Your mom has been your valentine since day one. She’s been there for you since the beginning — literally — talking you down from stressful moments, tending to your broken heart, and offering sound advice in tricky situations. After all these years, it’s about time that you shower your mom with the love and appreciation that she deserves. While Valentine’s Day is typically reserved for couples, it’s also a time for sons and daughters to take the lead by giving one of these Valentine’s Day gifts for mom. (Psst, don’t forget about your stepmom, mother-in-law, or grandma either.)
Some of these ideas, including mother-daughter bracelets and personalized family prints, take the sentimental approach. Others focus on what she needs most right now: wine, me-time, and something that’ll keep her warm at your next get-together. Even if you waited until the very last minute or are working with a small budget this year (we get it, you still have to shop for your significant other and galentines), you’re bound to find something thoughtful that’ll give her all the feels. And let’s be real, we all know it won’t take much.
Actual Handwriting Bracelet
Whenever she looks down at her wrist, she’ll be reminded of the bond you share. Turn any handwritten phrase — “I love you mom,” for example — into a one-of-a-kind gold, rose gold, or silver bracelet.
Oversized Wearable Blanket
Your love may give her the warm and fuzzies, but this blanket-turned-sweatshirt will do the trick when you’re not there IRL. Aptly named “The Comfy,” this Shark Tank find is loved by nearly 20,000 Amazon reviewers, who say they “need one in every color.”
Personalized Birthstone Necklace
No matter where she is in her motherhood journey, this custom necklace is a sweet way to show off the ones she loves most: her children and grandchildren. Personalize this gold, rose gold, or silver necklace with their initials and birthstones.
“Forever my Friend” Picture Frame
During the highs and lows of life, she’s the first person you turn to. That’s why the message on this wooden picture frame perfectly sums up your relationship: “Always my mom, forever my friend.”
Bloomsy Farm Classic Subscription
BloomsyBox will send a hand-tied bouquet straight to her door on a selected date each month. The gorgeous blooms travel from farm to front door in less than five days for maximum freshness.
My Greatest Blessings Call Me Mom Print
Round up the greatest moments in her life — the days that her children were born — on this 8″ x 10″ or 11″ x 14″ print. You can also trade out “Mom” for “Grandma” and list out up to 20 of her grandchildren, if that’s more appropriate.
Birth Month Flower Grow Kit
Since she still has a few months until she can put her gardening gloves back on, give her an indoor grow kit to stay busy while she waits for the seasons to change. Once the flowers bloom, she can even use the bottle as a vase and the cork lid as a coaster.
Unlike a standard bouquet, this countertop-friendly rose bush will be full of pink blooms long after Valentine’s Day. Add in a rose-scented Yankee Candle for an extra $8, so she can fill her entire house with a floral aroma.
On the outside, these silver bangles look sleek and simple — but you and your mom know the secret sweetness tucked inside. Gift one to her, keep one for yourself, and consider them your grown-up friendship bracelets.
Fill this book with happy memories, inside jokes, and sweet sentiment. That way, mom can be reminded what matters most even when you’re miles apart.
Just like your mom, this everyday pan can do it all: The nonstick surface makes it a must for scrambling eggs, searing steak, or cooking pork to perfection.
This sterling silver infinity circle necklace is the best way to show the Lorelei to your Rory just how in-sync you two are. (Psst, you should get one for yourself while you’re at it!)
Follow all 12 prompts in this book, like “I always think of you when ..,” to write heartfelt letters to your mom. Then seal ’em with a kiss (and a sticker), and tell her to open them when she needs your love the most.
At parties or gatherings, she can use this ceramic pitcher, customized with her monogram or initials for an additional $12, to serve lemonade, ice tea, and other cold drinks. But when she needs a quick centerpiece, she can fill it with fresh flowers.