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The 24 best gifts for the mom who says she has everything

Find a thoughtful gift idea for every type of mother.

Spoil her with these unique gift ideas, ranging in price, personalization and sentiment.
Spoil her with these unique gift ideas, ranging in price, personalization and sentiment. (Amazon, Sephora)

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to get your thinking caps on to find a great gift for all the moms in your life, before it's too late. While it’s easy to default to flowers and brunch year after year, I promise there’s a way to knock Mom’s socks off with a little planning. Below, I’ve rounded up a slew of Mother's Day-worthy gifts for any kind of mom on your list, from new moms to grandmothers to mothers-in-law. Whether she’s into gardening or trying out the latest beauty products, there’s a unique gift idea that is sure to show her how much you care. The best news? These gifts for mom won’t break the bank either.

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As Yahoo's gifting editor, I know exactly where to look to find creative, one-of-a-kind gifts for different recipients and occasions, and I curated a list with the best of the best. I also turned to moms in my own life — including my own — to guide me as I hand-picked this selection of standouts. I’ve tried some of these picks firsthand, and others have been recommended to me by women in my life who I love and trust.

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She can pack her daily essentials (and not-so-essentials) in this faux suede carryall. The deep main compartment, comfortable drop handle and RFID-protected pockets make it a favorite among Amazon reviewers (and Oprah!). “I bought them for a student, an executive, a law enforcement professional and a stay-at-home mom. And I think just about anyone could find a use for them, ” one satisfied customer wrote of the “very expensive-looking” tote.

$60 at Amazon

These vintage-style glass mugs look like something you’d find in an antiques shop, but you can score them on Amazon — with two-day shipping, no less. They’re not just pretty, either: “I dropped one from a good height (above the countertop) and even though it hit my linoleum floor, it didn’t break, chip or crack. The spoons are well made, too; one sat in my sink for a week and didn’t rust or discolor the way some fashion spoons do,” one caffeinated customer wrote. 

$30 at Amazon

Plan ahead for spring with these sleeves that will protect her arms from sun, scratches and bug bites while she’s tending to her garden. “The sleeves are easy to pull on, and the bands on the upper arm that secure them is fitted perfectly,” one happy customer wrote, while noting that gardening gloves are still necessary “because part of your hands are still exposed.” 

$25 at Amazon

Spoil mom with a gift that keeps her bath towels toasty and warm. This handy towel warmer turns any bathroom into a home spa by heating two oversized towels or robes at a time. You can even set a timer so it’s ready to go as soon as you hop out of the shower.

$70 at Amazon

Your mom deserves the best … like these memory foam slippers with over 25,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. One reviewer gushed that they were the “best slippers to wear around the house” since they “give enough support and are very comfy.” Another added that “they're warm, but not like sweaty-feet warm.”

$17 at Amazon

A spa day might not be in the cards this year, but these aromatherapy steamers will do the trick in the meantime. When she needs a luxurious breather, she can place one on the shower floor and breathe in its calming lavender scent.

$30 at Amazon

If your mom is the type who likes to sip on her espresso all day, she’s likely complained at some point about the temperature. This super affordable mug warmer is great because it keeps those drinks at 131°F (aka the ideal drinking temperature). Plus, a mug warmer is way less expensive than a heated coffee mug like the bestselling Ember (though we do love it). We highly recommend this affordable option that works with mugs, glass and stainless steel tumblers.

$20 at Amazon

A symbol of your ever-growing love for Mom, this subscription (available in three, six or 12 months, starting at $130) will send preplanted bulbs to her door each month. Her first order will arrive in a decorative planter that she can reuse in the months to follow.

$130 at Harry & David

Give her something that sparkles as much as she does. These crystal studs, available in gold, rose gold or silver, are the perfect everyday statement. 

$38 at Kate Spade New York

Much more heartwarming (and creative) than a standard candle, this DIY kit comes with everything she needs — a coconut wax blend, a cotton wick and a speckled cream vessel — to make her very own. Made, or should we say baked, in partnership with Butternut Bakery, this candle will smell like a batch of freshly baked maple cookies once lit. 

$74 at Siblings

She taught you how to apply makeup way back when, and now it’s time to return the favor. Introduce her to Charlotte Tilbury’s best-kept secret: Pillow Talk, the ultimate pink nude. With this set, Mom can layer the lip lipstick and lip gloss to achieve the perfect everyday bouche, then add a dewy glow to her cheeks with the highlighter wands.

$50 at Sephora

You’ve got some choices to make here. Get her a custom gold or silver necklace inspired by her birthday, yours or one of her grandkids'. Using astrology and numerology, Birthdate selects four unique gemstones per pendant, which are said to bring positive energy and good fortune to the person wearing it. 

$199 at Birthdate

The moment she was promoted from mom to grandma, it was over for you and your siblings. So, give her what she really wants: pictures of her grandkids. Sign her up for a Chatbooks subscription (starting at $21 for three months) so she can see all the highlights from the past month in photo book form — either a mini board book, softcover or hardcover.

$21 at Chatbooks

When a regular blanket just isn't enough for drafty winter nights, it's time to get electricity involved. Mom will love feeling warm and cozy under this 50-inch-by-60-inch throw, which comes with six heat levels. It's sherpa on one side, flannel on the other, and all-around toasty. And an unexpected bonus: Built-in snaps so it won't slip off Mom's shoulders. 

$35 at Walmart

Like a plush towel you can wear, this Brooklinen robe is made of absorbent Turkish cotton — and it has pockets. One shopper called it "my new favorite thing about waking up in the mornings," and another said it "feels like putting on a pillow." Find it in 12 color options at varying price points.

$79 at Brooklinen

Tell her how you really feel with this needlepoint pillow (14" x 8"). Our guess: She’ll put it somewhere where the message is clearly visible so everyone knows the truth. 

$108 at Furbish Studio

Enter the sweater — er, blazer — of the season. This gold-buttoned knit, available in four neutral shades, has become an instant classic among J.Crew shoppers. “Doesn't wrinkle easily so it’s great for travel and I get compliments everywhere I go,” one stylish shopper wrote. 

$119 at J.Crew

Just the right size for her afternoon pick-me-up (or post-work wine and cheese), she’ll be transported to the turquoise waters of Tunisia each and every time she uses this tiled tray. 

$30 at Uncommon Goods

Show her that warmer, sunnier days will be here in no time. And once spring is here, she can fill the well of this ceramic sunflower with water, sand and salt to attract a bunch of winged beauties to her garden. 

$42 at Uncommon Goods

Give her two bags for the price of one. She can remove the bottom compartment (which doubles as a packing cube) to make this weekender bag more suitable for everyday use. Inside, she’ll find a removable laptop case, key leash and pockets galore. 

$128 at Béis

Help your mom stay warm this winter with a pair of soft and comfortable winter gloves. These gloves will block out the cold while keeping your mom stylish for any occasion — so much so that they were mentioned on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023.

$20 at Amazon

Mom’s garden is bursting with love, and this sweatshirt will tell everyone (including your mom!) exactly that. Get your and your siblings' birth month flowers printed on a crewneck sweatshirt, available in 11 colors. (Note that this may not arrive in time for Mother's Day.)

$38 at Etsy

Style and comfort don’t always go hand in hand, but that certainly doesn’t apply to these kicks. Between the ankle-hugging heel collar and cork insoles, these canvas sneakers are “truly comfort heaven right out of the box,” according to a fan. (Note that these may not arrive in time for Mother's Day.)

$85 at Cariuma

Put her heart on display — quite literally. Round up 30 photos of her kids and grandkids; Minted will arrange them in the shape of a heart. Order the print unframed (starts at $28) or let Minted do the framing for you (starts at $49). (Note that this may not arrive in time for Mother's Day.)

$28 at Minted

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