The 2010 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hooray for Mother's Day, and hooray for our annual Mother's Day Gift Guide! We've been working like a mother (heh) to find all kinds of great gift ideas for all kinds of moms, in all kinds of price ranges. We hope you'll find what you need for all the deserving moms in your life. Including you!

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Of course we're grateful to every sponsor on this guide for supporting what we do - click around and find plenty of perfect gifts. But our picks in this guide? Nothing paid for, just great gift ideas for moms that our editors love. And remember, most of what you buy here helps support smaller brands and retailers, many of them moms themselves, who could use an extra little push this year. Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!

For the Matriarch of the Family

custom silhouette plate

$35 from aedriel originals
Mother's Day gift: custom plate

custom felt family portrait

$135 at little pink house
Mother's Day gift: Family memory journal

story of a lifetime

$59.95 at red envelope
aedriel originals - 10% off with "cool mom picks" OR $5 off "Two Love Bird Collection" plates - please convo with discount code for a special order reflecting the discount.

For that Very Special, Very New Mom on Her First Mother's Day

Mother's Day gift: Love You Forever dish

i'll love you forever bowl

$16 from elm studios online
Mother's Day gift: charm necklace

custom charm necklace

#105+ at heart and stone jewelry
Mother's Day gift: Memory box

petite collage baby book and memory kit

$50 from chronicle books
heart and stone jewelry - 10% off with CMP2010 until 7/31

From the Kids, By the Kids

Kid-made wall plaques for mom

kid painted wall plaques

$39/2 at thomas claire
Custom art bracelet for moms

children's artwork turned into a bracelet

$155 at ohana by lea
blank board book

blank board book

$3.50-5 at romp
ohana by lea - 15% off with CMP15 until 5/15, plus free shipping
thomas claire - 10% off any kit with CMPMAY2010 until April 30

For the Hormonal Mama-to-Be Who Needs a Good Laugh

Red Hot Mama pill case

red hot mama pill case for those laxatives

$30 at uncommon goods
Gifts for moms-to-be: Pickles and ice cream

pickles + custom blended ice cream

pickles $39.95 at foodzie, custom ice cream $49.99 half gallon at e creamery
Perfect Baby Handbook

perfect baby handbook by dale hrabi

$11.55 at amazon
ecreamery - 10% off with COOLMOM until 5/15

For the Mom Whose Kitchen is Her Castle

Mother's Day gift: Breakfast in bed

croissants + marmalade in bed on a new tray

tray $24 at huset
Kitchen mixer necklace

mixmaster necklace

$60 at ball and chain
Ad Hoc at Home book

ad hoc at home by thomas keller

$31.50 at amazon
huset - 20% off all items in store, except furniture, electronics, and sale items with "HUSETMOMPIX"

For the Glam Mama (You Know the One)

Mother's Day gift set

stila mother's day set

$38 at sephora
Turquoise diaper tote

metallic turquoise diaper tote

$60 at baby star
Who What Wear fashion book

who what wear

$12.89 at amazon
babystar - 20% off with the code COOLMOM until 5/15

For the Awesome Stepmother Who Deserves a Little Acknowledgement

Lavender satchel gift set

lavender sachet set

$15 at magpie lovely
Mother's Day gift: corsage brooch

handmade corsage brooch

£45 from a alicia wedding
Mother's Da Gift: Journal

she journal

$10 at red stamp
magpie lovely - 15% off with code CM15 until 5/15
red stamp - 15% off with code CMP4MOM15 until 5/15

For the Mom Who Makes Gardening Look Chic

Mother's Day gift: ceramic pitcher

new lilac le crueset pitcher filled with her favorite blooms

pitcher $24.95 from sur la table
canvas sun hat for gardening moms

canvas sunhat

$64 at hable construction
Save and Sow seed kit

kitchen garden box

$12.89 at amazon

For the Power Mom Who Rocks the Board Room

Orange photo fram

enamel desk frame to hold a handmade card from the kids

$67 from jonathan adler
Mother's Day Gift: Portrait mug

handpainted portrait mug

$120 from house of harriet (hurry!)
accordian brag book for family photos

accordion brag book

$24+ from rag and bone

For the Sentimental Mom Who Lives for Mother's Day

Personalized bottle of Clinique Happy

personalized bottle of clinique happy

$52.50 at clinique
Custom gift: family pillow

custom family pillow

$152+ at k studio
Dear Mom book

dear mom

$11 at amazon

For the Tech Mama in All of Us

Custom iPhone and iPod skins

custom silhouette computer/ipod skin

$35 at simply silhouettes


$499+ from apple
Audible subscription

one-year subscription to

$90-$138 for 6 months at

simply silhouettes - 15% off with "CoolMom" until 5/15.

For the Eco-Funky Mama

Upcycled vinyl record bracelet

upcycled vinyl record cuffs

$15 at inhabitat shop

Vegan leather clutch purse

vegan leather clutch

$75 at abe's market
Recycled cotton journal

recycled cotton journal

$19 at bambeco
abe's market - 10% off entire cart with CMP10 until 5/15, one time use per person

For the Mom Who Wants to Save the World. And Probably Will.

Fair Trade Chocolate

fair trade chocolate
gift set
+ donation to her favorite charity

$21 from divine chocolate
Organic flowers from Organic Bouquet

organic flowers to support her favorite charity

$44+ from organic bouquet
Good Magazine


subscription to good

$varies at good

For the Serious, Serious Foodie Mom

Cabernet brownie

cabernet brownies

$8.95/3-pack from marche noir foods

mom stocks up! gift box

$85 at dean and deluca

tender at the bone: growing up at the table, by ruth reichl

$10.88 at amazon

For the Mom Whose Camera is Her Other Baby

alexander girard digital camera case

$35 at Uncommon Goods

faux leather camera bag

$164.99 from epiphan!e

my mother's clothes

$16 from amazon

For the Crunchy Mama

gift jar of granola

$15.99 from ola granola

hemp bag

$45 from uzura

subscription to organic gardening

$24.95/yr at organic gardening

For the Stay-at-Home Mom Who Gives 110% 24/7

art print of her favorite city + 2 tix to go there sans kids

gocco prints $15 at art shark designs

just clean the house (hear that dads?)


life's too short to fold fitted sheets

$12.89 at amazon

All picks are entirely determined by our editorial staff;
there has been no compensation in exchange for reviews.

Cool Mom Picks is an Amazon affiliate.