I always find gift-giving a bit challenging, and Mother’s Day is certainly no exception. My goal with this gift guide is to provide gift ideas that I think many moms, spouses, and in-laws would love and appreciate.
From monthly book club subscriptions to at-home IPL lasers and at-home fragrance solutions, this Mother’s Day gift guide should have at least one ideal gift idea for every mom, young and old.
Gift Ideas Under $15
Book of the Month Club Subscription (1 Month)
I am the biggest fan of Book of the Month Club. I was skeptical for about a year, and I finally gave in and signed up for 1 month. I’ve been hooked ever since! Each month, you can choose a brand new, hardcover book from a carefully curated selection.
Gift the book-loving mom in your life their first month for just $5 using my referral link. This would require you to sign up with your own email, select their book for them, and cancel the subscription afterward. But you cannot beat that deal! On the other hand, maybe you want a little Mother’s Day gift for yourself?!
Alternatively, you can choose a gift subscription, which costs $49.99 for 3 months, $99.99 for 6 months, or $179.99 for a full year. Plus, for a limited time, you can $10 off 6-or-12 month gifts with code BESTMOM.
Swedish Dishcloths (Reusable Paper Towels)
Price: $8.45 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
I discovered reusable paper towels on Instagram a few months ago, and I’ve since become obsessed with them. They’re highly absorbent and save so many paper towels from ending up in the trash. Don’t get me wrong – we still use paper towels, but we aren’t buying them in bulk anymore!
You can get a 4-pack of super cute Swedish discloths on Amazon for right around $10. This is a unique and super practical gift idea!
Price: $9 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
The MakeUp Eraser is the original makeup removing cloth. It’s reusable, gentle, and actually removes all of your makeup with just water. I don’t know how it does it. But it works.
Bonus: if you’re too tired to go to the bathroom to wash your face, send your husband to prepare your MakeUp Eraser with warm water. He can bring it to bed for fuss-free makeup removal. 🙂
Reusable Stainless Steel K-Cup for Keurig
Price: $11.96 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
Plastic K-Cups may be extremely convenient, but that’s about all they have going for them. The coffee grounds inside the K-Cups are often stale, they’re single-use, which creates a lot of unnecessary garbage, and some worry about plastic chemicals leeching into the coffee.
If your mom or spouse is a Keurig lover, gift her a reusable stainless steel K-Cup.
It avoids plastic, and you can enjoy fresher coffee grounds. Plus, a side benefit is you can save a lot of money, as plastic K-Cups are expensive!
If you want a lovely gift pairing, consider adding a bag of Crio Bru ($15.95). Their pure ground cacao is incredible – it’s a fun, unique twist for coffee lovers. It’s also caffeine-free!
Kenra Volume Spray 25 – Super Hold Hairspray
Price: $14.99 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
The best hairspray on the planet is the Kenra Volume Spray 25. I realize some people out there may disagree with me, but I’ve tried so many hairsprays, and this one beats them all.
It locks your hair in place so that it won’t budge, but you can easily comb it out. Plus, if you do comb it out, you’re not left with stiff, sticky hair.
I don’t know how this hairspray does it, but it’s the best. It also smells divine. If the mom you’re shopping for enjoys getting dolled up every now and then, she will love this high-end hairspray for Mother’s Day.
Gift Ideas Under $35
Fahlo Mission Bracelets to Support Wildlife
Price: $16.95 (use code MAMA20 for 20% off)
For moms who care about animals, consider purchasing a Fahlo bracelet.
You can choose from five different animals, and each bracelet purchase comes with an animal to track. A portion of all proceeds are donated to initiatives that help save these animals.
We love Fahlo!
Mom/Grandma/Nana/Mimi/Grammy Custom Scripture T-Shirt or Kitchen Towel
Price: $19.99-$21.27 (Use code MAMABEAR10 for 10% off, now through Mother’s Day!)
The scripture in the t-shirt design says, “Her children rise up and call her blessed. Proverbs 31” And for the kitchen towels, you can make any special requests or edits to the design!
These two customizable products are lovingly made by a small business owner, so every purchase makes a real difference, which you can definitely feel good about.
Remember: if you’re not seeing the design or name you want, you can actually contact her directly through her website, and she’ll make it for you. Be sure to use code MAMABEAR10 for 10% off, now through Mother’s Day.
Bombas Women’s Ankle Socks
Price: $20 (Amazon prices subject to fluctuate)
Bombas socks are a definite upgrade to regular socks. They’re cozy as can be, the fabric is very high-quality, and they hug your feet in all the right places. They’re a small luxury, but they’re seriously life-changing.
Plus, you can now get Bombas socks on Amazon. Buy your mom a pair to let her try them out. You may be ordered to get more for her birthday or Christmas!
Lavender Essential Oil Shower Steamers
Price: $30 (Amazon prices subject to fluctuate)
Maybe it’s because my own mother loves lavender, but I feel you just cannot go wrong with lavender-scented self-care items. These shower steamers, infused with lavender essential oil, melt in the shower to immerse you in a calming, spa-like atmosphere.
The more I write about these, the more I want to just buy them for myself! I feel these are also perfect for any moms with young kids or moms who have a very hectic lifestyle. They can take a shower at the end of a busy day and have a few moments of relaxation.
Custom Snap Tote
The customizable Snap Tote from Minted is perfect for any mom, no matter how hard they are to shop for.
There are a ton of different designs to choose from, and I love that the closure is magnetic. You can also add your mom’s name for a personal touch.
My own mom was super thrilled when I gifted her this tote! She said it was the perfect size, and she broke it in by taking my kid’s library books to our local library.
Self Journal from Best Self
This 13-week goal planner is the perfect gift for moms who like tracking goals and being consistent with habits. The actual layout and format of this journal is backed by science and success psychology, designed to optimize your day, tackle goals, and live a more fulfilled life.
Daymond John, one of the sharks on Shark Tank, says this journal is a must for every entrepreneur. If the mom in your life is a go-getter, and you sense she’s a pen-to-paper kind of gal, this journal is a great, affordable Mother’s Day gift idea.
Gift Ideas Under $50
Yonanas Classic Healthy Dessert Maker
Price: $36.60 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
For any healthy frozen dessert lovers, this soft serve dessert maker is a great gift idea. Simply add frozen fruit and you’ve got perfect frozen yogurt and sorbet. In fact, many reviewers say they add frozen fruits in the morning and feel like they’re having ice cream for breakfast – with zero guilt!
This is also a perfect gift for moms with young kids. Mom will definitely enjoy the frozen treats, but it’s also kid-friendly, too. You can make gelato or sorbet at home with minimal effort and no added sugar. Yum!
Custom Photos 18-Inch Pillow
If the mom on your list is the sentimental type, customize a throw pillow with your own photos.
My mother-in-law loves getting copies of our family photos, so I customized a pillow for her, and I dare say there was a tear in her eye when I gifted it!
Thrive Causemetics Eye-Opening Duo
Price: $44 (you can get $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more using my referral link)
Thrive Causemetics’s Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara really is all that, and more. It’s my favorite mascara on the planet, and tens of thousands of women agree! It’s a cult favorite for a reason.
A perfect gift set is the Eye-Opening Duo, which includes the Brilliant Eye Brightener and the Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara, a wonderful pair for making you look and feel more awake.
I recommend the brightener in shade Stella (Champagne Shimmer) and the mascara in Brynn (Rich Black).
A nice perk is that Thrive Causemetics donates to women in need for every product you purchase.
Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
Price: $44.97 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
At the end of a long day, a nice bath can be just the ticket. I love this luxury bathtub caddy tray, which makes room for a candle, your phone, and even a glass of wine.
Before you purchase this one, just make sure mom has an oval-shaped tub. This caddy is expandable to fit most tubs, but it wouldn’t for, say, a triangular jacuzzi tub.
For the Christian mama in your life, check out Butterfly Box. You can give a one-month gift for $47.99 (use code BEARSBOGO for a little perk!).
If you’ve never heard of it, Butterfly Box is a subscription box for Christian women who want to stay centered on Jesus. Each box includes 5-6 Christian products designed to enhance your spiritual life, help you focus on Jesus, and stay inspired.
Expect products like:
- Devotionals, books, and journals
- Faith-based jewelry and accessories
- Scripture decor
- Theme-related gifts that tie into the biblical themes of the box (past themes include Growing in Faith, Christmas, Knowing God, Deeply Rooted, Summer, Be Transformed, and You Are Beautiful)
- Self-care items like soaps, candles, and lotions
I feel this curated box, which also supports a charity, is the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Sips by Tea Subscription (3 Months)
Price: $48 (get $5 off + free shipping with code SIPS5)
If the mom on your Mother’s Day shopping list is fond of tea, they’ll love a 3-month subscription to Sips by.
This tea subscription box includes 4 personalized teas based on your unique preferences. The monthly tea box makes 16 fresh cups of tea from both big and small brands.
It’s a great way to discover new teas, and I really like that the loose tea comes with little bags, so you can make a single cup of loose leaf tea with no special equipment.
Plus, this gift keeps on giving with three months of tea boxes!
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Price: $48 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
This Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is my own mom’s favorite lotion, hands down. It smells divine and feels even smoother on the skin.
It’s also on the pricey side, so treat the mom in your life to yummy smelling, smooth skin for Mother’s Day this year.
Personalized stationery is a very chic gift for moms who like to send handwritten notes. Minted is known for its high-quality stationery, and you can customize it with your mom’s name.
The stationary also comes in a lovely keepsake box, making it a beautiful, presentable gift.
Gift Ideas Under $100
Tea Forte Fleur Gift Set
Price: $55 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
Tea Forte is an incredible brand of teas – it’s what they serve on some Oceania cruise ships!
This brand is my mom’s absolute favorite hot tea of all time, and the Fleur Gift Set is a perfect present for Mother’s Day.
It comes with an elegant assortment of organic teas, limited-edition porcelain Cafe Cup and Lid, and a Tea Tray. The tea collection includes five organic tea blends: Blueberry Merlot, Earl Gray, Hibiscus Blossom, Jasmine Green, and Peach Blossom.
Plus, it’s all packaged in a beautiful gift box of rare flora prints of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) from the The New York Botanical Garden’s library.
Note: Tea Forte loose leaf teas also make great gifts. My mom says the Ginger Lemongrass ($17 on Amazon) is divine!
Prepworks® ProKeeper 9-Piece Baking Storage Canister Set
This baking container set from Prepworks is amazing. I’m still amazed at just how functional each container is in this set. Each container has measurement markings on the side, the brown sugar container has a tamper that also helps keep the brown sugar from hardening, the flour container has a magnetic leveler… every detail was thoroughly considered. It’s incredible.
If you’ve noticed the mom in your life has a chaotic pantry or could use a better storage container for baking supplies, this is the gift idea for you. You can get this from several stores, but I’ve linked Bed Bath & Beyond as you can usually get a nice coupon from them!
Note: the version available on Amazon is not the same as the one I’ve linked, unfortunately!
Blissy Silk Pillowcase
Blissy’s silk pillowcases are handmade and crafted from high-quality, 22-Momme 100% Pure Mulberry Silk (that’s a mouthful!). These pillowcases may be on the pricey side, but they’re the real deal.
Silk pillowcases are meant to be better for your hair, skin, and overall health while you sleep. If the mom in your life gets hot flashes, these pillowcases have thermo-regulating powers, which keep the pillow nice and cool.
These pillowcases also help prevent frizz, breakage, and tangles in your hair.
Price: $84 (save 15% with code REBEKAHPARR6200)
All my life, I’ve used those Bath & Body Works fragrance plug-ins, but the scents have become a bit overwhelming to me. I hit the internet to find an at-home diffuser upgrade, and I’ve been testing Pura and Aera. Pura is a plug-in that costs $44, and Aera is a tabletop device that costs $199. After several months of testing, I have to say my vote actually goes to Pura!
Not only is it less expensive, but the scents are so much better. I find that Aera’s scents were very overwhelming and perfumey, whereas the Pura scents are more suitable for the home and don’t give me a headache.
If the mom on your shopping list enjoys candles or a fresh-smelling home, check out the Pura Gift Set. It’s beautifully packaged and comes with the device and two fragrances. Plus, you can save 15% with code REBEKAHPARR6200.
Olive & June Nail Systems
I’ve always struggled with getting nail polish to last longer than 24 hours. It starts chipping almost immediately, so I took to a Facebook group of other moms to find out what I’m doing wrong. Turns out I needed better quality nail polish!
I’m a huge fan of Olive & June – their mani system has allowed me to do my nails at home, and the polish lasts upwards of a week! They also have a press-on system, which could be a really fun twist.
You can get 20% off using my referral link.
Jono Pandolfi Serving Platters
I recently splurged and overhauled my kitchen with Jono Pandolfi plates, bowls, and serving pieces. These hand-crafted ceramics are made entirely in the USA and are actually designed for chefs. They are incredibly high-quality and are meant to withstand the wear and tear of a commercial kitchen.
After eyeing this brand’s place settings for months, I finally splurged and ordered some dinnerware. It has exceeded my expectations, and I will recommend it to anyone who is looking for some new plates or serving pieces.
A perfect mother’s day gift is the large oval platter. I’m always short when it comes to serving pieces, and these handmade ceramic platters are bound to get compliments!
Gift Ideas Under $200
Vitruvi Essential Oil Stone Diffuser
I’ve had my eye on the Vitruvi Stone Diffuser for way too long. This essential oil diffuser is stunning, and it uses natural scents to make your home smell like an upscale hotel lobby. The matte ceramic cover makes this a statement design piece, not a countertop space waster.
This diffuser can run for 4 or 8 hours and diffuses an area up to 500 square feet. I really don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful diffuser.
Kaya Laptop Backpack from Calpak Travel
Anytime someone asks for a laptop bag recommendation online, I see nothing but rave reviews for the Kaya Laptop Backpack from Calpak Travel.
Not only is this backpack stylish, but it’s functional. There are plenty of interior pockets and it can even slide onto your luggage for easier travel. If the mom on your list needs an upgrade in the laptop bag department, this gift is sure to be a winner.
Ember Temperature Controlled Smart Mug
I use my Ember smart mug every single day. If the mom on your shopping list is a tea or coffee-lover, they will love this mug that keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature all day long.
I have a 10 oz white mug, and from my own experience, I’d recommend choosing a black mug in the 14 oz size. My white mug is quite stained (coffee stains won’t come out) and I wish it was slightly larger.
If I had to do things over, I’d ask for the 14 oz black mug.
Instant Pot Pro Plus
Price: $169.95 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
The Instant Pot has absolutely changed my life, and I mean that in a very serious way! Dinner has become more hands-off, allowing me to do other duties around the house or simply relax while dinner is cooking.
My own mom came to my house, saw how incredible this device was, and asked for it this Mother’s Day!
There are a ton of different models, but the latest and greatest is the Instant Pot Pro Plus, which includes a digital screen and connection to the Instant Brand Connect app. That app connection allows you to access over 800+ highly rated Smart Recipes.
It’s the perfect gift for moms who like to cook, or for moms who need a shortcut at dinnertime.
Barefoot Dreams Blanket
Price: $180 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
There really is something to the Barefoot Dreams blankets. I personally thought – how could a blanket be worth $180? But my, it is. Even my toddlers say it’s the best blanket in the house and constantly try to swipe it from my room!
It’s so cozy and is the perfect gift. My favorite is the leopard print blanket. It’s the one I got for Christmas, and it’s one of my favorite things!
Tip: You can save a little bit by choosing a blanket without a print ($147 instead of $180).
Gift Ideas Under $500
Picnic at Ascot Picnic Basket in London Plaid
Price: $229 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
I find the idea of a picnic incredibly romantic. Whether you want to have a picnic at the park with your sweetheart or a little date with your toddlers in the backyard, you need a proper picnic basket!
The Picnic at Ascot picnic baskets are the real deal. They’re very highly rated and include full reed willow and genuine leather straps.
This premium picnic set includes ceramic plates, matching cotton napkins, wine glasses, stainless steel flatware, and salt and pepper shakers.
If the mom in your life is a fan of Bridgerton or Downton Abbey, I have to think she’ll find this a thoughtful gift!
Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Sheet Set
Boll & Branch 100% organic cotton sheets are life-changing. I have never slept more comfortably than on these sheets. And somehow, the more you wash them, the softer they get.
The Signature Hemmed Sheet Set is the brand’s bestseller; it comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases. It’s what we have, and I’m completely in love with them.
There are also a variety of colors available, but I’ve personally always been a fan of white, which reminds me of staying in a hotel (and you can bleach them).
If you want to gift something that’s guaranteed to be a step up from what mom already owns, this is the ticket.
Braun IPL Hair Removal Expert Pro 5
Price: $329.94 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
For any moms who want to stop shaving, consider gifting them the Braun IPL Expert Pro 5. Elle voted it the best overall at-home IPL, and you can enjoy permanent hair reduction in just 4 weeks.
One mom I know said she splurged on it, and it paid for itself after just two uses (as opposed to going to a professional facility for this treatment). It took her about 12 sessions on her legs to get to absolutely zero leg hair. Can you imagine?!
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is incredible. It may be one of the priciest hair dryers on the market, but it works!
The Dyson hair dryer dries hair incredibly fast while increasing smoothness and shine and decreasing frizz and flyaways. It takes me less than 5 minutes to completely dry my hair. With other dryers, it took 3-4 times that long. Especially moms with thick hair, this will transform their after-shower routine.
Gift Ideas Under $1,000
GE Profile Opal – Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
Price: $517.05 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
If the mom on your list knows which gas stations have “the good ice,” this is a gift she’ll adore.
The GE Profile Opal serves up chewable, crunchable, craveable nugget ice that’s ready fast. It’s perfect for cocktails, sodas, and other beverages.
This ice maker can also make up to 1 pound of fresh ice per hour, so you’re unlikely to run out. It’s great for everyday, but it’s also ideal for parties!
Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender
Price: $599.95 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
In the world of blenders, no brand beats Vitamix. And if you want the best of the best, take a look at the Ascent Series – specifically the A3500 Smart Blender. This smart blender is professional-grade and pairs with a companion app.
With the Vitamix, you can make hop soup (with no stove), frozen treats, nut butter, ground coffee, smoothies, juices, dips, spreads, dressing, sauces, and even baby food.
Vitamix blenders are also engineered and assembled in the USA and are built to last.
iRobot Roomba j7+
Price: $799 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
Give your mom (or spouse) the gift of perpetual vacuum lines on her carpet with an iRobot Roomba j7+. This self-emptying robot vacuum is the latest and greatest model from iRobot. It smart maps your home so you can tell it to go vacuum a particular room. You can also set up schedules, such as having it vacuum your kitchen after dinnertime every evening.
The j7+ also identifies and avoids obstacles like pet waste and cords, and it works with Alexa. There’s no better feeling than propping your feet up and saying, “Alexa, tell the Roomba to vacuum the living room.”
Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine
Price: $999.95 (Amazon prices are subject to fluctuate)
If you want to seriously splurge this Mother’s Day, gift her the cult favorite Breville Espresso Machine. I’m a member of several mom groups on Facebook, and every time someone asks for suggestions for splurging, this thing comes up every single time.
The Breville Barista Touch delivers third-wave specialty coffee at home using the 4 keys formula and is part of the Barista Series that offers all-in-one espresso machines with an integrated grinder to go from beans to espresso in under one minute.
Plus, the touch screen display simplifies how to make your favorite café coffee.
I went to Starbucks last week and ordered a Venti Vanilla Bean Coconut Latte. It cost me nearly $7. If I used this machine to make myself something similar every day, it’d pay for itself in less than 5 months.
It seems pricey, but if fancy coffee drinks are important to the mom on your list, this gift may be well worth the price in the end.
Whether your budget is $5 or $1,000, I hope you’ve found some great Mother’s Day gift ideas on this list!
Be sure to leave a comment telling me your favorite Mother’s Day gift idea for 2022!