Modern Mama: A Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th, so it's time to start thinking about (and ordering!) the perfect gift to show her just how special she is. And, whether she's into the outdoors, pampering, cooking, or anything in between, we've rounded up the perfect Mother's Day gift guide for any modern mama.

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Psssttt...when Mother's Day shopping, don't forget to spoil all the special mamas in your life - your bestie, your mom, your sister, your partner - all moms deserve TLC and recognition on Mother's Day.

mothers day gift guide

1. BOB Stroller Strides Stroller

Stride or stroll in style and functionality with our custom BOB Stroller Strides stroller. Perfect for walks at the park, jogs through the forest, summer trail hikes, or any type of adventure that gets the family moving, Mom is sure to love this. Whether she needs a single or a double, we've got the whole fam covered.

2. What the Meme Game

Mama needs a mom’s night out, and sometimes those are better in, with friends (and maybe some bubbly). What the Meme is hilarious and the perfect game to play with friends (adult friends). Plan a date night where you come home and play with a few other couples, and you’ll all be laughing the night away.

3. Necklace with Kiddo’s Initials

As the saying goes, the best accessory a mom can have around her neck is her children. Now, she can wear their initials even when they’re at school or she’s on a work trip. These sweet jewelry pieces never get old, and are always a mom favorite...


Care for Mom and give her TLC post-birth so she can best care for baby with this postpartum care kit for moms. MOMBOX has 5 different options: The Original MOMBOX, The C-Section MOMBOX, The Deluxe MOMBOX, and C-Section add-ons, so you can find the perfect fit for a mama in your life who needs some postpartum love.

5. New Sunnies

With summer on the way, these Diff Eyewear sunnies are so cute and so fun! This frame looks good on almost every face-shape, and with colorful lens options, they’re perfect for summer adventures with the fam.

6. Spa Day or Massage Gift Card

If there’s one thing all moms deserve, it’s too get a little TLC for their tired body; a massage or a spa day is the ultimate way to say I love you to a mom. Find a local spa in your area and treat her to a full day there. Live somewhere where that’s not really an option? Look for massage chains like Massage Envy, and surprise her with a gift card for a VIP treatment; give the gift of wellness - she needs it more than you know.

7. 2XU leggings

These Postnatal Compression Tights improve performance, reduce risk of injury, help speed up recovery, and help you look cute (and like a boss babe athlete) while working out. An active mama needs these in her wardrobe.

8. Modern Fanny By Rais Case

These multi-functional bags are handmade in California, with love, for moms with multi-faceted lives. Fashion meets function and any mom would love a Rais Case bag as a diaper bag, adventure bag, or on-the-go. We're especially loving the Recycled Plastic Fanny Pack; it's perfect for summer hikes and strolls (AND helps the planet); we're not regular moms, we're cool moms.

9. New Clothes Spark Joy

A new season deserves new styles in Mama's closet. Follow the Marie Kondo effect and spark joy with these new FIT4MOM retail items, that are perfect for a day running errands or, running after your toddler, or running a mile.

10. Espresso machine

I’m not exactly sure when the price of espresso machines went down where they can actually be an affordable gift, but I’m here for it. Whether you’re looking to splurge on Mom this Mother’s day with a hefty budget on a gem like this, or looking for something more economical, both these espresso machines are perfect for the latte lovin’ mama.

11. Wireless Earbuds

Whether her idea of a workout is training for a half marathon, going to spin class, vacuuming, or chasing her toddler around the house, wireless earbuds like these are always a good idea.

12. Birkenstocks

Woodstock called and they're backkkkk....White sunglasses may be totally out, but these white Birks are THE CUTEST. Mama can be stylish and comfy in these trendy sandals.

13. Tula Explore Baby Carrier

If there's one thing about Mom, it's that she's always on the go. With a new baby or infant, there is no better way than to get out of the house, get both hands back, and sneak in some carrier-snugs than with a baby carrier like this one by Tula.

14. Load Up a Gift Card

Let’s be real, Mama wants some new things for herself, and you may not be a great gift giver? That’s okay, because, reality is, she probably finds cash one of the best gifts - she can take herself to lunch, buy a few apps, shop on Amazon, head to Nordy’s, or take herself on a mani/pedi date, and her choice when & where with a generic gift card.

15. A New Book

Debbie Macomber is an excellent author who always lets your imagination run wild through her beautiful writing. One of her best sellers is called Cottage by the Sea, and it’s romantic, warm and an easy-read.

16. Flower Delivery

In a field of roses, she’s a her how special she is and brighten her day with a one-time, monthly or bi-weekly flower delivery. Some of our favs for monthly + bi-weekly delivery options are via, or our favorite bouquets are via Farm Girl Flowers. In order to bloom, you must grow, so make Mama feel loved and appreciated with a pretty bouquet.

BONUS IDEA: Meal Delivery or Meal Planning Kit

If there’s one thing Mom does best, it’s keep the household alive and functioning. But, it’s such hard work. Give her a break with a gift card to Door Dash or Uber Eats, or a credit to InstaCart or Prime Now (One of the biggest perks of modern motherhood, if you ask me). Does she find cooking enjoyable, but still want to make her life a little easier? Order a meal service like Blue Apron, Home Chef, (perf for the organic mama), or Hello Fresh. Consider buying her a monthly subscription to help her with groceries and meal planning.

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