Give Mom a (Home) Makeover With These 36 Mother’s Day Gifts, Organized by Room
Strategically selected as future heirlooms.
Published Apr 22, 2022 1:00 AM
From whipping up our favorite comfort foods to perfecting the fold on those hand towels we’re not allowed to touch (they’re for guests!), the mother figures in our lives have put a lot of thought into their abode. This Mother’s Day—it’s May 8, for the record—up her design game with these Domino-approved gift ideas for every area of her domain. And as a bonus, she’ll think of you each time she walks into the room.
For the Kitchen
If the kitchen is the heart of a home, then she’s the life force. Gift her something that will keep spirits high in her culinary kingdom. Mixing bowls made from recycled bamboo or tea towels woven with ancient techniques make even the most mundane tasks feel meaningful. Even if she’s more of a microwave maven than a Le Cordon Bleu grad, an Italian-designed apron in a heavy-duty canvas will give her master-chef style that’ll last a lifetime.
For the Dining Room
Moms who love to entertain surely need some showstopping pieces to display now that gatherings are on the rise again. Add a bit of whimsy to her presentation with vibrant colors—on serving sets, cheese knives, or a pitcher—and striking patterns on marbled bowls or arabesque linens (like ones from chief content officer Kate Berry’s go-to brand). And whether your mom is hosting brunch or serving her famous peach cobbler for dessert, a round of coffee in statement-making mugs is a must.
For the Living Room
Whether gathering with family or curling up for a Netflix session, downtime is that much more delightful when Mom is surrounded by goodies that remind her of you. Style her Mother’s Day bouquet in a cool vase collab from MoMA-approved creators. Adorn her coffee table with a chic candlestick that doubles as a matchbox holder. Get comfy together with a pair of patterned pillows (created by the designer and his mom!). And you know better than to set your drink down without a coaster, so swap out her current faves for a colorful set of Colombian-made ones constructed from jipijapa leaves.
For the Bathroom
Truth: Sometimes the W.C. is the only place where the woman of the house can get a moment alone. Help transform the bathroom into a safe haven with little details like a refreshing fragrance, a limited-edition candle (with a brilliant blue glass worth repurposing for cotton swabs or balls), and a designer jewelry box with a modernist touch. Even handwashing can feel like a treat when plush towels with scalloped piping are part of the ritual.
For the Yard
Whether Mom picked up gardening during the pandemic or has always been the green thumb of the fam, give her hobby an upgrade with a set of attractive English-made hand tools or some Oprah Winfrey–approved snippers that will be well paired with an edible flower–seed kit. For mothers who prefer hanging out over harvesting, a stylish chair with a built-in sun shield is where you’ll find her all summer long.
For the Bedroom
To make sure she gets the rest she deserves, snag some bedroom essentials to send her to dreamland in style. Every nightstand needs a cozy table lamp—on-trend terracotta creates a warm ambience—and a good book that not only reads well but also looks great on the bedside table. She’ll be lights-out in no time with a silk pillowcase (so buttery!), a pretty printed sleep mask (because fashion), and a splurge-worthy quilt bound to become an heirloom item (a win-win for you!).
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