Whether you're shopping for Mother's Day, her birthday, or Christmas, here are 15 great gift ideas that your mom is sure to love! From the latest kitchen gadgets to the perfect book lover gifts, there's something here for every type of mom (no matter how difficult she is to buy for!).
Shopping for mom can be really challenging. No matter the occasion, you surely want to gift her something that she will absolutely love. But she seems to have everything! And if you ask, she'll surely say that she doesn't need anything at all. What's a savvy shopper to do?!
Start thinking a little outside the box, that's what!
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Gift Ideas for Mom (No Matter Her Style or Taste)
Here are some gifts for mom that she may not even know she wanted until she actually has it in her life. No matter whether she's a yoga lover or a bit of a bookworm, here are 15 awesome gift ideas that your mom is sure to love.
Self-Care Gifts for the Mom That Deserves to be Pampered
All moms deserve to take a moment or two out of their busy days and indulge in a quick self-care moment. Why not spoil your mom with a great excuse to take a step back and have a few moments to herself.
This spa gift set is perfect for every mom because it brings the spa experience to her bathroom. Starting with a dry brush to detox and exfoliate the skin, then a luxurious spa bath soak, and ending with a nourishing body oil. The whole spa ritual will leave her feeling pampered and relaxed. Exactly what every mom needs!
This Spa Kit from Primally Pure includes the dry brush, two aromatic bath soaks so mom can choose a relaxing sea soak or an aromatic flower bath, and your choice of all natural hydrating body oil. And it comes with an organic cotton bag to complete the gift set. Use discount code LISA at checkout for 10% off!
I really love this set of Beautycounter favorites! The Counter+ Skin Care Favorites set includes four products that work for all skin types: the new Louts Glow Cleansing Stick, the best selling Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Charcoal Face Mask and Allure's Best of Beauty winning Brightening Oil. And all of their products are formulated without the harmful chemicals found in conventional beauty products.
The Bright Eyes Treatment Set is a high-performing, nutrient-rich eye-brightening duo. The full size Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream is designed to revitalize the eye area for a youthful, brighter appearance and the Eye Revive Cooling Masks provide instant hydration to help reduce the appearance of puffiness, and refresh tired skin.
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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Beautycounter. I use a lot of their products in my skincare and makeup routine. Beautycounter's Flawless in Five set includes six key products. In each kit, there's a tinted foundation, touchup concealer pen, mascara, powder blush, lip gloss, and your choice of either a brow pencil or brow gel.
The real beauty in this gift is the customization that you have along the way as you're building your mom's perfect flawless in five minutes collection. The ridiculously simple product selection tool leads you through choosing the best products for your mom based on her complexion and coloring. This easy peasy feature can have you in the checkout with your mom's personalized gift set in under 5 minutes! Talk about convenience.
Whether she's back from the gym, heading to the office, or just looking to indulge, this essentials kit is great to have on hand. This Beautycounter Travel Collection is the perfect mix of daily bath and body products to suit your mom's busy on-the-go lifestyle.
The kit contains Daily Shampoo to gently remove buildup, Daily Conditioner to soften and smooth strands, Citrus Mimosa Body Wash to cleanse without over-drying, and the lightweight-yet-moisturizing Citrus Mimosa Body Lotion.
The light citrus scent, ultra-hydrating ingredients, and beautiful ivory packaging make this set a no-brainer for a mom that loves to indulge in a little self-care moment without worrying about harmful chemicals.
Yoga Gifts for the Mom That Loves to Stay Active
Here are a couple of my favorite gift ideas for the mom that loves to be on the move. While these are both yoga gifts, I definitely use both of these items beyond the yoga studio.
We gals love our leggings, so your mom is probably in the same boat. Especially if she also happens to love yoga. But the lack of pockets in most leggings can be a little annoying! Luckily, Mom can keep her iPhone on hand with the pockets in these leggings. And at under $20, these leggings are such a fantastic gift. And the 4-way stretch fabric is completely opaque. No worries about show-through here!
Whether your mom loves a full-length legging or prefers a capri-style, there's sure to be a cut and color combination that perfectly suits her style.
This super cushy yoga mat is a great gift for a mom that loves yoga or pilates. Anyone that's exercised on hardwood floors knows that you need an extra thick yoga mat to stay comfortable throughout your workout. This mat's 6mm of high-density cushioning will keep joints safe and feeling supported.
No matter which color you choose (there are lots!), the closed-cell surface makes the mat easy to clean. And the longer length is awesome for any mom that's tall!
Foodie Gifts for the Mom That Loves to Cook
Here's a collection of 5 gifts that are perfect for the foodie mom that loves to hang out in her kitchen. And these are especially great gift ideas if she also happens to be eating paleo, keto or Whole30!
An Instant Pot is a great gift for a foodie mom that doesn't yet have this gadget in her kitchen. She'll love the versatility of it. You can cook up everything from the perfect hard-boiled eggs to pulled pork in a matter of minutes. Meals become ridiculously quick and easy. So easy that even cooking on the busiest weeknight is fun!
This is a gift that keeps on giving. A ButcherBox subscription is the perfect gift for a foodie mom that values the importance of cooking with high-quality ingredients. No matter whether your mom prefers beef, chicken, pork or salmon, the wide variety of curated boxes ensures that you'll find the perfect meat delivery choice for your mom.
While ButcherBox is a subscription service, your order can be paused for up to 6 months or cancelled at any time before the next order is billed. And your mom gets ultimate flexibility because she's not locked into a particular box or shipping frequency. I'm sure your mom will love her deliveries from ButcherBox just as much as I do!
This is the hot kitchen gadget of the moment. It's the perfect option for foodies that occasionally crave a healthier version of traditional deep-fried foods. Right now I'm loving this air fried asparagus soup, but there are plenty of other paleo recipes to try. Everything from chicken wings to dessert! And there are plenty of Philips airfryer accessories available to get even more mileage out of this gift.
Any foodie will tell you that the beauty in owning a Vitamix is in the versatility that it brings to your kitchen. Your mom will be able to blend hot soup, create frozen treats, grind coffee, and even make muffin and cookie batters. The Vitamix is basically the Swiss Army knife of the kitchen!
I love my Vitamix because I know the stainless steel blades are designed to handle even the toughest of ingredients. I'm never worried that my blender is going to break. Yes, the Vitamix is truly an investment piece. But you can feel good knowing that you're gifting your mom a product that's built to last.
This sleek spiralizer is the perfect gift for the foodie mom, especially if she's following a paleo lifestyle. She'll be able to whip up all of her favorite veggie pasta dishes in no time! This spiralizer also comes with 4 recipe ebooks, so your mom will have plenty of culinary inspiration when she receives her new gift.
This spiralizer stands out among the crowd because of a few key features. First of all, the no-hassle lifetime replacement policy keeps you covered if there are any issues. With 5 different stainless steel blades plus the reinforced BPA-free ABS construction, it's a snap to turn harder root veggies (like turnips or sweet potatoes) into beautiful noodles. It's dishwasher-safe too, so there's no extra work in the kitchen for mom.
The Perfect Gifts for the Book-Loving Mom
If your mom is the type of mom that loves to curl up with a good book than these are the gifts for you. She'll love that you've made her favorite pastime even easier and more convenient with these neat gifts.
This is the eReader to gift to your mom if she loves reading. Switching to a Kindle has been a great move – I love that the surface looks like paper (no glare) and I don't have to carry a bunch of books when I'm traveling. I can practically carry my entire digital library in my purse! And the new Kindle now includes an adjustable front light, so reading at night just got a lot easier.
I also love how easy it is to find the books I want quickly. Because your Kindle is wi-fi enabled and linked to your Amazon account, it's as easy as choosing the next book from your reading list. No cable hook up to your computer necessary. The book gets sent directly to your Kindle library. Very easy and convenient!
This is a great gift to pair alongside a Kindle or on its own. Your mom can read or listen wherever she happens to be. And she doesn't even need to own a Kindle to use this membership. All she needs is the free Kindle app for Apple or Android!
The Kindle unlimited membership gives you access to over 1 million books and thousands of audiobooks on whatever device you choose to use. And it's just under $10 a month. You're basically gifting your mom a ginormous library at her fingertips. What could be better than that?
If your mom has a long commute or likes to listen to audiobooks when she's traveling, this is a particularly great gift. For each month of membership, your mom will be gifted with 3 titles: 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals. The best part is, those books are yours to keep in your Audible app forever (even if she decides to cancel her membership).
I also love that Audible offers easy exchanges. If I happen to pick a book I don't like, I can easily swap it for free. I listen to Audible when I'm walking and even sometimes when I'm in the kitchen cooking dinner. Audible can be played on Apple, Android, and even Alexa-enabled devices. So convenient!
A Gift for the Mom That Has Everything
Last but certainly not least, one final gift idea for the mom that has everything. Difficult to buy for? Yes, absolutely. But certainly not impossible…
When all else fails, why not give the gift of vino? Thrive Market's artisanal selection of sustainably sourced wines is a great place to look. They offer a variety of wine packs of organic or biodynamically farmed reds, whites, reds and whites, as well as the Clean Wine Starter Pack. They also offer many half-case or full-case options. Their wine selection is curated by a Master Sommelier and there are lots of great choices to choose from.
Thrive Market's clean wine collection features wines made with as little manipulation as possible, meaning your mom's wine will be free of sugar, skip the flash pasteurization and contain only low amounts of sulfites. Feel good knowing that you're gifting delicious clean wines without the 60 or so not-so-nice additives and chemicals that typically end up in regular store-bought wines.