Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2023 – Unique Gifts for Every Type of Mom

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Composite photo via Smithey Ironworks, YETI, and Tecovas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re anything like me, finding the perfect gift can be a real challenge. There’s always flowers and gift cards, but… come on. We’re talking about a gift for mom here! She deserves so much more than a son or daughter phoning it in on her special day.

It’s tough to find good Mother’s Day gift ideas that aren’t hackneyed or cliche. How many spice racks does a Mom really need, you know?

Once again, we’ve got you covered with some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas to make your mom smile and maybe even chuckle a little bit. Maybe she’ll even roll her eyes a few times. That’s par for the course after all you’ve put her through over the years.

From kitchen gadgets to jewelry to cozy apparel and everything in between, we’ve scoured the internet to find the perfect gifts for every type of mom out there.

Smithey #10 Cast Iron Skillet

A Smithey Cast Iron skillet filled with a rice dish and a glass of wine on the side

via Smithey Cast Iron Skillet

Shopping for a mom that loves to cook? You can’t beat Smithey Ironware. It’s the ultimate heirloom-quality cookware, handcrafted by skilled artisans in South Carolina. Their pieces include cast iron skillets, Dutch ovens, and forged carbon steel woks – all handsomely-engineered with a rustic look and feel.

Smithey takes tremendous pride in its premium appearance and texture. It has a weighty feel that is characteristic of authentic cast iron skillets, reminiscent of vintage cookware from the past. It checks all the boxes as a great conversation starter and adds an upscale touch to any kitchen or outdoor grilling area. Also, it’s fully customizable for engraving.

Compared to cast iron or carbon steel cookware available in larger retail stores, Smithey skillets are noticeably smooth. Their cast iron skillets are elegantly polished, resulting in a silky finish that makes cooking a pleasure, especially once you’ve built up a good seasoning.

Tell mom to not worry about care. Even the founder of the company says you shouldn’t be afraid to wash it with soap.


Fred Meyer “Mom” Necklace in 10k Yellow Gold

Fred Meyer Mom gold necklace

via Fred Meyer

Let’s face it, moms love shiny things – it’s like a natural law of the universe. And who can blame them? Shimmering jewelry reminds them of their precious, valuable kids who are sometimes just a little bit of a pain in the neck.

So, if your mom is a proud peacock who loves to show off her feathers, consider giving her this stunning Fred Meyer necklace. Made from 10k yellow gold with a gorgeous polished finish, this 18-inch chain necklace features the word “Mom” and is secured with a lobster-claw clasp. It’s the perfect bling to add some sparkle to her day.



Lululemon Scuba Oversized Funnel Neck Half Zip

Lululemon Scuba Oversized Funnel Neck Half Zip

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If stylish comfort is Mom’s whole vibe, you can’t go wrong with a modern Lululemon classic.

If you’re shopping for a mom on the go, you need clothes that can keep up with your active lifestyle – and that’s where the Lululemon Scuba Oversized Funnel Neck Half Zip comes in. Made from a comfortable cotton-blend fleece, this half-zip is naturally breathable and designed to keep you feeling cozy and comfortable all day long. It features an oversized fit and trendy funnel neck, making it the ultimate combination of style and functionality – perfect for running errands, hitting the gym, or meeting up with friends for pickleball and brunch.

Don’t let the most important woman in your life settle for frumpy sweats on her special day.



YETI 10oz Rambler Wine Tumbler

Woman pouring wine in a YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler

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If you’re scratching your head over clothes, jewelry, or flowers, may I present another idea for Mom’s Day?


The Austin-based outdoor giant is chockfull of gifts for Mother’s Day, including these durable stainless steel wine tumblers. They are perfect for moms who love their wine but don’t want to worry about breaking delicate glassware outside on the patio or on a camping trip. Plus, with its stylish design and comfortable grip, the YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler is sure to become her go-to choice for sipping her favorite Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Choose from nine stunning colorways, including limited edition shades like Canopy Green and Rescue Red, or opt for a new color that your mom doesn’t already have. And with the option to customize it with a thoughtful engraving.



Mickey Mouse Genuine Mousewear Tie-Dye Pullover Hoodie

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Moms love to rock a ‘fit draped with Mickey. And sometimes, the simpler the gift, the better.

Want to add some simple Disney magic to your mom’s wardrobe? Check out this vibrant tie-dye pullover hoodie from the Mickey and Friends Genuine Mousewear Collection. It features a contemporary twist on Mickey Mouse’s classic standing pose and signature colors, with soft fleece fabrication, drawstring hood, and ribbed cuffs and hem. Perfect for moms who love Disney and appreciate a pop of color.


Vuori DreamKnit™ Essentials

Vuori DreamKnit™ Essentials for women

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Life is all about the little upgrades. For example, the move to premium everyday athleisure garments like the ones made by Vuori.

If you’re looking for a comfortable and sustainable gift for your mom, consider the Vuori DreamKnit™ Essentials collection. Made from the brand’s signature DreamKnit™ fabric, which is crafted from 89% recycled materials, these joggers and athleisure pieces are incredibly soft and cozy. Your mom will appreciate the stylish and versatile designs that can be worn for any occasion, whether it’s running errands or yoga class.

Not only will she feel ultra-comfy in these pieces, but she’ll also feel good about the fact that they’re good for the planet.



Blue Coolers Soft Coolers

Blue Coolers soft sided backpack coolers

Listen, moms have a lot on their plates, and deserve a break – especially when it comes to keeping their drinks and snacks cool on-the-go. That’s why a Blue Coolers backpack or sling soft cooler is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mom who wants to keep things chilled and easy-to-carry.

Whether she’s headed to the beach, the park, the tennis court, or just running errands around town, she can stash her cold drinks and snacks in a convenient cooler that she can carry with ease.


Grunt Style Apparel

Shop Grunt Style for Mother's Day

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Forget boring potted plants or gift cards – a Grunt Style shirt or hoodie is the kind of gift that will make your mom feel like a total badass.

And let’s be real, if your mom enjoys a few too many mimosas at the Mother’s Day brunch, Grunt Style’s 100% Beer Guarantee has got her covered. Plus, by choosing Grunt Style, you’re supporting a great cause – the Grunt Style Foundation provides resources to veterans, service members, and their families.

Grunt Style shirt or hoodie is the kind of gift that says, “You will clean your plate OR ELSE” in the most endearing way possible.


Ninja CREAMi

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream maker on a kitchen counter, surrounded by ice cream

The Ninja CREAMi is so much more than TikTok’s latest “made me buy it” obsession. It’s the ultimate in kitchen gadgetry and dessert wizardry, which is therefore high on the list of ultimate Mother’s Day gifts this year.

So what does a Ninja CREAMi do? Endless frozen treat possibilities, my friend. And when I say endless, I mean endless – I recently saw someone on TikTok use a Ninja CREAMi to make a Baja Blast frozen treat. Talk about innovation!

She’ll love whipping up her favorite frozen concoctions home. Heck, maybe she’ll even share them with you.



Lululemon Dance Studio Mid-Rise Jogger Full Length

Another modern mom staple from lululemon. Meet the Dance Studio Mid-Rise Jogger Full Length. These joggers are easy, breezy, and never clingy – perfect for moms who love to move and groove.

Whether its for a dance class, running errands, or just lounging at home, these joggers are sure to become her new go-to. With their mid-rise waist and full-length design, they look great and offer plenty of functionality. Plus, their lightweight and breathable fabric makes them perfect for warmer weather.


Roka Sunglasses

Woman wearing ROKA sunglasses

There’s nothing like upgrading your shades. When you upgrade shades for a mom, it’s a double win-win: You avoid another year of awkward stares when you goof up and send a message to watch out for the sun and all those damaging UV rays.

ROKA sunglasses are built to order in Austin, Texas. They are one of our favorite new players in the modern eyewear game, offering some of the best and most stylish optics in the game thanks to their ultralight nylon lenses with anti-scratch, anti-reflective, anti-fog, hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings. Their TR 90 nylon frames are significantly lighter than other materials like acetate and polycarbonate.


YETI Camino Tote Bag

YETI Camino 20 Carryall tote in Bimini Pink

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I’m going to generalize here again: Moms love tote bags – it’s practically a scientific fact. From hauling groceries to schlepping kids’ gear, these bags are the ultimate workhorses. And if you’re looking for a tote bag that can do it all, you can’t go wrong with a YETI.

YETI tote bags are built to withstand… whatever. It will handle many pounds of snacks and sunscreen, or a major haul at the grocery story. Plus, with features like waterproof zippers, anti-slip bottoms, and sturdy straps, they’re designed to keep everything safe and secure.

YETI tote bags come in various colors and sizes – find the perfect bag to match your mom’s personality and needs.


Solo Stove

Solo Stove firepit

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There’s nothing quite like cozying up around a fire pit with the fam – it’s where the bonds happen, the wisdom happens, and the memories are made.

The Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 is a portable fire pit that can bring the family together for some serious bonding time, no matter where you are. It’s perfect for the patio, the dock, the beach, or a campsite. It’s designed for optimal airflow, resulting in a roaring fire and a smokeless flame. Also features a handy removeable base plate and ash pan.



Mickey Mouse Allover Classic Standing Loungefly Mini Backpack

Mickey Mouse Allover Classic Standing Loungefly Mini Backpack

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We hear that LoungeFly is all the rage these days in the Mom backpack game. ShopDisney just added a ton of LoungeFly options inspired by classic Disney characters, all of which seem solid choices for a trendsetter.


Tecovas Cowgirl Boots

Tecovas cowgirl boots

If your mom has a little bit of cowgirl in her, why not consider getting her a pair of Tecovas cowgirl boots for Mother’s Day? Tecovas makes some of the best handcraft boots out there, at a very affordable price.

The Jamie is their original versatile women’s boot. Wear it to a tailgate for a country show or Saturday night out on the town. With classic western styling and signature 3/4 Goodyear welt construction, it’s the perfect combination of comfort and quality. The Jamie is made with a leather sole, stacked leather heel with rubber end cap, and a soft bovine lining for a comfortable fit. Options include calfskin, bovine, and Scotch goat.


Seiko Women’s Leather Essentials Watch

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Your mom already has a smartwatch that does it all. Go analog with a classic Seiko, featuring a light champagne rectangular case with a gold finish and a brown leather strap.



Shinola Leather Jewelry Traveler

Shinola Leather Jewelry Traveler for Mother's Day

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A convenient and stylish way for your mom to organize her jewelry. Expertly crafted by the legendary Shinola watchmakers, this case is made from a soft and durable natural leather with snap closures to keep every necklace, ring and earring secure.



Flamingo Estate Candle

Flamingo Estate Candle; shop Huckberry for Mother's Day

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Because your mom can never have too many candles. The perfect scented to freshen up any space. Made from 100%Z vegetable-based wax, Flamingo Estate Candles come in Heirloom Tomato and Climbing Tuscan Rosemary Scents. Hand poured in Los Angeles.



Los Poblanos Relax & Restore Crate Gift Set

Los Poblanos Relax & Restore Crate Gift Set; shop Huckberry for Mother's Day

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The ultimate starter kit for a relaxing spa day at home. The kit includes lavender shampoo, lavender conditioner, lavender honey soap, lavender salve in an amber glass jar, lavender skin care oil, lavender mist, lavender bath salt, lavender candle in an amber glass jar, and a soft bristle face brush.



Moana Tote Bag

Disney Moana tote bag

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Seriously, there’s no such thing as too many totes. Groceries, picnics, trips to the park and farmer’s market. It’s impossible.

This sturdy cotton canvas tote features a Disney classic and holds all the essentials. Includes colorful lining, simulated leather carry straps, and tassels.



Diamond Mom Heart Pendant in 10K Rose Gold

Earning the title of “favorite child” is tough work. A card won’t cut it. This heart pendant from Fred Meyer might do the trick, however. It’s a thoughtful way to show her how much you care, with a 1/10 carat total weight round diamonds in the center for a little pizzazz.

Pro tip: If you’re not one to be competitive with your sibs on “favorite child” distinction, you can always go in together on it. Mom won’t care.


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