56 Perfect Gifts for Moms and Mothers-in-Law
These great presents are sure to make her holiday season a little bit brighter.
Your mom has walked you through every step of life, 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 masks 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 color—which she'll appreciate if she's a design enthusiast—to a picnic tote (not basket!) perfect for entertaining come spring, 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 treat her to a beautiful, thoughtful, and timeless gift, no guesswork required. 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.
With this machine from General Electric's appliance line, her espresso will be ready in 90 seconds or less—and the easy-to-use milk frother means she can whip up her go-to cappuccino right at home.
Shop Now: Cafe Appliances AFFETTO Automatic Espresso Machine + Frother, $729, westelm.com.
She won't believe they're paper. Artist Livia Cetti is renowned for her faux flowers; these purple pansies, handmade in New York City, come in a terra-cotta pot with the perfect amount of patina.
Shop Now: Livia Cetti Paper Pansy Plant, $320, cutterbrooks.com.
Each month spotlights the work of a different artist. She'll look forward to uncovering what's next.
Shop Now: Dogwood Hill 2022 Desktop Calendar, $34, dogwood-hill.com.
Forget picnic baskets! These totes, crafted from seagrass grown organically in Thailand, are so much chicer.
Shop Now: Jayson Home Picnic Totes, from $125, jaysonhome.com.
Her famous pound cake recipe deserves a visually arresting pan, like this one from Nordic Ware.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Snowflake Bundt Pan, $40, williams-sonoma.com.
She'll store all of her most precious pieces in this leather box, crafted from anti-tarnish microsuede.
Shop Now: Mejuri Jewelry Box, $150, mejuri.com.
This exfoliating and hydrating mask duo can be used in tandem for the ultimate at-home facial.
Shop Now: Tracie Martyn Double Up Mask Duo, $142, traciemartyn.com.
Another venture from the founders of Brooklinen, Marlow delivers the perfect pillow every time—and for everyone—thanks to its adjustable firmness (which you control via its zipper).
Shop Now: Marlow Pillow, $65 each, marlowpillow.com.
This rich body cream is packed with polypeptides that support natural elastin and collagen production, jojoba and apricot kernel oils for moisture, and shea butter and the brand's signature mineral blend to soften and smooth.
Shop Now: Omorovicza Body Cream, $100, net-a-porter.com.
Leave it to Jennifer Aniston, LolaVie's founder, to create the ultimate detangler, which leaves hair silky, not limp.
Shop Now: LolaVie Glossing Detangler, $25, lolavie.com.
You can't go wrong with this layering piece, which our founder designed and wears on the regular.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Down Puffer Vest, $60, amazon.com.
This block-printed throw offers a double dose of beauty and comfort: It's reversible!
Shop Now: Bunny Williams Home "Capri" Sofa Throw, $225, bunnywilliamshome.com.
A new set of pots and pans in an eye-catching shade of blue? Sign her up.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart 10-Piece Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set, $139, wayfair.com.
These malachite baubles speak to the holiday season, but can be worn year round.
Shop Now: Mateo Malachite Earrings, $550, net-a-porter.com.
This waffle-knit robe actually absorbs lingering water post-rinse.
Shop Now: Ettitude Waffle Bath Robe, $98, ettitude.com.
It's a cult favorite for a reason. She'll thank you after a single use.
Shop Now: Augustinus Bader The Cream, $170, nordstrom.com.
Artist Jonathan Levi McKinley hand-engraves this elegant sterling silver Rising Sun Cuff inspired by his Acoma Pueblo homeland.
Shop Now: Jonathan McKinley Rising Sun Cuff, from $290, byellowtail.com.
Guaranteed to excite even advanced jigsawers, this puzzle reveals a photograph by potter Frances Palmer.
Shop Now: Artisan Books "Hello, Dahlias!" 1,000-Piece Puzzle, $20, amazon.com.
This vegetable-dyed maple tray is a nice twist on traditional serveware, and it's the type of piece she can use all year long.
Shop Now: Ifuji Italianate Tray, from $150, marchsf.com.
These luxury frames are neutral enough to go with virtually any décor scheme; their shagreen composition brings a subtle touch of texture to an accent table or mantel.
Shop Now: Aerin Modern Shagreen Frame, $175, neimanmarcus.com.
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.
Heath Ceramic's iconic bud vases got the winter treatment—we love this set's seasonal hues, from pale matte Dawn and rich matte Cranberry to deep, glossy Nightfall—courtesy of glass craftsman Cedric Mitchell.
Shop Now: Heath Ceramics Bud Vase Set, $105, heathceramics.com.
Made from sustainably harvested oak, this basket by Stephen Burks x Berea College Students can hold blankets, towels, or a mountain of toys. Proceeds benefit the college.
Shop Now: Stephen Burks x Berea College Students Community Basket, $390, dwr.com.
Take weekend lounging to new style heights with this ultra-soft, organic cotton Kimono set by Domi that comes with a robe and drawstring cropped pants.
Shop Now: Domi Kimono Set in Brown Poppy, $215, sleepdomi.com.
Treat Mom, the ultimate plant parent, to a chic, long-spouted watering can.
Shop Now: Greendigs Watering Can, $30, martha.com.
Handblown carafe sets are a joy to wake up to.
Shop Now: DH McNabb x Public Glass Carafe-and-Cup Sets, $220 each, publicglass.org.
A hand-thrown vase holds its own among antique and Eames furniture alike.
Shop Now: Ark Elements "Pompeii Amphora" Vase, from $184, thearkelements.com.
Red Nail Polish
This Black-owned brand aces 10-free polish with last-all-week wear. We're partial to this richly pigmented red.
Shop Now: Auda B Nail Polish in The First Lady, $18, audabbeauty.com.
A punchy serving plate is a welcome addition to Mom's entertaining arsenal.
Shop Now: Bitossi Home Round Green Platter, $150, bedthreads.com.
This concoction of natural extracts, featuring heady herbs and smooth botanicals, has all the complexity of her favorite aperitif, but none of the alcohol.
Shop Now: Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif, $33, drinkghia.com.
This Ohio-based company crafts the most beautiful mosser glass goods. She'll look forward to meal prep with these bowls on deck.
Shop Now: Mosser Glass Mixing Bowls, $70 for set of three, crateandbarrel.com.
Notes of lavender, clary sage, and coriander mingle with spices and lemon in this complex winter scent.
Shop Now: The Harmonist Velvet Fire Perfume, $295, neimanmarcus.com.
Living in Color showcases delectable design images in every shade on the spectrum.
Shop Now: "Living in Color," $35, amazon.com.
Splatterware is back in a big way. Chances are, she already has a few pieces in her collection, but we love this goes-with-everything take on the classic pattern—and she will, too.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Gray Splatterware Enamel Pitcher, $27.99, williams-sonoma.com.
Olive Oil Exfoliant
She can add a bit of this botanical-based powder into her favorite cleanser for a customizable exfoliation experience.
Shop Now: Wonder Valley Olive & Lotus Exfoliant, $58, revolve.com.
She'll have this heirloom sweater, crafted from hand-dyed merino wool in Peru, for years.
Shop Now: Misha & Puff Popcorn Crew Sweater, $560, shop.misha-and-puff.com.
We love the nuanced combination of these neutral pillow covers, which look equally lovely on a couch or bed.
Shop Now: Ruffled Thread "Iniso" Pillow Covers, $187 for three, ruffledthread.com.
Hand-thrown in Vermont, this deep pie dish works for casseroles, too.
Shop Now: Shinbone Ally Laurel Pie Dish, $125, shinbonealley.com.
Efficient and arresting, this hand broom is handmade from North American-grown sorghum grass.
Shop Now: Custodian Wing Hand Broom, $88, bloomist.com.
Sweet and simple, this floral set of stationery is a snail mail essential.
Shop Now: Casa Felix Meadow Stationery, $88 for 10, casafelix.com.
French Wine Goblets
Switch up her wine glass game with these French-inspired iterations. They feel Old-World and luxe.
Shop Now: La Rochere Perigord Goblet, $60 for set of six, potterybarn.com.
With these graphic, machine-washable dog beds, four-legged family members get a posh landing spot.
Shop Now: Minna Dog Bed, $225, minna-goods.com.
This mouse lipstick formula delivers the perfect matte pout every time.
Shop Now: Yolaine "La Mousee de Rouge" in Daphne, $30, yolainie-paris.com.
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's "Martha's Flowers" Deluxe Edition, $75, amazon.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.
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.
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.
Life in the Studio
Master potter Frances Palmers' life's work—an intersection of ceramics, flowers, and photography—is put on full display in this colorful, delightful coffee table book.
Shop Now: Frances Palmer's "Life in the Studio," $17.21, amazon.com.
Plant-based oils, butters, and waxes bring long-term hydration to her lips. The formula also helps fight fine lines around the mouth.
Shop Now: Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm, $55, sephora.com.
Every mom needs a bedroom that feels like a retreat. Cozy organic cotton bedding will do just that. Perfectly broken in and GOTS certified, it's a set that doesn't just look good—it's one you can feel good about, too.
Shop Now: Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets, $198, coyuchi.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, $89.95, 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.
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, $108, sldacollection.com.
Luxury Picnic Basket
Treat her to a luxury picnic this holiday season. A beautiful wicker basket filled with delicacies like caviar, smoked salmon, triple cream cheese, and more is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart x iGourmet Luxury Hamper Gift Basket, $179.99, igourmet.com.
Get your mom on board with dry brushing. This unique tool will help her achieve glowing skin all over, by invigorating her lymphatic system.
Shop Now: Joanna Vargas Ritual Brush, $30, joannavargas.com.