Attention all children, grandchildren and hubbies! Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mother’s Day is the time to show our moms and the special women in our lives appreciation and love for all that they have done for us over the past year. What better way to say that then an idyllic, lovely gift?
After doing some high-level detective work on what gifts for 2015 would be the most optimal for our mothers, I came up with a list of 50 that scream unique, funny and even heartfelt. I hope that you find the list below as awesome as I do, and that it helps you in your search. If all else fails, some flowers and wine always do the trick! (At least for my mom!) Happy Shopping, ColumBuzzers!
Mini Masters Paintings
This Mother’s Day, why not give her a little piece of heART? When I say little, I mean that literally. These adorable, miniature paintings give that little bit of ‘spruce’ and character her home or office has been looking for. Custom framed and equipped with a tiny easel, these replicas showcase recognizable art from around the world, and will add the perfect touch to your mom’s Mother’s Day..
Funny clothing items just because you can
Is your mother truly the definition of a cat lady? Does she love her kitties as much as her children? Have you given her a hard time about her cat lady status? If so,why not embrace your mother’s cat lady status this Mother’s Day by giving her something witty like this sweatshirt.
Witty & sarcastic mugs with silly words
Is your mom super awesome, just not a super awesome morning person? No worries! No one can resist a smile when the first thing they see or hear are silly words. This Mother’s Day, why not give that coffee lover of a mother a mug that will make that frown turn upside down!
Or, maybe your mom is a morning person, and just an avid coffee lover. If that’s the case, even though this is her day, why not thank her again for how awesome you are? You’re welcome.
Monogrammed things and stuff, stuff and things
This Mother’s Day, why not give her something engraved? Although our mothers love their jewelry, they’ll cherish the pieces that their children give them the most; especially the ones that have their names on it! If you are feeling sentimental, try something like this necklace.
Remember: not all things that are engraved are solely on necklaces. You can also do this on rings, bracelets, or really any piece of jewelry you’re thinkin’ about.
Cute animal figurines. I mean, why not?
Who doesn’t love a cute animal figurine? That’s right, everyone does. Especially when they are made to fit the same shape as some of our favorite fruits. This Mother’s Day, give your mother something she won’t want her kitchen to miss out on. Whether it’s a Pear Shaped Penguin, or a Coconut Shaped Hedgehog; these cute knick knacks are perfect for the animal lover!
Pillows that say something important
Sometimes when we can’t find the words to say, where can we find them these days? You guessed it! On our very own throw pillows! I don’t remember the last time I walked into any of my friends houses and saw a living room, bedroom, or keeping room that didn’t feature at least one throw pillow that offered words of wisdom. I don’t know how this trend started, but instead of finding the words to say in books, we find it on our pillows. Such is life. So, what’s one more?
This is an example of one that I find particularly uplifting. That, and I also love that it’s in rainbow colors.
Noise cancelling headphones
Have you ever been in the backseat of your parents car, and brought headphones in case you wanted to either bump to your own jams, or simply tune out your parents? Of course you have. No person hasn’t, and that includes our mothers. Her days are jammed packed with us kids. No matter how old we are, the harsh truth is that sometimes, our mothers would also like to tune us out, too. So, why not share with our moms in the wealth of the genius invention of noise cancelling headphones? Not only will she feel hip, but she’ll also get her chance to unwind as well. It’s a win, win.
Statement necklaces for days
With Spring in bloom, that means it’s time to bring out the bright colors and the cute outfits. Your mom is all dressed, and ready to go. So, what’s missing? A statement. But not any kind of statement, she needs a statement necklace. Not only are these necklaces beautiful, they also give any outfit the accent it needs to really ‘pop’ in this warm weather!
Fitness tracker (Fitbit) for those steps
‘Tis the season for everyone to feel good, look good, and work out their bods. This means bathing suit season is around the corner. Yes, it’s true. These days, everyone is counting their steps and watching their cal intake. So, why not include your mom in the latest craze of tracking her steps? These are a great gift that are stylish, sleek and of course, helpful for those dieting needs we all go through!
Edible Decade Gift. Nommier than flowers.
Our parents all grew up in different generations. As we all know, each generation offered the world different aspects of culture, activities and food. As a 90s baby myself, I will never forget those Pop Rocks or Fun Dip. No matter what generation your parents are from, the memory of those specific candy items that they nommed on as a kid will always remain burned in their mind. Why not help our moms remember with a box of candy specified for their generation? Take a trip down memory lane with her, and remind her that although it’s treats, it’s the thought that counts!
Stand Mixers to help ‘stir things up’
Is your mom a great cook? Does she have all of the appliances made to really make her creations be as good as they could be? If not, no worries! There are so many kitchen appliances that can fulfill all of your food-creation needs. This Mother’s Day, why not give her a stand mixer that will add that extra touch of yumminess to all of the treats she makes!
Phone Cases. Because we girls are obsessed.
With all of the constant upgrades to the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Androids, phone case updates give our phones a little bit of individuality! There are a slew of options you can find to make your mom’s phone unique to her. Sidenote; Kate Spade phone cases are my go-to. Amazon has a bunch of Kate Spade cases for you to choose from!
Genius book: “Like My Mother Always Said..”
This book couldn’t be more on point. This is a genius book of witty, sarcastic and down right true statements that various mothers have said to their children. It’s a collection of quotes from the standpoints of mothers all around the world; it will make your mom relate to the book in every way. As either a coffee table book or a bedside easy read– you can’t go wrong with a present that’ll be sure to get you and your mom on the same page.
Wine Openers, because, who doesn’t need a good one?
At my parents house, having a good bottle of wine is an essential, necessary element that must always exist. Therefore, having a quality, reliable wine opener around is key. Although there are many good wine openers that you could get your mom for Mother’s Day, this one I find to be a solid choice. Not only is this gift a wine opener, the box set also offers a bottle stopper. With that addition, plus the wine, your mom is set for sipping on her favorite vinos any old time!
Necessary Kitchen equipment; such as a lemon squeezer!
I don’t know about your mothers, but mine is a citrus fiend. Whether its in her beverages, or on her fish; my mom can’t get enough of her lemon! That’s why I’m suggesting this essential item to make it just that much easier to get your lemon or lime fix on all of your favorite drinks and meals. This gets a lot of use in my family, and I think if your mother is anything like mine– it will definitely get some love at your house, too!
Portable Pizza Oven? Yes, Please!
What’s one of the best foods ever known to man? Obviously, the answer is pizza. With the sun starting to come out and grace us with its delightful presence, that means the beginning of nommy outside summer meals are just around the corner. If your mom is a pizza lover, (which, who isn’t?), then she will love the Cuisinart Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven. This oven gives you brick oven style pizza, and no matter what the forecast is throughout the indecisive spring weather; you’ll be able to eat it both inside and out! Everyone hearts a good pizza, and I’m sure your mom will, too! Happy spring, and Bon Appetite!
Hammocks. Who doesn’t enjoy a sway from the trees?
One of my favorite parts about the warm months to come is that it’s also hammock season! In my world, there is nothing more relaxing than swaying on a hammock while reading a good book or taking a snooze underneath the shade of two lovely trees in the air. I am very confident that most moms feel that way, too. I mean, who doesn’t like to take a brief break from the warm sunlight to come and relax in the shade? There are various hammocks that you could choose from, but I found this one to not only be cost-friendly, but also visually enticing. With the ‘pop’ of color that it offers, it can also help jazz up your backyard!
Jewelry. Keep your mom bedazzled.
This just in– meshing different metals together is a trend that seems to be stickin’ around. Meshing rose, gold and silver is a look that no women can miss out on trying for herself, at least once! So, why not include your mom in this trend? The best way to introduce any lady into the beginning of mixing and matching in my opinion is bracelets. They are the safest bet, and if people aren’t a fan, they can always remove one or two of the metals so it’s only one. Whether or not your mom is already up on this trend, these adorable bracelets are simple, and elegant. If your mom is a fashionista in any spectrum, she’ll love these. It’s hard to resist bangle bracelets that will go with just about any clothing option she could want!
New Shades. Because your mom is a cool mom.
While we are in the midst of spring, the sun is reminding us that the summer is just a few mere weeks away. As the temperatures begin to rise, so will the likelihood of the amount of times the sun will remain above the clouds. Whether or not your mom is in need of a new pair of shades, you can’t go wrong with getting her the classic look from Ray-Ban. This awesome pair is sleek, and complements any facial structure with some cool lenses! Although there are various other shades you could check out, I find this pair to be a good, all-around pair– no matter how whacky or wild your mom’s style may be.
Martini Glasses. Shaken, not stirred.
Shaken, not stirred. If your mom loves a good martini, then she will love these quaint, classy martini glasses! Small in size, but classic in appearance; these make drinking martinis easier to carry around than long stemmed glasses, and fun to drink. Give your mom martini glasses she won’t be able to resist!
The New Kindle Voyage. For the avid reader type of mom.
In the world of e-readers, the latest Kindle offers users the latest advancements in the world of reading books digitally. The voyage gives users an uber crisp display, light adjustment technology that is receptive to where you are, sleek size and style, as well as other features. If your mom is an avid reader, get her the latest e-book that Kindle has to offer!
Sewing Machine. For the crafty mom.
Is your mom a crafty one? Does she heart a good arts and crafts experience? Does she enjoy sewing? If so, this Mother’s Day, give her something that she will always use. A woman who knows how to sew needs a trusty machine to help her when shes in the trenches of creating a whacky new scarf, or fixing a favorite pair of jeans. Sewing is one of those little niches that is great to know, and more so, impressive to be good at. If you’re mom is a lady with a creative mind who thoroughly enjoys this, why not give her something to further acknowledge one of her hobbies? Although there are a few different great brands as well as styles of sewing machines, this one I find to be a winner as it is not only affordable, but a quality product.
Amazon Home Services. The Practical Gift.
So, not only is Amazon the mecca of all things gifts, they now also offer home services. That’s right. Trained professionals can come to your home and offer anything from home cleaning, to tech support to car service. Just when you thought Amazon couldn’t get better, it did. No matter what type of home care your mom’s home is in the market for, there isn’t anything that Amazon won’t be able to offer her. The best part? You won’t have to pay until the job is complete. So, not only does Amazon offer a slew of home services, they also are fair in how they charge people for services. Can’t get much better than that!
Jane Iredale Makeup; Smoke & Mirrors Style.
One of my personal faves in the makeup category is Jane Iredale makeup. No matter what type it is, their product is always on point to what I want and expect from quality makeup. One aspect in the world of makeup that is sometimes hard to master is knowing how to craft the perfect smoky eye. Jane Iredale came out with this genius kit appropriately named, ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, that offers a few pages of tutorials on how to create various forms of smokey eyelids with great makeup to do it with. Sounds pretty groovy, right? If your mom hearts a good makeup, help her continue down that path by indulging her in some Jane Iredale. As a girl who owns this product myself, I can vouch for its awesomeness. Whenever I need a smokey eye, I can count on this kit to help me be ‘Yonce flawless.
Dermalogica Products. The ultimate skin moisturizers.
Similar to Jane, I’m a big fan of Dermalogica products. When I need a good moisturizer for my face, I can depend on Dermalogica to make my skin feel healthy, and keeping it feeling light. Whether it’s a simple face moisturizer, or the ultimate skin products to help any ladies face glow; they really know how to ensure that their products are quality. This featured kit is the ultimate travel-size, age-smart starter kit. The reason I selected this kit from the plethora of other great Dermalogica products is because this one is a great way to get acquainted with their products, while ensuring your moms skin is feeling the best it could. For any lady who needs a good moisturizer, Dermalogica has your back.
Fresh Flowers through Amazon
Although flowers can be considered a cliche gift, they are also a beautiful one that can be easily overlooked. Flowers always carry meaning and thought for us girls, and sometimes a beautiful vase of flowers is all anyone would ever have to give. Amazon offers flower delivery services, and for those that are both far and near; flowers are always adored. You can find a slew of different flower options, but the one I have below is just my personal favorite. As I mentioned before, with flowers, you can never go wrong!
Magazine Subscriptions. The gift that keeps giving!
No matter what type of mom you have, there is no such thing as a woman who doesn’t love a good magazine to flip through. Regardless of what she’s into, there is a magazine out in the world that she could read on a weekly basis. My mother ritualistically reads People and Us (as do I, and most women I know), so those subscriptions are always consistent. If your mom is looking for a new magazine to fall in love with, this is the gift for her.
‘Home is Where Mom Is’ Pillow. Because it’s sweet.
Even though I already mentioned throw pillows with thoughtful quotes on them, there are pillows that are just adorable. Whether you live near or far from your mom, why not give her a pillow that can be customized just for her? No matter where home is for you, you can get the pillow to represent exactly where she lives. At an affordable price and sentimental value you can’t beat, why not give her something she’ll be able to remember? Sweet and simple gifts can be the best gifts you could give!
Amazon Fire TV. Because it rules.
Quaint in size and loaded with a quality TV-viewing experience, you can’t ignore the Amazon Fire. Amazon Fire is a tiny box that gives you the world of online television entertainment in the click of a button. Whether you’re binge watching a genius Netflix original, or catching up on your favorite cable show; The Fire has your back. Best part? If your mom isn’t the best texter or typer, no worries! One of the genius components of this gift is that you can actually search for what you’re looking for, no matter what it may be, with your voice. Pretty groovy, right? Right!
Stott Pilates Equipment. For the Pilates guru type.
Pilates is a fitness trend that is absolutely here to stay. If your mom is a fitness guru, then she will love this gift. There are various Pilates fitness equipment items that have come from the land of Pilates. One of the many items is the mini stability ball. Personally, if there is one thing that Pilates has taught me from the various classes I’ve taken, it’s that it’s amazing how you can get such a great workout from doing such simple movements and using pieces of equipment you wouldn’t think could help you get toned. However, these little squishy balls really can help you; especially with your abs. This specific item that I’m sharing is the Mini Stability Ball Power Pack series. In this gift, you will get a mini stability ball and a DVD to help teach you various techniques to help you get the bod you want. With summer around the corner, this gift couldn’t come at a better time!
Stylish diaper bags, for the new mom.
For the new mom, or the mom with a recent new addition to the family; diaper bags are a must. However, do they all have to be such a drag to carry around? The answer is no! Instead of carrying a stylish bag in one hand, and the one that has all of your baby caring needs; your mom can have a bag that is practical for the baby, but also fashionable! There are so many different color, styles and types of diaper bags a mom could get. However, this one is top notch. At a reasonable price, it’s conveniently a shoulder bag that secretly doubles as a diaper bag. Whether you need to expand the depths of the bag, or include room for bottles; this bag has it! It’s sleek, enviable and the best part? It’s a diaper bag that no one would expect it to be!
One Hour Massage. Help her feel zen.
Our mothers are constantly running errands, keeping busy and helping us ensure that our lives run smoothly. Whether you live near your mom, or far away; this gift is one that she won’t be able to turn down. Amazon offers ideal one-hour massages through Ramsey massages that you won’t want to miss. Everyone deserves a little break now and again, so why not help your mom recharge by giving her the gift of relaxation? No matter what, you can’t go wrong with this gift!
Wristwatches. Always on time.
In this digital day and age with our phones glued to us at all times, appreciating a good quality watch can sometimes fall to the wayside. Although we can get the time from our phones anytime, watches offer not only the time, but a fashion statement. If you’re looking for a good piece of jewelry to give your mom this Mother’s Day, a good, quality watch is a great choice. Who knows, it may also help her always be on time!
Ninja Pro Blender. For the ‘smoooothie’ criminal.
No matter what time of day, a smoothie is always a ‘yes’ type food to nom on. For one, they are a healthy treat that’s delicious. For another, they also help fill you up without even realizing it. They are a genius food choice, and I couldn’t love them more. Personally, my mother loves having a smoothie every morning. She loads them up with nutrients that are not always common to get in a regular diet, and they taste delicious. At an affordable price, the Ninja Pro Blender is a genius kitchen item to have around. If you’re mother is a ‘smooothhie’ criminal like mine; she will heart this gift.
Prime Pantry. Why go the store, when you can order online?
I personally love grocery shopping. I find it fun, and arguably, relaxing. (I don’t necessarily know why). I suppose as a kid, my mother always took me to the store and it was something we did together. It became sort of a bonding experience. I also learned at a young age that if you went to the store with your mom, you would then be able to select items that you want for yourself, which is always a win. However, not every mom has the time to consistently be able to go to the store. Also, this day and age, you can pretty much get everything you may need delivered to your door. That’s where Amazon steps in. I’ve already discussed various other services that they offer as possible great gifts, but here’s yet another! Prime Pantry is a fast delivery service that goes directly to your door. This Mother’s Day, why not introduce your mom to this genius service, and get the first batch of groceries that she may need?
Wrap-Around Swarovski Bracelets. Maximize her style.
I personally couldn’t be a bigger fan of wrap around bracelets. No matter the material, they are always fashionable. Dressed up or dressed down; you can’t ever go wrong with flashing one of these guys on your wrist. Another great aspect about having these types of bracelets is that there are so many variations. At an affordable price that offers a good feel to it, your mom could be sportin’ one of these in no time!
Bon Bon Rings. Put a Ring on it!
With a fashionable look and feel to it, these rings are one of the latest trends. If your mom is a ring girl like me and my mom, she will love these. With an assortment of colors and styles, you can’t beat a cool ring that sparkles with its unique appearance. Even with its cool look and feel, it’s still an affordable gift! Can’t beat that.
(Hint: These rings were featured in Oprah’s magazine for top mother’s day gifts in 2015. If Oprah likes it, it must be good!)
Silver Hoop Earrings. Hoop, there it is.
Any woman who loves jewelry loves a good pair of earrings. They make a statement, they’re pretty, and they spruce up your ears with a little bedazzlement. Anytime earrings shine through, that lady becomes just that much more noticeable. One pair of earrings that you can never go wrong with is a beautiful pair of silver hoop earrings. They are classic , but beautiful when they get the opportunity to shine through. The ones I have below I find to be both classic, beautiful and affordable. So, when you’re wondering what to get mom, think to yourself; ‘hoop, there it is.’
Amazon 1 Year Membership. Movie streaming for dayz.
This gift I find particularly worthy of a shout out. In the digital age of media, the gift that truly keeps on giving is the gift of a membership that includes all things TV, movie streaming, gift discounts and more! Being a member in the Amazon world is like having the key to an upgrade that gets better, and better! Not only will your mom have access to her favorite films and TV shows; she will also have preferability to attain early access to her gifts, the books she reads, photos, and her jams. Pretty groovy, right? I think yes. For only $99, give your mom a gift she won’t be able to refute. With the promise of quality products alongside of quality TV, it’s a constant win-win. Wonderous? I think so!
i Pod. Because it’s Apple, & music is awesome.
I don’t know about you, but in this world, Apple products are always a go to product choice. No matter what it may be; computer, phones, iPods, TV or even the latest addition of Apple watches; you can’t ever go wrong. Their products always offer high-quality performance, and continuous customer satisfaction. If your mom is anything like mine, she loves a solid iPod full of good jams to listen to throughout her days, no matter what activity she’s doing. So, if your mom is in the market for a trusted MP3 she can bug you about updating her music for; then Apple is the land to get them!
Amazon Gift Cards. Let her decide!
Is your mom impossible to get a gift for? Is she picky? Well, if you can’t decide on what to get your mom this year, don’t fret! Get her a gift certificate to the one place that features the widest selection of gifts, gadgets and more; Amazon.com. Celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day by enjoying her special day with her, but give her full reign over what gift she wants! That way, its a guaranteed promise of not messing up on the gift buying this year.
New Camera for those moms who love a good candid.
Is your mom the type of mom that is constantly taking photos of you and your family? Or, is your mom passionate about photography? Well, no matter where she is on the scale of photography, welcome Mother’s Day 2015 by giving her a new digital camera! Whether its for family pictures, artsy pics, or yes, even selfies; cameras are always in high demand. Although most phones have camera functionality, they can’t always replicate the quality you could get from a high quality digital camera.
Perfume. Either a new scent, or one she already loves!
Every lady likes to smell good, and that includes your mother. Whether she already has a favorite scent or is in the market for a new one, you can always buy her a perfume that you think would smell really good on her. Although perfumes can be tricky since they are usually a really personal decision, you can always take a stab at it! Who knows, maybe you’ll find the perfect fragrance for your mom that she will adore. The one above is my personal fave, but you can’t go wrong with any option that you think your mom will rock!
Wine gift sets. How essential.
If your mom is a fan of wine, then this is a perfect gift for her. Personally, I don’t know many people who don’t love to receive the gift of a good vino. My mom, for example hearts a good wine, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving in her house. If you’re looking for a great gift and your mother is a fan of beveraging on a nice glass of wine from time to time, then this is the gift for her! Cheers to that.
Luggage. For the travelin’ mom.
Is your mom an avid traveler for work and enjoyment? If so, this is the gift for her! Through its practicality, luggage is a gift that is dependable, reliable and necessary. Chocolates are delicious, but gone in a few days. Flowers are beautiful, but will wilt in a timely fashion. Trying to guess what she may want can be really stressful, and sometimes what’s more important than getting your mom something she wants, is giving her something she needs. This Mother’s Day, get her the gift that she can carry throughout all of her adventures.
Funny Wine Glasses. Because, funny + wine = rules.
Everybody loves a bit of humor, and with a side of wine; you are winning. For the wine lover, glassware to enjoy it in is an essential component. So, why not put some charm into it? If your mom loves a good witty comment, then you are in luck with this gift. Every time she decides to have a wine, she can enjoy it from a glass that will remind her of you, while giving her a chuckle. Aint nothing wrong with that!
Dollar bill toilet paper roll. For the jokester mom.
If your mom is a jokester and she loves to have a good laugh; then this gag gift is a genius idea. This toilet paper roll looks like $100 bills, and is quite funny to not only look at, but imagine having in any home. Although it’s simple and small, it will definitely be sure to get a chuckle or two from your mom on her special day. Gotta’ love a good laugh from a funny gift!
Spa & Bath Set. Relaxation = appreciation.
I can’t think of any woman in my life who wouldn’t love to get pampered by a good gift! This gift has all of the fundamentals for a purely, relaxing experience that your mom can have on a daily experience. With all of the aspects that make up a purely great shower or bath experience in the midst of a beautiful arrangement, you can’t go wrong. Not only will these products last your mom a while, they will also guarantee that she has the ultimate experience of renewing, and recharging.
Bird Feeders. For those moms that like their birds.
With the burst of spring that is finally greeting us, that also means that the little birdies are back up north to enjoy the sun with us! With that being said, get those birds to your moms house with an adorable bird feeder. Not only will your mom enjoy it, but you will, too! Who doesn’t love a good bird watching experience? Their beautiful, their cute and they are birds. Why not?
Pink Tool Bag. For those moms who love to garden!
If your mom is an avid gardener, this is not only the season for her to enjoy her hobby, but also the time for a new tool bag. Why not let your mom ring in spring 2015 with a new gardening bag that fits her style? This particular one below is perky, organized, and offers plenty of space for your mom to have the ultimate gardening experience!
Hope this comprehensive list of Mother’s Day gifts help you hone in on the perfect gift for your mom this year. If you have any Mother’s Day gift ideas to share, tweet at us at @ColumBuzz614!