42 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—Mother's Day, the holidays, 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 Instagram-able roses that last a year and a silk sleep mask 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.
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.
Martha Stewart x BloomsyBox Small Rose Arrangement, starting at $39.99, bloomsybox.com
Help her wear her monicker with pride. This beautiful pendant, made from 18k gold, is as striking as it is sentimental.
Jennifer Meyer "Mom" Pendant Necklace, $2,500, barneys.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.
BYREDO "Sundazed," $175, byredo.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.
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.
SLDA Collection 14kt Birthstone Rings, $115, sldacollection.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.
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?
Tom Ford "Sheer Cheek Duo," $82, sephora.com
Bouquets are nice, but flowers she can enjoy all season long are even nicer. Send her a mix customized for the time of year, her region, and the amount of light her home guests thanks to this unique plant delivery service.
Knock! Knock! Seasonal Planters, $75 for a one-time delivery, justknockknock.com
With notes of silk tree blossom, apricot, and spice, this uplifting scented candle will make every room in her house smell like spring.
Jo Malone London Silk Blossom Candle, $72,
Luxe Body Lotion
Help your mom turn every day into an at-home spa day with this rich, fragrance-free lotion.
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.
Maya Brenner 14k Gold 2 Letter Necklace, $300, mayabrenner.com
Your mom and mother-in-law will be eager to display your new wedding photos throughout their homes, so help get them out by framing the first print. These shadowbox linen frames are dimensional and beautiful on their own, but they'll look even better with a family photo or a couple's portrait inside.
Martha Stewart Collection Shadowbox Linen Frame, $59.99, macys.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.
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.
Ugg Scuffette II Slipper, $85, ugg.com
Silk Sleep Mask
There's one universal truth about being a mom: You'll always need more sleep. This luxe sleep mask will make logging those zzz's that much easier. Even better, the silk is actually washable.
Lunya Silk Sleep Mask, $48, lunya.co
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.
Tali Gillette "Mama" Ring, $595, taligillette.com
She's the best mom ever, so help her wear her title with pride. The jute bag, which comes stocked with a hand-poured candle, can be reused for everything from shopping trips to beach outings.
The Little Market "Best Mom Ever" Gift Bag Tote, $46, thelittlemarket.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.
Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey "Martha's Flowers," $46.39, penguinrandomhouse.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.
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.
Joanna Vargas "Ritual" Brush, $30, joannavargas.com
Classic Cookie Set
If your mom has a sweet tooth, send her a box of her childhood favorites, as reimagined by famed chef Thomas Keller. These upgrades on Oreos and Nutter Butters come wrapped and ready to enjoy. Gifting has never been easier.
Bouchon "Childhood Favorites" Cookie Collection, $89, goldbelly.com
Because the patterns on this company's silk robes are all printed by hand, each is slightly different from the next. That means you're gifting your mom or mother-in-law a one-of-a-kind piece of loungewear.
The Ethical Silk Company Mulberry Silk Robe, $245, theethicalsilkcompany.com
Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Moms are busy people. Help make her life a little bit easier with time-saving pressure cooker recipes.
Martha Stewart's Pressure Cooker: 100+ Fabulous New Recipes for the Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®, $16.97, amazon.com
Blush PJ Set
Keep her cozy in simple and elegant loungewear.
Lake "Flurry Blush Long-Long Set," $114, lakepajamas.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.
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.
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.
Terrain Wine & Cheese Picnic Basket, $78, shopterrain.com
These luxurious, fragrant rose boxes—a perfect coffee table topper—last a year without water.
Venus et Fleur Large Pink Suede Round Box, $499, venusetfleur.com
Perfect for storing throw blankets or magazines, these minimal baskets double as trendy home décor.
Connected Goods Woven Collapsible Rice Belly Basket in "Dip-Dyed Pink", $40, connectedgoods.com
Lightweight and softly textured, this bathrobe was inspired by the worlds finest spas.
Parachute Home Waffle Robe, $119, parachutehome.com
Candy Gift Box
Filled with eight gummy and chocolate boxes, this sugary set is almost as sweet as she is.
Sugarfina "Sweet and Sparkling 8 Piece Candy Bento Box," $65,
Whether she's a new mom or a seasoned pro, wearing her child's initials around her neck never goes out of style.
KEEP Collective Engravable Disc Necklace, $34, keepcollective.com
Deliver fresh ingredients straight to her door, and help her serve up Martha Stewart's greatest culinary hits.
Martha & Marley Spoon, starting at $61.50, marleyspoon.com
It doesn't matter if your mom has already mastered the purl stitch or if she's a total novice. This knitting kit (the finished product is the fun clutch pictured here!) will bring a smile to her face.
We Are Knitters "Madeleine Clutch" Knitting Kit, $65, weareknitters.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.
Claus Porto "Deco" Gift Box, $75, neimanmarcus.com
A sleek acrylic frame with brass-coated bolts bring modern elegance to her favorite family photos.
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.
Beaches, $40, barnesandnoble.com
Cooking Tools Set
Perfect mixing, stirring, and scraping, these silicone kitchen utensils look lovely in a classic and streamlined crock.
Le Creuset Silicone Cooking Tool Set, $60, williams-sonoma.com
Slow Cooker Cook Book
Help her maximize her favorite kitchen tool (her slow cooker!) with a comprehensive list of savory, sweet, and delicious recipes.
Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker, $16.17, amazon.com
Minimize frizz and prevent split ends with a silky-soft pillowcase for her pretty head.
Slip Silk Pillowcase in "Pink," $85, sephora.com
Framed Wedding Photo
Gift her a custom-framed mother-daughter wedding photo or family portrait, all from the comfort of your own home.
Framebridge Framed Photo, starting at $39,
A Bright Bouquet
Show Mom how much you love her with a stunning 30-33 stem bouquet handcrafted in San Francisco. The company overnights your blooms so they'll arrive on her doorstep—in picture-perfect condition—anywhere within the lower 48.
Farm Girl Flowers "Big Love" Bouquet, $89, farmgirlflowers.com