Thoughtful Gifts For Every Type Of Mom

1. For the mom with great hair: The Revlon dryer everyone is obsessed with

There’s something special about products the whole Internet can agree on—like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This cult-favorite product has more than 180,000 reviews on Amazon, a staggering 144,460 of which are 5-star ratings. We tested the Revlon for ourselves and were as obsessed with it as the rest of the Internet was. If your mother loves her hair as much as she loves you (and saving time), she needs the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer in her life. Bonus: The Revlon works on natural hair, too.
2. For the mom who loves wine: Winc

You could get mom a nice bottle of wine, or you could give her a wine subscription service that will keep the vino flowing all month long. We tried Winc and quickly became obsessed with the service, finding that it consistently delivered high-quality wines and recommendations throughout the months. Winc


3. For the mom who loves flowers: Bouqs subscription

For Mother’s Day last year, I got my mother a subscription to Bouqs, a flower-delivery service that sends a fresh bouquet of flowers every month. It is, hands down, the best gift I’ve ever gotten her. She adorably texts me a picture of her bouquet every time it arrives and reminds me every month that I’m not allowed to cancel it. If mom loves flowers, it doesn’t get better than Bouqs.


4. For the mom who loves looking at old photos: A personalized collage

There are few gifts better than personalized ones, especially when it comes to the mom who pretty much already has everything she wants. With services like Minted, you can upload your own photos for a collage and watch your beautiful creation come to life. Customize the frame and color theme to best match mom’s style and watch her fall in love with her new heartfelt gift.

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5. For the mom who loves her kitchen tech: ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

When it comes to the best digital meat thermometers, it doesn’t get better than ThermoWorks. The thermometers from this company are incredibly high-quality, providing near-instant temperature readings, ideal for meat-loving moms who rely heavily on their kitchen tech.

Our favorite is the ThermoPop, which could read temperatures accurately in just three seconds. It’s cute, it’s accurate, and it’s just $34. But if you’re looking to splurge, we highly recommend the Thermapen MK4, which was the fastest and most accurate thermometer we tested and would have been our top pick if it wasn’t so expensive. It’s more than double the price of the ThermoPop, but it’s waterproof, precise, and fast-acting.

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6. For the mom with a green thumb: A plant from The Sill

Here at Reviewed, we are obsessed with The Sill, an online plant retailer that sells gorgeous potted plants and hosts virtual plant workshops. We’ve tried out The Sill numerous times, finding that it exceeds our expectations with each order. If your mom loves new plants, you can’t go wrong with a customized pot and vibrant plant from The Sill.

A plant from The Sill
7. For the foodie mom: An iconic Dutch oven

There is no kitchen tool more versatile than the Dutch oven. Mom can use it to prepare soups, simmer sauces, fry foods, saute vegetables, and so much more. If she doesn’t already own this kitchen staple, it’s time to get her our favorite model—the Staub (yes, it beat the coveted Le Creuset).

We found the Staub Round Cocotte performed equally (if not better) than the Le Creuset Dutch Oven, but cost nearly half as much as the popular brand and we found it fits better on the stovetop. The Staub is easy to clean, colorful, powerful, and shaped perfectly for the stove and pantry.

An iconic Dutch oven

 

8. For the mom curious about her roots: AncestryDNA

Mom frequently regales you with stories of your ancestors—like that you’re related to Abraham Lincoln or your second cousin was a British spy—but help her discern fact from fiction by treating her to one of our favorite DNA kits, AncestryDNA. All mom needs to do is spit in a tube, ship off her DNA, and in six to eight weeks she’ll unlock the mysteries of her past, allowing her to view her ancestral roots in the easy-to-use Ancestry interface and potentially find a long lost cousin.


9. For the mom who’s obsessed with leggings: The Salutation Stash II

Some of us haven’t put on pants since March 2020 (guilty). From someone who’s been living in her Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II leggings for more than a year, take it from me—leggings don’t get better than these (yes, I own three pairs). This pair comes in 10 colors and a range of inclusive sizes. The tummy control top is comfortable and slimming, while the pockets hold my phone, keys, ID, credit cards, and more.


10.To My Mom Necklace

If you’re tired of the same old gold and silver initial necklaces, try this handmade pearl letter pendant. buy to my mom necklace online from Giveter


11. For the mom who loves to cuddle: A plush weighted blanket

Wrap mom in the same comfort she gave you when you were a child (and let’s be honest, the same comfort she gives you to this day). A weighted blanket can be great for reducing stress and anxiety, but honestly, it’s just comfortable to snuggle under while laying on the couch. Our favorite weighted blanket is the Gravity Blanket. We recommend it for all moms, as they won’t get too hot while sleeping, but they’ll stay comfortable all night long.


12. For the mom who needs a new vacuum: The Dyson Ball Animal 2

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 isn’t the cheapest thing you’ll find on this list, but it is among the best cleaning products we’ve ever tested in our labs. It’s the best upright vacuum you can buy, providing an immense amount of power and impressive corner-cutting abilities. If mom’s been begging for an upgrade, you can’t get better than Dyson.
13. For the mom who needs new lipstick: Anything from Mented Cosmetics

If mom’s cosmetic lineup needs a serious upgrade, pick up a few of the bestsellers from Mented Cosmetics. This cosmetic line sells a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, and foundations, and is regarded as one of the best makeup lines for women of color, due to its expansive range of shades. The Semi-Matte Lipsticks line has nearly 2,000 reviews and a solid 5-star rating, meaning you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked a high-quality makeup line for mom in exactly the shade she wants.

 

14. For the mom into healthy eating: An air fryer

Fried foods without the guilt? Sign us up. And sign mom up too. She’ll love this kitchen appliance, which our readers continue to buy year after year. Our favorite air fryer is the Philips Airfryer XXL, which was the most user-friendly model that we tested. It made fries that tasted light and crispy, producing some of the best air-frying results in our testing.


15. For the yogi mom: Lululemon Reversible Mat

If mom loves her daily yoga routine, get her the best yoga mat on the market—the Lululemon Reversible Mat. It’s sturdy, reliable, and it’ll stay in place while she’s doing downward dog, which is all you can really ask for in a yoga mat. We loved it so much, one of our writers wrote a love letter explaining just why it’s worth every penny. Lululemon Reversible Mat