Dozens of Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Mother's Day gifts
Date published: 2021-4-13

Moms appreciate thoughtful gifts

Moms, aunts, in-laws, and the special women in your life will be delighted to get a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day.

To help you find the perfect present, we’ve rounded up dozens of Mother’s Day gifts that she’s sure to love.

This list covers 8 different categories including activities, comfort, senior-friendly technology, music, and household aids.


8 categories of wonderful Mother’s Day gifts

1. Customized gift baskets
You know your older adult best, so why not create a custom gift basket filled with things they love?

All you need is a decorative basket (this one looks great and is easily reusable) and some great items to fill it with.


  • Favorite music albums and some delicious tea to sip while listening
  • A cozy throw blanket and a pair of comfy slippers
  • Cheese, fruit, crackers, and sparkling cider for an instant picnic
  • A few favorite movies and popcorn or hot chocolate mix
  • Lotions, soaps, and other pampering items in her favorite scent


2. Gifts that promote relaxation
Gifts that help your older adult relax and feel pampered are sure to be a hit.


3. Beautiful jigsaw puzzles
These lovely images aren’t childish at all and the different number of puzzle pieces mean you’ll find one that’s perfect for their ability level.


4. Artistic coloring books
These beautiful coloring books have illustrations that are nice enough to frame. They’re not at all childish and provide hours of relaxing fun.

  • Flower Gardens – 23 gorgeous floral portraits
  • Beautiful Birds – 31 realistic illustrations of songbirds, game birds, waterfowl, and many other birds in their natural habitats
  • Tropical Paradise Scenes23 relaxing scenes including hibiscus blossoms, birds of paradise, flamingoes, sea turtles, and dolphins
  • Backyard Nature – 42 beautiful illustrations like whitetail deer in a vegetable patch, a box turtle in a strawberry patch, and chickadees in a white pine tree


5. An easy-to-use CD player and their favorite music
An easy-to-use, simple CD player will let her play her favorite tunes anytime. This one even plays cassette tapes! If needed, make it easier to use by adding colored dots on essential buttons like play and stop.



6. Helpful home aids
Increase independence with some helpful aids that make everyday tasks easier.


7. Auto aids to make driving easier
Simple auto aids make driving or riding in cars easier on stiff joints and arthritic hands.


8. Technology gifts that keep her connected
We’re relying on technology more than ever. These simpler tech tools help your older adult stay connected with family and friends and keep them entertained.


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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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  • Reply April 30, 2018


    What to give the mother that tells family the only thing she wants at anytime during the year is money.

    • Reply May 1, 2018


      Maybe your mother would enjoy a gift card to one of her favorite stores?

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