Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Mom in Your Life

If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas but are stumped on what to get the special mom in your life, don’t you worry. I’ve got some good ones for you!

To make it easier to decide, pay attention to what your mom points out when she says, 

“It sure would be nice to have (this or that).” 

“Wouldn’t it be nice to take a trip (somewhere) together?”

“I would love to go (here) with you.” 

“I’ve always wanted something like (that).”

“I love these ______.”

“(those) smell so good.” 

“I would love to have one of (those).”

Moms (and people in general) always drop unintentional or intentional hints in conversation or in passing that give you ideas as to what they like or enjoy doing. Use those hints to make gift giving easier on you rather than a struggle. 

And for Mother’s Day, what better person to tell us what they want than mom herself.. Keep your ears open for hints and you won’t go wrong!

And don’t forget grandma, I’m sure she would appreciate a thoughtful gift as well. You can make it a double (or triple) generation celebration you will all look back and remember.  

In my opinion and as a mom, I can tell you that thoughtfulness goes a long way. Put some thought into your Mother’s Day gift giving and make it one she’ll always remember!

So, what are some Mother’s Day gift ideas? 

For starters, a Mother’s Day gift doesn’t necessarily have to mean a physical gift, it can be an experience, a mother-daughter or mother-son trip somewhere – it can be an adventure for the day or a fun weekend getaway. It can also be a day at the spa for two (or three) where you can share in the experience together. 

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Here are my top gift idea picks for Mother’s Day… 

Mother Definition – This is one mom will appreciate. Created than none other but a mom and yours truly, moi! 🙂  This is a printable I created for all the hard working moms out there who deserve to be reminded how amazing they are. It’s an easy buy on Etsy. All you have to do is print it out, frame it and wrap it up! 

You can find great deals on frames at Michaels here

Mother-Daughter Interlocking Hearts Necklace – This is another one of my designs on Etsy which would also make a perfect gift if you share a special bond with your mom. 

Wearing it around her neck would serve as a daily reminder of how special she is to you and how much you mean to her. It’s simply a nice way to express your love and gratitude. 

Love Goodly This is a great option to introduce your mama to some clean, non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan skin care that will make her feel young again. Seriously… When you use clean, non-toxic skincare you allow your skin to breathe and rejuvenate itself.  

What better way than to have your mom sample different clean beauty products with a VIP Box or VIP 6-month prepaid subscription to help her decide which ones she likes best. 

Check out the other Love Goodly subscription boxes or explore some others from Petit Vour which is also vegan and cruelty-free.  Only the best for the special MOM(s) in your life!

Skylar – Give mom the gift of clean fragrance. You can’t go wrong with hypoallergenic, non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, clean perfume. Who doesn’t like to smell good with something that doesn’t activate allergies or skin rashes? MOM does! 😉 

Skylar is my favorite for clean perfume. Their delicious scents will have mom and grandma coming back for more. Lucky for you, they have a 25% off sale on full-size fragrances going on right now until April 17th with code MOM25. 

Skylar *UPDATED* – If candles are your mom’s thing, I highly recommend spreading the love with clean, non-toxic, hypoallergenic candles.  

I have been a fan of Skylar for the past couple of years for their clean, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free perfume and have recently started using their candles which are just as great as Yankee Candle but eco-friendly and non-toxic.  

They are also vegan, cruelty-free and deliciously addicting! 

Among the most popular are Vanilla SkyFall Cashmere, Pink Canyon and the new Coconut Cove. Don’t forget to add in the candle wick trimmer for your candle’s self care and longevity. 

Bath bomb set – Bath bombs? Yes, please! If the mom in your life loves soaking in a nice, soothing bath, then she’ll love these non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free bath bombs from Life Around 2 Angels. They fizzle, moisturize with shea and cocoa butter, have real flowers in them and are simply amazing for an at home spa bath!

If you want more of a packaged gift, a spa gift set or basket makes a nice alternative.

Purple Carrot – Want to help give mom a cooking break? Trust me, she’ll love this one! It is so much nicer when you don’t have to think up what you’re going to make for dinner, gather up ingredients and then turn around and slave in the kitchen. Giving her the gift of ready made healthy, plant-based meal kits or prepared meals from Purple Carrot will save her loads of time and allow more time for herself.  

It just makes life so much easier and less stressful. She deserves it, don’t you think?

 Use code CARROT30 for $30 off. 

Groupon – Pamper mom with a beauty and spa day. Make it a spa day for two and enjoy quality time with the queen!

You can find plenty of spa deals on Groupon. Just search your local area and get an extra 25% off with code SAVE.


Activity with Mom – Find something exciting to do that will take the stressors off of mom’s mind and make her feel alive.  Something to take her away from the every day rat race that will allow her to enjoy life.

Remind her that it’s not just for the day or the moment but to challenge her to make time for HER every day.

Find hidden gems in your area and go somewhere neither of you have been. Explore Agoda to compare pricing so you can make it a day for all the moms in your life – including grandma!

Plan a Weekend Getaway Trip  – If you really want to splurge on mom, take her on a stress and worry-free “mom and me” weekend getaway. I guarantee, she will LOVE it!

You can find some great hotel and package deals on TripAdviserExpedia, Agoda, and

Plan a Staycation – Pack up the car and take mom on a road trip to the mountains, the beach, or her favorite scenic location. 

Charleston, South Carolina is a personal favorite. If you live nearby, Charleston is a great place to visit with so much to see and do – from plantations, to rooftop bars, cool vegan venues and plenty of The Notebook movie scenes to explore. 

Get Your Guide to see what there is to do in your area and book a VRBO or Homestay for a home away from home!

Don’t feel like driving, scan some great flights deals on Skyscanner to save on driving time and spend more time with mom.  

Shutterfly – Create a gift for mom that captures a timeline of memories from past to present sharing life’s most precious moments together or save it for after Mother’s Day to create a Mother’s Day inspired gift from your day or weekend together. Either way, I’m sure your mom would love a thoughtful gift that came from your creative juices. Shutterly makes it easy for you with done-for-you gifts you can’t go wrong with!

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