The Best Gifts for Mom That You Haven't Thought Of

We rounded up 12 unique gift pairings for moms based on different personalities.

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October 19, 2020

What do you get for the woman who gave you everything, including life itself?! Usually, moms will say, "Just your presence is enough," and they really mean that. But most moms I know, even myself, don't mind receiving a little something as a show of appreciation and affection.

If you're totally stumped and in need of gift inspiration, let this list of ideas be your guide. As long as you're the one giving it, Mom will love it.

If She's Sentimental

A custom portrait of her current or childhood home is sure to bring on tears. Set it in an elegant frame to save her the trouble and you've got the perfect gift pairing for a soft-hearted mom.

If She Likes to Be Pampered

She's probably tried every type of bath bomb out there, so surprise her with a pouch of tea leaves for the tub to give her the ultimate spa treatment at home. After a relaxing soak, this silk pillowcase will be the cherry on top, as silk pillowcases purportedly prevent hair breakage and wrinkles.

If She's a New Mom

Since you can't give her the gift of 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep, a piping-hot cup of coffee is the next best thing. This smart mug will ensure she never takes a sip of lukewarm coffee again. Include a gift card to Artifact Uprising, a modern photo printing shop, so she can create a unique baby book for her little one or order individual prints to frame.

If She's a Craft Connoisseur

A handy yarn bowl will keep her knitting tools tidy. For the ultimate DIYer, the Cricut Joy makes quick work of label and decal printing without the mess.

If She Loves the Great Outdoors

Upgrade her well-loved travel bottle with a vacuum-sealed Hydro Flask. Whether she hits the trails by foot or bike, this stainless-steel bottle will keep her drinks hot or cold. For the ultimate gift, include a trusty headlamp that she can use on an early morning run, at the campsite or while peddling at dusk.

If She's Eco-Conscious

Reusable food wraps have been around for a while, but if she's big on sustainability, her set might be looking a little worse for wear. Gift her a brand-new set of Bee's Wrap and a pair or new leggings from this eco-friendly clothing brand that recycles plastic water bottles and other waste into comfy activewear.

If She's a Homebody

Proper support for a book or tablet makes a world of difference when trying to alleviate neck pain. She'll appreciate reading and scrolling at a comfortable level thanks to this genius lap pillow. And to help her get in ultra-relaxation mode, include a beautiful essential oil diffuser.

If She Misses Entertaining

Cheer her up with a gorgeous set of candleholders for the dining room table. It'll make her feel like every weeknight dinner is a special occasion. A new card or board game brings liveliness to girls' nights on video chat or a small, socially-distant cocktail hour.

If She's a Gardening Goddess

Keeping seeds organized will make for an easy sowing session later this winter. A cute storage bin like this will be the perfect addition to her potting table. Come harvest time, she'll love a versatile basket like this that goes straight from garden to sink to wash her freshly collected produce.

If She's a #PetMom

Bowls, toys and other pet accessories are probably front and center in her home. This handmade ceramic food or water bowl will complement her decor nicely, while a personalized handstitched tee with her pet's profile is a gift she'll wear proudly.

If She's a Whiz in the Kitchen

Treat her to artisan bottles of olive oil from this cult-favorite California-based brand. She'll be inspired to whip up new dishes that celebrate the bright, fresh flavors of these unique oils. Take it a step further by also gifting her a stylish padded mat she can place in front of the sink or counter to relieve tired feet.

If She's 'Goopy'

Adaptogens are the hot, new thing in the wellness world. This coffee blend dissolves instantly in hot water to give her a boost of energy without the caffeine crash. Pair it with Gwyneth's latest cookbook, and you've got a winning gift.

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