25 Creative Mother's Day Gift Ideas
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TLC’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Every Kind of Mom
Flowers, breakfast in bed and homemade cards are a great sentiment, but there are other gifts out there that moms are secretly eyeing. From at-home beauty treatments and workout accessories to stylish threads, here are a few items the mom in your life really wants this Mother’s Day.
The Perfect Gift for Grandma: Skylight Photo Frame
This digital photo frame is a fantastic gift for the grandma who is always begging for photos of her grandkids – especially if she’s long distance. Friends and family can directly email a photo to the digital frame. Grandma will no longer miss pictures from baby’s firsts. She’ll have them on display for all to see within seconds of sending! It can store over 8,000 photos, so she’ll never have to pick her favorites.
BUY IT: Amazon, $159
For the Mom with a Sweet Tooth: Sugarwish
Moms are always the one rationing out candy, but don’t they deserve a little sweetness of their own? Go on the Sugarwish website and pick out an e-card (and box size) to send, and moms can go onto the website to pick the sweets of their dreams. From sour gummies to Bit-O-Honey and mini M&Ms, a filled box of candy will arrive on mom’s doorstep in a few short days.
For the Mom Who Likes to Lounge: Vionic Relax Plush Slippers
It’s not often that mom gets to kick back and relax, so why not make sure her feet are cozy in the process? These slippers are not only stylish and soft, but super supportive as well. Plus, they are adjustable and come in super fun colors.
BUY IT: Amazon, $70
For the Tea Loving Mom: Numi Tea
This fun gift set is full of 40 organic tea bags that are paired by mood with eight different varieties. Need focus? Try the breakfast blend. Yearning for sleep? Chamomille lemon. Morrocan mint will refresh and rooibos chai will inspire. This gift will pair well with the handcrafted “I Love Mom” mug your kids bring home from school.
BUY IT: Amazon, $18
For the Mom Who Gets Little Sleep: Jenny Patinkin Rose on Face Roller
For moms who have newborns at home, kids who never sleep or who can’t stay out as late as they used to, this beautiful rose quartz is the perfect morning-after beauty tool. It only takes a few minutes to lightly roll your face – think of it as a mini facial massage – to reduce inflammation, rid of toxins and de-puff. Moms will look revitalized and glow, even if they may feel exhausted inside.
BUY IT: Amazon, $38
For the Mom That Loves to Read: Once Upon a Book Club
Time to curl up with a good book is fleeting when you are a mom, so why not give them the opportunity to read and get a few special presents along the way. This box not only contains a novel, but a few bonus gifts that align with major parts of the book as well. So, you may unwrap a scarf, an antiqued mirror or any other object that is pertinent to the character’s journeys. It’s a truly interactive story experience.
For the Mom Who Cherishes Family Recipes: Polite Society Recipe Box
Sure, you can find most recipes under the sun online these days, but there is something special about the recipes that are passed down over generations. This beautifully designed tin box (from a woman owned business) comes with hand-designed recipe cards and dividers, so you can write in a few of your favorites from mom, grandma or even great-grandma, and leave blank cards to fill-in over the years.
BUY IT: Amazon, $15
For the Mom with a Green Thumb: Gardenuity Garden Kits
Gardening is a fruitful hobby, but it can take a lot of time – something moms don’t always have. These garden kits make it super easy for mom to get what she wants out of a garden this year. Choose from herb gardens, salad gardens, cocktail gardens or your own – these kits come with everything you need for planting, growing and harvesting. It even includes Grow Pro support, so you can ask questions during the growth process and receive weather alerts or important gardening reminders to ensure a successful harvest.
BUY IT: Gardenunity, $39
Help Mom Pretty Up Her Morning Routine: Floral Kimono
Between getting the kids fed and to school in the morning, moms have little time to spare for a long morning routine. This silky Kimono may just give her a moment to feel pretty in the midst of insanity, or provide her with a little comfort while she unwinds at night.
BUY IT: Nordstrom, $68
For the Moms Who Likes a Bit of Everything: Box Fox
If mom likes to dabble in a little bit of everything, these beautifully curated boxes may be the perfect gift. Pick one of their premade, themed gift sets or pull together your own box with things like cookbooks, candles, coffee mugs, candy and cocktail kits.
BUY IT: Box Fox, $32-$110
For the Mom that Wants a Good Breakfast in Bed: Hello Fresh Brunch Box
Breakfast in bed can be special, but let’s be honest – cold toaster waffles and store bought OJ aren’t exactly the Mother’s Day fantasy. Hello Fresh had a lightbulb go off: What if we could have one of our meal kits be just for Mother’s Day brunch? So, they did! Inside the box are all the ingredients your kids (and hubby) will need to make a bacon and gruyere strata, a tropical citrus salad with honey and mint, cinnamon rolls and a MOMosa (alcohol not included).
BUY IT: Hello Fresh, $72 for 4 portions
For the Yoga Loving Mom: Antibacterial Yoga Mat Towel
Moms who get their moment of zen on the mat will love this antibacterial and antimicrobial yoga mat towel made of recycled Kodiak silver. It’s soft, sustainable and has pockets to tuck over a mat and prevent sliding. It is also machine washable and comes in fun, vibrant colors. As an added bonus, the company donates a portion of their proceeds to the Rainforest Trust and Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
BUY IT: Amazon, $30
Plan a Posh Picnic for Mom: Draper James x Crate and Barrel
When Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James pairs up with Crate and Barrel for a special cookout collection, you know mom is going to love it. We love the wine glasses that say “Cheers Y’all” but are partial to the giant bandana blanket that is perfect for picnicking, watching sports or attending outdoor concerts in style.
BUY IT: Draper James, $60
For the Sentimental New Mom: Baby Handprint and Footprint Frame Kit
Babies grow up quickly and it’s nice to look back on special memories. This super cute kit allows you to frame your baby’s tiny footprint and handprint alongside their adorable baby picture.
BUY IT: Amazon, $20
For the Mom that Loves Coffee (and Animals): Grounds & Hounds Coffee
What mom doesn’t love (read: need) coffee every morning? Grounds & Hounds has many different coffees to choose from, including single origin coffees, dark roasts, decaf, light and medium roasts. They give tasting notes on the website to help you choose the best coffee before buying by the bag or through a monthly subscription. This coffee brand is especially enticing, not only because it’s organic and you can choose between beans, ground or single serve cups, but also because they donate 20 percent of their proceeds to dog rescue organizations
For the Mom Who Wants to Make Cooking Easier: Cuisinart Griddler
Mom is always preparing multiple meals for the family, so why not make life a little easier? From its indoor grilling abilities to being a griddler for pancakes and hashbrowns, this tool has many functions. It also serves as a pannini press and comes with the options to buy transformative waffle plates.
BUY IT: Amazon, $82
For the Mom that Loves Her Rosé (with a Side of Rock n’ Roll): Hampton Water
Since Mother’s Day is the launch of rosé season in some places, why not get mom a bottle she’ll enjoy? This rosé comes from the South of France via Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse. The wine was even ranked with a 90 from Wine Spectator.
BUY IT: Wine on Sale, $35
For the Mom that Wants to Be Comfortable but Stylish: B by Bobeau Sleeveless Hoodie Dress
Moms don’t always have hours to find an outfit but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be stylish. This dress is made of French terry, so it’s super soft and feels like pajamas. It comes in fun patterns like a camo leopard or light pink with stars.
BUY IT: Bloomingdales, $78
For the Busy Mom that Loves to Bake: Simple Cake
This cookbook is simple and doesn’t try to be anything else – it’s perfect for the busy mom who still likes to bake. There are plenty of great tips and techniques from author Odette Williams, including a few for incorporating interested kids in the kitchen. She has a bunch of different flavor combinations and cakes for occasions like self-care or vacation.
BUY IT: Amazon, $15
For the Fitness Obsessed Mom: Hoka One One Sneakers
These shoes may feel light but that doesn’t stop them from being seriously supportive and comfortable. You may have seen them popping up across running stores. Hoka One One makes many different varieties for hikers, the most serious runners or fitness class junkies who want to look good after workouts. The Hupana Ems are stylish and the perfect transition shoe for outside jogging, inside classes and running errands afterwards.
BUY IT: Hoka One One, $115
For the Chocolate Lover: TCHO Mother’s Day Chocolates
Move over chocolate truffles with undetermined fillings! If you are going to get your mom a box of chocolate for Mother’s Day because she LOVES chocolate, make sure to get her good chocolate. This special edition Mother’s Day box has the cutest “I love you, mom” cover and it’s a box filled with 36 small chocolate bars in both dark and milk chocolate. It’s easy for mom to throw in her purse and save for when she needs a little pick-me-up.
BUY IT: TCHO, $26
For the Mom Who Wants to Find Her Inner Zen: Scentered Sleep Well Kit
Moms bounce between being exhausted and not being able to sleep. Give mom the chance to breathe, meditate and find the calm. This gift set contains a candle and aromatherapy balm with lavender, chamomile and ho wood that will help mom take a moment to relax and hopefully sleep easier at night.
BUY IT: Scentered, $50
For the Mom that Loves a Little Beauty: Kopari Beauty Besties
This kit is great for the mom on-the-go who wants to add a little beauty into her routine. This “best of” set has all-natural skin and beauty care products with an amazing coconut lip gloss, an all-natural deodorant and face cream. It also includes a coconut melt that is perfect for everything from dry skin to stretch marks.
BUY IT: Amazon, $40
For the Mom that Needs to be Hands Free: Skip Hop Greenwich Hip Pack
We love this modern fanny pack that holds just enough to have what you need. It’s vegan leather, wipes off easily and is cute enough to wear for a mom’s night out.
BUY IT: Amazon, $39
For a Splurge: Tali Gillette Mama Ring
Every mom is proud of her title, whether it’s newly minted or has been around for a while. This jewelry designer wants all moms to wear the title loud and proud with her line of necklaces, bracelets and rings that simply say Mama. All are 18K gold with the optional addition of diamonds.
BUY IT: Tali Gillette, $595