Mother’s Day Gifts Online Guide

With Mother’s Day approaching on May 9, now is the time to start thinking of what to get your mom/grandmother/sister/aunt. While in my family we tend to give a small gift, I’ll throw out some luxury and budget items for you to get some ideas on what may fit that person best. Maybe you have a sibling and would like to go in together on a joint present? Regardless of how much you want to spend, try not to overthink Mother’s Day. Moms everywhere usually just want to spend quality time with you and appreciate thoughtful gestures. Since I always do my shopping on my phone or computer, I thought I would put together a Mother’s Day gifts online guide to get your wheels turning. Here are some ideas for unique Mother’s Day gifts online.

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Mother’s Day Gifts Online Ideas

Personalized Gifts from Etsy

Let’s face it, moms can be sentimental. Giving a personalized gift to your mom/grandmother will likely result in a hug and maybe even some tears. These gifts don’t necessarily have to break the bank either. Thanks to Etsy’s marketplace of sellers, it has never been an easier time to get Mother’s Day gifts online and to have it personalized.

Whether you would like to add a family name, the word “mom” or “grandmother” or even her first name, the options are pretty endless. The beauty is that because it is personalized, it creates that extra special touch. From personalized wall decor to a custom pillow, these are my new go-to gifts for birthdays and Christmas.

Remember Etsy sellers are small business owners who need time to customize your item. So be sure to check the shipping times and communicate with the seller via the chat function. Check out some ideas below.

Throw Pillow mother's day gifts online guide

Weekend Getaway

Maybe a girls weekend with mom sounds like a good idea? A solo/sibling trip with your mother could be a nice escape and create even more memories between you and your mom. If you and your mom live close by, consider traveling locally. A weekend drive to a nearby city could be a fun idea.

Another option could be to give your mom a gift card to help fund her next trip or give her the push to travel somewhere. If your mom has an airline or a travel gift card, that could be the nudge she needs to book her next trip.

Food Tours

If your mom is anything like mine, she loves food and cooking. Why not get her tickets to a food tour in a city nearby? It’s a unique gift idea and is something fun for your mom to do. There are some great cities around the country known for their foodie vibes:

Better yet, buy two tickets and tag along!

Packing Cubes

As silly as this sounds, you don’t realize how much you need packing cubes to travel. I traveled for years without packing cubes and once I saw how a friend used it to organize her luggage, I thought I would give them a try. Since then, I have bought several packing cubes in different sizes and given them as gifts to people. As surprised as people are when they receive them, they end up thanking me in a phone call or text later on about how packing cubes saved them space and helped them find their items quicker.

packing cubes

Disney Scented Candles

As a huge Disney fan, I heard about Magic Candle Company and decided to give them a try last year. I was not disappointed! The scents are enough to fill a room, but not overpowering and smell wonderful.

While my mom is not as big of a Disney fan as I am, I bought one of these candles as a stocking stuffer for her last Christmas and she really enjoyed the scent when she lit it. I buy these candles as gifts for graduation presents, Mother’s Day, and even send them as thank you gifts to my clients. Check out their scents and take 10% off your next purchase.

Magic Candle Company


If your mom enjoys something, why not consider sending her a monthly box? Subscription boxes have been a recent trend filled with makeup, camping supplies, or meal prep kits. The options are plentiful. Maybe she would like a food/wine or home decor magazine? Regardless of her interests, a monthly subscription could be an unexpected and enjoyable gift.


Scented Soap Set

I know some people are not a fan of certain scents, but some enjoy many scents. If your mom enjoys aromatic scents, then why not get her a useful bathroom gift like soap? Or if you know she loves lemon or lavender, then just buy her a couple of soaps. Chances are, she has seen them before, and thinks they are too expensive.


Photo Coasters

Ever wonder what to do with travel photos or family photos? Turn precious photos into coasters that can be looked at each time someone puts down a drink. It is a small gift that shows a personalized touch and has the ability to make mom smile often.

photo coasters mother's day gifts online guide

Practical Gifts

Although this last Mother’s Day gifts online purchase may not be the most thrilling, sometimes a practical gift is best. If your mom needs some new towels or a new kitchen knife, buy it online. Maybe you could get her a gift card to her local grocery store or pay ahead of time for her monthly nail appointment? If you know she’s going on a trip, buy her some needed travel gear. Regardless of the item, practical and useful items may work well.


Whatever small token is given to that special mother in your life, try to find meaning behind it. The best gifts always have a purpose. I hope this Mother’s Day gifts online guide has sparked some ideas within you.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

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7 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Gifts Online Guide”

  1. Lovely ideas, we’ve already had Mothers day in the UK but it’s my Mums birthday coming up so these are super useful

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