The 13 Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2021

Wow mom with the perfect present

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Our Top Picks

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer at Ulta

"The splurge-worthy gift produces a high-velocity jet of air, so it saves time and prevents heat damage while styling hair."

One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book at Amazon

"Each page of this small book features an entry spot for five successive years so Mom can reflect on changes and progress."

Parachute Waffle Robe at Parachute Home

"Two hip pockets store Mom’s stuff, a folded collar adds style, and a waist tie keeps the robe secure."

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack at dagnedover.com

"Big enough to carry all the everyday necessities, and then some, it includes a mini changing mat and extra pouches."

Theragun Mini Therapy Device at theragun.com

"Perfect for active moms who are experiencing tension or sore muscles, the portable massager has over two hours of battery life."

Golde Clean Greens Face Mask at shopyowie.com

"Crafted by a Black-owned business, the mask gently detoxifies Mom's skin while delivering key nutrients."

PMD Clean Pro RQ Facial Cleansing Device at Amazon

"Upgrade Mom's skincare routine with this facial cleansing device that can cleanse, massage in serums, and provide gentle pulses."

WavHello Baby Handprint & Footprint Frame Kit at Amazon

"The white wooden frame has space to showcase two photos of baby while the white clay can be used to create lasting handprints."

Jungalow Phoenix Printed Scarf at jungalow.com

"Mom will have plenty of opportunity to sport this colorful scarf, ideal for the spring and summer months."

Diptyque Mini Candle Gift Set at bloomingdales.com

"The splurge-worthy set includes three mini-candles so Mom can alternate scents or place them in her three favorite rooms."

Celebrate the special mom in your life with a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. No matter what, she deserves a special thank you, and don’t forget the handmade cards from the kids that’ll melt any mom’s heart.

Find the right Mother's Day gift for your budget, lifestyle, and Mom in your life. 

Our Top Picks

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Courtesy of Ulta

Gift mom her best hair day every day with this powerful blowdryer. The splurge-worthy gift produces a high-velocity jet of air, so it saves time while styling hair. Equipped with an extensive heat control feature, the dryer continuously measures the air temperature to help limit heat damage to hair strands.

Whether mom has fine, delicate hair or thick, natural coils, the included magnetic styling concentrator, smoothing nozzle, and a diffuser ensure that this dryer can work for most hair types.

One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

Help mom remember the meaningful moments of each day with this thoughtful One Line a Day: Five-Year Memory Book. If journaling isn't her preferred hobby at the moment, this diary is surprisingly manageable.

Each page of this small book features an entry spot for five successive years. Moms can reflect on changes, progress, and life updates through their motherhood journey. 

Parachute Waffle Robe

Parachute Waffle Robe

Courtesy of Parachute

Mom may feel like she’s living at a spa when she puts on this highly-rated luxurious robe. Made of 100 percent Turkish cotton, the waffle weave is cozy but lightweight. Two hip pockets store Mom’s stuff, the folded collar adds style, and the waist tie keeps the robe secure.

Available in two colors and four sizes, this machine-washable robe is sure to be appreciated.

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Courtesy of Shopbob

Stylish moms with young kids will love the option to ditch the diaper bag and grab this chic backpack. Big enough to carry all the everyday necessities, it’s easy to clip this cutie onto a stroller or toss it on their back.

The pack includes a mini changing mat and extra pouches to hold all that baby gear. Made from neoprene, it should be hand washed. If you think Mom would prefer a bigger size, there are small, medium, and large options. 

Theragun Mini Therapy Device

Theragun Mini Therapy Device

Courtesy of Amazon

If Mom has a hardcore workout routine or tight muscles, she will love this portable massager that has an unparalleled performance. Cramps, knots, and tension are no match for this little device that packs a ton of power thanks to the extra-quiet QX35 Motor.

With three different speed options, Mom can target her pain areas with a specific the perfect amount of percussions per minute. Easy to charge, the Theragun Mini has a 150-minute battery life, so Mom can keep this in the car, at her desk, or anywhere she needs some relief.

Golde Clean Greens Face Mask

Clean Greens Face Mask

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Consider this mask a green smoothie for Mom’s face! Made of 100 percent pure, edible superfoods, the mask is a powder-to-gel formula. Crafted by a Black-owned business, Mom will appreciate how this mask will gently detoxify her skin while delivering key nutrients, resulting in clear and glowing skin.

The mask needs to stay on for 10 to 15 minutes, so remember to give her some alone time to let the mask do its magic.

PMD Clean Pro RQ Facial Cleansing Device

Take Mom’s skincare routine to the next level with a smart facial cleansing device that breaks down the dirt and oil that's packed deep in the skin’s pores. At 7,000 vibrations per minute, she will have an unbelievable glow.

With four customizable modes, this tool can cleanse, massage in serums, and provide gentle pulses for anti-aging benefits. Made with real rose quartz, the special stone is known to reduce facial inflammation and tension.  

WavHello Baby Handprint & Footprint Frame Kit

A perfect gift for a first-time mom, this thoughtful keepsake could be ordered and assembled ahead of time so that Mom can skip the hard work and just enjoy her gift.

The white wooden frame has space to showcase two photos of your baby and also includes white clay and instructions on how to make lasting prints of your little one's tiny feet and hands. 

Jungalow Phoenix Printed Scarf

Jungalow Phoenix Printed Scarf

Courtesy of Jungalow

Add a stylish pop of color to Mom’s Zoom meetings, carpools, or everyday life. Made by a Black-owned business, this pattern features 14 species of palm trees, so you’ll surround Mom with lush and beautiful botanicals from around the world.

The scarf is 60 x 35 inches and made of cotton and modal mix so it’s super lightweight and delicate. The super breathable material is suitable for spring and summer accessorizing. 

Diptyque Mini Candle Gift Set

Diptyque Mini Candle Set

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If the Mom in your life is obsessed with making their home smell beautiful, this set of Diptyque candles is a pure olfactory luxury. The set includes three 2.5 ounce candles from the company’s top-selling options.

The three scents include Baies, a combination of rose and black currant, Figeur, inspired by fresh figs, and Roses, evoking the fragrance of the beautiful flowers.

Sleep Number Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set

Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set

Courtesy of Sleep Number

Gift Mom the ultimate beauty rest with a luxurious pillowcase and sleep mask set. Made of 100 percent mulberry silk, the super-soft pillowcase will help keep her skin soft and moisturized and her hair tangle-free.

The silk sleep mask protects Mom’s delicate eye area and blocks light to promote deeper, more restful sleep.

Choose between two colors and two sizes for a perfect fit for Mom’s side of the bed.

Ef the Label Hand Embroidered Custom Tie Dye Sweatshirt

Ef the Label Hand Embroidered Custom Tie Dye Sweatshirt

Courtesy of Ef the Label

Keep Mom trendy with this customized tie-dye sweatshirt that she will want to wear everywhere. Choose from four sizes and embroidery on the chest or collar that can feature her name, Mom, child’s name, or life mantra.

Since each order is custom-made, plan for a two to three-week delivery window for Mother’s Day. 

Vine box

Courtesy of Vinebox

When Mom wants to unwind with a tasty glass of wine without having to uncork an entire bottle, Vinebox is a perfect single pour gift. The box includes nine hand-selected wines, six red and three white.

Each vile is filled with 10 centiliters of tasty wine. Like a personalized wine tour in a box, she can discover new flavors and blends that'll become her forever favorites.

Final Verdict

Gifting the Mom in your life something that represents your love and appreciation for them can be a tricky task. The One Line a Day book is a sweet and sentimental gift that will last for years to come for any Mom.

What to Look for in a Mother’s Day Gift 

Budget

You don't have to spend a fortune to gift the Mom in your life a special present. Set a budget before you go shopping to help guide your spending.

Personalize It

No matter what gift you end up choosing, most Moms will agree that personalizing it makes it that much more special. Even if you choose the Diptyque Candle Set, a gift that isn't super personal, adding in a handwritten card or note adds that sprinkle of personalization that Mom will truly treasure.

Lifestyle

While some moms will appreciate an aspirational gift, consider the lifestyle that the Mom you’re shopping for has and what will fit. While the Parachute Waffle Robe may be perfect for the mom who loves a little extra comfort when lounging around the house, the Theragun Mini could be a better pick for the athletic mom who would like to soothe her muscles post-workout.


Why Trust Verywell Family? 

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. She appreciates handmade cards from her kids and an unexpected gift is always a special treat, especially in May. 

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