Mother’s Day gift ideas: Best picks to shop now

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, and it’s time to find the perfect gift for your one-of-a-kind mom. But in a sea of subpar options, the challenge is real. Fortunately, we’ve scoured our favorite brands to find picks that will take your gift-giving up a notch.

From a terrazzo cheese board to a fresh-smelling eucalyptus shower spray, these affordable gifts say more than just “Thanks, mom.” Our picks are beautiful, yes, but they are also practical; moms everywhere deserve decor that is both functional and pleasing. Whether you want to upgrade your mom’s kitchen tools or help her cultivate a spa-like bathroom, here are 20 home-oriented gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

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Spruce up mom’s garden

Mother’s Day just happens to fall in May, which makes the garden a top choice for gifts. If you’re looking to splurge, you can always gift mom a new outdoor furniture set, but let’s face it, that’s probably not in the budget for most of us. Instead, we’ve focused on reasonable-but-cute ideas that will spruce up your mom’s outdoor spaces in no time. Need even more options? Check out our garden shopping guide, over here.

Sustee Plant Moisture Sensor

This Japanese water measurement tool offers instant feedback on the health of your plants. Designed to measure water and pH levels, the thermometer-shaped device turns blue when your plant is healthy, and makes it easier to keep the few plants you may be able to fit into your space in good shape.

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Gilded Lantern

Available in three sizes (votive, small, and large), these sparkly lanterns create a lovely ambiance that will fit in with almost any type of decor. You’ll thank us when mom’s evening soirees are the talk of the town.

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Help mom entertain

Dinner parties are fun, whether it’s a slick soiree or a backyard pizza bash. Throw in design-minded gifts like these cheery new dinner napkins or a new pair of beautiful candle holders and you’ve got the recipe for a memorable evening. Need more entertaining ideas for mom? We’ve got you covered.

Create a spa-like bathroom

Most of us know that moms deserve a break, so help create a spa-like retreat in your mom’s own bathroom. A few easy touches make a bathroom go from a drab necessity to a dreamy oasis.

Eucalyptus Shower Spray

The easiest way to capture some of that spa magic at home is with aromas. With this 8-ounce bottle of eucalyptus spray, one or two sprays into the steam in the shower and mom is transported to a refreshing, dreamy oasis.

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Upgrade your mom’s kitchen tools

We can’t get enough of fun kitchen products, whether it’s speckled oven-to-table bakeware or an innovative design for salt and pepper grinders. We bet mom will like them too, and if you need more options—check out these cool kitchen-related gifts, here.

Stasher Shimmer Sandwich Bag

Ditch the single-use plastic and pick mom up a few of these eco-conscious bags. Available in cute colors like sky and peach, each bag is made from food-grade silicone that’s free of petroleum, PVC, and latex, and the bags pinch together for an air-tight seal.

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Help mom get some sleep

From new moms to grandmothers, everyone does better with a good night’s sleep. Curbed editors have a lot to say—just read this—about products that make for the best sleeping, and we’ve included some of our favorites, below.

Tree Napper Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets can help you get a better night’s sleep, but so many of them look, well, like a weighted blanket. That’s why we like the Tree Napper from Bearaby. With a chunky knit feel and using a fabric made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees, the blankets from Bearaby are both environmentally responsible and stylish. Four different color options are a bonus.

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