The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

It’s almost Mother’s Day!! The perfect time to get spoiled or spoil your sweet mom. To help out all of those significant others/anyone buying you a gift, here is my annual Mother’s Day Gift guide for 2020!

Let’s be real, Mother’s Day this year should be blow out. We’ve dealt with a virus, a quarantine and for many moms – homeschooling on top of it all!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. PLANTS | 2. SLEEPY GIRL PLANTER |3. TEMPERATURE CONTROL MUG | 4. GARDEN PARTY MONOGRAM MUG | 5. SMITTEN KITCHEN COOKBOOK  | 6. TRIO VASE SET | 7. MOON CLUTCH IN LAVENDER | 8. MAMUYE TOTE | 9. MAMA NECKLACE | 10. MAMA SWEATSHIRT | 11. MERLY JACKET | 12. ALO LEGGINGS | 13. ALO LEGGINGS | 14. MOROCCAN OIL RESTORATIVE HAIR MASK | 15. OUAI CHILL PILLS BATH BOMBS | 16. OUAI CHILL PILLS BATH BOMBS | 17. LOTUS YOUTH PRESERVE RESCUE MASK | 18. HOMEDICS FOOT MASSAGER | 19. ATOMIC HABITS | 20. EMBROIDERY KIT | 21. SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE | 22. APPLE WATCH | 23. MOONLIGHT SHORT PAJAMAS | 24. THROW BLANKET  | 25. POLAROID CAMERA | 26. DRIED BOUQUET | 28. REED DIFFUSER | 29. CAFTAN (IDUN + SSEKO) | 30. MAKEUP BRUSH ORGANIZER | 31. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE SWEATSHIRT |32.HYDROFLASK | 33. NAIL ART BRUSHES  |

This is the year to buy a little something for yourself AND ask for about half these items. 😉

Treat yourself, mamas. You deserve it!

As usual, a lot of the items in this guide are ones I know, love and have personally. A few others are ones that are on my wishlist! Read more below to check out my thoughts on each product to get a bit more insight.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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1. Plants! (the Sill)

Plants are a moms best friend! It’s one dependent that can’t talk back, only needs to be fed once a week and does what it’s supposed to do (clean the air, look pretty, reduce stress) without being asked!

Pick up a snake plant for the newbie plant mom, the subscription box for the mama who is looking to create a jungle in your home (at a reasonable pace) or a fiddle leaf fig for a more experienced plant mom!

2. Sleepy Girl Planter (Etsy)

This is such a unique take on the face pots you see everywhere (and that I won!). This little planter is slipcast and glazed by hand in Minneapolis!

This can be used as a jewelry dish, a bowl to hold all your mama’s red lipstick, a new home for a plant or a simple decoration to a shelf!

3. Temperature Control Mug (Ember)

For the coffee lover in your home that’s always reheating her coffee, this is the PERFECT gift! This smart temperature control mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature so it’s never too hot or too cold!

It then keeps the chosen temperature for 1.5 hours with the Ember Mug2 10oz or 80 minutes with the Ember Mug2 14oz.

4. Garden Party Monogram Mug (Anthropologie)

If you’re not wanting too crazy of a mug like the Ember mug above, this adorable Garden Party Monogram Mug from Anthropologie is the perfect way to add some joy to your mornings!

Bonus, is it’s on sale now!

5. Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Amazon)

If you know me, you know I am not a cook. I’m not a big fan of it and my dishes don’t always come out that great. BUT. I was gifted this Smitten Kitchen Cookbook from my cousin and every single dish I have made from it has been amazing!

My go to is now looking in this book for recipes when I want to try something new or am meal planning. I highly recommend this for chefs and non-chefs alike!

6. Trio Vase Set (Anthropologie)

We’ve had this Trio Vase Set for a couple years now and they’re my favorite spring/summer vases! We always buy fresh flowers when we go to the farmers market and I can typically split them all up in these 3 vases.

Split them up around your home or nestle them together as a stunning centerpiece, these are a great addition to any home!

*Pro tip – buy these and fill them up with flowers to surprise the mama in your life with both vases AND fresh flowers!

7. Moon Clutch in Lavender (Sseko)

Does the mama you’re shopping for often times lose keys, their wallet or phone? This is the perfect gift for her!

I use a clutch just like this for my essentials. I never take out my keys, wallet, etc. out of it and transfer it from my diaper bag to my handbag for date nights and back to my diaper bag when I’m out with the kids.

It’s the perfect way to beautifully never lose anything ever again! This clutch is handmade in Uganda, creating sustainable jobs for women there!

8. Mamuye Tote (Able) (30% off with code MAMA30)

I own this bag in 2 colors (Cognac and Bone) and love it’s versatility! It holds up extremely well because let’s be honest, I’m a little rough with my bags! 😉I’m constantly stuffing it full with my laptop, snacks, kid toys and more.

This tote is handcrafted in both Ethiopia and Mexico using 100% distressed leather. There is one small interior pocket. It’s also available in whiskey and they’re always coming out with new colors! Get 30% off with the code MAMA30.

9. Mama Necklace (Sseko)

This gorgeous Mama necklace is the perfect gift for new moms! Proudly wear your new title around your neck in this gold-plated brass necklace.

Simple yet stunning, this necklace is handmade in Bali and creates sustainable business for women (and mamas!).

10. Mama Sweatshirt (Etsy)

Every mama needs a “mom” shirt or two! This cozy Mama Sweatshirt is one of the best selling sweatshirts on Etsy!

They are made with Bella + Canvas sweatshirts that are not only super soft but incredibly flattering.

If you want even more options check out these other 9 mama shirts from Etsy!

11. Merly Jacket (Able) Get 30% off with code MAMA30

Casual spring outfit - coffee graphic tee, distressed denim jacket and black denim.
tips for wearing a denim jacket - over a dress!

I own this Merly jacket and LOVE it. I have a whole post with different ways to wear it!

The Jacket Fit: This denim jacket’s slightly dropped shoulder, slim arms, relaxed body, and waist pockets make this style ultra wearable.

If the mama on your list doesn’t own a denim jacket this is a MUST buy! It’s a crowd favorite with the perfect combo of vintage tomboy and feminine, with a faded ripped wash that you can wear in any season. This is an essential in your wardrobe to layer in with any look.

12. alo Leggings (alo)

Regardless of whether she does yoga or even works out, these alo leggings will be well loved! alo has a variety of leggings (their high-waist moto leggings are a celebrity fav!) and come in a ton of colors!

They are also 100% sweatshop free and they’ve earned a globally accredited platinum certification from WRAP (the largest independent watchdog organization) which verifies their factories and offices are operating in the most ethical and humane way.

You can find other sustainable workout clothing brands here!

13. Birkenstock Sandal (Nordstrom)

My sister, sister-in-law and I all bought our first pair of Birkenstock Sandals last year and they rarely left our feet!

Birkenstocks live up to the hype – they’re iconic, soft, and won’t leave you with sore feet or a hurting back after a long day on your feet.

14. Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask (Sephora)

I bought this Moroccan Oil Hair Mask after Miles’ was born to help with my postpartum hair loss and it’s amazing! It makes my hair feel so soft and healthy and I love the smell of it.

It helps hydrate your hair (perfect for when we’re using our hair driers and styling tools too much!), nurtures damaged and broken hair and split ends.

It’s full of Argan Oil, Shea Butter and  Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil!

15. Ouai Chill Pills Bath Bombs (Nordstrom)

Let’s be real, most moms could use some (real) chill pills. 😉 Help her relax with these fun fizzy, jasmine-scented chill pill bath bombs!

These bath bombs are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and made in the USA! What more could you want?

16. Stress-Fix Body Creme (Aveda)

This is a bit of splurge but perfect for moms!! I use this every single night to treat my hands to some amazing hand cream and also help myself relax a bit before going to sleep!

The hand creme is ultra rich and perfect for dry hands. The aroma includes lavender, lavandin and clary sage and has been proven to reduce feelings of stress!

17. Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask (Sephora)

Can’t make it to the spa? Bring the spa to your mom (or the mom of your kids!). This fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask is one of my go to masks when my face is feeling dull.

This 5 minute masks targets dull, rough and uneven skin and makes your skin smoother and brighter. It makes an amazing difference in the appearance and feel of your skin!

18. HoMedics Foot Massager (Amazon)

Know a mama who’s always asking for foot massages? She needs this HoMedics Foot Massager!

I received this last year and it is amazing! You have options for deep kneading, air pressure massage, soothing heat and different speed and intensity options.

I highly recommend this foot massager for any mama on your list!

19. Atomic Habits (Amazon)

I mentioned this Atomic Habits book in this Amazon Finds post and because I love it so much I wanted to mention it again! This is a super quick read that really inspired me to make some habit changes in my life.

There’s tons of great examples and lots of practical tips that you can easily apply to your life!

20. Embroidery Kit (Etsy)

Have a crafty mom in your life? These adorable Embroidery Kits are sure to delight her!

These kits come fully stocked with fabric with the pattern drawn on, a 6″ hoop, thread and so much more. This Etsy shop has tons of different patterns from quotes to abstract art to snowflakes and flowers.

21. Slip Silk Pillowcase (Nordstrom)

This goes on pretty much all of my gift guides because I love mine so much! Slip Silk Pillowcase help do so many amazing things – prevent wrinkles, prevent damage to your hair and prevent those annoying creases that show up on your face.

These pillows come recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, hairdressers and beauty experts alike!

22. Apple Watch

This Apple Watch is a splurge but it’s a great gifts for moms! I wear mine every single day and it helps me to be not so attached to my phone since I’m able to see texts/calls come through on my watch!

Get this for someone who’s constantly losing their phone (there’s a button to ping it!), wanting to be less attached to their phone or wanting to move their body a bit more (the activity section is my fav!).

23. Moonlight Short Pajamas (Nordstrom)

I FINALLY bought myself a set of matching pajamas this year and finally feel a grown up! The ones I got were these Ugg ones which I love but the top is just a bit heavy for me (yet they’re incredibly soft!).

These Moonlight Short Pajamas get almost 1,000 reviews with an average of 4.7 stars! At under $50, these are a great buy for any mama on your list!

24. Throw Blanket (West Elm)

Always having to find a blanket for the mama you’re shopping for when you settle in to watch a movie or enjoy a glass of wine? This cozy throw will add some joy each night as she gets comfy cozy!

West Elm has a ton of throw blankets and many of them are currently on sale!

25. Polaroid Camera (Urban Outfitters)

For those who like to document their life and the life of their kids, enter in this Polaroid! This is such a fun way to actually get photos printed out immediately (because all of us are probably terrible at that!).

This Polaroid has everything you need including a remote trigger, rechargeable batteries and a portrait lens for close-up sharpness.

26. Dried Bouquet (Urban Stems)

This a one bouquet that will never die! This gorgeous Dried Bouquet from Urban Stems will bring joy for long after Mother’s Day is over.

This arrangement comes with the vase and is a striking mix of pink and texture that will make a huge impact in any home. The dried bouquet collection is led by Kelsea Olivia, a women-led floral agency that knows a thing or two about dried florals!

27. Meal Delivery (Hello Fresh, Blue Apron or a local spot like Nosh & Gather)

What’s a pain point that the mama in your life has? Maybe it’s meal planning or meal prep. Take that away from her with a meal delivery service!

There’s tons of national options like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron or check out a local option like Minneapolis based Nosh & Gather!

28. Reed Diffuser (Alora Ambiance)

I’ve been a long time fan of Alora Ambiance and they make the perfect gift. Their reed diffusers are absolutely amazing – never overpowering but always filling a room with the most delightful smell!

Based out of MN, this brand is run by 2 sisters who are bringing a luxury fragrance to your home!

29. Caftan (Idun + Sseko)

Nursing friendly, baby bump friendly and overall chic, these caftans are sure to become a staple this spring and summer!

IDUN has a gorgeous collection of caftans from Emerson Fry that are hand blocked printed using low impact dye. They have a hidden interior waist for a more fitted look!

Sseko also has a collection of caftans that are handmade in India! They’re the perfect amount of drape at a shorter length than their best selling design.

30. Makeup Brush Organizer (Anthropologie)

Always seeing makeup brushes all over your vanity or sink? This beautiful Makeup Brush Organizer will help keep the makeup lover your shopping for all organized and tidy!

I just bought this and am so excited to use it in our bathroom!

31. Coffee Coffee Coffee Sweatshirt ( Pink Lily)

You saw this Coffee Sweatshirt on last year’s gift guide but I love it so much I had to include it again! I have a similar shirt like this but in the t-shirt version but I just picked this up to remind the world of my love for coffee.

This is a great gift for the coffee guzzler in your life! Pair with one of the coffee mugs above and a bag of beans and you’re good to go!

32.HydroFlask (Nordstrom)

HydroFlask bottles are the perfect way to keep any drink hot or cold whether you’re to the beach or heading out on a winter walk! This bottle keeps drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.

Comes in a variety of colors and sizes, this is a great gift for the active mama!

33. Nail Art Brushes (Amazon)

For the mama who loves fancy nails, help her keep up her manicures at home! I recently picked up a Nail Art Brushes and have had so much fun doing at home manis.

Give her this with a few shades of new nail polish (I love Olive and June!) and a few hours to perfect her new mani!

34. A Day in Bed!

Start with breakfast in bed and let her stay there all day! No making meals, no cleaning up and no diaper changes (or playing referee). A full day of whatever she wants to do!

35. Donation in Her Name

For the mom who has everything, donate to a charity she loves! Maybe it’s money or time, show her that you pay attention to the things she loves with giving back.

S0 there you go! 35 of my best Mother’s Day Gift ideas! I hope these ideas help you create the most amazing mother’s day for the mama in your life.

Be sure to check out last year’s gift guide for even more options!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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