Thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas to wow Mom

It can be tough to shop for Mother’s Day since each mom has her own unique personality and tastes. Use this guide to help scope out gifts for your mama friends. All are items they would love, but wouldn’t necessarily think to buy themselves. And if all else fails, free babysitting, help with chores around the house or an extra large bottle of wine are always appreciated. 

Earth mama

Reusable metal straws, $6.89

I spent one Mother’s Day planting flowers with my nature loving mom. This year, we plan to do the same thing, but I want to buy her a “green” gift as well. These reusable metal straws are a cute, affordable and ultra eco-friendly way for moms to get their sips in all day long without producing waste.

Fitness lover

Non-slip workout headbands, $14.99 a piece

Whether they’re a marathon runner or a yoga novice, no one likes to get hair in their eyes while getting their sweat on. These stylish headbands are ideal for workout lovers, but let’s be honest, every mom could use a cute accessory for those messy bun days.


DIY sushi kit, $29.95

If you know a kitchen savvy (or even a wannabe kitchen savvy) mom, they’ll love the chance to customize their own sushi at home. This kit has step-by-step instructions, making it ultra easy to create your own rolls, and sushi wrapping ingredients are included. I’m kind of crossing my fingers I get my own sushi kit this year.


Cross bar birthstone necklace, starts at $99

A children’s birthstone necklace is a sweet, stylish reminder of what every mom holds most dear. The starting price includes three genuine birthstones and each additional stone (up to 7), is just $6. The necklace is available in both sterling silver and 10-karat gold, so you can choose the perfect look for your favorite fashionista.

Caffeine addict

Cold brew maker, $24.99

It’s hard to imagine that anyone with children could not be addicted to coffee, but apparently there are some freaks of nature out there that wake up full of energy. For the rest of us caffeine crazed mamas, this cold brew maker is easy, convenient and should hopefully cut down on all of the money spent on Starbucks runs.

Mama needing encouragement

Girl, Wash Your Face, $13.79 for hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this advice guide by Chic Media CEO Rachel Hollis. Hollis is full of wisdom about how to destroy the self-limiting beliefs we all have to become the best versions of ourselves. Sounds like a boost every mom could use. The book is also available for the Kindle, making it a perfect read for waiting rooms and car pickup lines.

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