Switch It Up This Mother's Day With These 30 Practical Gift Ideas
Let's be real: Mother's Day gifts tend to get thrown away (cough flowers cough) or put in the back of the closet. It's not that our moms don't appreciate our kind gestures; it's just most Mother's Day gifts don't serve a whole lot of purpose. That's why this year, we're thinking of skipping the chocolates for something a little more practical. We're talking about the things she uses every day, what she can't live without, and what she's obsessed with. Does she love cooking? Are her slippers a little worn? How's her favorite coffee mug holding up? Think deep: you know her best! Here are 30 useful gift ideas to help you get started.
— Additional reporting by Nicole Yi and Macy Cate Williams
Personalized Notepad Market List Stationary
Show her how much you appreciate her grocery shopping with this Personalized Notepad Market List Stationary ($15).
Sunny Orange Citrus Hand Soap and Dish Soap
Her hands will smell of lemon, orange, bergamot, and jasmine fragrances with this high-quality Sunny Orange Citrus Hand Soap and Dish Soap ($38).
Emu Australia Mayberry Slippers Sheepskin Slippers
These Emu Australia Mayberry Slippers Sheepskin Slippers ($60) come in so many fun colors.
Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw
She'll love snuggling up on this Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw ($40).
Instant Pot Duo 6qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker
This Instant Pot Duo 6qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker ($80, originally $100) will change your mom's kitchen game forever. Gone are the hours waiting for her favorite stew to be done in a slow cooker; this nifty pressure cooker gets things done in under an hour.
The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails
The hostess with the mostest will appreciate The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails ($20) that's full of delicious handcrafted drink and cocktail recipes.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
Over 2,400 buyers have reviewed this Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer ($57), and 73 percent of those people gave it a perfect five stars. What makes this tool unique is that it's a brush and blow dryer in one product. The oval brush is designed for smoothing the hair, while the round edges create volume.
Clare V. for Anthropologie Monogram Journal
She'll want to get organized with this bright, fun Clare V. for Anthropologie Monogram Journal ($24).
Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Garden Party Monogram Mug
Let her sip her morning coffee out of this bright, happy Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Garden Party Monogram Mug ($14).