One time, I got my mom chap-stick for Mother’s Day.
It was a terrible, terrible gift.
Your mom is a nice lady. And I want her to have a nice gift. Not a set of chap-stick. She deserves a lot better.
Here are some of the best deals and Mother’s Day gifts so you can stop stressing and check a great gift off your list.
The Best Mother’s Day Gifts in 2021
With so many types of mamas out there, what do you get the woman who literally created you?
For Any Mom
These gifts are what I consider “crowd-pleasers.” It’s hard to imagine any mom not liking these options.
What's better than getting Mom a bouquet of flowers? Getting her a new bouquet every month.
BloomsyBox offers a variety of subscription options, from Basic to Premium, but in general, Mom can expect around 20 stems. If you're an overachiever, you can also pick up a weekly or bi-weekly subscription.
Did Mom make any New Years Resolutions? Spur her on and help her out with some premium activewear from Vuori. We've picked up a ton from this brand and can speak to their quality. Mom will love them, too.
Made with recycled polyester from plastic bottles, with added stretch from tencel, this bag is an eco-friendly powerhouse. It also screams travel dreams and refinement. It's large enough to be a day-to-day bag so she’ll be able to use it often.
There’s no reason to play coy here—we got these sneakers because they look cool. But after wearing them around for a few months, it became clear that their memory foam insoles make them excellent travel partners.
For the Fitness Queen
Help Mom with her fitness goals by getting her some of the coolest gadgets. Just be cautious if she’s one of those Mom’s who will go full hulk and become more powerful than you. She brought you into this world and she can take you out of it.
The all-in-one home gym, complete with AI-tracking to help keep your form perfect through your working sets. The Studio comes with two dumbbells, a barbell, and 75lbs of free weights so you can harness the fat-burning, muscle-building power of lifting in the comfort of your home.
Wondering if you got 7:32 hours of sleep last night? The new Fitbit Versa 2 is an upgraded and sleek health monitor that acts as a workout partner and watches you in your sleep. We mean that in a good way.
The MVP Massager is a worthy alternative to the Theragun Prime. With more percussions per minute and a longer battery life, the MVP is an excellent choice for athletes looking to gain an edge.
The HidrateSpark tracks your water intake and glows when it's time to take a sip. It's a solid pickup for the person who needs to be reminded to cover the basics of survival.
For the Home Chef
Getting Mom something for the kitchen is dancing a fine line. You certainly don’t want it to look like you’re just getting her something to make food for you.
But some people genuinely love to spend time in the kitchen and make food for the people they love. And if that sounds like mama, one of these nifty gifts might just be the ticket.
Tell Mom to ditch her old generic salt and pepper mills---you just got her the high-class branded kind. We never thought we'd say this, but having a good ceramic pepper mill is awesome. Surprisingly awesome.
There are blenders. And then there's this blender. The Jawz blender is professional kitchen grade, meaning it can blend just about anything. Mom can make her own smoothies, blend up soups, or craft her own nut-butters. Tell her that, but try not to squeal like a school-child when you say nut-butter.
For the outdoor kitchen: Ooni pizza ovens are a low-cost way to get that true Neopolitan style pizza---these puppies can roar up to the 800-900 degree range. Just be careful---once they have this, they won't stop talking about "dough hydration."
You're never too old to gift Mom a new slimy bacterial growth. This SCOBY may not look appealing, but she can make a mean Kombucha with it. Kombucha is surprisingly easy to craft, plus it has a ton of health benefits.
We don't know if you know this, but Air Fryers were super popular with Millenials a year ago. Which means it's super popular for Mom's generation now. Like, there's a 70% chance she's talking about air fryers right now with her book club.
For the Homebody Mom
If your Mom spends a lot of time at home (like somewhere between did you go to the grocery store this week and I’m worried about you) one of these gifts will brighten her day.
This back massager has heat pads so Mom can kick back on the couch, turn on her favorite shows, and get a deep tissue massage on command. She had to raise you, so it's no wonder she has some pretty powerful knots (we kid---you're awesome).
Does you mother have an all-consuming obsession with basil? Well if she doesn't, you need to fix that asap. This garden planter couldn't be easier to manage---just fill the tank with water, pop in some soil and seeds, and let it water itself daily. You'll be stacking herbs in no time.
The Tile Mate has a range of 200ft and rings up to 90 decibels. If you’re the kind of person who misplaces your keys often (no shame), this little guy will save you a lot of stress.