Mother's Day is the occasion to show your mom — biological or otherwise — how much you appreciate her and all that she does for you, your siblings and everyone else in her life. But really, how can you properly say "thank you" to the woman who gave you the gift of life? Start with one of these Mother's Day gift ideas to surprise and delight your mom on her special day. This list is full of unique gifts for different kinds of moms: the one who relies on you to share what's new in beauty, the one who is always trying out new DIY projects and the one who wears her heart on her sleeve. While some of these picks are better suited to be given by sons and daughters, all of them can work for grandmas, mother-in-laws, aunts, stepmoms and godmothers, too.
Before you browse our top Mother's Day picks, think about what she's been eying since Christmas — a new kitchen gadget, something that she can use in her garden and so on — and go from there. Don't let the importance of the holiday intimidate you: No matter your budget, mom will love whatever you give her, especially since it was chosen with care.
Everyone in your house will know who matters most to mom when they catch a glimpse of this linen pillowcase, personalized with the first names of her children or grandchildren. Fill it with a pillow insert ahead of time, so she can stick it on the couch as soon as she unwraps it.
Honor all of the most important days in her life with this framed 8" x 10" or 11" x 14" print, everything from the day she got married to the day you were born (arguably the best day of her life).
Wow her month after month with an ongoing floral subscription, which will deliver a gorgeous bouquet to her door every month. It sure beats a single bouquet on Mother's Day, doesn't it?
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When she sticks one of these six fizzies into her shower, she'll mistake her morning or evening wash for a spa-worthy experience. Each steamer is scented with a different essential oil, including lavender, peppermint and vanilla.
What's sweeter than a hand-drawn portrait of your family? Nothing! These custom portraits are made to capture the unique characteristics of your family, framed with branches and hand-written calligraphy.
This t-shirt says it all: Your mom is phenomenal at, well, everything. Let this message serve as a constant reminder of her excellence, especially on the days she needs it most.
The simple prompts in this fill-in-the-blank book make it easy to express just how much you love your mom and exactly why. Make sure you pair it with a pack of tissues because she may shed some (happy) tears.
If she's prone to cold feet, plop this sherpa-lined, machine-washable foot warmer under her desk or next to the sofa and listen as she sings its tootsie-heating praises.
Named a top fragrance by Good Housekeeping editors, Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb is perfectly warm and sweet. She can sample out the cult-favorite fragrance with this three-piece set, which comes with a travel-size bottle, perfume refill and funnel.
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Refresh her everyday pans with this two-piece set, perfect for frying, sautéing, steaming, baking (they are oven-safe up to 450ºF) and just about everything else. Pick from three eye-catching shades: red, sage green and bright blue.
Create a bejeweled family tree that she'll proudly show off to anyone who asks. After choosing between a silver or gold chain, customize the necklace with leaves detailed with the first initials and birthstones of her children
Give her the gift of better sleep with an alarm clock that offers an impressive range of features that's sure to impress — thousands of Amazon reviewers can't stop raving about features including sunrise and sunset settings for optimized bedroom lighting, plus customizable sleep music and alarm settings.
After a rainstorm or morning dew, the crystal mixture left behind in the puddler's glass well attracts butterflies, making her garden even more beautiful than it was before.
Introduce your mom to the leggings that people can't stop raving about: Girlfriend Collective makes leggings, available in different colors and inseam lengths, that are comfortable, compressive and made out of recycled water bottles.
With just one sugar cube, she can turn any basic glass of bubbly into a flavor-packed cocktail. Pick between two different variety packs — Citrus Trio and Peaches & Berries Trio — depending on if she tends to lean toward tangy or sweet fruit flavors.
Let mom know she's one in a million with this classic pendant necklace, engraved with one letter or number. It's no-frills, stylish and timeless — just like her.
If she loves the idea of filling her house with plants but lacks a green thumb, go for this terrarium-inspired candle instead. Pick between a vanilla-scented cactus or jasmine-scented poppy soy candle.
After all she's done, your mom deserves an entire book spelling out all of the ways she shown her love to you over the years. Take a night to fill this book with all of the memories, inside jokes and characteristics that the two of you share.
Thanks to this glazed stoneware smartphone stand, mom can keep her phone charged and visible at all times. An added bonus: She can fill it with faux or real flowers to make it vanity-worthy.
This heart-shaped collage from Minted commemorates the best moments of her life, from birthday celebrations to candid laughs. Select the framed option, since you know that mom will want to hang it up right away.
Even if she doesn't have the greenest thumb, a succulent garden is easy to maintain and brings freshness to any room. That means, it's a solid gift for the mom who loves the idea of filling her home with plants, but can't manage to keep any greens alive long enough for you to see them.
If anyone knows your handwriting, it's mom. Immortalize it with this sweet bracelet that turns a handwritten phrase — "Best mom ever," perhaps? — into a heartfelt statement piece that she can wear on her wrist daily.
With this bracelet, she can stay cool, calm and collected while she's running from one place to the next. When she needs a relaxing fix, she can apply two to three drops of her favorite essential oil, secure the bracelet to wrist and reap the benefits.
With this DIY kit, she can sprinkle some sunshine into her life — and garden. She can start by planting the six sunflower varieties inside before transplanting them to an outdoor patch once they grow.
Turn mom's favorite heirloom recipe into a sweet, useful keepsake. This Etsy shop owner will transfer the written text in the original handwriting onto a custom plate.
Show up to her house with one of these painted vases full of flowers picked straight from your garden for a personal twist on a classic gift.
Made with real flowers straight from Taxco, Mexico, these teardrop earrings lean on Mother Nature's beauty to make a statement. Opt for the wildflower treatment or monochromatic blooms in yellow, blue or off-white.
Sign her up for a monthly subscription to Dermstore's BeautyFIX, which lets her sample the best in beauty, makeup and skincare each month. That way, she can see if the cult-favorite products are really worth the hype.
This tabletop plant has leaves that resemble hands folded in prayer, making it a must for anyone who needs a reminder of your unwavering support.
Your mom does it all, but sometimes she needs some help to make her life easier. After she attaches Tile Mate to her keys, she can use the corresponding app on her phone to track 'em down when she inevitably misplaces them.