Mother's Day

A Guide for the Best Mother’s Day Gifts in 2021

Mother and Child with Flowers

There’s no doubt that moms help us get through life. They’re there for us with love and advice when we’re feeling confused and down, and they’re the first to congratulate us on a job well done. The even more amazing thing is that they do it all no matter how they’re feeling. While these ladies deserve our appreciation throughout the year, Mother’s Day is the day you should go all out on showing your love through thoughtful gestures and gifts.

What’s the Best Mother’s Day Gift?

The one you send with love. Of course, you’ll want to send flowers for Mother’s Day. But you can also choose a gift or two to go along with your blooms. We’ve made a list of some of our favorite presents for Mother’s Day. You’ll find self-care items to help make the challenge of being a mom a little easier, goodies to make time at home more enjoyable, and some products that are just plain fun.

Spruce Up the Home and Garden

We’ve all spent more time at home this year, moms included. Even if your mother has spent time making her space cozier and more enjoyable, we think there’s always room for improvement. These items will give her home that extra special touch it needs, and help get it ready for summer.

A New Potted Pal

Potted anthurium plant with vibrant red flowers.

We won’t beat around the bush. Our moms love plants. If you’re looking for a great grassroots gift for mom this year, you can’t go wrong with a new potted pal for mom. Our pick? Try this gorgeous anthurium. Also called the flamingo flower or laceleaf, let mom mingle with our Flamingle for Mother’s Day.

A Gorgeous Vase

Vase with flowers against white background.

Nothing compliments unique Mother’s Day flowers like a nice vase. Since you know your mom best, we’ll leave it to you to pick something that matches her style. But we’ll also share some of our favorites. A simple, cylindrical glass vase is perfect for showcasing flowers in the modern home, and a repurposed antique milk pitcher will fit right in with rustic decor.

Personalized Pillows

Pillow with a map of the USA with hearts in different locations.

Even if you can’t always be with your mom in person, you can remind her you’re never too far away. A customized map pillow shows your mom where all the pieces of her heart reside. If she’s more into words than geography, you can opt for a pillow that includes all the names of her kids. When she can’t hug them in person, she can always give her pillow a good squeeze.

A Flower Subscription

Spring flower bouquet on living room table.

Sending her flowers on Mother’s Day is perfect for the mom who loves fresh blooms. But if you want to keep the love flowing all year long, give her a bouquet subscription! She’ll receive a farm-fresh Bouq each month to brighten her home and remind her of your gratitude. Plus, all you have to do is order once! Now that’s something you can both celebrate.

Say Yes to Technology

While we agree that it’s important to unplug, well-thought technology can make life a whole lot easier.

Keep Track with Tile Mate

keychain with a tile mate

With children to chase or check in with, friends to keep in touch with, and meetings and events to attend, moms are busy. And even though she built a special place for her keys, that doesn’t always mean that’s where they are. To help her keep track of her items, give her a Tile Mate. All she has to do is connect it to her keys or another often misplaced item and use the app to make the lost item ring!

A Better Webcam

A black webcam

No matter if the mothers in your life are video chat pros or beginners, a high-quality webcam will make virtual meetings more enjoyable. Even after you can see each other in person, a good camera will make virtual hangouts something you want to keep up. Our tip is to send this present a few days ahead of the big day so your mom will have it in time for your virtual Mother’s Day celebration!

Noise Canceling Headphones

Woman with headphones on a laptop call.

As much as Mom loves being a part of all that’s happening around her, sometimes she just needs some time to herself! Noise-canceling headphones allow her to enjoy some tunes while working from home or listen to a podcast while running errands. Bluetooth technology also eliminates the need for cords, so she can easily move around while listening.

Cards and Books

Who says some sheets of paper have to be boring? With so many creative people in the world, it’s easy to find a card that makes your mom smile and a book that makes her laugh or cry.

A Turn-Down Memory Lane

Mom holding scrap book with children.

While the internet and cell phones make it easy to share photos with our loved ones, nothing quite replaces the feeling of flipping through a photo album. This Mother’s Day, send Mom a reminder of all the moments you are grateful to have shared with a custom photo book. Or send her a book of your past year so she has a glimpse into the moments she’s missed.

A Planner She Will Actually Use

Selection of different planners.

With work and school and mealtimes to plan, it can be hard to keep everything together. While planners can help, using them can sometimes be a drag. To help bring a bit of organized calm and happiness to Mom’s day, give her a stylish planner. There are lots of great options out there, but we really adore Erin Condren planners.

A Recordable Card

Mom reading homemade Mothers Day card with daughter.

Instead of giving her a card with a generic message, give her one she’ll want to keep forever. Recordable cards allow you to include an audio message, so she can hear your voice whenever she wants. Send a message that let her know how much you appreciate her, or share a funny moment from the past. This keepsake of your affection will feel very special and unique this year.

Cookware and Baking Gear for the Home Chef

If your mom is the type of lady who retreats to the kitchen to melt away the day’s stress, check out the following ideas.

An Easy Air Fryer

Woman in apron with a laptop using an air fryer

Who doesn’t love the crispy, crunchy goodness of fried foods? While french fries and onion rings sometimes get a bad rap, we think moms need some comfort food. That said, a pan of hot oil can be a lot to deal with. That’s where the air fryer comes in. If you haven’t heard of this magic appliance, it uses just a bit of oil to get that fried food texture and taste we all crave. Plus, it’s easy to use and doesn’t require constant monitoring! So mom can put in her fries and take a bath while they cook.

A Fun Apron

Custom aprons in a closet

With flour flying and curious hands causing spills, it’s almost impossible for moms to keep their clothes clean while cooking and baking. That’s why aprons exist! For the mom who loves to cook, keep her protected and stylish in the kitchen, choose an apron with a fun print. That way, she’ll want to reach for it each time she whips something up in the kitchen.

Food and Drink for All

No matter how your mom feels about cooking, every mother can use a break from the kitchen every once in a while. These foods will give her the rest she deserves and help her treat herself.

Take Time for Tea

Soup with flowers with spice bowls filled with different herbs.

One of the great things about tea is there are varieties and blends for every occasion. By gifting your mom a basket containing all types of tea, she’ll be able to steep an energizing cup of black or green tea as well as unwind after a long day with a relaxing herbal blend. To make this gift even more special, include a promise to enjoy tea together once a week or month. Pro tip: Try The Art of Tea for some great tea gifts.

A Gift Card for Takeout

Counter with dishes of goof including fruit, sandwiches, and pastries.

Sure, Mom will enjoy some chocolates and wine, but what she may want more than anything else is a break from meal planning and cooking. To make this dream a reality, give her a gift card to a local restaurant! Maybe she’ll appreciate an excuse to host pizza night for the whole family or a reason to treat herself to that new cafe she’s been wanting to try.

Wine She Wouldn’t Buy

Wine bottles with red and white glasses of wine

If your mom enjoys unwinding with a glass of wine, make this easy for her with a bottle or two! Instead of getting her a bottle of her tried and true favorite, opt for something in the same style yet a bit more special. We know some moms find it hard to treat themselves, so give her the reward she deserves!

Jewelry as Lovely as Her

While grabbing a necklace as a last-minute present may seem a bit tacky, carefully selected jewelry will show mothers much you appreciate them. Here are some gift ideas for a jewelry-loving mom.

A Birthstone Bracelet or Necklace

Necklace with different semi-precious stones.

We know that moms cherish their kids more than anything. But, kids aren’t always close to home. A birthstone bracelet will remind Mom that her kids are close to her heart no matter how far they travel. Plus, a stone for every child illustrates the special bond she shares with each of her kids.

Simple Stud Earrings

Diamond stud earrings.

Selecting jewelry each day can be hard…especially for busy new moms. Simple stud earrings pair well with any outfit and are less tempting for little hands than dangling earrings. Sterling silver, rose gold, diamond, or pearl studs are all great options.

A Chance to Unwind

Despite all the magic that comes with being a mother, it can be downright exhausting. Encourage Mom to take some time for herself with some relaxing gifts.

Sweet Like Sugar

bright and cheerful bouquet with red, pink, yellow flowers with greenery.

Send a bouquet that’s as sweet as mom’s lemonade in the summertime. If you’re looking for a unique bouquet for your mom, don’t settle for something ordinary, send her a Sugar Rush. This eye-catching Bouq puts a fresh spin on traditional Mother’s Day flowers. Your mom won’t have to make that pretend happy-face, you’ll see her genuine joy when she receives this gift.

Shower Steamers and Bath Bombs

White, floral bath bombs.

The bathroom is the one place Mom can feel like she has time and space to herself. Make this palace even more of a retreat and less of an escape with spa-worthy gifts. Bath bombs fill the tub with relaxing scents and fun colors, encouraging her to enjoy a nice long soak. If she’s not into baths, shower steamers are the perfect alternative. As the water hits them, they fizz away and release essential oils.

A Summer Robe

Woman in summer robe with a hair wrap holding a popsicle in each hand.

Fluffy, warm robes make winter cozy, but when warmer weather arrives, they aren’t the right fit. Enter summer robes. To keep Mom feeling cool and elegant in the spring and summer, give her a soft and lightweight robe. Terry cotton is cozy yet breathable, and silk adds a touch of luxury. And fun floral prints help her celebrate the warmer seasons.

A Coloring Book

Person coloring in coloring book with pencils.

Who said coloring is just for kids? Help your mom get in on this relaxing activity with a coloring book just for her. With so many options available, you can easily find a book she’ll treasure. Some ideas are her favorite TV show, spring flowers, or inspirational messages. Don’t forget to include supplies like markers or colored pencils!

Pawsitive Gifts for Pet Moms

We’ve found some great gifts for women with furbabies. These presents will help make caring for their furry children a bit easier and help them fall even more in love (if that’s possible). Now that’s something to wag about.

A Fanny Pack

New fanny pack being worn by working woman.

These practical accessories have gone from lame to cool in the past few years, so Mom won’t feel silly wearing one. And with so many styles to choose from, you’ll be able to find a color and design she’ll love. While any mom could put a fanny pack to good use, they’re the perfect gear for dog moms! When she heads out on a walk, she’ll have an easy way to stash keys, poop bags, and tasty treats.

Custom Pet Tags

White and orange long haired cat with personalized name tag.

There’s no doubt that pet moms dote on their furry children. To help keep Mom’s dog or cat safe, give her a custom pet tag that includes her phone number. But don’t just opt for a simple dog bone! With so many tag options available, you can choose a tag that’s a fun shape or includes artistic engraving or prints.

A Custom Pet Portrait

Custom puppy portraits.

Even though the love for her pets is neverending, Mom might have a hard time splurging on a custom-made pet portrait. That’s where you come in! Lots of independent artists can work from a photo to produce a work of art she can appreciate forever.

Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

After a year of caring for others, all mothers deserve a gift that lets them know how much you appreciate her. By selecting one or more of the items listed above, or taking inspiration from this list and finding your own unique gift, you’ll help your mom shine like the wonderful lady she is.

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