16 Mother’s Day gifts Mom would actually want
Ironically, it was probably your mom who first taught you that it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gifting. And though she had a point, when Mother’s Day rolls around you might want to offer a little more than well wishes to celebrate her. It’s not the price tag that makes the gift, it’s about thoughtful items that will brighten her day, make her feel cared for, and give her something she might not otherwise treat herself. The below shopping guides have all those categories covered and much more to honor all kinds of moms, grandmothers, and maternal figures in your life who deserve a little reminder of how much they’re loved and appreciated.
Find the most special and indulgent items for the person you love to co-parent with. Treat your wife to beautiful scents for home and body, cozy decor pieces, or a mini-massaging Theragun you’ll have a hard time not stealing for yourself.
SHOP: Theragun Mini, $199, available at
The love of a grandmother instantly brings on all the warm and fuzzies. This guide includes tons of items that make her feel the same, like plush robes, a fancy new tea kettle, and a digital photo frame to fill with family memories.
SHOP: KitchenAid 1.25 L Electric Kettle, $79.99, available at
Think of this as an ideal gift guide for the woman whose skincare products and jewelry collection you’re constantly trying to “borrow.”
SHOP: Rose Gua Sha Crystal Beauty Tool, $32, available at
You're not the only person in the world who has procrastinated on finding Mom the perfect gift. Luckily, Teleflora offers same-day delivery, making sure you remain the apple of her eye. For those moms who love fresh flowers and supporting small businesses, the flower delivery service is offering 20% off local florist arranged and delivered bouquets with code AFCJHONEYAPR20 from April 26 - 30.
SHOP: Teleflora's Perfect Spring Peach Bouquet, $54.99, available at
Who’s the woman you constantly turn to for advice on healthy supplements or clean beauty products? Here’s where you’ll find the perfect wellness-focused present even she hasn’t tried yet.
SHOP: Klur / Symmetry Fluid, $70, available at
Peruse presents for the woman who loves any gadget that makes life a little easier. Hook her up with a new smartwatch or propose a movie night with a sleek portable projector.
SHOP: Bilikay YG230 HD LED Portable Mini Projector Video for Home Theater Game Movie Cinema 1080P Projector - White EU Plug, $74.99, available at
Nothing beats this mom’s cooking. So as a thank you for countless meals and snacks, check out the latest kitchen essentials and clever tools for the most important room of the home (the kitchen, obviously).
SHOP: Tablet & eReader Stand, $19.99, available at
Shopping small this Mother’s Day means not only supporting an independent business, but it also means you’re likely to find a more unique present for mom, be it jewelry, clean beauty products, or a fancy olive oil set.
SHOP: Brightland The Duo, $74, available at
Shop for gifts for the mom whose “me” time is all about crafting, pickling, or tending to her own herb garden.
SHOP: AeroGarden Harvest, Black with Gourmet Herbs Seed Kit, $99.97, available at
Mother Nature is a mom, too. Keep her in mind as you shop for gifts that are special, useful, and low-impact on the environment.
SHOP: S'well Water Bottle, $34.99, available at
Navigating new motherhood is no easy task. So, be there to support and celebrate a new mom, whether that means treating her to soothing skincare, comfortable baby carriers, or a fun shower cap on days when hair washing just isn’t happening.
SHOP: The Minx Shower Cap, $43, available at
It’s not always easy to shop for the mother who’s ahead of every trend, but you can impress her nonetheless with cult-favorite workout gear, high-tech gadgets, and comfortable footwear that’s fashion-forward, too.
SHOP: Birkenstock Women's Arizona Slide Sandals, $99.95, available at
For impactful gifts that won’t break the bank, this guide has tons of options under $100. We personally are keen on unique items such as ancestry DNA kits, pizza makers, and — always a crowd-pleaser — gourmet sweets.
SHOP: David's Cookies (12) 6.05 oz. Individual Cakes, $64.95, available at
Need a lower budget, still? You’re totally covered with this under-$50 guide filled with items that feel luxe, such as oil diffusers, juicers, and mini speakers for mom to take on the go.
SHOP: NOW Solutions Real Bamboo Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser 1 Diffuser, $34.99, available at
Shop with intention as your support Black-owned businesses this Mother’s Day with gifts from Tracee Ellis Ross’s haircare line, hot sauces by Capital City, and beautiful stationery from Aya Paper Co.
SHOP: Medium Conditioner Wash Day Bundle, $90, available at
What could be more appropriate than supporting a woman-owned business on Mother’s Day? This guide features gems from labels such as Olive & June, Lively, and Good American.
SHOP: Olive & June The Poppy Manicure Tool, $20.49, available at
Any gift from Glow Recipe, Kinn, or Jason Wu will delight this Mother’s Day, but it will also support Asian-owned businesses. Mom will also be proud she raised a conscious consumer, too.
SHOP: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Pink Dream Body Cream, $28, available at