Choosing the perfect gift for Mother’s Day isn’t always easy. Mothers are notoriously hard to shop for, especially if your mom is the person who already has everything. Because we too need to find a unique Mother’s Day gift for our mom, we decided to go on a hunt for the best gifts we could find.
And since every mom is different, we broke all of our gifts down into different categories so hopefully there is something for everyone. Also, since we’re celebrating Mother’s Day this year on May 9, you have just under three weeks to get your gift together, so make sure you order your gifts soon to make sure you don’t show up empty handed to that Mother’s Day brunch.
For the mom that has everything
1. Pink Anthurium Plant ($68)
If your mom seems to have everything or says she doesn’t want anything for Mother’s Day, this pink anthurium plant from The Sill could be a good choice. A little more sophisticated and thoughtful than a bouquet, this blooming beauty will remind your mother of your beautiful gift for weeks to come. Plus, anthuriums are the world’s longest blooming houseplant, which means fresh blooms (almost) all year long.
2. Book of The Month Subscription ($50)
This Book of The Month book subscription is a gift that keeps on giving. Even if your mom has everything, everyone needs a new book every once in a while. This book subscription will allow your giftee to choose from five new books every month and have it delivered straight to their door. Plus, a 3-month subscription starts at just $50!
For the mom who loves tea
3. Glass Tea Cups ($30)
These delicate glass tea cups will make the perfect addition to any tea lover’s collection. Just small enough to fit a few ounces, these are great for anyone who really wants to enjoy every sip. These glasses will also impress any guests with their hand-painted gold rim and unique style.
4. Daily Ritual Set ($65)
This whole flower tea gift set is perfect for the mother who needs an escape from the daily overwhelms, anxiety, and stress. Watching these beautiful flower teas bloom in her new glass teapot will help her cultivate the daily luxury of peace of mind that she deserves. Plus, the teas are sourced from organic, small-family farms and are filled with antioxidants.
For the mom that loves to travel
5. The Weekender Bag ($98)
Even if travel has slowed down due to COVID-19, it probably hasn’t stopped your travel-loving mother from taking a few weekend trips. This Béis bag is said to take all of the hassle out of packing with its zip-nook for shoes, padded laptop sleeve, and easy access, external pocket.
6. Leizu Silk Eyemask ($125)
If your mother likes to travel in luxe, she’ll love this botanically dyed 100% silk eye mask and travel pouch. Sleeping on planes isn’t always the easiest, but this mask will help protect your sleep all while protecting the delicate skin around your eyes with the smooth, anti-friction magic of silk. The best part? It’s handmade by local artisans.
For the mom who loves to cook
7. Rosemary Gift Basket ($92)
Whether your mother has a green thumb or not, this rosemary gift basket will be a winner if she enjoys spending time in the kitchen. Cooking with homegrown, fresh herbs adds something special to every meal and is sure to provide joy for weeks to come. Plus, she'll get to enjoy the invigorating scent of rosemary out of the kitchen with artisan-made rosemary and nettle leaf soap bar and bath bomb.
8. Always Pan ($145)
If your mom is the woman who is famously doing it all, she’ll love this non-stick ceramic pan that can do it all right along with her. With 8 different uses, this pan is said to replace the fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. This pan also makes a great gift for any minimalist mothers out there.
For the mom who loves her shut-eye
9. Stone Diffuser ($119)
This stone essential oil diffuser is great for moms who love their R&R, especially if they’ve received one too many candles as gifts. With a cover that is crafted out of matte ceramic, it doubles as a piece of decor that will look great on any bedside table. Pairing it with a set of relaxing essential oils like lavender and chamomile oil will have her nodding off to dreamland like never before.
10. Blue Lotus Tea Gift Set ($65)
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Used since the time of the Ancient Egyptians, this whole flower blue lotus tea is great for promoting relaxation before bed. With a delightful and fragrant aroma, it has full-bodied, earthy, and slightly bitter-tasting notes that will help any mama rewind after a long day. Since it’s naturally caffeine-free and organically grown, it can always be enjoyed guilt-free.
For the mom who loves to entertain
10. Monogrammed Serving Board ($40)
These personalized serving boards will be a hit for any mother who loves to entertain. Made with gorgeous mango wood and white marble, this gift will look beautiful right out of the box. If your mom is always inviting her friends and family over to enjoy some cheese and wine, this serving board will be sure to go to good use.
11. Brightland’s Olive Oil Duo ($74)
There’s no better way to say “Olive you, mom” than with a little bit of high-quality olive oils. These flavored olive oils are not only packed with healthy fats and antioxidants, but the olives are also grown on a family farm in California, which means they’re good for you and small businesses. These olive oils go great with a crusty hunk of bread as an appetizer that is sure to be popular at any get-together.
For the mom who loves music
12. Playtronica TouchMe Nature to Sounds Instrument ($73)
Believe it or not, this company figured out how to turn human touch, water, or flowers into music. The TouchMe instrument works by measuring the resistance values between the contact areas and converting them into notes. As the area of touch and intensity changes, the musical notes change too, which makes beautiful music out of the world around you.
13. UE Wonderboom 2 ($82)
The UE Wonderboom 2 is a portable, bluetooth speaker that any music lover would enjoy. Known for its versatility, this speaker is great for beach dwellers and shower singers alike. Since its waterproof, dustproof, and drop-proof, it makes a wonderful gift for even the most active mothers.
For the mom who loves self-care
14. Jade Massager ($30)
This jade knob massager from The Wax Apple is carefully curated by its founder, Juliana. Always on the hunt for unique objects during her travels to Taiwan to visit family, Juliana loves being able to share these handcrafted, healing objects with the world. This jade knob massager is naturally cooling and works wonders when trying to depuffing the face. It also pairs well with a nice face oil.
15. Organic Smokeless Incense ($35)
This incense will be adored by even the most sophisticated mama. Made in Japan using traditional methods from the finest organic woods and essential oils, your mom will be impressed with its gentle fragrance and smokeless burn. This simple self-care activity can help set new intentions and create a space of rest and relaxation. They also sell some beautiful incense holders that look immaculate in any space.
At the end of the day, it's the thought that counts with Mother's Day gifts, but we hope that you found the perfect gift for your mom either way.