38 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That She’d Never Buy for Herself
Whether she’s an entertaining wiz or a gardenista.
Updated May 1, 2023 12:04 PM
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We’re willing to bet that there are some fancy home goods that the mom figures in your life would pause on before buying for themselves. (Think: accessories they want but don’t need.) At this time of year, that’s where you, and we, come into the picture. She deserves the finest things in life, and there’s no better opportunity than Mother’s Day—it’s May 14, for the record—to make her design dreams come true. Below, you’ll find 38 Domino-approved Mother’s Day gift ideas personalized for every type of mom, from the plant whisperer to the entertaining wiz.
For the Mom Who’s the Self-Proclaimed Chairperson of Cookbook Club
If the kitchen is the heart of a home, then she’s the life force. Gift her something that will keep her spirits high in her culinary kingdom. An enameled cast-iron Dutch oven or fancy olive oil make the simplest weeknight meals feel meaningful. Even if she’s more of a microwave maven than a Le Cordon Bleu grad, a German steel knife will give her master-chef style that’ll last a lifetime.
For the Mom Who Always Sends You Pics of Her Table Settings
Moms who love to entertain surely need showstopping pieces to display now that gatherings are all systems go again. Add a bit of whimsy to her presentation with vibrant colors, like graphic striped tapers, country-chic gingham, and a flower-shaped serving board. And if your mom is hosting brunch or serving her famous cobbler for dessert, a round of coffee in statement-making mugs is a must.
For the Mom Who’s Constantly Redecorating
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 (right?). Replace the more traditional Mother’s Day gift ideas of flowers and chocolates with a potted Xanadu and a handmade Italian resin tray. Or add a checked bolster and bespoke bedroll to her sofa lineup.
For the Mom Who Could School You on Self-Care
Help Mom create a zen zone with calming accessories like hinoki room spray, a luxe linen robe, and a personal massager she’ll be bragging about to all her friends. Even washing her face can feel like a treat with Jones Road’s famous Hippie Stick.
For the Mom Who Prefers Everything Alfresco
Whether Mom is all about gardening or rules the pickleball court, upgrading her outdoor hobby is an easy gifting win. For mothers who prefer hanging out over harvesting, a neon-colored cooler and lightweight striped beach chair are no-brainers.
For the Mom Whose Bedroom Is Her Sanctuary
To make sure she gets the rest she deserves, snag some bedroom essentials to send her to dreamland in style. A cushioned eye mask, breathable silk pillow, and designer incense equal lights-out in no time.