The 60 Best Gifts for Mom from $5 to $500 (Even Though She’s Totally Priceless)

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Whether you’re looking for something special to buy your superhuman mom or a friend who’s proved an incredible mother this year, we rounded up a list of gifts so perfect, they'll delight her for her birthday or Mother's Day. These gift ideas include everything from personalized items and beauty products to pamper herself to practical products she'll put to good use and several Amazon best-sellers (perfect for last-minute shoppers). Need more of a hint at what’s included? A compact treadmill for the year-round runner, zodiac necklaces for the astrologically-inclined, pretty planners for the uber-organized and a gourmet food sampler for, well, all of the above, of course. Here are the 60 best gifts for moms—let the shopping begin.

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1. The Sill Petite Orange Orchid

For the Individualist

The unique orange-and-blush color of this Phalaenopsis orchid is distinctive, as is the chic little planter (in your choice of blush, mint or cream). It's delivered with buds, which will open quickly once set out in the home...and then last for up to three months, far longer than the cut flowers those other kids of hers will send.

Buy It ($78)

2. Slip Silk Pillowcase

For the Mom Who Doesn't Want Anything

She's got more than everything she needs...until you gift her this pillowcase, a little touch of luxury that keeps hair and skin from being scratched, creased or tugged by the usual cotton or linen pillowcases. (She'll never want to sleep on anything else.) The case comes in nine luxe shades, all with the same rich silk sheen.

Buy It ($89)

3. GardenHOME Garden Tool Set

Best for the Gardener

This ingenious set will prove useful to veteran gardeners and newbies alike. It includes a folding garden stool and a detachable canvas bag that holds five tools. Each is stainless steel with wood handles, and the weeder and weeding fork alone are worth the price of the whole set.

$40 at Amazon

4. Cameo

For the Fan

Does your mom follow football, love Motown or idolize comedians? Then get a personalized message to her from Bills defensive end Gregory Rousseau, singing legend Smokey Robinson or gravel-voiced comic Gilbert Gottfried. These and hundreds of other notable talents will record a personal video message she'll brag to all her friends about.

(From $27)

5. Madewell Simple Crossbody Bag

Best Personalized Gift

You're going to free her from the oppressively too-large handbag she's always carrying with her when you gift her this surprisingly roomy but still compact zippered crossbody bag in black or brown oiled leather. And with up to eight characters, you can have her initials or a brief message emblazoned on the side (just allow for a two-week lead time).

Buy It ($98)

6. Funboy Clear Rainbow Chaise Lounger

For the Fun in the Sun Mom

Does she love to splash around in the pool? Hit the waves? How about just soak up the sun on the sand? Any of these good times are gong to be made better when she has this ombré cushioned chaise that is useful both on and off the water. Pro tip: Include a $20 pump that inflates (and deflates!) all her pool floats in a snap.

Buy It ($79)

7. Noemie Custom Name Necklace

For the Woman Who Appreciates Cute Jewelry

Give her a cute reminder of something special...the name of her cherished pet, her own nickname or the initials of an inside joke...with an 18K gold cursive word as the centerpiece.

Buy It (From $640)

8. LoveBook

Most Sentimental Gift for Mom

In this super-sweet custom book that you create in as little as ten minutes, you choose characters that look like you and her, then choose a special trip, beloved activity or other fun shared experience for your character to reenact. Up to 100 pages with a full-color hard or soft-cover book make this a super-thoughtful and entertaining gift, as well as a lifetime keepsake.

Buy It (From $55; $47)

9. Samsung The Frame Smart TV

Best for the Mom Who Appreciates Tech

This 43-inch television looks like a framed piece of art when you're not watching it, and displays every piece of content in stunning 4K resolution. And since it is compatible with Amazon Alexa or Samsung's own Bixby virtual assistants, she's going to be able to enjoy this with all the tech hookup she already uses.

Buy It ($900; $850)

10. Calpak Hue Mini Carry On Luggage

Most Useful Gift

This little wonder comes in six appealing colors and is sized to fit under most airline seats, so she'll never have to struggle with heavy overhead compartments ever again. And it's chock-full of extras, such as a TSA-approved lock, a removable inside strap to keep the lid at a 90 degree angle and a zippered interior divider with lots of pockets.

Buy It ($165)


For the Fashionista

If you want to really treat your mom, get her this gorgeous leather Tory Burch wallet. It's the perfect color to find in the bottom of a dark bag and has multiple interior slit card pockets as well as a coin pocket. Most of all, she'll delight in the luxe leather quilted feel of it.

Buy It ($198)

12. J. Crew Oversized cashmere wrap

For the Mom Who Loves Anything Cashmere

Near or far, mom will love thinking of whoever gave her this oversized cashmere wrap every time she drapes it around her body or neck. It’s simple, classic and a true treat yourself moment—something she’ll associate with you whenever she's lounging, traveling and more.

Buy It ($198; $119)

13. Constellation Necklace

For the Zodiac Obsessed

Meghan Markle may have set the trend, but zodiac anything is a forever favorite. We love the price point on this specific design (it’s cubic zirconia) and also the option to personalize. (Choose mom’s birth date—or give her a couple of necklaces, one to represent the birth of each of her kids.)

Buy It ($69)

14. Ted Lasso ‘Believe’ Mug

For the Ted Lasso Fan

She watched with delight when the show cleaned up at the Emmys, then texted you “I told you so,” in the kindest possible way. Just think of how much she’ll relish sipping her morning cup of joe from an arty mug that nods to the show.

Buy It ($20)

15. Sonos Roam

For the Mom Who Loves a Portable Playlist

Maybe she pumps her tunes in the garden; maybe it’s while she fits in a workout. Either way, this portable, waterproof smart speaker will deliver hours of premium sound via a device so compact you can carry it wherever you go. Pick up a second speaker and connect them via Bluetooth for multi-room music.

Buy It ($179)

16. Shiatsu Neck Back Massager Pillow

For the Car Commuter

Strap it around the driver’s seat—or around your office desk chair. This deep-needing massage “pillow” features an ergonomic design that will improve blood circulation and soothe tired muscles, the exact problems that tend to creep up when you spend hours on the road. The straps are adjustable, so you can really fix it to any spot. Use it on your neck, back, shoulders, belly, thigh, calf, foot…anywhere you want.

$60; $40 at Amazon

17. Lululemon Align High Rise Pant with Pockets

For the Yogi

Heavenly soft and with a weightless feel, these sweat-wicking yoga pants feature pockets and four-way stretch that stays breathable while retaining its flexible fit. Also of note: The color palette. This design in particular is available in six shades (although we’re partial to the Red Merlot).

Buy It (From $128)

18. T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers

For the One with Lustrous Locks

This new iteration of hot rollers is giving a new generation of women bigger hair...with less styling time, and less damage than previous models. These have velvet flocking (so her hair will be less likely to tangle) and easy-to-use clips.

Buy It ($140)

19. Treadly 2

For the Year-Round Runner

This ultra-light treadmill is so compact, it can slide beneath your sofa, desk or bed when not in use. It’s also plug-and-play—simply lift the handrail and you’re off and running (literally). Tread supports weights up to 265 pounds and won’t even leave an indentation on the carpet. Yep, you’re one step ahead on Mom’s primo concern.

Buy It ($849; $699)

20. Rothy's The Belt Bag

For the Cool Mom

Rothy’s, the sustainable super-brand, has done it again—designing a grab-and-go, two-tone purse so sophisticated, it’s perfect for the playground…or a night out on the town. Made from marine plastic, these belt bags include an adjustable (and removeable) strap that offers four different ways to carry it around town. It’s also just the right size to carry a phone, keys, wallet, lipstick and a diaper.

Buy It ($165)

21. Women Owned Favorites Gift Box

For the Women-Owned Business Supporter

Women-made foodstuffs fill this box including sea salt and olive oil crackers, smoked salmon from Norway, honey from Kauai and more. If your mom has ever run a business or believes in more opportunity for females in business, she'll love this box.

Buy It ($100)

22. Bala Bars

For the Exerciser

This pair of three-pound weights is balanced to distribute the resistance for a more comfortable workout. And they come in seven spa-ready colors (sage, blush, sand and more), so she'll want to keep them out, which will remind her how much chill working out makes her.

Buy It ($55)

23. Chisholm for President Crewneck Sweatshirt

For the Change-Maker

A recently re-launched design in honor of what would have been Shirley Chisholm’s 95th birthday, this sweatshirt is produced by Meena Harris’s (you know, Kamala’s niece) Phenonemal. Snag this one for the politically-minded mom in your life.

Buy It ($60)

Available in sizes S to 3XL

24. Our Place The Perfect Pot

For the Efficiency Queen

It’s the most thoughtful pot on the planet—much like it’s sister product the Always Pan. The 5.5 quart Perfect Pot can boil, bake, crisp and steam and looks super pretty on your stovetop while doing it.

Buy It ($165; $125)

25. StitchFix Freestyle Gift Card

For the Mom Who Always Says She Has Nothing to Wear

After taking a short style quiz, Mom will gain access to a personalized—and stylist-sourced—shopping gallery of looks, which she can shop piece by piece (you’ll gift a certain dollar amount, but there’s no monthly subscription cost aka the fashion inspo is free). Her style choices are refreshed daily and anything she returns can be shipped back at no cost.

Buy It (Price Is Up to You)

26. Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream

Best Skin Care Gift

This fan favorite cream deeply hydrates, conditions and renews skin so that it feels instantly nourished…what’s not to love? Simply slather it on, morning and night, then take note of the hydration transformation in just a few weeks’ time.

Buy It ($89)

27. Vuori Boyfriend Jogger

For the Sweatpants Lover

Elevate Mom's casual wear with these jersey pants, which are just baggy enough to be comfortable without looking messy. Flattering and versatile, these can even be worn with heels and a tunic for dinner out.

Buy It ($84)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

28. Olive & June The Mani System

For the Mom Who Has an Extra Steady Hand

She’ll no longer need out of-the-house manicures on the reg, thanks to Olive & June’s DIY package deal, which includes a clean-up brush, polish remover pot, nail clipper, cuticle serum and more. Better yet, you can invest in one (or multiple) polishes so there’s always a rotation to choose from.

Buy It (From $55)

29. Clevr Blends

For the Mom Looking to Upgrade Her Latte

Forget coffee—these signature blends, dubbed magical elixirs, are so good, they regularly sell out. Start her off with the Golden SuperLatte, which is designed to help the sipper prioritize calm and good health at home. This blend, a spiced turmeric latte with adaptogens, mushrooms and probiotics, is designed to soothe stress and create calm and comfort.

Buy it ($28)

30. Softie’s Women’s Ankle PJ Set

For the Mom Who Loves to Lounge

There’s something about stretch jersey, but these PJs are some of the softest we’ve ever tried. They’re flowy and fantastic and the material wicks moisture away so that you stay dry and cool all night long. Oprah continually places the brand on her list of Favorite Things and honestly, when is Oprah wrong?

$105 at Amazon

Available in sizes Small to 3X

31. COVID Vaccination Card Protector

For the Mom Who Keeps Tabs on Everyone’s Health

“Did you bring your vaccine card?” you can hear her say every time you leave the house. Since you know she crams hers awkwardly in her wallet or handbag, this protector—no laminating—is the perfect stocking stuffer idea. Now the next time she goes to a restaurant, she can bust it out without worrying about it getting bent or ripped.

$5 for 2 at Amazon

32. Tomales Road: Dusk Print & Frame

For the Art Collector

This vibrant print is something she can hang immediately in the bathroom (in the 5 x 7 size) or as a larger conversation piece in the living room (it’s available all the way up to 30 x 40 inches). This particular work of art was inspired by the countryside in Sonoma County, and it comes already framed.

Buy It (From $24)

33. Aday Trailblazer Belted Blazer

For the Mom Who Loves a Power Brunch/Lunch

The reviews are in: This durable, yet dressy blazer from Aday is a perfect fit, whether you’re petite or tall. The belt (which is removable) makes it look instantly tailored and we love the gunmetal snaps. The piece is comfortable and low-maintenance, but most importantly will make her feel stylish and pulled together, no matter what’s on her agenda.

Buy It ($245)

34. Ilia Mascara

For the Mom Who Lives for Good-Looking Lashes

You’ve heard the expression lashes for days? Well, this voluminous mascara from clean beauty brand Ilia delivers on that ten-fold. The application is non-messy, but it’s also buildable and doesn’t smudge or flake throughout the day. Even better, it’s proof that you can get out the door with a one-and-done beauty routine (mascara only, that’s it!) and look like a million bucks.

Buy It ($28)

35. The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante

For the Mom Who Loved the Movie of the Same Name

The Maggie Gyllenhaal-directed film was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and touched a nerve among women who have experienced the tensions of motherhood versus personal ambitions. This novel, on which the film is based, is the story of Leda, a middle-aged divorcee, whose two adult daughters have left home. Leda befriends a young mother on vacation who inspires uneasy recollections. It’s a poignant exploration of motherhood, and one your mom will love.

$27; $15 at Amazon

36. Cuyana Leather Airpod Case

For the On-The-Go Conversationalist

This stylish little case ensures she doesn’t lose track of the tiniest piece of tech in her handbag. Made from leather that’s been sustainably sourced, this pouch is pretty and can be monogrammed for an extra-thoughtful touch.

Buy It ($48)

37. Jenni Kayne Alpaca Basketweave Throw

For the Mom Who’s *Still* All About Hygge

This ultra-soft blanket "feels like a hug" according to one reviewer. We agree, since the ultra-luxurious yarn blend (70 percent alpaca, plus wool and a touch of polyamide) has a loft that makes it lightweight, yet snuggly. The mom in your life will love wrapping herself up in a cozy throw that is as much a treasure resting elegantly on the corner of the couch or draped across a bed as it on her lap.

Buy It ($295)

38. Twinings Tea Bags Sampler Assortment Box

For the Disorganized Tea Fancier

She'll appreciate both the container and the goods inside when you order this assortment sampler—it comes fully stacked with 80 bags of Twinnings tea in 16 different flavors, like Green Tea Pomegranate and Raspberry and Honeybush Mandarin Orange.

Buy It ($35)

39. Princess Diana Lapel Pin

For The Crown Fan

You know she’s waiting with baited breath for season five. Tuck this pin—which she wears on the lapel of her denim jacket or coat—into her stocking and watch her shriek with delight. Of course, the maker (The Lucky Bengal) has other options like Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton, but Diana is a safe choice when it comes to royal favorites.

Buy It ($8)

40. LOLA HATS Raffia Sun Hat

For the Long Walk Taker

Is she always out and about around the 'hood? Gift her this packable sun hat, which has an adjustable wide blue grosgrain ribbon. She can fold it up and toss it in her beachbag or into the back seat, and it still looks great when she next pulls it on.

Buy It ($265)

41. DARCY MILLER Paris View Decal

For the Mom Who Loves a Cheeky Detail

So maybe a gallery wall isn’t her thing. How about these grownup decals from Chasing Paper that feature picturesque city views? We’re partial to Paris, but New York is never a bad idea. She can place it on the wall above her entry table or in a windowless bathroom for a pivot on traditional art.

Buy It ($40)

42. The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach

For the Foodie Looking to Expand Meatless Mondays

The latest from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Rosenstrach, this cookbook features 100 recipes and a clear-cut plan for how to go about consuming less meat in your diet. (A tactic that’s good for the planet, FYI.) Her action plan: Saving her meat splurges for the weekend and prioritizing a vegetarian diet—with meals like Cauliflower Cutlets with Ranch Dressing and Pizza Salad with White Beans—all week long.

$33; $22 at Amazon

43. Mon Couer Good Human Sweatshirt

For the Eco-Conscious

Not familiar with this new and sustainability-focused kids’ clothing brand? Well, they also have a few select options for parents too. Case in point: This super-cute sweatshirt that mom can match with her mini-me. Tres chic!

Buy It ($89)

44. Parachute Linen Duvet Cover

For the Sleep Deprived

You know a duvet cover is good when you start getting random texts about it from your mom friends. Made from linen, after a couple of washes, this bad boy feels buttery soft and appropriate for any season. It comes in 10 restful colors and is perfect for anyone having a hard time prioritizing sleep.

Buy It ($280)

45. Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

For the Mom Who Wants to Freeze Time

It’s been on her list to corral the memories from that epic beach trip all year. The Color Series from Artifact Uprising helps you do it for her—building out a volume so vibrant that she can display the modern cover (with a die-cut design) proudly anywhere. Also fine if it’s just photos of the grandkids!

Buy It ($22)

46. Jenni Kayne Basil Glass Candle

For the Mom Who Needs a Pick-Me-Up

Hello, energizing. This bright and clean-scented candle from Jenni Kayne is made from a coconut blend and delivers a scent so fresh and uplifting, you’ll want to ritualize the moments you burn it immediately. The key scents? Basil, of course, but there are also notes of neroli and green herbs.

Buy It ($55)

47. Bach Rescue Cream

For the Mom with Tired Eyes

Speaking of sleep deprivation, this moisturizer is a miracle worker for reviving dry patches in delicate areas, say, beneath your eyes. The key ingredient? Shea butter. A makeup artist turned us onto this product and it’s since become a forever staple in our purse.

$11 at Amazon

48. Framebridge’s 10x12

For the Gallery Wall Novice

One of the most requested frame sizes, this 10x12 is available in 10 different finishes and can be made to order with a few taps on your iPhone. Simply choose a pic or select one from Instagram and upload it. Our favorite detail is the story pocket that comes included on the back. Tuck in a handwritten note about why the photo is one of your favorite memories and, voila, gift of the year.

Buy It ($75)

49. The Neck Hammock

For the Mom with Tech Neck

Hang this innovative device from a door, railing, even a sturdy chair and celebrate the feeling of increased mobility in the neck and shoulders. This “hammock” of sorts works by gently pulling the head away from the neck to stretch and decompress the spinal cord, which increases blood flow and oxygenates your muscles. In other words, a dream for anyone who spends a bit too much time hunched over a desk.

$50 at Amazon

50. Panda Planner Pro

For the Productivity-Minded

Name a more efficient planner (we’ll wait). Panda Planner asks users to jot three things they’re grateful for, three things they’re excited about and an affirmation to get them in the right frame of mind for the day. And to write down five daily priorities, along with a super-helpful hour-by-hour scheduling template, so they can map out how it’ll all get done.

$34 at Amazon

51. Mama Bear Buffalo Plaid Clog Slipper

For the Mom Who’s the Fiercest Protector

Yes, these slippers are charming, but they’re also cozy, comfortable and come with grip and no slip (there’s an indoor/outdoor outsole, so they’re durable no matter where she has to walk). Better yet, you can go matchy-matchy and buy pairs for everyone in the family. The new Christmas PJ? We think so.

From $21 at Amazon

52. Bloomscape Prickly Pear Cactus

For the Woman with a Black Thumb

For the woman who can't seem to keep ferns or palms alive, this low-maintenance plant is the perfect gift. The beaver tail-shaped pads are eye-catching, the plant needs hardly any fertilizing or even watering.

Buy It ($69)

53. Brooklinen Linen Robe

For the Mom Who Wants to Luxuriate

Picture this: Mom steps out of the shower, she reaches for her robe. There to greet her? A bathrobe so effortless, she’ll feel like she’s at the spa. Made from the finest Belgian and French flax, the material is stonewashed for an extra soft feel.

Buy It ($149; $119)

54. Provence Glory by Francois Simon

For the Wanderluster

She’ll always have Provence thanks to this gorgeous, photo-heavy coffee table book that showcases the iconic, but also the lesser-known landmarks throughout the South of France. It’s the perfect book to page through whether you’re feeling wistful…or actually trip-planning.

$95 at Amazon

55. Mama Pendant Necklace

For the Jewelry Lover

Made from 18-karat gold, this pendant necklace is the perfect gift for the mama who wants to wear this job title loud and proud. It’s delicate and fancy-feeling, but affordable, too. (It also comes with a 16-inch chain.)

Buy It ($55)

56. Vice Versa Folding Heels

For the Frequent Flyer

These ingenious pair of shoes has heels that snap on (for when she's headed to an appointment) and snap off (to make chic flats for when she's racing through an airport). The simple silhouette and stretchy single back strap are attractive and versatile.

Buy It ($259; $220)

57. Menopod Instant Cooling Device

Perfect for the Perimenopausal Mom

This genius little device cools to 41 degrees Farenheit in under a minute—perfect for holding against the back of a neck, on wrists or behind the knees during a hot flash. It's designed to look like a mouse, so it blends into a desk setting, and it's palm-sized, so this USB rechargeable device is completely discreet.

Buy It ($150)

58. Zojirushi Rice Cooker

For the Healthy Eater

This easy-to-use Japanese-made rice cooker lets her select the rice type from the settings menu (white/sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, brown and quick-cooking), put in rice and water, and then just go about her business. What's just as handy: The device keeps the rice warm without overcooking it, even if she's not home for hours.

$190; $160 at Amazon

59. The Everything Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency by Ryan Derousseau

For the Blockchain Curious

Is the Mom in question interested in finance, investing or just keeping up with current events? Gift them this book, along with a small investment in their name on Coinbase. Just be sure to get her to promise she'll let you stay in her new mansion's guest house once she becomes a Bitcoin tycoon.

$20; $15 at Amazon

60. Everlane The Quilted Weekender

For the Weekend Trip Taker

With a 24-inch opening, this tote bag is made of recycled nylon (so it's lightweight) and has a roomy outside pocket that fits a card case, phone and keys, so her essentials won't go missing at the bottom of her bag.

Buy It ($115; $86)

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