The number of reasons why moms and mother figures deserve to be celebrated year-round is endless, but the calendar day designated for doing so is fast approaching. (Word to the wise: Set your phone reminders now, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8.)
If you’re keen on finding a special Mother’s Day gift this year, but have yet to figure out what exactly that looks like, fear not! You’ve come to the right place. After sifting through the clutter and depths of a little ‘ole website you’ve probably heard of before,we compiled a list of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas available on Amazon right now. We’re talking silk pillowcases, fluffy towels, and more products tried and tested by experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute to sentimental mementos and creative finds, the list ahead has taken into consideration every price point and personality type.
We’ve also found chic jewelry for the woman who feigned excitement over your childhood macaroni necklaces to nifty gadgets for moms on-the-go to fancy spa-inspired gifts for the mom who could use some R&R right about now (but would never treat herself to luxury) and beyond, Amazon Prime won’t give away that you waited until the last minute to shop this year. Ahead, the best Amazon gift ideas worthy of the best mom(s) ever in 2022.
If you need more gift suggestions, we’ve got ideas for grandma, your mother-in-law, aunts and all the other special people in your life.
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Herringbone Textured Plush Robe
If sending your mom on an all-expenses paid spa trip to Switzerland this Mother’s Day skews out of budget, a spa-like bathrobe will be the next best thing! This option from Lands’ End has the look and soft cotton terry feel of a robe you’d find in a fancy hotel. Our experts and tester rated it the best value bathrobe for women.
The Perfect Cheap Mother’s Day Gift
What I Love About Mom: Prompted Fill In The Blank Book Journal
Small in size but huge in heart, this fill-in-the-blank book makes for a sentimental Mother’s Day gift. You can make the answers as sweet or funny as you think your mom will appreciate.
Drinking Animals Coloring Book
Each page in this delightful coloring book opens up to a different animal and new cocktail recipe. This gift is so cute, you’ll want one for yourself!
For the Mom Who Needs Some R&R
Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
Amazon lovers are obsessed with this bracelet, which allows Mom to add 2-3 drops of her favorite essential oil on the felt pad that will continue to release aromatherapy throughout the day.
Mented Cosmetics Nude Eyeshadows Palette
Since launching in 2017, Mented Cosmetics has made a splash in the beauty industry by offering makeup that caters to all skin tones. The brand’s Nude Eyeshadows palette contains 9 pigment-rich hues that can be mixed and matched to create a range of looks.
For the Sentimental Mom
‘You are My Sunshine’ Wood Music Boxes
The famous melody will play everytime she winds the handle. “It was perfect in all ways,” one Amazon reviewer raved.
If Mom isn’t the type of person to sit in a bath, these shower steamers are a must. Not only do they smell amazing, but they are packaged beautifully.
“If You Can Read This Bring Me Some Wine” Socks
Gift her a pair of these socks along with her favorite bottle of vino. Besides for just being funny, they come gift-ready in cupcake packaging.
Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Created for all hair types, fan-favorite Briogeo’s clean products contain a slew of antioxidants and vitamins that make hair feel and look stronger and healthier. The brand’s beloved Don’t Despair, Respair! Deep Conditioning Mask has been clinically proven to reduce hair breakage. PS: It’s free of sulfates, silicones and parabens.
Machine Washable Extra Large Picnic & Beach Blanket
This machine washable picnic blanket boasts a coveted rating of 4.8/5 stars on Amazon. As one reviewer put it: “Literally the most perfect vintage picnic blanket ever. It has the space, love the colour, easy to fold, fits into my bag without an issue.”
Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds
If your mom’s never tried wireless headphones, Beats Studio Wireless earbuds are a wise place to start. They have a comfortable feel, stay in place, and with their charging case can hold 24 hours of battery life.
For the Busy Mom
Everything Roses Notebooks (Set of 3)
If vintage design holds a special place in her heart, this trio of notebooks from decoupage design legend John Derian will surely impress. Each handbag-sized, unlined notebook features a stunning front and back design.
This GH editor-loved eye mask was designed to help with migraines, headaches and puffiness. It stays cool for 20 minutes after it’s been in the freezer and can also be heated in the microwave for relaxation.
A Good Gift Idea from Sons
Soft Modal Pajama Set
A cloud-like pajama set is the gift that keeps on giving. This pair is made from super soft modal jersey (which makes it hot sleeper-friendly) and it’s available in a bunch of great colors.
Diamond Jacquard Bath Towel Set (Pack of 2)
A set of soft, fluffy bath towels is a gift that keeps on giving. According to the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Director Lexie Sachs, Everplush’s diamond jacquard towel is unlike any other towel out there and is more affordable than other luxury towels her team has tested.
A Useful Idea That’s Also Luxe
100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
The benefits of silk pillowcases go far beyond aesthetic appeal. They can help with reducing hair frizz, minimizing face creasing, and are soothing on the skin thanks to silk’s inherent cooling capabilities. If your mom is a hot sleeper, gifting her one ahead of summer will be all the more thoughtful.
Fair Trade chocolate brand Chuao Chocolatier’s mini gift includes unexpected flavors such as potato chip and ravishing rocky road. The set is available on milk and dark chocolate.
10-Foot iPhone Charger Cable
Your mom will be able to charge her phone and comfortably sit wherever she wants at the same time! The charging cable is MFi-certified as well, which means that Apple has approved this as being safe and compatible to use with its products.
Better Than Flowers for Your MIL
Sansevieria Plant + Mid-Century Modern Plant Stand
As far as plants go, snake plants (which, fun fact, are sometimes nicknamed “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue”) are among the easiest to take care of thanks to their ability to handle low light. In case you’ve never come across Amazon’s plant section, it’s well worth a peruse as most plants come with chic plant stands, like this one!
7/8 Joggers Travel Pants
Behold, a pair of lightweight joggers that nail the trifecta of being comfy, flattering, and affordable. (Editor’s note: I own five pairs of these at the time of publication.) If your mom is working from home or travels a lot, these chic-looking joggers will be a game changer.
Women’s Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie
Every wardrobe needs a cozy zip-up. This sherpa-lined hoodie is a savvy buy in particular because it looks (and feels!) far more expensive than its $30 price tag.
Unusual But Thoughtful Gift
Designed to be relaxing, therapy dough is essentially play dough for adults. If your mom has been feeling stressed out recently, this lilac-scented option makes for an unexpected but thoughtful gift idea.
The Deep End Women’s Button Down Shirt
Oprah named this comfy-chic shirt from AYR one of her favorite things of 2021, describing its fit as being “comfy and oversize (with a touch of stretch).”
PowerPack Fitness Bundle
This fitness set from fitness brand Powerhandz includes gear that can be incorporated into just about any routine. Contents include five resistance bands, two sliders and a drawstring bag for easy storage.
These comfy indoor/outdoor slippers will come in handy on early morning dog walks. They feature memory foam cushioning and are machine washable too. They have over 16,000 5-star reviews on Amazon.
Lavender & Rosewood Essential Oil Aromatherapy Candle
When it comes to failsafe Mother’s Day gifts, luxe candles reign supreme. Formulated with 100% natural fragrances and 24 pure essential oils (think: lavender, Brazilian rosewood, and jasmine), this organic candle from British brand Neom was designed specifically with relaxation in mind.
Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit
If interior design and travel are two of your mom’s favorite things, this coffee table fixture will inspire. The book explores stunning homes all over the world with influences from Marrakech, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal and beyond.
Nine Perfect Petals: The Enneagram for Flower Gardeners (The Enneagram in Nature)
For the uninitiated, the Enneagram of Personality is a personality classification system made up of nine personality types that are all interconnected with individual strengths and pathways. This gorgeous coffee table fixture explores each personality type in depth and makes finding out one’s type, as well as the types of their loved ones, a wonderful experience.
One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush
The insanely popular hair dryer brush is a best-seller on Amazon (think 280,000 reviews and counting) and a GH editor favorite. This’ll help your mom save time post shower.
Tosca 4-Tiered Jewelry Tray White
If her jewelry collection is overflowing as is, organization will be a helpful gift. Here, a 4-tiered tray that’ll come in handy for storing chunkier pieces that aren’t prone to tangling.
Polished Gold and Rhinestone Earrings
Your mom feigned excitement over macaroni necklaces when you were a little kid, so she deserves something extra special now. Here, a pair of fun earrings that’ll add an elegant touch to any going out ensemble.
Sweet without being cheesy, this nostalgic bracelet can be worn on its own or layered with her favorite pieces.
Ceramic Dipping Bowls (Set of 4)
Editor’s opinion: Good dips are the cornerstone of any good get-together. Here, a quartet of ceramic bowls that will make for an aesthetically pleasing display at your mom’s next cocktail party.
Cheese Board and Charcuterie Set
Boasting an average rating of 4.8/5 stars, this reviewer-loved wooden charcuterie set is a savvy gift idea for the mom who loves a soiree with snacks. The 4 stainless steel knives and 4 ceramic bowls photographed here are included in the set as well!
Soft-Baked & Crunchy Vegan Cookies Variety Pack
Does your mom have a sweet tooth? If the answer is an emphatic yes, this 8-box variety pack of cookies from Partake Foods will do the trick. It includes classics like chocolate chip and ginger snaps, plus unexpected flavors such as carrot cake and cookie butter.
Spill-Proof Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug
This stainless steel travel mug can keep up with any on-the-go lifestyle thanks to its unique locking feature that makes it leak-proof and spill-proof. It’s also completely dishwasher safe, even the lid!
Big Hair Claw Clips (Set of 4)
These Tik Tok-famous hair clips are beloved by legions of reviewers for their ability to comfortably hold a lot of hair. These make for a simple but practical gift any updo enthusiast is certain to use again and again.
Papyrus Tropical Flowers Stationary Set (12-Count)
The tropical flower design of this stationary set is especially well-suited for moms who love a Palm Beach aesthetic.
Recycled Wool Knee Blanket
If your mom is a bookworm, this tartan-check lap blanket will give her preferred reading nook an instant design upgrade.
There are two ways to present this earthy-chic ceramic vase. You can either give it to your mom on its own, or surprise her with a brag-worthy bouquet of flowers to put inside.
Goods Adjustable Pillow
After testing over 100 different pillows made of various materials, researchers at the Good Housekeeping Institute named Coop Home Goods’ adjustable pillow the Best Overall Pillow of 2022. It comes with extra fill, so your mom will be able to adjust this to be the perfect height.
For proof that the best gifts are things you’d want for yourself, look to this fashionable two toned ring from NY-based jewelry brand Shashi. It’s conveniently one size-fits-all in case you have no idea of your mom’s ring size (or think you’d like to “borrow” this at some point).
Sheep-shaped Qtip Holders
For the mom whose decor taste skews eclectic, these sheep-shaped qtip holders will simply just hit different.
Editor’s note: I own (and swear by) these wildly comfortable sandals from Neiman Marcus-carried brand Cougar. Here, a gift that’ll spare your mom the very real dilemma of hunting down chic footwear this summer.
Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls
If her kitchen could use a splash of color, this 9-piece colorful bakeware set will do the trick. The best part? The set is nesting, which makes for easy storage.
Dark Rum Natural Wax Blend Candle
When it comes to fancy candles, Malin + Goetz’s all natural wax blends are the crème de la crème. Their Dark Rum scent features warm and spicy notes and is certain to be a crowd-pleaser when your mom has company over.
Suitable for normal and dry skin types, this travel-sized trio of skincare essentials from First Aid Beauty will come in clutch if your mom subscribes to a carry-on only lifestyle when traveling. Contents includes First Aid Beauty’s best-selling moisturizer, face cleanser and exfoliator pads.
Chomp Long Handle Dust Mop
A wall mop might seem like an unusual gift (which, fair). But! This ceiling mop has become a viral sensation on Tik Tok thanks to its ability to deep clean easy-to-forget places. If your mom loves a good gadget, this’ll be a useful surprise.
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