When your mom refuses to let you spend your money on her, there's only one thing to do: spend your money on her. Shopping for mothers can be tough, especially when they'll never tell you exactly what they want, but at least you know at the end of the day they'll love you no matter what. Narrow your search with these 40 gift ideas, ahead, that mom will appreciate...and earn your spot as the favorite child.
When it feels like she loves the dog more than you (after all, it is part of the family), a monogrammed dog pillow cover is the only way to go—for $19, nonetheless.
She'll appreciate a timeless piece from one of the most timeless brands of all: Polo Ralph Lauren. The brass buckle adds a rustic feel to an otherwise modern leather crossbody, and you can't pass up this amazing scarlet color.
Repeat after me: I got it from my mama. Remind her of her most important title with this gold pendant "Mama" necklace.
If your mom refuses to wear a shoe with anything higher than a two-inch heel, she'll appreciate a pair of snakeskin-embossed kitten heels.
After a long day at work, tell mom to use Fresh's black tea firming overnight mask if she wants a more defined complexion in the morning. She can put it on right before she dives into her nightly reading routine, and she won't have to get back out of bed to wash it off.
Allow Joanna Thornhill's My Bedroom Is An Office: & Other Interior Design Dilemmas to give your mom the help she desperately needs with that guest room redesign she's been putting off for the past seven years...but who's counting!
Everyone's favorite luxury candle brand, Diptyque Paris, also makes deliciously-smelling body balm infused with a rose and blackcurrant berry scent. After all of those years of your mom telling you to put lotion on after the shower, it's time to return the favor.
Penélope Cruz's Atelier Swarovski collection is incredibly dreamy. If you're thinking about showing mom how much you really love her this Mother's Day, this elegant necklace incorporated with Spanish design traditions will do it.
Behold: a designer gift without the hefty price tag. Louis Vuitton's New York travel book depicts the city through artists' eyes with beautiful drawings.
Rachel Zoe's Box of Style comes with a gorgeous Michelle Campbell gold talen bracelet set, a Tribe Alive leather clutch, a Chan Luu silk scarf, Edible Beauty eye balm, and a Skin Gym rose quartz gua sha (which helps relieve pain and tension in the muscles). So, basically, you've done your shopping for Mother's Day, her birthday, and her anniversary.
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Michele's stainless steel Deco Sport High Shine watch is neutral enough to go with any outfit, and won't cause too much attention to her wrist (especially if she's more shy with her luxury goods).
How many times has your mom complained about not wanting to go out in the rain because she doesn't want to get her pocketbook soaked? Solve the problem with Hunter's weatherproof backpack made with water-resistant nylon, then go take that trip to the mall together.
When flowers feel too simple, go the extra mile and give her a chic vase to put them in like this vintage palm flower pick from Drew Barrymore's new Flower Home collection.
One whiff of Voluspa's french lavender candle and you'll feel like you've been transported to the fields of Provence. Your mom will have no problem keeping it on display either, thanks to its gorgeous glass exterior and paisley patterned cap.
When she wants to unwind after a long day, make sure she slips into Parachute's light, comfy robe made out of Turkish cotton. Did we mention it has...pockets!
Amazon released its brand new Kindle, which includes a built-in front light. It's perfect for when dad goes to sleep early and mom doesn't have to hear him complain about turning off the lights.
On the other hand, if your mom is more of a paperback person, buy her Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones & The Six—a story about a fictional '70s rock band and the reason behind their breakup. Reese Witherspoon is turning it into a limited series, and it's Marie Claire's #ReadWithMC April book club pick.
Now through Mother's Day, 100 percent of the proceeds from this cute "Another Mother for Peace" tank will go directly to Moms Demand Action—a grassroots organization part of the Everytown network fighting to end gun violence.
STATE's smooth leather backpack will feel like an instant upgrade to the one your mom has been carrying around since you were a toddler. Backpack proceeds will be donated to TIME'S UP—an organization that "insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds."
Richer Poorer's soft tank dress is the perfect lightweight option to throw on during the summer for errands, or as a cover up during that cruise she's been planning for months. It also comes in black, white, navy, and lilac.
Claiborne Swanson Frank's 280-page tome explores what motherhood means in the 21st century through famous figures like Delfina Figueras, Carolina Herrera, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Patti Hansen. It will look great on her coffee table, and she'll be reminded of your special relationship when she flips through the gorgeous portraits and anecdotes.
Make it personal and customize this boho transport tote with mom's initials (or you and your siblings'). It can fit all of the essentials—phone, wallet, receipts, makeup, laptop—and then some.
Traditional mothers who still write their to-do lists down on sticky notepads will have their lives changed (in the best way) with Moleskine's smart writing set. All she has to do is download the Moleskine Notes App, then watch her handwritten notes get transferred to her phone in real time. It's perfect for when she accidentally forgets her notepad at home. #2019
Her girlfriends will be asking her if she stole this vegan leather crossbody from your closet. It's versatile enough for day or night, and she'll be obsessed with how soft it is.
Since she's always the first one up in the mornings, she can take a little time for herself with this single-size serve coffee maker. The strong brew button increases the coffee's strength and intensity (depending on how tired she is), while the 52-ounce water reservoir means she can brew enough for the whole family before refilling.
Top off her morning coffee routine with this beautiful monogrammed mug. If you're feeling generous, consider getting yourself, and everyone else in your family, cups too. That way, you can all match at the breakfast table.
Moms lead very busy lives; help her stay focused and organized with this gold journal. Mothers are always winners in our book, so the hashtag on the front is appropriate.
Even if she doesn't get eight hours of sleep every night, she can still benefit from sleeping on a silk pillowcase. This anti-aging, anti-crease, anti-bed-head pillow case by Slip is like a beauty treatment and a sleep aid in one.
Stocking stuffer alert! If she's serious about keeping her skin moist and healthy, she'll appreciate this pack of mineral water spray. It instantly hydrates the skin and acts as a little pick me up when she's feeling tired at work.
Give mom the semi-fancy clutch she’s been missing from her wardrobe. This python printed accessory has black and orange stripes right down the middle for a funky, but still functional look. She'll have a blast showing this off at the party to friends—and bragging about how her kids keep her young.