Mother’s Day is almost here, and whether you’re shopping for a favorite mama in your life, dropping some hints to your partner, or planning on treating yourself (because you deserve it), we’ve got just the right gift to help you enjoy your special day.

364 days a year you work to make the magic. Manage schedules. Teach all the things. Wipe noses, behinds, and tears. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate and honor that hard work and frankly, every mom deserves a little extra. (In addition to that handmade macaroni necklace, of course.)

Related: 30+ Mother’s Day gifts perfect for new moms

From all out splurges to affordable Mother’s Day gifts, here are our favorite picks that are sure to put a smile on any mama’s face this year.

Best Mother's Day gifts 2023

Caraa Studio 2 Mini



Studio 2 Mini

Wallet, phone, emergency snacks, a spare paci, chapstick, restaurant crayons, a handful of random found playground rocks…moms have a lot of essentials to cart around and need a dependable bag to do it. The Studio 2 Mini from Caraa is one that’s deftly up to the challenge. For one thing, it’s got tons of organization packed into a totally manageable size. The 3/4 zip on the main pocket makes it easy to access exactly what you’re looking for, while a padded pocket at the back keeps your phone safe. But most mom-friendly of all? The lining is water-resistant and antimicrobial. (Because we know there’s going to be a leaky sippy cup in there at least once. Ok, twice.)

Vitruvi Glow Essential Oil Diffuser



Glow Essential Oil Diffuser

We’re longtime fans of the minimalist ceramic diffusers from Vitruvi, but let’s be honest–breakable decor isn’t always an option with little ones. Luckily there’s now a stress-free and equally relaxing aromatherapy experience in the Glow. Designed with a similarly chic aesthetic the ultrasonic diffuser is made with durable recycled plastic and offers the added option of soft light. The perfect bedside companion for reading exactly three pages before dropping her book directly on her face.

Environ Intensive Revival Cream Mask



Intensive Revival Cream Mask

As my facialist tells me, masking is key to your skin’s health–and trust me, I’ve tried more than my fair share in my quest to unlock it. Only one has ever sent me to my group text to tell everyone they need to buy it STAT. Environ’s Intensive Revival Cream Mask. The AHA-powered gel is dubbed a “facelift in a jar,” and made my skin notably softer the very first time I used it. It’s hydrating and plumping and best of all, it doesn’t irritate or sting in the slightest. The only downside to gifting it is she’ll become addicted to the glow!

Rifle Paper Co. Small Cosmetic Pouch

Rifle Paper Co.


Small Cosmetic Pouch

The cheery prints from Rifle Paper Co. never fail to make us smile. Their small cosmetic pouch in their signature Garden Party floral makes a sweet gift for the traveling mama (or any mama, really)!

sanuk yoga sling sandal



Sling ST Sandal

A super cute sandal that feels like yoga pants for your feet? Sign her up. The Sling ST from the always comfy Sanuk pairs with everything from summer dresses to jeans and tee shirts–which is perfect since she’ll never want to take them off.

OTM Monaco




If she’s ever suffered the catastrophe of her favorite lipstick melting all over her cosmetics bag, she’ll go gaga for OTM. Their super chic makeup bags are designed with a high-tech lining that shields your coveted beauty products (and sunscreen!) with a heat resistant, radiant barrier that keeps them protected even in hot direct sun.

NuFace Mini+ Supercharged Skincare Routine



Mini+ Supercharged Skincare Routine

Take her skincare routine to the next level with this power-packed set from NūFace. The small but mighty Mini+ uses microcurrent to tone, lift and contour the skin and facial muscles to a degree that with consistent use, rivals much pricier treatments. Along with the easy-to-use app, it’s a fantastic tool to help de-puff and give that fresh-faced look in just a few minutes each day.

Fenty Beauty Eau De Parfum



Fenty Eau De Parfum

Is there anything Rihanna can’t do? The dreamy Fenty Eau de Parfum from our favorite badass mama is at the top of our wish list for all the reasons. Its enigmatic scent is floral but woody, with a light sweetness that’s not at all cloying. At least that’s how we interpret it–on her it may be different. The middle-notes-only parfum is designed to express itself uniquely on each wearer!

Petite Plume Luxe Pima Cotton Panthere de Paris Nightshirt

Petite Plume


Luxe Pima Cotton Panthère de Paris Nightshirt

Luxurious but comfy, the Pima cotton nightshirt from Petite Plume will make her feel just the right amount of spoiled (and adored). The fabric is incredibly soft and high-end but still cool and breathable, which truth be told, may ruin her ability to wear any other pajamas ever again.

Fewer Finer Two Pockets Ring

Fewer Finer


Two Pockets Ring

Be still our beating hearts. This minimalist beauty is more than just a pretty bauble. Inspired by the parable that suggests everyone should carry two notes in their pockets–one for times of discouragement that reads, “I am the rock on which this world stands. Everything revolves around what I choose to be”  and one for times that require humility stating, ““I am nothing but a grain of sand. Everything in the world is greater than me.”–the 14K gold ring is is set with a diamond in each side. Slide it to the large baguette diamond when you need to feel your power, and flip it to the small round diamond when you need a bit of grounding.

Yohana Subscription



One Month of Helping Tackle Her To-Do List

As a busy mom, her to-do list can pile up pretty quickly. Don’t gift her one of those hollow “coupons” for help. Truly help her get it all done with a subscription to Yohana. Yohana is a premium concierge service she can use right through her phone to juggle everything from meal planning to finding a local handyman to fix a broken washing machine. Their team of helpers can even book appointments and help plan birthday parties. It’s like giving her a second set of hands!

Ray Ban Meteor




For the trendsetting mama with an eye for timeless style, Ray-Ban’s classic Meteor sunglasses are a guaranteed slam dunk. Not only are they impressively durable, they’re perfectly on point for every occasion. And let’s be honest–they can really work wonders for concealing the fact she’s slept a collective 12 hours all week.

Brooklinen Mulberry silk bundle



Mulberry Silk Bundle

If anyone needs their beauty sleep, it’s a mama. Ultra-pampering, this gift gives from Brooklinen will help her sleep better thanks to the breathable and soft-as-butter mulberry silk eye mask and pillowcase. Bonus: It’s also super gentle on both skin and hair.

By Rosie Jane Calm the Fck Down Gift Set

By Rosie Jane


Calm the F*ck Down Gift Set

No one wants to be told to calm the f down, but we do appreciate a trio of gorgeously scented products to get us there. Cleanse, hydrate, and stay fresh with a sampling of best-sellers from By Rosie Jane. Made with their signature Calm The F*ck Down scent–a soothing blend of lavender, neroli and chamomile–the set includes body wash, body oil, and versatile deodorant spray to make her self care ritual a 10/10 experience. It’s the perfect introduction to one of our favorite brands–but be sure to warn her she won’t be able to quit that body oil.

Knix Hi Touch High Rise Legging



HiTouch High Rise Legging

If you’ve got a fitness-minded mama on your list, these are the leggings that will totally make her day. They’re lightweight, don’t roll down and don’t creep up in the wrong places, if you know what I mean. But best of all, their targeted compression, in the form of high-tech 3D ridges, gives you a booty that would make Wonder Woman jealous. They come in a bunch of gorgeous solid colors in addition to this fab print, and of course basic black for the traditionalists out there. (There’s also an array of equally comfy bra tops to match!)

Corico The Olive Boat Pit Port



The Olive Boat & Pit Port

For the mama who prides herself on her charcuterie board building skills (yes, it counts as cooking as far as we’re concerned), this is the gift she never knew she needed. The clever dish elegantly serves up olives while providing a place to hide the discarded pits. The hostest with the mostest? We think so.

kibou vegan leather bag



Fanny Pack Diaper Bag

Upgrade her diaper bag with a chic fanny pack. Perfect for the toddler mama who’s just toting the essentials, the Kibou is small but mighty. According to one fan, hers is currently holding “three diapers, 20 wipes, changing pad, baby hat, one burp rag, extra baby sleeper, two masks, hand sanitizer, my keys, emergency underwear and crayons, 10 Band-Aids, credit card, chapstick, and my phone.” Full-size diaper bag—you get the boot.

Meenal Patel Studio Mother Mountain Print

Meenal Patel Studio


Mother Mountain Print

Mamas move mountains on the daily. Remind her of her strength, resilience and total badassery with this inspiring print from Meenal Patel Studio. We love the artist’s attention to detail and the simple aesthetic. Prices vary based on size.

Cozy Earth Long Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set

Cozy Earth


Long Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set

Every mom deserves a pair of luxurious pajamas. Ones that she can slip into and feel like a million bucks just to curl up and go to sleep. The best ones out there? The sets from Cozy Earth. The classic style says “I’ll await brunch in my chambers, thank you” and is so incredibly soft she’ll be asking for the matching sheet set ASAP.

the birth poster

The Birth Poster


Custom Artwork

The Birth Poster allows you to create a series of unique and timeless illustrations that are scaled to represent baby’s length. Simply choose your design and add in your child’s birth details for a gift that’ll last a lifetime.

The Little Market Acacia Wood Heart Bowl

The Little Market


Acacia Wood Heart Bowl

These hand-carved bowls are perfect for anything from serving snacks to storing jewelry—and each purchase supports the female artisans around the world. Prices vary by size.

Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer



J2 Cold Press Juicer

Spending a bazillion dollars on a post pilates juice is cool and all, but what about  making your own? Juicing enthusiasts and novices alike rave about the incredibly powerful Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer which makes quick work of whatever fruits and veggies you can think of. Just open the hopper, toss in your faves and that’s it. No painstaking chopping or adding one ingredient at a time. Your fresh, cold pressed juice is ready in minutes and the clean up is just as easy!





Fancy cocktails—hold the alcohol! For mamas who love the taste of bitey drinks like negronis and manhattans but would rather not deal with the hangover, Ghia delivers a delicious alternative. The art-deco-esque packaging and incredible recipe guidance makes it a gorgeous gift that deserves a spot on every summer bar cart.

Lego Flower Bouquet



Flower Bouquet

Is there a better gift for a mama of LEGO obsessed kiddos? The super cool floral arrangements not only last far longer than fresh flowers, but give mom a good excuse to build something for herself. (Instead of sneaking in time with kid sets after they go to sleep!)

jiggy boobs puzzle



Boobs Puzzle

Is there a better holiday to celebrate the girls than Mother’s Day? We think not. Like the rest of the gorg puzzles from Jiggy, it comes in a reusable glass jar and includes a tube of puzzle glue so she can proudly display her new art once she’s finished.

cuyana slim wristlet wallet



Slim Wristlet Wallet

Classic and chic, Cuyana accessories are always the perfect gift. (They’re also made in a women-0wned factory!) We love the versatility of this core piece which can be carried on its own when all she needs are the essentials or tucked into a tote when she’s carting the whole shebang. Make it extra special by adding her initials!

Affordable Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day isn’t about spending hundreds of dollars on presents. This is the one day out of the year that is dedicated to families appreciating everything their mom or partner does on a daily basis.

Maybe this sounds cliché, but a thoughtful gift is more sentimental than an expensive present. We moms simply want to know that you are thinking of us and didn’t forget the day that honors every moment we spend parenting, which is basically every second (and yes, we love it!).

This year, you can surprise your mom or lover with a phenomenal gift that costs less than $25. Remember, it’s the thought that counts. Here’s our curated selection for different kinds of mothers, because let’s be real, there is no one-size-fits-all gift.

Affordable Mother's Day Gifts

Rifle Paper Co. Super Mom Mug

Rifle Paper Co.


Super Mom Mug

Remind her every morning what a Super Mom she is with this fun mug. Of course we love the artwork but the wide gilded handle and rim are what puts it over the top.

copper cow coffee sampler

Copper Cow


Best Brews Latte Sampler

What to put in that mug? A perfectly made latte of course. Copper Cow Coffee brings barista-level treats right to her cabinet with their innovative pour-overs. On a mission to sustainably support and share the vibrant heritage of Vietnamese coffee, Copper Cow’s sampler set includes the best-selling flavors along with individual sweetened condensed milk creamer that creates the perfect drink every time. They’re also ideal for travel and camping since all you need is hot water!

herbivore bath salt



Bath Salts

These blissful bath salts effortlessly combine pink Himalayan sea salt (which infuses bath water with essential, skin-loving nutrients and vitamins) and ylang-ylang and vanilla aromatherapeutic oils for an overall calming experience. The coarse, pale pink salts create an ultimate luxury bath product that any mom will enjoy.

Prima Bath Gem



CBD Bath Gem

This prized bath bomb contains a luxurious blend of meadowfoam and sunflower seed oil, 25mg of CBD, along with a variety of aromatherapeutic oils. One mom told me that her bath experience was “like a day at the spa for only $16.” CBD can soothe sore muscles, while the lavender and eucalyptus promote relaxation, helping you remain focused and present in the moment.

cora period balm



Period Balm

Let’s face the facts, menstrual cramps and body aches suck. No one likes feeling like crap during the week leading up to their period. This hassle-free stick contains an artful combo of warming agents and essential oils that can soothe pain and discomfort in the areas you need relief most.

everyday oil

Everyday Oil


Body Oil

Body, skin, hair, bath, you name it, this oil can be used on it. It absorbs best when you put it on right out of the shower, but I’m so obsessed with the smell that I use it some mornings even when I’ve skipped the shower. The mainstay blend is a mix of rich cold-pressed plant oils including coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, jojoba and castor oil. Its intoxicating and calming scent comes from a mix of palo santo, lavender, geranium and clary sage but is also available fragrance-free.

P.F. Candle Co. Incense

P.F. Candle Co.



Candles are great, but sometimes you want something a little different. One reliable fave? P.F. Candle Co. incense. It has fabulous throw, infusing a sizable space with scent that’s not smoky at all and lingers for just the right amount of time. Los Angeles is a personal fave, but teakwood and tobacco is a close second!

Apto Turmeric Skincare Gift Set

APTO Skincare


Turmeric Glow Bundle Limited Edition

For the mama who loves a golden milk latte, enter the Turmeric Glow Bundle gift set from APTO Skincare. A powerful skin brightener and inflammation-fighter, turmeric can help her get that glowy, balanced, lit-from-within look, no makeup required. Snag a full-size version of the best-selling Turmeric Mist, Turmeric Mask and brand new Turmeric Oil with Rosemary along with a wooden massager all for $25!

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Quiet Earplugs

Motherhood is nothing if not overstimulating (to say the least.) Designed to reduce ambient noise by 27 dB, the soft silicone Loop Ear Plugs Quiet soften the noise around you just enough to drown out things like traffic, barking dogs, or that 90th episode of Blippy, but not so much you’ll miss a kiddo who needs you in the middle of the night. They come in a handy little case as well!

A version of this article was published April 29, 2021. It has been updated.