The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Every Type of Mom

A guide to Mother’s Day gifts that can be delivered to your door.

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It’s been a year, folks, and moms everywhere deserve some love. But providing that love — in the form of the best Mother’s Day gift ever, of course — doesn’t need to be a headache-inducing endeavor. 

This year, we’re making it easy with this helpful gift guide broken down for every mother. Does mom love to sweat it out at the gym? We got you. What about a night alone with a bathtub and some candles? A good bouquet? We got you there, too. Best of all, every single gift on this list is available for same-day delivery on DoorDash, so even if you’re the type who tends to do everything at the very last minute (raises hand sheepishly), your mom will get pampered just the same.

For the gym-goer… 

Cx Blog: Mother's Day Gym Gifts

If mom’s idea of a good time involves action and sweat, Dick’s Sporting Goods is your go-to. The candy-colored Fitness Gear Dumbbells are perfect for weightlifters and power-walkers, and something like the extra-cushioned 8mm Comfort Yoga Mat from CALIA is a godsend for yoga moms with achy joints. On a budget? The oh-so-hot-on-TikTok Stanley IceFlow Bottle with Flip Straw is a no-brainer; it’s guaranteed to keep coffee hot for up to seven hours and water iced for up to two days.

For the self-care queen… 

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For most moms, periods of uninterrupted me-time are few and far between. Help yours make the most of their precious solitude by calling in reinforcements. Look to the LUSH Deep Sleep Bath Bomb, which infuses bathwater with lavender, chamomile, and neroli — an ideal trio for soporific soaking.

Pair this lux bath experience with a VOLUSPA Tropical Oasis Mini Candle Gift Set, which includes four transportive scented candles in beautiful cut-glass holders. I’m partial to the French Cade and Lavender, which has a woodsy, herbaceous, clean fragrance that will play nice with the lavender bath products. The cherry on top of this self-care sundae? A Peter Thomas Roth “Hello, Mask Besties!” 5-Piece Mask Kit, which includes five different pampering face masks that work in tandem, from detoxifying cucumber to smoothing pumpkin.

For the tech enthusiast… 

Cx Blog: Mother's Day Tech Gifts

If you have the budget to go big, you won’t go wrong with a 10th generation iPad; it’s easier to cart around than a laptop and does most of the same things. The latest model features a 10.9-inch screen with Liquid Retina display, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and up to 256 gigs of storage.

In the “Under $100 But Still An Excellent Gift” category, we have the Wonderboom 3 — a small-but-mighty portable Bluetooth speaker that’s waterproof, dustproof, and impressively loud: perfect for moms who love music at pool parties, picnics, or even the shower.

For busy moms constantly struggling to keep track of their stuff, grab a 4-pack of Apple AirTags: sleek little tracking devices that measure less than 2 inches wide and can be slipped into purses, wallets, luggage, diaper bags, and more. "Hey Siri, find my gym bag!" Done and done.

For the flower lover… 

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The classics are classics for a reason, and it’s a certified fact that no mom will ever be mad when a bouquet of fresh flowers arrives on the doorstep. DoorDash offers an array of options from local florists, as well as bigger national purveyors like Bloom Haus. Think mom would prefer an edible version? Try one of the best-selling bouquets from Edible; the Delicious Daisy features a sweet and juicy mix of pineapple-and-grape flowers, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and more.

For the dessert lover… 

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Moms deserve to indulge on any day, but especially on their day. To satisfy their sugar cravings, order Levain Bakery’s adorably packaged Cookie Tin Bundle, featuring eight of their famously crispy-on-the-outside, melty-on-the-inside bestsellers: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and dark chocolate peanut butter chip.

Or, for moms who like things frosted, try Magnolia Bakery’s Classic Cupcake Assortment, which includes six cupcakes: two vanilla topped with pink buttercream, two chocolate topped with chocolate buttercream, and two red velvet cupcakes with whipped vanilla icing. Pie fan? Treat them to a slice of Milk Bar’s infamous Milk Bar pie, a sticky, buttery, salty-sweet confection encased in a crispy oat-cookie crust. Better yet? Order all three.

For the cocktail aficionado… 

Cx Blog: Mother's Day Alcohol Gifts

If mom loves a good stiff drink at the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of gin. The world of gin has gotten pretty exciting lately. Distillers from all over the globe are replacing the usual botanicals with hyperlocal spices, herbs, and fruits that make each bottle taste like a trip elsewhere. I'm talking about the sweet Zambian baobab fruit in South Africa’s Bayab Gin, the zesty Temecula lime juice in California’s Gray Whale Gin, and, my personal favorite, the buttery arbequina olives in Spain’s Gin Mare (try it in a martini for a double olive punch — it will not disappoint). Round out your gift with a high-quality Houdini Stainless Bar Tool Set, which will ensure mom has all the jiggers and swizzle sticks needed to master the art of the bar cart.

For the sun [safety] goddess… 

Cx Blog: Mother's Day Sun Care Gifts

To quote my own mother, “Those little white spots on your forearms are forever.” With summer just around the corner, get mom glowing safely with Supergoop!’s SPF Bestsellers Kit, which includes three of the company’s best SPF40+ products packed with skin-loving ingredients like sunflower extract, red algae, and niacinamide. 

You could also go a more conspicuous route with a Columbia Women's White Pleasant Creek Sun Hat from Dick’s Sporting Goods; built-in UPF 50 and mesh ventilation means it’s perfect for beaching, gardening, golfing, hiking, and anything in between. 

No sun? No problem. Fenty Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks will give even the most trapped-indoors mom the kind of glimmering bronzy glow that suggests a day at the beach — or magical mermaid genes.

For the shopping fan… 

Cx Blog: Mother's Day Gift Cards

Some moms would rather just pick out their own gift — which makes your job pretty easy, no? DoorDash offers a wide variety of gift cards to various stores with values ranging from $10 to $100. Still no idea? Go with a catch-all; a DoorDash gift card will let mom browse tech, sporting goods, flowers, beauty, home goods, and more.


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