Are you scratching your head over what to get your mom or wife for Mother’s Day? If you plan to settle for a scented candle with a relaxing aroma or a “World’s Best Mom” mug for the 3rd year in a row, I will have to stop you right there. As a seasoned mom of twins, I have received these gifts a lot of times, and let me tell you, most of them end up in the same cupboard covered with dust. With toddlers running around, the thought of lighting a candle is nothing close to my idea of being relaxed.
We all want to give our moms something special every year to tell them how much we love and appreciate them, but coming up with a gift to show that feeling is not always an easy task. As a kid, I always wanted to bring my mom something special. But more often than not, I would settle for a candle with her favorite fragrance or flowers. Now that I am a mom myself, I understand better the importance of usability and functionality of a gift.
Here is a mom-approved list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that will not only make her life a little easier but will give her the much desired and much earned pampering on her special day. It doesn’t matter if she’s a new mom, veteran, working, or stay-at-home mom. There’s something for everyone.
For stress busting and a little self-pampering
A mom is on her toes all day picking up toys from the floor, picking kids from school, and picking groceries on her way. This Mother’s Day, pick something that helps her relax and release the stress.
Acupressure mat and neck pillow for pain relief
The Acupressure Mat and Neck Pillow Set helps relieve neck and back pain and relaxes the tight and sore muscles. Twenty minutes using the mat can rejuvenate you, improve blood circulation, and boost energy and mood levels.
Foot soak and spa
Gift your mom this 5-in-1 Foot Spa to use at her leisure at home. This mini and portable foot spa is one of the best gifts for new moms or moms of toddlers who don’t have time to go for an actual spa but are in dire need of a little relaxing.
If you wish to splurge a bit, an automated massager with heat is a perfect choice. Belmint Electric Feet Massager ensures that its kneading massage technique and warmth help loosen the tight and sore muscles of hardworking feet. It’s another ideal present for a new mother who will relish a foot massage while breastfeeding her baby.
For the mom who loves a party
If you have a fun-loving mom who looks for reasons to celebrate and have people over every other weekend, these gift options will definitely make you a constant in her party invites.
Cheese board and charcuterie board
This premium Charcuterie Board and Cutlery Set is perfect for a classy mom who loves to host and feed in style. The fancy cheese board is made of natural bamboo and comes with 2 drawers, 2 ceramic bowls, a cheese knife set, and a wine opener. This glamorous serving board will definitely be a star addition to your mom’s pantry.
Personal wine chiller
The stylish VoChill Personal Wine Chiller is for the one who loves her wine and knows it well. As moms, we almost get used to drinking the coffee cold and the wine warm. This fantastic wine cooler fixes one of these 2 problems. It is a portable cooler that comes with a detachable cooler and keeps Mom’s wine at the perfect temperature while she attends to guests or checks on the chicken in the oven.
A dash of self-care
In the daily scramble of managing home, work, and everything around it, self-care gets pushed to the back burner in a mom’s routine. So gift her something that will make her take out time for herself and indulge in some self-pampering.
Coloring book for adults for relaxation and mindfulness
Coloring has a therapeutic effect on both kids and adults alike. I can say that from my personal experience, as my doodle and coloring book helped me save my sanity in the last year of the pandemic. A mom’s brain is full of random thoughts from school to project reminders and work deadlines, from the next birthday party to the next big presentation.
Secret garden: An Inky treasure hunt and coloring book is a beautiful and intricate coloring book that helps her mind take a break from the chaos and rewind.
This is for the sore muscles and the tangled mom brain. Nothing defines pampering better than a beautifully drawn bath. And ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray works as a showstopper. With a slot for a wine glass, book or tablet, and other bath accessories, it makes a great Mother’s Day gift.
As much as a new mother wants to seize every second of her baby’s early years, these are also the days you don’t have to record every feeling every single day. And this is where Mom’s Floral One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book comes in.
In this simple memory journal, you only need to write one sentence every day that can be an event, an experience, or just the feeling. It will preserve every day for the first 5 years of the baby’s life. Every new mommy will cherish this gift for years.
Gadgets to make her life easier
If your mom is a gadget geek, she would surely appreciate getting one of these electronic tools that make everyday stuff simpler.
Robot vacuum cleaner
The eufy Robot Vacuum Cleaner will take care of one of the biggest chores on her everyday list. It is designed for all kinds of flooring, is scratchproof, and a silent cleaner so that the vacuuming won’t disturb the little one’s nap. This gift is going to earn you a few brownie points.
Coffee mug warmer
Drinking a cup of coffee while it is still hot is every mom’s fantasy in the first few years of motherhood. VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer is such an innovative device that will make that fantasy real. It comes with 3 temperature settings so you can choose the desired heat level for your beverage. Its versatility makes it suitable for a variety of mugs like ceramic, glass, or steel.
A cute and light-hearted gift that your mom (or wife) will love. An insulated jar keeps the liquid at the right temperature, be it a hold coffee or chilled wine. The Insulated Stainless Steel Wine tumbler is perfect for picnics, sports day, or outdoors.
Skin, hair, and beauty products
A mother of every age group will appreciate skin and hair care products. A new mom or a mother of a toddler will bless you from the core of her heart for these simple yet practical gifts.
Korean sheet mask pack (subscription)
I am actually wearing one as I type this list. FaceTory Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box might sound like a basic plain gift, but it was a face-saver for me (pun intended). It’s the closest I came to the salon for the first 6 months post-delivery and has lifted my mood and skin a lot during the last year of the lockdowns.
It might feel like a new mom’s favorite hairstyle is the messy bun. But trust me, that’s not by choice. This amazing Dyson Airwrap Styler does salon-like work on the messiest hairs in just minutes. Because we know no one has time to tame those frizzes while running around taming the baby on the loose.
Looking for Mother’s Day gift basket ideas? Put together a pretty basket of essential everyday care products like lip balm, bath and body set, nipple cream, and dry shampoo. You can add or remove stuff as your pocket allows and choose the fragrances that she likes.
Better yet, take advantage of the Cruelty-Free Mother’s Day Bath Body & Spa Gifts Box. It has a collection of 10 self-care items that every woman will enjoy after a long day.
The Floral Maternity and Nursing Robe is an excellent gift for a new mom or a soon-to-be mom. Made with soft cotton, it fits all sizes, and the best part comes with pockets. She can use it style up maternity and the early few months of years when there’s barely any time to dress up in the morning. These robes are great for breastfeeding as well.
For the mom on wheels
Almost all the mothers drive every day with kids in the backseat. Something to make that daily ride easier will go a long way.
Car organizer between the seats
Leather Bling Car Net Pocket Handbag Holder is a blessing for the moms who frequently drive with kids. You don’t have to stop the car and turn to the back seat to drop or pick up stuff for your child. From the wallet or handbag to quick snacks or Cheerios, this organizer can hold every emergency.
Car backseat organizer with iPad holder
The biggest task while driving with toddlers or kids is keeping them occupied so you can keep your mind and eyes on the road. Cartik 2 Pack Backseat Car Organizer can keep all the stuff your kid needs while on the road; colors, coloring book, water cup, and even iPad. The clear front touchscreen tablet pocket ensures your child watches TV or play games with ease.
For the mom with a green thumb
If your mom is like my mom, whose love for her green babies can make you jealous at times, this gift might get you some extra love this year.
Floral gardening tools
This colorful gardening kit is just as gorgeous as her. Made with sturdy aluminum, the FLORA GUARD 3 Piece Aluminum Garden Tool Set is a long lasting gift. It comes with a trowel, pruning shears, and a 3 teeth rake fit for digging, loosening soil, removing weeds, trimming, or cutting unwanted dried stems.
When nothing else works
If you have covered everything already or are still unsure what your mom will like, here is the safest option that can rarely go wrong.
Wine and chocolates
One thing I miss after having kids is having my chocolates and eating them too. Gift her some Godiva Chocolatier Assorted Chocolate Truffles exclusively for her. Pair it with a bottle of her favorite wine and we have got a winner there!