If there was ever a Mother’s Day where it was vital to find the perfect gift, well, this is it. After the recent year we’ve all endured it’s more important than ever to let your mom know just about much she means to you. You may not have seen her in a while and if you were lucky enough to actually see her in person it, most likely, just wasn’t the same. We feel your pain.
And while it’s always important to think of her all year round, this Mothers Day we wanted to take the time to find some pretty unique gift ideas she’ll actually want to use. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank on the perfect present. Times are a bit tougher than normal and, this year, most people are actually spending around $100 or less. Remember, it’s not the amount that you spend, but the thought you put into it and the meaning behind it.
We’ve come up with some pretty great ideas (most of which we actually either have ourselves or have actually gifted recently). It’s all about nostalgic references, comfy clothes and accessories to wear around the house, ways to really focus on her self-care this year, and meaningful gestures that’ll make her think of you each time she picks it up.
Check out our picks for the best Mother’s Day gifts (all under $100) in 2021!
The Best Mother’s Day Gift of 2021
The “Thank You Mom” Candle
Amazon Ratings: +900
For the Candle Lover
Let’s be honest, you have to do more than just thank her. But starting with a thank you is a good move. This top selling scented candle from Homesick gives off beautiful notes of bergamot, lavender, and sage. Learn more here!
The Cozy Choice
The Cozy-Chic Robe
For the Lounger
You really can’t go wrong with a robe either…even if SNL made an entire sketch about it. This is one of the most comfortable robes she’ll love wearing around house just about any time of year. Choose from a bunch of different color options too. Learn more here!
The Best Flower Delivery Choice
Affordable, Yet Beautiful Flowers
Starting at $38.00
For the Flower Appreciator
Don’t just get your mother any kind of flowers (and definitely not from the supermarket or gas station!). Bouqs Co. has some of the most beautiful flowers, for real, we’ve ever seen. We’ve gifted them at least a dozen times in the last 2 years and everyone always loves them. Learn more here!
The “Me Time” Choice
The Five Minute Journal
Amazon Ratings: +5,200
For the Self-Care Lover
A really amazing structured and guided journal that, literally, only takes five minutes per day and can really increase her happiness factor. We use ours each morning and night. Learn more here!
The Massaging Choice
The Back/Neck/Body Massager
Amazon Ratings: +31,000
$45.99 (18% Off!)
For the Totally Tired
When she could use a little at-home massage (like, every single day) you can’t go wrong with this neck, back, and body massager that’s even made one of our ‘favorite things’ guide. We have it, swear by it, and have gifted it more times that we can count. Learn more here!
The Chill Out Choice
The Famous Bath Bomb Gift Set
Amazon Ratings: +25,000
For the Zen Master
It’s one of the top sellers and highest rated set of amazing organic bath bombs on Amazon. It’ll really help her chill the heck out, relax, and even make her skin feel amazing. This set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs she’ll become obsessed with. Learn more here!
The Funny, But True Choice
The ‘Moms are Magical’ T Shirt
For the True Unicorn
When she already has everything, we can pretty much guarantee she doesn’t have this super fun t-shirt. And because she’s just as magical as a unicorn, she’ll wear this one with pride. Check it out in all different colors too. Learn more here!
The Jewelry Choice
The Block Letter Monogrammed Necklace
For the Trendy
Stay on trend with this top selling necklaces from Anthropologie. Choose her letter (most likely the letter of her first name, duh!) and she’ll proudly wear it each and every day. Learn more here!
The Perfume choice
Replica Beach Walk Perfume
For the Perfume Lover
It’s the perfect perfume for your mother when you’ve already gifted her just about every other perfume under the sun over the years. It’s also perfect for the spring and summer as it’s light, fresh, and really like a beach vacation in a bottle. Learn more here!
The Personal Choice
The I Love You Mom Book
For the Nostalgic
A nice reminder just how much you really love her. And you can even fill out certain pages with your personal thoughts, memories, gratitude, and more. Learn more here!
The Relaxing Choice
The Essential Oil Diffuser
Amazon Ratings: +64,000
For the Relaxer
It’s officially her year to totally zen out. This essential oil diffuser is one of the top sellers right now and can run for up to 6-hours. It’ll fill the air with amazing essential oils that can help improve her mood and overall vibe. Learn more here!
The Accessory Choice
The Catchall Pouch Set
For the Artsy
A really unique and fashionable away to store some of your favorite things, whether it’s makeup, pens, money, or everything in between. You can even have her name monogrammed right onto it! This comes as a set of two and there are a ton of different patterns, colors, and styles to choose from. Learn more here!
The Comfy Choice
The Most Popular Yoga Pants
For the Yogi
These are the yoga pants that everyone (at every age, shape, and size) are loving. Whether she’s actually heading out to a yoga class or just lounging around the house, you can’t go wrong. They come in a bunch of amazing colors and patterns too. Learn more here!
The Slippers Choice
The Gemma Plush Cozy Slippers
Amazon Ratings: +900
For the Cozy
Because it’s always the right time for a cozy pair of slippers. They come in great colors like rose, cream, white, and black! Learn more here!
The Oprah Choice
Oprah’s The Wisdom of Sundays Book
Amazon Ratings: +1,700
$13.74 (51% Off!)
For the Oprah Lover
Not only a great coffee table book, but a quick read! Learn some of the most important things Oprah has learned over the course of her life, along with some of her most spiritual experts she’s interviewed from her show. We’ve re-read this one at least 5 times (so far). Learn more here!
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