25 Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

When it comes to Mother’s Day gift ideas, many of us usually go for the classics— flowers, jewelry, or a handmade card. While we should celebrate our moms everyday, not just once a year, Mother’s Day is a great excuse to spoil mom with a truly original gift. At SABEResPODER we know that choosing a memorable gift for mom can be tough, so we put together this list of 25 gift ideas for every type of mom.

Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day celebrations date back to Ancient Greece, where at the beginning of spring they celebrated with rituals to Rhea, the mother of the gods. This celebration became popular in the United States and the rest of the world in 1905 thanks to a woman named Anna Reeves Jarvis who decided to pay tribute to her mother who died on May 9 of that year.  

Anna began to promote the importance of setting aside a special day to celebrate all mothers, sending letters to congressmen, governors, and other influential people in the U.S. Finally, in 1911, Mother's Day was recognized as an official holiday in every state, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday. Since then, on this date we recognize and celebrate the importance of mothers in our families and in society in general.

When is Mother's Day celebrated?

Mother's Day is celebrated in almost every country in the world during the first few weeks of May, but the exact day of celebration varies from country to country. In countries such as Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador they celebrate on May 10. 

That being said, many countries follow suit with the U.S. and celebrate Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May. This year Mother’s Day will fall on May 8.

25 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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A thoughtful way to show our gratitude to mom is by giving her a special gift. We know gift-giving isn’t always easy. Every mom is different, with unique tastes and interests, and there are usually so many Mother’s Day sales on the market that it can be hard to choose. 

We want to make it easy for you to pick a gift for mom with this list of ideas that we hope will help you make the best possible choice.

1. Spa day 

If anyone deserves to be pampered, it's mom. A relaxing day at the spa is one of the ultimate ways to pamper her. These places specialize in various activities like massages, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, etc., and they regularly offer Mother's Day discount coupons, so it shouldn’t set you back too much. Besides having positive health benefits, you’ll see how grateful mom is at the end of a blissful massage session and relaxing day at the spa. 

2. Neck massager

A mother’s day-to-day can be physically exhausting, so a neck massager can be the ideal gift. This will help release tension and relax for a few moments at the end of the day.  

3. Scented candles

Another way to give mom a moment of relaxation is with scented candles. She can light them while meditating or while taking a bath to help her unwind. You can choose from a wide range of scents, such as lavender, eucalyptus, mint, coconut, vanilla, lemon, or cinnamon. 

4. Essential oil diffuser

Maintaining a fresh and fragrant atmosphere is important in any home, which is why an essential oil diffuser is the ideal gift for mom. They come in various sizes, colors and prices, and some already include a variety of essential oils. This gift will help maintain a fresh atmosphere in the home, so not only mom will benefit, but the whole family will too.  

5. Book

Books make great gifts for any occasion, and Mother's Day is no exception. If your mom loves to read, finding the perfect book will be a snap. You can choose from a novel, a biography, a psychology or history book, or a travel book—the choices are endless. You can also choose between giving her a physical book or an ebook, just keep her preferences in mind when you choose one. 

6. Virtual assistant

Lately, it seems like everyone has virtual assistants. They’ve become indispensable for some people. This technology can be used to set alarms, listen to the morning news, listen to music, order groceries and even tell jokes. Mom will surely know how to make the best use of her virtual assistant. The Amazon Alexa, is the most well-known assistant  on the market, but there are several devices sold at a wide range of prices

7. Sunglasses 

Sunglasses are an excellent Mother's Day gift, especially if mom spends a lot of time outdoors during the day. In addition to protecting her eyes from the sun, sunglasses can add a lot of style and can even be a fun accessory. From flashy and colorful to simple and classic, there are tons of designs and styles to choose from. At least one style is sure to fit your mom's personality. 

8. Sportswear

Prioritizing mobility and a healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy, that's why many people emphasize exercising regularly. Comfortable sportswear is essential. There’s a wide range of exercise clothing available on the market, such as leggings, bras, tank tops, or sports socks. You can find plenty of cost-effective options, so you don't need to spend a lot to find something nice for mom.

9. Physical activity bracelet

This gift is also ideal for moms who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These devices usually measure heart rate in real time, as well as walking speed and calories burned during physical activity. They can also answer calls and receive notifications. There are many types of fitness wristbands available. Just pick the one you think mom might like the most and make sure it fits your budget. 

10. Meditation cushion 

Mental health is just as important as physical health. That's why a meditation cushion can be an ideal gift. There’s a wide variety of meditation cushions that you can give her, from round and square to those with embroidered mandala designs. 

11. Houseplants

If your mother is a nature lover and likes to garden, a houseplant is a great Mother's Day gift. There’s a wide variety of indoor plants that mom can place in spaces such as the living room, kitchen or even the bathroom. It’s best to purchase a houseplant at a nearby nursery, though there ways to buy one online

12. Himalayan salt lamp

Himalayan salt crystal lamps are a great gift. These beautiful lamps are a 100% natural product and are very beneficial for the environment, as they consume very little energy compared to other electronic devices. This gift will light up any space of your mom’s home!

13. Personalized jewelry

You can’t go wrong with jewelry, but to give this gift an extra special touch for Mother's Day, you can customize a piece of jewelry with a message of love and gratitude. You can contact a company speciealized in personalized jewelry, and see your mom light up when she opens her custom gift. 

14. Jewelry box

While we're on the subject of jewelry, another gift option for Mother's Day is a jewelry box. This is one of those gifts that never go out of style because they are very useful for storage and organization. You can find jewelry boxes in different sizes, materials, shapes and prices, and some even come with a mirror included. No matter what jewelry box you choose, it will be practical and a great addition to any closet or nightstand.  

15. Natural cosmetics

Cosmetics are a gift that never fails and an excellent option is to opt for the increasingly popular natural cosmetics. In addition to giving a gift that will help keep mom looking beautiful, you’ll feel good knowing that these products are sustainable and good for the environment. You can find lip balms, soaps, body oils, and facial creams with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. If you're feeling crafty you can always try preparing natural cosmetics yourself by following one of the many tutorials you can find on YouTube

16. Jade roller

A jade roller can be the ideal gift for mothers who care a lot about taking care of their skin. These tools come from China, where they have been used since the 7th century as part of women's daily beauty care routine. This roller consists of two jade stones, one to massage the larger parts of the face and neck, and the other to massage the smaller areas, such as the ears. Jade rollers are known for helping circulation in these areas. Plus, this gift can be quite inexpensive, as most jade rollers are under $15. 

17. Perfume

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Perfumes are always a good gift idea, regardless of the occasion. Finding the right one shouldn’t be complicated since there’s a wide variety of fragrances from different brands and at every price point. This gift will make mom stand out even more and she will be very grateful. 

18. A special trip

Does your mom have a favorite destination she’d like to visit? If so, then a trip is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Many travel agencies offer discounts or tours for Mother’s Day, so this might not be as expensive a gift as you would imagine.  Just remember the importance of complying with all the sanitary measures related to COVID-19.

19. A picture frame 

We can all agree that one of the most beautiful gifts for any mother are memories with her children, and what better way to remember than through framed photographs? There are many types of picture frames for sale that you can give this Mother's Day. You can also make one yourself by following one of the many tutorials available on the web. 

20. Scrapbook

While we're on the subject of memories, why not prepare a scrapbook? This is an inexpensive gift that you can make yourself by pulling together different mementos and photos from important moments you have lived with your mother. The scrapbook can include photographs, letters, even tickets or flyers from events you attended with her. In addition, you can fill in the blanks with all kinds of messages of love and gratitude, you’ll surely have plenty of words to dedicate to mom. 

21. Kitchen utensils

A lot of moms like to cook, so an ideal gift for Mother's Day can be a nice set of kitchen utensils. There are many different materials to choose from—wood, stainless steel, silicone or nylon—and varying prices. Maybe you’ll get lucky and mom will thank you with a delicious dish that you can prepare together. 

22. Gourmet basket

If your mom is a bit of a foodie, then a gourmet basket is the ideal Mother's Day gift. You can find baskets in many sizes and with a wide variety of products. Some have cheeses as the main item, while others include an array of exquisite cold meats and white or red wines. Mom will enjoy every last bite! 

23. Her favorite dish

Another gift option that will surely delight your mother is making her favorite dish. You have three options: 1) make a special dish yourself (perhaps the best option for those who are good in the kitchen), 2) take your mom to a restaurant that serves it just the way she likes it and, 3) have her favorite meal delivered to her home. No matter what you choose, you can be sure that Mom will be especially grateful for this type of gift. Bon appetit!

24. Cake

A cake to celebrate mom is a must on this special day. It won't be difficult to find a cake to her liking, since many bakeries offer special Mother's Day offers. If you have doubts about the type of cake you would like to give to your mother, we recommend you take a look at this list of 110 cakes for Mother's Day.

25. Flower arrangement

A flower arrangement is a true classic that never fails on Mother’s Day. You can buy one already made at the flower shop or you can make the arrangement yourself. Be creative! 

Happy Mother's Day!

There are many types of gifts you can give this Mother's Day. It's just a matter of taking into account your mother's tastes and looking for the one that fits your budget. Don’t forget, the best gift we can give mom is to show her our love and gratitude every day, not just once a year. 

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