10 Mother's Day Gifts Your Wife Will Actually Want

Though both deserve the world, odds are, your wife wants something a little different than your own mother. Luckily, we've got some ideas.

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May 02, 2019

Plane Trip in a Bottle

Looking to buy the mother of your children something she wouldn’t buy herself but would absolutely love? Look no further than this French-inspired Eau de Toilette. Not only will the bottle be a beautiful addition to any vanity, but the scent is also sure to carry her to a far-off land. No need to buy a plane ticket! Although, she'd probably love one of those too.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $18.00

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

A bouquet of flowers is wonderful and all, but sadly, those flowers will soon die. A plant, on the other hand, has the potential to live for years to come. Cue the waterworks by gifting your partner this olive plant and telling her that as she watches her children grow, she will simultaneously be watching her new plant grow. Bonus: it’s already planted and in a gorgeous pot.

Buy It: Terrain, $48.00

Common Scents

You really can’t go wrong with a candle. Whether it’s your mom, your mother-in-law or your wife, everyone loves a good candle. These little matte jar candles are some of the prettiest ones we’ve seen this season.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $30.00

Child-Safe Scents

Even if your child is at the age where a candle isn’t the smartest idea anymore, mom can still enjoy a blissfully-scented environment with an oil diffuser. Leave it to Urban Outfitters to make a diffuser that is as beautiful as it is effective. Plus, the auto shut-off function is a win for any preoccupied parent.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $25.00

In-Home Spa Treatment

Give her an at-home spa experience with the help of these sugar scrub cubes. Coming in all different scents, these small cubes will give your partner the relaxing, rejuvenating bathing experience she deserves without the cost of a full-blown spa treatment. Pro tip: Really want to blow her away? Pair this with her favorite wine, and you’ll win the day.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $12.00

Flowers Done Right

If you're going the flower route, yes, you can run in a last-minute frenzy to a local grocery store and find some flowers that will work, but you can do better. All you need is a few days’ of notice and you can have this beautiful bunch of ranunculus sent straight to your house. They will be packaged beautifully; the flowers will look brighten your home and your wife will be beaming with happiness.

Buy It: Terrain, $98.00

Fern Wreath Dreams

Coming home to a comfortable space with beautiful items that you bring you joy is important for everyone but especially for busy moms. Help make her space more peaceful by adding a touch of nature with these delicately-preserved fern wreaths she's sure to love.

Buy It: Terrain, $88.00

A Foodie's Bouquet

If your partner in parenting is a foodie, sure, you can wine and dine her, but is that the best you can do? Probably not. If the way to your wife's heart is through her stomach, then gift her this unique salami bouquet. Besides, she’ll most likely share the bounty and that means it’ll be a gift for you too, but don’t tell her we said that.

Buy It: Food52, $50 - $85

Not Your Basic Box of Chocolates

If the matriarch in your family is a chocolate connoisseur, skip the box of chocolates this year and give her something sweet and unique: A chocolate succulent. Not only is this sweet treat exactly what any chocolate lover would want, it’s a work of art. Whether she wants to display it before indulging herself, or she prefers to enjoy it immediately, we can just about guarantee you that no one else will give her a gift quite so special.

Buy It: Terrain, $24.00

Buzz-Worthy Magnets

Some women prefer gifts that are extravagant and gorgeous, while others are partial to something more practical. This gift idea has both camps covered. Stunning, handmade brass magnets are the perfect kitchen accessory. They’ll deck her fridge in scenes of the outdoors and give her favorite pieces of amateur art an extra dose of whimsy. Besides, who wouldn’t want a set of handmade magnets that looks pretty enough to be jewelry?

Buy It: Terrain, $68 (Set of 8)