Not sure what Mother’s Day gifts suit your beloved mom the best? She’ll love anything you give her (seriously – moms really do), but you want that perfect gift to show her just how much you understand her and how grateful you are for her. These special gifts for Mom are just what you need.
Moms are such selfless creatures. She powdered and diapered your butt at least ten times a day when you were a baby. She fed you every other hour as you cried for another bottle. Then she watched you grow up, putting your needs before hers almost every step of the way. Mother’s Day is the one day of the year when moms finally get the attention they deserve. This is the day to smother her with love and show her how much all her hours of dedication meant to you.
Skip the Mother’s Day baskets with generic stuff moms are supposed to love (who the heck needs another loofah and more lotion?) and say “Happy Mother’s Day” with these thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts gifts instead.
For the Most Awesome Mom Ever
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The Awesome Company is seriously such an awesome company. Not only can you make your own custom “Awesome” sayings on shirts, totes, pillows, and more, but this company also embraces autism. In fact, each of the co-founders has a personal connection to autism, which is why the company employs those on the spectrum. A gift from The Awesome Company could be especially perfect for an autism mom. I’m thinking a message like, “My kids think I’m Awesome” would make mom smile!
For the Mom with a New Baby
Bluum is a subscription box for both mom and baby. You can choose from a pregnancy box, baby box, toddler box, or preschool box, so it can grow with mom and baby as the little one grows. The boxes feature full-sized products to make mom’s life a little easier with her new baby, like bath products, diapering supplies, and engaging toys. A one-month subscription is $34.
For the Mom Who Needs to Relax
Oxford Momma is such a great concept for moms who don’t take much-needed breaks for themselves. (Guilty – I can’t remember the last time I was able to read a book for more than five minutes!). This subscription box arrives monthly, complete with a book and three or more self-care items.
Boxes are $34.99 per month, but you can get $3 off your first Oxford Momma box with code: FALLINLOVE! *The Oxford Momma Box is, unfortunately, no longer on the market as of 11/2020
For the Tea-Loving Mom
The Ovente Glass Electric Kettle makes boiling up some water for Mom’s favorite teas a breeze. The kettle even comes in several different colors, so you can be sure to match whatever color scheme Mom has going on in the kitchen.
Want to pair the kettle with some yummy new teas for her collection? Through May 31st, you can save 20% on Summer Flush Teas from Teabox by using code SUMMER2018!
For the Mom Who Loves to Journal (But Has No Time to Do It)
This gratitude journal is made for women who love the idea of journaling but can’t always find the time to do it. The journal’s exercises are meant to be completed in just five minutes, something even the busiest mamas can find time for!
For the Soon-To-Be Mom
Pregnant women tend to feel like crap about themselves no matter how amazing they look. The Spoiled Mama offers all kinds of products that can help mom feel her best and focus on what really matters: creating a healthy baby! Check out the different pregnancy gift sets The Spoiled Mama offers!
For the Photo-Obsessed Mom
Does Mom love taking pictures of everything with her smartphone? Get her back to the good old days with this fun camera by FujiFilm that prints off mini photos instantly.
There’s even a selfie mirror so she can perfect her selfie game! The camera comes in other fun colors too, like Lime Green and Ice Blue, so Mom can always stay coordinated.
For the Health-Conscious (But Dessert-Loving!) Mom
If Mom has special dietary restrictions that prevent her from enjoying desserts full of sugar, then Sans Sucre baking mixes might be an awesome gift idea for her. Sans Sucre literally translates to “sugar free.”
These baking mixes are made with Stevia instead of sugar, which makes them lower in carbs than traditional mixes. Some are even gluten-free! I personally love the No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix (check out the photo above – that yummy brownie closeup is one of them!). You can check the website to find out where to buy these mixes in stores near you, but they’re also available on Amazon.
For the Ice Cream-Loving Mom
I actually don’t know any moms who wouldn’t love some yummy ice cream instead of a traditional Mother’s Day brunch (or maybe it’s just me?). Now you can order ice cream online from eCreamery and give your mama what she craves.
The company even has special gifts for Mom already in stock with Mother’s Day messaging on its adorable pints of some of the most popular flavors. You can even personalize your pints by choosing your mom’s favorite flavors and adding your own messaging!
For the Mompreneur
Is Mom launching a business or is already an established entrepreneur? Give her something that shows just how proud you are of her and her go-getter spirit. Any business-focused mom would love to wear this Boss Babe t-shirt to show the world just how kick-butt she is.
Can Mom not seem to keep her work desk clean and uncluttered? Check out this desk organizer from mDesign, which has several compartments to keep her desk free from clutter and make her ready to start the work day.
For the Mom Who Loves Cutesy Decorations
These cactus tealight candles from CoCoMoon are so adorable, I may buy them for myself. Succulents are all the rage right now, so if your mom has hopped on board the succulent train, then these little tealights will make her squeal with glee. Each candle burns for up to five hours, but Mom will probably want to keep them for decorating the house.
For the Mom Who’s Missing Her Green Thumb
I joke that I have a black thumb. But, really, it’s bad. I always try to grow veggies and herbs, but the second I get them transplanted outside, they’re goners. If your mom is like me and tends to kill everything she touches – yet still yearns for that pretty garden – then give her the Spigo Indoor LED Light Grow Garden for Mother’s Day.
This amazing contraption shows you when you’re running low on water, lets you adjust the lighting, and provides the perfect atmosphere for Mom to grow plants instead of killing them.
For the Mom Who’s Always Late
I usually don’t wear watches because I don’t like how they look. Smartwatches, especially, tend to be bulky and make my wrist look manly. This Michael Kors smartwatch looks totally classy though! Made from rose gold and giving Mom up to 24 hours of battery life, this watch will look sleek on her wrist and will always keep her on time.
For the Mom Who Should Be the Next MasterChef
I have one of these bad boys in my own kitchen and it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten. From whipping up some mashed potatoes to mixing huge batches of cookies for birthday parties, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer does so much for people who love to cook and bake.
It comes in tons of colors, too, so be sure to pick one that Mom loves (the above photo is the KitchenAid Stand Mixer in my favorite shade, Ocean Drive!).
For the “Set It and Forget It” Mom
Maybe your mom doesn’t love to cook or she doesn’t like to spend time after work fussing with preparing a big meal. In that case, the BLACK+DECKER Slow Cooker is perfect for her. This slow cooker has enough space to make a whole meal for the family and three heat settings to take control of your meal.
I love the black version, which has a chalkboard surface on which you can write down times, recipes, or any other important notes about your meal!
For the Mom Who Always Loses Her Phone
If Mom is always losing her phone (please tell me it’s not just me!) then give her a MyPhonePouch. This product is the creation of Allison Santini, who wanted to find a simpler way for people to carry their phones without having to stuff them in their back pockets (hello, pickpockets!) or hold them in their hand all day.
You put a weighted end tucked inside your pants’ waistband and leave the pocketed end outside for your phone, keeping your cell right by your side but not in the way. There are currently six different sizes – with more coming soon – to fit most phones with a smooth, slim case or no case. Use code AMYB at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase!
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What are you getting Mom this year for Mother’s Day? Did anything on this list jump out as PERFECT ideas for your mom? Connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram and keep the conversation rolling!
Amy is a mom of two, freelance writer, and blog manager who works with family-focused businesses to improve their content strategies. You can find her published work on Reader’s Digest Online, MSN, Niche, Frugal For Less, and other lifestyle publications.