For our annual Mother’s Day Gift Guide, we always know how important it is to include Mother’s Day gift ideas for stepmothers — plus mothers-in-law, godmothers, and all those other important mother-like figures in our lives — who we love and want to honor in some way. In fact, some of us here have our own stepmothers. And some of us are stepmothers!

For some, a stepmother may be a “bonus mother” — someone who raised you like her own daughter. For some, she’s an amazing friend, mentor, or even doting grandmother to your own kids.

Whatever she means to you, we’ve found some wonderful Mother’s Day gift ideas for stepmothers in every price range. Because while we always say it’s the thought that counts, this is one place where even just a card can go a very, very long way.

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Don’t miss a chance to win our $820 spring accessories giveaway! Details below!

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018 Giveaway | $820 value | Cool Mom Picks, courtesy The Accessories Council

 

Visit all of our 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide posts:
20 wonderfully creative, personalized Mother’s Day gift ideas
18 fantastic Mother’s Day gifts for stepmothers, mothers-in-law, or godmothers
17 wonderful Mother’s Day gifts for grandmas
13 Creative DIY Mother’s Day gifts that kids can make and give
15 beautiful Mother’s Day gifts that give back, beautifully
32 cool (really!) affordable Mother’s Day gifts all under $15
-8 of the sweetest mother-daughter necklace sets

 

Inspirational candles from 125 Collection: Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers and mothers-in-law

125 Collection Inspirational Candle 
There are lots to choose from, but we love the sentiment: No one is you and that is your power
($35, 125 collection)

Amazing Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers and mothers-in-law: Teardrop locket from Figs & Ginger

Teardrop Locket
So affordable and sweet. Even sweeter: you can get matching ones — one for you, one for her. She’ll love it.
($18, Figs and Ginger)

Related: 12 more fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas for stepmothers. Because we love them too!

Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers and mothers in law: Xoxo custom candy bento from Sugarfina

xoxo 3-Piece Personalized Candy Bento 
The best part about this candy gift box is that you can fill it with her own favorites, whether they’re birthday cake-flavored caramels, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or their best-selling non-alcoholic champagne gummy bears. Want to spend a little more? Don’t miss the Mother’s Day Candy Trunk with your choice of two dozen different candies that’s perfect for an extra-special Mother’s Day gift for a stepmother. Whoa!
($26, Sugarfina)

Related: 9 indulgent, edible gifts for Mother’s Day that will definitely make you her favorite

Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmother, mother-in-law: Creme de la Mer is an indulgence!

Creme de la Mer
Can you say the ultimate pampering gift? Especially if she wouldn’t dare buy it for herself.
($85-475, Nordstrom)

You are So Loved Pillow: Perfect Mother's Day gift for stepmothers or mothers-in-law

You Are So Loved Pillow
What an utterly sweet sentiment — and it’s a perfect gift from the grandkids, too.
($20 cover only; $30-40 with pillow insert, PCB Home)

Cool Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers and mothers-in-law: Salon gift card like this one from Spafinder

Spa Gift Card
Whether she’s into massage, a luxurious pedicure, or a salon service, grab a gift card from her favorite local spot, or even from Spafinder, which allows her to find a service near her.
(This one $25+, Spafinder)

Kate Spade Studs: Stepmother and mother-in-law gift ideas for Mother's Day

Kate Spade Stud Earrings 
When you want a thoughtful token but aren’t quite sure what…we adore these pretty, sparkly, very affordable studs that would suit any woman, any style. Provided she has pierced ears, of course!
($38, Nordstrom)

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

Best Stepmom Ever Mug 
Add her own favorite gourmet coffee or gift box of teas and…stepmother Mother’s Day gift perfection.
($12.60 on sale, FieldTrip)

Related: The most fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas supporting women makers and women-run shops

Ombre pouches: Cool Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers and mothers-in-law

Ombre Pouches
These are the perfect place to stash a gift card, a fun new lipstick, a bauble or two — or a handmade card from the kids.
($22/ea, MoMA Store)

Instant Happy Journal by Karen Salmansohn 
Yes, it says “365 days of inspiration, gratitude and joy” but the best part is — it’s not dated! She can miss all the days she wants, and still have it add up to 365 days to be grateful for. Lovely.
($12, Amazon)

Amazing Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers and mothers-in-law: Urban Stem delivers flowers beautifully, often same day!

Urban Stems 
Mother’s Day flowers cliché? No way! I will never turn down a fresh flower delivery, and Urban Stems has become a new favorite, coming through each time with a gorgeous bouquet that generates effusive thank you calls. Sniff.
($50 and up, or “Ultraviolet” bouquet, shown here is $64, Urban Stems)

Mother's Day gift ideas for Stepmothers and Mothers-in-Law: Loved Beyond Words necklace from the Vintage Pearl

Loved Beyond Words Necklace 
You don’t need a “mom” necklace to let a special woman know she’s loved This is great for moms and grandmas, but a perfect stepmother gift idea keon Mother’s Day, too.
($59, The Vintage Pearl)

Amazing Mother's Day gifts for stepmothers and mothers-in-law: Philosophy Amazing Grace gift set

Philosophy Amazing Grace Skincare Set 
You can hardly go wrong with this beautiful gift set, which does an excellent job of presenting products for “aging skin” in the most positive way. Good branding, Philosophy!
($57 on sale, Sephora)

Modern layflat panoramic photo album from Pinhole Press: terrific Mother's Day gift for moms, stepmothers, or grandmothers

Mini Layflat Modern Photo Book
Stepmothers adore when they’re recognized as an important part of the family. Gather your favorite family pics together and put them together in a pretty, modern photo book just for her and she’ll be thrilled. Pinhole Press makes lots of affordable options, and this hardcover keepsake album that allows for panoramic photos gives you from 30-90 pages to play with. You have until May 5 to order, too!
($59.99, Pinhole Press. Order by midnight April 30 for up to 25% savings on your order with no code. Details on site.) 

 

New zip-top leather bag from fashionABLE: Stepmother or mother-in-law gift ideas for Mother's Day

Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmother, mother-in-law: New leather totes with zipper from FashionABLE

Handmade Zip Top Leather Tote 
Our longtime friends at FashionABLE have updated their every-popular Mamuye Tote (I own one and LOOOOVE it) with three colors, on-trend rivet accents, plus a zip top that makes it more ready for travel — if only through the NYC subway system. Plus, every purchase helps support the Ethiopian artisans who make it in truly tangible ways making it a wonderful gift that gives back.
($188, fashionABLE)

Related: The worst Mother’s Day gifts we’ve ever been pitched: Never buy these!

Mood-boosting jewelry: Stackable rings at Caitlyn Minimalist

Stackable Inspiration Rings 
These pretty rings are so affordable, you can buy two or three, complete with ready-made words of wisdom, or your own word or short phrase.
($21-28 each, Caitlyn Minimalist)

Amazing Mother's Day gift ideas for stepmothers or mothers-in-law: Rachel Zoe curated box of style subscription

Rachel Zoe Curated Box of Style 
For a sweet splurge for a fashionista stepmom, Rachel Zoe will hook her up for a season, or an entire year. Plus, order now with code LSTN and get a pair of $130 earbuds free with first order.
($99.99/quarter which is one box, Box of Style)

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

Honorary Mom Card
Need the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a stepmother? Sometimes a card really is all you need.
($4.95, Emily McDowell)

Visit all of our 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide posts:
20 wonderfully creative, personalized Mother’s Day gift ideas
18 fantastic Mother’s Day gifts for stepmothers, mothers-in-law, or godmothers
17 wonderful Mother’s Day gifts for grandmas
13 Creative DIY Mother’s Day gifts that kids can make and give
15 beautiful Mother’s Day gifts that give back, beautifully
32 cool (really!) affordable Mother’s Day gifts all under $15
-8 of the sweetest mother-daughter necklace sets

 

Extra Cool: WIN IT!

We are so happy to be able to giveaway one amazing $820 accessories bag donated by the Accessories Council. (Follow them on IG for some great finds!) It’s the same bag gifted to top fashion editors in NYC this spring, and now…maybe, you too! It includes:

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018 Giveaway | $820 value | Cool Mom Picks, courtesy The Accessories Council

Items may not be exactly as pictured, but will be of comparable value and you will love them regardless, so there’s that. 

Kipling Laptop Backpack • Pink Karma Meet Me at the Bar NecklacePink Karma Wave NecklaceJubilee Jones Singer Dress ClipKaren Salmonson Instant Happy JournalBlossom Box Drop Earrings • Marcia Moran Statement Earrings • Deux Luxe ClutchMila & Such Silk Scarf • John Wind New Spring Collection Ring

That’s enough to keep you, your mom, your grandma, and all your mom friends in swanky spring swag!

To Enter for a Chance to Win:

1. Share any one of our 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide posts on your Facebook feed. See the list above. There will be a total of 7 posts. Then, send us a permalink to your update (or a screenshot if you have a private page) to info@coolmompicks.com with the subject line MD18 CONTEST. (You don’t have to like @coolmompicks on Facebook but if you did we’d be happy!)

You may enter one time with one link per gift guide post, for a total of 7 entries.
(Hint: Maybe spread them out a little? You probably don’t want to inundate your friends and family with consecutive updates!)

2. Follow @coolmompicks on Twitter, then share a link to any of our gift guide posts on your Twitter feed.
Be sure to tag us @coolmompicks with the hashtag #cmpmothersday

Tip: You can tweet something like:
“The @CoolMomPicks Mother’s Day guide is the coolest I’ve ever seen! I want everything here: [link to post] #cmpmothersday” Or,  feel free to get creative. You do you.

You may enter one time on Twitter per gift guide post, for a total of 7 entries. Again, spread them out! More for you than for us.

3Follow@coolmompicks on Instagram, then share a photo featured in any of our gift guide posts on your Instagram feed.
Make sure to tag us @coolmompicks with the hashtag #cmpmothersday AND (important!) give credit to the shop or maker. Their name is very easy to find under the item you’re sharing.
Example:  “Look what I found on the @coolmompicks Mother’s Day Gift Guide from [name of maker here]. It’s perfect for me because _____. #cmpmothersday” Or again, feel free to get creative. You can do it!

You may enter one time on Instagram per gift guide post, for a total of 7 entries.

Total possible number of entries: 21. Sweet!


Nitty gritty and important legal details

Contest ends 11:59pm PDT on May 13, 2018. We’ll draw one lucky winner at random from all the entries. You must be 18 years or older to enter, U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited. Read more detailed contest and giveaway rules here.

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