blakeney Selva Tray
The easiest way to make her Mother’s Day breakfast in bed extra-special? Serve those eggs and pancakes on the real present—a modern woven wood tray. Generously sized and easy to clean—Mom might even start asking you to treat her more often.
To buy: $99; luluandgeorgia.com.
Copper French Press
For the woman who never starts her day without a freshly brewed cup of joe, give an accessory that will make her mornings more special (and feel more bearable). Worried about her storage space? This gorgeous copper press—also available in stainless steel—is attractive enough to find a permanent home on her countertop.
To buy: $50; crateandbarrel.com.
Ice Mold/Wine Bottle Chiller
Fill this clever mold with water and flowers, citrus slices, or herbs to create a gorgeous frozen beverage chiller. It's sure to impress the next time she hosts book club.
To buy: $40; crateandbarrel.com.
Sailor’s Knot Studs
Nautical-inspired rose gold studs for the captain of your family. Also available in gold and silver.
To buy: $48; nordstrom.com.
Wine Pairing Towel Set
Part kitchen helper, part wine manual, this gift is an aspiring oenophile’s dream come true. These 100-percent organic cotton tea towels demystify a host of food and wine pairings. Each features 68 popular wines and 56 different foods, giving the lowdown—from “excellent” to “best avoided”—on 3,808 possible pairings.
To buy: $28 for two; uncommongoods.com.
Two Handle Teak Serving Board
Made of rustic and natural teak wood, this two-handled paddle serving board is for moms with great taste—in more ways than one. Available in circular or rectangular shapes too, the board is food safe—great for cheese and crackers—but looks just as good on display. (Hang it by the hole on one end.)
To buy: From $58; shopterrain.com.
Stacked Apothecary Jars
Striking, stackable glass containers—think traditional with a twist—are perfect for displaying baked goods on the counter or organizing bathroom beauty supplies in a tight space.
To buy: $33; amazon.com.
Personal Embosser With Stand
Get her seal of approval on stationery, recipe cards, gift tags, and more with a customizable embosser. Available in seven designs.
To buy: $40; williams-sonoma.com.
Personalized Calligraphy Name Stamp
If your mom believes in the value of the handwritten notes this personalized name or address stamp will help her make her mark on any envelope. Each rubber stamp features hand-drawn calligraphy by Angelique Phillips. Add an inkpad—available in a rainbow of colors—for an extra $7. To complete the gift, why not buy mom a set of pretty personalized stationery, too?
To buy: starting at $50; paperpastries.com.
Bliss Plush Throw
Whether Mom likes to cuddle up to watch a movie or read a good book, this plush throw makes it all the more cozy. Complement any living space with eleven colors to choose from.
To buy: $40; nordstrom.com.
Anemone Custom Journal
Whether it houses her to-do list or notes from all those meetings, this pretty hardcover notebook will make it all that much more enjoyable. Choose between blank, lined, graph, or dot pages, and four calendar variations, and personalize it with her name in your choice of more than a dozen fonts.
To buy: From $20; papersource.com.
If she has a long list of books on her reading list, this giftable tea will make curling up in her reading nook even cozier. The tea, which comes in a pretty tins, is available in five different blends each based on a classic novel: The Picture of Earl Grey, War and Peach, Pride and Peppermint, Don QuixoTea, and Matcha Do About Nothing.
To buy: $30; amazon.com.
Kendra Scott Earrings in Magenta
If Mom loves making a fashion statement that’s both bold and tasteful, these magenta drop earrings (made of magnesite and gold plate) will attract plenty of attention without being, well, loud. (They’re not too pricey, either.) Don’t love the bright pink hue? Choose from more than 25 alternative colors.
To buy: $55; bloomingdales.com.
Bed Wedge Reading Pillow
When the only thing Mom likes better than breakfast in bed is reading a book under the covers, gift her this pillow designed specifically for reading. It nestles between the mattress and the headboard for the ideal angle.
To buy: $35; amazon.com.