Mother’s Day Gifts!

by Monica Badolian, Staff Writer

Sometimes getting a gift for your mother can be tough but it’s even worse when it’s Mother’s Day; a day of the year on which mothers are honored by their children. You’re probably struggling to get her the perfect gift because it needs to be something special that shows how much you love her. Whether it’s your mom, grandma, step-mom, mother-in-law, or just a mom you may know, here are some great gifts any mom will love. These gifts can be found in stores at certain stores as well. 

  1. Actual Handwriting Bracelet: Who knows your handwriting better than your mom? Get her a bracelet with your personalized handwriting on it! Maybe write “I love you” or “best mom ever” or maybe you guys have an inside joke. Whatever it says she can wear it on her wrist daily. ($28.00; found on
  2. Personalized Birthstone Necklace: Create a bejeweled family tree that she’ll proudly show off to anyone who asks. After choosing between a silver or gold chain, customize the necklace with leaves detailed with the first initials and birthstones of her children. ($16.50; found on 
  3. Mama Champion Sneakers: You can never go wrong with a fresh pair of white sneakers. These, however, have a sweet Mother’s Day touch: The tongue on each sneaker is embroidered with “mama.” ($79.95; found on
  4. Bedside Smartphone Vase: Thanks to this glazed stoneware smartphone stand, mom can keep her phone charged and visible at all times. A bonus: She can fill it with faux or real flowers to make it vanity-worthy. ($32.00; found on
  5. Succulent Plants: Even if she doesn’t have the greenest thumb, a succulent garden is easy to maintain and brings freshness to any room. That means it’s a solid gift for the mom who loves the idea of filling her home with plants but can’t manage to keep any greens alive long enough for you to see them. ($16.07; found on 
  6. Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet: With this bracelet, she can stay cool, calm, and collected while she’s running from one place to the next. When she needs a relaxing fix, she can apply two to three drops of her favorite essential oil, secure the bracelet to the wrist and reap the benefits. ($19.99; found on 
  7. Personalized Handwritten Recipe Plate: Turn mom’s favorite heirloom recipe into a sweet, useful keepsake. This Etsy shop owner will transfer the written text in the original handwriting onto a custom plate. ($67.00; found on 
  8. Travel Jewelry Organizer: The next time she jet sets, she can store all of her trinkets and treasures in this compact carrying case. Available in seven gorgeous hues, this synthetic leather case comes with enough divided compartments to store her most-worn jewelry while still giving her some extra room to pack a few vacation-only pieces. ($11.49; found on
  9. Women’s Shawl: Ideal for all seasons, this lightweight shawl easily dresses up a casual shirt and jeans combo. Or if she catches a chill in the warmer months, it can be draped over her shoulders for added warmth. ($34.92; found on 
  10. Shower Steamers/Bath Bombs: When she sticks one of these six fizzes into her shower, she’ll mistake her morning or evening wash for a spa-worthy experience. Each steamer is scented with different essential oil, including lavender, peppermint, and vanilla. ($16.00; found on 
  11. Personalized Family Names Throw Pillow: Everyone in your house will know who matters most to mom when they catch a glimpse of this linen pillowcase, personalized with the first names of her children or grandchildren. Fill it with a pillow insert ahead of time, so she can stick it on the couch as soon as she unwraps it. ($18.50; found on 
  12. Thistle Butterfly Puddler: After a rainstorm or morning dew, the crystal mixture left behind in the puddler’s glass well attracts butterflies, making her garden even more beautiful than it was before. ($40.00; found on
  13. Flowerbomb Travel Duo: Named a top fragrance by Good Housekeeping editors, Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is perfectly warm and sweet. She can sample out the cult-favorite fragrance with this three-piece set, which comes with a travel-size bottle, perfume refill, and funnel. ($35.00; found on 
  14. Tile Mate: Your mom does it all, but sometimes she needs some help to make her life easier. After she attaches Tile Mate to her keys, she can use the corresponding app on her phone to track ’em down when she inevitably misplaces them. ($19.99; found on 
  15. Compact Air Fryer: If she’s been wanting to try out the air fryer trend, this cute two-quart air fryer is a great way to test the waters. It comes in a variety of fun colors, like aqua. Pair it with a copy of Good Housekeeping’s air fryer cookbook! ($48.36; found on 
  16. “Forever My Friend” Picture Frame: At one point or another, you and your mom reached BFF status. Let her know that she’ll always be your #1 with this wooden picture frame, complete with your sweetest 3″ x 3″ photo. ($17.87; found on 
  17. Everlyne Cord Friendship Bracelet: Who says your mom can’t be your best friend? Show your built-in bestie that you’re together for the long haul with this ultra-chic friendship bracelet. An upgraded take on the one from your summer camp days, this adjustable version from Kendra Scott also provides 200 meals to families in need with Feeding America. ($40.00; found on 
  18. Personalized Mother’s Day Cutting Board: No truer words have ever been spoken: Everything tastes better when your mom or grandma makes it. Personalize this wooden cutting board with whatever you call her, so she knows that it’s made just for her. ($24.99; found on 
  19. Charcuterie Board Set: Just in time for summer entertaining, gift her this two-tiered cheese board, which comes with three cheese knives and ceramic dishes to hold dips, olives, and other garnishes. ($76.99; found on 
  20. Customized Map Pillow: If you and your siblings are scattered across the country, this personalized pillow will remind mom that love is coming from all over. Choose up to eight hearts to add in various locations across the map. ($46.00; found on
  21. Extendable Bathtub Tray Caddy: For the mom that can’t resist a good bath, this adjustable chrome-and-bamboo caddy keeps everything she’ll need right at her fingertips, including a book or iPad, bath accessories, and a glass of wine. ($29.98; found on
  22. 14K Gold-Plated Astrology Constellation Necklace: With this dainty necklace, she can show off just how proud she is to be an ambitious Capricorn or sensitive Cancer. You can even buy a couple with your and your siblings’ signs for a layered look. ($16.99; found on 

If you’re still having difficulty finding the perfect gift for your mother then be sure to also look up last-minute mother’s day gifts, you won’t be disappointed. On sites like Amazon and Etsy, you can find more unique gifts for every mom. Don’t you want to be better than your siblings too? Your mom deserves the best so be sure to give her the best.