The past year has been a complicated one for many, and that’s why this year we’re all wanting Mom, Grandma or our beloved mother figure to feel extra loved with a sweet gift for the holidays.
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That's why we’ve put together this edit of the best presents for every type of mom at the likes of Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sephora as well as special gifts from smaller retailers you might not have known about.
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Every mom is different, of course, so we've found perfect present ideas whether she's funny, an avid gardener, a fitness lover or sentimental type.
Best gifts for every type of mom 2021
Here are some of our favorite gifts online to give to your mother in person or have sent straight to her doorstep with love.
We've categorized our picks, so you'll find gifts for every type of mother, from the mom who loves flowers to the funny mom, elderly mom, new mom or cool mom.
We've even found amazing gifts for moms who are big fans of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Browse our picks and find the perfect gift!
Our most popular gifts for Mom
Diamond Accent Heart X Link Bracelet, was $100 now $25, Macy's
Part of Macy's sparkling Diamond Accent Jewelry Collection, this sweet bracelet, with diamond accents set in silver plate, comes in rose gold (shown), gold or silver.
'Snowcap' holiday bouquet, from $49, Bouqs.com
Send your mom a bouquet of farm fresh flowers - and there's next day delivery for those last-minute gifts.
PS - If you sign up for a Bouqs.com subscription to receive a bouquet a month – sent to mom, yourself or anyone of your choice – you’ll get 30% off.
Family birthstone necklace, $43.52, Etsy
Select the necklace length and material – silver, gold or rose gold – and the birthstones you'd like included for a handmade-to-order piece of jewelry your mom will treasure.
SKIMS Sleep Robe, $79, SKIMS
Robes are such a popular gift for Moms that SNL even did a skit about it! Humor aside, robes are the perfect foolproof present, and the cozier the better. SKIMS' soft Sleep Robe has earned a 4.9-star rating and comes in 14 colors and in sizes from XXS to 4XL.
Holiday beauty gift sets for mom
Sephora Favorites Hello! - Most-Loved Beauty, $10, Sephora
A $41 value, this giftt set includes beauty must-haves by Benefit, Dr Dennis Gross, Peter Thomas Ross, Prada and more. It's perfect for mom - and it's just $10.
Estée Lauder 29 Beauty Essentials Supreme Set, $75 with $45 Estée Lauder purchase, Nordstrom
What a beauty deal - this gift set worth a whopping $550, is filled with 29 Estée Lauder favorites, including eyeshadow, lipstick and a full-size Advanced Night Repair Face Serum. It's just $75 when you spend $45 on any Estée Lauder products.
Clinique Fresh Face Forward Gift Set, $99, Ulta
Clinique Skincare essentials from foaming cleanser to Moisture Surge hydrator as well as mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and fragrance, too.
For the funny mom who loves a good laugh
8 Oak Lane Wine Bottle Carrying Clutch Bag, $36, Neiman Marcus
Talk about BYOB! This stylish clutch holds a 750ml bottle of wine - and it comes in not just red, but gold and silver, too. And if mom's more of a hard selter or beer type, there's a metallic pink style for cans, too.
Mom's last nerve candle, $18.60, Etsy
With this funny soy candle for mom you can choose from a dozen scents, from seasonal fragrances like Gingerbread, Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Spice, to year-round ones like Hawaiian Wind or Fresh Linen.
Latitude Run ‘Mom’ oversized wine glass, was $50 now $17.99, Wayfair
Mom can show the world she’s ready to recharge her batteries at the end of the day with this funny wine glass – it’s 21oz so she’ll truly have a chance to unwind!
Personalized Yoga Mat, $43.99, Bed Bath and Beyond
Choose from six hilarious phrases and add Mom’s name, too – it will give her workouts a whole new vibe.
Favorite child mug, $17, Amazon
Throw some good-natured shade at your siblings with this message mug for Mom.
For the mom who is *really* into celebrity gift guides
The Urban + The Mystic - The Love Bowl, $80, Amazon
If mom's a fan of Oprah Winfrey, she'll adore this gift featured on Oprah's Favorite Things list for 2021. The heart-shaped Love Bowl from the Urban and the Mystic is made from pink onyx and filled with polished rose quartz stones that symbolize unconditional love. As Oprah says, "This unique gift will instantly convey you care."
GoopGenes Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio, $42, Goop
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop gift guide is filled with amazing presents - including great gifts under $100, like this hair wrap that eliminates frizz and guarantees that mom will have soft, shiny hair every day.
For the mom who loves to cook: gifts to elevate her kitchen
Our Place 'Always Pan', was $145 now $99, Nordstrom
Our Place, launched by co-founder and former CEO of the non-profit Malala Fund Shiza Shahid, creates chic, functional and ethically-made cookware for the modern multiethnic kitchen. We love the brand's bestselling 'Always Pan' designed to replace no fewer than eight kitchen tools from your frying and saute pans to your steamer, skillet and even spoon rest. And we're sure Mom will love it too.
You can shop the brand's full range on the Our Place website.
Duo Nova 3-Qt. 7-in-1, One-Touch Multi-Cooker, $89.95, Macy's
For the mom who loves to cook, Macy's top-rated Instant Pot – a 7-in-1 wonder that pressure cooks, sautés, steams and slow cooks, making meal prep a cinch.
For the cool mom
H&M rib-knit cardigan ($34.99) and pants ($29.99), sold separately
We absolutely love H&M's selection of soft knit coords. If Mom is always in step with the latest fashion trends, this lounge outfit in rib knit with wide-legged pants will be a style winner in her book.
mumi Zero Privacy Bag, $34, Amazon
We love this holographic tote for the beach or as an everyday carryall: it's stylish, fun, roomy and easy to clean, which makes it perfect for the mom who loves cool style but needs practicality, too. And the name – Zero Privacy – is one moms can definitely relate to!
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers, $55, Macy's
All cool moms wear cool sneakers. Converse Chuck Taylors have even appeared on the cover of Vogue (worn by glass-ceiling shattering Vice President Kamala Harris), and it doesn't get much cooler than that.
For the mom who loves to chill
'Gisele' monogram PJs, $120, Eberjay.com
Mom will love to unwind wearing this set of super soft modal jersey PJs personalized with her three- to six-letter monogram (you can even choose the font). The Gisele pajamas come in 20 colors so you’ll definitely find one to suit her personality.
Voluspa Japonica Archive 12 Embossed Candles Gift Set, $75, Bloomingdale's
Light up her day with relaxing scented candles. If she’s a royal fan, go for Kate Middleton’s favourite Jo Malone Orange Blossom ($69), or Duchess Meghan’s go-to Tubereuse candle by Diptique ($38). If she loves a nice burst of florals, we love this gift set of 12 of Voluspa's signature Japonica fragrances, each in an embossed glass votive.
For the wine connosseur mom
Alexandrie Brut Sparkling Wine, $39.99, Alexandrie Cellars
Send your mother a blossoming bottle of award-winning Alexandrie Brut Sparkling Wine, produced at Chloe Bello's female-owned Napa Valley winery. In a sweet touch and nod to motherhood, the bubbly is named after Chloe's daughter.
Avaline Rose, $19.99, Wine.com
Browse the selection on Wine.com, where you can choose from a host of domestic and international wines, read reviews and ratings, to find exactly what Mom would love at the right price point! For example, this high-rated, reasonably priced French rosé made from organic grapes.
For the sentimental mom
Your drawing as a foil art print, from $128, Minted.com
Get custom photo designs – like the popular heart snapshot mix – or have handwritten recipes and notes, or even children’s artwork, printed and framed at Minted.com.
Personalized Skinny Cuff Bracelet, $25, Etsy
A custom hand-stamped bangle in brass, copper or aluminum that you can have engraved with up to eight letters.
Eco4life 8" WiFi Family Sharing Photo Frame, was $108.90 now $99, Amazon
Mom will have all of her favorite photos on display with this digital photo frame. Just download the app and easily upload pictures from a smartphone. If your mom or grandmother isn't tech savvy, you can do it yourself with the app from anywhere at any time.
For the mom who is OBSESSED with the royals
Jo Malone London Bestseller's Holiday Mini Set, $48, Sephora
Duchess Kate is a huge fan of British fragrance brand Jo Malone, and she even scented Westminster Abbey with it for her royal wedding! Give Mom this mini luxuries set that everyone – royal or non-royal alike – would love: Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne, English Pear & Freesia body and hand wash, and Poppy & Barley body cream.
Gold open heart signet ring, $115, Missoma
Meghan Markle has worn this Missoma meaningful signet ring, which is 18k gold vermeil on sterling silver set with a white cubic zirconia and engraved with a symbol representing love, passion and friendship. Duchess Kate is also a big fan of the jewelry brand – shop Missoma's best gifts under $50 for your mama (or yourself!).
Midi Mayfair Bag, was $850.00 Now $680, Aspinal of London
Mom-of-three Kate Middleton loves the Midi Mayfair bag from Aspinal of London so much that she owns it in multiple colors. If your mom is a royal fangirl, she will definitely enjoy having a royally-approved purse of her own!
Best gifts for a new mother
Slip silk eye mask, $50, Ulta
"Sleep when the baby sleeps," they say! This silk eye mask, which comes in ten different colors, will shut out the daylight to help a new mom sneak in those all-too-brief naps 24/7. Made from luxurious silk, it will make that much-deserved sleep seem like that much more of a treat.
As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby, $27, Amazon
If you have a new mom in your life, she’ll love As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby, a memory book and journal with prompts for diary entries and letters to her child, as well as pocket section dividers to store her keepsakes.
Best gifts for an elderly mom
Personalized wind chimes, $64.99, Personalization Mall
She’ll be reminded of how much she’s loved when she’s outside in the yard thanks to this personalized wind chime. Customize the powder-coated steel hanging feather with a choice of "Mom" or "Mother" title and a sweet three-line message.
One of the most personal gifts you can give your mom are your memories together - something that you can do with this beautifully illustrated fill-in-the-blank memory book. The book helps you express how you feel with prompts like, "One of my favorite memories is that time we..." or the Hall of Fame section in which you document Mom's most remarkable achievement, wisest piece of advice and most famous saying.
Best jewelry gifts for the mom who loves bling
Diamond Butterfly 'Mom' necklace, $250, Macy's
The retailer's bestselling 'Mom' necklace is this 18" heart and diamond butterfly pendant necklace made of sterling silver and 14k rose gold over sterling silver.
Monica Vinader Engravable Linear Friendship Bracelet, was $175 now $131.25, Nordstrom
Jewelry brand Monica Vinader counts both Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan as fans - why not gift the Queen of your family with this gorgeous friendship bracelet...
'You Are My Sunshine' mother-daughter necklace set, $64, Bryan Anthonys
Available in 14k gold, silver or rose gold, this pair of necklaces comes with a sweet message for your mom. In a symbol of your special bond, the two pendants fit together to create a sun.
For the mom who adores designer anything
Hermès Mini Replica Coffret Set, $50, Sephora
Sephora’s bestselling gift for her is this Hermès Mini Replica Coffret Set with four luxury Hermés fragrances: ginger and tuberose Twilly d'Hermès, candied orange and patchouli Eau des Merveilles, Un Jardin sur le Nil with notes of green mango and lotus blossom, and Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate rhubarb and white musk.
For the mom who deserves some pampering
Homebody CBD Bath Soaks, $42 each, Revolve
Does Mom need some self care? Homebody’s five-star CBD wellness soaks are for her. Choose from anti-inflammatory and skin soothing Full Spectrum Of Possibilities; relaxing Amethyst + Alchemist with French Lavender; I Rose Above It, with Rose Hip Oil and Rosewater to unplug after an intense day: or citrus Vitamin Sea with sea salt and Vitamin C.
Gift baskets for the mom who has everything
Curated gift box, various, $38, Greetabl.com
We love this idea: custom create a goodie bag-style gift for your mom! There are candles, retailer gift cards (moms love Wine.com), jewellery, teas and beauty gifts you can put inside Greetabl's artfully designed boxes.
Best Mom gift basket, $49.99, Amazon
Tell your mom she's the best ever with this self-care gift box containing an insulated stainless steel tumbler two bars of all-natural premium soaps, a bath bomb, silk skin lotion and a card.
If your mom is an avid gardener
Picnic At Ascot Gardening Tote & Tools, was $120 now $57.59 with code: SCORE , Macy's
This sturdy and stylish gardening tote with lots of pockets – it also comes in orange and floral – comes along with three stainless steel tools, just what mom needs for her relaxing days in the backyard.
Plant name tags, $14, Firebox
Perfect for a plant mom, these reusable plant name tags are in the iconic "HELLO, my name is..." badge design.
For the mom who loves flowers
'Pure Happiness' bouquet, $43.99, Florists.com
This colorful arrangement for delivery includes roses, carnations and hot pink Matsumoto flowers, delivered in a blue mason jar along with a personalized card.
Heartfelt by Anthropologie Dried Hydrangea Bouquet, was $28 now $19.95, Anthropologie
Available in three different color themes with different messages, like “Bloom where you are planted” or “Best of the Bunch”, each hand-created bouquet consists of preserved hydrangea arranged with other beautiful blooms.
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