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 28 gift ideas, ahead, that mom will appreciate...and earn your spot as the favorite child.
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.
This humidifier adds moisture to the air when she needs it the most. The multi-colored night light has seven different colors and a 22-hour run time with a silent feature. She can go through her REM cycles without being disturbed...or waking up with dry skin.
Perfume is hard to pack when she's traveling (most bottle sizes are not airport-friendly). Help her avoid this post-holiday hassle altogether with a fragrance set from Le Labo that offers mini sprays. She can even switch between the two to find her new signature scent.
For a present that has both attractive decor qualities and health benefits, there's this Himalayan salt lamp. It's touted pros include 1) cleaning the air in your home (good for allergy sufferers), 2) boosting your mood, and 3) helping you to sleep more soundly. Should all of this turn out to be false, well at least she has a beautiful thing to display.
Once she slips these on, she may never want to take them off. (Go ahead, Mom, stay in your PJs all day—you deserve it!) One of Eberjay's best selling pajama sets, this top and bottom duo are made of super-soft modal jersey, which feels cool to the touch. And, it reportedly survives the hundreds of washes and wears.
The "treat yourself" gift you know she'd never buy for herself. This popular hair brush is made with boar bristles and nylon tufts to detangle and style long, coarse-to-normal hair types. It's designed stimulate your scalp and promote an even distribution of oils in your hair to making it feel and look healthy.
This art deco-inspired bracelet is great for layering with her other favorite pieces. It's adjustable to suit all wrist sizes and comes with a pretty geometric stone as its center piece. Make the bracelet feel extra special with an engraving.
The hand and body cream set your mom will really thank you for. She can bring this travel-size duo anywhere to combat dry, patchy skin when she's traveling. It's also enriched with healing agents and antioxidants like jasmine and lavender, the latter scent of which will have her feeling fresh and calm.
Any cooking fanatic will shed a tear upon gazing on this beautiful French oven—a collaboration between Staub and Food 52. This oven is a win-win for the whole family, as she will have fun testing out new recipes, while the rest of you reaps the delicious rewards.
No time for the spa? Gift her this lush micro-polishing scrub that will make her feel fresh and exfoliated. No cracked heels in her house.
Step up your throw blanket game with this super chunky hand-knit option that will be the warmest addition to her living room. Her only complaint? That she didn't knit it herself.
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