15 best Mother’s Day gifts for spoiling your mom this year

Kelsey Chapman
Thursday 22 April 2021 15:36
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Mother’s Day for U.S. residents is coming up on Sunday, May 9th, and it remains the biggest day of the year to single out and spoil your mother the way she deserves!

You know the drill: get flowers, maybe something sweet, and jewelry is always great touch, but whatever you get, make sure it conveys your gratitude and appreciation for the woman who helped you grow into the person you are today.

Below we’ve compiled some favorite options, both expected and novel, that we think will please a plethora of mamas this year. Whether she’s an earth mother type who loves toiling in the garden, or a fancy gourmand who enjoys the more delectable treats in life, there’s something here that says “I love you, Mom, and I’m thinking about you today and every other day.”

As always, you can trust our independent reviews. We may earn a commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing, expert advice and our own research. This revenue helps to fund journalism acrossThe Independent.

Sunflower Garden Grow Kit

Plenty of moms love flowers so if yours is included there, why not buy her some she can keep going for years to come? This kit includes everything needed to grow an entire patch including six heirloom varieties of the dramatic flower.

Harry & David Elegant Mother's Day Gift

Apple streusel loaf cake, baklava, shortbread, macaroons... the sweets included in this gorgeous basket are almost too many to name! All come nestled in a gorgeous box along with a beautiful “Mom” mug, ready to be delivered to your special mama.

Thank You, Mom Candle

Bergamot, lavender, and sage are just a few of the gorgeous top notes in this candle that gets you 60 to 80 hours of burn time. While this one is specifically created for Mother’s Day, you get a discount when you bundle three or more!

Mother´s Day Party Balloons

These may not qualify as a big or extravagant present, but they sure would be nice to wake up to alongside a stack of Mother’s Day pancakes and fresh orange juice or coffee. Set them up and let Mom know you think she’s wonderful to start the big day off right.

Personalized Mother's Birthstone Ring

Gift your mother with a traditional birthstone ring made from your choice of all of the following: metal type, number of stones, types of stones both simulated and genuine, and size. Prices go up depending on your choices, so it’s the perfect gift to go in on with your siblings.

Urban Stems - The Getaway

Being a mother is stressful, so there’s no better time than Mother’s Day to tell her to relax with a special kit created just for that. Inside she’ll find “a lush lavender-scented soy candle from KOBO, a sugar and coconut oil scrub infused with chamomile essential oils, and a pouch of invigorating Happy Spritz towelettes infused with peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils.”

Jeux de Frange Square Silk Square

For a fantastically luxe gift this year, treat her to an imported Longchamp scarf made of 100% silk that she can show off for a lifetime.

Mother’s Day Virtual Caviar Tasting

If your mom loves the salty taste of the sea, gift her this opulent virtual caviar tasting for an extra-fancy Mother’s Day. The materials arrive ready to serve one or two people, and it includes a trio of delicious caviars, a mother of pearl serving spoon, a gorgeous Blini cocktail, and more.

Sangre De Fruta Botanical Hair Care Set

We’re huge fans of Sangre De Fruta, as you may know, so of course this fantastic new gift set packed with all-natural, organic, vegan, you-name-it ingredients that leave strands lush and full of delicious scent are a top contender for gifting this Mother’s Day. They’re also offering up similar sets for body and skincare here, in case that’s more your mom’s speed.

The After Show Treatment Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Jordan Samuel Skin is another line we love here at Wishlist (read our full profile here). We’re suggesting this cleanser in particular because it’s great for all skin types and a boon for those with sensitivities, but a well-curated gift bag of JS Skin including a cleanser, moisturizer, facial oil, and facial mist would be the ultimate way to spoil moms out there who love clean, no-frills skincare. Use the guide linked above to see which products might best suit her.

Versace Sunglasses, VE4361 53

Is your mama extra glamorous? Grab her a pair of these incomparably chic Versace shades in a classic shape with the beloved gold accoutrement fans of the fashion house have grown to know and love.

Scuddles Garden Tools Set - 8 Piece Heavy Duty Gardening Kit with Storage Organizer, Ergonomic Hand Digging Weeder Rake Shovel Trowel Sprayer Gloves Gift for Men Or Women

Have a mom who loves to spend time in the garden? Gift her one of these affordable but highly useful kits for carting out into the sun. You’ll get a tote bag filled with heavy duty gloves and tools that can dig, weed, snip, and help your mom prune her way to a gorgeous lawn.

Polaroid OneStep+ Camera (9010) Black

Everyone knows moms love pictures, so give her the gift of taking the type you tuck away in precious photo albums with this retro-inspired Polaroid camera. Stash a few packages of film into the gift bag with it so she’s ready to take it out of the box and start snapping.

Ultenic U11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

We’re currently working on a full review of this amazing vaccum, but so far, the testing process has been remarkable.

The convenient 4-in-1 construction makes this a breeze to store and snap together as needed for different purposes. In a pet-filled household (like the one it’s being tested in), the handheld vac has proven super useful for quick cleanups of animal hair and spilled food–common accidents when dogs and cats are around.

The cordless stick vacuum is perfect for running across wood and carpet flooring, too, and everything sits neatly and compactly in a corner so there’s no hauling around heavy, corded vacuums or messing with excess parts. And don’t get us started on the touch screen! It’s a perfect gift for anyone who loves a tidy home.

Anchor Of Hope Box

“Empowering women locally and globally” is the goal of this monthly gift box, so mother’s day is the perfect time to gift it to anyone in your life who wants to shift focus to women-owned businesses and celebrate the artisanship found in many of their products. Each box is different, but all contain three products from the following categories: jewelry, accessories, home goods, ceramics, artwork, exotic spices, and more. The receiver will also get a card that details the products and their maker, giving Mom a great bundle of gifts that will mean something unique to her.


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