20 Mother’s Day Gifts That She’ll Actually Want — Even When She Says She Doesn’t Want Anything

Cue the cute cards on store shelves, and you know one thing: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. But what do you get for the mom who does it all? Well, a lot. Thing is, it can be hard to know what to buy someone who seems to do everything so effortlessly (which, as we know, isn’t always the case). Come Mother’s Day, though, it’s time to show your support, love, and yes, appreciation for the person who’s been there for you through thick and thin. And if you don’t know where to start, these Mother’s Day gifts are ones that are perfect for all moms.

If you ask the mom in your life what she wants, more than likely she’ll say, “Oh, nothing.” So let’s just admit that that’s an absolute lie. Moms do want a present on Mother’s Day, despite what they say. (Don’t believe us? Show up on Mother’s Day sans a thoughtful gift and see how the rest of your day goes.) The catch, though, is that it needs to be a gift that’s Just. For. Her. It should be something she can savor and that makes her feel special. Read: cleaning supplies simply aren’t going to cut it.

So if you’re stumped as to what to get for the mothers in your life, these gifts are a good start.


Flowers Because, Of Course


When all else fails, flowers, right? But any ol’ bouquet won’t do for Mom, which is why you just might become fixated with Flower Fix. The bouquets are bountiful and don’t scream “supermarket flowers.” (IYKYK) For example, the Pink Grapefruit Bright Flower Bouquet (pictured, $79.99) features pink garden roses along with baby eucalyptus, pink ranunculus, and pink dianthus. The flowers are delivered directly to your door from Flower Fix’s own farms and the best part is that as some flowers start to wilt and wither, others begin to bloom, which means that the bouquets will last well beyond Mother’s Day.


A Sweatshirt That Says It All

Perfect for new mamas, the Mama Bubble Sweatshirt from Ford and Wyatt can proudly proclaim her new status. Made in Los Angeles, the sweatshirt ($76) is made from 100% cotton French terry, and with its buttery soft fabric, it’ll feel amazing on her skin. It comes in a relaxed fit, so it’s easy to throw on for a day at the park or a quick trip to the store. It comes in two colors: Blonde and Daze, and the neutral tones mean that the sweatshirt will go with absolutely everything.


A Robe For The Mom Who Loves To Lounge


Sunday mornings are for sleeping — or at least, they should be. But when life revolves around a newborn, sleep can be hard to come by. If she can’t sleep in, at least she can lounge in the Emmaline Robe by Kindred Bravely. The robe ($40) is made to last through her nine months and beyond. It’s ideal for nursing, and two belt positions ensure that the robe can be worn during both pregnancy and postpartum. It’s made from a super soft knit fabric with satin trim that makes the robe look sophisticated…even if she’s up at 3:00 a.m. breastfeeding the baby.


Bedsheets That Will Make Her Look Forward To Lights Out

You can turn a bedroom into a boudoir with the bedding from PeachSkinSheets. The luxurious line includes pillowcase, duvet, and sheet sets. And the Beach Blue Oversized Comforter Set will make sinking into the sheets so incredibly soothing. The comforter sets (there are 24 color choices in all starting at $195) are made from a high- performance athletic grade Smart Fabric and are designed to wick away moisture as it maintains body temperature to create a singular sleeping sesh. The filling is comprised of a poly down alternative to help those with allergies, eczema, and sensitive skin feel unbelievable come bedtime.


A Hanger To Keep Her Closet Clean And Neat

No matter how often you try to keep your closet neat, there’s always going to be that one dress or skirt that hangs way too long. With the Swoop Hanger, you can maximize your closet’s real estate by hanging all of your items so that they fit, regardless of their length. The hanger (from $24) works to eliminate long-hanging items with a 2-hanger system — one to hang the top of an item and an extra hanger that brings the bottom of the item back up and then hooks back onto itself. Used for jumpsuits, gowns, or maxi dresses, Swoop Hanger (which is a woman/mom-owned company) can be used for cramped closets or even while traveling, too.


Wine Because It’s Always Wine O’Clock

You can raise a glass to the mom in your life on Mother’s Day by uncorking a cabernet in her honor. The 2019 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris’s Cuvée ($65) is something you’ll definitely want to sip and savor. The cabernet sauvignon ($65) is barrel aged 18 months and is definitely delicious and dessert-like, thanks to its aromatics of raspberry and dark chocolate. It can be stored in a cellar for 10-15 years, but Mom will most likely want to enjoy this wonderful wine on her special day.


Beautiful Cookware For The Foodie Mom

Sure, some moms might not want to step foot in the kitchen on Mother’s Day, but others might crave the comfort of cooking. For those foodie moms who might be in need of a new frying pan, there’s the 12pc Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set from Beautiful by Drew Barrymore. The set ($129) includes an 8” fry pan, a 10” fry pan, 3 qt. sauté pan, 2 qt. saucepan, 5 qt. Dutch oven, and 4 cookware protectors. It’s made with a non-toxic safe ceramic non-stick coating that is PTFE, PFOA & PFOS free. (It’s even oven-safe up to 500°F.) It might, just might make cooking all that mac n’ cheese, dare we say, a beautiful experience.


A Book That’s A Good Choice For Her Nightstand



Fans of the Good Moms Bad Choices podcast will be tickled pink to know that there’s now a new book from Erica Dickerson and Jamilah “Milah” Mapp. Of course, it’s called A Good Mom’s Guide to Making Bad Choices, and we are here for it. The book ($24.99) covers topics like relationships, making mom friends, and most importantly, reclaiming the right to define motherhood on your own terms. Erica and Milah talk about their own experiences as mothers of color and what their journeys have been like. If you want a book that helps you ditch those super unrealistic expectations of motherhood, buying A Good Mom’s Guide to Making Bad Choices is a very good choice, indeed.


Sneakers For Those Mid-Morning Target Runs


The last thing you want is to feel weighted down by your foot ware. Allbirds has created sneakers that make you feel like you’re walking on air — even when you’re just commuting into your 9-5. Case in point: the Women’s SuperLight Tree Runners ($115) feature breathable, airy upper and SuperLight foam technology made with sugarcane-based green EVA that will put some pep in your step. And if you’re looking for an eco-friendly foot ware alternative, these sneaks sport eucalyptus fiber and boast the brand’s lowest carbon footprint so far.


A Membership To Good Mental Health

Imagine taking a Master Class that focuses on mental health and well-being. Well, you can get all that (and more) when you purchase a Mindvalley membership ($99/monthly) for Mom or any other important person in your life. There are courses in categories such as Mind, Body, Soul, Entrepreneurship, Career, and Relationships. The user-friendly digital platform makes exploring easier, which means you can experience a total transformation anywhere you are, whether that’s at soccer practice, in the car waiting to pick up your kiddo, or at night after everyone is in bed. You’ll learn more self-awareness, how to achieve your goals, improve your relationships, find your purpose, and manifest your dreams, among other attainable goals. The Mindvalley annual membership costs $499 and it has a 7-day free trial, too. With hundreds of courses to choose from, you’ll certainly feel inspired on Mother’s Day — and every day as well.


Bath Salts Because She’s Just So Damn Tired

Soaking in the tub has never felt so soothing when you add Sunmed Bath Soaks to the water. Each package of the Broad Spectrum Bath Soaks ($35.00) contains sea salt, essential oils, and broad spectrum help extract that provides much-needed relaxation. In addition to its calming effects, the bath soaks can soothe aching muscles and body aches as well as reduce inflammation. Available in Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and Lavender scents, this is something Mom will want to soak up — literally.

A Crossbody Bag That Doubles As A Diaper Bag


Forget about your Grandma’s fanny pack. Kibou is the crossbody bag that you need when you have to dash out of the house and don’t want to carry a diaper bag. Kibou (which is short for “Keep It By You”) can be worn as either a traditional fanny pack or as a crossbody bag. It’s made from vegan leather and has a waterproof pocket that can hold makeup or even baby wipes. Kibou ($98) even comes with a detachable changing pad in case Baby has a blowout and enough storage to fit a few diapers. It’s awesome as a travel bag to hold your important documents and personal items like your passport, wallet, and phone, too.


Skincare To Get Glowing Skin

Sure, she might slather her hands in moisturizing cream, but when it comes to having a fabulous face, it all starts with Veriphy. The skincare line has a Core Trio Gift Set ($161) that’s sure to become her beloved go-to nightly skincare ritual. The Self Absorbed Facial Moisturizer will help combat dryness, while the Power Trip Facial Serum will brighten skin while gently exfoliating the area. And to make her look like she’s had eight hours of sleep (when she’s only had about four), the 20/20 Eye Cream can combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Cheese So She Can Snack Solo

There’s something even more delicious about a snack that you don’t have to share. And the “World’s Cheesiest Mom” Mother’s Day Gift Basket ($62.95) from Cheese Brothers is, you know, a cheesy gift. It has everything that a cheese-loving foodie Mom would want, like 6 oz. blocks of Havarti and Havarti Dill cheese, Smoked Mozzarella, Cheddar-Parmesan blend, yummy compotes (think Peach Berry and Raspberry Jalapeno), honey, and a cute “World’s Cheesiest Mom” sticker. It’s so gouda that Mom won’t want to share.


Crystal Weighted Blanket For Sweet Dreams


Sure, bedsheets are fine to cover you when you’re drifting off to sleep.  But when you’re using a weighted blanket (like the Snug Crystal Weighted Blanket from Sunday Citizen), being in bed can feel like heaven. Why? Well, weighted blankets have healing properties, particularly when they provide a slow and steady pressure on your body. (Think of how your baby loves being swaddled, and it’s a similar experience.) The Snug Crystal Weighted Blanket ($269) uses glass pearls and crystal pieces to provide a peaceful night’s rest. This adults-only blanket is available filled with Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, or Amethyst. Make sure to choose a blankie that’s 10% of your body weight for maximum effect. Sweet dreams are guaranteed.


A Face Massager To Soothe Away The Stress

When Mom is stressed, it’s sure to show on her face. That is, unless she uses Radixir’s Ice Globes. The facial massager ($39) work to stimulate blood circulation that will leave her skin tighter, brighter, and feeling better overall. They’re meant to put a stop to under-eye puffiness and offer a soothing massage experience all at once. The Ice Globes are even anti-aging, since they can sculpt cheekbones, jawlines, and tighten pores, too.


A Candle To Make Her Feel Like She’s Staying At A Luxe Hotel — Sans Kids


Lighting a candle is one surefire way to feeling relaxed, but the Conrad New York Downtown Signature Candle ($40) will make Mom feel like (swoon) she’s gotten a night all to herself. Made with 100% natural soy wax, the candle has the hotel’s signature scent of Bergamot and White Tea. But it doesn’t stop there, since there are also notes of Violet, Thyme, and Amber, too. She can light the candle (which has a 40-50 hour burn time) before bed, while she’s taking a soothing soak in the tub, or even to freshen up the family room.


Lovebox To Send Her Sweet Messages (That Don’t Require A Phone)

If you’ve been scrolling on TikTok, then you’ve probably laid your eyes on Lovebox before. The message box ($139) lets your loved one receive a message, picture, stickers, or video via the WiFi enabled wooden box. The pixelated heart spins around to let Mom know that she’s gotten a new message. And if she loves the letter she’s received, she can manually spin the heart to send back some heart emojis. It’s cute, it’s creative, it’s got total 80s vibes, and totally tugs at the heart strings.


A Patio Set That’s Perfect For Her Morning Coffee


Furniture can be a fun gift on Mother’s Day when it’s something as special as the Heidi Outdoor Bistro Set from The Novogratz. The set ($219) seats two people and is weather-resistant, so it’s perfect for Mom to enjoy her morning mug of coffee al fresco. It comes in colors like Bright Turquoise, Bright Yellow (pictured), Light Grey, or Persimmon. The mid-century modern style has a small footprint so it’s ideal for petite patios or smaller spaces.



A Cool Keyboard For The Techie Mom

Keyboards don’t have to come in one color. At least, that’s what the people at Drop believe. Their pre-built mechanical keyboards are built to last any amount of typing you have to do — plus, they’re super pretty. The Drop Expression Series Keyblossom Keyboard ($149) is beautiful in hues of pink and grey. It even has bunny-filled artwork by Mimi to make working even more wonderful. They’re durable, they’re adorable, and they’re also backlit for the times when you need added illumination.

The Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023 is full of items that will make Mom how much she means to the family — and maybe even give her the day off, too.

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