Show mom you care this Mother’s Day by gifting her with something a little more interesting than a foot massager. We’ve done a little window shopping and have come up with several top picks to ace this Mother’s Day.
This list is full of the best affordable gifts for all kinds of moms: the one who is drawn to what’s new in beauty, the one who is always trying out new DIY projects, and the one who wears her heart on her sleeve.
For the Actively Artsy Mom
Turn the tables and buy your mom a Rarton Paint By Number Kit. The new, more sophisticated options bear little resemblance to what you grew up on — think a Frida Kahlo portrait or a dreamy abstract Matisse landscape.
For the wanderlust Mom
Make sure Mom stays safe while she travels. Travelon backpacks and purses offer multi-level security features including slash-proof panels and straps, RFID blockers, and locking compartments. Available in a wide variety of stylish shapes, sizes, and colors you’re sure to find one perfect for her.
For the Sentimental Mom
If she loves to capture every meaningful moment on film, make it easier for her to transfer those phone pics to photo albums with this super-simple wireless printer.
For the mom who keeps losing her glasses
With this Miami Sunset Mask/Sunglass Chain Mom can take her glasses and/or mask game to a ridiculously cute level. This chain designed with Cibelle features oversized rainbow links and convertible clasp closures is sure to make a hit with mom.
Inflatable Travel Footstool
The inflatable, portable Ziquan footrest makes it easy for Mom to put up her feet at home, at work or on the go. It comes with its own hand pump and is adjustable in size to three different levels. It’s perfect for planes and hotel rooms, or even under a desk or around the house. The footrest also comes with its own travel bag, so it can be collapsed and carried in any purse or carry-on suitcase.
For the pastry obsessive mom
Join extremely charming cooking expert Sonoko Sakai and her pro pastry-chef sister, Chef Fukuyo, on Mother’s Day as she walks your mom through the process of making eclairs via Zoom.
For the mom who went to Woodstock
Catland Virtual Tarot Reading will help her tap into her spiritual side and work out some questions about the great unknown with a virtual read by one of witchy Bushwick bookstore Catland’s resident tarot readers.
For the trans mom
This buzzy new novel is rife with meditations on the tangled expectations around motherhood and family for both trans and cis women. It’s a generous window into the experience of a trans woman hungry for parenthood — and practically pulsates with love in all of its messy forms.
Pocket Infinity Scarf
Pockets are too small and purses too bulky especially when traveling. Where to put everything? How about a scarf? These stylish, soft infinity scarves by CADITEX include a convenient zipper pocket that can easily hold car keys, money, travel documents, or even a phone and can be worn year-round, making them ideal gifts.
For the Mom Who Cooks With a Drink in Her Hand
Does she love to entertain? Then she’ll love Emmy Squared Pie-Making Class. This class from one of Brooklyn’s best pie spots, Emmy Squared, includes a pizza-making kit that gets sent to her door, and a class that walks her through concocting a cranberry-Champagne cocktail and signature pistachio-and-truffle cheese pizza.
Just relax and breathe
Mom can relax and breathe more pleasantly with this portable essential oil diffuser by Leastyle. Plug it in with a USB compatible power-plug, drop in a few drops of your favorite essential oils and enjoy up to eight hours of cool-mist aromatherapy. Perfect for any hotel room, bedroom, or even the car.
For the mom who needs to tune out
Sleep Phones are the perfect solution when Mom needs a quick nap, a good night’s sleep, or just a quiet moment to herself! These flat earphones fit into a soft, plushy headband and come in Bluetooth or corded models to accommodate any device. Also available in a lightweight Lycra material for warm climates, and can be used for jogging as well as sleep.
For the mom who adores baking
Dubbed as the all-time favorite stand mixer, the KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart stand mixer is a world-famous baking tool that any mom who adores spending her free time making cookies, cakes or breads galore will geek out over.
Hands down the coolest PJs for Mom
The Floerns Two Piece Pajama Set is our pick for coolest PJs. They’re available in 23 prints like Flamingo Multi, Black Floral, Green Pink.
For the mom with the green thumb
With this DIY Sunflower Garden Grow Kit, she can sprinkle some sunshine into her life — and garden. She can start by planting the six sunflower varieties inside before transplanting them to an outdoor patch once they grow.
Clearly we know the dog is Mom’s favorite
You know the truth: Your family’s dog is obviously mom’s favorite. Surprise her with a Custom Dog Portrait. Just mail a picture of Fido to this Etsy seller, and they’ll send back a customized portrait of her pup that she can frame and hang.
We wish all who play the role of mother, a very special Happy Mother’s day.