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55 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Make Mom Happier and Healthier in 2022

These creative, personalized picks are just what she wants this Sunday, May 8.

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We’re about to let you in on a huge secret: Most moms just want to feel appreciated on Mother’s Day. (Plus, they’d also love to get a few extra hours of sleep and maybe a massage, too.) A thoughtful gift can elevate mom’s day from simply nice to totally magical, even though she’ll totally say she doesn’t want anything.

The best Mother’s Day gifts are unique gifts for mom that are sentimental without feeling like too much—hitting that sweet spot shows your mom, grandma, sister, daughter, aunt, and any other mothers in your life that you see them and all they do. Complete with a celebratory brunch and plenty of downtime, Mother’s Day 2022 (which falls on Sunday, May 8 this year) is poised to be the best one yet.

To offer a ton of mom-friendly gift ideas, we’ve combed through every corner of the internet and explored hundreds of reviews. From gifts for the mom with a green thumb to presents for the grandmother who wants to feel closer to family, there’s an option on this list for everyone. (We especially like the idea of pairing a few of these ideas together, like walking shoes and a stretching book or a kettle and a matcha-making kit.)

Read on to find all of the most unique gifts for Mother’s Day 2022—you’re guaranteed to find at least one pick that’ll make mom feel just as special as she really is.

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1 Garden Tile Measuring Cups

Mom is surely cooking at home more often these days, so make it more fun with these adorable measuring cups. They’re also great for serving nuts, candy, and other small items.

2 Floral Embrace Bouquet
1800 Flowers

Buying your mom flowers for Mother's Day isn't cliché, it’s timeless. There are other, trendier services out there, but 1-800-Flowers bouquets consistently arrive looking fab—and this one is a bestseller.

3 Personalized Name Necklace

Help mom stand out with these classy, cute letter necklaces. The 14k gold-plated brass letters are all tarnish-resistant, meaning she'll be wearing it for years to come.

4 One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer

Available in pink and turquoise, this budget-friendly, one-step hair tool is designed to create frizz-free volume. She’ll be able to give herself blowouts in no time, no stylist (or high bill) necessary.

5 Custom Family Portrait

Show mom you care with this custom wall art, which features up to eight people (and pets). You can also personalize the messaging.

6 If You Can Read This, Bring Me Some Wine Socks
Now 23% off

Moms love wine, moms love socks, and moms love cozy things—so of course, these are right up her alley. (Just make sure you actually follow through on the vino.)

7 Arizona Slide Sandals

Birkenstocks are some of the best walking sandals around—and thanks to their plastic cousins, you can get mom a pair for less than $35! Choose from five sunny colors in water-resistant styles.

8 Monogrammed Floppy Hat

Even if you used to spritz each other with tanning oil, you both know the importance of sun protection now. Keep her happy at the beach or lakeside with this bestselling floppy hat with an eye-pleasing monogram.

9 Lavender Bath Soak

There’s nothing like a warm bath to recenter and destress from a hectic schedule. A bottle of bath soak (in scents like lavender, jasmine, and rose) makes unwinding that much more pleasant.

10 BADASS ICON Matte Lipstick
UOMA Beauty

If your mom is a badass (we know ours is!), then this lipstick has her name on it. It’s available in 19 shades, goes on smooth, is lightweight, and has a chic matte finish.

11 Custom Recipe Plate Custom Platter With Your Family Recipe

There’s nothing like grandma's cookie recipe. This custom recipe platter will make her feel extra connected to the ancestors in her life—and it guarantees the family gets to enjoy your favorite dish by grandma, made perfectly every time.

12 Heart of Gold Bangle
Kate Spade
Kate Spade

This simple, gold-plated bangle by Kate Spade is adorably sweet and thin enough to layer with other bracelets. Yep, she'll cherish it—this bracelet is a no-brainer.

13 Monogrammed Tote Bag

Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer, is just around the corner. Hint at future family beach days with this roomy, Insta-ready tote bag with a dainty monogram at the top.

14 Silk Pillowcase
Fishers Finery
Fishers Finery Store

A silk pillowcase has serious payoffs: It can help decrease fine lines, smooth wrinkles, and even makes your hair less frizzy. And at $35, this one is a genuine steal.

15 Agate Cheese Board

Hostesses will adore these beautiful agate cheese boards with delicate brass edges. And because they’re made from stone, they’re each unique, making a one-of-a-kind addition to her party decor.

16 Dainty Triple Name Necklace

The best gift for a mom or grandma is anything with their kids’ or grandkids’ names on it. You can include up to four of them on this delicate necklace and choose between silver, gold, and rose gold finishes.

17 Flower Crew Socks, 4-Pack

Every woman could use more fun socks, and these four playful, floral pairs are guaranteed to take pride of place in her spring wardrobe.

18 Standard Reusable Shopping Bag

It's a fact of life: Moms love bags, and they can never have too many. This now-iconic tote from Baggu is the reusable shopping bag of her dreams—and it comes in dozens of eye-catching colors.

19 Ultimate Stretching Bundle

Help mom feel her best with this trio of essentials from our editors. Practicing over 50 stretches and five follow-along routines, she'll power through even the most hectic days. Plus, she’ll get a wellness-focused cookbook, too.

20 What I Love About Mom

This tiny fill-in-the-blank book lets mom know how much you really love and care for her. It’s completely personal, providing fill-in prompts that she'll come back to time and time again.

21 Copper-Colored Watering Can

Whether her houseplants are real or fake (we don’t judge) this classic watering can looks right at home among the greenery. Plus, with a tool so aesthetically pleasing, she’ll never forget to water her plants!

22 Women's Wool Runners

Whether your mom is always on her feet or just loves comfy shoes, Allbirds sneakers are exactly her vibe. They’re water-resistant, super-comfy, and completely breathable—a revelation for her morning runs and trips to the grocery store.

23 Ultrabraid Visor
San Diego Hat Company
Now 15% off

She loves digging around in her garden. Harmful UV rays? Not so much. This foldable visor (which comes in dozens of unique colors) will keep her skin protected and her head cool.

24 Digital Picture Frame
Lola Store
Now 19% off

Sure, there are cheaper digital picture frames out there, but none have an app—the most important part of the process—as good as Lola’s. Both you and your mom will have no trouble uploading your cherished pictures to the device.

25 Sunset Projection Lamp

TikTok and Instagram are obsessed with these nifty projection lamps, which recreate the golden hour any time of day. Her bedroom just got a little cooler.

26 Gute Hand Warmer Mug
Now 20% off

If your mom is more of a Frankie than a Grace, she needs this coffee mug ASAP. The maker creates right- and left-handed versions in dozens of groovy colors.

27 Dog Portrait Custom Stamp

You know who’s really number one in her life: the dog. Let her say it loud and proud via mail, notes, and notebooks. (This gift doesn't come with an ink pad, but you can grab one here.)

28 Kimono Robe
Just Love Store
Now 15% off

She should feel her most serene at home—so treat her to one of the coziest robes available anywhere, with ultra-soft velour fabric and tons of colors for any personality.

29 Electric Kettle

If she’s still using an old-fashioned stovetop kettle, this electric one will rock her world in the best way. In just seconds, she'll have water hot enough for her evening cup of tea.

30 Nest Hub Smart Display With Google Assistant
Best Buy

Family scheduling is a lot easier with this gadget, which can rattle off weather, news, and commute times. Plus, it can pull up YouTube recipes and family photo albums in seconds.

31 Custom Silkscreen Pet Pillow

At 17 x 13 inches, these pillows have the power to steal your mom’s heart. The cover is muslin, with polyester inside. They’re also a really sweet way to remember (and snuggle with) a former pet.

32 SunBasket Meal Kits

If a year of quarantine brought new heights to her (already amazing) home cooking, treat her to a few weeks off. SunBasket, a healthy, all-organic, diet-friendly meal kit, will make her feel like the best chef in the world.

33 Classic Round Sunglasses
Now 36% off

Replace her drugstore sunnies with these surprisingly cheap cat-eye glasses, which exude timeless charm that any mom would be proud to rock.

34 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot
Now 12% off

Seriously, if she’s still debating whether or not she should get an Instant Pot, just get her one. It'll make cooking so much easier (and delicious) that she'll wonder what she ever did before.

35 Women's Long-Sleeve Jersey Cardigan
Amazon Essentials

Combining the comfort of a sweatshirt with the high-end looks of a cardigan, this sweater is truly the best of both worlds. Even on days when she doesn't feel like getting dressed up, she'll look like a million bucks.

36 Back to the Roots Mushroom Grow Kit
Roots Store

Wilder than sourdough and weirder than herbs, mushrooms are a perfect pandemic hobby for your mom, especially if she already buys a ton at the farmers market every weekend.

37 Alarm Clock

If mom's been wanting to do a tech cleanse, hook her up with this smart alarm clock. It’s a nightlight, white noise machine, and media player all in one—and it’ll help her stop looking at her phone to set and stop her morning alarm.

38 Holy Sheet Pan
Great Jones
Great Jones

If mom's in the kitchen more than any other room, she’ll appreciate this elevated sheet pan from cookware startup Great Jones. Its pop of color will make any one-pan dinner a little more special.

39 Make Your Matcha Kit

If she’s not too proud of her Starbucks habit, hook her up with this matcha-making kit from Golde—it’s a fulfilling (and healthy) morning ritual. And you can show her how to make whipped matcha, for a nice bonding component, too.

40 Women’s Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants are having a big moment, and this colorful pair is guaranteed to keep mom looking good and feeling comfy from the grocery store to the couch.

41 The Vanishing Half
Riverhead Books

Brit Bennett’s spellbinding The Vanishing Half, one of the most lauded books of 2020, tracks the bonds between three generations of mothers and daughters through the second half of the 20th century, making it a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

42 Avocado Hair Mask

SeasideNaturals’ super-hydrating leave-in conditioner is almost like a cheat code for smoother, shinier curls and waves—it’s exactly the product she's been searching for.

43 Urban Cactus Kitchen Collection
DII Store

Highlight her love of succulents with this vintage-inspired tea towel, which features an old-timey print of her favorite plant family. Tea time has never been better.

44 Amber & Moss Room Spray
P.F. Candle Co.

This top-rated room spray smells incredible, but its true appeal comes from everything else about it: It's huge, long-lasting, and subtle. And unlike candles, it doesn't require open flames.

45 4K 50-Inch Smart TV
Now 36% off

Odds are, your mom is still rolling with her first-ever flatscreen. This Mother’s Day, bring her into 2022 with this under-$300 4K smart TV with rave reviews. Bonus points if you help her set it up.

46 Ethiopian Ravine Giclee Print
Emma Make Studio

Whether her WFH setup needs a little boost or her walls can never be too crowded, she’ll be thrilled to find a place for this high-quality art print, which is just the right kind of contemporary.

47 Phenomenal Woman Hibiscus Enamel Pin

Inspired by the Maya Angelou poem of the same name, this colorful enamel pin shows off her feminist ideals and looks great on tote bags and jackets.

48 Rise & Shine Puzzle

If she’s already worked through all of her Charles Wysockis, gift her this new-school puzzle featuring the breakfast spread she’s always wanted to try. It's like if I Spy was a jigsaw.

49 Salt Box
Totally Bamboo

A salt box completely transforms the act of cooking, allowing her to pretend that she’s a Michelin-starred chef, even when she’s just cooking pasta—all for only $10.

50 LED Outdoor Solar Lantern

Her patio probably already looks amazing, but it would be even better with a few of these solar-powered lamps, which are easy to hang and cast an enchanting glow, just in time for warmer weather.

51 Wall Plaque
P. Graham Dunn

Out of all the wall plaques on Amazon, this one is a bestseller. Mom is always giving, giving, giving to everyone else, so she may be one of the many women who could use a reminder like this on the daily.

52 Concrete Hands Catchall

A catchall is every mom’s best friend—she can keep her jewelry, keys, and tchotchkes in one convenient (and very cute) place. This one even doubles as a cardholder.

53 One-Step Tie-Dye Kit
Now 35% off

Tie-dye will take her right back to her college days—pretty soon, she’ll want to color everything she's got. With enough dye for 30 projects, this kit will last her a long time.

54 Ruffled Lace Up One Piece

Swimsuit season is around the corner. Help her get ready for Memorial Day Weekend with this bestselling swimsuit from Amazon. It has raving reviews from shoppers who say it's so comfortable. And the ruffles around the neck are the perfect touch.

55 Wine Oil

Arcona products (beloved by noted mom Regina King) are popular for their ultra-hydrating, anti-aging powers. This Mother’s Day, treat her to smoother, younger-looking skin.

Additional writing by Devin Tomb and Sanah Faroke

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