The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for 2023

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Jewelry via Blue Nile

It’s that time of year again — time to celebrate and honor all the amazing moms and mother-figures in our lives. Whether you’re honoring your mom, work-mom, grandmother, aunt, nanny, friend (or even yourself!) it’s important to spend the time to find a meaningful Mother’s Day gift that reflects your love and appreciation. 

While we firmly believe there should be more than one day dedicated to these superwomen we love and adore, we can, at the very least, help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift across all budgets and price points. 

From heartfelt, personalized keepsakes to stylish and luxe jewelry and accessories, explore all the best options and find a gift that you know she will truly love, use, and appreciate. So pour yourself a cup of coffee (or a cocktail!) sit back, and get ready to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. 

Where to Shop for Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Let’s face it: There are two types of gift-givers, especially for those looking for Mother’s Day gifts and other important holidays.

The first type gets their shopping done weeks before. Then, there’s those of us who start to scramble a few days ahead of time when we realize we’ve been procrastinating and waited too long. Thankfully, there are shops for both types of people. If you’re looking for a gift in a hurry, these shops have a great selection that can get you out of a bind.

Blue Nile

This is a great option that works for those ahead-of-time shoppers as well as last minute, since they have a huge selection of beautiful jewelry and expedited shipping. You can also find Blue Nile brick-and-mortar locations in 17 states, including California, Florida, Illinois, and Texas. We love their classic-meets-modern jewelry design, and they offer some of the best prices for fine jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Another great option for stylish finds in a hurry, you can always shop in person at one of their locations. However, we love that you can also get free standard shipping. Or, if you need it faster they offer 2-day shipping for $12, and overnight for $20.


Yes, you can get dishwasher pods delivered same-day. But you can also get everything from funny tea towels to a heated neck pad or a dried fruit basket delivered in a few hours. Procrastinators unite!

Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

Whether you’re looking to spend less than $50 or want to shop for more of an investment, these Mother’s Day gifts will make any mom smile.

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Petite Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings, $510

A little bit of subtle sparkle makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Available in rose gold, white gold or yellow gold, this pair from Blue Nile measures ½ inch in width and diameter, making them an excellent option for the mom who treasures simplicity but still wants to shine. Vertical lines of round brilliant-cut pave diamonds wrap around the huggie style earring so they look great alone, or as part of a stack. 

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NUUDS, $48+

Take the guesswork out of getting dressed for mom, and give her a Mother’s Day gift of cool, trendy capsule pieces. Created by beloved influencer DarylAnn Denner, NUUDs is a collection of neutral-toned t-shirts, tanks, sweats, figure-flattering bodysuits, cooling pajamas and more. These will quickly become closet staples for mom, and she might even feel more in-the-know wearing them!

oprah favorite sheets

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set, $271+

Any Mother’s Day gift that helps improve your sleep is a surefire win for mom. And if Oprah approves, then it’s pretty much a no-brainer. Recently named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, this bamboo sheet set by Cozy Earth is crafted with 100% premium viscose from bamboo for super-soft, temperature-regulation. Each set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillow cases that fit well on regular and deep pocket mattresses up to 20”. Plus, they’re super easy to machine wash!

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18” Petite Infinity Rings Pendant $475

This gorgeous, everyday pendant available on features a classic design of three intertwined rings crafted in 14k yellow, white and rose gold. The pendant can resemble the love of three children, a 3-unit family, or just an infinite amount of love.  It’s available in four different colorway options and is sure to become the favorite piece in mom’s jewelry collection. 

family portrait

Hand Painted Family Portrait ,$60+

Take her favorite family photo and have it hand-rendered into a custom painted portrait for a unique Mother’s Day gift. Crafted with watercolor and vibrant ink on 140lb fine cotton watercolor paper, this gift feels more expensive than it is. Available in 8×10, 11×14 and 16×20, these paintings are reinvisioned without a background for a clean, colorful look. When ordering, just be sure you select a well-lit, standing pose for your family photo — and send it to the artist prior to purchasing to ensure the quality and lighting works out. PS – dogs and pets are welcome in the photos!

custom planter

Personalized Outdoor Planter, $47.99

Created with fine-quality and chip-resistant stoneware, this 7.25” x 6.5” outdoor planter can be personalized with up to 20 scripted names attached to a flower. It’s perfect for the names of children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. (Though, keep in mind names can not be longer than 9 characters each!)  It’s a beautiful addition to anyone’s flower or vegetable garden, patio or terrace and is sure to be treasured for years to come. 

leg massager

Warming Leg Massager $84.99

The gift of self-care is always a winner, especially for busy moms who are always on their feet. This portable calf and foot massager helps to relax and relieve sore muscles and tension with three different intensities and massage modes for a truly customized experience. Thanks to its handheld controller, mom can kick back and relax in her favorite chair as three different levels of heat work to improve circulation and swelling, soreness and fatigue. 


iRobot Roomba j7+ $1,099

There’s a running joke that h​ousehold appliance gifts are off limits to be to moms. But we think an exception should be made for this one. An all-in-one robotic vacuum and mop (yes, it really does both!) this high-ticket but worth-every-penny item is something that effortlessly takes two laborious chores off of mom’s plate. It’s the only robot vacuum and mop combo that seamlessly goes between hard floors and carpet. It also knows which type of cleaning your floor needs and can have specific cleaning preferences set by room.  Give mom the gift of clean floors AND her time back. 

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Mother’s Day Gifts FAQ

What is the most popular Mother’s Day gift?

According to a recent survey, flowers are by far the most popular mother’s day gift, followed by chocolates, gift cards, and jewelry.

What can I get for Mother’s Day instead of flowers?

While flowers are the most popular (more than 40% of mom’s get them), we all know how short-lived they are as a gift (not to mention expensive). Instead, consider investment gifts such as jewelry. Or, experience gifts like a massage, mani/pedi, or wine-tasting class!

How can I make Mother’s Day special without money?

The best free Mother’s Day gift is time! Giving mom the day off to relax and basically do what she wants is the perfect free gift. To elevate the experience and make it feel more special than just saying “Hey, we’re going to get out of your hair for the day!,” write out a DIY gift card that says “Mom’s Day Off.” Then, make sure she really get is! That means no annoying texts asking where the cereal is!

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