38 Mother's Day Gifts That Will Impress Even the Most Discerning Moms

Treat your woman of the year (or someone who deserves the honor) to one of these special presents. She'll be all smiles this Mother's Day and beyond.

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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.

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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.

Martha Stewart CBD Daily De-Stress Cream

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Courtesy of Canopy Growth

Bliss is a few breaths away: Martha's new de-stress cream calms with the aromas of neroli and ho wood and a two percent concentration of CBD.

West-Bourne Pistachio Dukkah

Jar of pistachio dukkah on solid background
Courtesy of West-Bourne

Put some crunch in her brunch with some pistachio dukkah. The herbaceous blend of nuts, seeds, and aromatics is tasty on toast and yogurt alike.

Utopia Goods Fig Blue Tea Towel

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Courtesy of Utopia Goods

Hand-printed on a soft cotton-linen blend, this tea towel is a cheerful addition to any kitchen.

Compartés Strawberry Shortcake Chocolate Bar

Strawberry chocolate bar
Courtesy of Compartes

Give Mom something just as sweet as she is, like this chocolate bar from Compartés which features strawberries and chunks of delicious homemade shortcake studded throughout. Plus, the brightly-colored, strawberry-printed wrapper is sure to put a smile on her face.

Macmillan Collector's Library The Jane Austen Collection

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.

Casa Felix Flower Power Stationery

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Courtesy of Casa Felix

Let her words bloom: Each thick, velvety 100 percent-cotton card in this floral stationery set is printed with exuberant botanicals.

Milaner "The Penelope" Mini Woven Bag

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Courtesy of Milaner

Milaner's buttery lambskin bag is as nimble as she is. It's roomy enough for essentials but petite enough to throw in a tote, and also converts from a crossbody to a wristlet.

Sabra Silk Eyeglass Case

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Courtesy of Spirited Cloth

She'll spot her shades in seconds when they're tucked into Spirited Cloth's hand-embroidered, leather-backed eyeglass case.

HAY "Maxim" Bag

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Courtesy of Hay

This tote bag, created by Dutch industrial designer Bertjan Pot, is woven from durable recycled-plastic strips and travels well to the market or beach.

Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses

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Courtesy of Susanne Kaufmann

Austrian spa owner Susanne Kaufmann's hydrating bath oil smells like ylang-ylang, patchouli, and lavender, and soothes on contact.

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.

Completedworks Earrings

Completedworks crumple gold vermeil earrings
Courtesy of Completedworks

Surprise Mom with these asymmetric earrings—which feature a crumpled gold vermeil dangle earring and a pearl drop earring made from ceramic beads, freshwater, and baroque pearls—so she has a fun new accessory to wear to her next formal event.

M. Gemi "The Colette" Bag

M. Gemi The Colette Bucket Bag
Courtesy of M. Gemi

This leather bucket bag, handmade in Abruzzo, Italy, is the perfect gift for busy moms who need a stylish, hands-free purse.

Yeti Rambler Wine Tumbler

pink yeti wine cup
Courtesy of Yeti

She's guaranteed to use this all summer while sipping her favorite vino al fresco.

Hudson Valley Co. Culinary Herbs Set

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.

Martha Stewart Collection Spice Cube Rack

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.

Dr. Lara Devgan Serum Superheroes Collection

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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.

førs Cup and Carafe Set in Rose

ceramic Carafe & Cup Set
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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.

Mahnal "Wahada" Bracelet

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.

Martha Stewart Garden Faux Bois Raised 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.

Rifle Paper Co. Amalfi Del Mar Candle

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Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

If Mom is a lifelong globetrotter, 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.

Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion 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.

Ma'am Marsha Shoes in Sky

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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.

Current Cassis Liqueur

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Courtesy of Current Cassis

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

La Rue 1680 Loose Leaf Tea

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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.

Anke Dreschel Pillows and Pouches

john derian Anke Drechsel Cushions
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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.

Sirena Rouge Dinner Plates

Sirena Rouge Dinner Plate
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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.

Jennie Kwon 3 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.

Blomus "Fuum" 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.

Lunya Washable Silk Cami Pant 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.

Sheila Bridges Moroccan Babouches

Sheila Bridges Moroccan Babouches
Peter Ardito

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

Matouk Lightweight Seersucker "Matteo" Robe

Matouk Lightweight Seersucker "Matteo" Robe
Courtesy of Matouk

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

Aerin "Alma" 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.

Dear Annabelle "Flourish" Notecards

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.

In Favor Of 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).

Mutha 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.

Estelle Colored Glass 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.

Marley Spoon Subscription

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.

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