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It’s never too early to start thinking about Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 14. Instead of scrolling through thousands of online reviews to find the perfect gift (because mom insists she “doesn’t need anything” every year), you can go straight to another source that people love for shopping inspiration: Hollywood moms. And with the holiday fast approaching, it’s a great time to start the hunt for the best gifts for mom and other maternal figures in your life. To save you lots of browsing, we’ve rounded up some of the best Mother’s Day presents and effortless gift sets — including some that have earned accolades from A-listers — from Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Best Buy and other retailers.
Whether she’s into matching PJs, tech gadgets, skincare, fashion, gardening, music or even a tried-and-true flower delivery, there’s something for every type of mom below.
1. Lake Pima Bundle
Mom of three Jennifer Garner recently shared a photo on Instagram while wearing Lake’s cotton poplin pajamas. The brand’s Peruvian pima cotton PJ bundle includes a short-sleeved tee, shorts and pants, so she can sleep or lounge in comfort any time of the year.
2. Modern Picnic Mother’s Day Gift Set
Modern Picnic teamed with Papyrus and Forget Me Knots on this effortless Mother’s Day gift set that includes their classic insulated lunch box bag in a variety of vegan leather and rattan options, a card, a bouquet of flowers and a sweet treat.
3. Gucci Rectangular Frame Sunglasses
For the label-loving mamas who are all in on the statement accessories trend but already have their go-to jewelry or designer handbag, a treat from Gucci — like these oversized sunglasses embellished with the iconic GG motif on the arms — is always something she’ll happily unbox.
4. Diptyque Mimosa Reed Diffuser
When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, a gorgeous candle is a classic option. Diptyque is famous for its elegant French-made candles. Kate Hudson has said that her favorite Diptyque offering is Choisya, which smells of orange blossoms. If mom is not into citrus scents, Diptyque recently released three new reed diffuser fragrances (Figuier, Mimosa and Fleur d’Oranger; $210 each) — give her one or the whole trio if she has an adventurous nose.
5. Instant Pot Pro Plus Multicooker
Instant Pot’s newest Pro Plus Wi-Fi pressure cooker might just be the closest thing to gifting mom her very own robot chef. Sync the multi-tasking appliance to the brand’s app for access to over 1,000 pre-programmed recipes, or use your mobile device to schedule, adjust and monitor your food when you’re out of the house or in another room. (It also works without the app.)
Design updates include a large, easy-to-read LCD screen, NutriBoost technology that helps to release more flavor, a quieter steam release switch and an upgraded stainless steel inner pot featuring thicker metal and an easier-to-grasp handle.
6. Blissy Dream Set
Give mom the gift of beauty rest with Blissy’s three-piece Dream set, which comes with a pillowcase (available in standard, queen or king sizes), sleep mask and two scrunchies. Not only does it feel luxurious, but it will protect her hair while she snoozes by preventing damage from friction. That means no more bedhead. Silk, as opposed to cotton, is also better for her skin, since it absorbs less moisture. (Celebrity moms Hilary Duff, Gabrielle Union and Alessandra Ambrosio have used Blissy’s products.)
7. East Olivia x Campo Viejo Elena Dried Flower Arrangement
There are many things to love about East Olivia’s dried Elena flower arrangement (created in collaboration with red vino label Campo Viejo and named after its winemaker): this dried bouquet of vibrant botanicals lasts for well over a year and requires no watering, and for every one purchased, the company will send another one to mom, a friend or another loved one. So buy one for yourself and gift the second to someone who could use the random act of thoughtfulness, and earn extra brownie points if you treat them to a bottle of Tempranillo or Reserva, the flavors that inspired this bouquet. (Goop is a fan of East Olivia’s Forever Florals.)
8. Apple Watch Series 8
Mom can keep track of her workouts, emails, sleep, heart rate and more with the Apple Watch Series 8. The tech giant’s latest smart wearable has a larger and brighter screen than its predecessor, and it also measures blood oxygen levels, syncs with music and audiobooks and can be used at checkout at stores that accept Apple Pay.
9. Dashing Diva Powder Pink Glaze Starter Kit
A top beauty gift for moms who prefer a hands-on approach to manis? Dashing Diva’s LED manicure starter kit includes powder pink semi-cured gel nail strips, a travel-friendly LED lamp and all the accessories she needs for pro-looking nails.
10. We Take the Cake Bouquet Cupcakes
Looking for an Oprah Winfrey-approved twist on classic sweets and florals? We Take the Cake’s buttercream flower-topped chocolate cakes are a unique and delicious spin on two classic Mother’s Day gifts.
11. Kindle Oasis
Bookworm mamas will always have plenty of page-turners with the Kindle Oasis e-book reader. Measuring seven inches, the lightweight tablet offers up to 10 weeks of battery life and 8 or 32 GB of storage, which means readers can store thousands of titles on their device. Bibliophiles can also enjoy stress-free poolside or bathtime reading on the waterproof device, and night owls can adjust the screen’s warmth from white to amber for easy evening use. The Kindle also pairs with Bluetooth headphones and Audible subscriptions for those who want to go hands-free.
12. Veja Campo Sneakers
A pair of fresh kicks — especially comfortable, eco-conscious ones — that are royal-approved is a great gift for mom. Veja was founded in 2004 and it has been on the radar of stylish, sustainability-minded people ever since. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have both worn the French sneaker brand’s retro designs, and these best-selling Campo sneakers feature a “springy” rubber cupsole so she can feel comfy wherever she’s headed.
13. Birthdate Co. Personalized Pendant
Zodiac jewelry is one of the most timeless Mother’s Day gifts, and Birthdate Co.’s personalized pendant necklace is set with four gemstones and crystals inspired by mom’s birth month and day. The 14-karat gold-plated charm will be engraved with their birthday, astrological sign and initials, and it comes on an adjustable 16- to 20-inch chain. If mom is more into fragrances or charts, the company also offers personalized birthdate candles ($60), books ($115), gift sets and more.
14. Petite Plume Fleur D’Azur Robe
Mom of two Naomi Watts recently shared a photo on Instagram while wearing Petite Plume’s PJ collab with the Colony Palm Beach Hotel. If her wardrobe is already filled with pajamas from Mother’s Days past, treat her to the luxury sleepwear brand’s chic brushed cotton robe featuring a vintage-inspired floral print. (Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and Maye Musk are other celebrity mamas who’ve worn the label.)
15. Aura Carver Digital Photo Frame
Keep the memories rolling and gift mom, grandma or any other mama figures in your life Aura’s 10.1-inch Carver digital photo frame, which makes it easy to display their favorite pictures in true color. One of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things of 2021, this versatile frame’s sleek design blends seamlessly into homes and offices, and the Amazon Alexa-compatible device comes with unlimited free cloud storage.
16. Mansur Gavriel Upcycled Woven Mini Bag
Reese Witherspoon is known for her timeless style, so it’s no surprise that she’s been spotted toting Mansur Gavriel’s minimalist-chic carryalls. The New York-based label’s Upcycled Woven Mini Bucket Bag puts a colorful criss-cross spin on its best-selling silhouette and uses vegetable-tanned leather trimmings from past bags.
17. The Bouqs Co. Flower Delivery
One of the best flower delivery services for Mother’s Day and other celebrations, The Bouqs Co. offers fashionable florals — such as this whimsical Sedona bouquet with lilies, ranunculus, snapdragons and more in a woven vase — that stylish moms will love receiving.
18. UGG Cozetta Curly Genuine Shearling Slide Slipper
For moms who love lounging in style, one of the best Mother’s Day gifts is a pair of comfy and chic slippers. Ugg has long been the go-to brand for multi-hyphenate talents J.Lo and Madonna, and the Cozetta Curly shearing slippers are among the brand’s latest cozy offerings. Made with Ugg’s signature soft sheep fur, they have sturdy soles so they can be worn outside, too.
19. Wild One Harness Walk & Treat Kit
Celebrate your favorite dog mom and upgrade her routine with Wild One’s chic Harness Walk & Treat Kit, which includes a handy waist pack and everything else she and her pups need for a stylish stroll.
20. Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum
One of the best gifts for moms who love floral fragrances is Prada’s latest scent, Paradoxe. Encased in a refillable bottle shaped in the Italian luxury label’s iconic triangle logo, this warm, floral perfume features base notes of neroli bud, bourbon vanilla, amber and white musk; top notes of tangerine, pear and bergamot; and middle notes of orange blossom and jasmine sambac.
21. John Kelly Chocolates 12-Piece Box
For the mama with a sweet tooth and a taste for luxury, this 12-piece box of chocolates from Hollywood-loved confectioners John Kelly will hit the spot. (Quentin Tarantino, Mindy Kaling and Viola Davis are among the stars on the L.A.-based company’s long list of Hollywood fans.)
22. Sunday Riley Wake Up With Me Morning Routine Kit
For skincare-obsessed moms of all ages who love a good morning routine, Sunday Riley’s Wake Up With Me kit has everything she needs to brighten her visage (and get that fresh-faced and awake look).
23. Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book
When she prefers to flip (instead of scrolling) through her favorite memories by hand, Artifact Uprising lets you create personalized hardcover photo books in a range of sizes, page counts, paper types and dust jacket style — so she’ll love displaying one on her bookshelf or coffee table.
24. Caraway Bakeware Set
Available as a 5- or 11-piece set, Caraway’s stylish bakeware is made with non-toxic ceramic coating and comes with handy storage containers for keeping her kitchen organized.
25. Cuyana Wide Brim Panama Hat
For the stylish, sun-worshipping mama, Cuyana’s Wide Brim Panama Hat — available in other neutral colors — is the perfect size for beach days and farmers market strolls. The style is often known commercially as a Panama hat but originates in Ecuador, which is why the socially conscious brand is on a mission get the iconic silhouette rightfully renamed after the indigenous weavers who created it first.
26. Bumpsuit The Brigitte Dress
This stretchy buttery-soft jersey dress from Bumpsuit (founded by model mama Nicole Trunfio) will make soon-to-be moms feel comfy and pampered before and after their bundle of joy arrives.
27. Kodak Dock Plus 4×6 Instant Photo Printer
Now she can print out four-by-six-inch pictures straight from her phone with Kodak’s Dock Plus Instant Photo Printer, which connects via Bluetooth to most smartphones, tablets and other devices that contain her favorite pics. The company’s AR app lets users add filters, frames and more to their photos, and images can be printed with or without borders.
28. Ferragamo Giaguari Print Silk Foulard
Whether she’s channeling her inner Audrey Hepburn or Miranda Priestly, this luxe Giaguari print silk scarf from Ferragamo makes a versatile addition to her designer wardrobe.
29. Nisolo Classic Wallet
For the woman whose billfold is overflowing with receipts, this versatile leather wallet by Nisolo is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for moms who could use a minimalist upgrade. This vegetable-tanned woven leather piece gets a nice patina over time, and it has an internal zipper pocket and six card slots.
30. Let’s Do Dinner Cookbook by Antoni Porowski
If mom can’t get enough of the Queer Eye guys, cooking up an easy meal from Antoni Porowski’s Let’s Do Dinner will almost feel like she’s chopping and sautéing alongside the author himself.
31. Garden Glory Gardening Hose
The words “chic” and “garden hose” have never appeared in the same sentence — until now. Garden Glory’s very chic garden hose is the perfect gift idea for green-thumbed moms who want their gear to be as fashionable as their landscaping. Bonus: It’s 30 percent off during Neiman Marcus’ Home sale.
32. Lululemon Align High-Rise Mini-Flared Pant
Lululemon’s oft-imitated Align Pants come in this versatile high-rise mini-flared silhouette. Meghan Markle was spotted sporting the leggings version, one of the brand’s best-selling items, while in New York City for her baby shower in 2019. Made from the incredibly soft Nulu fabric, these wear-anywhere pants are light-as-a-feather and comfy as can be. Available in 28- and 31-inch lengths and other colors.
32. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket
True to its name, Barefoot Dreams’ super-soft throw blanket is cozy and chic, so you can give mom the Mother’s Day gift of a great nap. Chrissy Teigen once shared her adoration for this microfiber blanket on social media, and it comes in a range of colors and patterns, so you can get the one that suits your mom best.
33. Essie Ballet French Manicure Kit
Kate Middleton wore Essie’s sheer pink Ballet Slippers shade to her wedding — and DIY manicurists can get her look with this French manicure nail polish kit that comes with a white color, too. The brand’s streak-free formula makes a home manicure a cinch, so it’s a great Mother’s Day gift.
34. La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizer
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to splurge on the person who has done so much for you. We’re sure Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson would agree, as the Hollywood mom and daughter have lent their faces to La Mer’s Generational Beauty campaign. The deluxe Crème de la Mer moisturizer has a cult following for its multitasking magic. In addition to delivering deep hydration, it calms irritation and redness, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along the way.
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