35 Great Mother's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom

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Alessi Plissé Electric Kettle
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There's a lot of pressure on us all when it comes to Mother's Day gift ideas. (FYI: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8, 2022.) 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 selected 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.

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.)

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Classic Plant Subscription

A succulent and a leafy, trailing plant from a plant subscription by the Sil
The Sill

If your mom's a plant parent, too, indulge her green thumb with a fresh new baby delivered every month, potted and ready to display in one of several colors of pots you can choose from. And if you're getting a Mother's Day gift for a mom who's a pet parent, too, you can select a pet-friendly plant subscription to keep both pets and plants thriving.

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Vintage-Inspired Striped Canvas Cooler Tote Bag

Yellow and White Striped Cooler Beach Tote

Get your mom geared up for summer outdoors with this charming, vintage-striped cooler tote. The roomy, PVC-lined insulated bag holds plenty of beverages and sandwiches (along with a beach towel, of course!). And the pretty bags are covered in upcycled canvas scraps from a line of umbrellas and tents—so perhaps you can get the whole family in and treat mom to a little matching shade for her next beach vacation or park picnic.

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Hill House Home Rainbow Hotel Robe

Woman wearing a white plush bathrobe with rainbow-colored trim
Hill House Home

The famed nap dress creators have branched out into full-fledged sleepwear—and this super soft, plush robe with its pretty rainbow-hued trim is just the thing to wear for a Mother's Day breakfast in bed (or anytime she's relaxing).

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Roomba i3+ EVO Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

Round Roomba robot vacuum with self-cleaning base and app

Home appliances sometimes get a bad rap as a gift, but a Roomba—which can help keep floors clean and encourage her to put her feet up—might be an exception. This version self empties the dirt and pet hair into a vacuum bag for easy cleanup (no messing around with a pan of dust and dirt), and its accompanying app lets you smart map the house and set a schedule for cleaning.

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Sullivan Wine Decanter

U-Shaped Wine Decanter With Red Wine
Crate and Barrel

For the mom who knows her cabs from her chiantis, this elegant, sculptural wine decanter will let her air out her wine for her next tasting moment—and is beautiful enough to keep on display even when she isn't.

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Once Upon a Book Club Boxes

Gifts and book featured in Once Upon a Book Club box
Once Upon a Book Club

Enhance her reading experience with these clever boxes, which feature a juicy novel and do-not-open-until-this-page gifts that correspond to the action at certain parts in the book. Spring for a full subscription for a lavish Mother's Day gift, or purchase a previous box that you know she'll like. (And for Bridgerton-loving ladies, there's a wait list right now for a few Bridgerton-themed boxes as well.)

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Family Tree Chime

Ceramic blue-green leaf-shaped chimes with names stamped on them
Uncommon Goods

Add a sentimental touch to your mom's outdoor space with a handmade chime set featuring the names of everyone on your family tree set into ceramic leaves.

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Bridgerton High Society Soaps Collection

Yellow-packaged goat milk soap set featuring Bridgerton themes
Beekman 1802

Moms who can't quite get enough Bridgerton will be abuzz about this gorgeous goat milk soap collection, featuring a signature scent inspired by the series, wrappings that feature some of Lady Whistledown's most scandalous gossip columns, and an augmented reality experience that'll help her bring a taste of the Ton home.

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Cricut Joy

Cricut Joy Machine

Whether she's the mom who likes to label everything, or she's crafting her way through your house, the Cricut Joy could be her creative companion—allowing her to easily design everything from greeting cards and labels to decorative signs and vinyl stick-ons. (And since it's super compact, she can take it wherever her crafting needs require.)

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Wingspan Board Game

Wingspan Board Game cover with a picture of a bird

Enhance your mom's next game night with this decidedly zen and beautifully produced game, where each player seeks to attract the best birds to their sanctuary—without any of the competition or sabotage you might find in other games.

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Sunflow Beach Bundle

Red-and-white striped beach chiar

For the beach-loving mom, an upgraded beach chair is the perfect gift to give right before summer season hits. This stylish version features an SPF 50 sunshade, a dry bag for keeping smartphones and other essentials close by (and sand-free), and an adjustable beverage holder that can manage whatever drink she's sipping surfside.

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Alessi Plissé Electric Kettle

Red Electric Kettle

A mom who's all about her daily matcha fix will have a brighter morning (and countertop) with this cheerful electric kettle. It turns itself off automatically if the water levels get too low, or once the water is piping hot.

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Ombre Picture Puzzle

Blush Ombre Picture Puzzle

For the puzzle-loving mom, there's nothing better than a puzzle that features all of her favorite faces or a beloved vacation photo.

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MarieBelle Chocolate Ganache

MarieBelle Chocolate Ganache in a Blue Box

A sweet-toothed mom won't say no to chocolates from one of New York's finest chocolatiers. This fancifully decorated set features classic ganaches in flavors like passionfruit and pistachio.

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Wordle Meme Mug

White mug featuring a Wordle board with yellow and green tiles
Zany Online/Etsy

For the mom who's always posting (and boasting) about her Wordle prowess, a mug that features a winning board is just the thing. (And you can personalize it, too!)

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Prima Bath Gem, Unwind

CBD and Lavender Bath Cube

This highly rated CBD-infused bath soak features a soothing lavender scent to help a very stressed mom soak away at least a little bit of her stress.

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Commute Clutch

Camel-colored clutch with room for headphones, laptop, and more
Mark and Graham

For the mom who likes to travel light (and well-organized), this slim clutch can hold a lot of gear, with room for laptops and files, phone, headphones, and all the other essentials in one neatly designed package. You can even monogram it to give it that extra touch of luxe.

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The Tutu Bouquet

Tutu Bouquets
Urban Stems

For the mom who thinks fresh flowers are too wasteful—or who has a black thumb—dried flowers add a pop of color that'll last. This pretty bouquet features mini pampas, dried thistle, and stargrass, and will brighten up a dark corner for months.

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Personalized Family Print

Customized Family Portrait
Uncommon Goods

A fresh take on the family portrait may be just what your mom ordered—and these adorable drawings can feature up to 12 family members (including pets).

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Mojave Yellowleaf Hammock

Brightly striped Hammock
Yellowleaf Hammock

For the mom who really needs to unwind, a hammock (especially one that you have already set up on Mother's Day) is the perfect gift. This light-as-air hammock is surprisingly sturdy, and can hold up to 550 pounds, perfect for if the kids will be joining her on occasion.

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Audible Gift Membership

Audible review

If your favorite mom loves to read (and never has time to do it), an Audible membership will let her keep up with her book club and her favorite authors while she's on the go, or just cooking dinner.

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Butterfly Drop Earrings

Gold Butterfly Earrings
Draper James

These pretty gold-toned dangles will freshen up your favorite mom's wardrobe for spring.

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Tranquil Faux Fur Throw Blanket

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These huge faux fur blankets are ultra soft and plush, come in festive colors that embrace the faux—and are big enough that they can share with their family for a cuddle (if they desire).

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Raw Birthstone Cascade Necklace

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Mother's jewelry is a standard Mother's Day gift, but you can give it a more modern look with this necklace which features rough-cut raw versions of your family's birthstones in a cascade.

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A Dozen Reasons I Love You

A Dozen Reasons I Love You Box
Uncommon Goods

For the sentimental mom, skip the greeting card and choose from 50 different heartfelt (and funny) reasons that your mom's the best—and let her read them to feel the love whenever she wants.

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Peugeot Electric Wine Opener

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If your mom loves to raise a glass (or two), an electric wine opener may be just the perfect gadget for Mother's Day. The corkscrew easily (and silently) uncorks the wine, and can handle up to 40 bottles on a single charge.

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Apple Airtags

Apple Airtags

Moms who are always searching for their keys—or the TV remote—will appreciate these tiny disks, which can be attached to errant items to help them locate their essentials.

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Sugarfina Sereni-tea Bundle

Mother's Day gifts ideas - Sugarfina Sereni-tea Bundle

Combine her two foodie loves—sweets and tea—in one convenient Mother's Day gift with this elegant bundle, which includes Matcha Bears, an Earl Grey Chocolate Bar, and more treats, all in beautiful packaging.

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Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture

Mother's Day gifts - Icon book

This hardcover honors some of the world's most admired women, from Michelle Obama to Dolly Parton.

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KitchenAid 5 Quart Confetti Sprinkle Ceramic Bowl

Mother's Day gift ideas - 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.

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Google Nest Mini

Mother's day gift ideas - 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.

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Oura Ring

Mother's day gift ideas - Oura Ring

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.

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Joby GripTight One GorillaPod Stand

Joby Griptight One Gorillapod Smartphone Stand Mother's Day Gift

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.

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The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription
The Bouqs Co.

This year, give mom the gift that keeps on giving—a monthly delivery of flowers! Through The Bouqs Co.'s subscription plan, she can receive a curated bouquet from one of the company's three flower plans: Roses, Farmer's Market, or The Classics.

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FaceTory Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box

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 $50 per season, which includes five to six full-sized skincare products and five to six sheet masks.

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