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2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide (by an Actual Mom)

What to get for mother’s day? That is the question so many of us are facing as we look to buy gifts for the special moms in our lives–moms of little ones, moms of teenagers, grandmas,  wives, aunts, friends! This is a list of gifts for a variety of women with different interests (from cooking to gardening and sentimental to functional). The items on this list were carefully chosen and are items that I own, have gifted, or are on my own wish list (wink, wink to my hubby)!

For the Outdoorsy Type

Camping Hammock

Honest Outfitters makes a well-reviewed hammock (either single or double) that is perfect for the mom who likes to camp! I bought one for my sister-in-law for Christmas and she loved it! This camping hammock can easily be set up anywhere–the backyard, a campground, or the middle of the wilderness. The hammock is made of sturdy parachute nylon and comes with a handy storage bag and straps to attach it to a tree. What better way to say Happy Mother’s Day then giving a hardworking mom a great way to relax and soak in nature!

Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottles

These water bottles are awesome for the adventurous mama in your life! They are made of durable stainless steel, insulated to preserve beverage temperature, and come with two different styles of caps (one with a straw). With several beautiful colors to choose from, what mom wouldn’t want this great water bottle to accompany her on the next hike, bike ride, or run?

A Woman’s Guide to the Wild

Full of valuable information and tips for wilderness survival, A Woman’s Guide to the Wild is the perfect gift for the independent, adventurous, or survivalist spirit! Written by a woman, for women, this practical indexed guide has information for newbies and veterans alike!

For the Fitness Fanatic

Running Belt

Is the mom your shopping for an avid runner? Does she appreciate hands-free function? Does she enjoy sleek fitness fashion? Gift her this awesome running belt! It comes in several beautiful and fashionable colors, is adjustable, and is perfect for carrying her necessities securely.

Bluetooth Headphones

Any mom who has ever tried to work out with bulky headphones or traditional earbuds can tell you the same thing, they are annoying! Who wants to get their sweat on while tangling in cords and constantly adjusting headphones or earbuds? These sleek and fashionable blue tooth headphones eliminate the necessity of cords. With their over-ear design, they are sure to stay put!


The Fitbit has become the must-have accessory for every health-conscious mama! What a simple way to track your heart rate, steps, workouts, sleep and so much more! This particular model is super cute and fashionable in its sleek rose gold finish and is highly rated on Amazon–definitely a worthwhile investment!

For the Sentimental Sort

Baby Hand and Foot Print Kit Frame

Mom’s of little ones will surely appreciate this sweet and sentimental kit. Babies grow so fast! She will treasure the tiny hand print and foot print forever preserved in this charming picture frame. These years are precious and short, help her remember them always!

Willow Tree Sculpture

Willow Tree makes art, ornaments and sculptures with simple and timeless designs.  Your beloved mom will enjoy displaying this elegant and charming display of love. With a variety of designs to choose from, there is a figurine for everyone, from moms to grandmas and many more.

Infinity Birthstone Bracelet

What a beautiful way for mom to wear her heart on her sleeve (errrr wrist). This gorgeously simple bracelet is customizable with up to 8 birthstones. You will be guaranteed to make her tear up with this lovely, thoughtful gift.

Tree of Life Photo Locket

Mom’s always have their children close to their heart. With this lovely locket, she can literally have photos of her loved ones next to her heart. This locket is a nice size for displaying photos, but is not too big. The simple tree design invokes family and springtime.

For the Gardener

Mini Green House

This cute little greenhouse is game-changer for mom’s who love to garden! Now she can get her seeds started that much sooner. This is a very practical gift for anyone who wants to start their seeds indoors, or have a small herb garden throughout the winter.

Plant Stand

If the mom in your life loves flowers, why not gift her with beautiful way to display them. This gorgeous wrought iron plant stand is perfect indoors or out.

Flower Pot Set

A simple and elegant flower pot set is a great gift for anyone who loves growing flowers, herbs, or any small plant. These pots are self-watering for optimal plant growth conditions and would be lovely on the plant stand above!

For the Mom Who Loves her Beverages

Copper Tea Pot

This Turkish-made hammered copper tea kettle is a beautiful addition to the tea-lover’s kitchen. It has a gorgeous ornate spout and  a carved wooden handle. It is truly a piece of art as well as a practical kitchen implement. Accompany it with some tasty tea to complete the perfect tea lovers gift.

Mama Bear Insulated Travel Mug

Is the mama your shopping for a coffee drinker? (I know, what mom doesn’t need coffee?) This insulated Mama Bear travel mug is a perfect gift. Stylish and practical for a caffeine buzz on the go. It’s double-wall, air-tight design will keep her beverage hot or cold and in her cup!

Mama Bear Insulated Wine Tumbler

Another fun Mama Bear design makes this cute insulated wine tumbler a must for many moms! A perfect beverage container for a warm summer evening on the deck or patio, mom’s will love that it keeps their wine chilled and won’t spill! I would suggest pairing this gift with a bottle of her favorite wine!

Unbreakable Wine Glasses

This is another fun one for summer wine drinking! These unbreakable, flexible wine glasses are great for a girl’s night in the backyard, at the beach, or on a boat! They each have a different funny little phrase on them so no one will get them mixed up! I bought these for my stepmom and they were a big hit!

For the Foodie Mama

Silicone Baking Mats

So, your mom loves to bake?! These silicone baking mats are fantastic for preventing cookies from sticking and getting a nice, even bake! They wash up in a snap, too! No more scraping the baking sheet! What’s more, they are a great “green” option for those who don’t want to use extra parchment paper or tinfoil.

Instant Pot

If your mom doesn’t already have a magical Instant Pot, I HIGHLY recommend them! I use mine almost every day. The Instant Pot performs a variety of standard cooking settings–sautee, slow cook, and pressure cook–as well as specialized settings for cooking rice, making stew, and even making yogurt. It is a wonderful tool of convenience in any kitchen!

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I get a little nostalgic about KitchenAid Stand Mixers. My grandma had one that my mom eventually inherited, and I received mine as a wedding gift. They truly are the gold standard of mixers and come in a variety of stylish colors, with assorted attachments like bread hooks, whisks, and paddle mixers. Additionally, you can buy some other really fun attachments like meat grinding attachments, pasta makers, and even ice cream makers.

For the Mom who likes to be Pampered

Warm Hug Sherpa Blanket

With the chill still in the spring air, what’s better than a super-soft throw blanket to snuggle with on the couch? This gorgeous throw is made of velvet fleece and Sherpa. It comes in a variety of beautiful colors to match any decor and is adorned with positive words of love, strength, and affirmation. It is machine washable, durable, and highly rated!

Essential Oil Diffuser

This essential oil diffuser is small, stylish and easy to use. Your mom can pair this with oils of her choosing to gently scent the room with an aura of calming lavender or invigorating orange! These are wonderful for diffusing eucalyptus when you have a head cold too! Be sure to pair it with a pack of essential oils!

Essential Oils

This essential oil kit is perfect for the mom just getting started with oils, or the mom who needs to re-stock her supply. It contains eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, orange, tea tree, lemon grass, lavender, and frankincense oils. There are so many great ways to combine these oils for a calming or invigorating effect, or to help with a head cold or clear up a skin irritation. They can be used in a diffuser, applied to pulse points, sprinkled on a heat pack, and so many other wonderful options!

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  1. Such a great gift guide! You’ve definitely given me some ideas for mother’s day!

  2. Forget mamas! 😉 I want everything on this list!

  3. What a great selections of items! I really like the idea of a Fitbit & of course you can’t go wrong with a Kitchen Aid mixer! This year for mothers day, I got my mom a handful of skincare items that have been favorites of mine (we have very similar taste!)

    -madi xo |

    • web_admin

      April 25, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Thank you! Mom’s can be tricky to shop for! Skincare items are a great idea! Maybe next year I will add some more personal care type items too!

  4. Such a great list, some many nice ideas for the hard to to buy for mothers.

  5. YESSSS to the InstantPot! I received one for Christmas and it was hands-down the best gift ever. It’s like a crockpot for impatient people. 😂 I use mine so much. It really speeds up the cooking process for days where hit snooze too many times in the morning and don’t have time to prep the ingredients for a crockpot meal.

  6. So exciting with Mother’s Day, it’s a good selection of gifts. For my mum I will choose the blanket and oil diffusers, I know she will love them!

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