2014 Mother's Day Gift Guide - Cool Mom Picks

We’re so excited to present our annual Mother’s Day gift guide for 2014, chock full of more than a hundred of the coolest Mother’s Day gift ideas in every price range. Yes, a hundred! We’ve been busy. You’ll find the coolest gifts for new moms, seasoned moms, DIY and homemade Mother’s Day gifts, gifts for moms from the kids, gifts for grandmas, and even gifts for moms who aren’t your actual mom.

Mothers Day Gift Guide - 100 gift ideas for mom | Cool Mom Picks

Along with exclusive discount codes (whoo!) throughout the guide, we’ve added a category this year for cool gifts for moms under $25, because we totally get the budget thing. We’re also delighted to include tons of indie picks from smaller businesses and artists, many supporting moms themselves. We love when things work out that way. Happy shopping!

All gift ideas have been editorially chosen by our staff; there is no compensation in exchange for recommendations. CMP is an Amazon and rstyle affiliate partner. 

 

The Coolest Personalized Jewelry for Mom that Doesn’t Actually Say Mom

Personalized jewelry for mom might just be one of the coolest gifts there is, customized with a child’s name, birth date, image, or special message only she’ll understand.

  • mother's day gift: child's artwork on a keychain  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: custom charm necklace  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: custom silhouette charm necklace  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: personalized embroidered initial necklace | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: personalized fingerprint jewelry | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: illustrated custom pendant | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: tiny custom nameplate rings | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: custom heart fingerprint necklace | cool mom picks

 

The Coolest Mother’s Day Gifts for a New Mom

Since you can’t wrap sleep (we wish), here are some of our favorite gift ideas for new moms to help make her very first Mother’s Day special. Of course, it is special already; gift or not.

  • mother's day gift: kate spade stevie diaper bag  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: personalized frame  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: personalized acrylic block bracelet  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: philosophy mommy skincare set  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: custom photo watch  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: baby/me handprint set  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: yoga class gift certificate  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: heirloom glass locket  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: caffeinated chocolate bars from awake chocolate  | cool mom picks


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The Coolest Mother’s Day Gifts for a Mother-in-law, Stepmother, or Other Wonderful Motherish Woman in Your Life

She may not be your actual mom, but we know there are tons of women out there who love you just the same. Consider one of these gift ideas that celebrate those special relationships that don’t always get the attention they deserve.

  • mother's day gift: mother's day cupcake sampler  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: monogram stationery notecards  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: cloth bound photo album  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: silk cashmere scarf by botto giuseppe  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: tea sampler basket  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: family sized hammock  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: hand painted vintage love plate  | cool mom picks

 

The Coolest Gifts for a Grandma You Want to Celebrate Every Other Day of the Year Too

Sure, she might say “time with the grandkids is gift enough,” and often it is. But we still tracked down some of the best Mother’s Day gifts for grandmas that let her know how much of a gift she is to your family. Beyond her role as babysitting pinch hitter.

  • mother's day gift: custom embroidered family portrait  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: 3 generations necklace  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: leather photo bookmark  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: my grandma is a superhero diy book   | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: love necklace  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: ceramic ring dish  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: grandma brag book  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: theater tickets| cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: my family cookbook  | cool mom picks

 

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts from the Kids That They Can Actually Make Themselves. Mostly. Maybe.

The sweetest Mother’s Day gifts are often homemade, and even your littlest ones can get involved in making these thoughtful DIY gift ideas for mom from the kids all on their own. Or with a little bit of help. Or with a lot of help. All that matters is that they feel pride in making them–and get to sign their very own names to the card.

  • mother's day gift: diy stencil art cards  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: diy mini photo frame banner  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: diy cross-stitch key chain  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift:  diy marshmallow petit-fours | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: glitter handprint art  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: diy decorated ceramic plates  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: hand-stamped cards  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: handmade paper fans  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: heart card printable  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: free printables for breakfast in bed tray  | cool mom picks


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Colorful Housewares for the Mom Who Brightens Your Day

If home is where her heart is, then these gorgeous housewares and home decor gifts will make the mom in your life very happy. Just don’t ask her to use them to cook you something on Mother’s Day. Unless she really really wants to. (But still.)

  • mother's day gift: nouveau tart server  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: vintage enamel teapot  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: kaleido trays  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: instant happy book  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: paring knives set | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: nespresso vertoline coffee + espresso maker  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: magritte plates  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: kauniste finland apron  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: handmade to order berry bowl   | cool mom picks

 

Splurgey Fashion Gifts for the Mom Who Very Reluctantly Gave Up Her Manolos to Chase Kids

Just because she’s sporting a diaper bag more often than her favorite bucket bag these days, doesn’t mean this mom has lost her love for high fashion. Give her one of these fabulous designer accessories–and even better, offer up a babysitting IOU, or a gift card to a favorite restaurant so she has an excuse to wear them out on the town. No sippy cups allowed.

  • mother's day gift: orange hobo bag in pebbled leather  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: chan luu leather wrap bracelet  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: burberry prorsum phone case  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: cosmetic bag trio  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: dolce by dolce and gabana perfume spray  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: prada cat-eye sunglasses  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: lanvin heart necklace  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: saks gift card  | cool mom picks


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Say it with Flowers… Only Not with Flowers

We love the idea of a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day like the next mom. As an alternative, check out one of these gorgeous floral gifts that will last long those lilies and roses are gone.

  • mother's day gift: spring gourmet chocolates  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: floral tin recipe box filled with favorite family recipes  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: UNIQLO Andy Warhol flower tote bag  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: lavender soy wax candle  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: elizabeth cole crystal floral earrings  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: diy floral camera strap  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: floral mini clutch | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: home is where your mom is tea  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: personalized monogrammed iphone case  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: handstitched floral journals  | cool mom picks

 

Mother’s Day Gifts that Give Back to Other Mothers and Children

For the mom who’s a giver herself, she’ll appreciate these Mother’s Day gifts that give back in some way to an amazing cause: helping other women and mothers around the world. You can even make a donation to her favorite charity, which is a beautiful way to demonstrate you that really, truly understand her.

  • mother's day gift: handmade scarf supporting women in ethiopia | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: black + white hexagonal bangles  to support job creation for women in india   | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: floral umbrella supporting avon breast cancer crusade  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: alexander mcqueen silk scarf to support born free africa  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: one love organics products to support women + children in poverty  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: crochet headband to support  and train female artists in uganda  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: mother's day card to support safe childbirth  | cool mom picks

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Gifts Under $25 That Don’t Say Cheap at All

If your budget isn’t as big as your heart, you can still give the special mom in your life an affordable Mother’s Day gift with one of these options, all of which are under $25. Because as any cool mom knows, it’s the thought that counts, especially on this day. And yet, none of these gifts skip on sentiment at all. Don’t forget the card!

  • mother's day gift: je t’aime cloissone pendant  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: garden in a bag  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift:  kate spade treat yourself reusable tote| cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: norman love confections  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: handmade soap - theme fragrance  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: funny mom mug  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: lavender mint aromatherapy candle from honest co.  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: my prudent advice| cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: pearl pop studs  | cool mom picks
  • mother's day gift: chalkboard art card  | cool mom picks

 

A Mother’s Day Gift for the Mom Who’s Ever Done Anything Mom-Like at All

If we could, we’d buy this for every single cool mom in our lives. It’s like the 21st century version of a World’s Greatest Mom trophy.