Our Favorite Gift Ideas for Moms

by Kelley Crosbie

Our Favorite Gift Ideas for Moms
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Whether your sights are set on an upcoming birthday, Mother’s Day or even the holidays, we have the gifts mom really wants! There’s something for everyone, from the high-tech mom to the high-fashion mom and every mama in between. Sit back and relax, no matter what the reason or season for gift-giving, because we have gift ideas for mom that are sure to make her smile.

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Best Gift for the Mom into Fitness

Gaiam Premium Print Reversible Yoga Mat


Help the yogi mom in your life find her "happy place" with some peace, solitude — and a Gaiam Premium Print Reversible Yoga Mat. Perfect for a session at the studio or a quick downward dog in the family room, this is one of the best gifts for moms who crave a little calm in their hectic lives. If she’s feeling adventurous, she can also try yoga poses with the kids

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Best Gift for the Sentimental Mom

Letters to My Mom


Coming up with a gift for the mom who has everything can be stressful. Letters to My Mom is a great gift for any mom from children of all ages. Whether you’re in search of Christmas gifts for mom from daughter or birthday gift ideas for mom from son, this series of personal notes, each with a prompt to do things like “Read me when you need to know how much I love you,” and “Read me when you miss me,” will be looked at over and over again. It’s a moving compilation of letters of gratitude and love written by sons and daughters to the women who raised them. The heartfelt words come beautifully packed in a keepsake box and are sure to touch any mother's heart.

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Best Gift for the Stylish New Mom

The Honest Company ‘City’ Faux Leather Diaper Backpack


If you are stumped on new mom gift ideas, we’ve got your back (and hers). A functional and stylish diaper bag is the perfect present for the fashion conscious mama on the run. The Honest Company “City” Faux Leather Diaper Backpack is one of our favorite bags on the market because it can be used as a tote or diaper bag in disguise. Better yet, the many pockets, secretly situated zipper on the back and wipeable PVC-free interior make mom’s life that much better. This bag even includes a changing mat with a pocket for diaper duty necessities!

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Best Gift for the Wellness-Minded Mom

Bellabeat Leaf Urban Wellness Tracker


When she loves health and fitness, birthday and Christmas gift ideas for mom are easy. The Bellabeat Leaf Urban Wellness Tracker is a nature-inspired piece of smart jewelry that requires no buttons or screens and runs on a coin cell battery that can last for up to 6 months. It monitors mom's activity, sleep (or lack thereof), stress and more, making it the perfect gift for the health conscious, yet style-savvy mom. The Leaf can be worn as a necklace, bracelet or brooch, and learns mom's habits and tailors feedback accordingly. It's water resistant and provides real-time health feedback via the Leaf app.

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Best Gift for the Snap-Happy Mom

Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art by Minted


Moms who love snapping photos with their camera will love Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art by Minted. Customized with your choice of 30 photographs, the final product is a memory that’s unique and beautiful, just like her. From birthday gifts for mom to what to get mom for Christmas, a personalized photo collage with the faces of loved ones will no doubt bring a smile to her face. The only hard part now is picking out the perfect snapshots!

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Best Gift for the Fashionable Mom

Stitch Fix Gift Card


For the mom who loves to look good but doesn’t have time to shop, look no further than a Stitch Fix Gift Card, the online styling service that delivers just the right wardrobe to mom’s door. Customized to each individual, Stitch Fix finds out from subscribers their style preferences, wants and needs as well as budget boundaries. Once boxes arrive, Mom picks out what she loves and ships the rest back in a prepaid USPS envelope. Clothing holiday and birthday gifts for mom are hard to get right, but with the Stitch Fix Gift Card, she keeps exactly the present what she wants.

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Best Gift for the Protective Mom

Mother Nestling Birds Necklace


This gorgeous handmade and recycled sterling silver necklace is made in Rhode Island and proves beautiful for any mother who has taken someone under her wing. Choose from one to four baby birds sitting atop the branch with mama bird. From the holidays or that special birthday to Mother’s Day and everything in between, the Mother Nestling Birds Necklace is one of those gifts for mom that will make her day every time she puts it on.

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Best Gift for the Mom Who Loves Music

Apple AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Headset


The Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset is the perfect mom birthday gift or Christmas present for the chic, technology-loving lady. They are stylish, discreet and always ready to go. You can't get much cooler than that. These extra-small, wireless headphones even feature a microphone for phone calls, summons to Siri and more. Setup is simple, and so is the use. The only problem mom might have with these is keeping them away from her teens.

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Best Gift for the Chocoholic Mom

Godiva Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box with Personalized Ribbon


Godiva is the perfect gift for the mom with a sweet tooth. The 36-piece Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box can be tied with a personalized ribbon to make it a mom birthday gift or Christmas present with a special touch. Full of Belgian chocolates, you’ll no doubt want to ask if she’ll share. Additional chocolate quantities are also available, as well as customizable ribbon colors.

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Best Gift for the Mom Attached to Her Phone

Anker PowerCore 10000


This is the perfect gift for the mom who is constantly connected via her smartphone. Compact, practical and portable, the Anker PowerCore 10000 charger allows mom to charge her devices on the go. It comes with the portable charger, USB cable, traveling pouch, guide for use and an 18-month warranty. Note that the USB-C and Lightnight cable for iPhone and iPad are sold separately. Whether used as a backup for the occasional charge or necessary for mom’s busy life, help mom “power up” with the Anker PowerCore 10000.

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Best Gift for the Foodie Mom

Blue Apron Meal E-Gift Card


Blue Apron Meal E-Gift Cards are an ideal gift for the busy mom who still loves to cook up some quality time in the kitchen. Whether it’s for the “foodie” first-time mom, bustling mother of little ones or mom-to-be who is craving something besides prenatal vitamins, food that’s pre-paid and -purchased and then delivered to her doorstep is always a win-win. Blue Apron is one of our favorite gift ideas for mom (and hers too), because it delivers farm-fresh ingredients and delicious recipes to her doorstep every week with the option to skip or cancel at any time. Bonus: Wine options are also available!

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Best Gift for the Mom Who Just Wants to Relax

J.Crew Vintage Cotton Pajamas


Invite mom to settle into her favorite pair of PJs, whether it’s for a long winter’s nap or to binge-watch those favorite shows on her birthday. This menswear-inspired pair of J.Crew Vintage Cotton Pajamas tops our list of mom gift ideas because they are 100 percent cotton, easily tossed in the laundry and comfortable beyond belief. With a choice of three different colors, there’s sure to be one that mom will love.

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Best Gift for the Mom Who Likes Luxury

Anthropologie Fireside Faux-Fur Throw Blanket


Whether you’re 2 or 92, few things are better than snuggling into a favorite blanket. Especially when it’s the Anthropologie Fireside Faux Fur Throw Blanket, one of our coziest Christmas gift ideas for mom. It comes in seven different colors, so it’s sure to match any home’s furniture and wall decor. Measuring 70-by-60 inches, this blanket is big enough for kiddos to share in the snuggles, which will no doubt make mom smile too.

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Best Gift for the Mom of a Mini Picasso

Your Drawing As Art Print by Minted


Moms with young children, grown children or grandchildren will love seeing their favorite line drawings reproduced as a beautiful piece of art. With additional options to frame, foil-press, letterpress, and even print in a multitude of colors, Your Drawing As Art Print by Minted is sure to be one of those Christmas or birthday present ideas mom will treasure for years to come. So set out the drawing and coloring supplies for kids to start designing or take some old, treasured art pieces out of storage. It’s time to create!

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Best Gift for the Mom Who Loves Coffee:

YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler


If the mom in your life loves coffee, get her a timeless and trusted coffee tumbler. It’s one of the popular Christmas gifts for mom from daughters and sons alike — and popular on the receiving end as well. The Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Magslider Lid comes in 15 colors, is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and won’t sweat all over your paperwork, cup holder or pant leg. Thanks to the double-wall insulation, drinks stay nice and hot (or icy cold) well beyond mom’s beverage binge.

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Best Gift for the Tech-Savvy Mom

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)


Moms on the move need a one-stop-shop for things like their shifting schedules, activity trackers, phone calls, text messages, “timeout” timers — the list goes on and on. Bring on the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular). With the cellular plan, this tiny wearable tops our list of birthday gift ideas for mom from sons and daughters because it allows mom to put the smartphone down without the worry since she can still get texts and calls. It’s swim-proof, monitors health, tracks activity and more! Just make sure mom already has an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 12 or later.

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Best Gift for the Beauty-Obsessed Mom

Birchbox Gift Card


Beauty products are a fun way to encourage mom to pamper herself. Birchbox Gift Cards help mom do just that with a monthly delivery of personalized samples and products she will love. Go ahead and grab one for yourself, your sister and in-laws, a best friend or even the men in your life since Birchbox also offers BirchboxMan! Gifting options let you choose if you want to give a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription.

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Best Gift for the Mom into Skin Care

The Body Shop Mini Body Butter Sampler Kit


Whether mom has long been familiar with The Body Shop or you’re just introducing her to the popular line of products, she will love The Body Shop Mini Body Butter Sampler Kit. With six mini samples that each offer up to 24 hours of silky-smooth skin, this tops our list of gifts for mom, no matter what the occasion. The products are never tested on animals, feature Community Trade ingredients and are free of things like sulfates, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan, so you can also feel good giving this lovely sampling of lotion to mom.

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Best Gift for the Mom Who Wants to Make a Statement

Cheriess Statement Necklace


If you know she loves to make a statement but wonder what to get mom for Christmas, buy her the Cheriess Statement Necklace. It’s one of those birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas gift ideas for mom that you can be sure will make her eyes sparkle and face light up. Don’t be shy, give her gift that shines as she does.

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Best Gift for the Mom Who’s Always Cold

Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf


Scarves make excellent gift ideas for mom because they are one size fits all and can be accessorized with everything from weekend and work wear to maternity clothing. The Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf is no exception. This oversize scarf measures 90-by-30 inches, comes in six colors and pairs perfectly with whatever the day brings for mom.