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

Posted On Wed, April 28, 2021 By

Posted On Wed, April 28, 2021 By In Features, holidays, Shop

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Many of us celebrated last Mother’s Day from a distance, which makes this year’s holiday even more 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, $55 at Uncommon Goods

If your 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, from $69.95 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, $42.47 at Amazon

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, $39.95 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, $20.00 at Amazon

For the bookworm mom

This is the latest novel from Brooklyn’s own Emma Straub. 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, $15.63 on Amazon

Is mom a Reese Witherspoon fan? Then why not get her one of the most popular picks from her 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, $15.50 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, $18.99 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!)

Cookbook author and food columnist Alison Roman 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, $26.09 at Amazon
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman, $17.78 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, $14.99 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, $699.99 on Amazon

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

Glass Cake Plate With Dome, $47.49 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, $33.07 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.

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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, $21.99 on Amazon

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. And the matching insulated wine glasses are great for sitting pool or beachside.

Vinglacé Bottle Insulator with 2 Stemless Wine Glasses, $124.95 on Amazon

Just drop one of these cute mimosa cubes in a glass of bubbly, and there you go, no fruit juice required! 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

Nothing says spring like a glass of rosé, and the North Fork-based winery Wölffer Estate is one of the most popular out there. We love their “Summer in a Bottle” not only because it’s delicious, but the bottle is super pretty and giftable.

Wolffer Estate Summer in a Bottle Rose 2020, $25.99 on Wine.com

Brooklyn Kura, NYC’s first sake brewery, is known for its partnerships with local makers, and for Mother’s Day they’ve teamed up with local fragrance studio Cavern New York to offer a new sake and candle gift set. The candle features notes of lavender, mint, honey, leather, amber, and vetiver, while the sake is a sparkling style with herbal and earthy notes.

Brooklyn Kura x Cavern Gift Set, $66

For the mom who’s a plant lover

The window for peonies is a short one, but it just so happens to fall around Mother’s Day.

Phoenix Peony Bouquet in a Mason Jar Vase, $89 from The Bouqs Co. 

You could basically buy mom anything from The Sill if you want to hit a Mother’s Day home run, but this mail-order plant company has just launched a new collection of dried and preserved bouquet options. Not only do they add sculptural form and natural, tranquil hues to any space, but they are a sustainable, zero-maintenance way to enjoy nature all year long.

The Linum Burgundy Bouquet, from $70 at The Sill

Female-founded company The Crafter’s Box combines artist-led workshops with curated kits and step-by-step video instruction. You can give mom the opportunity to learn Shibori dyeing, soap making, Tunisian crochet, landscape painting, and more, but we love this Pressed Florals Workshop.

$75 at The Crafter’s Box

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

Set of Three 4-Inch Cement Succulent Planters, $21.99 at Amazon

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

Succulent Plants 5-Pack, $13.99 at Amazon

Heirloom Garden Arm Saver Gloves Just because you’re digging in the dirt, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style! These gardening gloves are cute and cheerful.

Heirloom Garden Arm Saver Gloves, $38 at Terrain

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