Gifts for Mom – Best Mother’s Day Ideas

gifts for mom. best mothers day gift ideasIt’s Mother’s day!

And all about the top gifts for mom! We relocated to the other side of the world 2 years ago and it means we will not be able to spend Mother’s Day with our families. Sad as it is, this does not mean we will not be able to spoil our moms with awesome gifts, nor be spoilt on this special day.

My Secret Best-Gift-Choosing Strategy

Finding the perfect gifts for mom can be quite difficult. I have a secret strategy though to make the best gift choice a lot easier. It works great for finding the right gifts for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays and any other special occasion.

My strategy has two parts. Firstly, I make a decision to select a gift based on:
1. the kind of person I am buying for, or
2. the kind of gift I would like to buy 

It is always very easy to choose between these two options. I pick number one when I know someone’s likes and dislikes, and number two when I don’t know the person very well. I know my mom all too well, so for Mother’s day, I would definitely buy a gift according to my mom’s likes. But when you don’t know someone too well or your mom doesn’t have clear preferences, number two is likely to work better for you.

The second part of choosing the perfect gift is answering some basic questions on what the person prefers in terms of color, fragrance, pets and more.

Let me share with you 6 questions I try to answer to find the best gifts for mom. To illustrate this better, I have added some awesome gift ideas to give you a bit of inspiration.

Have fun finding the perfect Mother’s day gift for your special mom.

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Best Gifts for Mom Question 1
The color my mom prefers?
Black and White OR Rainbow Colors

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A mother who sees things in black and white knows what she wants and will appreciate a gift that is practical and easy to use. Consider gifts like a genuine-leather handbag with useful divisions, wallet with compartments or a planner and organizer to help her keep things sorted.

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If your mom is able to see the silver lining around every dark cloud, she is a rainbow unicorn mother. These are moms that love the bright side of life and will cherish receiving a  colorful scarf or bright handbag. But, the ultimate gift for a rainbow mom is an awesome coloring book and castle art quality pencils. You will make her day!

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Best Gifts for Mom Question 2
My Mom’s favorite fragrance?
Classic OR Daring

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Moms that enjoy classic fragrances are relaxed and patient, those who rule the house with love and care. Her home smells like vanilla and roses and she appreciates the benefit of relaxing in a bubble filled bath and savoring a good cup of tea.

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The ultimate gift for you classic fragrance mom has to be this beautiful ceramic painted tea brewing cup, flavored tea pouches and matching teapot. This is most definitely my all time favorite gift for mom!

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Daring fragrances are the preferred choice for moms who are exciting and like to be different. She wants her house to look and smell exotic and be the talk of the town. She can never be described as dull and wouldn’t tolerate boring gifts. Good choices include exotic spice candles, sandalwood incense and luxurious throws, fluffy blankets, and colorful pillows.

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Best Gifts for Mom Question 3
The pets my mom adore?
Cats OR Dogs

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mothers day cat journalMoms that love cats appreciate quiet moments. She loves to snuggle under her favorite blanket and read a top novel. This introverted mom loves gifts that can spoil her secretly. Rich body butter, super soft bath towels, a personal planner and luxury body scrubs will make her smile.


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A dog-loving mom is busy, on the run and gets things done. She loves spending time outdoors and making sure everyone in her house is fed and happy. She thrives on cool home gadgets like automatic soap dispensers and house cleaning hacks to save time. Don’t waste this mommy’s time with time-consuming gifts like a top-seller novel. Rather spoil her with a great 1 pot 30-minute meal recipe book or one of the newest kitchen gadgets on the market.

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I think I found the coolest gift for your dog/gadget loving mom! How awesome is this dual breakfast sandwich maker?gift for mom awesome sandwich makerBest Gifts for Mom Question 4
In the kitchen, my mom loves? 
Cooking OR Baking

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The mom that loves cooking is the one you can easily find an awesome gift for. Just search the kitchen section of your favorite only shop for best-selling gadgets and shop to your heart’s content. Having a great quality knife makes any kitchen a better place to be and a dishwasher-safe cutting board set, an absolute must.

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I am a mommy that loves baking and therefore this category is the easiest one to answer. You can win me over with any new cake decorating tools. A set of icing tips and tools is always welcome. If you really want to win me or your own baking mom over, then grab this super awesome cake decorating airbrush kit now!

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Everything that is baked has to naturally make its way onto a cake stand, and a very pretty cake stand at that … with the help of an even more pretty cake knife and server.

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Best Gifts for Mom Question 5
My mom loves to drink?
Coffee OR Champagne

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Yes, of course, your coffee drinking mom also enjoys a glass of champagne at the right time. But she always asks for that cup of caffeine. A mother that enjoys her coffee, enjoys it more when served in a Best Mom travel mug, stirred with a personalized spoon and topped with perfectly frothed milk. The perfect cuppa!

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The champagne drinking mom is a diva! She loves being the center of attention and she wants to be spoilt for Mother’s Day. You will have to go all out to make this Mama happy. Think Big. Think Bling. Make her feel like the princess she is with stunning, yet affordable crystal candle holders.

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Make your champagne mom shine this Mother’s day with lots of love, honest compliments and a shiny necklace. Be the favorite and give her one with Swarovski crystal, and Aurora crystal or a pear blue sapphire teardrop pendant.

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Best Gifts for Mom Question 6
The shoes my mom prefers?
Pumps OR Heels

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The mom running around all day to keep her family happy and healthy appreciates the little things that make their lives better. Being able to serve her family yummy fresh juices makes her happy. She loves serving homemade frozen yogurt. She also adores a small gift that makes her feel special knowing that you picked it especially for her – think personal and handmade here…

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Moms in heels are super beings. They get everything done just like moms in pumps. But they do so graciously wearing pretty heels. How do they do it? this super mom loves keeping her home comfortable and cool without effort. She will love unique gifts that warm her heart.

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Perfect Gifts for Mom

Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. luxury spa basket I don’t think a more perfect gift exists! A spa basket filled with yummy lotions, salts, soaps and scrubs!  This is a sure way to spoil your mom silly.

Unique Gifts for Mom or Grandma

Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. personalized jewelryA great quality charm necklace will warm any mom or grandmoms heart this Mother’s Day.

The personal message is so awesome and this a truly unique gift for mom!

Thoughtful Gifts for Mom

A beautiful journal where mom can write down her thoughts is a great mother’s day gift.  There are so many options available, that I suggest you search Amazon or your favorite online shop and choose one that reminds you of your own mom. For inspiration here are some great journal gifts for mom ideas:

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Handmade Gifts for Mom

Giving a handmade Mother’s day card will warm your mom’s heart. It need not be a complicated task. Have a look at these stunning but easy DIY cards.

handmade card making tutorial to make your own butterfly heart card for mothers dayWe also made our own card for Mother’s Day. One with lots of pretty butterflies. It was simple and easy enough for the kids to do by themselves and have lots of fun.



Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. handmade cardsIf you don’t get time to make your own, at least grab one of these special handmade real wood cards!


Trendy Gifts for Mom

Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. essential oils for stress-reliefThere is a lot of hype at the moment about the value of essential oils. It has awesome benefits and there is one for every occasion. Why not use this opportunity to introduce your mom to the awesome aromas and stress-relief benefits of this natural essential oil set.

Unusual Gifts for Mom

Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. engraved braceletIf there is one gift that I will be wishing for this year it is this personalized bracelet. It is a stylish, high quality, gold cuff, engraved bracelet. Since you can choose what to engrave, add something personal. Your mom’s name or a memory that you share. Something like ‘best mom ever’ or ‘most awesome mom in the world’ are all great choices.

DIY Gifts for Mom

Making your own gift for mom will always be the most cherished mother’s day gift. A DIY suncatcher is one of my favorite projects and any mom is sure to adore this. You can find a great tutorial on making your own beaded Mother’s Day suncatcher here.

Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. suncatcherIf you love the idea of gifting an awesome suncatcher but time is running out you can cheat a bit and buy your mom one!

Have a look at this beautiful butterfly suncatcher. My mom will love this!


Useful Gifts for Mom

Gifts for mom - best Mother's day ideas. re-usable shopping bagAll moms have to shop whether they like it or not. Why not make it a little bit easier with this nifty fold-up re-usable shopping bags. It folds up into its own little pocket. Perfect to fit into your handbag.

Off course, I had to put together a list of my favorite Mother’s day goodies.  The ultimate gift has to be the Leather Mac Book cover that looks like a book! The perfect gift for any Mommy Blogger, don’t you think? But of course nothing wrong with a little scrub pampering or stunning jewelry pieces…

Share the love for Mother’s Day. I would sure love to be spoiled with any one of these great gifts. Or maybe I will just spoil myself a bit… Leave a comment and let me know what your ultimate mother’s day spoil would be.

Happy shopping and have a super awesome Mother’s day! Enjoy all the best gifts for moms out there.


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