Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the women in our lives who mean the most to us — from stepmothers and grandmas to mentors you've had over the years. Since brainstorming the perfect present can be overwhelming, we rounded up some tokens of appreciation that will make your second mom feel extra special this Mother's Day.
Best Mother's Day gifts for mother figures
If she likes solo adventures, consider this clamp-on, swivel umbrella that can attach to everything from hammocks to beach chairs and provides the perfect amount of shade for one person.
This everyday sneaker from New Balance provides ultra-responsive cushioning and traction on any surface for all of her long walks. Bonus: You can get a 15 percent discount on this pair through Mother's Day using the code NBTODAY.
She’ll want to live in this impossibly soft set that includes a cardigan, a sleeveless top and a pair of joggers. Available in two elegant colors (oatmeal and mauve), the size inclusive brand offers sizes up to 3X.
You can never go wrong with cookies, especially if they're made with mostly organic, fair trade and non-GMO ingredients. Choose from three flavors including sprinkle, signature chocolate chip or lemon sugar — or you can also mix all three! Each bouquet contains six individually wrapped treats.
These unbelievably comfy loafers — made from recycled water bottles — feature a cushiony insole and a grippy outsole, and they're perfect for everything from chasing toddlers to date nights! There are over 15 colors to choose from, so she's bound to choose an option that'll fit her wardrobe.
This life-changing appliance bakes, steams, broils and toasts. But that’s not all: it has the ability to cook frozen foods purchased at a grocery store by reading an item’s barcode. Giftees can also sign up for Tovala’s subscription meal service, which features a rotating menu of chef-crafted, ready-to-cook dishes. Meals are offered in a variety of categories including low-carb and vegetarian.
Leggings that don’t pill!? They exist! This high-waisted pair from Terez is made from a polyester spandex blend designed to hold up in the washing machine. Not only do these pants look and feel great, they come in 15 colors including bright pink and electric blue.
Is she in need of a new beach read? Preorder her a copy of this hilarious and inspiring book of essays on relationships, motherhood and more from New York Magazine editor Alyssa Shelasky.
Show your BFF that you’ve got her back with this handy tool that helps you zip your dress without a second set of hands.
For the chef: a 42-piece, dishwasher-safe set of kitchen tools that come ready to gift in a beautiful box. “It legit has everything you need and it doesn’t feel like a child’s play thing,” raved one reviewer on Amazon.
The cult swimwear brand known for its flattering silhouettes just launched a line of suits made from soft recycled nylon. This elegant style boasts removable cups and adjustable straps for maximum support. All Andie one-piece suits come in long torso versions and sizes XS to XXXL.
This adorable tackle box from Dylan's Candy Bar is filled with all kinds of sweet and sour treats including wild cherry gummy bears and white chocolate pretzel balls.
Every day can be a spa day thanks to this remote control-operated gadget that uses pressure, kneading and heat to pamper tired feet. “I’d save it if my house was on fire!” wrote on person on Amazon. Added another, “[I] bought this for my wife because she has plantar fasciitis. She tried night splints but they only caused more pain. This foot massager has already greatly minimized her pain so much. She can handle being on her feet more now.”
Surprise her with an interactive sweet treat from Send A Cake. There are eight cake flavors to choose from, plus you can customize the box further to add even more surprises when opened. Other features you can add include attached photos, flower showers, flying butterflies, a candy explosion and even a spinning music stand.
If she's always on the run, she'll appreciate this kit that simplifies her beauty routine to the basics and comes in an adorable palm print bag that she can add any other essentials to. The kit includes an extreme length mascara and lash primer, a creme cheek and lip color and a tinted lip balm.
Sweeten her day with ready-to-eat cookie dough! In the variety pack she’ll get six two-ounce tubs stuffed with chocolate chip, cake batter, sugar cookie, brookie dough, gimme s’more and dunkadōo flavors.
A Madewell bestseller, this fragrance sampler set comes with five of the brand's in-house scents. It's also perfect for the mom who likes to switch up her scent with the seasons or try something new.
She'll cherish this photo book filled with special memories from over the years. You can choose the page count, fabric color, foil color and you can even customize the words on the cover so she knows it's specially made just for her.
This super soft throw blanket is handwoven in Peru with hypoallergenic alpaca wool. These bestselling throws each take just about a day to complete and orders now will ship in early April, according to the brand's site, so you'll have it well before the big day.
A new pair of headphones will help her watch her favorite movies and TV shows or listen to her favorite songs in peace. When fully charged, it can run for up to 30 hours of playing time, according to the brand's site. It even has an Ambient Aware button that reduces the noise-cancelling ability to listen to more of what's going on around you outside of your headphones.
She can perfect her pout with this kit from Sephora that comes lips balms, plumpers and lipsticks from brands like NARS, Too Faced and fresh.
Amazon reviewers rave about the pockets on this universally-flattering rayon jumpsuit that comes in 40 colors and patterns.
For the minimalist: a dainty 18-karat-gold-plated necklace on a paper clip chain. The simple yet bold design has a unique closure that allows it to be worn doubled up or long.
Show her how you feel with a leather and glass bead LOVE bracelet that was handcrafted by a mom in Kenya. The company’s founders use profits to provide pediatric health and special needs education across the region.
If your mother figure is the crafty type, give her the gift that keeps on giving every month. This subscription box comes with fun and trendy projects to let her learn a new craft skill every time.
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. The Ready America backpack is filled with everything two people would need to survive for 72 hours, including a 33-piece first aid kit, blankets and light sticks.
Wander + Ivy, an organic single-serve wine brand based in Colorado, offers a gift box featuring two bottles of cabernet sauvignon, red wine blend, chardonnay and white wine. All four varieties are served in easy-to-open 6.3-ounce glass vessels.
YGN’s satin-lined turbans are pre-tied, which means they’re fuss- and foolproof. The line’s beloved bun wraps are made with super soft jersey knit and come in two sizes.
This knee-length number, which has an asymmetric hem, comes in white, pink and black and is available in sizes up to XL.
When the air conditioning is blasting this summer, she can cozy up in this dreamy loungewear that one person on Amazon called “the softest shawl ever!”
Mark & Graham’s roomy, open-top leather tote features handbag handles and has hooks for detachable crossbody straps that you can purchase separately. You can personalize it with her initials for an additional $12.50.
Ideal for anyone who sits at a desk all day, this neck wrap soothes sore muscles through its heating and cooling capabilities.
Think of the Chi Lava as the Air Fryer or Instant Pot of hair tools. The tool creates flawless waves and curls in just four seconds per one-inch section. Now that's what we call a game-changer!
This gold vermeil “Mama” charm necklace will be a welcome addition to any mother figure's jewelry box. You can buy the charm separately, or add additional charms to personalize this sentimental gift.
Her crafting face will light up when she sees this DIY candle kit, which comes with scented coconut-wax, a wick, and a wick holder. Scent No. 01, a blend of bergamot, white rose and oak moss, smells heavenly.
Give the gift of a tidy house! Yeedi's robot vacuum uses smart home technologies to automatically clean floors. Plus, you can trust it to operate quietly and suck up pet hair.
Nothing says “I love you” like a curated box of sweet and salty snacks from Japan (think mochi and plum flavored chips).
Have her name — or any word up to 12 characters — spelled out in morse code for a sweet (and unique) personalized necklace.
Maya J bracelets spread love through words of positivity such as “Fearless” “Grateful” “Brave” and “Strong.”
Behold: the perfect pair of black jeans. The oversaturated color on this high-rise skinny is gorgeous — and so is the fit.
Commemorate your bond with this thin sterling ring from Pandora. The knot signifies the strength of connection.
TheraBox, a therapist-curated subscription box service, features a relaxation activity and six to eight full-sized self-care goodies. Plans range from a single month to a full year.
San Francisco jewelry designer Peggy Li crafted this rhodium plated chain necklace with heart charms. It's perfect for the more minimalist jewelry lover.
For the beach lover: an inflatable, weighted pillow that stays put on even the windiest of days.
Marie Kondo would approve of these five nylon zippered packing cubes that save space and keep your luggage organized.
These 100 percent cotton nightgowns have a cult following because they're so comfortable. “I bought this beautiful gown for myself,” one fan wrote on Amazon. “It is so feminine. It washed without any problems. It is one of those nightgowns that when you put it on, you feel so very special.”
Jamie Kern Lima, who founded IT Cosmetics, shares the story of how she went from a waitress at Denny's to an unstoppable entrepreneur in her bestselling and inspiring memoir.
She can keep all her treasured moments on display with this digital 10-inch photo frame. Friends and family can email pictures right to the device.
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