What Moms Really Want: 25 Best Mother’s Day Gifts

We kicked off our Mother’s Day gift guide with the 25 Worst Mother’s Day Gifts ever. While a vacuum is not exactly her cup of tea, a spa day with her girlfriends might just be. How about a night by herself in a fancy hotel alone? Now you’re talking. See what moms really want in these 25 Best Mother’s Day Gifts…

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  • Night Alone at a Fancy Hotel 2 of 26

    The #1 best gift you can give to Mom is a night where she can relax all by herself.
    Find out more at Ritz Carlton.

  • Personal Chef Consultation 3 of 26

    Hire a personal chef and meal planner to come and make meals for a week, while giving advice on how to plan and cook for the family in the future.
    Find out more at Domestic Placement Group.

  • Day at a Spa 4 of 26

    If you give her a gift certificate, make sure you also plan a time for her to go, otherwise it just sits in her wallet collecting dust.
    Find out more at Burke Williams.

  • Family Photo Album 5 of 26

    Put together your family photos into a photo album. Write special messages inside to make it extra personal.
    Find out more at Apple.

  • Personal Stylist 6 of 26

    Bring in a personal stylist to go through her wardrobe and tell her what looks good on her and what easy outfits she can put together.
    Image via TBD.

  • Maid Service 7 of 26

    Give her the gift of a clean house.
    Find out more at Cleaning by Rosie.

  • Sleep In + Breakfast in Bed 8 of 26

    You can't go wrong with this special treat.
    Image via She Knows.

  • Day of Pampering 9 of 26

    Surprise her with a day off to go to the spa and shop. Provide her with gift cards or cash to shop with.
    Image via YouTube.

  • Family Photo Shoot + Bonus Stylist 10 of 26

    Plan a family photo shoot with a professional photographer. Bonus points for hiring a hair and make-up person, or sending Mom to the salon in the morning before the shoot.
    Image via Prudent Baby.

  • Workout Consultation 11 of 26

    Set up a consultation for her with a yoga instructor or personal trainer to give a 15-minute workout routine that works with her life.
    Image via Fitsugar.

  • Family Video Montage 12 of 26

    Have a professional editor put together a video montage of the family with all the iPhone videos, ballet recitals, etc.
    See an example at Prudent Baby.

  • Professional Organizer 13 of 26

    Have a professional organizer come into the home to clean and organize.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.

  • Organic Delivery Service 14 of 26

    Subscribe to an organic veggies & fruit delivery service with door-to-door organics, or a CSA share that will have weekly or bi-weekly organic in season goodness delivered directly to the house.
    Find out more at Door to Door Organics.

  • Fun Family Time 15 of 26

    Plan a family activity, like a museum trip. In a perfect world, the kids would magically get themselves ready, out the door, buckled into carseat, diaper bag packed with plenty of diapers and snacks, and no one fusses or fights.
    Image via Prudent Advice.

  • Professional Gardening Service 16 of 26

    Hire a professional gardening service to come plant an herb garden or veggie garden and teach her how to maintain it.
    Find out more at Verdura Gardens.

  • No Responsibility Day 17 of 26

    Set aside a day where Mom doesn't have to plan a thing.
    Image via Only Old Photography.

  • Spend a Day With Her Mom 18 of 26

    Treat her to a day she can spend alone with her mom.
    Image via Oprah.

  • Man-Run BBQ 19 of 26

    Throw a BBQ where he plans it all and watches the kids the whole day so she can relax with her friends.
    Image via The Chef Alliance.

  • Handmade Cards 20 of 26

    Wake her up with handmade cards from the kids and a heartfelt card from her special someone.
    Spotted at Prudent Baby.

  • Tickets to Her Favorite Show 21 of 26

    Surprise her with tickets to the show she's been dying to go see.
    Find out more at Wicked the Musical.

  • Cute New Sleepwear 22 of 26

    Give her a cozy pair of pajamas that will also make her feel extra cute at bedtime.
    Buy it for $48 at Anthropologie.

  • My Prudent Advice Journal 23 of 26

    Surprise her with this fill-in journal she can write in and give to her daughter. It makes a great gift for a new mom.
    Buy it for $15.25 at Amazon.

  • Make a Mixtape 24 of 26

    Put together a mixtape or playlist of new and favorite songs made by the family.
    Print via Etsy.

  • Sewing Retreat 25 of 26

    The crafty mom can appreciate a cottage getaway surrounded by sewing inspiration and plenty of craft time.
    Find out more at The Makerie.

  • Organic Fair Trade Coffee Subscription 26 of 26

    She is sure to enjoy this gourmet treat.
    Find out more at Tonx.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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