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Mother's Day is coming up on May 9, 2021, and it's a day that brings up different feelings for everyone. Some will be celebrating with the moms and mother figures in their lives, some will be virtually meeting up from a distance, and some have a complicated relationship with the day for any number of reasons. No matter where you may stand, it's our hope that we can help you find the perfect Mother's Day gift for your mom, or other mother figures in your life.
To get you started, we've rounded up all of our Mother's Day gift guides below, including virtual options for those who may be spending the day away from family.
Looking for gifts for another occasion, person, or just because? We've got you covered there too. See all of our gift guides here.
Mother's Day 2021 gift ideas:
Some gorgeous floral arrangements
Flowers: they're simple and elegant, but the market is saturated with several different options. We've profiled a few of our favorites here to help guide your search.
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Prime-eligible, affordable gifts under $25
Last-minute doesn't have to mean high cost — especially when Amazon Prime is the perfect marriage of affordability and speed. These options should please even the pickiest of giftees without the pain of extended shipping times.
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Unique gift ideas from all over the internet, all under $25
As senior reporter Connie Chen thoughtfully puts it in this guide, "Our moms deserve everything in the world, but maybe yours is the type to insist that you don't get too extravagant for Mother's Day, or you're on a budget and want to make every dollar count. Either way, it's still important to show her that you're thinking of and appreciate her this Mother's Day."
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Low cost, high impact options under $50
Gifts don't have to be expensive to be valuable — in fact, we'd argue that the level of thought put into a gift speaks volumes on its own. We've put together a list of our favorite gifts for moms and mother figures that won't cost more than $50.
Prime-eligible gifts under $50
As great as Amazon can be for gifting, sometimes having so many options to choose from can be a bit overwhelming. We've combed through Amazon's vast selection to find the best Prime-eligible gifts under $50.
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Thoughtful gifts under $100
Plush bathrobes, comfortable shoes, or classic flowers — this list runs the gamut when it comes to gifts for Mom. Traditional, unique, and unexpected options are all included.
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Gifts for every budget
For many, celebrating Mom is a 365-day affair. We've created a gift guide for moms and mother figures for all occasions, and of course, Mother's Day also falls into that category.
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Amazon Prime's best, for the best
We still have some time before Mother's Day 2021, but if you like to be prepared well in advance (guilty), or if you're celebrating early, Amazon Prime is a great option for affordable gifts that will arrive within days.
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Personalized gifts as unique as your mom
There's no one quite like our moms, and a one-of-a-kind gift is one way to show that. Monogrammed bathrobes, photo calendars, and personalized (safe) travel itineraries are some of the highlights of this list.
Under-$100 Amazon gifts you can get down to the last minute
Affordable, fast, and crowd-pleasing, these under-$100 gifts from Amazon Prime are proof that you can truly make a splash without spending a ton.
For the forever class clown
It's a gift in itself to be young at heart, and if your mom or mother figure loves a good laugh, this list is sure to bring a smile to their face. Since everyone's sense of humor is unique, we've done our best to cater to as many laughs as we can.
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Delicious, edible gifts
If their love language is food, we can certainly relate. We've curated a list of our favorite food gifts specifically for Mother's Day, with lots of mouthwatering options to choose from.
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Quirky, fun gifts from Uncommon Goods
We love Uncommon Goods' fun twist on gifting, and its Mother's Day selection is no exception. Check out our favorite quirky gifts for Mom from the best gifting store out there.
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Considerate gifts for your wife and partner
It may be your first or your 30th Mother's Day together. Regardless, keep your wife on her toes with an unexpected yet thoughtful gift.
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Gifts vetted by our very own recipients
Who better to receive Mother's Day gift recommendations from than the Reviews team's mother figures? We asked our moms to tell us which of our gifts were their favorites to receive.
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Feminine gifts for moms, aunts, grandmas, and more
Regardless of whether you'll be celebrating Mom next month, there's likely someone in your life (including yourself!) who deserves a small gesture of joy right now. Look no further than our gift guide for women and feminine folks.
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Smart, useful gifts vetted by businesswomen
We asked women founders and CEOs of popular retail startups like Parachute, Brandless, and Cuyana for their top Mother's Day gift ideas
Celebrate one of the hardest working people in your life with a gift recommended by other hardworking women.
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Flowers in a flash
This year may involve last-minute outdoor functions or spontaneous socially distant meetups. If you're unexpectedly seeing your mom ahead of Mother's Day, don't fret — these flower delivery services have your back up to that very same day. Check out our top flower delivery services for any occasion here.
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Deals on Mother's Day flowers
Although we've currently linked last year's Mother's Day flower sales above, we're anticipating some excellent flower deals for Mother's Day 2021. As we get closer and closer to May 9, you can follow along for sale updates here. In the meantime, it's never too early to plan ahead.
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Handmade, sentimental gifts
A handmade gift is a thoughtful gesture that they'll never forget. Amazon Handmade is home to beautiful custom options that we're confident will bring a smile to Mom's face.
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Creative gifts from Etsy
Etsy is a well-known stop for custom gifts, and with good reason. The site's thoughtful creations celebrate anyone and everyone, making it an excellent destination for Mother's Day shopping.
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Classic gifts from Nordstrom
Nordstrom is home to both timeless and trendy style, beauty, and home finds. It's hard to go wrong with a selection from their wide variety of gifts, price ranges, and product categories.
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Gifts for new parents or guardians
This may be their first Mother's Day with children, and even experienced parents have faced new challenges this year with the ongoing pandemic. This list proves that gifts can be as productive as they are thoughtful.
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Simple, reliable gifts from Target
They may not be able to safely roam around the aisles of Target with no agenda this year, so bring the gift of Target (or a gift from Target, at least), to them. There's no shortage of gifts to choose from at this big-box retailer.
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Gifts for the skincare lover
Skincare gifts your mom will actually use every day — from a $2 sheet mask set to a $325 facial toning device
Skincare routines mean a whole lot to people, so if you ask us, your chances of making their day with a gift from this list are pretty high. We focused on everyday use here, so you'll be getting them something especially valuable.
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Gifts for their first Mother's Day
Becoming a parent is a major life event that can be both incredibly exciting and unbelievably challenging. If they're celebrating their first Mother's Day, get them a gift that will be put to good use.
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Useful, practical tech gifts
Our selection of tech gifts is for novices and experts alike. From small accessories that make it easy to hold your phone to portable keyboards for those who travel for work, we've got you covered.
Our most reliable under-$50 options
Creative, kind, and affordable — the best gifts encompass all three. Check out our favorite options, from art kits to smart speakers.
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Classic jewelry gifts
Jewelry is a timeless option for gift-giving (that is, if your mom is a jewelry fan). You can't go wrong with these delicate earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings.
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