Gift Guide

The Gifts Your Mom
Actually Wants

Over two dozen well-vetted Mother’s Day gift options from sons

Best Mother's Day gifts in 2020

You've got about two weeks to find a gift for that special lady in your life—Mother's Day is May 10th. But instead of thinking of her as the mom to whom you owe a phone call, think of her as an actual person. Is she the type of woman who appreciates the indulgence of a quality hand cream or cashmere wrap? Is she the active type always on the move? Or does she adore (yet never treats herself to) beautiful flowers or luxe beauty products? The key is to think of the way she lives and then find something that would suit her. Since many of us can't be with our moms in person this year, let's treat them to something special. Here are our tried-and-true gift ideas for every type of mom on your list.


Mother’s Day Gifts

Nordstrom Cashmere and Silk Wrap

Cashmere and silk wrap,
$99 / $44.55 at Nordstrom

Copper Cow Chai Spice Tea Drops

Chai spice tea drops,
$14.99 by Copper Cow

Kate Spade Ceramic Apple Watch Band

Ceramic Apple Watch band,
$148 by Kate Spade

Vacuum-Insulated Bamboo Water Bottle

Vacuum-insulated bamboo water bottle,
$33 by Welly

Special Promotion

Not Your Average Flower Delivery

One of the all-time great ways to show Mom that you're thinking of her is to send some exceptional flowers. After all, when was the last time she received a bouquet of fresh blooms? Especially these days, it's an indulgent surprise that brings some of the outside in (and to remind her why you're her favorite). UrbanStems is the tastemaker's choice for flowers because they offer beautifully thoughtful and stylish arrangements sourced direct from the farmers—no middlemen, no local florists, no cutting corners. Plus, with the exclusive code VALETMOMSDAY, you'll get a free Nest candle sent along with any bouquet.

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Food52 Stoneware Mixing Bowls

Stoneware mixing bowls,
$99 by Food52

Click & Grow Mini Smart Garden

Mini smart garden,
$99 by Click & Grow

Does the work of eight pieces of traditional cookware

Always Pan, $145 by
Our Place

Special Promotion

Give Your Mom the Gift of Better Coffee

Trade partners with over 50 of the best local coffee roasters across the country to personalize selections based on how you enjoy your coffee. Along with some of the most in-demand brewing gear—like the best drip coffee maker on the market—they've sourced over 400 incredible coffees (and cold brew selections) that all but ensures an incredible brew. And for Mother's Day this year, you can get $20 off any 12-bag subscription or $40 off any 24-bag subscription w/code VALETMOM.

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Baratza Encore Burr Grinder

Encore burr grinder,
$139 by Baratza

Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Machine

Moccamaster coffee machine,
$309 by Technivorm

Trade Coffee Gift Subscriptions

Gift subscriptions
(from two to 24 bags),
from $40 at Trade

Paddywax All Natural Stoneware Candles

All natural stoneware candles,
$31 by Paddywax

Ember Self-Warming Mug

Self-warming mug,
$99.95 by Ember

Farm Steady Italian Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Italian fresh cheese making kit,
$32 by Farm Steady

Caswell-Massey Dr. Hunter's Rosewater Hand Creme

Dr. Hunter's rosewater hand creme,
$16 by Caswell-Massey

Terrain Canvas Carry-All Garden Stool

Canvas carry-all garden stool,
$48 at Terrain

Campo Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

Ultrasonic essential oil diffuser,
$97 by Campo

Special Promotion

Make Your
Mom Proud

Mother's Day is coming up and jewelry is alway a smart choice. Especially when it does good along with looking good. This year, join John Hardy in supporting pregnant mothers, their babies and maternity care workers with crucial health resources during such unprecedented times. For every birthstone style you purchase now through the end of May, the company will donate 20% of the proceeds to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving maternal health and making pregnancy and childbirth safe for everyone, everywhere. John Hardy's signature sterling silver pieces beautifully showcase a loved one's birthstone and makes for a simple, subtle reminder that's always with her. Plus, you'll get 10% off and free shipping when you sign up for their email. Pretty easy, right?

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Urbanears Pampas Wireless Headphones

Pampas wireless headphones,
$149.99 by Urbanears

West Elm Textured Corded Throw Blanket

Textured corded throw blanket,
$59 / $41.30 at West Elm

Kikkerland Sound Pebble

Sound pebble,
$31 by Kikkerland

CB2 Live-Edge Wood Bath Caddy

Live-edge wood bath caddy,
$79.95 by CB2

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Ritual Set

Rose Deep Hydration Ritual set,
$69 by Fresh

Daughter of the Land Chamomile CBD Balm

Chamomile CBD balm,
$42 by Daughter of the Land


78% of Americans say that celebrating Mother's Day feels even more important this year, given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic.

(Source: National Retail Federation)

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