Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms + Grandma

Mother’s Day is right around the corner (a little over a week!) and this year it feels extra special here on the blog since Bridget is now a mom! We’ve always loved this holiday because it’s an excuse to show our favorite ladies how much we love them. Mother's Day gift ideas for new moms, moms, and grandmas in your life.

Our moms are our best friends and we feel so lucky to have such wonderful relationships with them. Last year, we had so much fun doing this photo shoot with them at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. We made a whole day of it with brunch and lots of girl talk. It was an awesome way to celebrate our two favorite women!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Everyone

If you’re still looking for the PERFECT gift for that special woman in your life, we’ve got you covered with today’s post. Whether you’re buying for your grandma, your mom, or a friend who is a new mom…we’ve got lots of Mother’s Day gift ideas for you.

Gifts for New Moms

This is my first Mother’s Day, but I haven’t even thought about the day being “about me” because I’m still so focused on spoiling my own amazing mom on this special day. BUT, if you have a new mom in your life… here are some of the gifts I think could be the perfect way to show that new mom (or mom-to-be) a little extra love.

Mom Life Sweatshirt

Because it’s true… “Mom Life is the BEST Life” and no one can appreciate that more than a new mom. Plus, all new moms could use extra lounge wear, right?! #comfyclothesonrepeat

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Trendy Sunglasses

Casey gets so many compliments on these trendy sunglasses and I can see why — they’re gorgeous! Not only will this pair keep the new mom looking stylish all summer long, they’re also the perfect way to help combat those undereye circles that come with a newborn. 😉

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Birthstone Bracelet

I love the idea of wearing a piece of jewelry that symbolizes a little one, but I don’t want it to be too obvious. This sleek bracelet does the trick!

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Polaroid Camera

Having a Polaroid camera would be a fun gift for any new mom looking to capture family memories in a unique way. We love the idea of snapping pics and collecting them over the years.

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Homebody Tee

If the new mom in your life wasn’t a homebody before baby, she probably is now! So why not celebrate this new title in style? I mean, how cute would this tee be with ripped jeans and sneakers?

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Skin Care Sampler

We’ve heard amazing things about all of these products and love the idea of spoiling a new mom by gifting her quality skin care products.

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Gifts for Your Mom

Some of the best gifts for mom are items that she would never go out and buy for herself. Our moms are always buying things for their kids, but don’t often splurge on themselves. Treat your mom to something special for Mother’s Day! Here are our ideas…

Nespresso Vertuo

Casey got a Nespresso machine for Christmas and is officially obsessed! Upgrade your mom’s old coffee maker to this model so she can enjoy espresso and lattes right from home.

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Blush Tote

We’re obsessed with the quality of Cuyana and Casey loves her tote. This blush hue would be the perfect gift for your mom for summer.

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Mother of Pearl Cuff

You can’t go wrong with jewelry for Mother’s Day. This cuff will make your mom feel trendy & it will go with her everyday jewels!

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Letterfolk Sign

We LOVE our Letterfolk boards and get so much use out of them! We think our moms would love these, especially filled with a sweet quote that reminds you of your mom.

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Gifts for Grandma

We’re both so grateful that we’re not just close with our moms, but we’re also close to our grandmas. And these amazing women deserve some attention too! Grandmas are always “tickled” (a word Casey’s grandma uses on the regular) to receive any sort of gift, so don’t forget about them this Mother’s Day! You can keep it simple & sweet and we’re confident your grandma will love it. Oh, and check out the wise words of advice we received from our grandmas in this blog post from 4 years ago. Grandmas are the best!

Custom Silhouette Art

Every grandmother likes showing off her grandchildren and we love this take on it! Upload silhouettes of the grandkids in your family and have them created and framed by Minted.

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Soap & Lotion Set

Splurge on this cute soap and lotion set for your grandma’s kitchen! This grapefruit scent is our favorite and it will definitely come in handy.

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Ceramic Flower Candle

We swear by candles from Anthropologie…every scent is heavenly. Love this ceramic flower candle because it doubles as cute home decor.

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Wooden Tea Set

How adorable is this wooden tea set… for under $30?! We think this would be the perfect addition to any grandma’s toy box and could make the world’s sweetest memories for the grandkids.

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking to do something extra special, don’t forget about these ideas we’ve shared in the past…

We hope these ideas help inspire you to spoil that special lady in your life with something extra amazing this year! And for the moms tuning in, we are giving you full permission to splurge on something for yourself in honor of Mother’s Day. God knows you deserve all the spoiling you can get since you do the hardest job of all… every single day.


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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.