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14 Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom

By Camille Santiago Published May 06, 2021 8:39 pm Updated May 07, 2021 12:59 pm

Mothers and the mother figures in our lives have done so much for us—they’ve been there with us to celebrate our wins and they've been beside us through the tough times. And during this pandemic, especially, they have given up most of their time to tend to our needs

Now that Mother’s Day is coming up, it’s just about right to show your love and appreciation for her (as if you don’t do it every day) through a thoughtful gift.

Whether your fashionista mom deserves another dress or beautiful decor to brighten up her space, or she needs a new kitchen tool so she can make your favorite dish, she’ll very much appreciate the sweet gesture.

Ahead, check out our list of presents for every kind of mom.

For the mom who loves to go outdoors

Whether your mom is an athlete, an adventure-seeker, or simply just loves staying outdoors, she’ll need a durable insulated tumbler to keep her hydrated all day. Enter Klean Kanteen TK Wide with Twist Cap. It has a straw leakproof spout that you can snap open and close to keep it from spilling. It comes in the most vibrant summer colors there are: Marigold, Purple Potion, Real Teal, Tofu, and Blue Tint.

For the mom who loves to stay under the sun

We said it before, and we’ll say it again: Wear sunscreen daily no matter what—it’s the perfect skinvestment you can do for your skin and the best anti-aging secret. Get your mom a tube of Cetaphil Sun (P807.40), a lightweight, dermatologically tested and highly water-resistant face and body sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin that has SPF 50+ and UVA and UVB protection.

For the mom who loves to dress up for Zoom meetings

If your mom still takes time to dress up even just for virtual meetings—we’re not here to judge, we do i, too—gift her this Emmalyn breezy tiered gingham dress from Love, Bonito (P2,159), which she can wear to her meetings or as a dressy pambahay! Or better yet, win her a gift card by joining the #LBDressUpCam challenge where all you have to do is strike your best pose when you receive your packages from Love, Bonito and share it online, tagging @lovebonito and using the hashtag #LBDressUpCam. If you win, she can get either a US$100 gift card and 3 LB masks, or a US$50 gift card and 1 LB mask! The challenge is until May 15, so hurry!

For the mom who can’t live without the basics

Some moms prefer to dress up simple but never boring, hence, they like stocking up on basic pieces. If your mom is one of those, get her a piece or two from Mosaic’s Mother’s Day collection—a collection that is made by moms for moms (and non-moms!). We like these ever-so-comfortable Leona Top (P1,650) and Pants (P2,850) because not only does it look impeccably chic, but it will never go out of style, too!

For the mom who likes her jewelry

Sometimes the simplest accessory can make any outfit go from boring to stunning—just look at this Pearly Hoopies from By Janna.

For the mom who loves to accessorize

She may be quiet about it, but your mom secretly wants one of these handmade The Weaving Room Oslob bags (P700) for her future beach trips and grocery runs.

For the mom who loves to label everything

We love an OC mom! Not only does she keep the home neat and organized, she helps us remember where to store our items properly. For your neat freak moms, get them a set of labels from Mayfair & Co. (prices start at P125 to P395 per set).Let her have fun labeling the kitchen, closet, office, playroom, and garage with these sets.

For the mom who loves flowers

There's nothing quite as special as receiving a bouquet of blooms on Mother’s Day. But instead of getting her fresh flowers, get her dried flowers from Dear Posie instead—they last longer and make a uniquely beautiful gift.

For the mom who loves to play chef

We do love eating out, but nothing beats mom’s cooking. Surprise her with an Instant Pot (P6,995), a kitchen appliance that combines different uses in one device. She can use it as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and air fryer! It’s a little pricey, but it’s definitely worth it.

For the mom who loves her sleep

Just because your mom is tough and strong, and is there for you no matter what time of the day it is, it doesn’t mean she can get by with little sleep. Gift her a Blanket Hugs Weighted Blanket with Bamboo-Cotton Duvet Cover (P9,499) to help her get a restful sleep. It uses  “pressure therapy” to keep the body and heart rate calm so that when she wakes up, she’ll feel as if she got more than eight hours of sleep!

For the mom who makes time for Happy Hour

Moms deserve all the Happy Hours that they want, and for stylish moms like yours, these Harper and Harlow Everlee Glassware (P360-P380) are just what she needs in her bar.

For the mom who likes tablescapes

Does your mama like hosting parties? We know she’ll love this printed tablecloth from Handblocked BoutiquePh (P2,100) imported from Jaipur, India! The prints just scream SUMMER!

For the mom who likes breakfast in bed

If your mom likes serving you breakfast on bed, it’s time to turn the tables (pun intended) and give her a bedside tray—not those boring trays you see in the market, but a cool one from Christiana Manila Aerin Bedside Trays (P4,580) that she can use for her laptop too.

For the mom who wants to give back to the environment

Haven’t you heard? Silicone bags are the “in” thing right now, which is perfect for mamas who are helping save the environment. The Zippies Reusable Standup Bags XX-Large 3-pack (P850) can be used to store food, makeup, pens, and so much more—perfect for on-the-go mothers.

Banner image photos from Mayfair & Co., Harper and Harlow, and Love, Bonito.