The 37 Best Mother’s Day Gifts That Moms Will Love
Give Mom something she'll appreciate this Mother's Day.
Trying to pick out the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be tricky. You want something that shows how much you care about her but also something she’ll actually use. Fortunately, there are plenty of great gift ideas out there for Mom, whether she likes to garden, DIY, entertain, cook, or just spend time at home.
1. Cricut Easy Press 2
Easily one of the most-wanted crafting tools of the last year, the Cricut can do almost anything and everything, from creating iron-on designs for T-shirts to printing vinyl stickers. Of all the models available, our experts dubbed the Cricut Easy Press 2—which is a heat press machine—the best Cricut out there.
2. Capri Blue Candle
You can’t go wrong with a sweet-smelling candle when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts. Few are as popular or as recognizable as the Capri Blue candles. While they come in a variety of scents and designs—from matte black to shimmery glitter—this muted sandstone jar will look gorgeous sitting out in Mom’s house. You can choose from three scents: the OG volcano, lagoon, or salt meadow.
3. Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Upgrade Mom’s cookware with a brand new Dutch oven. Of all the ones out there, we like the Lodge cast iron Dutch oven the best. Available in 27 gorgeous colors—from lilac to oyster to avocado—it’s oven-safe up to 500 degrees and dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and it cooks food evenly.
4. The Bouqs Flower Subscription
Giving Mom fresh flowers on Mother’s Day is great, but giving her fresh flowers once a month for the foreseeable future is even better. With a subscription to The Bouqs—which our experts selected as one of the best flower subscription services—she’ll get a beautiful bouquet of blooms delivered to her doorstep weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly. You can choose from red roses, wildflowers, and more.
5. Amazon Echo
Hey Alexa, what should I get Mom for Mother’s Day? If she has yet to hop on the smart home trend, snag her the 4th-Generation Amazon Echo, which our experts named the best smart home system of 2022. She can ask Alexa to help her with anything and everything, from playing music while she crafts to storing her favorite recipes to keeping track of her to-do list.
6. Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin
For moms who love to cook and bake, a recipe box makes for a great gift. It’s perfect for moms with dozens of family recipes that are scribbled on scraps of paper that need organizing. Rifle Paper Co. makes beautiful versions in a variety of floral patterns, which will add a pop of color to your mom’s kitchen.
7. Terrain Gardening Gloves
Yes, chic gardening tools exist and yes, they make for a great Mother’s Day gift. Take this pair of gardening gloves from Anthropologie’s sister garden brand, Terrain, for instance. With a whimsical floral design and made of thick nitrile any nylon to protect her hands, the gloves are as fashionable as they are functional.
8. Plow & Hearth Cottage Birdhouse
Maybe Mom is an avid birdwatcher or maybe she simply enjoys the occasional glimpse of wildlife out the kitchen window. Regardless, if she has a garden or wooded backyard, she can hang up this decorative birdhouse. It’s a gift that both she and her yard’s winged residents will love.
9. Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket
Whether she loves throw blankets for snuggling up with a book or for tossing over the couch as an accent decor piece, she’ll love unwrapping the ever-popular Barefoot Dreams throw. It’s a favorite among celebs like Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, the Kardashians, and Chrissy Teigen (who says she uses it every night). It comes in four plush animal print designs.
10. Cross Stitch Starter Kit
She can craft her own eye-catching wall decor with this cross stitch and embroidery starter kit, which is great for beginners and experienced sewers alike. It comes with three hoops, cloth, thread, and needles. The end result will be a trio of feminine floral designs she can hang on the wall or give as gifts.
11. Personalized Charcuterie Board
Search “charcuterie boards” on Pinterest and you’ll quickly understand why arranging meat and cheese is almost an art form in and of itself. For moms who love to entertain (or eat!), this custom charcuterie board will be a welcome present. With more than 25,000 reviews on Etsy, it comes in two sizes and three colors and can be engraved with the words and/or dates of your choosing.
12. Gorilla Dual Temp Mini Hot Glue Gun
Every DIYer needs a good quality glue gun. In testing some of the most popular options, we found the Gorilla Dual Temp Mini to be the best glue gun overall. It’s lightweight, comfortable to hold and maneuver, and, best of all, heats up in just 45 seconds.
Moms who love to spend time in the kitchen understand that there’s no such thing as too many cookbooks. While there are hundreds of popular ones to choose from, nearly 30,000 people recommend Joanna Gaines’ “Magnolia Table,” which includes the HGTV star’s family recipes for chocolate chip cookies and chicken pot pie, for instance. Mom might also love the cookbook from famous food blogger Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, which also has thousands of positive reviews for its delicious, hearty dishes.
14. DIY Succulent Terrarium Kit
Get Mom in on the succulent trend with a build-your-own terrarium kit from Etsy. This one has more than 2,400 5-star reviews and includes a vase, assorted types of moss and succulents, driftwood pieces, sea glass, and charcoal. She’ll end up with a coastal-chic piece of decor to sit on the coffee table or mantel.
15. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is arguably one of the most iconic kitchen appliances you can buy. While it’s sold out on Amazon, you can still find the classic 5-quart mixer—which our experts say is the best overall—at Walmart. Coming in 27 pretty hues, it can do everything from knead bread dough to whip egg whites to make fresh pasta. Sure, it’s pricey, but isn’t Mom worth it?
16. Rotary Cutter
Sometimes scissors just won’t cut it (pun intended). Instead, hand Mom the best rotary cutter out there. Our experts recommend this one from Fiskars for its maneuverability, cutting efficiency, comfortable grip, and versatility. It can cut fabric, paper, leather, and more.
17. Custom Paint By Numbers Kit
Paint by numbers kits aren’t just for kids anymore—they now exist for adults. This one from Etsy allows you to choose any photo for Mom to paint, like a family portrait or a snapshot of her favorite pup. When she’s finished, she’ll have a surprisingly elegant oil painting to frame and hang on her wall.
18. Palm Sander
If Mom fancies herself a future Joanna Gaines, gift her her own palm sander. Our experts recommend this one from Black + Decker for hobbyists. It’s about half the price of more expensive models yet sands effectively and efficiently and is easy to hold and maneuver as you work.
19. Anthropologie Agate Coasters
One of the most popular items at Anthropologie with hundreds of 5-star reviews, these crystal agate coasters will take Mom’s hostessing—or even just her coffee table—to a new level. Rimmed in gold with a trendy uneven edge, the coasters come in six beautiful colors: black quartz, white quartz, adventurian, dyed blue, amethyst, or rose quartz. You can snag a few in the same color or mix and match.
20. Candle Making Kit
Rather than giving Mom yet another candle, give her a kit to make her own. This one on Amazon has more than 2,000 rave reviews and comes with candle molds, scents, dyes, eco-friendly soy wax, and all the other tools she might need to get started.
21. Singer M3500 Sewing Machine
Whether she wants to reupholster an accent chair or make a pretty patchwork quilt, Mom can do it with the help of the Singer M3500. We found it to be the best sewing machine thanks to its beginner-friendly features, durable metal frame, and 110 different stitch applications.
22. Artist Apron
Help Mom protect her clothes from paint, caulk, dirt, and other spills with this artist’s apron that more than 1,000 Amazon shoppers recommend. Available in five colors and made of durable cotton, it has plenty of pockets for toting around her things, whether she’s crafting, gardening, cooking, or doing any other project.
23. DIY Kintsugi Craft Kit
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of turning broken objects into beautiful items. Adventurous crafters can try their hand at the craft at home with this kit from Etsy. It includes all the essentials for Mom to get started, and she can choose from a number of decor projects, from a pretty vase to a classy serving plate.
24. Personalized Photo Book
If your mom loves sentimental gifts, there’s no better choice than a personalized book of family photos. Create a beautiful photo book filled with your favorite memories and photos of you and your mom or your mom with her grandkids. Websites like Shutterfly make it easy to customize a book with different layouts and designs, and you can add captions or personal messages throughout the pages.
25. Spa Gift Set
Treat your mom to a relaxing day at home with a spa gift set that includes items like bath salts, body lotion, candles, and a face mask. Many options are available online, and you can even create your own DIY spa gift set with items you know your mom will love. This pick from Amazon includes bath salts, a pillow mist, a candle, a body scrub, and a bath bomb.
26. Skylight Digital Picture Frame
Give your mom the gift of constantly changing memories with a digital picture frame that can display a slideshow of family photos. This option from Skylight is incredibly easy to use, simply requiring users to email photos to a specific email address. You can load the frame with pictures before giving it to her, or she can easily add new photos from her phone or computer.
27. Kindle Paperwhite
If your mom loves reading but hasn’t yet graduated to using an e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite may be the perfect gift. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to use, making it ideal for both reading on the go and at home. It’s equipped with an advanced, paper-like display for comfortable and enjoyable hours spent lost in a great story. The best part? Your mom can choose from millions of titles and download them in seconds.
28. Pavé Diamond Slim Signet Ring
The Pavé Diamond Slim Signet Ring from Mejuri is a stunning and sophisticated piece of jewelry that would make a great gift for any mom. The ring features a slim band and a delicate, pave diamond-encrusted signet that adds a touch of elegance and sparkle. It’s made from high-quality 14k gold and conflict-free diamonds, ensuring both durability and ethical sourcing.
29. Apple Airpods
Apple AirPods make a great Mother’s Day gift for moms who are always on the go. These wireless earbuds are perfect for listening to music, taking phone calls, and enjoying podcasts or audiobooks without the hassle of cords or wires. They’re easy to set up and use—especially if your mom is an iPhone user—and they deliver high-quality sound.
30. Theragun Massager
The Theragun Prime 4th Generation Percussive Therapy Device is an innovative and effective way for moms to relieve muscle tension and soreness. This device uses percussive therapy to deeply penetrate muscles and promote relaxation, increasing blood flow and reducing pain. With its ergonomic design and multiple attachments, it’s easy to use and can be applied to almost any part of the body, making it ideal for moms who love to work out, have an active lifestyle, or suffer from chronic muscle pain.
31. Birchbox Subscription
Does your mom love trying out new beauty products? Give her the gift that keeps on giving with a Birchbox subscription. She’ll receive a curated selection of beauty samples every month, customized to her preferences and needs, providing a fun and convenient way for moms to discover new favorites without having to commit to full-sized products. Birchbox also offers subscription plans at different price points, making it easy to find the perfect fit for any budget.
32. Oster Electric Wine Opener
Celebrate the wine-loving mom in your life with a unique and practical gift: an Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener. This electric opener effortlessly uncorks any wine bottle at the simple push of a button. Its cordless design and sleek stainless-steel finish make it a stylish addition to any kitchen or bar cart. Plus, the rechargeable battery ensures it’ll always be ready to use if your mom is entertaining.
33. Instant Pot Duo
Give your mom the gift of convenience this Mother’s Day with an Instant Pot. This versatile programmable pressure cooker is a meal-prepping powerhouse, allowing her to craft delicious dishes such as soups and stews, rice dishes, veggie sautés or even homemade yogurt— all in considerably less time than it would take using conventional cookware.
34. Lululemon Yoga Mat
Fitness-loving moms will enjoy the 5mm Yoga Mat from Lululemon as an upgrade from the old one they’ve been using for years. This high-end yoga mat is designed to provide comfort, stability, and safety during any type of workout or fitness practice. Its non-toxic construction provides wonderful cushioning while its anti-slip surface helps users stay in place during downward dog. Plus, its easy clean design ensures long-lasting use.
35. Phlur Missing Person Perfume
Choosing a fragrance for another person can be challenging because perfume preferences are so personal. Phlur’s Missing Person, however, is a crowd-pleasing scent that moms are sure to love. It’s supposed to evoke the comforting scent of a loved one and contains notes of musk, bergamot, and blonde wood.
36. Ember Mug
The Ember Mug is a great gift idea for any mom who enjoys hot beverages like coffee or tea. It features a temperature control system that allows moms to set their desired temperature and keep their drinks warm for hours without having to reheat or refill them.
37. Urban Stems Subscription
Flowers are a tried and true Mother’s Day gift, but if you want to up your game this year, consider getting your mom a floral subscription instead. Urban Stems offers plans that allow moms to receive fresh, seasonal flowers delivered straight to their door regularly, whether weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. With the option to customize subscription plans and skip deliveries as needed, Urban Stems floral subscriptions offer flexibility and convenience that any mom would appreciate.
Prices listed here are accurate as of publication on May 9, 2023.