23 Fantastic Mother's Day Gifts That Aren't Flowers
Looking for a special Mother's Day gift for the #1 lady in your life, but you aren't quite sure what to get your mom? Our editorial team has sourced 18 of the best Mother's Day gifts that aren't just a bouquet of beautiful flowers (though those are perfectly lovely, too). We found everything from cookware to fitness, and it is all sure to make her smile. No need to do a last-minute scramble at the store. We've made one-click ordering a cinch, so get ready to treat your favorite lady with these top Mother's Day gifts, right from the comfort of your computer.
Mom likely rediscovered her green thumb last year, so make sure she's stocked with supplies to DIY some garden herbs again this growing season. This affordable kit supplies seeds for chamomile, holy basil, lavender, peppermint, wild bergamot, and sage, as well as starter soil and a recycled egg carton to watch them sprout. Together, this kit of seeds brings a bit of mindfulness and calming scents to your mom's outdoor space.
Baked by Melissa's bite-sized cupcakes are nearly too cute to eat. Nearly. The multi-flavor cupcake packs are designed to hold and safely ship any number of treats to mom. Can't pick a flavor? Don't worry. Their Mother's Day assortments are thoughtfully crafted with many of their top flavors, like Peanut Butter & Jelly and S'moreo.
Breakfast in a Box
If you can't be with mom this year for brunch or breakfast, you can send her a special one that's almost as good as homemade. Stonewall Kitchen's mixes, jams, and syrups are prized for their quality and superior taste. This kit of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, New England Maple Syrup, and a Pancake & Waffle Mix, comes with an eight-inch whisk and some delicious Coastal Morning Coffee for the perfect Mother's Day Brunch.
Give mom a little wrist glitz with this 14K gold-filled bracelet. The petite braided look is classic, which means she'll be able to wear this daily, or add it to her other bracelets for a more dramatic look. Yes, sure, mom would love some new baking utensils for Mother's Day, but no mom will say no to jewelry.
Snaps of the Heart
Source the snaps you love most and turn them into heart-shaped wall art. Personalize this piece of art with 30 of your own photos (make sure to sneak a few of yourself to remind mom who the favorite is), and choose from six different sizes before adding to your cart. Take all the guesswork out of delivery by having it framed and gift wrapped, too, a worthwhile up-charge to make sure mom hangs it right away.
(Bread) Bowl-ed Over
Did mom find a new passion in bread making during the pandemic? Then she needs a beautiful bread cloche to call her own. Made with Ohio clay, the bread baking stoneware is food-safe glazed to a high shine finish. That also makes the cloche safe to use in the microwave and oven — dishwasher, too.
Smells Like Home
Reed diffusers are a way to guarantee mom's home is always filled with fresh and inviting scents. The Paddywax Realm diffusers can be mixed and matched throughout the home for a rainbow of scents, or you can get her a few for the living room, bedroom, and any other space where she likes to spend a lot of time. The golden diffuser's scent, Whiskey and Sequoia, is invigorating with scents of eucalyptus and lemon, with grounding waves of whiskey and patchouli.
Elevate mom's loungewear style with a set of matching pajamas for you and her. Comfortable enough to sleep in and coordinated enough to walk outside and grab the newspaper, this will be the new go-to in her PJ drawer. Colors and styles vary, but classic stripes are a sure bet. When you can reunite, you'll have to take a selfie in your jammies together.
If mom doesn't let a guest walk through her door without offering a glass of wine, make sure her cupboard never runs bare with a monthly wine subscription. We pulled together the best wine subscriptions in 10 categories, from best value to best expertise. Sign mom up, make her a special card, and catch a glimpse of her smile when the first box arrives.
If mom can't get to Wisconsin for spring, bring Wisconsin to mom with this collection of Wisconsin cheeses. The wooden box will be filled with sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack with wild Morel and Leek, seasonal Monterey Jack, Edam, and Colby. We'll leave it up to you to provide her with the crackers and wine to accompany.
A Bouquet of Beauty
Brighten up breakfast or happy hour with beautiful floral plates Anthropologie's side plates with are elegant and special, for any occasion, but also beautiful for everyday use. Each stoneware plate is decorated with a spring-inspired botanical scene.
Mom always has a bottle ready to serve you or anyone who comes to her house. But she may have mentioned more than once she wishes she had a way to chill wine faster. Now she does with the Ullo Chill Wine Purifier. Not only does this gadget aerate and rapidly chill wine to 60 degrees F, but it also removes sulfite. The result? The absolute best glass of wine possible time and time again.
Give mom a permanent break from cutting out parchment paper circles for her cake pans with reusable silicone mats. These 8- or 9-inch round mats can be used to create cakes, pies, and pizzas, and the non-stick design allows food to roll off easily. Heat resistant and microwave safe makes this a baker's dream.
For the stylish mom who puts an emphasis on comfort and durability, consider these sustainable Mary Janes. Made from recycled water bottles, Rothy's shoes can be cleaned in a washing machine and come in both plain colors and prints.
Salt of the Earth
Your mom may not be the type of spend on specialty salts, but she's certainly the type to covet and appreciate them. This salt assortment spans flavor, from mildly sweet to deeply complex and savory. It'll give her an excuse to try some of those salted caramels she's wanted, or to even get creative with roasted veggies.
Custom Pie Plate
The ultimate gifting win is bringing a tear of happiness to her eye, right? A custom piece of bakeware featuring a family recipe, or sentimental note — all in original handwriting — is the winning ticket this year.
If your mom spends as many hours outdoors as she can, give her a beautiful new spot to retreat. This macrame hammock is weather-resistant, so it can remain outside during all types of temps. It's also woven with tranquil shades of green and blue, so it helps mom turn her backyard into her own oasis.
A Little Lulu Love
Don't be fooled, this clothing staple is not simply a scarf. This versatile piece can go from scarf, to wrap, to shirt, to cardigan — and back — thanks to snaps on either end that encourage custom styles.
These plush slippers from Parachute feature a plush terry fabric and ribbed rubber soles. They're classic, just like mom, and they'll treat her feet to the rest and comfort they deserve.
Bring summer inside, or at least in a glass. Developed by food blogger Gaby Dalkin (you might know her from What's Gaby Cooking), this strawberry lemonade starter begs to be enjoyed with mom's favorite spirit, or with sparkling water for moms-to-be. She also made a mix for blood orange-peach spritz and fire roasted bloody mary.
Moms deserve the best of the best, especially your mom, and this year, you can treat her to a top-of-the-line stand mixer so she can finally replace her aged one that's been messing up for a while. With a seven-quart mixing bowl and patent-pending bowl lift for easy adjustments and reliable stability. That means she can whip egg whites and beat buttercream without the worry of failure or malfunction.
Spice It Up
For the mom who is always up for baking and trying new flavors, this collection of rich, high-quality spices is a wonderful, fragrant gift. The Spicewalla Baking Tasting Collection houses chai masala , golden milk, pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, everything bagel seasoning, green cardamom powder, Cyprus flake salt, and ginger powder. This assortment is perfect for baked goods, teas, and more.
Vosges Chocolat's newest collection of chocolates is inspired by the flavors and experiences of Japan. From sake to to sesame seed, each of these candies highlights the pristine flavors and cuisine of the island nation. Mom will love exploring each chocolate — and may even invite you to try one.