What to Get Your Mom for Mother’s Day – 2016 Gift Guide

Mother's Day gift ideas

Mother's Day gift ideas

What your mom really wants for Mother’s Day is some appreciation. Now that you’re an adult, you really understand how much your mother did for you when you were growing up. A call, a visit, a handmade card, or an invitation to brunch to say thank you for all that she’s done for you would be nice. Gifts are also nice. But finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day isn’t always easy. You could buy flowers, but they will wilt in a few days. Or, you could give her some perfume, a scarf from your trip to Paris, or gather everyone together for a  family portrait (make time to do this whenever you can). Perhaps you want to go old-school and make her a wooden clock like you did in wood shop class or put together a scrapbook of your favorite memories with mom. The possibilities are endless.

To help you narrow it down, I’ve selected a few Mother’s Day gifts that moms will love.

Garbach Rope Coin Tribal Necklace

garbach necklace

Your mom will love this one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Rope Coin Tribal Necklace from Garbach. It is made of dark gold cotton yarn, hand-wrapped around cotton rope and accented with a gold twisted chain, and gold and brass coin pendants ($28.91).



Family portraits alway make mother’s smile. WeMontage lets you arrange your mother’s favorite photographs into a stunning photo collage on removable wallpaper. The wallpaper is a premium, fabric-based material and adheres to textured and non-textured surfaces (starting at $59.99)

Vera Bradley Quilted Emma Satchel

Vera Bradley Quilted Emma Satchel Top-Handle Bag

This full-grain leather Vera Bradley bag is lightweight and luxurious. It features a quilted design and pop of patterned lining to make your mom smile. Premium pebbled leather and deluxe details take her from work to mingling with friends in style ($258).

Empire Cases Klix Klutch

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The KLIX KLUTCH from Empire is the perfect phone case for busy moms. Mom can easily store all of her necessities such as ID and credit cards, slip on the wristlet, and go. With colors and patterns ranging from simple to bold, you are sure to find a KLIX KLUTCH to suit your mom’s personality ($24.99).

Invicta Angel White Rose Gold Dial Watch

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The Angel collection watch by Invicta is stylish, elegant, and versatile. This watch features a comfortable white genuine leather strap, striking rose-tone dial, wonderfully simple design and luxurious rose 18K gold plating make this particular timepiece a must-have for your mom’s collection ($64.99).

Adult Coloring Book and Colored Pencils

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Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book is beautiful and interactive adult coloring book featuring delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations. Mom can bring these illustrations to life with color with a set of Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. Prismacolor pencils have pigments of unmatched quality and leads that are strong enough to be sharpened to a precision point ($15.95 and $33.99)

Panasonic Nanoe Facial Steamer

Panasonic EH-SA31VP Nano Facial Steamer
Your mom can enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at home with the Panasonic Nanoe Facial Steamer. This steamer helps to remove makeup and dirt, promotes smoother, softer skin and can be used daily as a fuss-free component of your mom’s skin care regimen (use code MDGifts to get it for only $99).

Giraffe Razor Extension Handle

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The Giraffe Razor Extension Handle is a great gift for expectant moms. The length and angle of the Giraffe Razor Extension Handle can be customized to make it easy for anyone to achieve a smooth, close shave. The expectant mom in your life is going to appreciate this gift, which she’ll still be able to use even after she’s had her baby.

NFL Jersey

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Is your mom a football fan? If so, help her get in the game this season with an official NFL jersey. She will be ready to cheer on her favorite team to another victory when she sports this jersey.

Amazon Echo

amazon echo

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker your mom control with her voice. Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All mom has to do is ask ($179.99).

Stay Strong,

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Join the conversation: What will you get your mom for mother’s day?

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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad

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