During the pandemic, the opportunity for enjoying a meal cooked by someone else has been complicated but not eliminated: Outdoor dining persists, limited indoor dining has begun, and, of course, takeout remains a safe, delicious option that keeps all parties out of the kitchen. If you know your mom’s favorite restaurant, grab her a gift card from there. And if you think she’d like to try somewhere new, one idea given to us by Wirecutter editor Tracy Vence is a gift card to Black and Mobile, the first Black-owned food delivery service in the country to deliver exclusively for Black-owned restaurants in select cities (currently available in Atlanta, Detroit, and Philadelphia).
Let's get this out of the way: dental care has never been what we'd call "fun," but the Boka toothbrush, along with refreshing, mint-infused toothpaste and floss, might actually deserve the adjective. An activated charcoal head that operates at 30,000 vibrations per minute does all of the heavy lifting (aka cleaning your teeth and reducing bacteria growth) for you, while soft bristles help you avoid pressing too hard, which can lead to recessed gums. Need more to chew on? One charge atop a magnetic docking station lasts 25 days.
Does mom get teary-eyed when looking at old clay pots you made her when you were younger? Go the sentimental route and find a custom-made piece of jewelry from Etsy that will have her reaching for the Kleenex when she opens it. We’re partial to this engraved necklace, which can be easily customized with your mother in mind. You can include kids’ names, birthdates, or meaningful quotes.
If for any reason, you can’t be with your mother on this special day then send her flowers, chocolates and gifts to make her feel special.
Perfect Gifts For Mom's Day
Mom frequently regales you with stories of your ancestors—like that you're related to Abraham Lincoln or your second cousin was a British spy—but help her discern fact from fiction by treating her to one of our favorite DNA kits, AncestryDNA. All mom needs to do is spit in a tube, ship off her DNA, and in six to eight weeks she'll unlock the mysteries of her past, allowing her to view her ancestral roots in the easy-to-use Ancestry interface and potentially find a long lost cousin.
If mom loves being pampered as she sleeps, she would love to receive a new set of luxury pajamas, like this set from Nordstrom. More than 1,000 reviewers give the Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas set a solid 5-star rating, saying they’re soft to the touch, fit to size, and look incredible. Plus, they come in six designs and a ton of colors, so you can pick the set that best matches Mom’s style.
This carryall, the Wellington XL Tote from State Bags, is practically the magic bag from Mary Poppins — it can fit so many odds and ends. Whether your mom needs a new bag for a weekend (and socially distanced) getaway or perhaps just needs a roomy tote that can fit jumbo-size hand sanitizers in every pocket, this one is the way to go. As an added bonus, this bag is made from 45 percent recycled material and can be personalized for your mama.
If you've ever taken a trip down memory lane with your mom (i.e. gone through her jewelry box), you may have noticed that it probably needs an upgrade, especially if she's using something like an old shoebox to hold all her baubles from yesteryear. This leather and anti-tarnish microsuede option from Mejuri is perfect for a few of her favorite necklaces, earrings, and rings. To make this gift even more special, you can also pick her up something shiny from Mejuri while you're at it.
Discover unique gifts for Mom, including home decor, kitchen gadgets, and other special presents‚ because when it comes to Mom, not just any gift will do. Find a collection of ideas for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas and any other time you want to surprise her with something amazing. These unique and personalized gifts are sure to make you her favorite.
Ever heard of a bean bag adults actually want to use? That’s what MoonPod aims to be. One of our editors tested the zero-gravity bean bag chair and discovered that it’s actually pretty comfy to sit in, especially if you love lounging while watching TV. If Mom loves playing on her computer or iPad while listening to TV in the background, the MoonPod could be a game-changing addition to her living space. Plus, you’ll get to use it too.
This Bareminerals complexion set has everything your mom needs to create a beautiful base, if she's feeling like she wants a little bit of coverage. The Prime Time Original Foundation Primer helps blur pores and preps skin, while Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, and the Beautiful Finish Brush finish the job and give off a natural, luminous finish.
Unglazed Clay Flowerpot
From slicers and dicers to scales and even food processors, mom can pick up a KitchenAid stand mixer accessory for just about any use. If she already owns the iconic kitchen gadget, pick up a new accessory she can attach to her mixer and use while cooking. The slicer and shredder attachment is affordable, effective, and incredibly useful, especially considering that it’s powered by the motor in your mixer, allowing mom to leverage that power for quick shredding. It’ll be her new sous chef.
Even though we're all in hibernation mode right now, that doesn't mean that your mom's hair-care routine should suffer. The three-piece Merry Multi-Masking Kit from Briogeo includes the best-selling Don't Despair, Repair! Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask, a travel-sized version of the four-time Allure Best of Beauty winner Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, and a travel-size of the Gentle, Be Kind Avocado and Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask.
The Bonding Between A Mother and Daughter
The best Mother's Day gifts are the ones that celebrate Mom's style and grace! Don’t forget to carefully select personalized Mother’s Day gifts that are specially engraved with a message from the heart. When looking to send the best Mother’s Day gifts — like birthstone jewelry and family keepsakes — remember customized presents always make mom smile!
Nothing is more annoying than having to get out of bed to charge your phone. Save Mom the grief with the extra-durable Native Union charging cord that is 10 FEET LONG. She could plug it behind her bed or from a far away outlet and still be able to watch HGTV's Hometown on her phone without a problem. Another cool feature? The weighted knot at the end holds the cord on top of any hard surface, like a nightstand or desk, so she won't ever have to bend down to pick it up again.
Sure, you can constantly purchase her Godiva, but why not fill her equipping with more exotic chocolates? The Grand Collection from Chocolate Celeste includes incredible flavors like amaretto, essential lime, chili pepper, coconut, dulce de leche, golden cinnamon, red raspberry, champagne, chai, milk chocolate parfait, need I state more?
Whether your mom dreams of Olympic glory or just likes to jog around the block, you can help her make the miles pass more quickly with a pair of Poly BackBeat Fit 3150, the best running headphones we’ve found. They sound great but don’t seal out the surrounding world, so she’ll still be able to hear any nearby cars, bikers, or fellow joggers. The IP57 rating means they can withstand sweat and rain, and the flexible and textured hooks play nicely with both sunglasses and hats.