29 Mother’s Day Gifts That’ll Be Sure to Make You the Favorite Child


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Shopping for a Mother’s Day gift can be tough!  After all, we love the moms in our lives SO much that finding a gift that is worthy of that love can feel like a high hill to climb.  I’ve found over 30 beautiful, useful – and sometimes delicious – gifts for home, travel, and more that will ensure they feel the love.

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IKEA TESAMMANS Throw ($29.99)

I love giving throws as gifts, and this throw is perfect for this time of year because it’s lightweight enough for cozying up on the couch in the spring and summer. This eye-catching, colorful, and super soft throw was designed in collaboration between IKEA and Dutch design studio Raw Color.

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The Artistry by Lisa Mom Trinket Dish ($28)

These little trinket dishes are handmade by the founder in Massachusetts, who uses real flowers, crystals, shells, sand, and sparkles in her pieces. The dishes are a pretty receptacle for tiny treasures, like earrings and rings. 

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My Magic Carpet The Genevieve Gorder Spring Collection ($71.99 and up)

Washable rugs are so practical, but they’re not always the prettiest. This collection is overflowing with gorgeous prints and designs, so if a spot in Mom’s home needs a refresh, these rugs are a beautiful option. I tried the Flock Slate Grey Washable Rug runner and it’s stunning.

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Apostrophe Puzzles ($30 and up)

For the puzzle fan on your list, each museum-quality jigsaw puzzle from this Black-owned and woman-led brand is a work of art that celebrates the creativity of today’s artists of color. Each bold and colorful puzzle is based on an original painting.

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Bamboozle Bowls ($60.00)

Have you been in Mom’s kitchen lately? If her kitchen essentials are decades old, it’s time for an update! This practical 7-piece stackable set features bowls in a rainbow of colors that are made of sustainable, biodegradable bamboo fiber. 

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Good Directions Over The Moon Large Size Copper Bird Feeder ($69)

The perfect piece to jazz up her yard, this durable moon-shaped bird feeder will be a conversation piece. It has a large platform for birds to perch on and nibble, and the easy-to-fill feeder holds a generous 4 pounds of feed.

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PerfectGift.com ($10 and up)

Perhaps what Mom really needs is spending money! These Visa gift cards can be customized with a photo and a phrase, or you can choose from several Mother’s Day-themed cards. Cards ship within 1-2 days of ordering, or if you’d prefer to order a digital gift card for Mom, your gift can be delivered almost instantaneously by email.

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Primark Gift Card (prices vary)

If a mom on your list needs a budget-friendly wardrobe refresh, a Primark gift card will be a welcome present. This global brand has clothing and accessories for all ages, from on-trend items to basics. I am a fan of their designer collabs (I have worn several items on-camera) and their chic, practical handbags and fanny packs. She can shop online or in-store. 

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Become Clothing E-Gift Card ($50, $100, $250)

If a mom in your life complains of hot flashes, she will thank you endlessly for this gift card to Become Clothing. Thanks to their patented Anti-Flush Technology, the brand’s apparel basics are clinically proven to help keep her cooler and drier during hot flash episodes and night sweats. I’m a fan of their short-sleeved sleep dress and leggings – they really do keep you cool!

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BrüMate Müv 35oz ($42.99 and up) 

Not only are these car-friendly bottles pretty to look at, but they are the only 35oz, leakproof, insulated coffee mug on the market that can hold hot, cold, AND carbonated beverages, according to the brand.  They utilize a technology that keeps drinks cold for more than 24 hours and hot for more than 6.  The mugs have a new MagFlip magnetic closure that is leakproof and keeps the flip top open while you drink and they have an OctaLock thread system to lock the lid in place from 8 different sipping positions. There are lots of unique colors to choose from – my favorite is the Blue Agave, which is a holographic blueish purple. 

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Play All Day Gift Set by Courtgirl (95.00, value $113)

If Mom is a pickleball or tennis player, she’ll get a ton of use out of this cute set, which includes a hand towel, a colorful 26 oz. water bottle, a pair of white “match time” ankle socks, and a pink racquet pen.

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Duluth Women Heirloom Gardening Bib Overalls ($99.50)

These might be the cutest overalls ever!  The fabric is lightweight, dirt-resistant, and stretchy, perfect for summer gardening (or even brunching!). They have elastic straps and lots of pockets and are available in several fun colors and patterns – my favorite is the Steel Blue Gardening Gnomes style.  Available in sizes XS-3X with 5 inseam options.

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Baggallini All Day Large Duffel ($130)

Everyone needs a good carry-on bag and this roomy, eco-friendly duffel has all the pockets she needs, it packs flat, and it’s light enough to double as a gym bag or tote for errands.  It also has multiple carry options, with hand straps, an adjustable, removable crossbody strap, and a luggage sleeve. Available in several colors, including a glimmering Sterling Shimmer, which is my favorite.

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Lesley Evers IVY Tote ($38)

This clothing and accessories brand is known for its vibrant prints and flattering styles.  This tote lays flat when not in use, and it is unexpectedly roomy inside – perfect for errands or a trip to the farmer’s market. It also has hand straps, an adjustable cross-body strap, a closure at the top, and two pockets.  It’s available in lots of eye-popping prints, perfect to reflect mom’s colorful personality.

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Katie Loxton Orla Divided Crossbody ($79)

This sweet mini crossbody is a great size for strolling around town. There are zippered compartments, an adjustable strap, and the gold elements and cream-colored vegan leather give it a sophisticated feel.  This bag can be personalized on the crossbody strap or on the corner of the bag.

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Nicole Miller New York 2-pack Reading Glasses ($12.99)

If Mom needs some fun new readers or if she’s just starting to squint when she reads, these whimsical glasses will bring a smile to her face. They are available in different strengths and, if she’s on screens a lot, they also filter up to 40 percent of blue light from digital devices as well as artificial fluorescent and LED light.  And I have to say that the brand has the cutest walking shoes, the Bandy Lace Up Woven Sneakers ($34.99). I have them in Gold Multi and they are cute and comfortable. 

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Aetrex Alyssa Adjustable Slide ($149.95)

If you’re not familiar with Aetrex, each shoe is anatomically designed based on data from over 50 million 3D foot scans. The Alyssa Slides have a cushioned memory foam footbed that offers a ton of support but they are more feminine than, say, Birkenstock’s. They have a leather upper and a hook & loop closure for adjustability and are surprisingly lightweight.  Available in Black and Cognac. 

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Sofistafunk The AM PM Sweat Dress ($129)

I think every mom needs one of these dresses! It’s not only the perfect excuse to support a small woman-owned brand, but these full-length, belted fleece dresses are chic and cool, but as comfortable as a tracksuit. They have generous pockets, an adjustable neckline (if mom likes a little off-the-shoulder look) and they are available in Black or Heather Gray in sizes S/M, L/XL, 1X/2X, 3X/4X, and in Regular or Tall. 

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Skinnytees Best Selling Mother’s Day Trio ($78)

If she loves her basics, these stretchy, one-size-fits-most tank tops will become her go-to foundation garments. The set comes in a pink travel pouch and includes a black cami, a white basic tank, and a high-neck nude shell. 

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Inside My Locket Open Heart Earrings ($75)

These delicate, hammered silver heart earrings are hand-fabricated in Virginia, and each one is unique. If she’s not heart girl, I also really like the Small Sterling Silver Hoops ($75), which are a fun twist on a hoop with a smooth satin bar that swings in the center. They make quite a statement!

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Every Wave Mercury Grey Pearl Silver Choker Necklace ($98)

I received this necklace a few months ago and it’s become a staple in my repertoire. The whole collection is genderless and this piece, which is ½ grey high shine baroque pearls and ½ hammered sterling silver, is the perfect mix of edgy and dressy, so you can wear it with almost anything.

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Hello Adorn Cece Initial Necklace ($82 with one charm. Additional are $10 each)

This handmade necklace is great for everyday wear and it can be customized by adding 6x9mm diamond-shaped discs that are hand-stamped with one initial or a heart.  You can choose from a Delicate Chain in 16” or 18” or an adjustable Box Chain (which is also delicate). Choose from 14kt gold fill or sterling silver.

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Why You’re So Amazing, Mom: A Book Made by Me ($7.99)

I love the idea of giving this book to a young child so they can personalize it just for Mom. The book is filled with fun, kid-friendly prompts that will help them draw pictures and share stories to show Mom how much they love her.  And don’t worry – if you’re the parent managing this project, it only takes about 20 minutes!

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Susan McPherson The Lost Art of Connecting ($25.03)

Networking is necessary for professionals, but not everything is good at it. If Mom is more of an introvert, this book, by the delightful and wise Susan McPherson, provides practical tips for creating authentic and long-lasting professional relationships.

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Good Clean Wine Sparkling Rose ($29)

Good Clean Wine is the brainchild of health, fitness & beauty editor, Courtney Dunlop, and holistic esthetician and sommelier, Elle Feldman, with the goal of bringing delicious, additive-free wines to market. Their delicious wines are made by some of the finest winemakers in Italy, and for Mother’s Day, I would recommend this Spumante Rosé, which is made from Lambrusco grapes. It’s a lovely addition to a meal or dessert. Hopefully, Mom will share a glass!

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Chamberlain Coffee Cold Brew Starter Pack ($44

Just in time for warmer temps, this Cold Brew Starter Pack comes with what Mom needs to steep her own delicious cold brews. The set comes with a tasty selection of light, medium, and dark roasts (10 in total) to suit Mom’s mood, a reusable glass mug for brewing, and two metal straws for sipping.

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Baked by Melissa Mother’s Day Gift Box ($47)

This ready-to-gift box features 25 handcrafted bite-size cupcakes in six festive, limited-edition flavors, including Blondie, Cookie Butter Brownie, and S’mores. For every purchase of this box, Baked by Melissa will donate $5 to Chamber of Mothers, a nonprofit that advocates for paid leave, childcare, and maternal health.

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Hawaiian Host Founder’s Collection Dark Chocolate ($12.95, in-store at World Market)

This Hawaiʻi-based confection brand is the world’s largest maker of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts. And it shows – their chocolates are absolutely delicious!  This gift box has 18 pieces of dry roasted macadamias dipped in the brand’s signature dark chocolate. Also available in milk chocolate if Mom favors that.

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Hilliards Chocolates Sweet Memories Tin (15 pc. $29.95)

Hilliards is a family-operated artisan chocolate company in its fourth generation. In celebration of their 100th Anniversary, they are introducing this old-fashioned-style tin filled with 15 pieces of delicious chocolates, including best sellers, like the Old Fashioned and Honey Almond Nougatime. With the purchase of every tin, $5 will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Does Mom have an appliance that’s on the fritz? May is Maytag Month* and through May 31 you can save up to 30 percent on all Maytag major appliances through Maytag.com and participating retailers. If you/you and your siblings have a bigger budget, if you buy three appliances, you’ll receive an additional $200 prepaid card via mail-in rebate or instant rebate.

This article originally appeared on Truetrae.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN.com, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.