If there was ever a time to celebrate moms to the absolute max, it’s after the incredible endurance they’ve shown over the past 14 months. Parenting in a pandemic is no walk in the park, and it’s safe to say moms went above and beyond during the pandemic. The struggle to juggle multiple workloads and wear on all sorts of hats, from work- and stay-at-home mom to homeschool teacher and home chef, moms deserve some serious applause and a sleigh worth of self-care gifts this Mother’s Day.
As you search high and low for the Mother’s Day gift that speaks to the special mom (or moms) in your life, we’re sharing some of our favorites that’ll stand out among the rest. Scroll through for some thoughtful mother’s day gift ideas for 2021.
Mother’s Day Gifts 2021
Bath Board Baby SPA bath board kit ($150; bathboardbaby.com)
Created by sisters, this brand was designed to serve as a one-stop shop for all things bath time, shower time, and all-around “me” time. Because why should mom have to leave her home to score that spa-like experience? This unique kit includes a spa turban, bath bomb, scrub, vegan bath salts, facemask, lilac candle, shower steamer, and handcrafted wooden bath board all from women- and minority-owned companies.
Custom Silhouette Mug ($34-$64; etsy.com)
There are few things (if any) that a mom loves more than the faces of her children. These 15-ounce mugs feature a custom silhouette image of just that, hand-drawn by the shop owner herself. The image is then transferred to a ceramic mug with or without names or personalization.
If the mom in your life is like most, she might have trouble fitting a yoga class at an actual studio into her schedule. Enter: this workout app created by Heidi Kristoffer, co-host of the Off The Gram podcast and creator and producer of Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga & MSN Yoga. It even features a vertical dedicated to moms called CrossFlowP which focuses on prenatal and postnatal flows.
If personal gifts hit home the most when it comes to the mom you’re shopping for, you can’t go wrong with this personalized pillow featuring your photo of choice as well as a fun or inspiring quote or phrase. You can choose your own colors and have it sent right to Mom’s doorstep.
Tiny Tags Gold Script Nameplate Necklace ($125; tinytags.com)
The most classic and iconic gift for a mom on Mother’s Day is definitely a piece of jewelry that honors and celebrates her momhood. We love this nameplate necklace by Tiny Tags, which features a selected name in cursive and comes in vermeil with a sterling silver base and 100+ mls of 24K gold. Each letter ranges in size from 4-6mm for subtle charm.
If your mom is running low on wine, how about gifting six bottles delivered to her door (and potentially recurring monthly)? You choose from top-quality reds, whites or a mix of both all hand-picked by Hello Fresh’s staff sommeliers. You can purchase the first batch and she’ll have her choice of whether to cancel, skip or change up her plan in any way. What’s more, she can score tasting notes and meal pairings with her selections, too!
This 14k gold fill elegant engraved necklace is the perfect gift for the new mom in your life. Each necklace is specially made using an image of the newborn’s foot—what could get more meaningful than that?!
Is mom a serial hair straightener? Then she deserves nothing but the very best: the just-launched Dyson CorraleTM, which cuts the heat damage caused by a regular straightener in half and is totally cord-free.
If your Mom appreciates gorgeous flowers, shower her with this monthly subscription that’ll carry her into spring (or as long as you’d like). The Martha Stewart brand partnered with floral startup BloomsyBox.com to offer beautiful rose bouquets in small, medium or large as well as month-to-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12 month options from sustainable farms around the globe. Each delivery comes with care instructions, styling tips from Martha Stewart herself and deets on the specific rose type sent.
A gift that’ll help her bring the spa home? Especially if your BFF travels often, be it for work or for pleasure, she’ll need pint-sized goodies that’ll help her bring all the TLC she needs to wherever she stays. All products, including their Fango Uniforme Mud, Fango Riparativo Mud, Radiante Revitalize and Firm Mask, Crema Saponetta Creme Cleanser, Intensive Age-Defying Exfoliator and Acqua Ristorativo Hydrating Concentrate, are all under the TSA-approved limit for storing in your carry-on
Remember the good old days when you’d go into a candy store clad with pretty much every type of candy imaginable and choose a little of each of your favorites? Now you can do that from the comfort of your own home with Sugarwish—an online candy shop. You send the mom in your life a “Sugarwish” via text, Facebook or slack) and she gets to choose her fave treats from tons of delicious options. It gets delivered in a sweet blue gift box, directly to her door (or desk).
Keds x kate spade new york Triple Kick Embroidered Leopard Leather ($100; keds.com)
When Keds and Kate Spade team up to create an iconic shoe that’s embroidered with leopard leather, you gift it to someone you love very much for Mother’s Day. This collab is part of their Spring Sneaker collection and comes in eight different styles with both bright and neutral colors and patterns.
For the mom who’s ready to let loose and who also loves to slather peanut butter on just about everything, this whiskey is sure to impress. It’s the first-ever peanut butter whiskey created by a mom in San Diego. It has a smooth and nutty flavor just like peanut butter and can be enjoyed as a shot, on the rocks or in a variety of delicious, seasonal cocktails.
Malibu Barbie® x L*SPACE Kyslee One Piece ($198; lspace.com)
Mom deserves to step out on the pool or beach this summer feeling like a certified Barbie. Luckily, she can, as Malibu Barbie® x L*SPACE has officially joined forces to form the ultimate California Dream Team. They’ve created limited-edition swimwear that fuses retro fabrics with contemporary design details. This shimmery bubblegum pink one piece is everything mom deserves for summer 2021.
In case you haven’t heard about the world’s most comfortable blanket that’s beloved by the entire Kardashian clan, here’s a little introduction. This is one of their most popular styles—the leopard print which comes in four neutral-palette hues including cream/stone, linen/warm gray, graphite/carbon and camel/black.
If your mom only drinks high-caliber wine, you can’t fool her with anything short of the very best. If she likes cabernets, you’re in luck. This bottle was crafted by critically acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown in a collab with cult winery Schrader Cellars. It lingers long on the palette and features aromas of black currants, dark cherries, and toast.
Smart photo frames are all the rage each day and this one has all the bells and whistles without the jaw-dropping price tag. It connects via an easy-to-use app so you can send up to 50 photos at once directly from your smartphone. It also comes with a dedicated email address so loved ones without the app can send photos to the frame.
Whether you’re a New Yorker looking for a way to share some of freshly baked NYC goods or just have a mom who appreciates real, authentic baked bread, this is a great idea for a fun and yummy gift for Mother’s Day. This basket features tasty carbs from all women-owned NYC artisan bakeries. Each basket includes delicious offerings, from hand-dipped salted caramel chocolates to tender brioche buns.
A facial is probably just what the doctor ordered for the mom you’re gifting this year, but if she doesn’t want to (or have the time to) go to an actual esthetician, she can DIY a facial at home with this set of treatment tools designed to massage the facial muscles and promote healthy lymphatic flow.
OK if you’re going big this Mother’s Day (hint, hint to all the dads out there who’s baby mama just gave birth to their miracle child), this is the gift that will cover your gifting bases all year long. This gorgeous nameplate necklace designed by celebrity jeweler George The Jeweler is made from 14K gold and worn by the likes of his A-list filled roster, including Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Khloe Kardashian and more.