25 Great Gifts for Mom: Ideas for the Mother in Your Life (2024)

Moms are people, too. They love their kids but also have plenty of their own hobbies (Cooking! Running! Gaming!) and deserve gifts that honor them as people, not just as parents. Gifts for mom shouldn’t be about giving her a vacuum or anything related to the stereotypical cleaning tasks of parenthood—a perfect gift for your mom will show you know how she likes to spend the rest of her hours in a day when she isn’t parenting.

This guide has the best gift ideas around for all kinds of moms and the activities they might love, whether it’s a holiday like Mother’s Day or Christmas, or you’re in a need of a fun birthday gift for your mom—or, God forbid, your mother-in-law. (Unless your mother-in-law is great! In which case, mazel tov!)

Looking for mom gear to help your favorite mama out? We have guides on everything from breast pumps and strollers to the best baby gear for that first year. Don’t forget to check out our guides for coffee lovers, working from home, and being constantly cold if you’re looking for something a little more specific.

Updated May 2024: We’ve added several new gifts to this guide.

Adrienne So and other members of the Gear team contributed to this guide.

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