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The 56 Best Gifts for Mom from $7 to $800 (Even Though She’s Totally Priceless)

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Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, her birthday, or just because, we put together a list of the best gifts for moms that are sure to delight her any time of year. These gift ideas include something for every type of mom and come at all different price points—including some for well under $100. From cult-favorite beauty products (like Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream, $290, that refreshes dehydrated skin) to garden gear for the more outdoorsy type (ahem, the Gardenhome tool set, $35, that does double duty as a comfy bench) to clever gadgets that will make her feel pampered (like the RENPHO Foot Massager, $130, that will soothe her sore feet in no time), we know that you’ll find something perfect for all the moms in your life. 

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The Top 10 Gifts for Mom at a Glance

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Best Gift for Working Moms

JCrew Cashmere Oversized Wrap

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Best Gift for Moms Who Can’t Sleep

Nod Pod Sleep Mask

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3

Best Gift for the Mom Who Has Everything

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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4

Best Gift for Gardeners

GardenHome Garden Tool Set

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5

Best Personalized Gift

Oak and Luna Ava Initial Necklace

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How We Chose the Best Gifts for Moms

To create this comprehensive guide, we looked at hundreds of popular gifts, combed the PureWow product testing archives and asked real moms of all ages which exact gifts they’d love to receive this year. We also ensured that we covered a range of interests, price points and merchants. The result? A list of 56 gift ideas that are totally mom-approved. So go ahead, cruise the (virtual) gift aisle and get shopping.

Best Gift for Working Moms

1. J.Crew Cashmere Oversized Wrap

J.Crew

Near or far, mom will love thinking of whoever gave her this oversized cashmere wrap to drape around her body or neck every single time she puts it on. It’s simple, classic and a true treat-yourself moment—something she’ll associate with you whenever she’s lounging, traveling and more.

Best Gift for Moms Who Can’t Sleep

2. Nod Pod Sleep Mask

Nod Pod

If she has a hard time turning her brain off after a long day of keeping the family in check, she needs the Nod Pod sleep mask. The soft fleece mask is lightly weighted to help induce relaxation and alleviate anxiety so that she can more easily drift off to a peaceful slumber. 

Best Gift for the Mom Who Has Everything

3. Slip Silk Pillowcase

Slip

She’s got everything she needs...except this gorgeous silk pillowcase. It’s a little touch of luxury that will help reduce bedhead and help prevent her skin from being creased or tugged as she sleeps, which can help reduce visible signs of aging. The case also comes in nine luxe shades, all with the same rich silk sheen.

Best Gift for Gardeners

4. GardenHome Garden Tool Set

GardenHome

This ingenious set—which includes a folding garden stool and a detachable canvas bag that holds five tools—will prove useful to veteran gardeners and newbies alike. Each tool is stainless steel with wood handles and the weeder and weeding fork alone are worth the price of the whole set.

Best Personalized Gift

5. Oak and Luna Ava Initial Necklace

Oak and Luna

A classic for good reason, medallion necklaces make a statement without being too over-the-top. This version has a chic 70s-inspired vibe that will look great with jeans and T-shirts or dressed up for mom’s night out. Plus she’ll love wearing a loved one’s initial close to her heart. 

Best Gift for Exhausted Moms

6. The Nue Co. Magnesium Ease Spray

The Nue Co.

PureWow staffers are full-on converts to the cult of before-bed topical magnesium, and we bet any sleep-deprived mom will appreciate the relaxation it promotes. Additionally, this formula contains anti-inflammatory arnica, so it does double duty as a lightly lavender-scented muscle rub.

Best Gift for Moms Who Love to Travel

7. Delsey Paris Charlet Air Underseater

Delsey Paris

Mom will love how easy it is to travel with this carry-on suitcase that fits right under an airplane seat. No more struggling to lift a heavy bag into crowded overhead bins, or, worse, having to gate check her bag because everything’s full. This compact little suitcase gets extra points for the fact that it’s made from recycled water bottles and has vegan leather trim. 

Best Gift for Moms with a Long Commute

8. MoCuishle Shiatsu Massager Pillow

MoCuishle

Tell her to strap it around the driver’s seat—or around her office desk chair. This deep-kneading massage “pillow” features an ergonomic design that will improve her blood circulation and soothe tired muscles, the exact problems that tend to creep up when she spends hours on the road. The straps are also adjustable, so she can really fix it to any spot.

Best Gift for Stylish Moms

9. J.Crew New Icon Trench

J.Crew

She was serving looks before you were born. Show her she’s still got it with this timeless piece that she can wear this spring and for seasons beyond. Made from water-repellent fabric and with a removable hood, this is a coat that’s practical for school drop-off but stylish enough for work.

Best Gift for Busy Moms

10. Body Restore Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Body Restore

Finding time to take a bath isn’t always easy for busy moms, that’s why we love the instant gratification of shower steamers. This gift box comes with 30 different steamers in a variety of scents, including jasmine, grapefruit, lavender and eucalyptus. Made with pure essential oils, she’ll love being able to start her day with some aromatherapy. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Love to Cook

11. Our Place Better Bowl Set

Our Place

Upgrade her kitchen gear with this streamlined set that’s designed to work together and takes up less storage space. Included in the set are three different size mixing bowls with lids, a juicer lid, a grater, and a salad spinner and interior basket. Each piece fits onto one of the bowls—the juicer with the small, the salad spinner with the large—and the whole set is dishwasher safe for easy clean up. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Like to Work Out

12. Bala Bars

Bala

This pair of three-pound weights is balanced to distribute the resistance for a more comfortable workout. And they come in four beautiful colors (stone, blush, shine and punch), so she’ll want to keep them out rather than hide them away under the bed.

Best Gift for the Mom Who Doesn’t Have Time to Shop

13. Dailylook Gift Card

Dailylook

After taking a short style quiz, mom will sign up to get a one-time or periodic box of 12 items that are stylist-sourced, which she can shop piece by piece (you’ll gift a certain dollar amount, but there’s no monthly subscription cost, aka the fashion inspo is free). Her style choices are refreshed daily, and anything she returns can be shipped back at no cost.

Best Beauty Gift for Moms

14. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader

This fan-favorite cream deeply hydrates, conditions and renews skin so that it feels instantly nourished. She can slather it on, morning and night, then take note of the hydration transformation in just a few weeks’ time.

Best Gift for Moms Who Like to Lounge

15. Vuori Boyfriend Joggers

Vuori

Elevate mom’s casual wear with these jersey pants, which are just baggy enough to be comfortable without looking messy. Flattering and versatile, these can even be worn with heels and a tunic for dinner out.

Best Gift for Moms Who Love Coffee

16. Clevr Golden SuperLatte

Clevr

Forget coffee—these signature blends, dubbed magical elixirs, are so good they regularly sell out. Start her off with the Golden SuperLatte, which is designed to help the sipper prioritize calm and good health at home. This blend, a spiced turmeric latte with adaptogens, mushrooms and probiotics, is designed to soothe stress and create calm and comfort.

Best Gift for Moms Who Always Host Overnight Guests

17. Lake DreamKnit Kimono Pajama Set

Lake

These chic PJs are some of the softest we’ve ever tried. They feel as comfy and relaxed as a soft blanket, but the sewn-on belt and wide-legged bottoms make them fancy enough to have drinks in the evening and greet guests in the morning (no, really).

Best Gift for Moms-on-the-Go

18. Cuyana Leather AirPod Case

Cuyana

This stylish little case ensures she doesn’t lose track of the tiniest piece of tech in her handbag. Made from leather that’s been sustainably sourced, this pouch is pretty and can be monogrammed for an extra-thoughtful touch.

Best Gift for Moms Who Love Interior Design

19. Jenni Kayne Alpaca Basketweave Throw

Jenni Kayne

This ultra-soft blanket “feels like a hug,” according to one Jenni Kayne reviewer. We agree—especially since the ultra-luxurious yarn blend (it’s mainly a mix of alpaca and wool) makes it lightweight yet snuggly. Your mom will love wrapping herself up in a cozy throw that looks just as good resting elegantly on the corner of the couch or draped across her lap.

Best Gift for Moms Who Are on Their Feet All Day

20. RENPHO Foot Massager

RENPHO

Boasting over 20,000 five-star reviews, this foot massager will soothe mom’s tired feet and make her feel like she spent the afternoon being pampered at the spa. And the best part? She can indulge in a luxurious foot massage whenever she feels like. Simply plug in the device and choose from a variety of kneading, pressure and heat options. The machine turns off automatically after 15 or 30 minutes (we highly recommend enjoying the 30-minute option).

Best Gift for Eco-Conscious Moms

21. The Weekday Vegetarians Cookbook

Jenny Rosenstrach

From New York Times bestselling author Jenny Rosenstrach, this cookbook features 100 recipes and a clear-cut plan for how to go about consuming less meat in her diet. (A tactic that’s good for the planet, FYI.) Her action plan: Saving her meat splurges for the weekend and prioritizing vegetarian recipes—with meals like cauliflower cutlets with ranch dressing and pizza salad with white beans—all week long.

Best Gift for the Class Parent

22. Brunette the Label Mom Sweatshirt

Brunette the Label

This classic crew neck sweatshirt lets her proudly declare her favorite title without sacrificing her sense of style. The muted color and simple font make this a winner for anyone who wears their mom badge proudly.

Best Gift for Moms Who Are Serious About Sleep

23. Parachute Linen Duvet Cover

Parachute

You know a duvet cover is good when you start getting random texts about it from your mom’s friends. Made from linen, after a couple of washes, this bad boy feels buttery soft and appropriate for any season. It comes in ten restful colors and is perfect for anyone having a hard time prioritizing sleep.

Best Gift for Moms Who Love Candles

24. Jenni Kayne Basil Candle

Jenni Kayne

This bright and clean-scented candle from Jenni Kayne is made from a coconut blend and delivers a scent so fresh and uplifting she’ll want to ritualize the moments it burns. The key scents? Basil, of course, but there are also notes of neroli and green herbs.

Best Gift for Moms Who Work from Home

25. The Neck Hammock Original Neck Stretcher

The Neck Hammock

She can hang this innovative device from a door, railing or even a sturdy chair and celebrate the feeling of increased mobility in the neck and shoulders. This “hammock” of sorts works by gently pulling the head away from the neck to stretch and decompress the spinal cord, which makers say increases blood flow and oxygenates muscles. In other words, a dream for anyone who spends a bit too much time hunched over a desk.

Best Gifts for Organization-Obsessed Moms

26. Designs by Planner Perfect Bomb Pop Journal

Designs by Planner Perfect

Not only do these kitchen journals come in lots of beautiful designs, but you can personalize the inside pages with whatever your mom would prefer. If she’s a dedicated meal planner, opt for the menu and shopping list pages. Does she need a way to stay on top of her to do list? Then she might find the errands pages helpful. Available in lots of size options as well, this is a thoughtful—and useful!—gift that organized moms will love. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Are Always Cold

27. Dearfoams Mama Bear Slippers

Dearfoams

Yes, these slippers are charming, but they’re also cozy, comfortable and have a no slip sole. With a memory foam insole and a rubber outsole that’s comfortable for both indoor or outdoor wear, these slip-ons are durable no matter where she decides to wear them. 

Best Spa-Inspired Gift for Moms

28. Brooklinen Linen Robe

Brooklinen

Picture this: Mom steps out of the shower, she reaches for her robe. There to greet her? A bathrobe so effortless, she’ll feel like she’s at the spa. Made from the finest Belgian and French flax, the material is stonewashed for an extra soft feel.

Best Gift for a Perimenopausal Mom

29. Menopod Instant Cooling Device

Menopod

This genius little device cools to 41 degrees Fahrenheit in under a minute—perfect for holding against the back of a neck, on wrists or behind the knees during a hot flash. It’s designed to look like a mouse, so it blends into a desk set, and it’s palm-sized, so this USB-rechargeable device is also totally discreet.

Best Gift for Moms Who Want to Upgrade Their Rice Game

30. Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker

Zojirushi

This easy-to-use Japanese-made rice cooker lets her select the rice type from the settings menu (white/sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, brown and quick-cooking), put in rice and water, and then just go about her business. What's just as handy: The device keeps the rice warm without overcooking it, even if she's not home for hours.

Best Gift For Expecting Moms

31. Béis The Diaper Bag

Béis

Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your stylish taste. Béis’ The Diaper Bag looks like a high-end handbag, but it’s equipped with everything you need when you’re out and about with a baby: a changing pad, an odor-proof pouch, a wipes pocket and a teething ring. Plus it has interchangeable straps so that you wear it over your shoulder one day, and clip it to your stroller another day. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Get Up Early

32. Trade Coffee Subscription

Trade

Mom can’t go without her cup of joe, and we can’t blame her. So we simply can’t think of a better gift to give her than this Trade coffee subscription. You can personalize the box with six bags based on her favorite roasts from more than 450 flavors and more than 55 indie roasters worldwide. And it will arrive fresh at her door in no time.

Best Splurge Gift for Moms

33. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson

Treat your mom to a hair dryer that will last her years (in other words, it’s an investment that’s worth the price). Better yet, Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer actually speeds up drying time while increasing shine and smoothness and reducing flyaways all at the same time. It also comes with five very useful attachments.

Best Gift for Grandma

34. Mason Pearson Hair Brush

Mason Pearson

This ergonomically designed mixed bristle brush (from London’s century-old hair brush experts) combines fine boar bristle with nylon tufts to glide seamlessly through strands so that they feel more beautiful, healthy and lustrous—sans split ends. Bonus: It’s especially great for fine hair, which she is getting more of as she ages...gracefully.

Best Gift For Moms Who Love a Matching Set

35. Food52 Gingham Double Oven Mitts

Food52

There’s nothing worse than a kitchen timer going off and a dish ready to come out of the oven, but—gasp—all you’ve got is one solitary oven mitt. Gift mom this double mitt with plush pockets and she’ll always be prepared to handle any and all hot pots.

Best Gift for Moms Who Journal

36. Pocket Notebook Boxed Set

Rifle Paper Co.

Sure, the Notes App on her phone is fine, but she’d much rather daydream with a pen and paper—heck, even writing out the grocery list feels more fun when you’ve got a pocket notebook set as pretty as this.

Best Gift for a Mother-in-Law

37. Kate Spade Make It Pop Frame

Kate Spade

You don’t know her as well as your own mother, but you know you want to get her something nice. Gift this polished enamelware frame (available in a range of colors) with a photo of you and your hubby—or simply any image she’ll love—and cue the waterworks. 

Best Stocking Stuffer for Mom

38. Fresh Tinted Lip Balm

Fresh

This 24-hour hydrating lip balm is something your mom will want two of the minute she tries it out. Available in a wide range of colors (subtle neutrals included), key ingredients include sugar from beetroot and sugarcane and plant-based fruit oils that help soften and smooth, but also deliver on beautiful—and buildable—color.

Best Gift for Moms Who Love Hot Baths

39. Badesofa Bath Sofa Pillow

Badesofa

A hot bath is great but the hard surface and the angle of the tub can sometimes be uncomfortable—especially for moms with hip or back issues. The Back Bath Pillow aims to fix this problem by providing therapeutic head, neck and back support while sitting in the tub. The pillows and covers are machine washable, don’t get waterlogged and come in three sizes to fit different bathtubs. 

Best Gift for Artsy Moms

40. Arteza Craft Acrylic Paint

Arteza

Unleash mom’s inner artiste with this pack of acrylic paints that comes with 20 high-quality, classic matte based shades, like a scarlet red and deep violet, that can be mixed and matched to create custom hues. Created by artists, the paints are intended to aid creatives in a variety of mediums and can be used on canvas, rocks, glass, wood, fabrics, paper and ceramics. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Have Aches and Pains

41. Baloom Stretching Massager Mat

Baloom

From lifting babies to carrying their kids’s heavy backpacks, moms’ bodies take a beating. If she’s constantly complaining about her back or neck pain, give her the gift of at-home pain relief with this innovative stretching and massaging mat. With seven programs to help stretch sore muscles and improve relaxation, this is a gift that she’s sure to use all the time. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Are Minimalists

42. Freshcut Paper Pop Up Card

Freshcut Paper

Sure, you could send your mom a bouquet of flowers, but those only last a few days. Instead, give her a Freshcut “bouquet” that she can enjoy all winter—really all year—long. She’ll be amazed at the intricately detailed flowers and the vibrant colors will bring a smile to her face. Each bouquet comes with a paper vase and a blank notecard so you can tell your mom just how much she means to you.

Best Gift for Moms Who Says She Doesn’t Need Anything

43. Memento Shared Videos and Photo Albums

Memento

If she tells you every year that she doesn’t want anything (or that she has everything), give her a priceless gift: a personalized video that’s all about her. Memento makes it easy to get video clips from the whole family and turn them into a stylish video montage. It’s a gift that’s meaningful, minimalist, and made for moms who appreciate something sentimental. 

Best Jewelry Gift for Moms

44. Rellery Bloomscape Ring

Rellery

She's sure to swoon over this floral print ring from Rellery that comes in tons of different color combos. The design was hand-drawn and inspired by the beauty of flowers in full bloom, according to the brand, so she'll feel special knowing how much thought was put into it. The rings are also available in 18k gold plating, 925 sterling silver and 14k solid gold finishes.

Best Gift for Moms In Dry Climates

45. Hey Dewy Wireless Facial Humidifier

Hey Dewy

Winter can be tough on skin...especially if you live in a dry climate. Keep her skin hydrated no matter where she goes with this adorable wireless facial humidifier. With an 8-hour battery life and over 11 ounces of water capacity, this is perfect for keeping skin hydrated throughout the day or while traveling. Since hydration is one key to maintaining skin’s elasticity and youthfulness, this is kind of like gifting her with the Fountain of Youth.  

Best Gift for Moms Who Love to Read

46. Book Nook Reading Valet

Uncommon Goods

Nothing’s better than getting lost in a good book—except having a special place to store that book. This charming little wooden stand includes a spot for everything an avid reader needs: a place for storing reading glasses, a cup holder and, most importantly, a way to hold a book open so they don’t lose their place.

Best Gift for Moms Who Do the Crossword Every Week

47. Uncommon Goods Personalized Word Search Throw Blanket

Uncommon Goods

If she loves word games she’ll flip over this personalized cozy throw blanket that looks like a classic word search. Pick up to 15 words that relate to any theme you can think of—different words for mom, anyone?—and they’ll arrive stitched into this soft cotton blanket. The whole family will enjoy helping her find where they are all hidden. 

A bottle of Chanel perfume is always a wise choice for a sophisticated mom, but this Coco Mademoiselle comes in a glamorous, limited-edition box. The scent hasn’t changed—it’s still the same iconic blend of orange, jasmine, rose and vetiver—but when it comes in a golden box it feels even more special. She probably wouldn’t ever buy it for herself, which is more reason to give it to her this holiday season. 

Best Investment Piece for Moms Who Love to Cook

49. Staub Cast Iron Coquette

Staub

Treat your mom to a beautiful enameled cast iron pot in her favorite color that she can keep forever. A favorite kitchen item of anyone who is a serious cook—including our Food Editor—a Staub enameled cast iron Dutch Oven is ideal for making soups, braises and so much more. While the incredible heat retention is what sets these apart, mom will most appreciate that it’s dishwasher safe.   

Best Craft Gift for Moms

50. Cricut Explore 3

Cricut

Is your mom’s love language creating incredible paper or fabric items that look straight out of a magazine? If so, she deserves a gift of the latest and greatest Cricut machine. It works with more than 100 different types of material and it comes with a free trial membership to Cricut Access so she can create all sorts of amazing DIY-projects.

Best Gift for Moms Who Are Frequent Fliers

51. Ostrichpillow Go Memory Foam Travel Pillow

Ostrichpillow

Finding a comfortable position for sleeping on long airplane flights can be so challenging. The Ostrich Go travel pillow aims to solve this problem with its ergonomic design that comfortably cradles the neck. The squishy memory foam core and adjustable closure means that this is a travel must-have for any jet setting mom.

Best Practical Gift for Moms

52. Charter Club Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Charter Club

Treat mom to a deliciously soft cashmere turtleneck sweater in one of her favorite colors. The classic turtleneck style is perfect for layering under a blazer or other coat, and the lightweight knit makes it a great transition piece for early spring. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Are Learning to Cook

53. Zline Damascus Steel Kitchen Knife Set

Zline

Containing three must-have knives for anyone who likes to cook—a chef’s knife, paring knife and serrated knife—this set will make her prep work a breeze. The carbon steel knives are full-tang (meaning the steel goes all the way through the handle), rust resistant and honed using a traditional Japanese method so the blades stay sharp longer. 

Most Versatile Gift for Moms

54. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Shacket

Barefoot Dreams

A shirt and a jacket all rolled into one, this shacket is quite possibly the coziest, comfiest item of clothing ever made. Crafted from Barefoot Dreams’ signature CozyChic fabric—which feels like wearing a stuffed animal—this is the ideal thing to throw on for school carpool runs. 

Best Jewelry Gift for Moms

55. Astrid & Miyu Molten Hoops

Astrid & Miyu

Chunky hoop earrings are in this season, which is why we’re swooning over this pair that’s understated yet still on trend. Plated with rhodium, the twisted design gives these a unique look that sets them apart from more traditional hoops. Moms with multiple piercings will love how well these complement her other earrings. 

Best Gift for New Moms

56. Marrow Mama Enamel Band

Marrow

Celebrate her new role as a mom with this sleek white enamel and gold band that says “Mama.” Measuring just 3 millimeters wide, this is a delicate ring that’s perfect for stacking. Select from 14K white, yellow, or rose gold, depending on her preferences—and whatever other jewelry she’ll pair it with. This is a gift you can feel good about, too, since 10 percent of each ring purchase gets donated to Every Mother Counts, which works to improve maternal health care throughout the world.


Anna Lane

Freelance Writer


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