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    Updated on May 4, 2020. Posted on Apr 21, 2020

    35 Mother's Day Gifts You Basically Can't Go Wrong With

    No matter your budget, these are gifts your mom will love.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Hey! When writing gift guides, we do our best to ensure that the products we feature will arrive in time. Shipping times can always vary depending on multiple factors, but due to COVID-19, being able to gauge whether or not something will arrive before Mother’s Day is even more complicated than normal. The majority of retailers are experiencing shipping delays, so even if you double-check shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 10th, we can't guarantee that it will arrive on time, so best to order ASAP!

    1. A piece of custom heart snapshot photo art that'll get an instant "awwww" out of your mom (and maybe tears) when she opens it and remembers all the good times you've had together.

    Minted

    You upload 30 images into the heart template and can also change the size and color to really make it your own.

    Get it from Minted for $29+ (available in six sizes, three colors, and either unframed or framed (with 17 options)).

    2. A waterproof Kindle she can use to read in the bath (game changer). Plus, you could preload some books you know she wants to read to really take the gift to the next level.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I've been an avid Kindle user for the past four years, but when I saw this version, I knew it was time to upgrade. The main selling point is the fact that this one is waterproof. So waterproof, in fact, that it can be in up to 2 meters of freshwater for more than 60 minutes. Plus, it's lighter, has more storage, and the battery lasts for WEEKS. I took this on vacation with me and was so impressed. I was able to sit on the ledge in the pool and read without worrying about getting the device wet. And I even put it in the water to test, and it still works perfectly. Plus, I used it every day and didn't have to charge it the whole time I was on the trip. That gets a big gold star in my book and is the perfect gift.

    Get it from Amazon for $94.99+ (available in two sizes and in black and blue).

    3. A diffuser infused with an Evelyn Rose scent for an unexpected scent she'll love to fill her home with.

    Crabtree & Evelyn

    Promising review: "This is perfect for a stay-at-home refresh. It has a fresh and warm scent! I purchased this since we’re now at home every day, and it’s amazing." —RobinBrooklynN

    Get it from Crabtree & Evelyn for $60.

    4. A wine decanter she'll fell extra fancy using as it aerates her wine to make it taste even better.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was a little nervous to purchase this as a gift for someone because it's glass, and I was worried it would arrive broken. However, it was very well packaged and came in perfect condition. It is a really beautiful decanter and anybody that is a wine drinker would love to have this. I am so glad that I decided to purchase. It is larger than I thought it was going to be as well, which is always a nice surprise." —Kaila Knies

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    5. A voucher booklet she can cash in throughout the year when she needs some extra love or just wants to spend time with you and have a movie night.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $10.90.

    6. A splurge-worthy salt and pepper shaker set that'll basically be a functional work or art she can display (and think of you every time she uses them on her food).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my wife, and she loves them. These are a great design and functional at the same time. They now stay on the table as decorations, whereas our old grinders were hidden away and bought out as required. They are very matte and do show fingerprints etc., but easy to fix and the rubberized plastic has a nice feel to it when using. I recommend to anyone who likes this style of grinder." —Bryan

    Get it from Amazon for $44.76+ (available in five colors).

    7. An absolutely beautiful necklace with such a simple but nice design – she'll probably wear it every single day.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift and haven't taken it off. It's a beautiful gold and my favorite thing about it is that it doesn't twist. I'm not worried about the clasp coming to the front. Even through showers and changing clothes, it looks great!" —EJW_Wis

    Get it from Anthropologie for $148.

    8. A Legacybox that'll make it so easy for her to turn all of her old photos and videos of you growing up digitally so you can all treasure them forever.

    Legacybox

    I got a Legacybox a couple of weeks ago for my parents. We went through all the old photos we had and choose our favorites to converted to digital. We had such a fun time going through all the photos and reminiscing on all the good times. Plus, the whole process was super easy. The box came empty and then we just organized the photos and labeled them, put them in the box and sent the box back. Now, we're just waiting to get our digital files. You can also get everything on a USB or DVD. I highly recommend getting one if you have tons of photos in a basement or storage unit somewhere that you want to give a second life.

    Plus, you can get 40% off your order with the code "BUZZ Offer."

    Get it from Legacybox for $59.99+ (available in four sizes).

    9. An insulated cup perfect to keep her drink cold for hours and hours so she can still enjoy it even after she forgets about it for a bit because she gets too engrossed in the video chat with her friends.

    Rifle Paper Co.

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $29.95 (available in four styles).

    10. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club so she gets new fresh coffee delivered to her door ever couple weeks, meaning she'll feel the Mother's Day love for months.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, atlascoffeeclub / Via instagram.com

    My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague Kayla Suazo said:

    "My first observation after opening the box was the smell. It smells FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC. It also comes with sweet postcards from the cities where the batches are from, so the entire experience feels so lovely and personal. As for the coffee itself, it's heavenly. I am used to store-bought coffee — which yes, is fine — but both of these tasted incredibly fresh and different from each other. The Peruvian coffee has this dark, almost chocolate taste to it, so I imagine it would be delicious with a morning sweet treat (maybe I should start eating pie every day?). The Colombian batch, on the other hand, was a little lighter roast-wise but still had delicious notes of rich sweetness. TL;DR: both of them were incredible both in taste and quality."

    Get a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in a half bag, single bag, or double bag and shipments every two or four weeks).

    Read our full review of Atlas Coffee Club here.

    11. A SodaStream that makes delicious sparkling water (or soda with a bit of added flavoring) so she doesn't have to buy (or carry) cans from the grocery store every week.

    Target

    I got my mom a SodaStream for Christmas this past year, and she loves it. She is a big sparkling water fan and was buying cases and cases all the time. But now, she just fills up the bottle, put it in the machine and presses the bottom to make sparkling water in seconds. Plus, it's a manual machine, which means she doesn't have to keep it close to an outlet in the kitchen. She uses it every day and tells me how much she loves it at least twice a week.

    Promising review: "So far, we love this! The main feature that made me choose this model is that the bottle just clicks into the machine, and you don't have to screw it in. I like my water less fizzy, so I'm glad I can regulate how much fizz goes into the bottle. No electricity is a plus, too! Now, I don't have to purchase bottles of carbonated water and fill up my grocery bags with all of them." —Sodastream user

    Get it from Target $80.99+ (available in six colors).

    12. And a bamboo bath tray to truly take her "me" time to new ~heights~. Just be warned, she may never leave the bathtub again...

    Wayfair

    Promising review: "This is exactly what you need for a relaxing soak in the tub! I love that it's adjustable and fits an oversize tub." —Mary from Dallas

    Get it from Wayfair for $61.99 (originally $69.99).

    13. An Ember temperature control ceramic mug that'll keep her coffee warm for hours so she doesn't return to a cold cup when she gets distracted.

    Best Buy

    You remotely adjust the temperature to get it just right, and you can also select a personalized LED color.

    Promising review: "I had never thought that a few degrees in the temperature would actually make my coffee or tea taste better. It does. You know when you make coffee, pour it into your mug and for a few minutes it is too hot, then for 2 to 3 minutes, it is perfect and then too cold? Well, what if you could keep it always at that magic temperature that lasted two or three minutes? That is what Ember does for you. There are additional perks, it lets you know once the temperature is perfect, it can warm its contents even from the ambient temperature if you want to and the materials are quite comfortable to interact with, they don’t change the taste of the beverage. Overall, if you’re constantly drinking something or going to meetings, this is the best mug to have."—Ila225

    Get it from Best Buy for $99.99 (available in black, copper, and white).

    14. A Baggu reusable bag that folds up so small so she can slip it in her bag and have it on hand when she gets to a store that charges for plastic bags. Plus, she'll feel great about helping the environment.

    Baggu

    The bag holds the same as two to three plastic grocery bags and up to 50 lbs. Plus, you can machine wash it, as long as you hang dry it.

    Promising review: "I received a BAGGU bag several years ago as a gift, and I use it nearly every day! The things that sets BAGGU apart from other bags: 1) Cute prints! There are a lot to choose from! 2) It folds and fits easily in my purse. You know those bags that you open up and can never fit it back in it's original case? You will NOT experience that with these bags!! 3) Durability. I generally use my bags for canned goods and grocery shopping. The strap is also large enough to wear over the shoulder for ease of carrying. I'd recommend BAGGU to anyone!!" —S T

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in 35 styles).

    15. A pair of Rothy's sandals that are simple, yet so chic. She'll love them so much she may just wear them around the house for the next couple months.

    Rothy's

    Get them from Rothy's for $115 (available in sizes 5-13 and in four styles).

    16. A track jacket and jogger set she'll feel like such a ~cool~ mom in as she takes her fifth walk around the block.

    Eloquii

    Get both from Eloquii: $119.95 (for the jacket; available in sizes 14-26) and $79.95 (for the joggers; available in sizes 14-28)

    Plus, new customers get 50% off one item and 40% off everything else with the code BUZZFEED50.

    17. A cult-favorite Caudalie radiance serum designed with Viniferine to brighten and even her complexion so she looks even more beautiful than she already is (if that's even possible!).

    Caudalie / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Since I started using this serum, several friends and colleagues have told me that I am glowing, and it definitely helped with my dark spots that I have from past cystic acne outbreaks. It helps even out my skin tone, and I am not planning on removing this from my skincare routine."—NATASHA

    Get it from Caudalie for $79.

    18. Rosetta Stone Language Software perfect for any mom who's been saying she's been wanting to learn a new language forever. She'll get everything she needs to succeed right on her phone.

    Rosetta Stone

    Get three months from Rosetta Stone for $35.97+ (available in 30 languages and four pricing plans)

    19. A mani box filled with all the tools she needs to give herself the perfect at-home mani.

    Olive & June

    The kit comes with any six polishes (you can choose from a selection of 31 colors), nail polish remover pot, clean-up brush, nail clipper, file, buffer cube, top coat, cuticle serum, and Poppy (universal polish bottle handle).

    Get it from Olive & June for $80.

    20. A tongue-in-cheek wireless item locator she'll actually appreciate if she spends hours looking for her keys, glasses, remote, etc.

    Amazon

    All she has to do is attached the receivers to any six items and then press the corresponding colored button to locate that item. It works up to 30 meters and can work through walls, floors, cushions, and more.

    Promising review: "I lose my phone, keys, and more a few times a day because I'm so busy raising boys. I lost my phone outside in the dirt somehow, and I went outside pushing the beeper and found it within seconds. I wouldn't have been able to do that without this beeper. Thank you!" —H20goods

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+.

    21. A pair of Ecuador Huarache sandals perfect for the summer when she doesn't want her feet to overheat the second she steps outside.

    Nisolo

    Promising review: "I love these sandals! Once you break them in, they become very comfortable and easy to walk in. They're great to dress up or down. This is the second pair I've purchased." —Gabriela P.

    Get them from Nisolo for $118 (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    22. A HyperChiller that can chill freshly brewed coffee (or other liquids, such as wine (!!)) in a minute without watering it down.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this for myself awhile ago. When I used it to chill white wine for my cold-wine loving mom, she fell in love, so I came back to get one for her. I am always suspicious with these types of gimmicky-seeming things, but this is the real deal. It's so awesome. We both use ours on the regular. It chills wine to ice-ice cold with ease and speed, and for a very reasonable cost." —Claire Lyn

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+.

    23. A pair of high-waisted leggings with the phrase "Fierce Queen" down the leg to show to the world exactly who she is (even though you've already known this for years).

    New York & Company

    Get them from New York & Company for $19.97 (originally $39.95; available in sizes XS-XXL).

    24. A personalized painting that may just cause her to burst into tears when she opens it, because it will be a beautiful addition to her home decor.

    PaintYourLife

    You can choose from oil, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, or acrylic painting and customize it with however many people or pets you want to be included. Plus, you can add a frame so it's ready to be hung the minute she opens it. You work with this artist to make sure it's exactly how you want it with unlimited revisions. There's a 100% money-back guarantee. You can get your painting in as little as 12 days when you choose express shipping at checkout.

    Get it from PaintYourLife for $179+ (available in nine sizes and five styles).

    25. A kitchen tablet dock that not only holds utensils but also an iPad (or cookbook!) so trying out that new recipe will be so much easier for her.

    Stakceramics / Etsy

    Get it from Stakceramics on Etsy for $82.

    26. A pajama set so comfortable she might just wear them all night *and* all day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These PJ’s are amazing!!! The material is soft, and they’re actually very elegant. Look and feel expensive. I have been looking for a nice pajama set, and these far exceed my expectations. I didn’t want to take them off and wanted to wear them out of the house lol. So I ended up buying the short set too!! TREAT YOURSELF!! You won’t regret it!! I’m getting more for myself and for gifts and vacations. “One for you, and 1,2 for me” hehe 🙃!!!" —Chill

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 39 styles).

    27. A set of two blooming tea flowers she can add to her tea for a beautiful (and delicious) drink.

    The Grommet

    To brew the tea, just pour three cups of boiling water over an unwrapped ball and wait for three to five minutes for the tea to bloom. The scents you can choose from are Brilliant Berry, Coconut Escape, Lush Lavender, Powerful Pomegranate, and Regal Jasmine.

    Get it from The Grommet for $17.95 (available in six flavors).

    28. One Question A Day For Moms, a book with thoughtful prompts she can answer over five years and see how her answers have changed (or stayed the same) as time passes.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $13.79 or Barnes & Noble for $16.99.

    29. A waterproof watch she'll probably assume you bought from some fancy-schmancy store. You don't have to tell her otherwise! Your secret is safe with me!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this watch! When I wear it, I get compliments all the time. People assume I shelled out a lot of money for it! I was skeptical due to the price, but so far, so good! I will probably buy a few to give as gifts." —Andrea Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight styles).

    30. An electric toothbrush so chic, she won't even realize how practical a gift it really is — until she starts using it every single day.

    instagram.com / Via Quipp

    Plus, you can sign her up for a plan, and she'll get a delivery of brush heads and batteries (depending on the plan) to her door every three months. Not only is the brush beautiful, it's practical too. It pings every 30 seconds to let you know how long you've been brushing.

    Get one from Quip for $25 (eight colors; multiple packages available depending on your budget and needs).

    If you want to learn even more about it, check out our full Quip electric toothbrush review on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    31. A super-soft pair of joggers so comfortable yet nice-looking, she'll find herself wearing them for years.

    Bleusalt

    Get them from Bleusalt for $135 (available in sizes XXS-XXXL and in nine colors).

    32. A convenient portable cup holder that lets her bring her beer or wine into the tub, because sometimes she just need a drink and a bath after a loooong day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I 100% — no, 1 million percent — LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!!! It adhered to my shower wall and stayed put. It's nice to relax in the shower and have my wine in there instead of on the stand my towels are on. Thank you! I have recommended this to several wine-loving friends!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

    33. A cell phone holder so you can appreciate your family time without everyone having a screen in their face.

    Amazon Handmade

    You can customize the text under 'Unplug' to whatever you want it to say.

    Get it from Amazon for $40 (available in seven styles).

    34. A mug to confirm what we've all known for years: she really is a superhero.

    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $15.99+ (available in 11 and 15 oz).

    35. A Star Wars cheese board you won't have to ~force~ her to use, because it's just so cool to look at.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $39.95.

    When you know you'll keep your title of the favorite child with your Mother's Day gift:

    NBC

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Need more gift ideas for your mom? Check out our master list of the best Mother's Day Gifts to give this year.

    Check out all of BuzzFeed’s Mother's Day gift guides for even more inspiration!

    Allison Krausman / Via BuzzFeed

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