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30+ Best Gifts for Moms, Even If She Begs You Not to Spend Money On Her

Well, this list makes shopping for Mom the easiest thing in the world.

mom photo print, engraved recipe cutting board
CircleCityDesignCo, Minted

She's the woman you care about most, so it's normal to feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding the perfect gift for Mom. You know that she's going to appreciate whatever you give her, simply because it came from you. But if you're still stressing, we’ve rounded up a list of the best picks that she's going to love — and likely doesn't already have.

From sentimental gifts, to cozy robes, to personalized picks, to even some kitchen tools that'll help her cook up some killer family meals, these gifts will make you her favorite child. Now, go give your mama a hug and thank her for not disowning you after all the hard times you put her through.

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A Gift That Lasts All Year
Birthstone Wishing Balls
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com

Not only do these gorgeous globes make a striking interior style statement, but each wishing ball comes with 52 small slips of paper. Your mom can write down memories, affirmations, wishes, and just about anything else on them. Aww!

More: Pretty Engraved Gifts for Any Occasion

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The Most Personal Gift
Knock Knock: What I Love about Mom Book
Knock Knock amazon.com

Mom will shed the happiest of tears knowing how much she's loved after reading this thoughtful keepsake journal. It contains approximately 50 prompts that you can fill in before gifting, so go ahead and say it from the heart. Just be sure to keep some tissues nearby!

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The Coziest Slippers
Intelex Microwavable Slippers
Intelex amazon.com

She'll literally never stop thanking you for these snuggly slippers. A few minutes in the microwave will make her toes nice and toasty, and soothing aromatherapy benefits will help her unwind after a long day.

More: See All of Oprah's Favorite Things

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If Mom's Favorite Meal Is Breakfast
Dash Mini Maker Griddle
Dash amazon.com

This mini griddle is ideal for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, omelette, pancake, and so much more! The options are endless, and Mom will adore playing around with the different recipes she can make, miniature-style.

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If Mom Complains About Wrinkles
Fishers Finery Pure Silk Pillowcase
Fishers Finery amazon.com

She might not know this, but silk pillowcases offer so many benefits. Most important, they reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent split ends and morning bedhead. Mom will definitely appreciate this mulberry silk pillowcase, which comes in 11 different colors.

More: The Dreamiest Silk Sheet Sets

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If Mom's Proud of Her Legacy
Metal Family Tree Picture Frame
Philip Whitney amazon.com

This sentimental family tree makes for a seriously touching gift. For the matriarch of your tribe, there's nothing better than being able to bring the lineage of the family to life in this crafty display.

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To Learn About Your Mom
Like Mother, Like Daughter: A Discovery Journal for the Two of Us
Peter Pauper Press, Inc. amazon.com
$11.69 (10% off)

This sentimental journal is a keepsake you'll both cherish forever. Filled with prompts that allow each to share pet peeves, fond memories, and more, it's a great way for the two of you to connect, even if you live far apart.

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To Help Your Mom Relax
Belmint Shiatsu Deep Tissue Foot Massager
Belmint amazon.com
$125.99 (10% off)

Mom will seriously love you for life if you gift her this foot massager. All she'll have to do is dip her toes in and sit back and relax. This Shiatsu massager is super powerful, so it will seriously work her tootsies out and leave her feeling like she's floating on air when the massage is over. 

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If Mom Loves Her Rosé
Maars Bev Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass Tumbler (2-Pack)
Maars® Drinkware amazon.com

Spillproof, travel-friendly, and designed with a tight-fitting lid, this stainless steel wine tumbler set from Maars Drinkware is a best-seller on Amazon for its simplicity and durability — which mean's Mom is going to love it. We like the range of over 20 fun colors to pick from, too, including this sparkly rose gold hue.

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To Make Her Showers Luxurious
Aromatherapy Shower Bomb Tablets
Anjou amazon.com

Not all moms are bath-takers, but that doesn't mean she can't enjoy the same degree of aromatherapy. This box of 16 tablets gradually dissolve over the course of a shower, releasing their soothing smells of lavender, eucalyptus, or sweet orange into the steamy atmosphere.

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To Enhance Her Mood
Nag Champa Agarbatti Incense Sticks
SATYA SAI BABA amazon.com

If she's tried every diffuser and incense, we know she'll love this original temple incense. Everyone seems to love the calming scent. Bonus: No open flame to worry about around the littles. It's an inexpensive gift for mood enhancement.

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If Mom Loves Fresh Flowers
BloomsyBox Flower Subscriptions
BloomsyBox bloomsybox.com

This flower-subscription service is a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving! Choose from one of seven uniquely stunning collections, and blow her away with fresh blooms every week or month. Or you can gift mom a single bouquet, too.

Use code BEST12 for 12% off your first BloomsyBox purchase.

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If Mom Loves to Lounge
Faux Fur Shag Bean Bag Chair
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com

This fuzzy bean bag looks good anywhere and feels even better. From nursing to reading, it's a great perch and easy to move around, thanks to the built-in handle. We love how the gray hide stains, too.

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The Perfect Photo Gift
Golden Mom Custom Photo Art
Minted minted.com

Customize your design by adding the best photos of Mom, and write a personalized note to create this thoughtful gift. You can buy the print unframed or framed, from the size of a greeting card to the size of a large poster.

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The Perfect Piece of Jewelry
Because I Love You Mom Expandable Wire Bangle
Alex and Ani amazon.com
$21.10 (25% off)

Every time Mom looks at this bangle, she'll smile. It comes with one of Alex & Ani's popular charms — this one says “Mom” on the front and “Bonded by love, connected for life” on the back. Other charms can be added over time. 

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If Mom Loves Fresh Fruit
Semi Dwarf Lemon Tree
Alder & Oak williams-sonoma.com

Give the gift of sweet Meyer lemons, along with the joy of growing them. This sapling can live inside up to a point but eventually it may grow 8-12 feet tall. Once it's mature, Mom can expect lemons from December through April.

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If Mom Loves a Nice Bath
Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

For the Mom who likes to soak in the bathtub, this bamboo caddy is a game changer. There's room for a candle, a cup, her phone, a book, her favorite face scrub, and more. 

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A Gift the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Propane Gas Fire Pit
femor amazon.com
$229.99 (23% off)

Who deserves to chill next to a cozy, stylish fire pit more than your Mama? Answer: No one. Go ahead and hand her some wine, or tea, or s'mores while you're at it.

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A Gift That Says It All
Homesick 'Thank You, Mom' Candle
Homesick homesick.com

It's a simple message, but it means so much to her. Say it with notes of bergamot, lavender, and ylang ylang in a non-toxic candle that she can enjoy for up to 80 hours.

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If You’re Looking for a Funny Gift
Mom's Wine Glass
shopThingsNStuff etsy.com

Honestly, when isn't it Mom's turn to have a glass of wine? Thankfully this funny wine glass exists to remind everyone. 

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If You're Looking for a Custom Gift
Engraved Wood Cutting Board
CircleCityDesignCo etsy.com

How charming to see a family recipe, in Mom’s or Grandma’s handwriting, engraved into a beautiful cutting board. This gift will become an instant family heirloom. Choose from maple, walnut, or cherry wood in a variety of styles and sizes.

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A Pair of Cute Joggers
Ready to Rulu Jogger 29"
Lululemon lululemon.com

If ever there was a year to upgrade Mom's sweatpants, this is it. We love how light and soft these joggers are, that they come in 12 colors and patterns, and (sweet mercy!) they have a high-rise waist.

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A Nonstick Cooking Set
Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set
Rachael Ray amazon.com

Give your mom's cooking collection a facelift with this set in beautiful lavender. Designed by the one and only Rachael Ray, your mom will feel ready to host her own cooking show with this stylish cookware! The 12-piece set includes four pots (with lids), two pans, and two cooking utensils. 

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A Pretty Bracelet
Personalized Handwriting Bracelet

Not only can this dainty bracelet be customized with whatever you want it to say, but it it'll say it in your own handwriting! Upon purchasing, enter the exact wording, and later, send the seller your handwriting through a direct message. 

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A Gift That Will Save Mom Time
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush
REVLON amazon.com
$39.99 (33% off)

Introduce her to the hottest new hair tool from Revlon, and she'll never go back to traditional blow-drying. Its integrated bristles detangle and style hair while it dries, so she can achieve salon-quality locks that stay perfectly volumized throughout the day.

More: Why We Love the Revlon Hot Air Brush 

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A Gift That Will Add Some Warmth
ACED Moon Light Lamp
ACED amazon.com

Add a dreamy touch to your mom's home by gifting her this moonlight lamp. Its soft glow is warm and comforting, and your mom deserves it after all of the years she's provided warmth and comfort for you.

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A Fun Pair of Sunglasses
EyeBuyDirect Nevada Sunglasses in Gray
Nevada eyebuydirect.com

These gray frames and super dark lenses hide the ugh and look awesome on anyone. Plus at only $39, it's not the end of the world if your kid breaks or loses them.

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A Cozy Sweatshirt
Mama Sweatshirt
ShopatBash etsy.com

This cozy sweatshirt is ideal for both laid-back weekend lounging and early-morning school drop-offs. She'll be thrilled knowing it's one item of clothing her daughters won't want to steal!

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If Mom Needs a Nighttime Ritual
Beauty by Nature Bath Bomb Gift Set
Beauty by Nature amazon.com

Sometimes, Mom needs a pretty legitimate excuse to make time for some self-care. This bath bomb set by Beauty by Nature serves as the perfect incentive. She can use the “bedtime ritual” bomb before she hits the sheets, or the “relaxing detox” for a midday soak. The set comes with six different kinds of bath bombs!

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If Mom Needs a Skincare Ritual
Deciniee Gua Sha Set
Deciniee amazon.com
$13.99 (30% off)

This Deciniee gift set includes a beautiful rose quartz roller and scraper for skin that glows. Mom will become addicted (in a good way) to the youthful effects these tools will have on her skin. Watch her master gua sha! 

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