Mothers deserve it all, which makes choosing the best gifts for mom a true feat. And with Mother's Day on the horizon—Sunday, May 14, this year—there's no better time than now to shop for the woman herself. Because of her many facets, her taste is diverse. She loves everything from fine jewelry and stylish clothing, wherein luxury gifts for women are the place to start. She also appreciates beautifully practical pieces that enhance her life for the better (hello, tech gifts for women).
But, of course, beauty gifts always hit a high note for mom. Angela Yeranosian, the founder of the gifting platform Patet, tells BAZAAR, "There are many pampering gift options for moms at every stage of motherhood. For expecting and new moms, it's all about comfort, self-care, and well-being." Similarly, fitness gifts are another approach to wellness for mom—workouts may be her few precious moments of "me time" throughout her busy week. Yeranosian adds, "Other gifts that scream 'pamper me' would be items like facial rollers to have instant rejuvenated glowy skin, dry brushing to activate the lymphatic system and drain out toxins, shower steamers for some feel-good aromatherapy, and an all-in-one product like coconut oil for skin moisturizing and to prevent stretch marks."
Depending on her stage of life, mom may prefer a gift that befits her babies, an interiors gift for her dream home, or a bucket list vacation to fill her time after retiring. On the other hand, suppose you genuinely want to surprise and delight mom with a gift she never knew to put on her list. In that case, Cécile Roederer, found of the French retailer Smallable, says, "I love designers who have a story to tell, a creative process, ethical or sustainable production, or just extraordinary personality." She continues, "Our clients are looking for novelty and originality; they come here to find what they won't be able to find anywhere else." Her store carries more than 250 new products every week for the mom who'll want an extra-special gift.
The 50 best gifts for mom ahead are meaningful and useful, whether you're shopping for the best gifts for your wife, your sister who just came into motherhood, or the dog mom herself. Mother's Day 2023 is upon us, people. It's time to step it up.