The 25 Best Gifts for Mom of 2020

Show a little love to the mom in your life

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Our Top Picks

Lululemon Go Getter Bag at shop.lululemon.com

"Available in two colors, this bag can serve as a gym bag, computer tote, or both."

HARLOW by Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace at Amazon

"This dainty crescent necklace is an everyday piece that she'll appreciate for many moons to come."

Mom-to-Be Spa Gift Set at etsy.com

"It comes with relaxing goodies like body butter, a bath bomb, a soy candle, and a little set of matches."

Picture Frame Stand at Amazon

"This cute picture frame doubles as a wireless phone charger."

Shower Steamers at uncommongoods.com

"You can make her quick shower a little more luxurious with this pack of shower steamers, which can include either 5 or 12 steamers."

Bathtub Caddy Tray at Amazon

"It has space for everything she could want including a book, wine glass, candle, and towel."

The North Face Paramount Hybrid Tight at Amazon

"The hybrid polyester and elastane fabric on these moisture-wicking tights provides both comfort and durability."

Double Name Ring at etsy.com

"You can customize these rings with the names of two of mom's loved ones in gold, silver, or rose gold."

Apple iPad Air at Amazon

"Mom doesn’t have to be techy to appreciate a new tablet—customize the color for an added touch."

Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block at shop.lululemon.com

"This yogi staple offers three height options and is lightweight enough to pack in mom's gym bag."

Whether she’s a mom-to-be, boy mom, girl mom, empty-nester mom, or somewhere in between, she has worked tirelessly to give her kids everything she possibly can—and she deserves to be celebrated for it! The only problem is that it can be hard to get gift ideas from someone who is used to prioritizing everyone over herself. If you’re stuck on what to give the mom in your life this year, there are plenty of gifts, both unique and classic, that she will cherish and actually use.

Here are the best gifts for mom on the market.

Our Top Picks

Lululemon 26L Go Getter Bag

Lululemon Go Getter Bag

 Courtesy of Lululemon

Available in two colors, this bag can serve as a gym bag, computer tote, or both. It has straps that are specifically designed to secure a yoga mat on top of it, but they can also be stowed away if mom isn’t into yoga. It’s made from water-repellent fabric and can be easily wiped clean.

HARLOW by Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace

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.

Mom-to-Be Spa Gift Set

Peace Organics Gift Set

 Courtesy of Etsy

Moms-to-be need love too! You can give her the gift of relaxation with this gift set that includes a soy candle, body butter, a bath bomb (or loofah soap—your choice!), lip balm, perfume, tea in a muslin bag, a little set of matches, and a personalized gift card. She’ll feel a little less stressed as soon as she opens the box.

Picture Frame Stand with Wireless iPhone Charger

Instead of having charging cables lying all over the house, mom can have a cute picture frame that doubles as a wireless phone charger. This frame looks like a typical 5X7 photo frame, but if she props her iPhone on it, her phone will charge wirelessly. Cute and functional!

Shower Steamers

Shower Steamers

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

Some moms love a good bubble bath, and some are just happy to get a few minutes to themselves to take a shower. If she’s the latter, you can make her quick shower a little more luxurious with a pack of shower steamers. These shower steamers come in packs of either 5 or 12 with scents like lavender, eucalyptus, mint, and lemongrass.

Bathtub Caddy Tray

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. Plus, it has space for everything mom could want—including a book, wine glass, candle, and towel.

The North Face Paramount Hybrid Tight

Moms who enjoy a run or hike outdoors will love these high-end, moisture-wicking, fashionable tights. The pants repel droplets of water, so if she finds herself caught in a downpour, mom can rest assured knowing they'll dry quickly once the rain stops.

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 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.

Apple iPad Air

Mom doesn’t have to be techy to appreciate a new tablet. There are basically endless options for the iPad Air—including colors, wifi and data capabilities, storage space, and more. It has a high-quality camera, speakers, and a battery charge that can last for up to 10 hours.

Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block

Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block

Courtesy of Lululemon 

A yoga block is a key piece of equipment for any yogi, no matter how advanced they are. This one is available in multiple colors, is made of firm dense foam for comfortable but sturdy support, and can be turned three different ways depending on how tall you want it to stand.

TONYMOLY Face Mask Set

All mom needs is 20 minutes and one of these face masks to have more hydrated, clearer, brighter skin. When she’s done, she can just toss the mask, rub in whatever is leftover on her face, and go! This set comes with a variety of different masks, including pomegranate, lemon, pumpkin, lotus, orange, and more.

The North Face Vintage Varsity Pullover Hoodie

Perfect for lounging, running errands, or for wearing to and from the gym, this vintage-style hoodie makes for a fantastic gift. It has a relaxed fit and a classic hood with drawcord design. Plus it has a lifetime guarantee, so you know the quality is great.

Tory Burch Nylon Tote

Moms can always find use for a good tote bag. This Tory Burch tote is made from nylon and folds flat when it’s not in use. There is a hidden magnetic closure along the top along with zippered interior pockets to keep everything tucked away safely.

MISTOBOX Subscription

Mistobox

 Courtesy of Mistobox

When in doubt, go with coffee. You can opt for a custom 3-, 6-, or 12-box gift from MISTOBOX. Each box comes with a 12-ounce bag of delicious coffee grounds or beans that can brew about 24 cups.

Paint by Number Kit

Paint-by-Number Kit

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

If mom's creative but also exhausted, a paint by numbers kit will let her do what she loves without requiring too much brainpower. There are three printed canvas options for you to choose from—poppies, succulent, or cherry blossom branch.

Each kit comes with the canvas, paintbrushes, and acrylic paint. The kit takes between 3 and 5 hours to complete but is also a project she can work on in multiple settings as time allows.

Slip Pure 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.

Mama & Mini Shirts

Mama & Mini Shirts

 Courtesy of Etsy

If the gift is coming from her little mini, this shirt set is a great pick. There are 12 different color options for mom and several others for kids. Tops are available in adult unisex tee, youth and infant tee, and baby onesie.

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 connect through Bluetooth so she doesn’t have to be tethered to her phone to use them.

Reversible 5mm Mat

The Reversible Mat

 Courtesy of Lululemon

Not all yoga mats are created equal, and they don’t get much better than this one. It has a little extra cushion for mom's 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.

Long Distance Custom Family Wall Art

Heart Map

 Courtesy of Etsy

If you live far away from your mom, this wall art will help her feel a little closer to you. It can be customized with one up to six heart maps, is available in three different sizes, and comes with a personalized message.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio

Fenty Beauty

 Courtesy of Sephora

Moms who love makeup will love one of these sets which include concealer, contouring, and highlighting sticks. The sticks go on as cream but turn to powder as they’re rubbed in, so they’re lightweight and easy on the skin.

Even better, all three sticks complement each other, so she doesn’t have to try a bunch of different formulas to find a combination that works together.

Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses

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.

Drunk Elephant Skincare Gift Set

If mom's just getting interested in skincare—or is a fan already—she will be thrilled to receive this set. It includes little bottles of cleanser, hydrating serum, firming serum, night serum, facial oil, broad-spectrum SPF, eye cream, and a general moisturizer. These products all work together too, so she can mix them up and create a skincare routine that works best for her.

Birthday Wish Candle

Birthday Magic

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

When it comes to a birthday gift for mom, you can never go wrong with a candle, especially this scented one. It has an orange cake scent and has a variety of crystals on top of the wax that will glisten when the wick is lit. The candle is hand-poured and made from soy wax.

Gardening Set

Every gardener needs some good tools, and these ones just happen to have a pretty print to go with them. This set includes a hand shovel, hand rake, cutters, and gloves that all have a matching floral print. The tools are made with rust-resistant stainless steel to make sure they last, and the glove hands have anti-slip material to avoid any accidents.

Final Verdict

You can’t go wrong with the shower steamers for moms of small kids (because a shower is truly a luxury) and the long-distance family wall art will bring joy to an empty nester. If you’re looking for a sure thing, go for the Tory Burch tote—because any mom can find use for a bag.

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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