2022 Collage of gifts for mom, including Homesick Memory Candles, The Sill plant, Hardcover Photo Book and Totally Bamboo State Cutting & Serving Board

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for Mom, we put together a list for all budgets and interests.

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Shopping for Mom can be a struggle, especially if you’re looking for an upgrade from the homemade macaroni necklaces and IOU coupon books she may have received one too many times already. So if you don’t know where to start, we have some ideas to inspire you. 

Whether it’s her birthday, Mother’s Day, or just because, these gifts are a sweet way to show Mom or a mother figure in your life that you care. They also make great gifts for any mothers in your life, whether you have a friend who’s a new mom or a mother-in-law you’d like to celebrate.

Whether she’s a bookworm, a techie, a fitness fiend, or a luxury lover, we have rounded up the perfect gifts for every type of mom below.

Here are the best 66 gifts for Mom in 2022:

Style gifts for mom

Food and kitchen gifts for mom

Tech gifts for mom

Home gifts for mom

Beauty gifts for mom

Hobby-related gifts for mom

Style gifts

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A pair of cozy, eco-friendly slip-on shoes


Women’s Wool Lounger Fluffs, available at Allbirds, $115

Best for: The mom who loves sneakers

Keep mom looking cool and feeling comfy every time she leaves the house with these slip-on sneakers. Made with cozy soft merino wool inside and out, these shearling shoes are ideal for cool fall days running errands or meeting up with friends for lunch. The best part: The entire shoe is machine washable.

A proud sweatshirt for the southern mom

Outdoor Voices

Y’all Graphic Sweatshirt, available at Outdoor Voices, $88

Best for: The mom with Southern pride

Any Southern mom will adore this loud-and-proud declaration of their heritage. She’ll be as comfy as she is cheery in this yellow “y’all” soft cotton terry sweatshirt.

A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover Allyn Tote, available at Dagne Dover, from $340

Best for: The mom who’s picky about bags

Dagne Dover’s Allyn Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep Mom organized and always ready to go. 

A comfortable, ethical sandal


Go-To Flatform Sandal, available at Nisolo, $130

Best for: The mom in search for a good summer sandal

Nisolo is known for its ethically and sustainably made footwear. The aptly named Go-To Flatform Sandal is a basic summer staple that can be dressed up or dressed down — a practical wardrobe necessity. 

A gold square watch to keep track of time


MVMT Signature Square Bracelet Watch, available at Nordstrom, $128

Best for: The mom who hates using her phone for a watch

This elegant square watch bears a minimalist and luxurious design that elevates any look. The gold watch is so impossible to miss that she’ll now be on time for every occasion with it as a reminder.

A beautiful scarf with her birth-month flower

Uncommon Goods

Birth Month Flower Scarf, available at Uncommon Goods, $48

Best for: The mom who likes sentimental gifts

Give her something beautiful to wear that will remind her how thoughtful you are every time she wraps it. This scarf is patterned with the flower of her birth month, a nice touch of under-the-radar personalization.

A chic purse that can turn into a backpack


Alunna, available at Senreve, starting at $645

Best for: The mom who hates lugging stuff on her shoulder

A purse is an obvious gift for Mom if she has an eye for handbags, but you can mix things up by giving her one that’s both a purse and a backpack. The Alunna by Senreve is versatile and stylish, and it can be worn on her back, hand, over the shoulder, or across the body. Plus, it can organize all of Mom’s essentials with its two interior pockets and exterior cardholder.

Luxe slippers with a cozy cashmere blend


Slippers, available at Margaux, $148

Best for: The mom who refuses to walk barefoot on hardwood floors

Made from a soft wool-cashmere blend and cushiony foam padding, Margaux slippers feel like stepping into a cloud. Mom will enjoy wearing any of the three styles — Slide, Ballet, or Cozy — around the house.

A leather wallet that can be monogrammed with Mom’s initials


Klyde Continental Wallet, available at Leatherology (+ $10 for monogram), starting at $70

Best for: The mom with the wallet that’s falling apart

A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy mother’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s constantly moving from place to place. You can get this leather wallet from Leatherology in 11 colors and three different personalization options. 

A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

Clare V.

Midi Sac, avaliable at Claire V., starting at $335 (+ $50 for hand-painted monogram)

Best for: The practical yet stylish mom

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $50, you can customize it with a gold foil or hand-painted monogram. 

Food and kitchen gifts

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A cocktail maker that mixes drinks in seconds


Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine, available at Amazon, $369.85

Best for: The bartender mom

Summer’s almost here, which, for some moms, means it’s time to break out refreshing cocktails. This cocktail maker will make Mom’s life a whole lot easier, since all she has to do is pop in a cocktail capsule, choose her preferred strength, and press mix. She’ll be sipping a margarita, cosmopolitan, or gin martini in seconds.

Read our full review of the Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine here.  

A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

Murray’s Cheese

Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, available at Murray’s Cheese, $95

Best for: The mom who *always* says yes to cheese on her pasta

Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes two mouthwatering pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt crackers, and Marcona almonds.

For more of the best from Murray’s Cheese, check out our guide to the best cheeses you can buy online.

Read our review of Murray’s Cheese gift boxes.

A cookbook focused entirely on vegetables

Milk Street

Milk Street Vegetables Cookbook, available at Amazon, $26.35

Best for: The vegetarian chef 

If your mom is a vegetarian (or just trying to do more Meatless Mondays), this cookbook takes inspiration from the many ways in which vegetables are celebrated by different cultures around the world.

A delicious wine-mimic for healthy nights off

Jukes Cordialities

Jukes 6, available at Jukes Cordialities, $55 for 9 bottles

Best for: The sober mom

If mom loves vino, she’ll love this tasty non-alcoholic substitute for nights where she’s craving a glass but wants to stay sober. Created by a British wine critic, Jukes Cordialities are thoughtful and complex — the closest to the real stuff we’ve tried.

We personally love the full red mimic, Jukes 6, which is deep and spicy like a glass of Rioja, and pairs well with food in the same way wine does — all without the buzz and with the added health benefits of organic apple cider vinegar (the base).

Tech gifts

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A step tracker to keep her moving


Fitbit Charge 5, available at Best Buy, $119.95

Best for: The fitness enthusiast

If your mom’s looking to stay on top of their health, we highly recommend gifting a very practical Fitbit. The Charge is one of our top picks for covering all the basics — counting steps, tracking sleep, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, tracking 20 different exercises — without breaking the bank, and all with an easy-to-read display and sleek design on the wrist.

(If she’d want smartphone notifications on her wrist, too, we recommend the Versa 2, which has a bigger display but is still reasonably priced.)

A cuter way to send mom “love you” messages

Uncommon Goods

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger, available at Uncommon Goods, from $100

Best for: The mom who loves being reminded of how much you love her

Moms love nothing more than being randomly told their kids love them, and this creative box lets you do it in a way more special than just a text. When you send a message, the heart on the box will spin and she can open it up to read the digital display of your loving words.

A digital picture frame for remembering the good times


Carver Digital Picture Frame, available at Aura, $179

Best for: The mom who can’t decide on one photo to frame

It’s hard to find a mom who isn’t obsessed with taking photos and displaying them all around the house. But instead of buying tons of picture frames, she can show off all her family photos using this digital picture frame. You can upload an unlimited amount of pictures to the Aura app, connect the frame to Wi-Fi, and she’s all set. 

Read our full review of Aura here.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently


Philips Light Alarm Clock, available at Amazon, $79.95

Best for: The mom who struggles waking up in the morning

Just because Mom has to wake up before the sun rises doesn’t mean they have to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds, so Mom can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. You can find out why we recommend this alarm clock in our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks. 

Read our full review of the Philips Wake-Up Light.

A mini massage gun


Theragun Mini, available at Therabody and Amazon, from $149.99

Best for: The mom who’s always working out

If she’s achy from regular exercise or a pulled muscle, every type of person will see benefit from using a massage gun. We love the Theragun Mini because it’ll work out kinks and aches anywhere you place it with a powerful motor and easy-to-hold grip.

Home gifts

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A candle for your favorite spot together

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Memory Candles, available at Homesick, starting at $19

Best for: The mom who loves reminiscing 

Whether your best memories are childhood ski trips, your annual beach vacation, or just baking in the kitchen together, share the sentiment with mom. Homesick makes a deliciously-scented candle for nearly every memory — and if that doesn’t work, it also has a candle for every state and city, astrology sign, and even one that simply says, “Thank you, Mom.”

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding


Brooklinen Queen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, starting at $230.25

Brooklinen Queen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, starting at $272.25

Best for: The mom who needs to be comfier

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones we always recommend to friends, family, and readers, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.

The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover your mom’s bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforters, pillows, candles, and blankets. This is another item that features in our list of the All-Time Best products we’ve tested.

Read our full review of Brooklinen sheets here.

A hardcover photo book for any mother figure

Artifact Uprising

Hardcover Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising, starting at $61

Best for: The mom with 17 old photo albums

Honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.

A weighted blanket to help her sleep better


Bearaby 15-pound Cotton Napper, available at Bearaby, $249

Best for: The mom who cherishes being cozy

Made of soft organic cotton just like her favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket can help Mom fall asleep faster and its buttery softness is perfect for wrapping up in. We ranked it as the best weighted throw blanket in our guide to the best weighted blankets. 

A personalized photo calendar for her desk

Artifact Uprising

Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, starting at $30

Best for: The mom who loves physical calendars

A desk calendar can add a decorative touch to her desk, but one that displays photos of family makes for an even better gift for Mom. She’ll love glancing at her calendar and being reminded of her favorite memories with you.

A coffee table book for the mom who loves photography


“Women: The National Geographic Image Collection,” available at Amazon, $26.49

Best for: The mom who loves a good coffee table book

You can’t go wrong with a coffee table book gift for Mom, and this one is a true standout. The photography is sure to be top-notch, since National Geographic created this book. Moms often serve as constant sources of inspiration, so why not pass along this book of powerful women?

Beauty gifts


A silk pillowcase to upgrade her beauty sleep


Slip Silk Queen Pillowcase, available at Amazon, $89

Best for: The mom who appreciates luxury

Upgrade Mom’s beauty sleep with a pillowcase or two from Slip. Not only do silk pillowcases look and feel luxurious, but because they’re made of a material that’s not too absorbent, they’re great for keeping skin and hair moisturized. 

A face mask set for at-home spa days


Mini Loves Mini Masks Set, available at Walmart, $44.74

Best for: The mom who never passes on a face mask

Moms need time to themselves, too, and these face mask minis will have her and her skin feeling rejuvenated. She can kick back and relax with one of the black tea masks, the clay mask, the rose mask, or even the sugar exfoliator.

A luxurious facial treatment device


ZIIP GX Series, available at ZIIP Beauty, $495

Best for: The mom who cares about her skin

Switch up her facial appointments with the ZIIP experience that beautifully improves your skin beyond your imagination with every use. The ZIIP devices employ energy from tiny electrical currents with a conductive gel to sculpt and tighten the skin for a radiant glow. 

The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep


Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, available at Anthropologie, $34

Best for: The mom who prioritizes beauty sleep

Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position. 

A floral fragrance with a pear and white freesia scent

Jo Malone

English Pear & Freesia Cologne, available at Jo Malone, $155

Best for: The mom who collects perfume

If she prefers a light yet luscious fragrance, this Jo Malone perfume makes for a lovely layer. This floral perfume accentuates her style with a smell of autumn from the freshness of the pear and freesias along with the subtle woodsy scents.

A yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast


ProLite Yoga Mat, available at Manduka, $99

Best for: The yoga enthusiast

For the mom who starts every morning with yoga, this mat has just the right amount of padding, is made of eco-friendly materials, and has a no-slip grip texture. It has even earned the title of best yoga mat overall in our guide to the best yoga mats.

A daily planner for the busy mom


Panda Planner Daily Planner 2021, available at Amazon. $19.97 

Best for: The journaler

Even the most organized mom could use the help of a trusty planner. This one from Panda Planner has monthly, weekly, and daily sections for all of her needs. She’ll have her schedule, tasks, goals, and projects all in one place. We like the layout of this planner so much that we include it in our guide to the best planners.

A personalized video message from her favorite celebrity


Personalized video message, available at Cameo, starting at $1

Best for: The celeb-obsessed mom

When trying to think of a unique gift for Mom, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from, like her favorite actor from “The Office.” Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or a different milestone, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with all types of categories and price points to choose from.

Read more about Cameo and how to use Cameo. 

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