Valentine's Day Gifts for Moms: Here's What the Moms on Our Shopping Team Want

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V-Day Gifts for Moms

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The word “mom” should be synonymous with love, because nobody in this world will love as unconditionally and fiercely as a mom does. That’s why we believe there’s no better holiday to shower your mom with love than Valentine’s Day. 

We talked to the moms on our team of shopping editors and writers to find out what moms really want for Valentine’s Day. According to our experts, the best gifts for moms are thoughtful, useful, and ultimately make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts they hope to receive on the love-filled day.

EFYTAL Mom Necklace


To buy: EFYTAL Mom Necklace, $40;

Gift Mom a piece of her heart with this beautiful sterling silver necklace. It features three circles representing a mom’s bond with her children and an adjustable chain for the best fit. It’s a Valentine’s Day gift that doubles as a sweet reminder of her children, and she can carry it with her at all times.

“For me, wearing mom jewelry is like a badge of honor—motherhood is hard, and I want the whole world to know being a mom is one of my greatest accomplishments,” says Hildara Araya, our Commerce Editor.

Sound Harbor 17-Key Kalimba


To buy: Sound Harbor 17-Key Kalimba, $23;

The solid mahogany wood of the Sound Harbor kalimba, or “thumb piano,” comes in two color options, blue or standard wood color, and includes a waterproof carrying case, a tuning hammer, stickers, finger picks, a cleaning cloth, and instructions. You can buy a kalimba stand to display it when she’s not playing or a music book to learn songs—no lessons required.

Our shopping writer chose this gift after watching her mom rant, rave, and play her own kalimba (thanks, Mom!). "The kalimba is like a two-in-one gift—I'm gaining a new hobby and learning to play a musical instrument. Between being a mom and working full time (among appointments and other activities), finding time to explore new hobbies can be difficult. This beautiful instrument is so easy to learn; you don't need lessons outside of your own home," she says.

Therabody Theragun Prime


To buy: Therabody Theragun Prime, $290;,,

The Theragun Prime is like investing in a trip to the spa without leaving home. This massage gun provides deep muscle treatment to help soothe tension and tightness and ease any discomfort. Between a customizable speed range, 120-minute battery life, and four attachment heads to reach different muscles and areas of the body, it’s easy to see why our senior editor wanted to add it to our Valentine’s Day gifts list. 

“Before having a kid, a spa gift certificate for a massage or a, um, different kind of vibrating device would be the most romantic gifts I’d like to receive. And sure, I’d still love those. But given my packed schedule, my trusty Theragun is a much more realistic solution to my real aches and pains. If I didn’t already own this, and my husband gave it to me, it would show how much he sees me and listens to my complaints,” says Sabrina Rojas Weiss, Senior Commerce Editor.

More Gifts for Mom

When it comes to gifts for moms and caregivers, our team has you covered. The Verywell Family team of editors (most of whom are parents themselves) have tested, gifted, and personally recommend every item we feature. Find more of our top gift ideas for every mom (or mom-to-be) and caregiver in your life:

By Katrina Cossey
Katrina has been a news and feature writer for more than six years with experience at KFOR-TV and She has covered topics ranging from local and national news as well as writing and researching for parenting content. She is passionate about sharing accurate news in hopes it will make the lives of others easier.