Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Moms Really Want

30+ good Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms, grandmothers, and mothers-in-law for all budgets in sentimental, beauty, home, and creative gifts.

I pulled together over 30 gift ideas in this Mother’s Day gift guide with some of my favorite things I already own and love (or have gifted before) + gift ideas I’d love to receive myself.

True story: I was born on Mother’s Day, so each year, I like to wink at my mom and say, “You’re welcome.” Totally tongue in cheek, I swear. 😉 After a collective 34 hours of labor between my own two girlies, I have an entirely new appreciation for my mother.

mother and two daughters reading on the couch

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

I asked thousands of moms in our Instagram stories, “What was the best Mother’s Day gift you ever received?” and “What is the number one thing you would love to receive for Mother’s Day?”

These were some of the answers:

  • “I just want time with my mom doing things we love for a day without interruptions.”
  • “A hotel stay away from my kids!”
  • “Now that I’m older and my kids are busy, I just really want time with them to hang out with me.”
  • “A house cleaning service!”
  • “I want no chores, no cooking, just watching TV with lots of snacks and takeout.”
  • “A spa day fully paid and planned!”
  • “New patio furniture!”
  • “An uninterrupted day by the pool.”
  • “A necklace with my kids’ birthstones.”
  • “Homemade breakfast and a trip to the nursery to plan my spring/summer annuals with the family.”
  • “I’d just love professional family photos without any complaints.”
  • “My college aged son gave me a painting class that we did together.”
  • “My young adult kids made me a spread of scones, tea sandwiches, tea, and silly hats!”

Almost all of the moms in the poll echoed a similar trend: Moms want time. They want quality time with their loved ones, time to rest, time to create, and time to prioritize their mental and physical health.

So I pulled together these ideas to help you find the perfect gifts for mom or mother figure in your life to provide lots of opportunity for the time moms crave.

Good Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

good mothers day gift ideas for all budgets

Soft Lightweight Robe | Light Therapy Skincare Mask | CBD Nourishing Body Oil | Everyday Grand Cookbook | Best Cupcakes Ever | Caraway Home Bakeware Set | Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Fragrance | DryBar BlowOut Set | Just Between Us Mother & Daughter Journal | Raw Birthstone Ring | Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser Set | Sacred Spaces Home Interiors Coffee Table Book | Clear Glass Vase with Gold Rim | Dried Floral Wreath | Personalized Leather Photo Keyring | Versailles Picture Frame

Soft Lightweight Robe – This robe is so soft, lightweight, and absorbent + it’s perfect for spring and summer!

CurrentBody Light Therapy Skincare Mask – If you haven’t heard of light therapy before, it uses red and near-infrared light to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone, texture, and firmness by stimulating collagen production and increasing circulation. Basically, it’s a close to a professional facial as you can get at home.

Equilibria CBD Nourishing Body Oil – (Use coupon code BLESSERHOUSE to get an extra 15% off at checkout.) I’ve used Equilibria CBD for over 4 years and swear by it for reducing my stress. This oil is so good for long term hydrating skin care that feels like a daily pampering session.

Everyday Grand Cookbook – If your mom enjoys cooking, our household loves all of Jocelyn Delk Adams’s recipes!

Best Cupcakes Ever – Seriously. Baked By Melissa cupcakes are famous for a reason and the perfect gift if your mama has a sweet tooth. Sometimes chocolate is all we need, right?

Caraway Home Bakeware Set – Warning: ONLY give this to mom if she enjoys being in the kitchen. 😉 Don’t send the wrong message. I bought this set for myself last summer and have been 100% happy ever since. It comes with a genius organizer, has 9 color options, and the non-stick ceramic makes clean-up easy.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Fragrance – Blame the adorable Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris flick for this pick, but I love this floral scent.

DryBar BlowOut Set – The best way to get a salon blowout at home with products to keep hair healthy and shiny.

Just Between Us Mother & Daughter Journal – My 10 year-old and I started this journal a few months ago and have loved using it to have deep conversations and talk about the hard things teens and preteens often have difficulty talking about with their moms.

Raw Birthstone Ring – This birthstone ring is so different from the typical polished style! Mom can have up to 7 birthstones to represent all of her babies. I might have dropped it in this gift guide just so Robert will get the hint. 😉

Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser Set – If you don’t like using candles around the house to make your house smell good, this diffuser set does the trick! You can schedule them to work at various times through the day and control the intensity from your phone using scents that smell amazing.

Sacred Spaces Interior Book – If your mom loves modern traditional interior design and pretty books with meaningful stories to set on her coffee table, this new release is a winner! So beautiful.

Clear Glass Vase with Gold Rim – This vase looks so much more high end than it costs! Gift it with a pretty bouquet of flowers. It will spiff up even a bunch from the supermarket.

Dried Floral Wreath – Mom’s front door is probably due for a pretty wreath, so give one in lieu of Mother’s Day flowers. She and her porch will thank you.

Personalized Leather Photo Keyring – The sweetest way for mom to carry her little ones around with her all day long. Great for grandmas too! Personalize what her kids and grandkids call her with the gold foil stamping option.

Versailles Picture Frame – This frame is gorgeous! Wrap up a favorite family photo print to give to mom or grandma. Or even better, gift it alongside a gift card for a local family photo session with a photographer.

mothers day gift guide

Breezy Lounge Set | Bamboo Breakfast Tray | Urban Stems Bouquet | FlexBrew Coffee Maker | Paint By Numbers Kit Flower Art | Kate Gattey Mama Painting | Personalized Child’s Drawing Wall Print | 4-Piece Outdoor Chat Set | Collapsible Beach Hat | Canvas and Willow Basket Tote Bag | Tortoise Sunglasses | Delsey Paris Hardside Luggage | Bartesian Cocktail and Margarita Machine | Equilibria CBD Relaxation Soak | Gardener’s Harvest Basket | Plant of the Month Subscription

Breezy Lounge Set – The best comfy pajamas for warmer months. Even better, Mom could totally get away with wearing this breezy set out in public. Yay for a yoga pants upgrade!

Bamboo Breakfast Tray – Deliver this one to her in bed with a homemade breakfast on it made by little hands, of course. 😉

Urban Stems Bouquet – Receiving flowers is never a must for me, but I do love a pretty bouquet from Urban Stems. They’re so much better quality than all the rest.

Hamilton Brew FlexBrew Coffee Maker – A great gift for the mom who survives on coffee! I’ve owned a lot of coffee makers in my lifetime, and this dual version we got a year ago is my absolute favorite with the flexibility to choose between single cup or an entire pot.

Paint By Numbers Kit Flower Art – This art kit is hang-on-the-wall-worthy! Love this idea for any creative moms who crave a creative outlet.

Kate Gattey Mama Art – These mother/child paintings are stunning! Choose from a variety of ready-made mama art prints to resemble the mom in your life or have your own custom made mama art to look just like her and her babies as a thoughtful gift.

Personalized Child’s Drawing Wall Print – If mom or grandma has a favorite piece of art from your child’s big stack of projects, turn it into a keepsake to hang on the wall as a perfect present!

4-Piece Outdoor Chat Set – This patio furniture is SO GOOD and the price is even better.

Collapsible Beach Hat – This wide brimmed panama hat is my staple piece that I always stuff in my suitcase for the beach. Just in case mom has an upcoming beach vacation and needs a great one.

Canvas and Willow Basket Tote Bag – Mom might be due for a new beach bag for upcoming pool days or a picnic basket for upcoming summer vacations. This tote can do both! Let her break it in with a day off duty poolside. Gift it with a bottle of her favorite wine inside.

Tortoise Sunglasses – The cutest vintage meets modern sunglasses that work on all face shapes.

Delsey Paris Hardside Luggage – I own and love several pieces from this luggage brand! It feels so high end.

Bartesian Cocktail and Margarita Machine – Robert gave this to me as a gift at Christmas, and I’ve loved it ever since! It’s like a Keurig for cocktails. Now I no longer have to stock drink mixers before gatherings or a girls’ night, just pods with all kinds of yummy cocktail options.

Equilibria CBD Relaxation Soak – (Use coupon code BLESSERHOUSE for an extra 15% off.) This bath soak is amazing for melting away muscle pain and stress. I always keep a jar on hand for a stressful day when I need a break.

Gardener’s Harvest Basket – I gave this to my vegetable gardening enthusiast dad for Father’s Day last year and he loves it! By far the most useful gift for a gardener.

Plant of the Month Subscription – For any mom with a green thumb who loves live plants in her home, this subscription keeps the gift going for 3, 6, or 12 months.

Good Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Do you have any other DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas you would add to the list? Or a favorite gift you received in the past?


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  1. ‘Moms want time’. So true and the most sensible thing I’ve read in a long time. I am so time poor at present what with dealing with a husband who has become very needy in a memory care centre (early onset), working full time and running a household that all I want and need is a day or two off duty. Time for me and time to reconnect with my kids would be bliss. A new pair of slippers will be welcome too.

  2. I’ve got a Mother’s Day suggestion that I gave my mother that we really enjoyed, plus the pleasure was mine as well 🙂
    She is very creative, and always had a beautiful home. I bought tickets and took her to a decorator show House in a town nearby. We went through the Showhouse then had lunch in the Tea Room on site. I will admit on Mother’s Day it was just a card with the intention written out, it was later in the summer when the Showhouse actually occurred. The anticipation was fun, too. That was a great present, and she and I enjoyed talking about what we had seen that day, and we talk about the memory of it still.

  3. Mostly, the gifts seem to be spending time with the mothers!!! This is good because we can never give our mothers enough time once were are older (or younger) to pay them back for all that they have done for us!!!