Don’t fret if you have not yet picked out the perfect gift for your mom, wife, grandma, aunt, baby mama or any other maternal figure in your life yet, or if you’ve not even begun to think about it. (Though you should probably start as Mother’s Day falls on May 14th this year, i.e. just a few weeks away.) That’s where we come in.
Below you’ll find a wondrous array of unique and thoughtful gifts for every kind of mother in your life: A do-it-all diaper backpack for the new mom, a luxe percussive therapy facial device for the skincare-obsessed, a pair of colorful sandals for the fashion-forward mama and a spanking new, non-stick bakeware set for the lady who could happily spend hours in the kitchen.
So yes, you’ve got time. For now. But then you’ll have less time. And then even less. So why not just get it taken care of right now? Below, the best gifts to give this Mother’s Day.
Our Top Mother’s Day Gifts for 2023
lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
We’re often skeptical of any item that goes viral on TikTok, but we must admit this versatile, fanny-pack-style bag lives up to its massive hype. It’s excellent for everyday carry when she just needs the essentials — phone, keys, wallet, chapstick. (And you can trust us because we bought it before it got mega-popular.)
Bombas Women’s Gripper Ankle Socks
For the pilates-obsessed, these Bombas performance socks feature a sturdy gripper bottom, guaranteeing no slipping or sliding during workouts.
Nike Pegasus 40
She’ll be beating PRs in no time with the top-rated Pegasus 40, a respectable running shoe that features all the great responsiveness and support we’ve loved in earlier iterations, with new-and-improved comfort in the arch and toes.
Aurate Toi et Moi Gemstone Mini Vintage Earring
Can’t decide between two gemstones? Well with Aurate’s dazzling, vintage-inspired earrings you can pick her top two favorite jewels to sit prettily on her ears.
Verdant Tea Tea of the Month Club
For the tea mom, Verdant Tea’s monthly subscription sends three to ten fresh, hyper-seasonal loose-leaf teas directly from small family tea farmers right to her door. Seriously, don’t let her settle for inferior store-bought tea. Use our code INSIDETEA for a 6 or 12-month subscription and receive a $25 virtual gift card to use on tea or tea ware.
Toms Mallow Crossover
The Toms Mallow Crossover is a stylish, water-friendly, uber-comfy sandal made from post-consumer bottles, making it an ideal beach or poolside slip-on.
The Best Mother’s Day Style Gifts
Ettitude Sateen Wide Leg Pant
Made from sustainable bamboo fabric, these silky smooth, loose-fitting pants make lounging look really good.
Andie Amalfi One Piece
Andie makes some of the most flattering, high-quality swimsuits we’ve tried. Thee brand’s Amalfi One Piece is a best-seller that features a timeless silhouette and is available in a ton of colors and fabrics, including this adorable crochet lace.
Vincero The District
From eco-forward sunglass brand Vincero, these wayfarer style shades provide critical 100% UVA/UVB protection during sunny days. But beyond looks and performance, they’re also one of the most comfortable frames we’ve tried.
Natori Vitta Hikaru Slide Sandals
She needs a summer sandal. This eye-popping style from top-rated lingerie brand Natori fits the bill — and it’s 30% off.
Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Clutch
One of the women’s bag brands you, a man, ought to know, the female-founded label boasts a timeless aesthetic that never feels stuffy. But if you’re lost on what to get, make it our go-to warm-weather bag, the Mini Cloud Clutch.
M.Gemi The Nadia
Handmade in Tuscany, this slip-on mule features a luxury Italian Nappa leather upper and top-grain leather sole. Though the highlight of this stylish, warm-weather shoe is its walkability, thanks to a 70mm block heel and plush leather lining. Use our exclusive code INSIDEHOOK20 at M.Gemi to take 20% off sitewide.
Petite Plume Women’s Fields of Provence Chloé Nightgown
Warmer nights call for breathable, barely-there sleepwear. This chic nightgown is a favorite among the women at InsideHook: It’s cute, it’s flowy and it makes us feel like we’re the protagonist in a Regency novel.
Dandy Del Mar Malta Crochet Dress
Say goodbye to boring coverups and hello to this versatile beauty. She can literally go from the beach to the bar in Dandy Del’s vibrant, mini crochet dress.
Buck Mason Soft Spun Cotton Boxy Cardigan
Taylor Swift would love this newly launched, soft-as-hell cardigan from Buck Mason. So would your mom. (Or your wife.)
Monica Vinader Siren Tonal Half Eternity Ring
Monica Vinader always manages to straddle the perfect line between classic and eye-catching, and the brand’s Siren Tonal Half Eternity Ring — gemstones galore! — fits that aesthetic to a T.
Shinola Women’s Derby Watch
Hand-assembled in Detroit with Swiss parts, this knockout of a timepiece is inspired by the “horseshoe’s elegant wrought-iron curves” and features a high-end Italian leather strap, making this “good fortune” watch an elevated everyday accessory.
The Best Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts
Selfmade True Grit Resilience Scrub
Lots of body scrubs can be too harsh for her delicate skin. It’s why we love Selfmade’s body and scalp scrub, which effectively exfoliates the skin to combat dirt, build-up and ingrown hairs without feeling like we’re getting a sandpaper rub down.
Foreo UFO Mini 2
You could spring on a fancy facial or gift her this transformative beauty gadget that’ll deliver the same results at home. The UFO mini 2 combines heating, LED light, massage and a face mask all in one easy-to-use handheld device.
Ouai Body Creme St. Barts
Dehydrated skin is no match for Ouai’s newest all-over body cream. Using ingredients like Cupuacu Butter, Squalane, and Coconut Oil, this fluffy whipped lotion quickly absorbs into her skin, leaving it smooth, silky and smelling like a dreamy, topical oasis (thanks to notes of Dragonfruit, Orange Blossom, Tuberose and Baltic Amber.)
Soothe Gift Card
Bring the spa to her. Soothe offers in-home massages, skincare, hair and beauty services performed by top-notch professionals. Getting pampered has never been more convenient.
HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket
An impressive in-home wellness and recovery tool, this top-rated sauna blanket encourages relaxation, muscle rehabilitation and circulation — a perfect addition to her post-workout routine. You can read our full review of the #1 sauna blanket here.
Therabody TheraFace PRO
If she frequents a facialist, experiences tension in her face or just wants to take better care of her skin, then the TheraFace Pro is a luxury skincare device worth throwing money at. Read our full review of the TheraFace Pro here.
Covey Seal the Deal Lip Balm
A 3-in-1 vegan lip treatment, Covey’s Seal the Deal Lip Balm delivers hydration, plumpness and even gentle exfoliation.
Supergoop! Everyday SPF Faves Kit
A set with all of our favorite Supergoop! products — just in time for the summer. Included in this Dopp kit is the brand’s best-selling (and our personal favorite SPF) Unseen Sunscreen and Glowscreen, along with a dry oil sunscreen stick and refreshing SPF face mist.
Baloo Satin Sleep Mask with Rose Quartz Stone
She’ll doze in utter luxury thanks to Baloo’s sleep mask, which is made from soft and smooth Mulberry silk.
The Best Fitness and Outdoor Gifts
Vuori Boyfriend Short
This relaxed-fit style from Vuori features a cozy, brushed-jersey knit, ideal for travel and lounging.
Carbon 38 Dark Heather Melt Wrap Bra + Legging
Female-founded, Carbon38 is at the intersection of fashion and function. This set from the brand is a personal favorite, and maybe the softest activewear we’ve worn.
Oura Ring Gen3
As someone who wants to track their sleeping habits but refuses to wear their Apple watch to bed because it’s hella uncomfortable, a smart ring is a pretty sick alternative. More specifically Oura, an advanced, unobtrusive wearable that provides accurate information about sleep and recovery — and won’t clash with her outfit, like other wearable devices tend to.
lululemon Strongfeel Women’s Training Shoe
Of lululemon’s newest launches, this all-around, low-profile training shoe has been the one that’s impressed us the most. For starters, it feels featherlight and completely secure on our feet. It was also designed specifically for the female foot, for a more supportive, comfortable fit. But if she’s not satisfied with the feel, lululemon offers a 30-day trial period.
Solo StoveMesa Tabletop Fire Pit
Solo Stove’s only tabletop fire pit, Mesa is meant to bring “the joy of a fire pit to smaller outdoor spaces and city living.” It’s the perfect gift for the urban-dwelling outdoorsman on your list, who’d rather be in the backcountry.
Wander & Perch Wet Bags
Wander & Perch’s water-resistant pouches are a pooside/beach-going must-have. Available in a slew of tropical prints and patterns, the wet bags are designed to store wet bathing suits, sweaty gym clothes or everyday essentials — phone, keys, wallet — she wants to keep protected.
Public Rec Go-To Dress
As its name suggests, Public Rec’s performance dress is a versatile lifesaver, one that’s suitable for almost any occasion: the office, after-work drinks and weekend errands.
Lojel Cubo Medium
For the over-packer in your life, Lojel is a serious travel lifesaver. She’s durable, she’s spacious and she looks pretty damn good, too.
Ibex Women’s Springbok Short
Ibex’s lightweight running short is made with top-performing Merino Tencel, which means this active short boasts a bunch of performance properties. For the avid hiker or runner, she’ll appreciate the active short’s thermoregulating, moisture-wicking and odor-resistant abilities.
The Best Gifts for the New Mom
Girlfriend Collective Seamless Maternity Legging
This buttery soft maternity legging features four-way stretch, moisture-wicking properties and even UPF 50+ sun protection. Oh, and it’s made from recycled fish nets.
Nanit Sound + Light
For the mom that needs a little extra help getting baby to sleep, this expertly designed, two-in-one sound machine and nightlight helps soothe baby asleep with an extensive sound library of white noise, nature sounds and lullabies.
Hatch 24/7 Feeding Jumpsuit
A nursing-friendly jumpsuit made from cozy, 100% cotton that’s stylish enough to wear before, during and after feeding time.
Natalist Pregnancy Gift Basket
Pregnancy is no walk in the park, people! It’s why the mom-to-be in your life requires this gift set, created to help treat any uncomfortable pregnancy ailments she might be experiencing. The basket includes a few fast-acting relief products, like a nourishing belly oil, nausea relief tea and a soothing cream to treat swollen feet and ankles.
Beis Baby Stroller Organizer
This much-loved stroller attachment, not only expands stroller storage but keeps on-the-go essentials neat and accessible. The sleek-looking nylon organizer easily attaches to the stroller’s handles and includes two cup holders, a pocket for Wet Ones and even a pouch to store extra toys.
Ezpz First Foods Set
What may look like your run-of-the-mill dining set for the little lads, is actually an ingenious development tool. Not only does this three-piece food set prevent excess mess (thanks to some powerful suction located at the bottom of the bowl), but encourages baby to eat and drink all by themselves with easy-to-grip utensils and soft silicone materials.
Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack
The mother of all diaper bags, Dagne Dover’s neoprene backpack comes in three sizes, all of which fit an iPad or laptop plus everyday essentials. This handy, good-looking bag also features a mini changing pad, stroller clips, luggage straps and more.
The Best Gifts for the Home
New York Times Birthday Book
You can read all about why the New York Times Birthday Book is the best gift ever here. But to sum it up: This truly unique, deeply personal coffee table book includes every front cover from New York Times on the recipient’s birthday, starting with the year they were born.
She’ll cozy right up to this candle because one, it smells delightful and two, it’s designed specifically for her. Combining astrology, numerology and tarot, Birthdate has managed to create 365 candles, one for every birthday. Hers will include an impressively detailed personality description, info on her symbolic tarot card, ruling number and planet, and a scent crafted to match her “inner spirit.” (All you have to do is get her birthday correct!)
Material Knives + Stand
We love Material, the AAPI-founded brand that makes some seriously good-looking and highly functional kitchenware. And their best-selling knife trio is no joke. Featuring a chef’s knife, serrated knife and pairing knife — all made from sharp Japanese stainless steel and high carbon — and a slim wooden stand to display them, Material’s Knives + Stand will have her slicing, dicing and chopping like a pro.
Flamingo Estate The Picnic Basket
You’re looking at a collection of ethically-grown garden picks fit for a picnic. This beautifully branded set from Flamingo Estate — a glam 7-acre home and apothecary located atop the hills of Los Angeles — stars some seriously unique goodies with distinctive flavor profiles she won’t taste anywhere else.
Dyson V15 Detect
The best in the biz, Dyson’s vacuums are a reliable, much-appreciated gift for mom. The company’s V15 Detect is a superior model, and Dyson’s most powerful vacuum that smartly optimizes suction and run time. Take it from one reviewer who said it’s “worth every single penny.”
Caraway Food Storage Set
Time to retire the yellowing and stained Tupperware and bring in the Crown Jewel of food storage containers. This set from Caraway features 14 pieces of modern, clean-looking storage options, which include ceramic-coated glass containers that feature Air Release Technology, designed to keep leftovers and the like fresh for longer.
Filthy Olive Brine
Whipping up a deliciously dirty martini at home has never been easier thanks to Filthy’s olive brine pouches (each pouch makes about 15 martinis), which are produced with naturally cured olives.
Made In Nancy Silverton The Bakeware Set
A three-piece set of French Porcelain Bakeware that can sustain over 50 hours at temperatures over 2500F, was designed in part by renowned chef Nancy Silverton and features an array of lovely botanical and geometric details priced under $300? A no-brainer gift in our humble opinion.
Bloomscape Lavender Tree
If she prefers plants to flowers, gift Bloomscape’s easy-to-maintain lavender tree, a nice-to-look-at, aromatic beauty that would look lovely on her windowsill (since it requires lots of natural sunlight.)
Yamazaki Stacked Jewelry Box
From Japanese home design brand Yamazaki, this super slim, discreetly tiered organizer neatly holds all her precious jewels, so they don’t end up in one tangled mess.
Lafco Restorative Retreat
With scents “Cucumber Mint,” “Parsley Sage” and Retreat, any room in her home can become a serene oasis with Lafco’s new soothing candle set.
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