We certainly couldn’t forget to include cool gifts for stepmothers in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide this year.
After all, for a lot of us, Mother’s Day is a chance to give thanks to all the nurturing women in our lives who have helped make us who we are — and that includes grandmother, mothers-in-law, godmothers, and of course, stepmothers.
Whether your stepmother raised you like her own child, whether she’s a dedicated grandmother to your own children, or whether she’s simply another fabulous female in your life you rely on for love and support, we hope these gifts for stepmothers on Mother’s Day are a small way to honor a very important woman in a lot of our lives.
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Personalized Mother’s Day Chocolate Box
$27.49 for this one, What Candy Says
Overnight shipping is required but we’re thinking, totally worth it. So many fun ideas in this shop
Literally best stepmom mug
$14, Fieldtrip on Etsy
Secret love message bangle with names or message inside
$65+, The Vintage Pearl
While personalized jewelry for Mother’s Day including birthstones or birth coordinates might be great for birth moms, it’s not always as meaningful for stepmothers. Instead, consider something like this sweet bracelet with a heart for each stepkid or grandkid in her life — and go the extra step and have your own message engraved inside.
Dinner or Brunch Together at a Local Restaurant
Just the gift of time together is special in itself, but if it happens to come with amazing food all the better! Even if it’s not on Mother’s Day proper, a reservation at a local restaurant would be fab. Shown here: Atelier Roquette in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which I love supporting as a woman-run restaurant.
$45+, Simply Silhouettes
In a lot of cases your family wouldn’t be complete without your stepmother. Which is why a custom family portrait, like this gorgeous option from one of our favorite Portland-based indie makers, might be a fab gift for a stepmom that a lot of us might not necessarily consider.
$46, Doc Shorty
Not only do I love this message for any beloved mom or mother figure in our lives, but I really love that 10% of profits are donated to Multiple Sclerosis research.
Free tutorial, Munchkintime
If you’re looking for something for her from younger kids, we adore this adorable tutorial from the Munchkintime blog that we also included in our roundup of 10 creative handmade Mother’s Day cards from the kids. The colors she’s chosen are just gorgeous, and I love the combo of flat art and 3-D objects. Click over for full supply list, step-by-step photo instructions, and even more variations on the theme.
One of my very favorite NYC chefs, Andrew Carmellini, just started offering pastries for delivery from his fancypants bakery, Lafayette. Trust me, these are worth every penny. But if she has a different favorite treat, no doubt you’ll find that at Goldbely too.
Or hey, feeling up to it? Check out Cool Mom Eats where you’ll find an awesome recipe for making your own macarons.
$114, Figs & Ginger
Rhonda Dudek has created this lovely friendship necklace adaptation that I think would be so thoughtful as a Mother’s Day gift for a stepmother from her stepdaughter.
$30.99, Shop Succulents
Of course stepmoms love flowers on Mother’s Day too, but this is one idea that will last a lot longer than a traditional bouquet. Plus, it’s a very doable semi-homemade gift which is always thoughtful.
$4.50, $10 Emily McDowell
For a special woman in your life who’s like a mom to you, this card says it all. 2-day shipping can be spendy, so why not toss in a few other gifts from her shop? We’re also big fans of her hilarious mugs, tote bags and especially, her new everyday bravery merit badges which pairs perfectly with the card.