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
A little beach read never hurt anybody! After her mother passes away, main character Katy goes on the Amalfi Coast trip that her mom always reminisced on. There, she befriends a woman who is her mother — as a 30-year-old. She's able to relish in the trip with her mom. Reviewers love this "engaging novel" because it's "so beautifully written."
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.
A swap for this beloved Anthropologie crossbody bag, reviewers love this inexpensive version because it's "versatile" and the "perfect size." Plus, it's available in a number of colors and designs, from solid neutrals to matte leopard print and cow print.
The 'fun aunt' in your life deserves a little bling after providing you with years of advice and trips to the mall. Gift her this bracelet from Little Words Project that also has options for the godmother and other mother figures in your life as well. These beaded bracelets offer a fun pop of color to any outfit!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verified Amazon reviewers rave about the pockets on this universally flattering rayon jumpsuit that is adorned with 15,000+ five-star ratings and comes in 45 colors and patterns.
Surprise her with an interactive sweet treat from Send A Cake. There are seven 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.
For waves that make it look like she just returned from the beach in a matter of minutes, this curling iron is the perfect addition to her hair tool lineup. Simply clamp the tool around a section of hair, wait until the desired time and ta-da! Instant curls in "little time," said a reviewer from Shop TODAY's Beauty Awards. This product is so good, it earned an average rating of 9.4 amongst reviewers.
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.
Have her name — or any word up to 12 characters — spelled out in morse code for a sweet (and unique) personalized necklace.
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.
For the beach lover: an inflatable, weighted pillow that stays put on even the windiest of days.
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.
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.
She's spent years taking care of you, so help her take care of herself with this set of miniature sunscreens, face lotions, moisturizers and more.
Commemorate your bond with this thin sterling ring from Pandora. The knot signifies the strength of connection.
Maya J bracelets spread love through words of positivity such as “Fearless” “Grateful” “Brave” and “Strong.”
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.
Show how much you love her with these heart-shaped earrings that will elevate any outfit. Thanks to how lightweight they are, they won't drag her down throughout the day. With a gold or studded option, these earrings will earn her compliments aplenty.
For the home cook: 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.
Ideal for anyone who sits at a desk all day, this neck wrap soothes sore muscles through its heating and cooling capabilities.
Nothing says “I love you” like a curated box of sweet and salty snacks from Japan (think mochi and plum flavored chips).
San Francisco jewelry designer Peggy Li crafted this rhodium plated chain necklace with heart charms. It's perfect for the more minimalist jewelry lover.
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.
Marie Kondo would approve of these five nylon zippered packing cubes that save space and keep your luggage organized.
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.
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.
Behold: the perfect pair of black jeans. The oversaturated color on this high-rise skinny is gorgeous — and so is the fit.
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.”
She’ll want to live in this impossibly soft set that includes a cardigan, a sleeveless top and a pair of joggers. Available in three elegant colors (oatmeal, black and mauve), the size inclusive brand offers sizes up to 3X.
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 20 colors including bright pink and electric blue.
This knee-length number, which has an asymmetric hem, comes in eight lovely hues 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!”
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.”
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, according to the brand. Now that's what we call a game-changer!
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.
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.
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.
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.