So what we’ve attempted to do below is found gifts for several dozen specific mom archetypes that we hope will at least spark some ideas.
Gift for the rustic mom
Does your mom not-so-secretly want to be old movie actress? Get her started with a little rustic home décor. The specific jar sconces will look great with the shiplap. ($40, amazon.com)
Gift for the trendy, organized mom
Use the some of the adorable storage jars in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, or office. What more could Mom want than something that looks nice and keeps her stuff organized?($35, amazon.com)
Gift for the mom with a sweet tooth
All she needs is a few things from her refrigerator to make a delicious batch of cookies. She doesn`t even have to worry about measuring — the jar does it all for her. ($22, amazon.com)
Gift for the organised mom
She already looks forward to her nighttime skincare routine, but now she`ll never want to leave the bathroom. ($20, etsy.com)
Gifts for the mom who loves to bake
Keeping track of sugar, flower, and salt just got so much cuter — plus Mom`s kitchen will get a nice upgrade with this set sitting on the counter.
Bonus: you can pick from a ton of colors and specify whether or not you want a vintage look. ($25, etsy.com)
Gifts for the mom that likes to stop and smell the flowers
A perfect gift for her living room, office, or kitchen counter — these flowers never die but look so real. The carefully painted, matching specific jar just adds to the overall look. ($26, etsy.com)
Thoughtful Gifts for Moms-to-Be
Because she`s already drowning in onesies, give her something she actually wants. Every kitchen has at least one bottomless drawer full of utensils nobody can ever find. Help her clean hers out with these charming and cute jars, nested perfectly inside a small wooden tray.($22, etsy.com)
Gifts for the mom who wants to be an interior designer
We can just said - help her replace a few lamps before she takes on the whole house. Everything she needs in one little designed box. Perfect for a purse or a kitchen drawer. ($4, etsy.com)
Gifts for the mom who is always prepared
Allergies? Cold? If your mom is always ready for the next sneezy season, she`ll love this tissue jar. It`s way cuter than a regular cardboard box. ($12, etsy.com)
Some kind of Slippers
Yeah, right. We call this DIY gift set for the hard-to-shop-for mom “The Three S’s”: slippers, soaps, and scarves. There are few moms out there — even the most picky martyrs among them — who do not like a nice pair of slippers, soap and scarves. But if she has too many scarves, get her that scarf rack, which she can hang in her closet and will keep her collection in order.
Gifts for the mom who likes cashmere
Hard to think of a material (second only to linen, maybe) that moms love more than cashmere. Something like a sweater-shawl hybrid (which is currently 50 percent off) is from Amazon’s house fashion line Lark & Ro, 61$.
Gifts for mom who like digital technology
The best thing about this excellently reviewed digital picture frame is that it is very simple to set up, and has a very easy-to-use app, so you can remotely drop new photos in there, so she can be surprised with, say, a just-thinking-of-you selfie, or a real-time photo from the kid’s piano recital.
This little (Select All–approved) gadget will turn her iPhone into an instant camera and will print photos from her photo library, Facebook, Instagram, what-have-you in 30 seconds. A Kardashian-approved light-up phone case will help your mom improve her selfie game, and save you from having to like her dark and yellow-hued photos.
Gifts for the mom who’s been going through old family photos
The scanner can handle old photos as well as slides, negatives, and medium-format panoramic film, which means your mom will be able to preserve all of the family’s memories.
DreamTime Spa Comforts Eye Pillow gift
Because, really, what mom doesn’t? This microwavable eye pillow that writer Hermione Hoby raved about sounds pretty darn great: “The thing is soothing as an object in my hands even before I plop its lightly fragrant weight across my eye sockets. The pillow is filled with organic flaxseed and lavender, which means that when you microwave it for 30 seconds, it becomes a warm, scented beanbag that immediately creates a state of relaxation … I’d liken it to throwing a blanket over a bird in a cage- my mind goes as flaccid as the pillow itself, and I’m fast-tracked to pleasant oblivion.”
Gifts For the mom who loves wax candle
A Jane Austen–inspired Paddywax candle made with gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine, and featuring a quote from the author: “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”
Fox Run Marble Pastry Board gift
A marble baking slab is key for serious bakers (and it’s also lovely to look at). Pair it with this marble rolling pin and you’ve got a nice twofer. There are some of our favorite baking tools.
Gifts that show your utmost appreciation, like a smart photo frame, puzzle with a hidden message, a family cookbook you can personalize, and lots more.
That woman who often has the strength and the smarts of the more well-known superheroes. Treat her to something special for all her hard work. Our birthday gifts for mom pamper her with pretty home decor, cool kitchen and bar ware, and garden goodies.
Handwritten Bracelet Gifts
If anyone can recognize your handwriting, even in 2018, it`s your mom. Jot down a sweet sentiment or an inside joke, or get the kids to scribble something close enough, and the bigEjewelry Etsy store will turn it into a bracelet she`ll never want to take off.
Long-Distance Pillow Gifts
If you and your siblings are scattered across the country, this personalized pillow will remind Mom that love is coming from all over. Choose up to eight hearts to add in various locations across the map.
Champagne Candle Gifts
Candles can feel cliché, but this champagne-scented variety looks classy and feels fresh.
Friendship Chain Bracelet Gifts
It comes in sterling silver, 18-karat yellow gold or 18-karat rose gold, so you can pick the precious-metal that matches her everyday jewelry.
Mod Dream Pod Gifts
She may not admit it, but your mom`s cats are almost as important to her as, well, you. This clever pod can be used indoors or out and comes with a removable heater to keep things extra cozy.
Amazon Echo Gifts
Mom doesn`t have to be tech-savvy to figure out how to use the Amazon Echo. She`ll find tons of uses for the smart speaker, beyond just playing her favorite tunes, and will appreciate having Alexa`s genius around the house to answer the dozens of questions she usually has to field. You can even enable Alexa with a Good Housekeeping skill that will tell you how the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute remove stains.
How`s that for mom magic?For when you want to add a little something extra, you will find something new here, always.