If there’s anyone who deserves to be showered with gifts, it’s moms. And while you know they’re bound to love (or at least pretend to love) whatever you give them, there’s still a lot of pressure to find Mother’s Day gift ideas that feel unique and special.
That’s where our Mother’s Day gift guide comes in! We’ve curated a bunch of gifts ranging from traditional to trendy to adrenaline-fueled — so you can find the perfect pick for every mom on your list.
Motherhood can be a pain in the neck — literally. Help make it up to your mom by booking her a massage in the style of her choice. If it’s her first massage, go for the relaxing Swedish type. If she’s complaining of specific points of tension, kick it up a notch with deep-tissue.
If your mom’s a big foodie, what better way to her heart than with a nice steak dinner? Treat her to a prime cut with all the fixings (and a martini or two). A romantic date night on the town could be just what she needs to feel special.
If your mom can’t remember the last concert she’s been to, that’s a telltale sign that she’s overdue for one! Surprise her with some epic concert tix to one of her favorite artists or bands. It’s an unexpected Mother’s Day gift idea that’ll leave her with some amazing memories.
Essential Oil Diffuser
When mom’s too busy to get to the spa, let the spa come to her. An essential oil diffuser is a great way to help her relax and rejuvenate right at home. Pick out a few of her favorite scents like lavender, citrus, eucalyptus and more.
Customized Photo Gifts
These days, it’s easy to forget to print pictures because we have access to them on our smartphones, but there’s something special about turning memories into mementos. From framed photos to beautiful canvases from CanvasOnSale to even customized photo books from Shutterfly, you’re sure to find something sweet for mom.
Mother’s Day is often about letting mom relax, but there’s no rule that says we can’t give her an adrenaline rush instead (that could also be how she does relax). Book her a helicopter tour so she can take in breathtaking views from the sky.
Paint & Sip Class
Surprise mom by planning a night out at a painting studio, where instructors lead students step-by-step through the creation of an original work of art. She’ll love getting to spend time with you while learning a new skill. And did we mention they’re usually BYOB?
You can’t go wrong with sending mom a beautiful floral arrangement for Mother’s Day (check out these gorgeous options from Blooms Today). Whether you’re near or far, it’s a special way to show her how much you care. Pro tip: pick out a bouquet with her favorite blooms for extra bonus points!
Electric Wine Opener
Opening wine by hand is so last year. Upgrade mom’s wine game with an electric wine opener that removes the cork quickly and easily. You could even make a whole wine-themed gift basket with things like curated bottles from Splash Wines, glasses, stoppers and more!
Personalized Throw Pillows
I’m pretty sure it’s a universal thing that moms love throw pillows. On the bed, on the couch, on the front porch . . . You name it, there’s probably a throw pillow on it. So a personalized pillow (like this one from Qualtry) with her kids’ names, grandkids’ names or monogram is a great Mother’s Day gift idea for the moms who are both sentimental and stylish.
Every mom deserves a little me-time once in a while, especially on Mother’s Day. Schedule her a facial where she can slow down and enjoy some peace and quiet, all while giving her skin a beautiful boost.
Skip the typical breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day and gift mom a fun food tour instead! From pizza crawls to donut tours and everything in between, food tours are a great way to get your group out and about — all while chowing down on some delicious eats.
Whether your mom needs a restock of her go-to scent or you want to surprise her with a new signature fragrance, perfume is a great Mother’s Day gift. From full-size designer bottles to travel-size roller balls, and floral scents to vanilla notes, there are so many different fragrances that you’re sure to find one she’ll love.
With summer right around the corner, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to pencil in a mani-pedi for mom. Treat her to a relaxing afternoon of pampering and polishing (because she definitely deserves it!).
Whether you send her on a solo vacay or plan a quick trip for the whole fam, a weekend getaway is the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea. Planning it for her allows her to take the stress out of the prep and fully enjoy the experience. Plus, it’s giving her the best gift of all: memories.
You can’t go wrong with any of these Mother’s Day gift ideas! The most important thing is to show moms the love they always give to us.