Though you never need a holiday to show your mom love, there’s something rewarding about finding the best Mother’s Day gifts to brighten the day of the mother figures in your life—whether that includes your mom, stepmom, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, or someone else. And if distance or circumstances keep you apart this May 8, a great gift can mean that much more.
Finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, especially for the picky parent. Luckily, though, there are many ways to spoil your mama beyond sending a Mother’s Day card or gift card, and many of these gift ideas are easier on your wallet than an Apple Watch—and can also be delivered straight to her door. From self-care essentials like bath salts, skin-care gift sets, and aromatherapy diffusers to useful gadgets she might not buy for herself like smart coffee mugs that always stay warm, personalized cutting boards, and silk pillowcases, there’s always the chance to find something delightful for her.
Below, you’ll find our top recommendations for the best Mother’s Day gifts, including flower delivery services, Mother’s Day gift baskets, Mother’s Day gifts under $50, mom gifts you can buy on Amazon, gifts for grandmas, mothers-in-law, and more. We pulled best-sellers from retailers such as Etsy, Amazon, Minted, Nordstrom, Uncommon Goods, and Anthropologie. We’ve also included some excellent subscription gifts that you can send via email, should you want to send a gift that extends beyond one day (or need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift).
Best Gifts for Moms for Mother’s Day 2022
It’s true that finding the right gifts for moms who tell you they don’t need anything can prove a challenge, but not to worry. Whether you’re shopping for a foodie or fitness enthusiast, a new mom or matriarch, the person who prioritizes practicality or who could use pampering, we’ve got you. Here are some standout gifts for your loved one on the market now, including SELF reader-recommended pajamas, a must-have heated neck massager, Olive & June manicure kit that makes DIY nails easy, wonderfully scented shower steamers, and a soothing knit weighted blanket from Bearaby (which comes in different colors).
Best Mother’s Day Gift Baskets & Gift Boxes
Mother’s Day gift baskets and chocolate gift boxes do the work for you by curating a luxe arrangement that can be such a fun surprise for any loved one to receive. Plus, there are so many gift baskets, gift boxes, gift sets, and gift towers to choose from that are centered around different themes (desserts, fruits, charcuterie, wellness, and more). These are some of the Mother’s Day gift baskets that catch our eye, including displays of decadent truffles and Godiva chocolates, gold foil-wrapped Royal Verano pears from Harry & David, and exotic cheeses from Murray’s Cheese.
Best Flower Delivery Services for Mother’s Day
It’s never, ever a bad idea to send your mother a bouquet of fresh flowers—the ultimate “mom gift.” These blooms are easy to send, beautiful to look at, and will remind her of you every time she glances their way. There’s a world of flower delivery services, almost all of which are offering specially arranged Mother’s Day bouquets. From UrbanStems to Petalled (which sends stems your mom can arrange herself) to The Sill (which sends plants and succulents, should you desire a longer-lasting gift), here are a handful of featured bouquets we think Mom will adore from some of the best flower delivery services for Mother’s Day.
The Most Useful Gifts for Mother’s Day
For the mom who truly has everything, you have to get creative. The best useful gifts are clever in design, tackle a need they perhaps didn’t know they had, and make life easier and hopefully more enjoyable. We’ve collected an entire Mother’s Day gift guide for practical products and multitools, but here are some winners that will go far with your mother figure: a hook that secures any totes and bags up to 35 pounds from a stroller, car seat, or under-table hook (and doubles as a phone charger), a small portable device that turns a water bottle or glass of water into a humidifier, a SELF Favorite smart stainless steel coffee mug that keeps her drink exactly the temperature she prefers, and a knife that niftily forms spreadable ribbons out of hard blocks of butter.
Best Mother’s Day Subscription Gifts & Gift Cards
There are a multitude of reasons why a subscription for your mom makes a unique Mother’s Day gift. There are boxes for all tastes: clothing subscription boxes and beauty boxes for the stylish mom; meal kits, wine subscription boxes, coffee subscription boxes, snack subscription boxes for the food-forward; self-care subscription boxes, craft boxes, book boxes, and more. A gift card to a subscription service ensures your mother figure receives new goodies every month that she’s sure to rave about during your next catch-up.
Here are just a few of our favorite subscription gifts for Mother’s Day, including Winc for the wine snob, Birchbox for the makeup lover, SELF Favorite Home Chef for moms who enjoy cooking, and Atlas Coffee Club for the mom who savors her morning brew.
Best Mother’s Day Gifts Available on Amazon
If you already shop at Amazon for pretty much everything, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go ahead and add the perfect Mother’s Day gift to your cart too. Besides the fact that Amazon carries great gift options that you don’t have to drive and pick up, if you’re a Prime member your gifts can arrive with time to spare too (a real plus for the indecisive shopper). From helpful gardening tools like this Abco cushion which converts between a kneeler and a stool (with storage and gloves included) to trending kitchen appliances like air fryers to wellness gifts like Homesick candles and lavender spa gift baskets, here are some of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can buy on Amazon.
Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Under $50
A thoughtful gift for your mother doesn’t need to break the bank. There are many sweet presents of many sizes that are sure to please her without exhausting your budget (which she probably wouldn’t want anyway). Below is a sampling of applause-worthy gifts for Mother’s Day that cost under $50 (and can be shipped directly to her door), including a bamboo caddy that will add elegance to her bath, a diffuser that will waft the fragrance of her favorite essential oil around her space, and a customizable photo album from Artifact Uprising that you can fill with family photos.
Best Gifts for Grandmas for Mother’s Day
You’d be remiss if you forgot to give your grandmother a nod on this special day, especially since she’s the O.G. mother figure of the family. We’re rounded up some of the best gifts for your grandma for Mother’s Day, with an emphasis on the meaningful, useful, and pampering, including this smart digital picture frame which lets you upload photos from afar for her to see and a necklace from Etsy that you can customize to include her loved ones’ names.
Best Gifts for Mothers-in-Law for Mother’s Day
Last but certainly not least, it’s never a bad idea to send your MIL a celebratory little something to show you’re thinking of her, too. Great Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law include a personalized gift like this Minted puzzle that lets you upload a photo design (of her grandkid maybe, an old family photo, or a picture of her pet), or a set of comfy, cozy cashmere socks and an ear-warming headband if she’s someone who runs cold.