Mother’s Day gifts and ideas

Mother’s Day has been a long-standing tradition of breakfast in bed, flowers and cards, but now that you’re grown, finding something a bit more sentimental – if she’s into that kind of thing – tends to go a long way. It’s the least that we can do after she’s gone through all the trouble of raising us to be the outstanding citizens we are today.  Here are a few ideas to get your mother loving gift wheels turning.



The cook or foodie

You can find her in the kitchen and there’s always something on the stove or in the oven. Your mom loves to feed you and anyone else that walks through the door, so get her something a cook or foodie like her can really appreciate. Here are a few simple ideas.

Knives! From Henckels and Wusthof, to Global and MAC, find her a knife that will slice, dice, and make the cut when it comes to balance and edge.  Many of these are available through Sur La Table and Amazon.

The Grommet also has a large variety of gifts including pizza ovens, butter churners, meat shredders, DIY kits, and more. We’ll reference it in other sections as it has a bit of something for everyone.






All eyes are on her when she enters a room or strolls casually down the street. She’s got a fashion all of her own with the seasons freshest designs and prints. Your mom is one of your biggest fashion icons and is always ahead of the trend.

Cuff her! Keep her treasured arm candy in place with Handbag Handcuff. Designed to keep all your goodies in their place, this handy gadget will not only keep her from having to pick up her lipstick and wallet from the passenger seat or floor after a hectic drive.

Find other accessories with a unique touch at places like Anthropologie, Moda Operandi, and Uniqlo, to name a few.  







Pamper her

She works hard and that calls for optimum relaxation! Aside from scouring the local salons and spas for the best massage packages for mom to enjoy, see about giving her something she can enjoy in the comfort of her own home when she doesn’t have time to make an appointment for a gift certificate.

Nailed it! Find her the perfect grooming tools by Seki Edge.  They’ve got premium quality tweezers, clippers, eyelash curlers, nail files, and more.

Other pamper gifts can be found at places and sites like AWSB, Beauty By Earth, LUSH, World Market, The Body Shop, and Bath & Body Works.







Missing her

Miles apart, but still in my heart. You and your mother will always share a special bond and while life may often pull you in separate directions, your mind and heart will always be with her. Let her know you’re missing her and think of her often with a few tokens she can use every day.

Morning cup of Joe! She has coffee or tea every morning and can start her day with you in spirit using these mugs found on Etsy. There are tons of other gifts that will remind her just how much she is missed on Etsy as well as The Grommet, Personal Creations, and Things Remembered.  





Crafty mom

With a snap of a finger, buttons, threads, and old shoeboxes turn into masterpieces that everyone wants in their home. Your mother is a genuine genius when it comes to whipping up a costume, adding some pep to a room, or turning what is perceived as junk into gold. Get her something that will keep her creative juices flowing.

SHE is Etsy! The possibilities are endless when looking for something truly one-of-a-kind for your crafty mom on Etsy. There are stickers, stamps, cutters, storage, needles, buttons, paper, and so much more.

Gift ideas she would really appreciate includes gift cards, I know that doesn’t sound like fun, but for these places and the ideas she had not yet dreamed up, they work perfectly!  Try Michaels, Joann, Hobby Lobby, and Blick.



New mom

Maybe you haven’t seen her in a while because she’s too busy conquering the world and raising her newborn offspring. She always has her mini-me in tow and gushes when asked about how the baby is doing, even if she appears a bit tired around the eyes. Get this new wonder woman of a mother something special for her very first Mother’s Day.

A gift from baby! This takes a little bit of work but will be something that she and the wee one can enjoy for years to come. Check out Honest to Nod for their DIY footprint towel. It’s adorable.

Short on time, but still want to make a splash? Here are a few places that can lend a hand. Etsy – I know, I know. This has been on the list several times, but if you’re looking for something cute, sentimental, unique, and personal, this is the place to find some wonderful ideas! Uncommon Goods, Personal Creations, and AHA Life also have great gift ideas to fit various tastes and budgets.

From all of us at, we wish you all a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day!