There’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. After all, this is the one day a year where you really need to pull out all the stops, and show your mom just how much she means to you. But finding a great gift can be difficult, and some people simply find it hard to think of a gift that properly sums up their feelings for the woman who raised them. Whether you’re shopping for a simple gift, or looking to go all-out with a truly generous present, this guide will help you find the perfect gift for your mom. Read on to see twenty great gift ideas, with price tags ranging from around $20 to several hundred dollars. Want more great gift ideas? Check out our post on the best gifts for women.
1. Anne Klein Women’s Rectangular Gold-Tone Double Chain Dress Watch and Bracelet Set
This set includes the watch, a gold-tone bracelet, and a hinged bangle with a tortoiseshell design. The watch features Japanese quartz movement with analog display, but it is not water-resistant.
2. Cole Haan Hannah Tote
Now through May 10, select handbags are on sale for 20 percent off from Amazon. To take advantage of this promo, enter the code “BAGS20OFF” at checkout. One bag that’s on sale as part of this promotion is the Cole Haan Hannah Tote. This great tote is available in multiple colors, so you can find a shade that’s perfect for your mom. The bag is made from genuine leather, and it has ample storage space for a small laptop, or all of your mom’s makeup and accessories.
Price: $133.58 and up, depending on color selected (33 percent off MSRP)
3. A New Robe & Slippers
Amazon is also running a promotion on select women’s clothing in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Enter the code “20MOMSDAY” now through May 10. One great clothing gift you can give your mom is a comfy robe and some new slippers. Present her with these gifts, and let her relax on Mother’s Day while you do all the cooking.
Two options we like (which just happen to be part of this Amazon promotion) are this Oscar de la Renta charmeuse robe, which goes great with these Haflinger slippers. These items look great together, but your mom will probably enjoy them separately as well.
Price: $42.05 and up for the robe, $56.80 and up for the slippers
4. Sterling Silver ‘Mom You Are The Heart Of Our Family’ Reversible Family Tree Pendant
The perfect gift for Mother’s Day is often a piece of jewelry. You should look for a piece of jewelry that has a unique design, ideally something with an inscription. This heartfelt necklace is emblazoned with the words “Mom–You are the heart of our family.” This beautiful necklace is something your mom can truly cherish.
Price: $33.77 (44 percent off MSRP)
5. Mother’s Day Music Box
This music box is a great gift for any mother. The top is inscribed with the words “Mom, your love means the world to me.” When she opens the box, it plays Wind Beneath My Wings. The interior of this jewelry box is lined with velvet.
6. Rejuvelle Luxurious Bath Bomb Set
Mother’s Day is the perfect day to help your mom pamper herself. These luxurious bath bombs are a great way for mom to unwind at the end of the day. These bath bombs come in a set of six, with scents like vanilla surprise and pink grapefruit. The set also includes scents that are designed to help mom de-stress, or get over a nasty cold.
Price: $26.95 (16 percent off MSRP)
7. Hot Chilli & Sweet Pepper Kit by Plant Theatre
Shopping for a total spice fiend? You could get your mother a bottle of insanely spicy hot sauce, but a gal with a green thumb might prefer growing her own peppers. This cute kit from Plant Theatre comes with every thing she needs to grow her own peppers. This is a great choice for moms who like gardening or cooking.
8. Broadway Basketeers Luscious Lime Gift Tower
Gift towers are an increasingly popular gift. This Mother’s Day, one nice option is the “Luscious Lime” gift tower. This gift basket includes tasty treats like yogurt-covered pretzels, gourmet licorice, dried fruit medley, gourmet popcorn, sweets, and almond crunch.
9. Amazon Kindle (6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display With Wi-Fi)
The Kindle is a great gift for moms who love to read. If mom doesn’t own an e-reader, now is the perfect time to get her one. The Kindle is nicer than books because it’s easier to pack than a whole stack of books. The glare-free touchscreen is also nice for reading while she lounges on the beach. It’s also quite inexpensive, especially compared to some of Amazon’s more upscale Kindle options like the Kindle Voyage or Kindle Paperwhite.
10. Cuisinart Alfrescamore Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
This outdoor pizza oven is an unusual gift for moms who love to cook and entertain. As summer draws closer, your mom will definitely appreciate having a way to use an oven, without having to heat up her entire kitchen. This outdoor oven is a great way to cook a pizza in about five minutes. This oven is surprisingly portable, weighing under 40 pounds and possessing convenient handles. Mom can even put it together herself in under ten minutes, with no tools required.
Price: $236.63 (21 percent off MSRP)
11. Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box
Six types of tea are featured in this elegant gift box, with a total of 48 bags. This is a stellar gift idea for moms who love tea, or any mom who is a bit of an Anglophile. To make this gift feel more complete, consider adding a new teapot (we like this $30 cast iron model from Primula). Another fun pairing? Give mom this tea variety box alongside an interesting book like Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the World.
12. KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer
Lots of women put a KitchenAid mixer on their wedding registry, but not every woman gets the mixer of her dreams. If mom has been eyeing one of these powerful mixers, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to give her this helpful kitchen tool. In addition to mixing batters for cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats, you can pick up some attachments that turn the KitchenAid into a meat grinder, ice cream maker, juicer, or pasta maker. For moms who are passionate about cooking, this is the ultimate gift.
Price: $399.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
13. Aveeno Baby and Mommy Gift Set
Shopping for a mom who just had her first child? This gift set is ideal for women who are celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time. This collection of Aveeno products includes a tote for mom, along with lotion, intensive moisture cream, baby wash, and baby shampoo for babies and toddlers.
Price: $24.49 (18 percent off MSRP)
14. Quirky Cubo Cutting Board with Prep Storage
For women who have a cramped kitchen, or moms who love to cook, this is a thoughtful gift. This unusual cutting board has hidden compartments underneath, allowing you to store chopped items before they go into the pot. This is ideal for prepping tons of veggies for a veggie tray or stir-fry.
Price: $27.78 (7 percent off MSRP)
15. Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects
Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects is a fun gift for moms who are passionate about crafting. Author Sarah Goldschadt’s work has also appeared in publications like Rolling Stone, Oprah, Glamour, Martha Stewart Living, and Food Network Magazine. This cool book of crafts includes creative projects like flower garlands, cake toppers, and plushies. There are also companion iPad apps filled with additional fun ideas.
Price: $17.49 (30 percent off MSRP)
16. Dumas Station ‘Right Side of the Tracks’ Cab and Estate Merlot Mixed Pack
For moms with a refined palate, this two-pack of fine wine is a thoughtful, luxurious gift. This gift includes two different bottles. There’s the 2006 Dumas Station Minnick Hills Reserve Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (which scored a 94 rating from Wine Enthusiast), and the 2010 Dumas Station Walla Walla Valley Merlot Estate (which scored a 90 rating from both Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast). If mom loves red wines with big, robust flavors, this would be a great gift.
Price: $109 (23 percent off MSRP)
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17. Cuisinart 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker
A bread maker is a nice gift for moms who love to bake, or those who are trying to avoid foods with artificial additives. This bread maker can make loaves weighing between one and two pounds, with a handy timer delay. Various programmed settings and crust options make this bread maker ideal for women who aren’t experienced bakers.
Price: $99.95 (46 percent off MSRP)
18. Clinique 8 Piece Makeup & Skincare Gift Set
This Clinique gift set includes mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, lip color, and makeup remover. There’s also moisturizer and moisturizing lotion, to keep skin feeling hydrated and fresh. The whole kit ships in a cute bag that can fit easily into a purse.
19. Hurricane Marvel 120 Recreational Kayak
With summer just around the corner, it’s only natural that some people want to get their mom something they can use outdoors during the hottest months of the year. This beautiful kayak from Hurricane is streamlined, making it ideal for both beginners and intermediate kayakers. This kayak is available in blue, green, or mango (orange). There’s a stern hatch for storing your gear, and this kayak is rated for a total weight of 300 pounds.
20. Sterling Silver ‘A Mother Holds Her Child’s Hand For A Short While and Their Hearts Forever’ Open Heart Pendant
This necklace is available in plain sterling silver, or sterling silver that has been flashed with rose gold or yellow gold. The necklace is inscribed with the words “A mother holds her child’s hand for a short while, and their hearts forever.” This is a great gift for your own mother, but it could also be given as a Mother’s Day present to a grandma, mother-in-law, or new mom in your life.
Price: $18.26 and up, depending on finish selected (39 percent off MSRP)