20 Gifts to Make Mom's Day

Shop smarter (not harder!) this Mother's Day to surprise the most important woman in your life — your Mom — with a gift she'll treasure.

April 30, 2018
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Photo By: Sarah Busby, Styling by Jill Tennant Anderson

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby, Styling by Jill Tennant Anderson

Photo By: Sarah Busby

For Visionaries

Help mom clearly see how important she is to you with this custom-printed wall art that's available in a wide range of sizes and colors to perfectly suit her style. BUY IT: BokaPrint at Etsy, $10.97 and up

For Jetsetters

Give mom the gift of always arriving in style with this monogrammable hard-sided carry-on that features four multidirectional wheels, a chic striped interior and personalizable three-digit lock. BUY IT: Mark & Graham, $199

For Dog Moms

All dog moms will agree that their furkid is the cutest ever — and they're right! Immortalize her love for her dearest doggo with a custom-illustrated pillow that'll cozy up their favorite spot for snuggling together on the sofa or bed. BUY IT: GrainandDot at Etsy, $57

For Home Cooks With Heart

Every home chef knows that hand-me-down recipes are so much more than just comfort food, they're also a delicious piece of your family's history. Preserve her mother's or grandmother's go-to recipe with a custom-printed kitchen towel that honors a sweet memory. BUY IT: ZoeysAttic at Etsy, $22 and up

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For Moms That Are Far Away

No matter how much distance separates you, let mom know you're thinking of her with just a touch. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity, when you touch your lamp, its mate lights up as well, sending a little light into your loved one's day. BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $150 for the pair

Send Her a Clever Card

Let's face it: You're awesome ... and you have your mom to thank for it. Remind her of her greatness (and thank her for yours) with this playful, artist-designed card. BUY IT: Emily McDowell Studio, $4.50

For Cat Moms

Commemorate her love of all things kitty with a custom portrait of her favorite feline. Choose to print the digital image yourself onto any paper of your choosing or opt to have the artist print it onto museum-quality paper or canvas, then ship the completed work to her door. BUY IT: InkLaneDesign at Etsy, $69.99 and up

The Sky's the Limit

Maybe you can’t give her the moon and sun but you can give her the stars. This totally customizable poster is a beautiful snapshot of the night sky on a date and location that’s important to her — like a child’s birth or the day she married her soulmate. Available in eight styles and printed onto high-quality paper, each 18x24 poster comes unframed so you can select the frame that truly suits her style. BUY IT: The Night Sky, $60

Delight Her Inner Bibliophile

Surprise mom with a few of her favorite childhood classics, updated with gorgeous cover art from Rifle Paper Company's famed artist and founder, Anna Bond. BUY IT: Juniper Books, $65 for the set

For Techies on the Go

Make it easy for her to text, tweet, like and share on the go with this fashion-forward leather wristlet that includes a built-in battery charger plus a coin compartment and slots for credit cards or cash. BUY IT: eBags, $99.99

For Sleeping Beauties

Give her the gift of a great night's sleep with this luxurious 100% cotton quilted bedding that's free of toxins and synthetic finishes so she can rest easy. Just the right thickness for layering, this beautiful quilt is warm enough to banish winter’s chill without being too heavy for summer. BUY IT: Crane & Canopy, $39 and up

Help Her Stash In Style

Your mom is a gem; she deserves a little luxury. Treat her to a sophisticated place to stash her statement pieces. Made from quilted leather in an oh-so-trendy blush pink, this splurge-worthy jewelry box is pretty enough to display on a dresser or vanity and features a proprietary tarnish-resistant interior and removable travel case so she’s always ready to sparkle. BUY IT: Wolf, $285

For the Hostess With the Most

Help her show off her culinary chops with this sustainably forested American hardwood (maple, cherry or walnut) personalized cutting board that can also be used for serving up crowd-pleasing snacks. BUY IT: Words With Boards, $159

Give Her an Assist in the Kitchen

This handy holder makes it a snap to keep necessary kitchen tools — including a tablet or cookbook — within easy reach. American made by skilled potters, this stoneware beauty features a trendy matte glaze that creates a durable finish so kitchen splatters can be easily wiped off with just a damp cloth. BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $60

For Foodies Who Could Use a Laugh

Give mom a little chuckle with this irreverent coaster set that'll keep tabletops moisture- and damage-free while encouraging a smile. BUY IT: Ellembee Home, $20 for the set

For Outdoor Adventurers

Help her check off that dusty bucket list with this handy-dandy National Parks map. The map illustrates the parks through a light green tree that she covers with a coordinating, dark green sticker each time she makes her #travelgoals a reality. BUY IT: ElloThere at Etsy, $40 and up

She Deserves Some R+R

Give mom a cozy outdoor spot for a little alone time — alone with a glass of wine, alone with her thoughts or alone with a good book, whatever she prefers. Handmade in Latvia from all-natural materials, including the rustic crossbar which is sourced from the wild beaches surrounding the Baltic Sea. BUY IT: ChillOutChair at Etsy, $316.74

For Far-Flung Family

Remind mom that no matter how many miles separate you, you're always in each other's hearts with this hand-crafted piece that uses vintage maps to show the distance that divides you and a custom-printed phrase to make the miles feel meaningless. BUY IT: SalvagedStudioMke at Etsy, $35 and up

Give Her a Necklace That's Perfectly Personalized

Just like no two fingerprints are the same, any mom will tell you that her kids are truly one-of-a-kind. Commemorate her little one’s uniqueness with a custom necklace that turns their fingerprints into wearable art. BUY IT: GracePersonalized at Etsy, $43 and up

For Flower Fans

Step up your standard floral arrangement for mom this year by placing the blooms in a custom-monogrammed vase. Embellished with a laser-engraved initial that won't fade over time, this hand-blown vase looks like a fragile heirloom but it's sturdily constructed and is even dishwasher safe. BUY IT: Mark and Graham, $49

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