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41 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts From Sons That’ll Make Her Day Even More Special

Wondering what to give the most important woman in your life? Start here.

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There are few bonds as special as the one between mother and son. Through the good and the bad, the inspiring and the frustrating, mom has always been there for you, providing guidance when you need it most. In an ideal world, you’d show your appreciation every single day—but because busy life sometimes gets in the way, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to find the best gifts for mom from sons to show her just how much she means to you.

On top of giving her a call, emptying the dishwasher (and yes, reloading it), or treating her to a special meal, giving her a thoughtful gift or two is a great way to show just how much you care. Think of it as the cherry on top of her already special day, or repayment for all of those presents “Santa” left under the Christmas tree growing up.

If you’re having trouble picking out the perfect present, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the internet to find the best gifts a son can give to his mom, from custom artwork to jewelry, smart picture frames to wine subscriptions. Now, the only obstacle between you and the perfect Mother’s Day gift is making sure it gets delivered on time.

Read on to discover the absolute best gifts for moms from sons this Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 8. (And hey, it’s not a bad idea to snag a few of these for your grandma, sister, or wife, too.)

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For Moms Who Collect Keepsakes
What I Love About Mom Book
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Knock Knock

If you’re spending Mother’s Day apart, this tiny book is almost as good as an in-person visit. You’ll fill in 50 separate prompts about your mom, then give it to her as a keepsake that she’ll cherish for years to come.

For Moms Who Accessorize
Mama & Me Elephant Bracelet

Baby elephants learn everything from their mothers. Sound familiar? Then gift mom this adorable bracelet as a subtle reminder of all the ways she’s shaped you.

For Homesick Moms
State Spoon Rest
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Uncommon Goods

Commemorate her home state (or the one where she raised you) with these ceramic spoon rests, which look cute in any kitchen.

For Sentimental Moms
Custom Poem
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Lines By Lianza

Really want to make mom’s day? Commission North Carolina-based writer Lianza Reyes to pen a custom poem for her. The beautiful words will make for a heartfelt (and unforgettable) gift.

For Moms Who Like to Reminisce
Mom, I Want to Hear Your Story Guided Journal
Jeffrey Mason
Jeffrey Mason

This journal prompts her to write down the life experiences and wisdom she wants to share with you. We promise you’ll appreciate it as much as she does.

For Proud Moms
Mama & Mama's Boy Matching Shirt Set

Calling all mama’s boys: This matching t-shirt set lets you share your bond with world. (This set only includes Mama’s Boy shirts up to youth large, but plenty of others have adult-sized options.)

For Stressed Moms
Neck and Back Massager

You can’t always be there to offer her a neck massage at the end of a long day—but this motorized massager can. With eight modes and built-in heating, it’s sure to be her new best friend.

For Moms Who Love Baths
Bath Salt Spa Gift Set Collection

Encourage mom to take a break and relax with this bath soak, which comes in three scents (Still, Drift, and Float). It’s sure to leave her feeling revitalized. Plus, it’s one of Gabrielle Union’s favorite products for perimenopause symptom relief!

For Moms with a Sense of Humor
Favorite Child Pillow

Attention, jokesters: This pillow is the funny Mother’s Day gift you’ve been looking for. Print your name on the front and your sibling’s on the back, which says “not my favorite child.” Mom is sure to get a kick out of this one.

For Quirky Moms
Personalized Family Print
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Uncommon Goods

Sure, you could frame a regular ’ole family photo, but this specially made piece is much more thoughtful. Artist Shelly Klein can customize a quirky cartoon family portrait that will hang happily in Mom’s home for years to come.

For Chill Moms
Succulent Gift Box

Who doesn’t love a gift box? Mom will swoon over this one, which is filled with goodies including a live succulent, candle with matches, and a sweet bracelet.

For Coffee-Loving Moms
Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe
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Uncommon Goods

This genius buy eliminates the mess of making cold brew at home and doubles the convenience—it drips the cold brew directly in a to-go tumbler. Mom can simply fill the top part with grounds and water and wait for her perfect pour anywhere.

For Moms Who Get it Done
Tough as a Mother Sweatshirt

Let’s face it: moms put up with a lot. Show her you appreciate all her hard work and patience with this cute sweatshirt she can wear just about anywhere.

For Cozy Moms
Mama Bear Slippers
Now 32% off

Mother’s Day is all about pampering, so be a good son and gift her this pair of plush slippers that’ll keep her feet super comfy.

For Moms Who Love to Cook
Custom Recipe Plate

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Scan mom’s favorite handwritten recipe (or, better yet, one written by her mom) and turn it into a custom plate that she’ll cherish forever.

For Traditional Moms
The Juliet Bouquet

Flowers are a home run when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts—and this delphinium, lisianthus, and rose bouquet, which signifies feelings of gratitude and love, is guaranteed to bring a smile to mom’s face.

For Artsy Moms
Custom Home Watercolor Portrait

The house you grew up in has special significance for you and mom. Commemorate the place where so many special memories were made with this custom house portrait.

For Foodie Moms
In Bibi’s Kitchen Cookbook
Hawa Hassan
Now 47% off

This cookbook shares recipes from grandmothers, or bibis, from African countries that touch the Indian Ocean. The meals themselves are vibrant and delicious, but she’ll especially appreciate the focus on mother-child relationships.

For Working Moms
The Large Luncher
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Modern Picnic

Show mom you support her and her career with a stylish lunchbox-meets-bag. Yup, this purse is insulated so it can double as a way for her to bring her lunch to the office without having to try to make a lunchbox work with her outfit.

For Far-Away Moms
Long Distance Friendship Lamp
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Uncommon Goods

Wish you could let mom know every time you’re thinking about her? These lamps let you do just that. Touch yours and her lamp will light up, letting her know she’s on your mind. They’re a great way to stay connected, no matter how far apart you live.

For Self-Care Moms
Solid Sugar Scrub Gift Set
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Uncommon Goods

Make up for all those times you stressed her out with this trio of sugar scrubs, which will leave her skin feeling softer (and her mind more relaxed) during her next bath.

For Photographer Moms
Lola Smart Digital Picture Frame
Now 19% off

If moms love one thing, it’s taking pictures of you and your siblings. Help her enjoy all those photos with this digital picture frame, which displays pictures uploaded to its app or synced from Facebook and Instagram.

For Instagram Moms
If There's Love in a House Print

Are mom’s walls a little bare? This minimalist print, featuring an endearing Tom Waits quote, will bring a little contemporary energy into her den, kitchen, or home office.

For Literary Moms
Emma Donoghue
Now 35% off

Room, which was adapted into a movie starring Brie Larson in 2015, tells the story of the unshakeable bond between mother and son. It will make her want to hold you even closer.

For Plant-Based Moms
Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot

Whether she’s a devout vegan or simply curious about eating more plants, she’ll love Purple Carrot’s plant-based meal kits, which are delicious and come with everything she needs for each dish.

For Homebody Moms
Charles Wysocki Virginias Nest Jigsaw Puzzle
Buffalo Games

There’s no better gift than quality time together, so pick up this classic puzzle and offer to complete it with mom over the weekend. She’ll be so happy you did!

For Worldly Moms

If your mom loves to travel, help her prep for her next trip abroad with Pimsleur, a popular language-learning system that lets you choose from 50 languages, including Japanese and French.

For Moms Who Keep Everything
Child’s Artwork Magnet

Your might think your childhood art work is embarrassing but let’s face it: Your mom cherishes it. This custom (and very affordable) magnet will let her reminisce about the days when you were small every time she opens the fridge.

For Pasta-Loving Moms
Atlas 150 Aluminum Pasta Machine

Start calling her Nonna after you give her this top-rated, straight-from-Italy pasta maker—she’ll be turning out linguine, spaghetti, and lasagne noodles in no time.

For Techie Moms
Echo Show 5

In addition to being a personal assistant and speaker, the Alexa-enabled Echo makes it a cinch for mom to make video calls so you always feel connected.

For Mom That Love Boozy Brunch
Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio
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Uncommon Goods

If you love to play bartender but can’t visit this year, send Mom these sugar cubes, which transform a glass of champagne into a mimosa or bellini in seconds. What better way to kick off Mother’s Day brunch?

For Yoga Moms
Mandala Cork Yoga Mat
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Uncommon Goods

Made of natural cork, this yoga mat will improve your mom’s yoga practice and the environment. Its cushiony top layer provides ideal support, and the mandala design is super eye-catching. Everyone at her studio will want one.

For Moms Who Love Kitchen Tools
Always Pan
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Our Place

She might be missing you as a sous chef, but you can still give her a hand in the kitchen with this versatile, top-rated pan that’s functional and fashionable.

For Self-Help Moms
Michelle Obama
Now 37% off

If mom still hasn’t read the former first lady’s bestselling memoir, this is the perfect gift. Michelle Obama’s story is so inspiring (and relatable) that Mom will devour it within days.

For Wine Moms
Wine Subscription

If your mom is a wine-lover, she’ll definitely appreciate a gift card for Winc, a service that delivers four delicious wines to her door each month. After signing up, she’ll take a quick survey about her preferences so the service can tailor her deliveries.

For Moms With Allergies
Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier
Now 11% off

This powerhouse recently topped our list of the best air purifiers, and for good reason: It’s incredibly effective at removing irritants and allergens from the air, so mom can breathe easier.

Best for Health-Focused Moms
circul+ Smart Ring

Whether your mom loves to track her steps or wants to stay on top of her blood oxygen levels, our Circul+ Smart Ring is just the thing to gift her this Mother’s Day. It also monitors sleep, heart rate, skin temperature, and activity.

For Skincare Moms
Essence Face Masks, 12-Pack

Mom will have a ball pampering herself with these Korean sheet masks. They’re ultra-moisturizing to leave her face feeling healthy and hydrated. (Bonus points if you put one on with her!)

For Bird-Watching Moms
Painted Blossoms Hummingbird Feeder
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A bird feeder and beautiful piece of art in one, this hand-painted piece will give Mom something to marvel, even when the humming birds aren’t active. The bouquet style happily hosts three birds at a time and includes perches for easy drinking.

For Tea-Drinking Moms
Get Your Box
Sips By

Never let your mom run out of options for her nighttime cup of tea. This tea subscription is the gift that keeps on giving, providing her with four new teas to try (16 cups total) every month.

For Eco-Conscious Moms
Ceramic Latte Tumbler
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Uncommon Goods

A reusable plastic lid fits snugly inside this beautiful handmade ceramic tumbler, making it one that Mom will happily drink coffee or tea from to keep one less travel cup out of landfills.

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