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60 Best Thoughtful, Unique Gift Ideas To Make Your Mom Feel Loved In 2022

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Let's face it. No matter who you are, there's a mom or mother figure who holds a special place in your heart. Whether it's your biological mother, an aunt, teacher, mother-in-law, or just your overbearing sister, you've probably had many times in your life in which you've really needed to lean on them for love and support. But as much as you appreciate them, sometimes it can be hard to remember to actually show them how much you care. That's where Mother's Day comes in for the win.

Sure, presents aren't everything, but they can be a great way to really show you're listening to her and paying attention to what she likes. Does she like decor? Snag her this custom-illustrated family portrait. Is she often suffering from neck pain? She'll *love* a heated shiatsu neck massager. Or, maybe the mom in your life loves jewelry. She'll love a travel jewelry organizer to keep her beloved jewels safe as she jet sets.

You get the gist. There are tons of gift ideas below, all divided by what your mom's hobbies and interests are. And yup, don't worry—there are tons of unique, fun options for those moms who seem to have everything and are hard to shop for. Whatever present you choose, you're bound to make her feel special with this little gesture of affection. Plus, tons of these gift ideas are budget-friendly and under $30.

See below for the 60 best gifts for moms in 2022.

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Best Gift For The Art Lover
Personalized Family Print

Give your mom some art she'll proudly hang up right in the foyer for every guest to see. This personalized family portrait is a sweet gift she'll cherish forever.

Best Gift For The Astrologer
Custom Birthdate Candle
Birthdate Co.

Curated to have her birthday written on it, this isn't just a candle. Every day of the year has its own unique scent catered to their birth chart, and the writing on the jar provides curated spiritual guidance just for them.

The astrology-obsessed mom is going to love this.

Best Gift For The Massage Lover
Shiatsu Neck Back Massager With Heat
Now 48% off

Who needs a massage more than a mom? The heated shiatsu rollers will feel amazing on her neck and back, but they can use this on their feet, too.

For The Dedicated iPhone User
3-in-1 Charging Station

Modern and functional, how could a mom not love this iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch charging station? It's great for hands-free FaceTime sessions.

Best Gift For The Aromatherapy-Loving Mom
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Now 39% off

Not all of us have a bathtub, and your mom doesn't have to miss out on all the relaxing benefits of a bath anymore. Ok, fine. It's not the same as an actual bath, but these shower steamers will still make her bathroom feel a little bit more like a five-star spa.

Best Gift For The Family Recipe Keeper
Recipe Binder
New Seasons
Now 20% off

If your mom is the one who knows allll the family recipes, now she can store those gems in one handy spot. (Hey, maybe she'll even gift the complete version to you one day...)

Best Gift For The Plant Mom
Macrame Plant Hangers
Now 20% off

If your mom's got a green thumb and an eye for minimalist design, she'll love this chic hanging planter handmade from eco-friendly jute.

Best Gift For The Gardening Mom
California Poppy Flower Seed Grow Kit
The Jonsteen Company

Or, maybe she's all set on homes for her little plant buddies. In that case, gift her these California Poppies seeds—they're low-maintenance enough for new plant moms, too!

Best Gift For The Foot Care Fanatic
Foot Spa
H&B Luxuries

Voila—a foot bath and massager in one! It soothes tired feet using bubbles, steam, and rolling massagers. So yeah, this is a gift the mom in your life will want to use every day.

Best Gift For The Chef Mom
Cast Iron Heart Dutch Oven
Ayesha Curry Kitchenware
Now 42% off

Your mom will love pulling out this Ayesha Curry-designed dutch oven to cook her favorite dishes. It holds six quarts, the lid features a heart-shaped detail (cute!), and it's even oven-safe.

Best Gift For The Cool Mom
The Queen Bee Cocktail Bouquet
Cocktail Courier

Sure, you could get her flowers, and she'd love that because they're from you. But, take the typical bouquet up a level with a long-lasting dried flower bouquet paired with a cocktail kit from The Glenlivet and Absolut Vodka, both of which incorporate golden flavors such as chili honey, lemon, and peach. This one's for the cool moms.

Best Gift For The Wine Cork Collector
Wine Cork States
Wooden Shoe Designs

If it's obvious she loves wine, this piece of art will help her think fondly of all the bottles that mattered most along with her home state. There are tons of state shapes to choose from!

Best Gift For The Tea Lover
Tea Subscription
Sips by

There’s something so heart-warming about curling up on the couch with mom and a hot cup of tea. And now, she can have that present regularly thanks to this inexpensive subscription box. It will deliver four new teas to her door every month.

Best For The Air Frying Mom
Crisp ‘N Bake Air Fry Oven

She may already have an air fryer she got when they first started becoming cool, but this dual air fryer-toaster oven means she'll save tons of counter space by throwing out her old toaster. As Amazon's bestselling air fryer, you know she'll like it.

Best Gift For The Chef Mom
Momofuku: A Cookbook
Clarkson Potter
Now 46% off

Is she always trying to experiment in the kitchen? Enter this Momofoku cookbook by Michelin star-awarded restaurateur David Chang.

Best Gift For The Coffee Snob
Single Serve Espresso Machine
Now 11% off

If there's anything coffee snobs can agree on, it's that Italian espresso reigns supreme. A ticket to Piedmont may be out of budget, but you can snag them this transportive Lavazza machine for a fraction of the cost.

Best Gift For The Flower Lover
Metal Wire Vase

Upgrade the fresh flowers you're getting her with a beautiful display in this super cute vase. The gold metal vessel will become a standby in her home decor rotation.

Best Gift For The Luxe Mom
Square Eternity Roses
Venus ET Fleur

For the bougie mom who's hard to shop for, Venus ET Fleur's iconic roses last for over a year—they even emanate the heavenly scent for that entire time. You'll get credit every time she gets complements on the beautiful bouquet (which will be often).

Best Gift For The Jewelry Collector
Travel Jewelry Organizer Case
Now 22% off

Already given your mom a new set of earrings to flaunt? Make sure you follow up that present with this cute travel-friendly jewelry box, perfect for storing her most precious gems when she's traveling.

Best Gift For The Candy-Loving Mom
Clementine Elderberry Gummies

The candy-obsessed mama in your life may just kiss your feet when she unwraps your gift to find this. The box is packed with two of Sugarfina's citrus fruit-infused sweet treats. ICYMI, Sugarfina is the high-end couture of the candy world.

Best Gift For The Foodie Mom
Southeast Asian Sauce Sampler

As some of us begin getting ready to go back to working in an office, the transition from home-cooked WFH meals to meal-prepping and quickly-made lunches can be seriously tough.

This box features a variety of three Southeast Asian sauces formulated to be easily mixed with everything from salads to stir fries. Just add your protein, veggies, and noodles or rice for a meal that tastes like it took hours to make.

Best Gift For Dog Moms
Wild One Everyday Carrier
Wild One

If your mom is obsessed with her dog, she will be equally obsessed with this stylish (and functional) carrier so she can take her beloved pooch with her anywhere.

Best Gift For The Active Mom
High-Waist Skirt
Girlfriend Collective

Upgrade those old leggings or shorts she's been working out and then working from home in for the past two years straight with one of Girlfriend Collective's sweat-wicking skorts. Made with the brand's sustainable fabric derived from recylced water bottles, you'll find her wearing them for everything from workouts to brunch and errands in between.

Best Gift For The Chai Lover
Chai Intro 10-Pack

Chai is having a serious moment right now, but that stuff you're getting from Starbucks just isn't the real deal. Indian-owned brand Kimbala has an amazing gift pack of ready-made chai varieties, from traditional chai with and without milk, dirty chai, and even some coffee infused with traditional Indian flavors like jaggery (cane juice's sweet cousin).

Best Gift For Slipper-Loving Moms
Memory Foam House Slipper
Jessica Simpson

These plush 'marshmallow' slippers will have your mom feeling like she's walking on clouds. Plus, they have an anti-slip sole that will keep her from sliding.

Best Gift For Phone Call-Loving Moms
Now 25% off

Who doesn't want a pair of AirPods? If she doesn't already have a pair, she'll seriously appreciate being able to take calls from you hands-free while cooking, out running errands, or going on her AM walk.

Best Gift For Fitness-Loving Moms
Barry's X

Barry's virtual class platform will perfectly in to your mom's busy schedule, and make it easy for her to sneak in the brand's cult-favorite workouts in between WFH video calls. It's a must if she lives away from any of the IRL boutique studios, and a total bargain for just $40 a month.

Best Gift For Low-Waste Moms
Hair Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Set
Vaycay Beauty

Shampoo and conditioner bars eliminate the need for large plastic bottles, making them a staple product for anyone who's trying to lower the amount of waste they produce. This set by Vaycay Beauty is infused with marula oil, patchouli, and bergamot that'll make her locks smells and look (even more) amazing.

Best Gift For Elegant Mothers
Gold Layered Necklace

This fan-favorite necklace has over 12,000 five-star reviews, and it's no secret why. The dainty chain and elegant pendant fit any wardrobe—it'll look just as good on the mom who loves sweats as the one who dresses up to go to the farmer's market.

Best Gift For the Pajama-Loving Mom
The All-Day Lounge Romper

Your momma will NEVER want to take this romper off! She will b e obsessed with the super soft fabric. Plus, it has pockets!

Best Gift For The Cheese-Loving Mom
Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set
Now 29% off

Charcuterie is having a serious moment right now, and cheese lovers are going to make sure the trend lasts as long as physically possible. Pair this gift with some cheese from the fancy aisle of the grocery store and her fave wine.

Best Gift For The Hair Lover
Hairbrella Rain Hat
Now 25% off

You know your mom spends hours styling her hair, and that also means she'll do anything to avoid ruining it—even skipping a walk with you or family camping trip. Hairbrella's bestselling satin-lined hat is waterproof and will totally protect her hair from the winter elements in style.

Best Gift For The Nutrition-Obsessed Mom
Meal Gift Box
Daily Harvest

What better way to try some new, plant-packed recipes than Daily Harvest's Women's Health editor-loved Daily Harvest smoothies, soups, and ice creams? This box set of ready-to-eat meals are perfect for the busy mom—saving her a week or two of meal prep is a total win.

Best Gift For The Massage-Loving Mom
Handheld Deep Tissue Massage Gun

Okay, so technically this is a gift for Mom, but there's no doubt she'll let you borrow it. Who can blame ya? This massage gun uses percussion to penetrate your deep tissues and even comes with interchangeable attachments for targeted relief.

Best Gift For The Music-Loving Mom
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Mom can set up this compact, water-resistant speaker in her bathroom so it's always ready to play her mindfulness music as she soaks in a bubble bath with a glass of sparkling water.

Small but mighty, it features 20 hours of playtime and offers a 360-degree sound experience.

Best Gift For The Morning-Loving mom
Own Your Morning
Liz Baker Plosser

Moms who love waking up early will seriously identify with Women's Health editor-in-chief Liz Plosser, who's mastered the art of the morning routine. This book is chalk-full of tips on how to make the most of her AM.

Best Gift For The Popcorn Lover
Microwave Popcorn Popper

Help her take movie night snacks to the next level with this collapsible popcorn popper. Who wouldn't love some theater-worthy treats at home? Bonus: Pair with this kit that includes oil and yummy seasonings.

Best Gift For The Busy Chef
Instant Pot
Instant Pot
Now 14% off

Make your mom a member of the Instant Pot crew if she isn't one already. Whether she wants to slow cook a pot roast or make some homemade yogurt (yup, it's possible) with low effort, there's almost nothing this appliance can't do.

Best Gift For The Self-Care Enthusiast
Self-Care for Moms
Adams Media
Now 33% off

Every mom knows she needs more self-care in her life. But as for how to make it happen? That’s tough. This book has some clever ideas, even if she only has just five minutes to herself every day.

Best For Tea-Loving Families
Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Kettle
Mr. Coffee
Now 14% off

This stainless steel tea kettle is sure to look great on any tea-loving mom's stove. She'll also look super classy when she pours tea for guests or when she's trying to charm dad on special occasions.

Best Gift For Clean Beauty Lovers
Overachievers Clean Makeup Set

This set featuring clean beauty brand Milk Makeup's iconic classics will be the perfect addition to any makeup stash, especially if she's traveling this summer. Complete with a cruelty-free blush, mascara, setting spray, and primer all wrapped up in a gorgeous green bag, she'll love having this on-hand for low-maintenance beauty days.

Best Gift For Candle Lovers
Ginger Saffron, Lemongrass, and Mango Lassi Candles
Scrumptious Wicks

If there's one thing anyone can't get enough of, it's candles. But, these aren't your typical wicks—this bundle features South Asian-inspired scents like a refreshing lemongrass and a drool-worthy mango lassi.

Best Gift For The Cuddle-Loving Mom
Cooling Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket to cuddle up in while you two watch Bridgerton together? You can't really go wrong with this one. Unlike many weighted blankets that trap heat, this one is openly woven to have a cooling effect—perfect for summer cuddles!

Crystal Moon Star Dangle Hoop Earrings

This pair of charm earrings says "I love you to the moon and back." More importantly, each purchase goes towards sponsoring children at a Haitian orphanage.

Best Gift For The Coffee-Loving Mom
Vietnamese Pour-Over Coffee Set
Copper Cow Coffee

Churro and lavender-infused coffees and lattes are just one boil of water away with this pour-over coffee set that comes in easy-to-make sachets that you, as you might have guessed, just have to pour water over to get a traditional cup of Vietnamese coffee.

The sustainably-sourced coffees are all mouth-watering, and this set includes powdered packets of milk and sugar, too.

Best Gift For Funny Moms
Funny "I'm Sorry" Candle
Fairy's Gift
Now 12% off

I mean, the candle says it all. Moms with a good sense of humor will love putting this on display on their coffee table for everyone to gather around.

Best Gift For Dessert-Loving Moms
Assorted Bite-Size Cupcakes
Baked by Melissa

These beautifully-designed Baked by Melissa cupcakes will make a great addition to her post-dinner dessert ritual. There's even a gluten-free box, if that's what they prefer!

Best Gift For Traveling Moms
Contoured Eye Mask
Now 33% off

Help her catch up on sleep everywhere from long flights to road trips with this contoured eye mask that'll block out light without flattening lashes or smudging makeup. Talk about beauty sleep!

Best Gift For Picture-Loving Moms
Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera With Film
Now 24% off

This vintage-style instant camera will make securing memories a breeze for your mom. It comes with extra film, and she'll love having instant printouts of all her favorite places and people on display in her home, as bookmarks, and to give as gifts, too.

Best Gift For Cold Brew Fans
XL Cold Brew Starter Pack
Chamberlain Coffee

Is it just me, or is liking cold brew practically a full personality trait now? Any mom will appreciate this easy (and stylish) way to sip on their iced coffee. The bundle includes instant cold brew, a cute mason jar mug, and a metal straw.

Best Gift For The Skincare-Loving Fan
Facial Massage Roller
Now 17% off

The skincare-loving mom will have so much fun using this Insta-famous tool on her face every single day (and night, and afternoon). It'll double as decor on her nightstand, too.

Best Gift For The Proud Mama
Mama Pendant Necklace

Mama: That's her name—don't wear it out. Choose from rose gold, silver, or classic gold depending on what your her style is.

Best Gift For Moms With Curly Hair
Mini Curly Hair Kit
Living Proof

Curly-haired moms are going to find a lot to love about Living Proof's travel kit. The castor oil-infused curl-defining gel is a true fan favorite.

Best For Moms On The Go
Alo Beauty Bundle
Alo Yoga Set

Alo's known for their epic workout gear, and their hydrating beauty essentials work just as hard. Not only do I love the refreshing, uplifting, citrusy scents that double as perfume, they're also dermatologist tested and leaping bunny-certified cruelty-free. This bundle includes the hand cream, lip balm, lotion, and (my personal favorite) the body wash.

It's perfect for the mom on-the-go who wants to go straight from the gym to work( or brunch).

Best Gift For Travel-Loving Moms
22-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On

It's no secret that many jet-setters are taking this year to make up for the past couple of travel-free years. Complete with a lightweight rose-gold shell, the inner lining of this glam carry-on features several pouches and zippers to keep all her precious items organized in the most chic way possible.

Best Gift For The Haircare Lover
Balancing Haircare Set
Shaz & Kiks

Whether she's a total haircare product junkie or just wants something reliable, quick, and easy to nourish her gorgeous strands, she'll seriously appreciate this high-quality set from Shaz & Kiks.

Founded by a sister duo in honor of their grandmother, the brand is all about family and self-love.

Best Gift For The Skincare-Curious
Curated Skincare Routine

For the mom who wants to up her skincare game but just doesn't have the time or patience to sift through the aisles of any major beauty retailer, Haldi is an absolute staple.

Get her a gift card, and she'll take a quick skincare quiz after which she'll be sent a fully curated routine from clean, well-vetted brands like Youth To The People, Pai, and Tata Harper.

Best Custom Gift For Mom
Custom Phone Case

When it comes to gifts for mom, I'm pretty sure she's required to love anything you made for her with your own two hands, ever since you started making her macaroni jewelry. This phone case comes with a customization kit for you to bling it out with her name, or just some of her fave emojis.

Best Gift For Hiking Moms
Dynama 2 Hiking Ankle Pants
Mountain Hardware

She'll love these comfy AF ankle-length pants for her next hiking adventure, especially since they're specifically designed for all-day wear with UPF50 fabric. They're even odor and water-resistant! They're that pricier pant she may not splurge on for herself, so she'll appreciate your doing so for her.

Best Gift For Picnic-Loving Moms
Picnic Basket Set for 2
Now 10% off

Complete with wine glasses, plates, and cutlery, this picnic basket set is primed for all those park dates mom and dad love to go on. Or, who knows? Maybe it'll start a new tradition! Bonus points if you pair with some of their favorite champers.

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