Birthday Gifts for Mom Ideas

Exceptional mothers deserve exceptional birthday gifts. For that you need exceptional birthday gifts for mom ideas because seriously, what DO you get your mom for her birthday? What gift is good enough for the one woman who gave you everything?

This requires some thought.

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I started on this page with my best mom birthday gift ideas and continue that list here.

But first: where did all these ideas come from? Well, I asked around with a lot of moms and got quite a response!

Want to know what these moms said? Keep on reading on because these “birthday gifts for mom ideas” came from the moms themselves!

And in case you missed the first set of ideas, visit and read my best mom birthday gift ideas list here.

Okay. Now onto my birthday gifts for mom ideas!

Decadent Gift Idea: Make Mom feel spoiled. Give her a generous gift certificate to her favorite store. Not the everyday store. I mean the place she wishes she could shop at, but wouldn’t dare. I’ll leave the gift amount up to you, but it could take a few hundred dollars to fill up a couple bags. You’ll have to judge appropriateness, too. Some moms would feel uncomfortable, while others would love it.

Birthday Gifts for Mom Ideas

Is it your mom’s birthday soon and you’re stuck on what to get her? There are so many options out there for mom gifts, it can be overwhelming. No worries, though, and please don’t stress.

I’ve got you covered with you some of the best birthday gifts for mom ideas. Here they are:

Lunch Date

Take her somewhere fun for lunch! That’s an easy birthday gift for mom idea. And it’s always fun to eat out, but sometimes you don’t want to go out at night. Everyone enjoys a little mid-day holiday.

Jewelry in Mom’s Style

Some moms never tire of jewelry. You just have to know what style to get for her. Sooo, go look in her jewelry box and see what styles you find! Then try to match colors with some of her new outfits.

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Massage or Pedicure

Let’s face it – moms have one of the toughest jobs around. Whether they are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, it’s a true statement that “a mother’s work is never done.”

A mother’s work is never done.

True statement.

So give her a break! Give her a gift certificate to get a massage. If her feet ache, send her to the salon for a pedicure. Moms need time to defrag like anyone else. This is a great way to show her how much you appreciate all she does.

Trust me. Unless she’s one of those “I don’t like to be touched” kind of people, this is one of the best birthday gift ideas for mom!

Digital Picture Frames

For the mom who lives far away, load up some pictures of yourself and the family on a vacation. You can also load a separate USB drive with more pictures so she can change up the slideshow.

Tickets to a Show

What play is she dying to see? Is there a theater she wants to try out? Get her 2 tickets to a showing and make her birthday that much happier!

Flowers! Shocked?? Eh, not really…

Yep. Moms still love flowers as a birthday gifts for mom idea. Surprise her at home or send them to her office.

And if you want a really great response, you can always choose her favorite kind of flower…

…OR get her something unique – like a fresh flower “cake” or a bouquet of edible flowers! There are a bazillion creative bouquets out there if you look for them.

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This one actually surprised me. I’m not a baker – I enjoy it, but not enough to want bakeware … but apparently a lot of moms like this!

If your mom is the baking sort, think about the fun cupcake dishes she’d like to try, or a new cake plate she would love to display on the kitchen table – fun stuff like that.

Another great idea is to take a look at what she wants to be replaced. She might enjoy a fresh set of oven mits and spatulas or even a cute new set of measuring cups. Add some unique flavorings, extracts, or go for the classic vanilla bean paste to make the gift more exciting for mom.

Crafty Night Out

Sign up for you and Mom to spend an evening painting canvases or making ceramics together. In most cities, you can find local shops to make your own clever creations. Such a fun way to spend time with her!


Better than candles! Get the fragrance with a beautiful warmer and without the flame. These warmers melt the scented wax, which fills the room with a luscious smell (I know, I’ve experienced them myself).

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You’ll need to find out if your mom prefers a sweet fruity scent, the aroma of baked goodies, or more of a clean scent like lemon or lavender. You can get different kinds of warmers to match any kind of decor.

Really, this is a nice gift choice.

Quick Gift Add-ons To Tell Your Mom You Love Her

Mom will know you went the extra mile when you add one of these gifts to your main one.

  • Perfectly Picked Flower Bouquet – Does your mom love flowers? Why not surprise her with a beautiful bouquet picked just for her? You can never go wrong with flowers!
  • Framed Photo of Your Family Members – A photo memory is of the best gifts you can give. Moms love a trip down memory lane! Put together a photo album or scrapbook filled with pictures of you and Mom throughout the years. We guarantee she’ll love taking a walk down memory lane with you.
  • Something Handmade – If you’re crafty, put your talents to use and make Mom a one-of-a-kind gift she’ll cherish forever. Think outside the box – what could YOU make that would be perfect for her?

No matter what you choose, any of these thoughtful gifts are sure to bring a smile to your mom’s face on her special day! And if all else fails, you can always fall back on the old standby – a heartfelt card expressing your love. Whatever you decide, we hope your mom has a wonderful birthday!

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