43 best Mother’s Day gifts your mom actually wants

43 best Mother’s Day gifts your mom actually wants

When we were young, celebrating Mother’s Day may have meant homemade cards, hand-picked flowers, and maybe a few treats for your mom. Now, gift-giving has evolved into presenting the most important woman in your life with something worthy of all the love and support she’s given you throughout the years. 

Our list chosen by product experts (and moms at Reviewed) has an array of the best gift ideas for Mother’s Day coming up this weekend on Sunday, May 12, for every budget and personality, from cooking gadgets and flower deliveries, to personalized photo albums and the best smartwatch we’ve tested. Whatever gift you choose, remember that it is the thought that counts, and the mother figure who receives it will be thankful to know you appreciate them. Read on for the 40 best Mother’s Day gifts that your mom actually wants this year. And if the mom you are shopping for happens to be your wife, we’ve got thoughtful gift ideas for her, too.

Made In Dutch Oven

For the mom who likes to cook

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Reviewed / Made In

Made-In makes the best Dutch oven we’ve tested, for its excellent cooking results, fantastic nonstick qualities, plus it’s reasonably priced and its enameled exterior is gorgeous, to boot. Moms who love to cook will be thrilled with this amazing kitchen gift.

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An on-trend lululemon Scuba Full-Zip Hoodie

For the mom who appreciates form and fashion

A model wearing the lululemon Scuba Full-Zip Hoodie in Heathered Bone/Gold color and tan leggings.

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This breathable, cotton blend hoodie is one of lululemon’s best-selling items and perfect to pair with our favorite Align leggings. The super soft Scuba Full-Zip Hoodie comes in sizes 0 to 14 and looks just as good with jeans as with workout outfits.

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A Colorful Teleflora Bouquet 

For the mom who loves fresh flowers

A large, colorful flower arrangement inside of a small glass vase from Teleflora.

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Reviewed / Teleflora

A beautiful bouquet of flowers is a classic choice. Teleflora is the best flower delivery service we’ve tried, and has just what you need to brighten Mom’s day. Choose from a variety of flower arrangements, including the Colors of the Rainbow bouquet, which is filled with lilies, hydrangeas, roses, and snapdragons. 

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LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs

For moms who need a bit of pampering

A scattered arrangement of colorful bath bombs from LifeAround2Angels.

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Reviewed / LifeAround2Angels

Enhance her bathtime routine with our favorite bath bombs. We love the top-rated LifeAround2Angels bath bombs for their fresh scents, vibrant colors, and how they leave skin feeling soft and moisturized.

A pair of Eberjey Gisele Pajamas

For moms who need more sleep

Three models wearing three different sets of Eberjey Pajamas in green, pink and cream colors.

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Reviewed / Eberjey

For the new mom who isn’t getting much rest, you can at least help her make the most of her sleep by wearing the best pajamas for women we tested. The Eberjey Gisele Pj set is made from super soft, lightweight fabric and comes in two dozen colors to suit any mom’s style.

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Firstleaf Wine Subscription

For the mom who enjoys her wine nights

A Firstleaf Wine Subscription cardboard box behind a spread of cheese, fruits and six bottles of wine on a countertop in kitchen.

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Reviewed / Firstleaf

A monthly wine subscription is a great wine gift for women who enjoy their vino, and like to share it (sometimes), too.
Firstleaf is the best wine subscription service you can sign up for. During testing, we found that shipments are conveniently customizable and they provide helpful wine knowledge for beginners. Or, consider a gift bundle like Mom’s Night Off which includes 12 bottles of white, rosé, and red wines curated especially to make Mom feel special.

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Royal Craft Bathtub Caddy

For moms who love a nice soak in the bathtub

A Royal Craft wooden bath tray with assorted self-car items, a vase of red roses and a glass of wine.

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Reviewed / Royal Craft

If your mom loves to relax in the bath, consider elevating her experience with the Royal Craft Luxury Bathtub Caddy, one of the best bath trays available, it’s made from natural bamboo, expands to fit across virtually any tub, and features all kinds of cool compartments to store a phone, a candle, even a glass of wine, and more.

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Apple Watch Series 9

For the tech-savvy mom

Apple Watch Series 9 smartwatch with a pink silicone band.

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Reviewed / Apple

With the new Apple Watch Series 9, you can track your health and fitness, stay connected, and much more, which all contribute to why it is the best smartwatch we’ve ever tested. It also has a unique safety feature that alerts caregivers if the wearer takes a fall. And there are more band options than ever, from stainless steel to Nike collabs, woven fabric, and more. 

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Owala FreeSip Water Bottle

For the mom who wants to stay hydrated

A dark purple, orange and green Owala Free Sip water bottle.

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Reviewed / Owala

Owala’s heavy-duty water bottles come in a variety of sizes and colors to match every personality. The push-button lid lock prevents spills, and the patented free sip feature allows you to drink via the built-in straw or by tipping the bottle back, making the Owala FreeSip the best water bottle on the market.

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A Mejuri Gold Initial Necklace 

For the mom who loves jewelry

A gold pendant necklace from Mejuri with the letter A as the pendant.

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Reviewed / Mejuri

This 14-carat adjustable necklace can be adorned with any initial. Wear it alone or combine it with other necklaces for a layered look.

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Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser: Her Escape Set

For aromatherapy

A Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser with 2 fragrance bottles

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Reviewed / Pura

Send mom into relaxation mode with this thoughtful gift. When we tested Pura’s Smart Fragrance Diffuser, we loved how you can customize and adjust the strengths of your favorite scents. For Mom this year, we recommend spoiling her with the Her Escape Set, which includes one Pura diffuser and two premium calming scents, Coconut Calm and Sweet Grace.

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Prince for Target Pickleball Paddle

For competitive moms

Two Prince for Target pickleball paddles. One is rainbow-striped and the other has yellow checkers.

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Reviewed / Prince Sports

Ace Mother’s Day this year for your pickleball-playing mom. The new Prince for Target collection features a fun selection of pro paddles that are ergonomically-designed for comfort and come in several stylish designs, so she’ll enjoy every moment on the court.

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Baked by Melissa mini cupcakes

For moms with a sweet tooth

A Mother Day themed Baked by Melissa mini cupcakes gift.

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Reviewed / Baked by Melissa

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones your can eat. We tried these bite-sized treats from Baked by Melissa and were immediately obsessed. They’re easy to eat and come in a variety of delicious flavors, and adorable Mother’s Day-themed packaging is also available. They even offer gluten-free and vegan options!

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Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Ceramic Canisters 

For the moms who love to stay organized

Three white Hearth and Hand stoneware storage canisters in various sizes.

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Reviewed / Hearth and Hand

A place for everything and everything in its place. Buy mom a set of these Hearth and Hand stoneware canisters, perfect for storing dry goods, odds and ends, and more.  

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A Pair of Ugg Scuffette Slippers

For moms who love to stay comfy

Single black Ugg Scuffette II slipper with gray fur trim lining.

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Reviewed / Ugg

For a classic gift for Mom, you can’t go wrong with our favorite slippers for women, the Ugg Scuffette II. They are stylish, provide plenty of fur lining, and best of all they are super comfortable to wear any day, all day.

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Our Place Wonder Oven

For moms who multitask in the kitchen

The Our Place Wonder Oven in Spice color.

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Reviewed / Our Place

Our Place transformed our kitchen aesthetic with the iconic Always Pan, and now they’ve done it again, with one of the best looking, most versatile countertop oven options of the year. The Wonder Oven will make a truly impressive Mother’s Day gift. It air fries to perfection, with a wonderful steam function, and an adorable design to boot.

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Caraway Cookware Set

For the chic home chef

A set of four stainless steel Caraway pots and pans in Perracotta color.

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Reviewed / Caraway

Caraway makes one of the best nonstick pans we’ve tested, so why not splurge on the whole, best-selling set of four non-stick pots and pans for Mother’s Day? The gorgeous new Perracotta colorway will make a beautiful addition to her kitchen, and as always, Caraway’s ceramic-coated cookware is made of non-toxic materials.

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A Personalized Shutterfly Photo Album

For the mom who cherishes memories

A family is depicted on the cover of the Everyday Neutrals Photo Book by Shutterfly.

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Reviewed / Shutterfly

Digital photos are great, but nothing beats actual prints. Surprise mom with a personalized photo album from Shutterfly full of all her favorite shots. You can make one yourself or purchase a gift card so she can design one herself.

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Renpho Eye Massager

To soothe mom’s migraines

Person reclining on pillow while wearing the Renpho Eye Massager with arms resting behind head with an enlarged image of the Renpho Eye Massager and remote.

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Reviewed / Renpho

Our editors swear by the popular Renpho Eye Massager. It’s a heated eye mask that not only soothes the sleepy eyes of any mama with a gentle massage, but is designed to help her relax and provide migraine relief.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

For the mom who loves to bake

Side view of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Aqua Sky color.

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Reviewed / KitchenAid

Treat your baker-mama to our favorite classic stand mixer. KitchenAid’s five quart mixer is easy to set up and comes equipped with 10 speeds and comes with a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook.

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A Super Soft Throw Blanket

For the mom who’s always cold

Gray and white knitted Lush Decor woven throw blanket folded into a square.

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Reviewed / Lush Decor

This super-soft knitted throw blanket, available in four colors, is the perfect addition to a cozy night at home. Your mom will love bundling up with her favorite book or watching a movie. 

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Alo Warrior Yoga Mat 

For moms who love a good stretch

A black Alo Yoga mat folded up.

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Reviewed / Alo Yoga

The Alo Warrior Yoga Mat is one of the best yoga mats out there. It features a wonderful non-slip design and feels great to the touch

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A Lego Set for Grown-Ups 

For moms who are young at heart

An assorted set LEGO of potted flowers in various sizes in front of a LEGO cardboard box.

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Reviewed / LEGO

Lego sets aren’t just for kids. This elevated set is geared toward grown-ups who want to join the fun. And if your mom was born without a green thumb, this is one plant she’ll be sure to keep alive.

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A Beautiful Kate Spade Picture Frame

For the mom who wants to show off her loved ones

A Kate Spade two-tone silver and gold photo frame.

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Reviewed / Kate Spade

Prep this Kate Spade picture frame with mom’s favorite photo so it’s ready for display when she unwraps the gift. The imported ceramic frame holds a 5×7 picture.

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lululemon Everywhere Bag

For moms who are into the minimalist look

A black lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag.

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Lululemon’s Everywhere Bag goes, well, everywhere. We found it to be the perfect size for your phone, keys, and everyday essentials without taking up too much room.

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Fitbit Charge 5

For moms on the move

A Fitbit Charge 5 fitness watch set alongside a charger cord, replacement band, screen protectors, and attachment plug.

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Reviewed / Fitbit

Moms are always on the move, whether it’s running to the grocery store or getting in a quick Pilates class. She can be more conscious about her steps with a fitness tracker and the Fitbit Charge 5 is the best fitness tracker we’ve tested. It has several goals she’ll love to crush, hourly movement reminders and sleep and workout tracking. She’ll wonder how she ever lived without it.

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe

Because Mom might actually need a new robe

A person models a white Classic Turkish Cotton Robe by Parachute while pulling on the waist belt.

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Reviewed / Parachute

Starting the morning in a robe with a cup of coffee is a great way for Mom to get her day off on the right foot. Upgrade her morning routine with the Parachute Classic Bathrobe, which is one of our favorite robes for women. It’s made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and designed to have a relaxed, comfortable fit. Bonus: It has hidden pockets and comes in a range of beautiful colors.

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Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine

Our favorite espresso machine is a caffeine fiend’s dream

A Breville Barista Touch coffee machine in stainless steel finish.

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Reviewed / Breville

For a truly impressive gift that will keep giving day after day, you can’t go wrong with an espresso machine to get her mornings off to a jump start. The Breville Barista Touch is the best espresso machine we tested thanks to its amazing frothing capabilities and extremely intuitive design.

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Conair Light-Up Makeup Vanity

For the moms who like to see it all

Side view of the Conair Lighted Makeup Mirror.

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Reviewed / Conair

Conair’s powerful LED vanity offers 360-degree rotation and three light settings. This battery-operated, double-sided lighted makeup mirror provides bright light for picture-perfect makeup, making it one of the best makeup mirrors of 2024.

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

For moms who need to tune out

A pair of Apple Airpods Pro wireless earbuds hovering slightly above its charging case.

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Reviewed / Apple

If Mom’s wired earbuds are hanging by a thread, literally, then you’re overdue for buying her a pair of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen), which are the best wireless earbuds we tested for an iPhone. They offer excellent audio quality, noise canceling, connectivity and much better battery life than the first generation.

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Classic Mother’ Day Gift Basket from Harry & David

For the mom who has a snacking habit

A Harry & David gift basket filled with cookies, crackers, popcorn, pretzels and more.

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Reviewed / Harry & David

We found Harry & David to be a great place to buy gifts, and Mother’s Day is no exception.  They are renowned for their high-quality gift baskets, like this classic gift basket filled with an assortment of cookies, crackers, cheeses, sweet treats, and savory snacks.

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Athleta Salutation Stash Leggings

For moms who think jeans are overrated

A model displaying a pair of black Athleta Salutation Stash leggings with a cropped worktop.

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Reviewed / Athleta

Dressing casually never looked so good. Moms will love the buttery soft fabric of Athleta’s iconic Salutation Stash leggings that feature deep pockets for all of her essentials.

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Olive & June Mani System

For moms who do their own manicures

An Olive & June manicure set with nail polish remover, two bottles of nail polish, a nail file, a nail clipper, and a nail tool.

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Reviewed / Olive & June

Moms are busy and don’t always have time to schedule an appointment at a nail salon. We love the at home Mani System from Olive & June because it includes everything she needs to feel like she just had her nails done by a pro. The set includes polish, clippers, a file, buffer, polish remover, cuticle serum and more.

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

For moms with dry skin

A tub of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.

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Reviewed / First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a beauty product that our editors swear by. This skincare hero goes on thick and silky and leaves skin feeling super hydrated. It’s no wonder why it’s the best face moisturizer we’ve ever tested.

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Pink Picasso Paint By Numbers kit

For creative mamas

A Pink Picasso Paint by Numbers Kit with a portrait of a painted floral arrangement.

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Reviewed / Pink Picasso

Pink Picasso’s Paint by Numbers is a unique gift for any creative mother figure in your life. They made our list of Best Paint By Numbers Kits of 2024 thanks to their beautiful selection of images and rolled canvas, meaning no creases!

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Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

For the mom whose hair is always picture-perfect

An angled view of the Revlon One-Step hair dryer and volumizer.

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Reviewed / Revlon

This iconic hair dryer creates salon-quality blowouts at home. It’s the best hair dryer we’ve ever tested for how well-made it is, and for how it creates super sleek styles in a fraction of the time.

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A Lux Diptyque Candle 

For the candle-loving mom

A full Diptyque rose-scented candle with a black and white label on front.

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Reviewed / Diptyque

Diptyque’s highly fragranced candles are the perfect gift for mom. Gift her one of the brand’s most popular scents, rose, which radiates a romantic and comforting aroma.

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Allbirds Wool Runners

For the mom who lives in lifestyle sneakers

A single black Allbirds Wool Runner sneaker.

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Reviewed / Allbirds

Our editors absolutely love Allbirds Wool Runners. Made from Merino wool and available in a wide range of fabulous color choices for any mom’s style, they provide next-level comfort and their sleek, modern design make them a timeless footwear staple.

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A Clip on Reading Light 

For moms who can’t put their books down

An illuminated iGoober reading light next to a small power cord.

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Reviewed / iGoober

If mom can’t put her books down, gift her this clip-on reading light to illuminate her latest read. The convenient USB charging ensures it’s always ready.

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A pair of cool Ray-Ban Sunglasses 

For moms who love going incognito

A pair of gold-rimmed round metal Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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Reviewed / Ray-Ban

You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. Ray-Ban’s Round Metal Sunglasses come in a variety of lens frames and colors, and will look cool on any mom.

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A Hardcover Linen Journal

For moms who write

A small, red, hardcover Shinola journal with a reinforced black strap on front.

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Reviewed / Shinola

Shinola’s linen journals are handcrafted in Michigan. They feature 192 acid-free, lined sheets and a silk ribbon bookmark.

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Tatcha Gift Set 

For the mom who loves a good beauty gift set

A Tatcha skincare gift pouch set with mini bottles of makeup remover, Skin-Softening cleanser, exfoliating cleanser, skincare boosting cleanser and Clarifying Hydration cream.

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Reviewed / Tatcha

The Tatcha gift set includes six popular products, including the brand’s rice wash and water cream. Each one is rich in antioxidants and gentle AHAs.

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Kindle Paperwhite

For the moms who enjoys reading on the go

Front and back of a black Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader tablet.

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Reviewed / Kindle

The Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite kindle, thanks to its large storage and crisp display. It’s also fantastic for reading on the go, perfect for the mom in your life who has a much needed vacation planned.

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When is Mother’s Day 2024?

Mother’s Day in 2024 will be observed on Sunday, May 12. Each year in the United States, the holiday celebrating motherhood is observed on the second Sunday of May.

Where are the best places to shop for Mother’s Day gifts?

Amazon is one of our go-to places to shop for all the best Mother’s Day gift ideas. The massive online retailer has everything from crafts and home goods to the latest tech and best kitchen appliances—all at some of the best prices we can find online. Amazon, along with customer favorite retailers like Nordstrom, Walmart, Target and lululemon are sure to cover all of your Mother’s Day gift-shopping needs.

How much should you spend on a Mother’s Day gift?

While the thought may be what truly matters most, it’s also important to consider your budget when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts. To put things in perspective, last year, according to the National Retail Federation, the average shopper spent about $274 on Mother’s Day gifts for their moms.

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