66 unique gift ideas for Mom, from a custom photo book to a sunflower gardening kit

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Although mothers may be challenging to shop for — humbly resigning to the phrase “you don’t have to get me anything” — I can safely say she’ll love anything from this gift guide. 
As a professional product reviewer and as someone who’s gifted their mom many of these items, this list can help you find what you’re looking for or, at the very least, spark some inspiration.
Whether she’s into the latest and greatest tech, loves to read, or wants to update her work-from-home wardrobe with comfortable loungewear, there’s something for her, below.
Here are 66 of the best gifts for Mom:A tablet that does it all

Fire HD 10 tablet, $149.99-$249.96, available on Amazon
The Fire Tablet will be Mom’s new best friend. Choose from four different colors and 32 GB or 64 GB storage. She can spend up to 12 hours reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music before needing to recharge. It’s the perfect handheld size for switching between her emails, video calls, and shopping lists, too.
Luxe slippers with a cozy cashmere blend

Slippers, $138-$158, available at Margaux
Made from a soft wool-cashmere blend and cushiony foam padding, Margaux slippers feel like stepping into a cloud. She’ll enjoy wearing any of the three styles — Slide, Ballet, or Cozy — around the house. Margaux Fit Specialists are also available to chat about sizing questions.
Popular leggings with a no-slip fit

Daily Legging, $89, available at Vuori
Vuori is well-known for its super-soft fabrics and flattering cuts, and the Daily Leggings are just another example. This style looks like a pair of joggers but fits like a pair of leggings. The high waistband and drawstring allow for a snug feel while the brand’s smoothing technology gives an airbrushed appearance.
Read more about the Daily Legging here.
A voice-assisted remote for all her streaming needs

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $49.99, available at Amazon
She can access hundreds of streaming services, including Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more, with this affordable entertainment hub. Plus, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes with Amazon Prime Video. This model supports up to 4K Ultra HD. 
A weighted bathrobe

Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe, $130, available at Gravity
Help your mom relax in comfort with the new terrycloth weighted robe from the Gravity x Modernist collection. It features a removable inner weight aimed to reduce stress with its deep pressure stimulation.
A hardcover photo book for any mother figure

Hardcover Photo Book, starting $69, available at Artifact Uprising
Honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.
A DIY knit sweater

Julia Sweater Easy Knitting Kit, $84, available at Wool and the Gang
Gift the mom who loves crafting with an easy DIY knitting set. This kit includes a pair of knitting needles, a sweater pattern, and your pick from 29 yarn colors. She can create a hip-length sweater that’s lightweight enough for the summer or to layer under winter clothes.
A personalized watercolor pet print

Custom Pet Portrait, starting at $39, available at Etsy
Does your mom have a pet she treats like her own child? Honor the family pet with this custom, hand-painted portrait. Send in a favorite photo and this Etsy store will transform it into beautiful, high-quality artwork. 
The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep

Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, $34, available at Anthropologie
Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position. 
A cardigan that’s a crossover of style and comfort

Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan, $98, available at Everlane
You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially one as comfy as this. If your mom is like mine, she has a go-to “restaurant” sweater or “movie theater” sweater. Gift her a new favorite with this minimalist ribbed design.
Read more about our favorite cardigans here.
Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

Personalized 8 oz. Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $29.99, available at Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty revolutionizes haircare by creating a custom line of shampoo and conditioner that’s based on her hair type and goals. She can choose the formula’s color and fragrance as well as add personalized details like her name on the bottle.
Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

Brooklinen Queen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen
Brooklinen Queen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, $240, available at Brooklinen
Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones I always recommend to friends, family, and readers who email me, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.
The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover her bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforters, pillows, candles, and blankets. 
A fancy candle set

Otherland Candles The Threesome, $89, available at Otherland
Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that’s a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift.
Read our review of Otherland here.
Barack Obama’s bestselling book

A Promised Land by Barack Obama on Kindle, $17.99
If Mom likes to read, Barack Obama’s bestselling book ‘A Promised Land’ is probably on her reading list. Instead of risking having a hard copy arrive late, you can gift her the Kindle version. 
A cozy lounge kit

The Cozy Lounge Kit, $95 (originally $123) [You save $32], available at LIVELY
If anyone deserves a relaxing day off, moms are often at the top of the list. This chic lounge set includes LIVELY’s All Day Lounge Set, “Hit Snooze” Sleep Mask, The Best Day Ever Socks, and The Cotton Duster to maximize coziness — and it comes in a gift box for easy wrapping.
A high-speed charger for her phone

Anker Nano 20W USB-C Charger, $16.99
The latest iPhones don’t come with a charging adaptor in the box, so if Mom is getting a new phone soon, she’ll definitely need one of these. It charges three times faster than the typical Apple charger and is physically the same size.
Alexa-enabled glasses

Echo Frames Smart Glasses, $249.99
If your mom loves tech, she’ll think these smart glasses are from the future. Amazon’s Echo Frames allow for open-ear audio, hands-free calling, and access to thousands of Alexa’s skills.
A water bottle that solves all pain points

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Watter Bottle (32 oz), $44.95, available at Hydro Flask
Hydo Flask’s products have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that’s otherwise thought of as ordinary. 
A gift card for fun frames

Gift Card, from $50, available at Warby Parker
If Mom is on the hunt for a new pair of glasses, Warby Parker is an excellent place to start. The brand’s versatility, size flexibility, and relatively reasonable prices will give Mom plenty of options to choose from, and she can try up to five pairs at home for free. 
Read our full review of Warby Parker’s at-home try-on service.
A luxurious bathrobe

Parachute Classic Bathrobe, $99, available at Parachute
A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone (pictured). 
Read our full review of Parachute’s Classic Bathrobe here.
A Disney Plus gift subscription

Disney Plus Gift Subscription, $79.99 for a year, available at Disney Plus
In addition to hundreds of classic Disney movies, old shows, and original programming, Disney Plus has tons of new content, including everyone’s favorite “The Mandalorian.” If Mom doesn’t already have Disney Plus, now’s the time to get it for her. Bonus points if you pair it with a Baby Yoda gift.
Here’s everything to know about Disney Plus and about its gift subscription.
A sunflower growing kit

Backyard Safari Garden Grow Kit, $18.99, available at Amazon
Kickstart Mom’s gardening career or add a pop of color to her existing crops with this foolproof gardening kit. This kit includes six varieties of seeds, all within a recycled egg carton to sustainably start the growing process.
The Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo, $99.99, available at Amazon
There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things moms should find charming. 
A fresh flower bouquet

The Bouqs Co. bouquets, available at The Bouqs Co., $39 and up
UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $60 and up
We’ve ordered bouquets from The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems and both offer gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they’re delivered quickly, too. 
A cute potted plant instead of flowers

Shop The Sill’s selection of plants from $20
The Sill is a relatively new startup that’s making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe. 
The gift of comfortable loungewear

Shop all women’s loungewear and sleepwear, available at Tommy John
Tommy John E-Gift Card, $25-$250, available at Tommy John
The Insider Reviews team is positively smitten with Tommy John’s loungewear and underwear — so much so, we named the latter one of the best women’s underwear brands in our buying guide, so you can be sure Mom will love it too.
A personalized bracelet

Custom Coordinates Bracelet, from $7.99, available at Etsy
The subtle engraving on this small, delicate bracelet will always remind Mom of somewhere special. You can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold to match her daily jewelry, while the coordinates will still allow this piece to stand out in her mind.
A chic convertible bag

Maestra Bag, $895, available at Senreve
She never has to worry about this bag going out of style — it’s three styles in one. The Maestra can switch between a shoulder bag, top-handle bag, and backpack, so she can wear it with all sorts of looks. While it’s a pricey purchase, the high-quality materials and design will last a lifetime in Mom’s wardrobe. 
A blanket that demonstrates your love

Love Letter Blanket, from $135.15, available at Etsy
Handwritten letters are always heartwarming, and this blanket takes the sentiment to the next level. The custom text can be woven into the blanket in a pre-made font, or you can choose to emulate your own handwriting for an extra personal touch. 
Pearl hoop earrings

Mejuri Pearl Hoops, $65, available at Mejuri
Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so I’m guessing a lot of moms will love this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry too.
A delicious treat from Milk Bar

Check out all the goodies in Milk Bar’s Gift Shop from $24
Milk Bar’s treats will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B’Day Truffles, and plenty more.
A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $95, available at Murray’s Cheese
Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes 2 pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds. My mouth is watering just writing this caption …  
A custom map poster

Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap
Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom’s hometown, her college town, her favorite travel destination, or the place where she got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.
Read a full review here.
A really good mug she can take camping or into the office

Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, $29.99, available at REI
With a vacuum-insulated interior and secure top, this mug works for just about any occasion. Whether she wants to tote her hot oatmeal to the office or enjoy some chili while camping, this is what she’ll want to use. 
A skincare gift set for glowing skin every day

Mini Fresh Faves Skincare Set, $35, available at Sephora
This facial gift set from Fresh is made up of a flight of travel-sized masks, so she can roll out of bed with dewy, glowing skin every day.
Check out even more great and affordable beauty gifts she’ll actually use.
A heated massager to melt the day away

InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, $49.97, available at Amazon
After a long day, all she wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While she can’t get a real massage every day, you can give her this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give her a quality massage for much less.
A ‘book of the month’ membership

Book of the Month Monthly Membership, $49.99, available at Book of the Month
If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift membership gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to give her (three, six, or 12 months). She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month. 
A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

On the other hand, if she’s tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is waterproof too! 
Read a full review here.

Comfortable, breathable slip-on shoes

Allbirds Wool Loungers, $95, available at Allbirds
Cult-favorite footwear startup Allbirds is a great destination for gifts. Its Wool Loungers are ridiculously soft, breathable, and supportive — and even machine washable! We tried them and loved them, so we can safely say your mom will too. They currently come in six colors and are suitable for indoor and outdoor wear. 
A weighted blanket to help her sleep better

Bearaby 15-pound Cotton Napper, $169, available at Bearaby
Made of soft organic cotton just like her favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket can help her fall asleep faster and its buttery softness is perfect for wrapping up in.
An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $99.95, available at Click & Grow
Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, and how truly effortless the process was.
Super comfortable, high-waist leggings

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings, $98, available at Spanx
Whether or not she wears yoga pants to work out or to run errands, she’ll feel comfortable and stylish in this pair from Spanx. They’re breathable, supportive but not suffocating, and surprisingly comfortable, offering more stretch than similar compressive leggings I’ve tried that make them much easier to get into and out of. I’m not sure what witchcraft went into the design, but they also manage to create a smooth-all-over look that I love. 
Read more about Spanx’s Active Leggings here and every Spanx product we’ve ever tried here.
A bottle of lavender bubble bath

L’Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, $39, available at Amazon
This lavender-scented bubble bath from L’Occitane is one of the best ways to relax after a long day of work. 
A marble watch

MVMT Laurel Marble Watch, $96, available at MVMT
She’ll love this unique, marble-face watch featuring gold detailing and a caramel leather band. 
A Le Creuset Dutch oven

Le Creuset 5 1/2-Qt. Signature Round Dutch Oven, $160, available at Williams-Sonoma
At $160, this Le Creuset Dutch oven is the most expensive piece of cookware in my kitchen, but it is also my most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom’s favorite. 
A cookbook for ‘Girl Meets Farm’ fans

“Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm” by Molly Yeh, $19.54, available at Amazon
Not only does this cookbook contain more than 120 delicious recipes (make the Asian Scotch Eggs!), you’ll also find tons of personal stories and beautiful photos of Food Network star and award-winning blogger Molly Yeh and her family.
A cutting board in the shape of the state she calls home

Totally Bamboo State Cutting & Serving Board, $29.99, available at Amazon
Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor.
A Daily Harvest gift box

Daily Harvest 9-Cup Gift Box, $75, available at Daily Harvest
If she’s always trying to find new ways to prioritize her health, help her out with some Daily Harvest cups. You can prepay for nine cups, which she can redeem and pick out herself. She can choose from smoothies, oat bowls, soups, and other bowls of healthy food that are super easy to take on the go. 
A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat

Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $129, available at Amazon and Target
The Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Mom’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, but it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. I got my mother-in-law one for Christmas a couple of years ago, and she still sends me pictures of how amazing her food comes out almost every time she uses it.
A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

Dagne Dover Legend Tote, $149, available at Dagne Dover
Dagne Dover’s Legend Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep her organized and always ready to go. 
Read why we’ve dubbed Dagne Dover as the best work bag for women here.
A Rent The Runway Unlimited membership

Rent The Runway Gift Card, from $69, available at Rent The Runway
Perfect for the woman who “never has anything to wear,” Rent The Runway lets her rotate her wardrobe with the latest styles from more than 450 fashion brands, like Diane von Furstenberg, Tory, Burch, and Tibi. She’s able to rent up to 16 items at a time — and Rent The Runway takes care of all her dry cleaning, shipping, and insurance costs. We tried the membership and loved it. 
An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials

Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet, $175, available at Cuyana (+ $15 for monogram)
A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy woman’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s on the go. You can get this Italian leather wallet from Cuyana in seven colors. We really love the Stone leather version that has a surprise red lining on the inside for a pop of color. 
A jewelry holder

Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird
This ornate swan is a subtle jewelry holder that’ll dress up a bathroom countertop or nightstand.
A foam pillow from a popular mattress startup

Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from one of our favorite mattress startups, Leesa. It’s so good it’s listed in our buying guide to the best pillows.
A room diffuser

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $98, available at Nordstrom
A more modern alternative to potpourri, a diffuser is a grown-up way to add a subtle fragrance to her home.
A personalized T-shirt

Known Supply Personalized Women’s Fitted Crew, $32, available at Known Supply
You can personalize this comfortable Pima cotton tee with “mom” or “mama” — or any other name up to nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive. 
A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $60, available at Atlas Coffee Club
If her veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a gift subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 
A pair of sunglasses that will stay on

Tulum No. 2 Sunglasses, $150, available at Maho Shades
If Mom loves to spend time outside but doesn’t want to sacrifice style for functionality, these shades have an extra sturdy grip meant to keep them snug through more intensive activity. 
A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

Leatherology Meadow Mini Camera Bag, from $110, available at Leatherology (+ $40 for hand-painted monogram)
This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $40, you can customize it with hand-painted monogram. 
A retro-inspired electric kettle

SMEG 50’s Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $159.95, available at Williams-Sonoma
With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she’ll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green, pastel blue, and bright red.
A box set of loose-leaf teas

T2 Tea Five Greatest Greens Assorted Tea Sampler Gift Box, $15, available at Amazon
Let her sit back and relax with this set of fragrant green teas, including China Jasmine, Sencha Peach, and Japanese Sencha. If green tea isn’t her thing, T2 also has gift boxes for black, herbal, and fruity teas. Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option and she’ll always have a stocked tea supply. 
A heart snapshot

Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, from $29, available at Minted
Collect some of her favorite pictures and turn them into unique photo art for as little as $29.
A DNA test kit

23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, $199, available at 23andMe
This genetic test kit from 23andMe is a unique and cool gift idea for any mom who’s interested in learning more about her family history.
A FabFitFun box

FabFitFun E-Gift Card, $49.99 -$179.99, available at FabFitFun
Sign her up for FabFitFun, a quarterly beauty subscription box that sends its members full-size products instead of those tiny samples.
An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently

Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon
Moms work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because she has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean she has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.
Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake her up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure she’ll love it.
A pendant necklace

Set & Stones Cheyenne Mama Necklace, $198, available at Nordstrom
Your mom will want to keep this pendant necklace very close to her heart.

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