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Mother’s Day Gifts 2023

Thinking of the perfect Mother’s Day gift for all the lovely mamas in our lives (including ourselves!) is… hard.

If you, too, are struggling with a purchase for a friend or family member (or what to ask for yourself!), check out this gift guide. There’s something for every budget and matriarch on your radar. 😉 See also: the Love List archive.

Lily Pulitzer – Johana Beach Coverup ~ $108

Spoil her with this timeless coverup from Lily Pulitzer. It can also be worn as a casual dress for a lunch-date on a hot day. The material is quick-dry, like a swimsuit, so it can go on all your adverntures.

Knack Gift Boxes

Curate the perfect box of goodies for your favorite lady. Knack allows you to buy pre-selected gift bundles or create/customize your own. Their selection is vast — including anything from beauty and spa-esque products, to wine and food, to office and stationary essentials.

Aloha Splash-Proof Pouch

Here in Florida, waterproof pouches are a must-have for a day on the boat or beach. These splash-proof pouches will keep all of your sacred things dry and safe from water, juice spills, sunscreen… and everything else kids throw (and spill!) your way. See also the mini-version of this bag.


Mixbook ~ $varies

I *love receiving photo albums as gifts because I loathe putting them together (although, I’ve recently developed a new picture “strategy” that’s helping…). Mixbook makes great, high quality albums with various thematic options (recipes?! it’s perfect!) that are relatively painless to design.

Storyworth ~ $99

This platform sends participants weekly prompts and uses their responses (plus any photos provided) to make a beautiful memory book at the end of the year.

Aura WiFi Digital Picture Frame ~ $149

I ordered this digital picture frame for my own mother for Mother’s Day… and wound up keeping it for myself. Oops! (Don’t worry: I’m still gifting her one, too!) It’s the best thing ever; I keep it in the kitchen, and my kids and I never tire of watching the endless stream of family photos.

HOKA Bondi 8 Running Shoes ~ $164

These sneakers are quite possibly the most supportive option out there, and they’ve got the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance. Seriously the best gift you could give your fave lady’s feet!

Fellow Travel Mug ~ $35

Perfect for the mom who keeps forgetting to drink her coffee (or tea). This travel mug by fellow is chic, has a splash guard to avoid spills when drinking on the move, and keeps your hot beverage hot for hours on end (Charlene forgot her tea overnight once, and it was still hot the next morning).

Solawave wand with red light therapy ~ $169 (on sale for $145)

It’s time for a little self-care, Mama! Bring the spa to you with this red-light therapy wand that detoxifies, removes impurities from your skin and reduces the appearances of fine lines. Bonus: it’s ultra compact to take with you when you travel.

AeroGarden Countertop Herb Garden ~ $99

This hydroponic garden kit is super easy to use and comes with basil, dill, parsley, mint, and thyme seed starters. The visual of greenery in the kitchen is so homey and refreshing… and many users actually complain that the greens grow *too fast, LOL. For more sizes/pricing options, see here.

Madewell The Transport Tote: Straw Edition ~ $110

I am not really a bag person but I *love this bag. It screams summer and it’s just so cool. It’s a great size for a beach/day bag, has a cloth interior lining and a little pouch for your phone/keys/etc. Easy, breezy, beautiful.

Personalized Handprint Cutting Board ~ $35+

When I was a kid, my three younger siblings and I made an old-school handprint T-shirt for my mom like, every year for Mother’s Day (creative, I know). I love this option from Etsy, which has more longevity and requires less effort, LOL.

For moms who love getting/giving jewelry (me!)…

Parker Layering Set ~ $108

The casual simplicity of Gorjana speaks to me. I’ve had one of their necklaces for two years, and it’s aged very well. Designed in California, these pieces are perfect for summer.

Kendra Scott Sophia Drop Earrings ~ $55

I love Kendra Scott so very much. These drop earrings can be dressed up or down and have beautiful little details. Perfect for day-to-day work or play.

David Yurman Cable Classic Bracelet ~ $395

This beautiful cable bracelet from David Yurman will make for a gift she will remember. Comes in sterling silver or gold and in three different sizes.

Bearaby Knitted Weighted Blanket~ $76

This is not your typical weighted blanket — these organic cotton blankets are hand-knit, super soft and breathable. The chunky-knit weighted napper doesn’t just feel good (and help to reduce stress… ), but it will also look beautiful on your bed or sofa.

VOLO Hair Hero Quick-Dry Towel ~ $44

This thing is seriously soft, very absorbent, and sizable enough even for long, thick hair. Also, it actually stays in place (hooray!). But best of all? It really helps your hair dry faster, believe us. (Also available on Amazon.)

Happy Mother’s Day to us!!


  1. Love your list! Can I make one suggestion? Instead of gifting Audible for audiobooks, Libro.fm is great because it supports independent bookstores with each purchase. Any time we can give money to local bookstores rather than Amazon is a plus!

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