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If there’s one holiday that always sends me into a tailspin, it’s Mother’s Day. A whole day dedicated to my incredible, iconic and inspiring mom should be perfect and include the perfect gifts. This is why it’s so stressful coming up with something each year that’ll do her justice. Heck, I’m a shopping editor who lives online and spends hours a day scouting out the best skincare and fashion essentials around. I think my biggest issue is narrowing down what to get her. There are so many things out there! But my indecisive mind can be a good thing sometimes. Right now, for example, I rounded up every single one of my stellar gift ideas for you and everyone else online to take or use as inspo. Being flustered isn’t all bad.
I’ve learned over the years that the best Mother’s Day gifts are things that she can use and be reminded of daily. They don’t have to be lavish—though that certainly doesn’t hurt—they just have to be something that she actually likes and can appreciate. While bathrobes are always a kind thought, take your brainstorm up a notch and really think about who she is and what her daily routine looks like. If she has been in a baking mood lately like my mom has, consider gifting her with a new pan or bread mold that’ll take her creations to the next level. If she’s always keen on listening to classics, why not get her a record player and records of her favorite artists? Did she just get a well-deserved promotion after spending way too many hours a day in the office? How about giving her an adorable new work tote that she can show off to her colleagues?
See, it’s really not that hard when it comes down to it. But don’t worry. I’ll guide you through even more picks below. Whether you want a last-minute Mother’s Day present from Amazon that’ll ship to your house in 2.5 seconds, or finally have the revenue stream to gift her a luxury fragrance she’s been (not so subtly) hinting about, you’ll find the most on-brand gift for your mom below. In fact, you might even find things for your step-mom, mother-in-law and grandmother to enjoy. The more, the merrier!
Check out the best Mother’s Day gift ideas below before you’re left scrambling for something at the drugstore like last year. Yes, she could tell. No, she wasn’t mad. But it certainly should be made up for this year.
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Seriously wow your mom this Mother’s Day with a real pearl ring. (Only you’ll know that it’s under $300!) This stunning sterling silver piece features a fresh water pearl at the center. And the silver band has woven metal detailing that wraps all the way around for an extra special detail. Grab one for you and Mom and make them BFF rings.
Feeling extra generous this year? Check out John Hardy’s Mother’s Day gift guide for more ideas for mom, grandma, and other special mother figures in your life.
Everyone and every mom needs a great pair of leggings, but it can be hard to know where to shop for a pair that’ll actually hold up over the years and look good, no matter where you’re wearing them. This pair from Dickies is built to last and truly made for anything—hiking, DIY projects around the house, running errands, meeting a friend for coffee or just lounging on the couch. The brand is best known for its overalls and coveralls, but they really nailed the details on these leggings. They feature a secure zip pocket for essentials and ergonomic seams with contoured knee patches for extra comfort.
Looking to wow mom with a stunning piece of jewelry but don’t have a ton to spend? Enter: Sevdalie. The jewelry company hand-makes all its pieces but uses lab-created diamonds and moissanite to offer rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at affordable price points.
While it doesn’t have any bling, we love this gorgeous sterling silver Curved Wave ring, which is just $150. It’s perfect for everyday wear, so mom can be reminded of you on the daily. If you have a bit more to spend, consider the brand’s Round Diamond Curved U Ring. Tessa Thompson recently rocked it on a recent Vogue shoot, so getting one for your mom means she can own her very own piece of fashion history.
Cheesy? A bit. Adorable? A whole lot. You can’t go wrong with this $7 mug. Especially when you give it to her filled with her favorite blend of coffee or tea.
Speaking from personal experience, this Dagne Dover toiletry bag is the perfect gift for any mom who loves to jet off to new destinations. Nobody likes a jumbled toiletry bag anyways. I love how its practical design allows your toiletry bottles to sit upright.
Parents aren’t known for splurging on tech devices for themselves, so Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do it for them. Mom will be thrilled to open a pair of new AirPods
, especially since the second-generation version is on sale for under $100 on Amazon.
Moms are all about staying cozy, and this Oprah-approved brand has the comfiest clothing. This Barefoot Dreams cardigan
is made from a super soft polyester microfiber material, and it comes in five neutral colorways and sizes XS through XL. It’s so comfy, you might find yourself stealing it from Mom’s closet or buying one for yourself, too.
If your mom is stuck in her old beauty ways and is constantly asking you or the internet for advice on what’s hot, she’d be the perfect recipient of an Ipsy bag. It’s a beauty and skincare subscription where you can get five products a month starting at just $13. I can’t even find one beauty product at that price. These aren’t tacky or outdated items, either. Jennifer Aniston’s go-to Tatcha and Drew Barrymore’s fav Sunday Riley are just a few of the options you can include.
If your mom isn’t super into flowers or plants, how about gifting her this Lake & Skye candle that smells like orchids? The aroma, paired with lemon, bergamot, musk, vanilla and sandalwood, makes for a spa-like environment. The 50-hour burn time and 100 percent soy base ensure it’s great quality.
As a candle obsessive, I know that some of the best aren’t those luxury ones you can buy for more than $75. NEST’s line of fragrances are top-tier. They smell incredible and look ultra-chic on bedside tables, dressers and kitchen islands alike. Plus, the huge candles last a lifetime.
Courtesy of Murad.
I’ve never seen an eye mask this large or tried one this effective. Murad’s retinol eye masks transform dull and droopy in one use, and after consistent use, can seriously get rid of hard-to-combat fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Trust me, I’m a fan.
These weird-looking skincare tools are actually incredible at de-puffing under eyes and treating everything from headaches to zits. Expert hack: tell your mom to place these in the fridge or freezer before use for a cooling, soothing effect.
If you’re looking for quality jewelry that will last—but won’t cost you thousands, Mejuri is the place you need to go. To make its luxury staples accessible across budgets, Mejuri works directly with jewelers so there aren’t any additional costs from outside parties. This way, you can buy a stunning bracelet like the Croissant Dôme, for under $150. The show-stopping sterling silver piece is coated with 18k solid gold so that it glimmers and shimmers in any light. This accessory has a vintage look to it that’s hard to find, and it’ll undoubtedly be a staple for your mom.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift for your sentimental mom, a portrait from Paint Your Life will be a home run. They take real photos and turn them into art that can proudly be displayed for years to come. You might think that something like this would cost a fortune, but prices start at $199 and come with payment plans, so you would really only have to spend $40 if you ordered one today. What’s more, you can use code STYLE70 for $70 off your purchase to make it even more affordable.
I love foundations and I’m being completely honest when I say this one is the absolute best. It comes with a unique applicator brush that truly changes the blending game. Plus, it applies an even coverage that’s buildable if you want it to be, or lightweight if that’s your goal. I’d recommend this to anyone who has a beauty-loving mama out there.
This is truly one of the most stunning bakeware sets I’ve seen. It comes with everything any home could need—from baking sheets to muffin pans—and is on sale for more than $100 off. Make mom’s year, week, month and day with this set.
I don’t know what it is, but moms love Apple Watches
. They just do. If you get your mom one, you’ll become her favorite and stay that way, as long as you continue to help her with updates and new settings. I’m speaking from experience in case you couldn’t tell. It’s currently on sale for $20 off, so don’t dilly-dally!
Nothing says “I love you” quite like a designer handbag. This Tory Burch style is functional and fabulous (and on sale!).
Tula’s top-rated moisturizer and body exfoliator are included in the brand’s Body Skincare Kit which reviewers say is a “holy grail” for dry, patchy skin. It scrubs away flakes to unveil glistening, vibrant skin. It’s the closest thing your mom will get to a spa treatment at home—and for under $60.
Whoever started putting moms in the unfashionable gift corner needs to be prosecuted. Stop going for the fluffy, outdated-looking gifts and get her something as cool as she is. These Ray-Bans are sleek as hell, and match everything there is. She’ll look like the badass she is wearing these Reese Witherspoon-approved sunnies.
Flowers are nice, but this rose diffuser will give her space a beautiful scent that will last a lot longer. The Rose Diffuser from Lafco is made with damask rose, bergamot and may rose to create an authentically unique aroma. It lasts for up to four months and would look lovely in any room.
This isn’t your ordinary necklace. The gorgeous chain lies just a little to the side so Mom can create the ultimate cool-girl necklace stack that’s personalized to her taste. It’s subtle and chic, and most certainly can be worn any day on any occasion. Grab it for 20 percent off with code BB20.
Save $119 on Dermaflash’s two most beloved products—the pore extractor and dermaplaning device. Together, they typically cost around $300, but you can get the duo special for Mother’s Day at just $179 right now. These are the kind of devices celeb stylists reach for before red carpets since they perfect the skin and make it look as poreless as possible in just a few minutes. Trust me, your spa-loving mom will go crazy over this gift.
Not only does this skincare set include a quintessential SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic dupe, but also a top-rated retinol, eye cream and face moisturizer. This is everything anyone could need in a skincare regimen (minus sunscreen, don’t forget that!) and would help your mama give herself some love each day. Nothing says downtime quite like a wellness routine.
If she loves fine fragrances, she’ll undoubtedly enjoy this luxe body oil. Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle is a classic among perfume aficionados and newbies alike. The orange, floral jasmine and rose notes are great to wear for the summer. No wonder it’s a Keira Knightly favorite. Save money while still smelling like the rich scent by opting for the body oil that’ll still give a lasting aroma.
Courtesy of Smeg.
Gift your coffee-loving momma something she’ll use and love to see with this Smeg machine
. It looks like a piece of artwork and is equally an appliance and a piece of decor.
Mom can never have too many pairs of slippers, especially during the colder months. Donpapa’s memory foam slippers are great dupes for Ugg’s Scuffette slippers, which Hailey Bieber wears.
Mom might already have a go-to eye cream, but it’s probably not nearly as cooling and brightening as this one from Tula. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it also hydrates and makes eyes feel wide awake.
Give her the gift of better sleep with this weighted blanket from Casper. It’ll help Mom take a nice breather and get some well-deserved relaxation.
Mom deserves only the best when it comes to staying comfy, and these sustainable sneakers will do just the trick. Their lightweight cushion technology and classic cap-toe design might turn these shoes into the only pair she walks out of the house in. We tried them ourselves and our feet can’t get enough of them, either.
We know moms love pictures of their family and friends, but printing and framing a bunch of images isn’t always that easy. Instead, level up with Aura’s Carver Luxe digital picture frame. You can upload images to the frame from anywhere and at any time. She won’t be able to take her eyes off of the precious memories you’ve carefully curated for her.
If you’ve already given your mom several photo albums and want to try something new this year, give her a personalized photo calendar. She can display it on her desk to check the date, but she’ll also be reminded of her favorite memories with you. Save up to 20 percent on this calendar with code FORHER through May 3.
Your tea-loving mom might already have a kettle she uses every day, but does she have one that also happens to be Kourtney Kardashian-approved? This electric kettle will help make Mom’s life so much easier in the morning, since all she has to do is turn it on, choose a temperature for her water, and wait for the built-in timer to let her know when she can start enjoying her tea.