What Every Mom Really Wants This Mother's Day

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Not sure what to get your mom for Mother’s Day and worried you’ll pick a bad gift? We’re here to spill the tea on what every mom actually wants for Mother’s Day. From the seasoned matriarch to the new mom-to-be, we've got you covered with a curated list of gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to her face.

Keep reading and we’ll give you a Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you decide exactly what to get that special woman in your life! 

These gifts are perfect for:

  • Mom
  • Wife
  • Girlfriend
  • Sister 
  • Aunt
  • Grandma
  • (Future) Mom-in-law
  • Mom-to-be

Let's face it, finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be stressful, but by the end of this guide, you should have a better idea of what to get Mom!

What’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift?

According to Hallmark, a great gift shows at least one of these three components: 

  1. You understand the person you’re giving it to 
  2. You know what they truly care about
  3. It displays your own personality or reminds them of you
  4. It plays on a connection you share with the recipient
  5. It brings long-term happiness

Overall, people just want to receive a thoughtful gift. If a gift shows you took the time to think about the other person, their hobbies, and their desires, then you’re on the right track.

If you’re struggling to find a gift that checks all of these boxes, we’ve got you covered with gift ideas that will remind you of Mom, the connection you share, or the long-term joy you can bring to her life. Let’s help you find a gift that will make mom smile this Mother’s Day!

What does every mom want for Mother’s Day this year?

Every Mom is different, so we’ve covered all types of Moms and what they might want to be gifted this year.


She wants to relax 

Let’s be honest, everyone could use more R&R in this fast-paced world. Help mom unwind with the ultimate self-care kit so she can bring the spa home to her. The Rosé Renewal Kit includes a face sheet mask, hand mask, under-eye gels, lip gels, and a gloss-to-balm lip treatment. Every product in this kit smells like rosé, offering a luxurious treat to the skin and senses for any busy mom. 

Mom’s Night In

We’ve made a self-care kit featuring 3 sheet masks that was made for your Mom – literally. The Mom’s Night In Kit has adorable packaging that says ‘Mom’s Night In’ right on it – this is perfect for the Mom who always says she’ll get around to self-care but never does. It’s a great callout and the perfect sheet mask kit to target fine lines and dull skin while restoring a youthful radiance. 

Mom's Night In exclusive kit features: 

  1. Bubbly Hydrogel Mask: Packed with skin-brightening ingredients like niacinamide, to help reveal a more radiant complexion.
  2. On Ice Hydrogel Mask: Cools and soothes the skin, while also helping to firm and reduce puffiness.
  3. Beauty Sleep Hydrogel Mask: Helps to smooth the skin right before bed with retinol and peptides so you wake up refreshed.

She wants to go out 

If you’re shopping for a stay-at-home mom, maybe you can gift her the opposite experience – chances are she’d love a day or night on the town! Here’s a list of some gift ideas to get mom out of the house: 

  • Shopping spree 
  • Day at the salon 
  • Spa day 
  • Massage 
  • Manicure/Pedicure 
  • Sauna therapy

Giving a gift certificate to a local experience can be a nice treat she can work into her schedule at her own pace! 

How to personalize a gift card

So many people shy away from giving gift cards or gift certificates because they believe it’s impersonal. Not us – we’ve nailed the art of personalized gift certificates! 

Here’s how to personalize a gift card for Mother’s Day: 

  1. Get a Happy Mother’s Day greeting card 
  2. Slip a $5 face mask inside
  3. Tuck the gift certificate behind it
  4. Give to Mom and watch her smile! 

Don’t we all love when we open a greeting card and something falls out? Recreate that same feeling with this thoughtful touch. Plus, she’ll have a face mask to use while she books her self-care appointment to redeem her gift card! 

She wants a gift she’ll actually use 

Maybe your mom is the kind of person with a wallet full of gift cards she never uses. If that’s the case, don’t add to her collection – Mom wants a gift she’ll get use out of! 

Even if it’s a boring purchase she’s been dreading like buying a new pair of sneakers, a candle, or a piece of art for the hallway, she’ll be grateful to receive something she’s been wanting or needing. 

Watch out for subtle hint-drops

Has mom mentioned anything she’s been needing or running low on? She could have dropped a subtle hint in passing without even realizing it. Watch out for statements like, “I’ve been wanting/needing…” and pull the trigger on that item for her! It takes the stress out of being unsure if she’ll use the gift and it also reinforces that you listen to her carefully and intently to notice such a small detail. 

She wants to age like fine wine

Has your mom ever mentioned she wants more radiant, plump, or youthful skin? If so, we have just the stuff for her! Stock her up on the Night & Day Essential Daily Eye Gel Duo – these skin-smoothing under-eye gels will work right into her skin routine and smooth fine lines in just 5 minutes both morning and night.

Is she more of a face mask gal? The Mask-nificent Kit is an exclusive bundle of 4 rejuvenating hydrogel masks to boost radiant skin.

Mask-nificent Kit includes: 

  1. Bubbly Hydrogel Mask: Packed with skin-brightening ingredients like niacinamide to help reveal a more radiant complexion.
  2. On Ice Hydrogel Mask: Cools and soothes the skin while also helping to firm and reduce puffiness.
  3. Chill Mode Hydrogel Mask Infused with cannabis seed oil and reishi mushroom, this mask calms and soothes the skin while reducing inflammation.
  4. Beauty Sleep Hydrogel Mask: Helps smooth the skin right before bed with retinol and peptides to wake up refreshed. 

If Mom wants youthful, soft skin, she will love receiving skincare sets with skin-boosting ingredients, trust us. It also hits Hallmark’s sign of a great gift – the long-term happiness of radiant, glowy skin.

She wants quality time 

Some moms just want quality time with the ones who made them moms in the first place! If this sounds like your special woman, a get-together with her loved ones is all she needs. Here are some ideas on how to gift your mom some quality time. 

  • At-home celebration
  • Cook-out or potluck
  • Pottery painting
  • Picnic at the park 
  • Game night
  • Spa night at home 

DIY spa night at home 

Get mom, grandma, auntie, and siblings together for a DIY spa night at home! This is a cost-effective way to spend quality time with Mom and the ones she loves. The Zen-sational Weekend Kit and Happy Face Kit are great for self-care for a gathering.

Zen-sational Weekend Kit includes: 

  • Chill Mode Hydrogel Face Mask
  • FlashMasque Hydrate Face Mask
  • FlashMasque Illuminate Face Mask
  • 5 Pairs of Rejuvenating Eye Gels
  • Hydrate Lip Gels

Happy Face Kit includes: 

  • 2 FlashMasque® Hydrate 5-Minute Sheet Mask with Hyaluronic Acid
  • 2 FlashMasque® Illuminate 5-Minute Sheet Mask with Vitamin C
  • 2 Serve Chilled® Rosé 5-Minute Sheet Mask with Aloe Vera

Spending quality time with Mom on Mother’s Day is priceless. Grab a couple of self-care kits and everyone can have a little fun, even Dad and Grandpa!

She wants a thoughtful gift

We think Hallmark was onto something when they mentioned thoughtfulness – keeping the recipient in mind is truly the sign of a great gift. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas every Mom wants but might be too shy to mention.

Thoughtful gifts Mom wants this Mother’s Day:

  • A nice meal 
  • A clean house
  • A day of doing nothing at all
  • Movie night
  • Flowers
  • A new book
  • A back massage
  • A framed family photo 

Sometimes what your Mom wants most is really simple and comes from the heart – it doesn’t need to break the bank. 

If these gift ideas don’t remind you of Mom, check out this creative list of 10+ Thoughtful Self-care Gift Ideas for Mother's Day.

She wants to make her daily routine more enjoyable 

Maybe Mom spends the weekdays exhausted and could use a gift that makes her days more enjoyable. It’s easy to think we can only spark happiness with huge life changes, but sometimes the little things do a great job of lightening the load. 

5 ways to brighten mom’s week:  

  1. Eye gels she can wear for carpool pick-up
  2. Renewing foot mask to unwind after a long day
  3. Gloss-to-balm lip treatment to toss in her purse, car, or nightstand to hydrate dry lips (what woman doesn’t love a new lip balm?!) 
  4. Rosé renewing hand mask for a mid-week self-care moment (she can’t use her phone while she hydrates her hands!) 
  5. On-Ice firming face mask she can keep in the fridge and pop on for 5 minutes to kiss hot-flashes goodbye!

She wants new skincare without the price tag

Skincare has a reputation for being pricey – by the time Mom adds her serum, moisturizer, eye cream, and face oil to the cart, she could be spending hundreds of dollars. Most of the time, fun skincare that adds excitement to our daily routine while also combatting skin concerns can be forgotten and left without a budget. 

Consider making a gift basket of skincare items Mom can add to her skin routine but wouldn’t normally purchase for herself. 

Skincare Mom would love:

  • Detox SmartMud™ No-Mess Mud Mask: Bring the spa home to Mom but leave the mess behind. Get the detoxifying and clarifying benefits of a mud mask with the easy clean-up of a sheet mask!
  • Lip gels: Smooth out the pout before any lipstick application for juicy, plumped lips free of lines or dry flakes. 
  • Foot peel: This fun treat will leave the feet feeling baby-soft after a 3-week shedding process. 
  • Skin Cycling Kit: With 3 sheet masks she’ll use over 3-4 days, any Mom from beginner to expert would love a Skin Cycling Kit to exfoliate away dead skin cells, replenish moisture levels, and restore a youthful bounce to the skin.

A guide to making Mom smile 

How did we do – did you find a gift idea you think your Mom would love? You've officially gotten the inside scoop on nailing Mother's Day gifting! 

At the end of the day, there’s no need to stress over finding the perfect present – it's all about the thought you put into it. Whether you're treating Mom to a chill night in with a Time Out Kit or planning an epic day out, remember, it's the little gestures that mean the most. Your gift doesn’t need to break the bank or come with a fancy ribbon, it just needs to come from the heart.

Every mom has different wants and needs at the end of the day. The key is to show her that she's cherished and understood. Go ahead and make Mom's day with a gift that shows you get her, know her, see her, and love her. The greatest gift is letting her know she's appreciated every day, not just one day out of the year. 

Happy Mother's Day, and happy gifting!

Still can’t decide on a gift? Shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

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