Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2024: Unique, Thoughtful Finds

Okay, we get it: You’re looking for the best Mother’s Day gifts. Mark it in your calendar and surround it with exclamation points—Mother’s Day (May 12!) is just around the corner, and we’re already spending a lot of time thinking about what to get her. Turns out that personal, thoughtful gift can be hard to select year in, year out—so we’re coming through with some keepsake-level inspiration. There’s something for everyone on this list—not just mothers, but mothers-in-law, grandmothers, and anyone who has had a hand (and heart) in bringing you up.

Ahead, discover 51 perfect Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom, including design-forward decor, luxurious linens, delicious fragrances, accents for the outdoors, and even a few last-minute Mother’s Day gifts (hey, a gift box goes a long way). These fabulous gift ideas will make sure she feels as special as she is.

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Bath & Beauty Mother’s Day Gifts

Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Core Sheet Set

Buy Mom something you’ll know she’ll use, like perhaps this set of silky smooth, crisp white sheets from Brooklinen.

4-in-1 Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy & Serum Kit

If Mom loves taking the time for skin-care and facial appointments, give the gift of a high-tech skin-care tool that will have her feeling A++. Part-facial massager with both moisturizing and depuffing, this wand delivers a boost in five minutes.

LAFCO Champagne Penthouse Candle

LAFCO’s candles are the epitome of luxury. This one in particular is inspired by champagne, with notes of ginger, grapefruit, lemon and raspberry essential oils, all contained in a beautiful vessel that can be easily upcycled.

Urban Stems The Ellington Bouquet

Forego the grocery store bouquet and opt for something sophisticated and contemporary, like this arrangement from Urban Stems. You can choose from four chic vase options, and even make it into a gift basket with add-on treats like chocolate truffles, champagne gummy bears, and/or a pack of face masks for an extra thoughtful Mother’s Day gift.

Nette Pear Jam Eau de Parfum

Refresh her fragrance collection with Nette’s newest: This Japanese pear-spiked eau de parfum with middle and base notes of Bulgarian rose, ambrette seed, vanilla, patchouli, and raspberry. It’s subtly floral, sweet, and just a little bit earthy.

Boll & Branch Short Sleeve & Pants Pajama Set

Pajamas and loungewear are easily overlooked when there are a million other things to think about each day. This fact alone is what makes it one of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas. This pajama set from celeb-favorite brand Boll & Branch is made of a supersoft knit. Choose from three colors—night, mist, and mineral.

Sprig Handshower Infusion Kit

If Mom’s the aromatherapy type, this elite shower head from Sprig infuses essential oil blends of her choice to uplift, relax, or energize her as she showers.

Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eyemask

A silk sleep mask is always a good idea for self-care. Available in 10 colors, this design is cool to the touch and breathable—and it will protect her skin and hair from the friction of tossing and turning.

Blissy Rose Gold Pillowcase

And why stop there when you can give her the full treatment with a beautiful silk pillowcase to match?

Assouline Mother and Child Book

Consider gifting the special women in your life this coffee table book that features exclusive portraits of iconic mother-and-child duos.

Yield The Botanical Collection Incense Sampler Pack

A set of bright, botanical-inspired incense sticks will keep Mom’s home feeling like her sacred space. Throw in one of the brand’s minimalist glass incense holders for two gifts in one.

Act+Acre Showerhead Filter

This sleek showerhead from scalp-care brand Act+Acre is not only design-forward, but it contains a filter to ensure no chlorine, heavy metals, or other contaminants get in the way of Mom’s good hair day.

Kate McLeod Nectar Stone Lotion Bar

This solid honeysuckle-scented body moisturizer from Kate McLeod is intensely moisturizing thanks to ingredients like cocoa butter and sweet almond oil. It comes wrapped in a muslin cloth; all she needs to do is warm up the stone in her hands and lightly glide it across her skin to nix dryness.

Kitchen & Tabletop Mother’s Day Gifts

Sometimes the most thoughtful present is an incredibly practical gift. Help Mama caffeinate by upgrading her travel-mug situation. (It’s also great for tea, hot cocoa, mulled wine, or hot toddies.) This lightweight insulated mug comes in a bunch of bold colors—including a Barbie-esque pink. And while that’s fun, the best part is the easy-clean construction: There aren’t many nooks and crannies for bacteria to build up.

Atlas Coffee Club Mother’s Day Coffee & Tea Gift Set

Purveyors of some of the best single-origin coffee around, Atlas Coffee Company knows their way around a seasonal gift. This Mother’s Day bundle comes with four of the brand’s specialty coffee beans (from countries like Costa Rica and El Salvador) and four fragrant loose leaf tea selections from Malaysia, Chile, and more. The set comes with a Mother’s Day card and a booklet of facts and information about each country.

Non-alcoholic cocktails and wines are getting better and better as the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Australia-based NA sparkling wine brand NON makes a delightful, versatile trio that will compliment all of her favorite meals. Now she just needs some new wine glasses.

SMEG 50’s Style Retro Blender

A beauty of a blender she’ll be able to brag about. It’ll look great on the counter and whip up a mean green smoothie too.

Brightland The Artist Capsule

There are two gift opportunities here: If she loves cooking, she’ll be really into this gift set. If she wishes you cooked more often, she’ll love that you bought this, made dinner, and treated her to some next-level olive oil.

Nankei Pottery Kyusu Teapot

Big enough for serving up five cups of tea, this beautiful tool can be the beginning of a beautiful ritual: morning tea with Mom.

Material The Full Glass Set

Cheers to this set of ’70s-inspired tumblers. It’s made of ultrathin borosilicate glass that’s dainty, yes, but it’s also extraordinarily shatterproof. Nicely, the tumblers are dishwasher-safe too.

If she’s not so enamored of the DIY bread making that swept social media the past year, but still very much a fan of fresh bread. 

If she’s not so enamored with the DIY bread-making that swept social media the past few years but still very much a fan of fresh bread, this will be sure to impress her.

54kibo Nyanga Dessert Bowls (Set of 4)

They may be meant for dessert, but these handcrafted bowls, made in Zimbabwe, would look great on the table no matter the meal.

They may be meant for dessert, but these handcrafted bowls, made in Zimbabwe, would look great on the table no matter the meal.

Morning bagels just got a lot more chic thanks to this little toaster from Kate Spade that will have Mom blushing.

This air fryer is a visual delight. Seen here in a lovely aqua shade, it’s also available in black, red, and white. It will cook up all kinds of goodies in an oil-free flash, and it’s got more than 26,000 rave reviews on Amazon.

Verve Culture Mexican Handblown Glasses

This striking set of glasses is handmade in Tonalá. They’re high-quality, thick, and absolutely gorgeous—and if you really want to go all out for Mom, you can throw in the matching pitcher. The entire set will look lovely set out on her table at the next family brunch. Seen here in turquoise, the glasses are also available in orange.

Terrain Butterscotch Marble Cake Stand

She’ll be proud to display her confections on this solid marble beauty. When it’s not in use, she can keep it on the table as a centerpiece.

Signature Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Does your mother or mother-in-law have a sweet tooth? Then she’ll absolutely love this artisanal pie from famed Brooklyn bake shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds. Their signature pie features fresh apples, buttery caramel, and a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt. Don’t forget to order some vanilla ice cream!

The Always pan is a great gift—just ask our readers: It’s literally one of the top products purchased year after year on Architectural Digest. The do-it-all pan is designed to replace eight pieces of cookware and comes with a stainless steel steamer basket and spatula. It steams, fries, sears, braises, boils, sautés, serves, and stores. It’s even got a spoon rest. Plus the space-saving wonder is available in more than 10 colors, so you can get Mom’s favorite shade.


Pickled Stamps Personalized Book Embosser

For the mom who’s been feeding you book recommendations since you learned to read, a personalized library stamp makes an incredibly thoughtful present. This is one of Etsy’s bestsellers; you can customize the design, name, and choose from an embosser or an ink stamp.

Snugbox Celestial Stash Box

Perhaps she wants to keep her belongings safe and under lock-and-key when she’s not around. In any case, this gilded, celestial lockbox makes a worthy addition to any open-concept bookshelf. Did we mention there are several compartments, a grommet in the back for anything that needs to be charged, and it’s smell-proof? Her secrets are safe with us.

Buffy’s bendable body pillow makes a lovely companion to keep Mom’s spine and hips in alignment while she snoozes.

This is one of our favorite gadgets. Attach it to your key ring, purse, wallet, etc., and then you can find it instantly with your iPhone or iPad. It’s a particularly perfect gift for new moms who have a ton on their plate and might find themselves misplacing their keys from time to time!

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater

This oversized, supersoft cardigan is one of our favorites, both for mom and ourselves. Pair with leggings or a linen pant and she’ll be spring-weekend-ready. Seen here in ivory, the comfy sweater is also available in heather gray and oatmeal.

BAGGU Duck Bag Canvas Tote

Baggu is loved by stuff-carrying people around the world for a lot of reasons. Among them: Their bags are super durable, they come in cute patterns and colors, and they’re really comfortable. This floral print tote bag will make Mom’s face light up.

These soft Italian suede flats (embroidered with “This is a Mom’s World”) would make a fabulous house shoe. The Outrage and Ma’am Shoes partnered to create a limited-edition Mother’s Day collection in support of moms during the pandemic, so a portion of all proceeds will be donated to support United State of Women.

Cuyana Double Moon Belt Bag

Chances are Mom likes looking put together. This belt bag can double as a crossbody when needed—it’s a refreshing take on the classic fanny pack look. Available in three different colors (black, cappuccino, and dark coral), the luxe Italian leather construction will turn heads.

If she’s constantly in the air and cannot disconnect from her phone, your mom will love the hands-free function of this little gadget. It’s designed to plug into the headphone jack of an airplane TV display so it’s possible to pair Bluetooth devices to whatever you’re watching.

If you’ve got a crafty mom, she’ll love this creative kit that gives you everything you need to make your own pots and vases. It’s a fun gift that you can use together too!

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

This is a gift that will keep going giving. Save your mom the hassle of vacuuming with a handy dandy robo vac that will leave all her surfaces dirt- and debris-free.


Article Perforate Brass Table Lamp

Continue preaching the anti–Big Light gospel by gifting your mom a gorgeous table lamp that will send warm, glittery light around her space once the sun goes down.

Coming Soon Crochet Pillows

It may be impossible not to be happy when hugging one of these handmade, Muppet-like throw pillows—a perfectly unique Mother’s Day gift.

It may be impossible not to be happy when hugging one of these handmade, Muppet-like throw pillows—a perfectly unique Mother’s Day gift.

You can never go wrong with a gorgeous photo frame and a cherished picture of kids or grandkids.

Micke Lindebergh Alessi Throw Blanket

If you constantly catch mom doodling, collaging, or being artsy in general, feed her hobby with an equally creative throw blanket. Heck, if she likes it enough, she can even display it on the wall as art.

These wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds from Samsung will ensure that her workouts are always fueled by her favorite music.

The Citizenry Torres Leather Ottoman

Encourage your mother figure to put her feet up on a chic leather ottoman.

Gardening & Outdoors Mother’s Day Gifts

Uncommon Goods Gardener’s Tool Seat

We love this foldable garden bench set, which makes it easier and more ergonomic to weed and plant. It comes with a detachable bag, which features two carrying handles, 21(!) pockets for tools, and a spacious interior for anything else she’s toting.

GrowLED Grow Light Herb Garden

If she doesn’t have outdoor space to grow plants in, this grow light will work inside.

If she doesn’t have outdoor space to grow plants in, this grow light will work inside—meaning fresh herbs and veggies in no time.

Terrain Long Floral Garden Gloves

Any green thumb will delight over a new pair of garden gloves, especially these high-quality cuties from Anthropologie.

Soltech Aspect LED Growlight

Bring the sunshine inside her home with this sleek plant-grow light from Soltech. It’ll ensure that her plants get the optimal light they need to stay healthy and grow quickly.

Want a splurge gift this Mother’s Day? If she’s spending more time outdoors these days, a handy, durable outdoor firepit to keep her warm will surely be a hit.

Bloomscape Red Prayer Plant

Last up on our gift guide, you can never go wrong with a plant, and we love this prayer plant with hints of red and two-tone leaves. You can choose the color of the pot: stone, clay, slate, indigo, and charcoal (pictured).