Though you never need a holiday to show your mom love, there’s something rewarding about finding the best Mother’s Day gifts to brighten the day of the mother figures in your life—whether that includes your mom, stepmom, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, or someone else. And if distance or circumstances keep you apart this May 8, a great gift can mean that much more. With only a handful of days left, however, you’ll need some help shopping if your gift is to arrive on time for Sunday.
- Best Last-Minute Gifts for Moms
- Best Gifts for Every Type of Mom
- Best Mother’s Day Gift Baskets
- Best Flower Delivery for Mother’s Day
- Best Useful Gifts for Mother’s Day
- Best Mother’s Day Subscription Gifts & Gift Cards
- Best Amazon Mother’s Day Gifts
- Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Under $50
- Best Nordstrom Gifts for Mother’s Day
- Best Gifts for Grandmas for Mother’s Day
- Best Mother-In-Law Gifts for Mother’s Day
Finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, especially for the picky parent. Luckily, though, there are many ways to spoil your mama beyond sending a Mother’s Day card, and many of these gift ideas are easier on your wallet than an Apple Watch—and can also be delivered straight to her door. From self-care essentials like bath bombs and bath salts, skin-care gift sets, and aromatherapy diffusers to useful gadgets she might not buy for herself like smart coffee mugs that always stay warm, personalized cutting boards, and machine-washable silk pillowcases, there’s always the chance to find something delightful for her.
Below, you’ll find our top recommendations for the best Mother’s Day gifts, including the flower delivery services (that offer next-day and same-day delivery), Mother’s Day gift baskets, mom gifts you can buy on Amazon, mom gifts in Nordstrom’s sale section, gifts for new moms, and more. We pulled best-sellers from retailers such as Etsy, Amazon, Minted, Nordstrom, Uncommon Goods, and Anthropologie. We’ve also included subscription gifts that you can send via email, should you want to send your best friend a thoughtful gift that extends beyond one day (or need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift).
Best Last-Minute Gifts for Moms for Mother’s Day 2022
Whether you’re indecisive or only just realized what date it is, if you’re reading this, chances are that you need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift. If your priority is ensuring the gift arrives by the special day, we’ve pulled together excellent options, including weekly and monthly subscription gifts for women (like gifts from the SELF Certified Atlas Coffee Club and Home Chef meal kit delivery service, which you can send as emails and which last for months), bouquets that ship next-day, and gifts from Amazon that, with Prime, have two-day shipping. Might we recommend this SELF Favorite heated neck massager?
Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
Best Gifts for Every Type of Moms for Mother’s Day
It’s true that finding the right gifts for moms who tell you they don’t need anything can prove a challenge, but not to worry. Whether you’re shopping for a foodie or fitness enthusiast, a new mom or matriarch, the person who prioritizes practicality or who could use pampering, we’ve got you. Here are some standout gifts for your loved one on the market now, including a SELF reader-recommended pajama set, Olive & June manicure kit that makes DIY nails easy, wonderfully-scented shower steamers, and a soothing knit weighted throw blanket from Bearaby (which comes in different colors).
Luxetique Spa Gift Basket
Casper Silk Pillowcase + Sleep Mask Set
Bearaby Tree Napper (15 lb.)
Best Mother’s Day Gift Baskets & Gift Boxes
Mother’s Day gift baskets and gift boxes do the work for you by curating a luxe arrangement that can be such a fun surprise for any loved one to receive. Plus, there are so many gift baskets, gift boxes, gift sets, and gift towers to choose from that are centered around different themes (desserts, fruits, charcuterie, wellness, and more). These are some of the Mother’s Day gift baskets that catch our eye, including displays of decadent truffles and Godiva chocolates, brunch-worthy, gold foil-wrapped Royal Verano pears from Harry & David, and exotic cheeses from Murray’s Cheese.
Best Flower Delivery Services for Mother’s Day
It’s never, ever a bad idea to send your mother a bouquet of fresh flowers—the ultimate “mom gift.” These blooms are easy to send, beautiful to look at, and will remind her of you every time she glances their way. There’s a world of flower delivery services, almost all of which are offering specially arranged Mother’s Day bouquets. From UrbanStems to Telefora, here are a handful of featured bouquets we think Mom will adore from some of the best flower delivery services for Mother’s Day—and all companies below offer next-day and same-day shipping.
Teleflora Shining Beauty Bouquet (Deluxe)
Terrain The Mother’s Day Bouquet
Best Useful Gifts for Mother’s Day
For the mom who truly has everything, you have to get creative. The best useful gifts are clever in design, tackle a need they perhaps didn’t know they had, and make life easier and hopefully more enjoyable. We’ve collected an entire Mother’s Day gift guide for practical products and multitools, but here are some winners that will go far with your mother figure: a small portable device that turns a water bottle or glass of water into a humidifier, a SELF Favorite smart stainless steel coffee mug that keeps her drink exactly the temperature she prefers, a knife that niftily forms spreadable ribbons out of hard blocks of butter, and an insulted water bottle that helps her hydrate and has storage in its bottom for her essentials.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 (10 oz.)
Multitasky Anywhere Portable Bottle Humidifier
Best Mother’s Day Subscription Gifts & Gift Cards
There are a multitude of reasons why a subscription for your mom makes a unique Mother’s Day gift. There are boxes for all tastes: clothing subscription boxes and beauty boxes for the stylish mom; meal kits, wine subscription boxes, coffee subscription boxes, snack subscription boxes for the food-forward; self-care subscription boxes, craft boxes, book boxes, and more. A gift card to a subscription service ensures your mother figure receives new goodies every month that she’s sure to rave about during your next catch-up.
Here are just a few of our favorite subscription gifts for Mother’s Day, including Winc for the wine snob, Birchbox for the makeup lover, The Sill for the green thumb, and Book of the Month for the book worms.
Best Amazon Mother’s Day Gifts
If you already shop at Amazon for pretty much everything, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go ahead and add the perfect Mother’s Day gift to your cart too. Besides the fact that Amazon carries great gift options that you don’t have to drive and pick up, if you’re a Prime member your gifts can arrive as soon as the same day. From helpful gardening tools like this Abco cushion which converts between a kneeler and a stool (with storage and gloves included) to trending kitchen appliances like air fryers and market tote bags for busy moms to wellness gifts like sunrise alarm clocks, here are some of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can buy on Amazon.
Cosori Air Fryer/Oven Max XL
Abco Tech Garden Kneeler and Seat
Beegreen Initial Personalized Canvas Tote Bag (13 oz.)
Jall Wake-Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Under $50
Skip the splurge without skimping on thoughtfulness. There are a multitude of sweet presents of many sizes that are sure to please your mom without exhausting your budget (which she probably wouldn’t want anyway). Below is a sampling of applause-worthy gifts for Mother’s Day that cost under $50, including a bamboo caddy that will add elegance to her bath, a diffuser that will waft the fragrance of her favorite essential oil around her space, and a customizable photo album from Artifact Uprising that you can fill with family photos.
Rebrilliant Gardner Freestanding Bamboo Bath Caddy
Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser
Best Nordstrom Sale Items That Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts
From high-end bedding to luxurious skincare, Nordstrom is an ideal one-stop shop for must-have Mother’s Day gifts—many of which are on sale right now. We’ve rounded up some of the best Nordstrom deals that make fabulous mom gifts, including hefty markdowns on the cult-favorite Our Place Always Pan, comfy bathrobes and leggings, high-quality, hand-poured candles, Kiehl’s and Sunday Riley serums, and more.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Quilted Collar Robe
Zella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 Leggings
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil
Best Gifts for Grandmas for Mother’s Day
You’d be remiss if you forgot to give your grandmother a nod on this special day, especially since she’s the O.G. mother figure of the family. We’re rounded up some of the best gifts for your grandma for Mother’s Day, with an emphasis on the meaningful, useful, and pampering, including this smart digital picture frame which lets you upload photos from afar for her to see and a necklace from Etsy that you can customize to include her loved ones’ names.
Aura Smart Digital Picture Frame
Best Gifts for Mothers-in-Law for Mother’s Day
Last but certainly not least, it’s never a bad idea to send your MIL a celebratory little something to show you’re thinking of her, too. Great Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother-in-law include a personalized gift like this Minted puzzle that lets you upload a photo design (of her grandkid maybe, an old family photo, or a picture of her pet), or a soothing foot massager/bath for someone who runs cold or who spends hours on her feet.
Minted The Big Picture Custom Heart Puzzle (252-Piece)