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 special gift whether its her her birthday, Mother's Day, as a Thank You or just because.
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That’s why we’ve put together this edit of the best gifts for mom that you can find in 2021 at the likes of Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sephora as well as custom and personalized gifts from smaller retailers you might not have known about.
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So from greeting cards to jewelry, flowers, wine and homeware, check out our best gift ideas for Mom.
Shop the best gifts for mom 2021
Here are some of our favourite 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
'Picnic' 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. One of our favorites is the ‘Picnic’ arrangement with sunflowers, lavender alstroemeria, roses and hypericum berries.
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.
Diamond Accent Heart X Link Bracelet, was $100 now $40, Macy's
Part of Macy's sparkling Diamond Accent Jewelry Collection, this sweet bracelet, with diamond accents set in silver plate, comes in gold or silver.
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.
Family birthstone necklace, was $63.71 now from $38.23, 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.
Martha Stewart Collection robe, was $80 now $34 with discount code: MOM, Macys.com
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.
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.
Picnic At Ascot Gardening Tote & Tools, was $120 now $102 with code: MOM, 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 to get the yard ready for summer.
If your mom is an avid gardener
Plant name tags, $15, 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, $28, Anthropologie
In Anthropologie's Mother's Day gift guide you’ll find this lovely floral bouquet that will stand the test of time. 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.
For the mom who is really funny
'OMG Mom You Were Right About Everything' personalized card, $6.98, Minted.com
Give Mom this Mother's Day card so she won't have to say, 'I told you so'! All of Minted.com's greeting cards, including this one, are created by independent artists. You can either personalize the card with your own message or just order a plain card that you can fill out yourself at home.
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 Funny Yoga Mat, $54.99, Wayfair
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 loves to cook: gifts to elevate her kitchen
'Best Mom Ever' Polka Dot Hand Towel, was $7.99 now $5.99, Claire's
A fun towel to add to Mom's kitchen as a daily reminder that she's the Best. Mom. EVER.
Our Place 'Always Pan', was $145 now $115, 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.
For the cool mom
ASOS DESIGN mix & match lounge knit ribbed cardigan ($40) and flare pants ($35), sold separately
If Mom is always in step with the latest fashion trends, this lounge outfit in rib knit with flared 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 The Pink Roses Macaron Candle Trio, $38, 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 and spring colors, we love these bright macaron-inspired Pink Roses jar candles from Voluspa.
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.
Eco4life 8" WiFi Family Sharing Photo Frame, $109.90, 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 also your BFF: friendship jewelry
Monica Vinader Engravable Linear Friendship Bracelet, $175, Nordstrom
'You Are My Sunshine' mother-daughter necklace set, $68, 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 is OBSESSED with the royals
Jo Malone Mini Luxuries set, $50, 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: Peony and Blush Suede Body Crème, Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne and an English Pear and Freesia Miniature Candle.
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 $595, 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, Sephora
"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, $23.99, 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.
For the 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.
'Mom, I Wrote a Book About You' memory book, $11.19, Amazon
Your mom will adore this one-of-a-kind gift written by none other than you. Inside there are cool illustrations and simple prompts to fill in with personal thoughts about Mom, as well as shared memories and experiences.
Best jewelry gifts for the mom who loves bling
Diamond Butterfly 'Mom' necklace, was $250 now $80 with the code: SAVE, Macy's
The retailer's bestselling 'Mom' necklace – check out the whole range here – is this 18" heart and diamond butterfly pendant necklace made of sterling silver and 14k rose gold over sterling silver.
For the mom who is always browsing Etsy
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.
For the haute fashion mom
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.
Prada Daino Leather Tote, $2,100, Saks Fifth Avenue
Invest in a timeless leather designer tote that mom can stylishly carry for many seasons – and special days – to come.
For the mom who can't get enough of Sephora
lilah b Mini Aglow Skin Prep Discover Set, was $42 now $29, Sephora
A $55 value, this skincare set for all skin types includes three fabulous lilah b products to try: Snow Mushroom Extract for hydration and boosting the appearance of skin elasticity; Tamanu Oil to moisturize and Lavender Essential Oil to soothe and relax.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Limited Edition Gift Set, $399, Sephora
A $465 value, this Dyson hair dryer set will have Mom’s hair looking FABULOUS. The fuchsia and nickel dryer comes with a Dyson-designed 1.4” vented round brush and detangling comb.
For the mom who deserves some pampering
Philosophy Ballet Rose 3-Piece Fragrance Gift Set, was $58 now $39.97, Nordstrom Rack
At Nordstrom Rack, you’ll find a handy guide for Mother’s Day Gifts under $50 – it includes great deals as this Philosophy Ballet Rose gift set that’s 30% off. The set contains Eau de Toilette, Firming Body Emulsion and the multitasking Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath, all in the lovely Ballet Rose scent of rose, peony and pink musk.
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
'For Mom' 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. Or, choose a pre-made curated present like the one above: a Mama Bear box with ‘Best Mom’ fuzzy socks, and a hanging frame.
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.
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