The moms — and mother figures — in our lives are so pivotal, and while it’s important to let them know how much we love, care for, and appreciate them every day, Mother’s Day is the ultimate opportunity to remind them that they’re the best.

But not every mom is the same and, therefore, you want to treat each one like the unique snowflake she is — especially when it comes to gift giving.

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Whether it’s a candle they love or something from your childhood that’s nostalgic, a meaningful gift can be a real winner.

Jessica Lighter

Creative director, Celebration Stylist

These carefully curated Mother’s Day gift ideas are designed to steer you toward the perfect present for your mom’s personality, whether she’s stylish and sassy, a picky perfectionist, completely creative, or your all-time BFF.

“At the end of the day, no matter what type of celebration or gift idea you settle on, make sure Mom doesn’t lift a finger,” says Jessica Lighter, creative director at Celebration Stylist. “She deserves extra mimosas this year.”

In other words, spoil her.

Lighter encourages some out-of-the-box thinking on Mother’s Day.

Baskets come in handy,” she says. “I always do this for my mom — I create a basket full of things she loves.” She says to choose items that are sentimental or make you think of your mom. “Whether it’s a candle they love or something from your childhood that’s nostalgic, a meaningful gift like this can be a real winner,” she explains.

Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas to get your creative gifting juices flowing.

Mother’s Day gift ideas for the perfectionist mom

Is your mom a model of punctuality, the picture of ultimate put-togetherness, the envy of all her friends for how on top of everything she always is? Then you’ve got yourself a perfectionist mom.

If that’s the case, then she’ll probably love things that will keep her organized, such as luggageplannersjewelry boxes, and recipe boxes.

And sure, you want to make her something that comes straight for the heart, but her exacting standards can be tough to meet. That’s when you turn to the professionals. Send your mom a Mother’s Day Coffee and Cookies Gift Box, an Elegant Heart Wreath, or a Brunch Gift Box (because why make brunch when it could be delivered?).

Mother’s Day gift ideas for the stylish mom

Your mother is always on trend, from the decor in her home to the clothes she wears. She’s a stylish mom, and the gift (or gifts) you get her should match her sense of high fashion.

One idea for Mother’s Day is taking her on a shopping spree to her favorite store — funded by you and your family, of course. A subscription service is also an excellent choice. Whether it’s for home goods, fashionable apparel, or high-end luxury items, a regular refresher of chic must-haves will be the gift that keeps on giving.

There’s also nothing quite like a luxurious flower arrangement to let your mom know you care — the more exotic, the better. And roses, whether preserved or made of Waterford glass, are always a stylish choice, indeed.

Mother’s Day gift ideas for the BFF mom

Your mom is your go-to gal. You call her several times a day just to chat, and she is the first person you talk to when something — good or bad — happens. She’s your BFF, and that means your Mother’s Day gift needs to have a sentimental feel to it.

One suggestion is a customized bracelet or another piece of jewelry. Another is to set up a stellar experience to share with her: Whether it’s indoor skydiving, a trip to the beach, a cooking or paint and sip class, or an epic camping adventure, your BFF mom will love it as long as you’re experiencing it with her.

And if your mom is anything like yours, we know she’ll enjoy indulging in some cheesecake bites and chocolate covered berries after your day of bonding. They’re the perfect way to end the perfect day with your best friend.

Mother’s Day gift ideas for the creative mom

Your mom is always letting her imagination run wild. She’s got killer ideas and always pursues them on her own, and she isn’t afraid to express herself in a multitude of ways. In short, you have a creative mom, and for her you need gifts that make it easier for her to show her true colors to the world.

Whether you want to surprise Mom with an artistic addition — such as a paint-by-numbers set (now with wine!), crochet kit, new watercolors, or DIY project — or put together a celebration that speaks to her personality (a mimosa brunch bar, perhaps?), we encourage you to look outside the box for this present.

You can also buy her a list of supplies for a new project she’s been dying to try. Nothing says “I love you, my creative mother” like setting her up for success on her latest artistic endeavor.

And if you’re still stuck, take this foolproof quiz to determine the type of mother you have paired with gifts just for her.


Beginning her writing career as a print journalist, Hanna Marcus worked as a beat reporter and general assignment reporter in newsrooms throughout Florida including The Tampa Bay Times, The Orlando Sentinel, The Naples Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun. Now a full-time freelance writer, she writes for clients such as Hot Topic, New Balance, BoxLunch, and others.

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