Mother’s day gift ideas

83 Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Says She Has Everything

Solidify your spot as the favorite with one of these original present ideas.

77 Mother’s Day Gifts That Are As Unique As She Is

Solidify your spot as the favorite with one of these original present ideas.


No matter how many great ideas you have for Mother’s Day—breakfast in bed, a scenic stroll, a quiet staycation, or even a virtual celebration—it’s always nice to treat mom to a thoughtful gift.

We know: Mothers can be notoriously hard to buy for, especially when they claim they already have everything. So we’ve compiled a variety of unique gifts ideas for Mother’s Day so you don’t have to fall back on the classics (looking at you, flowers and fancy tea).

While there’s nothing wrong with giving your mom something practical, consider something a little more meaningful this year: a personalized piece of jewelry (or art!), a book that celebrates the special bond between mothers and daughters, a one-of-a-kind hand towel for your favorite foodie, or even a mailable Meyer lemon tree if she’s got a green thumb. And if she tends to be more matter-of-fact than mushy, you might do better with a useful item (think cozy slippers, a DIY paint-by-numbers kit, a dreamy eye mask) or something funny (hello, custom cookie cutters!).

Ahead, 77 totally unique Mother’s Day gifts for all the mother figures in your life. Whether it’s your mom, sister, grandma, or best friend turned new mom, these gifts will ensure they feel the love.

83 Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Says She Has Everything

From unique finds to the useful presents she won’t buy herself.

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Another year, another time spent scratching our heads wondering: What do I get for my mom? Moms, though we truly love them, are notoriously hard to shop for. Mostly because when asked, moms have a tendency to wave us off. “I don’t need anything” or “I have everything,” they’ll say. Take this pro tip from us: If they don’t need anything, get them something they want (or even better, something they might not even know they want).

Our moms do a lot for us. They’re the world’s unsung heroes, and they deserve to feel special, loved, and appreciated for any occasion. So whether you have a beauty-loving mom who’d swoon over a gorgeous new makeup bag, a mom who loves all things cozy and would cuddle up with the comfiest blanket, or a wine connoisseur mom who would appreciate a cool, Oprah-approved wine chiller, we’ve curated a list featuring over 80 thoughtful and unique gifts for every type of mama. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a present for your own mother—who lovingly raised you even through your rebellious phase—or your grandmother, the mom of your children, your best mom friend, or any mother-like figure in your life, these gift ideas are bound to impress them. From birthdays to holidays, these gift ideas for Mom are thoughtful ways to show her how much you care.

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