As rewarding as motherhood can be, it's also the toughest job around. It doesn't matter if you know a mother with a little bundle of joy on the way or a mother whose chicks have all left the nest—they deserve all the celebration you can give them. But no mom is the same, of course, and while flowers and chocolates are a nice supplement, why not give them something that shows just how much you appreciate who they are?
Lucky for you, we've put together this list of the best Mother's Day gifts you can give in 2022. We've got everything from board games to succulent pots to ebooks (the perfect last-minute gift, if you ask us).
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For moms whose bags are always full of new reads
A new ereader
For moms who just need a break
Weighted sleep mask
This isn't just any sleep mask—it's a sleep mask thoughtfully designed to make snoozing easier. Adjustable and designed for comfort, this blocks out 100% of light. This weighted mask targets pressure points to aid in relaxation, and the material is designed to be cool on one side and warm on the other so you have more options for personal comfort. It's freezer and washer safe, and comes in a variety of colors!
For moms obsessed with fitness
Some moms like to go hard with the fitness—but do they go hard with the aftercare? If the athlete in your life doesn’t have a foam roller yet, this simple tool is a game changer. In a variety of colors and sizes, this high density foam roller is a simple and affordable way to relieve tension and soothe sore muscles.
For expectant mothers
Pregnancy can be as trying as it is beautiful, but this intimate exploration of childbearing will fill any expectant mother with wonder and anticipation for what's ahead. Author Jazmina Barrera penned these essays over the course of her first pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, and transition into motherhood, and she doesn't hold back with her intelligent, poetic observations. Drawing likeness between maternity and natural wonders like earthquakes, lunar eclipses, plants, and animals, Barrera spins a magnificent and touching perspective.
The English translation of this work will be released on May 3rd, and is available for pre-order now.
For moms who live for little luxuries
Whether you know a stay at home mom who's in desperate need of some alone time or a working mom who needs to unwind at the end of the day, this tray is the perfect bath accessory. If you want to wake Mom up with a classic breakfast in bed, the tray also converts to a standing food tray for more versatility. Made of all natural bamboo, this tray is adjustable to fit any tub. All Mom needs now is a soothing candle, a nice glass of wine, and a good book.
For moms who love to craft and play
Patchwork board games
Many board games require a t least 4 players to really be fun, but this in this simple strategy based game, two players compete to see who can make the "most beautiful" quilt.
For moms who are working from home
Give your mom's WFH setup a mini makeover with this cute wireless mouse. P.S.—it comes in other colors!
For moms who complain they never see you anymore
Perfect for people who don't use FaceTime or other video calling apps, Echo Show offers hands-free video that's incredibly easy to use. And when not in use for phone calls, it can be used to display your photos, check the weather, or even watch videos.
For moms who need you to reset the wifi
This Is Us DVD set
We've all been in a binge-watching craze the past couple of years, but the uptick in streaming subscriptions hasn't saved us from technical issues. Be prepared with seasons 1-3 of This Is Us (or another beloved favorite). Or, you can surprise Mom with one of these books that will give the same happy, sad and hopeful notes as This Is Us.
For moms who love the outdoors
Bring a little greenery into Mom's house with these succulent planters. Note: They don't come with the plants, so be sure to coordinate with a local nursery for delivery.
For moms who enjoy tea time
Flowering Tea Set
This set comes with a glass tea pot and six "flowering teas," which are tea leaves that have been hand-sewn around flowers. Once the flowering teas are put in hot water, they'll "bloom," making a beautiful—and tasty—pot of tea.
For moms who need a new book series
The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set
Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet, a set of four books that follows the relationship between two women growing up on the outskirts of Naples in 1950, is an intricate and gripping portrayal of friendship, motherhood, and how women grow. Trust us—you're going to want to read these gorgeous books for yourself, too.