Glitter Guide’s 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

From mothers to role models who feel like mothers, celebrating that number-one woman in your life is so important. Mother’s Day is May 9, which means it’s right around the corner. If you’re looking to mix it up from the usual delivery of flowers this year, these gift ideas are personal, creative and sure to make mom feel absolutely loved.

So whether mom is in need of some serious self-care or loves spending time in the kitchen, our Mother’s Day gift guide has something perfect for every type of woman in your life.

Fierce Necklace with Pink Sapphires

“I love a gift with purpose. Not only is this necklace a beautiful statement piece, but what better way to tell mom she’s FIERCE for Mother’s Day than with a gift that gives back? In addition to a six-figure annual corporate contribution to the United Nation’s Girl Up campaign, another 5 percent of all sales of the jewelry support global gender equality and Girl Up’s mission to empower build the next generation of female leaders. I can’t think of a better gift for the fierce number-one woman in your life.” – Samantha


CANOPY Humidifier Starter Set

Give mom the gift of beauty and wellness from the inside out. We love this new innovative humidifier that provides mist-free moisture that hydrates your skin while helping relieve cold and flu symptoms. And unlike other humidifiers, it prevents mold growth and can easily be cleaned in a dishwasher. It can even be used as a diffuser for an aromatic experience for sweet dreams and better days. 


ReNew Slippers

Sure, slippers may seem like a cliché Mother’s Day gift, but they’re a classic for a reason. These ReNew Slippers will have mom feeling like she’s walking on a cloud with its cozy quilted upper, a soft plush lining, an easy slip-on design, and a durable outsole for when you decide to leave the house. Plus, it’s made entirely from 100 percent recycled materials. 


The Home Edit for Day Designer Planner

“As an organization fanatic, I love all things from The Home Edit. I get my Type-A organization skills from my mama, so I know she’ll love this new planner from The Home Edit for Day Designer just as much as I do. These planners are value-added systems that include dated planning pages and goal-setting worksheets, plus an added section with monthly guides for organizing every aspect of life. Featuring a different color each month, the system is designed to encourage and motivate users with the relatable and practical advice that we’ve come to expect from The Home Edit. ” – Samantha


Great Jones “The Duchess”

Have a mom who is a whiz in the kitchen? From Sunday suppers to cinnamon rolls, she’ll love using this beautifully crafted enameled cast-iron Dutch oven. And if pink isn’t her color, it comes in a whole rainbow of eye-catching hues.


Cuvée Beauty Mom Glow Set

“This set is such a perfect gift for any mom. I mean, what mom doesn’t deserve a little self-care on Mother’s Day?! Cuvée Beauty makes clean, responsible beauty products, so you can feel good about giving it to mom! This set is my favorite because it comes with shampoo, conditioner and hair and body glow, which has such a delightful scent and adds the perfect hint of shimmer. Plus, it works for all hair types and is Champagne-infused!” – Taylor


Mom’s Tea Rests

Does mom love her daily cup of tea? These sweet handmade tea bag saucers are the perfect spot for her to stash her bags, all while being reminded of how much you love her.


Molly J. Blackberry Rose Sleep Gumdrops

“Honestly, I love everything Molly J. makes, but these Blackberry Rose Sleep Gumdrops truly knock it out of the park. Mom will get the best sleep of her life with this dreamy blend that packs a punch at 50mg of the CBD/CBN blend, alongside 5mg of melatonin per gumdrop. Flavored with a blend of blackberry and rose flavors, which both are antioxidants known to aid in tranquility and relaxation, these CBD gumdrops are made by hand in small batches with natural fruit flavors and hemp-derived broad-spectrum CBD organically grown in the U.S. The gumdrops are gluten-free with zero THC, making them non-psychoactive, so mom doesn’t have to worry.” – Samantha


Pluto Custom Pillow

Getting a custom pillow is one of the best things I’ve ever done. And if there’s one thing mom deserves, it’s a good night’s sleep! I mean, think of how many sleepless hours she spent awake for you? Let mom build her own ideal custom pillow with a gift card or build one together. She’ll think of how wonderful you are each night when she lays her head on her perfectly comfortable pillow.


She Holds a Cosmos: Poems on Motherhood

This lovely collection of poems is perfect for any mother in your life. It’s beautifully illustrated, which makes it delightfully giftable and a treasured keepsake.


Personalized Family Recipe Board

Does your grandma have the perfect pie crust recipe? Or maybe your mother-in-law makes the world’s greatest roast chicken? This personalized gift will become a treasured family keepsake for years to come.


JAFRA Eau d’Arômes Sunshine Fragrance Spray

“My mom used to wear a perfume when I was younger that doesn’t exist anymore, but it reminded me of being in a field of sunflowers. This new fragrance from JAFRA reminds me of that same feeling. It’s a spark of pure joy in a bottle. It’s a bright, light fragrant mix of Italian lemon, vibrant sunflowers and soft driftwood which just leaves you feeling drenched in sunshine. I will be gifting myself a bottle for Mother’s Day!” – Samantha


Child’s Drawing Personalized Foil Art

Do you have a treasured piece of art from your child? Or maybe they drew a darling portrait for grandma that you want to remember forever? Turn it into a custom foil art print that will hang on your walls for years to come.


Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Pore Clarifying

“As someone with really sensitive skin, I know how important it is to vet my skincare ingredients and how tricky it can be to find products that actually work for me. I love this cult classic cleansing balm and how it makes my skin the happiest it’s ever been. It’s a great idea for Mother’s Day, especially if your mom needs hypoallergenic beauty products that are soft and gentle, but actually do what they promise!” – Taylor

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Personalized Mama Print

This customizable print is such a sweet gift for the moms, aunts, grandmas, step-moms, etc. in your life. You can change the colors and text to suit your gift recipient for a completely custom gift they will treasure forever.


Birth Month Flower Paint-by-Numbers Kit

Let mom spark her creativity this Mother’s Day with this frame-worthy floral masterpiece that holds special meaning.


CULTIVER Linen Sheets

Can you tell we really think mom deserves a good night’s rest? These linen sheet sets from Australian luxury home décor brand CULTIVER are at the top of our list this Mother’s Day.  CULTIVER’s bedding comes in a wide array of color options and unique designs have been carefully selected to showcase the best of what the textile has to offer. Mom will never want to get out of bed, and who can blame her!


VIDA Color Block Sweater

This Vida sweater reminds me of all the amazing sweaters my mom wore in the ’80s. The oversized shoulders make it perfect for wearing under my favorite vintage overalls. I also love how it comes in so many different color combos so you can find one for any mom’s style. It’s also custom-made, budget-friendly and has an effortless fit. I love that it’s made by artisans in Turkey, with proceeds from this sweater going to support women’s rights.” – Taylor



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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram