We see you, Gram.
Say hello to the ultimate Mother's Day gift guide. Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue
Mother's Day falls on May 9th, so now is a great time to start brainstorming the perfect gift.
Here's the thing: Your dad or husband may think he doesn't want anything for Father's Day. You can embrace your crafty side and attempt a DIY gift for dad—this beer bouquet is pretty clever, after all—or consider one of these finds for new dads if it's a first-time Father's Day, but if you'd rather surprise him with a quirky, where'd-you-find-that?
Pick up something refined and thoughtful for the women that you care for.
Your mom is obviously worth a million bucks — but we’re going to assume you’re working with a different kind of budget this Mother’s Day. (Unless your name is North West, in which case, please make your way over to our luxury gift guide and buy with abandon.) Still, even if you only intend on spending $25 — or, heck, $10 — you can definitely treat your mom to something special on May 9, and not in an “it's the thought that counts” way, either. Pair that sentiment with a small token of love and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a happy giftee.Ahead, we rounded up a gift guide of thoughtful treasures that ring in under $25 and are sure to make mom smile. And if you’re on the hunt for something specific, give us a shout in the comments. You’ve still got time and we are here to help with all your shopping pursuits.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Color Drop Enamel Tumbler This one's a shoo-in for most useful gift. Choose a pretty color that aligns with your mom's taste and gift her a tumbler that can be used for drinking, as a toothbrush holder, vase, or anything she pleases — it will look beautiful in any space.Shop Anthropologie Terrain Color Drop Enamel Tumbler, $, available at AnthropologieSpotted Cat PlanterYou inherited your green thumb from your mom, so gift her a cutting from one of your own precious houseplants to show her that you retained her advice about how greenery thrives on neglect. Stick the seedling in this quirky little $24 pot and voila — seriously thoughtful gift.Shop Urban OutfittersUrban Outfitters Spotted Cat Planter, $, available at Urban OutfittersSqualane Silk Mask (5-Pack)Your mom can play at-home spa or just give her skin a boost with these popular K-Beauty sheet masks. We love the intensely nourishing and revitalizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane. Some serious stuff packed into a pretty little box.Shop Dr. AltheaDr Althea Squalane Silk Mask (5 pack), $, available at Soko GlamMama NecklaceA dainty token of your appreciation for mom that she can wear close to her heart (and it costs less than $20!). Shop Benevolence LABenevolence LA Mama Necklace, $, available at AmazonSpritz. Mist. Glow. SetEveryone deserves a little refresh and these highly popular and editor-approved facial sprays are a WFH desk and handbag essential. Shop Mario BadescuMario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set, $, available at UltaStraw Crossbody BagA bright, woven straw bag for less than $25 certainly sounds like a good idea! If she's the type to add a pop of color to her outfit with the right accessory, this little number fits the bill. Shop Nordstrom RackSole Society Corby Crossbody, $, available at Nordstrom RackLaneige Lip MaskGive mom the gift of self-care, with this rich and luxurious vanilla-scented lip mask. Shop LaneigeLaneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $, available at SephoraMini Dried Wild Flower BouquetWhat could be better than a bouquet of fresh flowers? A tiny dried version that will last longer than a week! Your mom can stick these beauties in a little bud vase and stare at them for days to come. Shop Floral Forest By MaryFloralForestByMary Small Bouquet of Dry Wild Flowers, $, available at EtsyBaggu Reusable ToteFor the trendy mom that also cares about the environment, consider this printed tote made from 40% recycled nylon sourced from pre-consumer waste. It goes everywhere and carries anything. Shop BagguBaggu Standard Baggu, $, available at BagguJewel Box Chocolate TinOne of our editors swears by this tiny gift of love and refuses to share which part of the package she likes most. We're going with the sea salt caramel and Sicilian orange truffles but considering the decorative tin is usually on display at her desk, she might give up the latter for choice.Shop CatbirdLouis Sherry Jewel Box Chocolate Tin, $, available at CatbirdTonal Nail Polish SetIf your mom always wears the same shade of barely-there pink, this set of 4 tonal nail polish shades will get her pushing the boundaries of beauty without leaving her comfort zone. Shop Nails Inc.Nails Inc. Keep It Tonal Nail Polish Set, $, available at SephoraOXO Good Grips Small Stainless Steel Cookie ScoopSure, it’s kind of a cliche, but your mom really does make the best chocolate-chip cookies. She’s still using two bent tablespoons to scoop out dough after all these years, so why not blow her mind with a miniature scooper solely intended for circular baked goods?Shop Bed Bath & BeyondOXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop, $, available at Bed Bath and BeyondPlant-Dyed Cotton BandanaMade of cotton and dyed using all organic plant materials, this versatile bandana from Rosmarine combines durable, organic fabric with a natural color palletete. Mom can tie it around her neck on a warm day or add some flair to her everyday purse.Shop Anthropologie Rosemarine Textiles Plant-Dyed Cotton Bandana, $, available at AnthropologieHay Gold Trinket DishReward her sharp eye for shiny things with a dish suitable to hold all her most meaningful trinkets. Shop HayHay Tray, $, available at HaySpring Garden Bloom Soap Gift SetThese soaps look and smell like something you’d find in a fancy boutique, but — surprise! — They're actually from Amazon. We’re not saying they’re going to transport mom to the fragrant lavender fields of Provence, but they’ll definitely elevate her bathroom counter game.Shop Greenwich Bay Trading CompanyGreenwich Bay Trading Company Spring Garden Bloom Soap Gift Set, $, available at AmazonCustom Heart Resin KeychainThese cute and colorful keychains are made from trendy resin and are customizable so mom can always think of you when she reaches for her keys. Keep in mind that these orders are ready to ship within 1–2 weeks of being placed, so plan ahead if you're going the personalization route!Shop BZ Bee CraftsBZ Bee Crafts Custom Heart Resin Keychain, $, available at EtsyInspirational Notes & Life Skills BookPick a hand. Follow its lead. Each page opens to reveal one of 75 prompts and charming illustrated objects that will inspire mom with positive guidance, reflection, and contemplation.Shop AmazonChronicle Books Everyday Offerings, $, available at Amazon1.25 Carat CZ and Pavé Halo Stud EarringsShiny studs to upgrade the contents of her jewelry box — all for just $22. Shop ZaxieZAXIE 1.25 Carat CZ and Pavé Halo Stud Earrings, $, available at ZaxiePencil & Paper Co. Happy Note Journals (Set of Three)Whether it’s jotting down favorite recipes, scrapbooking, or writing poetry, your mom is a diehard journal-keeper who has gone through scores of blank books in her lifetime. She can always use a few extra, and this set of three cheerful notebooks will brighten up her desk or nightstand.Shop AnthropologiePencil & Paper Co. Happy Note Journals, Set of 3, $, available at AnthropologieMini Zen Garden KitThis gift will be a welcome touch of tranquility to mom's life. For less than $10, it includes a tray, sand, decorative rocks, miniature wooden rake and an instruction book.Shop Cost Plus World MarketCost Plus World Market Mini Zen Garden Kit, $, available at Cost Plus World MarketHealthy + Strong Mini Transformation KitMoms with dry or overworked hair will love this rich, deeply nourishing and cleansing kit. Shop Living ProofLiving Proof Healthy + Strong Mini Transformation Kit, $, available at SephoraJust Between Us: Conversation Cards for the Whole FamilyThis set of conversation cards gets the whole family going — in a good way. Whether you're all on lockdown together or playing over Zoom, take turns answering the question on each card, and then flip it over for more ways to enrich the conversation. With more than 150 prompts, these cards generate many rich opportunities for connection, and because the questions are open-ended, they can be reused again and again.Shop Chronicle BooksChronicle Books Conversation Cards for the Whole Family, $, available at Chronicle BooksSunflower Garden Grow KitA little something special for the flower-loving mom — a DIY kit to cultivate her own dramatic mix of sunflowers.Shop Uncommon GoodsUncommon Goods Sunflower Garden Grow Kit, $, available at Uncommon GoodsWine-O's Round Glass MarkerFor the mom that enjoys a good ol' glass of vino, she'll appreciate these innovative yet simple merino wool "Wine-Os" from SoCal sustainable lifestyle brand, Graft Lantz.Shop Graft LantzGraf Lantz Wine-O's Round, $, available at Graf LantzTrue Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter PaletteEven if your mom grew up during a time when matte skin was all the rage, it'll be hard for her to deny the power of a good glow after you gift her this highlighter set. She'll love that you're sharing the products à la mode, so don't hold back on sharing some helpful application tips while you're at it!L'Oréal True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette, $, available at UltaNeed more gift ideas for mom?Shop our curated Mother's Day collection — your mom will love these gifts!Pearl Bead Chain BraceletA dainty freshwater pearl bracelet for just $24? Sounds like a Mother's Day gifting home run. Amy O Jewelry Pearl Bead Chain Bracelet, $, available at Amy OLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?PSA: It's Time To Place Your Flower OrdersThe Best Mother's Day Beauty Sets To Order Now30 Bathrobes To Lounge The Day Away In
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We agree that placing an annual bouquet order for Mother’s Day is easy. But just because it's tough to beat the convenience of delivered-to-her-doorstep blooms at the click of a button, doesn’t mean it’s the best option available. If you and your ma are feeling some flower-fatigue this year, then shake things up on May 9 by gifting a plant instead — because while those stem-cut blossoms wither, these potted plants will continue to survive and thrive.In addition to their longer lifespan (and gift-span), these leafy green friends also come in a wide variety of species, shapes, sizes, and care-levels that make them easily customizable to match your mom’s personality quirks and lifestyle habits. Taking the vast garden of options into account, we crafted a streamlined shop-guide of bestselling plants to help with making your Mother’s Day gifting decision. Scroll on to see all the gargantuan ferns, aromatic herbs, and heart-shaped succulents that will add some greenery to your mom’s life.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Hoya HeartsWhy She’ll Love ItThis duo of heart-shaped succulents is actually rooted leaves cut from the Hoya Kerri plant. Planted in a sleek concrete pot, it will serve as a sweet little reminder to mom of just how much you love her.CarePlace these little love-plants in either bright indirect light or full sunshine and water when soil is completely dry and it starts to wrinkle.DealOrder early for Mother’s Day and save $15 with code INAFLASHShop The Bouqs Co.The Bouqs Co Desert Love Hoya Heart Duo, $, available at The Bouqs CoYellow Grafted Cactus Why She’ll Love ItIf your mom vibes with pretty but a little prickly, then this sunshine-hued cactus garden packaged in a paper-crafted planter box (with special Mother's Day messaging) is on her same wavelength.CarePlace in bright indirect or direct sunlight and take care to water once a week (or when soil is completely dry).Shop Lula's GardenLula's Garden Ever Garden, $, available at Lula's GardenDonkey Tail Hanging SucculentWhy She’ll Love ItThis bestseller is one of the more unique looking succulents we've come across — similar to the beloved String of Pearls, but just a bit zanier. CareDescribed as easy to grow and maintain — requiring only filtered to bright light along with well-drained soil. Shop Lazy Gardenslazygardens Donkey Tails, 6 inch, $, available at EtsyString Of PearlsWhy She’ll Love ItThe succulent strands from this luminously-named plant grows longer over time with TLC.CareTLC for these beauties consists of bright but not direct light exposure with well-drained soil that is allowed to dry out completely between waterings.Shop Dose of Succulents on EtsyDose of Succulents String of Pearls Plant, $, available at EtsyWhite OrchidWhy She’ll Love ItOrchids aren't the unofficial mom-plant mascot for nothing — these flowering plants are lovely, serene, and serve as natural carbon-dioxide absorbers, making them the ideal atmosphere enhancer. CareThis beauty thrives in soft indirect sunlight with a weekly three-cube ice watering and a climate temperature between 65 to 85 degrees. Shop Plants.comPlants.com Small Phalaenopsis Orchid: White, $, available at Plants.comAir PlantWhy She’ll Love ItThis jumbo-sized air plant comes packaged in a painted-face ceramic planter for an extra-special gifting flourish.CareAirplant care consists of placing the low-maintenance green friend wherever your heart desires and giving it a quick water-mist two to three times per week.Shop UrbanStems Urbanstems The Cathy Airplant, $, available at UrbanstemsFiddle Leaf Fig Why She’ll Love ItPair this on-trend houseplant in a blush-pink ceramic pot with the “Plant Mom” tote for the ultimate green thumb gift set. CareFiddle leaf figs love anything from bright indirect to full sunlight showers with a watering every one to two weeks and fully dried out soil in between. Shop The SillThe Sill Plant Mom Tote Bag, $, available at The SillThe Sill Fiddle Leaf Fig, $, available at The SillString Of Succulents TrioWhy She’ll Love ItFor moms who like to mix it up: a unique collection of three string-variety succulents planted in matching terracotta pots.CareThis eye-catching trio requires a mix of bright indirect to full direct sunlight with limited watering whenever the soil is completely dry.Shop BloomscapeBloomscape String of Succulents Collection, $, available at BloomscapePink AnthuriumWhy She’ll Love ItNot only are Anthuriums the world’s longest flowering houseplant (with each pink bloom lasting up to eight weeks at a time), but this particular one also comes potted in a sweet and simple ceramic planter. CareLet this pink lady bask in any indirect light (from medium to bright) with a solid watering every one to two weeks, allowing the soil to completely dry out in between. Oh, and she likes a little extra humidity. Shop The SillThe Sill Pink Anthurium Plant, $, available at The SillLavender PlantWhy She’ll Love ItNot only will this beauty transport your mom to the south of France — it’s also delightful aromatic and will fill her home with a sweet and calming aroma. CareYou’ll want to keep this pretty lady in direct sunlight and away from your furry friends — lavender is great for people, but not so much for pooches. Your lavender plant can enjoy long periods of time outdoors during warmer months.Shop BloomscapeBloomscape Lavender Tree, $, available at BloomscapeCroton PetraWhy She’ll Love ItFor the bold and beautiful moms out there, this statement-making top-seller is exotic gifting gold with its multi-colored leaves and moss-ball planter.CareThis leafy-green stunner is described as requiring “a bit of extra care to flourish” — think bright sunlight, moderate temperatures, and regular watering when the soil dries up.Shop KodamaForestKodamaForest Croton Petra Kokedama In Moss-Ball Planter, $, available at EtsyHedgehog AloeWhy She’ll Love ItBeauty and wellness-loving moms will adore this fruitful aloe plant in its chic midnight-blue pot.CareA famously easy-to-care-for plant that needs bright or indirect sunlight in moderate temps with watering when soil is dry to the touch.Shop BloomscapeBloomscape Hedgehog Aloe Plant, $, available at BloomscapeStaghorn FernWhy She’ll Love ItDescribed as, “one of the more unusual house plants,” this tropical fern found in Southeast Asia and Australia is not your average houseplant for not-your-average-mom.CareSaid to thrive in areas with higher levels of light while little water and a temperate climate.Shop Hirt’s GardenHirt's Garden Staghorn Fern 6.5" Hanging Plant, $, available at AmazonSnake Plant (Mother-In-Law’s Tongue)Why She’ll Love ItOn top of its tongue-in-cheek name, this popular, eye-catching plant is notoriously hard to kill.CarePlace in anything from direct to indirect sunlight, allowing the soil to completely dry between watering.Shop UrbanStemsUrban Stems The Cairo Snake Plant, $, available at Urban StemsMonthly Plant SubscriptionWhy She’ll Love ItIf your mom has a major green thumb (or budding plant passion), then enrolling her in this reader-popular plant subscription is approved gifting gold.CareThis recurring service delivers one new easy-care plant and ceramic planter, per month.Shop The SillThe Sill Classic Plant Subscription, $, available at The SillNeed more gift ideas for mom?Shop our curated Mother’s Day collection — your mom will love these gifts!Like what you see? 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When we accidentally leave Mother's Day shopping until the eleventh hour, we scramble for an easy fix: sticking with the classic floral bouquet or emailing her a digital Macy's gift card. But your mom deserves a little more thought this year. She has style, she has class, and she's sacrificed a good deal of both in order to raise you. So leave the vacuum and household appliances to your less thoughtful siblings, and give your mom something that will make her feel like the best version of herself.Ahead, we've rounded up 28 gifts for the most fashionable woman in your life, because besides the late-night FaceTime calls, carefully curated care packages, and well, everything else, nothing reminds us how much we love her like borrowing something from her closet. Click on for quirky accessories, grown-up friendship bracelets (hey, why not buy one for yourself too?), and more that'll show your mom just how much of a style icon she is.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Zara Low Heeled Crossed Leather Sandals, $, available at ZaraPleats Mama Shoulder Bag, $, available at VerishopRoxanne Assoulin Rainbow Heishi Eyeglass & Face Covering Chain, $, available at ShopbopLululemon Everywhere Belt Bag, $, available at LululemonEverlane The Tiered Eyelet Dress, $, available at EverlaneCharles & Keith Quilted Leather Loafers, $, available at Charles & KeithWarby Parker Leta Sunglasses, $, available at Warby ParkerBirkenstock Boston Suede Slippers, $, available at Net-A-PorterYOUR SMILE Satin Scarf, $, available at AmazonÉliou Caxias Freshwater Pearl & Chain Necklace, $, available at NordstromMango Pocket Denim Overshirt, $, available at MangoBaggu Puffy Glasses Sleeve, $, available at BagguFujifilm Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Camera, $, available at Urban OutfittersMadewell Bandana, $, available at MadewellSimon Miller Rib Wells Dress, $, available at Simon MillerEntireworld Organic Cotton Ankle Socks, $, available at EntireworldQuince SuperSoft Fleece Wide Leg Pants, $, available at QuinceAna Luisa Mara Red Jasper, $, available at Ana LuisaJ. Hannah Marzipan, $, available at J. Hannah& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blend Shirt, $, available at & Other StoriesMuun Lint Woven-Straw Tote Bag, $, available at MatchesFashionLisa Says Gah Phone Purse, $, available at Lisa Says GahLaura Lombardi Gold Mini Hoop Earrings, $, available at SSENSEH&M Wide-Cut Sweater Vest, $, available at H&MBrooklyn Candle Studio Santal Candle, $, available at NordstromUniversal Standard Nailah Button Down Tunic, $, available at Universal StandardWolf Circus Pearl Hoops, $, available at GarmentoryCasetify Custom Compostable Case, $, available at Casetify& Other Stories Halter Yoga Bra, $, available at & Other Stories& Other Stories Yoga Trousers, $, available at & Other StoriesLevi's 501® Mid Thigh Denim Shorts, $, available at NordstromLacausa Ludlow Jumpsuit, $, available at LACAUSALike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Give Your Mom The Gift Of Luxury This Mother's DayThese Gifts Are Both Sustainable & Perfect For Mom32 Cool V-Day Gifts For The Lorelai To Your Rory
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