It’s time to celebrate mom! Picking out a great gift for a mother can be challenging. If you are around my age then your mom probably has countless collectibles and trinkets and really doesn’t NEED anything. Flowers are lovely and certainly a nice gesture but can be pricey and not live very long!

The items I picked are based on success from previous Mother’s Days and a common theme: they can be used up or worn out. Whether you are celebrating your own mom, your mother-in-law or need some ideas to pass on to your hubby, Mother’s Day is THE DAY to recognize all of the hard work that moms put in day in and day out on behalf of their kids!

I’ve tried to keep things simple – items are from Nordstrom and Amazon and all under $100 so hopefully you can make a quick and easy purchase decision! Be sure to check out other ideas at the bottom – I included some of my favorite gift cards and local stores if you like to browse around (Nicholson Hardy is my go-to when I know I need a gift but I don’t know what to get.)

You can also find other gift ideas from my selection of feel good gifts. Enjoy!

scarves for women

Scarf | $35

A lightweight scarf is a great accessory to add interest to an outfit. I always love a basic white T and jeans – throw a scarf around your neck with some cute sneakers or sandals and you’re good to go.

Shop more scarves on Nordstroms (I filtered based on price and a few key brands to get the results down from 971!!!)

Hand Soap & Lotion | $65

Molton Brown makes high quality, beautifully scented soaps and lotions. I have had this one in my guest bath for years. Who doesn’t love receiving something that smells nice and can be enjoyed by others as well!

*Hand Lotion at Neiman Marcus (I couldn’t find on Amazon!)

Woven tote | $65

Summer is upon us and having a cute new lightweight tote for pool, beach or just running around town is a must. I love the idea of adding fun color to an outfit with a cute tote bag. But be sure it’s lightweight – we don’t need extra back problems for our moms!

Shop more woven totes on Amazon

Diffuser | $28

One of my favorite scents – Lemon, Verbena & Cedar. I have the room spray listed in my Feel Good Gifts article. The fresh, light notes are not too overpowering and the diffuser gives off just the right amount of fragrance. It takes up hardly any space and when it’s used up – toss it in the recycling bin!

Waffle Robe | $98

A lightweight robe is a great comfort item to give. The waffle texture means no wrinkles and this one is cotton-modal. Modal is my favorite fabric when it comes to loungeware – soft, doesn’t ball up and is extra soft!

Shop more robes at Nordstroms

Other ideas & favorite local stores….

  • Massage – Hiatus (not super fancy, well-priced) | Ritz Carlton (incredible amenities, ask for Matthew!) | Crescent (newly renovated), Four Seasons Las Colinas (feels like a getaway but close by!)
  • Mani/pedi gift card
  • Restaurant gift card – Hudson House, Hillstone, R&D, Il Bracco, TJ’s Seafood, Lover’s Lane Seafood, Mesero, Flower Child, Shin Sei, Rise
  • Mark & Graham gift card for personalized favorites she can pick out for herself
  • Nicholson Hardy
  • Swoozies
  • Paper Affair
  • St. Bernard (harder to find affordable things lately!)