25 Heartwarming Gifts For Your Mom That She'll Actually Love
Like so many women, my mom is my best friend. She's been there for me through some rough times and has always continued to support me (and the crazy way I live my life). I know that I could show her a bit more appreciation, so I went searching for some heartwarming gifts that moms will totally adore in order to give her the thanks she deserves.
Even though I still live with my mom, we have a relationship much closer to roommates than mother and daughter. We go out for happy hour, watch a million tv shows together, and sometimes even hang out on the weekends. My mom has done so much for me and I think that she's earned some serious gratitude for that. And the best way to do that is give her a present that will cause some tears (and not sad tears so much as happy, sentimental tears).
Feel the same way about your mother? Definitely give this list a look so that the the next time your mom does something great for you — or if you're simply feeling an overwhelming sense of love and thankfulness for her — you can give her a super thoughtful gift that she'll love. After all, moms should be recognized for all of the things they do for their kids each and every day.
1. A Necklace To Show Her How Important She Is
Mama Bear Necklace
This necklace is adorable and so sweet, making it a great gift from a son or daughter to show her how strong you think she is.
2. A Family Tree Bracelet So She Can Carry Her Kids Wherever She Goes
Family Tree Jewelry
Get this beautiful handmade customizable bracelet for an ultra-thoughtful present. Not only is it so pretty, it also can feature either just your initials or the first initial of each of her kids stamped onto the hearts. That way, she can bring you all along wherever she goes.
3. A Pretty Painted Jewelry Bowl For All Her Sparkly Things
Cherry Blossom Branch Jewelry Bowl
Now every time your mom takes off a piece of jewelry and places it inside of this beautiful cherry blossom bowl, she'll immediately think of you.
4. A Bath Bomb Set For The Spa Day She Deserves
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bomb Gift Set
With ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, kaolin clay, and Epson salt, these bath bombs moisturize her skin, soothe her body, and relax her mind. They come in a set of 12, and each one features a different color and subtle scent.
5. A Collection Of Letters That You've Been Writing For Years
Letters to My Mom: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever
After you get this book by Lea Redmond, hold onto it for a few years and write your mom letters thanking her, sharing big moments, and recording memories for when you gift it in the future. It'll bring your mom to tears when you someday present it to her and she finally starts to open them.
6. A Cutting Board With A Sentimental Message
Recipe for a Special Mom Cutting Board
If your mom loves to cook, give her a gift that she'll use over and over again. Whenever she makes something fun in the kitchen, she'll smile from the lovely message engraved into the wood.
7. Remind Your Mom How Much You Love Her
Remember I Love You Bracelet
This "Remember I Love You Mom" bracelet makes a great gift if you're moving away from home, whether you're off to college or moving to another city. You can tell your mom how much you love her and she'll remember each time she wears her engraved bracelet.
8. A Meaningful Print For Her Wall
Mom Quote Chalkboard Wall Art Print
If your mom loves to have sentimental prints and pillows sprinkled around her house, give her a new one that she'll truly appreciate. "Mom, I am so blessed with all you do — your love and kindness will guide me through" this heartwarming poster reads. "Forever thankful to have you as a mom, you are the most wonderful one."
9. A Jewelry Box That'll Make Her Tear Up Whenever She Opens It
Woodgrain Jewelry and Music Box
This jewelry box plays the song "Wind Beneath My Wings" whenever you open it, which will pretty much guarantee some tears in your mom's eyes. Plus, the cover reads, "Mom, your love means the world to me." Awww.
10. This Bamboo Cutting Board And Serving Platter In The Shape Of Her State
Totally Bamboo State Cutting Board
Help your mother express her home-state pride. The Totally Bamboo cutting board is in fact made totally from bamboo, so it's durable, yet easy on your knives. It comes in all the different state shapes — and even a few recognizable regions, like Long Island and the upper peninsula of Michigan.
11. For The Mom Who Loves To Be Creative
Mom Coloring Book
Give your mom a gift that will help her show off her creative side as well as help her de-stress after a long day with this "I Love You Mom" coloring book.
12. Make A Family Tree Out Of Photos
Klikel Family Tree Picture Frame
Create a beautiful focal point for your mom's living room with this family tree picture frame set. You can include up to ten of your favorite family photos.
13. Give Your Mom Her New Favorite Wine Glass
Mom Wine Glass
A perfect gift for the mom who likes to unwind with a glass of wine, this elegant cup reads, "Mom: A title just above queen."
14. Because You're A Piece Of Your Mother's Heart
Matching Heart Mom and Daughter Gift Necklace
Let your mom know that she'll always have a piece of your heart with this set of hand-stamped mother and daughter necklaces.
15. So Your Mom Doesn't Have To Have An Empty Nest
Family Nest with Custom Names
Your mom never has to have an empty nest at home with this pretty piece of art. You can even personalize the nest by getting all the kids' names written on the eggs.
16. A Throw Pillow To Remind Her You'll Never Forget Home
How is Wherever Mom Is Pillow Cover
This is one throw pillow that will surely spark some tears, as it reads, "Home is wherever mom is."
17. A Cute Print Featuring All The Kids' Birthdays
Children Add Sparkle To Life Print
A simple yet heartwarming print that features each of you and your siblings' names, showing your gratitude for everything your mom has done since you were born. It's completely customizable and printed on heavy duty paper, so it'll last a lifetime if cared for properly.
18. Create A Completely Customizable Gift For Mom
Custom Made Music Box
You can create a beautiful music box for your mom. Pick her favorite song or saying, choose from many different designs, and write a message to be engraved onto the bottom of the box. It's a gift she'll treasure forever.
19. A Personalized Passport Book For The Mom With Wanderlust
Wanderlust Collection Personalized Passport Holder
For the mother who's caught the travel bug, there's this gorgeous passport holder with additional pockets for cash and cards. Choose between 30 different colors and designs, and even get it customized with her name — that way, with every new stamp in her book of adventures, she'll think of you.
20. This Monogrammed Necklace That Diffuses Essential Oils
HooAMI Monogram Aromatherapy Necklace
If she's into essential oils, this aromatherapy necklace makes a thoughtful yet practical gift. The 30-inch hypoallergenic chain features a monogrammed pendent in any letter. It also comes with 12 refill pads in different colors, so she can diffuse her favorite scents wherever — and still match her outfit.
21. A Travel Mug That She'll Actually Use
Best Mom Travel Mug
Be sure to tell your mom that she's the best all of the time with this pretty "Best Mom Ever" mug, which is a 20-ounce insulated stainless steel mug, which comes in 19 colors.
22. Create A Keepsake That Can Be Shared For Years To Come
Top Shelf Family Memory Jar
Fill the Top Shelf memory jar with all your favorite recollections, funny stories, and happiest times. When mom's having a bad day, she can read through the tickets — and when she's having a good day, she can fill out one of her own. This set comes with the jar, a chalk tag, a roll of memory tickets, and a pen.
23. An Elegant, Comfortable Robe She'll Want To Live In
PAVILIA Premium Fleece Robe
Available in two sizes and 18 colors, this premium fleece robe is trimmed with satin and feels like you're "wrapped in a warm, soft blanket," according to reviewers. It also has convenient pockets, a waist strap, and extra long sleeves.
24. Long Distance Coffee Mugs To Keep You Connected
Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Mug
If you don't have the pleasure of living in the same state as your mother, this gift is the next best thing. Personalize it so you have your state and her state on there. It'll be her favorite mug.
25. A Gorgeous Jewelry Box For All Her Favorite Accessories
Vlando Pandora Jewelry Box
With its velvet lining, synthetic leather exterior, and multiple compartments, the Vlando jewelry box is a "fantastic find," reviewers say. It even has a mirror and key, and comes in four different color options.
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