Your mom is pretty special. No, more than that, she’s the most special person in the world! Whether she’s your biological mother, your adoptive mother, a relative rocking her own family, your primary caregiver, your friend with children of her own, or any other mom in your life, we hear you: SHE. IS. SPECIAL.
And she deserves a mighty special birthday gift! Only the best will do! Therefore, we’ve compiled an epic list of gift ideas that are just as unique, adorable, and thoughtful as she is. Whatever the mom in your life is into, we’ve got a gift idea for that. All you’ve got to do is decide which item screams her name the loudest.
For Moms Who Love to Read and Write
1. Mom Journal
Really, this is just as much a gift for you and the family as it is for mom. This sweet journal provides prompts so mom can write out the details of her life, from her childhood and teen years through pregnancy and motherhood. She’ll love the opportunity to reflect and remember, and you’ll love learning about how she came to be the person she is today. That is if she chooses to share!
If Reese Witherspoon loves this book – which she does – then there’s no doubt that mom will love it too. The author’s background in wildlife science is obvious in the way she describes the natural beauty where young Kya lives. Kya spends her growing up years fending for herself in her beloved marsh, until one day she befriends two young men who teach her about the good and the bad about life beyond the marsh. Some reviewers have said Delia Owens’ writing is “lyrical.” Mom will hang on every word.
For Jewelry-Loving Moms
Your mom is the absolute opposite of prickly, but this adorable cactus ring and jewelry holder screams her name! It’s perfect for holding all her special trinkets and is so trendy and stylish it can be displayed just about anywhere: bedroom, bathroom, office, or even the kitchen. It’s quite inexpensive too, so perhaps think about including some actual jewelry with it. Or perhaps an actual cactus. Tee hee!
It’s hard to deny that every mother’s life is inextricably linked to the lives of her children, and this sweet necklace symbolizes that bond in a powerful way. Just as a wedding band symbolizes the everlasting, never-ending circle of love, so do these intertwined sterling silver hoops show the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The 19” silver chain is hypoallergenic, the packaging protects against tangling and tarnishing, and the sentiment is undeniable.
In case you’re not familiar with it, the Tree of Life is a symbol of positive energy, health, a bright future, a fresh start to life… and numerous related things. Gifting your mama this pair of silver-plated drop earrings will be so meaningful! Whether she’s your own mom who literally gave you life, the mother of your children who works for a bright future for the whole family, or another mom in your life who exudes positive energy, these stylish earrings are perfect.
For Moms Who Love The Bathtub
6. Bath Bomb Collection
Why give mom one bath bomb when you could give her an entire box of them? Why should she choose between lavender, rose, or mango scent when she can have them all? Come to think of it, why should she be washing dishes or vacuuming the living room when she could be in the tub? Yeah, exactly. These handcrafted bath bombs are made in California will make her skin silky smooth – and boy, will she ever thank you!
7. Bathtub Tray
This bamboo bath tray is the perfect way to take mom’s bath time getaway routine to the next level. Cupholder? Check. Can be used for a regular glass OR a wine glass! Candleholder? Check. Can also be used for an extra glass. Phone slot? Check. The perfect size. Snack spot? Check. Plenty of space for whatever mom’s craving. Book/iPad stand? Check! The only thing missing is earplugs to drown out all the knocks on the door while she’s trying to relax. Feel free to add those to the gift.
We all know that moms don’t get a lot of free time, let alone free time without her family swarming her and asking for snacks, drives, hairstyling help, romantic advice, form signatures, and a lot of very strange, random trivia questions. Her time in the shower might be the only truly free time she gets! So why not enjoy a glass of vino while soaking in the steam and the silence? This wine glass holder has a powerful suction cup that allows it to stick to nearly almost any bathroom wall. You’re welcome, mama!
For Moms Who Love Coffee and Tea
There’s a lot going on in the world that moms worry about. Natural disasters, pandemics, murderous zoo owners making documentaries… but one thing the mom in your life certainly does NOT have to worry about is whether or not her kids are attractive. Obviously, her family is the envy of all others. She can sip out of this mug, in complete comfort, as she gazes at the latest family portrait. That is the feeling of true peace of mind.
10. Wine Mug
And speaking of all the things mom has to worry about… she’s got to cope somehow! Whether it’s with coffee or wine (or whine!), who are we do judge? This hilarious mug lets mama decide which type of liquid courage she wants to consume on any given day. She will run the risk of having others steal the mug and sample what’s inside. But that’s worth it. This thing is adorable and amazing!
Calling all fans of The Office! Dwight Schrute works hard to produce beets to feed and support his family. You can help! Order this commemorative, informative mug direct from the Shrute property (or Amazon, you know, whatevs) and help support a family business that literally starts from the ground up. It’ll also support mom’s love of television AND her love of caffeinated beverages. And provide a good laugh for everyone who sees it. It’s a win-win-win-win!
For Moms Who Love Doing Puzzles
For the Potterhead mom, this Marauder’s Map puzzle is a perfect gift! With 1000 pieces, this will keep mom delightfully busy for a long time as she thoughtfully places all the different parts of Hogwarts: the Great Hall, the Astronomy Room, the prefect’s bathroom, the library, and, of course, the Headmaster’s Office. And maybe while she’s putting this together, she’ll be able to see all her loved ones as they peruse the Hogwarts campus themselves. They can’t hide!
Ooooo this one is a doozy! Just look at the gorgeous colours present in this incredible circular puzzle. It may look a bit daunting, but the backside of the individual pieces are labelled with different letters to denote which section they belong to. Still, mom might need some help to put this doozy of a rainbow together. Do not give her this puzzle unless you’re prepared to step up and do some colour matching with her.
For the mom who loves her plants as much as she loves her children, this jigsaw puzzle features some gorgeous succulent plants. AND… the pieces are double-sided! It’s two puzzles in one! It’s twice the fun! Or twice the horror, depending on your viewpoint. The busy mom in your life will love this challenging puzzle that offers an opportunity for either quiet concentration and perseverance or to spend quality time with those she loves as they pick away at it together. And the results are just so lovely!
For Moms Who Love Home Decor
15. Family Name Sign
Your mom loves her family, and she loves to decorate her home with memories of those who are closest to her. This handmade piece is made with vintage-style pallet pieces and use a special ink that won’t fade in the sun, so it can be hung either indoors or out. It’s an elegant addition to mom’s farmhouse-style artwork that will make her smile while announcing to the world how much she loves her special group of humans.
Letterboards are pretty popular these days, so this photo frame collage with a letter board in the center is pretty much the height of interior chic right now. We recommend you take the opportunity to fill the frames with some of mom’s favorite photos – like the one of you and her at that epic scrapbooking expo – and spell out a meaningful message before you even give this to her. How about, “AIN’T NO HOOD LIKE MOTHERHOOD.” She’ll love it!
You may have to assure mom that nobody is keeping track of how many bottles of wine she polishes off, but this monogram cork collector is a super cool gift! As the description says, it can be used for other things too: as a planter, a seasonal decoration (fill it with Christmas bulbs or tiny fall gourds!). But, considering she’s a mom who deserves all the liquid relaxation she can get, using this as a home for wine corks is a great idea. And so unique! None of her other mom friends will have this!
For Moms Who Love Outdoor Decorating
18. Wind Chimes
There are few things on this earth more soothing and delightful than the sound of wind chimes as they sway in a gentle breeze. These particular chimes are made from aluminum alloy and consist of 18 thick tubes of all different lengths, organized in a unique spiral pattern that results in crisp, clear sounds. Whether mom chooses to place it in the garden, in front of a window, on the deck, or wherever else, it’s guaranteed to bring her joy!
19. Door Mat
“Welcome” mats do not actually have to welcome the visitors. There’s no obscure outdoor decor law that says this. And there are a lot of hilarious mats out there with shocking sayings and graphics on them. We will reserve these for the more spunky moms out there. This particular mat, though, is not only amusing, but it does double duty as a welcome AND a send-off mat. It’s all-season, weather-resistant, and ready to make people smile.
20. Peony Wreath
The mother in your life decorates her home for every season, every event, every holiday. She always has a colorful wreath on the front door to announce to visitors that she recognizes the season/event/holiday and wants to celebrate! Add this stunningly gorgeous 24” peony wreath to her collection; she NEEDS it! These pink, yellow, orange, and white blossoms will cheerfully greet everyone who comes to the door – and there’s no maintenance required. It’s perfect.
For Moms Who Love Their Kitchens
21. Mixing Bowl Set
Does your mom have a mixing bowl “problem”? It’s okay, we understand. This is not something that should be fought against, but instead, as someone who cares deeply for her, embrace the issue! These classic blue bowls will look so elegant in her kitchen! And since there are ten in the package, she’ll have a perfectly sized dish for every occasion. Whether or not your mama is French, she’ll love having these pieces of practical yet stylish French artwork in her home.
22. Oven Mitt
For the mom who likes to have a good laugh, spin a good yarn, sip a good drink, and bake a mean souffle all at the same time, this is the perfect kitchen accessory. It can be used as an amusing piece of kitchen artwork or a sensible tool for touching hot items, but it is guaranteed to always cause a smile. Take this gift up a notch and pair it with a bottle of mom’s favorite vino! You can’t go wrong with that. Note that this item is only ONE oven mitt – order two if need be.
There are two things that the mom in your life treasures above all else: her beautiful family and her ability to be the perfect hostess. With this incredibly elegant personalized cutting board, mom can serve the charcuterie of her dreams while simultaneously displaying her family pride. You can choose between either walnut or maple for the wood, can include both parents or loved ones’ first names, can proudly display the family surname, and can incorporate the memorable date when it all came together.
For Yoga Loving Moms
24. Yoga Mat Bag
Get your mom this uber convenient, uber-stylish bag for her yoga mat and she’ll be the envy of the whole class – if envy is even a thing yogis are able to feel! There are several colors and patterns to choose from, including classic stripes and solid colors. Plus, it has room for more than just the mat: there’s a side pocket for a water bottle, wallet, or perhaps sunglasses. There’s also a tiny interior zipper pocket for keys or loose change. Nama-say yes to this gift!
25. Yoga Cookbook
Because your mom cares about more than just her spiritual practice, this excellent collection of holistic, vegetarian recipes is a must-have for all women looking to increase their energy and maintain physical health. From sweet potato scones to raw asparagus mousse, to goji tarts with passion fruit curd, Kimberly Parsons’ mouth-watering recipes are guaranteed to please even the most particular palates. Give mom this book and bring your appetite.
26. Llama Shirt
Who doesn’t love a good llama shirt? It’s inspiring, it makes people smile, it’s freaking adorable… And who doesn’t love a good play on words? This American-made shirt is the best of both worlds – AND you can purchase the print on either a racerback tank or standard t-shirt. In fact, we recommend that you buy two of these fabulous tees so that you and mama can rock the flow together. Do it.
With each of these gift ideas comes the understanding that your mom is a rare breed of woman who deserves the best of the best. She probably wouldn’t care if you didn’t get her a physical birthday gift at all and instead just stopped by for a visit and a hug. We also know, though, that you want her to know that it’s more than the thought that counts. Any of these gift items we’ve listed will be a treasure that she’ll keep close to her heart. But you know – and we know! – that she is the one that is the true treasure.