Not sure what to get Mom? Want something unique that also shows her how much you care? I’ve got you covered! I combed the internet looking for adorable, practical, funny, and unique 2021 Mother’s Day gifts that offer something for everyone. Here are my top picks for this year.
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Make Mom’s Pet the King (or Queen) of the Castle
Who doesn’t want to see their furry “brother or sister” framed in their regal glory, yes? With Iconic Paw prints (I love The Baroness), all you have to do is take a picture, send it off, and watch the mail for a fully transformed image that will make mama smile every time she looks at it. Also available: pop culture and super hero portraits.
Sizes: 8×10, 12×16, and 18×24. Framing options also available
Pricing: Starts at $49.95 plus shipping
Just Like Nona Made
Heart-shaped pizzas are adorable for Valentine’s Day, but they’re an unexpected expression of love – especially when they come straight from Naples! Talia di Napoli ships pizzas straight from the motherland and all you have to do is preheat your oven – no pan required. They have authentic flavors and texture and I can wholeheartedly attest that the crust is the best I’ve had.
Price: Mother’s Day 8-Pack – $119.99
Have you ever thought, “Man, I really think a Chinese takeout box can be used for other things?” Me, neither, but Lucky You Flowers is a forward thinker. Shipped in an organza bag inside of a sturdy container, the choices and styles are plentiful. Our pick: The original arrangement. And the best part? Each fortune cookie comes with a personalized message.
Price: $34.95 plus free shipping
Estate of Mind Wine
3-D Knitted Tibetan Love
Made in Brooklyn, Oliver Charles uses a 3-D knitting method to “print” each sweater created. While each sweater is made from khullu ( a super fiber from the Tibetian Yak) and merino wool, it not only provides temperature regulation, it’s odor resistant as well. Trust me when I write that this sweater is THE softest, non-itchy sweater I’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. And to keep the honestly going, there’s a three-way fight in my house over who’s going to be wearing it constantly. So, we’ve decided to share.
“Scent”sational Mother’s Day
Does your mom love playing scientist and adores perfume? Olfactory NYC has a fun way to combine both with its Explorer Box. With 9 core scents, she can choose her favorite and customize it from there.
Price: $18 with free shipping plus $18 off step 2 of the custom scent process
Does Mom need a super cute, super practical tote to, well, tote around everything? This Everyday Tote from Groovy Girl Gifts has both handles and a strap for convenience, is canvas to it’s easily washable, and plenty of zippered compartments for extra security.
Beautiful & Pure
For mother’s that love a natural look, Block Island Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser is the way to go. Made with no harsh ingredients and packed with natural botanicals, it removes oil, makeup, and impurities.
Price: $21.99 plus shipping
While I love standing with my face to the sun, I think about the long term effects and run for the shade. And this cute sun hat from SA Company, along with groovy face shields, make for a fun way to keep Mom safe.
Family Shade Pack: $55
Hammock, Amock, Amock!
With camping trending as the #1 travel plan for families in 2021 and campsites booked up through the summer, our Bearbutt Double Hammocks fit in perfectly for any spring/summer adventures as it’s really rugged and often called virtually indestructible. It’s a great place for anyone to take a nap or sleep through the night and comfortably carries 500 pounds (actually takes up to 900 pounds in our tests). Add to the mix the super durable Kodiak Straps and set up is a snap.
Kodiak Straps – $35.97
A Little “You” Time
Help your mama indulge in a little self-care with a Me Time Gift Set from Walton Wood Farm for clean beauty lovers! It includes a Luxurious Body Whip Cream, a Lip Scrub, a 2oz Hand Rescue, and a soothing Lip Balm, which are all free of harsh ingredients like SLS, Paraben, and Phthalate. They are also cruelty-free, vegetarian/vegan-friendly, and gluten-free!
Café Muy Bueno
A world class roaster of specialty grade, small batch coffees, each is sourced from the best growing regions throughout the entire world. If Mom loves rich-tasting, beautifully-packaged coffee, she can’t go wrong with the Don Pablo Specialty Coffee Sampler Box. Each box includes the Don Pablo Signature Blend (combination of Colombian, Guatemalan, and Semi-Washed Brazilian beans), Subtle Earth Organic Coffee (organic certified, full body with a deep, rich chocolaty flavor and a clean finish) & Pablo’s Pride Honduran Dark Roast (100% Arabica, certified organic blend with a deep, rich, smooth milk chocolate with tones of honey, caramel, and cocoa)
A Screaming Good Time
One of my favorite comedy shows has an episode where the cast is allowed to scream into a pillow once per day. So, when the Original Scream Pillow hit my radar, there was no way I was leaving it out. No matter what your mom’s age is, no matter how many kids she has or sho’s driving her mad, she can scream into this hilarious, but practical, pillow as much as she wants.
And after that, she can write in My Sacred Journal. Created to help overcome personal obstacles, it gives mom a place to share her dreams and rid herself of negativity.
Prices: $35.00 and $18.88 plus shipping
Thrive for Wellness
Packed with organic products that promote self care, the Thrive Wellness Box is just want mom needs for a calm and serene Mother’s Day. As an added bonus, every item in the box supports small businesses.
What: Thrive Wellness Box
Price: $47.00 plus shipping
Labor & Delivery Essentials All In One
A Rainbow of Creativity
Who says that Mother’s Day has to only last for 24 hours? Thanks to Exploring Colors, the only subscription box dedicated to prioritizing self expression and independent thinking, each box will not only provide hours of play time, it will give mom time for herself. Also, each week a video lesson is uploaded to YouTube for the kiddos to follow along with.
Of course, she can always join in on the fun, too.
Price: $50 per box
A Buzzing-Good Shower
Five full-size moisturizing products made for the shower. Customizable so mom gets exactly what she needs. The buzzBox for Beessential is ideal for the mom that loves natural products that smell and work amazing.
Price: $43.95 plus shipping
Out, Out (of the Sun) Darn Spot
If a simple dot sticker could save your mom from premature skin aging, skin cancer, and harmful UV rays, it’s worth every penny, yes? May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. Never a better time for SPOTMYUV, a wearable sticker featuring Dermatrue technology that alerts the wearer to re-apply sunscreen. Made for all skin types, it’s perfect for the gold course, tennis courts, and the beach.
Price: $14.99 for a 16 pack. Amazon Prime Members get free shipping.
Auf Wiedersehen, Bad Hair Days
At AvitaSen, they know mom is busy and doesn’t often have time to care for herself. So they created and formulated products specifically for busy moms. The AvitaSen Black Seed Hair Oil is easy to use, takes only minutes to apply, fits into your busy schedule (no need to schedule self-care maintenance, it fits within YOUR schedule), and most important, it’s effective.
Price – $16.99 – $24.99
Pre and Post Workout Boosters
If you’ve never heard of the company RSP, they pride themselves on clean, innovative nutrition products for folks that are active, including mothers. What we love: AminoLean Pink Lemonade Pre Workout for its delicious taste and AvoCollagen with avocado oil to keep our hair and nails looking beautiful.
Price: AminoLean – $18.67 & AvoCollagen $24.97
If mom loves taking a long, luxurious shower, adding a NWBeautyWorks Shower Steamer tab to the bottom turns it into a therapeutic experience. We love the Best Selling 5 pack that includes Vanilla Sugar, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Citrus, and lavender scents.
Price: $14.00 plus shipping
I’ll be the first to tell you I’m always looking for a great-smelling, hard working, organic deodorant. Using organic whiskey as line of defense #1, the overproof is super effective at killing germs and, therefore, killing stinky pits smell. Each scent contains zero inactive ingredients because there’s simply no need for them. Traditional moms will dig the Whiskey Lavender scent. As for moms that like a citrusy vibe, go for Coconut Rum with Lime.
Price: 50 ml bottles are $12.95 each.
Pets? What Pets?
If you have a furry baby, when someone walks into your home the first thing you don’t them to smell is wet dog. Or unbathed dog. Or cat box. Enter Pet House Candles by One Fun All. Made in the USA using soy wax, they smell amazing and get rid of pleasant odors. As for getting rid of Fido’s stinky toy that’s been around for years, that’s on you.
Steeped in Relaxation
Give mom a reason to take care of herself with Unplugged Essentials Knight Hemp Soak and Dreamer Tea Set. The soak provides all of the benefits of magnesium sulfate and lavender essential oil to relax both muscles and the mind.
As for the Dreamer Tea Set from Gärden, the limited edition set has enough tea for 12 cups, a reusable bamboo box, and a BPA-free silicon steeper.
Prices: Knight Hemp Soak – $28 plus shipping
Dreamer Tea Set – $15 plus shipping
Mom need a little extra care for her joints? Naked Collagen offers 100% premium grass-fed collagen peptides for health and well-being. Not only will her joints thank you, her gorgeous hair and nails will join in on the standing ovation.
Price: $41.99 plus shipping
The Belle of the Beauty Ball
Mom took care of you, now let Mom baby herself. Bel Essence, a skin care company making highly effective skin care products from natural and organic ingredients, creates its products based on a simple principle – nutrition for the skin. Natural ingredients are rich in the vitamins, omega 3s, fatty acids and other nutrients important for healthy skin, hair and, yes, a healthy body. Made in the US, each product is paraben and sulfate free, and very effective in repairing and rejuvenating skin.
Prices: Begin at $15
Borscht, Borscht, Borscht!
First, what’s Borscht? It’s a traditional Ukranian soup that has a bright red color from beets. Beautiful and delicious, Cooking Borscht kits pay homage to the dish but also offer insight into the old-school soup.
What we love: the soup kits without beets. As an added bonus, each kit comes with beautiful magnets resembling the kits themselves.
Price: $15.75 plus shipping
Mind Her Thoughts
If mom likes to jot down her thoughts, the CBJ Well Journal is right up her street. A 12-week food and exercise journal, if one of her New Year’s resolutions is to feel better about herself, this will help on her journey.
Price: $29.95. Free shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member
A Clean Handle on Shopping
If you have a mom (or wife) that has younger kids, rides public transportation, or simply want a clean handle to hold, Kleen Wraps are the solution. Made from bacteria-resistant material, the wraps can go around shopping cart handles and are easily washed and dried. Each can be rolled and thrown into a purse or bag, too.
Price: Sets start at $31.99
Southern Caramel, a woman-owned business, bakes and makes handmade, small-batch caramels with a kick. All of the ingredients are fresh, and the method that plain sugar turns into caramel is what makes all the difference and amps up the flavor and texture.
Price: Gift box Includes (1) 1 lb. box Sea Salted Caramel; (1) 1/2 lb. box Old Fashioned Caramel; (1) 1/4 lb. box Bourbon Caramel; and (1) 8 oz. jar Caramel Sauce. $50.00
Motivated & Hydrated
If mom likes to drink water by the gallon every day, this motivational water jug from EnergyBud is just what she needs. Fun inspirational phrases are on the side along with time stamps to keep her hydration on track and each bottle comes with a reusable straw.
Price: $25.87. Amazon Prime Members get free shipping
Bazodee Means What?
The name Bazodee is a Trinidadian word meaning, “crazy, head over heels in love.” Created by three generations of determined and ambitious black women, Bazodee is a line of sauces inspired by the caribbean that makes making a delicious, spicy meal a snap. With a focus on keeping heritage a focus in their recipes, each glass bottle ranges from tangy to sweet to spicy hot. What we love: the Sampler Box for a rainbow of taste explosion!
Prices: Individual bottles start at $8
Kiss Your Mom with That Mouth?
Mini but So Endearing
Ida Know How They Do It!
From the Furry Baby
A Swipe and It’s Gone
How many times has your wife or mom tried using strip lashes but ended up ripping them off in frustration? I can’t even count the number for this gal. Aki Lashes is stepping up both the quality and ease of use with its magnetic and strip lashes. Designed to enhance mom’s natural beauty, several styles ranging from natural to full-on glam giver her options no matter what the day brings. Peta-certified 100% vegan and cruelty free, the strip lashes can be reused multiple times with proper care.
Price: Starts at $18 per pair
Va Va Va Volume For Her Lashes
A device that that uses electrolysis & 2 common household products, (salt, and vinegar) to disinfect surfaces? Yep! Sanitru turns the solution turns into Hypochlorous acid, which is both safe and nontoxic, but also highly effective (99.9%) at disinfecting viruses and bacteria.
Price: $69.99 for a 7-piece set.
Mom does everything for everyone else and sometimes loses herself in the process. So, give her a special gift that allows space for her to get to know herself on a deeply intimate level. With The Examined Life Workbook, mom will embark on a bold journey toward knowing herself – identifying where she is now, discovering who she wants to become, and developing a path to connect the two. She’ll find over 70 tools, strategies, and exercises that help her exponentially increase her self-awareness, bring clarity to her future and step more fully into her true self.
I’ll Tumbler for Ya
If you’re looking for a personal, affordable for Mom, check out this Cool as Ice Tumbler from Bridesmaids Gift Boutique.And. to keep us all safe, it’s BPA-FREE and non toxic kitchen grade stainless steel. It comes in a few different colors (I dig black with pink) and the customization possibilities are endless. Finally, my name is spelled correctly!
Let There Be (Absolutely Zero) Light!
Whether I’m simply trying to zone out, have a vicious headache, or just need a good night’s sleep, the Manta Sleep Mask works beautifully for all of the reasons above. While it’s the only mask designed, constructed and optimized for deepest-possible sleep in any environment, it’s perfect for naps and provides 100% blackout. Seriously, nary a beam of light. Additionally, it comes with a pair of ear plugs and a mesh bag.
Have a wine & chocolate enthusiast mom? The Sugar Plum Wine Box Truffle Assortment is a no-brainer Mother’s Day gift! A 12 piece, handmade assortment is not only pretty, it’s delicious. Add in a wine-shaped box and it’s ideal. I had the pleasure of taste testing and there’s no way to choose a favorite flavor!
Reconnect with Me
Simplicity Teas is an Austin, TX-based, women-owned loose leaf tea of the month club that comes with a free reusable infuser, so you or the gift recipient can get brewing right away! Using the best of ingredients, and coming in adorably-basic packaging, the scent of the tea is as lovely as sipping it.
Price: $10 per month
A cocktail in a box? I’m down! The Cocktail Box Co. makes travel-sized cocktail kits in a variety of different flavors. There’s on-the-go styles of The Old Fashioned, Champagne Cocktail, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Mai Tai, Margarita (with the Mojito and Manhattan on the way!). Each kit can make 3-6 cocktails and you all you need to do is just need to supply the spirits. What we love: The Champagne Cocktail (shown above) and The Mai Tai.
Price: $22.99 per box
Give Mom Roses in a Unique Way
The Healing Rose is a MDAR licensed processor that handcrafts body care and oils using 100% USDA Certified Organic essential oils, carrier oils, butters, waxes, and herbs. Each product is infused with CBD Hemp Extracts that are third party tested for pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, microbiological contaminants, and harmful nutrients/elements. Another great fact? The company is a woman-led company that believes in only using 100% natural ingredients that are cruelty free, paraben free, and GMO free. Each style (apart from Unscented) smells amazing and it’s an easy way to give mom a relaxing end to a stressful day.
Price: $18.75 each or a 4-pack for $60
Temporary Cookie Tattoos
If Mama’s a Sailor Jerry fan, give her a temporary tattoo that’s delicious and super cute. Based out of Chicago, Sugar Realm Bakery makes custom cookies that ship very well and are as delicious as they are fun!
Price: Two-piece gift set: $20
Salon Hair Without the Price
I know, the heading sounds like an infomercial, but it’s true. Mayraki Professional products are all about natural, high quality ingredients to give us the best possible-looking hair without a trip to the salon. And to add my two cents, they smell amazing! A little goes a long way and the packaging is gorgeous, too.
Prices: Ultra-Repairing Weightless Moisture Shampoo – $29
Proactive Hair Repairing Treatment – $59
Lash & Brow Restorative Growth Solution – $90
Ambition at Her Own Pace
A Little Coffee for A Good Cause
Good Day, Good Night
Caviar for the Face
Starlight, Scar & Bright
If Mom needs a little help with skin brightening or or scar lightening, Skinuva has her covered. Skinuva Scar helps improve the redness, thickness, and pigmentation nearly 2x more than silicone cream while Skinuva Brite combines brightening agents such as Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Tranexamic Acid with moisture-boosting glycosides to create your new skincare best friend.
As for the adding in a gorgeous scent to the mix, Lehmann Design Haus is a LGBTQ owned luxury scent design haus that has been creating scented ambiance since 2016. Handcrafted using only the highest quality natural and sustainable materials, we love the Night Bloom scent.
Prices: Skinuva Scar & Bright Bundle – $139
Night Bloom Votive: $15
A True Compression of Love
Oh, So Shiny! And So’s Your Hair
Prices: Pieces start around $4.50.
Cesar Milan Approves
Tell Us How You Really Feel
Keep the Family Jewels Safe
Pitch the Old Recipes
I’m a creature of habit: I write down a recipe and then have to dig for it through a pile of old cards. But no more, my friends. The Family Cookbook Project is a personal cookbook filled with Mom’s favorite recipes and photos. Imagine having all of her favorite recipes in one beautiful printed cookbook to be passed down for future generations. Best part? It offers the ability to create online cookbooks with unlimited recipes and easy-to-use design tools. When you’re done, you can order printed versions for the whole family.
Right now, the site is offering a Mother’s Day special of 60% off a Lifetime Membership Gift Certificate (a $99 value)
Break the Stigma
The fight against wrinkles is real, especially on the face, neck, and arms. Developed by an Emmy-award winning Hollywood makeup artist,SilcSkinis the world-leading brand in non-invasive anti-wrinkle solutions, and is the first of its kind to use natural silicone patches that adhere to your skin while you sleep—without using toxic adhesives—to keep all areas of your body smooth and wrinkle-free, safely and effectively without irritation. What we love: the decollette pad and hand and body treatment.
A Brush of Breath Air
A Cup of Joe for SuperMom
Ditch the VHS Home Movies
Instant Photographic Gratification
Living the Vida Cocoa
Price: $33.95 for 30 servings
Chuck the Iron, Bring on the Spray
Iron in a Bottle is an all-natural wrinkle-releaser spray for clothing and home, with an eco-friendly, BPA-free, cruelty-free, made in America breakthrough formula. It’s been featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and on Good Morning America, and makes the perfect gift to help Mom stave off wrinkles for those zoom meetings or travel, without the drudgery of tedious ironing. It’s also ideal for moms on the go – throw a travel-size bottle in the bag and skip the hotel iron.
Price: Iron in a Bottle Trifecta Bundle: $48
Drink the Wine. Skip the Hangover.
Twist. Spin. Work It Out.
Get the Puck in the Tub
Want to bring some cheer to the mom who loves baking and help them take their baking to the next level? Gift them one of these embossed rolling pins! These beautiful rolling pins are also perfect for more than just cookies and pies – use them for cakes and other sweets or for savory items like homemade noodles or pasta. Bonus – they can also be used used work with clay and other art mediums.
Price: $34.50 each
Keep Mom’s Skin Healthy, Organically
Butterbean Organics has the perfect product line up for the mom in your life, with nourishing, chemical-free products that are sure to impress. Butterbean makes pleasant smelling, natural products that are perfect for the whole family.
Prices: Butterbean Organics Bundle: $42.95