56 Perfect Gifts for Moms and Mothers-in-Law

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Jo Malone Fresh Fig and Cassis Candle
Courtesy of Jo Malone London

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.

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Espresso Machine

Cafe Appliances AFFETTO Automatic Espresso Machine + Frother
Courtesy of West Elm

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.

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Paper Flowers

Livia Cetti Paper Pansy Plant
Courtesy of Cutter Brooks

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.

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Desk Calendar

Dogwood Hill 2022 Desktop Calendar
Courtesy of Dogwood Hill

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.

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Picnic Tote

Jayson Home Picnic Totes
Courtesy of Jayson Home

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.

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Snowflake Pan

Nordic Ware Snowflake Bundt Pan
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

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.

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Jewelry Box

opened mejuri jewelry box
Courtesy of Mejuri

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.

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Mask Duo

Tracie Martyn kit
Courtesy of Tracie Martyn

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.

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Comfortable Pillow

Marlow Pillow
Courtesy of Marlow Pillow

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.

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Body Cream

Omorovicza Body Cream
Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

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.

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LolaVie Detangler
Courtesy of LolaVie

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.

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Puffer Vest

Martha Stewart Down Puffer Vest with Faux Fur Collar
Courtesy of Amazon

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.

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Throw Blanket

capri sofa throw bunny williams home
Courtesy of Bunny Williams Home

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.

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Martha Pans

Blue Martha Stewart 10 Pieces Aluminum Non Stick Cookware Set
Courtesy of Wayfair

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.

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Green Earrings

Mateo Malachite Earrings
Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

These malachite baubles speak to the holiday season, but can be worn year round.

Shop Now: Mateo Malachite Earrings, $550, net-a-porter.com.

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Bath Robe

Ettitude Waffle Bath Robe
Courtesy of Ettitude

This waffle-knit robe actually absorbs lingering water post-rinse.

Shop Now: Ettitude Waffle Bath Robe, $98, ettitude.com.

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Face Cream

The Cream by Augustinus Bader
Courtesy of Nordstrom

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.

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Silver Cuff

Jonathan McKinney Rising Sun Cuff
Courtesy of By Yellowtail

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.

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Floral Puzzle

artisan books hello dahlias puzzle
Courtesy of Workman

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.

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Maple Tray

ifuji italianate tray
Courtesy of Marchsf

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.

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Aerin Modern Shagreen Frame
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

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.

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Makeup Palette

blush duo in gold case with mirror
Courtesy of Tom Ford

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.

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Bud Vases

Heath Ceramics Bud Vase Set
Courtesy of Heath Ceramics

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.

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community basket stephen burks bera college students
Courtesy of DWR

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.

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Kimono Set

Domi Kimono Set in Poppy Brown
Courtesy of Sleep Domi

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.

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Watering Can

greendings watering can
Courtesy of Martha.com

Treat Mom, the ultimate plant parent, to a chic, long-spouted watering can.

Shop Now: Greendigs Watering Can, $30, martha.com.

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Carafe Set

dh mcnabb x public glass carafe and cup sets
Courtesy of Public Glass

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.

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arkelements pompeii amphora vase

A hand-thrown vase holds its own among antique and Eames furniture alike.

Shop Now: Ark Elements "Pompeii Amphora" Vase, from $184, thearkelements.com.

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Red Nail Polish

Auda B Nail Polish in The First Lady
Courtesy of Auda B

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.

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Green Platter

Bitossi Home Round Green Platter
Courtesy of Bed Threads

A punchy serving plate is a welcome addition to Mom's entertaining arsenal.

Shop Now: Bitossi Home Round Green Platter, $150, bedthreads.com.

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Alcohol-Free Drink

Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif
Courtesy of Ghia

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.

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Mixing Bowls

Mosser Glass Mixing Bowls
Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

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.

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The Harmonist Velvet Fire Perfume
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

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.

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Color Book

living in color book
Courtesy of Bookshop

Living in Color showcases delectable design images in every shade on the spectrum.

Shop Now: "Living in Color," $35, amazon.com.

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Splatterware Pitcher

williams sonoma grey splatterware enamel pitcher
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

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.

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Olive Oil Exfoliant

Wonder Valley Olive & Lotus Exfoliant
Courtesy of Resolve

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.

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Popcorn Sweater

Misha & Puff Popcorn Crew Sweater
Courtesy of Misha & Puff

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.

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Pillow Trio

Ruffled Thread Iniso Pillow Covers
Courtesy of Ruffled Thread

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.

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Pie Dish

Shinbone Ally Laurel Pie Dish
Courtesy of Shinbone Ally

Hand-thrown in Vermont, this deep pie dish works for casseroles, too.

Shop Now: Shinbone Ally Laurel Pie Dish, $125, shinbonealley.com.

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custodian wing hand broom
Courtesy of Bloomist

Efficient and arresting, this hand broom is handmade from North American-grown sorghum grass.

Shop Now: Custodian Wing Hand Broom, $88, bloomist.com.

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Casa Felix Meadow Stationery
Courtesy of Casa Felix

Sweet and simple, this floral set of stationery is a snail mail essential.

Shop Now: Casa Felix Meadow Stationery, $88 for 10, casafelix.com.

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French Wine Goblets

La Rochere Perigord Goblet"
Courtesy of Pottery Barn

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.

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Dog Beds

minna dog beds
Courtesy of Minna Goods

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.

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Mousse Lipstick

Yolaine "La Mousee de Rouge" in Daphne
Courtesy of Yolaine Paris

This mouse lipstick formula delivers the perfect matte pout every time.

Shop Now: Yolaine "La Mousee de Rouge" in Daphne, $30, yolainie-paris.com.

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Flower-Focused Coffee Table Book

gifts for mom martha stewart flowers book
Courtesy of Penguin Random House

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.

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Beautiful Candle

Jo Malone Fresh Fig and Cassis Candle
Courtesy of Jo Malone London

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.

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CBD Sampler

martha stewart cbd
Courtesy of Martha Stewart CBD

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.

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Body Balm

Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm
Courtesy of Credo Beauty

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.

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Life in the Studio

Life in the Studio by Frances Palmer
Courtesy of Amazon

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.

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Lip Balm

Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm
Courtesy of Sephora

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.

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Cozy Bedding

Coyuchi Bedding
Courtesty of Coyuchi

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.

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Cozy Slippers

black slide on ugh slippers grey fuzz
Courtesy of UGG

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.

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Vermeil Locket

Monica Rich Kosann Green Enamel Vermeil Cushion Locket
Courtesy of Monica Rich Kosann

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.

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Meal Delivery

mom gift guide martha marley spoon
Courtesy of Martha & Marley Spoon

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.

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Stackable Birthstone Rings

blue sapphire gold band ring
Courtesy of SLDA

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.

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Luxury Picnic Basket

gourmet luxury food gift basket
Courtesy of iGourmet

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.

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Dry Brush

Joanna Vargas "Ritual" Brush
Courtesy of Joanna Vargass

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.

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