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21 best gifts for moms who say they already have everything

Moms can be difficult to shop for, so we rounded up sentimental, practical and self-care gifts we think they’ll love.
The best gifts for moms include initial necklaces, slippers, digital frames and more.
The best gifts for moms include initial necklaces, slippers, digital frames and more.Oak and Luna; All Birds

When asked what’s on their wish list, moms commonly respond with “Nothing. I have everything I need.” While that’s a lovely sentiment, it can make gifting challenging. So, for anyone on the hunt for a more tangible token of affection, we rounded up gift ideas below for all types of mother figures, like those who like to show off photos of their kids and those who’d benefit from items that help them relax.

SKIP AHEAD Best meaningful gifts for moms | Best useful gifts for moms | Best self-care gifts for moms

Best gifts for moms who have everything

To recommend the best gifts for moms, we included products from brands we’ve previously covered, along with some recommended by Select staffers. As shopping experts, we also added gift ideas we think readers should know about based on our research into what people are searching for.

Best meaningful gifts for moms

Aura Carver

Many moms take lots of pictures and videos of their kids but don’t have time to print or scrapbook them. A Wi-Fi-enabled digital photo frame like this one, however, takes the work out of displaying your favorite memories. The Aura Carver has a 10.1-inch HD display and pairs with a companion app that allows you to add photos and videos you wish to highlight. The frame is also built with speakers to hear sound from videos, and you can invite loved ones to add their own photos and videos to the device, says the brand.

Oak & Luna Inez Initial Necklace

Becca Delman, senior commerce photo editor, recommends Oak & Luna’s jewelry for moms because you can customize many pieces with their children’s names or initials, like this necklace. It’s available in silver, gold, rose gold and white gold, and you can add up to eight initials to the adjustable chain, says the brand. The necklace is also available with the addition of a diamond.

Farmgirl Flowers Fun Sized Burlap Wrapped Bouquet

Sending your mother figure a colorful bouquet of flowers is always a welcome gift they can display at home. Farmgirl Flowers offers numerous arrangements that range in style, price point and size. The Fun Sized Burlap Wrapped Bouquet comes with 15 seasonal stems and foliage. The brand says it comes ready to trim and place in a vase.

Here for the Burn Custom Burn

You can add a custom message to this candle, personalizing it with a saying your mom loves, the name of their children or grandchildren or a heartfelt note. The candle comes in a reusable 9-ounce glass vessel and has a burn time of up to 60 hours, the brand says. You can choose from Mango Guava, Moroccan Amber or Spices and Evergreen scents. Once your order is placed, just email the brand your order number and what you’d like printed on the candle’s label.

‘Tell Me Your Life Story, Mom’ by Questions About Me

Help mom document their memories and meaningful life experiences with this guided journal packed with more than 200 prompts to answer. The 122-page journal is organized into chapters based on mom’s life stages, and they can pass it down to their children once it’s filled out.

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Minted’s Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art is a keepsake that moms will cherish. You can personalize it with 30 photos, which are surrounded by Polaroid-style frames and organized into a heart shape. The print is available in sizes from 8-inch square to 44 inches square, and you can choose to have it come framed or unframed.

Shutterfly Gallery of Three Keepsake Puzzle

Puzzles are a fun activity to do with loved ones, and they’re even more special when they display meaningful pictures of family, friends, pets or mom’s favorite places. You can personalize this puzzle with three pictures. It includes 50 pieces and is available in heart or circle shapes.

Best useful gifts for moms

Beis The Diaper Pack

Instead of lugging around a large diaper bag, moms wear Beis’ compact Diaper Pack around their waist like a fanny pack or as a crossbody bag. The Diaper Bag is designed with a large slip pocket and a removable padded changing pad. There’s also a front zipper pocket with a window for wipes built in, and the bag’s interior has three credit card slots and a key fob.

Brightland The Mini Artist Series

If your mom enjoys cooking, she can experiment with new flavors using the olive oil that comes in Brightland’s Mini Artists Series. It includes the brand’s different varieties, such as Ardor, which is infused with red chili peppers, jalapeno peppers, chipotle peppers and paprika; Rosette, which is infused with garlic; Lucid, which is infused with lemon; and Arise, which is infused with basil. Oils come in 3.4-ounce recyclable glass bottles.

Hill House Home x W&P Insulated Set

Moms are constantly on the go, and these insulated travel cups with silicone sleeves allow them to take their favorite beverages with them. The set comes with a 16-ounce Drink Through Insulated Bottle, which the brand says is a ceramic-coated bottle that keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24. The bottle has a drink-through lid and a screw top with a tight seal. A 20-ounce ceramic-coated Insulated Tumbler is also included in the set, which comes with a splash-proof lid. The brands say the drinking vessels are both dishwasher-safe.

Lo & Sons Small Wallet

Lo & Sons — one of our favorite AAPI-owned businesses — makes a Small Wallet that allows moms to pack cards, coins and cash into the dedicated interior pockets. The wallet has a zip closure, plus four card slots, two hidden slip pockets, two pockets for bills and a coin pocket with a snap closure. It’s available in Saffiano Leather, Embossed Croc Leather, Cactus Leather and Nappa Leather, and you can choose from a variety of different colors.

Blueland The Clean Essentials

Keeping a home clean is no easy feat with kids running around. If your mom is looking for eco-friendly cleaning products, Blueland makes some of our favorites. The Clean Essentials pack comes with the brand’s Foaming Hand Soap, Multi-Surface Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner and Glass + Mirror Cleaner. There’s a specific reusable bottle for each cleaner, along with tablets you add to the bottles with water to make each spray or soap.

Bala Bangles

Bala Bangles add weight to any workout moms manage to sneak in at home or at the gym. The 1-pound weights (my personal favorite fitness accessory) can be worn on your wrists or ankles. They’re made with adjustable elastic bands that have Velcro on the ends so you can secure them in place.

Hatch Restore

To make waking up a bit more pleasurable, the Hatch Restore helps you open your eyes with its gradual sunrise light and sounds like morning birds, meditative flutes and relaxing chimes instead of loud alarms. In addition to a sunrise alarm clock, the Hatch Restore is a noise machine that connects to a companion app, through which you can browse content channels to access music, dreamscapes, guided rest exercises and sleep stories.

Best self-care gifts for moms

Foreo Luna 4 Go

Bring the spa home to moms with the Foreo Luna 4 Go face-cleansing brush. Rebecca Rodriguez, Select editorial operations associate, owns one of the brand’s gadgets: She said it helped her get rid of dead skin cells, and she noticed that her skin-care products were better absorbed by her skin. The brush is the travel-size version of the Foreo Luna 4, so moms can travel with it. The device offers eight adjustable massage intensities so you can use it to cleanse skin or massage your face.

Brooklyn Bedding Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

Some of the best gifts for moms are those that help them relax. Weighted blankets, for one, may promote better sleep, reduce anxiety and relieve stress, according to experts we previously spoke to. Brooklyn Bedding’s weighted blanket has a breathable, open-knit design — making it a cozy piece of home decor — and it comes in cream and gray, as well as 10-pound or 15-pound weights. The blanket is stuffed with polyester filling, and its outer shell is covered in soft polyester jersey knitted fabric.

Nodpod Weighted Sleep Mask

Nodpod’s weighted sleep mask applies pressure across the eyes for a calming, sleep-inducing effect, according to the brand. The strap-free mask can also be stored in the freezer for an added cooling effect. Select photo editor Kara Birnbaum gave this sleep mask to her mom who gets frequent headaches. Birnbaum said her mom loves using it, especially when it’s chilled.

Knix Cozzzy Lounge Set

Knix’s Cozzzy Lounge Set is a comfortable outfit moms can throw on after a long day, to run errands or while hanging out at home. The set comes with a long-sleeve crew top and a track pant, and both pieces have a relaxed fit, the brand says. You can purchase the lounge set in Black, Sea Salt and Dark Teal.

Allbirds Wool Dwellers

Moms can pair their loungewear with Allbirds Wool Dwellers, slippers made with upcycled scraps from the brand’s wool shoes. The slippers have a cushy midsole to support feet and come in small, medium, large, XL and XXL sizes. You can purchase the slippers in four colors: Heathered Grey, Natural White Fluffs, Natural Black Fluffs or Buoyant Pink.

Saje Aroma Light Botanica Edition

Candles fill rooms with fragrances but can be dangerous to have around kids and pets. Saje’s Aroma Light is an electric diffuser that uses an incandescent bulb to heat the contents of its water bowl, to which you can add essential oils. This allows your favorite scents to make their way across your space. You can turn the diffuser on and off with the built-in switch.

Dona The Breakfast Set

Dona’s The Breakfast Set comes with products to help moms have a peaceful (and delicious) start to their day. The set comes with your choice of Masala Chai or Unsweetened Chai Concentrate, which moms can use to make iced or hot lattes, as well as cocktails and baked goods. Chai Spice Dust — also for lattes — and Chai Streusel Granola are also included in the set.

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