mothers day 2019

Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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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 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

Daily Rituals: Women at Work

The sequel to Mason Currey’s popular Daily Rituals: Artists at Work, this new edition focuses entirely on creative women and how they get it done.

For the mom who prefers plants to flowers

Costa Farms Snake Plant, with Mid-Century Modern Planter and Plant Stand

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

Purism Style Plant Mister- Clear Color Glass Bottle & Brass Sprayer

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

For the mom who’s all of a sudden very interested in “glowing”

Belei Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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

Papier d’Armenie La Rose Burning Papers (1 Book of 12 Sheets)

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 takes her eggs soft-boiled

Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup, 2-Inch, Cerise (Cherry Red)

A lovely eggcup from the French line Le Creuset. (Throw in an egg timer and this new, egg-centric cookbook, and make it a themed gift.)

For the mom who quit drinking coffee

Tealyra - Matcha Kit - Connoisseur Ceremony Start Up Set

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

Rifle Paper Co. Passport Pocket Notebooks

This travel-themed set of pocket notebooks are the perfect place for mom to sketch, take notes, and makes lists on her next vacation or work trip.

For the mom who prefers printed photos

Epson PictureMate PM-400 Wireless Compact Color Photo Printer

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

Saltverk Gift Box w/Arctic Thyme salt + Birch Smoked salt +Lava salt + Pure salt

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

Diptyque Gardenia Candle-6.5 oz.

No mom is immune to the fancy flame of a Diptyque candle.

For the mom with a pen pal

Fabriano Medioevalis Single Card, Size 3.3” x 5.1”

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

Stadler Form OTTO Fan

Could it be? Really? It is! It’s a fan that isn’t hideous.

For the mom who overheats and can’t sleep

YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket

This cooling weighted blanket comes recommended by Joe Auer, founder of sleep-product-review site Mattress Clarity, who said “It conforms well to the curves of your body, so you really feel like you are getting hugged.”

For the mom who doesn’t like germs

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizer

Most hand sanitizers smell like alcohol but this one from Dr. Bronner’s is worth using just for the pleasing lavender scent.

For the mom whose baby is a dog

Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Faux Fur Donut Cuddler

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

Shark Ion Robot Vacuum R75

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

Redecker Beechwood Bath and Shower Brush

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

Kontex Organic Cotton Towels, Set of Three

These organic towels hail from Imabari, the cotton capital of Japan, and claim to be “as soft and silky as cashmere yet durable enough for everyday use.” (For more bathroom-centric gift ideas, click here.)

For the mom who paints

Kuretake MC2036V Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set

For painters, there are few things more exciting than a brand-spanking-new set of watercolors.

For the mom who colors

Coloring Book of Shadows: Planner for a Magical 2019

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

Duralex Made In France Gigogne Glasses

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

L’Occitane 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream

Spring for the big tube of cult-favorite shea-butter hand cream for moms who garden, cook, chase toddlers or generally work with their hands.

For the mom who loves a good spritz

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

Rosewater face mists are like a spa in a bottle and this one from Jurlique will make her feel extra pampered.

For the mom who does yoga

Sivan Health and Fitness Yoga Set 6-Piece

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”

AnatolianWoods Sofa Tray Table

This little wooden contraption makes watching Masterpiece Theater while sipping espresso extremely easy (and spill-proof).

For the mom who knows what “kawaii” is

Midori Paper Clips

Some adorable strawberry paper clips from Japanese stationery brand Midori.

For the mom who likes turquoise

L7 Trading Women’s Zuni Sterling Silver Channel Inlay Turquoise Bracelet

This turquoise-studded cuff bracelet will show you really were listening to her stories about her trip to Phoenix.

For the mom with foot pain

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat & Easy-to-Use Toe Control

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™ 2.0 - The Original Portable Cervical Traction and Relaxation Device

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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Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom