Let’s face it. We love our moms, but it’s really hard to shop for them. Most mothers are too nonchalant and modest – and never really confess what they would like as a gift.
When asked what they’d like as a birthday present, most mothers typically say, “All I ever wanted was a happy family, and I have that right here,” or something like, “No, you don’t have to get me anything.” While these answers are endearing and adorable, it can indeed be frustrating to buy a gift for a person who wants “nothing”.
It makes sense that you’d want to give your boyfriend’s mother something she loves in earnest and out of love. After all, being loved by your boyfriend’s family, especially his mom, is one of the best ways to get a ring on that finger.
We’ve compiled a list of gift suggestions for your boyfriend’s mother that’ll inspire you to find the perfect gift – and will bring her the biggest smile you’ve ever seen!
Your boyfriend’s mother will be astounded by your foresight and sincerity, so keep reading to find her a gift.
1. A Weighted Blanket
A plush throw blanket will brighten up any couch, rocking chair, or comfy recliner. Consider getting a weighted blanket for your boyfriend’s mother if she suffers from chronic tiredness or has a tendency to overwork herself.
It’s a great gift because it increases body pressure and triggers serotonin secretion in the brain, resulting in feelings of tranquility and coziness.
2. Bath Bombs
If your boyfriend’s mother needs some time to herself, give her an opulent gift. This is perfect for budget-conscious girlfriends who feel like giving their boyfriend’s mother a thoughtful and useful gift without breaking the bank.
You can also personalize the experience and have your boyfriend research her favorite aromas and color schemes.
3. A Pair of the Coziest Slippers
Get her cozy slippers as a luxury gift and let her appreciate this winter must-have. Most slippers with shearling uppers have comfortable inner soles and strong and durable stitching, making them easy to wear and long-lasting.
This is particularly a good gift for those moms who walk a lot and love wearing heels. Help her unwind at home by giving her heaven for her feet.
4. Ticket to a Comedy Show or a Movie
Every woman enjoys a good laugh, so pique her interest with comedy tickets! She’ll love a night away from the kids. If there’s a stand-up comic she enjoys watching, try to get tickets to their next performance.
Not only is a comedy show a great idea, but you can also buy her tickets to the rerun of some vintage movie she has always loved.
You can never go wrong with flowers!
A lovely bouquet can brighten up her day while also adding a lovely depth to her home decor. If you’re unsure what flowers she likes, arrangements with roses, daffodils, and geraniums always bring liveliness and brightness to any room.
If your budget allows for it, you can buy her a bouquet that lasts for extended periods of time!
6. Silk Pillowcase
Silk pillowcases are easier to rest on and better for the hair – and they have several other advantages. They help reduce wrinkles, repair unkempt hair, and inhibit breakouts while also providing a relaxing night’s sleep.
Choose neutral tones or colors that complement her current bedroom decor.
7. A Day of Pampering
A day where she can get lots of spa treatments done is the perfect gift for overworked and tired women who need some time to recharge. Most great spas offer great combinations customized for individual needs, so spend some time looking for bargains in your neighborhood.
Try to splurge and get her something that occupies her and relaxes her for the entire day. She deserves it!
8. Box of Chocolates
A simplified box of chocolates can be miraculous as a gift for your boyfriend’s mother if you’re someone who absolutely adores her. Chocolates are everyone’s favorite, so it’ll be a popular gift, guaranteed!
9. A Cookbook
A recipe book from her favorite chef – or better yet, a chance to meet him or her – can also be one great way to delight your boyfriend’s mom and officially become more special to her than he is.
10. An Expensive Perfume
If you’re unsure which designer or scent to shop for, explore her preferred fragrance and take suggestions from the store she shops from about similar products. Because overly manly perfumes are a little potent for some, buy her something lovely that evaporates down gently. Store the receipt if you’re unsure so she can exchange her gift if need be.
11. Organic Face Mask
Looking beautiful is every woman’s dream, and using natural, organic ingredients to accomplish that is the cherry on top.
If she has a hectic schedule, a skincare routine that pampers can help her relax. You can use a purifying mask to unclog pores or a moisturizing lotion to keep her skin soft.
12. Set of Tea Samplers
A set of tea samplers includes various types of tea, allowing her to sample a range of flavors. Whether your boyfriend’s mother enjoys afternoon tea or just a cup of coffee, this is an amazing gift that will wow her.
Tea has beneficial properties, so a luxurious set is both out-of-the-box and adorable. Make sure to research what kind of teas she enjoys and customize accordingly.
13. Set of Bath and Body Products
Let’s face it. Moms hardly take care of themselves, and with age, it really starts to show! If you want to give your boyfriend’s mom something she’ll get the most use out of, then luxurious skincare products are the way to go.
Any mom will appreciate lotions, creams, shampoos, and conditioners as gifts. Moisturizers involving niacinamide and retinol are beneficial as skin loses elasticity as it ages.
14. Scented Candles
Scented candles make a room feel warm and inviting and fill it with a strong scent. Green apples, salty ocean, and green forests are obvious options, but a mixture of vanilla and caramel can smell very festive during the holidays.
15. Cashmere Scarf
This gorgeous gift will enhance any attire during the winter months and is a wardrobe staple. A designer scarf is a classic accessory that complements any woman’s style.
If you’re pressed for cash, clothing stores like Nordstrom have several beautiful cashmere-blend shawls.
16. A Google Tablet or iPad
A tablet is a handy tool that will work well throughout the year, whether your boyfriend’s mother is a professional or just looking for an essential option to use while traveling. Maybe she just wants to watch some shows in bed before dozing off.
Just having a handy gadget of her own can help unwind or get to work without borrowing from someone else.
Most moms will love loungewear as a gift, and most brands are creating some beautiful loungewear pieces that are both comfortable and fashionable. Try to find loungewear in materials that are soft and comfortable.
This is particularly a good gift for those on-the-fly moms who never rest!
18. A Designer Tote Bag
Tote bags are all the rage right now, and it’s time she has one too – especially if she doesn’t have any tote bags in her closet.
You don’t need to purchase a designer handbag; just make sure the tote bag is fashionable and well-made. Choose a bag wide enough to accommodate towels, a hat, sun protection, and other beach-essential items if she lives near the water.
19. Crystal Serving Platter
For those who enjoy entertaining, a crystal serving tray can make an excellent present. These serving platters double as beautiful place settings when not in use. Because they can be pricey, it’s worth checking out homeware sales during the year to find one at a reasonable price.
Plants can liven up any room in the house or office, and they’re built to withstand the cold of winter. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, ferns or fake plants are a good option. They are attractive as home decor but do not necessitate any maintenance or expertise.
21. A Beautiful Jewelry Box
Jewelry that is properly protected will last longer, so a jewelry box is a great gift idea for your boyfriend’s mother. A travel jewelry box is also a decent choice for women who travel frequently.
Include a fashion statement with the box if you have the funds and know her style.
Try to find something in the wooden category because it’s pretty classy as well.
Necklaces don’t have to be expensive to be considered attractive. Your boyfriend’s mother will be impressed by a cute necklace with special significance. Birthstones and quilted box chains are simple and elegant, and they go with almost any outfit.
23. Smart Watch Band
Women can feel undressed without their wearable technology, so treat her to the latest electronic watch strap for her birthday. There are straps for everything from Apple Watches to Fitbits on the market, but make sure you get the right size.
If his mother enjoys designer clothing, look for accessories from brands like Coach and Tom Ford.
24. Customized Phone Case
Individualized phone cases are thoughtful gifts for moms who are glued to their phones all day. You can customize the case with her name or initials, especially if it’s a birthday present.
Consider adding a worthwhile statement in the mix if your boyfriend’s mother is spiritual or lives by a mantra.
25. Amazon Alexa or Google Home
A Google Home or Amazon Alexa can make life easier around the house. These virtual assistants can be used as a hands-free music player, an alarm clock, or a source of information. If at all possible, assist his parents in setting it up.
26. Coasters with Engraving
Personalized items are ideal for commemorating special family occasions such as vow renewals or significant birthdays. Coasters are an insightful idea and can also help keep your valuable wood tables clean and stain-free.
27. A Family Portrait
Keeping with the family theme, your boyfriend’s mom will be proud to display this custom print portraying the most precious people in her life (and yes, that includes you). Choose patterns and colors that complement her office or living room decor.
28. Spa-Quality Facial Steamer
With this skincare gadget, you can turn your boyfriend’s mom’s bathroom into an instant enclave. It’ll relieve and refresh her skin at home with an at-home spa treatment.
She’ll feel completely relaxed whether she uses it before her morning skincare routine or to decompress at the end of the day. Isn’t that a win-win situation for everyone?
29. Oven Mitts
If your boyfriend’s mum is a master baker and wants to take it to the next step, there’s no better gift for her than something that helps her bake.
Find some gorgeous, vintage, or flowery heat-resistant oven mitts that she can wear whenever she bakes.
30. A Classy Bottle Of Wine
Almost everyone enjoys high-end alcohol. Whether she prefers whisky, tequila, gin, brandy, champagne, or wine, a well-chosen bottle will ensure your popularity at specific celebrations.
The Bottom Line
Some mothers prefer individualized birthday presents that are both inventive and cost-effective, while others prefer high-quality, luxury holiday gifts.
It’s important to understand that moms typically don’t care much for an expensive gift and hardly expect someone outside their family to spend money on them. Try and think of a present that isn’t too steep – but isn’t too tacky either.
Gift-giving is an art – and hopefully, this list can make you a master of it.