55+ Thoughtful Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom

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Kendra Scott Elaina Bracelet
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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.

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Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

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.

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Marble & Brass Monogram Board

Marble & Brass Monogram Board
Williams Sonoma

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.

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Whirly-Pop Popcorn Maker

Whirly Pop Popcorn Maker
Sur La Table

BUY IT: $29.95; surlatable.com

Upgrade her Hallmark movie marathons with this 6-quart popper that makes theatre-style popcorn at home.

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Kendra Scott Mom Elaina Bracelet

Kendra Scott Elaina Bracelet
Kendra Scott

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.

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Olive & June Everything Manicure Box

Olive and June Manicure Set
Olive & June

BUY IT: $80; oliveandjune.com

This 14-piece set, including six polishes, has everything she'll need to achieve beautifully manicured hands at home.

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Monogrammed Acrylic Pitcher

Acrylic Monogrammed 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.

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Rifle Paper Co. Address Book

Rifle Paper Co. Address Book
Rifle Paper Co.

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.

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USB Candle Lighter

USB Candle Ligther

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.

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Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Dutch Overn
Le Creuset

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.

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The Sill Philodendron Green

The Sill

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.

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Awaken And Refresh Shower Steamers

Shower Steamers
Uncommon Goods

BUY IT: $15; uncommongoods.com

These essential oil-infused tablets will transform her shower into a spa-like experience.

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Rothy's Flats

Rothy’s Flats

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.

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Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

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.

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Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee, Latte, And Cappuccino Maker

\Keuring Latte and Espesso Maker
Bed Bath & Beyond

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.

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Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake
Harry & David

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.

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I Love You Mom Keychain

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.

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Crock-Pot 7-qt. Countdown Slow Cooker

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.

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Anadarko Reclining Beach Chair

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.

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Hearth & Hand Enamel Serve Bowls

Magnolia Enamel Serving 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.

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Delicate Monogram Necklace

Delicate Monogram Necklace

BUY IT: $38; anthropologie.com

A delicate initial on a gold chain offers a modern take on the monogrammed necklace.

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Modo White Wine Glasses

Modo White Wine Glasses
Williams Sonoma

BUY IT: $48; williams-sonoma.com

Upgrade her simple wine glass collection with these contemporary crystal glasses. They come in a set of four.

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Sur La Table Cooking Class

Sur La Table Cooking Class
Sur La Table

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.

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Dresser Top Jewelry Box

Dresser Top Jewelry Box
Mark & Graham

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.

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Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandal

Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly
Jack Rogers

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.

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Aurora Brass Wire Picture Frame

Brass Wire Picture Fram

BUY IT: $26; wayfair.com

You can never go wrong gifting Mama a picture of the two of you.

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Personalizable M&M'S Flower Gift Box

M&Ms Flower 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.

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Winky Lux pH Flower Balm

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.

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"I Love You" Stoneware Planter

I Love You Pot

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.

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Monique Lhuillier Bouquet Floral Kimono Robe

Monique Lhuillier Bouquet Floral Kimono Robe
Pottery Barn

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.

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Handwritten Recipe Cutting Board

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.

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Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

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.

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Chisholm Outdoor Tabletop Fireplace

Chisholm Outdoor Tabletop Fireplace

BUY IT: $109; target.com

This tabletop fireplace is controlled with a knob and is weather resistant.

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Earth Therapeutics Super Plush Aloe Moisture Socks

Earth Therapeutics Super Plush Aloe Moisture Socks
Bed Bath & Beyond

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.

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Barr-Co. Fine Handmade Bath Salts

Barr-Co. Fine Handmade Bath Salts

BUY IT: $32; anthropologie.com

A mixture of milk, oatmeal, and vanilla create a soothing, clean scent.

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Interlocking Ring Pendant Necklace

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.

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Lilly Pulitzer Mercato Tote

Lilly Pulitzer Tote
Lilly Pulitzer

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.

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Silver Metal Watering Can

Silver Metal Watering Can
The Home Depot

BUY IT: $17.98; homedepot.com

Watering her garden will be more fun and stylish with this weather resistant 2-gallon watering can.

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Mother Like No Other Mug

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.

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Jadeite Scalloped Cake Stand

Jadeite Scalloped Cake Stand
Sur La Table

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.

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Estée Lauder Pleasures Simple Moments Set

Estee Lauder pleasures Simple Moments Set
Estee Lauder

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.

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Perforated Leather Crossbody

Perforated Leather Crossbody
Mark & Graham

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.

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Down Slippers

Down Slippers
The Company Store

BUY IT: $39; thecompanystore.com

If her feet are always cold, she needs these down slippers. Available in six colors.

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Kitchanaid Mixer

Kitchenaid Mixer

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.

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Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle

Capri Blue Volcano 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.

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Kate Spade Eat Cake 3-Piece Set

Kate Spade Eat Cake 3-Piece Set
Kate Spade

BUY IT: $35; katespade.com

This whimsical machine-washable set includes a kitchen towel, oven mitt, and potholder.

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Gardener's Harvest Basket

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.

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Lake Pajamas Pima Short-Long Set

Lake Pajamas Short Long Set
Lake Pajamas

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.

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Birth Flower Earrings

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.

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Corkcicle Insulated Floral Stemless Wine Glass

Corkcicle Insulated Floral Stemless Wine Glass
Williams Sonoma

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.

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Southern Living Classic Ribbed Ice Bucket

Silver Ice Bucket

BUY IT: $60; dillards.com

This elegant stainless-steel ice bucket with tongs belongs on her bar cart.

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Simplehuman Sensor Mirror with Touch-Control Brightness

Simplehuman Sensor Mirror with Touch-Control Brightness
Bed Bath & Beyond

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.

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Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket

Barefoot Dreams Throw

BUY IT: $147; nordstrom.com

The machine-washable fabric this microfiber blanket is made from is designed to prevent shrinking, pilling, or wrinkling.

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French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler

Marble Wine Cooler
Crate & Barrel

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.

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Hearth & Hand Plant Markers

Hearth & Hand Herb 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.

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Kikkerland Tea Stick

BUY IT: $15; anthropologie.com

This glass strainer will help Mama easily and stylishly brew a cup of loose-leaf tea.

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Fiddle-Leaf Fig Floor Plant

Fiddle-Leaf Fig Floor Plant
The Home Depot

BUY IT: $24.50; homedepot.com

If Mom has been eyeing a fiddle-leaf fig, this floor plant might be just her speed.

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On Cloud Running Shoe

On Cloud Running Shoe

BUY IT: $129.95; nordstrom,com

For getting her steps in or running errands, these comfortable lifestyle shoes will keep her feet supported wherever her day may lead.

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