55+ Thoughtful Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom
Even though you know your Mama better than almost anyone else in the world, it can still be hard to pick out the perfect gift for her birthday. There's no way a gift can adequately thank her for everything she has done for you over the years, but these gift ideas will sure remind her how much she is loved and appreciated. If she's celebrating a milestone birthday like her 60th or 75th, you may feel even more pressure to find the best gift for her. So we've rounded up over 50 thoughtful birthday gift ideas for every budget to help you put a smile on her face on her special day.
If Mom likes to spend time in the kitchen, she'll be thrilled to open a Kitchenaid Mixer or shiny new Dutch oven. The fashion-forward mama will love a trendy new pair of Rothy's flats, monogrammed necklace, or crossbody bag. No matter what her hobbies or interests, or how many years she's celebrating, there's sure to be something for your mama on this list.
Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
BUY IT: $46.99; amazon.com
Give Mom the gift of achieving the perfect blowout at home each time she styles her hair with this top-rated dryer brush from Revlon that styles as it dries.
Marble & Brass Monogram Board
BUY IT: $49.95; williams-sonoma.com
Marble and brass come together to create a beautiful serving backdrop that she'll be happy to pull out when she has company.
Whirly-Pop Popcorn Maker
BUY IT: $29.95; surlatable.com
Upgrade her Hallmark movie marathons with this 6-quart popper that makes theatre-style popcorn at home.
Kendra Scott Mom Elaina Bracelet
BUY IT: from $98; kendrascott.com
Available in gold, silver, and rose gold, this stylish bracelet from Kendra Scott will allow her to proudly wear her favorite title on her wrist.
Olive & June Everything Manicure Box
BUY IT: $80; oliveandjune.com
This 14-piece set, including six polishes, has everything she'll need to achieve beautifully manicured hands at home.
Monogrammed Acrylic Pitcher
BUY IT: from $29; markandgraham.com
From sweet tea to a big-batch cocktail, this acrylic pitcher was made for outdoor entertaining. Adding her initials makes it even more suited for a Southern hostess.
Rifle Paper Co. Address Book
BUY IT: $32; riflepaperco.com
In addition to address pages, this pretty pink book also includes a pocket folder and sections for contacts and important dates.
USB Candle Lighter
BUY IT: $30; anthropologie.com
Designed to last forever, this lighter can be charged through a USB port and will provide up to 130 lights per charge.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
BUY IT: from $155; lecreuset.com
Mama deserves the best, so she needs a Le Creuset Dutch oven in her kitchen. The enamel cast-iron cookware is known for its durability and consistent heat.
The Sill Philodendron Green
BUY IT: $58; thesill.com
This easy-going indoor plant with heart-shaped leaves will add a touch of green to Mama's home. Choose from four planter colors: black, blush, cream, or mint.
Awaken And Refresh Shower Steamers
BUY IT: $15; uncommongoods.com
These essential oil-infused tablets will transform her shower into a spa-like experience.
BUY IT: $125; rothys.com
Rothy's changed the shoe game when they introduced their machine-washable flats, plus they're made from recycled water bottles.
BUY IT: $49; target.com
Available in gray and ivory, the Tranquility Weighted Blanket will help Mama fall asleep faster and feel more rested in the morning.
Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee, Latte, And Cappuccino Maker
BUY IT: $219.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
This special edition machine from Keurig can make brewed coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos in under one minute. It makes four different sizes ranging from 4 to 12 ounces and a milk frother is included.
BUY IT: $49.95; harryanddavid.com
With the help of Harry & David, you can ship our most famous cake ever straight to her front door for her birthday celebration.
I Love You Mom Keychain
BUY IT: $6.29; etsy.com
A small reminder that she'll see each day. Can be ordered simple as shown or you can add a pearl pendant.
Crock-Pot 7-qt. Countdown Slow Cooker
BUY IT: $64.99; kohls.com
Upgrade her slow cooker with this 7-quart programmable model that also comes with a locking lid for easy transport.
Anadarko Reclining Beach Chair
BUY IT: $71.99; wayfair.com
Beach lovers know the importance of a good chair and this one meets all of our qualifications. It reclines, has a pillow, is easy to carry, and had pockets to store valuables.
Hearth & Hand Enamel Serve Bowls
BUY IT: $34.99; target.com
As pretty as they are functional, these enamel bowls with plastic lids are made for summer entertaining and potlucks.
Delicate Monogram Necklace
BUY IT: $38; anthropologie.com
A delicate initial on a gold chain offers a modern take on the monogrammed necklace.
Modo White Wine Glasses
BUY IT: $48; williams-sonoma.com
Upgrade her simple wine glass collection with these contemporary crystal glasses. They come in a set of four.
Sur La Table Cooking Class
BUY IT: from $69/person; surlatable.com
Give her the gift of spending some quality time together with a gift card for a cooking class at Sur La Table.
Dresser Top Jewelry Box
BUY IT: from $129; markandgraham.com
This jewelry box has a glass lid and anti-tarnish lining that will keep her jewels protected while also allowing them to be on display.
Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandal
BUY IT: $50; jackrogers.com
She'll be able to go to the beach, lake, and pool in style with these jelly sandals that feature the classic stitching from Jack Rogers.
Aurora Brass Wire Picture Frame
BUY IT: $26; wayfair.com
You can never go wrong gifting Mama a picture of the two of you.
Personalizable M&M’S Flower Gift Box
BUY IT: from $9.95; mms.com
Personalize this sweet gift by choosing her favorite color, adding a personal message, and even a photo.
Winky Lux pH Flower Balm
BUY IT: $16; anthropologie.com
In addition to its beautiful packaging, this lip formula uses the natural pH levels of the skin to create the optimal shade.
"I Love You" Stoneware Planter
BUY IT: $9.99; target.com
Add a houseplant to this charming planter to complete the gift. She'll be reminded how much you love her each time she sees the engraved message.
Monique Lhuillier Bouquet Floral Kimono Robe
BUY IT: $89; potterybarn.com
The light silk fabric and floral pattern make this robe suitable for Southern summers. The machine-washable kimono is available in gray or pink.
Handwritten Recipe Cutting Board
BUY IT: from $42.99; etsy.com
Turn a treasured family recipe into a beautiful keepsake for her kitchen by having it engraved on a wood cutting board.
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
BUY IT: $29; anthropologie.com
Spritzing this blend of lavender, vetiver, and chamomile on her pillow will allow her to fall asleep peacefully.
Chisholm Outdoor Tabletop Fireplace
BUY IT: $109; target.com
This tabletop fireplace is controlled with a knob and is weather resistant.
Earth Therapeutics Super Plush Aloe Moisture Socks
BUY IT: $9.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Aloe Vera and vitamin E will soothe and moisturize her tired feet when she slips on these plush socks.
Barr-Co. Fine Handmade Bath Salts
BUY IT: $32; anthropologie.com
A mixture of milk, oatmeal, and vanilla create a soothing, clean scent.
Interlocking Ring Pendant Necklace
BUY IT: $58; macys.com
Interlocking circles are a pretty way to represent the bond between mother and daughter. The 16-inch chain has a 2-inch extender and it's available in silver or gold.
Lilly Pulitzer Mercato Tote
BUY IT: $98; lillypulitzer.com
Available in seven signature bright and colorful Lilly prints, this zip-top canvas tote will become her go-to bag for the beach, pool, and more.
Silver Metal Watering Can
BUY IT: $17.98; homedepot.com
Watering her garden will be more fun and stylish with this weather resistant 2-gallon watering can.
Mother Like No Other Mug
BUY IT: $12; anthropologie.com
Your mama is one-of-a-kind and this mug will remind her of just that. Pair with her favorite coffee.
Jadeite Scalloped Cake Stand
BUY IT: $49.50; surlatable.com
Her homemade cakes belong on this vintage-inspired cake stand. It's made with soda lime glass and features a scalloped edge.
Estée Lauder Pleasures Simple Moments Set
BUY IT: $99; nordstrom.com
If she's a fan of floral fragrances, this scent was created to mimic the clarity of flowers after a spring rain. The set includes a full-size perfume, travel-size perfume, and a body lotion.
Perforated Leather Crossbody
BUY IT: from $149; markandgraham.com
Available in camel and navy, this Italian leather crossbody has an adjustable strap that allows it to also be worn as a shoulder bag or clutch.
BUY IT: $39; thecompanystore.com
If her feet are always cold, she needs these down slippers. Available in six colors.
BUY IT: $219.99; kitchenaid.com
She'll be able to make up to six dozen cookies at one time with this 4.5-quart tilt-head mixer. The included beater, hook, and wire-whip combine with the 10 speed settings to mix ingredients quickly and easily.
Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle
BUY IT: $32; anthropologie.com
Volcano is the signature scent from Mississippi-based Capri Blue that's a fruity blend of sugared oranges, lemons, and limes. This beautiful iridescent vessel is pretty enough for any room in Mama's house.
Kate Spade Eat Cake 3-Piece Set
BUY IT: $35; katespade.com
This whimsical machine-washable set includes a kitchen towel, oven mitt, and potholder.
BUY IT: $50; uncommongoods.com
She'll love harvesting fresh produce from her garden in this traditional wooden and wire basket. Plus, she can hose it down before taking it inside.
Lake Pajamas Pima Short-Long Set
BUY IT: $104; lakepajamas.com
A short-sleeve shirt and pants make a great duo for year-round wear. These pajamas from Savannah-based Lake Pajamas are made from luxurious Peruvian Pima cotton, making them softer than you can imagine.
Birth Flower Earrings
BUY IT: $20; etsy.com
Choose her birth flower to be stamped on these sterling silver earrings for a personal yet stylish set.
Corkcicle Insulated Floral Stemless Wine Glass
BUY IT: $29.95; williams-sonoma.com
Triple-insulated stainless steel will keep drinks hot for up to three hours and cold for up to nine.
Southern Living Classic Ribbed Ice Bucket
BUY IT: $60; dillards.com
This elegant stainless-steel ice bucket with tongs belongs on her bar cart.
Simplehuman Sensor Mirror with Touch-Control Brightness
BUY IT: $199.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
In addition to being cordless, this rechargeable mirror automatically lights up when it senses your face is in front of the mirror. One charge lasts up to five weeks and the mirror offers 5x magnification.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket
BUY IT: $147; nordstrom.com
The machine-washable fabric this microfiber blanket is made from is designed to prevent shrinking, pilling, or wrinkling.
French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler
BUY IT: $29.95; crateandbarrel.com
When not being used as a wine cooler to keep a bottle chilled, this marble beauty can also be used as a vase.
Hearth & Hand Plant Markers
BUY IT: $12.99; target.com
These simple white stoneware herb markers will make it easy to identify her basil, rosemary, mint, parsley, and cilantro in the garden.