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If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for Mom, we put together a list for all budgets and interests.
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Shopping for Mom can be a struggle, especially if you’re looking for an upgrade from the homemade macaroni necklaces and IOU coupon books she may have received one too many times already. So if you don’t know where to start, we have some ideas to inspire you.
Whether it’s her birthday, Mother’s Day, or just because, these gifts are a sweet way to show Mom or a mother figure in your life that you care. They also make great gifts for any mothers in your life, whether you have a friend who’s a new mom or a mother-in-law you’d like to celebrate.
Whether she’s a bookworm, a techie, a fitness fiend, or a luxury lover, we have rounded up the perfect gifts for every type of mom below.
Here are the best 66 gifts for Mom in 2022:
The gift of comfortable loungewear
Best for: The mom who loves to lounge
The Insider Reviews team is positively smitten with Tommy John’s loungewear and underwear — so much so, we named the latter one of the best women’s underwear brands in our buying guide, so you can be sure Mom will love it too.
A diamond charm of her initials
Best for: The mom who loves personalized gifts
Quite a few mothers rock necklaces with their initials — or, sometimes, even their children’s or spouse’s. It’s sweet and sentimental, but also really chic, especially when the charms are these diamond ones from Mejuri. Pair it with one of Mejuri’s dainty chains so it’s ready to wear or let Mom add the charms onto one of her own necklaces.
You can also browse more jewelry gifts for mom here.
Popular leggings with a no-slip fit
Best for: The mom who prioritizes comfort
Vuori is well-known for its super-soft fabrics and flattering cuts, and the Daily Leggings are just another example. This style looks like a pair of joggers but fits like a pair of leggings. The high waistband and drawstring allow for a snug feel while the brand’s smoothing technology gives an airbrushed appearance.
A pair of cozy, eco-friendly slip-on shoes
Best for: The mom who loves sneakers
Keep mom looking cool and feeling comfy every time she leaves the house with these slip-on sneakers. Made with cozy soft merino wool inside and out, these shearling shoes are ideal for cool fall days running errands or meeting up with friends for lunch. The best part: The entire shoe is machine washable.
A luxurious bathrobe
Best for: The mom who takes self-care seriously
A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone. This cozy gift for Mom will become her go-to pick.
A pendant necklace
Set & Stones
Best for: The proud mama
Your mom will want to keep this pendant necklace very close to her heart. It’ll sit lightly around her neck and be a subtle reminder of her special bond with you.
If this is quite her style, you can browse more jewelry gifts for mom here.
A proud sweatshirt for the southern mom
Best for: The mom with Southern pride
Any Southern mom will adore this loud-and-proud declaration of their heritage. She’ll be as comfy as she is cheery in this yellow “y’all” soft cotton terry sweatshirt.
A roomy work bag with tons of pockets
Best for: The mom who’s picky about bags
Dagne Dover’s Allyn Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep Mom organized and always ready to go.
A comfortable, ethical sandal
Best for: The mom in search for a good summer sandal
Nisolo is known for its ethically and sustainably made footwear. The aptly named Go-To Flatform Sandal is a basic summer staple that can be dressed up or dressed down — a practical wardrobe necessity.
Pearl hoop earrings
Best for: The mom who loves minimalist jewelry
Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so your Mom will likely enjoy this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry, too. You can also browse more jewelry gifts for mom here.
A pair of sunglasses to block the sun in style
Best for: The mom who loves the sun
Sunglasses are spring and summer essentials and a perfect gift for Mom. GlassesUSA carries a wide variety of popular brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Muse, Prada, and more. If you want a pair for yourself too, you can buy one and get one free with the code BOGOFREE at checkout.
A gold square watch to keep track of time
Best for: The mom who hates using her phone for a watch
This elegant square watch bears a minimalist and luxurious design that elevates any look. The gold watch is so impossible to miss that she’ll now be on time for every occasion with it as a reminder.
A beautiful scarf with her birth-month flower
Best for: The mom who likes sentimental gifts
Give her something beautiful to wear that will remind her how thoughtful you are every time she wraps it. This scarf is patterned with the flower of her birth month, a nice touch of under-the-radar personalization.
A chic purse that can turn into a backpack
Best for: The mom who hates lugging stuff on her shoulder
A purse is an obvious gift for Mom if she has an eye for handbags, but you can mix things up by giving her one that’s both a purse and a backpack. The Alunna by Senreve is versatile and stylish, and it can be worn on her back, hand, over the shoulder, or across the body. Plus, it can organize all of Mom’s essentials with its two interior pockets and exterior cardholder.
Luxe slippers with a cozy cashmere blend
Best for: The mom who refuses to walk barefoot on hardwood floors
Made from a soft wool-cashmere blend and cushiony foam padding, Margaux slippers feel like stepping into a cloud. Mom will enjoy wearing any of the three styles — Slide, Ballet, or Cozy — around the house.
A leather wallet that can be monogrammed with Mom’s initials
Best for: The mom with the wallet that’s falling apart
A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy mother’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s constantly moving from place to place. You can get this leather wallet from Leatherology in 11 colors and three different personalization options.
A personalized T-shirt
Best for: The new mom beaming with pride
You can personalize this comfortable Pima cotton tee with “mom” or “mama” — or any other name that’s under nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive.
A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram
Midi Sac, avaliable at Claire V., starting at $335 (+ $50 for hand-painted monogram)
Best for: The practical yet stylish mom
This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $50, you can customize it with a gold foil or hand-painted monogram.
A bracelet that tells her how you really feel
Best for: The nostalgic mom
For your Day One ride or die, give this beaded stretch bracelet that will always remind Mom how special she is to you. If this saying or colorway isn’t really her jam, Little Words Project makes plenty more options she’s sure to love.
A passport cover and luggage tag
Best for: The mom who travels more than you do
Mom might be planning her next trip out of town, and what better travel accessory to have than a personalized passport cover and luggage tag? She’ll be less likely to lose her passport or suitcase thanks to these colorful accessories that also sport her initials.
Food and kitchen gifts
A delicious treat from Milk Bar
Milk Bar/Alyssa Powell/Insider
Best for: The mom with the sweet tooth
Milk bar cakes topped our list of the All-Time Best things we’ve tested and these treats will definitely satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B’Day Truffles, and plenty more. We break down how to shop for Milk Bar online, here.
A cocktail maker that mixes drinks in seconds
Best for: The bartender mom
Summer’s almost here, which, for some moms, means it’s time to break out refreshing cocktails. This cocktail maker will make Mom’s life a whole lot easier, since all she has to do is pop in a cocktail capsule, choose her preferred strength, and press mix. She’ll be sipping a margarita, cosmopolitan, or gin martini in seconds.
A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside
Best for: The mom who *always* says yes to cheese on her pasta
Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes two mouthwatering pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt crackers, and Marcona almonds.
For more of the best from Murray’s Cheese, check out our guide to the best cheeses you can buy online.
A gift subscription to a popular coffee club
Atlas Coffee Club
Best for: The coffee enthusiast
If her veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a gift subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house starting at $9 per bag.
A cookbook focused entirely on vegetables
Best for: The vegetarian chef
If your mom is a vegetarian (or just trying to do more Meatless Mondays), this cookbook takes inspiration from the many ways in which vegetables are celebrated by different cultures around the world.
A Le Creuset dutch oven
Best for: The mom with chipped pots
At $160, this Le Creuset dutch oven might be the most expensive piece of cookware in Mom’s kitchen, but it’ll also be the most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom’s favorite. We’ve even ranked it as the best overall in our guide to the best dutch ovens. It’s one of the best products we’ve ever tested.
A cutting board in the shape of the state Mom calls home
Best for: The mom full of state pride
Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor.
An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort
Click & Grow
Best for: The mom who loves a fresh garnish
Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, as well as the truly effortless process.
A tasty baking cookbook
Best for: The mom who bakes all the time
For the mom who adores baking, this dessert cookbook has plenty of baking recipes to satisfy the family’s sweet tooth. It offers recipes and guidance on how to bake sweet and savory treats whether it’s a caramelized honey pumpkin pie or English muffins.
If she already has it, here are some of the best baking books recommended by professional bakers.
A retro-inspired electric kettle
Best for: The mom who loves fresh coffee or tea
With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she’ll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green and bright red. You can learn more about this kettle in our guide to the best electric kettles.
A water bottle that solves all pain points
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Best for: The mom who needs to hydrate
Hydro Flask water bottles are one of the All-Time Best products we’ve ever tested and have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that’s otherwise thought of as ordinary. You can hear more about why we love this water bottle in our guide to the best travel mugs.
A delicious wine-mimic for healthy nights off
Best for: The sober mom
If mom loves vino, she’ll love this tasty non-alcoholic substitute for nights where she’s craving a glass but wants to stay sober. Created by a British wine critic, Jukes Cordialities are thoughtful and complex — the closest to the real stuff we’ve tried.
We personally love the full red mimic, Jukes 6, which is deep and spicy like a glass of Rioja, and pairs well with food in the same way wine does — all without the buzz and with the added health benefits of organic apple cider vinegar (the base).
A voice-assisted remote for all Mom’s streaming needs
Best for: The mom who watches everything
She can access hundreds of streaming services, including Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more, with this affordable entertainment hub. Plus, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes with Amazon Prime Video. This model supports up to 4K Ultra HD. You can read more in our guide to the best streaming devices.
The Amazon Echo
Best for: The mom who wants some hands-off help
There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things Mom should find charming.
A step tracker to keep her moving
Best for: The fitness enthusiast
If your mom’s looking to stay on top of their health, we highly recommend gifting a very practical Fitbit. The Charge is one of our top picks for covering all the basics — counting steps, tracking sleep, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, tracking 20 different exercises — without breaking the bank, and all with an easy-to-read display and sleek design on the wrist.
(If she’d want smartphone notifications on her wrist, too, we recommend the Versa 2, which has a bigger display but is still reasonably priced.)
Best for: The mom who wants the glasses of the future
If your mom loves tech, they’ll think these smart glasses are from the future. Amazon’s Echo Frames allow for open-ear audio, hands-free calling, and access to thousands of Alexa’s skills.
A cuter way to send mom “love you” messages
Best for: The mom who loves being reminded of how much you love her
Moms love nothing more than being randomly told their kids love them, and this creative box lets you do it in a way more special than just a text. When you send a message, the heart on the box will spin and she can open it up to read the digital display of your loving words.
A digital picture frame for remembering the good times
Best for: The mom who can’t decide on one photo to frame
It’s hard to find a mom who isn’t obsessed with taking photos and displaying them all around the house. But instead of buying tons of picture frames, she can show off all her family photos using this digital picture frame. You can upload an unlimited amount of pictures to the Aura app, connect the frame to Wi-Fi, and she’s all set.
A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite
Best for: The avid reader
A rejuvenating, at-home foot massager
Best for: The mom who loves an at-home spa day
Treat her to a spa day any (and every) day she wants with this at-home foot massager. It’s a full-service Shiatsu device that offers kneading, compression, and heat therapy. We love that it encompasses your ankles too for extra relief, all of which is why it’s our top pick.
An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently
Best for: The mom who struggles waking up in the morning
Just because Mom has to wake up before the sun rises doesn’t mean they have to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.
Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds, so Mom can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. You can find out why we recommend this alarm clock in our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks.
A mini massage gun
Best for: The mom who’s always working out
If she’s achy from regular exercise or a pulled muscle, every type of person will see benefit from using a massage gun. We love the Theragun Mini because it’ll work out kinks and aches anywhere you place it with a powerful motor and easy-to-hold grip.
A fresh flower bouquet
Best for: The mom who loves the classics
We’ve ordered bouquets from UrbanStems and it offers gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they’re delivered quickly, too. A bouquet of flowers is a classic gift for Mom that she’ll love on any given day. Its bouquets are one of the best things we’ve ever tested.
A candle for your favorite spot together
Homesick, Rachael Schultz/Insider
Best for: The mom who loves reminiscing
Whether your best memories are childhood ski trips, your annual beach vacation, or just baking in the kitchen together, share the sentiment with mom. Homesick makes a deliciously-scented candle for nearly every memory — and if that doesn’t work, it also has a candle for every state and city, astrology sign, and even one that simply says, “Thank you, Mom.”
Soft, crisp sheets and bedding
Best for: The mom who needs to be comfier
Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones we always recommend to friends, family, and readers, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.
The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover your mom’s bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforters, pillows, candles, and blankets. This is another item that features in our list of the All-Time Best products we’ve tested.
A custom map poster
Best for: The mom who misses her favorite place
Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom’s hometown, college town, favorite travel destination, or the place she got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.
A hardcover photo book for any mother figure
Best for: The mom with 17 old photo albums
Honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.
A cute potted plant instead of flowers
Best for: The mom who prefers long-lasting plants
The Sill is a relatively new startup that’s making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe.
A weighted blanket to help her sleep better
Best for: The mom who cherishes being cozy
Made of soft organic cotton just like her favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket can help Mom fall asleep faster and its buttery softness is perfect for wrapping up in. We ranked it as the best weighted throw blanket in our guide to the best weighted blankets.
A jewelry holder
Best for: The mom who always loses her rings
This ornate swan is a subtle jewelry holder that’ll dress up any bathroom countertop or nightstand.
A personalized photo calendar for her desk
Best for: The mom who loves physical calendars
A desk calendar can add a decorative touch to her desk, but one that displays photos of family makes for an even better gift for Mom. She’ll love glancing at her calendar and being reminded of her favorite memories with you.
A coffee table book for the mom who loves photography
Best for: The mom who loves a good coffee table book
You can’t go wrong with a coffee table book gift for Mom, and this one is a true standout. The photography is sure to be top-notch, since National Geographic created this book. Moms often serve as constant sources of inspiration, so why not pass along this book of powerful women?
A fancy candle set
Best for: The mom who loves quality candles
Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that’s a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift. We named candles by Otherland one of the All-Time Best products we’ve tested.
A silk pillowcase to upgrade her beauty sleep
Best for: The mom who appreciates luxury
Upgrade Mom’s beauty sleep with a pillowcase or two from Slip. Not only do silk pillowcases look and feel luxurious, but because they’re made of a material that’s not too absorbent, they’re great for keeping skin and hair moisturized.
A face mask set for at-home spa days
Best for: The mom who never passes on a face mask
Moms need time to themselves, too, and these face mask minis will have her and her skin feeling rejuvenated. She can kick back and relax with one of the black tea masks, the clay mask, the rose mask, or even the sugar exfoliator.
A two-in-one hair dryer brush for easy at-home blowouts
Best for: The mom who wants a salon blowout at home
If your mom has been eyeing the $600 Dyson Airwrap, this is a more affordable alternative that produces similarly easy blowouts at home. It’s our favorite blow dryer brush if you’re on a budget.
A luxurious facial treatment device
Best for: The mom who cares about her skin
Switch up her facial appointments with the ZIIP experience that beautifully improves your skin beyond your imagination with every use. The ZIIP devices employ energy from tiny electrical currents with a conductive gel to sculpt and tighten the skin for a radiant glow.
The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep
Best for: The mom who prioritizes beauty sleep
Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position.
A floral fragrance with a pear and white freesia scent
Best for: The mom who collects perfume
If she prefers a light yet luscious fragrance, this Jo Malone perfume makes for a lovely layer. This floral perfume accentuates her style with a smell of autumn from the freshness of the pear and freesias along with the subtle woodsy scents.
Book of the Month/Zazzle
A ‘book of the month’ membership
Book of the Month
Best for: The book lover
If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift subscription gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50-$15 a month, depending on the length of subscription you choose to give. She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month.
A yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast
Best for: The yoga enthusiast
For the mom who starts every morning with yoga, this mat has just the right amount of padding, is made of eco-friendly materials, and has a no-slip grip texture. It has even earned the title of best yoga mat overall in our guide to the best yoga mats.
A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things
Best for: The lifelong student
MasterClass, unlike many competitors, follows a format that feels like a one-sided conversation with your favorite icons rather than a traditional academic setting. You can get into the supplementary reading materials or just listen to their insight while running errands. An Unlimited Membership grants access to all the site’s online courses for the year.
Some popular courses include Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Thinking and Communication, Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership.
A jigsaw puzzle featuring a family photo
Best for: The mom who loves a good puzzle
If your mom loves puzzles (and has finished practically all of them), this custom one featuring a cherished family photo will earn a spot on the wall when it’s done.
A daily planner for the busy mom
Best for: The journaler
Even the most organized mom could use the help of a trusty planner. This one from Panda Planner has monthly, weekly, and daily sections for all of her needs. She’ll have her schedule, tasks, goals, and projects all in one place. We like the layout of this planner so much that we include it in our guide to the best planners.
A DNA test kit
Best for: The mom interested in her family tree
This genetic test kit from 23andMe is a unique and cool gift idea for any mom who’s interested in learning more about her family history.
A personalized video message from her favorite celebrity
Best for: The celeb-obsessed mom
When trying to think of a unique gift for Mom, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from, like her favorite actor from “The Office.” Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or a different milestone, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with all types of categories and price points to choose from.
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