These 30 thoughtful gifts are made to cater to the mother in your life. Whether you’re looking for a mother’s day gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just because gift – you’ll certainly find something thoughtful in this post to pamper your mom.
Since we’re all about travel and wellness this gift guide is for the mother in your life that needs just that. I often refer to my amma as my first best friend, confidant, caretaker, cheerleader, and support system.
Even though I know my mom loves love gardening, walking in nature, exploring the world, and cooking – it isn’t always easy, shopping for her. So, over the years I’ve placed a focus on gifts that aid in her well-being and discovered those gifts tide over very well with her. I’ve found that mothers are great at taking care of others, but don’t always have the time or means to take care of themselves.
Maybe you’re looking for gifts for your mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, or best friend. Whoever the mother is in your life, this list will help you provide your loved one with a unique and thoughtful gift.
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30 Thoughtful Gifts For The Mother in Your life
Wellness Gifts For Mothers
Subscription boxes are all-around magical. Therabox is a self-care subscription box that provides therapeutic activities for all finders and seekers. If you’d rather not purchase a long-term subscription then opt for one month for a box filled with wellness goodies, curated by therapists to increase happiness and reduce stress.
Plants are great but personalized planters are even better. If you’re looking for a gift that speaks to a plant-loving mother then a great way to say I love you is by purchasing a customized planter.
Gift Hampers are a great way to show mum just how much you care. You can create your own gift basket or choose from a collection of items that pamper the mother in your life. Pamper hampers include a little bit of self-care, support, and indulgence all wrapped with a bow.
A spa day might just be a perfect mother’s day gift for your sister. Being a mom takes a lot of energy, time, and commitment. There isn’t always enough time to commit to yourself so an at-home spa day is an ideal gift for all mothers.
Mother’s day gifts for gardeners are inexpensive and easy to find. I’d recommend refreshing their gardening tools and going the extra mile even to help them with their gardening.
If your mother loves plants then you’re going to want to either purchase her a plant OR sign her up for a plant of the month subscription box. Plants are a perfect mother’s day garden gift.
I’m a hardcore sappster dog mama. My golden doodle Dobby is the sweetest, silliest and goodest doggo there ever was and I sure as heck love being celebrated as his dog mama. I assure you, dog moms need love too – so why not some dog mom clothes to represent?
Gift your mom the ultimate mothers day candle. For the mothers that are about that boujee life. Serenade them with luxury-scented Diptyque candles. These are the type of candles that engulf your entire home with blissful breathable air.
Mugs aren’t just for mother’s day. They make for versatile gifts for birthdays, holidays, and just about anything. I love Etsy’s collection of mugs that spark, giggles, joy, and all-around smiles.
10. Book Lovers
For the mothers that love to read and then some. Sometimes, traditional books are hard to make time for so, consider an audiobook to help them finally get through their ever-growing list.
Cratejoy has a never-ending supply of subscription boxes, some of which are black-owned businesses, such as the initiate box. The initiate box is a nature-inspired box inspired by the universe and earth’s natural rhythms, which might appeal to the mother in your life.
12. Jewelry Tray
If you’re a daughter or daughter-in-law looking for gifts for the mother in your life – then this just about does the trick. I say just about because you could easily pair this lovely multipurpose jewelry tray with another gift or flowers.
13. Throw blanket
This isn’t just any throw blanket but the throw blanket that keeps on giving. This throw blanket serves as a big hug for when you aren’t near.
A mother-daughter statue is a wonderful gift for expectant mothers. Give your loved one a memorable gift that quite literally carries light and love.
15. Pots and Pans
Let me tell you – there is no such thing as enough kitchen supplies. I am constantly trying to replace my mother’s kitchen items with new and improved technology. For all the delicious cooking your mother does, she could use a refresher on her pots and pans.
16. Guided Journal
What better way to learn about your grandmother’s life than through a journal to share her story? This journal is an incredibly thoughtful grandma mothers day gift idea that goes beyond flowers and a card.
Gifts for expecting mothers are very important. New moms could always use a pick-me-up, so consider a subscription box customized to their needs. Oh, baby boxes are filled with healthy and fun products tailored to mama’s due date.
18. Charm Bracelets
Pandora bracelets are classy, cute, and hold a ton of charms. If you want to purchase a charm bracelet for your mother then be sure to see what Pandora has in store. There are plenty of charms made just for the mother in your life.
19. Mom Necklace Set
A Pandora necklace set, says everything without saying much at all. Jewelry is a lovely way to show that you care. I love jewelry, such as rings and necklaces, so I’m always looking to add staple pieces to my collection.
20. Crystal Boxes
We all know one person that loves crystals. I am one of them. Crystals and stones are fascinating gifts that serve many purposes. These crystal boxes are curated and sourced from all over the world.
Travel Gifts For The Mother In Your Life
For the moms that love to travel, but have almost all things travel-related – time to go custom. These beauties are aesthetically pleasing and add a personal touch.
Adventure in a box – sign me up! The outdoor box includes seasonal gear, RV, and camping products. Outdoor mamas will thank you tenfold for this gift.
23. Makeup Organizer
A handy on-the-go makeup organizer that houses all the necessities without the bulk. A solid win for mothers on the go.
An incredibly thoughtful customized gift that helps safely transport jewelry for mothers that love to travel.
If there is one gift that all outdoor mothers need – this is it. The LifeStraw is an ultra-light water purification system.
If you’re looking for a travel-related gift for your sister – this could do the trick. A thoughtful gift for the well-traveled mother.
Explore a new city every month with this incredibly adventurous local box. Give the gift of local artisan products and food.
Customized boutique travel wallet and passport holder for mothers that like to stay organized on their vacations.
This travel-themed keyring is a dainty yet considerate gift for your mother. It shows that you, put thought into gifting a custom keyring that can be used regularly.
Comfort travel is always trending. This pillow and blanket duo is a wonderfully warm and cozy gift for frequent flier moms and once-a-year flight-goers alike.
Wellness and travel gifts are a thoughtful way to show that you care about the interests and well-being of your loved ones. It’s not always easy shopping for moms, but in my experience, it’s the gifts that have a personal touch, which make the biggest impact.
Be sure to tell the mother in your life – be it your grandma, aunty, sister, or just all your loved ones, how much you appreciate and love them. Happy gifting!
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