12 Best Mother's Day Gifts

12 Best Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is around the corner and you know you need to get a special gift for mom. Mothers work really, really hard for their families – and this is your chance to say thank you.

Now, you can resort to the flowers and cards she’s always gotten, but why not take some time to really spoil her? We’ve got the best gifts for mom that she's sure to love.

Be sure to check out each suggestion, as we’ve included awesome alternatives for each Fave for the moms that already have the top choices (or when the price tag is out of reach). And, it’s not as if Christmas and Valentine’s were that long ago – don’t forget about the things you wanted to get her then. You’ll find those gifts are just as exciting now. Happy shopping!

Why trust us: Faveable has spent thousands of hours researching, interviewing experts, and testing products to come up with carefully selected lists trusted by millions of consumers since 2013.

12 Best Mother's Day Gifts

  • 12. Timber Artbox Large Family Tree Photo Frames Wall Decal
  • 11. Soaiy Rotation Sleep Soothing Color Changing Aurora Light Projector with Built-in Speaker
  • 10. KitchenAid Electric Kettle
  • 9. Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
  • 8. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
  • 7. Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit
  • 6. Caden Waterproof Durable Camera Backpack
  • 5. Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden
  • 4. KitchenAid KSM150PSBX Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield
  • 3. Knock Knock Personal Library Kit
  • 2. OMG Tea Towel
  • 1. The Grandparent Gift Life Story Frame

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Like Showing Off

#12

Timber Artbox Large Family Tree Photo Frames Wall Decal

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Like Showing Off: Timber Artbox Large Family Tree Photo Frames Wall Decal
90 % Editor Score
80 % User Score
80 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Easy to set up
  • Looks amazing
  • Will elicit many compliments 

Display treasured photos with removable and repositionable wall art. 

It's not great for small spaces and some of the frame spaces are too low for those with small children in the house.

What does your mom like to show off? Very often, it’s her family! This family tree wall decal is an amazing accent piece whether you use the frame stickers (ideal for renters) or hang frames along the branches. The simple design allows the photos to speak for themselves. This is downright gorgeous.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

If mom has treasured recipes that have been handed down through the generations (or you want to pass some up to her), you can always have them transferred to a tea towel at Spoonflower.com. Indeed, why stop there, print mom some fabric from your childhood drawings or have wallpaper made with her sketches. Let mom show off anything! Perhaps she only needs a Spoonflower gift certificate to get her started.

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Really Need a Break

#11

Soaiy Rotation Sleep Soothing Color Changing Aurora Light Projector with Built-in Speaker

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Really Need a Break: Soaiy Rotation Sleep Soothing Color Changing Aurora Light Projector with Built-in Speaker
86 % Editor Score
82 % User Score
62 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Very relaxing 
  • Lots of fun 
  • Good gift and fairly bright 

This light show globe has a small footprint and a built-in speaker. It also features an automatic shutoff and a few other controllable options. 

Constant use tends to wear down the functionality and the speaker isn’t great. Additionally, some users find it too bright, while others believe it’s not bright enough. 

We’re not sure what it is, but there is something soothing about watching a light show akin to standing underneath the Northern Lights. This globe projects just that on the wall or a ceiling – almost forcing mom (and everyone around her) to relax. There are a few options available to fine-tune the light show, and there’s also a built-in speaker. It’s not awesome sound, by any means, but it’s good for a relaxing bath or other smaller rooms.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

If you can afford it, might we suggest this Sonoma Outdoor Iron Gazebo Canopy ($330)? It will allow mom to create her very own oasis in the backyard. Mom will surely appreciate lounging with a book and a glass of wine on long summer afternoons.

Too rich for your blood? There’s nothing like a comfy pair of slippers. These Isotoner Women's Microterry PillowStep Satin Cuff Clog Slippers ($20, depending on size and color) are perfect for walking down the driveway to get the paper or heading to the backyard with a cup of coffee for some early morning relaxation.

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Love Tea and Coffee

#10

KitchenAid Electric Kettle

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Love Tea and Coffee: KitchenAid Electric Kettle
88 % Editor Score
84 % User Score
63 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Super gorgeous 
  • Heats really fast 
  • Sturdy – and great value for the money 

The handle on this electric kettle stays cool to the touch and offers a large opening for filling and cleaning. It heats quickly and is available in a variety of colors.

It’s not a huge kettle – only 1.25 liters. Plus, the cord is irritatingly short. 

Not everyone is a coffee percolator type of person. If you’re a tea drinker, hot chocolate lover, or instant soup addict, there’s always a need for a kettle. While the stovetop version will work in a pinch, an electric kettle – like this gorgeous one from KitchenAid – is way more efficient. This one heats water quickly, efficiently, and remains cool to the touch. You can expect to pay between $60 and $80 depending on the color you choose. The only downfall? The cord isn’t terribly long – but we think the tea-drinking mom in your life will get over that quickly – especially as it’s safety first with her, right?

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

Is it coffee or bust for your mom? This rose gold-plated Bodum 8-Cup Copper Chambord Classic Coffee Maker ($35) is sure to make her swoon. Indeed, just like the kettle, it’s bound to live on the counter where everyone can see it.

And, for a gift that keeps on giving, how about a coffee subscription? Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters offer a range of gift subscriptions – starting around $20. Their beans are the business, and you can choose between weekly and monthly offerings. 

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Need Some Pampering

#9

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Need Some Pampering: Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
94 % Editor Score
85 % User Score
50 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Good gift 
  • Solid, sturdy, and high-quality 
  • Looks beautiful 

This bath caddy has deep, secure slots for tablets, phones, and books. The wine glass holder is perfect and it even fits across wider tubs. 

A few users have reported quality control issues; they’ve need to add their own super glue before using. Double check before giving this as a gift. 

A long soak in a hot bath is an amazing experience – and one that most women want to enjoy often. The difficulty is, of course, that our books and media are on tablets and cell phones. And, some tubs don’t even have a place to rest the (almost) compulsory glass of wine. This bathtub tray does it all and makes it super easy to relax. Better still, it fits across nearly any tub and looks beautiful too!

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

If she’s already got a bath caddy that she loves, you may want to try this lovely little Foot Sole Massage product from Uncommon Goods ($38). Working with reflexology techniques, it’s a quick and simple way to relieve aching feet and stimulate circulation.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? A massage gift voucher is the best possible way to let her know you appreciate the effort she puts into the family. (Feel free to set up a spa package if you can afford it; every mom loves that.)

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Working Moms

#8

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Working Moms: Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
82 % Editor Score
87 % User Score
54 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Keeps coffee drinkably warm or hot 
  • Works well 
  • Great for the office 

This 17-watt mug warmer keeps beverages warm, features an on/off switch, and has a long cord.

Sadly, there’s no auto-shutoff and you may want to use a lid with this to keep beverages from evaporating. 

There are plenty of moms that need their coffee to get through the day. And, yet, with such busy lives, coffee tends to get cold too quickly. This handy little mug warmer is here to save the day. And, because they’re just so affordable, you may want to get one for home too – you know, for the Keurig users that can’t top-off their coffee from the pot.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

If mom isn’t a coffee (or tea… or hot chocolate) drinker, perhaps it’s time for this gorgeous Stanley Flexible Leather Phone Stand ($50). It comes in four different colors and keeps phones at just the right angle to check messages discreetly. Score!

And, there’s always this Foot Massage Roller which will help relieve aching feet when she gets home from a long day on hers. It’ll save you from the endless foot massages – and her from the pain! And, you should get it for less than $20. That’s a great buy!

Best Mother’s Day Gift for New Moms

#7

Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit

Best Mother’s Day Gift for New Moms: Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit
86 % Editor Score
89 % User Score
47 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Simple to use 
  • Kids love it
  • Makes it easy to feed on the go 

The Kiinde system works from breast milk all the way up through the early feeding years. There are loads of easy-to-use options and attachments at reasonable prices. 

Kiinde Foodii only works with Kiinde products; you can’t switch over to other packages and systems without investing in them. 

Okay, if the mom in your life is still brand new, this feeding system isn’t going to come out of the box for a couple of months. But, it won’t be that long… we swear. And, because this is compatible with the Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Gift Set, you could potentially get them both right off the bat. This particular kit comes with 10 Twist Pouches, 1 Squeezable Foodie Filler, 2 Threaded Snack Spouts, and 1 Soft Silicone Squeeze Spoon with leak-proof cap. They take a little getting used to, but moms absolutely swear by them when they’re ready to get out of the house more often.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

But, there is one thing you should know about first-time new-moms - they want everything that has to do with baby, but still need a little pampering that’s all about them too. The very best gift you can give any new mom is sleep. That means you take over for as long as you can while she snoozes (that length depends entirely on whether the baby is exclusively breast fed). And, then there’s always a manicure or just a chance to be out of the house for an hour or two. Really, mom will appreciate it more than you know.

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Soccer Moms

#6

Caden Waterproof Durable Camera Backpack

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Soccer Moms: Caden Waterproof Durable Camera Backpack
92 % Editor Score
90 % User Score
54 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Plenty of storage and pockets 
  • Convenient and useful 
  • Perfect for travel 

This backpack has a slide out drawer for your camera and all its gear, plus room for your laptop, phone, and all sorts of odds and ends. It’s sturdy and waterproof. 

Some users have reported minor issues with the zipper and the tripod straps, but the manufacturer does seem to be responsive to these concerns. 

Soccer moms have gear they need to schlep around – and we’re not just limiting this to the sport of soccer; it applies equally to all sports. This camera bag makes it totally possible to carry everything to a game and keep the camera safe. It’s waterproof and really well constructed. Users love, love, love the pull out function of the camera compartment and also find it’s a breeze to travel with this bag. It’s not cheap, but it’s absolutely worth it.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

Does she spend more time in the car shuffling kids to matches and practices than she does at the game? You might want to consider this Jabra Tour Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone for the mom that’s driving a car without bells and whistles. For $40, it’s finally safe to talk and drive again.

If it’s all summer sports for mom, how about this Sport-Brella Umbrella Chair ($40)? Yep, it’s a foldout chair with a pair of umbrellas to block the sun – wherever it may be. Plus, you get the cup holder in the arm and a small storage pocket for keys and such. Not bad, right?

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Love Gardening

#5

Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Love Gardening: Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden
94 % Editor Score
92 % User Score
58 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Amazing sprout and grow rate 
  • Fantastic for future prepping 
  • Very well packaged 

The seeds out of everything that grows from this pack can be replanted for an endless supply of veggies. You get 15,000 non-GMO seeds in a safe package. 

There are some that believe a larger selection would be nice; there are only 32 variants in this pack. 

The most amazing thing about these packs of seeds is that nearly everyone reports an amazing sprout and grow rate. The gardening mom in your life should expect closer to 95 percent than the standard 40-50 percent sprout rate of similar products. And, because these are heirloom seeds, she can prepare next year’s crop from the seeds in her produce. Each pack is about $16 and you get 15,000 seeds. We suggest buying two packs, one for now – and one for the end of the world. If you’re interested, there are also larger variety packs, as well as herbs. How cool is that?

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

Want something that will bear fruit almost immediately? How about a Calamondin Orange Tree that’s grown to the point where it’s ready to bear fruit in the first year? Prices range from $50 to $120 depending on the size of the plant.

If you just want a small token, how about a Hydrofarm Dirt Bag Reusable Planting Pot? The 5-gallon size sells for less than $10, but you can buy bags up to 400-gallons. How about a set for your mom? If a lot of her time is spent in the garden, you know she needs this.

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Cook and Bake

#4

KitchenAid KSM150PSBX Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Cook and Bake: KitchenAid KSM150PSBX Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield
92 % Editor Score
93 % User Score
45 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Works amazingly well 
  • Excellent gift 
  • Available in a variety of beautiful colors

Besides the incredible reputation of the KitchenAid brand, this 5-Qt mixer can handle enough dough for up to 9 dozen cookies at a time. Besides 15 optional attachments, this mixer is available in a stunning array of colors. 

Be wary of the polish used to make the mixing bowl shiny; you will want to follow cleaning instructions before using. Additionally, this machine can “walk” when dealing with stiff batters.  

Let’s just be clear, if the cooking or baking mom in your life doesn’t have a KitchenAid mixer, she wants one. You can be quite certain of that. There’s nothing like a heavy-duty mixer to make kitchen work smooth and fun. And, this one is available in the most gorgeous colors. Inside the box, you’ll find a flat beater, a coated dough hook, a 6-wire whip, and a 1-piece pouring shield. Some (but not all) of the attachments are dishwasher safe. And, did we mention the capacity? You can mix enough dough for 9 dozen cookies in a single session. Gotta love that.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

Can’t afford $350 this Mother’s Day? How about a new set of Joseph Joseph nesting mixing bowls and measuring cups? Not only are they compact and colorful, but you also get a colander and a sieve for a full set. It’s as perfect for new moms as it for anyone that’s been making family meals for years – and it’s less than $40.

If your mom is more of the professional sort, or has to have every gadget out there, you’re going to want to see the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide ($200). Okay, it’s not quite professional, but it’s hugely practical and works with a Smartphone app to create the most amazing food sensations.

Best Mother's Day Gifts for Moms that Love Books

#3

Knock Knock Personal Library Kit

Best Mother's Day Gifts for Moms that Love Books: Knock Knock Personal Library Kit
94 % Editor Score
95 % User Score
49 Bought

Why People Love it

  • This makes an amazing gift 
  • Super cute (and fun to use) 
  • Practical and functional

This set has everything you need to get started with a personal lending library, including 20 envelopes, 20 cards, date stamp, and ink pad. 

You won’t get enough for all your books – and you’ll need to order refill sets. 

It’s just like the cards you remember from card catalogue days. Perhaps it’s even better now that everything is online. These library card kids allow you to affix pockets to the back (or front) of the book as you used to do. With the date stamp, this practical gift for book lovers will ensure books make their way home. The card stock is high quality, and the refill sets aren’t terribly expensive (around $6)

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

If the mom in your life loves her books but isn’t much of a lender, this Little Library Shelf from Anthropology is a stunning way to display favorites in any room of the house. It’s a little pricier ($100), but it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Or, what about this Out of Print Banned Books Matchbox Set ($23)? Yes, they’re matchboxes (with 20 matches in each one), but they’ve been printed with the images of books. Gotta love the irony in the Fahrenheit 451 title, don’t you?

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Say They Don’t Want Anything

#2

OMG Tea Towel

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Moms that Say They Don’t Want Anything: OMG Tea Towel
90 % Editor Score
97 % User Score
59 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Great to give as a gift 
  • Very cute 
  • Fast delivery 

This very cute tea towel has a message that makes it great to give any mother. The soft fabric is machine washable. 

There are some complaints about the fabric, but other users find it to be soft. 

When mom’s say they don’t want anything for Mother’s Day, what they really mean is that they enjoy bending over backward for their family – and a little token of appreciation or a few thoughtful words are all that’s needed. This square tea towel does both – and it does it effortlessly. Not only is it a great gift to give your mom, it’s excellent for moms to give their daughters (and even sons). And, of course, the price is right.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

If even a tea towel is too much for your mom to accept, how about this gorgeous Floral Bouquet Blue 3D card ($13)? It’s way more sophisticated than the popup cards you had as a child. This card creates the most beautiful display of paper flowers and will certainly sit on the mantel until July.

Or, maybe you should just do what mom wants and make her a scrumptious breakfast in bed or enjoy a leisurely Skype call. Really, it’s the kind words that matter most – to every mom.

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Grandmothers

#1

The Grandparent Gift Life Story Frame

Best Mother’s Day Gift for Grandmothers: The Grandparent Gift Life Story Frame
88 % Editor Score
98 % User Score
54 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Makes a great gift 
  • Well-made 
  • Nice looking 

This 8x12” black wall or table frame is made in the USA and offers space for three photos.

The tags are printed on the backing and you’ll need to use a little bit of creativity to get this going. 

Mother’s Day is inherently about grandmothers too – so don’t forget to pick up something special for grandma. This photo frame is exactly the sort of gift that makes grandparents smile – especially if you fill it with meaningful photos before giving it. It’s a standard size 8x12” frame with space for three photos. It’s especially fantastic for new grandmas.

Looking for alternative gifts for mom?

Does gran have too many grandchildren to count? Perhaps this Coby 1.5” Digital LCD Photo Keychain will make it easier to show off her grandchildren (and her kids, though we all know grandkids are the absolute best). You can pick it up for under $30 and pre-load it for ease.

Of course, not all grandmothers are the photo carrying type. And, we can totally recommend these engraved rolling pins($34) if she’s more the cookie-baking, spoiling sort of grandma. There is a range of patterns to choose from – and there’s no reason this gift should ever be relegated to grandma status; it’s marvelous for all bakers.

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Katie’s Cleveland proud; but she’s also lived in Australia, Switzerland and now stays in South Africa. That’s a roundabout way of saying she can’t sit still; she’s always moving, always busy.

She has a BA in International Relations from Kent State University and work towards a Masters in Human Rights. She speaks French, is learning German and used to dream in Spanish. For years, Katie worked as a producer on fashion and advertising shoots before she realized her passion was the written word.

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