The 23 Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Make Her Feel Special

Show your love and appreciation with these thoughtful presents

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Your wedding year is a time to appreciate your mom more than ever. Whether she's helped you go dress shopping, pick floral arrangements, plan your shower, or even assisted with unexpected wedding rescheduling, she most likely has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Mother's Day is your opportunity to turn the spotlight on her and show how much you appreciate everything she has done for you. 

As a bride, this mother’s day may be a bit different than years past, since you may also have a future mother-in-law to add to your shopping list. Gifting her something special for mother's day is the perfect opportunity to show her how excited you are to join the family. It's also a thoughtful gesture if you're still getting to know each other. No matter how many mother figures you have in your life, we've got you covered.

Read on for the best Mother's Day gifts.

Lunya Washable Silk Button Down Pant Set

lunya

Courtesy of Lunya

If your mom is a style (and comfort) maven, she will absolutely adore this chic silk pajama set—it's the perfect complement to a luxurious breakfast in bed. Bonus: the lightweight silk material feels super luxe, but is washable for easy care.

Ariana K Home Mother Daughter Print

Mother Daughter Print

 Courtesy of Etsy

Show your mom she is your best friend in the world with this charming custom print. You can choose from a variety of hairstyles and outfit choices to make sure the artist represents you and your mom’s unbeatable sense of style.

Minted Framed in Floral Personalized Stationery

Framed in Floral Personalized Stationery

 Courtesy of Minted

The timeless etiquette of a handwritten note is something that will never falter. Give your mom the opportunity to sign, seal and deliver in style with this personalized stationery set from Minted.

Urban Stems Flower Delivery

Urban Stems Flowers

 Courtesy of Urban Stems

You can never go wrong with a classic gift of beautiful blooms—spring is also the perfect time for flowers since seasonal varieties are top-notch. Whether you opt for lush peonies, delicate sweet pea, or contemporary parrot tulips—your mom’s arrangement is guaranteed to be as beautiful as she is.

The Sill Monstera and Hoya Bundle

The Sill Monstera and Hoya bundle

Courtesy of The Sill

If your mom happens to have a green thumb, a potted plant is a gift that keeps giving. Take it to the next level with this design-forward set of unique plants featuring a Monstera and a heart-shaped Hoya. They arrive complete with modern earthenware planters in your choice of pastel hues.

Gilded Rim Glassware

Gilded Rim Glassware

Courtesy of Anthropologie

For the "hostess-with-the-mostest", this mod glassware is sure to be the most talked-about accessory at your mom’s next soiree. Our favorite style is the coupe glass, but there are a variety of other 24K gold-rimmed options (including a sleek stemless glass) for you to choose from.

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Keepsake Box

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Keepsake Box

 Courtesy of Anya Hindmarch 

Does it seem like your mom already has everything you might be thinking about for a gift? If so, this keepsake box is a fab idea. This leather zip compact comes in seven color options, and it can be foil embossed with a personalized message in your own handwriting—how cool is that?

Mark & Graham Gold Clasp Leather Bracelet

Gold Clasp Leather Bracelet

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

These contemporary leather bracelets come in a variety of colors and can be personalized with your mom’s initials on the gold clasp. It's also a great budget gift that looks expensive, but won't break the bank.

Drunk Elephant "The Littles" Set

The Littles Set - Drunk Elephant

 Courtesy of Sephora

Drunk Elephant has become an increasingly popular skincare line this past year because their clean ingredients actually work without unnecessary harsh chemicals. This gift set includes some of the brands top sellers, so your Mom can get the full experience.

C by Bloomingdale’s Cashmere Travel Wrap

C by Bloomingdale’s Cashmere Travel Wrap

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale’s 

A luxurious staple that will be used time and time again, this quality cashmere wrap is the perfect shade of soft pink or creamy neutrals (choose from six flattering colors). It also boasts a price point that's hard to beat for a genuine cashmere piece.

Gorjana Shimmer Mini Necklace

Shimmer Mini Necklace

 Courtesy of Verishop

Jewelry can be a tricky gift because you want to make sure you’re buying something that your mom will actually love and wear. You can’t go wrong with this dainty gold necklace that can be worn alone or layered with her other favorite pieces.

Slip Silk Collection Gift Set

Silk Collection Gift Set

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Who doesn’t feel pampered when resting their head on a supple silk pillow each night? It's been said that sleeping on silk keeps wrinkles at bay and hair soft and supple. The matching eye mask creates the perfect environment for a restful slumber.

Boombox Gift Box

Boombox Gift

Courtesy of Boombox

This ingenious box is the perfect gift for any time, but especially if you're not able to celebrate with your mom in-person this year. Simply send your relatives and your mom’s friends a link via email —they can upload photos and notes about your mom to an online portal. Everything will be professionally printed into a postcard format and delivered to your mom in a beautiful lacquer box that can be monogrammed upon request.

LongBay Womens Fuzzy Faux Fur Slipper

These cozy slippers are not only stylish, but they come with a plush memory foam bottom for added comfort and support. Whether you choose the pink, grey or black set for mom, she will be sure to feel spoiled by this gift.

Lulu Candles Fresh Linen Soy Candle

Everyone loves candles—and you can’t go wrong with this high-quality soy luminary that boasts ultra-chic packaging and a delicate, crisp linen scent. Not to mention, the price point is amazing so it's a perfect present if you have lots of ladies on your gift list this year.

Mark & Graham Hard Shell Clutch

Personalized Hard Shell Clutch

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

Tortoiseshell is a material that goes with pretty much everything and can be used in any season. What we love the most about this clutch is the script monogram name splashed across the front. It is the perfect modern twist on a classic accessory.

Sakara Nootropic Chocolates

If your mom is a healthy living enthusiast, you can’t go wrong by treating her to this guilt-free treat from the ultimate wellness brand, Sakara. These indulgent chocolates are made with organic ingredients and blended with a mix of nootropics and adaptogens for brain health.

Ziip Beauty Electric Facial Device

Ziip Beauty Electric Facial Device

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

If your mom loves skincare and regular facials, this sleek device is a winner, It delivers nano currency frequencies to tone and improve skin texture—all from the comfort of home. Your mom will be singing its praises so much, it may even replace her monthly treatments at the salon!

Bric’s Bellagio Carry On Luggage

If your mom has an insatiable thirst for travel and takes pride in being the queen of jet-setting style, this is the perfect present. This vintage-inspired spinner from Bric’s is sure to become her new favorite travel companion.

Minted Your Recipe as a Custom Art Print

Your Recipe as a Custom Art Print

 Courtesy of Minted

 Is your mom known for a favorite, out-of-this-world recipe? If so, this custom handwritten recipe is the perfect way to pay homage to the woman who makes the yummiest banana bread in town.

Corkcicle Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Whether mom prefers her refreshments hot, iced, or in the form of a poolside cocktail (yes, please), this versatile flask will do the trick. It keeps cold drinks chilled for nine hours and hot drinks warm for three. Not to mention, the “Sparkle Unicorn Magic” color is just a perfect choice for your family's one-in-a-million matriarch.

Monique Lhuillier Bouquet Floral Kimono Robe

Monique Lhuillier Floral Kimono Robe

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Nothing says “spring” like a luxurious, silky-soft robe. The exquisite cherry blossom-inspired design is created by bridal fashion designer Monique Lhuillier and comes in a choice of soft pink and blue. You can also add a custom monogram to make this robe extra special—just like mom!

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Give your favorite bookworm an upgraded digital tablet so she can take all of her favorite novels with her wherever she goes. An adjustable front light makes it perfect for reading in any type of environment, plus this new model is waterproof so she can take it to the pool.

When is Mother's Day?

While the American version of Mother's Day is always in May, the specific date changes every year. This year's Mother's Day in 2020 is on Sunday, May 10th.

What to write in a Mother's Day card

A Mother's Day card is a sweet way to show your love to the moms in your life. If the card is meant for your own mother, it's great to express your gratitude for everything they've done over the years to support you (especially during your wedding-planning year!). If the card is for your spouse, it's a chance to show your appreciation for the little things they do every day for your family. And if the card is for your BFF or other mom buddies, let them know you're there to support them—you're in this together!

Should we have a Mother's Day brunch?

A Mother's Day brunch is a traditional way to celebrate, especially because the holiday always falls on a Sunday. The brunch can be as simple as a surprise breakfast in bed (just for her!) or something more involved with friends and family. Either way, think fresh and spring-inspired when you're planning the menu—mimosas, pastries, fresh fruit, and lots of pretty flowers in bud vases.

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Michela Stevenson has worked in the wedding and event space for nearly 10 years. As a former editor in the Wedding Style department at Brides, she is well-versed in sourcing the best materials, products, and gift ideas for unforgettable events and experiences.

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