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    34 Mother's Day Gifts For The Mom Who Says They "Don't Want Anything"

    You're going to show mom how much you love and appreciate her whether she likes it or not (she will).

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    1. A marble cheese slicer to level up the family charcuterie board dates Mom's been hosting since this whole pandemic thing started oh...a WHOLE YEAR AGO.

    The marble cheese slicer with a block of cheese on top

    It comes with two replacement wires and has plastic feet on the bottom for stability and counter protection.

    Promising review: "Gave this as a gift and, after a year, the recipient still loves it!" —eric

    Get it from Amazon for $24.29.

    2. A spiced honey bath syrup sure to pamper mom after a long day on her feet. The decadent formula is packed with nourishing, hydrating ingredients like ginger, manuka honey, ginseng root, and coconut oil.

    a amber bottle of bath syrup on the edge of a bathtub
    Crabtree & Evelyn

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift as the description sounds so luxurious. Mother says it indeed lives up to its name! 'So yummy I could eat it!' She felt so relaxed afterwards. The scent is soothing and comforting! Skin required less moisturizer afterwards, too." —Michael M.

    Get it from Crabtree & Evelyn for $35.

    3. A Sips by gift card for a subscription box filled with premium teas, personalized to match her taste preferences. Every month, she'll get sent everything necessary to steep and sip her way to serenity — something every mom could probably use a little more of.

    A top-down view of a model holding a mug of tea and sitting in front of a box filed with different kinds of tea
    @sipsby / Via

    In every box, they'll get four premium teas, enough to make 15+ cups (45+ if they re-steep), steeping guidelines, exclusive discounts, and recipes created by tea experts!

    At checkout, you'll have the option to choose between downloading a printable card or scheduling an email delivery.

    Get it from Sips by for $45+ (available in 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-month subscriptions).

    4. A waterproof JBL speaker so she can take a bath and listen to a cheesy romance novel on Audible in a noise-free, judgment-free zone.,

    The Bluetooth-enabled speaker can stream audio from any smart device and it delivers 12 hours of playtime before it needs to be charged up.

    Promising review: "My mom loved my white one so much I bought her the prettier blue one. I almost want to steal hers! Love these handy little speakers; they have wildly better audio quality that my Echo/Alexa devices and I love just carrying it around with me. I find I can concentrate while working from home better with this speaker. Bluetooth could be a bit better range-wise, but it would still be plenty fine for a day at the pool." —Diana M.

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (available in 14 colors/patterns).

    5. A two-in-one chair and cargo cart because mom always gets stuck lugging everybody else's crap and this convertible lounger will help take the load off (and facilitate some much needed R&R).


    Promising review: "This thing is so cool! I bought it as a Mother's Day present to myself because I'm over carrying my crap, the kids' crap, all the crap. I've only been able to use it a few times but I love it! The chair part is comfortable and it folds up easily into the wagon. It has a removable net to carry everything and it can hold ALL YOUR KIDS' CRAP. The wheels are big and sturdy so I think it would do well for ocean beach-type sand. I live near freshwater lakes so it's easy to pull along but I definitely recommend it for the BEACH beach." —Rachelle

    Get it from Amazon for $164.99.

    6. A subscription-based letter service that will send your history-lovin' mom *real* letters from historical figures — each reproduced on cotton paper or parchment and sealed with a stamp.

    an example reproduction of a letter from Albert Einstein to FDR

    The weekly letters cover a variety of timely topics and events from the 1600s onward and come with additional info for context. According to Letterjoy, recent themes have included Supreme Court battles, the birth of the automobile, and Civil War spies.

    Get it from Letterjoy for $49.99+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscriptions; letters are sent weekly).

    7. A sentimental trinket dish if you're too far away to give mom her daily "you're great" reminders in person. This drop spot for her rings and other doodads can help pick up the slack.,

    Promising review: "Very nice little trinket dish! I order this for Mother's Day and my mom LOVED IT! I was worried that since it was ceramic it might arrive damaged but it was well padded in the product box. The workmanship is great! It was about four inches square and about a 3/4 inch deep. The clear finish over the white/gold made it shine brightly. I think this was a great value and would purchase again." —Texaspup

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two sizes).

    8. A heated Shiatsu massager to give mom the next best thing to hiring a personal masseuse, and offer some soothing at-home relief from the daily aches and pains that come with having a body and being alive.

    A model using the U-shaped massager on their neck, back, thighs, biceps, and feet

    This multi-purpose massager has eight different kneading modes and protects itself from overheating with an auto-shutoff feature after twenty minutes.

    Promising review: "I love using this so much and use it every couple of days just to keep my neck and shoulders in shape. It helps so much if I sleep funny and I can fully recover after using it for about 30 minutes. I also find it extremely soothing after a hard day at work. I simply put it behind me in a chair or couch while I’m watching TV for the evening and after a very short time, I just feel the circulation flowing and my muscles relaxed. Great design and easy to use. Well worth the money, too. It has an auto-shutoff if it gets too hot, which is excellent because then it never gets too hot and burns out." —A. Brink

    Get it from Amazon for $42.49+ (available in two colors).

    9. A variety pack of Reese's candies for the mama who doesn't care for random doodads, but will certainly never say no to chocolate — especially peanut butter-laced chocolate.

    the orange box of candies

    The pack comes with 30 treats including classic Reese's Peanut Butter Cups as well as PB Crispy Wafers, White Crème Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Cups stuffed with Pieces candies, Reese's Pieces, and Big Cups.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a present for my mom who loves Reese’s. She was thrilled at the variety. Product arrived quickly and was fresh." —S

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98.

    10. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription so mom can kickstart her mornings with a caffeinated punch of single-origin java from Tanzania, Colombia, Kenya, or one of the world's other iconic coffee-growing regions.

    a map with a trail of coffee beans and a bag of Atlas Coffee Club coffee
    Atlas Coffee Club

    To customize the subscription, you choose ground or whole beans, light or dark roast, and how many bags you want per shipment (a half to two full bags). At checkout, you can also decide if you want to send mom the first shipment (if you have time for it to arrive before Mother's Day) or if you want to email her letting her know she's been signed up.

    Promising review: "Got this for my stepmom and she loves it! Says the coffee is very good and it is fun to get it from a new place every month." —Elise Koob

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $60+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions).

    11. Or a plant-based awake patch if she's is trying to curb her coffee habit. Each patch is formulated with caffeine, vitamin B12, and green tea extract for an even-keeled, not-jittery boost of energy she can wear for 12 hours.

    a model wearing the patch on their wrist and holding the ptch packaging

    Promising review: "These things are AMAZING!!! No yucky chemicals all natural stuff and they really do work! I will be ordering more!! They are now part of my daily regimen! I love them!!" —staci thornton

    Get eight patches from Amazon for $24 (available in larger quantities).

    12. A pair of Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers because mom has been *super* into going on walks lately and maybe she won't be mad at you if you spend your money on a practical gift?? JK she probably still will be, but at least they're something she needs!

    a reviewer wearing the sneakers in grey

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so she can give 'em a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Purchased these shoes for my wife as a gift for Mother’s Day. She loves the shoes. They are very light and comfortable. She says it is like wearing slippers. Great product." —Jimsgmctruck

    Get them from Amazon for $36.88+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and in 32 colors).

    13. Or a new pair of Birkenstocks as there's no denying that once warm weather hits, these are *all* she wears.,

    These are also included in Prime Wardrobe!

    Promising review: "These were given as a gift to my stepmom. She loved them and thought they were very comfortable. She put them on as soon as she received them and wouldn't take them off. :)" —Anna Marsh

    Get them from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in women's sizes 4.5–17 and hundreds of colors).

    14. An easy-to-learn board game that's actually fun to play over Zoom and will have you tuning in to each other's mental ~wavelengths~ while getting to know each other a little better with every round!


    Wavelength is a social guessing game where individuals take turns being "the psychic" and must get their teammates to correctly guess the location on the spectrum dial that associates with their clue!

    "Everyone I know who has played this game loves this game! Brother, boyfriend, mom — everyone! You learn a little about the 'psychic' every time, and it's incredibly flexible to accommodate huge fluctuations in players (2–20). It's a simple concept with a lot of depth since you have to adjust your thinking every round to match that of the 'psychic'." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    15. A PetCanva gift card because if you're really being honest with yourself, mom's favorite child is the dog she got after you left for college and she'd much prefer a phone case or fleece blanket with their face on it.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    "I just ordered one of these for my mom (don't worry, she already has it, so it's not a secret!) and it was such a quick and easy process. I chose the blanket I wanted, submitted a photo of our dog, and within just a few days, I was sent the illustration so I could proof it before it went off to the printer. I ended up sending it back for a slight revision and got it back the very next day for a second round of approval and it was perfect! Honestly, I can't believe how quickly it shipped and how they were really able to capture my dog's personality. My mom also raves about how high quality the blanket is so it was an all-around win!" —Chelsea

    Get an e-gift card from PetCanva for 30+ (available in sums up to $150; it emails instantly so do it day of!).

    16. A timeless bomber jacket that checks all the mom style boxes for durability, flexibility, and versatility with a mesh lining for lightweight breathability. Don't be surprised if it eventually feels like this is the only jacket she wears — it probably is.


    Promising review: "Lightweight but durable and good quality — check. Can wear it hiking/camping outdoors, and out to dinner — check. Functional and fashionable and a good fit (not too loose or tight) — check. Can be the one jacket I bring on a trip — check. Highly recommend. Just ordered another one in black!" —Leeann G

    Get it from Carhartt for $69.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL, Plus sizes 1X–3X, and in four colors).

    17. An electric fondue maker to upgrade date night, ladies night, or watching The Bachelor alone night with easy-to-make chocolatey (or cheesy) goodness she can whip up and serve in the same dish. We know mama hates mess.


    The electric warmer, center compartment, and serving tray all come apart for easy cleaning. It also comes with a set of four fondue forks!

    Promising review: "I got this for a date night and I was so impressed. I added the chocolate first and prepped my fruits while it heated up. It took maybe 20 minutes for the chocolate to melt. I left it on heating until I was ready to serve and even once I turned it to warm it stayed perfectly melted. I'm going to try it with cheese next. Very satisfied." —BigRed

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    18. A lightweight carpet shampooer for moms who drool over a sexy before-and-after cleaning pic. This powerful gadget can lift years' worth of caked-on stains (Fido's contributions, included) and save her a pretty penny in professional carpet cleaning expenses.

    Before: a reviewer's stained corner of carpet and After: no more stains in sight

    And it only weighs about 13 pounds — heavier-duty carpet cleaners usually weigh around 20 — so she won't feel completely exhausted by the time you're done with your living room.

    Promising review: "I run dog services, boarding, and daycare out of my home. My carpet sees high traffic regularly and potty accidents on occasion. Love this Hoover! Holy moly! It picks up an INCREDIBLE amount of deeply embedded debris, dirt, stains, and hair. The difference in how much cleaner my carpet is after using it is OUTSTANDING!! I regularly vacuum and spot clean with other carpet cleaners and couldn’t fathom the filth I was actually living in after using the Hoover. It’s easy to assemble and lightweight too. You can’t deny the results when cleaning out the dirty water tank. Easily the best purchase I have made for my small business! Very impressive!" —Patty DeCarlo

    Get it from Amazon for $89.87 (originally $129.99).

    19. A digitized version of your childhood home videos so mom never has to worry about outdated technology or something like a flood or fire wiping out the only footage proving your first word was definitely "mama" and not "dada."

    an example kit with photos, VHS tapes, and camcorder tapes converted to digital files

    The digitization process is simple: Legacybox sends you a kit with a prepaid UPS shipping label as well as bar codes for every piece of analog media you send (VHS, reels, audio tapes, original photos). From there, the company converts your memories to a thumb drive, DVD, or uploads them to the cloud. And, of course, they send back your original copies in the same condition they were received!

    Promising review: "I have been talking about getting my photos and old movies digitized and I finally acted on it. I could not be more happy with the result. This company was so responsive to my needs and questions. I nervously sent the box of memories off in the mail. I received periodic updates letting me know where they were in the process and when to expect the delivery. With the updates and the speediness of the return I didn't have time to get anxious. I highly recommend this company. You will not be sorry!" —Kellyjos65

    Get it from Legacybox for $27+ (originally $53.99; four different sized kits available).

    20. A sure-to-please Edible Arrangement because plump, chocolate-covered strawberries and juicy, daisy-shaped slices of pineapple aren't just anything — they're everything.

    a chocolate-covered strawberry and pineapple fruit arrangement in a mug
    Edible Arrangements

    What's included: pineapple daisies, semisweet chocolate-dipped strawberries with a white drizzle, and plain strawberries arranged in a mug.

    Promising review: "Wow, I love the bouquet and had such a wonderful experience for my first time buying a fruit bouquet. Service was great, and my mom especially loved it." —Raquel Valadez

    Get it from Edible Arrangements for $54.99.

    21. A Kodak instant printer that'll pop out all of your family's best selfies in mere minutes. Just don't be surprised to find your IG shots and Facebook profile pics plastered all over the fridge next time you visit...

    the device printing from an iPhone

    The compact, Bluetooth-enabled device can be controlled via the Kodak app (both iOS and Android compatible) where Mom can add frames, stickers, or filters before printing her fave pics on 4x6-inch fingerprint-proof photo paper.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my mom who wants to have every picture in an old fashion album. It's also been great for group shots at family events, everyone gets a hard copy of the entire group to take home." —Wildflower

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two configurations).

    22. A two-piece linen lounge set to refresh her wardrobe with a cute and coordinated ensemble to wear whenever she's ready to give her COVID sweatpants a break.

    Piglet, Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

    Founded by Jessica Mason, Piglet is a United Kingdom-based small biz creating comfortable yet beautiful home essentials like sleepwear, bedding, table linens, curtains, and more. The brand focuses on linen goods because of its relatively low environmental impact, low maintenance, and versatility (it's warm in the winter, breathable in the summer).

    This set is very comfortable, washes up well, and doesn't make me feel like a total slob when lounging around the house. I'm usually a medium, but I followed the Piglet sizing guide and opted for a small, which was definitely the right move. The top is a little big under the arms (a common problem for me). It's nothing egregious, but something to keep in mind if you're smaller-chested. As the weather warms I can totally see myself wearing this out of the house for some roof reading or errands and will feel cute and comfortable doing so!

    Get it from Piglet for $99 ( available in sizes XS—XL and in blush, midnight stripe, and white).

    23. An easy-to-install hummingbird feeder for turning any perfectly average window into a full-on bird observatory with 100% free admission and complimentary snacks (from her own kitchen).


    Promising review: "This hummingbird feeder is made with large powerful suction cups so I have no concerns that the feeder will fall. The nectar is close to the feeding holes so the birds have no trouble feeding. I also like that it's very easy to see that the birds have been feeding, even when you don't catch them in the act because the nectar levels are clearly visible. It's very easy to empty, clean, and refill. I tried two other feeders from other manufacturers and found problems with both, but this one is a keeper!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    24. A pair of Ugg Fluff Yeah slippers so you can treat her toes to some of the coziest cushioning on Earth. Also because in the words of Amy Poehler's Mean Girls character, she's not a normal mom, she's a cool mom.,

    These are included in Prime Wardrobe if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Loved them!!! My Mother’s Day gift! They are fluffy! Super extra 😅 still trying to figure out what kind of outfits to wear with them. But very cute! Comfortable and no breaking in needed!!" —Stephanie O.

    Get them from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 44 colors).

    25. A tray of Baked by Melissa cupcakes because who doesn't love miniature baked goods?? I mean seriously — they're like the size of a quarter so she can try out all the flavors without getting a stomachache.

    A tray of 25 miniature cupcakes
    Baked by Melissa

    The sampler comes with all of the bakery's best-selling flavors including: Tie-Dye, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cookie Dough, Triple Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip Pancake, Red Velvet, Mint Cookie, Pink Frosted Doughnut, Snowball, Snowcap, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

    While orders are never in transit longer than two days, if you place your order last-second it's wise to select expedited or priority shipping.

    Promising review: "Whenever I have an occasion coming up this is my go-to gift. Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, everything! Everyone loves these treats!" —Hayley

    Get them from Baked by Melissa for $32+ (available in trays of 25, 50, or 100).

    26. A Book of the Month subscription that'll send Mom a hardcover book of her choice every month. It takes the scary guesswork out of offering book recs and gets more great titles in her hands for less $$$.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    "I received a three-month Book of the Month subscription for Christmas one year, and it was the best surprise! I really underestimated how much I would enjoy having books picked out for me. It’s like never having to choose where to eat ever again. A dream come true! Also, two great things will happen when you have a BOTM subscription: 1) You’re going to discover new, amazing authors (ily, Sally Rooney). 2) You’re going to become the friend who already read that amazing book before it got popular. Who woulda thought a book subscription could up your cool-factor so much?" —Danielle

    The giftee will receive a current, best-selling book of their choice (from a rotating selection of five titles from different genres) every month for three, six, or twelve months.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $49.99+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions).

    Need more details before taking the plunge? Head to our more in-depth Book Of The Month review for more deets!

    27. A one-touch spice grinder if the best cook you know — Chef MaMá — takes nothing more seriously than seriously fresh flavor. This sleek little gadget will make it easier than ever for her to incorporate freshly ground spices into every dish.,

    This set comes with two interchangeable pods that can be filled with whatever spices need grinding. The pods also work great for spice storage, so if they want more, single pods are available for sale.

    Promising review: "Been trying to find a product that has the capability to grind dried herbs and came across this. Very, very easy to use. I highly recommend that you watch the info video on how to set it up. I also love that you can adjust how coarse or fine you want the ground product to come out. Highly recommended for any and all household! Must have!" —Gauge Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. A pair of classic gold-dipped hoops mom can throw on with any outfit and instantly be the most well-accessorized person in the room.

    Ten Wilde

    Ten Wilde is a Black-owned and woman-owned all-gold jewelry line based in LA. Mom will be in good company as the brand's designs are also beloved by celebs like Lily Singh, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Delilah Belle.

    Get them from Ten Wilde for $32.

    29. A cozy linen sheet set to make bedtime even more exciting with luxurious sheets that are breathable in the summer, snuggly in the winter, and get softer and softer with every wash.

    Tuft & Needle

    The set includes one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and one or two pillowcases depending on the bed size selected.

    Promising review: "The sheets are very comfortable. I have bought linen sheets for years and these are both affordable and very cozy. If you have only slept on cotton sheets, linen is going to be a new experience. For some, you might want to wash a few times to feel softer. For anyone used to linen, they will feel perfect right from the start. Also, the charcoal is a wonderful soft grey. I have a duvet cover that is a mix of white, soft, and dark blues. All the colors look terrific. The fit is just right for my queen-size bed. Highly recommend the mattress and the sheets!" —Very Happy -- On-Line!

    Get it from Tuft & Needle for $157.50+ (originally $175; available in six sizes and in six colors).

    30. A diamond painting kit for the gift of a soothing yet satisfying art project the family's resident Lilo & Stitch lover will enjoy completing almost as much as they enjoy admiring their hung-up finished handiwork. It's about time mom's artwork is up on the fridge!,

    They don't need to have any prior diamond-painting experience to enjoy this! It comes with everything they need (canvas, rhinestones, adhesive, and applicator tools) to complete the project.

    Promising review: "It only took me a few hours to finish up everything. It came up a really cute Stitch and still got a lot of beads left. Very fun and relaxing. Can’t wait to get it framed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A Framebridge gift card so mom can finally frame her favorite photos — including that embarrassing one of the two of you where they're absolutely glowing but your eyes are only half open.

    A gallery wall with various styles of frames

    Get it from Framebridge for $25+ (e-gift cards and physical gift cards are available).

    32. A modern canvas that just looks like a bunch of lines, but is actually her favorite film — as represented by a chronological color strip from every scene. This here is The Princess Bride.

    a princes bride canvas hung over a sofa
    Gytis Vaitkus / Frome

    Frome has more than 1,200 cinematic canvasses from classic romances like Titanic and Brokeback Mountain to ultra-quotable comedies like Step Brothers and Mean Girls.

    Standard delivery takes up to a week so to make sure you/your loved one receive it in time, select express or premium shipping at checkout!

    Promising review: "This is actually the third Frome I’ve purchased as a gift. I’ve been nothing but impressed with the quality and service, not to mention the selection of films to choose from. This is a unique gift and a wonderful spin on capturing your favorite movie in a stunning piece of art!" —Tanya E.

    Get it from Frome for $99.95+ (originally $144.95+; available in four sizes and two finishes).

    33. A custom cityscape ring to give your mom a little piece of her favorite place that she can wear anywhere, whether that's where she grew up, her favorite vacation destination, or the city she raised you!

    CaitlynMinimalist / Etsy

    Caitlyn Minimalist is a Los Angeles-based small biz headed by Kate Lim that's creating beautiful, dainty, go-with-everything jewelry with a personalized touch. Every piece is handcrafted using high-quality solid 925 sterling silver in their workshop.

    Promising review: "The packaging is SO BEAUTIFUL and the ring is so comfortable!! I love my city skyline and now I get to see her on my hand all the time eeeep" —Leyna Brock

    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for $23.62 (available in sizes 4–13, in three finishes, and in various city styles).

    34. And an insulated picnic backpack so your adventurous mom is always prepared for a park picnic, beach feast, or any type of outdoor dining their heart desires. It comes with everything necessary for a four-person picnic, including the blanket, an insulated main compartment for food, and a detachable bottle bag for her favorite rosé.,

    This set includes everything necessary for a four-person picnic: four sets of stainless-steel flatware, napkins, plates, plastic wine glasses, a cutting board, corkscrew, cheese knife, refillable salt and pepper shakers, with an insulated (and detachable) wine/bottle cooler bag, and a rolled fleece picnic blanket.

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. If you like having a picnic on a bike ride, hiking, around town, etc. this is a great little bag to have. Love the sturdy non-plastic cutlery and the ability to have dry storage, wet storage, and wine cooler. Blanket is a little small but not bad for two people. Highly recommend." —Mike A

    Get it from Amazon for $76.07+ (available in four colors).

    When mom says, " I love it but you shouldn't have":

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