The 23 Best Gifts for Mom of 2023

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Best Gifts for Mom

Verywell Family / Lecia Landis

Giving gifts to celebrate a mom you love is one way to show your appreciation. There are plenty of holidays to give presents to moms, whether it's Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, or her birthday, but you don't need an excuse to give your mom, or another maternal figure in your life, a token of your love.

Choose gifts that make her feel good, and let her indulge a little so she'll know that you appreciate just how hard she works. We carefully considered design, value, usefulness, and thoughtfulness when reviewing products as we came up with the best gifts for moms.

Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace

Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace


The Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace ranks high on our list, because it's simple to wear daily, but you can also dress it up. Plus, if your mom has ever told you that she loves you “to the moon and back,” then this is the necklace for her. The 18-inch chain has a crescent moon charm on it and is available in either silver or gold.

Price at time of publication: $39

Tuft and Needle Weighted Blanket

Tuft and Needle Weighted Blanket

Courtesy of Tuft and Needle

The Tuft and Needle Weighted Blanket is a true piece of luxury with its chunky knit design that provides soft, gentle pressure against the body. It measures 40 x 72 inches and weighs 15 pounds, so it’s large and heavy enough for Mom to keep to herself without sharing, according to one of our writers who received a sample of the blanket. In addition, the carbon and latte color options are neutral yet stunning to match any home or bedroom decor. 

It’s important to note that this blanket is for adult use only and should be approximately 10% of a user’s body weight. While this blanket is spot clean only, it’s worth the price of gifting Mom a blanket that hugs in all the right places. 

Price at time of publication: $220

EQY 32-Ounce Water Bottle with Time Marker

EQY Water Bottle with Time Marker

Courtesy of Amazon

This reusable water bottle holds up to 32 ounces and features handy time markers to track Mom’s daily water consumption. The translucent design means there’s no guessing on when it’s time to refill, while the leak-proof locking lid opens with the simple push of a button. There’s even a carrying strap, so it can join Mom anywhere she goes throughout the day. 

Price at time of publication: $17

Flowly Relaxation Training


Courtesy of Flowly

Flowly is an unexpected and unique gift moms won’t see coming (but will appreciate greatly). From breathing exercises, group sessions, and learning more about your nervous system, Flowly is a platform that allows you to focus on your health—all through the easy access of your phone, either with the virtual reality headset that takes you to different worlds, or without. One of our writers (who’s also a mom) received a sample of Flowly from the company and loved how it took her to an out-of-this-world experience, like a stunning nightscape over the ocean, just through her phone that easily slid into the virtual reality headset. 

There are four membership options, two monthly and two yearly, so you can find the best option to fit into your family’s budget. Depending on the membership selected, Mom will also receive a fingerprint and body sensor and a membership tag necklace to remind her she’s the hero of her journey. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if Mom thinks Flowly isn’t the right fit for her. 

Price at time of publication: $4.99+/month (depending on membership selected)

Bambusi Bathtub Caddy Tray

Bambusi Bathtub Caddy Tray

Courtesy: Walmart

For the bubble bath enthusiast, a tub tray is the ultimate gift. This caddy tray is made from bamboo and has a protective coat to keep it in good condition, even if it gets wet. You can extend the tray to fit the width of your bathtub, and it has silicone along the bottom to keep it from slipping. It has space for everything Mom could want—including a book, wine glass, candle, and towel.

Price at time of publication: $40

Otherland Candle Bundles

Otherland Candles

Courtesy of Otherland

Candles are always a great go-to gift for moms because the options are endless. If you want to try something different, check out this set from Otherland. There are more than a dozen scent options, like fruity or pumpkin spice, and they come in a three-, six-, or nine-pack.

Price at time of publication: $108+

Caitlyn Minimalist Double Name Ring

Double Name Ring

Courtesy of Etsy 

If she likes minimalist jewelry, this customized ring is a great gift option. It’s dainty, and it can be personalized with any two names in gold, silver, or rose gold. Since they’re made to order, you’ll want to order her ring a little early to make sure it’s ready in time.

Price at time of publication: $32

Catstudio Georgia Dish & Hand Towel

Catstudio Georgia Dish & Hand Towel


This dish and hand towel measuring 20 x 29 inches will wow Mom with its intricate details that are handmade. From the handmade-embroidered border to the hand-loomed cotton, this towel celebrates Georgia, the peach state. Of course, if the mother in your life doesn't have a connection to Georgia, Catstudio offers other similar items to match her alma mater or hometown.

Price at time of publication: $23

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2


Mom can say goodbye to cold coffee with this coffee mug that's temperature controlled via her phone. Pick the drink's temperature, 120 degrees Fahrenheit to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep it hot for up to 1.5 hours using the mug's app. After two hours of inactivity or when the mug is empty, it will shut off until it senses liquid or movement inside.

Price at time of publication: $125

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

Slip Silk Pillowcase


This pillowcase is worth the investment, because it’s good for the hair and skin. The silk soaks up fewer oils and moisture than a traditional pillowcase (so her expensive lotion and serums won’t go to waste), and because of its slippery surface, it leaves hair less tangled and matted in the morning. Most importantly, it feels good on the skin, making for a cozy night’s rest.

Price at time of publication: $89

A Shop of Things Cool Mom Keychain

A Shop of Little Things Cool Mom Keychain

Courtesy of A Shop of Little Things

Remind Mom of how cool she is, each time she reaches for her keys, with this adorable keychain. It measures 3.5 inches with a 1.5-inch key ring to fit on her current set. It's budget-friendly, cute, and a sweet little reminder of how you really feel.

Price at time of publication: $8

Apple AirPods Pro (1st generation)

AirPods Pro


Maybe Mom wants to listen to her podcast, or maybe she wants to block out the sound of whining. Either way, she can do it with AirPods, because they’re noise-canceling, and they connect through Bluetooth so she won’t have to be tethered to her phone to use them.

Price at time of publication: $249

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler


Mom's mornings just got a whole lot better, thanks to this coffee sampler box that features a variety of coffee blends. Each box contains almost half a pound of coffee beans that are freshly roasted, a sweet treat, and more. With four different options, she will love this as a gift, no matter what holiday you're celebrating.

Price at time of publication: $28

Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush


Getting ready just got a whole lot easier thanks to this straightener's unique design. It's a brush and straightener combined that a has a 9-foot cord, automatic safety shut-off, and digital temperature control. The brush can reach a maximum of 450 degrees Fahrenheit and leaves behind smooth, frizz-free hair.

Price at time of publication: $149

Lululemon The Reversible Mat

Lululemon The Reversible Mat


Not all yoga mats are created equal, and they don’t get much better than this one. It has a little extra cushion for knees, wrists, and elbows, and it is made from non-slip material (ideal for hot yoga). It's a little longer than the average mat, giving her more space to practice.

Price at time of publication: $78

Ray-Ban Original Aviator

Ray-Ban Original Aviator


It doesn’t get more classic than a set of Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. Each pair has non-polarized lenses for UV protection and comes with a case to keep them protected when Mom's not wearing them.

Price at time of publication: $163

Kamik Sienna Mid 2 Winter Boot

Kamik Sienna Mid 2 Winter Boot


Keep Mom’s feet warm in the stylish, yet functional, Kamik Sienna Mid 2 winter boots. One of our writers received a pair of these from the brand and has been facing all kinds of winter weather in them. She thinks other moms like her will appreciate the eco-friendly leather and quilted accents to make her winter wardrobe stand out. The waterproof construction and special insulation will ensure that her feet will stay dry and warm in as low as -4-degree weather. Plus, the boots' rubber treads won’t weigh her down, and they'll provide plenty of stability and traction. 

If she prefers solid color options over patterns, check out the company’s Simona Mid F winter boots

Price at time of publication: $130

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Dagne Dover

Parents who are always on-the-go will adore all of the storage this diaper bag has to offer. It can clip to a stroller and has a zipper for easy access to wipes. It can even fit most 15-inch laptops if Mom wants a backpack that doubles as storage for herself.

Price at time of publication: $195

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe


This light and luxurious robe will have Mom feeling comfortable all day long. Available in eight different colors, this robe is designed with a waist tie and two pockets so she can keep her phone, snacks, or other items close by. It's made with Turkish cotton and is machine washable.

Price at time of publication: $109

Kibou Vegan Leather Diaper Belt Bag

Kibou Faux Leather Diaper Belt Bag


Say goodbye to oversized diaper bags, and hello to effortlessness and functionality. This diaper bag, made of vegan leather and nylon, can sit comfortably on your waist or shoulder, no matter where you go. It features a built-in waterproof pocket, detachable changing pad, slots for credit cards or cash, and more.

Price at time of publication: $98

Clevr Frother for Perfect Latte Prep

Clevr Frother for Perfect Latte Prep

Courtesy of Clevr

Spice up your favorite drink in just 10 seconds with this easy-to-use milk frother. It's USB rechargeable, so batteries aren't needed, and it can simply be rinsed when finished. Mom can also take it on the go for those busy mornings to make her favorite drink creamy and foamy.

Price at time of publication: $23

Our Place Always Pan Set

Our Place Always Pan Set


Save space in the kitchen with a pan set that also doubles as storage for other kitchen accessories. This set comes with a steamer, skillet, nonstick fry and sauté pan, saucier, spatula, and spoon rest. Available in six different colors, the set must be hand washed and is made with cast aluminum, stainless steel, and beechwood.

Price at time of publication: $145

Rothy's The Lace Up

rothys the lace up


Mom will look stylish and feel comfortable with these shoes from Rothy's that come in five different color options. The shoes are offered in sizes 5 to 13, but half sizes are not an option. If you need a half size, most customers go to the next size up for the perfect fit.

Price at time of publication: $169

What to Look for in Gifts for Mom

A Bit of Luxury

Mom life is, well, not so glamorous. Taking care of kids keeps you busy, and it is easy for moms to get into the habit of throwing up a messy bun and eating a banana for breakfast while running to get the kids to daycare.

Gifts that help moms look and feel their best, like a new lipstick set she wouldn't have had time to buy, or a nice tote to replace her tired old diaper bag, can help put a bounce in her step as she goes through the daily grind of being a mom.


Many people have a creative side, but it tends to get lost to the responsibilities of parenthood and adult life. There just is not enough time, and eventually, artistic pursuits may fall by the wayside. Art supplies or other gifts that encourage creativity may help moms get back into making art, which in turn can help them feel more balanced and happy.


Everyone can benefit from taking some time to pause and rejuvenate themselves, especially busy people like moms. A small gift can go a long way when it comes to self-care. Look for soaps, candles, or home face mask kits to encourage Mom to pamper herself a little each day.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Ashley Ziegler is a mom to two daughters under 4 years old and best friends with her own mom, so she knows what moms need most. She’s also a staff and freelance writer who covers lifestyle, home, parenting, and commerce content for a variety of platforms. In addition to regularly scouring the internet to find the best things for herself, Ashley spends multiple hours a week researching, comparing, and writing about products specifically for kids and families.

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