mother's day 2020

The Best Gifts for Every Type of Mom From Teens

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Moms are always hard to shop for, but perhaps never more so than now, since you can’t just hit the mall or call your neighborhood florist. With that in mind, we’ve gathered some gifts that’ll delight any sort of mother, whether she’s into bridge, bagels, or beauty sleep, all of which you can buy online. May 10 will be here before you know it, and with widespread shipping delays, you might want to shop sooner than you think.

For the mom who steals your Glossier

You’ll want to steal these three best sellers right back. (Strategist writer Rio Viera-Newton has called Lash Slick her “holy-grail mascara.”)

For the mom who watched (and loved) Euphoria

With this hyperpigmented palette, she can re-create Jules’s best eye looks — and use the tamer shades for everyday wear.

For the mom who unfailingly reminds you to drink more water

No matter how many water bottles she owns, none are as chic as this terrazzo-print container.

For the mom who makes sure you get your daily vegetables

Perfect for displaying all of that spring produce.

For the mom who taught you the importance of beauty sleep

She’ll be able to fall asleep in no time with the help of this pink marble sleep mask. (If you’re feeling extra generous, consider gifting the matching silk pillowcase.)

For the mom who just wants you to — please — use a coaster

She’ll never worry about glass rings on her coffee table again.

For the mom who’s really into TikTok

For the mom who recently discovered AirPods

She’ll never misplace her buds again.

For the mom who always has a needle and thread in hand

This kit, from cool-kid knitting brand Wool and the Gang, is cooler than your average cross-stitch.

For the mom who’s never met a plant she didn’t like

Even if the fiddle-leaf fig doesn’t last forever, the handsome earthenware planter and Plant Mom tote will.

For the mom who’s big on non-fusty puzzles

When completed, these Dusen Dusen puzzles are frame-worthy works of art.

For the mom who’s never not reading (quarantine or not)

A new collection of short stories that seeks to answer one question: Who was your mother before she became a mother?

For the mom who belongs to a bridge club — but a cool one

This deck of cards, featuring textile artwork from Australian artist Margaret Preston, is very nearly too pretty to play with.

For the mom who’s suddenly very enthusiastic about gardening

Now’s as good a time as any to take up a back-to-nature hobby.

$22 at Macy's
with code: FORYOU

For the mom who always has time for tea time

These fancy satchels contain holy basil to support against stress, ginger to help with circulation, and orange peel to keep her energy up.

For the mom you mask with

Divide and conquer this six-piecer together.

For the mom missing her standing manicure appointment

A limited-edition five-piece set that promises the “gloss and cushion of a gel manicure without the nail damage.”

For the mom who loves a good soak

This milk bath supposedly promotes detoxification and increases circulation — but this one also just smells and feels really nice.

For the mom who constantly urges you to wash your hands for 20 seconds

Photo: Alex Caesar Media

Give her dry hands a break with this nice-smelling, heavy-duty hand cream.

For the mom who deserves breakfast in bed

Just add eggs! Or, better yet …

For the mom who desperately needs a bagel fix

With this kit, she can whip up a dozen cinnamon-raisin bagels and homemade cultured cream cheese — or, if she’s tired of cooking, you can do it for her.

For the mom who’s all-in on meal prep

There’s no more attractive way to store leftovers and meal-prep ingredients than with these Clare V bento boxes. (They’ll also be great for bringing lunch to work when we do those sorts of things again.)

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The Best Gifts for Every Type of Mom From Teens