The 58 Best Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom
Mother's Day is one of those holidays that immediately causes a brain white-out: So many loved ones to appreciate! So many gifts and keepsakes to choose from! Our tips: If you're able, share some extra-special activities on that day (Sunday, May 8), including embracing all the wry feels. (And if you’re a new mom, we wish you a warm welcome to the club!) Just remember—don't turn up to see Mom, or Nana, your auntie, sister or your mother-in-law—empty handed: bring something for their relaxation, or a nice piece of jewelry or even something practical, like a gadget to inspire someone else to do the dishes. Here’s our list of loot to get and to drop hints for yourself, Mom.
One thing every mom cherishes: sleep. Which is why this matching PJ set from Anthropologie is perfect for any mom. Whether she always falls asleep in her work clothes or has given up on the pajama concept altogether, she'll love how comfortable (and cute) she feels whenever she gets ready for bed. Don't be surprised if you catch her wearing it outside the house.
This little device has become an internet sensation, relaxing women who want to de-stress, delighting people who want to grow thicker hair and, quite frankly, obsessing our reviewer. We recommend gifting with the brand's scalp detoxifying serum or hair growth serum to refresh locks that might be a bit dull or thinning due to stress, hormonal changes and environmental damage.
If Mom likes to look good, but can't quite find time to shop (or just wants to try some new looks), she'll enjoy a gift certificate to Daily Look. The service matches her with a personal stylist who puts together a box of looks for her to review and send back, purchasing only whatever she likes. Each box has a $40 styling fee, but that's folded into the price of whatever she purchases. For a special personal touch, promise to visit and bring a bottle of wine to share while she tries on her new outfits.
We’re converts to this new fabric which blends five-percent cashmere into an otherwise all-cotton weave to make a sheet that is buttery soft and somehow warm without causing that middle-of-the-night overheated wake-up. And we appreciate Brooklinen’s “short” and “long” labels on fitted sheets, so there’s none of that bed-making frustration.
The throwback style of these Cariuma sneakers, which come in dozens of patterns and hues, will delight the woman who likes the look of classic tennis shoes. And she will appreciate the increased sustainability in their production (two trees planted for every pair sold) as well as the amped-up comfort thanks to the cushy cork footbed.
This instant camera prints directly onto the photo paper that comes with it. It's so fun to use, and create instant keepsakes, that we predict even family-photo averse teens will want to be a part of the snapshots.
She can relax, recharge and hydrate with this box of yummy gumdrops formulated with CBD.
Not only does this box include a happy rainbow of colors in the warm range (with a fun pop of mint green thrown in), but it also comes with manicure essentials including Olive & June's innovative "Poppy," a rounded handle that fits on top of nail polish caps to make brushing on polish smoother and more precise than she's ever done freehand. (Extra points if you give your mom a manicure with her favorite hue.)
Now it's your turn to make sure Mom is getting all her fruits and vegetables by sending her an every-other-week shipment of seasonal produce that's been ix-nayed from grocer shelves because it's a bit oddly shaped, has outdated packaging or otherwise doesn't fit the supermarket standards of beauty. This eliminates food waste and keeps her on her toes, nutrition-wise.
In the brilliant idea department: A direct-to-consumer customized pillow. Your giftee just answers a quick questionnaire about their body stats, how she sleeps and what she likes in a pillow, then an algorithm creates an order that can be one of 35 variations. (The sleepy suspense alone makes this gift a win.)
Our reviewer said this is a welcome advance in clear family communication—after her family sent this to their grandmother, they found that the subsequent intergenerational video calls were clearer than when they used Zoom and Facetime. Have your giftee set it up in her kitchen and you can visit for a quick video call during morning coffee.
Upgrade her current desk sweater with this delightful all-cotton chunky cardi that's loose fitting enough to be comfy, and slightly cropped to flatter any outfit from dresses to pants.
Available in sizes XXSmall to XXLarge, 1X to 4X
No more roaming around for her keys: These adhesive-backed, Bluetooth enabled trackers will ring if her lost item (say, a glasses case, or wallet, or whatever they’re stuck to) is within 150 feet. Farther away than that, and a pop-up map shows the location.
This is the home version of the celebrity favorite infrared sauna craze. You lie down. You wrap a burrito of a heated blanket around you. You sweat a lot. And shockingly, you feel really clean and relaxed afterwards, thanks to the layers of charcoal, clay and amethyst and tourmaline crystals that (allegedly) draw impurities out along with your sweat.
Does your giftee love nothing more than to devote a lazy morning to skincare masking, self tanning, skin zapping and the like? Give them a 4-ply gauze robe that's lightweight but still cozy.
Available in sizes Extra Small to 3X
Not only are Madewell ugly-chic sandals an entire fashion mood, they are incredibly comfortable, from the sturdy lug sole to the chunky hardware. These shoes are a promise that you and your Mom will one day take that big trip you have been planning.
She can brag to all her foodie friends about her pantry full of acclaimed, California-made blended olive oils with hints of lemon and basil. And the attractive bottles with UV-coated glass that protect the delicate oils? They're Instagram-ready for her next food prep post.
Sure, anyone can send their mom roses on Mother’s Day. But what if you sent her roses every month? That’s easy with this subscription service that lets you choose between garden style, premium or tinted rose varieties, with no commitment. (Bonus: The first box is 30 percent off.)
Let’s say your gift recipient is comfort-first, comfort-last and comfort-always. Show her that you see her and love her just the way she is by gifting this wearable tunic our reviewer summed up as a “Frankenstein monster of a hybrid blanket/sweatshirt” that she hasn’t taken off since the first hard freeze of ’20.
This book tells the story of a terminally ill woman who, days before her murder by stabbing, mysteriously changed her life insurance beneficiary from her husband to her close friend Pam...and how the husband was wrongfully convicted of her murder. It's the subject of the upcoming NBC miniseries starring Renee Zellweger called "The Thing About Pam."
She likes her home super-warm, say, or blasts the air on high all summer. That’s going to take a toll on the skin, sinuses and overall feeling of comfort. This attractive gadget looks like an art object, but it’s really a humidifier with aromatherapy function that has a two- and four-hour shut-off button.
This all-in-one home workout center includes a cabinet of weights and a way to cast exercise and coaching classes lasting from 15 to 60 minutes onto your television. Here's the innovation: artificial intelligence tech reads read your body positioning and alerts you to when you need to modify your form.
Gift the mom on your list everything she needs to keep even a tiny area in tip-top shape: This set comprises a standard trowel, transplanting trowel, weeding fork and a daisy grubber (another weeding tool). She'll be impressed that these forged steel and ash tools have been made by the same English company since 1780.
Help Mom break out of that dinner rut with dozens of fresh ideas. Only the Good Stuff features our top recipes over the past decade, all in a spiral-bound hardcover book that actually stays open while you cook (because the struggle of reading a recipe while sautéing is all too real). Plus, you can choose one of four cover images and dedicate it to her, if you'd like, and if you order by midnight on Sunday, May 2, it should arrive in time for Mother's Day.
This elegant candle is lightly scented with botanicals including lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood, and the wax is infused with oils so that you burn it a while, then pour it over your dry skin. PureWow reviewed it and raved.
Do you know a mom that’s not only a home cook, but also likes everything to look perfect and matchy-matchy? Get her this cookware that sells out as soon as a new color becomes available—there are six shades as of this writing—and see why our reviewer raves it hits the sweet spot in “aesthetics, quality and versatility.”
The blue light emitted from digital devices has been linked to headaches, sleeplessness and at the very least, eye fatigue. These blue-light frames have a classic design and a smooth matte finish, and they are available in multiple magnification strengths.
She'll appreciate the versatility of this device, which addresses issues such as sensitive skin and redness, fine lines and wrinkles, lifting and firming, acne, dark spots and uneven skin tone. More than 1,600 five-star ratings attest to the cumulative effects of reclining with this on your face for 20-minute sessions.
You put these little plastic booties on overnight, then a week later, all the callouses and dead skin on your heels and toes magically sloughs off. (Overall, way less ticklish than using a pumice stone.)
Help her gently wake to a custom glowing sunrise light designed to support healthy cortisol levels. It also includes a soft reading light without eye-straining blue hues.
This heavy-duty mat feels extra padded, but you can still feel the floor to really grip. Made with ethically sourced rubber, no PVC or formaldehyde, it’s anti-odor, too. We love the smoky quartz color because it’s a pretty pink that’s not going to show footprints when her pet trots over it.
Heated compression. A rolling motion under your toes. Pressure point kneading all over your arch. Overall, 44 massage heads from toes to heel. Gift this, and you might even get tears of joy, because odds are, her dogs are barking.
This genius design includes a handle that has a heated base to rub against your sore muscle, then a vibrating gun with three interchangeable heads that you can work into said muscle. Also, the compact size makes this easy to wield, unlike competitors’ larger massage guns.
Maybe your mom was stylin’ in the 1970s, or she is just eternally groovy. Either way, this classic bag is a throwback accessories bullseye, with its supple leather roominess, magnet closure and a small inner pocket to keep your phone from getting lost.
Our reviewer was surprised at how sleek and chic an over-sink drying rack could be, but this retractable, silicone-coated device is unlike any other kitchen helper you’ve experienced. Not only that, but the rack can be used for rinsing veggies and as a trivet.
For the woman who made you the discerning aesthete you are today, gift a one-of-a-kind wall triptych that she can arrange and rearrange as the mood strikes her. Note: The artists featured on Saatchi Art are vetted as being up-and-comers, so your gift may even appreciate in value.
You know what she wants? Some great pictures of her family, including the littlest members (yes, four-legged ones also). Give her 12 months of that with a calendar that's easy to drop-and-drag photos into, and that you can customize with important dates like the kids' birthdays, vacation dates and her own anniversary and birthday dates. Bonus: Minted lets you begin the calendar at any month during the year.
Scentbird delivers popular perfumes for $15 each month, with sleek refillable cases that hold roughly 140 sprays—until your giftee selects her next scent from the company's extensive catalog.