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This is why you're her favorite.
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. Whether you're looking for something meaningful or something super-useful—or just something that'll make her think of you whenever she spots it—take your pick with these 57 gift ideas, ahead, that mom will appreciate...and earn your spot as the favorite child.
Whether she's running to the grocery store or watching television at home, she'll appreciate the cozy feelings this fleece will offer. Given that this is one of winter's trendiest pieces to have, your mom will also be the most fashion-forward lady in her group.
Keep her hands protected from the cold with these cashmere lined leather gloves. They're a gamer changer for winter; each glove is delicately hand-crafted and made with the softest nappa leather that's designed to retain its supple, smooth exterior for seasons to come.
This darling burlap sign will remind her of all the best days of her life—a.k.a. the birthdates of all her kids (kidding! Totally not kidding). You can also do a hybrid approach: her birthday, her wedding date, the kids' or grandkids' birthdays, and/or just other important dates that mean a lot to her. You can get her a frame to fit her decor or let her get one for herself, if she's picky.
Giving a candle as a gift is so overdone—unless, of course, you give her this adorable candle that doubles as a mini-terrarium. If she has a black thumb, it's a perfect way to add a little greenery to her decor without making her worry about how quickly she's going to kill it. And if she likes to fill her house with calming energy, this does the trick perfectly.
Everyone needs a good pair of skinny black pants, and this is probably the most comfortable one you're ever going to find. It's got an easy slip-on style and has a gorgeous slimming effect—not that your mom needs it, but still great to have. It will go with every single one of her tops and looks just as chic while she lounges as it does when the two of you grab dinner out.
You'll bring a tear to her eye with this custom watercolor gift. Just send a photo of your home to this top-rated, bestselling Etsy artist—she can include the latitude/longitude coordinates if you add your address, which is a sweet touch—and bingo, waterworks for days.
If Oprah loves it, so will your mom. This made Oprah's List of Favorite Things in 2019, and we can see why. Reading glasses can be funky and cool while still channeling classic styles, like this tortoiseshell pair. Your mom may not love needing them, but she'll absolutely love wearing them.
This check the "fun" and "gorgeous" boxes at the same time: If mom loves movies (or even if she just wants to watch more), gift her this. It's 100 of the most classic films of all time, from Jaws to Amelie, and you use the scratch-off tool to uncover the ones you've seen. It's like a bucket list of movies—perfect for a retirement activity—and is totally frameworthy too.
This gift might work for every single mom on Earth, actually. If she loses her keys regularly, attach the Tile Pro to her keyring. She can use her smartphone to make the device ring when it's out of sight. If she loses her phone regularly, click on the Tile button to make it ring, even if it's on silent. If she loses some other important item every day, attach the Tile to that, and then bask in the glory of her thanking you every time she has to use it.
You can handwrite a custom note for your mom, whether it's an inside joke, a childhood scrawl, or a simple "I Love You," and send it to this Etsy seller, who will create a personalized bracelet in your actual handwriting. If you have sisters, go the extra mile and get matching ones for all of you.
You'll want to snuggle in with mom as soon as she uses this super-chunky cotton throw. There's no reason to ever leave the house again—well, except maybe make snow angels with your little nieces and nephews. But you'll come right back to this blanket afterwards.
The mom who's always the hostess and entertainer will love these whimsy lettuce hors d'oeuvres bowls. They're perfect for filling up with dips, veggies, and fruits. (Personally, I'd fill mine up with cheese and nuts. You know what? I'll be getting a set for myself too.)
If your mama has five pairs of Birkenstocks and counting, she will love "The Zermatt," a new release of Birkenstock's home slipper. The Birkenstock contoured cork footbed supports your arch while the addition of shearling lining provides all those cozy warm feelings. This shoe is also well-ventilated and breathable in both warm and cool temps.
She'll remember which child owns her heart every time she pulls out her keys and spots this ruby-red Prada keyring.
You just got a big holiday bonus at work, so why not spend it on mom? She deserves it. The shock on her face when you present her this timeless Hermès watch will be worth all those late-nights you spent at the office.
This jewelry roller is a space saver and allows you to keep all your precious valuables within eyesight. If she loves to travel and accessorize, you definitely need to get her this, perhaps in multiple colors.
Away's newest product is its soft-sided luggage collection. The suitcase retains its iconic Away design aesthetic and technical details while coming in durable nylon vs. a hardshell case. This bigger carry-on is best for moms who hate to check in luggage and want to be the first off the plane.
She's always on her phone and complaining of hand cramps, so relieve some of that stress with a Pop Socket. This makes holding any phone instantly more comfortable and the prints/colors offered are endless. My favorite is this mother of pearl hue (get it?).
Sure to become her new favorite pen, this luxury Tiffany & Co. writing utensil can do everything her old pen does—but looks better doing it.
Mom does it all, from running countless errands to taking care of the grand kids, so make her life a little easier with a bag that can hold everything she needs. MZ Wallace's "Metro" tote is just the quilted bag to carry it all. The spacious interior can hold a tablet, notebook, a change of shoes, and more. Use the zipped pouch to keep smaller miscellaneous items separate
Has she said forever that she'd love to work out more, but just can't seem to find the time? Enter the Fitbit Charge 3, which will track her everyday fitness levels–even if she's just walking the dog—as well as push her messaging notifications to her wrist if she so chooses. It's also waterproof, so she can swim and shower in it.
Water marks are her biggest pet peeves, so help her ease the worries when guests come over with a set of coasters. If you look closely, the black and white swirl pattern on this are actually composed of faces (!!). These are some avant-garde coasters.
For the mom who loves her cashmere sweaters, surprise her with an equally luxurious cashmere pillow. This one is silky smooth to the touch. Her new favorite place to nap will be the couch.
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.
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.
She'll love this vintage, reissued Burberry scarf, made from Italian-woven silk in tones that will suit anybody.
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.