25 thoughtful gifts for every type of mom
Meaningful ideas she'll love
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What do you get for the mom who has already given you so much? If your mother will actually look you in the eye and tell you exactly what she wants, you’re one of the lucky ones. For the rest of us, there’s a wide sea of standing mixers, bubble baths, and fancy cardigans to swim through in order to find the perfect gift for Mom.
Luckily, we’ve tested hundreds of mom-approved products that happen to make perfect gifts, from the weighted blanket everyone’s obsessed with to the hair dryer the internet exploded over. Here are our recommendations for the 25 best gifts for mom she’s guaranteed to love.
1. For the mom who loves her kitchen tech: ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4
When it comes to the best digital meat thermometers, it doesn’t get better than ThermoWorks. The thermometers from this company are incredibly high-quality, providing near-instant temperature readings, ideal for meat-loving moms who rely heavily on their kitchen tech.
Our favorite is the ThermoPop, which could read temperatures accurately in just three seconds. It’s cute, it’s accurate, and it’s just $34. But if you’re looking to splurge, we highly recommend the Thermapen MK4, which was the fastest and most accurate thermometer we tested and would have been our top pick if it wasn’t so expensive. It’s more than double the price of the ThermoPop, but it’s waterproof, precise, and fast-acting.
2. For the mom who loves happy hour: Winc
You could get mom a nice bottle of wine, or you could give her a wine subscription service that will keep the vino flowing all month long. We tried Winc and quickly became obsessed with the service, finding that it consistently delivered high-quality wines and recommendations throughout the months.
3. For the mom with great hair: The Revlon dryer everyone is obsessed with
There’s something special about products the whole Internet can agree on—like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This cult-favorite product has more than 305,000 reviews on Amazon, a staggering 244,000 of which are 5-star ratings. We tested the Revlon for ourselves and were as obsessed with it as the rest of the Internet was. If your mother loves her hair as much as she loves you (and saving time), she needs the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer in her life. Bonus: The Revlon works on natural hair, too.
Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer from Amazon for $34.97
4. For the mom who loves flowers: Bouqs subscription
For Mother’s Day this year, I got my mother a subscription to Bouqs, a flower-delivery service that sends a fresh bouquet of flowers every month. It is, hands down, the best gift I’ve ever gotten her. She adorably texts me a picture of her bouquet every time it arrives, and reminds me every month that I’m not allowed to cancel it. If mom loves flowers, it doesn’t get better than Bouqs.
5. For the mom who loves looking at old photos: A personalized collage
There are few gifts better than personalized ones, especially when it comes to the mom who pretty much already has everything she wants. With services like Minted, you can upload your own photos for a collage and watch your beautiful creation come to life. Customize the frame and color theme to best match mom's style and watch her fall in love with her new heartfelt gift.
6. For the mom with a green thumb: A plant from The Sill
Here at Reviewed, we are obsessed with The Sill, an online plant retailer that sells gorgeous potted plants and hosts virtual plant workshops. We’ve tried out The Sill numerous times, finding that it exceeds our expectations with each order. If your mom loves new plants, you can’t go wrong with a customized pot and vibrant plant from The Sill.
7. For the foodie mom: An iconic Dutch oven
There is no kitchen tool more versatile than the Dutch oven. Mom can use it to prepare soups, simmer sauces, fry foods, saute vegetables, and so much more. If she doesn’t already own this kitchen staple, it’s time to get her our favorite model—the Staub (yes, it beat the coveted Le Creuset).
We found the Staub Round Cocotte performed equally (if not better) than the Le Creuset Dutch Oven, but cost nearly half as much as the popular brand and we found it fits better on the stovetop. The Staub is easy to clean, colorful, powerful, and shaped perfectly for the stove and pantry.
8. For the mom curious about her roots: AncestryDNA
Mom frequently regales you with stories of your ancestors—like that you're related to Abraham Lincoln or your second cousin was a British spy—but help her discern fact from fiction by treating her to one of our favorite DNA kits, AncestryDNA. All mom needs to do is spit in a tube, ship off her DNA, and in six to eight weeks she'll unlock the mysteries of her past, allowing her to view her ancestral roots in the easy-to-use Ancestry interface and potentially find a long lost cousin.
9. For the mom who's obsessed with leggings: The Salutation Stash II
From someone who's been living in her Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II leggings for more than a year, take it from me—leggings don't get better than these (yes, I own three pairs). This pair comes in 10 colors and a range of inclusive sizes. The tummy control top is comfortable and slimming, while the pockets hold my phone, keys, ID, credit cards and more. If mom is sick of jeans and pleated pants, it's time to invest in some high-quality leggings.
10. For the mom who cherishes her everyday sneakers: Cariuma Ibi sneaker
These casual low-top sneakers are ultra-popular and chic, and you bet your mom wants a pair. The company claims to be carbon-neutral and this particular product is said to be constructed entirely out of self-regenerating bamboo and recycled plastics. We especially loved how comfortable they were—our tester went so far as to call them the "most comfortable shoes" she's ever ordered. They're also available in multiple colors, so you can pick one out that best suits your mom's wardrobe.
11. For the mom who loves to cuddle: A plush weighted blanket
Wrap mom in the same comfort she gave you when you were a child (and let’s be honest, the same comfort she gives you to this day). A weighted blanket can be great for reducing stress and anxiety, but honestly it’s just comfortable to snuggle under while laying on the couch. Our favorite weighted blanket is the Gravity Blanket. We recommend it for all moms, as they won’t get too hot while sleeping, but they’ll stay comfortable all night long.
12. For the tea lover: The best electric kettle you can buy
If mom can’t wake up without a cup of her favorite tea blend, she needs the best electric kettle money can buy. Our kitchen team swears by the Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle. This tea-time tool comes with six preset heat settings and easy-to-use buttons that made warming water a breeze. We loved that it could keep water warm without having to worry about it boring over. If mom’s a tea fanatic, this one is a must-have.
13. For the mom who needs new lipstick: Anything from Glossier
If mom’s cosmetic lineup needs a serious upgrade, pick up a few of the bestsellers from Glossier. This cosmetic line sells a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, and foundations, and is one of the most popular brands on the market. The Generation Z sheer matte lipstick has more than 3,100 reviews and is available in six shades. I own it in the shade Zip and love its sweet rosy scent and pigmented color. If she prefers gloss, get her the Glossier Lip gloss which provides a high shine finish and is available in four distinct shades.
14. For the mom who swears she’s eating healthier this year: An air fryer
Fried foods without the guilt? Sign us up. And sign mom up too. She’ll love this kitchen appliance, which our readers continue to buy year after year. Our favorite air fryer is the Philips Airfryer XXL, which was the most user-friendly model that we tested. It made fries that tasted light and crispy, producing some of the best air-frying results in our testing.
15. For the yogi mom: Lululemon Reversible Mat
If mom loves her daily yoga routine, get her the best yoga mat on the market—the Lululemon Reversible Mat. It’s sturdy, reliable, and it’ll stay in place while she’s doing downward dog, which is all you can really ask for in a yoga mat. We loved it so much, one of our writers wrote a love letter explaining just why it’s worth every penny.
16. For the mom who has everything: Mini cupcakes
Looking for an amazing gift mom didn't even know she needed? Check out Baked by Melissa, a small cupcake bakery that quickly became one of our favorite places to order sweets online. You can order mom 25, 50 or even 100 mini cupcakes in fun flavors like red velvet, chocolate chip pancake, Oreo cheesecake, and mint chocolate chip. Just whatever you do, don't expect mom to share.
17. For the mom who likes her chard cold: Chilling coasters
There’s nothing better than a cold glass of Chardonnay, right? Well, I guess there’s one thing better—coasters that keep your glass of wine cold throughout the evening. This set of cooling coasters claim to do just that, keeping mom’s favorite adult beverage cold with a frozen gel core, meaning she doesn’t have to keep adding ice cubes to her glass. The coasters are made from stainless steel and come in a pack of two.
18. For the mom who loves kitchen decor: Framed vintage Pyrex prints
Decorating your kitchen is nearly as important as outfitting it. If mom loves picking up kitchen knick knacks, search Etsy for the perfect present to adorn her kitchen. We’re big fans of these Vintage Pyrex Prints from Pocono Modern. They’re colorful, adorable, and make fantastic presents for moms who love their kitchen as much as their kids.
19. For the really busy mom: iRobot Roomba i7+
You know what’s fun? Celebrating mom. You know what’s not fun? Cleaning. Help mom save her time (and sanity) by picking up the best robot vacuum on the market—the iRobot Roomba i7+. The i7+ is hands down the greatest robot vacuum we tested, outperforming all its competitors in nearly every category. It can easily map her home, be controlled from her smartphone, and empty itself, which is frankly, magical.
20. For the mom who loves jewelry: A Kate Spade pendant
Is it really a gift guide for your mother if there’s no jewelry? If Mom’s expecting a traditional gift, opt for the Kate Spade letter pendant from Nordstrom, which features a gold token engraved with a letter for her namesake. This is one of our readers’ favorite items to buy at Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, since it has nearly 1,000 positive reviews on the site.
21. For the mom who’s always reading a new book: Kindle Paperwhite
Whether she sits at home and reads every night or attends a monthly book club with her ladies, getting mom an e-reader is a great way to ensure she can always keep her book-of-the-month handy. The Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift for the mom who wants to get an e-reader, but doesn’t want to give up her paperbacks quite yet—it’s specifically designed to look and read like a physical book (so she won’t get screen fatigue). Plus, it’s waterproof, so she can keep bringing her books to the pool, beach, or bath.
22. For the mom who loves to learn new things: MasterClass subscription
Can you imagine the look on your mother’s face when you tell her you got her a cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsay? You don’t have to imagine it if you get her a subscription to MasterClass, a service that offers online celebrity-taught courses on a variety of topics, from cooking to writing. Find mom’s passion (or favorite celebrity) and give her the gift of a lifetime of learning.
23. For the mom who loves to bake: KitchenAid StandMixer
There’s a reason everyone wants the KitchenAid standing mixer: It’s the best, period. If mom doesn’t own this iconic mixer yet, it’s time to get her one. She can combine baking ingredients, knead bread dough, whisk meringue, and even make her own pasta at home. Plus, there’s a wide range of useful attachments that can accompany her mixer, meaning you’ve got the next five years of gifts planned out for you.
24. For the mom who already has a KitchenAid: Accessories for her stand mixer
From slicers and dicers to scales and even food processors, mom can pick up a KitchenAid stand mixer accessory for just about any use. If she already owns the iconic kitchen gadget, pick up a new accessory she can attach to her mixer and use while cooking. The slicer and shredder attachment is affordable, effective, and incredibly useful, especially considering that it’s powered by the motor in your mixer, allowing mom to leverage that power for quick shredding. It’ll be her new sous chef.
25. For the Disney-loving mom: Disney+ subscription
Yes—you can give Disney+ as a gift. And if your mom loves singing along with Ariel, is there any greater present you can give her than a subscription to the wildly popular streaming service? In addition to the catalog of animated Disney films, mom can also watch most films and TV shows in the Star Wars canon, as well as all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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