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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Related: Some of our all-time favorite Mother’s Day gifts for Grandmothers


Gifts for stepmothers on Mother's Day: Custom chocolates

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

Related: 15 of our very favorite personalized Mother’s Day gifts


Gifts for stepmothers on Mother's Day: LIterally the best stepmom mug

Literally best stepmom mug
$14, Fieldtrip on Etsy

Like, literally.


Secret Message Custom Bangles: Gifts for Stepmothers on Mother's Day

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.


Mother's Day ideas for stepmoms: take her to dinner or brunch, even if not on Mother's Day | Here: Atelier Roquette in Brooklyn

Dinner or Brunch Together at a Local Restaurant

$ varies

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.


Custom family portrait silhouette art: Great gift for stepmothers, grandmothers or your Mother-in-Law on Mother's Day

Custom Family Portrait Silhouette

$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.

Related: 12 truly cool handmade Mother’s Day keepsake gifts from the kids


You are a Big Deal Pillow: Great gift for Stepmothers on Mother's Day

You Are a Big Deal Pillow

 $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.

Handprint bouquet at Munchkintime

DIY Handprint Bouquet Card or Artwork

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.

Related: 18 free Mother’s Day printables for tons of last-minute gift ideas

Gourmet macarons for Mother's Day: Gifts for stepmothers and more

Box of Gourmet French Macarons from Lafayette


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.

Big Dipper/Little Dipper necklace set: Gifts for stepmothers or other mom figures on Mother's Day

Big Dipper/ Little Dipper  Necklace Set

$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.

Hanging succulent air garden: A gift for stepmothers on Mother's Day that will last longer than a bouquet of flowers

Hanging Succulent Air Garden

$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.

Related: 21 ideas for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t feel last minute at all

Honorary Mom Card for a Stepmother or Godmother on Mother's Day

The new Everyday Bravery Pins from artist Emily McDowell: Because sometimes just getting out of bed deserves a medal

Honorary Mom Mother’s Day Card + Everyday Bravery Merit Badges

$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.

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