30 Popular Mother’s Day Gifts From a Son That Will Melt Her Heart

By Candice Elliott | Updated: May 9, 2023

    Moms and sons have a unique bond. So to celebrate, we’ve compiled this thoughtful gift guide of the best Mother’s Day gifts from a son – of any age. Whether she’s a new mom, a grandmother, a mother-in-law, or just about any other mama bear in your life.

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    What are some sentimental Mother’s Day gifts? 

    Here are some top Mother’s Day gift ideas from a son that will surely bring joy to your mom’s special day:

    1. Personalized Jewelry: Choose a beautiful piece of jewelry with her initials, birthstone, or a sentimental charm that symbolizes your bond.

    2. Spa Day or Wellness Experience: Treat your mom to a relaxing spa day or a rejuvenating wellness retreat where she can unwind and feel pampered.

    3. Custom Photo Album or Scrapbook: Compile cherished memories in a custom photo album or scrapbook that showcases your love and the special moments you’ve shared.

    4. DIY Craft or Artwork: Showcase your creativity and love by gifting her a handmade craft or artwork that she can display at home or the office.

    5. A Handwritten Letter or Poem: Express your love and gratitude through words by writing a heartfelt letter or poem that captures your feelings and appreciation for her.

    6. Memory Jar: Fill a jar with notes of your favorite memories together, and she can read one each day to remind her of the special bond you share.

    7. Cooking or Baking Class: Bond over a fun and interactive cooking or baking class where you can learn new skills and enjoy delicious creations together.

    Remember, the most important thing is to show your love and appreciation for your mom on Mother’s Day. Choose a gift that reflects her personality and interests, and she’ll undoubtedly treasure it for years to come.

    What are the top Mother’s Day gifts for a mother from a son?

    Discover the perfect Mother’s Day gifts to make your mom feel truly special with our carefully curated list. As a son, you can find thoughtful and heartfelt presents that will create lasting memories and show your love and appreciation for her.

  1. Birthstone Necklace
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    The best Mother’s Day gifts are those she’ll use or wear often, and mom will be happy to wear this beautiful necklace every day! The cascade design features birthstone gemstones and name tags engraved with her child or children’s names. It’s like a family portrait for her neck! Also available in sterling silver. 

  3. Smart Coffee Mug
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    Any busy mom has poured a cup of coffee or tea only to come back an hour later (after some kiddie-related crisis) to find the drink has gone ice cold. This mug solves that problem! The plate doesn’t require you to turn it on and off; it’s activated the minute you place the mug on it. It keeps the liquid at a temperature of 131F and is waterproof, so it’s easy to clean. 

  5. Fingerprint Necklace
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    What could be a more meaningful gift than your fingerprint and a special message that mom can wear close to her heart? The necklace is sterling silver, with either sterling silver, 18K gold, or rose gold finish. To take your fingerprint to the designer, you can use an ink pad and paper, scotch tape with a pencil, or snap a photo of it on your phone.

  7. Heated Slippers
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    No one likes cold feet, and these slippers will make sure mom’s feet stay nice and toasty! They also make an excellent last-minute mom gift! Place the insoles into the included heating bag, pop it in the microwave for 60 seconds, insert the insoles into the slippers, and enjoy luxurious heat for around 30 minutes. 

  9. Handwriting Bracelet
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    Personalized gifts have extra meaning for our loved ones, and this bracelet will become a treasured keepsake. The bracelet can be engraved with a special message in your actual handwriting. Made from sterling silver, you can also choose an 18K gold or rose gold finish.

  11. Love Recipe Cutting Board
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    It takes a special mix to make a mom, and this decorative cutting board has the recipe for the best mom! Made of bamboo, it measures 7 x 11 inches. The board is more suited to being displayed as decor or used as a serving board than a daily-use chopping board. 

  13. Keepsake Dish


    You know you love her, but maybe you don’t always express it. This gift will do it for you! The ceramic plate measures 4 x 4 inches and is perfect for holding rings, earrings, and a watch at the end of the day.

  15. Azalea Bonsai 
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    Why send a bouquet of overpriced flowers when you can send her this beautiful azalea bonsai tree? Azaleas are stunning, bright, and cheerful, and they bloom in the spring, so this is a perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom or mother-in-law.

  17. Robotic Vacuum
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    One of the best things you can do for Mom is to make housecleaning easier – and this vacuum will do just that. It works on hard and soft surfaces, picks up tiny and large debris, and can be controlled via the SharkClean app or voice control. If the charge runs out before the job’s done, the vacuum will take itself back to the dock, recharge, and then pick up where it left off! 

  19. Homesick Candle
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    Homesick is not your ordinary drugstore candle. This is their “Thank you, Mom” candle, but they’re also available in many states and city varieties, each with scents meant to evoke that place. With hints of bergamot, lavender, sage, and jasmine, this candle makes a lovely gift with a key message – Thanks for all you do for me!

  21. Picture Frame
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    This picture frame is an incredibly thoughtful first Mother’s Day gift (from a baby son!). The frame is leatherette, measures 5 x 7 inches, and has a glass cover. It’s also available in other sizes, horizontal and vertical versions. Pop a favorite family portrait inside.

  23. Breakfast in Bed Tray
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    Breakfast or brunch in bed is classic among Mother’s Day gift ideas (or Father’s Day gifts too!) This tray will help you do it right. Made of bamboo, not only can it be used for breakfast in bed, but it holds a laptop up to 17.3 inches, so it’s also useful as a lap desk. 

  25. Amythest Quartz Air Plant
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    Busy moms may not have time to attend to plants even if they love to garden. These air plants are the perfect gift solution. They need very little attention and no soil. They only ask to be watered once a week. The plants grow on this beautiful piece of quartz, come in a lovely gift box, and include care instructions. 

  27. Self-Care Gift Set
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    An excellent gift for the mom who could use a DIY spa day! It includes everything she needs to indulge in some self-care, including soap, body oil, a clay mask, shower steamer, lip balm, soy candle, face towel, and sponge. It makes a great birthday gift or Mother of The Groom gift too. 

  29. Willow Tree Mother and Son 
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    Willow Tree sculptures are beloved by moms of all ages. This one is entitled ”Celebrating the bond of love between mothers and sons” and captures a hand-painted figure in a cream dress, with her arms around a young boy. No matter your age, even if you’re 50, your mom will always see you as that little boy.

  31. Bathtub Tray
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    A bamboo bathtub tray will let mom enjoy a nice, long soak with all of the necessities right at her fingertips, including an essential glass of wine! This tray is a bestseller at Amazon and will fit nearly all standard-sized bathtubs – adjustable from 29.5 to 43 inches. 

  33. Personalized Heart Box 
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    This gorgeous jewelry box is a thoughtful gift for any mom and will be loved for a lifetime. It’s made of earthenware clay and has All That I Am I Owe To My Mother printed on the outside. The inside reads: Your love and support mean the world to me. You can also customize the inside if you’d prefer something different.  

  35. Cashmere Wool Blend Throw
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    No one will complain about having to snuggle up under this luxurious cashmere wool blend throw! The classic herringbone pattern is hand-woven by Nepalese artisans, and the neutral color will complement any decor. The lightweight blanket measures 54 x 108 inches. 

  37. Thank You Journey Necklace
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    This meaningful piece of jewelry comes with a quote from the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi master, Rumi: “The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you, thank you for your part in my journey.” The perfect present to express gratitude to anyone who has helped you along the way. 

  39. Cashmere Hoodie
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    A hoodie is not just a hoodie when it’s a cashmere hoodie! Jennie Liu makes really high-quality cashmere products. I have a couple of her pieces, and they’ve lasted for years. They don’t pill or thin at the elbows like many cashmere sweaters tend to. The hoodie zips closed and is available in several colors.

  41. Cheese Gift Basket
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    Say “I love you” with the unique gift of cheese – if you’re good, Mom might even share! You get six different kinds of cheese; Apple Walnut Smoked, Barely Buzzed, Big John’s Cajun, Promontory, SeaHive, and TeaHive. The milk comes from Jersy cows who graze near the Great Salt Lake, giving the cheese a unique terroir. 

  43. Watermelon Glow Mask
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    Skincare is a personal thing, so people often hesitate to give skincare products as gifts. But this bestselling mask is recommended for all skin types. It contains watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs to hydrate and exfoliate and can be worn for as little as 10 minutes, making it great for a quick pick-me-up. The pink color makes it a fun Valentine’s Day gift for Mom too! 

  45. Fill In The Love Book 
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    This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your mom’s the absolute greatest, and no matter your age, we can promise that your mom will get a massive kick out of it! Make it as hilarious, honest, or heartfelt as you choose.

  47. Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier


    This diffuser does two jobs – it scents and humidifies the air simultaneously. Keeping the air in your home moist helps keep your hair, skin, and nose from getting dry in cold weather, while essential oils can help relax or energize you. This set includes ten bonus essential oils.

  49. Wine Clutch Bag 
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    This black tweed bag is both original and stylish for a classy Mom who loves her wine. The little tote bag is fitted with a thermal insulated interior to keep a single bottle of wine chilled wherever she journeys. Plus, there’s a free bottle opener and a little zip pocket on the side for cards, lipstick, etc.

  51. Godiva Gold Collection
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    If mom’s tastes run more sweet than savory, she’ll appreciate this box of world-famous gourmet chocolates (they’re pricey for a reason!) The golden gift box contains 19 different varieties, including ganaches, caramels, pralines, and nuts robed in silky milk, white, and dark chocolate. 

  53. Custom Photo Keychain
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    Mom will treasure this one-of-a-kind keychain with a photo of you and her and a personalized message of your choice. Made from stainless steel the keychain is durable and long-lasting, just like the bond between a momma and her son.

  55. Cozy Luxury Pjs
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    Made by UGG, these soft jersey knit “constellation” pajamas will make her want to stay in bed all day long – and boy, does she deserve to! Pair with a pair of cozy slippers (like these heated ones for an added treat.)

  57. Shiatsu Neck + Back Massager 
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    Moms work hard and lift often, and with that can come a sore neck and back. Now, you could get her a gift card to her local spa, or you could buy her one of these hugely bestselling massagers with eight powerful shiatsu settings. It also has a built-in infrared heat function to improve blood circulation.

  59. Personalized Wall Art 
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    Create a unique personalized gift for Mom that she’ll cherish on her wall forever. You’ll get one illustration print, sized 8×10, printed on premium fine art matte paper. Choose from a vast array of hairstyles and skin tones to best suit yourself and your mom, as well as one of 10 beautiful quotes.