The 21 Best Gifts for Mom of 2021

Show a little love to the mom in your life

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Our Top Picks

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 similarly-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

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 Pure Silk Pillowcase

Slipsilk 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.

A Shop of Things Cool Mom Keychain

A Shop of Little Things Cool Mom Keychain

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.

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

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

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 5mm

Lululemon Yoga 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 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.

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

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

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

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

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

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

Kibou Diaper Bag

Kibou Diaper 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.

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 easy-to-wipe nylon lining, as well as waterproof-lined pockets that are meant to hold up with 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

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, re-chargeable 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

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.

Rothy's The Lace Up

Rothy's 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.

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.

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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