Your mom deserves the best, and gift giving puts everyone in high spirits. This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you with one of these 10 gifts — or all 10, if you want to go all out this year.
At the very least, these gifts will provide you with some great last-minute alternatives, especially if that papier-mâché portrait of her doesn’t pan out.
1. Bold Umbrella:
Keep Mom dry and fashionable with this fun, floral-printed umbrella.
2. Glue Gun:
For the crafty mom, a polka-dotted glue gun is the perfect pattern to make even the most standard household repairs a lot more interesting.
3. Bath Sampler:
Give the gift of relaxation with some aromatic goodies, perfect for an at-home spa day for mom.
4. Touches of Teal:
Try a new frame for your favorite picture of your and mom or maybe even a candle for the kitchen. These vibrant finds can perk up any home sweet home.
5. Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt:
Does mom love to do herself up to go out? Try a multi-piece eye shadow collection that will make any makeup maven smile. The pocket-sized palette offers the most variety we’ve seen for such a small price.
6. Garden Starters:
If your mom loves to get her hands dirty in the spring, try some pretty gardening tools that may just elevate a green-thumbed mom’s flower power.
7. Family Pearl Pendant Necklace:
Known as the “Queen of Gems,” pearls were once exclusively the property of royalty and the very wealthy. Celebrate your mom’s love by customizing this necklace with a pearl to represent each special family member.
8. Cocktail Hour Bento Box:
Candy, cocktails… could there be a more perfect combination? Why not get mom this delicious gift box of 3.5oz booze-inspired candies.
9. Barnes & Noble NOOK 16GB 7 ” Tablet:
NOOK HD’s display is best in class, with brilliant color, ultra-crisp definition, and minimal glare. Mom will love the way pictures and video look from every angle!
10. Instant Wine Chiller:
Some wines are best served chilled. But some wines are just too good to have to wait! Mom will absolutely love this innovative carafe that chills and aerates white wine in an instant, upgrading the taste and the aroma experience in one swift process. A cooling stick inside the carafe keeps the aerated wine fresh and chilled.
The most important tip to remember while buying something for Mother’s Day is that you’re shopping for your mom—not the stereotypical, all-American, June Cleaver Mom. That’s why, instead of telling you about the same generic, obvious Mother’s Day gift ideas you hear about every single year, and we’ve included options for moms of all styles and age ranges.