Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or another special occasion, gift-buying for moms can be a real challenge. Flowers can go a long way as a universally beloved (if short-lived) present, but sometimes you want to give something more practical. That’s especially true of the mom your giving to has just welcomed her second (or third or fourth or — gulp — fifth or more?!) child.
We’re not suggesting you treat this holiday like another baby shower. And besides, this mom probably already has all the newborn necessities, she probably already has all the newborn necessities, like a crib and a high chair and whatnot, plus a million other things she never really needed in the first place. She’ll most likely have boxes of baby clothes at the ready for the new arrival. And with yet another child in the house taking up all the space with its tiny body, she won’t thank you for duplicate items — or really anything that’s not pulling its weight in terms of making her life easier.
That said, you don’t have to go for an uber-practical gift if that’s not your thing. Pretty and purposeful has its place, too — especially when you think outside the box and get Mom something special (and not-too-space-consuming) that reflects her growing family. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 16 ideas to gift moms of many. These items are helpful, luxurious, or ideally both, and will inspire you when shopping for the mom who has everything — and is parenting seemingly everyone.
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A version of this article was originally published in November 2018.