Celebrate Mother’s Day with the right gifts for all the women on your list. No matter what kind of mom she may be, there’s something that suits her lifestyle. In this article, you’ll find some thoughtful gift ideas for every mom:
There are lots of potential presents for mothers-to-be. Besides the usual nursery items and baby-care essentials, maternity clothes are a must-have for any expecting mother. Consider giving her an outfit that’s comfortable and versatile enough to mix and match her other maternity apparel. For all seasons, a pair of maternity women’s chino pants is a stylish wardrobe staple. There are also chino shorts to keep her cool during the spring and summer, along with washable wool pants for dressier occasions.
When it comes to maternity tops, styles abound. For the expecting mom who loves elegant, classic pieces, choose from button-down tops that look as good as they feel. Or give the mom-to-be a short-sleeve, jewel-neck top made from a soft, cotton-polyester moisture-wicking cotton-polyester fabric blend.
New moms can appreciate comfortable apparel that also makes them feel stylish. If you’re looking for a clothing gift, you can’t miss with a pair of comfy women’s joggers and a Supima® cotton top, or a lightweight shirt dress that’s easy to move around in. If you want to treat the new mom to an accessory, fashion scarves are a good gift. You may want to avoid dangling earrings and necklaces since babies often love to grab them.
If you’d rather get the new mom on your list something other than clothing, home furnishings are a good option. Monogrammed sheet sets give any bed the look and feel of an upscale resort, which can help a new mother find a moment of luxury and relaxation. A photo frame is another simple gift idea that’s appropriate for a new parent.
If the mom you’re shopping for loves the gym or jogging trail, consider a gift of workout wear. Comfy sweats are a classic workout outfit—and she can wear them at home, too. There are also women’s yoga pants in styles including ankle-length and capris. Cotton tank tops are good for summer workouts. High-performance polyester fabrics infused with spandex can be worn for year-round exercise; this type of fabric has moisture-wicking properties to keep her dry and an antimicrobial finish to repel odor-causing bacteria.
Maybe you’re shopping for a mom who stays on top of all the fashion trends. If so, then gift her with a pair of high-rise jeans. They're on-trend, come in sizes to fit every body, and are universally flattering. You might have even heard them referred to as “mom jeans,” which makes them an even-more-fitting Mother’s Day gift.
Skinny jeans are another option for the fashionable mom, or you can go for jeggings. This pant style combines the comfort of leggings with the styling of jeans, so she gets the best of both worlds and has freedom of movement. Jeggings look great with tunic tops, although moms can also wear them with button-down shirts and roomy sweaters.
You may have a dog-mom or cat-mom on your Mother’s Day shopping list—if so, consider a present for her pet. Consider a cozy dog or cat bed made from plush, stain-resistant fabrics, or choose from a wide selection of pet clothing and accessories. If you want to get her an outfit she’ll love to wear, choose something that won't attract pet hair.
A polyester polo shirt is one option; women’s polo shirts come in a rainbow of colors and go with any type of bottoms. She can wear a polo with workout leggings for walking the dog or sweatpants for a cuddle with the cat.
Treat the beach-going mom—or the one with a swimming pool—to high-quality swimwear made from chlorine-resistant fabric. The Lycra® Xtra Life™ spandex fabric in some swimsuits is designed to last an estimated 10 times longer than traditional spandex, and it holds its shape even after plenty of wear.
Swimsuit styles include the tugless tank one-piece, which is versatile enough to work for almost every mom and comes in lots of colors and prints. For the mom who likes a retro-inspired look with plenty of coverage, a modest high-neck tankini top with a swim skirt or high-waisted bottoms is a good option.
Now that you have some inspiration, it’s time to shop. No matter what you choose, the moms on your gift list are sure to appreciate the thought and effort you've put into choosing just the right present. Include a handwritten card that tells Mom how much she means to you, and you’re all set.