Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts to Suit Any Personality
Sure, maybe your mom loves brunch and flowers—but maybe you’re looking for a gift idea that’s a little more out of the box. We rounded up Mother’s Day gifts for moms of all kinds, whether she’d rather kick back with some rosé and a nice gift at home, or hit the town and master the mambo once and for all.
For the mom who complains she doesn’t have any pictures of you
Simply put: give her some. But go above and beyond printing out a 4”x6” snapshot and slapping it in a store-bought frame—try personalized photo gifts instead. Order a new phone case with a family portrait printed on it, or choose your favorite picture of yourself and have it printed on a gallery-wrapped canvas, a wood photo board, or other eye-catching mediums so she can admire your mug even when you’re away from home.
For the mom who just wants to dance
Whether she’s known for cutting a rug at wedding receptions or she can barely pull off a step-and-clap, you can find a dance class to suit your mom’s skill level and partying style. Enroll her in group dance lessons so she can master graceful ballet movements or the exciting shimmies of belly dancing, or sign her and a partner up to learn how to swing dance or waltz.
For the mom who’d totally wear friendship bracelets with you, so stop rolling your eyes, young lady
Grab two spots in a jewelry-making class, where you and Mom can learn how to string beads, build delicate chains link by link, or finally get the hang of macrame. Whether or not you create matching baubles is entirely up to the two of you.
For the mom who lacks a green thumb
Leave the gardening to the professionals, and have a bouquet of Mother's Day flowers delivered right to her doorstep. You’ll probably have to let the florist choose from the blooms they have in stock, but you may be able to ensure your mom’s favorite flower appears in her arrangement—after you call Dad to find out what that flower actually is.
For the mom who brings the party with her wherever she goes
Choose a BYOB version of her favorite hobby—and then bring her favorite wine with you. Paint and sip classes are a classic, but many cities offer BYOB classes galore in subjects such as jewelry making, cooking, sewing, candle making, and other creative activities. So Mom can pick up a new skill and a major craving for pizza afterward.
Amelia is a Senior Writer who owns about 600 houses' worth of housewares. She daydreams about throwing parties and amassing more housewares.