Whether it’s a holiday, birthday, or Mother’s Day, it’s always a good idea to have some gift ideas for mom in your back pocket. That includes your mom, of course, but then there’s your mother-in-law, your tot-toting sister, your cool-as-sh*t mom friends, occasions that call for meaningful gifts for Mom from daughter … the list goes on. So for every kind of “mom” moment in your life, we’re here to help you find the best fun, practical, and self-care-promoting presents on Amazon (yesss!) and elsewhere.
We’ve included thoughtful picks to treat every kind of mama in your life, but no matter who the special recipient is, there are a few things we know for sure: they are tired, overworked, never get a day off, and deserve all the things that are good in the world. Moms are literally angels, and they deserve a million dollars in cash and a pony — maybe even more.
Of course, if cold-hard cash (by the millions) isn’t feasible and a pony is out of the question, you’re in luck. The 35 mom-approved products below are fun, thoughtful, and will have you looking like the top gift-giver in the game. Yeah— you’re welcome.
Self-Care Mom Gifts
Mom life is f*cking hard work. Give your hard-workin’ bestie or the mother in your life the chance to unwind and de-stress with an adult coloring book. Coloring books are apparently great for calming us down, even though we’re fully-grown and don’t really play arts-and-crafts anymore (unless it’s because our toddler is making us). But rest assured, there’s no better gift you can give than the gift of relaxation. By giving the mom in your life this Snarky Adult Coloring Book, you’ll be helping her de-stress and find laughter in some of the craziest situations. (Even Mom-level bad hair days.)
Repeat after us: 8 deep tissue kneading nodes. Eight! This neck, shoulder, and back massager kneads deeply into muscles and tissue and has stressed-out mamas feeling relaxed in a matter of minutes. As if that wasn’t enticing enough, infrared heating features provide warmth to further uncoil tense muscles. Basically what we’re saying is: buy one for the mother in your life. Then go ahead and buy one for yourself because really, this thing is amazing.
The Classic Bathrobe by Parachute Home proves that they’re not just great at making linen sheets, they’ve also nailed the luxurious bathrobe thing. With a minimalist aesthetic, plush texture, and 100% long-staple Turkish cotton material, this bathrobe is the epitome of self-indulgent. Only it’s not for you, so it’s mom-indulgent. This robe is so gorgeous and soft, it might be a little difficult to part with. Do it for the mama, but then buy one for yourself.
What mom doesn’t want an excuse to treat her tootsies like they’re more important than her own children? She’ll appreciate your splurge and the ability to slip her toes into a toasty foot massager that can restore and relax a burnt-out mama. It’s a powerful deep-kneading massager, but it’s quiet enough for her to use while getting a full dose of her favorite reality television show. There are three different kneading preferences as well as three different air pressure levels that can easily be personalized. According to New York Magazine, reviewers credit the included remote control to making the experience deeply relaxing. Ain’t nobody got time to bend over and adjust settings manually!
Pop quiz: who deserves loads of soothing self-care time? Answer: moms. Who hardly gets any soothing self-care time? Answer: also moms. That’s why the mom you love needs this rose bath kit by Soap Cherie so she has an excuse for a little time-out for herself immediately. It comes complete with Morning Rose Body Oil, Bath Soak (2x), an Exfoliating mitt, and a rose quartz crystal. Sounds like the perfect combo of ingredients to get even the most frazzled mom to calm the F down.
If you know a mom who is always complaining that she’s cold, it’s time to give her the gift of warmth with this heated microplush throw. It has 10-hour auto shut-off, which is nice and all, but no mom in the history of ever has been able to sleep 10 hours straight without waking. But at least this blankie’s six different heat settings will keep her comfy and toasty throughout her work day or while binge-watching Hallmark holiday movies.
There’s no shortage of fun gifts out there for the Friends-obsessed mommas among us, but what could possibly top a book full of life and love advice from the six New Yorkers we’ve watched since middle school? There’s dating advice from Joey (LOL), witty comeback tips from Chandler, recipes from Mon, and a whole lot of other Friends-themed bits including a quiz to find out which Friend your mom friend is.
Gifts For Moms Obsessed With Beauty Products
This Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer is the literal sh*t. Instead of using both a hairdryer and a brush to DIY a salon-quality blowout, this Revlon tool is two-in-one. Moms with young babes will especially appreciate this gift as it can take as little as 5 to 10 minutes to blow dry hair to perfection with one tool instead of two. Give this gift and we promise you, you’ll never stop hearing the “thank you’s” for as long as you live.
If you’ve noticed the mama in your life is totally self- and skin-care obsessed, then the Drunk Elephant Brightening Duo is undoubtedly the gift for her. There’s a reason moms are Drunk Elephant-obsessed and it’s because the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum and C-Firma Day Serum really work. Wrinkles from frowning at misbehaving children? Gone! Purple under eye bags from lack of sleep because of babies crying? Gone! Trust us, you can’t put a price on hydrated, brightened skin.
Long gone are the days when we kept our beauty and skincare products in the room-temperature cabinet above the sink. Now, we know better and things like jade rollers and certain skincare products need to be kept cool. The mom in your life will love having a designated fridge to store her serums, moisturizes, jade roller, face masks, and so much more. Other beauty fridges are priced at over $100, so you can rest easy knowing you got the best deal. Plus, with a super chic exterior look (it’s available in either millennial pink, white, or cow-print) she’ll love having all her products in one, cute, compact, and refrigerated space.
People love love love this Aztec Indian Healing Clay mask. It’s the best-kept beauty secret, as it’s made with natural calcium bentonite clay. This is a great find for chemical-conscious mamas who only indulge in green beauty and skincare as it’s made without any additives, fragrances, or animal products. Once you gift this mask, you’ll turn the mom in your life into an Indian Healing Clay addict… She’ll have to keep buying it again and again because there’s literally no better mask on the market.
Know a mom who appreciates a good vegan beauty product? At only $10, you can probably surprise every mom you know with this trio of rose, almond, and citrus-scented hand creams packed with aloe and sodium PCS to both hydrate and prevent inflammation. No one wants dry hands for the holidays, y’all.
Got a mom in your life who loves skincare but has about zero free minutes per day to devote to it? Enter this amazing facial cleansing brush. In just one minute twice a day, users can expect a whole bunch of benefits including cleaner-looking skin, softer and smoother skin, and less visible pores. All of that in two minutes a day? Sign up every mom ever.
Silk pillowcases are all the rage and your mom or mom-friend will be forever grateful if you gift her this natural and hypoallergenic pillow cover. Made from the highest grade of mulberry silk, SLIP pillowcases are the best possible option for your facial skin and hair. Unlike cotton cases that can scratch and tug at skin and hair, creating premature stretching, sleep creases, and that ever-feared Monday morning bedhead, silk cases reduce split ends, hydrate your facial skin, and even help make blowouts last longer. So, really, are you giving her a pillowcase, or are you gifting her something much more revered: flawless, gorgeous, and healthy skin and hair.
Home & Kitchen Gifts For Moms
Is there a mom in your life with a good sense of humor? If she’s not tired as f*ck from hearing the Baby Shark theme song — will you let her know that we admire her angel-like patience and think she’s going straight to heaven? — then she might find this Mama Shark novelty wine glass cute and actually endearing. On the other hand, if she’s losing her mind to the track on the daily, better skip this one or you might get back-handed.
We know what you’re thinking: a toaster? REALLY?! But we promise you the SMEG Retro Toaster is a hot commodity, so much so that it’s constantly selling out on Amazon. The SMEG is a staple seen in nearly every Instagram picture of gorgeous, social media influencer kitchens, and your mom or mom friend will never get over just how chic and retro it is. With two extra-wide slots with self-centering racks, automatic slice pop-up, and a removable stainless steel crumb tray, this is less of a toaster and more of a toast-perfecting robot. It also features six browning levels and three pre-set programs: reheat, defrost, and bagel. So if the mom in your life loves bagels, waffles, or avocado toast, we’re telling you, get her a freakin’ toaster.
Moms love this sentimental sh*t and the only way this throw pillow could get any better is if it came with another throw pillow that says, “… and dad, too.”
Any other moms automatically skip over recipes that involve several minutes of continuous stirring? Nobody’s got time for that, and that’s why the moms in your life will extremely appreciate this automatic pan stirrer. She can set it and forget it so she can whip up that all-important holiday recipe while also cleaning that milk spill courtesy of her preschooler. Bless.
Essential oils are kind of having a moment right now, and if a stressed out mom is going to diffuse some calming scents, she should do it in style. That’s why she needs this pineapple-shaped beauty that promises to diffuse a more fine and uniform mist. It also cycles through seven soothing colors and boosts automatic shut-off, because we all know moms can’t be bothered to add “turn off the diffuser” to their never-ending list of tasks.
Speaking of fun appliances every mom needs, an air fryer is pretty much the new kitchen must-have, and no wonder — this baby makes “fried” foods with 75 percent less fat than regular frying. Oh, and it can fit two pounds of french fries. Sold.
Everyone appreciates a super soft fleece blanket, and this one comes in a dozen colors and has a handy carrying handle. It pretty much screams “airplane blanket” and if your mom friend is visiting her in-laws this holiday season, she will surely want to stay warm en route.
If you know a mom who’s a wine connoisseur, then you need to nab her this Tapology wine aerator that can fit a full bottle of wine. Yes, a full bottle of wine. Moms’ night in just got a whole lot fancier.
If there’s somehow a mom in your life who still hasn’t experienced the life-changing magic of the Instant Pot. Moms have approximately 14 minutes per day in which to create healthful (mostly?) meals for the fam, and that’s why this little machine gets so much love from us. This version cooks up to 70 percent faster, and we will take every extra minute that speedy cook time frees up.
GIRL. If you don’t have your BFF close by to take you by the shoulders and tell you to calm the F down, allow this gorgeous candle to get the message across. The fact that it smells freaking amazing is just a bonus TBH.
Alright: It may be a little awkward to gift this to *your* mom (or maybe not?) but your “Mommy juice”-drinking sister or your kid-toting BFF (who swears she won’t have another) will get a kick out of ‘em. And yes, Wine Condoms are good for more than just a laugh. They’re wine stoppers that provide an airtight seal and prevent spillage, too. While corks can shed pieces and traditional stoppers add height, these thin rubber shields allow you to effectively keep out oxygen and store bottles upright in the fridge. Plus, they are stretchy enough to fit over different-sized bottle openings.
Know a mom who’s also the hostess with the mostess? This clever charcuterie board/platter/serving tray by Bambüsi is (almost) as versatile as she is. Whether she enjoys hosting happy hour, her book club, or (hint, hint) the family for the holidays, she’ll get plenty of use prepping and serving hors d’oeuvres with this sleek wooden set. Made with stain and odor-resistant bamboo, the board’s carved grooves are ideal for separating snacks. It also comes equipped with four serving utensils that can be stored in the pullout drawer for ultimate efficiency while entertaining.
For the trendy mom who appreciates ambiance, YINUO MIRROR’s quartet of natural soy candles brings style and aroma to any room. Containing lavender, fig, lemon, and rose scents, these eclectic tins are ideal for mamas with modern decor. Even once the wax has burned down, they make adorable trinket boxes to keep jewelry safe on her bedside table or by the kitchen sink. Thanks to its versatility and affordable price point, this present is ideal for all the moms in your life including friends, siblings, and even your kid’s teacher. And if you’re not completely sure about the boho-chic vibes, YINUO MIRROR has more classic candle options, too.
Gifts For Moms Who Are Always On-The-Go
Moms deal with more sh*t than anybody else on the planet, so if you’ve got an on-the-go mom in your life, it’s basically your sacred duty to make sure she travels in style. The Away luggage Carry-On comes in 10 different colors — like green, black, navy, and baby blue, to name a few — features an ejectable battery (so her phone battery will never die while she’s wander-lusting), and is so freakin’ durable, nothing will ever tear it down. Not even crazy-eyed toddlers or a careless airline.
Moms, friends of moms, people that know moms and have moms, this stroller caddy is a serious game-changer. Especially for new moms in desperate need of help getting organized. This gorgeous coffee and cream caddy features adjustable straps, an external zippered pocket perfect for phone/wallet/keys (*Adam Sandler voice*), two bottle pockets, and a roomy middle compartment in the interior. Since spills are inevitable, your mom-friend doesn’t have to worry, as this chic caddy wipes clean easily and won’t be stopped by stains. Every time you go out with her, you’ll notice this stroller caddy strapped on and ready to go, and you’ll know that you slayed the mom-gift-giving game.
There’s a fine line when it comes to raising a daughter. We want our little girls to be kind, but we also want them to know that they can throat-punch someone if they need to. This keychain is the perfect reminder for mamas raising daughters who are equally fierce.
Techie Gifts For Moms
Impress the tech-savvy mama in your life by giving her the gift of convenience. Apple AirPods are tiny, super sleek, and pack a powerful punch. For the working-mom who’s constantly taking phone calls (with a baby on her hip, no less), or the mother with abs who’s never not working out, Apple AirPods making taking calls, listening to music and podcasts, and ignoring the outside world all the easier. Tangled-up cords? Never, ever again. Mom-friend, she will never stop thanking you.
The Nest Thermostat is an extra-special gift for moms who deserve something timeless that they will use every single day of their lives. The price tag is admittedly up there, but when you think about how much Nest does and how convenient it truly is, we promise you it’s worth shelling out for the special mother in your life. Case in point, the Nest thermometer auto-schedules itself, remembering the most-programmed temps and even has an energy-efficient feature, a Nest Leaf that appears when the temp gets to an energy-efficient place. The Auto-Tune feature helps homeowners automatically lower their energy bill and even has the ability to adapt to direct sunlight if it’s situated in a particularly sunny corner of the home. This is another one of those buy one for your friend, and then buy one for your own home, too, kind of gifts.
It’s 2019 and absolutely no one enjoys answering the door to a stranger, and also, it’s cool to feel safe, especially if you’re a momma home with little ones all day. Enter the Ring Video Doorbell that every mom is sure to appreciate. Ring can be connected to Alexa and will alert those at home to visitors or any detected motion at the door. Users can also “talk” to Ring using Echo, which is perfect for when the baby’s finally napping and your mom BFF wants to tell whoever’s there to go the heck away.
Gifts For Any Mom
If all else fails, an Amazon gift card is always a great gift for Mom because she can choose exactly what she wants. Impersonal, you say? Not in this fancy premium gift box, which can double as a trinket holder after she takes out the card out. You can also add a bouquet of her favorite flowers or a sweet treat (either bought or homemade) to give this present an extra personal touch.
This gift might seem a little impersonal at first, but honestly, it’s the opposite. 23andMe’s DNA testing kit reveals not only information about ancestry, but also provides accurate insight on health issues, too. All your mom has to do is send in a saliva sample and wait for her results. Usually, the results that come back are remarkable and informative. This gift will show your mom that you not only want to know more about where she (and where you!) came from, but it will also remind her that you care about her health and encourage the preventative approach to her overall wellness. You can also just go for the kit from 23andMe that’s available at a lower price point without the health analysis.
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