27 Mother's day gifts for every type of mom
You’ll find something in this list that’ll make you go “That’s so mom!”
We’ve given them headaches, stretchmarks, stress-induced hair loss and mild palpitations when we miss curfew and don’t pick up the phone. So you’re goddamn right we’re going to splurge on our Mother’s Day gifts. It’s the least we can do.
Like our founder Twinkle Khanna explained, moms won’t say it, but what they probably want the most, especially in these trying times, is to be left alone. A day where there are no responsibilities, homework or housework. But most moms will agree that that is wishful thinking.
There’s rarely a moment of peace when you have little ones tripping over their own feet, angsty teenagers banging the doors shut or an adult child begging you to make a doctor’s appointment for them from four states away.
So for all the times we’ve made them want to pull out their hair out and lock themselves in the bathroom for some alone time, we’ve found gifts to compensate. Our selection features tokens of love and appreciation to suit every mom personality.
For moms bitten by the decor bug, the ones who are searching for mental peace and those who are mushy balls of motivational quotes and warm hugs (which we may frown on in the moment, but intensely miss when she’s away). You’ll find something in our guide of Mother’s day gifts that will have you screaming at your screen “Oh my god, that’s so mom!”
27 Mother’s day gifts for every kind of mom
For moms who needs better sleep
Dame Essentials silk eye mask
We are the reason our mothers rarely got more than six hours of sleep at night. More so now, with homeschooling, chores and work piling up. Sleep masks work by cutting out all artificial light, which can help induce the release of sleep hormone melatonin.
Silk eye masks feel like a hug for your face, gently lulling them to sleep and shutting out the world around them. ₹2,499
House of Charu weighted blanket
When anxious rumination weighs her down, this dumbbell of a blanket will do the heavy lifting to give her the uninterrupted REM sleep she deserves. Weighted blankets operate on “pressure therapy”.
An anxious mind causes your heart to beat faster. During these spells, pressure activates the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing your heart rate. And a lower heart rate means an overall feeling of calm. ₹4,499
This Works deep sleep pillow spray
Though it has a very self-congratulatory name, we have to agree. This spray is basically aromatherapy and a perfect blend of lavender, camomile and vetiver oils (and more) which you can spritz on your pillow. The mellow aroma calms the mind into a soothing and restful sleep. Mom can sample a smaller size for ₹552 before indulging in a full-size one for ₹1,870.
For Earth mamas hunting for sustainable products
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Koparo cleaners and personal hygiene products
We’ve started making eco-conscious choices when it comes to our lifestyle, from clothes to everyday essentials, including our cleaning products. Koparo does it in a budget-friendly way with natural cleaners for the home that are efficient, pleasant to smell and have minimal plastic packaging. Their range consists of home cleaners, hand-wash soaps, dishwashing liquids and more.
End mama’s search for toxin-free products with a selection from Koparo for your Mother’s day gifts. You can even pick and choose products for a monthly subscription kit for ₹567. Don’t worry, it can be cancelled at any time.
Summer dress by Doodlage
Mama doesn’t have time to hunt for clothes that are chic, sustainable and sexy. Fast fashion may be the easy option, or you could help her out with a pick from Doodlage. We’re particularly fond of this dress striped dress because it has pockets and is made from handwoven recycled fabric.
All of Doodlage’s creations are made using upcycled factory waste fabric and is one step closer to a more sustainable future while being fashionable.₹6,500
Plum vegan and cruelty-free beauty
Plum has been in the beauty world for some time now and has a range that will suit every hair, skin and body care need. But their Green tea line in particular is a crowd favourite.
They also have an #Empties4Good programme where they take back and recycle your empty Plum bottles and containers. For being a responsible customer they’ll even reward you ₹50 in shopping credits. They’re currently running an offer where you can build a set of three products in a kit for mom all for ₹999.
For the mom whose safe space is the kitchen
This over-achieving kitchen gadget embodies what motherhood is. Performing multiple functions to make your life easier, Kenwood’s is a food processor, blender, whisk, dough beater and juice press. What more can you ask from one tool?
For moms zooming around the kitchen trying to keep the curry from overflowing onto the stove and flipping the page of the cookbook, all while giving you directions to the market on the phone, this will be a major supporting act in the kitchen Olympics. ₹32,490
This cookbook from Tweak Books is a collection of 60 delicious recipes from celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Bhumi Pednekar and more, along with professional chefs, home chefs, nutritionists and our own Tweak readers.
Mama will want to keep this within arm’s reach for when it’s snack time or she needs to throw in some healthy veggies into dinner to balance out your two-day-long pizza binge. ₹318
A snazzy masala box
Of course, the tin boxes are tried and tested, but it’s time to spice things up. Replace their old masala dabba with this one made of sheesham wood. It’s got a glass lid, comes with a spoon and each container can hold 45ml of spices. That may not seem like a lot but mama can fill it up as a go-to to keep on the countertop.
It’s super practical and looks good too. ₹1,299
For moms who just need a break and some pampering
Sumptuous Spreads ceramic tea set
Do you remember all the times you cried out Mama chai, please! while typing away at your laptop? Well, now it’s her turn for some RnR. Turn the tables with a high-tea spread and this jolly yellow tea set.
Just don’t get too experimental with your side offerings if the kitchen is new territory for you. Her favourite biscuits will do. ₹2,150
Orchid Cotton Honeycomb Bathrobe from Fabindia
Let’s just say it. Today is a no-pants day. No troubles with homework or housework. Let mom just kick up her feet and lounge in a comfy bathrobe all day while reading a book, if she wants. And she may not admit it, but being left alone is probably the best of all Mother’s day gifts. ₹1,790
Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask
This is for all the times she did hot oil champi for you. Most moms will agree that the hormones of carrying and birthing their little crotch goblins have taken a toll on their once-luscious locks. Gift her a pampering head massage and top it off with a hydrating hair mask to deeply nourish and moisturise her hair.
This one is a bit pricey for what is supposed to be a five-minute hair mask, but ask anyone that’s used any of the Moroccanoil products and they’ll agree that there isn’t anything else like it. ₹3,150
For moms bitten by the home decor bug
Handcrafted ceramic dessert bowls
Perhaps being indoors for so long had them eyeing their surroundings and slowly giving each room a space lift. From organising the kitchen and bedrooms to finding functional decor for the living room, mom has found gems to add to her home decor collection. These bowls have a certain minimalist charm to them.
Categorised as dessert bowls, it’s more likely you’ll find her cooking up and snacking on makhanas at 12am. ₹1,890 for 2.
Versatile oval wall mirror
There’s no room that can’t be lightened up with the addition of a mirror. Decor sites will often cite the use of mirrors to give the illusion of more space and dimension.
This mirror from Freedom Tree isn’t just practical to use given its 15x30in dimensions but is almost like a piece of art on its own made of metal and wood. ₹11,800
Evil eye wall plates
Call it their natural instinct to protect their kids or a strange liking for eyes, but nothing gets a mom’s bones tingling like anything with an evil eye on it. These wall plates come in 3 designs and we couldn’t pick just one as our favourite so are offering up all three for you to make that difficult decision.
For moms who love of nature and are tired of being stuck indoors
Moon Shadow glass vase
What Mother’s day gifts are complete without a beautiful bouquet? Instead of the same chunky crystal vases that every woman received at some point in their life as either a wedding, house warming or anniversary gift, get a bit snazzy with these instead.
Each one is blown by artisans and rounded off at the bottom with copper. The metal and glass together are almost iridescent as they reflect the sunlight. Contrast that with vivid colours of any flowers you put in them. ₹880
Tangerine Beaut preserved pot
We get, flowers look great but don’t really survive past a date. If you’re looking for something that lasts longer, these tabletop mini gardens are a cute addition to any desk or window sill and you can choose from a variety of flower offerings.
Flower gardening kit by Nurserylive
An even longer-lasting approach would be for her to try her hand at gardening. Perhaps she’s already an aficionado, or maybe she’s just picked up a bag of fertiliser for the first time – both types can benefit from this starter kit from Nursery Live.
The kit contains three pots and five kilos of soil. You also get two bulbs of each, rajnigandha, zephyranthes and gladiolus. Who can resist the heavenly scent of rajnigandha? ₹507
For the mom who’s always on her feet
Birkenstock for comfort and support
Don’t laugh, hear us out. These may have been known as the most popular ugly shoes in the world (before crocs came into our lives) but they’re cool now, OK! They’re also super comfortable and provide the right support to the arches and balls of the feet at the right spots.
For a mom who’s always on her feet, her joints will be grateful for a pair of Birkenstocks. Starting at₹4,990 approx
The PJ Tweak by Tweak India x Mint & Cotton
What did we say about moms and evil eyes? Still, this ‘eye’ catching set will take them from day to night with ease. They can lounge at home in the navy shirt and matching pyjamas, jump on a work video call and show off the dazzling pocket embroidery.
These have her covered for all her daily needs. ₹1,800
Dyson Airwrap for salon-like hair at home
Nothing says I love you like a Dyson… anything. Jokes aside, the hype around their products is real, in terms of tech and design. It’s a major investment but look at the payoff.
For someone that likes to regularly style their hair, in the long term, such a product means less hair damage. You’re not using the extreme heat of a hair curler, a quick whizz of hairspray on top and you’re all set with salon-like hair at home. You can get a complete set with a dryer, different barrels and brushes for₹42,900.
For mothers searching for inner (and outer) peace
Guided meditation classes
According to some, meditation heals all. Inner and outer peace is just a few breaths away, but when your mind can’t stop running like a marathoner, then a guided class can help. Starting from May 3 to May 28, The Yoga Institute will conduct online guided meditation classes three times a week.
Sure you can pull up a youtube video for your mum to follow along. But from experience, we say that you’re more likely to pay attention (and not fall asleep) if you know someone is there on the other end keeping an eye out. We also prefer the interactive approach. ₹1,000
MUJI aroma stone
Aromatherapy all around while she tries to meditate and reach a state of zen. You could go all out with MUJI’s ultrasonic diffuser but their aroma stone is also tried-and-tested and efficient. You can add on some of their own blends of essential oil or let her use any of her favourite fragrances.
Just a few drops on the top, it’ll disperse and fill the room like magic. ₹650
Chakra Pro Yoga Mat
For the environmentally-conscious yoga guru in the making who is desperate to balance all her chakras. These mats are made of sustainable cork and are rubberised to prevent slipping and sliding when she’s trying to downward dog in peace.
Cork is also anti-microbial so she won’t have to worry about germs or bacteria collecting on the mat after a long hot yoga session. ₹4,900
For the cheesy, sentimental mom
Customised puzzle of her favourite picture
The emotionally mushy and squishy mums are probably the easiest to shop for. You could just end it with a handmade card saying I LOVE YOU MOM and they’ll dissolve into a puddle of emotions and kisses. But let’s not be lazy.
Pull out her favourite picture of you together. Even if it’s the embarrassing one you’re tired of her parading around. Take one for mama today and turn it into a puzzle you can do together. You can opt for different sizes with different pieces, starting from ₹412 for 8″ x 10″ photo in 121 pieces.
BONUS: Chaand Phool necklace by Anu Merton
We call this a bonus because it’s unlikely you will receive this in time to make it one of your Mother’s day gifts. But if you and mom are OK with waiting then we offer Anu Merton’s creations.
The quartz is polished and carved, set in 92.5 silver gold plating. And it sits on a 92.5 silver gold plated 18-inch chain too. ₹8,500