The working list of reasons why moms are incredible, badass, and worthy of celebration is an endless one. That could explain why finding an awesome Mother’s Day gift for mom can feel so incredibly daunting. After all, she kept you safe and alive as a small rambunctious child. A $5 mug reading “#1 Mom” doesn’t exactly cut it.
Forget gifting a cheap “spa day” set from a big-box store or a cheap-o heart necklace from the corner drugstore. A perfect gift for mom deserves some thought and planning, especially when it comes to the holidays. And son, you’ve come to the right place if you need holiday gift inspiration this year.
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Whether you’re in the market for personalized ideas that make for the perfect sentimental gifts for mom or useful gift options that will make you her favorite (as if you weren’t already), the list ahead has something for every budget and personality type. With 47 items to choose from, you’ll have plenty of gift ideas for new moms, seasoned moms, stepmoms, mothers-in-law, honorary moms, grandmas, and literally any other motherly figure in your life.
From custom jewelry boxes and 14k gold necklaces to sleek handbags and beauty gifts she’ll actually use, here are the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms of all types. Just don’t forget a good greeting card to remind her why you are the favorite.
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Customizable Love Across States 3D Art
Small in size but huge in heart, this customizable 3D work of Art makes for a heartfelt Mother’s Day gift if you’re not going to be able to celebrate together in person this year.
Gray Malin 2-in-1 Backgammon & Checkers Set
You’ve never seen a backgammon set like this—and neither has your mom. A checker board on one side backgammon on the other, this gift is well-suited for the mom who makes for a fearsome gaming opponent.
Parachute Home Classic Bathrobe
The gift of a fancy hotel-like bathrobe is the gift that keeps on giving. Boasting 24k ratings at the time of publication and famously amassing a 2,000-person waitlist before it even launched, Parachute’s Classic robe is the crème de la crème when it comes to quality and comfort. This comes in 4 other colors and is available in sizes XS through 3X.
Snoozies Womens Slipper Socks
These sock-like slippers will make reading in bed all the more cozy. Three other colors in the pastel fam are available as well on Amazon.
North Legends Custom Pet Portrait Phone Case
If there are more pics of your mom’s dog on her phone than there are of you (which, fair), surprise her with a unique customized phone case featuring the other apple of her eye. Cases can be made for pretty much any iPhone or Samsung model, and the turnaround time for this top-rated Etsy seller is about 2 weeks.
Personalized Cutting Board: Handwriting Handwritten Recipe
Give your mom a sentimental piece of family history with this personalized recipe board. The board can act as a decor piece or a serving tray, thanks to some nifty handles. Plus, the wood engraving is made to perfectly match the handwriting on the given recipe card.
EMU Australia Mayberry Womens Slippers Sheepskin Slipper
Editor’s note: I gifted my mom a pair of these for Christmas and have since been moved to order myself a similar style because they’re truly that comfortable. A handful of other colors including pink, white, and leopard are available as well.
14k Solid Gold Custom Sideways Initial Necklace
A personalized gift goes a looong way. For one that’ll last forever, turn to this top-rated Etsy vendor who makes customized necklaces in 14k gold. This design is a thoughtful gift for moms in particular as shoppers can have the initials of everyone in their family included.
Thank You, Mom Candle
If you’re after a sentimental gift for mom that isn’t cheesy, Homesick is stacked with options as the brand specializes in nostalgia-inspired candles. Perfect for Mother’s Day, their ‘Thank You, Mom’ candle has a warm scent with notes of bergamot, lavender, sandalwood, and musk.
Personalized Family Print
Gifting Art to another person can be tricky, but this personalized illustration is a no-brainer for moms. Illustrations from this Uncommon Goods artist come framed and(!) can include pets.
Heart-Shaped Tea Bags (Set of 15)
For the mom who loves tea, here’s a heartfelt gift (literally) created by Jacqueline Aliotti, an artisan who grew up sending time at her parents’ tea shop in Lyon, France. 15 heart-shaped teabags are included in each set. Tea flavors include English Breakfast, Organic Earl Grey and Organic White Berry.
What I Love about Mom Book
For a meaningful Mother’s Day gift that won’t set you back a pretty penny, fill out this book with responses as sentimental or funny as you please. She’s guaranteed to treasure this forever.
70s Floral Print Silk Scarf
Silk scarves are forever chic, just like your mom. This ’70s inspired floral print option from French ready-to-wear label Maje makes for a stylish choice.
Glazed Earthenware Vase
Handcrafted in the Djurdjura region of Algeria using local manufacturing processes, this vase is stunning with or without flowers. Befitting aesthetes, it makes for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift.
Ayesha Curry Kitchenware Spatula Spoonula Set
Williams Sonoma Wine Pairing Chocolate Bars
If your mom’s great loves are chocolate and wine, you’re morally obliged to buy her this set of chocolate bars, sons. Per Williams Sonoma, each handcrafted bar has been formulated with specific flavor profiles that pair perfectly with different wines. *Drools.*
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
If your mom loves cooking and is missing the latest Barefoot Contessa cookbook from legendary chef Ina Garten, ordering this for her is a must.
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick
This highlighter stick (in the aptly named ‘Lit’ shade) creates a naturally glowing look. Whether your mom loves makeup or barely wears any, this is the rare beauty gift that has universal appeal.
Rifle Paper Recipe Tin
Help your mom preserve all of her favorite family recipes with this beautiful recipe tin. The included recipe cards are stunning—and you can even pick up extras if she’s got a lot of culinary knowledge to document.
Sandro Jacquard Tote Bag
This jacquard carry-all tote from chic French brand Sandro will make all of your mom’s brunch friends green with envy. The nautical motifs are timeless too.
Diptyque Roses Candle
As one of Diptyque’s best-selling scents, Roses is fresh and lush. The smell will fill her entire house with one light, but she’ll only save it for the fanciest occasions—like her favorite son’s visits.
Our Place The Always Pan
Known as the pan that broke the internet, Our Place’s Always Pan does it all. With a modern design and gorgeous colors, it’s made to replace eight pieces of cookware. Your mom’s favorite frying pan could never.
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Le Creuset 5.5-Quart Round Dutch Oven
A classic Le Creuset Dutch oven is never a bad gift. Available in countless ever-changing colors, this kitchen staple comes in eight sizes. Le Creuset’s Dutch ovens are made of enameled cast iron, allowing for even heat distribution and minimal sticking.
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The Comfy Original
It’s massive. It’s cozy. It’s massively cozy. It’s The Comfy. The Comfy is basically a giant Sherpa blanket you wear like a sweatshirt, complete with a hood and a roomy front pocket. Your mom may think it’s ridiculous—but once she puts it on, it’s never coming off.
Armadillo Nest Entrance Mat
Armadillo rugs are legendary in the interior design world for their quality and their entrance mats are no exception. If your mom’s place could use a decor upgrade, this is a minimalist piece that makes a sleek impact. You can get a cheap non-slip rug pad off Amazon to go with this too.
The Tartan Blanket Co. Recycled Wool Blanket
Created by co-founders and co-parents Emma and Furgus Macdonald, The Tartan Blanket Co. takes inspiration from Scottish traditions. Their recycled wool blanket is a splurge you can feel good about as the brand has 1% for the planet, 1% for the people commitment, where 2% of all revenue goes toward helping to protect the planet and supporting people in need.
Vendome Press Cabana Anthology
Does your mom love interior design? If the answer is an emphatic yes, consider your Mother’s Day holiday shopping done and dusted with this coffee table fixture that chronicles some of the most drool-worthy interiors shot for legendary design publication Cabana. For the uninitiated, back issues of Cabana can fetch as much as $200 on eBay.
Nine Perfect Petals: The Enneagram for Flower Gardeners (The Enneagram in Nature)
Full of fascinating insights and beautiful illustrations, this coffee table fixture explores the Enneagram of Personalities. (Which, for the uninitiated, is a personality classification system made up of 9 different personality types that are all interconnected with individual strengths and pathways). The book makes it fascinating to figure out one’s personality type and learn about those of their loved ones.
Bala Bangles are probably the most well-known (and most fashionable) wrist and ankle weights of now. With one and two-pound options, Bala Bangles come in a variety of different colors to up her workout in style.
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Bearaby Cotton Napper
Help your mom relax (for once) with this weighted blanket from Bearaby. Made of organic cotton, the blanket comes in 10, 15, 20, and 25-pound options for any level of weighted relaxation
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The Sill Hoya Heart Plant
Give your mom a token of your love with a small heart-shaped Hoya by The Sill. This tiny token only requires a watering every 2 or 3 weeks, so your love won’t die on her.
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Venus Et Fleur Fleura Vase
Venus Et Fleur is noted for its eternity roses, which last for up to a year (in reality, it’s way longer). While the classic version comes in a box, this arrangement styled in a ceramic vase is extra chic. While the forever florals are certainly a splurge, the price really isn’t that bad to have fresh roses all year long.
Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray
Few perfumes, if any, are more iconic than Chanel N°5. If a bottle of this forever chic scent is missing from your mom’s perfume collection, gifting her a 1.2oz bottle to try out is a failsafe choice for any son to gift his mother this year. Also, fun fact: N°5 was first created in 1921, which means this year is its 100th anniversary.
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FlowerBx Vanda Cut Orchid and Mayfair Vase Set
For the mom who prefers orchids to traditional bouquets, this vibrant Vanda Orchid arrangement is sure to impress this Mother’s Day.
ASUTRA Silk Eye Pillow for Sleep
This meditation-friendly and light blocking silk eye mask is filled with lavender and flax seeds, which make it a gift that looks and feels far more expensive than its $20 price tag.
Mejuri Large Hoops in 14k White Gold
No such thing as too many pairs of hoops. This best-selling pair from DTC darling Mejuri is made from 14k white gold, which means your mom will be able to wear these everywhere without any fear of them tarnishing. A yellow gold pair is available for the same price, too.
Softies Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger
Amazon reviewers are obsessed with this cozy loungewear dress. Fans also count Oprah, who included this marshmellow hooded lounger in her list of Favorite Things 2019.
Urban Stems ‘The Provence’ Bouquet and Vase
In lieu of a trip to the south of France, give her a beautifully presented bouquet of lavender to transport her to the rolling lavender fields of Aix en Provence.
Helping Hands Puzzle
100% of proceeds from this puzzle are donated to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit that advocates for maternal health.
Sara Happ The Dream Slip Night Lip Treatment
Editor’s note: I swear by this overnight lip mask’s ability to hydrate and plump lips. If your mom would never treat herself to a $34 jar of anything, be a good son and surprise her with this wonder-working treatment.
Zink Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera + Photo Paper Bundle
Photos that can be tangibly held in one’s hands hit differently. Compact in size, Kodak’s Printomatic digital Instant print camera is easy-to-use and easy to travel with. This bundle includes 50 sheets of compatible photo paper, so your mom will be able to use this right away if she wants.
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Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
Aside from their luxurious look and feel, silk pillowcases help improve the appearance of hydration in skin and retain moisture in hair. AKA, here’s a failsafe gift for mom that’ll win you a “son of the year” trophy.
Sprout Shine Bright Radiant Positivity Kit
The sunshiny-feeling set includes a sunflower grow kit, one facial mist and a brightening sugar scrub. If you’ve never shopped on Verishop before, I’m a big fan because they offer 2-day express shipping for free.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Care Discovery Set
Whether she loves a spa day or would never dream of treating herself to one, this travel-friendly sized of Dr. Barbara Sturm best sellers will be a thoughtful surprise. Contents include one gentle foam cleanser, one facial scrub, one intensive moisturizing mask, one hyaluronic ampoule concentrate, one eye cream, one face cream, and one anti-aging body cream.
Courant CATCH:3 Wireless Charging Tray
This chic wireless charging tray by Courant charges her go-to tech while also acting as a tray for her daily carry. Consider it an upgrade from tangled charging wires.
BYREDO Bibliotheque Candle
For the mom who loves a bougie candle, look no further than cult-loved French brand Byredo’s Bibliothèque candle. Featuring notes of patchouli and warm vanilla, this candle evokes the coziness of spending a rainy day getting lost in a good book.
Sweaty Betty Cross Train Hoodie
For the fitness-obsessed mom, a cool new workout jacket is the way to go. This one from Sweaty Betty will not only last her years to come, but it’s designed to be slightly longer in the back, which means it’s flattering to wear with leggings.
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