The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Learn What Moms Want Most

Are you ready to spoil your mom with the perfect gifts to show her how much you appreciate her? If so, great job and way to be an excellent son or daughter. However, if you haven’t yet decided on a special gift for mom, don’t worry. We are here to help.

We’ve created the Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide to let you in on what most moms want this year.

Send Her to the Spa

It’ll depend on the kind of mom you have. However, most women love to be treated to one of the many services offered at her local day spa. Generally, you can choose from a massage, a facial, manicure, pedicure, and other similar services. Buy her an afternoon at the spa and offer to chauffeur her to the appointment. She’ll love it.

Purchase a Cleaning Service

If you have a mom who is often on-the-go, but values a clean house, consider paying someone to come and deep clean her home. If you have a large budget, look into a package of house-cleaning sessions. Many housekeeping companies will sell you a package of three or more sessions at a discounted rate. This gift will make up for all those times you decided to bake cookies and left a mess in the kitchen that mom had to clean.

Find a Meal Prep Service

If your mom loves to cook, you might consider subscribing her to a meal prep delivery service. They create recipes, then they source all the ingredients, chop, prep and deliver them all to your porch. These meal prep services help you to get a very nice meal on the table in just minutes because much of the work is done for you or your mom.

Give Mom a Home-cooked Meal Without a Mess

If your mom is the type who wants to have all of her kids over for dinner on Mother’s Day, find a way to make it so that all she has to do is show up. If you can follow a recipe, make a fantastic family meal. Then, enlist some help ― anyone except Mom ― to clean the kitchen from top to bottom afterward so that Mom doesn’t have any little end-of-the-day tasks.

Send Her on a Weekend Away

If your hard-working mom could use a couple of days to herself, with nothing but that romance novel she’s been wanting to finish reading, buy her a couple of nights at a bed and breakfast just a town away from home. It’s remarkable what a short, weekend getaway can do for a worn-out and tired mama who needs some solace.

Buy Her a Better Blender

Does she enjoy smoothies and making delicious soups, dips, and desserts from scratch? Spring for a top-of-the-line blender for Mom. Some of these units will pulverize your produce and heat it to a precise soup temperature right in the pitcher.

Find the Softest Slippers

There are slippers that keep your feet warm ― those are nice. Then, there is the kind of slippers that you literally can’t wait to wear when you get home. Find the plushiest, silkiest and most luxurious slippers to give to your mom this year. She’ll remember you every time she slides her tired feet into slipper heaven. She’ll forget all about the time you spilled juice all over her new cream-colored carpet.

Give Her a Leak-proof Coffee Thermos

Your budget is light? No worries. Pick up a good-quality Thermos for mom. Mom can always use a leak-proof, stylish travel-mug for her hot tea or coffee. You can find some pretty ones that keep liquids nice and hot for well for $10 or less online.

Send Her Flowers Often

Did you know that you can schedule flower and plant deliveries weeks and months in advance? If you want to spoil your mom this year, schedule a handful of flower deliveries. Maybe send her a dozen on Mother’s Day, and then another dozen scheduled to arrive mid-summer for no reason at all and then, again in the fall. Her heart will be warmed each time one of your gifts arrives.

Create a Photo Calendar

Compile the year’s best memories in a photo calendar. Gifts like this are ideal a small budget, as they can be created online and shipped for less than $20. Each month, mom will enjoy looking at another beautiful memory of her children and grandchildren on the calendar.

Buy Her a High-quality Apron

If your mom is still using her old apron from when you were knee-high, it’s time for an upgrade. Find an apron that’s both lovely and functional. Look for large pockets and full chest-coverage when you’re shopping for her new apron. Then, fill the pockets with a nice set of stainless measuring spoons and some high-end utensils.

Give Her a Fancy Pedometer

If your mom is striving for better physical fitness, pick up a decent pedometer to help her along in her exercise goals. Some pedometers do more than measure your mom’s steps. You’ll find several that keep track of mom’s heart rate, calories burned and miles walked.

Improve Her Indoor Environment With Air-purifying Houseplants

Is mom health conscious? Consider a peace lily or a potted gerbera daisy plant. Both of these are excellent at reducing common indoor air pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene, and toluene. Other houseplants like English ivy and snake plants are also fantastic for cleaning the air.

Get Her a New Set of Decent Luggage

Does your mom love to travel and see the world? If she’s anything like my mom, she may be using an old, half-broken, budget suitcase for her clothes when she goes on trips. Look into some better quality luggage for mom this year. Buy a set in her favorite color. These days, you can find some nice sets in lavender and floral prints. For extra points, fill the suitcases with travel supplies like toiletries, slippers, a sleep mask, and travel pillow.

For the Tech-savvy Mom, Consider a New Device

Whether your mom would like a new e-reader, her first smartphone or a new and better camera, consider picking out an upgraded device for her this Mother’s Day.

Take Mom to the Theater

If your mom is into the stage or screen, order tickets to a show downtown and be your mom’s date. She’ll be ever so thrilled to see a live play or a newly released movie with you.

Treat Her to a Staycation

If your mom might enjoy playing tourist in her own hometown, book her a comfortable room in one of the hotels in her city and give her a gift certificate for dinner at a new restaurant. Then, meet up with her for a walking tour of the town. Your mom will enjoy spending time with you and getting to know her own city better.

Buy Her a New Electric Kettle

Does your mother like a good, hot cup of tea in the morning? How about buying mom a new electric tea kettle? You can buy stainless-steel or ceramic varieties that heat water to boiling faster than a microwave. Your mom will think of you fondly each morning when she’s brewing her tea.

If Your Mom Loves Books, Consider an Audiobook Club Subscription

If your mom is always on the move and doesn’t have much time to sit down and read these days, buy her a subscription to an audiobook club. She’ll enjoy downloading several new books each month and listening on her commute.

Put Together a Kit of Fancy Garden Tools

If your mom has a green thumb, buy her a very nice set of gardening gloves and a simple set of tools in a garden tool belt. Package it all alongside a few of your mom’s favorite perennials with a nice bow.

Buy Her the Best Chocolates

You could buy your mom a box of no-name chocolates that are OK. However, you could look for a better quality, single-origin, organic chocolate sampler that she will love. You’ll find better chocolate at finer food stores and numerous chocolatiers online.

Give Her a New Camera and a Photo Printer

If you’ve got the kind of mother that likes to take photos and preserve them in albums, consider purchasing a camera that’s better than the one on her cellphone. If you’ve got a hefty budget, pick up a photo printer to go with it. Your mom will enjoy taking photos and printing them from her own home office.

Upgrade Her Cookware With Enameled Cast Iron

If she’s at home in the kitchen, buy her a nice set of enameled cast-iron cookware. It comes in several lovely colors so that your mom can cook and serve her famous pot roast in the same dish.

Get Her Sunglasses That She Would Never Buy for Herself

Protect your mom’s baby blues with a pair of designer sunglasses that are extremely good looking. She’s too selfless and practical to buy the pink rhinestone pair she likes. However, you’ll move right to the top of her list of favorite children if you surprise her with them.

Buy Her a Pour-over Coffee Brewing Set

Your coffee-loving mom will be so pleased to have a pour-over set for her morning brew. You can pick one up for less than $20 at a cookware store or online. You may even find a nice one at your local coffee shop.

Pamper Her With Finer Bedclothes

If your mom is sleeping on faded floral sheets from the 1990s, give her the gift of softer, newer and higher thread-count sheets. She will have sweeter dreams and cozier nights because of you.

Get Mom the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

The woman who brought you into this world, selflessly scrubbed your baby bottles and took you to soccer practice in the rain, deserves the very best this Mother’s Day. Bookmark this page as a reference to check when you’re out shopping for your sweet mom this year or any year.