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.
For the morning person
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If your mom likes nothing more than waking up slowly and luxuriating in the early hours of the a.m. with a cup of coffee, she’ll adore this short hooded robe from the Boudoir Basics collection of Naked Princess as a Mother’s Day gift. It’s made of modal French terry with a little spandex for comfort, and has side pockets and an attached belt for an alluring cinched waist. Might we suggest bringing her breakfast in bed as you gift it to her?
Short Hooded Robe, $128, NakedPrincess.com
For the super-proud mom
Nothing makes her happier than thinking about her offspring—they’re so handsome! So smart! So sweet! Give this proud mom an opportunity to adore her handiwork every day with a personalized print of her children using Art.com’s Photos To Art feature. Just upload a favorite family photo, select a custom canvas, framed print, wood mount, acrylic, or other format, and get ready for the gallery-quality wall décor (Mom’s favorite kind) to surprise her in the mail. Bonus: Though the gift is super thoughtful, it takes just seconds to order.
Photos[to]Art, starting at $3.99, Art.com
For the mom who likes to get personal
No one knows Mom the way you do, so why buy generic jewelry when you could design a unique piece instead? ACCENT Custom Jewelry is a company that will bring your idea to life in a three-dimensional necklace or bracelet, whether it’s Mom’s nickname, her sacred mantra, notes from her favorite song, an outline of her beloved pug, or another one-of-a-kind design you know she’ll love. Choose gold or silver and one of three chain lengths.
For the bookworm
For the woman who took you to the library to get your very first card, show how much you appreciate her love of language and words with one of these book-themed mugs for a Mother’s Day gift. You can choose from a good old fashioned library card, a funny banned books motif, or ones featuring your favorite literary characters, including Edgar Allen Poe and Alice in Wonderland. These are some of the most meaningful Mother’s Day gifts moms have ever received.
Library Card Mug, $18.49, Amazon.com
For the carpooler
The mom in your life is a major multitasker—wrangling her career, taking care of her kiddos, and likely being active in the community, too. This iPhone case celebrates the name she loves to hear, “Mama,” in a fun, fashionable way.
Hey Mama iPhone Case, $35, RebeccaMinkoff.com
For the business traveler
When she’s not busy teaching her children how to tie their shoes and mind their manners, the mom you adore is flying across the country for an important client meeting. She needs a wardrobe that doesn’t give her anything else to worry about, making this made-for-airplanes dress a no-brainer. It dries quickly, resists wrinkles, and flatters her curves.
Florence Travel Dress by Orvis, $119, Amazon.com
For the new mom
You’ve known your best friend through all of life’s ebbs and flows, and now that she’s started a new chapter in her life, help her celebrate the beauty of this moment. Steal her phone long enough to Airdrop a sweet photo of her newborn and have it printed on this gorgeous canvas. When it comes time to write the card, add one of these thoughtful Mother’s Day quotes to show you care.
Personalized Wall Art, starting at $30, canvaspop.com
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 trying different florals, musks, and other heavenly aromas, consider signing her up for this perfume subscription service as a Mother’s Day gift. She’ll get a 30-day supply of designer perfume each month, from Dior to Bvlgari and 450 more.
Scentbird, $14.95 per month, scentbird.com
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. They’re made of merino wool and available in a variety of colors and designs for a simple chic that’s super practical.
Wool Runners, $95, allbirds.com
For the gardener
If gardening is your mom’s beloved pastime, introduce her to the burgeoning world of succulents with this DIY kit. Inside, you’ll find an off-white moss ball planter, a metal chain and hanging hook, two colors of reindeer moss, natural jute twine, succulent potting soil, planting instructions, and an optional live succulent.
Succulent Kokedama String Garden Kit, $33.97, windowbox.com
For the coffee lover
Every kid knows the number one rule of the household: Don’t talk to Mom until she’s had her coffee. Show your understanding with a monthly brew subscription. The coffee beans come from all over the world, including Peru, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and more.
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription, $60 for three months, atlascoffeeclub.com
For the Instagram addict
She’s up-to-date on all of the celebrity gossips, updates her Instagram story with every little step she takes each day, and somehow knows about the best hashtags to use before you do. If Mom loves Instagram, surprise her with these chic, modern prints of her top posts. Especially if she also has a knack for DIY projects, she’ll appreciate the symmetry that’s perfect for a wall mural.
Square Prints, $5, parade.press
For the wine lover
For the mother who’s always ready to raise a toast, consider these personalized longitude and latitude wine glasses. You can pick a place that means a lot to Mom—either your homestead or a place you’ve traveled together, so she’ll think of you whenever she clinks. Find out why the mother-child bond is so powerful.
Latitude & Longitude Wine Glasses, $75 for set of four, thenewenglandtradingcompany.com
For the cheese connoisseur
Instead of a chocolate cake, your mom prefers a platter of her favorite cheddars, bries, and goudas. That’s why this personalized cheese board will make her melt on Mother’s Day. It comes complete with a hidden compartment for a knife and a corkscrew, you know, for wine pairings.
Personalized Cheese Plate with Tools, $26.96, thestationarystudio.com
For the explorer
Your mom trades her high heels for hiking boots, fancy dresses for cargo pants, and would rather be on top of a high peak than at a Michelin-star restaurant, enhance her many outdoor journeys with LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Lady trekking poles. They’re designed for women with smaller grips and shorter lengths and can fold up into any backpack once you’ve reached the ideal spot for a picnic.
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Lady trekking poles, $219.95, Amazon.com
For the foodie
If Mom lives to eat (instead of eating to live), she probably loves to reminisce about the best meals she’s ever enjoyed. Help her remember every last detail with this sweet five-year journal made just for “taste memories.”
Nourishment, $16.95, Amazon.com
For the runner
She gets up every single a.m. to log those five miles and signs up for every 5K or marathon she can squeeze into her schedule. It’s her beloved form of exercise, the way she clears her head, and a healthy habit you’re both thankful for. That’s why she’ll be amazed at these Altec Lansing True EVO Wireless Earbuds, featuring “Just Ask” technology. They give her the ability to change songs, ask about the weather, get directions, and more, just by speaking out loud.
True EVO Wireless Earbuds, $99.99, bestbuy.com
For the cultured yogi
On her bucket list is nailing a yoga move around the world, from Thailand to Bali and beyond. Though you might not be able to afford a plane ticket halfway across the world, you can surprise her with this cute elephant yoga strap that will upgrade her current stock and keep her dreaming about faraway places.
Elephant Yoga Mat Strap, $19.95, Amazon.com
For the resilient mom
If your mom had some rough times this past year—whether she went through a painful divorce, a scary health situation, or lost her job—remind her of how much courage she has with this Mother’s Day gift: a simple, yet beautiful, bracelet bearing that same message. Check out all the superhuman talents that moms possess.
Courage, Dear Heart Necklace, $44, dearheartdesigns.com
For the expecting mom
There’s nothing quite like watching your wife, best friend, or sister go through their first pregnancy, especially when you’ve been through the trenches yourself. If your budget allows, this upgraded body pillow features a U-shape design that gives her the support she needs to finally get comfortable and doze off.
Wholebody Pillow, $489, myessentia.com
For the style maven
One quality you’re happy to have inherited from your mom? Her sense of style. Now that her diaper bag days are behind her, she can carry cute clutches, like this sand-colored Maya Folded purse. It’s so chic, you might want to snag another one for yourself.
Maya Folded Purse, $128, nisolo.com
For exotic tastes
Whether Mom has traveled to foreign lands or just wishes she could, you can bring the beauty of South America to her with this handmade vibrant, geometric throw from Ecuadane. Check out the stories of children who have paid homage to their parents in tear-inducing ways.
Antisana Blanket, $129.99, ecuadane.com
For the snuggler
A simple cuddle with Mom can melt the stress of even the darkest days. Upgrade her cuddle quotient with this alternative down comforter from Sheex. It helps to release heat and wick moisture on the surface, thanks to CoolX fiber-fill technology. In other words? She can pile on as many babes as she’d like, and everyone will stay comfortable.
Sheex Original Performance Down Alternative Comforter, $399, Amazon.com
For the chef
While some folks might find cooking to be a tiresome daily chore, your mom looks forward to testing out new recipes, mixing flavors and spices together, and filling the tummies of her loved ones. Since she already has a blender, a toaster, an espresso machine, and everything else under the sun, this Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender might be the only must-have she’s missing. She can use it to chop nuts, coconuts, ginger, pineapples and more without getting winded.
MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender, $249, Braunhousehold.com
For the camper
Many of your childhood memories include waking up underneath the stars, catching fireflies, roasting hot dogs over an open fire, and waking up with views of the valley below. This Sierra Designs women’s backcountry sleeping bag will keep Mom toasty, no matter where she roams. These 11 quotes about moms will make you want to call yours ASAP.
Women’s Backcountry Bed, $289.95, Amazon.com
For the hostess
Your mom’s solution to dealing with an empty nest? Turning part of her home into an Airbnb. Help show your support for her new business venture with these super-soft Crane and Canopy towels that will earn her at least a five-star review.
Classic Lilac Purple Towels, starting at $6, craneandcanopy.com
For the music fan
If your mom has Spotify playlists or a knack for DJing, singing or dancing, gift her this sweet bluetooth speaker inside of a beautiful wooden cabinet. Choose from hickory, white or black, and fill your dinners together with her top jams. Check out these Mother’s Day songs that might just make her cry.
Como Audio Solo, $299, comoaudio.com
For the cat mom
Now that her litter has found their way to different states, your mom’s attention has turned toward her fur baby: your family cat. Though you might be a tad jealous of the TLC the kitty receives, there’s nothing more your cat-loving mama will enjoy than a gift for her new pal. With places to sleep, play and more, you might wish the Vesper Minou came in human-size, too.
Vesper Minou Bench Scratcher, $61.99, Amazon.com
For the feminist
This sweet onesie says it all for a feminist’s mom’s very first Mother’s Day. Though the shop offers countless sayings, this one’s our favorite. Find out the surprising history of Mother’s Day.
My Mommy Is My Feminist Hero Onesie, $17, Etsy.com
For the frequent flier
If Mom has a passport full of stamps, it’s time to upgrade her luggage. This highly recommended, super durable spinner is ideal for longer trips and will make her feel pretty fly as she, well, flies.
Samsonite Eco-Nu 29″ Expandable Spinner, $300, Amazon.com
For the tea sipper
Not everyone is a slave to Starbucks. If Mom is more of a tea person, upgrade her current kettle to this pretty print ceramic electric version from Bella. Add some fancy loose leaf teas and you’re ready for Mother’s Day brunch. Check out these Mother’s Day traditions from around the world.
Bella 1.2L Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle, $38.15, Amazon.com
For the beauty lover
She taught you how to contour, smudge and apply it all, but also how to value your own beauty. Remind her how lovely she really is with this fancy makeup brush set from legendary Morphe. With 23 pieces, she’ll have everything she needs to coorect and set, shade, highlight, and more.
The Gilded Set, $159, morphebrushes.com
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