12 Mother’s Day Gifts for 2024 That Will Make Mom Feel Seen

By Published On: April 12th, 2024

Since you can’t bottle sleep up in a jar to give her, these Mother’s Day gifts are the next best things.

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday, May 12, to be exact), so if you haven’t already been shopping for the mom in your life, now is the time to start. Of course, that’s easier said than done for many mamas—especially the ones who seem to have everything already. Finding a gift that shows her how much she is seen and appreciated can be a real challenge, and it can be tempting to fall back on a traditional gift of brunch and a bouquet. There’s nothing wrong with that gift (especially if she’s someone who loves brunch and flowers!), but there are also plenty of other unique finds to consider that may feel a little more personalized for the mom in your life.

Maya Drop Earrings

Simple and classic, the Maya Drop Earrings from BYOU Jewelry are fabulous for everyday wear or to add a little touch of gold to an outfit. These 18k gold-plated stainless steel earrings are hypoallergenic and waterproof. Not to mention, the price point is fantastic.

Weekender Collapsable Cooler

With the Uncommon James Weekender Collapsable Cooler, Mom can pack a picnic for herself and the kids to enjoy at the park or keep a bottle of wine cool and nearby as she unwinds in her backyard. The cooler has carrying handles and a shoulder strap, a cotton outer shell with a small front pocket, and an insulated interior to keep food and drinks cool.

New Mom Self-Care Kit

For the mom who is still navigating the fourth trimester, we love Hello Postpartum’s New Mom Self-Care Kit. The box includes several postpartum essentials that will feel like true luxuries for new moms, including breastfeeding-safe chocolate, an herbal Epsom salt bath soak, a stainless steel facial roller, organic tea, and more. Or, if you’d prefer a more personalized gift box, build your own.

Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department Vinyl

If you weren’t aware, there’s a new Taylor Swift album (available April 19). If the mom in your life is a Swiftie with a record player, gift her with The Tortured Poets Department Vinyl this Mother’s Day. The two-vinyl disc set includes 16 songs, an exclusive bonus track, a collectible 24-page book-bound jacket, copies of handwritten lyrics, and brand-new photos of Taylor.

Glowing Skin Set

While pregnancy is famous for giving that gorgeous mama glow, motherhood does not come with the same benefit. Veriphy Skincare’s Glowing Skin Set can help Mom rediscover her glowing skin, though. It includes a 100 mL bottle of Hit or Mist Facial toner, a 30 mL bottle of Power Trip Facial Serum, and a 5 mL tube of 20/20 eye cream. Each product is designed to hydrate, revitalize, and smooth skin, leaving behind pure radiance.

Nine Months of Wonder Pregnancy Journal

If she’s expecting, the Nine Months of Wonder Journal by Rachel Garahan is an excellent Mother’s Day Gift. It’s a guided journal that’s made to help Mom document all of the beautiful little moments she experiences during pregnancy, as well as offer a safe space to scribble down some of the not-so-great parts, too. It’s something she will enjoy looking back on as her little one grows and her days of pregnancy seem further and further behind.

“Better Than Roses” Nail Polish Set

Why get Mom a bouquet of flowers when you can get her the Ella + Mila “Better Than Roses” Nail Polish Set? It includes four bottles of polish—Sugar Rush, Stonehearted, Tea Rose, and Lovers Suite—as well as a five-pack of soy nail polish remover wipes. Ella + Mila polishes are labeled “17 free” (meaning they’re free of 17 commonly used chemicals) and vegan, quick dry, chip resistant, and cruelty-free.

Weighted Pillow

Help Mom destress this Mother’s Day with The Original Weighted Pillow by Quiet Mind. It’s available in four calming colors and three sizes: small (6 pounds), medium (9 pounds), and large (12 pounds). These pillows are designed to be snuggled; their weight can provide a calming effect, much like a weighted blanket, but more compact. It’s like having a sleeping baby on your chest—except this pillow won’t spit up all over you.

DIY Soy Candle Kit

If she’s crafty, consider gifting mom a DIY Soy Candle Kit from Out of the Darkness Candle. The kit includes everything she needs to make her own 8-ounce soy candle, including a microwavable bag of soy wax, a bottle of fragrance oil (seven scent options available), a cotton wick, a jar, and more.

Polaroid Now Instant Camera with Film Bundle

With the Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera with Film Bundle, pictures of the kids will be automatically printed out—not buried under hundreds of screenshots and other photos on her phone. This standard Polaroid camera has a flash and a timer option and includes a box of Polaroid film so she can immediately begin taking and enjoying real-life photographs. The fun, nostalgia, and anticipation of shaking a Polaroid picture will never get old. 

Sweet Mint Lip Care Duo

Give her the gift of soft, healthy lips with Poppy & Pout’s Sweet Mint Lip Care Duo, which includes a lip balm and a lip scrub in a sweet mint–or any of their other unique, delectable flavors. These products are cruelty-free, made with 100% natural ingredients, and beautifully and sustainably packaged.

Mocktail Variety Pack

Keep mom cool during the hot months with Mingle Mocktails’ 24-Can Variety Pack, which includes a variety of non-alcoholic seltzers, including Raspberry Rose, Cranberry Cosmo, Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, Cucumber Mellon Mojito, Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa, and Key Lime Margarita. She can either drink these bubbly beverages straight from the can or pour them into fancy drinkware with some mixers and garnishes for a fun mocktail party. These delicious, refreshing drinks will keep her feeling invigorated and sophisticated.