The Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Shop This Year

Because the mom in your life deserves it.

By: Leah Faye Cooper

Of all the things I gave my late mother for Mother’s Day over the years, one gift stands out the most: a red leather Coach bookmark. My mom was an avid reader, loved the color red (O.P.I. I’m Not Really a Waitress was her signature nail color), and often carried a classic Coach bag—either one that’d she bought for herself, or one that was passed down from her mother. The bookmark wasn’t exorbitantly expensive or lavishly wrapped, but it was special in that it encompassed three things that were very her, and she loved it.

Regardless of who you’re shopping for this year—be it a mother, stepmom, aunt, sister, grandmother, or mom-like figure—your gift need not be flashy or over-the-top to make an impression (though if you’ve already settled on diamond studs, go forth!). And since you may not be able to be with your mom physically this year, opening something thoughtful from the apple of her eye will likely lessen the disappointment of a socially distant Mother’s Day. From a plush throw to a luxe set of essential oils, here are 27 gift ideas for the mom in your life.

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