Mother's Day Gift Ideas That She'll Actually Like

This post is sponsored by Amara, but the content & opinions expressed here are my own.

Shopping for Mom is hard, y'all. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because of all the thing she's done to help you overall the years. Maybe it's the countless amount of times she's given you solid advice & guidance. Maybe it's because she's Mom & she knows everything!

Every time I pick something out, I endlessly question my choice. Will she like it? Will she use it? Will she smile & say "Oh I love it, honey" then tuck it away in a box under her bed for years to come? Never fear, these are some Mother's Day gift ideas that she will actually like. Think functional but still totally cute.

Macarons + Ladurée = 100% yes. Fred & I just got back from Paris, so a macaron bag charm would make a great Mother's Day gift/Parisian souvenir.

You can't go wrong with a simple golden tray. It's actually made of stainless steel, so it's chic but still completely affordable.

You can smell this delicious sanguinello scented candle from the box. It's absolutely heavenly. I've sniffed my fair share of candles & this one is unique, refreshing, & fills up the room.

Get Mom some darling light blue ceramic bowls to make her kitchen cute as heck.

My mom is a mug hoarder (now I know where I get it from). Mom is sure to love this darling watercolor-esque Kate Spade mug. Rise & shine!

Fred's mom is really into incense. She burns it to cleanse the house, so she'll appreciate the Tourbillon incense. You get 100 mini incense sticks. The packaging is adorable to boot.

Bread & butter was a part of daily life growing up. It was that or bread & cheese. Either way Ted Baker's bread & butter plate is absolutely stunning.

Everything in this gift guide can be purchased online at Amara. They have so many dazzling options to choose from. I'm pretty much obsessed. Read more about Amara in my Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her post.

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Amara. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]


  1. I agree! It can be so hard - especially for someone who has everything! Not to mention my mother's birthday is just 3 weeks later too! But this is a great list! I often get her potted flowers for her yard for the summer.

  2. This is such a great list of curated gifts for Mother's Day! I would love the candle!!!
    xo Debbie |

  3. IG:SuetanyamchorghMay 8, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    I love these ideas! really nice.

  4. What lovely ideas! Would it be oh-so-wrong if I wanted to keep that purse charm to myself?!

  5. The bag charm is cute. I'll take that and a day to be alone lol. Hope your Mother's Day is great!

  6. These are great ideas! My mom would love some actual macarons though haha.

  7. These are all great gift ideas for moms! I find it harder each year when picking a gift, and this post came in handy! :) I'll consider the bag charm or the mug - so cute! :)

    Sabina | I've Got Sunshine

  8. I have too many mugs, but that mug is so gorgeous, I want it!

  9. Doesn't get any easier that is for sure. Wonderful ideas.

  10. I guess i should get shopping if i want to get my mother something. Thanks for the ideas!!

  11. My mom also loves to burn incenses around the house. The ones here looks so chic!

  12. Just in time. The bread and butter plate idea is one I would have never thought of but would be perfect for her.

  13. Those are all absolutely lovely!

  14. Scented candles are my go-to as well! In fact, I've included this on the blog's gift guide as well!

    Jessica |


Thanks for reading & writing. :] // ▲


© Carmen Varner // Lifestyle Blogger and Social Media/Blogging Coach
Maira Gall