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The Best Gifts for Moms 2021

She might seem like she has everything, but trust us — she doesn't.

Richard Chance for Fatherly

Hardworking moms deserve thoughtful gifts tailored to their personality, not something generic and pointless that they’ll end up regifting. When choosing the best gifts for the mom who has everything, consider her style, personality, and interests. Suffice to say that the best gifts for moms are thoughtful, a little luxurious, and don’t require her to do any set-up or clean-up. But don’t take our word for it. These gifts for moms were picked by real, actual moms. Whether she’s the kind of mom who appreciates fancy skincare, thoughtful keepsakes, or an upgraded version of something she uses every day, like a nice water bottle or silk pillowcase, there’s something for every mom on this list.

If you're going to splurge on flowers, orchids are the way to go. This potted variety won't end up in the trash in a week. It blooms for up to three months and comes back each year. Plus, it's one of the easiest orchid varieties to care for, and it's pet friendly, making it the ideal house plant.

This snazzy wipe-clean bag goes the distance, and looks good doing it. Thanks to its reinforced strap construction, it's ideal for toting around a heavy load. It has ample interior pockets to store snacks, shoes and multiple wardrobe changes. And there's a central zip divider with a mesh top to air out sweaty gear, or any other detritus that accumulates as part of life.

She needs to drink plenty of water. Make sure she stays hydrated with this self-cleaning water bottle, which uses UV-C LED technology to sanitize water and clean the gross inner surfaces of the bottle. And it keeps her aqua cold for 24 hours.

Speaking of winding down, an ultrasonic diffuser like this one will pretty much always be a winner. The teardrop design makes it stand out, as does its three hour continuous run time, and soft white light to set the mood. For bonus points, get her some luxury essential oils.

Get her her favorite scents for the diffuser: This particular foursome includes lavender, eucalyptus, grapefruit, and spruce.

A cashmere robe is the perfect example of a luxury she'll love but would never buy herself. It will make cold mornings and time spent getting ready that much cozier.

Love is knowing when she needs a teeny bit of help reading the fine print. This rhodium plated brass necklace has monocle pendant, which provides 3.5X magnification and means she can leave her readers at home.

Candles are bit of a cliche, but this one doubles as decor, and the monogram adds a thoughtful touch. The subtle floral scent is timeless, and with all the time we're spending at home, we could all use some extra ambiance. It's shockingly affordable too.

Because going barefoot isn't so great when the floors at home feel like slabs of ice. These indoor shoes, made from linen, keep her feet warm and cozy, without overheating them.

One of the simplest ways to center yourself is through meditation. And if that's her thing, or just something she wants to explore, get her this pillow, which is made from organic cotton and stuffed with plant-based buckwheat hulls. It gives her just the right amount of support, so she can focus on her practice, not her aching back.

Give her the gift of a luxurious night's sleep with this gorgeous linen duvet cover. Made from 100% Belgian flax, this duvet cover is ultra-breathable, making it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And it looks damn good while it's at it.

Speaking of mindfulness, this headband, which has 10 hours of battery life, helps her with guided meditation and at night, helps her get into a calm head space for better sleep.

Bushwick Kitchen sources its honey from the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, and you can taste that meticulous attention to detail. This set includes spicy honey, salted honey, and lemon honey. In other words, precisely what she needs to add a little zest or sweetness to drinks, steaks, or salads.

If she likes to spice things up, indulge her taste buds with this trio of hot sauces. The set includes the flagship sauce, the hotter option (which is less sweet but hotter), and White Truff, made with white truffles and organic coriander.

Loungewear isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Upgrade hers with these cashmere joggers, which are ultra-soft while somehow managing to look put together.

Get her a monogrammed case for her AirPods Pro; this beauty is made from Italian pebble-grain leather with hand-crafted stitching. You can monogram up to three characters.

Shoes that feel like slippers, offer great support, and can be worn outside? Yes, please.

Stripper lingerie is verboten. But a slip that feels like a second skin? Yes please. It has a soft V-neckline and can be worn solo, if the mood is right, or under something.

Real flowers die in a week, but these paper ones smell good forever. These faux bouquets are beautiful as is, but the fact that they double as diffusers is an added bonus.

By Humankind is a company founded on a simple yet smart premise: Quality skin care products, minus the single-use plastics that wind up in landfills. This set includes the brand's bar shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. They're chic, effective, and far less wasteful than plastic containers.

Admittedly, buying someone shoes is a dicey proposition. Not these shoes. This wet-weather high top is made with ZQ Merino wool and a bio-based water repellent shield, keeping her feet dry and cozy no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Plus, choose whatever color she'll like the most.

Jennifer Meyer makes delicate, intricate, and timeless jewelry. This necklace is no exception. It's 18k rose gold and spells out 'I love you' in the language of love.

For the mom with the green thumb, but minimal time, a smart garden is the answer. This one does all the thinking for her: She can grow nine plants at one time, and a control panel tells her when to add water and plant food, and automatically turns lights on and off for the hydroponic growing system.

Small enough to fit in her bag, but with 10 hours of battery life, this powerhouse Bluetooth speaker seamlessly goes from the playground to the beach to the bedroom.

Sleeping on silk is as cooling as it is soothing. And she'll wake up without tangled, matted hair. This particular pillow, made from 100 percent silk, will make her sleep that much more restful.

A photostream is handy, sure. But nothing will ever replace actual photos. Give her a favorite print inside this gracious white porcelain frame, which will enhance her nightstand.

No more cold feet, ever. This handy little heater can run for eight hours, fits under her desk, and has a built-in carbon filter that protects internal components from air particles. Plus, it won't tip over.

If she loves curling up on the couch with a good book (and who doesn't?), make her feel even more at peace with this buttery alpaca throw. This one is crafted by master weavers in the Peruvian Andes, and alpaca wool is naturally hypoallergenic. Plus, thanks to its neutral hue, it goes with everything.

Anecdotally, weighted blankets help people sleep better because they feel, well, cozier. The same applies to this mask. It blocks out light, provides soothing weight, and can be chilled for extra relaxation, thus helping her fall asleep and stay asleep.

Whether she's a veteran plant mom or a beginner, this low-maintenance potted plant will brighten up any space.

Because she damn well is. Tom Ford's scintillating fragrance has notes of vanilla, almond, lavender, and amber. It's intimate, decadent, and luscious. Like her.

If she enjoys a nice glass of pinot noir, get her this brilliant wine purifier that aerates wine and remove sulfites and sediment. And looks good while doing it. Anecdotally, removing the sulfites even prevents hangovers. Is it the most practical gift she'll ever get? Most likely not. But it definitely makes every glass of sauvignon blanc taste better.

Sure, you might think soap is soap. It's not. This triple-milled French set, packaged in an eye-catching tin, doesn't strip her hands of moisture. Handmade in the south of France, this set includes lemon verbena, cherry almond, coconut milk, shea, wild fig, and gardenia soaps. Happy handwashing.

Give her morning an instant lift with this regal set of stoneware mugs. Each mug is handmade, and is unique as she is. The 16 ounce mugs are oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

Forget that skanky incense you burned in college. This is nothing like it. Dreamy and complex, this scent has notes of musk, patchouli, rose and sandalwood. And it sets the mood.

Tea time just got a major upgrade with this clear glass teapot. It's made from heat-resistant glass, and has a centerpiece tea egg for steeping the perfect brew, suspended by a silicone string.

Is she a side sleeper? Or someone who like to fall asleep on her back, while reading a book? No matter her preference, Pluto will create a custom pillow for her, once you answer some basic questions. Each pillow is hand-made, breathable, temperature-regulating, and have that bounce back quality, so they never feel flat.

A stone. Made of cocoa butter and plant oils. That she can rub all over herself. It's luxurious, highly concentrated moisture that she warms in her hands and uses all over.

Think of this as the next best thing to a foot massage. The cashmere flats are as soft as socks, but have the added style element of ballet flats. She'll never take them off.

From its relaxed fit to its classic silhouette, this is a cashmere sweater for the ages. It's lightweight, made from certified Grade-A cashmere from Inner Mongolia, and lasts for years. Choose whatever color she loves, and you just won Valentine's Day.

If she's more of a sweatshirt person, get her the softest ones in the world. And that's not hyperbole. This sweatshirt, which has matching bottoms, is made from organic cotton and recycled polyester. It's easy fit around the arm and body, and feels as close to being naked as humanly possible.

Think of this as vacation in a bottle. This all-over oil nourishes and protects her hair, face, and body. It's a deeply conditioning yet non-greasy blend of lemon, black currant, olive, grape seed, and sunflower oil. And it smells like heaven.

Chances are good that she has no time to go to a spa, even when it's safe to do so. That's why we dig this set, which hydrates her skin and is a DIY facial in a pretty makeup bag, from the brand beloved by everyone who tries it. The set includes a cleanser, a scrub, a mask, an ampoule that reduces the appearance of fine lines, and an eye and face cream, plus a body cream.

The best gifts are the most unique, thoughtful ones. You personalize this print with 30 meaningful photos, choose the frame, and she has something entirely she'll always treasure.

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Pretty much the world's most perfect hoodie, this one has ribbed panels at the sides and under the arms for added mobility, a hidden media pocket, thumbholes, and an elastic zipper pull that doubles as an emergency hair tie. Plus it comes in a ton of great colors.

This female-founded brand makes breathtaking jewelry, at breathtakingly normal prices. This particular necklace features two gold circles linked together and attached to a chain with jump rings. Choose between 14K or 18K gold.

She can wear these rings stacked, as a threesome, or solo. They're made from 14k gold-plated bronze and silver, and are quietly cool.

This artisanal sea salt comes packaged in glossy black gift boxes. But it's what inside that counts. The black lava sea salt is made from activated charcoal from coconut shells. The alaea sea salt, meanwhile, is infused with Hawaiian red clay. Both take ordinary meats, salads, and cocktails, and make them sublime.

Pretty much the ultimate gift for anyone who looks her hair to look perfect. Which is everyone. Dyson's spectacular styler works on multiple hair types and has barrels to curl and wave, and brushes to control, smooth the hair, or add volume, without using any damaging heat. This gift set includes a presentation case and copper-edged storage bag.

Yes, the price is eye-popping. We don't deny it. But this magical elixir improves skin texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and makes her skin look more elastic. Her face looks even more radiant than before.

A three-speed, USB-charged powerful personal massager that looks like a modern work of art.

The foodie knows her olive oil. And this is damn fine olive oil: Lively, rich, and lush. Alive pairs well with stews and pasta. Awake goes with salads and other greens. Both are sourced from olives grown at a family-run California farm.

We live in uncertain times. So get her this handy survival kit she can keep in the car. It's packed with seven emergency preparedness items that include a first aid kit, food, water, and key tools.

Your wedding song. The song you played on your first date. Or when your baby was born. Make that moment last forever with this upcycled vinyl LP finished in a gold hue and suspended between two pieces of glass in a floating frame.

Insanely gorgeous jewelry, without the insane markups. This timeless 14K gold necklace features a round-cut diamond in a bezel setting. The brand prides itself on sourcing conflict-free and socially responsible diamonds only.

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