Getting Mom a meaningful gift she’ll love is always important. From Mother’s Day to Christmas to birthdays, it can be tough to figure out a gift, especially for moms who seem to have everything already. I’ve rounded up 50 gift ideas for mom on Amazon with something for everyone. Many of these items I own myself or have gifted multiple times to my mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-laws, and more. Happy shopping! I know you’ll find the perfect gifts for the moms in your life.
Stainless steel mug/cup
I have two favorite stainless steel drink containers that I use all the time and have gifted on multiple occasions. I’ve mentioned them here in a few other posts. The first one is the Hydro Flask. I have the 18 oz size in pacific with the separate straw top. The second one is the YETI tumbler, also with the separate straw top. I have the 20 oz in the basic stainless finish.
Personally, I love the straw tops because it’s so much easier to drink on the go in the car, at the zoo, while running errands, etc. Also, the 18/20 oz size range is perfect for me because they fit in the car and stroller cup holders and are still plenty big enough for long days of travel or errands or during day trips.
Fruit infuser water bottle
A fruit infuser water bottle is a nice alternative to one of the above stainless steel drink containers when you’re bored with plain water. You can add fruit, cucumber, or herbs to any water bottle. But it’s nice to have the infuser bottle to keep the water free of seeds and fruit bits and still full of flavor. I like the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle because it’s extremely well rated and it’s available in 24 and 32 oz. sizes. Most fruit infuser water bottles only come in the 32 oz. size, which is bigger than I prefer for daily use.
Hilarious parenting books
Humorous parenting books are one of my favorite gifts for new parent friends. My go-to picks are Toddlers are A**holes: It’s Not Your Fault, I Just Want to Pee Alone, and Go the F**k to Sleep, but don’t feel limited to these options.
I’m a little picky about humorous t-shirts, including parenting t-shirts, as I find many of them to be too crude or downright offensive. For moms, my top two picks are matching low and full battery t-shirts and “I work out. Just kidding. I chase toddlers.” t-shirt. I also like the classic mama bear shirt and the silly mama shark shirt.
A couple of years ago, I spent a lot of time trying to track down a similar version of a sold-out floral sweatshirt I’d come across in a blog post to no avail. I can’t believe how many floral sweatshirts Amazon has now. I’m sharing my favorite option, which is very soft and well sized for layering. It comes in a range of color combinations.
I recently switched gears on winter coats after a repeat bad quality experience with a well-known brand. I’m so impressed with Orolay. Don’t let their slightly creepy pictures deter you. The quality, color, and fit are amazing. I’m linking their best selling thickened down jacket, which is the coat I own. Orolay offers several other styles on Amazon as well.
A high-quality bath robe is a great mom gift because most moms won’t treat themselves to it but will love using it daily. I personally like a lightweight robe, like the MAXMODA Kimona Cotton Robe, because you can layer it with lots of different pajamas easily without overheating. A plush spa-like robe is also a great gift idea. Both of these robes come in a nice selection of colors.
World’s Softest Slippers
While you’re pampering Mom, pick up a pair of the World’s Softest Slippers to go with her new robe. With extremely soft fabric, foam padding, cute designs, and a non-slip sole, you can’t ask for any more in a slipper.
Wooden cutting board
A few years ago I ditched my plastic cutting boards and have never looked back. I use cutting boards every single day and having wooden cutting boards makes such a big difference. For daily use, I love the 16″ x 12″ size and thickness of the Acacia wood cutting board from Sonder Los Angeles. It’s a bit of an investment but well worth it. With a bit of care, it will last you for years.
There is no end to the kitchen gadgets you can buy that will clutter up your kitchen unnecessarily. It’s important to choose kitchen gadgets carefully. The top kitchen gadgets I use all the time and love to gift other moms are salt and pepper grinders, herb scissors, and a mini strainer. For moms who make coffee at home, a handheld milk frother is also a great choice.
I love gifting food items because people use them up and then you can gift more food items the next year. I am a huge fan of black teas. My all-time favorite black tea is Tazo Classic Chai Black Tea. We also keep Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea and Cinnamon Black Tea in regular rotation in our house. For herbal teas, my go-to pick is peach.
Coffee is another fantastic gift that you can give year after year to the coffee drinking moms in your life. I know that Keurigs are all the rage right now. But I have to go with whole bean coffee picks, as freshly ground coffee is so much better. Mayorga, Bulletproof, Koffee Kult, and Real Good Coffee Co all have offerings on Amazon.
Olive oil is one of my most frequently used kitchen staples. I always have at least three different bottles in rotation. My go-to olive oil brand on Amazon is Mantova. Their oils come in glass bottles, which is getting very hard to find, and have amazing flavors. I love their basil olive oil and both of their garlic olive oils.
Yes, in 2019, when you can find virtually any recipe online, it’s still amazing to read print cookbooks. The recipes are better tested, and the photography is amazing. Obviously, I’m a huge Jessica fan girl and have made more recipes from her cookbook The Pretty Dish than any other cookbook I’ve ever owned. I also recommend How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen, and All About Cake by Christina Tosi.
Large cooling racks
I got large, heavy-duty cooling racks for my wedding. I never would have purchased something like this for myself in my early 20s and have loved using them ever single week since then. The set I have has made an appearance in multiple recipe posts over the years. I’m linking the Ultra Cuisine stainless steel cooking racks, which are very similar.
Glass food containers
I’m constantly working to get my pantry more organized. Our last two houses had walk-in pantries, and I’ve struggled with a non-walk-in pantry. Glass food containers have been awesome for housing food items like salted nuts and individually-wrapped chocolates. The Brabantia glass food containers I’m linking here are stackable, which is definitely a plus for pantry storage.
Adult coloring book
If you’ve checked out any of my other gift guides, you know that I love recommending adult coloring books for moms. Adult coloring is a fun, low-key way to relax without the time or stress that comes with many DIY projects. I love gifting snarky adult coloring books, such as Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book. Don’t forget to include a nice set of colored pencils.
For home manicures/pedicures, I almost always use Essie products. I love their base and top coats and have way too many favorite colors to count. Two of my go-to colors are Where’s My Chauffeur and Muchi Muchi. My other essential mani/pedi supplies include a glass nail file, toe separators, and a UV nail lamp. Using a glass nail file (as opposed to a cheap disposable file) and a UV light will completely change your at-home nail game.
I have an entire post about my favorite products to combat dry hands in the winter. For gift giving purposes, my top two picks are Burt’s Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream (pick it up in this awesome Burt’s Bees hand repair gift set!), which smells like cookies and is incredibly moisturizing and not greasy, and the Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub, which is the best sugar scrub I’ve ever used. It keeps my hands feeling amazing every day.
Hot mist facial steamer
A hot mist facial steamer, such as the NanoSteamer, is one of the best ways to do a spa treatment at home for the fraction of the cost of a spa facial. Hot mist treatments make your face look and feel amazing and do wonders to relieve headaches and sinus pressure. The entire process is so relaxing.
Letter boards are so much fun. Mom may not splurge on a letter board for herself, but she’ll use it all the time for seasonal/holiday greetings, displaying menus, and creating social media posts. I love Felt Like Sharing’s letter board, which comes in multiple sizes and colors and includes 300 letters and symbols in a storage bag.
My top recommendation for moms with DSLRs is the Canon 40mm f/2.8 prime lens. I have been shooting with this lens weekly for over two years and cannot say enough good things about it. You will not find a faster, sharper, more versatile lens at this price point. For moms looking for an affordable mirrorless camera that’s easy to carry in any large purse, I love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85, especially when it’s paired with the 25mm f/1.7.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a modern Polaroid-style camera, making it fun and easy to create candid snaps on the go. Instant cameras are especially fun with kids and at parties and family gatherings. There are multiple types of color and black and white film available. I also love picking up an Instax photo album as part of a gift to collect your favorite instant snaps.
There are so many amazing craft supplies on Amazon these days. I’m featuring a few general options here. You’ll find more specific supplies for just about any craft imaginable (i.e., jewelry making, knitting, etc.). For moms, an assorted craft supplies set is great because it offers endless possibilities for crafting with kids. I also love acrylic paints, felt fabric sheets, laser-cut wood flowers, and Paper Mate gel pens.
Throw pillow covers
Amazon is my favorite place to buy throw pillow inserts and throw pillow covers. I have an assortment of covers for different seasons and holidays that I switch up on the same set of pillow inserts throughout the year. My favorite throw pillow cover brand on Amazon is TreeWool. For general designs in great colors and patterns, they offer amazing options.
No, I’m not a crazy oiler, but I do like oil diffusing as an alternative to plug-in air fresheners. The VicTsing wood finish oil diffusers are all the rage right now. The URPOWER diffuser is also extremely well rated. Pick up a few essential oils from a high-quality brand like doTerra to go with your diffuser gift. My favorite scents are lavender, lemon, and orange.
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String lights are the perfect finishing touch for a backyard patio or porch. Hang them up in a few minutes, and enjoy hours of beautiful lighting during family dinners and outdoor parties.
Wood wick candle
Wood wick candles have been a long-time favorite of mine because there’s nothing like the sound of a fire. Getting that sound with a candle is amazing. My current favorite wood wick candle is warm woods trilogy from WoodWick, which offers a wealth of amazing scents in beautiful glass jars.
I absolutely love the aesthetic of the three-generation necklace. The design is so simple and timeless, making for a versatile piece that you can wear everyday.
Willow Tree figurine
I received a Willow Tree figurine for my wedding. It isn’t an item I would have picked out for myself, but it remains a favorite. For moms, I especially like the Home, Our Gift, and Quietly figurines.
In the age of Pinterest, there’s still nothing quite like having a beautiful, well-organized book to consult as needed. For home tips, my two go-to books are Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines and The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Anything by Martha Stewart.
On a similar note, getting physical magazines in the mail that you can flip through while eating breakfast or watching TV is a refreshing alternative to scrolling on your phone. The two magazines that I subscribe to and read regularly are Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker. As subscriptions to weekly magazines aren’t cheap, they make for a nice gift. I’m also a big fan of HGTV Magazine.
I don’t have an Audible subscription, but I would use it all the time if I did, as I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Beyond books, Audible has a ton of exclusive content, such as original stories, interviews, and podcasts. Amazon makes it extremely easy to gift an Audible subscription.
Packing cubes are a must for anyone who travels regularly. I am the person who keeps the suitcase on the floor the entire trip and dumps everything out to get a new outfit. Packing cubes have helped me change this behavior completely. Bagail packing cubes are extremely well rated and come in beautiful colors.
An external battery may not seem like a very exciting gift, but it will change your life. As a mom, external batteries are great because you can grab them as needed when your kids are ready to head down to the basement, into a different bedroom, outside, etc. Keep one in your bag for on-the-go phone charging as well.
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Wireless chargers are perfect for any modern household with a wealth of electronic devices that require different cords. Instead of finding the right charger for your phone, Kindle, iPad, etc., simply put the device on a wireless charger. For the price, it’s worth picking up a couple of chargers for different areas of the house.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Sonos system has completely changed how we listen to music in my house. We use the Sonos every single day in multiple rooms. And the sound quality is amazing, especially given the price point and the fact that the Play speakers are single units (without a separate subwoofer). I’m very sad that Sonos discontinued the Play: 3, as it really was the best option for stand-alone speakers. But we have a Play: 1 and love it, too.
Blue light blocking computer glasses
I wish that I’d known about blue light blocking computer glasses years ago. I picked up my first pair earlier this year, and they have helped my computer-induced eye strain so much. From phones to tablets to computers, blue light blocking glasses help with all devices, making them a must-have item for modern moms. The pair I’m linking here has multiple frame options, including tortoiseshell.
Digital photo frame
Digital photo frames make it so easy to keep a large mix of pictures on display at home or work at all times. With wireless and app options for modern frames, it couldn’t be more simple to load and switch out photos periodically. The Nixplay Seed Photo Frame has an app and Alexa capacity.
You can never have too many throw blankets. The wildly popular Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw Blanket is available on Amazon. This version is machine washable, which is a must for moms. There are several color choices, including cranberry, which is one of my all-time favorite colors.
Makeup blender sponges
A makeup blender sponges set is a great gift for moms ranging from casual to dedicated makeup wearers. Blender sponges are so versatile, and they don’t last very long, so it never hurts to have a few extra on hand.
Makeup brush cleaning mat
I don’t own a makeup brush cleaner, but I would be very excited to receive this Sigma Beauty cleaning mat for a birthday or Mother’s Day. Cleaning makeup brushes is one of those tasks that’s never high on the priority list. Having a tool to get the job done quickly would motivate me to do it more often.
Rubber phone case
I have owned a number of plastic phone cases for my previous couple of phones. I love the customization options for plastic cases, but they never last very long. When I upgraded my phone this spring, I got a BAISRKE rubber phone case and have been so impressed with it. The quality is a lot better, and I love the marble design. If you aren’t crazy about this design, there are a ton of other rubber phone cases on Amazon.
When I upgraded my phone this spring and got the above mentioned new case, I also got a pop socket for the first time. I wasn’t sure if it would feel unnecessary or if the extra dimension it creates would be a hassle. The profile is thin, and I use it enough to justify buying one again. If you’re getting Mom a phone case, throw in a pop socket.
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Mellanni bed sheets
Bed sheets are another seemingly boring gift, but I guarantee that the recipient mom will love them. Bed sheets aren’t cheap, and it’s hard to justify replacing them regularly. It’s nice when someone splurges for you. The Mellanni bed sheets are insanely popular with over 50,000 ratings. They’re available in all sizes from twin to California king with three dozen colors/patterns.
White noise machine
I have talked before about how I am a city kid and sleep best with ambient traffic noise in the background. If you don’t have a HEPA filter or humidifier in your bedroom and want a little noise, a white noise machine is perfect. I like the LectroFan High Fidelity model because it offers both non-looping fans and white noise sounds.
Hanging picture display
I’m a picture frame junkie. Creating a hanging picture display in an entryway, living room, kitchen, or bedroom is a nice way to mix up your photo displays. Umbra makes fantastic photo display kits. I love their Hangit Photo Display. If Mom prints Instagram photos or likes displaying instant camera photos, this type of hanging display is great.
I actually already mentioned gel pens in the craft supplies gift idea, but I’ll mention it one more time here. Even if the mom you’re shopping for isn’t especially crafty, gel pens are fun for letter writing and little creative projects, like hand lettered signs for a party. My preferred pen brands right now are Pilot and Paper Mate.
I wear pearl necklaces more than any other type of necklace. It may seem a bit old-fashioned, but I stand by pearls as a staple jewelry item for women. I love this Pearl Source pearl necklace because you can choose the pearl size and necklace length.
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If I didn’t have a wallet that I like that’s still in a great shape, I would pick up a Travelambo women’s wallet immediately. You can hold so much in such a sleek design, and the pockets are even big enough to fit a phone, which means you won’t need to carry much else in your purse.
What are your go-to gifts for mom on Amazon?
I’d love to hear about your favorite gift picks for yourself and your loved ones!
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