Mother's Day is coming up fast, and we get it: Every year, right about now, you cast about for an inspired, useful or indulgent present, only to procrastinate and wind up grabbing some gadget or gift box in a rush that neither of you wind up very excited about. That stops now with this, our 2023 rundown of the best Mother's Day gifts that'll keep on giving, not to mention make you look good. (And if you give one of these perfect gifts to your mother-in-law, you will look especially good!) This year, we decided to take the idea of Mother's Day quite literally, with the best gifts designed to brighten up her earliest waking moments, keep her organized and stylish through lunchtime and beyond, and pamper her like a queen all the way to bedtime. Parcel out these last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas among your siblings or be the biggest of big shots and grab ’em all. You'll find recommendations for new moms, your mother-in-law and the mother figure in your life.
The day behind her, Mom will love a luxurious bubble bath or hot shower to de-stress and refresh .... and a fluffy, toasty towel awaiting her. This handy gadget can also warm her pj's, throw blanket or bathrobe.
And now for a relaxing idyll on the chaise. This wraparound massager will knead away all her kinks, aches and pains. It has three speeds and strength levels (and even a heat setting)! Think of it as symbolic atonement for all the times you've been a pain in her neck.
The design signifies infinity, which means she'll be in your heart forever: an apt statement to make on Mother's Day in sweet rose gold with Swarovski crystals. Plus, on the same clasp, she'll also get a dainty bonus bracelet for some added sparkle.
For moms who prefer long showers over a bubble bath, these steamers are a perfect indulgence. All she needs to do is place one under the stream of water to enjoy an elevated experience. This six-piece set includes one each of Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender, Citrus, Tea Tree, Rose and Milk Honey.
Mom deserves a bit of luxury every day, and these cozy slippers are just the thing to deliver it. They mix a faux rabbit fur upper for next-level softness with a practical, anti-skid rubber sole and a supportive memory foam insole — a combo that she is sure to appreciate. Choose from 12 colors, including cream, caramel, gray, black and pink (shown here).
This set is so awesome we're deliberately overlooking the potentially queasy Oedipal suggestions of its name. Her evening ablutions will include: Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence, Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, Luna Retinoid Sleeping Night Oil, High-Dose Retinoid Serum and Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.
This über-popular fanny pack is simple in structure and aesthetics, which means it can go everywhere and with everything. It's made with water-repellent nylon and features a zippered main compartment and an interior pocket to hold all of her essentials. Available in 18 colors and patterns including pale green, black, silver and light pink (shown here).
Smart? This mug's downright ingenious! It can be set for Mom's desired tea or java temp (anywhere between 120° and 145°) and on a full charge will keep it at that exact temp for up to 80 minutes — long enough to check the morning's headlines, do the crossword ... and send a "Love you!" text to the thoughtful offspring who gifted this to her.
What mom wouldn't love a good-morning message from Dawson (James Van der Beek), he of the eponymous Creek? He's just one of thousands of Cameo celebs who are ready to record a personalized video message for Mother's Day.
Maybe Mom's heading off on a business trip; maybe she's just running errands. Whether she's traveling near or far, she'll love the security of knowing that with this genius tracker, a lost item won't mean lost hope.
So Mom has a green thumb, eh? With its stainless steel body and curved wooden handle, this watering can is the perfect blend of form and function. It holds 35 ounces of H2O so she can keep all of her plant babies hydrated in style.
If her entire phone camera roll is photos of the grandkids, this Wi-Fi-enabled digital picture frame is a perfect way for her to show them off. Have one of up to 40,000 heartwarming family tableaux be the last thing she sees when heading out the door and the first thing welcoming her back home.
The only thing better than Mom not having to do the vacuuming herself? Her not even having to be home when it happens! All it takes is a click on her phone or the Eufy app before she heads out the door and this smart sucker will have her floors pristine well in time for her return.
Whether Mom's day includes a trip to the outlets, a casual working lunch or an afternoon cocktail with her girls, Birkenstock sandals will fit the bill. They're a fan favorite of anyone who likes comfy shoes, and we can’t help but love this pretty silver pair. Also available in copper and navy.
Is this the sexiest device she'll ever see? Nope. But it's got a seductive power all its own. This massager has built-in heating pads, provides oscillating pressure and rhythmic percussion massaging, and features a Bluetooth speaker. It's the ideal gift for helping her unwind before bed — or whenever. Be sure to click the on-page coupon.
Now that she's all geared up and ready to take on the world, let's make sure she looks stylish as all get-out when she steps out that door. If it's good enough for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle — both fans — then Mom will probably like it, too.
Two big things going for this choice: 1) She's unlikely to buy this for herself; 2) At this price, you can get her a few! Tons of celebs sing the praises of how hydrating this popular lip mask is. It comes in five flavors, so there's bound to be one she'll like — Berry, Gummy Bear, Mango, Sweet Candy or Vanilla.
Mom will keep that relaxed vibe going right into dinner as she harvests her own home-grown, just-plucked herbs from this hydroponic indoor garden. The seed kit includes pods for mint, thyme, parsley, dill and two varieties of basil.
Is mom a reader, not a watcher? How might she feel about access to an entire library's worth of her favorite books? That's just what she'll have with this model's 16 gigs of storage. She'll also have an adjustable light source and a battery that can last up to 10 weeks on one charge.
When it's time for your mom or mother-in-law to decamp to the couch to watch her stories, she'll have you to thank when she's swaddled in one of these luxe throws (available in Cream, Pink, Soft Camel, White, Smokey Blue, Dove and Indigo).