69 Unique and Special Gifts for Your Mom Specifically

We've been thinking about your mom and all the wonderful things she deserves. Enjoy this blast of rock-solid Mother's Day gift ideas.

Apr 28 2021, 3:20pm

Bonjour, mon bébé. It's time for Mommie Dearest Day, the yearly epicenter of mommy issues, and the one day each spring when we try to (somehow?) pay back the women who literally grew us in their wombs (so weird when you really think about it), made us infinity macaroni and cheese, and literally and figuratively wiped our tuchuses as we slowly. painfully blossomed into the funky little freakazoids we've come to be. We salute you, people who raise children. It sounds hard.

But those are our moms. We're thinking about your mom. Man, she is really something… a goddess. A wildcat! We sure like her. In fact, we spent a couple of days and long, candlelit nights, just like the video for Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me," thinking all about her and what she might want to receive on that fine May day all about putting her on a pedestal like the luminescent pearl she is of this world's oyster. Here are 69 lock 'n' load ideas for what to get your sweet, squishy mommy. These are the true, actual, best Mother's Day gift ideas, for whoever is the literal, spiritual, or metaphorical mama in your life. Something for everyone. We promise.

1. Shrimps Shrimp Motif Crystal Earrings

All garlic shrimp everything—even jewelry. 

$190 at Farfetch

2. Vaccination Card Holder

Because we love Mommy but she loses everything, and we don't want her to lose the vax card that will eventually get her back to Club Med. 

$11 at Etsy

3. Daddy Baseball Hat

So Mommy can stan Daddy or be Daddy :) 

$22 at Urban Outfitters

4. Master Cleanse scalp wash

No one is mad at a refreshing, tingly scalp massage. 

$14.99 at TPH by Taraji

5. The Mixed Pack

Mommy's sunset-watching juice, conveniently packaged into cute single-serving vials. 

$96 at Usual Wines

6. Rolser Stair-Climbing Rolling Cart

So Mommy can easily haul her stuff up the stairs if you're not around to help. 

$140 at Food52

7. Stainless Steel Spaetzle Maker

Have you had spaetzle? It's really good. 

$27.99 $16.95 at Amazon

8. I'd Rather Be Dancing Bumper Sticker

We've all seen Mommy have a couple of glasses of Beringer chardonnay and cut loose on the dance floor of our cousin's wedding the second "I Will Survive" blasts outta those speakers. 

$5 at Etsy

9. Psychedelic Scarf

Maybe Mommy did LSD, maybe she didn't, but either way she may wish to protect her gorgeous coiffure should she find herself riding shotgun in a Thunderbird. 

$180 at Acne Studios

10. Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies book

It's never too late for Mommy to become the next E.L. James.

$19.99 $18.39 at Bookshop

11. Collina Strada Green Rhinestone Water Bottle

We want to see your mother shimmer and glimmer while she quenches that thirst.

$100 at SSENSE

12. Vintage 90’s BOB SEGER 1996 It's a Mystery Tour Shirt

Moms love Seger. It's fact. 

$49.99 at eBay

13. Dolce & Gabbana x SMEG Sicily Is My Love Espresso Machine

Spoil Mommy with this stupidly luxurious designer espresso machine, which she will hopefully someday bequeath right back to you. 

$1,500 at Horchow

14. Faux Leather Lobster Mini Shoulder Bag

Take her out for steak, call it surf 'n' turf. 

$42 at Etsy

15. Coleman SaluSpa Hawaii 4-Person Outdoor Portable Inflatable Hot Tub

Again, you've gotta use the ol' bean and choose gifts that you will also have access to the pleasures of using. 

$649.99 at Amazon

16. Grune Fluffy Pom Pom Slippers

Silly, sexy muppet puppet energy that is also bizarrely chic. 

$16.90 at YesStyle

17. The Painter's Wife Sarah Style 07 Blue + Yellow Dog Raincoat

So Mommy can spoil Mommy's fluffy baby.  

$118 at Design Milk

18. Hanega Vinegar Minis Set

These little vinnies make perfect salad dressings or spritzers for tart, healthy mommies. 

$50 at 107

19. Unger Professional Nifty Nabber Reacher Grabber Tool

You know who went through 16 hours of labor to bring your dumb ass to this Earth, changed too many diapers, did googolplex dishes, and shouldn't have to get off the sofa to grab the remote? Mama. 

$18.99 at Amazon

20. Emma Hardy Studio Wiggle Oblongs / Patterned Statement Earrings

For funky art teacher mommy energy. 

$47.94 at Etsy

21. Easy Grip Hand Health Mug

Cool-looking and ideal for the klutzy, coffee-sloshin’ mamacitas among us. 

$20, at Uncommon Goods

22. Revolution R180 High Speed Smart Toaster

For mommies who love gluten and gadgets, and want the latest in crust-caramelization technology. 

$299.95 at Revolution Cooking

23. The Day Off Bouquet with Vase

Some of you were just scanning this list looking for flowers. Typical. Fine. Here are some particularly pretty ones. 

$90 at The Sill

24. Royal Jelly Harlem Pom Pom Apron in Blue Sunflowers

So that Mom looks très chic whether she's whipping up an entire spread or just a PB&J. 

$48 at Amazon

25. Giant Holographic Dominos Set

So Mommy can play strip dominoes with Daddy. 

$18 at Anthropologie

26. Milk Bar Assorted Truffles Gift Box

Have you had these? UNFFFGH. Should be illegal. Great gift. 

$42 at Milk Bar

27. Light Phone 2

Because social media is hell, and we don't want your mom to suffer in hell, so we give her a super-streamlined, purposely low-feature phone for keeping her beautiful mind clear of BS. Just texting, calling, and pretty much nothin’ else. (We want one, too.)

$350 at Uncrate

28. The At Home Adjustable Oxygen Bar

So 90s, we just love it. This "personal oxygen bar ... increases the concentration of oxygen inhaled from 35% to 90% for calm relaxation." Present with an appletini on the side. 

$499.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer

29. Mutha Body Butter

This gorgeous stuff is "a whipped trifecta of shea, cocoa, and mango butters, [plus] vitamins, fatty acids, and pure seed extracts." [extremely deep voice] Ohhh yeahhhh baby, that's smooth. 

$95 at Mutha

30. Jumbo Wine Glass

It’s always glug ‘o clock, and not just for wine. Fill this giant chalice with a non-alcoholic spritzer, rose petals, or ranch dressing. 

$120 on Etsy

31. Mongolian Cashmere Robe

It’s actually bananas to get a cashmere robe for this price. 

$299 $169.90, at Quince

32. Brightland Olive Oil Duo

Hereby making a plea for heritage olive oil to be its own micro-influencer. Two bottles for under 75 bucks.  

$74 at Brightland

33. Recycled Glass Country House Flutes (set of 4)

“Oh, yeah. They use these at Soho farmhouse, too,” she’ll brag to the ghouls when she hosts her next (vaccinated) brunch.

$48 at Soho Home

34. Candle of the Month Club 6-Month Subscription

Peony scents for spring, pine trees for winter. This candle subscription is a swank-ass scratch ‘n sniff situation, basically. So much better than an advent calendar.

$150 at Brooklyn Candle Studio

35. Vintage Earth, Wind & Fire Japanese Let's Groove Tote

There is no mom, not a single one, who will not shake it to Earth, Wind & Fire. This makes her the coolest one of all at the farmers market. 

$15.99 at eBay

36. Tushy Spa 3.0 Bidet

As someone recently told us, “If your face fell in poo, you would fully wash it. So why don’t we do that for our bums?” If you're buying Tushy's beloved butt stuff, use the code MOM for 10% off through May 9.

$149 $119 at Tushy 

37. Area Silver Crystal Fringe Mask Cover

Is it mummy’s mouth, or the entryway to a fortune teller’s den at St. Marks Place?

$350 at SSENSE

38. Me Time CBD Bath Salts Gift Set

Bath salts. CBD. Sounds fun. [Beavis and Butt-Head snort] 

$40 at Foria

39. Wagwear WagWellies

Dog shoes. Nothing wrong with that. My hands look like this so her paws can look like that. 

$49 at Design Milk

40. The Comfy Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

One of our writer’s mothers wears this to the YMCA (pre and post-pool), and at home while watching Huell Howser on California’s Gold reruns. 

$44.99 $39.99 at Amazon

41. 90s Vintage Sleepless In Seattle Movie Promo Hat

Mommies love rom coms. Sleepless in Seattle is THE rom com. Special vintage hat for Mommy. 

$120 at eBay

42. Madly Hadley Organic Vegan Coconut Bacon

Vegan bacon bits for wedge salads, BLATs (that's a BLT with avocado, duh), or just out-of-bag snackin' on the sofa. 

$14.99 at Etsy

43. Neve White Patent Shoes

Whiteboard platform sandals that come with their own dry erase marker. Perfect for the Miss Frizzle mom. (The OG Jewish lesbian Frizz, not the reformed one.)

$356 at Amelie Pichard

44. Hot Sox Women's Cosmo Cocktail Sock

It's about time the Cosmo got a little respect. Plus, good for pampering Mommy's tired feet after she slathers them in $150 worth of Crème de la Mer. 

$7.99 at Amazon

45. Nature Spring Green Foam Kneeling Pad

One of our writers bought this for her parents, who love it for kneeling whilst gardening and picking up the grandbaby’s tantrum tater tots.

$12.47 at Lowe’s

46. Carmel Original Boyfriend Muscle Man Arm Novelty Pillow Insert

No matter Mommy's relationship status, ain't nothing wrong with being embraced by a disembodied muscle man pillow to keep actual or potential daddies on their toes. 

$61.99 at Wayfair

47. Sunnylife Lucite Tower

It's a big rainbow crystal Jenga, for both enthusiastic display and highly competitive game nights. 

$140 at Ban.do

48. HUE Women's Pajama Legging Set Infused with CBD Oil

Yes, they make CBD-infused sleepwear stuff now. Of course we did a test run for mother.

$140 at Amazon

49. Optimist Botanicals Bright distilled non-alcoholic spirit

Not all mommies are wine mommies. Optimist is perfect for booze-free spritzers and sippin', with zero hangover so she'll still make it to pole-dancing class tomorrow morn. 

$35 at Optimist

50. Kirin Faux-Fur Logo Print Hat

This hat has swallowed an entire box of crayons just to be here. And thank god!

$246 $123 at Farfetch 

51. YETI Rambler One-Gallon Jug

Read YETI’s description, and just tell me it wasn’t written by a mom: “Thirst is not something we take lightly. The Rambler One Gallon Jug is designed to be damn near indestructible while keeping every drop of precious water perfectly cold.” Also, this color is delightfully called “King Crab Orange.”

$129.99 at YETI

52. HoMedics Shiatsu Air Pro Foot Massager with Heat

Send Mommy’s feet into the void. Prepare to carry her everywhere, as she may never pull her piglets out of this relaxation station.

$149.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

53. Sport Pogo Stick

Is she in the market for a new set of teeth? Lose them in high-flying style. 

$43 at Wish

54. Oyster Bottle Opener

To be used whilst that one Cole Porter oyster song plays in the background. 

$50 at Coming Soon

55. Longworth Dog Sofa

Mommy isn't just your mommy; she is also Precious's mommy. And Precious deserves a Chesterfield sofa. 

$139.99 at Wayfair

56. Modern Society Kyoto Water Cup and Water Jug

Crafted in Los Angeles by two bluebirds. 

$38–$145 at Garmentory

57. Kicky Mats P. Wagon Keychain

This way to the station wagon/Gremlin/tandem bicycle. 

$12 at Black Owned Everything


Black Owned Everything is a Black-owned business selected as part of Black+, an initiative by VICE Media Group and The National Urban League to support Black Entrepreneurs with free marketing and mentorship opportunities.

58. Drayton glasses

Because her face is the marquee, and it deserves some razzle dazzle framework. 

$28.95 at Zeelool

59. Original Puffy Blanket

Basically a puffer as a blanket for all impending outdoor activities (hiking, camping, drinking on lawns).

$99 at Rumpl

60. Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

The bowl is classy and strong, but embellished. The bowl is a metaphor (for mom).

$29 at Sur La Table

61. Nostalgia MSB64 64-Ounce Margarita & Slush Maker

This, in addition to a Cameo video greeting from The Real Housewives’ Vicki Gunvalson, is the best gift any breathing human could receive. 

$45.98 at Amazon

62. Lavender Blooming Potted Plant with Mister

Lavender is supposed to ease anxiety, and scare away spiders. Or, Mommy can pick it and sprinkle it in her candlelit bath.  

$39.99 at Plants.com

63. Life Without Chocolate 520-Piece Puzzle

For the mom who is both Live, Laugh, Love and Sk8 or Die.

$44.60 at Zazzle

64. Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses

She will want her own personal bird bath for this oil of ylang ylang tree, patchouli plant, and lavender. Guess that’s a bathtub. 

$76 at The Sleep Code

65. Nubia Silk-Lined Headwrap

Handmade and ready to protect her tresses. More than mere mortal hands can do. 

$38 at Cee Cee's Closet


Cee Cee's Closet is a Black-owned business selected as part of Black+, an initiative by VICE Media Group and The National Urban League to support Black Entrepreneurs with free marketing and mentorship opportunities.

66. Women/Men's 3D-Print Slayer Sweatsuit

“I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a Slayer mom.”

$220 at Wish

67. Rubik's Cube Satchel Bag

For the mother with eternal sudoku or Pee-Wee Herman energy.

$14.50 at ROMWE

68. Sitting Pretty Oversized Brown Bear Statue with Paw Seat

Lumbersexual momma bear, hovering over her cubs Design Toscano style. 

$4,250 $3,999 at Design Toscano

69. The Infrared Supine Sauna

Don’t sweat it. Sweat aaaaall of it, in a giant techno clam full of alien powers. 

$14,500 at Hammacher Schlemmer


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