Mother's Day Gifts She'll Love

courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

She gave you the world, which is hard to top. But a thoughtful, well-crafted Mother's Day gift will shower her with love—and style. Celebrated on the second Sunday in May, Mother's Day is the time to thank the moms in your life for all that they do. The tradition, by some estimates, dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Modern-day festivities were born out of the abolitionist and suffrage movements of the 19th century, when women came together to promote world peace and reconciliation between those divided by the Civil War. The day was originally celebrated by wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one's mother or attending church services. By 1912, many states, towns, and churches had adopted Mother's Day as an annual holiday, and in 1914 the government signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

Though many modern moms would say they prefer either a break from the routine of motherhood, a (future) experience like a day at the spa, or a good night's sleep, having something special to unwrap alongside it would be welcomed, no doubt, especially after the trials and tribulations of the past year, which limited the amount of time you spent with her. There's never been a better time, then, to show her how much she means to you with a little special something.

Whether your mom is super stylish, likes making things grow, or is the woman who already has everything, we've got just the right gift ideas to put a smile on her face and help say thank you for who she is and all she does, this Mother's Day and beyond. Here, our top picks for the ultimate Mother's Day present.

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Pocket-Sized Jane Austen Books

Courtesy of MacMillan Collectors

A Jane Austen-sized novel she can take anywhere (this set is pocket-sized!)—now, she'll be just like the characters in her favorite books, toting a beloved book wherever she goes.

Shop Now: Macmillan Collector's Library The Jane Austen Collection, $67,

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Botany Prints

Courtesy of Macy's

Add a touch of botanical whimsy to virtually any corner of her home with these framed linen canvases, featuring four colorful wildflowers.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Herbal Botany Set Framed Linen Canvas Four-Piece Set, $128,

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Silver Frame

framebridge silver frame
Courtesy of Framebridge

A tulip pattern brings a playful note to this silver frame, inlaid with soft gold detailing. It's perfect for a vintage photo of you and Mom.

Shop Now: Framebridge "Archer" Frame, from $70,

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Caviar Gift Box

caviar gift box
Courtesy of CaviAIR

Ariel Arce, a celebrated sommelier and the owner of Tokyo Record Bar, Air's Champagne Parlor, Niche Niche, and Special Club, recently launched CaviAIR, a direct-to-consumer company serving the highest quality caviar on the market. In honor of Mother's Day—and in partnership with Ruinart Champagne and Black Seed Bagels—Arce dreamed up a box any matriarch is sure to love, complete with everything you need (an oversized bottle of Ruinart's Blanc de Blanc Champagne, salmon caviar, a small bouquet, bagels and various spreads, chocolates, and a spice blend) for a celebratory brunch that is as luxurious as it gets.

Shop Now: CaviAIR Mother's Day Box with Ruinart Champagne x Black Seed Bagels, from $265,

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Stoneware Cocottes

martha stewart collection stoneware cocottes

Casseroles, cobblers, and soufflés are even more charming when baked and served in Martha Stewart Collection 10.25-ounce individual stoneware cocottes.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Sage Oval Stoneware Cocottes, $50 for two,

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Culinary Herbs Seeds

Hudson Valley Seed Collection
courtesy of terrain

Your favorite chef needs her own culinary herb garden for all of her dishes' garnishes—set her up with one via these seed packets, which give way to basil, chives, parsley, dill, and cilantro in 50 to 85 days.

Shop Now: Hudson Valley Co. Culinary Herbs Set, $21.95,

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Makeup Bag

ulla johnson quilted cotton makeup bag
Courtesy of Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson's quilted-cotton makeup bag will make her beauty routine bloom.

Shop Now: Ulla Johnson "Priya" Makeup Bag in Hibiscus, $60,

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Butter Dish

Appoline Butter Dish
courtesy of Anthropologie

She's sure to place this dainty butter dish on every Mother's Day brunch tablescape to come.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Appoline" Butter Dish, $24,

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Mushroom Stationery

the punctilous notecards

Print her name on these note cards from The Punctilious Mr. P's Place Card Co.—she'll be doubly delighted.

Shop Now: The Punctilious Mr. P's Place Card Co. "Verdigris Mushroom" Note Cards, $55 for eight,

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Spice Cube

Martha Stewart Collection Cube Spice Rack
courtesy of macy's

A departure from the hanging or stand-up spice racks that take up precious counter space, this cube iteration—from Martha's Macy's collection—takes her collection into a drawer. The best part? She'll receive five years of free spice refills if she registers the product.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Spice Cupe Rack, $84,

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Impactful Serums

dr lara devgan serums
Courtesy of Dr. Lara Devgan

Allow us to introduce the skin-saving product trio of her dreams: Dr. Lara Devgan's Hyaluronic Serum, Vitamin C+B+E Ferulic Serum, and Retinol + Bakuchiol Serum. The formulas work synergistically, resulting in boosted hydration, tighter pores, reduced fine lines, and a clearer, calmer complexion overall.

Shop Now: Dr. Lara Devgan Serum Superheroes Collection, from $690,

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Ceramic Carafe and Cup

ceramic Carafe & Cup Set
courtesy of fors

This shapely carafe and cup set is composed of the strongest ceramic on the market, which makes it particularly resistant to scratches or chips. She'll station these pieces on her nightstand for water or use them for wine when she can gather with her friends again.

Shop Now: førs Cup and Carafe Set in Rose, $106,

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Pedicure Kit

naturally london spa pedicure kit
Courtesy of Naturally London

Naturally London's spa pedicure kit includes a Dead Sea-salt soak, exfoliating polish, and a choice of hydrating butter or balm.

Shop Now: Naturally London Spa Pedicure Bundle, $70.25,

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Breezy Loungewear Set

courtesy of DOEN

We have yet to find a dreamier, gauzier lounging set for spring and summer. Both pieces are woven from organic cotton yarn; the top features the daintiest eyelet ruffle on both the neckline and sleeves, which is repeated on the pants' cuffs.

Shop Now: Doen Lazuli Top, $158,; Doen Margery Pant, $138,

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Desert Plates

carolina irving and daughters dessert plate
Courtesy of Carolina Irving & Daughters

Setting a chic table is as easy as pie with hand-painted Carolina Irving & Daughters dessert plates.

Shop Now: Carolina Irving & Daughters Dessert Plate, $35,

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Breezy Shirt

margarita mercantile esperanzita top

Cool, breezy, and beautifully hand-embroidered, this Margarita Mercantile top is a pop of pretty with jeans and sandals.

Shop Now: Margarita Mercantile "Esperanzita" Top, $190,

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Brass Bangle

mahnals wahada gold bracelet

Two brass pieces form a sleek bond in Mahnal's "Wahada" (from the Arabic word for "unity") bracelet, crafted in St. Louis.

Shop Now: Mahnal "Wahada" Bracelet, $80,

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Lilac Candle

feather + finn french lilac candle
Courtesy of Feather + Finn

Feather + Finn, a women-owned company that hand-pours all of their USA-sourced soy wax candles locally in Massachusetts, debuted a bouquet-inspired Mother's Day collection full of fresh scents. Our favorite? French Lilac, which boasts a top note of green leaves, middle layer of lilac, lily of the valley, and honeysuckle, and base hints of amyris and powder. Do Mom—and the environment—a favor by adding a recycling kit to your order; after she burns through the wax, she can send the vessel back so it can be cleaned and repurposed for a new candle.

Shop Now: Feather + Finn French Lilac Candle, $22.50,

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Nesting Bowls

bamboozle nesting bowls
courtesy of bamboozle

A sturdy nesting bowl collection is a must in any kitchen. Refresh her tired set with this sustainable pastel (every color is a happy one!) option, made from biodegradable bamboo fiber.

Shop Now: Bamboozle Seven-Piece Nesting Bowl Set, $70,

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Faux Bois Planter


These faux bois planters bring an instant touch of rustic polish to her porch steps. Time it right and gift her a few potted arrangements, as well, so she can display this piece immediately.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Garden Faux Bois Raised Planter, $147.47,

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Destination Candle

rifle paper co candle
Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

If Mom is a lifelong globetrotter, travel restrictions were likely tough on her. Remind her of a few of her favorite locations via this new Rifle Paper Co. candle collection. We're partial to "Amalfi Del Mar," which will transport her straight to the southern edge of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula.

Shop Now: Rifle Paper Co. Amalfi Del Mar Candle, $34,

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Perfecting Stick

Courtesy of Merit

She doesn't need to be someone who wears makeup every day—or even sporadically, for that matter—to reap the benefits of this new-to-the-market perfecting stick from Merit. The product is lightweight, buildable, and dermatologist approved (it was intentionally formulated sans the 72 most common skin irritation triggers), and allows her to make small edits—a dab here, a touch there—without the hassle of full coverage.

Shop Now: Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick, $38,

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Sandals for Ma'am

ma'am marsha sandals
Courtesy of Ma'am

Introduce your favorite ma'am (though, we suggest you stick with miss!) to her new closet staple. She will wear these aptly-named sky-hued shoes everywhere—they're that comfortable.

Shop Now: Ma'am Marsha Shoes in Sky, $290,

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Herbal Liqueur

current cassis blackcurrant liquer bottle
Courtesy of Current Cassis

Upgrade Madame's evening Kir with Current Cassis, a tart, herbal take on black-currant liqueur.

Shop Now: Current Cassis Liqueur, $27,

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Loose Leaf Tea

larue Italian Cream Earl Grey
courtesy of Larue

As you shop for your mom this year, consider purchasing from mother-owned small businesses, like La Rue 1680. Founder Stephanie Synclair was traveling through Thailand with her seven-year-old son when she was introduced to tea as a ritual; this eventually inspired her own company, which boasts an array of aromatic tea leaves anyone is sure to love.

Shop Now: La Rue 1680 Loose Leaf Tea, from $10,

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Embroidered Pillows and Pouches

john derian Anke Drechsel Cushions
courtesy of john derian

Anke Dreschel's offerings are truly one of a kind. Whether you decide to gift your mother a hand-embroidered silk pillow (the multi-tonal hues go with so many color palettes) or pouch, she'll open up her present and gasp. They're treasures, plain and simple.

Shop Now: Anke Dreschel Pillows and Pouches, from $112,

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Floral Dinner Plates

Sirena Rouge Dinner Plate
courtesy of the arts elements

Get your favorite hostess excited to set a creative table again. These botanical-dotted dinner plates, which come in all kinds of warm-weather-ready colorways, are the ultimate foundation pieces.

Shop Now: Sirena Rouge Dinner Plates, $82 each,

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Colorful Table Runner

African Print Table Runner
courtesy of bespoke binny

Encourage her to think beyond the tabletop when styling this turquoise-and-red runner from Bespoke Binny; it looks beautiful splashed across a coffee table or media console, as well.

Shop Now: Bespoke Binny African Print Table Runner in Turquoise Speed Bird, $35,

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Flower-Dotted Shortbread Cookies

courtesy of alma kitchen

In this lovely box of shortbread cookies, she'll find all kinds of yummy flavors—lemon thyme, pistachio, lavender, and orange blossom, included. Each treat is topped with edible flower petals, which makes them as photo-worthy as they are delicious.

Shop Now: Alma Kitchen Classic Shortbread Assortment, $56,

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Emerald Necklace

Jennie Kwon Necklace
Courtesy of Jennie Kwon

An especially appropriate gift if she has three children, this drop emerald necklace is the ultimate layering piece.

Shop Now: Jennie Kwon 3 Emerald Necklace, $552,

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White Wine Glasses

Blomous Wine Glass
Courtesy of Blomus

If she's a white wine enthusiast, she'll appreciate these fun, smoke-hued glasses. They upgrade the sipping experience, hands down.

Shop Now: Blomus "Fuum" White Wine Glasses, $73 for set of four,

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Silk Lounge Set

Lunya Washable Silk Cami Pant Set
Courtesy of Lunya

This thermoregulating set will keep her comfortable, whatever the season. Plus, it's composed of washable silk, which makes this little bit of luxury that much more maintainable.

Shop Now: Lunya Washable Silk Cami Pant Set, $238,

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Cotton Slippers

Sheila Bridges Moroccan Babouches
Peter Ardito

Handcrafted cotton slippers by interior designer Sheila Bridges feature her iconic Harlem Toile de Jouy fabric.

Shop Now: Sheila Bridges Moroccan Babouches, $135,

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Seersucker Robe

Matouk Lightweight Seersucker "Matteo" Robe
Courtesy of Matouk

This subtly striped and lightweight robe makes spending a day at home feel truly luxurious.

Shop Now: Matouk Lightweight Seersucker "Matteo" Robe, $185,

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Fresh Scent

Henry Rose "Jake's House" Perfume
Peter Ardito

Henry Rose, a new hypoallergenic fragrance line created by actress Michelle Pfeiffer, is a breath of fresh air.

Shop Now: Henry Rose "Jake's House" Perfume, $120,

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Linen Napkins

Aerin "Alma" Linen Napkins
Peter Ardito

She's effortlessly chic, and so are these hand-stamped napkins, which she'll put out again and again.

Shop Now: Aerin "Alma" Linen Napkins, $35 each,

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Steel French Press

CB2 Stainless-Steel "Petra" French Press
Courtesy of CB2

What's brewing in this stainless-steel French press? A reinvigorated morning routine.

Shop Now: CB2 Stainless-Steel "Petra" French Press, $60,

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Personalized Note Set

white stationary on gloss finished wood tray
MJ Kroeger

She taught you the impact of a hand-written note, so keep her stocked with this monogrammed set; the suite was appropriately inspired by Grace Kelly, making it fit for your monarch.

Shop Now: Dear Annabelle "Flourish" Notecards, $80 for 10,

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Column Candles

In Favor Of Column Candles
Courtesy of In Favor Of

Gift her a few of these thick, dripless candles in the same colorway (we're partial to Rose!) or switch it up for an eye-catching assortment (you can't go wrong with any combination).

Shop Now: In Favor Of Column Candles, $5 each,

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Body Oil

Mutha Body Oil
Courtesy of Violet Grey

Add this appropriately-named dry body oil, packed with nutrients, potent antioxidants, and fatty acids, to her arsenal; it absorbs quickly and leaves a subtle glow in its wake.

Shop Now: Mutha Body Oil, $104,

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Colorful Cake Stand

Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand
Courtesy of Estelle

Hand-crafted by artisans in Poland, these vibrant cake stands—born out of the lead maker's experiences antiquing for colorful glassware with her grandmother, Estelle—are better described as jewels for her table.

Shop Now: Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand, $225,

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Marley Spoon

Marcus Nilsson

Every chef needs a break—but with Marley Spoon, a subscription service with meals curated by Martha herself, it won't taste like Mom's taken one.

Shop Now: Marley Spoon Subscription, from $49.99 per week,

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Body Scrub

osea body scrub
Courtesy of Osea Malibu

Osea's body scrub melts away cares with Himalayan pink salts and lavender oil.

Shop Now: Osea "Salts of the Earth" Body Scrub, $42,

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Painterly Mugs

Royal Copenhagen mug
Courtesy of Royal Copenhagen

She'll savor her morning tea or coffee even more with a painterly Royal Copenhagen mug in hand.

Shop Now: Royal Copenhagen Sweet Pea Mug, $95,

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Yarn Basket

shaker-style yarn basket
Courtesy of Aisling Yarns

Keep a knitter in the flow with this handy basket: It smoothly spools out yarn, terminating tangles.

Shop Now: Strouse Woodworking Master Shaker Box, from $70,

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Rose Vase

rose colored glass vase
Courtesy of At Land

This handblown vase by Louise Roe sparkles on its own, but it's doubly stunning with blooms inside.

Shop Now: Louise Roe Small Jewel Vase in Burgundy, $65,

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Fresh Sandals

cole haan sandals
Courtesy of Cole Haan

Cushiony sandals will put some spring in her step—and into any outfit, too.

Shop Now: Cole Haan "Anica" Thong Sandal, $130,

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