Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner! We all know how special moms are, and how much they deserve to be celebrated for all they do for us. There is no such thing as a day off or a holiday from being a mom. With the recent pandemic, it has been tougher than ever, juggling work, house chores, and even home-schooling. It is time to show your appreciation and gratitude for her unconditional love and selflessness by choosing a gift that she will truly cherish. These unique and thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas will help you if you are having trouble deciding on the perfect gift.

Y'all, as a mom of two school-aged girls I can tell you that the past three years HAVE BEEN REALLY, REALLY HARD. The pandemic affected everyone and has posed challenges for every single person out there. But I can't imagine that it has affected anyone more than moms. We juggled homeschooling and remote learning with Zoom calls and work. It was a lot.

And even “normal” times are challenging enough! Working full-time, taking kids to and from school and activities, packing kids' lunches, trying to keep the house and family schedule organized…. Moms do a lot.

That's a long way of saying the moms in your mom deserve to be showered with even more love than usual on Mother's Day this year! But if you are like lots of people, you struggle to find the perfect present for the mom of your kids.

Fear not… I have come up with a VERY comprehensive list of unique and thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas for 2022. There is something for every budget and every kind of mom on this list. And if you are looking for gift ideas for your kids to give their grandmother, we have a whole gift guide for gift ideas for grandparents that is full of awesome ideas.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2023

Gifts for Sentimental Moms

Have someone who is super sentimental to shop for this Mother's Day? These are some of the most thoughtful gift ideas I could find! From personalized thumbprint necklaces (HOW SWEET?!) to embossed footprint art to custom puzzles, the sentimental moms in your life will LOVE all of these. And they are all pretty budget-friendly!

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gifts for sentimental moms

Gifts for Crafty and/or Artsy Moms

Looking for the perfect gift for the mom who loves creating things with her own hands? I have you covered!

I've also rounded up the best tangible gifts you can give a crafty mom. Chose from things like a watercolor kit, a Shibori/Indigo Dyeing Kit, or a custom embroidery kit. Or choose one of my absolute favorite things to do–paint by numbers!

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gifts for crafty or artsy moms

I also highly recommend a Subscription to Craftsy. Craftsy is a subscription-based service that gives the maker in your life access to tons of Craftsy classes and new exclusive content. Best of all, you can usually score a 7-day free trial. You can also buy a single class at a time if you prefer!

Gifts for Plant Loving Moms

As a plant lover myself, I had a LOT of fun picking out Mother's Day gift ideas that I feel like my fellow plant lovers will love. My choices include some cute planters and pots, a soil moisture meter (to take the guesswork out of when your plants need water), a beautiful plant mister, a pretty watering can, a coffee table book all about plants AND a propagation station.

And if you are wanting to buy her a plant but wouldn't even know where to start in person, I highly recommend checking out this online plant shop. Their plants are high quality and the care taken with packaging/shipping is incredible. They even offer reasonably-priced monthly plant subscriptions if you want to REALLY spoil the plant-loving mom in your life.

Click HERE or on the image below to shop the items in the image below and find the perfect gift for the plant-loving mom in your life. All of my picks are budget-friendly!

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gifts for plant lovers

Gifts for Moms Who Are Always In Their Cars

Okay y'all, listen up. If you know moms who spend a lot of time in their cars driving their kids to and from school, activities, etc. there are some very simple and affordable gifts you can get them to make spending so much time in their car a bit more pleasant. I speak from experience. As a business owner who often works on my laptop from the parking lot of swim practice or dance, I've included some things that will be particularly helpful for working moms on the go.

And if you are reading this and YOU are a mom who is in your car a lot, gift these to yourself!!!! Many of these Mother's Day gift ideas on this list I already have, but I really want the rest! The car hooks are total game changers–my kids use them to hang their backpacks on and I use them for my purse, etc. I'm ordering myself the steering wheel tray and cup holder extender stat.

And I already have my DIY felt ball essential oil diffuser for my car, but if I didn't I'd snap up one of the cute rainbow ones you see! I'm really hoping Joe buys me the car vacuum (it has INCREDIBLE ratings). And I don't know what I would do without my Audible membership (I've been a member since 2007–I'm a bit of an audiobook nerd).

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gifts for moms who are always in their cars

This Mother's Day, show your appreciation for moms in your life by giving them a thoughtful and unique gift that they will cherish for years. I hope these Mother's Day gift ideas have you feeling inspired and ready to spoil the moms in your life! If you are looking for gift ideas for your kids to give their grandparents, check out our other gift guides below.

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