Best Mother’s Day Gifts For 2024

by | Apr 1, 2024 | Mommy Getaways, Travel Tips

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Let’s be honest. Moms this year are tired, tired of being tired, and ready for a break. What’s new, right? We think it’s actually in the job description. Mom may have endured anxiety (also in the job description), loss, uncertainty, and career transitions. So, for Mother’s Day, the least we can do is give her what she wants. Read on to learn what that is for most moms.




A recent survey by @parents on Instagram asked mothers what they really want for Mother’s Day and the results aren’t that surprising. The top two items on the list? Sleep and some time to themselves.


What do moms really want?


Day off or time alone 30%
Spa day or massage 11%
Vacation 7%
Night or weekend alone in a hotel 5%
@parents Instagram


This year, consider giving mom what she really wants – time to herself to recharge, nap, meditate, or whatever works for her.


Whether it’s a weekend trip to see girlfriends, visit family, or spend time alone, here are some ideas to treat your mother or special someone to some quality time to herself.


For The Power Napper 

Treat mom to some new allergen-free pillows, silk pillowcases, and this stylish and functional anti-aging silk sleep mask. And the best part is, she could take these on the road!


Smooth as silk…oh wait! Photo courtesy of Amazon


Date Night 

Give her a night out with her BFF or babysit the kiddos so she can enjoy a night to see her favorite band or dinner and a movie with her Plus One. 


For The Sun Lover 

A couple of nights at a hotel with a pool or a weekend girl’s getaway to soak in some Vitamin D might be just what mom needs. Include a copy of Reese Witherspoon’s Book of the Month so she can lounge by the pool and read a great book.



From a luxury ocean-front resort to a budget-friendly marina hotel, here are some local options for a short staycation.

  • Shutters On The Beach. Enjoy beachside luxury, stroll along the Santa Monica Pier, and soak up the sun near the pool with an ocean view.
  • Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey. Escape LA traffic and stay by the water in a five-star hotel without paying beachfront prices.  
  • Catalina Island Inn. Just a hop, skip and jump across the water to Catalina Island. 


VIP Treatment 

Take in brunch or lunch at the American Girl Doll Café at The Grove. Enjoy a four-course meal on the patio or in their café. The menu has options for all palates and is Insta-worthy in its presentation. Kids and moms alike get treated like royalty. Reservations fill up fast, so don’t wait!


little girl at brunch - Mother's Day Gift Guide

What A Doll!


For The Zen Mom 

Check out the Triency personalized candles and get her a unique scent based on her birthdate and Zodiac sign. Take the kiddos for a night so she can soak in a bubble bath with her special candle and some bubbly. Or remind her to take her eco-conscious yoga mat and carrier on her yoga retreat!



As personal as possible. Photo courtesy of Amazon


For The Music And/Or Sports Loving Mom

Yes, the same gifts can apply to both! First, get her tickets to see her favorite band or to root for her hometown team! We love to shop for discount tickets on SeatGeek as often deals can be gotten from folks who can no longer use the tickets they already bought! And the company guarantees the products sold.

Then, buy her the best clear purse we’ve ever seen! This Wanderfull Clear Stadium purse holds all her essentials plus her water bottle so she can stay hydrated between all that hooting and hollering! Plus, it comes in more than 15 colors and strap combos! We have a couple and take them everywhere!


It’s all so clear now….Photo by WanderFull


For The Single Mom

One of the hardest things for some single mothers is that they don’t ever get a Mother’s Day gift unless someone takes her kiddo shopping or she buys something for herself. Consider flowers, a meal (that they don’t have to cook!), or babysitting so she can get a well-deserved night out.



For The Adventure Seeking Mom 

Take a short drive to Corona for a zip-lining experience at Skull Canyon Ziplines. They offer price points for every thrill-seeker and have lessons for beginners. If mom wants to relieve a little stress, try a hatchet-throwing party at LA Ax in Hollywood. 

Maybe she wants to experience a theme park to herself without waiting in line? Splurge for the VIP pass at Universal Studios Hollywood so she can choose whatever SHE wants? Throw in a room at the Universal Hilton and she can have a view of the attractions and walk to the park.

Protect her delicate skin with one of the stylish sun protector hats from Wallaroo! We love the adjustable cowgirl hat so she can be stylish wherever she is.


couple in hats on beach

Our editor wears hers everywhere! © Rina Nehdar


Whatever her style, there are numerous ways to show your appreciation for your mother.


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Feeling Sentimental?

If an “experience” isn’t her thing, consider something sentimental to show your appreciation. Custom canvas prints, a handwritten note, or incorporating a family treasure can be an inexpensive and meaningful present, such as this family recipe printed onto a ceramic tile or trivet.


Family Recipe immortalized on a tile - Best Mother's Day Gifts


One of our favorite artists, Lauren Scott, makes custom watercolor prints from photos. These prints come in a range of sizes and can be reproduced from a family portrait, a photo of a favorite lake cabin, or a photo of a loving pet.


Lauren Scott Lettering


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If all else fails and you want to give something practical, try a membership to a monthly coffee delivery service like Atlas Coffee or a fun subscription to receive a monthly Ipsy glam bag that includes 5 high-end beauty products in a cute travel-size toiletry bag. Or use the opportunity to support small businesses in Israel always impacted by the harsh political climate there.

Don’t underestimate the value of a hand-written note in a card. According to a National Retail Federation survey, flowers come in right behind greeting cards for the most popular Mother’s Day gift items so don’t forget to pick up a card to accompany your special gifts!