Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th!
Whether you are a new mom taking care of your precious baby, the mother of a teenager, an empty nester or a proud grandmother, every person who’s filled the role of a mama in their lifetime deserves endless praise. That includes stepmoms and mother-in-laws, too!
But how can you possibly thank the woman who gave you life or played the part of a motherly figure in your life? In all honesty, you should probably be showing your mother some appreciation all year long, but it’s especially important on this mom-specific holiday in particular.
As a new mom myself, this holiday hits a bit different this year. I have found a new and deeper appreciation for my mother, my stepmother and all the friends I have who are also mothers. I thought I was a pretty good multi-tasker before having a baby, but wow! Motherhood is the ultimate juggling act.
Most days are spent trying to please your baby, your spouse and your pets. Ask a new mom if she remembers the last time she washed her hair. For me, that is a hard question to answer!
Although I have no idea what motherhood will look like in five, ten or thirty years from now, I can tell you every mom deserves some extra TLC on Mother’s Day, no matter how long they’ve been mothering. Biological or not, being a mother is hard work!
Show your mama that you love her by presenting her with a fantastic gift! Here are the 46 best mother’s day gifts!
Etsy is the perfect place to get something personalized. A birthstone necklace is thoughtful, personal and a true keepsake for any mother. This particular birthstone necklace comes in multiple finishes, and it’s easy to add on to. You can add up to eight different birthstones on this one necklace.
This personalized gift could also be the birthstones of your mother’s parents or even your mother, father and all of your siblings. Just make sure you remember everyone’s birth month! That would be a very embarrassing question to ask a family member.
You can never have enough candles. Homesick makes a candle for just about any occasion, and that includes Mother’s Day! This natural soy candle is bound to make mom happy. With notes of bergamot, ylang ylang and lily, the whole family will feel relaxed.
But, if you are more the DIY type, you can always use those scents and make your own candles together.
If mom isn’t a candle lover, or lives in a warmer climate but likes her space to smell nice, you can always snag her a diffuser with specific essential oils.
While this really only makes sense for new moms. A great nursing bra is worth a million bucks. The 24/7 nursing bra from Third Love is made out of Pima cotton and incredibly soft. It looks like a regular bra, but has drop down straps for nursing or pumping; triple win for new mamas.
The new design will give her some momfidence is whatever she is tackling. Plus, with the tagless design, memory foam cups and pleated no slip straps, she might even forget she is wearing a bra!
If mom loves style and comfort, she’ll love the Starling Loafers from Birdies. These aren’t your average bedroom slippers. These slip-on flats are ready to be worn on the street, yet they’re so comfy mom will want to wear them around the house too.
In addition to memory foam insoles and incredible arch and heel support, these slippers are detailed with a quilted satin lining, making them super chic inside and out.
The next time mom wants to pamper herself with a soak in the tub, this Bamboo Bath Caddy will make the experience even better.
Made from natural bamboo wood, this adjustable tub tray features a non-slip design, so it stays in place while she’s in the bath. Multiple compartments and trays offer storage for a phone, a book, a glass of wine, candles and all sorts of other things that she’ll want to keep within easy reach.
And any mom will tell you her bath and shower time is sacred, so anything to make it even more relaxing will be greatly appreciated.
You know what’s better than getting one gift on Mother’s Day? Getting a brand new gift in the mail every single month!
No matter what your mom is into, there are dozens of subscription boxes that you can order for her – and she’ll keep on getting them month after month.
Beauty boxes, wellness boxes, entertainment boxes, a subscription box is a gift that keeps on giving.
Is she a foodie? There is a subscription gift box for that. What about an eco-friendly green thumb mama? Yep, they’ve got those too. Is she a procedural addict? Don’t worry, she will LOVE this mystery subscription box.
A subscription box is a perfect gift, and if she really likes it, you can renew her subscription again at Christmas!
Whether you live at home, down the block or hundreds of miles away, moms always want to see their loved ones beautiful faces. And grandmothers want to see their grandkids all the time! With a digital picture frame, you can sync up with the whole family to send mom pictures.
It works with iPhones, Androids, Google Photos, Dropbox, Facebook and more, so you really have no more excuses for not sending mom pics.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? The Family Pebble Portrait is the ultimate gift for the sentimental mom.
Handcrafted from pebbles, bits of wood, seashells and other natural materials, you can depict your entire family through tiny natural elements. She can hang it in the living room or prop it up on her desk so she can enjoy some family-inspired motivation while she works.
Does mom like to cook? A personalized cutting board is a great gift! Made from solid walnut wood, this cutting board can be personalized with her first name, your family name or a special message.
The rustic look makes it perfect for chopping veggies or using it as a serving tray for charcuterie!
10. KitchenAid Mixer
Okay, so a KitchenAid Stand Mixer may be a bit of a splurge, but we’re not talking about the classic, colorful stand mixer that KitchenAid is famous for. We’re talking about a personalized one!
Add mom’s name or a special message, and she’ll think of you every single time she mixes up a batch of cookie dough or whips egg whites.
Help mom look and feel her absolute best with the Kiehl’s Restful Radiance Skincare Set.
This skincare combo includes Kiehl’s incredible Midnight Recovery Concentrate as well as Line Reducing Concentrate to improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines.
Mom will look and feel radiant and rested, so she’ll be super confident and ready to take on the world when it’s time to go back outside.
Your mom might have a million tote bags, but does she have one that has her own personal monogram? There is something for every type of mama, from open to zippered totes to beach totes and straw totes.
Their natural canvas tote is a best seller, and for a good reason. It will last you for years! Lands’ End totes can hold your water bottle, laptop, snacks, toys and anything else moms throw in their bags.
Mom might not have time to go to the spa right now, but she can create a spa experience in her very own shower with these Essential Oil Shower Steamers.
Colorful and pretty, this set includes twelve individual shower steamers. She can place them in the corner of the tub to enjoy various scents or even use them as body scrubs. In addition to their pretty looks and soothing scents, they’re made with all-natural, vegan ingredients. Win. Win. Win.
Does your mom love to unwind at the end of the day with a glass of wine? Whether she’s into rose, merlot or pinot noir, the gift of Winc wine delivery is sure to be a Mother’s Day hit!
If you know mom’s palate and preferences, you can send her a selection of bottles right off the bat. If you’re not sure of her exact tastes, gift cards are available so she can select the exact varietals she likes. And you can never go wrong with the Mom Pour Wine Glass from Amazon.
Does your mom prefer an IPA to a chardonnay? There are lots of amazing beer subscription clubs out there too.
Whether your mom loves wine and cheese or just likes really pretty things, this Agate Cheese Board from Anthropologie is one of our favorite gifts of the year.
Made from natural agate stone in an organic, natural shape, this cheese board comes in various hues from amethyst to blue to rose quartz. Every piece is hand-hewn and includes natural variances, making every single one truly unique.
If you want to make mom cry, this Heart Snapshot Mix® Photo Art will do it. This photo collage will help mom remember all of the special moments with her family. From birthdays to graduations to holidays and more.
Fill this up with 30 of your favorite photos for mom to cherish.
Does mom have a favorite family recipe? Maybe you have been making your grandma’s sugar cookies every year since you can remember.
Turn that handwritten recipe into a keepsake for mama with a personalized platter. This is another gift that you’ll need tissues close by when she opens it! This is not only a great way to preserve a recipe, but it also honors a loved one, making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
18. Ember Smart Mug
Moms are always running around helping others, which means their coffee (or tea) is constantly lukewarm or cold when they remember to drink it. Keep mama happy with a warm drink.
The Ember Smart Mug is not your typical lame coffee mug gift. She can program her mug from an app on her phone to the perfect temperature, so it is ready for her whenever she finally sits down to drink it.
Does mom have kids scattered across the country? This Love Lives Here Map pillow will remind her she has love coming from every direction. You can add up to 8 different hearts to include the entire family.
If you have family in Hawaii, Alaska or abroad, you can add that to the pillow as well. Remind mama she is loved even if you live hundreds of miles away!
What woman doesn’t want to smell like luxury? The answer is none. The Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Travel Size Perfume is a pretty pink garden party in a bottle.
She can toss it in a handbag or a travel bag without having to worry about spills or leaks.
21. A Handmade Card
A card fits in everyone’s budget. And if you are really tight on cash, you can make a homemade card for Mother’s Day. This thoughtful gift will probably go into some keepsake box for your mom to look at over and over again for years to come.
From personalized mother’s day gifts to last-minute mother’s day gifts, there is something every mother will be happy to receive on this gift guide. Regardless of your budget, if the gift comes from you, she’ll surely love it!
Sure, a box of chocolates is a classic Mother’s Day gift idea, but what if your mom just doesn’t like chocolate all that much? For the mom who has a sweet tooth but is also a bit of a health nut, look to this adorable gift box of Medjool dates from Joolies.
These dates are gluten-free, vegan, paleo and sugar-free. Plus, you’ll get two boxes after making one purchase. Better yet, they’re budget-friendly and available on Amazon… Which is great in case, you know… You forgot to buy a Mother’s Day gift until just this very second… Don’t worry! It happens.
Sending your mom a bouquet from UrbanStems makes for an incredibly easy and thoughtful gift, no matter how far apart you may be. You can send a stand-alone bouquet or a flower subscription. Plus, the shopping options are nearly endless.
Choose from bouquets that are less than $45 or more elaborate options that cost $100 and more. You can shop by color which is great for those of you who know your mom loves a certain hue. Also, you can pick bouquets that come with extra gifts, like a set of bath bombs.
The Our Place Always Pan has received a lot of rave reviews, and if you haven’t picked this gift out for your mom for another holiday just yet, now’s the time. Foodie moms who just can’t get out of the kitchen will love this gift, earning you favorite child status for sure. The pan comes in a bevy of fun colors, meaning there’s sure to be a pan that will match her current kitchen decor.
But what makes this pan so special? It’s designed to take the place of eight different pieces of traditional cookware, including your fry pan, saucepan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest!
Spring is here, and if your mom just won’t leave her patio, you can at least help her liven the space up a bit with this outdoor-ready bluetooth speaker. It also features a light, giving her the ambience of an outdoor fire without the work or the safety hazards.
It’s the perfect addition to any deck, patio or balcony! This is especially true for moms who live in smaller spaces that don’t allow for something like a fire bowl or outdoor fireplace.
Does your mom love Le Creuset? Do you not really have a Le Creuset budget? You can still find a gift that she’ll love from the iconic kitchenware brand without spending all of your rent money! These stoneware salt and pepper shakers are available from Amazon for under $50. Plus, they come in five classic Le Creuset colors.
If you know your mom’s been shopping around for a new perfume for a while and she just hasn’t found the perfect fit yet, help her out with this deluxe perfume sampler from Sephora! It comes with seven different perfume samples from top brands, including Gucci, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. It also comes with a certificate for a full-size version of the sample that she likes best.
Is your mom the perfect mix of wine lover and outdoor fanatic? If so, help her take her favorite vino on the go with this YETI wine tumbler! It will keep her pours at the perfect temperature, no matter where she’s sipping from.
On top of a mountain after a hike? In the backyard? At the beach? Wherever she is, her wine can go with her without forcing her to risk her favorite wine glasses. The tumbler can be customized as well, and it comes in a handful of cool colors.
If your mom is trying to save a little cash at the nail salon this season or if you’re buying for a new mom who just can’t make it to the salon anytime soon, help her get spring-ready nails at home with this 18-in-1 professional manicure and pedicure set. It comes in a cute leather travel case and features all of the tools that she needs to get a beautiful set of nails at home. Even better, it’s affordable for those of you on a budget.
Is your mom the type who’d scoff at a frivolous gift idea like a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates? Does she prefer her gifts to be sensible, useful and thoughtful? If so, and if your mom is an organized frequent traveler, you might want to consider these packing cubes, which are incredibly easy to use, not to mention very handy. She won’t know how she ever lived without them!
This best-selling spa robe is a bit pricey for a robe, sure — but the price is well worth it when it comes to this wonderful gift. Incredibly comfortable, lightweight and made from 100% Turkish cotton, this robe will take your mom’s bath time from meh to amazing. Plus, it has pockets!
Satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth for all things baked, but without actually doing any baking on your own. After all those cookies she’s made for you over the years, she deserves some cookies all to herself. This gift basket from the acclaimed Milk Bar includes six birthday truffles, a milk bar pie slice and six assorted cookies.
For the mom who just needs to relax already, this aromatherapy kit has just the essential oil solution for literally anything. Stressed? Anxious? Sore? Sleepy? There’s an essential oil for that! Plus, it all packs away in a sleek display stand.
If your mom loves a good DIY project in the kitchen and you need a gift that costs no more than $25, this fermentation container has you covered on both fronts. It’s a super cool gift for any mom who’s getting into the fermentation fad, whether she wants to make her own kimchi, sauerkraut or pickles.
Trade your mom’s gross old house slippers out for some shearling slippers from UGG. These comfy babies will keep your mom’s toes toasty as she pats around the house, but also will give her needed protection from the elements and some nice traction if she heads outside.
This self-care kit comes with everything your mom needs for a relaxing day in the tub. A pH-balanced bubble bath wash makes for a fun dip, alongside bath salts and a coconut soak. When she’s finished, the kit provides an all-over body oil for an extra helping of moisture. It all packs away in a chic dopp kit that she can use over and over again.
If you like the idea of sending your mom flowers for the holiday, but you don’t like the idea of those flowers only lasting a week or so at most, consider these preserved roses that come in a stylish black box. The roses are designed to last more than a year without fading or falling apart. You can choose from red, pink or white roses.
For all of the scrapbooking moms out there who also love a great gadget, check out this wireless mobile photo mini printer. Make it easier for her to print all of her favorite photos of you! Whether she took them herself or just stole them from your Instagram, she can print them straight from her cell phone. All she has to do is send over the photos and the printer gets to work. And just like that, she’ll have everything she needs for her next scrapping project in seconds.
If you have a bit more cash to splurge and a mom who loves all things beauty, you can gift her this much-coveted Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. It’s the one you’ve likely heard of for years now and a must-have for any true haircare fanatic. Lightweight, useful for all hair types and designed to last for years, it’s one tool she needs at her vanity, stat.
40. Gisele Pajamas
If your mom is more likely to sleep in a pair of ratty old leggings and a T-shirt than real pajamas, pick up this pajama set from Nordstrom. A favorite with moms of all ages, they’re super-comfortable and come in a range of sizes and different colors. They’re classy, classic and a sure winner.
41. Ninja Air Fryer
If your mom’s yet to jump on this cooking trend, get her up to date with a Ninja air fryer. Air frying is all the rage, whether you just like the novelty of a new countertop kitchen appliance or you like the health benefits of frying without oil.
42. Google Nest Hub
Help your mom bring her house into the modern era, with this Google Nest Hub. The smart device comes in several colors and will allow her to perform a range of functions; it also connects to both Android and Apple products. She can chat to other users around the house, watch videos, listen to music, track her sleep, control smart home features like smart locks and lights, and even access meditations from Calm.
If your mom loves to grow her own fresh veggies and herbs, but her current living situation doesn’t quite allow for much digging around in the dirt, give her a compact way to show off her green thumb, with this indoor garden hydroponic growing system. It’s the perfect gift to easily grow herbs, microgreens and other small plants, with limited space and no mess.
Need a last-minute gift that doesn’t have to ship? You could go with the same ol’ gift card you’ve given your mom or mother-in-law for years — or you could give her something unique and thoughtful, like a MasterClass membership. Whatever she’s into — from fashion to food — she can take a class on it easily.
We know what you’re thinking — a toaster? Really? But this is no ordinary toaster. This high-end kitchen appliance features multiple cooking modes to expertly toast a range of items, from bread to pizza to pastries. It uses steam technology to give you a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior, something that can’t be accomplished with a traditional toaster or toaster oven.
For a personalized gift that allows you to be a little creative, go with this capsule letters kit that includes 45 capsules, each containing a small strip of paper. Just remove the paper from each capsule, write out a note to your mom, wrap it all back up and pour all of the capsules into the decorative jar. Your mom will love unwrapping each one, for 45 individual little presents. It’s a gift that’s under $15, but one that makes a huge impact.
You might also be interested in: 25 Great Gifts For Grandma To Show Your Love
The 46 Best Mother’s Day Gifts:
- Birthstone Necklace
- Thank You, Mom Candle
- 24/7 Nursing Bra
- Starling Loafers
- Bamboo Bath Caddy
- A Subscription Box
- Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame
- Family Pebble Portrait
- Personalized Cutting Board
- KitchenAid Mixer
- Kiehl’s Restful Radiance Skincare Set
- Monogrammed Tote Bag
- Essential Oil Shower Steamers
- Winc Wine Delivery
- Agate Cheese Board
- Heart Snapshot Mix® Photo Art
- Handwritten Recipe Personalized Platter
- Ember Smart Mug
- Love Lives Here Map Pillow
- Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Travel Size Perfume
- A Handmade Card
- A Gift Box of Joolies Organic Medjool Dates
- A Bouquet from UrbanStems
- The Our Place Always Pan
- ANERIMST Outdoor Torch Bluetooth Speaker
- Le Creuset Stoneware Salt and Pepper Shakers
- Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler Set
- YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler
- Zizzon 18-in-1 Professional Manicure and Pedicure Set
- Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Set
- Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
- The Milk Bar Sampler
- Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Gift Set with 20 Oils and Rotating Display Stand
- Crazy Korean Cooking Fermentation Container
- UGG Genuine Shearling Slippers
- Maude Wind Down Kit
- Immortal Fleur 12 Pink Preserved Rose Box
- Kodak Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini-Printer
- The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
- Gisele Pajamas
- Ninja Air Fryer
- Google Nest Hub
- Indoor Garden Hydroponic Growing System
- MasterClass Membership
- Balmuda The Toaster
- Capsule Letters in a Bottle
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Holly Riddle is a travel, food and lifestyle writer, and a full-time freelance content creator after several years on editorial staffs for a multitude of publications ranging in topic and audience demographic. She currently acts as the editor at large for Global Traveler magazine and is a regular contributor at Trazee Travel, WhereverFamily, TravelMag, CruiseHive and more. Ghostwritten work for travel clients has appeared on Forbes, Bloomberg, Inc. and other top publications. She also manages blogs for tour providers, hotels and tourism boards.view post