You know, Mother’s Day is the one time of the year when you get to make the mom in your life feel super-special and most of all – appreciated.
Whether we’re talking about your wife, your life-partner, your grandmother or your actual mom, this is a great opportunity to let them know how you really feel.
And while nothing makes moms as happy as your personal love and attention, here at Shaver Advice we know that a special gift can really make a mom glow.
It sounds over the top, but the right kind of gift can make a difference to her everyday life – to add relaxation, fun, adventure, health or just a little bit of luxury.
Even though we can’t bring the special mom in your life breakfast on Mother’s Day, we can help with suggesting some great gift ideas.
And just to make your life a little easier we’ve also got absolutely unique, beautiful and totally FREE gift paper and gift tags you can print out at home: what could be more special than that?
How to find your way around the Mother’s Day gift guide
Head’s up – this gift guide is big. We cover gifts for every kind of mom. To make your life easier, here’s a little guide to help you find your way around the article.
- Best fitness gifts for moms.
- Gifts for pampering on Mother’s Day.
- Make your tech-savvy mom happy on Mother’s Day.
- Mother’s Day gifts for the well-groomed mom.
- Beautiful gifts for the domestic goddess mom.
- Awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas for crafty moms.
So let’s get to it! We’ll begin with ideas for moms who love their fitness – or learning to love it!
The best fitness gifts for moms
A fit momma is a happy momma, and these gift ideas will really motivate moms to stay active and help them maintain healthy habits.
Check out these ideas for making your active mom smile this Mother’s Day.
Lavender Fitbit Flex 2 Wristband
We absolutely love the Fitbit here at Shaver Advice, just for keeping an eye on how much we really moving around during the day (hint: not as much as we ought to).
This Fitbit is different to the original – it’s a lot sleeker, seriously lightweight and minimal
But still just as useful.
Tracking activity and calories is a given. And of course it can be hooked up to a smartphone or computer to report on activity throughout the day or week.
How about tracking your sleep? It does that too! And it can remind you to get moving when you’ve been sitting around too long!
Lastly – has this ever happened to you? Mom’s turned the sound off the phone because she’s getting the baby to sleep – and then missed a really important call!
The Fitbit Flex will vibrate subtly when you’re receiving incoming calls or messages – a great way to make sure you never miss anything important!
Rose Gold Fitbit Pendant
Whoa! Are we ready for some luxe?
This necklace is the perfect accessory for the Fitbit Flex 2 owner. Please note: this pendant will work with the Fitbit Flex 2 ONLY.
Is the mom in your life is more inclined to corporate wear and cocktail dresses than yoga pants and running shoes?
This is the perfect way for her to add some elegant jewellery to her outfit and still keep an eye on her daily activity.
This pendant unclasps to securely hold a Fitbit Flex 2, so the Fitbit can still track movement, calories, sleep and make sure important calls don’t go unanswered.
Headbands for Yoga, Running and More!
So check these out – RiptGear have made some of the cutest headbands you’ll find, and they’re super-useful.
We’re back in the territory of gifts for the unapologetically sweaty workout moms, and these headbands are well-made, soft, comfy and absolutely will not slip.
Of course, they’re great for keep hair out of the eyes during a workout, but they’ll also keep those headphone in during a long run, soak up a ton of sweat and just keep on looking good.
Even though they’re marketed as a ‘yoga’ headband, they’re really suited to any kind of physical activity. They’re extra wide and feature a ‘brushed’ finish which makes them extra soft and non-slippy.
A superb gift for an active mom.
Extra-Thick, Non-Tear Yoga Mat
The perfect companion to the yoga headband is this cushy, ½ inch thick yoga mat made by Reehut.
Yoga moms will be delighted to never feel their spine rolling against the hard floor of a yoga studio again.
Not only is the yoga mat super thick, it’s also water resistant which means it’s easy to clean after class AND it’s tear resistant.
Finally, the included strap makes this mat easy to carry and store once class is over.
Nalgene On The Fly Water Bottle
Wow, active moms are going to love this.
Nalgene, famous among hikers for their excellent water storage have made a 100% leak-proof drink bottle that’s very thoughtfully designed.
Even though it’s leak-proof it doesn’t mean getting into it is like breaking into Fort Knox – you can actually operate the top with one hand.
It’s also the perfect size and shape for slotting into cup-holders in cars and on prams, and it fits great in bike bottle cages as well.
Finally, since it’s made of BPE-free tritan plastic you never have worry about your drink getting that ‘warm plastic’ taste.
Gifts to pamper mom on Mother’s Day
You know, a lot of moms see Mother’s Day as the day they can just put their feet up, relax, and experience a bit of luxury.
If that describes the mom in your life, then this is the section where you’ll find something to make her very happy indeed.
Organic Soap Gift Set
So, isn’t this kind of cheating?
What mom isn’t going to be excited by a set of organic soaps that are artisan made, cruelty free AND already gift-wrapped.
Already gift-wrapped! Could it possibly be any easier?
Even if you’re not excited about the thought of giving you mom a professionally wrapped gift, it’s great knowing that she can treat herself to a choice of citrus, lavender, oatmeal and bergamot botanicals soaps, that are also eco-friendly.
Your mom’s going to love bath-time again!
MedMassage Foot and Calf Massager
Is your mom ready for some heavy duty massage?
This is the perfect device for moms (or anyone) who spend a lot of time on their feet. This is an incredibly rugged and reliable piece of equipment and is the most powerful massager available to the public.
It’s so good that doctors and therapists even use it for promoting circulation in the lower limbs.
Not that there needs to be anything wrong with your mom to make the most of this massager: she just needs to be ready for some serious relaxation.
Did you see what it says right there in the product name? Stress relief. If your mom’s feeling a little ragged around the edges, this is just the thing to help her relax.
This candle produces a subtle scent that nonetheless still manages to fill a room with a soft and calming eucalyptus and spearmint fragrance.
The candle has three wicks which helps it burn down evenly, but still last 25-45 hours (putting it in a breeze will make it burn faster).
This is a simple gift that’ll really brighten a stressed out mom’s day.
Sleep Master Sleep Mask
Sleep: so simple, so terrible to live without. What if you could give your mom the gift of some extra sleep?
Stray light is the greatest enemy of a good night’s sleep, and while there’s no shortage of sleep masks in the world, good ones can be hard to come by.
So often cheap sleep masks are made of synthetic materials that don’t breath well at night, or they’re impossible to fit properly.
The interior of the mask is made of natural cotton and it has adjustable velcro straps to make sure your mom can fit the mask perfectly. It’s also very wide, making sure no extra light seeps in.
Help your mom get a great sleep this Mother’s Day!
Skincare Soak with Epsom Salts, Rose Petals and Lavender Oil
The ingredients of this incredible bath soak alone will get your mom excited. Check them out: Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Lavender Flowers, Rose Petals, Chamomile Flowers, Lavender Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil.
The manufacturers, Amaki based in Fresno, CA have one thing to say: Enjoy. You deserve it.
We couldn’t agree more – this Mother’s Day your mom deserves the luxury of a soft, scented bath that will leave her skin smooth and fragrant.
When a little Mother’s Day luxury just isn’t enough
If the special mom in your life needs some extra luxury, why stop at a little? If there’s anything that’s going to let her know how special she is, it’s some serious luxe.
Ted Baker ‘Kate’ Oriental Blossom Watch
This is one sweet watch. Ted Baker bring their elegant and classic design sense to this unique, beautiful timepiece.
Made from quality components with super-sharp Japanese precision Quartz movement, this is not a watch that’ll let your mom down.
Ted Baker have been producing quality accessories for a while, but this represents a peak in their design sense.
This is a gift that would delight any mom on Mother’s Day.
Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bracelet
Da Vinci said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and if you believe him then this bracelet is one of the most sophisticated gifts you could find this Mother’s Day.
It’s made by the renowned ‘kate spade’ design house in New York and is a wonderfully elegant piece of jewellery will be a stunning gift for any mother.
Freshwater Pearl Pendant
While we’re on the subject of elegance and simplicity, let’s take a look at this beautiful pearl from the Dogeared jewellery company.
Now, you may be feeling a little unsure giving a Mother’s Day gift from a company called ‘Dogeared’, but you’ll love their handmade in the SoCal ethos.
Besides making simple and beautiful jewellery, Dogeared believe every jewel tells a story, and this natural, freshwater pearl necklace is no different.
But just imagine the day your special mom receives this – now that’d be a story.
Make your tech-savvy mom happy on Mother’s Day
Now, moms have a reputation for not being tech-savvy. We think a better description would be ‘not tech focused.’
There are plenty of moms out there making the tech work for them, and using it to improve their lives, and we’ve found some gifts ideas we think will help.
Digital Photo Frame by Pix-Star
Notice how hard it is to see photos you’ve taken anywhere other than your phone or computer?
Everybody, especially moms, love to see pictures of family and friends around the house.
Since most spontaneous family photos are taken with smartphones, we think a digital photo frame is a great choice for displaying modern pictures.
You can send your picture to the frame as soon as you take it, or if you’ve taken the picture with a digital camera you can load pictures from a memory card.
One of these devices with pre-loaded family photos would be a fantastic gift on Mother’s Day.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera
But if you’d prefer to have physical photos, these cameras are the quickest and best ways to get them.
We’ll be the first to admit they’re odd looking beasts, but we’re also willing to bet the mom in your life will be delighted to be able to produce physical photos instantly, anywhere and anytime.
A common trick is to take photos and then use the photos to make unique handmade greeting cards for the holidays.
These cameras are incredible fun, and mom will appreciate having more family photos around the house.
Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
Well, Kindles are an oldie but a goodie. Are you worried she might say something like: “But I like to read books. It’s just not the same – it doesn’t feel like a book or smell like one or…”
You get the idea.
The thing is, everyone who say that also goes on to say:
They’re so easy to read, they’re so light, I can have so many books in such a tiny, light package. It’s not a book, but they’ll keep on reading it like one.
Maybe your mom will be wondering why she wouldn’t just read a book on the phone – that’s small and light. The thing is, these Kinds, especially the E-Ink ones like this are way easier to read on.
Crisp lettering, bright and probably lighter than a phone!
If your mom’s a reader, these make a great Mother’s Day gift.
Now, maybe mom’s already got a Kindle, or you just want to highlight the general awesome-ness of the Kindle experience.
As a Mother’s Day gift you could always sign your mom up for 30 days free of Kindle Unlimited – that’s 30 days to read as many books and listen to as many audio-books as possible.
And if she likes it, the monthly subscription $9.99 a month is a pretty good deal for unlimited reading of Amazon’s millions of books.
But we think free is a pretty good place to start!
Electronic Key Finder
Now this might seem crazy, an electronic tag for your keys and phone, but these can be a godsend for anyone (especially moms) who are prone to losing their keys.
There this baby really comes into its own, however, is pet tracking.
Does your mom have a cat that likes to wander?
Put this on Puss’ collar and all your mom will need to do is check the map on her phone.
Peace of mind can be a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift.
Mother’s Day gifts for the well-groomed mom
Looking good is important to everyone, right? But for some moms, it’s just that little more important.
If that describes the mom in your life, check out these gift ideas.
Electric Callus Remover by Naturalico
Is mom uncomfortable wearing flip-flops or sandals in public? This device might be the answer.
An electric sander for your feet might sound a little intimidating, but this electric callus remover can be used gently and carefully to get back to a silky smooth foot.
The best thing is that it’s super fast – way faster than manually removing calluses – and the manufacturers have a great replacement policy for the rollers.
It’s also rechargeable which means no more batteries! A great way to save money and it’s better for the environment as well.
Dead Sea Mud Mask Facial Treatment
Is your mom ready to bring the day spa home? This mud mask, made by Pure Body Naturals is a way to start.
This incredible mask is fantastic for removing pimples and blackheads, cleaning out toxins and excess oils, and nourishing mom’s skin with jojoba and sunflower oil, shea butter and aloe vera.
It’s also designed to improve circulation and elasticity.
Any mom who receives this on Mother’s Day is going to be amazed.
Coconut Milk Body Scrub
If you’d like to bring the spa treatment home on Mother’s Day, then this coconut body scrub by Baebody is the next logical step.
It’s superb for sensitive skin as it exfoliates very gently and effectively, and it moisturizes as well.
It leaves skin feeling soft, clean and moisturized.
It’s also great if your mom is concerned about using quality products – this scrub is made with natural and GMO products, right in the USA.
If you really want to surprise your mom with a special beauty treatment she can use over and over again, this will absolutely delight her.
Braun Silk-Epil Epilator
A trip to the beautician is a great Mother’s Day treat, but during the rest of the year busy moms don’t always have the time for it.
A great substitute for waxing is an at-home epilator. Just as effective as wax but none of the mess.
The Braun Silk-Epil has a reputation for doing a great job and getting every single hair. And because it’s rechargeable there’s no cord getting in the way.
While this package includes a whole ‘home spa’ kit, the epilator is the star of the show and one of the best available. If you’d like to know more about epilators, you should check out our epilator reviews, and you’ll see what a standout the Silk-Epil is.
Water Flosser by Waterpik
This might seem kind of left of field but it’s a great addition to not only home beauty, but home health too.
If the mom in your life is into brighter teeth and healthy gums, then this water flosser beats regular floss by a mile. But more than than, it’s been awarded an official seal of acceptance by the American Dental Association.
Just like the name implies, the water flosser cleans your teeth and gums just like regular floss, except up to 50% better!
If your mom cares about her dental health and appearance, this would make a superb Mother’sDay gift idea.
Beautiful gifts for the domestic goddess mom
For some moms, the home is their kingdom, and they pride themselves on maintaining a beautiful, comfortable and well-organised home.
Anything you can give to improve the home on Mother’s Day will be deeply appreciated by such a mom.
Let’s take a look at some great gift ideas to make you mom’s home a happier place.
Java Presse Coffee Grinder
Coffee occupies a special place in many peoples hearts, and if your mom is one of them we think this grinder could change her life.
Coffee brewed with beans freshly milled to a precise grind is a world away from the everyday stuff we get from the infamous local franchises.
This manual grinder has 18 settings for granularity and is made with strong durable components. Besides that, it just looks great in the kitchen and takes up barely any space.
Coffee-loving moms will be delighted by it.
Steel Kettle with 6 Temperature Settings
Following on from our grinder recommendation, we’d love to suggest this kettle if your mom cares about heating water fast, economically and to exactly the right temperature.
I mean, what’s the point of grinding beans perfectly and then making bitter coffee by pouring boiling hot water all over them in your French press?
This kettle will not only heat water to the perfect temperature for coffee (200°F thankyou very much!), but has five other settings for different kinds of teas, which obviously includes boiling.
Moms who care about their coffee or tea being brewed just right are really going to appreciate this kettle.
French Press by Kitchen Supreme
Since we’ve gone through some great options for grinding coffee and preparing water at the perfect temperature, how about a French press for making unbeatably brewed coffee and tea.
You mom won’t know what hit her.
This elegant French press comes with a five year warranty, replacement filters, spoons and instructions on making the best tea and coffee possible.
It’s incredibly durable, but if anything ever does go wrong the manufacturer, Kitchen Supreme, have a 100% replacement policy.
What could be a better accompaniment to a tea or coffee service for your mom?
Wedgewood Harlequin Butterfly Bloom Teacup
Isn’t this a beautiful teacup? We’re sure your mom would think so as well. This of course is the cherry on top of the perfect tea of coffee experience.
Wedgewood, of course, are famous for their incredibly elegant tea services that change a cup of tea or coffee into a true experience.
If your mom needs a little special luxury in her everyday life, what a beautiful way to give it to her.
Nutri Ninja Pro
Ok. Enough with all the tea and coffee. Some moms like cool, fresh and healthy drinks.
Super-powerful convenience blenders like the Nutri Ninja Pro make sure your mom’s next healthy smoothie is just a minute away.
They’re also very easy to clean and durable as well.
They blend as well (or better!) than standard countertop blenders but only take up a fraction of the space.
If mom enjoys serving up healthy treats for the family these blenders a great option.
Awesome Mother’s Day gifts for crafty moms
Of course, all some moms want to do is make things. Beautiful crafts to turn into gifts or just to make home a little more cosy and fun.
We’ve got some sensational Mother’s Day gift ideas for all the craft moms coming up next.
Automatic Cutting, Scoring and Stylus Machine: The Circuit Explore Air 2
This is the serious crafter’s dream come true. Does that description fit your mom?
With this device, your mom can work up a design on her phone, tablet or computer, send it to the Circuit Air Explore and it’ll cut and draw the design. The scoring tool can be used to add design details or prepare card for folding.
Crafting moms will be unbeatable with this crafting powerhouse at home.
Brother cs600i Craft Sewing Machine
This is a sewing machine made for creative moms.
Sure, your mom could use it for alterations or repairs, but this machine has been designed from the ground up for producing large creative projects like quilts.
It has 20 decorative stitch patterns and 20 practical stitch patterns for garment construction. And then there are seven stitches specifically for quilting and seven for button holes.
It also comes with additional sewing feet for working with different kinds of materials and projects. Really, it has everything!
This is one seriously crafty Mother’s Day idea. We hope your mom approves.
Calligraphy Starter Kit
This is a more hands-on gift suggestion: if the mom in your life is interested in calligraphy, this is sure to put a smile on her face.
This starter calligraphy kit contains everything she’ll need to get started, along with detailed instructions and practice exercises.
Learning even simple calligraphy is a great way to add a special touch to invitations and holiday cards and is a wonderful, relaxing creative outlet.
This is a gift to add some homemade beauty to mom’s life.