Gift Ideas for Mom or Mother-in-law

When it comes to holidays and birthdays, sometimes your mom and/or mother-in-law are the hardest to shop for. You can't just get away with some generic gift basket or gift card.

When it comes to your mom, you might feel the pressure of using your gift to show how much you appreciate everything she did for you growing up (and for everything she probably continues to do!)

As for your mother-in-law? Well... whether you love her, tolerate her, or are downright intimidated by her, you are still under the pressure of finding the perfect gift that is meaningful, thoughtful, and unique.

To help you along, we've curated a list of gift ideas for your mom and/or mother-in-law that are sure to make her smile. 

1) Jia+Kate Top: The Ultimate Blend of Comfort and Style

Obviously! We'll kickstart the list with a gift that's sure to leave a lasting impression. The Jia+Kate top is a fashion-forward choice that combines comfort, style, and versatility. Whether your mommy dearest is working from home, enjoying her leisure time with guests over, or traveling with a group, a Jia+Kate top offers the comfort of going braless without compromising on elegance. It's a thoughtful and unique addition to her wardrobe that will make her feel confident and comfortable.

2) Personalized Photo Album: Cherish Memories

A personalized photo album is a heartfelt gift that allows your mom or mother-in-law to treasure cherished memories. Fill it with photos from special occasions (like your wedding?!) or leave it blank for her to customize.


3) Custom Recipe Book: Family Favorites

Create a custom recipe book filled with family-favorite dishes. Include handwritten notes or special memories tied to each recipe for a personal touch.

4) Flower Subscription: Year-Round Blooms

A flower subscription ensures that fresh blooms arrive at her doorstep throughout the year. It's a gift that brings joy and beauty into her home. Check with online services or a local florist close to her, and see if you can set up a monthly delivery.

5) Jewelry: Always a classic choice

Choose a piece of jewelry, such as a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings, that reflects her style and personality. Jewelry is a timeless gift, and she can always think of you when she wears it!


6) Wine Tasting Set: Sip and Savor

For a wine enthusiast, a wine tasting set with a selection of wines and accessories can provide a delightful experience. Some companies will do a virtual tasting and explanation after mailing you a box of mini bottles. How fun!

7) Gardening Kit: Green Thumb Delight

If your mother-in-law enjoys gardening, a gardening kit with tools, seeds, and accessories is a thoughtful gift that encourages her passion. If she is new to growing food, an Aero Garden can be a fun and easy choice.


8) Personalized Family Tree Art: An Heirloom Piece

Commission a personalized family tree artwork that includes the names of family members. It's a beautiful piece of art that holds sentimental value.


9) Charitable Donation: Give Back

Consider making a charitable donation in her name to a cause she cares deeply about, or may find meaningful. If she loves animals, try the ASPCA. If a certain medical condition is relevant to your family, try donating to a research organization. It's a great way to support a meaningful cause and show your thoughtfulness.

10) A Cooking Class: Culinary Expertise

Enroll her in a cooking class or gourmet workshop that allows her to refine her culinary skills and explore new flavors.


The key to selecting a memorable and unique gift for your mom or mother-in-law is to consider her interests, passions, and style. Whether it's the comfort and elegance of a Jia+Kate top or a subscription gift that reflects her unique taste, your thoughtful gesture will express your gratitude and show that you really listen to her. After all, she probably just wants to be appreciated