It’s a fact that moms usually focus their purchasing efforts on the rest of the family. This year, treat her to something she’ll love and might not buy for herself. After all, Mother’s Day is the perfect day to indulge! From mom-bling to luxe soaking salts and power totes, scroll down to see our picks for the best Mother’s Day gifts to spoil the mom in your life.
Mama Bear Gold Necklace from Olive & Cocoa
This precious necklace declares your mama-bear love on the chic. The 18' necklace features a hand-engraved, 1" gold-plated bear charm ihanging from a delicate gold filled chain. Like all Olive & Cocoa gifts, it comes gift wrapped in a handcrafted wooden crate, making it even more special.
Buy one at oliveandcocoa.com, $144
Reduce 12 Oz. Wine Tumbler
Mom can stash her beverage of choice in this vacuum-insulated drinking glass that is sweat-proof, shatter proof and nearly dribble-proof too. The press-in lid helps to avoid spills when sipping on the go, and it comes in stylish colors including purple, mint and black.
Shop today at reduce.com, $14.99
Page 1 Book Club Subscription
Got a literary mama to please? Page 1 offers a curated, book subscription service for moms who love to read. Customize a subscription based on your likes and they'll send five books directly to you. Comes in 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions; it's a mix of hardcover and paperback (though you can request hardcover-only) and books are shipped on the 1st of each month. You can add a cute bookish gift as an add-on, too.
Learn more at page1books.com, prices range from $65-$225 (full year).
Belly Bandit Moto Leggings
These compression leggings aren't like the rest; yes they hold it all in, including your tummy, thanks to the fabric and the high stretchy waist. But unlike other compression fabrics, Belly Bandit's are remarkably comfortable. You could easily wear these all day! (buh-bye, zippers!)
The come in steel, black and army. Get yours at bellybandit.com for $89.95
Artifact Eight Cruelty-Free Clutch
This one might be a bit spendy compared to other items on our list but it's so durable it's worth the investment. It can be used from anything to a makeup bag to a stylish clutch, making it a top choice for minimalist moms on the go. It's big enough to hold a little of everything (9.5" x 5.5") and comes in a variety of colors including: black, chocolate brown, grey, navy, olive, plum, ruby, scarlet, midnight blue, hot pink, ivory + gold zipper. The best part? It's made of rubber so it's totally wipeable and stain resistant.
See for yourself at artifacteight.com, $185
Soaking Salts from The Little Market
Give the mom in your life something to help her relax and help other moms, while you’re at it. Each handmade bottle of soaking salts purchased from The Little Market supports the female artisans at Bright Endeavors, which works with and trains young mothers in Chicago Illinois to help them rise out of poverty. Choose from various scent combos: lavender, coconut, lemon, hibiscus and more.
Find your favorite over at thelittlemarket.com, $18.
Pom Pom Throw Blanket
Every mom needs a little cozy mixed with whimsy and this trendy pom-pom throw will not disappoint. Not only will your toddler love squeezing the fluffy blanket, mom will love using it to liven up any bed, chair or couch. Or just wrap her feet up. It comes in white, pink (shown) or gray. Cotton blanket with acrylic pom pom fringe.
Get one at apollobox.com, $59.99
Personalized Journal from Stuck on You
The company that makes kids' school gear labels also makes thoughtful journals that can be personalized: You'll choose a color, a design and a font! The 48 lined pages are the perfect place for mom's musings.
Order one at stuckonyou.com, $19.99
Dansk Copper Watering Can
Tap into two trends: houseplants and copper accessories with this beautiful ever-so-shiny watering can sure to make her smile.
$69.99 get yours at eq3.com
A Year's Subscription to FitOn
Moms would love to say they have time for the gym, but many of them can't make it there. If the mom in your life craves the camaraderie (and accountability) of group workouts but time or money make it tricky, FitOn is the perfect app to gift. While the app offers a ton of awesome on-demand workouts from world-class trainers, every day, there's also a unique feature that allows you to "join" a class at a specific time so you don't have any excuses! There's even a social component that allows you to interact with friends inside and outside class. But what we like the most is Maddy Curley's FitMama program which helps you get fit post-baby. You won't need any special equipment and since it's an app, you can download it right to your phone.
Get it at fitonapp.com ,$14.99/month or $119.99 per year
Adventure Book & Bottle
Olive and Cocoa curates some of the best gift combos and this adventure-mom set is no exception. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small, a beautiful hardcover book, will inspire the whole family to get out and "do" and the oversized stainless steel bottle will keep mama hydrated while doing it. Comes gift-wrapped in a hand crafted wooden crate, too.
See yours at oliveandcocoa.com, $158
Teami Glow Face Oil
Our editor tried this rose petal and cinnamon bark infused oil from Teami and loved it. Even though her skin is sensitive, it cleared up red spots and gave a more even complexion in just a few days of using. And the smell is heavenly. It's hydrating, plumping and allows for a dewy look. Great in place of a classic moisturizer. Made with 100% pure plant extracts and contains natural mineral ingredients: no harmful fillers, preservatives or chemicals added.
Get it at teamiblends.com, $39.95
Power Mom Tote
Wear your heart on your tote bag! We love these power mom totes that feature awesome, inspiring sayings like “we should all be feminists,” and “behind every successful woman is herself.” Made from 100% polyester and lined in black, this bag is a definite conversation starter.
Pick your mantra at girlzsquad.com, $35
Mom can get a cooking lesson with Thomas Keller or get tips on her tennis swing from Serena Williams when you sign her up for MasterClass. The online education platform offers intimate video sessions with famous and world-renowned figures who have mastered their craft. Now there’s a new subscription option—the All-Access Pass that’ll give the user access to over 50 high-quality instructional videos.
Sign her up at masterclass.com, $180.
Burro Buddy Gardening Tray
For the mom who loves to spend as much time in her yard as Joanna Gaines, the Burro Buddy is a fun gift. The wheelbarrow-top organizing tray has a drink cup, a water-resistant spot for your phone, and a place to secure yard tools like rakes and shovels. It also rests easily on the ground so it can be handy while mom tends to her flower and veggie beds, too.
Buy one at amazon.com, $39.95
Classic Cocktail Mixers from Stirrings
Because every mom should have the right ingredients to make a good drink now and then. Stirrings’ Bar Ingredient Trio includes blood orange bitters, simple syrup and imported olive brine for that perfect martini, and the bottles themselves will look extra sharp on that vintage bar cart.
Get a set from stirrings.com, $14.99
Into Something Good Pant from Lululemon
The Into Something Good Pant is a streetwear version of the high-quality workout apparel you know and love. Made with a flowy material, the drop-catch style gives them an edge without giving up comfort—a match made in mom heaven!
Buy a pair at shop.lululemon.com, $128
Frank Body Triplets Kit Lip Tints & Balm
This set comes with Nude & Cherry Tints for lips and cheeks to give you a natural, buildable hue and a super nourishing lip balm. They're all natural, paraben & PEG free and they come in a cute little gift bag.
Get them at frankbody.com, $29.95 for the set
Trey + Glo Apothecary Soy Candle
We found your next candle addiction: Trey + Glo Apothecary’s soy candles. They are all hand-blended, hand-poured and 100% crafted with love by a mama. Give one to yourself and all the mothers in your life. Currently available in four scents: “Daphne” (bayberry + balsam); “Sarge” (sandalwood + citrus flower); “Deena” (blueberry + buttermilk); and “Manoja” (white tea + fig tree).
Get yours today at treyglo.com, $20
Skip Hop Convertible Hip Pack
You swore you’d never wear a fanny pack again, but guess what? They’re back and better than ever. This convertible one from Skip Hop comes in two colors (black and dusky rose), can be worn in three different ways, has multiple pockets including a front slip pocket and is made from vegan leather.
Buy one from skiphop.com, $40
Crystal Druzy Heart Pendant
Show mom some love with this chunky heart pendant full of sparkle! Gold-plated it comes in pink, white or blue.
See for yourself at apollobox.com, $29.99
TCHO Maker Series Chocolate Bar
There's chocolate, and then there's micro-batch dark chocolate infused with raspberries, rose, pink peppercorns and cardamom. TCHO's Maker-Series artisan chocolate will go a long way in making the mom in your life a very happy woman.
Buy it at tcho.com, $7.99
Sips by Tea Subscription Service
Give mom a gift box that she can enjoy all year long: the Sips by tea subscription service is super customizable. Mom fills out her profile and each month four different teas are sent for her to brew and enjoy, along with tips and tricks on how to best serve.
Sign up at sipsby.com, $15/month
Lippy Clip Lip Balm Holder
The days of digging past snacks, wipes, toys and crumbs to find your lip balm are over. The lippy clip has room for your favorite tube, and it easily attaches to a key ring or diaper bag. Choose from an array of prints, including new for spring 2019 gingham, geometric and floral prints.
Choose your favorite at lippyclip.com, $9.99
The Future Is Female Puffer Pack
7 A.M. is not messing around and neither are you with this Future Is Female backpack that comes with optional matching stroller strap and changing pad, making it the most bad*ss diaper bag in town. You can get it in shiny or matte black, both have easy grab handles, exterior side pockets, a laptop compartment, zippered front pouch and seven roomy interior pockets.
Get it here, $78-$82.
Lissom Flyte Shoes in Python
Whether you're heading from pilates to playground or having lunch with clients, the Lissom Flyte shoes are so lightweight it's almost like going barefoot (but with all the support you need). They mold right to your foot, too, so you can't beat the comfort and they come in a ton of colors, though our fave this year is the Python. They're like a ballet flat meets a running shoe and we promise these are going to be your new go-tos all spring and summer long.
Try them at lissom.com, $99.
Dear Heart Designs Necklace
She worships all things Magnolia, and now she can be as stylish as Joanna Gaines with this delicate Valley necklace from Dear Heart Designs. Each one is hand hammered and set on a 16” chain.
Available at dearheartdesigns.com, $38.
A headband from SugarSky is the perfect addition to a busy mom’s arsenal. With over 37 different prints (see the latest collection here), each one can be worn four different ways! The bands are also handsewn in the U.S. and are made from 79% recycled water bottles. Now, that’s a fashion-forward idea we can get behind.
Available at sugarskyshop.com, $22.
— Amber Guetebier and Gabby Cullen