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21 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She’ll Talk About for Years to Come

Updated: Apr. 24, 2024

Need some gift inspiration for all the wonderful women in your life? We rounded up the best Mother's Day gift ideas to suit every type of mom.

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It goes without saying that moms are pretty amazing. From organizing play dates, kissing boo boos, fending off monsters under the bed, playing chauffeur, tending big heartaches and being the loudest cheerleader on the sidelines, moms do it all! Mother’s Day is the optimal time to say thank you to all the wonderful moms in our lives for everything they do. We’ve compiled a list of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas to help show your appreciation for the amazing women in your life.

Mother’s Day flowers and little trinkets that let her know she’s the best are traditional gifts for mom that are sure to make her feel loved. And, of course, there’s nothing sweeter than DIY Mother’s Day gifts from her little ones. But if you’re looking for unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that she will absolutely love, that’s where we come in. We’ve curated a list of practical and thoughtful gifts that cater to her needs and interests. We’ve even included some fantastic last-minute gifts and Amazon Mother’s Day gifts, just in case you’re running late. (Hey, it happens!) Once you’ve selected the perfect present, it’s time to start planning the rest of her day. These lovely Mother’s Day activities will complete your gift, because we all know what she really wants—to spend time with you.

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For the bedtime beauty

Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajama Set

There’s a reason why Cozy Earth’s pajama sets are one of the best gifts for moms (and why our editors rave about them). These silky soft, temperature-regulating pajamas come crafted from sustainable fibers and are machine washable. But comfort aside, these pajamas feature a flattering fit for mothers of all sizes, ranging from extra-small to 3XL, as well as a long option for taller moms.

The best part? They’re customizable to suit any mom’s style preference. Mix and match sleeve and pant lengths, top and bottom sizes and colors to create the pajamas of her dreams (literally). To sweeten the deal, Cozy Earth is offering a special Mother’s Day discount just for our readers. Score our favorite editor-tested Cozy Earth pajamas and products for 35% off with code READERSDIGEST from April 12 through May 16. Silk, cashmere and some new products are excluded.

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For the candle lover

Candle Warmer Lamp

If she loves scented candles (and who doesn’t?), she’ll adore the Luzdiosa candle warmer lamp. Not only does it serve as a beautiful accent piece for the home, but it’s also a safer and longer-lasting way for her to enjoy her candles. No need for matches or an open flame—the lamp uses a heating bulb to slowly melt wax from the top down while casting an aesthetic ambient glow. As the candle warms, the scent is released throughout the room. It features a gorgeous, glass lamp shade, a wooden candle holder and an adjustable light dimmer for creating a warm ambiance.

Our shopping editor, Madi Koetting, raves about her candle warmer lamp. “Not only are my candles just as fragrant with the lamp as they are when I set fire to the wick, but they last significantly longer—if not forever,” she says. “I’ve been warming the same candle for almost six months and the wax is still at the rim.”

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For the flower child

BloomsyBox Bouquet

An unexpected flower delivery is sure to brighten her day (and home!). The Celebration Bouquet from BloomsyBox features bright gerbera daisies, roses and veronicas. Sourced from eco-friendly, sustainable farms, the flowers arrive as buds, so moms can enjoy watching them bloom. Not only is a BloomsyBox floral delivery fresher than supermarket bouquets, but it makes for a smart last minute gift, too! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell).

Our Product Testing Team tried out several flower subscription boxes and were a big fan of BloomsyBox. “Overall, we were thoroughly impressed by the textures and quality of flowers—all miles above what you can find in a generic grocery store,” they say.

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For the home chef

Our Place Always Pan 2.0

The do-it-all mom deserves do-it-all cookware. And as one of our favorite frying pans, the Always Pan 2.0 is just that (and then some). Featuring non-toxic, stick-free ceramic and an assortment of colors, this kitchen staple combines ease and style for cooking and hosting.

Our tester, Megan Mowery, says, “I’ve had the pan since October 2021. I use it nearly every day, and it has held up beautifully…I’m very pleased with its performance and appearance.”

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For the sentimental mom

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix

She’ll melt when she sees her favorite memories in this display-worthy heart-shaped wall art. Fill it with sweet pictures of everyday moments and important milestones, and you’ll both be reminiscing about your most memorable mom stories this Mother’s Day and beyond.

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For the mom of multiples

Made by Mary Initial Disc Necklace

Her kids are always close to her heart, and this Made by Mary necklace represents that eternal mom truth. You can add a disc with each of her kids’ initials or, of course, you can simply opt for her initial. You can even create a necklace with discs of their birth flowers. This could also be the start of a tradition if you’re buying a Mother’s Day gift for a new mom. Choose from gold filled, sterling silver or rose gold filled—or mix and match them for a piece that’s totally unique and gorgeous, just like her!

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For the zen mom

Personalized Wind Chimes

Let her hear the sweet sound of these well-made personalized wind chimes in all four seasons. She’ll think of you every time they play one of their melodic songs in the gentle breeze. Plus, you can choose up to three lines of personalized text to make her feel extra loved.

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For the baker

Le Creuset Basic Bread Oven

If your mom is already a Le Creuset fan, thanks to the brand’s beloved cast-iron skillets, she’ll squeal with delight when she receives one of these new bread ovens. Choose from several eye-catching colors, then let her go to town creating her favorite rye, sourdough and other mouth-watering bread recipes. Pro tip: fill this bread oven with some new oven mitts, kitchen towels and other baking essentials, and you’ve got a Mother’s Day gift basket to die for!

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For the exotic plant mom

Bloomscape Bird of Paradise Plant

If your mom is far away, ordering plants online is a simple way to let her know you’re thinking of her. The Bloomscape bird of paradise will ship right to her door and arrive neatly packaged and pre-potted. The majestic foliage of this rich, tropical plant will be enough to make her smile and boost her mood. All it needs is a sunny window, regular watering and Mom’s green thumb.

For the home chef

Cangshan Knife Block Set

Every chef needs a quality set of knives for slicing and dicing. The Cangshan 17-piece knife block set comes with everything she needs to whip up her favorite recipes. These handcrafted knives are forged from durable German steel and hand sharpened to ensure a razor-sharp edge that’ll slice through just about anything.

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For the beach bum

Brumate BruTank Insulated Cooler

Moms just want to have fun! Whether she’s headed to the beach, neighborhood block party or tailgating, she’ll be glad she has this BruTank cooler. Not only does it come in 17 stunning hues, but she can fill the self-tapping, removable drink tank with up to 2.8 gallons of her favorite drink. She can also pack plenty to share with friends and family (like you!). This cooler holds up to 48 12-ounce cans or 12 bottles of wine, so she and her besties can rosé all day.

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For the mom who needs her beauty sleep

Kitsch Satin Sleep Set

Give her the gift of a good night’s sleep with this Kitsch satin sleep set that comes with a satin pillowcase, eye mask and scrunchie. In addition to being incredibly soft and comfortable, these satin essentials actually help eliminate frizz, reduce hair breakage and keep her skin hydrated. Pair this sleep set with a few other spa day essentials so she can sit back and relax for the ultimate Mother’s Day gift idea.

Her shoe collection is about to get a serious upgrade, thanks to these ultra-comfortable Naot Kayla sandals. These will quickly become her new favorite sandals for women, as they have a soft leather upper and anatomic cork footbed that both ensure her feet remain blister free. They come in a variety of colors, and pair well with jeans while she’s running errands around town or with a cute dress for her next date night.

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For the plant whisperer

Cratejoy My Garden Box Subscription

Delight mom for months to come with a subscription to Cratejoy’s My Garden Box. Choose a one-, three-, six- or 12-month subscription. Each month, she’ll receive a new plant with everything she needs to help it thrive, including soil, hand illustrated instructions, a decorative container and fun extras. Not only that, but every time her plant subscription box arrives, she’ll be reminded of how much you love her.

For the comfort connoisseur

Cozy Earth Bamboo Lounge Capris

These best-selling Cozy Earth capri pants work as pajamas when she wants to stay in, and easily transform into a cute matching loungewear set when you add the lounge tank. Either way, the ultra-soft bamboo material feels like a hug, and this comfy set will be her new go-to.

Score our favorite editor-tested Cozy Earth pajamas and products for 35% off with code READERSDIGEST from April 12 through May 16. Silk, cashmere and some new products are excluded.

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For the always-cooking mom

Our Place Home Cook Duo

Home chefs flock to buy these versatile Our Place cookware sets—and for good reason. Each pot or pan does the work of eight pieces of traditional cookware. We’re talking braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve and store with just one pot or pan. Not only that, but they come in a variety of hard-to-find hues and offer toxin-free ceramic coatings that moms (and everyone else) can feel good about cooking on. Ceramic pots and pans, FYI, are among the safest cookware choices, and they make cleanup a breeze, too.

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For the ponytail wearer

Hidden Pocket Scrunchies

Need Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who’s always on the go? A chic ponytail plus a great pair of butt-lifting leggings is a comfy and on-trend uniform for moms. These hidden pocket scrunchies are as functional as they are practical. The zippered pockets are ideal for holding some cash, a house key and her chapstick while she’s out and about.

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For the empty nester

Personalized Family Member Signpost

Whether your mom is thrilled to have the house to herself or wishes she still had a full house, she’ll love adding this personalized family member signpost to her yard. Each signpost is topped with her family name followed by up to five hand-painted arrows with the names of her children and their distance from her home. You might want to order two, since this makes a sweet gift for grandma, too.

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For the adventuring mom

Thule Sapling Child Carrier

We’ve got great news for moms who love the great outdoors! She doesn’t have to give up long hikes or put that trip to a national park on hold simply because there’s a little one at home. The Thule Sapling child carrier makes it easy to take babies and toddlers along and pass on her love of nature. This carrier holds children up to 40 pounds, has an easily accessible gear compartment to store essentials and a fully adjustable torso and hip belt to ensure a perfect fit. When it’s time to go home, she can simply remove the entire child seat and drool pad and toss them in the washing machine to get ready for her next big adventure.

Waking up to crying babies or rambunctious toddlers is par for the course when you’re a mom. And just when that phase ends, it’s time to start a whole new morning routine to get them off to school. Rather than being jolted awake by the blaring siren that is her traditional alarm clock, the Hatch Restore will wake her gently and gradually. This smart alarm clock mimics the natural sunrise while playing soothing sounds like morning birds, a meditative flute or relaxing chimes. It’s a Reader’s Digest editor favorite.

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For the dress-loving mom

Change of Scenery Tracy Dress

Mom will practically live in this easy-to-wear dress from Change of Scenery all summer long. This gauzy shirtdress has a relaxed fit and can be worn several different ways, making it a versatile summer staple. She’ll wear this dress as a cover-up over her favorite swimsuit or pair it with strappy sandals for a casual night out on the town.