mother's day 2020

Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom

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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 missing your mom now more than ever (apparently absence and a worldwide pandemic make the heart grow even fonder), you might want to dig a little deeper. That’s why we created this helpful list of gifts for every kind of mom from artsy moms to fitness moms to moms who love to bake bread. Heck we’ve even picked out something for your favorite dog mom.

Yes, it’s already Mother’s Day and everything here will take at least a few days to ship. But don’t worry, you can still browse below if you feel like sending a belated gift. And in the meantime it’s not too late to give your mom a call or even plan a virtual brunch together. While 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.

For the mom who prefers plants

Cut flowers eventually wilt and die, but a potted plant will endure much, much longer and add some greenery to her living room. This snake plant is easy to care for and comes with its own attractive stand.

For the mom who talks to her houseplants

To help keep her potted plants happy and make her watering routine feel luxe, send her this handsome mister that she can display on a windowsill or a bookcase.

For the mom who hates the taste of tap water

These activated charcoal sticks filter tap water and give it a more pleasant taste.

For the mom with a cool kitchen

This Scandinavian pot makes the act of cooking soup (or anything really) much more stylish.

For the mom in need of inspiration

This veggie-heavy cookbook will give her lots of ideas for new things to cook.

For the new mom with sore nipples

This expert-recommended nipple cream from our French beauty products roundup works magic on nips and lips.

For the outdoorsy mom with bunions

Get her a pair of the Tevas that made our list of most comfortable shoes for walking and standing.

For the mom who can’t reach her top shelf

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This handy folding stool makes everything from reaching high cabinets to changing light bulbs a snap.

For the mom you’re trying to ween off potpourri

Introduce her to the joys of French incense papers, which she can either fold, accordion-style, and light in this burner, or stow in her underwear drawer.

For the mom who prefers printed flowers

A Pop Art bouquet that’ll give her something to do in quarantine.

For the mom who needs some WFH inspiration


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