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20 Mother’s Day Gifts That’ll Make Her Day Easier

Mother's Day gifts that'll make her day easier
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Jones Road Beauty, Amazon
April 20, 2023

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Fact: Moms are superheroes. For Mother’s Day, you’re likely hoping to find the best gifts possible. We scoured the web for practical Mother’s Day gifts that will make any mom’s day a bit easier.

We’re talking things to help her destress, keep her comfortable, and help her out in small ways. Did we mention this list has a cold brew maker? We can already hear a squeal of delight. Keep calm and gift on.

Psst...Want more ideas? Check out all of our other Mother's Day gift guides here.


Yoga pants she’ll want to live in...

Say hello to the buttery-soft, comfy-chic wide-leg pants that’ll be an instant staple whether she’s working out, hanging in, or running around town. They’ve got an un-pinchable three-layer waistband and all-around stretch that’ll move with her throughout her busiest days. Grab a pair for the mom in your life…and another for yourself. Thank us later. ($99, Athleta)*

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A hydrating hand sanitizer that’ll keep her germ-free on the go…

Hand sanitizer is always a purse necessity. Touchland’s award-winning sanitizers in scents like frosted mint and velvet peach come in thin, chic packaging that can slip right into her bag. They’re as moisturizing as they are effective in germ-killing. For the smell-sensitive, it comes unscented too. We love this glowy rosewater one for the ultimate skincare step for her hands. ($16, Touchland)

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A USB-rechargeable book light…

If she’s committed to her hard copies through and through, this portable book light is everything. It clips on to the cover, can act as a bookmark, and comes in five brightness levels and three color settings. It’s the handiest little gadget to keep on her bedside table or in her bag. All she has to do is plug it into a USB port to recharge. Easy. ($15.99+, Amazon)

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Uncommon Goods

A gift set for the ultimate night in…

Pre-curated gifts for the win. In our limited-edition bundle with Uncommon Goods, she’ll get a bedside pouch that’ll hold all her essentials, a rose gold rechargeable lighter, a lavender candle, and a clever “Joy of Missing Out” journal. Homebodies, unite. ($75, Uncommon Goods)

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A Google Nest Hub that’ll keep her hands-free…

It’s giving “The Jetsons” in 2023. She can control compatible lights, TVs, and smart devices all with a simple tap or the sound of her voice. She can also place it anywhere she wants to make multitasking more fun. On her bedside table, the Nest Hub will help her unwind at night with soothing sounds and a sunrise alarm. Plus, it has sleep-sensing capabilities which can provide daily recaps tracking when she goes to bed, when she wakes up, any sleep disturbances like light and temperature changes, and how long she’s slept. The neatest part? It’ll help her understand her sleep patterns and give her personalized insights and recommendations. All while being made with 54% post-consumer recycled plastic. A gift that can do it all for the person in your life that can do it all. ($99.99, Target)

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motion-sensor handbag light that can also charge phones

A handbag light that doubles as a phone charger…

No more blind rummaging through a purse. The light is motion-sensor activated, so once her hand enters the bag, it’ll illuminate. If her phone is running low on juice, she’ll be able to charge it while on the go. ($35.95, Uncommon Goods)

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satin sleep mask to block unwanted light and sound

A sleep mask to block unwanted light and sound…

A good night’s rest can make or break a day. This one’s made from satin and spandex, with a Velcro closure that’ll keep things comfy. As a bonus, there’s a tiny pocket that can fit a crystal over the third eye chakra. Choose from amethyst, purple fluorite, blue lace agate, and rose quartz with your order. PS: You can get 20% off automatically added to your cart here. Sweet dreams. ($68+, Baloo)

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white noise machine to help block unwanted noise while sleeping

A white noise machine if sleeping in total silence freaks her out…

This machine has a tiny fan inside, so the sound she’ll hear is real air being pushed around (minus the chill). The tone and volume are adjustable. She can go from a table-fan sound to a deeper drone (like an airplane cabin). The compatible phone app will help her schedule timers. ($99.99, Amazon)

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modular pill organizer

A modular pill organizer with clear bins…

Now all her morning (and evening) vitamins and medications live in one place. The daily pods are labeled, and can be pulled off the base for travel. To make each compartment easier to handle, the top doesn’t need to be removed when filling. It’s a push-through design (and yes, bigger pills fit). ($34.99, Amazon)

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allbirds sneakers for everyday wear

Allbirds everyday sneakers to minimize any aches and pains…

If she’s always on the go or enjoys her daily walks, these sneakers will keep her feet cool and supported. They’re sustainably made from recycled plastic bottles, sugarcane, Merino wool, and castor bean oil. The insole is cushy and odor-reducing, with a bouncy midsole that’ll keep her moving. ($110, Allbirds)

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relaxation gift box with bath goodies, a candle, a linen spray, and more
Sparrow Box Co.

A gift box dedicated to helping her (finally) unwind…

Not an easy task, we know, but everyone deserves a bit of pampering. This box has a sea salt and lavender soap, scented candle, lava clay mask, sea mineral body polish, radish root hand cream, and bath salts. It’s everything she needs to decompress at the end of a day with a little spa time. ($122, Sparrow Box Co.)

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coffee subscription

A coffee subscription that can be personalized to her liking…

First she’ll receive the explorer kit with coffees from all around the world. From there, she can rate which she likes best. The following boxes will be tailored to her preferences, with new recommendations added in. Each coffee bag is personalized with her name too. To make the actual gift-giving part a bit more festive, you can ship the first box to you. After that, everything will be delivered to her door. Brew la la. PS: If you’re looking for more gifts that keep on giving, check out our Mother’s Day subscription gift guide here. (Prices vary by subscription, Driftaway)

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cold brew maker

A compact cold brew maker that’ll do the work for her…

This one can make up to a week’s worth of brew overnight. All she has to do is add her ground beans and water. She can leave it out on the counter, or in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When she’s ready for a cup, she can drain the brewer into the carafe. The cork stopper will keep the drink fresh for the rest of the week. ($27.49, Amazon)

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nonstick pan for everyday use with a nested steaming basket and beechwood utensil
Our Place

A nonstick pan that can do literally everything…

She can use it to fry, saute, steam, braise, sear, boil, and bake. Whether she’s making an omelette in the morning or a sauce at night, this pan will become her go-to. It also comes with a beechwood spatula that nests on top of the handle and a nesting steamer basket and colander. Psst...we’ve used this pan and love how easy it is to clean. Leftover oils and juices slide right off. Phew. ($150, Our Place)

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jade roller and gua sha set

A jade roller and gua sha set for a daily massage…

IOHO (in our humble opinions), these tools are best used when they’re cold. She can keep them out if she prefers them room temp. She can focus the jade roller on her cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, rolling outward and upward. The stimulation is said to decrease puffiness, help blood flow, and reduce sinus pressure. The gua sha tool can be used when she needs a deeper massage, and works in the same fashion as the jade roller. We tend to use them during our morning skincare routine, but they’re great before bed too. ($7.64+, Amazon)

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location tags that can help locate keys

A set of key finders so she can stop pulling apart the couch cushions once a week…

She just needs to add the trackers to her keys — or any other item she tends to misplace. Keep the base in an obvious spot in her home (we suggest the kitchen counter). When the time comes and she’s lost her keys, press the corresponding button on the base. The tracker will emit a beeping sound to help her locate them. These can also be stuck to phones, wallets, eyeglass cases, or even added to backpacks and purses. Everything is color-coded to make it easier on her. ($16.39, Amazon)

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bed bands to hold down fitted sheets

A bed sheet holder so she doesn’t need to remake her bed every morning…

Fitted sheets are great until they pop up over and over again. This gadget has clips that attach to sheet edges. Even if she moves around in her sleep, the sheet will stay put. It works on beds of all sizes and is designed to not damage the sheet fabric. If she’s confused on how it works, there’s an instructional video. ($13.99+, Amazon)

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electric wine opener

An electric wine opener that can remove a cork in just seven seconds…

Without breaking it, by the way. Talk about an essential kitchen gadget. It’s cordless, but comes with a charging base. The set also includes a foil cutter. Pinot easy-o. ($39.95, Amazon)

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Jones Road Beauty

A miracle multipurpose balm for her ‘no-makeup makeup’ days…

You know the amount of time she has in the morning is precious. Enter: this glowy, light-reflecting balm that’ll shorten her AM makeup routine. It comes in a handful of flattering tones that can be layered over her fave foundation, or can be worn alone. It comes in a portable container that she can easily throw in her bag. The best part? She can swipe it *anywhere* she wants some extra glow. Eyes, lips, cheeks, you name it. Glow get it. ($38, Jones Road Beauty)

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A pair of pouches that’ll make her day a little more organized…

This set is perfect for tidying the clothes in her luggage, dresser, or closet. Unruly socks can go in here too, so she always knows where to find them. They’re made from recycled ripstop nylon that she can throw straight into the wash. Plus, they come in so many punchy prints. Gifting an organizational system = a must. ($36/2 pack, Baggu) 

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