Show Mom You Care With The 65+ Best Gifts for Her
Mother’s Day is still a few months away, but there’s no time like the present to grab your gift for her and show her how appreciative you are of all the things she does for you. If you have kids, you know that mothers are warriors, and even if you haven’t procreated hopefully you have a mother of your own who loves you unconditionally. Mothers feed us, clothe us, teach us about the world and help us grow up into well-rounded human beings who make the world a better place. The least we can do is celebrate their hard work and show them how much we love them with a thoughtful gift once a year.
Whether your mom is sporty and needs a fitness gift, loves makeup, has a hobby she can’t put down or tends to her vegetable garden like its a brood of her own children — we’ve got something on this list she’ll love. The best gifts for mom are gifts that pamper her, treat her to something nice or solve a problem, because we all know moms could use a break. Here are the best gifts for her to show your mom how much you care, this holiday and as often as you’d like throughout the year.
1. The Bouqs So. Buttercream Flower Arrangement
Sending your mom flowers is one of the best ways to celebrate her. The Bouqs Co. is one of our favorite places for flower delivery as they’ve got a wide selection of beautiful bouquets you can easily order online. This one is an elegant mix of pink and yellow roses with some carnations and other flowers mixed in. You can order it in three different sizes with a choice of vases as well.
The Bouqs Co. Buttercream Bouquet
2. Diptyque Paris Baies/Berries Candle
There’s no doubt that candles are one of the top gift ideas for women in 2021 (and every year, for that matter). Not sure which candle to choose? Everyone loves a Diptyque candle, making it one of the best gifts for mom this Mother’s Day. They’re delightfully luxe and always smell just as pretty as they look. This one is fresh, warm and fruity, with notes of a bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves.
Diptyque Paris Baies/Berries Candle
3. Cleverfy Shower Steamers
Aromatherapy is a must, especially after the year that moms all over the world have had. These shower steamers release calming, relaxing, delicious scents while she showers like lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon and grapefruit. These natural aromas will pamper her without overwhelming her with scent, and are super easy to use. They’re also non-slip, septic-safe so she won’t need to add “call a plumber” to her to-do list, vegan and cruelty-free.
Buy: Cleverfy Shower Steamers $19.99
4. Phenomenal Woman Glasses
Your mom, no matter who she is, is probably a phenomenal woman. These glasses are adorned with Maya Angelou’s complete poem, with verses and gold lettering for style. They’re all about celebrating the strength and beauty of all women, and about making it easier to down her favorite dinner vintage after a long work week. They’re the perfect gift for mom’s big day.
Phenomenal Woman Glasses — Set of 2
5. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
If your mom dries her hair every morning or even semi-occasionally, this hair dryer makes a great gift as the gold-standard of luxury hair dryers. This hair dryer is built to protect hair from heat damage, a common concern with frequent hair dryer use, and has fast drying+ and controlled styling built in to increase smoothness by 75%, shine by 132% and decrease flyaways up to 61%. It’s engineered for a variety of hair types so no matter what your girl’s hair is like (or even if you don’t know) this hair dryer is a great pick for taking care of it. It’s also lightweight and balanced for comfortable usage, and the magnetic attachments make switching between modes easy.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
6. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
What feels better than snuggling up in a plushy bathrobe after a hot shower or bath? It’s like giving yourself a warm hug. This super-soft bathrobe by Brooklinen features Turkish spa-like material that will turn any regular bathroom into a zen haven. Your mom could probably use some pampering, so gift her eternal comfort in the form of this robe.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
7. UGG Women’s Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper
These slippers from UGG strike an excellent balance between comfort and fashion with their sling back design and comfortable slide structure. They’re available in over 30 different colors including this sleek black design that your mom can rock in and out of the house (it’s quarantine, after all). They’re a unique take on slippers she’ll love, and the UGG graphic on the back adds the perfect touch.
Buy: UGG Women's Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper $99.95
8. L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Hand Cream
A nice luxurious hand cream is relevant for any special woman in your life. Help your mom avoid dry, uncomfortable knuckles this winter with this highly-rated hand cream from L’Occitane that has a sweet rose scent. It’s made with 20% shea butter, honey, almond extracts and coconut oil — a rich formula you can use as often as needed. It’ll leave her hands soft and smooth without an oil sheen.
Buy: L'Occitane Shea Butter Rose Hand Cream $15.99
9. Catbird Jewelry Angel Hair Diamond Studs
If you’re looking for a higher-end gift to treat your mom this Mother’s Day, these diamond studs from Catbird will do just the trick. They’re high-quality enough to wear every day, but also have the sparkle for only special nights on the town. They’re classic enough for most women’s tastes, and will last her for years to come.
Catbird Angel Hair Diamond Stud (Single)
10. Apple AirPods Pro
If your mom doesn’t already have these for cranking her podcasts, she needs them. This is a great, practical techy gift if your mom isn’t into sweaters, flowers or lipstick. The sound quality is superb, the noise-cancelling is excellent and great for working from home — and they’re Apple so you know the gift is solid. They’re also sweat and water resistant so they’re great for working out, and they have adaptive EQ that automatically tunes music to the shape of her ear! Fancy.
Buy: Apple AirPods Pro $199.00
11. Courant CATCH:3 Wireless Charging Station
Devices love these Courant CATCH charging stations, and we love them too. The stylish leather covers a sleek tray that holds everything your mom needs to be a boss all day long — and makes sure that everything is charged and ready to keep up with her. It’s a great gift for reorganizing a nightstand or keeping by the front door so she never forgets anything.
Courant CATCH 3: Wireless Charging Tray
12. Mejuri Satellite Necklace
Instead of buying diamond studs, how about gold vermeil and white sapphire? This simple, elegant necklace is perfect for everyday wear and made with genuine, AAA mineral gemstones. The chain and settings are 18k gold on sterling silver, and the necklace can be easily layered if she’s already got some daily neckwear she sports.
Mejuri Satellite Necklace
13. Classic Satin Pajama Set
Another great gift for your mom any day of the year? Silk pajamas. A nice pajama set is always a welcome addition to someone’s wardrobe and this one comes in a wide range of colors. The lightweight material is soft and breathable, and the set is nicely tailored with a pocket on the chest and cuffs on the sleeves. This pajama set is also quite affordable, so you may want to grab a few pairs so she has extras to wear between washes.
Buy: Women's Classic Satin Pajama Set $24.99
14. Under Umbrellas Modern Monet Paint by Numbers Set for Adults
OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2020
Crafty moms will love this gift. Paint by numbers for adults are also a favorite around here, but the ones that Oprah picked out this year from Modern Monet are stunning. This beach-y umbrella scene reminds us of summer vacations gone by, and the color blocks make it seem like it would be easier than other vistas to capture with paint. The kit includes everything your mom needs to produce this masterpiece, and she’ll hopefully feel totally zen’d out while doing it. This brand is owned by the same people as Picasso Kits, the paint by numbers on Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2019 list.
Buy: Under Umbrellas Modern Monet 16x20 Paint by Numbers $42.00
15. Electric Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener
This is a must-have counter gadget and gift idea for wine lovers , so if your mom loves vino it’s a no-brainer. It seamlessly removes corks in seconds and can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge. All you need to do is press a button to enjoy a bottle, a handy tool to have for after-work debrief sessions or at a dinner party with friends. The charging station won’t take up much room in her kitchen and it’ll look sleek on her counter between uses.
Buy: Secura Electric Wine Opener $26.99
16. Rothy’s White Rainbow Sneaker
The problem with sneakers? They get dirty and are a bit complicated to clean, except for Rothy’s. These sneakers are completely machine-washable and cute at the same time, a style unicorn if you ask me (or your mom). These slip-on sneakers are super comfortable and the material is made of recycled water bottles, an environmental plus. This white rainbow pattern takes regular white sneakers to the next level and is subtle enough to pair with a variety of outfits. Give her the gift of easily-cleaned sneakers, because we’re sure she’s spent a ton of time cleaning yours.
Rothy's White Rainbow Sneaker
17. Madewell Medium Transport Tote
Whether your mom collects bags like it’s her job or only needs one and rarely switches it out, this purchase is worth it. This bag is made for everything — from schlepping her laptop back and forth from work to a quick weekend getaway where all she needs is a change of clothes and a phone charger. It’s made of two pieces of fine leather and has an exterior and interior pocket for keeping everything a the ready including phone, keys and wallet.
Madewell Medium Transport Tote
18. addsfit Mini Massage Gun
Mini massage guns are definitely the next big frontier in recovery technology, and this one from addsfit is one of the best ones around. It’s a small, lightweight, compact massage gun that packs a major punch and is perfect for soothing sore shoulders, biceps, glutes or sore muscles in general. Taylor Galla, Spy’s Assistant Editor, was sent one try out and loved it. It’s easy to use, very quiet, and comes with two different massage heads for general healing and pressure point relaxation. It’s about palm-sized and has a comfortable, ergonomic handle. It also comes with a convenient travel case to it’s perfect for use on-the-go.
Buy: addsfit Mini Massage Gun $99.95
19. Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Dutch ovens are as much decoration as they are high-quality cooking tools, which makes them excellent Mother’s Day gifts for moms who love to cook and bake. They come in bright, beautiful colors that’ll compliment any stovetop and have 45% larger handles that provide for a sure grip. The sand-colored interior is very resistant to wear and the composite knob on top can withstand temperatures upwards of 500ºF. The enamel surface is impenetrable and therefore great for acidic marinating or storing raw foods effectively.
Buy: Le Creuset Enameled Dutch Oven $250.33
20. Birdies Cheetah Flats
Trust us when we say we live in these, and your mom will, too. There are endless patterns to pick from depending on her persona. Does she live in leopard print? Or is she more of an olive green gal? You can’t go wrong with any of these colors or prints, but we’re particularly partial to the animal prints that are trending this season. Every woman needs some good flats in her closet, and that’s why these are some of the best gifts for her this year.
Birdies Cheetah Flats
21. Gladdon 3-in-1 Women’s Clutch
If you know anything about women, you know that they like options. This clutch from Gladdon comes ready to be used as a shoulder bag, a clutch bag and a waist bag all through the changing of one strap. It has a top zip closure that works with any formulation and it’s roomy enough to carry all of her daily essentials despite being small. The bag is made of waterproof synthetic leather and comes in a bright red color that’s perfect for your mom this Mother’s Day.
Buy: Gladdon 3-in-1 Women's Clutch Bag $17.99
22. Daily Harvest Monthly Subscription
Smoothies, soups, harvest bowls, deserts — Daily Harvest has everything your mom could want when it comes to flash frozen, healthy, nutritious meals that only take a quick blend and/or stove-top warm-up to make. Plus, they save her time — which every mom needs more of. They have a variety of weekly and monthly plans to suit any budget or desired cadence, and the meal options are all plant-based, organic and allergy-friendly. She’ll love the convenience and nutritiousness of the food, and you’ll have to resist stealing back parts of her present for yourself.
Daily Harvest Subscription
Plans Starting at $60/week
23. Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
Fresh herbs and the ability to grow them is a highly coveted talent these days, and you can gift your mom an extra boost towards success with this indoor herb garden starter kit that has everything she needs to grow her own fresh herbs inside. This kit comes straight from an organic, family-owned farm in rural Oregon that supplies five types of USDA Organic non-GMO seeds, five OMRI certified compostable peat pots, five OMRI certified rich potting soil discs and five custom wood plant markers. Everything is environmentally-sustainable and easy to use so she can grow a fresh supply of delicious cooking herbs that will always be at her disposal.
Buy: Spade to Fork Indoor Herb Growing Kit
24. CHAQI Matcha Kit
These matcha kits have become incredibly trendy this year both for their function, making matcha tea the correct way, and for their aesthetic appeal on any kitchen counter. This ceremonial gift set comes with everything your mom needs to create her morning matcha with style and antioxidants. It comes with a bamboo whisk, the whisk-holder, the tea scoop and a beautiful ceramic bowl for mixing. It’ll make her mornings brighter, her tea better and will look great stashed next to her favorite sauté pan, blender and fruit bowl.
Buy: CHAQI Matcha Accessories Kit $46.88
25. Piecework Puzzle Forbidden Fruit Puzzle
Is your mom a puzzle lover? Then she deserves to receive a Piecework Puzzle for Mother’s Day. This brand makes some of the most beautiful puzzles we’ve ever seen that are full-color photographs turned into a zen afternoon of puzzle-ing. This Forbidden Fruit puzzle contains some beautiful cuts of produce, dare we say, even suggestive fruits? We’re not saying a puzzle can get you in the mood for V-day, but perhaps?
Forbidden Fruit Piecework Puzzle
26. Lululemon Fast and Free High-Rise Nulux Leggings
Plenty of us are still working out at home, with gyms closed across the country because of coronavirus. Truthfully, that can sometimes make it more challenging to stay motivated, but these workout leggings will jolt her into action with the sculpting shape and lightweight feel that’s perfect for sweating in. These leggings are made with Lululemon’s Nulux Fabric that’s lightweight but protective and designed for running. Your mom will love the high waist and the weightless feeling as she moves and grooves.
Lululemon Fast and Free High-Rise Leggings
27. Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Eau de Parfum
Even if a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes is outside your price range (and if you don’t know what those are, Google ’em), you can still grab your mom something from the Choo with this adorable perfume from the designer himself. The perfume is described as the “perfect accessory for the modern and glamorous woman,” with a floral scent of mandarin, jasmine, velvet peach and a vanilla base. She can wear it every day or on special occasions and she’ll feel a little fancy and think of you every time she spritzes it on.
Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Eau de Parfum
38. AKK Women’s Lightweight Athletic Walking Sneakers
These AKK sneakers are the perfect mix of athletic and trendy, and are the perfect “athleisure” footwear if your mom is always rocking workout gear anywhere she goes. She’ll love the comfortable sole, the knit upper and the variety of colors they’re available in — she’ll probably want to get a few pairs! The dark pink color pictured below is one of my favorites, but there are plenty of neutral colors available as well.
AKK Women's Lightweight Sneakers
29. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Water Bottle
Brighten up her desk with one of these water bottles from Hydro Flask. Work can be draining — and dehydrating — so this will help her stay hydrated and happy while toiling away. All her coworkers will be wanting one of these for themselves. For work, for the gym and for everywhere she goes, this water bottle will go with her.
Buy: Hydro Flask Water Bottle — 18 Oz $29.95
30. Skagen HR Pink Silicone Smartwatch
A cute watch is always a great accessory no matter the outfit. This stylish Skagen takes it above and beyond by including smart features like Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a compass, a heart rate monitor and more through Wear OS by Google. If your mom is a boss, in any sense of the word, she needs this watch for staying on top of work emails, answering calls, managing her schedule and even playing her favorite tunes on Spotify. Plus, the sleek band and buttons give it the polished look that’ll match any outfit.
31. Modern Witch Tarot Deck
No matter what you think of tarot cards, if your mom is obsessed with “astrology” — this is a great gift. This deck includes 56 different cards as well as a book of interpretations. Both the book and the deck of cards is a modern, all-female take on the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck that celebrates womanhood and the art of fortune-telling. They incorporate diverse characters, symbols from our modern lives and vibrant, fashion-forward looks your gift-ee will certainly love.
Buy: Modern Witch Tarot Card Deck $21.50
32. Gaiam Yoga Mat
Got a mom who’s a yogi? Has she been not-so-subtly complaining about her sweaty, old yoga mat that’s seen better days? Trust us, this is one of the best ones out there for her practice and will last her through years and asanas in the future. This yoga mat from Gaiam is lightweight and thick so her knees and hands will have plenty of support as she shuffles through cat, cow and downward dog. The non-slip textured surface is sticky so even sweaty palms won’t prevent a solid grip and the material is non-toxic making it a healthier choice for her and the planet.
Buy: Gaiam Yoga Mat $29.98
33. Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Trust me, coming from a woman who loves perfume there is nothing better than a fresh bit of fragrance to add new life to your day. Gift your mom the “euphoric feeling of love” with this super portable perfume roller that contains Tory Burch’s Love fragrance. It’s a spicy fruit scent with some pink pepper, dewy rose and orris for some excitement.
Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Eau de Parfum…
34. My Inspiration Studio Inspiration Boxes
My Inspiration Studio makes boxes designed to spark creativity, flow, joy and a whole bunch of other benefits that come from journaling, art, meditation and self-awareness. The brand’s founder, a personal growth coach, is all about journaling techniques that can help anyone get through life’s challenges. They make a variety of boxes including Rejuvenation — the one pictured below. I was sent this to try out and I loved the curation and quality of everything inside. It came with a journal, a matching pen, mini colored pencils, a candle and more. It’s self care in a box, something all of the women in our lives need. This is also a black-owned business, and it’s always a great idea to support those.
Balance Inspiration Box
35. Eccolo Red Embossed Heart Writing Journal
A notebook is definitely taking the practical gift route, which some moms will definitely appreciate. It’s an act of service to let her know you want her to be organized and have a designated place to write down her thoughts, dreams, or even just her to-do’s. It’s made of vegan-friendly faux leather and has a simple heart design which is perfect for showing your love this Mother’s Day, without sticking out for the rest of the year. This simple, affordable gift is great for women who love to journal, make lists, plan and unwind with their own thoughts.
Buy: Eccolo Red Embossed Heart Journal $11.22
36. Mejuri Organic Large Pearl Hoops
These pearl hoop earrings are super elegant and come from cultured pearls carefully selected for each piece. They’re perfect for special occasions but also durable enough to wear daily if she prefers. Also, the price point is nice for a gift but manageable for a high-quality piece of jewelry she’ll have for years to come.
Mejuri Organic Large Pearl Hoops
37. Everlane Oversized Alpaca Crew
This bright alpaca sweater strikes the perfect luxury/practical balance for Mother’s Day, and the high-quality, soft, cozy material it’s made out of is perfect for finding a bit of fashion in the winter. The fabric is lightweight and the bright red will liven up a date night out with your pops or even a cozy night at home. Alpaca fabric is less prickly than other warm blends and is longer-lasting, it also resists pilling and is better for the environment. Your mom will love the plush feel of her new crew neck sweater, and the oversized fit means you should probably size down unless she prefers an oversized look.
The Oversized Alpaca Crew
38. FOREO LUNA fofo Facial Cleansing Brush
If you want to gift her a luxury beauty item she hasn’t bothered to buy herself — this is it. The FOREO LUNA facial cleansing brush is magic. If she’s the type of woman who can never go to bed without washing her face, she’s bound to appreciate this travel-sized cleansing tool. Beauty mavens swear by this beauty device, which reaches deep beneath the surface to remove any impurities and unclog pores. For all these reasons, this colorful facial cleansing brush is a slam dunk for a Mother’s Day gift in 2021.
Buy: FOREO LUNA fofo Smart Facial Cleansing Brush $89.00
39. Glossier The Makeup Set
In the makeup world, Glossier is kind of infamous for its high quality, spot-on products and the luxuriousness you’re able to feel using their products at a very reasonable price. This Makeup Set has the essentials many women need who wear makeup on a daily basis. The kit includes three products that are easy to apply and give everyone a fresh face to take on the day — including a brow shaper, gel blush and a mascara. Don’t worry if you’re not totally sure what that means — trust us when we say that this gift is a home run.
Glossier The Makeup Set
40. JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This portable speaker from JBL comes in fun colors like this bright pop of red and has a waterproof exterior, 12 hours of playtime on a single charge of the battery and powerful sound. It’s easy to carry anywhere at only 1.6 pounds total and comes with easy stereo pairing as well as a USB-C quick charge so your tunes won’t be interrupted easily. The Flip 5’s brand new racetrack-shaped driver delivers the high-quality output a speaker should and you can easily pair speakers with each other to create a surround-sound party atmosphere anywhere. If your mom loves listening to her tunes anywhere and everywhere — this is the perfect gift.
Buy: JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $119.95
41. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
No matter who your mom is, we can almost guarantee she’s heard of and loves Coco Chanel. This warm floral scent is just as perfect for special occasions as it is for everyday use. It has orange essence to awaken the senses, and jasmine and rose for a warm sensuality. It comes in an elegant spray bottle in 1.7 and 3.4 oz sizes and has a strong but modern scent your mom will love, and probably is already familiar with.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz
42. Usual Wines Rosé
This isn’t your average rosé. First off, it comes in mini bottles that each equal one big glass of wine. This saves wine bottles from going bad after just a few glasses and tastes better at the same time. Usual Wines makes their wine in Santa Barbara, CA in small batches from sustainably-farmed grapes with zero additives and minimal interventions — which is probably exactly how your mom likes her wine. Mother’s Day booze during quarantine is almost definitely a touchdown of a gift — so don’t overthink it.
Usual Wines Rosé — 12 Bottles Box
43. Bold Pearl Pendant Necklace
Your mom will love this simple pearl pendant necklace for Valentine’s Day. The chain is vermeil, or 18k solid gold on sterling silver, and the cultured pearl comes from oysters and freshwater mussels that are carefully selected for quality and beauty. This necklace is perfect for layering on top of her everyday jewelry or throwing on with a sweater for a night out with her gals.
Mejuri Bold Pendant Necklace
44. Painted Silk Neckerchief
This elegant Tory Burch scarf is perfect for fancy moms who love a nice accessory. Many moms love this brand and are very familiar with its signature logo, so she’ll definitely know what it is right away, and this bold geometric print is perfect for spicing up a plain outfit or tying around her purse. It also works as a wrist tie, a headband and even a decoration for her dresser. The possibilities are endless, making this gift a slam dunk.
Tory Burch Painted Silk Neckerchief
45. Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
If she likes smoothies and loves to blend, then this Ninja blender is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you could give her. It’s got 1100 watts of power that can grind, mash, blend and purée all sorts of goodness into delicious concoctions you and her can enjoy daily. The pitcher is 72 ounces making it perfect for everyday blends and weekend margarita mixes, and the purchase comes with two 16 oz. Ninja cups with to-go lids so you can take your drinks on the go.
Buy: Ninja Professional 72oz. Countertop Blender $99.99
46. Brooklyn Botany Store Brown Sugar Scrub
Exfoliation is the key to healthy, nourished skin and this highly-rated brown sugar scrub is the perfect pampering gift for any woman in your life, especially your mom. It’s a triple-action exfoliator and moisturizer that contains only natural, pure ingredients. Salt scrubs may be harsh on sensitive skin types, but this exfoliator is perfect because it’s softer but still strong enough to scrub away dead skin cells. It’s great for reducing the appearance of body scars and acne and moisturizes while it exfoliates so skin isn’t left too dry.
Buy: Brooklyn Botany Store Brown Sugar Scrub $14.95
47. Nekteck Foot Massager with Heat
Give her an excuse to unwind with this electric foot massager by Nekteck, one of the most popular massager brands on Amazon. She can slip her toes right in and select the length of time, kneed intensity, air intensity, and the best part — heat. This specific massaging machine has thousands of rave reviews on Amazon, and chances are your mom will love it, too.
Buy: Nekteck Foot Massager with Heat $44.19
48. FENTY BEAUTY By Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Lipstick
If you’re going to buy your mom makeup, it should probably be lipstick. It’s a classic beauty tool that most, if not all, the women in her generation wear. This one is highly rated and from Rihanna’s makeup line. Even if she’s not entirely sure who that is, she’s sure to love this color and feel beautiful wearing it.
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Matte Lipstick
49. Lavazza Single Serve Espresso Coffee Machine
Fulfill her espresso needs with this espresso coffee maker from Lavazza. It has simple touch controls and a pre-set dose so all it takes is inserting one of the blue capsules to produce a delicious beverage. It has a removable cup support platform that you can adjust based on the size of your coffee cup, and there are visual indicator lights that let you know when the water tank needs to be filled or the capsules drawer is full.
Buy: Lavazza Espresso Machine $95.00
50. Long Distance Wooden Friendship Lamp
Does your mom live far away? Then the original Friendship Lamps are one of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for her. This is the sweetest gift to give her, as it’ll light up and chance color whenever you touch yours, and let her know you’re thinking of her. Whether she’s a few towns over or taking up a new life in a different country, these wooden friendship lamps make it possible to let her know she’s on your mind any time. And she can do the same for you!
Long Distance Wooden Friendship Lamp
51. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The world lost a serious legend in 2020, and this book commemorates her and everything she accomplished during her impressive life and career. This book includes intimate anecdotes from Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues and former clerks who had the privilege of working with her. It contains archival photographs, documents, illustrations and many shots of her infamously fierce collar game. She was a fierce dissenter, a feminist litigator, a trailblazer and intergenerational role model. If your mom is a fan, this book is a no-brainer.
Buy: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg $16.31
52. All-New Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart Speaker with Alexa
Take your mom’s speaker system to the next level with the brand new Alexa. The Echo Dot has everything — music, timers, an intercom, news and more — and is sure to become her new favorite thing during the WFH life. Their newly redesigned Echo has enriching sound that’ll fill the room and the voice control is ready to help for whatever she may need. She can easily setup coordinating smart home devices if she’s got them and it comes in three different colors, including twilight blue below.
Buy: All-New Echo Dot Smart Speaker $49.99
53. Kindle Paperwhite
Of all the gifts we’ve been given in the past, this is probably the one we use the most. She can load up essentail beach reads and her favorite magazines, or browse new releases so she’s never stuck without a good read on her next commute or vacay. For an even more thoughtful gift, gift her an Audible credit as well so she can pick out a few books right when she receives her new Paperwhite.
Buy: Kindle Paperwhite $129.99
54. Vahdam BLUSH Assorted Tea Caddy Set
This BLUSH tea set from Vahdam is super cute and an elegant gift for Mother’s Day. This brand comes from India and makes high-quality teas with a purpose, they ensure education to all of the children of their tea workers through their business. This set is three of their most delicious in-house blends with unique flavors and a whole array of health benefits including Sweet Himalayan Detox Green, Saffron Premium Masala Chai Tea and Earl Grey Masala Chai Tea. They’re all got medium sweetness and can be enjoyed at any time of day.
Vahdam India BLUSH Assorted Tea Set
55. Mario Bedescu Seaweed Night Cream
When in doubt, go with a spa-like item and she’ll feel pampered and thought of. This seaweed night cream has awesome ratings on Amazon for its nourishing and hydrating abilities for the skin. It includes all sorts of vitamins and minerals for vitality and is designed for daily use so she can incorporate it into her nightly skincare routine.
Buy: Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream $22.00
56. Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock
Himalayan salt lamps may have been one of the top gift ideas for women a few years ago, so how can you improve on this classic gift? This alarm clock combines the soothing, therapeutic perks of a Himalayan salt lamp with the gentle wake-up of a sunrise-stimulating alarm clock, and we’re all for it. Waking up with the sun can help you wake up feeling more rejuvenated and well-rested, and salt lamps are holding strong in the trendy wellness space for their supposed air-purifying abilities. Arm your lady with the morning routine that’ll set her up for all-day success, and gift her this hybrid clock.
Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock
57. Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over
Does your mom love throwing dinner parties? Alison Roman needs to become her new culinary guru. This cookbook has easy-to-make recipes that’ll wow everyone from 15 guests on a Saturday night to you on a Tuesday evening looking to unwind. She’s got everything in here — vegetables, grains, snacks, meats and more, and it’ll all come off fancy without all the fuss. This way your mom can flex her skills without all the stress, and actually enjoy making food rather than suffer from anxiety. This gift is solid.
Buy: Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over $17.89
58. Sonia Nubby Scarf
Comfort is one of the best gifts you can give someone this year, and this scarf is perfect for cozying up and staying bundled all year round. It’s cut long and wide so she’ll have plenty of coverage for her neck and upper body, and the fringe trims at the ends add a bit of style to the practical warmth.
Sonia Nubby Scarf
59. nuLOOM Tammara Hand-Braided Round Rug
An area rug is a great way to add color and vibrant life to any space — and if your mom has a new work from home setup that could use some love this is a great gift. It’s handmade by artisans who specialize in this type of weaving and has a bohemian design that’ll complement any room. Just make sure you subtly measure the space first to make sure it fits!
Buy: nuLOOM Tammara Hand-Braided Round Rug $85.01
60. The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook
Who doesn’t love TJ’s? If you’ve got a female Trader Joe’s lover in your midst and want to gift them something practical for the holidays, this cookbook is an excellent idea. They’ve got easy-to-follow and delicious recipes inside that are, of course, also budget-friendly. She can cook her way through some of TJ’s best products and make high quality food at affordable prices — a win for everyone. Help her become the master of quick meals with Trader Joe’s goodies and this book.
Buy: Cooking Through Trader Joe's Cookbook $21.76
61. livho Blue Light Blocking Glasses
This is another gift that definitely falls under the “practical” category, but is a great one at that. If your mom is working from home, these are a must. Blue light is emitted from screens of all sizes and can cause eye strain, headaches, blurred vision and difficulty concentrating. These non-prescription lenses will help her avoid all of this and look super chic at the same time! They have ultra-lightweight and flexible frames built for durability, and the leopard print is super cute.
Buy: livho Blue Light Blocking Glasses 2-Pack $15.98
62. Everlane The Glove Boot in ReKnit
Is your girlfriend, wife, mom or sister the boss? Treat her as such by gifting her these power-move boots this Mother’s Day. They’re great booties for a variety of outfits during the winter, spring, summer and fall and one of the most flattering boots ever made. They’re made with Everlane’s textured ReKnit fabric and have just the right amount of stretch to stay comfortable all day. The heel is tall enough to make a statement while still being walkable, and the whole pair is made of nine renewed plastic water bottles — so your gift is environmental and stylish.
Everlane The Glove Boot in ReKnit
63. Lodge Rosie the Riveter Cast Iron Skillet
Looking for affordable gift ideas? We love, love, LOVE this Rosie the Riveter cast iron skillet from Lodge. Cast iron skillets are one of the best cooking tools out there, and this feminist gift is perfect for Mother’s Day. This skillet from Lodge celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment where women received the right to vote. It’s a great gift for any woman out there, and is sure to earn you extra feminist brownie points no matter who you give it to. You can use this versatile skillet on the stove, in the oven or on the grill — and cook anything with ease due to the excellent distillation and balance of heat.
Buy: Lodge Rosie the Riveter Skillet $60.00
64. Jade Roller Set
Jade rollers are excellent beauty devices for relaxing the skin on the face and around the eyes, and can also be used with face creams to help them absorb more effectively. This set comes with a Guasha scraper as well that soothes wrinkles and heals for immediate visual results. This pampering gift is great for women of all ages and interests — and pro tip from me to you: throw it in the freezer to enhance its effects.
Buy: Jade Roller Set $12.49
65. Folkulture Store Incense Holder
If your mom is not as into the candle game, this incense holder is a great gift for scent lovers and ladies who could use some olfactory zen. It has a beautiful aqua design on top and a brown rustic base for a modern, elegant, classy look. It has two holes on either side that enable two incense sticks to burn at once, and catches all of the ash below for easy cleaning and no mess. It’s a beautiful addition to any bookshelf, dresser or side table and will bring calm energy to her space — an excellent gift in 2021.
Buy: Folkulture Store Incense Holder $20.99
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