34 Perfect Gifts for Moms and Mothers-in-Law
These great holiday gifts will earn you major points.
Your mom has walked you through every step of life (including this one, which has been one of the most challenging seasons yet), and now it's time to show her how much you care. Whatever the occasion—the holidays, Mother's Day, or just because—we know she's always at the top of your list. But here's the thing: Since she's such a high-priority gift recipient, it can be difficult to find a present that says it all: "Thank you," "I love you," "What would I do without you?" If you're stumped on what to buy your mom or mother-in-law, don't worry—we've rounded up a list of diverse items to satisfy her broad interests.
Whether your mom or mother-in-law prefers self-care products, like perfumes and candles, or likes to be surprised with stylish accessories and home décor, we've curated an inspired list of gifts she'll love. From a beautiful book on flower arranging—written by Martha and Kevin Sharkey—to a picnic basket perfect for entertaining her immediate family outdoors, this gift guide walks the line between classic and modern luxury. Which, come to think of it, probably sums up your mom pretty well.
Whatever her interests—beauty, baking, reading, you name it—there's something for your favorite woman in the slides ahead. Armed with these picks, you'll be able to say "Thanks, Mom" with a beautiful, thoughtful, and timeless gift. No matter what the occasion is, both your mom and your mother-in-law will love finding one of these incredible gifts beneath the wrapping paper.
Flower-Focused Coffee Table Book
Every flower enthusiast will make space for this stunning coffee table book in their home. But it's more than just something pretty to look at—inside, she'll find Martha Stewart's own expert advice and tips for a thriving garden.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey "Martha's Flowers" Deluxe Edition, $75, amazon.com.
Packed with acai, babassu, raw virgin coconut, and passion fruit oils, this nourishing balm is a must for smooth, hydrated skin.
Shop Now: Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm, $48, credobeauty.com.
The latest from Jo Malone London, this uplifting fig-centric candle comes in a sleek ceramic jar with a lid; she'll use it as a catchall when she's burned through the wax.
Shop Now: Jo Malone London Fresh Fig and Cassis Candle, $125, jomalone.com.
Withstanding almost 250 degrees Fahrenheit, this casserole carrier will be perfect to transport almost any of Mom's prized dishes fresh out of the oven. This gift-worthy bag also keeps dishes warm for up to three hours and chilled for about four.
Shop Now: Scout Bags "Hot Date" Casserole Carrier, $34.50, scoutbags.com.
Complete with 60 CBD wellness gummies—which taste like fruit pâte—this sampler is the ultimate gift of relaxation, which means it's perfect for Mom.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart CBD 15 Flavor Wellness Gummy Sampler, $64,99, shopcanopy.com.
Park Picnic Basket
This candy-filled trunk from Sugarfina is as sweet as she is.
Shop Now: Sugarfina Mini Trunk Box, $115, neimanmarcus.com.
Life in the Studio
It's a cult favorite for a reason. She'll thank you after a single use.
Shop Now: The Cream by Augustinus Bader, $170, nordstrom.com.
Cooking Tools Set
Perfect for mixing, stirring, and scraping, these silicone kitchen utensils look lovely in a classic and streamlined crock.
Shop Now: Le Creuset Silicone Cooking Tool Set, $60, williams-sonoma.com.
If her reading list is ever-growing and she's constantly toting around a stack of books, make Mom's life a little easier with a new e-reader. The adjustable lighting option means that she can enjoy her latest must-read anywhere, any time.
Shop Now: Amazon Kindle, $89.99, amazon.com.
Phone Card Case
We love these chic card holders, which fit onto the back of her iPhone; set her up with a strap, so she can wear her cell like a purse (and, therefore, never forget it again).
Shop Now: Clare Vivier Phone Card Case, $85, clarev.com.
Give your mom the gift of ultimate relaxation with this portable back massager. Thanks to a combination of heat and a shiatsu massage, it's guaranteed to help ease any aches and pains.
Shop Now: The truMedic MagicHands truShiatsu Neck and Back Massager, $199.99, walmart.com.
Light, Summery Fragrance
She'll reach for this pretty makeup palette—a highlighter and blush combo—all year long. Best of all, you can apply it on wet or dry skin, which will streamline her morning routine.
Shop Now: Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo, $84, sephora.com.
Made from water-resistant suede and lined with the comfiest sheepskin wool, these slippers are both cooler and more functional than your mom's former favorite pair.
Shop Now: Ugg Scuffette II Slipper, $85, nordstrom.com.
Monica Rich Kosann's lockets are the ultimate keepsake—especially if you fill hers with a photo of the two of you.
Shop Now: Monica Rich Kosann Green Enamel Vermeil Cushion Locket, $640, monicarichkosann.com.
Deliver fresh ingredients straight to her door, and help her serve up Martha's greatest culinary hits.
Shop Now: Martha & Marley Spoon, from $62.93, marleyspoon.com.
A sleek acrylic frame with brass-coated bolts brings modern elegance to her favorite family photos.
Shop Now: Artifact Uprising Float Frames, from $79, artifactuprising.com.
She can snip and place a few stems from her robust garden in this modern circular vase.
Shop Now: Marie Burgos Design Flower Bullet Vase in Smoke, $139, marieburgosdesignthestore.com.
Allow us to introduce her to her new everyday earrings. The see-through quartz goes with everything.
Shop Now: En Arch Earrings in Rock Quartz/Sterling Silver, $785, at.land.
When she wants to achieve the perfect barely-there makeup look, she'll reach for this sheer lipstick. It's more than just pretty, though—made from jojoba esters and carnauba wax, it also hydrates and conditions lips.
Shop Now: Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick, $32, beautycounter.com.
Stackable Birthstone Rings
Here's a fun way to help her keep her kids with her at all times: Gift the mom in your life petite rings with each child's birthstone. The stacked look is beautiful, and you can easily add to her collection over the years.
Shop Now: SLDA Collection 14kt Birthstone Rings, $115, sldacollection.com.
Luxury Picnic Basket
Luxe Body Lotion
Organic Cotton Blanket
Hand-loomed in Turkey, this organic cotton blanket is so soft and cozy.
Shop Now: Weft End "The Seaforth" Blanket, $325, weftend.com.
It doesn't matter how old her kids are: Your mom or mother-in-law loves to show off her status as a matriarch. This gold ring is an everyday piece she'll cherish.
Shop Now: Tali Gillette "Mama" Ring, $595, taligillette.com.
What's better than surprising your mom with a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Surprising her with the perfect vase to display said bouquet in, too.
Shop Now: Aerin "Marion" Tapered Vase, $350, aerin.com.
These minimalistic handmade bars will help heal and detoxify her skin, but they'll also look chic on her countertop all day long.
Shop Now: Binu Binu Exclusive M'O Handmade Soap Set, $175, modaoperandi.com.