When it comes to shopping for your mom, not any old gift will do. After all, she’s the one who has done so much for you year after year, so finding the perfect present is important — but also a lot of pressure! One key to making it a lot easier on yourself is to quit procrastinating and give yourself plenty of time to find the best gifts for mom.
That’s why we’re sharing a few mom gift ideas to help you jump-start your shopping. The best gifts for Mom are the ones that speak to her personality and showcase the gratitude she deserves. In scouring the internet, we found 45+ gifts for moms of all kinds, so you’ll be all set for her birthday, an anniversary or any occasion. Take a look at our top picks!
Deborah Lippmann Wild Safari
BEST FOR THE MANI LOVER
Put it in neutral with this Deborah Lippmann nail polish set. At-home manicures are more popular than ever, so give Mom’s nail polish collection a fresh infusion. This limited edition set includes six shades of Gel Lab Pro Color, which has major staying power and will resist chips. The formula is 7-free, so it’s clear of icky ingredients, making it safe for Mom. All six polishes are chic neutrals that will work year-round for any occasion or outfit.
Amazon Echo Show 5
BEST GIFT TO STAY CONNECTED
The Amazon Echo Show is our favorite smart assistant, but it’s also an especially good gift for Mom. This smart display is perfect for individuals new to smart home tech but anxious to give it a go. It’s a user-friendly and easy-to-install device that combines all the great features of an Amazon Echo Dot with a 5.5″ smart display. Mom can bring up recipes, play music, view photos from friends and family or even watch a movie using nothing but voice commands. But best of all? You and Mom can stay in touch using the bigger screen for more personal video calls so you can feel close to Mom even if a visit isn’t in the cards any time soon.
Geometric Plated Jewelry Tray
BEST FOR JEWELRY ADDICTS
Every mom has trinkets and jewels she wants to show off and this geometric jewelry tray lets her do that in style. It’s tre chic! Perfect for stashing rings, earrings, bracelets and small items like lipsticks, it’s practically an accessory itself — and much more unique than a plain tray. Made from brass-plated wire, the base of the tray is lined in a neutral-hued linen to let her pieces pop, making it one of the best gifts for Mom.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
BEST FOR ASPIRING MIXOLOGISTS
Sure to be a hit at her next book club meeting, this delightful book pairs a killer cocktail with popular tomes. The easy recipes mean Mom can execute any drink while brushing up on great reads. Plus, the tongue-in-cheek libation names are entertaining. There’s Drankenstein, The Wonderful Blizzard of Oz, Romeo and Julep, Paradise Sauced and Rye and Prejudice, to name a few.
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Yoga Mat
BEST FOR THE YOGI
A yogi can always use a fresh yoga mat and this one is a top seller on Amazon for good reason. The textured surface provides extra traction so she won’t have to worry about sliding during down dog. At half an inch thick, it is super cushiony and comfortable, delivering extra support. It’s made from lightweight foam so it’s easy to carry to class. Aside from yoga, it’s also great for Pilates or any other mat-based workout.
Koala Head Planter
BEST FOR THE PLANT MOM
Help your Mom up her succulent game with this adorable planter. Designed for mini air plants and succulents, it can fit up to a two-inch pot inside. They’re crafted in Italy from yarn, so you know they’re good koala-ty. (See what we did there?)
BEST FOR THE PUZZLE LOVER
This puzzle literally rocks. Each geode puzzle, just like real agate, has its very own pattern, shape and colors. To make them as realistic as possible, a special simulation program creates an image by layering color from the puzzle’s edge, an algorithm provides the puzzle piece patterns and the pieces are laser cut with the help of computer-guided cutter shapes from birch plywood. In other words, it’s really intricate — and really tough to put together! But its beauty will keep Mom going.
Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
BEST FOR THE MOM WITH TOO MANY TOTES
If your mom is always lugging around a tote bag or two or three, give her a major bag upgrade with this super soft faux-leather tote. It’s roomy enough that it’s the only bag she’ll need, plus it’s classic and sophisticated. A major bonus is the bag is reversible — it’s ivory on the other side — so it’ll truly go with every one of her ensembles. It comes with a matching removable wristlet to help keep all her items organized; she’ll never have to root around for her keys or phone.
Bubble Tea Kit
BEST FOR THE BUBBLE TEA LOVER
No one can blame your mom if she’s addicted to the sweet stuff. Thanks to this DIY kit, she no longer has to head to a cafe to get her fix. It comes with everything she needs to make a hot or cold batch on her own: two flavors of tea — classic black and rooibos chai — tapioca pearls, and two reusable stainless steel straws. All she needs is milk unless she prefers it black.
Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses
BEST FOR THE FASHIONISTA MOM
Every fashion-forward Mom has a solid pair of sunnies — or 20 — at her disposal. Ray Ban’s Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses are the perfect pair to add to her collection since aviators will never go out of fashion. Make your Mom feel young again with these stylish shades. We’re confident she’ll love the way she looks wearing these.
BEST FOR THE ARTISTIC MOM
No matter if your mom is a budding Picasso or just starting to experiment as an artist, she’ll be thrilled with this watercolor set. Made from laser-cut plywood, its clever design helps her stay organized while getting creative. There’s a place for everything, including brushes, palettes, paper and water. It’s practically a work of art in itself!
DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
BEST FOR THE MOM WITH A SWEET TOOTH
There’s no need to go to Japan to get this traditional dessert when Mom can just make it at home. Mochi is a party of textures — it’s chewy on the outside and like ice cream on the inside — and it isn’t as tough to make as you’d think. The kit comes with all you need to make 32 mochis and best of all it doesn’t require much skill in the kitchen. The only tough part is deciding which flavor to eat first: matcha green tea or cocoa powder.
Gorjana Power Gemstone Bracelet
BEST FOR THE BRACELET STACKER
If your mom was always a fan of a great bracelet stack, she was way ahead of the trend with this look. Add another bauble to her collection with this pretty bracelet made with semiprecious stones. There are four varieties to choose from, so select a stone just for her to make it personal. This one features Lapis, symbolizing wisdom and good judgment. Plus, the bracelet is adjustable, so it’ll fit any wrist.
BEST FOR THE VEGETARIAN
Meatless Mondays will be much more fun and delicious with this tofu press around. It presses the water out of raw bean curd with a twofer effect: Tofu will absorb way more marinade and come out crispier when you fry it, making it soft in the middle with a crispy outside. That’s what’s known as perfect tofu! It takes about 15 to 20 minutes for the tofu press to work its magic, so Mom can prep the rest of the meal while it’s in action.
MSC International Joie Hoot Owl Loose Leaf Tea Infuser
BEST FOR TEA DRINKERS
This charming stainless steel tea infuser is a thoughtful gift for any tea-loving Mom, who is sure to find it a hoot. The charm-like infusers are easy to fill with any loose leaf tea, and the attached chain makes steeping hassle-free. These are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable tea bags, and she’ll find her tea is just as flavorful. Plus, since they’re stainless steel, they’re easy to clean and won’t retain any odor or flavor from past usage.
Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser
BEST FOR RELAXING
Give mama a new way to enjoy her essential oils with this cool mist diffuser. True to its name, it’ll certainly bring her a much-needed sense of Zen. It has an adjustable timer for one, three or six hours and automatic shut off for safety. All she has to do is add her favorite essential oils and relax.
Juara Candlenut Body Cream
BEST FOR SPA LOVERS
When you can’t transport Mom to a spa in Bali, this is the next best thing. Juara is a natural skincare line that melds ancient Indonesian beauty rituals with modern herbal medicine and botanical science. The candlenut body cream feels luxuriously rich on skin, and smooths and softens with a nurturing blend of candlenut oil, illipe butter, rice bran oil and avocado oil. It leaves a delightful fragrance behind.
Kate Spade Earrings
BEST FOR THE GLAM MOM
If your mom loves to add a little sparkle, these Kate Spade earrings will do the trick. The black hue is a fun change from white shimmering earrings, plus they will go with any outfit. The studs are made of gold-plated metal and come with a dust bag to keep her new jewels safe.
ghd Helios Hair Dryer
BEST FOR THE BLOW-OUT QUEEN
Thanks to coronavirus, getting a blowout these days isn’t as easy or as fun as it used to be. Bring the salon to your mom by getting her a pro-level hairdryer so she can master the DIY situation. Incredibly lightweight, it has a contoured nozzle and works at 75 miles per hour, concentrating airflow to make hair dry faster. Ergonomically designed and featuring aerodynamic technology, it delivers precise control and leaves you with shiny, salon-level strands.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Cross Body Bag
BEST FOR THE FASHIONISTA
Mom knows the secret to a perfect OOTD is a great bag — even if she doesn’t know what OOTD stands for. A cross-body black leather bag is one that she can wear everywhere with everything. The fact that this one is designed by Michael Kors makes it even better. Made from Saffiano leather, it has an adjustable shoulder strap and a three-pocket interior to keep her purse organized.
Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Book
MOST SENTIMENTAL GIFT
This simple, easy-to-fill-in journal will prompt you to share special sentiments with your Mom in a way that’s not intimidating, yet incredibly meaningful. While she reads through the pages that contain nostalgic notes, from quirky to complimentary, she’ll be too distracted sniffling and tearing up to even notice you loading up on the brownie points.
La Chatelaine Luxury Soap Collection
BEST MADE-IN-FRANCE GIFT
Many of the best gifts for Mom are sophisticated without forcing you to break the bank. This gift set features six French-made, luxury soaps and it includes beautiful blends like gardenia, coconut milk, lemon verbena, cherry almond, shea, and wild fig. Your Paris-loving la mère will adore it, and you can also snag a set for yourself or dish the soaps out as stocking stuffers. Even better, these soaps were one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2019.
The Bouqs ‘All the Rage’ Tulip Bouquet
MOST FOOLPROOF GIFT
You can never go wrong with sending Mom a bouquet of flowers to remind her you’re thinking of her. This bright bouquet of rainbow tulips is guaranteed to brighten her day and put a smile on her face. The Bouqs offers expedited shipping so it’ll make it look like you’ve been planning for weeks in advance.
Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask
BEST FOR THE MOM WHO DESERVES MORE SLEEP
Since you can’t gift your Mom more ZZZ’s, give her the next best thing. This silk sleep mask is the perfect bedtime accessory to guarantee some solid shut-eye. This mask also comes in several different fun patterns including a watermelon print, leopard, pink marble and more, so you can pick out a mask that’ll match Mom’s PJs.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
BEST PRESENT TO PAMPER MOM
Mom may have a robe — but she most definitely doesn’t have one this soft and spa-like. Brooklinen made this robe to mimic the feel of their super soft plush towels which are a consumer favorite. This robe is made of 100% Turkish Cotton, features deep pockets and a waist tie. Reviewers have said “…this robe is like wearing a nice soft blanket,” and what Mom doesn’t deserve to walk around feeling comfy and luxurious?!
Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes
BEST GIFT FOR SELF-CARE
You can’t put a price on self-care, which every busy Mom needs more of. These sugar cubes are the ‘it’ gift to help her get that much-deserved R&R. These six exfoliating cubes are enriched with shea butter and aloe vera and they soften in water for a super soothing experience. Who needs a trip to the spa? Not your Mom, if she has these.
BEST FOR THE MOM IN A BOOK CLUB
Mom will love downloading her favorite best-sellers and magazines on her new waterproof Kindle Oasis, so she’s never stuck without a good read on her next commute or vacation. To take it up a notch, gift the e-reader along with a Kindle Unlimited gift card so she can get to reading right away.
If the Kindle Oasis’s high price tag gives you pause, then consider the classic Kindle Paperwhite instead. At the much more reasonable $130, it’s still one of the best gifts for Mom any time of the year.
Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set
BEST FOR THE HOSTESS
As your hostess with the mostess Mom probably already knows, no party is complete without a cheeseboard. This one is practically a party all by itself. Crafted from bamboo, the cheese plate has grooved borders to hold crackers, nuts or olives, plus it has a hidden drawer with four stainless steel cheese knives with bamboo handles.
‘Best Mom Ever’ Makeup Bag
BEST REMINDER MOM’S THE BEST
Let your Mom carry her favorite beauty essentials in style when she’s on the go with this charming makeup bag. She’ll adore the message and how much she can stash inside. Printed in the US on 100% cotton canvas, the chic black zipper keeps all of her mainstays safely stored for touchups at any time.
Moonlight Makers Funny Tote Bags & Dish Towels
BEST FOR PUN LOVERS
Moonlight Makers has an entire line of pun-believable dish towels and tote bags. Each product features fun line drawings and food-related puns like “Turnip the beet” or “Gouda vibes only.” While we’re partial to the beet-based towel ourselves, have fun picking the perfect pun dishtowel for your Mom. Check out the entire line here.
Bedsure Fleece Blanket Throw
BEST FOR THE MOVIE MARATHONER
Are Netflix marathons her jam? Then she’ll need something to snuggle up with, like this cuddly throw blanket. Made from sumptuous microfiber, it will give her another reason to stay glued to the couch. Blankets are always one of the best gifts, and we love the look and feel of this cozy throw.
Click & Grow Indoor Herb Garden System
BEST FOR CHEFS
We’ve recommended these Click & Grow Indoor Herb Garden systems before, and there’s a reason you’ll find these in countless kitchens around the world. Click & Grow provides pre-planted pods containing dozens of popular herbs and veggies, and the Smart Garden 3 makes it easy to grow these plants right on your kitchen counter. The LED lights provide all the energy these plants need to thrive, and Mom will have her own garden of fresh basil, cilantro and grape tomatoes in no time. You can choose the vegetables and herbs, but each smart garden comes with three basil pods to get started. If your Mom loves to cook, then this is one of the best gifts of the year.
Ugg Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slide
BEST FOR THE MOM WITH COLD FEET
If your Mom’s toes are always chilly, these chic slippers will keep them toasty in style. Made from cozy genuine shearling, the open-toe slingbacks are no ordinary slipper. They have a lightweight platform sole to give her a height boost and can be worn inside and outdoors. These bold slippers are the perfect replacement for your mom’s Crocs.
Catbird Summer in Italy Water Perfume
BEST FOR THE GLOBETROTTER
When you can’t take your Mom to Italy (and, right now, you can’t take anyone to Italy), this fine-misting water perfume is the next best thing. It’ll transport her to summer in Rome with notes of orange blossom and honey. A few whiffs will have her feeling like she is basking under the Tuscan sun in an olive grove or zipping past the Colosseum on a scooter.
Sophie Bille Brahe Velvet Jewelry Box
BEST FOR THE JEWELRY LOVER
No matter if her jewelry style is delicate or daring, she needs a place to stash all of her favorite rings, bracelets and earrings. This pastel pink velvet jewelry box is a treasure in itself. The luxe satin interior will keep her jewels safe, while the elegant tassel on the outside gives major Marie Antoinette vibes. Make it even more sumptuous by stashing a new piece of jewelry for Mom inside.
Angela Caglia Rose Quartz Gua Sha Lifting Tool
BEST FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS PAMPERING
Mover over jade rollers — it’s all about gua sha now. Based on the ancient Chinese ritual, the tool is meant to be gently massaged on the neck, hairline, chin, cheeks and eyes to ease muscle tension and improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. This one is made from rose quartz to bring love, happiness and healing.
Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas
BEST FOR THE LOUNGER
When Mom lives for lazy Sundays, she needs plenty of PJs for the part, and this pair will keep her carefree and comfy. The fun spin on classic men’s pajamas is made in a soft, light knit. What Mom will love even more is they were made in a HERproject factory, which builds partnerships to encourage female empowerment and gender equality.
Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace Coordinate Jewelry
BEST PERSONALIZED GIFT
It’s not like Mom will ever forget where you were born, but this necklace is a pretty way of wearing a reminder. It can be personalized with any coordinates, so you can pick where you were born or a place that is significant to you both. Or, you could opt for a special message or name. To make it even more customized, you can pick the metal finish — gold, silver or rose gold.
Women’s Mama Bear T-Shirt
BEST FOR MAMA BEARS
Every Mom who is a mama bear in every sense needs this T-shirt in her life. Besides loving the cute message, she’ll adore how soft and cozy the tee is — it’s made from ringspun cotton for extra comfort. Plus, it was designed and printed in the US.
Stemless Copper Wine Glasses
BEST FOR THE WINE LOVER
Glassware is key for a sophisticated evening of drinking at home. These feminine copper wine glasses have a modern feel thanks to the stemless design and geometric copper-dipped sides. This set makes for a lovely gift to charm your Mom for Christmas, her birthday or any reason at all.
Murphy & Daughters Cucumber Bath Salts
BEST FOR THE LUXE-LOVING MA
This beautiful bath salts gift comes in a classy container that your Mom will save long after the salts are gone. This cucumber version features a floral design on a metallic, teal backdrop (there are eight different scents and styles to choose from), and the sun-dried Australian salts contain skin-restoring and detoxifying minerals to nourish and renew skin. Oprah also selected these bath salts as one of her favorite things in 2019, and if they’re good enough for Oprah, they’re good enough for momma.
Instant Pot Duo
BEST FOR THE MOM WHO COOKS
With more than 37,000 rave Amazon reviews, it’s no wonder why the Instant Pot is a perennial best gift for Mom. It speeds up the cooking process and also retains more nutrition thanks to limiting the amount of time food is exposed to heat. Plus, she’ll gain access to the Instant Pot app which provides over a thousand recipes, though chances are she’ll know just what to do with it! The multi-use programmable pressure cooker offers seven functions so your mom can steam, warm, slow-cook, or sauté her (and let’s be honest, your) meals. It makes yogurt, too. For all these reasons and more, the Instant Pot is absolutely one of the best gifts for moms in 2020.
Mixology & Craft Bartender Kit
BEST FOR LOVERS OF A STRONG DRINK
If tea isn’t really her thing, try this 10-piece mixology kit. Each kit comes with a cocktail shaker, strainer, mixing spoon, double lever corkscrew, ice tongs and more to ensure your mom has all the tools she needs to whip up her favorite cocktails. What’s more, the set comes in this included bamboo stand for a clean presentation. Try these mixology books and martini glasses, too.
Modern Innovations Marble Wine Cooler
BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY GIFT
A stylish marble wine cooler like this can be used as a rose-chiller in the summer and a flower or utensil holder in the winter. To use, store the cooler in the fridge for a few hours prior to entertaining. Then, when you’re ready to open and chill your wine, simply take the cooler out, set it on the table and let the marble’s natural temperature retaining properties keep your drink looking cool and elegant. And at under $25, this is one of the most budget-friendly gifts for Mom.
La Jolie Muse Scented Soy Candle Set
BEST FOR MOMS WHO CHILL
Soft candlelight and relaxing scents are a great way to unwind. This set comes with four candles, with scents of white jasmine and mint, aquamarine, orange cinnamon clover and Himalaya cedarwood. Each candle is crafted from pure soy wax and premium cotton to create an eco-friendly and cruelty-free burn. If your mom is the type to come home from a long day, light some candles, and unwind with a hot bath or glass of wine, she’ll love these scented candles from La Jolie.
Natural Spa Bath Bomb Gift Set
BEST FOR THE BATH LOVER
Inspire your hardworking mom to take some self-care time with a bath bomb gift set. Beautifully wrapped, each bath bomb is crafted from natural and rejuvenating ingredients like essential oils, shea butter, and dead sea salt. Handmade, vegan, and organic, this is a gift she’ll feel good about using. Don’t be surprised if she asks for more next year.
Framebridge Custom Frames
BEST FOR MOMS EVERYWHERE
This is one of our favorite gift ideas for 2020, but it’s especially perfect for Mom. The best gifts for moms speak to the special relationship you have, which is why these framed photos are the perfect gift idea. Framebridge lets you turn your smartphone pictures into beautiful, wall-ready portraits. Choose a frame of your choice, upload a favorite photo, and have the frame and photo print shipped to you. Don’t settle for a gift card; surprise your mom with a personal gift that she’ll treasure for years to come.