Most of us fall back on the classics when it comes time to buy Mother’s Day gifts: flowers, fancy tea, a card, or a framed piece of kid art. But if you’re looking to kick things up a notch this year and make her feel really special, you might want to dig a little deeper. That’s why we created this helpful list of gifts for every kind of mom from do-it-all moms to party-throwing moms to moms who love to bake bread. Heck we’ve even picked out something for your favorite dog mom. And to make it super easy on you everything is available on Amazon.
For the mom who never stops working
For the mom who prefers plants to flowers
Cut flowers eventually wilt and die, but a potted plant will endure much, much longer. This snake plant is easy to care for and comes with its own attractive stand.
For the mom who talks to her houseplants
For the mom who’s all of a sudden very interested in “glowing”
Our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton says that the Belei hyaluronic serum is so hydrating and so good for her skin texture that she likes it better than Drunk Elephant’s more expensive version.
For the mom you’re trying to ween off potpourri
For the mom who takes her eggs soft-boiled
For the mom who quit drinking coffee
This matcha kit, from the tea connoisseur company Tealyra, comes with fifty grams of matcha-green-tea powder, a measuring scoop, a bamboo whisk, a ceramic bowl, and some easy-to-follow instructions.
For the mom who travels
For the mom who prefers printed photos
Printing out pictures you text her has never been easier than with this compact color printer that happens to be a favorite of writer, artist, and mom Leanne Shapton.
For the mom with a savory tooth
It may be an unconventional gift, but salt-head moms will appreciate the nuanced flavors of this set of chef-approved Icelandic sea salts.
For the mom who likes fancy candles
No mom is immune to the fancy flame of a Diptyque candle.
For the mom with a pen pal
If she’s an Eleanor Roosevelt–style prolific letter writer, she’ll love this Italian stationery, as will the recipient.
For the mom who overheats
Could it be? Really? It is! It’s a fan that isn’t hideous.
For the mom who overheats and can’t sleep
For the mom who doesn’t like germs
For the mom whose baby is a dog
A gift for her pup is a gift she will cherish and this doughnut-shaped dog bed will look nice in her home as well.
For the dog mom who’s battling pet hair
Robot vacuums are a godsend and a relationship saver. This one is also highly rated tool for keeping up with pet hair.
For the mom who’s serious about showering
This cult-y bath brush from German brand Redecker is made from birchwood and bristles, and is meant to clean hard-to-reach spots, increase blood-flow circulation, and remove dead skin cells. Pair it with this teak bath tray.
For the mom who’s serious about drying off
For the mom who paints
For the mom who colors
If she’s into coloring and she’s a little bit witch-y (or dutifully checks her Susan Miller horoscope), she’ll love this coloring book that doubles as a 2019 planner.
For the mom who entertains
These classic French bistro glasses are a steal, can be used for wine or juice, and they’re sturdy enough to accommodate dinner party, after dinner party, after dinner party.
For the mom with dry hands
For the mom who loves a good spritz
For the mom who does yoga
If she’s been working on her practice long enough that it’s now time for her to have her own gear: a yoga mat, towel, and carrying strap set from beloved-by-yogis brand Sivan.
For the mom who likes her “shows”
This little wooden contraption makes watching Masterpiece Theater while sipping espresso extremely easy (and spill-proof).
For the mom who knows what “kawaii” is
Some adorable strawberry paper clips from Japanese stationery brand Midori.
For the mom who likes turquoise
For the mom with foot pain
Give the gift of on-demand (and heated!) foot massage and you’ll forever be on her good side.
For the mom with neck pain
The neck hammock may look like a medieval torture device, but it’s actually an easy way to help mom relieve neck, shoulder, and headache pain (and a Strategist favorite).
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