Look, we know how it is. Moms can be really hard to buy for. How are you supposed to know what they’d enjoy, or what they may not already have? So we’ve put together a list to help you get started on finding the best gift for her this Mother’s Day, no matter your budget.
For the one who is an incurable bookworm
A bookstore gift card is always welcome. BUT if you really want to up your game: take them to the bookstore and spend time browsing with them, helping them find a book (or two or three…) that they’re excited about.
Here’s the catch: you have to stay there as long as they want. Bookworms are used to being shepherded out of the bookstore sooner than they’d like, so they’ll be thrilled to have a (more or less) willing companion as they browse to their heart’s content. And if you’re honest, you know it’s not a good idea to leave them alone in a bookshop anyway.
Want to go the extra mile? Find an independent bookstore to take them to.
For the one who has ink-stained hands and an overflowing drawer of paint
No artist or crafter will say no to art supplies. See if you can find out her favorite medium, and find something a little bit different. Does she love watercolors? Maybe get some water soluble graphite for her to try. Does she make sculptures? Get a new kind of clay that she can experiment with.
For the one who loves to cook and bake
Are they obsessed with The Great British Baking Show? Whipping up some keto ice cream or pastries every weekend? Do they turn on the stove first thing after getting home from work as a habit? We know just the thing. Every chef needs a blender. A good one, to make those smoothies, creamy soups, and sauces easier and smoother than ever. We recommend this one.
For the one who hates to cook and bake
Take her to her favorite restaurant, or do the cooking for the next few weeks. You can also help her find meal options that don’t require prep *cough-KetoChow-cough* to make her life easier—especially on busy days.
For the one who updates Instagram daily
Sharing small life moments online can be therapeutic, fun, and incredibly rewarding (not to mention an excellent side gig for some)—but she already knows that. Help her raise her IG game with this affordable ring light.
For the one obsessed with true crime podcasts
If they are listening to podcasts every spare minute (while commuting, cleaning, doing laundry, cooking,
talking to you…), here’s a pro tip.
Many popular podcasts have Patreon, which is a platform that allows fans to financially support creators’ work in exchange for perks like bonus material, early looks at new content, and more. Gift her a Patreon subscription to her favorite podcast so she can feel like a super VIP insider!
For the one who always brings up keto
Ahem. *waits* You’re not going to make us do the whole “we have keto meals that are ready in seconds, nutritionally complete, and abso-freakin-lutely delicious in 30+ flavors” thing, are you? Cool, thanks. Try an Essentials Kit if she’s never had Keto Chow so she can try some of our top flavors, or gift her a subscription if you already know she’s a fan! Okay, let’s move on.
For the one who goes hiking every weekend, no matter the weather
The number one rule for hiking and other outdoorsy types is safety, safety, safety. But after that, we think it should be hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. That can mean there’s a fair bit of water that she’ll need to carry when she spends all day Saturday hiking, biking, etc. A collapsible water bottle can be a super convenient way to make the trip back just a little easier, so there’s less bulk to carry.
For the one with the green thumb
Let her live out her chic French villa dreams while she gardens, with a wide brim sun hat. C’est parfait!
For the one that’s tired and overworked (a.k.a. every mom ever)
This Mother’s Day, think about what you can do to make their life just a little bit easier. How can you show your appreciation in a way that goes beyond flowers and chocolate? No gift will mean more than one that comes from a place of genuine love and gratitude.
Looking for some more ideas? Click here for tips on how to give a meaningful gift.