The Best Mother’s Day Gift for Every Type of Mom
Whether she loves wine, mornings, coffee, the great outdoors, or all of the above, there's a perfect gift for your number one mama.
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Happy Mother’s Day
While all moms are wonderful, they aren’t all the same. That’s why we’ve created this list of the best Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom, from the one who loves to cook to the one who is more into downtime—and every other one in between. Don’t miss these moving Mother’s Day traditions from around the world.
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For the morning person
If your mom likes nothing more than waking up slowly and luxuriating in the early hours of the morning with a cup of coffee, she'll adore this short robe from the Yummie’s loungewear collection as a Mother's Day gift. It's made of a super soft slub knit for comfort and has side pockets and an attached belt for an alluring cinched waist.
For the mom who loves design shows
Starting at $79
Even if mom has seen every episode of Fixer Upper, it can still be a challenge to put Chip and Joanna’s signature aesthetic into action. That’s where Havenly, an online interior decorating service, comes in. Gift mom an e-gift card, then she can get started taking a style quiz, collaborate with a designer whose portfolio appeals to her, and then she'll get design ideas for any room in the house. The designer will work within mom’s budget to curate her dream room, complete with shoppable links. She can also try these 52 budget decor ideas to make her home look more expensive.
For the mom who likes things that come in small packages
Every mom is secretly hoping for a new piece of jewelry on Mother’s Day and this Mother-Daughter necklace from Peggy Li hits that mark, without breaking the bank. As the designer describes it, it features ”matching pendants that nestle so closely together, mirror images of each other. It's that closeness and relationship every daughter and mother have!” Choose a gold or silver chain and one of three chain lengths.
For the chocolate lover
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, particularly when it’s packaged in this adorable box from Dallmann Confections. But we all know it’s what's on the inside that counts and with flavors including hibiscus raspberry, fleur de sel, and spicy passion using ingredients sourced from Belgium, France, Ghana, Madagascar, and more, these definitely won’t disappoint mom. Dallmann is a third-generation family business that’s based out of San Diego, California. When it comes time to write the card, add one of these thoughtful Mother's Day quotes to show you care.
For the mom on the go
The mom in your life is a major multitasker—wrangling her career, taking care of her kiddos, and tracking her progress every step of the way. Glam up her Apple Watch with this chic Kate Spade white ceramic bracelet strap. Make sure she knows these 15 hidden Apple Watch hacks.
For the beach-loving mom
Even if she can’t make it to the shore this summer, she can rock her favorite beachside looks when she carries this Carve Designs Sunrise Tote. The jute and cotton bag is woven with natural hues and a spot of blue that harkens back to the ocean.
For the perfume wearer
Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory, so you can likely close your eyes and know exactly how your mom smells, no matter how far away you are from her. If she's a fan of the classics, try Ralph Lauren Romance. The white floral fragrance has clean and fresh top notes of mandarin, pink pepper, rose and violet leaves, then intensifies into a bouquet of ethereal flowery scents; rose, jasmine, marigold, and geranium. As a Mother’s Day promotion, she’ll get a free tote with a purchase at Macys. Make sure she knows these tricks for making perfume last longer.
For the juggler
Many children (and husbands) wonder just how moms keep all those balls in the air and make it look effortless. She may not share her secrets, but you can help ensure that she stays comfortable and healthy with a brand-new pair of stylish sneakers from Blowfish Malibu. These are from the "4 Earth Collection." The shoes have uppers made of recycled plastic, so they’ll appeal to her eco-friendly loving heart, too.
For the New Englander
Whether your mom is from the northeast, dreams of traveling to Maine, or simply loves “lobstah” this cashmere sweater from J.Crew is a can’t miss. J.Crew is a member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), an international nonprofit working to create a more sustainable cashmere supply chain, so she can wear this in good conscience.