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Mother’s Day is right around the corner – we’re talking May 14, which really isn’t too far away. If you’re a son wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day this year, we’ve got you covered. While chocolates, a pretty bouquet of flowers, and a thoughtful card make great gifts, why not take it a step further? Shoot for that coveted “Favorite Child” award and get mom a gift she actually wants to receive this year.
When it comes to Mother’s Day, only the best of the best will do. After all, it’s a special day where you can thank mom and show your appreciation for all the amazing things she’s done over the years. Whether your mom is into fashion or big on skincare, loves dogs or has a sweet tooth, there’s something for every mom. Since finding the perfect gift is tough, we’ve rounded up all kinds of gift ideas for moms from sons ranging from budget-friendly options to more splurge-worthy finds.
Check out our picks below.
Capri Blue Rattan-Wrapped Jar Candle
You really can’t go wrong with a candle, especially one that doubles as a decorative piece. Capri Blue’s Rattan-Wrapped Jar Candle comes in three scents including the brand’s iconic Volcano scent. If you’ve ever stepped foot into an Athropologie store, you’ll know what it smells like! There’s also the fresh floral, Aloha Orchid and fresh fruity, Coastal, which has notes of pineapple and coconut.
BaubleBar Initial Cuff Bracelet
Personalized jewelry always makes a solid gift. If you really want to solidify yourself as mom’s favorite, gift her BaubleBar’s Initial Cuff Bracelet. Not only is it super chic and a classic piece for her wardrobe, it’s also pretty budget-friendly at less than $30.
Hanacure The All-In-One Facial Set
Hanacure’s The All-in-One Facial Set is the ultimate gift for moms who are obsessed with skincare. It’s described as a “multi-action treatment” that “dramatically improves” the appearance of skin and fights all kinds of skin issues from wrinkles to dullness. This K-beauty facial works so well, celebs like Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian, and Demi Moore all swear by it!
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
If your mom doesn’t have one Lululemon’s super popular Everywhere Belt Bag, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to finally get her one. It’s currently available in a variety of color options, it’s the perfect size for fitting all the everyday essentials, and it keeps her hands free.
Always Pan 2.0
Moms who love to cook are sure to appreciate the Always Pan 2.0. It’s a 10-in-1 “cookware system” that bakes, roasts, steams, sautes, fries, sears, and so much more. It features the brand’s exclusive Thermakind coating that’s said to be 50% longer lasting than typical ceramic nonstick coating. So, it’s practical, durable, and stylish. Not to mention, space-saving!
Merit The New Season Set
This limited edition set from Cameron Diaz’s favorite beauty brand features four high-quality blushes that will give mom a natural flush. If your mom likes looking put together but doesn’t go over the top with her makeup, this is the ideal makeup set for her. Plus, it’s already packagaed in a giftablt box. Super easy!
Spafinder Gift Card
As her son, one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can give to mom is a trip to the spa or her favorite salon. With a Spafinder gift card, she can choose from thousands of day spas, salons, and Spafinder fitness partners around the country. Right now, they even have a Mother’s Day promo where you can save 20% off a $200 gift card using the code MAMMAMIA.
Back Massager Neck Massager with Heat
This back and neck massager on Amazon has over 12,300 five-star reviews. Numerous shoppers who gifted it to their moms said it was well-received. One even said it was better than getting a massage at the spa.
Anthropologie Monogram Candle
This gorgeous monogram candle from Anthropologie features a Night Gardenia scent, which is described as “floral fruity” and has notes of gardenia, salted guava fruit, soft tonka, and warm musk. It’s so pretty and absolutely perfect for the season. Plus, the monogram makes it a touch more personalized.
Levain Bakery Spring Assortment
Got a mom with a big sweet tooth? Well, get ready to win the award for Favorite Child! Levain Bakery’s delicious Spring Assortment is a must-get. It comes with the limited-edition Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie, the Chocolate Chip Walnut, the Dark Chocolate Chip, and the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip.
Tory Burch Miller Soft Sandal
Tory Burch took their iconic Miller Sandals and made them even better by adding a “superemely soft” memory foam sole. So, not only will mom be super stylish, she’ll be extra comfy as well. There are five colors to choose from, but we recommend sticking to a classic, versatile tan like the Bourbon Miele.
Mesa Puzzles Park Picnic
Want a fun activity you and mom can do together? Be sure to check out the adorable jigsaw puzzles you can get at Mesa Puzzles. They’re described as having the “only puzzles on the planet featuring a tight-knit group of dog friends.” It’s the perfect gift for dog lovers with a great sense of humor. Plus, completing a puzzle together will be a nice memory you two share.
Cariuma OCA Low Sneakers
Give mom the gift of comfort and style with these Helen Mirren-approved Cariuma sneakers. They were designed to be both cool, relaxed and ultra comfortable. In fact, they’re so easy to wear, one shopper said they may never take them off. “Wore them for the first time today, cannot tell I am wearing shoes!” they wrote. “Now I need to order them in other colors!” Who knows? Mom might even feel the same way!
Beautiful by Drew Barrymore Personal Blender
No doubt, this personal blender from Drew Barrymore’s exclusive Beautiful line at Walmart is as chic as it is practical. It’s super easy to use and can even be brought on-the-go. Mom can use this to make her own smoothie, sauces, salsas, and more. Two colors have already sold out, so we wouldn’t hesitate on this one.
Lululemon Merino Wool-Blend Ribbed Long Wrap Sweater
Lululemon’s Merino Wool-Blend Ribbed Long Wrap Sweater is super soft, lightweight, and perfect for chilly nights out. We wouldn’t be surprised if this became her go-to for all the fun family barbecues in the summer. It comes in three colors: gray, black, and white opal. Right now, it’s even on sale!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
If your mom is big on skincare, there’s no better gift to give than Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream. It’s an award-winning moisturizer that leaves skin instantly hydrated and plumper. It’s even beloved by so many celebrities including Khloe Kardashian, Mindy Kaling, Carey Mulligan, and Minnie Driver. Trust us, it’s a guaranteed winner!
Quince Washable Stretch Silk Notch Collar Blouse
Quince makes luxurious wardrobe staples at budget-friendly prices, making it a great place to shop for Mother’s Day gifts. Their top-rated silk blouse is chic, relaxed, and super classy. It comes in eight colors including ivory, coastal pink, and black. Sizes range from XS to XL.
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