The 13 Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2021

Wow mom with the perfect gift

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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 Walmart

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

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."

Sleep Number Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask Set at sleepnumber.com

"Mom is sure to get her beauty rest with this set, made of 100 percent mulberry silk to keep hair tangle free and skin smooth."

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 gift for your budget, lifestyle, and Mom in your life. 

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Courtesy of Ulta

Gift mom a good hair day everyday with this powerful hairdryer. The splurge-worthy gift produces a high-velocity jet of air, so it saves time while styling hair. Even better, this advanced dryer prevents heat damage. Three magnetic styling attachments include a styling concentrator, smoothing nozzle, and a diffuser, so it’ll work well on a wide variety of hair textures and styles.

One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

Help mom remember the small moments of each day with this thoughtful “one line a day” five year memory book. The manageable diary is perfect for anyone who is intimidated by a big journal, but wants to start somewhere. Each page of this small book features an entry spot for five successive years. Moms can reflect on changes, progress, and life updates through the five years. 

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, a folded collar adds style, and a 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 wear as a backpack. 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 work out routine or tight muscles, she will love this portable massager that has unparalleled performance. Cramps, knots, and tension are no match for this little device that packs a lot of power. 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, so it’ll result 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 skin care routine to the next level with a smart facial cleansing device that breaks down dirt and oil from within the skin’s pores at 7,000 vibrations per minute. 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

First Impressions, Baby Handprint & Footprint Memory Frame

Courtesy of Walmart

A perfect gift for a first time Mom, this thoughtful keepsake could be ordered and put together before Mother’s Day, so she can open the gift with the work all completed. The white wooden frame has space to showcase two photos of your baby (or Mom with baby) and also includes white clay and instructions on how to make lasting hand and foot prints of your little baby. 

Diptyque Mini Candle Gift Set

Diptyque Mini Candle Set

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Treat Mom with a splurge-worthy candle set from the luxury brand Diptyque. The set includes three mini-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. Each candle is 2.5 ounces. 

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 hair tangle free and her facial skin retain moisture. The silk sleep mask protects Mom’s delicate eye area and blocks light to promote a deeper sleep. Choose between two colors and two sizes for a perfect fit for Mom’s side of the bed. Good luck getting her out of bed once Mom tries this set! 

Shady Lady Women’s Trucker Hat

Shady Lady Women’s Trucker Hat

Courtesy of Shady Lady

Just in time for the spring and summer sun, these trucker hats are specifically sized just for women. Pick from seven different styles (and if Mom has a young daughter, there are matching hats for girls ages 3 to 10). The company is founded by a female entrepreneur and a portion of the company’s profits will go to cleaning up local beaches. 

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 her very own customized tie dye sweatshirt that she will 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 two to three weeks for delivery for Mother’s Day. 

Vinebox A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

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 (view at Amazon) 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 

Mother’s Day gifts can range from the simple to complicated. It’s important to consider your budget, her lifestyle, and wish list to select the right one for the Mom in your life.

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. Whatever price tag your gift has, make sure you include a hand written card for Mom, especially from her kids. There’s nothing she will treasure more. 

Personalization

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 women will appreciate an aspirational gift, do think about the lifestyle that the Mom you’re shopping for has and what will fit within her life. Any gift that offers her time, comfort, self-care, and love are sure to be appreciated. 

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 (now all three can write!) and an unexpected gift is always a special treat, especially in May. 

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