Mother's Day Gift Guide 2023

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Mother’s Day is an ideal time to celebrate and appreciate the amazing women in our lives! This gift guide is dedicated to all of the mothers and grandmothers who love, encourage, and work hard every day for the people who they love.

If you are looking for a meaningful and memorable gift for your mother or grandmother, browse below for some excellent ideas!


If you know me well, you know my thoughts on gift-giving: books are the best gifts - particularly beautiful hardcover books that double as decor. Browse below for the best gift books for Mother's Day 2023, including newly released titles.


If you love both books and art, be sure to keep tabs on HarperMuse. This eye-for-design publishing company has been releasing gorgeous hand-painted editions of classics each quarter. These collectible titles are truly lovely to behold on the shelf and are 100% gift-worthy. No wrapping paper needed!

Out now: Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Persuasion, The Great Gatsby, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Coming this Summer: Anne of Green Gables, Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, and Winnie the Pooh.


Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder will be overjoyed to received this handsome, gift-ready set from Library of America. The two-volume set includes all 9 titles from the original series - beginning with Big Woods and ending with The First Four Years.


Cookbooks that help simplify the meal planning process are a wonderful gift pick for Mother's Day. Mothers especially tend to appreciate cookbooks that emphasize quick, nutritious, and easy-to-prep meal options - and Skyhorse Publishing puts out quite a few in this category!

Fix-It and Forget It: Family Vacation Cookbook features 150 recipes that are easy to make when you are traveling - especially by RV or in a cabin/VRBO.

Modern Freezer Meals is a newer release (2021) that includes lovely photos of a young family along with full-color photos of delicious-looking recipes that can be prepped ahead and then frozen.

Welcome Home: Super Simple Entertaining provides 127 easy recipes without long ingredients list. Most can be cooked up in less than an hour or thrown together in a crock pot.


Over the past two decades, I have become more and more appreciative of holistic and functional medicine, which considers the whole person, looks for root causes, and offers lifestyle (diet, exercise, herbs, tea, oils, etc) treatment options rather than turning first to prescriptions and surgeries.

Stephanie Tourles's Essential Oils is a classic text when it comes to learning "how to safely use highly concentrated plant extracts effectively." This handy, full color reference book contains simple recipes and natural remedies for bug bites, earaches, headaches, hot flashes, sore muscles, and much more.

The Herbs For... series is part of the Story Basics collections, which promote herbal remedies for self-reliance. Three great pocket-sized books in the series include: Herbs for Children's Health, Herbs for Common Ailments, and Herbs for Long-Lasting Health.


Wordsworth Editions recently debuted an eye-catching collection of delightful hardcover classics! These compact, cloth-bound beauties have embossed gold title lettering and pretty illustrated covers.

Currently available titles include: Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Oliver Twist, Sense & Sensibility, The Railway Children, Treasure Island, and others.


Shoes are one of the very best Mother’s Day gifts because they are sure to be used and appreciated, whether your mom has only two pairs of shoes or an entire closetful. Plus, it’s relatively simple to get the sizing exactly right. This year, I’m showcasing a number of different hand-picked shoes to suit a variety of activity levels, interests, occupations, and styles.


Casual sneakers are a shoo-in gift for Mother's Day (pun intended) because any mom is bound to love a good pair of shoes. Kenneth Cole has a variety of styles that fit that category, but you'll especially want to consider the pictured options since they offer the dynamic duo of comfort and style.


Say hello to these adorable below-the-knee suede boots! Even more beautiful in-person, these boots pair perfectly with skirts, swingy dresses, or jeans. Available in three different colors, this is a stylish boot-for-all-seasons.


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Designed by Anna Bond, this adorable travel-themed cosmetic pouch is the perfect gift for a globe-trotting mom. Adorned with hand-painted illustrations in carefully selected fonts & colors, this zippered toiletry bag is ideal for stashing cosmetics (lipstick, mascara, etc) or other knick-knacks for any adventure.



If the mom in your life follows design trends and loves creative, artsy, and make-a-statement decor pieces, she will be an instant fan of Santa Barbara Design Studio. From pillows and pouches to trinket trays and tea towels, Santa Barbara puts out new and modish items to wear or display/use around the home.


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Have you ever admired the gorgeous photo walls at your friends' homes, but been overwhelmed by the logistics and tools needed to pull one off at your own house? Worry no more! Mixtiles is the solution you have been looking for! You can order framed prints or canvases in all shapes and sizes - and then *stick* them to your wall without nails! Best of all, the sticky or magnetic frames are repositionable so you can rearrange them with ease around your house. You've got to try them to believe it and, when you do, you won't want to go back to hammers, nails, and holes in your walls! This is our top gift pick for Mother's Day 2023.



Just like your mom, this stand mixer has an incredible work ethic. You can use this versatile mixer to mix cookies, cakes, scones, or bread (up to 14 loaves at a time!). After you get used to this well-rounded device, you can purchase helpful accessories and attachments for increased functionality (examples: a blender, meat grinder, citrus juicer, food processor, slicer/shredder, pasta maker, etc).


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Most moms love the idea of an organized pantry and refrigerator, but the execution of such a task can seem overwhelming. Enter: ProKeeper+. With these ultra-functional food storage containers, she'll be able to see all of the foods that she uses most for baking and cooking. The Simply Organized Co. X ProKeeper+ Baker's Food Storage Set is a good starting place since it includes 14 pieces (including the popular brown sugar container - with a sugar-softening accessory). Each container has measurement markings on the side to easily identify the contents.



Essential oils can be used for a hundred different purposes - from natural cleaning to skincare to natural home options that help with a variety of issues - so they make ideal gifts for almost anyone.

dōTERRA tends to be my go-to for pure, high-quality oils to use all year-round. Click on the links below to explore some of my top picks for Mother's Day 2023.


What Mother’s Day gift ideas would you add?

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