Trying to pick out the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be tricky. You want something that shows how much you care about her but also something she’ll actually use. Fortunately, there are plenty of great gift ideas out there for Mom, whether she likes to garden, DIY, entertain, cook, or just spend time at home.
Below are 32 of the best Mother’s Day gifts of 2022. From the ever-popular Cricut to the trendy Bouqs flower subscription service to a chic Lodge Dutch oven, these picks are bound to make Mom happy.
1. Cricut Easy Press 2
Easily one of the most-wanted crafting tools of the last year, the Cricut can do almost anything and everything, from creating iron-on designs for T-shirts to printing vinyl stickers. Of all the models available, our experts dubbed the Cricut Easy Press 2—which is a heat press machine—the best Cricut out there.
2. Capri Blue Candle
You can’t go wrong with a sweet-smelling candle when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts. Few are as popular or as recognizable as the Capri Blue candles. While they come in a variety of scents and designs—from matte black to shimmery glitter—this muted sandstone jar will look gorgeous sitting out in Mom’s house. You can choose from three scents: the OG volcano, lagoon, or salt meadow.
3. Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Upgrade Mom’s cookware with a brand new Dutch oven. Of all the ones out there, we like the Lodge cast iron Dutch oven the best. Available in 27 gorgeous colors—from lilac to oyster to avocado—it’s oven-safe up to 500 degrees and dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and it cooks food evenly.
From running around all day to cooking dinner to working to gardening and more, Mom has a lot on her plate—so when the evening comes around, she just wants a little R&R. Give her the gift of relaxing with this top-rated foot spa, which has nearly 23,000 reviews on Amazon. It has water jets and nodes that will gently massage her tired feet along with a toe-touch system that she can control hands-free.
5. The Bouqs Flower Subscription
Giving Mom fresh flowers on Mother’s Day is great, but giving her fresh flowers once a month for the foreseeable future is even better. With a subscription to The Bouqs—which our experts selected as one of the best flower subscription services—she’ll get a beautiful bouquet of blooms delivered to her doorstep weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly. You can choose from red roses, wildflowers, and more.
6. Amazon Echo
Hey Alexa, what should I get Mom for Mother’s Day? If she has yet to hop on the smart home trend, snag her the 4th-Generation Amazon Echo, which our experts named the best smart home system of 2022. She can ask Alexa to help her with anything and everything, from playing music while she crafts to storing her favorite recipes to keeping track of her to-do list.
7. Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin
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Give her a pretty place to keep all of her secret recipes with this adorable tin from Rifle Paper Co. Available in three watercolor floral prints, each tin features an elegant gold interior and comes with 24 recipe cards where she can hand-write all her family favorites (and 12 recipe dividers to keep them organized).
8. Terrain Gardening Gloves
Yes, chic gardening tools exist and yes, they make for a great Mother’s Day gift. Take this pair of gardening gloves from Anthropologie’s sister garden brand, Terrain, for instance. With a whimsical floral design and made of thick nitrile any nylon to protect her hands, the gloves are as fashionable as they are functional.
9. Plow & Hearth Cottage Birdhouse
Maybe Mom is an avid birdwatcher or maybe she simply enjoys the occasional glimpse of wildlife out the kitchen window. Regardless, if she has a garden or wooded backyard, she can hang up this decorative birdhouse. It’s a gift that both she and her yard’s winged residents will love.
Whether she loves throw blankets for snuggling up with a book or for tossing over the couch as an accent decor piece, she’ll love unwrapping the ever-popular Barefoot Dreams throw. It’s a favorite among celebs like Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, the Kardashians, and Chrissy Teigen (who says she uses it every night). It comes in four plush animal print designs.
11. The Sill Plant Subscription
Plant parents will be thrilled with a subscription to The Sill, which is very popular on social media right now and which we chose as one of the best plant subscription services. The Sill will deliver a potted plant to her door every month in a decorative planter. There’s even an option for pet-friendly plants for moms with furry friends.
12. Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven
Not all creative mamas don glue guns and spray paint—some brandish spatulas and whisks. If she loves experimenting in the kitchen, gift her our expert’s favorite air fryer toaster oven. It’s big enough to fit a 12-inch pizza and has seven handy cook functions: air fry, toast, bake, broil, convection bake, convection broil, and warm.
13. Cross Stitch Starter Kit
She can craft her own eye-catching wall decor with this cross stitch and embroidery starter kit, which is great for beginners and experienced sewers alike. It comes with three hoops, cloth, thread, and needles. The end result will be a trio of feminine floral designs she can hang on the wall or give as gifts.
14. Personalized Charcuterie Board
Search “charcuterie boards” on Pinterest and you’ll quickly understand why arranging meat and cheese is almost an art form in and of itself. For moms who love to entertain (or eat!), this custom charcuterie board will be a welcome present. With more than 25,000 reviews on Etsy, it comes in two sizes and three colors and can be engraved with the words and/or dates of your choosing.
15. Dymo ColorPop Color Label Maker
Help Mom keep all her gadgets and gizmos organized with the label maker our experts deemed the best for crafters. With an LED screen and QWERTY keyboard, it’s easy to use and battery-powered, so she can carry it anywhere and everywhere. But even better is that it can print labels in almost any color combination, including glitter options.
16. Gorilla Dual Temp Mini Hot Glue Gun
Every DIYer needs a good quality glue gun. In testing some of the most popular options, we found the Gorilla Dual Temp Mini to be the best glue gun overall. It’s lightweight, comfortable to hold and maneuver, and, best of all, heats up in just 45 seconds.
17. Macrame Plant Hanger Kit
Few things are more satisfying than creating your own decor to display in (or outside of) your home. With this macrame kit, Mom can do just that. Available in six gorgeous earth tones like agave and dusty rose, the kit comes with all the essentials to make an on-trend macrame plant hanger along with instructions easy enough for even the most beginner crafter to follow.
18. Graco Paint Sprayer
A paint sprayer may not be a traditional Mother’s Day gift, but it’s one that DIYers will appreciate. Whether she’s into refurbishing old furniture off Facebook Marketplace or refinishing her kitchen cabinets, she’ll benefit from one of the best paint sprayers our experts have tested. It’s easy to use from any angle and has adjustable speeds depending on her project of choice.
Moms who love to spend time in the kitchen understand that there’s no such thing as too many cookbooks. While there are hundreds of popular ones to choose from, nearly 30,000 people recommend Joanna Gaines’ “Magnolia Table,” which includes the HGTV star’s family recipes for chocolate chip cookies and chicken pot pie, for instance. Mom might also love the cookbook from famous food blogger Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, which also has thousands of positive reviews for its delicious, hearty dishes.
20. DIY Succulent Terrarium Kit
Get Mom in on the succulent trend with a build-your-own terrarium kit from Etsy. This one has more than 2,400 5-star reviews and includes a vase, assorted types of moss and succulents, driftwood pieces, sea glass, and charcoal. She’ll end up with a coastal-chic piece of decor to sit on the coffee table or mantel.
21. Rolling Storage Cart
Help her keep all her gizmos and gadgets neatly organized in one place with this storage solution on wheels, which has nearly 20,000 rave reviews on Amazon. She can take the rolling cart to any room in the house (even outside), and it has 12 roomy pull-out plastic drawers to fill with all her goodies, from tools and screws to craft paper and markers.
22. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is arguably one of the most iconic kitchen appliances you can buy. While it’s sold out on Amazon, you can still find the classic 5-quart mixer—which our experts say is the best overall—at Walmart. Coming in 27 pretty hues, it can do everything from knead bread dough to whip egg whites to make fresh pasta. Sure, it’s pricey, but isn’t Mom worth it?
23. Rotary Cutter
Sometimes scissors just won’t cut it (pun intended). Instead, hand Mom the best rotary cutter out there. Our experts recommend this one from Fiskars for its maneuverability, cutting efficiency, comfortable grip, and versatility. It can cut fabric, paper, leather, and more.
24. Custom Paint By Numbers Kit
Paint by numbers kits aren’t just for kids anymore—they now exist for adults. This one from Etsy allows you to choose any photo for Mom to paint, like a family portrait or a snapshot of her favorite pup. When she’s finished, she’ll have a surprisingly elegant oil painting to frame and hang on her wall.
25. MasterClass Subscription
There’s really no better way for Mom to learn a new skill or hobby than from the pros. With a MasterClass subscription, she can learn how to cook with Gordon Ramsay, how to do interior design with Kelly Wearstler, or how to garden with Ron Finley (among many others). It’s bound to keep her entertained all year long.
26. Palm Sander
If Mom fancies herself a future Joanna Gaines, gift her her own palm sander. Our experts recommend this one from Black + Decker for hobbyists. It’s about half the price of more expensive models yet sands effectively and efficiently and is easy to hold and maneuver as you work.
27. Anthropologie Agate Coasters
One of the most popular items at Anthropologie with hundreds of 5-star reviews, these crystal agate coasters will take Mom’s hostessing—or even just her coffee table—to a new level. Rimmed in gold with a trendy uneven edge, the coasters come in six beautiful colors: black quartz, white quartz, adventurian, dyed blue, amethyst, or rose quartz. You can snag a few in the same color or mix and match.
Mom loves gardening—but hates the backaches and knee pain that can too often come with it. Enter this ergonomic garden kneeler and stool, which even has an attached tool pouch for storing all her things. With more than 5,300 rave reviews, the bench is praised for its soft foam cushioning that protects your knees and its light weight that makes it easy to move around the garden.
29. Candle Making Kit
Rather than giving Mom yet another candle, give her a kit to make her own. This one on Amazon has more than 2,000 rave reviews and comes with candle molds, scents, dyes, eco-friendly soy wax, and all the other tools she might need to get started.
30. Singer M3500 Sewing Machine
Whether she wants to reupholster an accent chair or make a pretty patchwork quilt, Mom can do it with the help of the Singer M3500. We found it to be the best sewing machine thanks to its beginner-friendly features, durable metal frame, and 110 different stitch applications.
31. Artist Apron
Help Mom protect her clothes from paint, caulk, dirt, and other spills with this artist apron. More than 1,000 Amazon shoppers recommend it. Available in five colors and made of durable cotton, it has plenty of pockets for toting around her things, whether she’s crafting, gardening, cooking, or doing any other project.
32. DIY Kintsugi Craft Kit
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of turning broken objects into beautiful items. Adventurous crafters can try their hand at the craft at home with this kit from Etsy. It includes all the essentials for Mom to get started, and she can choose from a number of decor projects, from a pretty vase to a classy serving plate.