Consider this your official countdown warning: Mother’s Day is now only a few weeks away on Sunday, May 10.
Normally, that would be plenty of time to snag a great gift. But these aren’t normal times. Since many of us can’t just go to the mall and deliveries are taking twice as long as usual, it’s time to start shopping for Mother’s Day gifts now.
That’s why we’re sharing a few of the best gifts for mom to help you jump-start your shopping. Finding the right Mother’s Day gift ideas can be a challenge for even the most dutiful of sons. The best gifts for mom are the ones that speak to her personality and showcase the gratitude she deserves. In scouring the internet, we found 30 gifts for moms of all kinds. Take a look at our top picks and choose the best gift for your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day, even if you can’t spend it together in person this year.
1. Amazon Echo Show 5
BEST ALEXA GIFT
The Amazon Echo Show is our favorite smart assistant, but it’s an especially good gift for mom. This smart display is perfect for less tech-savvy individuals who still want to stay in-the-know. It’s a user-friendly and easy-to-install device that combines all the great features of an Amazon Echo Dot with a 5.5″ smart display. Mom can bring up recipes, music, photos from friends and family or even a movie using nothing but voice commands.Buy: Amazon Echo Show $69.99
2. Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes
You can’t put a price on self-care, which every busy mom needs more of. These sugar cubes are the ‘it’ gift to help her get that much-deserved R&R. These six exfoliating cubes are enriched with shea butter and aloe vera and they soften in water for a super soothing experience. Who needs a trip to the spa? Not your mom, if she has these.
3. Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser
BEST FOR RELAXING
Give mama a new way to enjoy her essential oils with this cool mist diffuser. True to its name, it’ll certainly bring her a much-needed sense of Zen. It has an adjustable timer for one, three or six hours; automatic shut off for safety; and 14 LED colors. All she has to do is add her favorite essential oils and relax.Buy: Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser $29.77
4. La Chatelaine Luxury Soap Collection
BEST MADE-IN-FRANCE GIFT
Many of the best gifts for mom are sophisticated without forcing you to break the bank. This gift set features six French-made, luxury soaps and it includes beautiful blends like gardenia, coconut milk, lemon verbena, cherry almond, shea, and wild fig. Your Paris-loving la mère will adore it, and you can also snag a set for yourself or dish the soaps out as stocking stuffers. Even better, these soaps were one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2019.
5. Amish Wagon Decorative Indoor/Outdoor Garden Backyard Planter
BEST FOR GARDEN LOVERS
If Mom has a green thumb, there’s a good chance she’s been spending a lot of time in her garden these days. Help her show off her latest blooms with this cheery planter. Made from wood with rolling iron wheels, it’ll take center stage in her backyard.Buy: Amish Wagon Decorative Planter $29.98
6. Preserved Roses
BEST FOR FLOWER FANATICS
Flowers are a classic Mother’s Day gift, but you could go an extra step and get Mom a rose that lasts (almost) forever. This perfectly preserved rose comes in a rose-shaped pewter case. Done by hand, the preservation will last between three to five years with zero maintenance, not even watering. They come in several colors, so pick your mom’s favorite and make her day.Buy: Preserved Roses $24.99
7. Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set
BEST FOR THE HOSTESS
As your hostess with the mostess mom probably already knows, no party is complete without a cheeseboard. This one is practically a party all by itself. Crafted from bamboo, the cheese plate has grooved borders to hold crackers, nuts or olives, plus it has a hidden drawer with four stainless steel cheese knives with bamboo handles.Buy: Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set $49.99
8. Best Mom Ever Makeup Bag
BEST FOR MAKEUP LOVERS
Let your mom carry her favorite beauty essentials in style when she’s on the go with this charming makeup bag. She’ll adore the message and how much she can stash inside. Printed in the US on 100% cotton canvas, the chic black zipper keeps all of her mainstays safely stored for touchups any time.Buy: Best Mom Ever Makeup Bag
9. Pastel Goth Tie Dye Cotton Sweatshirt
BEST FOR THE TRENDY MOM
The world just can’t get enough of tie dye these days, so let your mom get in on the must-have with a cozy sweatshirt. Every single crewneck sweater is hand dyed using a unique tie dye technique developed by Masha Apparel. It comes pre-shrunk and washed post-dye so it’s ready for mom to wear out of the box.Buy: Pastel Goth Tie Dye Cotton Sweatshirt $56.00
10. Koala Head Planter
BEST FOR THE PLANT MOM
Help your mom up her succulent game with this adorable planter. Designed for mini air plants and succulents, it can fit up to a two-inch pot inside. They’re crafted in Italy from yarn, so you know they’re good koala-ty. (See what we did there?)Buy: Koala Head Planter $24.90
11. Moonlight Makers Funny Dish Towels
BEST FOR PUN LOVERS
Moonlight Makers has an entire line of pun-believable dish towels and dotes. Each product features fun line drawings and food-related puns like “Turnip the beet” or “Gouda vibes only.” While we’re partial to the beet-based towel ourselves, have fun picking the perfect pun dish towel for your mom. Check out the entire line here.Buy: Turnip the Beet Reusable Canvas Bag $12.00
12. Bedsure Fleece Blanket Throw
BEST FOR THE MOVIE MARATHONER
Are Netflix marathons her jam? Then she’ll need something to snuggle up with, like this cuddly throw blanket. Made from sumptuous microfiber, it will give her another reason to stay glued to the couch. Blankets are always one of the best Mother’s Day gifts, and we love the look and feel of this cozy throw.Buy: Bedsure Fleece Throw Blanket $16.99
13. Click & Grow Indoor Herb Garden System
BEST FOR CHEFS
We’ve recommended these Click & Grow Indoor Herb Garden systems before, and there’s a reason you’ll find these in countless kitchens around the world. Click & Grow provides pre-planted pods containing dozens of popular herbs and veggies, and the Smart Garden 3 makes it easy to grow these plants right on your kitchen counter. The LED lights provide all the energy these plants need to thrive, and mom will have her own garden of fresh basil, cilantro and grape tomatoes in no time. You can choose the vegetables and herbs, but each smart garden comes with three basil pods to get started. If your mom loves to cook, then this is one of the best mother’s day gifts of the year.
14. Kindle Oasis
BEST FOR THE BOOKWORM MOM
Mom will love downloading her favorite best-sellers and magazines on her new waterproof Kindle Oasis, so she’s never stuck without a good read on her next commute or vacation. To take it up a notch, gift the e-reader along with a Kindle Unlimited gift card so she can get to reading right away.
If the Kindle Oasis’s high price tag gives you pause, then consider the classic Kindle Paperwhite instead. At the much more reasonable $130, it’s still one of the best gifts for mom any time of the year.
15. Le Specs Skyline Square-frame Gold-tone Sunglasses
BEST FOR THE FASHIONISTA MOM
Every fashion-forward mom has a solid pair of sunnies — or 20 — at her disposal. Le Specs’ ‘Skyline’ shades are the perfect pair to add to her collection. Inspired by the 1970s fashion, the oversized rimless square lenses are gently angled at the bottom to make her cheekbones pop. Make your mom feel young again with these stylish shades. In fact, even if your mom isn’t known for her fashion choices, we’re confident she’ll love the way she looks wearing these. That’s why these sunglasses are one of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas you’ll find in 2020.
16. Ugg Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slide
BEST FOR THE MOM WITH COLD FEET
If your mom’s toes are always chilly, these chic slippers will keep them toasty in style. Made from cozy genuine shearling, the open-toe slingbacks are no ordinary slipper. They have a lightweight platform sole to give her a height boost and can be worn inside and outdoors. These bold slippers are the perfect replacement for your mom’s Crocs.
17. Catbird Summer in Italy Water Perfume
BEST FOR THE GLOBETROTTER
When you can’t take your mom to Italy (and, right now, you can’t take anyone to Italy), this fine-misting water perfume is the next best thing. It’ll transport her to summer in Rome with notes of orange blossom and honey. A few whiffs will have her feeling like she is basking under the Tuscan sun in an olive grove or zipping past the Colosseum on a scooter.
18. Sophie Bille Brahe Velvet Jewelry Box
BEST FOR THE JEWELRY LOVER
No matter if her jewelry style is delicate or daring, she needs a place to stash all of her favorite rings, bracelets and earrings. This pastel pink velvet jewelry box is a treasure in itself. The luxe satin interior will keep her jewels safe, while the elegant tassel on the outside gives major Marie Antoinette vibes. Make it even more sumptuous by stashing a new piece of jewelry for mom inside.
19. Angela Caglia Rose Quartz Gua Sha Lifting Tool
BEST FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS PAMPERING
Mover over jade rollers — it’s all about gua sha now. Based on the ancient Chinese ritual, the tool is meant to be gently massaged on the neck, hairline, chin, cheeks and eyes to ease muscle tension and improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. This one is made from rose quartz to bring love, happiness and healing.
20. Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas
BEST FOR THE LOUNGER
When mom lives for lazy Sundays, she needs plenty of PJs for the part, and this pair will keep her carefree and comfy. The fun spin on classic men’s pajamas is made in a soft, light knit. What mom will love even more is they were made in a HERproject factory, which builds partnerships to encourage female empowerment and gender equality.
21. Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Book
BEST GIFT TO KISS UP
This simple, easy-to-fill-in journal will prompt you to share special sentiments with your mom in a way that’s not intimidating, yet incredibly meaningful. While she reads through the pages that contain nostalgic notes, from quirky to complimentary, she’ll be too distracted sniffling and tearing up to even notice you loading up on the brownie points.
22. Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace Coordinate Jewelry
BEST FOR THE SENTIMENTAL MOM
It’s not like mom will ever forget where you were born, but this necklace is a pretty way of wearing a reminder. It can be personalized with any coordinates, so you can pick where you were born or a place that is significant to you both. Or, you could opt for a special message or name. To make it even more customized, you can pick the metal finish — gold, silver or rose gold.Buy: Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace Coordinate Jewelry $25.35
23. Women’s Mama Bear T-Shirt
BEST FOR MAMA BEARS
Every mom who is a mama bear in every sense needs this T-shirt in her life. Besides loving the cute message, she’ll adore how soft and cozy the tee is — it’s made from ringspun cotton for extra comfort. Plus, it was designed and printed in the US.
24. Stemless Copper Wine Glasses
BEST FOR THE WINE LOVER
Glassware is key for a sophisticated evening of drinking at home. These feminine copper wine glasses have a modern feel thanks to the stemless design and geometric copper-dipped sides. This set makes for a lovely gift to charm your mom for Christmas, her birthday, or any reason at all.
25. Murphy & Daughters Cucumber Bath Salts
BEST FOR THE LUXE-LOVING MA
This beautiful bath salts gift comes in a classy container that your mom will save long after the salts are gone. This cucumber version features a floral design on a metallic, teal backdrop (there are eight different scents and styles to choose from), and the sun-dried Australian salts contain skin-restoring and detoxifying minerals to nourish and renew skin. Oprah also selected these bath salts as one of her favorite things in 2019, and if they’re good enough for Oprah, they’re good enough for mother’s day.
26. Instant Pot Duo
BEST FOR THE MOM WHO COOKS
With more than 37,000 rave Amazon reviews, it’s no wonder why the Instant Pot is a perennial best gift for mom. It speeds up the cooking process and also retains more nutrition thanks to limiting the amount of time food is exposed to heat. Plus, she’ll gain access to the Instant Pot app which provides over a thousand recipes, though chances are she’ll know just what to do with it! The multi-use programmable pressure cooker offers seven functions so your mom can steam, warm, slow-cook, or sauté her (and let’s be honest, your) meals. It makes yogurt, too. For all these reasons and more, the Instant Pot is absolutely one of the best gifts for moms in 2020.
27. Senbowe Stainless Steel Tea Infusers
BEST FOR TEA DRINKERS
These elegant stainless steel tea infusers are a thoughtful gift for any tea-loving mom. These charm-like infusers are easy to fill with any loose leaf tea, and the attached chain makes steeping hassle-free. These are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable tea bags, and she’ll find her tea is just as flavorful. Plus, as they’re stainless steel, they’re easy to clean and won’t retain any odor or flavor from past usage.
28. Mixology & Craft Bartender Kit
BEST FOR LOVERS OF A STRONG DRINK
If tea isn’t really her thing, try this 10-piece mixology kit. Each kit comes with a cocktail shaker, strainer, mixing spoon, double lever corkscrew, ice tongs, and more to ensure your mom has all the tools she needs to whip up her favorite cocktails. What’s more, the set comes in this included bamboo stand for a clean presentation. Try these mixology books and martini glasses, too.
29. Modern Innovations Marble Wine Cooler
BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY GIFT
A stylish marble wine cooler like this can be used as a rosé-chiller in the summer and a flower or utensil holder in the winter. To use, store the cooler in the fridge for a few hours prior to entertaining. Then, when you’re ready to open and chill your wine, simply take the cooler out, set it on the table and let the marble’s natural temperature retaining properties keep your drink looking cool and elegant. And at under $25, this is one of the most budget-friendly gifts for mom.
30. La Jolie Muse Scented Soy Candle Set
BEST FOR MOMS WHO CHILL
Soft candlelight and relaxing scents are a great way to unwind. This set comes with four candles, with scents of white jasmine and mint, aquamarine, orange cinnamon clover, and Himalaya cedarwood. Each candle is crafted from pure soy wax and premium cotton to create an eco-friendly and cruelty-free burn. If your mom is the type to come home from a long day, light some candles, and unwind with a hot bath or glass of wine, she’ll love these scented candles from La Jolie.
31. Natural Spa Bath Bomb Gift Set
BEST FOR THE BATH LOVER
Inspire your hardworking mom to take some self-care time with a bath bomb gift set. Beautifully wrapped, each bath bomb is crafted from natural and rejuvenating ingredients like essential oils, shea butter, and dead sea salt. Handmade, vegan, and organic, this is a gift she’ll feel good about using. Don’t be surprised if she asks for more next year.
32. Framebridge Custom Frames
BEST FOR MOMS EVERYWHERE
This is one of our favorite gift ideas for 2020, but it’s especially perfect for your mom. The best gifts for moms speak to the special relationship you have, which is why these framed photos are the perfect gift idea. Framebridge lets you turn your smartphone pictures into beautiful, wall-ready portraits. Choose a frame of your choice, upload a favorite photo, and have the frame and photo print shipped to you. Don’t settle for a gift card; surprise your mom with a personal gift that she’ll treasure for years to come.