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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


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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.

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For the mom who loves design shows

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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


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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.

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For the chocolate lover


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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.

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For the mom on the go


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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.

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For the beach-loving mom


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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


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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.

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For the juggler


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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.

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For the New Englander


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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.

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For the coffee lover

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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, Guatemala, Mexico, and more. Plus, 20 percent of your purchase will go to animal rescues across the country to help pups in need of a second chance. Make sure she knows not to do any of these things that can shorten the life of her beloved coffeemaker.


For the wine lover


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For the mother who’s always ready to raise a toast, make sure her glass is filled with the finest sparkling wine. The Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore is a can’t miss picking that’s light and crisp and totally delicious. Find out why the mother-child bond is so powerful.

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For the cheese connoisseur


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Not all moms are into chocolate and we get it. Sometimes only a salty, nutty cheese will do. Order her a block of delicious Parmigiano Reggiano direct from Italy and you’ll be her favorite child for sure this year.

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For the hostess with the mostess


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She’s always the first to invite your friends and their family over for movie night, pizza night, or basically any night she can entertain. She’ll be proud to serve up her famous apps and sides in this Calabash three-bowl set that’s handmade in the United States. These are 100 more amazing things that are made in America.

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For the runner


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She gets up every single morning 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 Samsung Galaxy Wireless Earbuds, featuring voice control. They give her the ability to change songs, ask about the weather, get directions, and more, just by speaking out loud. Make sure she knows these etiquette rules for wearing earbuds.


For the resilient mom


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If your mom had some rough times this past year—and haven’t we all—remind her of how much courage she has with this Mother’s Day gift: a simple, yet beautiful, Stella & Dot Namesake Intention Healing Charm Necklace. It comes with a printed intention that she should “give yourself time to heal for the good to come.” Check out all the superhuman talents that moms possess.

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For the lover of fine wines on a budget

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Whenever she peruses the wine list at her favorite restaurant, she lands on a bottle from Sonoma or Willamette Valley—please mom’s pallet by sending her a bottle of  Cameron Hughes wine. The Californian buys grapes or wine from estate and then sells them under his private-label with a steep discount. The Lot 631 pinot gris is sure to be a hit—and at this price you can buy a bottle for yourself, too.


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For the expecting mom


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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. These Aden + Anais Harry Potter Iconic Classic Swaddle four-pack will help her welcome motherhood while still holding on to her former interests. Plus, they’re pretty darn practical.


For the style maven


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If mom is typically seen hitting the gym, then running off to work or do errands, up her post-gym game with a stylish GoDotDash Puffle bag. It has an impressive number of pockets, including a separate compartment for sneakers and a padded laptop one, plus it comes with a separate matching pouch that can be used as a crossbody bag or a fanny pack for her essentials and a laundry bag for her dirty gym clothes. She’ll also feel good knowing the brand recently donated 1,000 crossbody bags to nurses in New York City.


For the cocktail-loving mom


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Whether Mom likes to sip her tequila or mix it in a paloma, Tequila Partida Blanco works for both. It bills itself as the only tequila that is “hand-harvested and slow-roasted within 24 hours to extract the richest and freshest agave nectar.” Check out the stories of children who have paid homage to their parents in tear-inducing ways.


For the snuggler


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A simple cuddle with mom can melt the stress of even the darkest days. Upgrade her cuddle quotient with this Sferra Terzo Throw. The 100 percent cotton, two-tone basket weave throw works just as well in the bedroom as it does on her favorite spot on the sofa for watching movies.

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For the chef

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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. She’ll appreciate this Our Place Always Pan that comes with a lid, steamer, basket, and a nesting spatula that’s destined to become her favorite everyday pan.


For the music fan


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If your mom has Spotify playlists or a knack for DJing, singing, or dancing, gift her this sweet Harman Kardon wireless Bluetooth speaker. Choose the rose gold and fill your dinners together with her top jams.

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For the cat mom


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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 MushroomCat Face Cat Scratcher Bed came in human-size, too. These are 25 more top gifts for cat-loving moms.

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For the feminist


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Mom already is your hero, now remind her to be her own “shero” with this sign from Hallmark. She can hang it on her wall or display it prominently on her desk. Find out the surprising history of Mother’s Day.

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For the tea sipper


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Not everyone is a slave to Starbucks. If Mom is more of a tea person, upgrade her to this Tea Forte Jardin gift set. It comes with a pretty pink cafe cup, tea tray, and ten pyramid tea infuser bags that are an assortment of organic teas curated in collaboration with The New York Botanical Garden. The flavors include chamomile citron, chocolate rose, green mango peach, strawberry hibiscus, and vanilla pear. Find out the best tea for every mood.

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For the gourmand


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For the mom who can whip up a souffle on the reg and knows the definition of unami, you can’t do better than this SalWorks Gourmet Salt Gift Set. SaltWorks uses a proprietary process to bind natural ingredients to each sea salt crystal for flavors that are fragrant and never fake tasting: think black truffle sea salt, wild porcini mushroom, vintage merlot, espresso brava, lime fresca, and Spanish rosemary. A dash of these salts will take even her most basic meals to next-level delicious.

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For the beauty lover

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She taught you the value of self-care, including making time for yourself in an indulgent bath. Remind her how lovely she really is with this philosophy Amazing Grace Gift set. It comes with a bath and shower gel, body firming emulsion, and eau de toilette all in the brand’s cult-favorite scent, a whisper-soft floral.

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For the super-proud mom

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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’s Photos To Art feature. Just upload a favorite family photo, select a custom canvas, framed print, wood mount, acrylic, or other formats, 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.

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For the camper


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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.

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For the bookworm


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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 from Out of Print for a Mother’s Day gift. You can choose from a good old fashioned library card, a funny banned book motif, or ones featuring your favorite literary characters, including Edgar Allen Poe and Alice in Wonderland.

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For the gardener


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If gardening is your mom’s beloved pastime, introduce her to the burgeoning world of succulents with this Succulent Kokedama String Garden 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. Next, read on for 100 Mother’s Day gifts she’ll truly love.

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Lindsay Tigar
Lindsay Aurora Tigar is an experienced digital editor and blogger in NYC. Her blog, Confessions of a Love Addict, has a large following around the world, thousands of subscribers and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors a year. A book project based on her blog is under development and represented by theJames Fitzgerald Agency.The New York Post named her New York City's most eligible single in January 2014. She was also selected as one of New York's most desirable singles by the lifestyle dating website, Rachel & Chris, and has partnered with several popular dating blogs to create viral content. She is part of the HerCampus Blogger Network and spoke at their summer conference in New York on "How to Be a Powerhouse Blogger." She's a social media and digital media guru with big followings on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.She freelances for several sites, including,,, Engagement 101 and more. She's also the resident dater forWomen', writing weekly about her dating adventures in her 'Dater Diary' column.
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Anne L. Fritz is senior digital editor at Reader's Digest where she writes and edits mainly travel and pet content, along with shopping guides. She has worked at Woman's Day, Life & Style, Seventeen,, and more. She earned a BA in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University.