2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 30 Thoughtful & Unique Ideas
There is no-one that deserves a loving and thoughtful gift more than your mom!
We’ve searched the market and made a shortlist of ideas that are sure to make her smile.
Read on for 30 unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, including inspiration for your wife, grandma and new moms:
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
An exfoliating, rejuvenating treat for mom’s tired feet!
If you’re determined to make mom relax this Mother’s Day, then you might be considering a foot massager.
The Conair Foot and Pedicure Spa with Flowing Waterfall has every feature mom could possibly need.
When she slips her feet inside, she’ll instantly feel relief as warm water cascades over her feet.
On top of the massager there are two loofah discs for exfoliation and carefully positioned nodes to deliver an intense foot massage.
Bubbles and heat add to the indulgence, plus it ships with a scrub brush and soft-touch massager.
However the best part has to be the toe-touch controls so she can just sit back and relax.
2. Draw Your Own Embroidered Sweatshirt
A sweater she’ll always treasure
Moms of little kids, and proud grandmas, are sure to love a sweater with their child’s artwork.
Once you’ve checked out, you’ll receive a drawing kit in the mail. You can then let little hands get to work creating something super special.
When they’re happy with their work of art, you upload the picture using the unique QR code and pick the finishing details.
The artwork will then be embroidered onto a pullover that is sure to bring a tear to any mom’s eye!
Sent in a gift box and finished with a ribbon this is one gift she will never forget.
3. Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo³ Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Rose Gold
A way to escape a noisy household!
These Beats headphones are perfect for a mom who loves listening to music or podcasts.
She can escape into her own little world, while enjoying high-quality sound and up to 40 hours of use when fully charged.
Plus if she forgets to charge them, a 5 minute Fast Fuel boost can give her three hours of playback.
Using Bluetooth and pairing with her smartphone, she can enjoy wireless listening on her way to work, while at the gym or around the house.
We’ve chosen to feature the rose gold pair here, however there are other colors you can choose from to suit her style.
4. Snugzy Awesome Mom Mini Me
A completely unique keepsake for mom
Mom is sure to unwrap this Snugzy mini me and smile.
It’s a fun gift for Mother’s Day that is perfect if you want something truly original.
All you need to do is upload a headshot of mom and position it, then Snugzy will create her very own plush character.
Choose from a variety of different outfits to suit her personality or just something silly.
You could instead opt to upload a photo of yourself, so mom has something to cuddle when you’re not around!
I’ve gifted these in the past and they make a great keepsake, especially if you need birthday gift ideas.
5. Bonnie and Pop Chocolate Gift Basket
For a mom with a sweet tooth
You might feel like reaching for a sweet snack after taking a look at this chocolate gift basket.
Presented in a beautiful keepsake presentation tin, she’ll be excited by her present before even lifting the lid.
However once opened she’ll want to just dive right in!
Inside there’s a mix of individually wrapped chocolate treats including milk chocolate pretzels, sea salt caramels, cashew clusters and peppermint patties.
Those who gifted the basket reported very happy recipients who also appreciated the reusable tin.
6. What I Love About Mom By Me Book
Let mom know everything you love about her
This pocketbook is sure to make your mom cry happy tears this Mother’s Day.
Each page has a prompt that encourages you to think about your mom and all the things you love about her.
The idea is you fill it in beforehand, either alone or with your sibling to create a lasting memory of her and your relationship.
Prompts are short and sweet so it won’t take too long to fill in. Plus it’ll help her recall happy memories she’ll love revisiting.
7. Modernist X Gravity Weighted Robe
Give her a hug from far away
The Gravity Weighted Robe is the perfect way to soothe a stressed out mom.
Using deep touch pressure stimulation, the 3lb weighted collar simulates a hug and helps to calm the nervous system that works overtime when someone is feeling stressed.
Research is still fairly limited, however early findings suggest that weighted blankets are ideal for people living with anxiety.
This product takes the concept of a weighted blanket and turns it into a robe (it can still be used as a normal robe as the weighted inner is removable).
Made from a supersoft and fleecy fabric, it’s a great cosy gift for Mother’s Day.
8. Comfier Cordless Hair Scalp Massager
A deep sense of relaxation
This little tool is ideal if you’re looking for a self-care gift.
At the end of a busy day she can come home and enjoy a deep and intense scalp massage.
28 individual nodes work to deliver a soothing treatment that can help to relieve stress and improve circulation.
Choose from high or low speed, and clockwise or anti-clockwise rotation. Plus it’s waterproof so it can be used in the shower.
Owners of this handy scalp massager reported that it helped with hair growth and offered relief from headaches.
9. The Self Care Bucket List Card Deck
Swap a greeting card for a self-care card
Making time for self-care is tough, and even tougher when you’re a mom!
Provide her with some self-care inspiration by wrapping up The Self Care Bucket List Card Deck.
Within the beautifully designed box there are 100 cards containing self-care prompts, such as “Go for a walk in the rain” or “Introduce two friends to each other”.
All the self-care activities are color coded — choose a yellow card for a challenge, red for love and green for a reminder to enjoy the journey of life.
Included in the box is a tab system so she can organise the cards into things she has done and plans to do.
It’s the ideal way to remind your mom to take care of herself even during the busiest times.
A handy accessory with secret storage
Hidden pocket scrunchies have become something of a TikTok sensation.
Made from a soft velvet material, the scrunchies have a zipper pocket where you can safely store all your essentials.
You of course can’t fit too much inside, just perhaps a key and cash when you’re about and about, but it means you don’t need to carry a bag.
Women appreciate the fact that they can keep their essentials safe and wear the scrunchie in their hair or on their wrist.
11. Apple - AirTag (4-Pack)
Keep her luggage safe
Keep mom’s luggage safe on her next adventure by gifting this set of Apple AirTags.
All she needs to do is pair the tags with her iPhone through the Find My app.
Once she has gone through the simple set up, she can then go ahead and start placing them inside her luggage or valuables for her next vacation.
If anything goes astray she can simply look in the Find My app and instantly see their location.
Adding them to car keys, electric bikes and even favorite toys are just a few of the other uses people have found for this clever tech.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Wife
1. Spafinder Gift Card
Salon or spa treatment? She can choose!
Your busy wife will certainly thank you for this one!
Choose a Spafinder gift card and she can choose from an endless selection of spa days and salon treatments at thousands of locations across the country.
You can choose the amount you want to spend from $25 to $500, and the voucher never expires.
It’s a good way to encourage her to make time for herself, plus it makes a great gift for people with anxiety.
2. Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser
Mist the air with relaxing scents
If your wife enjoys trying to create a relaxing environment in your home (despite the family chaos!) then she’s sure to love this essential oil diffuser.
Essential oils have so many benefits for your health, with a number of them particularly good for stressed out people!
All she needs to do is pop her favorite scents inside and the diffuser will release the fragrance for up to 16 hours. It also acts as a humidifier to improve the air quality.
The diffuser includes an LED adjustable mood light, that looks great and creates a wonderful atmosphere wherever it’s positioned.
3. Lovebox Love Note Messenger
A way to keep your family connected
Let your wife know just how much you love and appreciate her, by gifting this love note messenger.
This simple wooden box hides a small screen that can display a message, drawing or animation.
All you need to do is download the app and when you’re apart you can send heartfelt, fun or silly messages to the Lovebox.
It’s a romantic present that keeps the magic alive even through the craziness of family life – it also makes a unique gift for Valentine’s Day.
4. Yoga Dice
Add a little fun to your wife’s yoga practice!
Shopping for a yoga lover? Help them keep their exercise interesting with a set of yoga dice.
Inside the box there are seven wooden dice. Each one covered in small sketches of different poses.
They’re designed to vary a daily yoga routine, and encourage the user to explore various asanas.
Whether your wife is a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, she’ll have thousands of possible combinations to experiment with.
5. The Shift by Komuso
A reflective piece of jewelry
Jewelry might be top of your list when you’re searching for a thank you gift for your wife on Mother’s Day.
However this is no ordinary piece of jewelry…
The Shift can be used as a meditation tool. It has been inspired by the 17th century Japanese Komuso Monks, who used a bamboo flute as a method of attaining enlightenment.
Made from highly polished stainless steel, Komuso have taken the same ancient principles to create this beautiful pendant.
The circumference supports a 10 second exhale, helping to control your breathing and enter a meditative statement.
If you want a meditation gift or just a stunning piece of jewelry, this ticks both boxes!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Grandma
1. The Pioneer Woman Willow 10.4-inch Acacia Wood Cookbook Holder
Add a vintage touch to her kitchen
Food blogger and cookbook author, Ree Drummond, better known as The Pioneer Woman, has created a beautiful new kitchenware range.
This cookbook holder is part of the collection and is a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift for any grandma who looks to cook.
Made from acacia wood, it has a vintage look and is decorated with Ree’s signature floral design.
Practically it is 10.4” and can comfortably hold any average sized cookbook so she can whip up something delicious!
A more mindful way to walk
The special woman you’re shopping for can learn to walk more mindfully through this beautiful Afoot and Lighthearted journal.
It’s the perfect gift for people who like to walk, encouraging the writer to pause and appreciate the world, evoking a greater sense of wellbeing.
Inside there are inspirational quotes and prompts, so she can develop a fresh perspective on each step of her walk.
Like walking, journaling has its own health advantages, including helping to boost your immune system and improve your memory.
3. iReliev Relaxable Pillow Massager
A discreet but powerful massage pillow
Give your grandma’s back a real treat by gifting her this iReliev Relaxable Pillow Massager.
We’ve searched the market for the best massage cushion and this one just had to be added to the shortlist.
Inside the cushion there are two-way shiatsu nodes, mimicking the hands of a real masseuse to deliver a soothing massage treatment.
She can also enjoy the hidden infrared ceramic bulbs that warm the lower back during treatment.
It will fit seamlessly into her home, plus you can choose from four different colors to match her interiors.
4. Custom Paint-by-Number Kit
Turn a favorite photo into a work of art
Encourage grandma to hone her artistic skills with this custom paint-by-number kit.
All you need to do is supply a favorite photograph and they’ll turn it into a paint-by-number outline on a professional-grade white linen canvas.
She’ll have everything she needs to get started, including three brushes and more than 30 acrylic paints that are hand selected to best recreate the photo.
Those looking for personalized Mother’s day gifts felt that this really hit the mark.
5. Aura Wifi Carver - Gravel Digital Photo Frame
Memories displayed in glorious HD quality
This digital photo frame is such a thoughtful gift for a proud grandma.
Once connected to Wi-Fi, it can receive photos and videos from anywhere in the world, displaying them on the screen in rich HD quality.
Everyone who grandma knows and loves can download the Aura app and use it to send pictures and videos instantly to the frame.
It’s a great way for you to feel connected with her, no matter how far apart you are!
First Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
1. Mom's Little Vase
A vase for flowers picked by little hands
There’s no better gift as a mom than a little flower plucked by the tiny hands of your child.
Jill Henrietta Davis felt the same, which is why she created Mom’s Little Vase.
Perfectly sized to fit tiny wildflowers and dandelions picked by your child, it’s one vase in your home that will never stand empty.
Each of Jill’s vases is handmade so you know you’re gifting something truly unique.
2. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
For deeper and more restorative sleep
Sleep is likely the top of any new mom’s wish list!
So why not choose a sleep gift, such as this Deep Sleep Pillow Spray.
The latest sleep statistics show that new moms are not getting enough rest, so help make the sleep she does get, as deep and restorative as possible.
We know that the nose is a powerful force when it comes to slumber.
This natural remedy is a mix of lavender, vertivert and camomile, a blissful combination to relax both body and mind.
3. Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers
Soothe her tired feet
If her nights are spent settling a little one back to sleep then she’ll appreciate these cozy herbal warming slippers.
It’s a foot fact, that your feet are super sensitive and these are designed for ultimate pleasure.
Filled with aromatic lavender buds and flax seeds, they can be placed in the microwave for just 30 seconds then be enjoyed for hours.
Plus it’s not just a perfect gift for people who are always cold, as the slippers can be chilled in the freezer for some cool relief.
4. Sweet Tooth Teas from adagio teas
Tasty teas to keep her going
A hot drink is one of life’s simple pleasures – one you appreciate even more when you become a mom!
Treat her to a selection of sweet herbal teas from adagio teas.
Inside the box she’ll get four flavors of loose tea including caramel, cream and chocolate chip.
Adagio teas carefully select blends from all over the world, working directly with farmers.
Herbal teas also have many health advantages that can be beneficial for new parents. There are teas to help you sleep and blends for stress relief.
5. HelloFresh Gift Card
Everything she needs to eat well
Forgetting to eat is easily done as a new mom.
Gifting HelloFresh allows her to get a complete meal kit delivered straight to the door.
Each week a box of fresh ingredients will arrive, each one measured to the right amount.
Inside the kit the new parents will also find recipe cards to show them how to prepare the meal.
She can opt for something hearty like Honey-Butter BBQ Pork Chops or choose something tasty such as One-Pan Cheesy Beef Tortilla Melts.
With options for vegans and veggies, plus different menus each week, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Healthy Mother’s Day Gifts
1. Pranamat ECO Massage Set (Mat+Pillow)
The ethical way to enjoy acupressure therapy
Take a look at this Pranamat ECO Massage Set and you might be wondering how it works.
It’s one of the best health gifts for women, as it’s a way to enjoy acupressure treatment at home.
Lie back on the spiky mat and pressure is applied to acupoints on the body, loosening your muscles and encouraging a deep sense of relaxation.
The addition of the pillow can be great for neck pain and make the whole experience more comfortable.
Plus, every feature of the mat has been ethically sourced, including the sustainable coconut fibre filling.
2. iReliev Relaxable Eye Massager with Heat
A smart way to unwind
If you have a health-conscious mom, then take a look at this iReliev Relaxable Eye Massager.
Slip on the mask and she’ll receive a soothing eye massage, thanks to the six hidden airbags. Heat and vibration add to the indulgent experience.
Bluetooth capabilities allow her to play a guided meditation or her favorite podcast through the built-in speakers.
Made from soft vegan leather, it feels comfortable on the skin and offers five different therapy modes, including one to help with sleep.
3. PowerXL Vortex Pro Air Fryer
A healthy and efficient way to cook
There is some research to show that cooking with an air fryer can reduce calories by up to 80%.
They’ve become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to creative cooks showing their potential on TikTok and Instagram.
This PowerXL Vortex Pro Air Fryer offers real bang for the buck, with a solid range of features.
With custom presets easily accessed on the LED screen, you can quickly cook fries, chicken and eggs.
Plus with extra large capacity you can prepare food for up to six people.
4. Redmond Personal Smoothie Blender
Smoothie maker made for one!
Mom can whizz up her favorite smoothie in this personal blender.
Complete with two portable bottles she can add her favorite fruits and quickly make a drink that’s ready to go.
With two speed controls and a pulse function it can quickly mash up fruit and vegetables, no matter how tough they are.
Plus the retro styling makes it an attractive kitchen accessory that will look great in her home.
Gift Your Mom Pure Relaxation
Could a massage be at the top of your mom’s wish list?
Read our summary of the best massage gifts on the market right now.