15 Gifts for Mom, Recommended by Our Editors

Updated: May 10, 2024

We found top-notch gifts for mom based on what our shopping editors love and use every day. Find Mother's Day gift ideas for moms who love to garden, camp and everything in between.

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Mom deserves to be celebrated every day, but Mother’s Day is an extra special occasion to remind her of how much you cherish her. Whether mom is a gardener, camper or outdoor entertainer (or all three), we tapped our editors for their favorite gifts for mom based on products they’ve tested and wholeheartedly adore. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12, this year. Finding a thoughtful gift is easier than ever by shopping our recommendations below.

Yeti Rambler Bottle
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For the On-the-Go Mom

Yeti Rambler Bottle

Whether mom spends her free time outdoors or is always on the go, a trustworthy water bottle is key. Topping our best water bottles list, the Yeti Rambler Bottle is a great pick for its leakproof lid, size and range of color options. The handle-style lid make’s it easy to carry compared to other awkwardly sized bottles. Mom will love being able to throw it in her purse or backpack without worrying about it spilling everywhere.

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For the Foodie

Omaha Steaks Meat Subscription Box

A meat subscription is a total game-changer for moms who love to cook. Not only will she appreciate the convenience, but the meat quality is superior to standard grocery store offerings. Gift mom the best with an Omaha Steaks subscription. Choose from custom assortments or select a box based on her favorite protein. As one of the first meal delivery brands, Omaha Steaks guarantees excellence from delivery to the dinner table.

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For the Hard-to-Impress Mom

Waterdrop Electric Countertop Water Filter

Everyone deserves access to clean, safe and healthy drinking water. But even fridge filtration systems and standard store-bought water filter pitchers aren’t 100% reliable. Enter Waterdrop’s countertop electric water filter pitcher. Equipped with next-level filtration to remove chlorine, heavy metals, sediments and more, this countertop dispenser improves water taste while providing peace of mind. The minimalist design and compact footprint make it worthy of mom’s countertop, right next to her coffee machine. She’ll love that it requires little to no installation, making it a smart solution for renters or homes with unreliable tap water.

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Breeo Fire Pit
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For the Outdoor Entertainer

Smokeless Fire Pit

Upgrade mom’s backyard entertaining experience with a Breeo smokeless fire pit. Our Breeo fire pit review found it eliminates excessive smoke, creating an enjoyable experience whether mom is cooking over fire or entertaining guests. Choose from heavy-duty 304 corten steel or stainless steel, both built to last for several years of consistent enjoyment.

Sutera Stone Bath Mat
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For Under $75

Stone Bath Mat

It’s time to ditch fabric bath mats for good and switch to a luxurious stone bath mat. Made from diatomaceous Earth, the Sutera stone bath mat is our editors’ preferred pick. Instead of water soaking into the mat, the liquid evaporates in seconds so it’s always dry to the touch. The stone materials make it odor- and mildew-resistant, resulting in an enjoyable bathing experience for everyone.

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For the Spa-Lover

Infrared Sauna Blanket

Sure, an at-home sauna is ideal. But when that’s not possible, this infrared sauna blanket is the next best thing. It boasts all the benefits of a sauna at a fraction of the price. Not to mention it’s more accessible, considering mom never has to leave the house to get in a sauna session! Our editor swears by her sauna blanket for luxurious warmth and a spa-like experience—read our MiHIGH sauna blanket review for the full scoop.

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For the Camping Enthusiast

BruMate MagPack Soft Cooler

Not all coolers are created equal, and if you’re getting one as a gift for mom, she deserves the absolute best. The BruMate MagPack is our editors’ favorite soft cooler for its lightweight feel, leakproof construction and quality insulation for keeping food and drinks colds for 24 hours and longer. Plus, it looks sleek, too. Choose from three sizes and four colors.

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For the Pizza-Lover

Halo Pizza Oven

The secret to restaurant quality ‘za at home? The Halo pizza oven. In five minutes, this pizza oven cooks a 16-inch pizza to perfection. The propane-powered pizza oven is portable, making it ideal for cooking in the backyard or at a campsite. It cooks more than just pizza, too. Our Halo pizza oven review shows how it goes from firing up pizza, to cookies, bagels and beyond.

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For the Homebody

Cariloha Sheets

Whether mom is a hot sleeper or she’s always hunting for cozy essentials, treat her to cool, dream-filled nights thanks to Cariloha bamboo bed sheets. Made from 100% viscose bamboo, these sheets are a sustainable choice designed to wick away moisture. Most importantly, they feel like sleeping in a five-star resort every night. Read our Cariloha sheets review for the full scoop.

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For the Gardener

Expandable Garden Hose

Ordinary garden hoses are heavy to lug around the yard, which can make outdoor tasks like watering flowers a total pain. For under $60, this expandable garden hose makes a top-notch gift for moms who love to garden. It’s made from flexible materials to stretch up to 50 feet long without falling victim to kinks. Family Handyman’s veteran gardener and product tester swears by the Flexihose—and soon mom will, too.

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For the Home Cook

Portable Kitchen Exhaust Fan

Seasoned home cooks know standard kitchen exhaust fans can be unreliable for sucking up grease and steam when cooking over. Luckily, there’s a solution for cooking over electric stoves with an Airhood portable kitchen exhaust fan. Boasting a small footprint and powerful cleaning ability, our Airhood review found this fan reduces 95% of cooking odors from grease and smoke to clean the kitchen thoroughly. No more funky smells from cooking seafood or meat is truly the gift that keeps on giving this Mother’s Day.

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For the Hiker

Compact Outdoor Chair

Hikers and camping enthusiasts alike know traditional camping chairs can be a hassle to tote around due to their weight and awkward size. That’s where the Helinox Chair One is a total dream for outdoor enthusiasts thanks to its ability to condense to the size of a small water bottle. It’s a trusty travel companion for providing a comfortable spot to sit mid-hike and as a compact chair to stash in the car without taking up precious trunk space. We could go on and on about this chair’s benefits, but you’ll have to read our Helinox Chair review for all the details.

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For the Home Decorator

Ruggable Rug

Rugs are an investment, and choosing one with high-quality, stain-resistant materials is essential to keep them looking good as new for years. As the first truly washable rug brand, Ruggable is our favorite option for its large inventory of rug designs. Available as area rugs, bath mats, kitchen rugs or outdoor rugs, every area of the home gets a smart upgrade thanks to Ruggable’s welcoming designs.

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For the Adventurer

Merrell Water Shoes

With warm weather on the horizon, gift mom a trusty pair of water shoes she can wear whether she’s running errands, gardening or boating with these Merrell water shoes. The slip-on kicks are made from water-friendly ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam making them ideal for most terrains. Trust us, just read our Merrell water shoes review to see why they’re our editors’ preferred adventure shoe.

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For the Home Improvement-Obsessed

Tushy Bidet

A bidet is one of those home improvement items everyone secretly wants but is too embarrassed to admit. And once you try one, you’ll never go back. As an avid bidet user, I can’t stop singing the praises of my Tushy bidet. Adjustable water pressure makes it easy to maneuver while the simple attachments make it a breeze to install no matter your home improvement skill level. It’s a luxurious upgrade for mom’s guest and primary bathrooms.