Finding the best Mother's Day gift can present quite the challenge. Between figuring out what she'll like most and trying to make sure you don't repeat a gift from previous years, finding the perfect gift seems like an unanticipated balancing act every year.
To help you find the perfect gift for your mom, we put together this list of some of our favorite must-have gifts for the most important woman in your life. From a thoughtfully curated Mother's Day gift basket and top-rated Ninja blender to a plush Barefoot Dreams blanket, there's bound to be at least one gift on our list that will make your mom smile.
To shop this gift guide by category, simply click on each link below:
- Bestselling gifts for Mom
- Mother's Day gift baskets
- Mother's Day flowers
- Mother's Day jewelry
- Clothing for Mom
- Mother's Day tech gifts
- Home gifts for Mom
Bestselling gifts for Mom
It's going to be really hard not to buy one of these for yourself. This bamboo bath caddy comes with adjustable arms, a smartphone slot, a wine glass holder and a book stand. Imagine how much "me time" Mom can get with this little treasure!
Does your mom always lose her keys? How about her wallet? Whatever it may be, Tile Pro is here to help! The Tile Pro is a small, waterproof, durable tracking device with Bluetooth features that helps users keep track of their easy-to-lose items.
If your mom loves wine but has a hard time with corkscrews, this is the gift for her. It easily uncorks bottles with the click of a button.
Everyone needs time to relax once in a while. If your mom loves to take warm baths when she gets a moment to herself, this set of bath bombs would make a great Mother's Day gift. They are extra fizzy and come in six fragrances, from lavender to Victorian rose.
Mother's Day gift baskets
If your mom loves Mrs. Fields sweets, she'll be delighted with this basket full of bite-size cookies and two frosted flower cookies.
These buttercream frosted cookie flowers from Cheryl's are just as tasty as they look! They come in green and yellow colors, delivered in a pretty gift box that she can repurpose throughout spring.
This one is for mothers who love gardening. This gift box includes a bar of gardeners soap, a bar of workshop pumice soap, a boar bristle nail brush, a container of hand and body lotion and a healing salve so Mom can take care of herself after she takes care of her plant babies.
Gourmet Gift Baskets has put together everything Mom needs to create the perfect girls night in. This basket comes with two bottles of wine, a soy-blend wax candle and both sweet and savory snacks in the form of cracked pepper kettle corn and nut-free sugar cookies. Delicious and allergy-friendly!
This Mother's Day gift basket from Hickory Farms has the perfect combo of delicious wine and tasty treats for a fun cocktail hour. It includes salami, smoked gouda, olive tapenade, sourdough crackers, chocolate chip cookies, sea salted almonds, butter toffee pretzels, a bottle of cabernet sauvignon and a bottle of chardonnay from California.
Is your mom a chocolate lover? If so, she's bound to grin from ear to ear while opening this gift basket from Godiva! It includes chocolate lava cake truffles, milk chocolate caramels, chocolate truffle coffee and dark chocolate cocoa.
If she prefers cupcakes over chocolate and cookies, this box full of jumbo cupcakes are the way to go! The set comes with classic cupcake flavors like chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, and strawberry. For an extra festive touch, each one has a sweet sugar flower on top.
Mother's Day flowers
For a pop of color, go with these beautiful rainbow roses. FromYouFlowers also offers a custom photo vase with this bouquet that would makes the perfect Mother's Day gift!
This bouquet from UrbanStems is not your typical Mother's Day flower arrangement. It's decorative, pink and created with entirely dried florals, which makes these as low maintenance as it gets (no water or light required!).
These pink roses arrive on her doorstep budding and ready to bloom. You can upgrade the delivery with a gorgeous rose-pattered planter with an elegant gold scalloped rim, a candle from Yankee Candles or a Camille Beckham hand lotion.
If your mom loves floral centerpieces, this sunflower bouquet from ProFlowers would look great on any countertop for the spring!
These luxurious preserved pink roses would also make a fabulous decor piece in your mom's home! You have the choice of sending her one, two, or three dozen preserved roses in either red, pink or lavender displayed in a fancy gift box and a coordinating satin ribbon. The best part? With proper care and maintenance, they will last at least six months.
Mother's Day jewelry
For a more seasonal option, we suggest opting for these beautiful flower earrings. The hint of gold at the center make them a great pair to wear with anything — and a perfect addition to your mom's jewelry collection.
If your mom really does have a heart of gold, gift her this Kate Spade bracelet as a reminder and a thank you for all that she does.
Your mama will love this cursive necklace, crafted from 18-karat gold and studded with dainty gold beads.
If she prefers gold over silver, this "Mom" necklace made by Maya Brenner is another great Mother's Day necklace option. This dainty piece is made with 14-karat gold, making it an elegant and timeless piece for her collection.
You can never go wrong with a pair of classic diamond studs like this wallet-friendly pair. These are a great gift for those who want to get their mother something glamorous and budget-friendly.
A mom's first Mother's Day is a day she'll never forget. Make it even more memorable with this child footprint necklace that comes with their newborn's birthstone. This thoughtful Mother's Day necklace comes in gold or silver, with two chain styles and five different chain lengths.
Personalized gifts for Mom are always a good idea! This family birthstone necklace from Etsy is no exception. The piece can be customized with up to 11 different birthstones and comes in five different lengths ranging from 14 inches to 22 inches.
Clothing for Mom
Help your mom wind down after a long day with this pajama set with shorts. It's made out of temptingly soft, lightweight knit, which makes it perfect to stay cool at night.
Since loungewear seems to be everyone's go-to outfit choice these days, gift your mom these affordable and durable high-waisted leggings from Zella.
Mom's toes will always be warm thanks to this pair of cozy Ugg slippers. These essential house slippers come in soft suede with plush sheepskin lining and a beautiful floral-print satin binding. Pair these with a robe or a loungewear set and she'll be good to go!
Memorial Day will be here before we know it! Help your mom get her wardrobe ready for warm weather and gift her these white relaxed pants from Everlane.
Mother's Day Tech Gifts
Help your mom learn more about her heritage and DNA with this bestselling genetic test that is currently on sale. Cool, huh?
This voice-controlled virtual assistant is a gift your mom will adore. Ask Alexa to check the weather, read the news, control the lights or play a song. Plus, it now comes in three colors, and you can get it with a digital clock.
Mom will reach her fitness and health goals in no time with this bestselling smartwatch with Amazon Alexa already built-in. It tracks heart rate, exercise and sleep stages to provide actionable insights. Plus, this special edition can be paired with Windows, Android and iPhone devices, and the battery can last four days or more!
Is your mom always asking you to help organize old family photos and videos? Legacy Box is here to help! With an all-in-one kit, the brand will digitize all of your family's media into one digital space. Right now, they're offering 45 percent off their services! And don't worry — they handle all your memories with care and ship them back for safekeeping.
If she loves her shows and movies, the Roku Express HD streaming media player is a great gift. It's inexpensive, easy to set up and has endless entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and more. (You can also pair it with your Alexa for voice control.)
This Ecovacs Deebot smart robotic vacuum cleaner will have your mom's home clean in no time! It has incredible suction power, up to 110 minutes of run time and can be used on hardwood floors. The Deebot also has anti-collision sensors to ensure it won't ruin any of her furniture and low sound level for whisper-quiet cleaning.
Say goodbye to lukewarm beverages! If she's a big coffee or tea lover, she'll love this temperature-controlled smart mug from Ember. You can keep your drink as hot as 145 degrees Fahrenheit (controlled with your smartphone) and it has a battery life of one hour on a single charge if you don't want to keep it on the heating coaster it comes with.
Home Gifts For Mom
Gift your mom this bestselling mug from Etsy decorated with positive affirmations. Every time she drinks coffee or tea, it'll be a nice reminder of how great she is.
Instead of buying your mom a traditional candle, opt for a floral reed diffuser! They smell great and they look beautiful as tabletop decor, too!
A weighted blanket will help Mom get cozy and feel relaxed at the end of long days. This one from Baloo comes in several sizes and weights ranging from 12-pound throws to 25-pound king-sized blankets.
This 'What I Love about Mom' Journal from Knock Knock is the perfect way to tell your mom how special she is to you!
If your mom already has an Instant Pot — or is getting one in the near future (wink) — this cookbook is filled with tons of easy and tasty recipes for her to try.
Finally, a place for mom’s prized jewels! This ceramic tray includes 40 holes for earrings to hang off of and a space to set for the rest of her favorite pieces.
Any Zen mom would love this yoga mat from Gaiam that's available in black, purple or blue.
Air fryers are all the rage now, and why wouldn't they be? Fried food without any oil? Yup! This one promises to make crispy french fries, veggies and chicken in minutes. Mom will love how easy it is to make her favorite family meals, and Consumer Reports ranked this model as the top air fryer of the year.
If she loves to bake, a hand mixer is a must! This mixer melts butter in seconds using HeatSoft technology, so it's great for last-minute baking projects. Plus, it's easy to clean since it's dishwasher-safe.
Does mom love cooking healthy meals for the family? This beautiful book by TODAY contributor Joy Bauer offers recipes to heal everyday ailments, highlighting five power foods.
Is Mom in desperate need of a great night's sleep? This pillow feels just like a cloud and is meant to comfortably cradle her head and neck. No more tossing and turning at bedtime!
If she doesn't already own one and she enjoys spending time in the kitchen, you need to get your mom an Instant Pot this year! They can make everything from hard-boiled eggs to chicken dishes and cooked rice. Mom will love knowing she can whip up a meal in less than 30 minutes.
Splurge on a fancy KitchenAid stand mixer, she deserves it! Mom will love that this kitchen tool is full of power — it can mix up to nine dozen cookies at once!
This powerful set features a blender with an impressive 1,000-watt motor that can handle fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as a smaller blender with built-in tamper to make silky smooth smoothie bowls and drinks.
This cloud-like throw blanket will have your mom relaxed in no time. The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic blankets are great because the fabric doesn't shrink, pill or wrinkle, which makes it perfect for snuggling up on the couch for a movie or during family game night.
If you are still stuck on what to give Mom, a gift card to her favorite online marketplace is always a winner!
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
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- Match your mom's sparkle with these 36 jewelry gifts
This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 6, 2016.