18 Best Gifts for the Mom Who Says She Needs Nothing But Deserves Everything
From personalized jewelry to unique beauty treatments, we found gifts for Mom as special as she is.
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Moms are like superheroes—they keep a watchful eye on everything, making you feel safe and secure. But how do you show your appreciation to these everyday warriors? Finding gifts for mom to express your gratitude is a good start.
We’ve done the research and found the perfect gifts for her—from little luxuries to practical presents she wants but won’t buy herself. We have gifts for grandmas, gifts for wives, gifts for girlfriends, gifts for sisters and gifts for sisters-in-law, too. And don’t forget to celebrate your BFFs who are new moms!
No two moms are alike, so there are options for every type of personality at all price points. She’ll be so touched by your thoughtfulness, you’ll be the superhero in her eyes!
For the casual mom: Cozy Earth Bamboo Joggers
The name says it all here! These amazingly soft jogger pants are the upgraded version of her most beloved sweats. Made of luxurious, bamboo-based fabric, they’re stretchy yet stylish, as well as flattering for every type of body. It’s no surprise that Cozy Earth is a Reader’s Digest obsession! Add them to the top of your “gifts for mom” list—this is loungewear at its best, and proof that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.
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For the skincare fanatic: SolaWave Red Light Therapy Wand and Serum Kit
Grant her the gift of glowing skin with this SolaWave set that estheticians adore. The wand utilizes scientifically-backed microcurrent red light therapy, while the serum is packed with hyaluronic acid, aloe and blue tansy. All it takes is five minutes a day, three times a week to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes and dark spots. If she’s always looking for ways to turn back the clock, add one of these anti-aging eye creams, too.
For the mom with cold feet: Warmies Slippers
Comfy slippers are a no-brainer last-minute Mother’s Day gift for moms who are always cold, and these Warmies live up to their name. They’re made of luxurious faux-fur, but what’s extra special about them is that they’re lightly scented with French lavender, which is known for its relaxation properties. Even better, mom can microwave these for added warmth!
For the scent-sational mom: Uncommon Goods Terrarium Candle
Indoor plants and scented candles are two excellent gifts for mom, so imagine her joy when you combine the two. These beautiful candles from artist Zoe Tang are hand-poured into realistic-looking succulent and poppy shapes that smell as lovely as they look. Plus, they require no watering! Although they have a burn time of more than 30 hours, there’s a good chance mom will find them too pretty to light and will just want to display them as pieces of art.
For the chill mom: Onsen Waffle Bath Robe
When you’re totally stumped on what to buy, you can’t go wrong with self-care gifts for mom. A high-quality soothing bathrobe is a universally-loved pick, and this Onsen robe tops our list. This waffle-weave softie is made with breathable Supima cotton that’s suitable to wear straight out of the shower. Its relaxed-fit silhouette and cozy hood lets mom cocoon herself in comfort for some much-deserved R&R.
For the fresh bouquet lover: Urban Stems Bouquets
Fresh flowers are classic gifts for mom, but if you want something more unique than red roses, head over to Urban Stems. You’ll find show-stopping bouquets like the exquisite Lorelai, as well as dried flowers, plants and subscription boxes. The site also boasts a wide range of delightful and functional gifts, such as olive oil, self-watering pots, candles, essential oil diffusers—even hot sauce!
For the mom who runs: Lululemon Blissfeel 2 Running Shoes
Lululemon’s debut sneakers are as chic as you would expect from the premier exercise brand, but they are also insanely comfortable. They’re a must-have for any Lululemon-wearing mom, and a winning gift for runners, whether she’s just running errands or sprinting through a 5K. If she’s the type to joke that she only runs when something’s chasing her, opt for a pair of these top-rated walking shoes she’ll live in.
For the sentimental mom: Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art
She will totally heart this custom collage filled with photos of the people (and pets!) she loves. Choose from a variety of frames, colors and sizes to create a truly personalized gift that will mean the world to her. It will also mean a lot to you when you see it hanging in a place of pride.
For the colorful mom: ProFlowers Smiles and Sunshine
This cheery floral bouquet from one of the best online flower delivery services is popping with vibrant hues guaranteed to put a smile on her face. This bouquet of alstroemeria and roses features more than two dozen stems of flora and foliage artfully arranged in a clear glass vase. Flowers are always considered one of the best gifts for her, and this bouquet makes it easy to see why.
For the couch potato: Lake Relax Pants Set
Every mom appreciates getting some time to stretch out on the sofa, binge watch the best shows on Netflix and maybe take a much-needed nap. This Lake loungewear set is perfect for either one, and because of its casual sophistication, she can even wear it outside to do errands! Made of modal with a touch of spandex, this gift for mom is the epitome of effortless style. Consider it one of the top gift ideas for the mom who needs a pajama upgrade, too.
For the lifelong learner: MasterClass Virtual Classes
Whether she’s interested in bread baking, photography or almost any other subject you can think of, MasterClass offers an expert to teach her. An annual membership gives her access to more than 180 classes taught by A-listers like Gordon Ramsay, Helen Mirren and Simone Biles. Mom can download the 10-minute video lessons to watch at her convenience, so she can embrace her love of learning and maybe pick up a few new hobbies!
For the mom who likes to grow her own: Petite Meyer Lemon Tree
If she’s the kind of mom who believes in making lemonade when life gives her lemons, she will love nurturing this little fruit-bearing citrus tree. Whether she plants it in the ground or keeps it on a windowsill, it requires nothing but sunshine and regular watering to burst into bloom. Don’t be surprised when she starts cleaning with lemons, too!
For the jigsaw junkie: Galison Houseplant Jungle 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Moms who love doing puzzles will have a blast piecing together this beauty from Galison. The best-selling jigsaw puzzle earns high ratings for its vibrant design and glossy colors. Don’t worry if you can’t find mom for a few hours; she’ll likely be searching for “just one more piece.”
For the super mom: Rifle Paper Co. Porcelain Mug
Show her what she means to you with this porcelain mug that spells it right out for her. The adorable illustration will boost her mood even more than her morning caffeine, and the metallic gold accents are, appropriately, fit for a queen. It’s a perfect gift for a coffee lover or tea lover.
For the mom in need of a self-care day: TheraBox
Give your mom a few moments of relaxation each month with a TheraBox subscription. Choose between one, three, six or 12 months worth of deliveries, each full of hand-picked gifts for mom designed to pamper her inside and out. These bespoke boxes are curated by therapists, so she’ll find meaning in each and every surprise.
For the family photographer: Artifact Uprising Photo Album
For the mom who’s always behind the camera collecting precious family memories, this stunning photo album makes a thoughtful gift. Collect all of her best shots in one premium album that she can flip through again and again. Its customizable cover materials and details make for a personalized gift, while its heirloom-quality construction means it’ll stay in the family for years to come.
For the dog mom: Faux Fur Throw Blanket
There’s little better in life than cuddling up on the couch with a puppy by your side—something the dog mom in your life surely knows. Make their couch cuddles even cozier with an ultra-soft throw blanket. We like that this one comes in nine shades so you can choose the giftee’s favorite. Its luxe faux fur is made using eco-friendly production methods, and free from harmful chemicals and irritants. Just don’t be surprised if her dog claims it as much as she does!
For the jet-setting mom: Beis The Weekender Bag
The mom who’s always planning her next trip will appreciate a bag that makes traveling so much easier. Beis’ The Weekender bag comes with a large top compartment that fits days’ worth of clothes and toiletries, plus a separate pouch on the bottom for shoes and hair tools. Extra smart features like a pass-through sleeve that secures the bag to roller luggage make this carry-on bag an essential for frequent flyers.
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