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The best Mother’s Day gifts to shop right now

Take your gift-giving up a notch

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The Tree Napper from Bearaby is a weighted blanket that looks like a stylish throw.
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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, and it’s time to find the perfect gift for your one-of-a-kind mom. But in a sea of subpar options, the challenge is real. Fortunately, we’ve scoured our favorite brands to find picks that will take your gift-giving up a notch.

From a terrazzo cheese board to a fresh-smelling eucalyptus shower spray, these affordable gifts say more than just “Thanks, Mom.” Our picks are beautiful, yes, but they are also practical; moms everywhere deserve decor that is both functional and pleasing. Whether you want to upgrade your mom’s kitchen tools or help her cultivate a spa-like bathroom, here are 20 home-oriented gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

Spruce up mom’s garden

Mother’s Day just happens to fall in May, which makes the garden a top choice for gifts. If you’re looking to splurge, you can always gift Mom a new outdoor furniture set, but let’s face it, that’s probably not in the budget for most of us. Instead, we’ve focused on reasonable-but-cute ideas that will spruce up your mom’s outdoor spaces in no time. Need even more options? Check out our garden shopping guide, over here.

Sky Brazilian Double Hammock

  • $50

Every mom deserves some rest and relaxation, so add some to her backyard with this affordable hammock. With room for two and a weight capacity of 475 pounds, this hammock is made of tightly woven cotton and its neutral styling adds comfort to any outdoor space.

Sustee Plant Moisture Sensor

  • $15

This Japanese water-measurement tool offers instant feedback on the health of your plants. Designed to measure water and pH levels, the thermometer-shaped device turns blue when your plant is healthy, and news editor Megan Barber uses it to keep her plants in good shape.

Help mom entertain

Dinner parties are fun, whether it’s a slick soiree or a backyard pizza bash. Throw in design-minded gifts like these cheery new dinner napkins or a new pair of beautiful candle holders and you’ve got the recipe for a memorable evening. Need more entertaining ideas for Mom? We’ve got you covered.

Create a spa-like bathroom

Most of us know that moms deserve a break, so help create a spa-like retreat in your mom’s own bathroom. A few easy touches make a bathroom go from a drab necessity to a dreamy oasis.

Love Potion

  • $24

This 100 percent soy wax candle brings together fresh, light floral notes of jasmine, lavender, and mandarin—all in a minimalist glass jar with a travel-friendly lid. This candlemaker specializes in evocative scents that are inspired by travel and nature.

Upgrade your mom’s kitchen tools

We can’t get enough of fun kitchen products, whether it’s speckled oven-to-table bakeware or an innovative design for salt and pepper grinders. We bet Mom will like them too, and if you need more options—check out these cool kitchen-related gifts, here.

Instant Pot

  • $48

Available in 3, 6, or 8-quart sizes, the Instant Pot is a cult favorite cooking item and it’s time mom has one too. This all-in-one gadget can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, yougurt maker and warmer. It can do everything!

Stasher Shimmer Sandwich Bag

  • $12

Ditch the single-use plastic and pick mom up a few of these eco-conscious bags. Available in cute colors like sky and peach, each bag is made from food-grade silicone that’s free of petroleum, PVC, and latex, and the bags pinch together for an air-tight seal.

Marble Rolling Pin

  • $30

This substantial, tapered rolling pin made from honed Banswara white marble works to roll pizza dough and pie crusts thin. It’s a simple but helpful gift we’ve liked for a while now; we featured the rolling pin in our expansive wedding gift guide earlier this year.

Help mom get some sleep

From new moms to grandmothers, everyone does better with a good night’s sleep. Curbed editors have a lot to say—just read this—about products that make for the best sleeping, and we’ve included some of our favorites, below.

Tree Napper Weighted Blanket

  • $249

Weighted blankets can help you get a better night’s sleep, but so many of them look, well, like a weighted blanket. That’s why we like the Tree Napper from Bearaby. With a chunky knit feel and using a fabric made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees, the blankets from Bearaby are both environmentally responsible and stylish. Four different color options are a bonus.

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock

  • $100

Your mom deserves better than being jolted awake by a piercing jingle on her phone, so gift her with this wake-up light alarm clock. The light eases you into your day by mimicking the rising sun, helping you preserve energy and feel more refreshed.