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The 25+ best Mother's Day gifts for 2023 that will arrive in time

Yankee Candle, model wearing a Lululemon hip bag, and an Ember coffee mug.
Whether you're angling to one-up your siblings or show your everlasting love, you're sure to find something to wow the mom in your life. (Photos: Amazon and Lululemon)

Mother's Day is coming up fast, and we get it: Every year, right about now, you cast about for an inspired, useful or indulgent present, only to procrastinate and wind up grabbing some gadget or gift box in a rush that neither of you wind up very excited about. That stops now with this, our 2023 rundown of the best Mother's Day gifts that'll keep on giving, not to mention make you look good. (And if you give one of these perfect gifts to your mother-in-law, you will look especially good!) This year, we decided to take the idea of Mother's Day quite literally, with the best gifts designed to brighten up her earliest waking moments, keep her organized and stylish through lunchtime and beyond, and pamper her like a queen all the way to bedtime. Parcel out these last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas among your siblings or be the biggest of big shots and grab ’em all. You'll find recommendations for new moms, your mother-in-law and the mother figure in your life.

Quick Overview
  • Yankee Candle Company Lilac Blossoms Scented, 22oz Single Wick Candle, Over 110 Hours of Burn Time, Perfect for Gifting, Gatherings and Seasonal Decorations, Classic Large Jar, Violet

    Clear the air

  • Live Fine Towel Warmer | Bucket Style Luxury Heater with LED Display, Adjustable Timer, Auto Shut-Off | Fits 40” x 70” Oversized Towel

    For the ultimate at-home spa

  • Back Massager Neck Massager with Heat, Neck and Back Massager, Shiatsu Shoulder Massager Gifts for Neck, Back, Muscle Pain Relief, Presents Idea for Christmas, Fathers Day, Mothers Day

    For moms who work extra hard

  • SWAROVSKI Women's Infinity Crystal Jewelry Collections, Rhodium & Rose Gold Tone Finish,Bangle Bracelet - Rose Gold Tone

    A show of your love

  • Body Restore Shower Steamers Aromatherapy 6 Packs - Fathers Day Dad Gifts, Relaxation Birthday Gifts for Women and Men, Stress Relief and Effortless Self Care, Bloom Variety Scent Shower Bombs

    shower upgrade

  • iWalk Mini Portable Charger for iPhone

    Recharge her

  • Parlovable Women's Cross Band Slippers Fuzzy Soft House Slippers Plush Furry Warm Cozy Open Toe Fluffy Home Shoes Comfy Indoor Outdoor Slip On Breathable Pink 7-8

    A treat for her feet

  • Sunday Riley Go to Bed With Me Anti-Aging Night Routine

    A complete skincare system

  • Lululemon Everywhere belt bag

    Look ma, no hands!

  • Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 Oz, App-Controlled Heated Coffee Mug with 80 Min Battery Life and Improved Design, Black

    Rise and shine

  • Cameo Personalized Video Messages

    Hello from Hollywood

  • Kate Spade Surprise Full Circle Pendant and Earrings

    A bit of bling

  • Apple AirTag

    For on-the-go moms

  • Kampasy Watering Can - 35oz White Watering Can Indoor Plant - Houseplant Watering Can - Indoor Watering Can with Long Spout-Cute Watering Can-Small Watering Can for Indoor Plants-Water Can for Plants

    Grow, Mom, Grow

  • Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame WiFi 10 inch IPS Touch Screen Digital Photo Frame Display, 32GB Storage, Auto-Rotate, Share Photos via App, Email, Cloud, Classic 10 Brown, PUUDUU

    Every picture tells a story

  • eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim), Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Super-Thin,Powerful Suction, Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Cleans Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets

    Ease her Load

  • Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandals

    Style and Comfort

  • RENPHO Eyeris 1V - Voice Controlled Eye Massager for Migraines, Bluetooth Music Heated Eye Care Machine, Relax & Reduce Eye Strain Dark Circles Eye Bags, Face Massager, Gifts for Women/Mom

    Just say Ahhh

  • Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote

    The ultimate carryall

  • Genuine Fred The Obsessive Chef Bamboo Cutting Board

    Cooking perfection

  • Juliska Graham Posey Glass Vase

    Say it with flowers

  • Fanciful Spring Tulip & Iris Bouquet

    A Touch of Spring

  • LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Berry: Nourish, Hydrate, Vitamin C, Murumuru & Shea Butter, Antioxidants, Flaky, Dry Lips

    No-effort beauty

  • AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit - Hydroponic Indoor Garden, White

    For the gourmand

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (16 GB) – Now with a larger display, adjustable warm light, increased battery life, and faster page turns – Black

    Reading time = Her time

  • Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket

    Cozy time

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How about some olfactory accompaniment to all that rub-a-dub-dub serenity? This option features a gorgeous blend of lavender, white and deep purple lilacs and has a burn time of up to 110 minutes.
$17 at Amazon
The day behind her, Mom will love a luxurious bubble bath or hot shower to de-stress and refresh .... and a fluffy, toasty towel awaiting her. This handy gadget can also warm her pj's, throw blanket or bathrobe.
$100 at Amazon
And now for a relaxing idyll on the chaise. This wraparound massager will knead away all her kinks, aches and pains. It has three speeds and strength levels (and even a heat setting)! Think of it as symbolic atonement for all the times you've been a pain in her neck.
$40 at Amazon
The design signifies infinity, which means she'll be in your heart forever: an apt statement to make on Mother's Day in sweet rose gold with Swarovski crystals. Plus, on the same clasp, she'll also get a dainty bonus bracelet for some added sparkle.
$125 at Amazon
For moms who prefer long showers over a bubble bath, these steamers are a perfect indulgence. All she needs to do is place one under the stream of water to enjoy an elevated experience. This six-piece set includes one each of Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender, Citrus, Tea Tree, Rose and Milk Honey.
$12 at Amazon
If Mom always forgets to charge her phone, give her this mini-juicer that fits into any purse or pocket and will ensure she's never out of touch. It’s smaller than a lipstick tube!
$23 at Amazon
Mom deserves a bit of luxury every day, and these cozy slippers are just the thing to deliver it. They mix a faux rabbit fur upper for next-level softness with a practical, anti-skid rubber sole and a supportive memory foam insole — a combo that she is sure to appreciate. Choose from 12 colors, including cream, caramel, gray, black and pink (shown here).
$21 at Amazon
This set is so awesome we're deliberately overlooking the potentially queasy Oedipal suggestions of its name. Her evening ablutions will include: Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence, Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, Luna Retinoid Sleeping Night Oil, High-Dose Retinoid Serum and Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.
$93 at Sephora
This über-popular fanny pack is simple in structure and aesthetics, which means it can go everywhere and with everything. It's made with water-repellent nylon and features a zippered main compartment and an interior pocket to hold all of her essentials. Available in 18 colors and patterns including pale green, black, silver and light pink (shown here).
$38 at Lululemon
Smart? This mug's downright ingenious! It can be set for Mom's desired tea or java temp (anywhere between 120° and 145°) and on a full charge will keep it at that exact temp for up to 80 minutes — long enough to check the morning's headlines, do the crossword ... and send a "Love you!" text to the thoughtful offspring who gifted this to her.
$120 at Amazon
What mom wouldn't love a good-morning message from Dawson (James Van der Beek), he of the eponymous Creek? He's just one of thousands of Cameo celebs who are ready to record a personalized video message for Mother's Day.
$300 at Cameo
Simple and elegant, this très affordable jewelry set will elevate any outfit. Just wait for your ears to ring every time someone asks Mom where she got this adorable duo.
$35 at Kate Spade Surprise
Maybe Mom's heading off on a business trip; maybe she's just running errands. Whether she's traveling near or far, she'll love the security of knowing that with this genius tracker, a lost item won't mean lost hope.
$29 at Amazon
So Mom has a green thumb, eh? With its stainless steel body and curved wooden handle, this watering can is the perfect blend of form and function. It holds 35 ounces of H2O so she can keep all of her plant babies hydrated in style.
$25 at Amazon
If her entire phone camera roll is photos of the grandkids, this Wi-Fi-enabled digital picture frame is a perfect way for her to show them off. Have one of up to 40,000 heartwarming family tableaux be the last thing she sees when heading out the door and the first thing welcoming her back home.
$70 at Amazon
The only thing better than Mom not having to do the vacuuming herself? Her not even having to be home when it happens! All it takes is a click on her phone or the Eufy app before she heads out the door and this smart sucker will have her floors pristine well in time for her return.
$140 at Amazon
Whether Mom's day includes a trip to the outlets, a casual working lunch or an afternoon cocktail with her girls, Birkenstock sandals will fit the bill. They're a fan favorite of anyone who likes comfy shoes, and we can’t help but love this pretty silver pair. Also available in copper and navy.
$140 at Nordstrom
Is this the sexiest device she'll ever see? Nope. But it's got a seductive power all its own. This massager has built-in heating pads, provides oscillating pressure and rhythmic percussion massaging, and features a Bluetooth speaker. It's the ideal gift for helping her unwind before bed — or whenever. Be sure to click the on-page coupon.
$54 at Amazon
Now that she's all geared up and ready to take on the world, let's make sure she looks stylish as all get-out when she steps out that door. If it's good enough for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle — both fans — then Mom will probably like it, too.
$155 at Nordstrom
This solid bamboo Obsessive Chef cutting board from Genuine Fred has guidelines etched into the surface so Mom can precisely julienne carrots and batonnet celery sticks.
$28 at Amazon
Every time she breezes by this classy number, she'll remember you, your generosity and your good taste. Feeling extravagant? Place an order for a bouquet to fill the vase.
$78 at Nordstrom
This bouquet of tulips and irises are the perfect blossoms to fill her new Juliska Graham vase (shown above).
$46 at 1-800-Flowers
Two big things going for this choice: 1) She's unlikely to buy this for herself; 2) At this price, you can get her a few! Tons of celebs sing the praises of how hydrating this popular lip mask is. It comes in five flavors, so there's bound to be one she'll like — Berry, Gummy Bear, Mango, Sweet Candy or Vanilla.
$24 at Amazon
Mom will keep that relaxed vibe going right into dinner as she harvests her own home-grown, just-plucked herbs from this hydroponic indoor garden. The seed kit includes pods for mint, thyme, parsley, dill and two varieties of basil.
$120 at Amazon
Is mom a reader, not a watcher? How might she feel about access to an entire library's worth of her favorite books? That's just what she'll have with this model's 16 gigs of storage. She'll also have an adjustable light source and a battery that can last up to 10 weeks on one charge.
$115 at Amazon
When it's time for your mom or mother-in-law to decamp to the couch to watch her stories, she'll have you to thank when she's swaddled in one of these luxe throws (available in Cream, Pink, Soft Camel, White, Smokey Blue, Dove and Indigo).
$147 at Nordstrom