35 Best Gifts for the Mom Who Says She Needs Nothing But Deserves Everything
From personalized jewelry to unique beauty treatments, we found gifts for mom that are as special as she is.
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Moms are like superheroes: they keep a watchful eye on everything, making you feel safe and secure. But how do you show your appreciation to these everyday warriors? Finding gifts for mom to express your gratitude is a good start.
We’ve done the research and found the perfect gifts for her—from little luxuries to practical presents she wants but won’t buy herself. No two moms are alike, so there are options for every type of personality at all price points. Whether it’s Christmas, her birthday or just a thank you gift, she’ll be so touched by your thoughtfulness, you’ll be the superhero in her eyes.
For the jet-setting mom: Beis The Weekender Bag
The mom who’s always planning her next trip will appreciate a bag that makes traveling so much easier. Beis’ The Weekender bag comes with a large top compartment that fits days’ worth of clothes and toiletries, plus a separate pouch on the bottom for shoes and hair tools. It also has extra smart features like a pass-through sleeve that secures the bag to roller luggage. A couple of these carry-on bags are essential gifts for mom.
For the lifelong learner: MasterClass Virtual Classes
Whether she’s interested in bread baking, photography or almost any other subject you can think of, MasterClass offers an expert to teach her. An annual membership gives her access to more than 180 classes taught by A-listers like Gordon Ramsay, Helen Mirren and Simone Biles. Mom can download the 10-minute video lessons to watch at her convenience, so she can embrace her love of learning and maybe pick up a few new hobbies!
For the mom in need of a self-care day: TheraBox
Give your mom a few moments of relaxation each month with a TheraBox subscription. Choose between one, three, six or 12 months worth of deliveries, each full of hand-picked gifts for mom designed to pamper her inside and out. These bespoke boxes are curated by therapists, so she’ll find meaning in each and every surprise.
For the scent-sational mom: Uncommon Goods Terrarium Candle
Indoor plants and scented candles are two excellent gifts for Mom, so imagine her joy when you combine the two. These beautiful candles from artist Zoe Tang are hand-poured into realistic-looking succulent and poppy shapes that smell as lovely as they look. Plus, they require no watering. Although they have a burn time of more than 30 hours, there’s a good chance mom will find them too pretty to light. She’ll just want to display them as pieces of art.
For the super mom: Rifle Paper Co. Porcelain Mug
Show her what she means to you with this porcelain mug that spells it right out for her. The adorable illustration will boost her mood even more than her morning caffeine, and the metallic gold accents are, appropriately, fit for a queen. It’s a perfect gift for a tea lover.
For the skincare fanatic: SolaWave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand and Serum Kit
Grant her the gift of glowing skin with this SolaWave set that estheticians adore. The wand utilizes scientifically backed microcurrent red light therapy. The serum is packed with hyaluronic acid, aloe and blue tansy. All it takes is five minutes a day, three times a week to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes and dark spots. If she’s always looking for ways to turn back the clock, add one of these anti-aging eye creams, too.
For the casual mom: Cozy Earth Bamboo Joggers
The name says it all here. These amazingly soft jogger pants are the upgraded version of her most beloved sweats. Made of luxurious, bamboo-based fabric, they’re stretchy yet stylish, as well as flattering for every type of body. It’s no surprise that Cozy Earth is a Reader’s Digest obsession. Add them to the top of your “gifts for mom” list. This is loungewear at its best and proof that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.
For the mom with cold feet: Warmies Slippers
Comfy slippers are a no-brainer, last-minute Mother’s Day gift for moms who are always cold. These luxurious, faux fur Warmies live up to their name. What’s extra special about them is that they’re lightly scented with French lavender, which is known for its relaxation properties. Even better, mom can microwave them for added warmth.
For the chill mom: Onsen Waffle Bath Robe
When you’re totally stumped on what to buy, you can’t go wrong with self-care gifts for mom. A high-quality soothing bathrobe is a universally loved pick, and this Onsen robe tops our list. The waffle-weave softie features breathable Supima cotton that’s suitable to wear straight out of the shower. Its relaxed-fit silhouette and cozy hood let mom cocoon herself in comfort for some much-deserved R&R.
For the fresh bouquet lover: Urban Stems Bouquets
Fresh flowers are classic gifts for mom, but if you want something more unique than red roses, head over to Urban Stems. You’ll find show-stopping bouquets, as well as dried flowers, plants and subscription boxes. The site also boasts a wide range of delightful and functional gifts, such as olive oil, self-watering pots, candles, essential oil diffusers and even hot sauce.
For the mom who runs: Lululemon Blissfeel 2 Running Shoes
Lululemon’s debut sneakers are as chic as you would expect from the premier exercise brand, but they are also ridiculously comfortable. They’re a must-have for any Lululemon-wearing mom and a winning gift for runners, whether she’s just running errands or sprinting through a 5K. If she’s the type to joke that she only runs when something’s chasing her, opt for a pair of top-rated walking shoes she’ll live in.
For the beauty-obsessed mom: Allure Beauty Box Subscription
Subscription boxes are so much fun to receive and, if your mom never leaves the house without looking her best, she’ll love a subscription to this beauty box. Each month, she’ll receive a selection of products carefully curated by the editors of Allure to try the items everyone’s raving about.
“I’ve gifted this beauty subscription box to my mom for the past few years, and she still hasn’t tired of it yet,” writes Senior Shopping Editor Megan Mowery. “Each box is filled with high-quality and often full-sized products. If you’re lucky, your mom might just share her leftovers with you as mine does with me.”
For moms who want to stay connected: Aura Mason Digital Frame
Mom never gets enough photos of her family members, especially the grandkids. This digital frame may end up being her favorite gift ever. Through the app, everyone sends photos and videos straight to the frame, keeping mom up to date and making her day as new ones pop up unexpectedly.
She can turn the frame horizontally or vertically and will position it in a place of honor in her home. An Aura frame is easily one of the best gifts for mom and equally one of the best gifts for grandma.
For the mom with a sweet tooth: Sprinkles Favorites Dozen Box
Watch mom’s face light up when she sees the Sprinkles logo on this box just like yours did when she made cupcakes for your childhood birthdays. No one does decadent cupcakes like Sprinkles and this assorted collection features four of their bestsellers: there are three Red Velvet, three Vanilla, three Dark Chocolate and three Sprinkle. What makes this one of the best Mother’s Day gifts, as well, is the fact that you know she’ll share them because, well, she’s mom.
For the bejeweled mom: Catherine Weitzman Small Custom Birthstone Shaker Necklace
This lovely handmade necklace is a conversation piece in itself but it takes on a deeper meaning when you realize that the stones inside represent the birthdays of mom’s favorite people. Choose at least two birthstones and jewelry designer Catherine Weitzman will use them to fill the delicate glass chamber and create a piece that’s personal and one of a kind. Mom will wear this necklace close to her heart.
For the mom who needs her caffeine: Wirsh 20 Bar Espresso Machine
If mom is not really herself until she’s had a little caffeinated jolt, she’ll be so excited by this gorgeous espresso machine. It’s one of the best gifts for mom and coffee lovers because it looks professional sitting on her kitchen counter and makes it so simple to ensure the perfect cup. She can customize the brew temperature and coffee volume to her specific preferences. She’ll feel like you’ve gifted her her own personal barista.
For the long-distance mom: Bond Touch More
Let Mom know you’re thinking about her with just a touch of this smart bracelet. Wherever you are, even if you don’t have time to text or call, simply tap your Bond Touch and she’ll feel the vibration and see the light on hers and she’ll know you’re okay. The Bond Touch More connects with up to three other people so mom can keep track of the whole family and feel like everyone is still close. You can even create different tap patterns for each family member. This would also be a beautiful gift for your wife.
For the stylish mom: Rothy’s The Point
Mom will never have to choose between style and comfort when she has these signature flats from Rothy’s. They make any outfit look better, whether she’s wearing a pair of jeans or a little black dress, yet they feel as easygoing as a pair of sneakers. They’re even machine washable. Best of all, they’re knit from Rothy’s signature thread, which contains single-use plastic bottles, proving there are ways to recycle anything. These will become her go-to shoes wherever she roams.
For moms who like to layer: Quince Mongolian Cashmere Cardigan Sweater
Mom likes to be prepared and she’s always reminding you to take a sweater because you never know when it will get chilly. Show her you’ve been listening by gifting her this cute cardigan available in five colors that go with anything. She’ll also be impressed that it comes from the makers of the viral $50 Quince cashmere sweater and by the fact that it’s roomy, soft and oh, so cozy. She may never take it off.
For the mama bear: Soul Journey Jewelry Moonstone Evil Eye Protection Bracelet
Mom has always protected you fiercely so do the same for her with this handcrafted bracelet designed to ward off negative energy. Acting as a good luck charm, the moonstone beads surround an evil eye made of 14kt gold and enamel. The stretch cord comes in three sizes and, even if it’s based more on superstition than fact, the bracelet will look beautiful gracing her wrist.
For the jeans and T-shirt-wearing mom: Hue Essential Denim Leggings
Get her out of the mom jeans and into these denim leggings that are stylish, flattering and super comfy, thanks to their much-welcome stretch. They have real back pockets and faux front pockets that pass for the real thing even though they feel like loungewear. She’ll be grateful for the stretchy waistband that lets her enjoy dessert without having to open a button. She’ll even stand a little straighter, confident in her ability to wear skinny “jeans.”
For the organized mom: Luxear Fresh Produce Storage Containers
If nothing makes mom happier than a nice, organized fridge, she will be all over this fantastic-looking set of containers designed to keep fruits, vegetables and all types of berries fresh. Featuring adjustable vents, foldable and removable partitions, drain baskets and a drainage valve, it’s a game changer that cuts down on waste and shopping trips. Plus, they stack nicely so the inside of the fridge is Pinterest-worthy.
For the mom who wants to sparkle: Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner
Mom keeps everything clean for you, so return the favor with this little ultrasonic workhorse that will make her precious jewelry shine. Using ultrasonic sound waves, this amazing jewelry cleaner also cleans other valuables like eyeglasses and watches gently but thoroughly. The machine itself is compact but features a roomy compartment that holds a number of items at once. When she sees how clean everything comes out, she’ll feel like you gave her so many new gifts.
For moms who are on their feet all day: Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager
Moms are always running around, getting things done for everyone in the family, and that takes a toll on their feet. Treat her to this foot and leg massager that uses Shiatsu techniques to focus on pressure points to help circulation and reduce inflammation. She can customize the intensity and adjust the massage for five different modes, including simple heat therapy and calming relaxation. This would make one of the best gifts for nurses and doctors, who are also on their feet all day.
For the family photographer: Artifact Uprising Signature Layflat Photo Album
For the mom who’s always behind the camera collecting precious family memories, this stunning photo album makes a thoughtful photography gift. Collect all of her best shots in one premium album for her to flip through again and again. Its customizable cover materials and details make for a personalized gift for mom, while its heirloom-quality construction means it’ll stay in the family for years to come.
For the mom who likes to grow her own: Petite Meyer Lemon Tree
If she’s the kind of mom who believes in making lemonade when life gives her lemons, she will love nurturing this little fruit-bearing citrus tree. Whether she plants it in the ground or keeps it on a windowsill, it requires nothing but sunshine and regular watering to burst into bloom. Don’t be surprised when she starts cleaning with lemons, too!
For the jigsaw junkie: Galison Houseplant Jungle 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Moms who love doing puzzles will have a blast piecing together this beauty from Galison. The best-selling jigsaw puzzle earns high ratings for its vibrant design and glossy colors. Don’t worry if you can’t find Mom for a few hours; she’ll likely be searching for “just one more piece.”
For the couch potato: Lake Pima Shorts Set
Every mom appreciates getting some time to stretch out on the sofa to binge-watch the best shows on Netflix and maybe take a much-needed nap. This pretty pink shorts set is perfect for either one and will keep her comfortable any time of year. Made of luxurious 100% Pima cotton, which some call the “cashmere of cotton,” it’s the epitome of effortless style and one of the top pajama upgrade gifts for mom. Our editors all loved them, too!
For the sentimental mom: Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art
She will totally heart this custom collage filled with photos of the people (and pets!) she loves. Choose from a variety of frames, colors and sizes to create a truly personalized gift that will mean the world to her. It will also mean a lot to you when you see it hanging in a place of pride.
For the colorful mom: ProFlowers Smiles and Sunshine
This cheery floral bouquet from one of the best online flower delivery services is popping with vibrant hues guaranteed to put a smile on her face. This bouquet of alstroemeria and roses features more than two dozen stems of flora and foliage artfully arranged in a clear glass vase. Flowers are always considered one of the best gifts for mom, and this bouquet makes it easy to see why.
For the dog mom: Faux Fur Throw Blanket
There’s little better in life than cuddling up on the couch with a puppy by your side—something the dog mom in your life surely knows. Make their couch cuddles even cozier with an ultra-soft throw blanket. We like that this one comes in nine shades so you can choose the giftee’s favorite. Its luxe faux fur is made using eco-friendly production methods, and free from harmful chemicals and irritants. Just don’t be surprised if her dog claims it as much as she does!
For the reality show lovers: Literie Nine Lemons in a Bowl Candle
We love Literie for creating candles scented like Pizza From a Guy Named Joe and Late Fees at the Library (a fun gift for book lovers) but the brand has totally outdone itself with a new Bravo collaboration starring, of course, The Real Housewives. Although we’re partial to this citrus and ivy candle for its feng shui potential, fans of the reality TV show will be all over the collection, which features scented candles that include Money Can’t Buy You Class and Flipping Tables. IYKYK.
For the nostalgic Barbie girl: Barbie Book
Assouline’s gorgeous new coffee table book is a real conversation piece and a treasure for Barbie fans. A celebration of the iconic doll as she turns 65, the Barbie book is a true collector’s item, featuring more than 350 illustrations as well as an in-depth history that demonstrates Barbie’s cultural influence and influences. This is a beautiful and empowering gift for your mom, your sister, your besties or any of the women in your life.
For the mom who always looks put together: Quince Washable Stretch Silk Tee
If you’re looking for gifts for mom that will become an instant favorite, this silk tee is it. It looks gorgeous whether she wears it under a blazer, dresses it up with a long skirt or tosses it over a pair of jeans. It has a flattering fit with a little stretch for comfort and thoughtful detailing for style. It’s even washable! It comes in more than a dozen colors and she’ll want a few to serve as wardrobe staples.
For the winter strutter: Splendid x Cella Jane Cashblend Scarf
This chunky knit scarf from Splendid’s collaboration with @cellajaneblog’s Becky adds texture and fun as the temperature begins to drop. It comes in black and white, which matches almost anyone’s personal style, especially if your giftee wears a lot of black.
“It’s made from Cashblend—a knit with a hint of cashmere, so it’s snuggly soft and warm and oversized for ample bundling,” says Executive Editor Aviva Patz. “Add the matching beanie to make it extra gifty.”