Shopping for mom can be tricky. What does she have already? What does she need? What did she pretend to like last year and then never used?

My humble advice? Start with what she loves. Whether she's a bookworm or a wine lover or a hiker or an artist, we've got the perfect list of picks for mom that keep her engaged and feeling special no matter how she likes to spend her time.

For the Americana Queen

Whether she's a devoted hostess and entertainer or she just loves collecting things that remind her of her home state, Honey + Hank's collection of state-inspired home goods is too cute to pass up. Each design takes a treasured local symbol (like the Louisiana crawfish or the Georgia peach) and cleverly arranges the state's own shape into the pattern! Philly girl that I am, I'm particularly in love with my Pennsylvania Liberty Bell tea towel, but the hydrangea design that uses the outlines of all 50 states is a winner everywhere.

For the Home Chef 

You don't ever realize how treasured a homemade meal is until you forget what you put in it! This way too adorable (and personalized!) recipe journal is the ideal gift for a mom who always seems to whip up the perfect dish out of nowhere. This will either convince her to finally let you in on her secrets or she'll keep it under lock and key. Why not find out for sure the next time you exchange gifts?

For the House Plant Gardener

You want to know the wonderful thing about succulents? No matter your gardening skill level, they always seem to brighten a space. So whether mom has a green thumb or a black one, this sweet little garden makes a cheery addition to her bookcase, desk, or entryway table. Even better? Unlike the traditional gift of cut flowers, this sweet bowl won't wilt by next week!


For the Flower Girl 

Now if your mom absolutely is the cut flower type, you really can't go wrong with a stunning bouquet from the Bouqs. This farm-direct company boasts an exceptional reputation (as well as an incredible variety) because it partners directly with farmers who use sustainable practices like water recycling and waste reduction. Want to keep Mom feeling the love all year long? The Bouqs also offers a fabulous subscription service so she'll get flowers from you every single month!

For the One Who Could Use a Massage

Is Mom feeling a little overworked? Maybe a lot overworked? Give her a spa retreat she can use anytime she wants. This heated massage scarf rests right at the neck and shoulders - where people tend to carry the most tension! It's an easy, stress-relieving solution she can keep in her office drawer or bedside table for whenever she could use a few minutes to simply unwind.

For the Bread-Loving Baker 

Has your mother hopped on the bread baking bandwagon? Even if she's been on it for years, what better way to support her hobbies than with a gift you know for sure she'll be happy to use? This sweet bread warming basket includes two nesting heart stones that you can heat in the oven to keep loaves delectably warm. I'm practically drooling just thinking about it...


For the Chocoholic

Whenever I'm at a total loss for what to get my own mother, Godiva truffles are my immediate solution, and you know what? It works every single time. There is no universe in which my mom turns down a really, really good piece of chocolate. If yours is the same, grab a box of these delectable morsels to show her you know what she likes!

For the Self-Care Guru

Does your mom love nothing more than to relax in a good bath? This six piece at-home spa set includes marvelously relaxing bath salts, a mood-boosting aromatherapy candle, super moisturizing hand cream in an uplifting and energizing citrus and chamomile scent, and more for a fully immersive experience. Mom will forget all about what's waiting for her on the other side of the bathroom door for an hour or two!

For the Jet Setter 

I cannot say enough about the value of a great weekend bag, and this classic canvas pick ticks all the boxes. Equipped with a handy zippered base for easy shoe storage, it also has an abundance of inner pockets and it fots within international carry-on measurements. For the mom who absolutely cannot wait to put those frequent flyer miles to good use, this is a perfectly practical gift that also shows how well you know her and how excited you are for her to take that next trip.


For the Cocktail Queen

Whether your recipient is a master mixologist or a total newbie, take a closer look at this cocktail set that gives her all the tools she needs to craft one (or two!) of ten signature drinks. Handy recipe cards accompany specialty ingredients in every kit. Gift this along with a bottle of the necessary booze, and you're good to go!

For the Soon-To-Be Mom

Looking for something special to give an almost new mommy? This BumpBox is full of goodies that are perfect for all the aches and pains of pregnancy while making sure she feels cared for. Including a relaxing fot soak as well as a gentle rolling massager, this is a sweet and thoughful way to show any soon-to-be mom she's loved!

For the Tea & Biscuit Devotee 

Okay, stop the presses. Stop everything. How freaking CUTE are these?! These adorable cookies are totally customizable: add any message you like to a full box of delicious vanilla shortbread for a fun and totally personalized gift that Mom will absolutely cherish - with a great cup of evening tea!


For the TV Obsessed

Is Mom constantly scrolling through Netflix trying to pick something to watch? Listen, I'm not saying this set of dice will suddenly solve all of her streaming woes, BUT it will definitely help narrow things down! Even better? It's a family-friendly way to settle a household debate on movie night. Win-win.

For the Sweet Tooth 

Milk Bar has taken the world by storm, and that's not for no reason! This woman-founded bakery has garnered a serious following for its delicious and decadent treats from pie to cake to cookies. While my personal favorite is the signature Milk Bar Pie, it's pretty tough not to recommend the eye-catching Strawberry Shortcake Cake and it's pretty pink truffles.