Not all mothers or maternal figures are created equal. While many are supportive, loving, and — thankfully — forgiving, these women probably have very different mothering styles.
You have your soccer mamas, who are essentially No. 1 fans. Then there are those who take support to the next level, providing their unsolicited advice whether you like it or not. The "cool" mom may want something more pop-culture relevant than the eco-conscious, but both deserve luxury you can afford.
Luckily, we're here to help you find the perfect gift for Mom — one that feels thoughtful and, yes, on budget. There's no price you can put on a mother's love, but, hey, she would want you to be responsible too. Ahead, gift ideas based on mothering style — under $25, $50, $100, and $200.
You and Mom are more like sisters. You're basically inseparable, constantly sharing advice on clothes, beauty products...and, yes, even significant others.
You already share weekly horoscopes with each other and you're Zodiac-sign compatible. Now all you have to do is gift Mom a whole book full of positive energy. Thank Mommy with prompts of gratitude.
SHOP: Everyday Offerings: Pick a hand. Follow its lead, by Lea Redmond, $10.50 (hardcover) available on Amazon
Sometimes, a mama just needs a moment of serenity. Imagine Mom taking a break in the bath, candle lit, with a glass of her favorite wine and a light grapefruit scent wafting through the air. It's a luxurious moment, and Mom deserves every minute of it.
SHOP: Nest Fragrance Classic Candle Grapefruit Scent, $42, available at Shopbop
Nothing is more flattering than an A-line silhouette. Not to mention, a gingham print transcends all generations. We won't tell Mom if you "borrow" it from her closet.
SHOP: J.Crew Factory Tiered maxi dress in organic cotton, $88.50, available at J.Crew Factory
We only have one argument in favor of this luxe buy: You can personalize the bottle! How special is Mom going to feel.
SHOP: Victor & Rolf Personalized Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, $115, available at Victor & Rolf
This mom is a true child of Mother Nature. She doesn't just recycle; Conscious Mom only uses green beauty products and brands that support philanthropic causes.
A comfy undergarment that's 95 percent organic? Mom will love it.
SHOP: Pact Pullover Lounge Bralette, $25, available at Pact
Not only are these key-shaped necklaces super cute and can be engraved with personalized letters, but the LA-based company's mission is focused on paying it forward. The Giving Keys hires employees transitioning out of homelessness, a rampant issue in the metro area.
SHOP: Giving Keys Dainty Key Necklace, $45, available at The Giving Keys
If you're not already familiar with RMS Beauty, it's basically the gold standard for green cosmetic collections. A-list celebrities and natural beauties alike are fans. This Mother's Day, give Mom something that will make her glow — and treats her skill like she's Mother Freakin' Nature.
SHOP: RMS Beauty Savannah Peach Collection, $72, available at The Detox Market
Does Mom like wine? Check. Does Mom deserve to be treated with 22 active ingredients (that you can actually pronounce) to hydrate and restore her beautiful skin? Double check. Even if your mom isn't a wino, she'll appreciate the six-month process put into making just one bottle. Botanical ingredients are harvested at the optimal time, much like wine grapes, to ensure you're getting the most bang for your buck. Still unsure? This writer has tried it and, needless to say, is a fan.
SHOP: Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum, $185, available at Violet Grey
Two words: Mean Girls. If you have never witnessed Amy Poehler's depiction of a hilarious mother who abandons all rules to be liked by her daughter and her friends, you need only to read the following slides to understand.
This mom is a reality TV junkie and follows all the brands influencers love to flaunt on Instagram. So, of course, she'll want a hair kit from the company founded by Kardashian hairstylist Jen Atkin.
SHOP: The Easy Ouai Kit, $25, available at Sephora
Nothing says you're cool these days than a big brand logo running across the waist. Your mom may not be a millennial, but she can sport the generation's famed pink hue like she is. Age is but a number, right?
SHOP: Gymshark Flex High Wasted Leggings, $50, available at Gymshark
Listen — Mom was wearing jumpsuits before you were even born. Let her flaunt what her mama gave her!
SHOP: J.Crew Tie-front jumpsuit in linen-cotton, $74.50, available at J.Crew Factory
OK, the price tag actually sits just above $200, but the quality, personalization, and the fact that this brand is beloved among celebs (like Kate Hudson) should make Mom feel all the more special. And isn't that what matters?
SHOP: Bychari Spaced Letter Bracelet, $210, available at Bychari
If you wanted to be famous, Mom wouldn't just be your No. 1 fan — she'd be managing your schedule and booking your next gig. She's a working mom through and through. Kids are her priority, but her career is really important, too.
Nothing says "I love you" more than caffeine. And she needs a lot of it to keep up with her busy schedule.
SHOP: Keurig® Coffee Lovers' Collection Variety Pack, $24.99, available at Keurig
When Mom isn't in a power suit, she deserves to luxuriate in something comfortable and boss-like...even asleep.
SHOP: Linea Donatella Mom-Embroidered Top and Ankle Pants Pajama Set, $58, available at Macy's
When this busy mom has a moment, she should feel pampered (even when she's at home). Do her a favor and help her relax in a spa-like robe.
SHOP: Snowe Honeycomb Bathrobe, $98, available at Snowe
Again, it's all about relaxation. A calm atmosphere helps Mama prepare for the battlefield that is business.
SHOP: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $109, available at Amazon
No matter how much she pushes your buttons sometimes, this mom means well. She just wants you to succeed and live a better life than her own. She may get nit-picky every now and then, but all her concern and efforts have shaped you into the person you are.
It's her day. Let her win this one.
SHOP: Papersource Right About Everything Mother's Day Card, $5.50, available at Papersource
She already has a detailed eye, but this indoor camera will make her all the more all-knowing. Since it's mobile app-controlled, she can keep an eye on things even when she's not at home. For a Honey review on the brand's sister camera, read this.
SHOP: Wyze Cam Pan, $36.48, available at Amazon
Look — she's writing down all your movements and schemes anyway. You might as well offer up a means to do it in style.
SHOP: Smythson Panama Recipe For Success textured-leather notebook, $75, available at Net-a-Porter
Overbearing moms can be quite selective. As much as she fusses over you, she wants a skin-care regimen that speaks to her very personal needs. Thankfully, this brand provides natural options for whatever your skin woes. After filling out a survey, an aesthetician provides recommendations for what you actually need.
SHOP: Beauty by Design, price varies, available at Beauty by Design
She's unequivocally your biggest fan. She supports all your decisions...even if she may not agree. She's there when you need her...even when you don't think you do. She's your biggest cheerleader...and most dedicated coach.
Supporting a child is tiring. Help mom help you with a drink container that makes her feel powerful and appreciated.
SHOP: The Cellar 18-Oz. Stainless Steel Double-Walled Copper Tumbler, $19, available at Macy's
She's always applauding and congratulating you. Why not return the favor with a beautiful arrangement that can be delivered right to her doorstep?
SHOP: The Bouqs Co. Mother's Day Arrangement, $49, available at The Bouqs Co.
Too much smiling can cause fine lines and wrinkles. And, boy, has she shared a lot of smiles with you. Luckily, you can help Mom fight aging with skin patches featuring microdissolvable needles. Don't worry — it's painless. Like the spa treatment called microneedling, this at-home product gently punctures skin so new, softer skin can regenerate at a more rapid speed.
SHOP: Shiffa Amuse Dissolvable Patches, $75, available at Nordstrom
She cherishes every memory with you in it. Help her keep those moments alive on a 10-inch, touch-screen photo frame. Those old photo albums she pulls out every birthday are adorable, but this one connects to WiFi.
SHOP: The Skylight Frame, $159, available at Skylight