If your mom loves to entertain, give her a gift that'll ensure she's the hostess with the mostess—like this gorgeous set of melamine plates. In addition to being BPA free and fade resistant, they've also earned the ultimate seal of O-pproval. "Gayle's kitchen walls feature interior designer Sheila Bridges's Harlem Toile de Jouy motif; now it graces these dishwasher-safe, made-just-for-O plates," Oprah said when she selected the set for this year's list of Favorite Things.
A well-received and elegant gift for girlfriends, better halves, mommies, and siblings (as in your mom).
Finding a unique gift idea for mom can feel like a lot of pressure; she has done so much for you in your life that you want to honor her with something super meaningful. Just remember, though, that your mom is your biggest fan, you know her better than most people on the planet, and she will likely adore anything that you get her. Although it is satisfying to find exactly the right gift, be sure not to stress about it too much. Once you are relaxed and can start enjoying the shopping experience, the right gift will come to you.
For Mother’s Day this year, I got my mother a subscription to Bouqs, a flower-delivery service that sends a fresh bouquet of flowers every month. It is, hands down, the best gift I’ve ever gotten her. She adorably texts me a picture of her bouquet every time it arrives, and reminds me every month that I’m not allowed to cancel it. If mom loves flowers, it doesn’t get better than Bouqs.
Give your mom's favorite family photos new life—with the help of Minted. Simply upload 30 of her favorite images (think: pictures of her grandchildren, vintage portraits of her great-great-great grandparents, or a striking sunset from your most memorable beach vacation) and Minted will arrange them in a heart-shaped collage that your mom will treasure for years to come.
If mom already owns and loves a weighted blanket, take it to the next level with a weighted robe, which wraps mom in a layer of comfort as soon as she steps out of the shower. We tried the Gravity Robe, made by the same company that makes our favorite weighted blanket. It only features a weighted collar that may help mom relax as she lounges around the house (so don’t worry—you’re not giving Mom a 50-pound robe she won’t be able to walk in).
Did your mother fall in love with Pokemon GO when it came out? Mine did—she’d spend hours running around and catching new Pokemon for her collection. She may not be out and about playing it much anymore, but I feel confident she’d love having a Nintendo Switch, the easy-to-use console that allows her to play the suite of Mario games and reviewer-favorite Animal Crossing. She can opt for a full system that she can play with others, or the single-user Nintendo Switch Lite that she can keep all to herself.
If you've ever taken a trip down memory lane with your mom (i.e. gone through her jewelry box), you may have noticed that it probably needs an upgrade, especially if she's using something like an old shoebox to hold all her baubles from yesteryear. This leather and anti-tarnish microsuede option from Mejuri is perfect for a few of her favorite necklaces, earrings, and rings. To make this gift even more special, you can also pick her up something shiny from Mejuri while you're at it.