50 Gifts for Mom She Will Actually Love
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The gifts your mom really wants
Moms deserve to be showered with gifts all year long, not just in the spring with the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. While it’s always nice to surprise her with a thoughtful present to let her know how awesome she is, you’ll also need to find the perfect gifts for Mom when birthdays, anniversaries, and assorted holidays roll around. And, of course, your mom probably isn’t the only mom in your life. You might also need to buy gifts for your grandma, mother-in-law, best friend, and sister. (And for the guys reading this, you’ll also need to find gifts for your wife, of course!) That translates into a lot of unique and personal gifts you’ll need to think of—and a lot of potential stress!
Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Instead of getting the mom in your life the usual, check out these gifts for her that she’ll truly love, cherish, and use all the time. From luxury cookware and cool athletic gear to bling and beauty products, we have something for every type of mom and every budget. You’ll also want to bookmark this list of the best online flower delivery services, along with these personalized gift ideas. Get ready to make your life a whole lot easier and also make the upcoming occasion one that she’ll never forget, even if the pandemic keeps you from celebrating in person with her.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
For the sentimental mom: MPIX Signature Photo Album
There is no mother on the planet who wouldn’t welcome one of these luxurious lay-flat photo albums curated by her favorite kid. Each features your choice of photos printed on archival-quality papers with vibrant color. Choose from a variety of stylish layouts and personally deboss to your pleasing. Each also features a gorgeous, timeless leather cover. Is your mom impossible to shop for? Take a look at these 101 unique gifts for even more ideas.
For the snappy dresser: ADAY That’s a Wrap Top
This silky, roomy wrap blouse from ADAY may be one of the most versatile tops Mom could ever own. It can be tied, draped, snapped, and wrapped multiple ways for different looks—all of them streamlined and elegant. The 100 percent vegan fabric is super soft, stretchy and breathable, and it won’t crease or crinkle when packed—a real score for travel. Comes in black, white and moss, in sizes XS to L.
For candle fans: Collector’s Set—Allison Kunath x Brooklyn Candle Studio
Candle fans will be over the moon with this trio of luxurious ceramic candles made by Brooklyn Candle Studio in collaboration with California artist Allison Kunath. Each clean-burning soy candle features a graceful female figure and an intoxicating scent. Woman No. 1 is fragranced with lush currant and fig, amber and sandalwood. Woman No. 2 is a soothing blend of cypress with sandalwood and cedar leaf. Woman No. 3 evokes a morning walk in nature with its combination of sage, pine and spruce. Fully 10 percent of proceeds go to organizations that support women’s equality.
For bag babes: POPPY + SAGE Camilla Bag
Say hello to Mom’s new summer go-to bag. This iconic straw handbag from Poppy + Sage is handmade by women artisans in Bali out of sustainably sourced rattan straw. It’s beautifully lined with Nantucket navy stripes or Palm Leaf patterned fabric and has a leather strap that can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body. This bag is so popular that it literally sells out weekly, so snag one while you can.
For the new mom: Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System
A must for any new parent, this car seat and stroller set makes getting up and going so much easier. She can strap baby in the car seat securely and quickly, then transfer the seat from the car to the stroller without any fancy equipment or having to disturb her little one. As for the full-size Bravo stroller, it has a UPF-rated canopy to help protect baby’s delicate skin for the sun’s rays plus large treaded tires that navigate grass and rocky roads equally as well as city streets.
For flawless skin: Clinical Power Trio: DefenAge’s Signature Skin Care Regimen
Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy the healthiest, most radiant skin Mom could ever hope to have. Dermatologists have called DefenAge a “game changer,” seeing firsthand its power to fade pigmentation, minimize visible pores, soften fine lines, and add a glow to skin. This award-winning, fragrance-free set includes three bestsellers: 8-in-1 BioSerum, Concept Anti-Aging Cream, 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream, and 2-Minute Reveal Masque. If you’re rich with intention but lighter of wallet, consider buying the 24-Hour Fast Starter Kit, with a 2-to 3-day supply. Yep, you can see results that fast.
For the loungewear lover: PJ Salvage Marble Print Jersey Sweatshirt
Get ready to get comfy! This lightweight and incredibly cozy pullover features a marbleized, pastel tie-dye print that oozes luxurious relaxation. If your budget allows, pair it with matching joggers or shorts, since matching loungewear is a trend that’s here to stay—and one that we are totally behind!
For the mom who lives by her horoscope: Sterling Forever Zodiac Bracelet
If the horoscope page and the style section are the first two things she always reads, she’ll adore this gorgeous bauble from Sterling Forever. Personalized with her zodiac constellation, this delicate bracelet with just the right amount of sparkle comes in either gold or silver tones. For more presents that will seem tailor-made for her, check out these gift ideas for every zodiac sign.
For the trendy plant lover: Costa Farms Little Fiddle Bambino
Flowers will wilt, but this petite fiddle fig leaf from Costa Farms will last for years. The one-foot-tall plant arrives potted in a white planter, and it is the perfect addition to her desk, shelf, or nightstand.
For SPF style: Hat Attack Ava Rancher Natural
Of course Mom should be protected from the sun’s harsh rays, but she should also look chic doing so. That’s why we’re buying this open-weave fedora from Hat Attack for Mother’s Day. Made of natural paper with white ribbon trim, it will elevate any outfit, whether Mom is walking on the beach, shopping at the farmer’s market, cruising around town, or just hanging out on the porch with a great book.
For the health-conscious, gadget-loving mom: Oura Ring
Give your mom the gift of health and sleep with the Oura Ring. Worn by everyone from NBA and WNBA stars to Prince Harry, this smart ring tracks biometric data to provide personalized insights on sleep, activity, and overall health. It’s available in two different styles and three finishes, and it’s a cool tech gift for Mom that’s sure to impress.
For the mom who adores the tropics: Kai Perfume Oil
If she’s still bummed that she had to cancel her annual tropical vacation, bring the island vibes to her! Kai Perfume Oil is a light, exotic, and completely intoxicating fragrance with notes of gardenia wrapped in other white notes. She’ll also love the neat roll-on vial since she can toss it in her purse and reapply the scent throughout the day. For a little fun, find out what her favorite perfume says about her personality.
For effortless chic: Connie Step Hem Skirt
Once Mom ventures outdoors again this summer, she’ll be so pleased to have this on-trend denim skirt from Kut from the Kloth that she can pair with literally any top. This wardrobe essential checks all the boxes: It’s figure-flattering with subtle whiskering and a cool step hem (which means it’s slightly longer in the back), and it’s made with spandex and cotton denim for a fit as easy and comfortable as her quarantine staples. Comes in sizes 00 to 18.
For the hostess with the mostest: Talavera 12-Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set
This gorgeous four-person dinnerware set from Talavera has everything she needs for an evening of outdoor entertaining. Each of the three pieces—dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl—features a unique but traditional blue-toned design. Not only do they look amazing, but they wear well, too. Plus, this chip-resistant set can be tossed dishwasher for easy cleaning. (Make sure to tell her to put them on the top rack only, though!)
For the mom who meditates: Muse S Headband
This next-level gadget will basically serve as her meditation coach. It monitors her mind, heart, body, and breath, analyzes sleep patterns, and offers insight and guidance to help her relax and sleep more soundly at night. Here are more of the top sleep products on Amazon that people can’t stop buying—and that also make great gifts for moms, who could all use some extra shut-eye!
For the serious home chef: Rendell Co. Larkspur Bib Apron
This chef-quality apron is perfect for the mom who rules the kitchen. She’ll feel like a Food Network queen whenever she slips on this super chic, denim-inspired apron, which is available in three equally amazing colorways. Plus, Dad can steal it when it’s his turn to whip up meals, as it’s genderless. If she’s a foodie, these delectable food gifts will also be right up her alley.
For the strongest woman you know: Akola Inner Strength Chain Pendant
Gift her a little bling that inspires her to be her strongest self. This necklace features a hand-carved horn set in a scalloped metal pendant that dangles from a vintage-inspired gold paperclip chain, as well as a cushion-cut Swarovski crystal. It also has the word strength printed on it, and it’s meant to be worn laying against her heart so she can tap into the strength within her.
For the fitness fanatic: CITYROW Go Water Rower
If you want to splurge, this is the gift to get for your mom. CITYROW GO offers two models, Classic ($1,495) and Max ($2,195). Both fuse together more than 30 years of water-rowing technology from the USA-made company WaterRower, the wildly popular CITYROW technique, and next-level home fitness technology. She can take classes from across the world, and she’ll love the tried-and-true full-body, low-impact rowing workout.
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For the mom who loves little luxuries: Limited Edition Liquid Marseille Soap & Lotion Set
You might not be able to take Mom to Paris, but you can at least make her feel like she’s there in spirit—every time she washes her hands, no less! This limited-edition soap and lotion set from La Compagnie de Provence, in a truly delightful peony scent, will bring the flair of France into her world.
For the comfort connoisseur: Pact Essential Vintage Sweatpant
Pretty much every woman loves sweatpants, especially these days. This vintage-inspired pair from Pact is chic enough that she won’t feel guilty about rocking cozy pants all day long. Each of the five available hues has a slightly old-school and classic feel to them—just like Mom. If she prefers a more form-fitting look, these leggings on Amazon should do the trick!
For the old-school cook: Dualit New Gen 2 Slice Toaster
Like mom, this old-school luxury toaster from Dualit never goes out of style. Hand-assembled in England and available in a variety of fun colors, it offers all of the traditional style and functionality of Dualit’s dependable toaster, with new additional features—like a defrost setting for frozen bread and the option to toast buns and bagels. This toaster also has a patented protective layer over the heating element that’s nearly indestructible, so this gift will last for years.
For the new-age mom: Chiji Peace + Positive Vibes Crystal Set
Send positive vibes her way with Chiji’s Peace + Positive Vibes Crystal Set. Angelite, fluorite, clear quartz, and amethyst are included in this crystal healing set, and they’re meant to bring a dose of calmness, peace, and joy her way. Who couldn’t use a little of that, especially right now?
For summer style: Kut from the Kloth Kelsey High Rise Ankle Flare Jeans
Mom can look crisp and spring- and summer-ready with the polished optic white wash jeans from Kut from the Kloth. Fans praise the fit—slim but not tight, with a hint of stretch, and the fact that they’re not see-through. They’re also super versatile, classing up a T-shirt and sneakers or anchoring a silky blouse and sandals. Comes in sizes 00 to 18.
For the fragrance-obsessed: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Vitae Forte Eau de Parfum
If no fragrance is too fine for your mother, she will love this travel-size trio of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Forte Eau de Parfum. Featuring the sensual citrusy and floral scent that is internationally beloved, it is sure to become her new favorite.
For the mom who’s ready for vacation: Fantasie Kotu Underwire One-Piece
Warmer weather is on the way! If your mom is in need of a swimsuit update, this figure-flattering one-piece from Fantasie will keep her splash-happy all summer long. Bonus: It comes with a built-in bra, and you can choose her exact size when you order, so it’s sure to fit perfectly.
For the mom with a “flare” for fashion: Hard Tail Palazzo Pants
Yes, flared leggings are making a comeback! These wide-leg wonders from Hard Tail will keep her stylish and comfortable everywhere from the yoga studio to the streets. You might want to order yourself a pair as well because once you see them on her, you are going to be majorly jealous. Pair them with the comfiest, best slippers for women and she’ll know she raised you right.
For the mom who craves perfect hair: Dyson Airwrap Styler Limited Edition Gift Set
Most of us aren’t hitting the hair salon as much as we would like during the pandemic. However, this award-winning hair tool will help Mom achieve salon-worthy hair at home. Powered by Dyson’s digital motor, it can do pretty much everything—curl, wave, smooth, and dry hair—without the extreme heat that can damage locks. If you’re on a budget, consider this Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer.
For the “rosé all day” mom: Napa Valley Petite Sirah Rosé 2019
If rosé is her drink of choice, she’ll really appreciate this bottle of this delectable vino from Hess Collection, one of Napa Valley’s premier vineyards. With hints of pomegranate, cranberry, raspberry, and rhubarb, this surprisingly dry, crisp wine tastes great, and the gorgeous touch of blush to her glass will definitely make her smile.
For the classic mom: Léon & George Anthurium Queen of Spades
Her Royal Highness will love this regal plant, the Anthurium Queen of Spades from Léon & George. It features spade-like foliage and gorgeous white blooms that will make her day all year round. Bonus: You even get to choose the color of the pot it comes in, so you can match her decor and her personal taste. Plants like this also provide excellent feng shui, so your gift just may do a whole lot more than simply make her smile.
For the sweet dreamer: Eileen West Swiss Dot Chemise Nightgown
Eileen West’s delicately feminine sleepwear has been a favorite of moms for more than four decades. And your mom will cherish this gorgeous chemise nightgown, which features blue and pink hydrangea and a delicate lace trim at the neckline, for years to come. If she’s not a nightgown kind of gal, try these pajamas she’ll want to live in.
For the denim diva: Revtown Custom Crate
Finding the right fit of jeans can be hard, but Revtown makes it easy to dress in denim! This custom gift comes complete with two pairs of jeans, customized from size and length to color and fit, and three T-shirts—all for the price of one pair of designer jeans.
For the luxe lounger: California Cowboy La Sirena Kimono
These kimono-style robes from California Cowboy, printed in a variety of eye-popping retro patterns, are perfect for lounging around the house or pool or for having a spa day at home. The super-soft, terry-lined robes even feature a champagne-bottle-sized back pocket!
For the seasoned chef: All-Clad Fusiontec Universal Pan
Fusiontec is the latest wave of cookware from All-Clad, the premier purveyor of high-end pots and pans. Offering the latest in cookware innovation, the Universal pan combines the durable steel core of All-Clad cookware with a gorgeous natural ceramic exterior—available in a few gorgeous colors—that will not only help her cook the most delicious meals but do so in style. You’ll also love that ceramic pieces rank among the safest cookware on the market.
For the detoxing mom: Clean 7 Kit
Cardiologist and wellness expert Dr. Alejandro Junger, the go-to health expert of everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Meghan Markle, is known for this revolutionary seven-day detox program that combines the principles of Ayurveda, intermittent fasting, and functional medicine. Shakes, supplement packs, tulsi wellness tea, and a digital guide will take her through seven days of cleansing and help her reclaim her energy.
For the mom in need of calm: Vie Healing 24K Gold Ear Seeds
Are these little gold accessories a style statement or the most genius calming tool ever? Both! Vie Healing’s 24k-plated ion ear seeds—an essential part of Ayurvedic practice—don’t just look cool. They also stimulate the reflex centers of her brain, helping her relax and become her very best self. The box includes a chart explaining where to place them to target specific symptoms and ailments.
For the practical mom: Athleta Everyday Non-Medical Masks (5-Pack)
If you know a mom who’s is in need of a spring-style mask update, pick up a set of Athleta’s famously comfortable pleated face coverings. This five-pack is available in a variety of hues, but we suggest this light and bright color scheme, which will perfectly match her warm-weather wardrobe.
For the mama who loves a little drama: Natalie Mills Crystal Face Mask
Unfortunately, face masks are going to be around for a while. However, she can mask up in style with one of these blinged-out protective face coverings from Natalie Mills, which are available in pretty much every color under the sun. They’re great for special events or just a little everyday fun.
For the mom who knows how to relax: MagicLinen Bath Robe
If she’s turned lounging into an art form, she needs the perfect bathrobe. This elegant yet effortless linen robe fits the bill. This soft, lightweight robe is available in three colors and is perfect for wearing around the house and even at the pool or playa.
For the DIY mom: Cricut Joy Machine
If she’s the crafty type, this little machine will bring her oh-so-much joy. Whether she’s new to the DIY scene or an old-timer, Cricut’s Joy Machine can make all of her cutting, writing, and label-making a breeze. What can she make with it, exactly? Anything from peel-and-stick wall art to gorgeously customized mugs and even her own greeting cards. This is the gift that keeps on giving, so get ready for some homemade gifts from Mom in the future!
For the mom who loves happy hour: Drinkworks Home me by Keurig
Yep, this is as amazing as it sounds. A pod system styled after the OG Keurig, it makes bar-quality cocktails with the touch of a button. Whether her drink of choice is a Moscow Mule, Cuban Daiquiri, or a fresh brew, she can pick the pod she wants (which contains alcohol) and ring in happy hour without leaving home.
For the mom with good intentions: Aya Paper Co. Intention Journal
Aya, a sustainable stationery brand that is Black-owned and woman-operated, is inspired by the well-being of the planet, environmental justice, and all things well-intentioned. This earth-toned journal is the perfect place for your mother to jot down all of her own intentions, thoughts, and goals.
For the one who likes things that last: UrbanStems The Dauphine
While a bouquet of flowers is usually a no-brainer, some moms don’t like the idea of you spending your hard-earned cash on something that will die in a week. This is why UrbanStems’ collection of gorgeous dried flowers is genius. This eye-popping bouquet of pink-hued blooms, which comes arranged in a vase, has major staying power, so she can enjoy them for years to come.
For the master meal prepper: OXO 14-Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set
If Mom is a meal prepper, this 14-piece do-it-all set from home-goods purveyor OXO will make her life in the kitchen even more enjoyable. It includes everything she needs to bake, serve, and store her favorite meals, in various shapes and sizes.
For bubbly mom: Mionetto Prosecco Rosé
If prosecco and rosé are her two favorite drinks, then gifting her a bottle of one of the very first prosecco rosés to hit the market will literally change her life. A unique blend of Glera (the prosecco grape) and Pinot Nero, this light and elegant beverage is perfect for brunching and sipping.
For the mom who loves personalized gifts: Birthdate Candles
Birthdate Candles aren’t your average candles—they are completely personalized based on (you guessed it) your mom’s birthday. There’s an option for every day of the year, and each scent is tailor-made for her based on astrology, numerology, and tarot. They also offer insight into her personality traits. This also makes a great gift for a new mom if you use her baby’s birth date.
For the new mom: Béaba Babycook Solo
Celebrity moms Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, and Mindy Kaling are all fans of Béaba’s beautiful but functional product line. This four-in-one steamer, blender, defroster, and reheater is perfect for the new mom determined to cook her own baby food. Most meals can be whipped up from scratch in less than 15 minutes.
For the peony-obsessed: Floral Street Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum
Peonies aren’t always in season, but this intoxicating Eau de parfum will keep her drenched in light, fruity florals all year long. Floral Street also offers equally captivating candles, so if you feel like really spoiling mom, pair this gift with a warm floral Lipstick Candle.
For the Downton Abbey fan: Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Collector’s Gift Set
The spirit of Downton Abbey lives on with this customizable gift set from Republic of Tea— perfect for the superfan mom. You can curate a woven box with five different teas featuring her favorite characters, so she can indulge in an inspired teatime at home. If java’s more her thing, try these great gifts for coffee lovers.
For the eccentric chef: Island Bamboo Pakkawood Set
This island-inspired utensil set will liven up her kitchen. Available in multiple exotic color schemes, it includes a spoon, slotted spoon, corner spoon, and spatula. Each is completely functional, as well as uniquely gorgeous.
For the mom who loves fresh juice: Hurom Citrus Juicer
Whether she appreciates a glass of fresh OJ or her drink of choice happens to be a mojito or a margarita, this easy-to-use citrus juicer from Hurom will come in handy. With its one-size-fits-all juicing cone, she can single-handedly squeeze the citrus of her choice, maximizing the amount of juice and leaving the rind completely empty.
For the hot sleeper: Soma Cool Nights Chemise
Soma created a whole line of sleepwear specifically for the woman who sleeps hot. This cool-to-the-touch (but hot looking!) chemise will keep her cozy as she dreams the night away. Pair it with a pretty coordinating floral wrap for a perfectly put-together lounging ensemble for weekend mornings. If, on the other hand, you’re dealing with the chilly type, take a look at these gifts for people who are always cold.
For the movie maven: Cinemood 360
Most of us still aren’t ready to return to the movie theaters, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat Mom to her favorite flick on the big screen. Cinemood 360 is a smart, Wi-Fi-enabled miniature projector that brings the spirit of the theater into your home or backyard. It has the capability to access and stream Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, Disney+ (in beta), CBS, ESPN, and Hulu directly from the Cinemood menu screen. Plus, it’s completely portable, so she can watch whatever, whenever, from wherever she wants.
For the espresso drinker: Breville Bambino Espresso Machine
Espresso machines are famous for being, well, expensive. Luxury small home appliance brand Breville has made shots of the potent caffeinated beverage more accessible with the Bambino, a compact and affordable espresso maker that not only brews her favorite beverage but also offers a manual frothing feature.
For the mom who loves all things pink: Cool Coffee Clique Meet Your Maker Stylish Coffee Maker
If everything in her kitchen needs to be stylish, this coffee machine from Cool Coffee Clique will meet all of her expectations and more. Not only will the slender, pink-accented gadget look gorgeous sitting on her countertop, but she will love the fact that she can brew everything from Keurig K-Cups to other brands in a jiffy.
For the mom who needs to get away: Away The Weekender
Leave it to luggage brand Away to design the perfect weekend getaway bag. This canvas duffel has places for everything from her shoes and clothes to a laptop and beach reads. Maybe the two of you can plan a weekend getaway nearby for now…and a longer adventure farther away when life gets back to normal.
For the queen of the backyard: Olive & Cocoa Antiqued Crown Bird Feeder
Leave it to premium gift purveyor Olive & Cocoa to design a bird feeder fit for a queen. This regal antiqued outdoor must-have can be installed anywhere, and it will attract all of her favorite feathered friends.
For the constant gardener: ēdn Indoor SmartGarden
She can garden all year long from inside her home with ēdn’s brilliant hero product, the Wi-Fi-enabled SmartGarden. It will deliver optimal light and nutrients to her plants of choice so they can survive and thrive, even alerting her when they need to be watered. She can manage everything from the accompanying ēdn app, which also offers detailed guidance on the growth of plants from seed to harvest.
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For the work-from-home mom: Softies Marshmallow Turtleneck Lounger
If it’s good enough for Oprah… The media mogul included this ultra-soft turtleneck dress on her 2020 Favorite Things list. Not only is it as comfortable as wearing a blanket, but it’s also chic enough to rock for that Zoom meeting and to head out for lunch with you when paired with leather boots.
For the mom who loves her beauty rest: Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
She hasn’t lived until she’s experienced the luxury of Brooklinen’s effortlessly chic and super cozy linen sheets. Perfect for the spring and summer months, this set comes in a bunch of calming color schemes, with each piece washed and dyed in small batches.
For the rose aficionado: 1-800 Flowers Magnificent Roses
While a dozen of these preserved white roses from 1-800 Flowers might cost more than a bouquet of fresh ones, they have one major benefit. Instead of wilting away after a week, they are guaranteed to put a smile on her face for up to one year. Gift baskets are also a great way to make her day.
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