Mother-daughter relationships are imperfect and complex, but the right gift can make it easier to express the love we feel for our moms. This post will help you find a unique, meaningful gift for mom from her loving daughter!
In this collection of gifts, I’ve included items that I own as mom, have given to the moms in my life, or have on my wishlist. You will find sentimental gifts, self care gifts, as well as useful and practical gifts for mom.
It’s awesome that you are looking for gifts for your mom or a mother figure in your life. Keep an eye out for the joy tips that I’ve included for certain items. These tips help you maximize the joy that your gift will bring!
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Gifts for Mom from Daughter Under $25
Layered Circle Necklace
This 18k gold-plated layered necklace is an inexpensive beauty. My daughter gave me this for Mother’s Day last year and it has not tarnished, even though I wear it almost daily. Plus, my daughter kept the inner necklace and it feels so sweet when we wear the set together! This is a great gift for a daughter to give her mom.
Electric Wax Melt Warmer
This beautiful wax melter is an excellent gift. It will make your mom’s home smell great, without the fire hazard of a candle. The melter is also a lamp that gives off a warm, soothing light. This includes calming lavender wax cubes and extra bulbs. My wax melts have lasted much longer than any candle I’ve used in the past.
Matryoshka Measuring Cups
Aren’t they cute?! As soon as I saw these nesting doll measuring cups I added them to my wishlist. Eliminate the need for your mom to pry the measuring cups from the little plastic ring they’re usually attached to. These matryoshka cups are simple to use and adorable to look at on the kitchen counter.
Contoured Eye Mask
This is the best eye mask I have ever tried. Its contoured design and foam cushioning make this conform to your face so that no light interferes with your sleep. It is soft, comfortable, and adjustable. This eye mask is a gift your mom may need to help her sleep better.
Nano Glass Foot Scrubber
Who doesn’t want soft, smooth skin on their feet? My sister actually recommended this product to me and I was shocked by how well it works. This is probably the fastest, easiest tool your mom can use to remove dead skin on her feet. If she’s ever struggled with dry, cracked feet, she’ll thank you for this gift!
Agatha Spoon Holder
Another item from my own wishlist! My birthday is in October so I appreciate anything witchy, but what your mom will love about this cute spoon holder is how useful it is! Made of BPA-free silicone, Agatha can hold her stirring spoon on the counter or directly on a pot’s edge.
Time Capsule Journal
joy tip: Fill it out together! Sit with mom and ask her the questions.
Wireless Charging Pad
Eliminate the tangle of charging cables. Your mom will get daily use out of this simple, wireless charging pad and not have to worry about her devices not being plugged in to charge correctly. She’ll be able to charge any wireless-charging-enabled phones and other devices, like AirPods. Your mom may not know she needs this gift, but luckily her loving daughter does!
Gifts for Mom from Daughter Under $50
Amazon Gift Card
Speaking of useful gifts for your mom, an Amazon gift card is something she will definitely use. Your mom probably knows exactly what she needs and with the variety of products available on Amazon, she will be able to get it. Some might say gift cards feel impersonal, but you’re actually giving your mom the opportunity to buy herself something that she may not have chosen to spend on without the push from her daughter’s gift.
Unbreakable Wine Glasses
I first saw these at a friend’s dinner party and I was blown away by how elegant they look and how practical they are. They’re impact and shatter-resistant, and dishwasher safe too! Your mom needs this gift because the wine’s just more enjoyable without the worry of cleaning broken glass.
Joy tip: Give her some of her favorite wine along with the glasses so that she can enjoy them right away!
A gardening apron is a wonderful gift for any mom who loves to use her green thumb. This heavy-duty, waterproof apron focuses on protecting your mom. It even comes with knee pads! Your mom will appreciate the utility of its several pockets.
My mom always complained about her head getting cold, which I used to find odd until I got a bit older and started complaining about my own head being cold lol.
My kids gave me a hooded blanket like this for Christmas a few years ago and I treasure it. It makes me feel so cozy and warm, plus I can still use my hands freely since it wraps around the shoulders. It’s so nice to give a gift that your mom will actually love and use.
Baths can be excellent for helping your mom relax. With this non-slip, cushioned bath mattress, your mom can enjoy baths more comfortably without having to rest against the hard bathtub surface. It provides great support for her head, neck, back, and tailbone. This wonderful gift for mom from a loving daughter will encourage her to make time for self-care.
Teapot and Cups Set
This delightful tea set is perfect for enjoying a hot cup and trying out interesting teas. The fact that it is clear allows you to appreciate the beauty of blooming teas. It includes four cute, double-walled cups to keep mom’s hands safe.
Joy tip: Use this gift to start a tea-time tradition with your mom! You can even give her a loose-leaf tea variety pack and try a different tea together each time.
Essential oils can be therapeutic. With this aromatherapy diffuser, your mom can experience soothing scents. This diffuser brings a variety pack of essential oils so that she can try out different essential plant oils. It also has 7 different mood light colors, as well as different modes and timers that she can use to craft her ideal aromatherapy experience.
Developing an attitude of gratitude is a kindness to yourself. There are many stressors in life, and we’re wired to focus on the negative. As a loving daughter, this wonderful gift can help your mom see reasons to be grateful each day. In times when she needs it, she can refer back to the things she’s written down and feel comforted that life is full of moments and people to be thankful for. Plus, there is a Spanish version available if your mom prefers to write in Spanish.
Bath Gift Set
This lovely gift basket includes excellent products that will give your mom a luxurious, at-home spa experience. The honey and almond scent should be sweet and soothing, perfect for relaxation! Encourage your mom to take some time for her self-care with this gift.
Gifts for Mom from Daughter Over $50
Amazon Echo Dot
If your mom doesn’t have one yet, she needs her daughter to get her this gift! My mom uses her Echo Dot to listen to Sinatra songs, daily affirmations, the news, and to call me of course. I have mine near the kitchen so I can use it to set timers and listen to music while I cook.
Cheese Board Set
My mom’s a HUGE cheese-lover (a trait I inherited) so a cheese-board set like this is a must! This gift includes everything your mom needs to enjoy a cheese feast. It brings serving utensils, bowls, and plates to create a diverse and delicious charcuterie board. Plus, the drawers expand the surface area.
Joy tip: Put together a small gift basket of fine cheeses and crackers so that she can use the board right away! (who knows, maybe she’ll share with you!)
Neck and Shoulders Massager
I bought this as a gift for my best friend and I tested it before giving it to her. It was so good that I kept it and I ordered another one for her! If your mom complains of an achy neck and shoulders, she needs you to give her this massager. I love the heating and speed settings, but I especially love that you can fully control the amount of pressure so that it is perfect for any user.
23andMe DNA Test Kit
This gift is an opportunity to get your mom attuned with her family roots. This at-home DNA test kit provides a personalized genetic report for your mom to learn about your family’s ancestry and to connect with people who share your DNA. It can also build a family tree automatically!
joy tip: Upgrade for FDA-authorized health reports to give your mom a genetic view of her health!
XL Air Fryer
The first time I tried an air fryer was with french fries and I was shocked by how fast it worked and how crispy the fries got! Your mom deserves to have one of these because it’s easy to use and clean-up is a breeze. This XL air fryer is big enough to cook for the family. Plus, the square-design basket is different from other air fryers because it maximizes the cooking space.
My best friend has one of these and her herbs look and taste great. This indoor garden uses technology to ensure that your plants are healthy and growing to their best potential. I’m planning on getting one soon for my mom because she loves gardening, but she doesn’t have an outdoor space right now and this will be her own little indoor herb garden. Plus, it includes a set of herb seeds!
If your mom enjoys reading, she needs this gift because she can have thousands of books at her fingertips. At first, I wasn’t sure if I would miss the look and feel of an actual book in my hands, but the convenience and screen quality of this e-reader is difficult to beat.
The adjustable light display makes it ideal for reading in the sun or in the dark. Plus it boasts a single charge that can last for weeks!
Joy tip: Pair this with an Amazon gift card so she can choose a book to use her Kindle for!
Mirror Jewelry Cabinet
This has been on my wishlist for a long time. This attractive, free-standing jewelry cabinet on wheels is a lovely way for your mom to organize the jewelry and trinkets she’s accumulated over the years. The wood finish, long-length mirror, and extra drawer make it the ideal mix of practicality and rustic elegance. This is a wonderful gift any mom would love to receive from her daughter.
Digital Picture Frame
If your mom’s anything like me, she probably has thousands of family photos sitting in cloud storage. Your mom needs this gift to help her enjoy the photos and relive happy memories with this digital picture frame. The large, 15″ display is an excellent way to showcase all those photos in storage.
Joy tip: Do the work for her! Select photos and set up the frame so that all mom has to do is sit back to enjoy her gift and view the photo slideshow!
Touch Lamps Set
These lamps are such a cool way to feel connected over long distances. Give one to your mom and keep the other. When you touch your lamp, the other will light up to let your mom know that you are thinking about her! This is such a thoughtful gift for your mom.
Face it, moms love gifts like this that help them feel close to their kids and family. The Echo Show allows her to see and hear her loved ones, even from a distance. The auto-framing and motion features follow her around so she can do other things around the house while staying in the frame. Plus, she can use it to watch shows and recipes!
Eufy Robot Vacuum
Being a mom involves a lot of cleaning. This Eufy robot vacuum can help her keep the floor clean while resting her feet. It works on carpet and hard floors. Plus, your mom can use the app to schedule and control it. It also works with Alexa!
I hope you’ve found a great gift for your mom! If you haven’t landed on anything specific yet, browse through this list again to see if it inspires any other ideas. Click on some of the items in this list to see what related products might come up on Amazon!