33 Perfect Gifts for Moms and Mothers-in-Law
Your mom has been with you (or your partner!) throughout your life, and now it's time to show her how much you care. Whatever the occasion—the holidays, Mother's Day, or just because—we know she's always at the top of your list. Since she's obviously a high-priority gift recipient, it can be difficult to find a gift that says it all: "Thank you," "I love you," "What would I do without you?" If you're stumped on what to buy your mom or mother-in-law, fear not—we've rounded up a list of diverse items to satisfy her broad interests.
Whether your mom or mother-in-law prefers pampering products, like perfumes and candles, or likes to be surprised with super-cute accessories and home décor, we've curated an inspired list of gifts she'll love. And because Mom is anything but matronly, you'll also find a solid number of on-trend items that are as young and fresh as she is. From a beautiful bouquet of display-worthy roses and a silk pillowcase to a necklace with her (or her children's!) initials, this gift guide walks the line between classic and modern luxury—which probably sums up your mom pretty well.
If you're approaching your wedding day, these sweet ideas also work well as gifts for the mother-of-the-bride and groom. She's done so much more than help you plan your big day—she was the first person you told when you got engaged and likely the first person you called in the midst of a wedding crisis. With her sage advice and support, you've always walked away better, stronger, and more secure. Say "Thanks, Mom" with one of these beautiful, thoughtful, and timeless gifts. Shopping for Mother's Day? Both of your moms will love finding one of these incredible gifts beneath the wrapping paper.
If her reading list is ever-growing and she's constantly toting around a stack of books, make Mom's life a little easier with a new e-reader. The adjustable lighting option means that she can enjoy her latest must-read anywhere, any time.
Shop Now: Amazon "All-New Kindle," $89.99, amazon.com.
Give your mom the gift of ultimate relaxation with this portable back massager. Thanks to a combination of heat and a shiatsu massage, it's guaranteed to help ease any aches and pains.
Shop Now: The truMedic MagicHands truShiatsu Neck and Back Massager, $199.99, walmart.com.
Help her wear her monicker with pride. This beautiful pendant, made from 18k gold, is as striking as it is sentimental.
Shop Now: Jennifer Meyer "Mom" Pendant Necklace, $2,500, barneys.com.
Ensure the spirit of the holidays lives on in her home by gifting her a seasonal candle. This one smells like fresh pine and eucalyptus, making it appropriate for the rest of winter, too.
Shop Now: Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle, $72, jomalone.com.
Whether she uses it when traveling or as a way to organize her everyday jewelry at home, this velvet pouch is sure to come in handy. This compartmentalized case makes easy work of keeping everything from earrings and necklaces to bracelets and rings in order.
Shop Now: Scout "Hidden Gem" Velvet Jewelry Bag, $39, scoutbags.com.
Cheerful Muffin Tin
If she loves to bake, help her spread good cheer with a muffin tin that does just that.
Shop Now: Molly Hatch "Good Thoughts" Muffin Pan, $34, mollyhatch.com.
Has anyone ever said they have too many throw blankets? This incredibly comfortable knitted option—complete with a faux fur trim—is bound to become her new favorite.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Sweater Knit Fur Throw, $160, macys.com.
There's nothing quite like a fresh flower delivery on Mother's Day. Delight your mom with an arrangement of fragrant roses, selected by Martha herself.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart x BloomsyBox Small Rose Arrangement, starting at $39.99, bloomsybox.com.
Light, Summery Fragrance
Any summer-loving mom will instantly call this citrus-and-floral fragrance her new favorite. Top notes of mandarin and California lemon are paired with neroli and jasmine for a sunny mix that smells just like a July day.
Shop Now: BYREDO "Sundazed," $175, shop.nordstrom.com.
When she wants to achieve the perfect barely-there makeup look, she'll reach for this sheer lipstick. It's more than just pretty, though—made from jojoba esters and carnauba wax, it also hydrates and conditions lips.
Shop Now: Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick, $32, beautycounter.com.
Stackable Birthstone Rings
Here's a fun way to help her keep her kids with her at all times: Gift the mom in your life petite rings with each child's birthstone. The stacked look is on-trend and beautiful, and you can easily add to her collection over the years.
Shop Now: SLDA Collection 14kt Birthstone Rings, $115, sldacollection.com.
Luxury Picnic Basket
Treat her to a luxury picnic—that she doesn't have to prepare at all—this holiday season. A beautiful wicker basket filled with delicacies like caviar, smoked salmon, triple cream cheese, and more is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart x iGourmet Luxury Hamper Gift Basket, $179.99, igourmet.com.
Every mom—young or old—needs a bedroom that feels like a retreat. Cozy organic cotton bedding will do just that. Perfectly broken in and GOTS certified, it's a set that doesn't just look good—it's one you can feel good about, too.
Shop Now: Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets, $198 for a queen sheet set, coyuchi.com.
She'll reach for this pretty makeup palette—a highlighter and blush combo—all year long. Best of all, you can apply it on wet or dry skin, which will streamline her morning routine. What busy mom doesn't want that?
Shop Now: Tom Ford "Sheer Highlighting Duo," $84, sephora.com.
Luxe Body Lotion
Help your mom turn every day into an at-home spa day with this rich, fragrance-free lotion.
Shop Now: Nécessaire "The Body Lotion," $25, necessaire.com.
Whether you choose all of her children's initials or just yours and your spouses, your mom or mother-in-law will love this necklace's sweet sentiment and the dainty look.
Shop Now: Maya Brenner 14k Gold 2 Letter Necklace, $300, mayabrenner.com.
Organic Cotton Blanket
Just because you're not a knitter doesn't mean you can't gift your mom a handmade blanket—no one said it had to be made by you. Hand-loomed in Turkey, this organic cotton blanket is so soft and cozy.
Shop Now: Weft End "The Seaforth" Blanket, $325, weftend.com.
Made from water-resistant suede and lined with the comfiest sheepskin wool, these slippers are both cooler and more functional than your mom's former favorite pair.
Shop Now: Ugg Scuffette II Slipper, $85, shop.nordstrom.com.
It doesn't matter how old her kids are, your mom or mother-in-law loves to show off her status as a mother. This gold ring is an everyday piece she'll cherish.
Shop Now: Tali Gillette "Mama" Ring, $595, taligillette.com.
Flower-Focused Coffee Table Book
Every flower enthusiast will make space for this stunning coffee table book in their home. But it's more than just something pretty to look at—inside, she'll find Martha Stewart's own expert advice and tips for a thriving garden.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey "Martha's Flowers" Deluxe Edition, $75, amazon.com.
Who says soap can't be beautiful? These minimalistic handmade bars will help heal and detoxify her skin, but they'll also look chic on her countertop all day long.
Shop Now: Binu Binu Exclusive M'O Handmade Soap Set, $175, modaoperandi.com.
Get your mom on board with the latest beauty trend: dry brushing. This unique brush will help her achieve all-over glowing skin by invigorating her lymphatic system. It's way less complicated than it sounds.
Shop Now: Joanna Vargas "Ritual" Brush, $30, joannavargas.com.
What's better than surprising your mom with a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Surprising her with the perfect vase to display said bouquet in, too.
Shop Now: Aerin "Marion" Tapered Vase, $350, aerin.com.
Encourage her to keep in touch the old-fashioned way, with this set of stationery emblazoned with her name.
Shop Now: Rifle Paper Co. "Jardin De Paris" Personalized Stationery, $85, riflepaperco.com.
There's nothing quite like a picnic on a sunny day, and there's nothing more fun than dining on wine and cheese alfresco. You and mom (or your future mother-in-law) can bond over the perfect pairing with this adorable basket in tow.
Shop Now: Terrain Wine & Cheese Picnic Basket, $78, shopterrain.com.
Candy Gift Box
Filled with eight gummy and chocolate boxes, this sugary set is almost as sweet as she is.
Shop Now: Sugarfina "Sweet and Sparkling 8 Piece Candy Bento Box," $65, sugarfina.com.
Deliver fresh ingredients straight to her door, and help her serve up Martha Stewart's greatest culinary hits.
Shop Now: Martha & Marley Spoon, starting at $62.93, marleyspoon.com.
Art Deco Mini Soaps
As fragrant as these mini soap bars are, she'll have a hard time removing their Claus Porto-inspired wrappers.
Shop Now: Claus Porto "Deco" Gift Box, $75, neimanmarcus.com.
A sleek acrylic frame with brass-coated bolts bring modern elegance to her favorite family photos.
Shop Now: Artifact Uprising Float Frames, starting at $79, artifactuprising.com.
Coffee Table Book
This coffee table book is filled with Malin's prettiest aerial photographs of the world's most famous beaches.
Shop Now: Gray Malin's "Beaches," $26.99, amazon.com.
Cooking Tools Set
Perfect mixing, stirring, and scraping, these silicone kitchen utensils look lovely in a classic and streamlined crock.
Shop Now: Le Creuset Silicone Cooking Tool Set, $60, williams-sonoma.com.
Minimize frizz and prevent split ends with a silky-soft pillowcase for her pretty head.
Shop Now: Slip Silk Pillowcase in "Pink," $85, sephora.com.