This year I’ve compiled a variety of gifts I hope will appeal to you as you think of little ways to show the mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, moms-to-be and mother figures in your life a little love!
As always, I tried to make the vast majority of the gift ideas in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide affordable and personal and hope you find something that calls to you!
Mother’s Day Gift Guide
- Spring/Summertime Slippers
I feel like I include slippers in a bunch of my gift guides but I cannot help myself because they always call to me and new cozy styles seem to debut all the time. I received a pair of slippers from my mom for my birthday this year that I absolutely love as a spring/summertime slipper since they have an open toe but they’re still fluffy and ridiculously comfy. (They’re also a much more affordable version of these $84 beauties!) I think a pair of seasonally-appropriate slippers for the mom who likes to walk around the house with something cozy on her feet at all times (me!) would make a great gift!
- Plan An Activity with Mom
This is a gift idea inspired by Ryan! He planned a day at the North Carolina Zoo for our family last Mother’s Day and I loved every minute! It was so nice to be able to spend the day with my family – the two boys who made me a mama – and since experience gifts reign supreme in my eyes, I always find them the most memorable throughout the years. When I lived in the same town as my mom, my sister, dad and I all loved taking her out for a special Mother’s Day brunch but if you don’t live near family, planning a “rain check” activity for the next time you’re together (my mom loved our experience at AR Workshop) is a great idea, too!
- Succulent / Potted Plant
Flowers for Mother’s Day are always a lovely gesture and appreciated, but I think gifting Mom a plant that she can keep around for the long-haul is such a nice idea since it will add a little green to her home and last a lot longer than a bright bouquet of flowers. Apparently my computer thinks I’m in the market for succulents because these beautiful plants from Lula’s Garden popped up as an ad in my Facebook feed and I thought they were so pretty! I also love this potted succulent and candle gift box option!
- Gift Basket
(That pic is from the Houseguest Welcome Basket I featured on my blog before but you get the idea!)
I looove assembling gift baskets as gifts because they’re so easy to personalize. I’ve made my mom and mother-in-law gift baskets in the past that included everything from nail polish and body butter to framed pictures, favorite sweet treats and more.
Some additional gift basket ideas: Socks, a pretty water bottle (I love my HydroFlask but also have my eye on the new Bindle Bottle – it lets you keep your keys, lip balm, money and other small things at the bottom of the bottle!), stationary, candles, face masks, bath bombs, etc.
- Painting of Mom’s House (or the House She Grew Up In)
(Painting by SweetFaceAndCo)
My dad inspired this gift idea because he gave my mom a painting of the houses they’ve lived in together over the years in the past and it was such a wonderful gift that I know meant a lot to my mom. Thanks to Etsy, it’s not too hard to find artists who specialize in this type of art these days and so many of the Etsy artists are incredibly talented! Another fun idea? A customized family portrait! I love the watercolor portraits and think they are absolutely gorgeous.
- Updated Diaper Bag / Backpack
This is a gift idea for any new moms, moms of multiples or moms who are always carting their kid’s stuff all over the place! No matter how wonderful and amazing a diaper bag seems to be in the beginning, after months and years of use, they can get pretty weathered and worn. I think an updated diaper bag or a mom-friendly backpack is a great gift for a mom, especially since there’s no shortage of beautiful and wonderfully functional diaper bags and mom-friendly backpacks on the market these days.
I personally love a hybrid of the two – a diaper bag backpack! – and highly recommend my favorite JuJuBe BFF Legacy Bag that I fell in love with after I had Chase and the absolutely gorgeous Fawn Design bags. I first noticed the Fawn Design bags popping up all over Instagram and then after I heard rave reviews from two of my girlfriends who have them, I was so excited when the company reached out to send me both their mini and regular size diaper bags to use with our new baby. I’ve already been using the mini backpack since I don’t need to cart around as much stuff with a toddler and it’s fantastic! The perfect size for my wallet, phone, a spare diaper and wipes and snacks. I’m excited to put the full-size one to the test after our baby arrives!
Favorites: JuJuBe Legacy Diaper Bag / Fawn Design Diaper Bag + Mini Backpack / TwelveLittle Quilted Nylon Backpack / Marc Jacobs Mini Biker Backpack (I own and LOVE this bag! Perfect once little ones are out of the baby phase!)
I am such a sucker for personalized gifts and jewelry that acknowledges a mother’s child, children or grandchildren is high on my list of wonderful Mother’s Day gifts. There are so many options out there these days from initial jewelry to birthstone jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.
- Personalized Odds and Ends
While personalized jewelry is a popular favorite, there are so many options for wonderful personalized gifts out there these days! I love the idea of a personalized leather key chain, bookmark, cutting board, mug, etc. for a Mother’s Day surprise!
Additional Gift Ideas
- Pajamas (My personal favs: GapBody Joggers – so soft! / Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas)
- Gift Certificate for a Spa Service
- Mom-Themed T-Shirt
- StitchFix Gift Card
- Funny Wine Bottle Labels for the New Mom
- Restaurant Gift Certificate for a Date Night/Girls Night at her favorite restaurant
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