Make Mother’s Day Special- (19 wonderful gift ideas)

Written by ElizabethThrives

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19 Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Mothers are certainly worth celebrating and Mother’s Day gives the us the opportunity to express thankfulness to the mothers in our lives! These gift ideas for Mother’s Day are perfect for blessing the moms in your life!

These gifts for moms are thoughtful, affordable, and all able to be purchased online! (Yes to simplicity please.)

What are the best types of gifts for Mother’s Day?

As a mom myself, I tend to think that the best types of gifts for Mother’s Day are self-care kind of gifts because mothers often give all their time to taking care of others that they don’t take time for themselves.

What do I mean by self-care kind of gifts for moms? Self-care gifts for mothers include gifts that

  • pamper their body (such as skincare and spa products)
  • gifts that encourage their heart
  • and gifts that make some part of their life easier!

The following list of mother’s day gifts include lots of ideas that help a mother feel cared for in every way!

Who all should I give a Mother’s Day gift?

Well of course we celebrate our own mother if possible on Mother’s Day. And then if you’re married, I certainly think it’s a great idea to also give your mother-in-law a Mother’s Day gift!

Then there are often many mother-like women in our lives. These are women who are not in our actual families, but they are women who have blessed and nurtured us like a mother would.

Finally, it is definitely sweet for fathers to give their wives a Mother’s Day gift (& to help their kids get a gift together for her too).

It’s a great idea to show thankfulness and appreciation to our actual mothers, mother-in-laws, and mother figures in our life! And one sweet way to do that is to give them a gift on Mother’s Day.

I hope this list gives you great ideas and inspiration for meaningful Mother’s Day gifts!

*There are many Arbonne gift recommendations in this list because they have so many quality self-care gifts for mothers! You simply can’t go wrong gifting mothers with Arbonne!*

1st Mother’s Day gift idea- Radiant skin: Arbonne’s Brighten Up Skin Exfoliator!

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Did you know that your skin cells naturally replace themselves several times a day when you are kid? As you get older, that happens less and less often. By the time you are in your 20s and up, your skin replaces itself way less often. In fact, it takes 2 to 3 weeks and longer for your skin to replace itself.

An exfoliator gently scrubs away dead skin cells revealing smoother, softer, brighter skin for Mom. This exfoliator is excellent as it is formulated with Lingonberry Powder and finely-milled apricot seeds that gently sweep away dead skin cells. It also has raspberry ceramide to promote hydration and botanically-based ingredients that enhance the feeling of skin firmness.

This Brighten Up Exfoliator is gentle enough to be used daily both morning and night. A truly dreamy mother’s day gift idea!

(Note: On the checkout page for the Brighten Up Exfoliator, check out how to get 20% off your order!)

2nd Mother’s Day Gift idea- Sun kissed skin: Arbonne’s awesome Self Tanner!

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Moms don’t have time to lay out in the sun to perfect a tan! This is such a great way to help the mom in your life feel pretty and tan with this best-of-the-best self tanner!

Arbonne’s self-tanning lotion is great for BOTH face AND body. One can achieve golden, sun-kissed skin without the UV damage. The lightweight, vegan formula dries quickly and develops into a streak-free, natural-looking tan within two hours, and you control the color based on how many layers you apply.

It’s infused with Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Green Tea Extracts and a fresh scent. This hydrating face and body lotion is a great Mother’s Day gift as it will help Mom look like she just got back from a tropical vacation!

(Note: On the checkout page for the self-tanning lotion , check out how to get 20% off your order!)

3rd Mother’s Day Gift Idea- the perfect mix of Beauty and comfort:  Rose Chacos!

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I know there isn’t a perfect shoe for every woman, but if there was, this is it! These ROSE CHACOS are so pretty and feminine. Plus they are shoes she can wear all day COMFORTABLY right out of the box! has a great deal on these and other similar shoes that make wonderful gift ideas for busy mothers!




4th Mother’s Day gift idea- Being in shape made easy: Exercise rebounder!

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Most moms don’t have time to put in hour long workouts each day. That would be nice but it’s just not realistic at all. What if you could give a mother the gift of a workout she can do in 20-30 minutes that would be the equivalent of an HOUR’S worth of cardio?!!!

I’m in! A quality rebounder is such a rock star. Yes to workouts that get a lot done in a short period of time. Isn’t that the greatest? This FIT BOUNCE bungee rebounder is so wonderful.

Icing on the cake is that the legs fold and it fits in the bag for easy storage! Busy moms that want to be in shape simply need this great gift!


5th Mother Day’s Gift Idea- The gift of healthy energy: Ginseng Fizz Sticks!

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Motherhood life is very sweet and oh so tiring! Most mothers would welcome any boost of energy possible!

Arbonne’s Energy Fizz Ginseng Sticks are convenient little packs that a mom can just throw in her bag and add to a water bottle as needed. They can be used as a replacement for morning coffee or for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up!

These fizz sticks are designed to help increase energy levels while relieving fatigue, promoting alertness and enhancing cognitive performance. Again, what mom doesn’t need these?

The fizz sticks have a blend of Ginseng Root, antioxidant Coenzyme Q10, Chromium and B vitamins (including Riboflavin and Niacin) that are joined by naturally-derived Caffeine from Guarana and Green Tea.  I love that this is a healthy gift idea for a mom as they are formulated without artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. And they are formulated without high fructose corn syrup, dairy or soy.

(Note: On the checkout page for the Energy Fizz sticks, check out how to get 20% off your order!)




6th Mother’s Day gift idea- Dreamy indulgence: Best Pillow Ever!

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Isn’t this pillow the dreamiest? I can’t think of a more wonderful gift for mom on Mother’s Day! Don’t be thrown off by the pregnant girl in the pic! A mom doesn’t have to be pregnant to NEED this thing.

I did buy it when I was pregnant and yes it is SO HELPFUL for support and comfort during pregnancy! But I couldn’t part with it once baby was born-ha! All night sound sleep? No problem! Here is more about the power naps possible with this too!

This would be the gift of cozy sleep for a mom in your life!


7th Mother’s Day gift idea- Silky and radiant hair: The Best Ever Shampoo and  Conditioner!

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No I am not exaggerating here! Olaplex shampoo and conditioner couldn’t be better! This shampoo and conditioner are more expensive than the cheap toiletries, yes. But I mention them here because they are worth it if the mom you want to gift cares about her hair!

This Olaplex shampoo/conditioner leaves hair hydrated, radiant, and healthy! My hair will tend drier and I love how the conditioner doesn’t feel super silky when I rinse it out of my hair, but when I dry my hair, it is perfectly silky without being heavy or greasy looking!

What makes these affordable is that they last a really long time! I have pretty long hair and I only use nickel size amount each time. So these 8oz bottles last a really long time! A great gift idea for mother’s is beautiful hair!


8th Mother’s Day gift idea- the gift of having all she needs: North Face Jester Daypack!

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This pack for women is seriously the BEST. It is so soft and incredibly durable. Most moms need something like this and usually have the same sentiment once they get one: how did I live so long without this?

A backpack is so much more convenient than a handbag for a busy mom for obvious reasons! She is hands free and this pack is able to hold all that she needs for her and the kids without being big and bulky!

Many of these fabulous day packs are on sale at!


9th Mother’s Day gift idea- Absolutely beautiful rested looking skin: AgeWell Skincare set!

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This is giving the gift of BEAUTIFUL SKIN for Mother’s Day!

Once I learned that what you put on your skin gets into your bloodstream in a matter of seconds, I started reading labels on my skincare! Eeeek. I was so glad to have found Arbonne as they are pure, safe, clean products that actually WORK. (If you use just coconut oil on your face, for instance, you are avoiding harmful chemicals yes, but as far as helping to reduce lines and wrinkles- not so much.)

Arbonne’s Age Well anti aging line is the walking dog of effectiveness! The best blend of science and nature.

What makes this so affordable is that they last so long! A super small amount goes a long way, so you don’t need to get more very often.  This quality skincare will help the mom who receives this gift feel so good seeing the anti-aging results and knowing she’s taking great care of her skin using these products!

I use this skincare line and I actually look forward to my daily routine where I go through these steps super fast: cleanser, toner, serum (oh my-it’s just the BEST), eye cream (moms can say goodbye to crow’s feet and dark circles), day or night cream!

(Note: On the checkout page for the Age Well anti aging line, check out how to get 40% off your order of the set or 20% off individual products!)


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10th Mother’s Day gift idea- The gift of lovely organization: Travel Toiletry Bag!

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This toiletry bag is simply perfect! After all these wonderful products as Mother’s Day gift ideas, this bag is a great addition to hold the products when Mom travels!

I have this bag and I actually use it everyday! What I do is store my makeup in it. I used to have one drawer or bag with all of my makeup thrown in it. This bag is better because of the 4 compartments! I have eye makeup in one, lip glosses in another, foundation and powder in another, and brushes in the 4th compartment.

This bag can keep makeup and toiletries lovely and organized at all times which makes a great gift for moms!


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11th Mother’s Day gift idea- the gift of a pampered body: Rescue and Renew Body Scrub!

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Talk about making a mother feel so pampered on Mother’s Day! This body scrub is simply luxurious!

This body scrub is designed to gently polish away excess oil, dead surface cells, and can be used daily to promote softer, smoother, radiant skin.  What mother doesn’t want that?

(Note: On the checkout page for the body scrub, check out how to get 20% off your order!)


12th Mother’s Day gift idea- The Duties of Parents!

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This truly incredible book outlines 17 profound responsibilities of Christian parents. It was written in the 19th century and moms will definitely agree that it is just as relevant today as it was then.

When a mother reads it, she will understand why it is still very much in print! This may be the BEST PARENTING BOOK EVER. It is more of a booklet and can and should be read repeatedly.

It will greatly bless, challenge, and encourage mothers making it a fabulous gift for Mother’s Day.



13th Mother’s Day Gift Idea- Special reminder gift: Personalized Mother’s Day necklace! 

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This meaningful gift for mothers is so sweet because you can pick birthstones for each child for it! Plus you can have up to seven names written on it.

This necklace is so pretty and will warm any mother’s heart to wear!


14th Mother’s Day Gift idea- A daily reminder she is loved: Jewelry tray for mom!

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This Mother’s Day gift idea for mothers can serve as a sweet reminder of how loved they are! Most moms can make great use of a jewelry tray for their wedding ring or favorite earrings!


15th Mother’s Day gift idea- Give the gift of quick, healthy meals: Arbonne Protein Shakes!

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A life without these protein shakes- moms shouldn’t have to live! Seriously.

They are clean, healthy, vegan protein combining rice, pea, and cranberry protein for easily digestible deliciousness! They have no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors and 20 vitamins and minerals as well.

Giving protein powder as a gift to a mom is actually giving her the gift of easy healthy meals PLUS the gift of helping to feel great!

If you have tried many protein powders, then you know the yuck, vitamin taste in general is the norm! Arbonne’s shakes taste amazing! It’s hard to find a protein powder that has all ingredients you can pronounce and recognize as well. Most moms would love this as a gift!

(Note: On the checkout page for arbonne’s protein powder, check out how to get 20% off your order!)




16th Mother’s Day gift idea- delightful convenience: An awesome blender!

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This Ninja Pro Blender is simply awesome. There are so many things a mother needs a blender for! For one, she can make herself countless healthy smoothies like we just talked about on the previous gift idea!

There are the cheap blenders that putt-putt along and barely do what you need and then there are quality blenders like the Ninja Pro that dazzle! This Mother’s day gift is one that will keep on giving!


17th Mother’s Day gift idea- Lovely stationarywatercolor birds, butterflies, faceted heart cards!

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Most moms appreciate beautiful stationary that will allow them a moment to pen something special to others! These 3 stationary gift ideas for moms are pretty choices they are sure to love!

18th Mother’s Day gift idea- the gift of beauty: Fresh flowers!

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There is probably not a mother out there who doesn’t feel special when someone gives her flowers! A plant or fresh flowers in a vase can serve to remind her over and over that she is loved!


19th Mother’s Day gift idea- Make her life easier: The quick meal making Insta-Pot!

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I know Insta-Pots kind of stormed the world a little while ago but not every mother got one! If your mother doesn’t own one of these, you can make her life SO MUCH EASIER if you gift her one!

They solve the problem of not thinking about dinner until dinner time (guilty:-) because you can make all kinds of delicious meals in a very short amount of time!

Concluding thoughts on making Mother’s Day Special…

Mother’s Day can be a sweet day to show your mom, mother-in-law, and mother figures in your life how much you love and appreciate them.

These Mother’s Day gift ideas can help you think through the perfect way to show them that thankfulness that you feel!


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