The Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type of Mom

What Type of Mom Are You?

There are more varieties of moms than there are stars in the sky. So, what kind of mom are you, or what makes YOUR mom special? Endless patience and a gentle soul? Are you an active and outdoorsy mom soaking up the great outdoors at every turn? Or are you more likely to enjoy a hot bath and a good book? Maybe you’re a devoted fur mom? No matter what type of mom you are, we have some awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas in this post….for your favorite mom OR for yourself!

Best Mother's Day Gifts: family with kids, mother and grandmother

Best Mother’s Day Gifts

This is my mom, Peggy, above with all of her grandkids and one great-grandchild. This photo is a few years old now, but it makes me so happy. I’ve lived away from my family since I was 25 years old. I miss them all the time, especially when we get together and they shower Gage and Elizabeth with love. I am reminded that no one loves your kids like your family, and there is nothing quite like your kids hanging out with their cousins.

Every Mother’s Day for more than a decade I’ve mailed my mom flowers. Beautiful flowers not only brighten a room, they deliver joy. And, hopefully, remind my mom that I’m thinking of her. I appreciate her. And, I think she’s VERY special! I think flowers are one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for those of you who have moms in faraway places. I also love to give photo books and framed photos. (More gift ideas directly below).

Best Mothers Day Gifts: family of four

Being an Older Mom Versus Younger Mom

Where are my AMA moms?? For those that don’t know, AMA stands for “advanced maternal age”.  Isn’t that an awful title, by the way? I had Gage at 35 and Elizabeth at 38… so I am considered an older mom. For me (and everyone is different) as an older mom, I feel more equipped to handle the daily challenges that children present. I have a LOT of life experience to draw from, which helps a great deal. I think I’m more patient and settled than I would have been in my 20s. Having an older husband helps even more since he has even more life experience to share with all of us.

It’s also REALLY nice that we are both more settled in our careers and have the ability to create a lifestyle that we all love. I have often dreamed of giving my kids the childhood I never had but always wanted. And, I can sit back now and appreciate the fact that we are doing exactly that. It’s such an emotional realization.

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For the Fashionista Mom

These are gifts you can buy the mom that’s fashion-forward and loves a good trend. If you are looking to splurge on your mom (or yourself), a fun, on-trend accessory like a chic handbag she’d never buy for herself is a great idea!
Farm Rio Printed Blouse
This Farm Rio top is such a beautiful print for summer and it can be worn with white denim, blue denim, pants, skirts, and shorts…it’s SO versatile!
Pistola White Jeans
These jeans have a been a best seller and we know any mom would love them! The wide-leg is very flattering, they aren’t see-through, and the fit is wonderful.
Sam Edelman Raffia Sandals
These sandals will become a heavy hitter in her wardrobe. They're comfortable, easy to walk in, and SO chic!
Cult Gaia Clutch
This chic raffia clutch is a beautiful piece to add to a spring/summer wardrobe and a wonderful gift idea she wouldn't buy for herself!

For the Beauty-Loving Mom

Do you have a mom that gets excited about trying new beauty products, tools, makeup, etc.? If so, these are the gifts to give this year!
Pretty Pop of Pink
Give mom a pop of color for Mother’s Day! This pretty balm blush is super easy to apply and blend with either a brush or your fingers. Anything from Merit is a great gift option. I have the shade Beverly Hills and love it.
Must-Have Lip Oil
Super hydrating, very glowy, and so pretty! This Summer Friday lip oil is another recent discovery that I’m loving layered over a nude lip. I got it in Pink Cloud but there are a few other beautiful options.
Perfect Glow
The Glow Drops in this set is one of my favorite skincare products. It has niacinamide and lots of other wonderful ingredients. Plus, you can try their toner and night treatment that’s included in the set.
Best Moisturizer
Give the gift of luxurious skincare for Mother’s Day! This is the lovelist moisturizer I’ve ever tired. It’s pricey but the mini is under $100 and a great gift for mom to try it out.

For the Sporty Mom

If your mom is super active, loves to work out, or is just health-conscious, these are all great gift ideas…
Beyond Yoga Tank
This is one of my favorite activewear brand because the fabric feels amazing but wicks moisture and the fit is always so good. I love this gorgeous moss green color!
Matching Leggings
And of course, don’t forget the matching leggings! I love the crossover waist detail and the midi length (24” inseam) is really nice.
Bala Bangles
These Bala bangles continue to be so popular! If you’re unfamiliar, they are wearable 1 and 2 lb. weights that you can put on your wrists and ankles for workouts or while doing daily chores…it's a subtle change that packs a punch!
Cute Pickleball Set
If mom loves a healthy, competitive game of pickleball, this cute pickleball set is perfect!

For the Cooking Mom

Why is it that every time you make something your mom used to make, it never tastes as good? Anyone else know what I’m talking about? These are gifts for the mom whose cooking/baking is always better!
Caraway Nonstick Ceramic Pan
Give mom an upgrade with a ceramic Caraway sauté pan. It comes in really gorgeous colors and it’s nontoxic and oven safe.
Dish Towel Set
Aren't these pretty? For the mom that spends a lot of time cooking, there are likely lots of dishes too. This set of 3 dishtowels will make that task a bit more colorful!
Wonder Oven
This 6-in-1 air fryer and toaster with steam infusion does it all…and it looks nice on your counter! I love the neutral “Steam” color but it also comes in some really fun options.
Cheese Board Deck
For the mom that loves to entertain, this deck of cheese board cards is SO fun and unique!

For the Gardening Mom

If your mom loves to garden, just got into it, or wants to garden more, these are the best gift options…
Floral Gardening Gloves
These cute gloves would be an affordable upgrade for mom if she loves spending her free time in the garden.
Open Crown Sun Hat
For the mom who likes to garden in style, this cute sun hat is a must-have!
Traditional Watering Can
Gift mom an upgraded watering can that's chic and sleek!
Bulb-of-the-Month Subscription
This Bulb-of-the-Month subscription is such a fun idea for the mom who either loves to plant new bulbs each month or wants to get into gardening! You can choose between a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.

For the Zen Mom

If your mom enjoys a nice, relaxing evening at home, these are the perfect gifts for her!
Beige Striped PJs
For the mom who loves to come home and get in her pajamas, this beige stripe print sure is cute!
Super Spa Set
This spa set has everything mom needs for a cute self-care day…an ice roller, sleep mask, gua sha, exfoliating mitt, scalp massager, hair clip, scrunchie, and shower steamer! It comes in 3 color options.
Maison Margiela Candle Set
The three candles in this set are called Lazy Sunday Morning, By The Fire Place, and Bubble Bath...making them the most relaxing, zen gift for mom!
Better Sleep!
This natural magnesium powder has amazing reviews and helps with relaxation, brain health, and sleep…what mom doesn’t need that, right?!

For the Mom that "Needs Nothing"

Don't most moms say they need "absolutely nothing" when it comes to gift giving? Moms are pretty great like that. Honestly, she'd probably love a heartfelt card or note more than anything, but for those hard to buy for moms, here are some special gifts that will light her up!
Monica Vinader Initial Necklace
This is the perfect personalized gift that's high-quality, beautiful, and unique! Monica Vinader has lots of wonderful personalization options as well.
Skylight Digital Picture Frame
"I have too many photos of my kids or grandkids", said NO mom ever. This digital photo frame is easy to set up (just 1 minute!) which is great for those not so tech-savvy moms. You can email pictures directly to the frame and keep mom updated with all those happy family moments she wouldn't want to miss.
Veja Sneakers
Mom (or you) can never have too many chic sneaks! These have a neutral logo that's so versatile and perfect for spring and you can wear them with jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses.
Nordstrom Gift Card
When all else fails, there's always a Nordstrom Gift Card! I know gift cards can seem impersonal, but really...wouldn't you be excited to get a gift card to Nordy or a favorite retailer? This way mom gets exactly what she wants or needs.
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18 thoughts on “The Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type of Mom

  1. What a great article. I’m totally going to get my Mom that flower subscription. She will LOVE it. I’m also wanting to get my Mom a brand new cabinet painting for her kitchen. I just know she’d fall in love with her cabinets. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Erin,
    Your post was so thoughtfully written. Thank you for including pet moms in your article For those of us who were not able to have children, Mother’s Day can be a sad and painful day.You totallly took the dread out of it for me. Thank you for your sweet and kind heart!! Your Mother’s Day gift selection is fantastic!!! I appreciate how creative it is and also keeping those of us in mind with a much lower income to work with. I actually had considered stopping my subscription because I felt our lifestyles and the affordability of the clothes, were just way to far apart. Instead after reading this article I have a request for you. I am sure there are many women like myself who have to shop for almost everything on Temu, Shein and Amazon clearance. We could so use your education and style to accommodate our lifestyles. I hope you will check out and try a series using these sites. It may be a challenge and fun idea for you to see how low you can get your basic wardrobe pieces and add in some seasonal pieces. Thank you again and I hope you have a blessed Mothers Day with your sweet family!!

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet note, Dorinda! I’m so glad that you are here and finding that my messages resonate with you. While we don’t offer recommendations on those specific sites since many items are produced unethically, we do work and will continue to work hard to provide quality items for less as much as possible. It’s important to me that we share items for everyone here. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead! ~Erin xo

  3. Erin, how lovely you and your family all look! I like seeing all the resemblances too.
    I had my daughter at age 30 and was told I was “geriatric”, can you imagine?
    She is my best accomplishment and a wonderful human being.

    Love these gift ideas too. Very thoughtful and of high quality, just like all your suggestions.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you, your mom, and all the ladies who form this exceptional community.

    1. I’m sure you did not feel “geriatric”, as I did not and was older with both of mine! They keep us young! Thanks so much for reading this one… so glad you enjoyed it! Happy Mother’s Day to you, Liz! ~Erin xo

  4. After 6 years of fertility treatments, loss, and heartbreak we were finally blessed with our miracle baby Gracie. I was 38 when she was born a preemie who needed feeding every 2 hours. At the time I wished I had the stamina of my 20s. But as an “AMA” I was fortunate to have time to have adventures and to complete all my career struggles before becoming a mom. And now that I’m settled in my career, I completely agree with you Erin, I feel so blessed to be able to provide my daughter with comforts I always dreamed of as a child. But most of all I just feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to be a mom. And to be the mom such an incredible young lady, is just icing on the cake.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Ana… What an amazing, brave, and perseverant woman you are! ~Erin xo

  5. I am in total agreement about being an older mom, and the advantages you listed! I had my first 2 by the time I was 21 and my last when I was 35. I’m team older mom all the way!

  6. I recently became a mom at 37 (“advanced maternal age” LOL) to an 18 and 20-year-old when I married their father. It still warms my heart when they call me “mom” and I love being one, especially with the wisdom and experience of my “advanced” age. 🙂
    Such wonderful gift ideas. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  7. Hello erin,
    My name is lisa lynn from england. I am a mom of two daughters, Aimee and Anna. I have never follo anyone before but on coming across one of your videos, I decided too. I think your advice is practical and basically your helpful tips and wisdom a must to know.

    Have really enjoyed the viDeos i have been and look forward to many more.

    Thank you and take care,


    1. I love your girls’ names, Lisa! I’m so happy to have your support and thank you for your kind words. Erin xo

  8. What a great post – thank you, erin! Like you and your mom, your family is beautiful. Happy mother’s day To you!

  9. Such a sweet post. Lovely pics of you and your daughter. My mom has been gone For 6 years and I miss her so much some days.
    I always enjoy your fresh, inspiring blog. Happy Mothers Day. Your kids aRe adorable.

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