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My mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day are about a month apart, so I always have a little trouble thinking about what to get her for the latter. I always want gifts to be special even though I got her a lot of nice things, but she’s not the easiest person to buy from, which makes the process even harder. She has very specific tastes in, well, everything, so even when I think I nailed his gift, often this is not the case.
Luckily, I’m well versed in all things Amazon, so I know exactly what’s worth buying from the hundreds of gift options recommended through the site. Mother’s Day Guide. Plus, I’ve brought my mom a handful of things from Amazon over the past few years that she really liked (much to my surprise), so I have personal insight into what she’d actually approve of.
Below, shop the 10 gifts from Amazon that are worth buying for even the pickiest moms:
- Ugg Sport Yeah Sandal$60
- Slip Silk Eye Mask$50
- Filorga Oxygen Glow Cream$49
- Pura D’or Biotin Original Shampoo and Conditioner Set$37 (originally $40)
- L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Anti-Aging Hand Cream$39
- JW Pei Maze shoulder bag$130
- Freeman Variety Face Mask 4 Pack$15 (originally $16)
- Adidas Classics Tonal 3-Stripe Legging$18 to $50 (originally $50)
- Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe$49 (originally $70)
- Fossil Monroe Hybrid Smartwatch$199
Ugg Sport Yeah Sandal
Knix that pair of slippers you’ve been looking for for mom this year and grab these fluffy slides for her instead. Ugg has transformed its popular Fluff yeah shoes in the perfect pair of sparkling sandals for the summer, and I have a feeling they’re going to be huge this season. I got my mum the Fluff Yeahs for Christmas and she’s obsessed with it, so I know she’ll be in love with the Sport Yeahs too. I own a pair of these and really feel like I’m floating when I wear them – trust me, any mom who appreciates a supportive and comfortable sandal will love these.
Slip Silk Eye Mask
My mom and I are big eye mask fans, and there’s nothing better than the silky one from Slip. I own several at this point and refuse to fall asleep wearing anything else. Made from 100% mulberry silk, this pretty mask feels comfortable and gentle on the skin – it even has anti-aging benefits as it seals in moisture to your skin. The brand recently teamed up with fashion label Alice + Olivia and released their eye mask, hair scrunchiesand pillowcase in very pretty colors and limited edition prints.
Filorga Oxygen Glow Cream
My mom turned 62 this year, but tons of people think she’s in her 40s — and part of her youthful glow is thanks to French skincare brand Filorga. Her favorite firming serum is so good it’s currently sold out everywhere, but Filorga has tons of amazing anti-aging products in its range. My mom loves a moisturizer that leaves a glow, so I know this Oxygen Glow cream would get her approval; it is a plumping and smoothing cream with a slightly dewy tint meant to brighten your complexion. Sold.
Pura D’or Biotin Original Shampoo and Conditioner Set
It’s easy to turn to high-end hair care brands when it comes to freebies, but sometimes under-the-radar products can perform better. Although you may not have heard of Pura D’or, the brand’s biotin shampoo and conditioner set is a customer favorite on Amazon – it’s a bestseller with over 10 800 five-star ratings. My mom is a big fan of that stuff; she swears it helped with post-COVID hair loss, and now continues to use it as it leaves her hair ‘shiny’ and ‘full’. I’d say it’s a no-brainer if you’re looking to give anyone who’s had thinning hair something practical.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Youthful Hand Cream
L’Occitane launched this anti-aging hand cream last year and I feel like more people should know about it. This cream is in fact a hand serum thanks to the combination of the brand’s two key ingredients: organic shea butter and immortelle essential oil, an anti-aging flower extract which can also be found in L’Occitane’s bestsellers Divine Immortal Collection. My mom loves hers, especially since she works with her hands and often needs something super nourishing to keep them smooth and supple.
JW Pei Maze shoulder bag
Bags must be the hardest thing for my mom to buy. I try to avoid giving her handbags without her specific input, but I think this plush JW Pei shoulder bag would appeal to her. It’s a good size in between that’s neither too big nor too small, and it comes in a trendy quilted design that looks more expensive than it actually is. If it looks like her celebrity-loved Gabbi bag, it’s a solid, high-quality gift for a sub-$150 budget.
Freeman Face Variety Mask Pack
My mom is obsessed with face masks, and even though she’s tried some pretty high-end stuff, at the end of the day she still loves the classic Freeman masks. (I mean, they have over 10,000 five-star ratings for a reason.) I love them too, and this variety pack is a really fun and affordable gift that I know would put a smile on my mom’s face. If you’re looking for ideas, this is a great start for a little spa-themed gift basket.
Adidas Classics Tonal 3-Stripe Legging
A nice pair of leggings is always a good gift, according to my mother. I love this upgraded pair of Adidas classic three stripe leggings because instead of white stripes, they have tone-on-tone stripes that match the color of the pants. Adidas is my mom’s go-to athletics brand, so she would definitely get her approval. The pink pair is currently on sale for $35, while the black pair starts at $18, depending on your size preference.
Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe
Speaking of Adidas, if mom needs a new pair of sneakers, the brand’s Cloudfoam Pure running shoe is recommended by over 55,000 people. The sneakers have consistently remained one of Amazon’s best-selling sneakers for years thanks to their comfort, lightness and breathability, according to shoppers. These are great spring and summer sneakers, and come in 28 different colors, so there’s something for everyone. Plus, the $49 sale price makes it a steal.
Fossil Monroe Hybrid Smartwatch
My mum is not very tech savvy but really wants a smartwatch. I can already imagine all the ways it wouldn’t work if I bought her a regular smartwatch from Apple or Garmin, but I recently stumbled upon this awesome hybrid option from Fossil that I think she could sail into. The Monroe smartwatch features built-in mechanical hands on an always-on smart display that easily shows your heart rate and step count at a glance. I love that it looks like a traditional watch but still has all the essential smart features without the frills.