30+ Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom

Posted On Thu, April 30, 2020 By

Posted On Thu, April 30, 2020 By In Features, holidays, Shop

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Most of us are celebrating this Mother’s Day from a distance, but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less special. Ahead, we’ve put together more than 30 gift ideas that will brighten mom’s day whether she’s near or far. From the mom looking to get zen to the mom who loves to cook (or eat!) to all the bookworm mamas, we’ve found a little something for everyone, with some special NYC-themed treats to boot.

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For the mom looking to get zen

This year, most moms can use a little de-stress time, and this lovely lavender gift set provides plenty of opportunity with a grow-your-own lavender kit, eye mask, soy candle, and pillow mist.

Unwind Lavender Gift Set, $50 at Uncommon Goods

If you’re mom is a yogi, treat her to that splurge mat she’s been eyeing. This mat is considered by professionals to have the best grip, especially important for an at-home practice.

Jade Yoga Mat, $89.99 at Amazon

Sure, a bath is nice, but add a good book or movie, a glass of wine, and a scented candle, and you’ve got a full spa experience all within reach.

Bathtub Caddy Tray, $46.99 at Amazon

FL�KR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace If mom can’t cozy up by an actual fireplace, this adorable personal version will still create that cozy ambiance she’s looking for (and it’s perfect for making s’mores!).

Personal Concrete Fireplace, $95 at FOOD52

This super popular diffuser comes with a starter pack of 10 essential oils so mom can get her aromatherapy game started ASAP.

Aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil set, $44.95 at Amazon

If mom has been a bit more stressed than usual (and has a good sense of humor!), this candle will definitely brighten her day. They’re all hand-poured soy wax, and this one has notes of eucalyptus, peppermint, cedar, and clove.

Sweet Water Decor RELAX GIRL Soy Wax Candle, $17.99 at Amazon

For the bookworm mom

Brooklyn’s own Emma Straub is back with her newest novel, out May 4. According to the description, this one is about “deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.” If you want to gift mom Straub’s other wonderful titles, consider adding Modern Lovers and The Vacationers.

All Adults Here by Emma Straub, $16.32 on Amazon

Is mom a Reese Witherspoon fan? Then why not get her the April pick from Reese’s Hello Sunshine book club? According to Reese, “This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what it means to be “good,” and what woman will do in order to be loved.”

Untamed by Glennon Doyle, $16.74 on Amazon

Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live and a writer for The New Yorker’s “Daily Shouts.” She also saved every voicemail her grandmother ever left her, and in her debut memoir, she writes from her grandmother’s voice to share her family’s lore and secrets that’ll make you laugh and cry.

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story, $23.36 on Amazon

If mom still hasn’t read the former First Lady’s autobiography, now is the time, as Becoming is being released as a Netflix documentary early on May 6.

Becoming by Michelle Obama, $11.89 on Amazon

Mom is probably reading more than usual these days (aren’t we all?), so she’ll surely get a lot of use out of a Kindle. The newest version is waterproof (start daydreaming about that beach vacation!) and has twice the storage.

Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99 on Amazon

For the mom who loves to cook (or eat!)

If there’s one Instagram cook who’s currently having her moment, it’s Alison Roman, cookbook author and food columnist at the New York Times and Bon Appétit. She may be popular with the younger generation, but her cookbooks are chock full of pantry staple recipes that mom will appreciate that also have a fresh, modern twist so she’ll be excited to show them off (and dare we say Instagram them?).

Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes: A Cookbook by Alison Roman, $29.95 at Amazon
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman, $23.96 at Amazon

If she’s already got a collection of cookbooks, mom can probably use a cookbook stand, and this one is perfect for tablets or books (it even has page clips).

Bamboo Book Stand, $15.98 on Amazon

Has mom been dreaming of a Kitchenaid stand mixer forever? Now might be the time to treat her (go in on with your siblings!) considering she’s got extra time for baking.

KitchenAid 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield in Ice, $424.99 on Amazon

And with all that baking, she’ll need somewhere pretty to display her treats, right?

Glass Cake Plate With Dome, $39.99 on Amazon

These days, most of us have gotten into the habit of buying groceries ahead and cooking in batches. These pretty stoneware containers are a great way to store the leftovers. Plus, they’re microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.

Set of 3 Round Pink Stoneware Bowls with Bamboo Lids, $43.99 at Amazon

If you want to send mom a sweet treat with no work required on her end, plenty of your favorite NYC shops are doing national delivery. How about pretty, pastel macarons from Ladurée? Or springy cupcakes from Magnolia (pro tip, their banana pudding is also a sleeper hit)? And if mom’s really got a sweet tooth, Milk Bar is also delivering, and Levain will ship their massive cookies.

Photo by Heather Barnes on Unsplash

For the mom who wants to unwind with an adult beverage

Planning a virtual happy hour with mom? This springy cocktail mix makes 10 drinks and can be mixed with vodka, gin, tequila, rum, champagne or soda water.

WithCo “Bouquet” Cocktail Mixer with Lemon, Lavender, and Rosewater, $20 on Amazon

Vinglac� Wine Bottle Chiller and Tumblers - Wine Bottle Chiller, Sea Glass There’s nothing quite like sitting outside with a bottle of wine, but it’s a pain to keep getting up to hit the fridge. This attractive wine bottle chiller will keep that bottle of white, bubbly, or rose cold for four hours.

Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller, $90 at FOOD52

It can be tough getting specific groceries these days, so save mom the trouble of hunting for fruit juice with these cute mimosa cubes. Just drop one in a glass of bubbly, and there you go! You can pick between the citrus Trio (orange, grapefruit, and lemon) or the peaches and berries trio (strawberry, raspberry, and peach).

Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio, $30 at Uncommon Goods

You can’t have mom drinking her mimosas out of a plastic cup, so this set of crystal champagne flutes will help her elevate her brunch game. This set is classic yet modern and is made of nice, thin glass. They flutes have six laser points etched in the glass for continuous bubbles (very important!).

Schott Zwiesel Set of 6 Crystal Glass Champagne Flutes, $79.99 on Amazon

For the mom who’s a plant lover

Fresh Rainbow Ranunculus Bunch This super colorful ranunculus bouquet comes with 80 stems!

Fresh Rainbow Ranunculus Bunch, $98 at Terrain

These succulent pots are both adorable and modern, traits that are probably shared with mom.

Set of Three 4-Inch Cement Succulent Planters, $26.99 at Amazon

And of course, she will need some equally adorable succulents to put in the planters.

Succulent Plants 5-Pack, $17.95 at Amazon

Floral Garden Apron

Long Floral Garden Gloves

Just because you’re digging in the dirt, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style! This matching gardening apron and gloves is cute and cheerful.

Floral Garden Apron, $28 at Terrain
Long Floral Garden Gloves, $38 at Terrain

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