21 Mother's Day Gifts they Actually Want

21 Mother's Day Gifts they Actually Want | Pocket Palette


Let’s end the basic mother's day gifts here. We can do better than getting mom heart-shaped jewelry or a mug because more than likely the kitchen shelves are overfilled with them. Unless you know they would want those things, stay away from these basic mother's day gifts.

So to help we have created a list of Mother's Day gift ideas so that you can find her the perfect gift that won’t collect dust. From a day of relaxation to the ideal pair of slippers (yes, slippers beat mugs), we are sure this list will help you find something that she will love!


1. Cleaning Services

Probably the number 1 requested gift. You can use a national service like merrymaids.com or find a local option using Groupon. Prices vary depending on service.



2. Personal Assistant

Fancy Hands is a community of virtual assistants that do work in 20-minute chunks of time. As a gift for graduation I received 45 tasks, I loved it so much I subscribed when my free tasks were up. I’ve used Fancy Hands for everything ranging from looking up plumbers to researching meeting room spaces.

Note: if you do this for yourself, you get 50% off for your first month using my link. Starts at $30 a month http://fhands.com/taMcYwl

Fancy Hands | Personal Assistant


3. In-Home Massage

Ahh a massage, how luxurious. Except for the part where mom has to find a spa near her, spend time booking, and then actually commute to it. Instead, you can get an in-home massage from an app like Soothe. Soothe will come straight to her door. Available in 55+ cities, starting at $109 for one hour.

Soothe | At-Home Massage 


4. Manicure/Pedicure

Groupon would be a good option for this as well, but honestly, if you slip her a few $20s, I’m sure she’ll love it. Prices vary depending on service.

Manicure & Pedicure


5. A Blow-Out

That moment when you tilt your head back and the stylist turns on the warm water is seriously the best. Mom deserves that feeling. I recommend the Dry Bar which can be found in many cities. Blowouts start at $45.

The Dry Bar | Hair Blow-Outs



Give her a free ride with either Uber or Lyft so she can feel like a VIP heading home after the complimentary champagne at Drybar. Uber gift cards start $25, and Lyft starts at $20. 

Lyft and Uber


7. Dry Shampoo

Any woman’s secret superpower. Extend the length of your wash by a few days with Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo


8. This Hat 💟 

Because sometimes you’ve overdone the dry shampoo but need more time. It’s our Pocket Palette Hat, and we love it. Buy it now for $23.


9. Seat Cushion

For the mom at a desk job, sitting on your butt all day is hard. This No-Pressure Seat Cushion has the capability of being portable to take wherever you go, and it's washable! $40 on Amazon.

The Portable Purple No-Pressure Seat Cushion


10. Silk Pillowcase

Help protect that beautiful face of hers by gifting this highly ranked Natural Silk Hypoallergenic Pillowcase. It’s the small luxuries in life that count. Only $23!

Natural Silk Pillowcase, Hypoallergenic


11. Pocket Palette ✨

This travel makeup palette is a great gift for the woman on-the-go aka busy moms who need a few minutes for themselves. Pre-order a set of 3 for $12.

Pocket Palette | Travel Makeup Kit


12. This AMAZING T-Shirt

Your mom is a Phenomenal Woman - Let her know who she is while supporting other women by getting her this Phenomenal Woman T-Shirt* for $35. 

Phenomenal Woman T-Shirt

* Funds raised from this shirt will benefit various organizations that support women. Emerge America, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, Higher Heights, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood, and The United State of Women. Learn more about each organization and get your mom a Phenomenal Woman T-Shirt.


13. A Cozy Sweater

Moms love being cozy. This sweater is the perfect balance of cute and cozy. Layer it on to complete your day look. Available at Target for $24.99.

Cozy Sweater | Women's Open Layering Cardigan


14. Charger

You always need to be able to reach mom, make sure her phone and electronics are always at 100% with this Portable Charger. Haven’t used this one, but there are over NINE thousand 5 star reviews on Amazon, with some pretty detailed descriptions of the product. I put this one in my shopping cart.

Portable Charger for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy


15. Leggings

Leggings are always in season and make the perfect pair of pants without actually having to put real pants on. This 6-pack of seamless fleece lined leggings comes in different colors so she can mix and match with her wardrobe. With over 2,800 positive reviews we think this is a great buy and it's only $25.95 on Amazon!

6-Pack: Women's Free to Live Seamless Fleece Lined Leggings


16. Slippers 

A classic gift, this pair of Minnetonka Women's Hardsole Pile-Lined Slipper’s can be worn inside or outdoors. They range in price from $31.64 - $50.90 depending on size and color.

Minnetonka Women's Hardsole Pile-Lined Slipper


17. Socks!

Enough with the cute pair of socks that disappear into the dryer and never come out. Buy mom two sets of these socks (for a total of 36 pairs!), and she’ll never have to worry about matching socks again. One pack is $13.99 on Amazon.

Sockletics Women’s 18 Pair Value Pack


18. Nap Time

On the off chance that she gets to take a nap, give her some VitaFusion Melatonin gummies to help her quickly turn off the noise and savor as many minutes in the nap as possible. Only $10.44 for some blissful sleep.

Vitafusion Melatonin Gummies


19. Squatty Potty

Too personal? Well, this is a game changer. Help ease her life a bit with The Squatty Potty. Only $24.99!

The Squatty Potty


20. Gloves 

My mom saw these exfoliating gloves in my shower and asked me to buy these for her. $9.99 for the pack. (And bonus, she loved this sunblock too.)

Exfoliating Gloves


21. This book will make mom shed a tear, or two

If you want a low cost but high emotional impact gift, check out this fill in the blank book, What I Love About Mom. (I’m looking at you, college students). It's available on Amazon for $13.99, though you may find it cheaper in your college bookstore.

What I Love About Mom


Happy Mother’s Day!