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

What Type of Mom Are You?

Are you like earth mother with endless patience for your kids… a kind and gentle soul? Or maybe you are a super active mom, hiking, skiing and doing all the things outdoors with your kiddos?  Or perhaps you are the Pinterest mom, busting out arts and crafts at every turn?? Or…a devoted fur mom carrying your fluffy cat in a baby bjorn (please see the pic of Kate Beckinsale doing just that here.) Or all of those? No matter what type of mom you are, we have some awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas in this post.

Best Mother's Day Gift

Mother’s Day Gifts

This is my mom, Peggy, above with all of her grandkids and one great-grandchild, Evan. 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).

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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, btw? I had Gage at 35 and Elizabeth at 38… so I am 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 20’s.

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.

What do you think?? Are you an older or younger mom?? Share YOUR experiences in the comments below.

Happy Mother’s Day to moms, grandmoms and fur moms.

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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! Some other ideas are a super chic and trend bag or a fun accessory she’d never buy herself.
Pink Amanda Uprichard Blouse
I have this top in black and ivory and LOVE it. I’m very tempted to get the pink for spring and summer… I love a good puffed sleeve top!
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Pistola Relaxed Jeans
If you haven’t already noticed, skinny jeans are on the way out and baggier, more relaxed fit jeans are in! These are a great pair at a nice price point.
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Loeffler Randall Gold Sandals
How gorgeous are these sandals? I love the gold color, low manageable heel that makes them easy to walk in, and feminine bow detail.
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For the Beauty-Loving Mom

Do you have a mom that will try just about any serum, tool, moisturizer, etc? If so, these are the gifts to give this year!
Mara Vitamin C Serum
Who doesn’t love a good Vitamin C serum? This Mara serum feels heavenly on your skin and smells amazing.
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Dr. Dennis Gross Light Therapy Mask
This is coolest skincare device out there. It has two light settings that work their magic in just 3 minutes. Use the red light setting to help with signs of aging and the blue light to zap bacteria.
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Sunday Riley Set
I love Sunday Riley and this set includes two of my favorites…the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment and the Luna Night Sleeping Oil with retinol.
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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…
Bala Bangles
These Bala bangles were all over Instagram at the start of the pandemic and still are! If you’re unfamiliar, their wearable 1 lb. weights that you can put on your wrists or ankles for workouts or while doing daily chores…want to add a little definition while doing dishes? Throw these on your wrists!
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Theragun
For the mom who loves a hard workout but takes her cool down and recovery days just as seriously, this Thergun massager is a must-have!
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Pink Leggings
I have these leggings in black but to brighten up a Mother’s Day, gift the fun pink option!
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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!
Always Pan
You’ve probably heard of the Always Pan by now…it’s everywhere! This pan does it all. Fry, sauté, steam, strain, boil…you name it, this pan can do it. And it’s non-toxic and non-stick!
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Mother Grains Cookbook
This new baking cookbook is all about incorporating new grains into baking, which is something that’s becoming more and more popular. Plus, the color is pretty and will add a pop to a cookbook collection.
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Ruffled Bakeware Set
It seems like moms will use the same bakeware/cookware/glassware for years before getting an upgrade… So you can never go wrong with a new set for Mother’s Day!
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For the Gardening Mom

Now more than ever, people are working on their gardens and outdoor spaces. If your mom loves to garden, just got into it, or wants to garden more, these are the best gift options…
The Sill Subscription
The Sill is a subscription-based company that sends you beautiful plants each month…how cool is that!? You can give a 3-month subscription for $180 or choose a different duration.
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Gardening Tools & Seat Set
This convenient little set includes five chrome-steel tools, a sturdy steel frame seat, and a storage tote that can attach to the seat.
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Anthropologie Planter
Anthropologie has beautiful planter for the moms that need an upgrade. This one has beautiful details and comes in three colors.
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For the Zen Mom

If your mom enjoys a nice, relaxing evening at home, these are the perfect gifts for her!
Core Meditation Trainer
This handheld device helps calm your mind with guided meditations, breathwork, and soundscapes. It also measures your heart rate to determine if you’re in a calm state of mind and tracks your progress over time.
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Unwind Set
This set has everything you could possibly need for a zen, relaxing evening. Including a candle, pillow spray, sleep mask, and lavender bamboo grow kit!
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Pura Smart Home Diffuser
Pura has become one of the most popular fragrance diffusers on the market. It’s a programmable diffuser you plug into the wall that offers fragrances from popular brands like Nest, Bar & Co, Capri Blue, and more. You can load it up with two fragrances to swap between, set what time it goes off, and manage the intensity of the smell…all from an app on your phone.
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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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8 thoughts on “The Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type of Mom

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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,

    Lisa

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

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

  5. 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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