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The 50 Best Gifts for Moms of 2023

Variety of gifts for mom

No matter whether she’s your biological mom, an amazing mother-in-law, someone who’s played the role of a mom, a friend who is a kick a** mom, or the world’s best dog mom, there’s no denying that any and every type of mom in your life deserves only the best when it comes to gifts. We firmly believe that the world would fall apart without mommas and that they’re superheroes who are certainly worthy of a fabulous present.

The good news: No matter what the moms on your shopping list are into, there are amazing gift choices out there, across all categories, at every price point. Think about things that will make her life easier; anything that will take something off of a busy mom’s plate is always sure to be appreciated. We culled through the best of the best to come up with this list of top picks for Mother’s Day gifts, with choices for the beauty lover, foodie, fashionista, and more.


Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

A high-end perfume is arguably one of the most classic “mom gifts” of all time, and this one completely fits the bill. It’s pricey, yes, but the woody-gourmand-floral is totally addicting and a surefire crowd-pleaser, no matter what types of scents she gravitates toward. (The bottle itself is stunning, too.) It’s no surprise that TikTokers refer to this as “rich mom approved.”

Price at time of publish: $325

Jiggy Puzzles Lazy Girl Book Club

Puzzle-lover or not, the mother figure in your life will love putting together these works of art that are cute enough to frame (made by emerging female artists, no less). Whether you work on it together or she puzzles in solitude (it’s more relaxing than you think), she’ll enjoy taking some time away from screens.

Price at time of publish: $49 for 800 pieces, $40 for 450 pieces

Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

There’s nothing like waking up from a restful sleep to smooth, beautiful hair that doesn’t need to be touched up. This silk pillowcase from Brooklinen (which out-performed the other silk pillowcases we tested in the bedhead department) actually prevents flyaways and frizz, so Mom can cut down on time spent getting ready in the morning. Plus, it’s machine washable, which makes for an easy clean.

Price at time of publish: $50

Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Set

Eberjey doesn’t mess around when it comes to sleepwear—this fan-favorite set is feels silky smooth and we’re convinced it helps usher you into a long, restful sleep. Take your pick between a whole slew of colors, ranging from black and white to sorbet pink and pistachio; either way, the mom in your life will thank you for upgrading her PJ game.

Price at time of publish: $118

Sophie Lou Jacobsen Totem Glasses

Sophie Lou Jacobsen Totem Glasses.

For the mom that loves to host, you can’t go wrong with this dainty set of borosilicate glass cups. Whether she uses them to wow guests with cocktails or to add a bit of excitement to her morning iced coffee, she’ll love doing so in these whimsical totem glasses from Sophie Lou Jacobsen.

Price at time of publish: $110

Dagne Dover Large Wade Diaper Tote

An absolute must for any mom with babies or little kids, this really can work just as well as a diaper bag as it can a tote as it can both. There’s a changing pad and plenty of compartments for all the wipes and gear, but it also fits most laptops and has a luggage sleeve, great for lugging around adult stuff, too.

Price at time of publish: $215

Artifact Uprising Pressed Glass Frame

We have yet to meet a mom who doesn’t appreciate getting a meaningful framed photo. Find two of her favorite pics, then pop them in this book-style frame made with tempered glass and available in a black or brass finish. Done.

Price at time of publish: From $57

Canopy Humidifier

Using a humidifier at night can help keep your skin healthy and hydrated, not to mention alleviate dry sinuses. This one touts a unique technology that inhibits mold and filters the moist air it delivers, can also double as a diffuser, not to mention looks cool and takes up very little space.

Price at time of publish: $150

Skin Laundry Mother's Day Gift Card

Give the mother in your life the gift of good skin. Each gift card is redeemable for a laser facial, or enhancement at a Skin Laundry clinic or put towards a month of membership payment. Best of all, when you purchase a $100 digital gift card, you receive a $25 digital gift card for yourself, too—a win-win! Mom and Senior Editor Jill Di Donato is a fan of this low-lift facial because it gives immediate noticeable results and requires no downtime.

Price at time of publish: $100


This gorgeous scarf from Sarah Flint is great for a mom who appreciates vibrant hues and pops of color. The hand-painted print features a bold flamingo, spiral shells, and more playful details inspired by whimsical fairytales and days spent beachside and looks different from every angle—depending on how it’s styled.

Price at time of publish: $350

Now’s the time to get your mom a gift that she wouldn’t splurge on herself. We’re firm believers that a self-care moment isn’t complete without a bath robe, and this one from Parachute is the best of the best. Offered in sizes from extra-small to 3X, the robe comes in a range of chic neutrals that the mother figure in your life will love. It’s so comfy you may want to snag one for yourself, too.

Price at time of publish: $109

Body Creme

Treat Mom to an indulgent body lotion that puts all others to shame. It applies easily (no fussy rubbing required) and absorbs into the skin within seconds for a grease-free coat of moisture that softens and hydrates all skin types. Commerce Writer Caitlyn Martyn says she wasn’t a fan of body lotions until trying this formula—she now applies it daily after showering for silky smooth skin, neck to toe.

Price at time of publish: $38

West & Willow Custom Pet Portraits

Guaranteed to make any dog mom smile, these custom portraits offer an uncanny likeness of her furry offspring. Plus, you can customize the style, frame, and size for a gift that’s tailor-made just for her.

Price at time of publish: $67

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS

As any skincare aficionado will tell you, the skin on your neck deserves just as much TLC as the skin on your face. That’s where this moisturizer comes in, a powerful anti-ager that can help combat ‘tech neck’ lines, hydrates, and evens out skin tone—and can be used on both the neck and decolletage.

Price at time of publish: $95

Everlane Women’s The Alpaca Crew

This sophisticated crewneck feels as soft as cashmere but rings in at a fraction of the price. It’s made from sustainably- and humanely-sourced alpaca and is nice and warm, yet not too heavy. The ribbed texture adds just enough visual interest, though it’s still a staple that can work with pretty much any outfit.

Price at time of publish: $100

Glo Skin Beauty Bio-Renew EGF Cream

If you’re going to get mom an expensive face cream, be sure to give her one that has clinical backing behind it to deliver results. We love the formula of this cream, developed in partnership with celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Dendy Engelman. The formula contains 1% Epidermal Growth Factor: Vegan EGF, a reparative ingredient that signals cells to boost collagen and elastin production to make skin plump and cushiony. Senior Editor Jill Di Donato is a fan, and says the luxe cream is the final step in her nightly routine, locking in hydration for a smoother complexion in the morning.

Price at time of publish: $175

Rellery Heart Bracelet with Mother of Pearl

There are two heart charms on this 18-karat gold-plated bracelet: A larger heart with a mother-of-pearl inlay and a smaller one. The latter can be customized with an initial (when it’s a gift for your mom, you’ll want to add yours, naturally).

Price at time of publish: $155

Ourself Lip Conditioner

Make sure to tell your mom that celebs like Tracee Ellis Ross and Kelly Ripa love this lip balm. Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid impart tons of hydration while leaving behind the perfect healthy (never greasy or sticky) sheen and finish.

Price at time of publish: $45

Hoka Clifton 9

Whether your mom actually runs or is a pro at running errands, give her the gift of these ultra-cushy Hokas that make spending hours on your feet feel like a treat. They come in a number of colors from all-white to bright blues and pinks, so there’s something in the lineup for everyone.

Price at time of publish: $145

Beats Studio Buds

These wireless headphones are lightweight and comfortable, sweat- and water-resistant, and have a noise-canceling mode. Pick from any of the five colors and give your mom an easy, hands-free way to chat on the phone or listen to her favorite music while she multi-tasks.

Price at time of publish: $119

Fig.1 Pregnant or Nursing Skincare Set

Take the guesswork out of any momma-to-be’s skincare routine with this convenient set. All six products (a complete line-up including a cleanser, toner, vitamin C serum, niacinamide serum, moisturizer, and eye cream) are pregnancy and breast-feeding safe, as well as dermatologist- and allergy-tested, too.

Price at time of publish: $172

Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5

Quicker and easier than a trip to the med-spa, this at-home IPL device can be used head to toe. It’s a great way to get smooth skin without the risk of irritation or razor burn.

Price at time of publish: $384

Verilux HappyLight Luxe

Beat the winter blues with this table-top light therapy lamp. It’s UV-free and can easily be adjusted to your own color, brightness, and duration preferences.

Price at time of publish: $70

Wolf Gourmet Programmable 6-in-1 Multicooker, 7 Quart

Upgrade her slow cooker in a big way with this very high-end option. Yes, it’s expensive, but for the mom who loves to cook, the value can’t be beat. It acts as a traditional slow cooker, yes, but also has sous vide, sauté/sear, and rice cooker functions. Not to mention that the vessel inside can be used as a Dutch oven, plus it looks absolutely high-end and gorgeous.

Price at time of publish: $700

Byredo Candle

Who doesn’t love a new candle? With notes of leather, birch woods, and patchouli, this rich candle skews sensual and sophisticated, while hints of plum and cinnamon add a subtle sweetness that make the room smell cozy and centering.

Price at time of publish: $45

Studio Null Wines The Red Set

This non-alcoholic wine brand was created by two friends who wanted to have all of the experiences that go along with wine drinking…without any of the alcohol. They make their wines in partnership with dealcoholization experts and offer a range of varietals. It doesn’t hurt that the labels on the bottle are gorgeous and perfect for gifting.

Price at time of publish: $27-$85

Bean & Bean Coffee Downtown Blend

Created by a mom and daughter duo (how fitting), help any mom stay caffeinated with this coffee. More than half of the brand’s coffee is from women-led or owned coffee farms, and everything is fair trade and organic. There are plenty of different roasts to choose from, but this nutty and sweet one is a good universal crowd-pleaser.

Price at time of publish: $19


You may not be able to give her the gift of having more hours in the day, but a membership to this mindfulness and meditation app will at least help her carve out a little bit more time for her to focus on herself. It’s great if she’s looking to make meditation a more regular part of her routine or just needs a little assistance when it comes to relaxing and sleeping better on occasion.

Price at time of publish: $70 for one year

Firebelly Tea Large Ceramic Tea Pot

Arguably the coolest, most sophisticated-looking teapot we’ve ever seen, this holds up to four cups of tea, has an ergonomic handle, and a no-drip spout. There’s also a built-in filter, and the whole thing is dishwasher-safe—always a win.

Price at time of publish: $100

Belly serum

You don’t have to be a new mom to enjoy this peony infused belly serum, although it’s dermatologist-tested to be safe for moms of all stages, including expectant ones. Marula and rosehip oils blended with an antioxidant-rich formula help to soften delicate skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Beyond any reparative qualities, this oil is lush and luxurious, due to an intoxicating scent and skin-feel.

Price at time of publish: $36

7 A.M. Enfant Warmmuffs Stroller Gloves

Anyone faced with pushing a stroller in winter temperatures will appreciate these warm and cozy stroller muffs that snap onto any type of cross bar or double-hand stroller. A water-resistant shell and fuzzy lining helps insulate against cold, and wet weather—plus, these mitts are machine-washable. These are truly a mom hack, making them oh so giftable.

Price at time of publish: $45

Gift card

No one deserves a vacation quite like a mom, which is what makes this such a great gift. A gift card to this site can be used to stay at, wait for it, over one million different places, ranging from big-name hotel chains to boutique properties to even unique spots such as igloos and treehouses. All she needs to do is book the flight.

Price at time of publish: Varies

Diptyque Baies Room Spray

Let your mom capture that luxe-smelling hotel vibe in the comfort of her own home with this spray from Diptyque. Fresh, fruity, and mysterious, it’s perfect for covering up unwanted odors or freshening up a dull-smelling space, leaving a trail of intoxicating scent in its wake.

Price at time of publish: $68

Jones Road Beauty The Best Blush

Blush is one of the best ways to enhance an everyday makeup look. This formula from Jones Road is perhaps one of the best on the market, all thanks to it’s creamy, easy-to-blend formula that imparts a lit-from-within glow and youthful rosy tint. It’s not very intimidating (you literally can’t mess it up), making it the perfect pick for a mom that’s getting back into makeup.

Price at time of publish: $28

TheraFace Pro

A favorite of dermatologists and editors alike, this facial device from Therabody offers a full-fledged facial in the palm of your hand. Equipped with three LED lights, a percussive option, cryotherapy attachments, and a facial cleansing brush head, there’s so much we love about this tool—and we bet Mom will too.

Price at time of publish: $400

Shark FlexStyle Air Styling and Drying System

Few blow dryers have garnered as much attention as Dyson in the last few years—until Shark launched the FlexStyle Air Drying and Styling System, a tool that can dry, curl, smooth, and volumize. It’s comparable to the Dyson Air Wrap—so much so that it came out on top when we compared the two head-to-head).

Price at time of publish: $300

Colorfulkoala Women's Buttery Soft High Waisted Yoga Pants 7/8 Length Leggings

One of Amazon’s best kept secrets (until now) is this buttery soft brand of leggings that yoga pants that are just as comfortable as those three times the price. These have an amazing fit, stay put, and can take mom from Pilates to PTA, or whatever amazing adventures she has in store for the day.

Price at time of publish: $23

MakeMeChic Faux Leather Pants

Another amazing Amazon fashion find, these faux leather pants are a top-rated steal, and a must for the rocker chic momma who knows how to turn heads with her OOTD. We love that the fabric has some stretch so they’re easy and comfortable to wear, and that you can toss them in the machine to wash.

Price at time of publish: $50

Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Lifestyle Gift Set

Gift sets are ideal for mom—especially one who loves a bargain.  This one comes with bestsellers, Dior Addict Lip Glow lip balm in Pink, Miss Dior hand cream, and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, the fresh floral Miss Dior perfume for women. We can’t think of a more delightful way to shower mom with things she loves but might not otherwise buy for herself.

Price at time of publish: $110

Uncommon Goods Wooden Zodiac Constellation Jewelry Dish

It’s the little things, right? Give her a spot to stow tiny treasures. This mango wood moon with a spattering of golden stars will look oh-so-lovely perched on her dresser, keeping her jewelry safe and secure. We love the price of this thoughtful gift that looks more expensive than it is.

Price at time of publish: $20

Initial necklace

Show Mom how special she is with this dainty pave diamond charm necklace. Pick her initial—or one that means a lot to her—so she can proudly display it close to her heart. The necklace features glistening pave diamonds and a fine 9-karat gold chain. It’s dainty enough to layer it with other favorites and sparkly enough to sport all on its own.

Price at time of publish: $330

Jewelry travel case

This super cute case from LeMel—a sister-owned brand–promises to keep jewelry tangle-free when you travel. It makes the perfect gift, not only for its adorable compact size, but the fact that it’s been handcrafted to hold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings safely and soundly.

Price at time of publish: $56


It’s pricey, yes, but this adorable mini bucket bag from Mansur Gavriel makes for a gift she’ll use every single day. Sized for just the essentials, the bag is made from vegetable-tanned Italian leather that will develop a patina (and more character) over time.

Price at time of publish: $595

This comfy-chic dress from Hill House took the world by storm, and we assure you that it’s for good reason. Between the soft, comfortable material and pretty custom prints, the mother in your life will want to collect them all. The sizes span XXS to XXL, but tend to sell out. We do wish more sizes were available, but love this as a gift so much, we’re still making the recommendation.

Price at time of publish: $150

Tory Burch Essence of Dreams Electric Sky Gift Set

If the word you would use to describe the mother in your life is “vibrant,” we advise you to check out this fragrance set featuring Tory Burch’s Electric Sky fragrance (which just so happens to smell as such). With an unexpected blend of lavender, wood, and cactus flower, this scent will quickly become one of her favorites. The limited-edition kit contains a full-size fragrance, a travel spray and a mini bottle (because who doesn’t love mini bottles?)

Price at time of publish: $135

UGG Shearling Slipper

Undoubtedly the coziest slippers on earth, Uggs make great gifts. It’s just a fact. Gift your loved one these slip-ons lined with soft sheepskin and a lightweight sole that travels well both indoors and outdoors. They’re so comfortable that we named them the coziest slipper of 2023.

Price at time of publish: $120

Gift card

If you can’t choose just one present, give Mom a gift that keeps on giving—a gift card to Vivrelle. In case you haven’t heard, Vivrelle is a first-of-its-kind membership club that offers access to a shared closet of designer handbags and accessories. Similar to Rent the Runway and Nuuly, Vivrelle grants members the option of swapping out their accessories for new ones each month, or holding onto their existing picks for as long as they want.

Price at time of publish: Varies

Everlane The Italian Leather Day Ballet Flat

Brand new shoes are rarely comfortable during the first few wears, making them a not-so-great option for gifting. These cute ballet flats from Everlane, however, are the exception. Designed with buttery soft Italian leather, they don’t require breaking in and feel like you’re barefoot from the moment you step into them. They’re also incredibly chic (no matter the season) and pair well with a variety of looks.

Price at time of publish: $140

Medium Natural Open Top Canvas Tote Bag

Whether your mom (or grandma) are coastal grandmothers themselves or they just simply love an easy, functional product with a simple aesthetic, they’ll love this canvas tote from Land’s End. It’s been around forever and chances are they already have something similar and need a new one. Tip: Fill it with fresh flowers or one of the brand’s monogrammed towels for the full effect.

Price at time of publish: $39

Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround™ Diffuser

This sleek reed diffuser from Jo Malone adds freshness and an enveloping scent to any space—all she has to do is flip the reeds every once in a while. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring some spice to bright lime, offering every room a burst of unexpected freshness.

Price at time of publish: $105


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