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Mother's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Mom

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Mom

We've found the greatest Mother's Day gift ideas this year—no matter who you're buying for. Don't forget to drop a hint for yourself!


It will soon be time to pay homage to everyone’s favorite lady. Great news: this year, you’ll have the perfect prezzies for all the marvelous moms in your life. And you’ll be ready with plenty of hints to drop for yourself, too. Read on for our curated collection of the best goodies for every kind of mom.



TOMS Tablet Sleeve Mom Gift

The Tech Diva

TOMS Jetset Chili Pattern Embossed Tablet Sleeve

So chic! This iPad toter is made of embossed and perforated full grain leather. And It comes with a bonus any mother will like: With every one purchased, TOMS will provide training for birth attendants and distribute birth kits in India, Bangladesh, Haiti, and Ethiopia. $128.00; various colors available.



The Summer Table Mom Gift barbecue brunch

The Happy Hostess

The Summer Table by Lisa Lemke

You know who she is: the one who’s never too tired to host impromptu barbecues and al fresco dinners. She’ll be tickled over this collection of fresh ideas, such as a Mexican Grill Party with a whole chipotle chicken and a beach buffet starring a bread omelette with grapes and gorgonzola. $24.95; Sterling;


Novogratz speaker alarm mom gift

The Design Maven

Sound Rise Flower Freaq

A go-to mom for decorating advice will go gaga for this hybrid of style and high-tech. That NYC mom-and-dad design team, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, just launched a limited edition wireless bedroom speaker and alarm clock. It adds fun and color to the nightstand while delivering rich sound and Bluetooth streaming. $99;



wonder woman mug mom gift

The Model of Efficiency

Wonder Woman Mug

She works. She plays. She gets it done, no matter what’s going down around her. Acknowledge the miracle-worker mom with a fitting cup for her morning Joe. It’s microwave and dishwasher safe. $4.99;

Stack Wines Mom Gift

The Therapist

Stack Wines

Always ready with a hug, a glass of wine, and all the time you need to vent?  Pay her back for the support and good advice with this clever upgrade on a bottle of vino. Stack Wines well, stack, and lock into each other, forming a full 750 ml, shatterproof bottle. Pull the one-serving glasses apart as needed, no corkscrews and no bar ware required!  The California varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and a Red Blend. $12; for retailers



Miracle Links Mom Jewelry Gift

The Minimalist

Miracle Links Necklace

Why does mother’s jewelry often look so…fussy? For an understated take on keeping our kids close to our heart, look to this elegant necklace. It offers three ways to personalize: the number of rings, the metal (10K and 14K white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver) and the option of pave diamonds. The necklace shown is $449; prices range from $179 to $1,149; Kay Jewelers

 Beyonce sunglasses shades sunnies mom gift

The Trend Setter

Etnia Barcelona Sunnies

Always the first to sport hot styles, she’ll fall hard for these sassy shades. Spotted on Beyonce, the Wild Love in Africa Collection of sunglasses are made with toughened natural crystal lenses. So they’re more than just stunning: they provide 70 times better vision than plastic lenses. $182;


Zady Sailor Stripe Socks mom gift

The Practical Princess

Etiquette Clothiers Sailor Stripe Socks

Who isn’t happy to get a cool pair of quality socks—well, at least not your average pair of socks! The Sailor Stripe Socks are definitely not typical tootsie covers. While the socks were designed in New York, the rest happens in Italy. In vibrant colors, classic summery sailor stripes and the softest fabric, feet have never had it so good. $24;


Etsy I love you mom pears gift

The Sentimentalist

“I Love You Mom” Pears

She’ll melt when she opens the package to find these “I Love You Mom” Handmade Clay Pears from Skye Art. Aside from letting her know she’s adored, this decorative trio adds a touch of warmth to any living room. $32 for the set;


Rosanna Alphabet Trays Personalized Mom Gift

Just about Anyone

Alphabet Studio Tray

So cute! These porcelain trays can hold trinkets or serve olives (they’re food safe). While they look delicately pretty, they’re tough enough to go in the microwave and dishwasher. Choose an initial or three, or spell out a word. $12 each;



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Christina Vercelletto


 Christina Vercelletto is a former editor at NYMetroParents, ParentingScholastic Parent & Child, and Woman’s Day. She lives on Long Island with her kids, a chiweenie, Pickles, and a 20-pound calico, Chub-Chub.

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