It wasn’t until I became a mom that this day became a happy one for me. I didn’t have that mother-daughter relationship I dreamed of, get to have it with my girls, and now, my baby boy. Moms and those who fill those roles for us are amazing and deserve to be celebrated. My husband asked what I wanted and I said…”umm, a night at a hotel alone?” except I have a new baby so that’s  not happening this year. I do think I’ll book a massage and enjoy an hour of relaxation. I am all for Mother’s Day gifts being special and not practical. If you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, I put together what I think is an especially beautiful roundup this year. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Moms Actually Want

My first Mother’s Day gift was really special. We were in the playroom, and Conor asked me to get something out of the play kitchen. I opened the refrigerator and inside was an orange box with a pair of Hermes sandals. They felt like such a special gift because they were something I wanted but felt like way too much of a splurge. You can read my review on them here. If you’re looking for gifts for a mom figure in your life, or even ideas for mom’s birthday, here is my 2022 Mother’s Day gift guide.


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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Janessa Leone


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Kimono Robe

There’s a reason you’re seeing LAKE pajamas everywhere. LAKE makes the softest, coziest, and most chic pajamas and loungewear. This is one of those pieces you can lounge around in all day long, and actually feel good about doing so. It’s at the top of my list (hint hint, Conor). 

Blender and Hydration System

As a new mom for the third time, smoothies are an easy go-to. This blender set includes everything you need to make the best nutrient-rich smoothies and infusions using industry-leading technology. And bonus: it’s beautiful.

Pamela Munson

Raffia Bag

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Raffia Bag

I love Pamela Munson bags for spring and summer. 

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers are always a hit. My favorites include peonies, ranunculus, tulips, hydrangea, anemone, and roses. This mix is the perfect mom gift.

Beach Set

For the beach loving mom.

Scalloped Frame

A picture frame with a favorite photo is always a beautiful gift. I love this scalloped frame from Williams Sonoma.

Floral Pitcher

I love Burleigh and have slowly started collecting pieces from the Asiatic Pheasant collection. This pitcher is stunning, isn’t it? 

Breakfast in Bed (Tray)

Make mom breakfast in bed and serve it on this gorgeous tray. 

Diptyque Figuier Candle

This is a one of my favorite candles – the branding is beautiful and the scents are amazing. I recommend the fig, vanilla, and gardenia.

Baby Bag

When I became a mom, I quickly learned that I don’t love diaper bags. I’d much rather throw everything in a tote with pouches. But this bag is gorgeous and looks like a beautiful tote, yet is super-functional for moms. It could convert me. 

Artifact Uprising Photo Album

I took on the huge task of making family albums for 2017-2019, and 1 year baby albums for the girls. And bonus: everything’s 20% of for Mother’s Day.

Stackable 4 Piece Set

I love Staub, and this set is both beautiful and practical. 

More Beautiful

This is a great gift for a mom who loves design – Mark D. Sikes is one of my favorite designers. 

Leather Makeup Bag

Looking for personalized Mother’s Day gifts? This leather makeup bag is always a go-to when I need a personalized gift. I’ve had mine for years, and it’s held up so well. 

Herbivore Botanicals

Body Scrub

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Ballet Flats

I have these in the saddle color but love this shade of blue. They were gifted from the brand but are so comfortable, and I’m thinking I need a second pair.

Body Scrub

I’m just finishing up yet another jar of this scrub. The branding is beautiful, it’s clean, and it smells heavenly.

Pot and Saucer

This would be a sweet gift from daughter to mother. Add a trip to the nursery and time gardening together. I can’t wait to garden with my girls this spring.


I love LAKE pajamas and this nightgown is one of my most-worn pieces. It’s cute and comfortable, and I always feel a little more together when I’m in anything by LAKE. 

Custom Silhouette

I have silhouettes of Buddy, Margot, and Kate, and they’re one of my favorite things in our home. Capture her babies or little ones who mean the world to her in a moment in time for her to treasure forever. 

French Ceramic Bread Pot

I don’t make bread but this makes me want to try.


Weezie towels are beautiful, can be monogrammed, and bonus: they have a little loop to hang them on a hook to dry.

Diamond Letter Ring

I have one for each of my babies, and love that I can wear them now, but maybe pass them on to the girls when they are older. These are beautiful and really stand out, and are easy to stack and wear. 

Oran Sandals

My first (and maybe favorite?) luxury Mother’s Day gift. These were such a surprise since I had wanted them for a while but didn’t want to spend that much on sandals. And let me tell you – they were worth every penny. 

Facial Serum

This serum is my #1 clean beauty product. I swear my skin looks better than it ever has because of this serum.

Laptop Case

This might seem like a random gift but I think it’s beautiful and always appreciate something that can be monogrammed. 

Vegan Woven Bag

I’ve been carrying this woven bag (with these pouches to organize everything inside) for the last month or so and I love it. It’s light, looks great with everything, and feels very springy/summery.


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