What to Get Your Mom for Mother’s Day

I don’t know about you, but my mom is the easiest person for me to shop for. Why? Because I want to buy her everything.  My mom never really treats herself. She’s gotten better at it as my sister and I have gotten older, but it is still something she’s reluctant to do. She’d rather see enjoyment in buying something for us than herself. Because of this, we try to take every single chance we get to spoil her. The look on her face when she opens something that’s sure to make her smile is absolutely priceless. (And bonus points if you get the tears, too!;))

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to make use of the opportunity to spoil her. Give her things she wouldn’t buy because it’s practical. Or something she can see often and be reminded of how much she is loved.

Darling, Dearest

Measuring Cups. I know, most women have more than they need of these in their kitchen. But do they have cute, decorative ones that make you giddy when you use them? These stunning ones from Anthropologie would look good in just about any kitchen. These handmade ones are lovely as well, and definitely something she could treasure (they’re also a bit more affordable!).

Coffee Mug. This is guaranteed to get used, especially if she connects it to you! This mug from Natural Life is absolutely precious. I also love the idea of splitting these mugs up, giving her one and keeping one for yourself.

Prints. Sometimes, there are already words written that say just what you want to say. This classic print of a portion of Proverbs 31 would be great for a last-minute gift, as you can print it off and throw it in a frame! This print ships, and is a beautiful quote. I know this verse is one that my mom loves, and would make a great gift as well.

Journals. A lady can never have too many notebooks. Whether it be for noting prayers, writing recipes, listing groceries, or honey-do lists, there’s always a need for a notepad. This lovely journal is a personal favorite due to the quote on the cover. This handmade journal is also quite beautiful, and on sale! I could also see many mothers I know enjoying this gratitude journal!!

Thoughtful Jewelry. I know, the thoughtful part of this should be a given – but I’m big on not just giving a gift for the sake of it. Let it mean something. I love the idea of this birds nest necklace with birthstones and initials. This necklace, while just a touch pricer, looks 100% worth it.

Spa Day. If you can offer a full day to your mom, do it. She deserves to be pampered. However, if you can’t, this box is a nice substitute (and affordable for what all you get!) This gift set is also all natural and has lots included!

A Good Book. I believe every woman person should read this book. It’s one of my absolute favorite’s; I even recently lent it to my own mother.  If that’s too lofty for her, then perhaps the latest Nicholas Sparks novel? Or maybe she’s more of a cookbook girl, which is still a perfectly acceptable good book. Ree Drummond is one of my personal favorites, so I have no doubt that this cookbook will be full of delicious meals.

Stationary. This is something that never goes out of style, and can be used under so many circumstances. I love how simple and classic this set is, and this set is universally appealing. As a bonus, you could get an address stamp to accompany it! I highly recommend this shop for stamps; we used her and loved her customer service! Her prices are also great for stamps.

Most importantly, when I asked my mom for suggestions on this post, almost every single thing she mentioned was not a tangible item she could receive. It was simply time. That, my darlings, is absolutely the best gift you can give your mom.

Any other suggestions? I’d love to add to this list!:)

…And because mine’s the absolute best, I’m sharing a little glimpse of her with all of you!! Tell me she isn’t super cute. (Sorry, Mom. I just had to:)!)


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  • I didn’t realize that Mother’s Day was approaching so quickly! Love that your choices are functional, and relaxing!

    An Unblurred Lady

    • Ha I know! I typically wait until the last minute… this is my way of trying to be on top of things! Thank you!

  • I always find it hard to buy for my mom because I want it to be so special. Great ideas!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Completely know what you mean:)! Thank you, Amy Ann!

  • Along with the spa day, if you can’t afford that, taking your mum to get a mani/pedi could be an awesome alternative!

    • That’s so true. Great suggestion, Martha! Lots of Salons offer champagne and such, perfect for a mother/daughter outing! Thanks!

  • Great list! And your mom is adorable!

  • ha love this list my friend! so glad i came across your blog! its one of my new favs!

    • Aw thank you, that makes my day!! I appreciate that!

  • Aww, your mom looks so sweet. These are great gift ideas. I love buying gifts for my mom, because she’s the same way–she rarely treats herself. Jewelry is one of my go-tos because she always loves pretty earrings. But stationery and a good book are also great ideas! Thanks!

    • She’s a cutie:) I wish I could go to jewelry! My mom has two pairs of earrings she alternates between, and she’s had them since I was about super young! Thanks, Shea!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great gift ideas!!

    Adi xx

  • Your mom is absolutely adorable. These are all great ideas, especially a thoughtful piece of jewelry!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • Haha thank you! I think she’s quite cute:) Etsy has so many options for sweet, thoughtful jewelry!

  • Steph

    Thank you so much for featuring my journal on your gift ideas! Such a fun surprise in my day. Xo

    • It’s easy to share something that’s so lovely 🙂 My pleasure!