The 22 Best Gifts for Mom of 2022

Spark her creativity or help her relax, these gifts top our list for all moms

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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 a token of your love.

Reviewed & Approved

The Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace is a simple, yet elegant piece of jewelry that features a delicate crescent moon on an 18-inch chain. For moms who don't wear jewelry, we recommend the Bambusi Bathtub Caddy Tray.

Choose gifts that make her feel good and let her indulge a little so she knows just how hard she works. We carefully considered design, value, usefulness, and thoughtfulness when reviewing products.

Here are the best gifts for the moms in your life.

Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace

Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace

Nordstrom

The Nashelle Crescent Moon Necklace ranks high on our list because it's simple to wear daily or mom can 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.

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

Otherland Candle Bundles

Otherland Candles

Courtesy of Otherland

Candles are always a great go-to gift for mom 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 come in a three-pack or six-pack.

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 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.

Catstudio Georgia Dish & Hand Towel

Catstudio Georgia Dish & Hand Towel

Amazon

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. If the mom in your life doesn't have a connection to Georgia, don't fret! Catstudio offers other similar items to match mom's alma mater or hometown.

What Our Staff Says

"My mom’s a bit picky when it comes to gifts, but she was happy to receive this Catstudio Georgia Hand Towel. We spent a lot of years in Georgia, so it’s a nostalgic keepsake. She enjoys the hand-drawn design and how it also doubles as a map. She’s repurposed it in different ways over the years, from framing and turning it into wall art, stitching it onto pillows, and using it as a kitchen towel. Catstudio features themed, hand-embroidered items, featuring various states, universities, and astrological signs, so you’re sure to find a design with your alma mater or hometown!" —Tori Zhou, Associate Health Commerce Editor

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Amazon

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 long 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.

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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slip-silk-pillowcase

Sephora

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.

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 mom keychain. It measures 3.5 inches with a 1.5-inch keyring to fit on her current set. It's budget-friendly, cute, and a sweet little reminder of how you really feel.

Apple AirPods Pro (1st generation)

4.5
AirPods Pro

Amazon

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.

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Amazon

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, mom will love this as a gift no matter what holiday you're celebrating.

Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

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Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

Courtesy of Sephora

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.

Lululemon The Reversible Mat

Lululemon 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.

Ray-Ban Original Aviator

Ray-Ban Original Aviator

Courtesy: Kohl's

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.

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

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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.

Drunk Elephant The Littles 4.0

Drunk Elephant The Littles 4.0

Courtesy: Amazon

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.

Kira & Trixie Garden Tools Set

Kira & Trixie Gardening Tools Set

Courtesy: Amazon

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.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute

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 mom can keep her phone, snacks, or other items close by. It's made with Turkish cotton, and is machine washable.

Kibou Vegan Leather Diaper Belt Bag

Kibou Vegan Leather Diaper Belt Bag

Kibou

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.

What Our Editors Say

"You want to be a 'cool mom' at toddler soccer practice? Show up with this chic fanny pack that doubles as a diaper bag. It's made from vegan leather and features an easy-to-wipe nylon lining, as well as waterproof-lined pockets that are meant to hold up to 20 wipes. It also has a detachable changing pad and other helpful features like a hook for your keys or baby's pacifier. This is the perfect gift for your Instagram-obsessed friend." —Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director Verywell Family

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 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.

What Our Staff Says

"My mom has tried multiple coffee frothers over the years, both affordable and high-end, and has liked this one the best. She praises the battery-free, rechargeable design, which makes it travel-friendly. While it’s made for coffee or lattes, it can even double as a handheld blender. Its size also makes it perfect for a stocking stuffer." —Tori Zhou, Associate Health Commerce Editor

Frontgate Nantucket Fringe Throw

Nantucket Fringe Throw

Frontgate

Despite the rage, weighted blankets may just not be for mom. Whether she enjoys a daily afternoon nap or home decor, Frontgate's Nantucket Fringe Throw doubles as a lounging essential and outdoor patio decoration. The preppy pattern and fringed ends remind us of summer getaways and cool nights. Machine washable for easy maintenance, it's made of long-staple Turkish cotton and available in three shades.

Our Place Always Pan Set

Our Place Always Pan Set

Nordstrom

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.

Rothy's The Lace Up

rothys the lace up

Rothy's

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.

Final Verdict

If you're still stuck on what to purchase, check out the Bambusi Bathtub Caddy Tray (view on Amazon). You can extend the tray to fit the width of your bathtub, and it has silicone along the bottom to keep it from slipping. There's also the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug (view on Amazon) that can keep drinks hot for up to 1.5 hours. After two hours of inactivity or when the mug is empty, it will shut off until it senses liquid or movement inside.

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.

Creativity

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

Relaxation

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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