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Mother’s Day Gifts 2021

In the year of online shopping, thinking about what to get my mom for Mother’s Day 2021 is… the same as it always is. Hard. I can seriously never think of what to get her. (And neither can any of my siblings.)

If you, too, are struggling with a purchase for a friend or family member (or what to ask for yourself, shoot!), check out our Mother’s Day 2021 gift guide for inspiration. There’s something for every budget and matriarch on your radar.

Lunya Loungewear

Lunya’s washable silk pajamas are SUCH an amazing gift. The new floral collection is beautiful; and honestly all of Lunya’s sleepwear is high-quality, luxurious and elegant to boot.

Vellabox Candle Subscription

100% natural candles in amazing, fresh scents shipped monthly — choose from three subscription options to fit your budget.

Outdoor Glassware

Nothing gets me more excited than [said in the voice of Moira Rose] Cocktails on the Veranda! Yes people, Happy hour outside never looked so good with this set

Storytelling Platforms

Storyworth ~$99

This platform sends participants weekly prompts and uses their responses (plus any photos provided) to make a beautiful memory book at the end of the year.

Bubby.io ~$119 (5 hrs)/$179 (10 hrs)

Similar to Storyworth, except the platform is video-chat-based rather than written. Makes for a more interactive family experience.

On Cloud Running Shoe ~ $129

These shoes actually make you feel like you’re walking on clouds. Lightweight, comfy and super cute to boot, they’re perfect for every day outings — and you can work out in them, too! Pairs well with the leggings-&-T-shirt mom uniform. Check them out.

Corkcicle Personalized Mugs ~ $40

Hot Mama? Real Housewives? Who doesn’t love a personalized beverage? These keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours (though, who’s taking that long??). *Some products dishwasher safe.


Personally, I love receiving books as gifts… Check out our reading lists from spring 2020 and the summer before for some great ideas. Audiobook subscriptions also make for fantastic gifts! Audible and Scribd are the two leading platforms. (Audible recently changes it’s subscription options — you can read about the two plans here.)

Vanity Planet Aira Facial Steamer ~$95 (on sale for $47)

1, 2, 3, steam! Bring the spa home with this facial steamer. The Aira detoxifies and cleanses without drying out the skin. It preps your skin for skincare routine and also gives you that all-too-coveted dewy, ageless glow.

UGG Fluff Yeah Sandals ~$100

A slipper and a sandal had a baby and… omg fluff yeah.

Ravi Straw Backpack ~ $79

Super summery and super practical, too — because #thatmomlife. Straw bags are really doing it for me this spring.

Solo Stove ~ $299 (on sale)

For those few Americans who still don’t yet have a fire pit… read our full description of this awesome portable bonfire situation here.

Fujifilm Instant Camera ~ $89 (on sale from $129)

This is so fun! Throwback! (Printed pictures are SO twentieth century.) Guaranteed to invoke feel-good nostalgia.

Alaska Bear Silk Sleep Face Mask ~ $10

This sleep blindfold is a lifesaver for DST sunny mornings, and it’s also insanely comfortable.

Dyson Hair Dryer ~ $399

Yes: it’s COMPLETELY INSANE to spend 400 bucks on a hairdryer. BUT… every woman wants this. The end.

Last but not least, for moms who love getting jewelry…

Pura Vida Jewelry ~$varies

Love these cute pieces from Pura Vida — sweet & fun bracelets, anklets, rings, toe rings, necklaces & more. Plus, the company provides full-time jobs to artisans worldwide and donates millions to charity through products that give back.

Sincerely Capri Locket ~ $75

Created by best friends (& now moms) Steph and Reese, this locket is designed to capture the biggest life moments. Easy complement to your every day mom look. *Use code “Lucieslist” at checkout to get 15% off plus free engraving and photo printing.

Goldfine Jewelry

Handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces — from rings to necklaces, bracelets, to earrings and much more, all of Sara Goldfine’s pieces make a statement. *Use code LUCIE20 for 20% off through May 10.

Happy Mother’s Day, ya’ll!


  1. Love your list! Can I make one suggestion? Instead of gifting Audible for audiobooks, Libro.fm is great because it supports independent bookstores with each purchase. Any time we can give money to local bookstores rather than Amazon is a plus!

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