Needless to say, there’s no one-size-fits-all gift for moms. Some moms are in their 20s; others are in their 90s. Some moms like to cook; others like to drink. Some like linen; others prefer a hardy pair of slippers. So coming up with the best gifts for a mom can feel like an impossible task. (Gifts for dads can be equally tricky.) What we’ve attempted to do below is to find gifts for dozens of specific mom archetypes that we hope will at least spark some ideas.
While almost all of the things on this list are available on Amazon, we’ve found many of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. Click here to jump to gifts under $25, under $50, under $100, under $200, and under $500.
For the mom who loves RHONY
We’d have to say the combination of an adult coloring book and The Real Housewives franchise is the perfect lowbrow-but-brilliant gift for the mom who’s been bingeing the Bravo series.
For the mom with a green thumb
For the mom trying to kick her caffeine habit
This well-reviewed dandelion-root sipper helped one Strategist writer cut out coffee completely. “The texture and taste are surprisingly similar to coffee, but without the acidity or bitterness that would often mess with my stomach,” she says.
For the mom who needs to step up her skin-care routine
For the mom who needs a bit more help falling asleep
If she needs total darkness and a little padding for her eyes, you can’t go wrong with this memory-foam sleep eye mask that Rio loves. “It forms perfectly to your eyes, sealing them from any outside light,” she promises. The mask, Rio adds, is “thick, bouncy, and cushiony,” like a tiny pillow for your face.
For the mom with cracked heels
Rio also swears by these little “sleeves” for your heels. When paired with this heavy-duty foot cream from O’Keeffe’s, she says that “almost all of the redness on my feet fades, the wretched itchiness is majorly reduced, and the cracks and dry spots disappear.”
For the mom who always writes notes
For the mom who golfs
For the mom who’s hosting Zoom cocktail parties
She’ll love to (virtually) show off these lovely “museum quality” napkins in front of her friends.
For the mom who likes a warm scent
This sandalwood body lotion has an incredibly cozy scent and is thicker than your average body lotion, making it ideal for the driest winter days.
For the mom who’s tired of traditional lotion
For the mom with a thing for snail mail
For the mom who birdwatches
For the mom who could use a massage
For the (dog) mom who likes to multitask
If she’s the kind of dog mom who has so many emails to respond to she’s practically too busy to take the dog for a walk in the first place, this hands-free SparklyPets leash can be worn as a belt for hands-free walking.