Wondering What to Buy for Your Mom?

Have mercy, y’all. Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re like me, you’re wondering what to buy for your Mom. I’m a Mom myself (thus the name ‘Momcaster’) and I have decided that qualifies me to help answer the question – “what do I buy for my Mom?” Right off the bat I can tell you what not to buy for your Mom

Anything that can be used to clean, cook, or do chores for other people. No! Just no!

What to Buy for Your Mom!


From Etsy shop SomethingAboutSilver, how much do you love these personalized rings you can buy for Mom? Simple, sweet, and completely lovely.

what to buy for your mom
$32 via Something About Silver

The Happiness Project is sweeping the nation like a consuming happy fire. If you’re not familiar, pop over to Happiness Project and get the story.

One of the sweetest, most thoughtful gifts to buy your Mom is the super popular book The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun (yes, that’s the title) and the super cool One Sentence Journal from The Happiness Project that goes along with it.

what to buy for your Mom

I’m crushing hard on this 18″ sterling silver necklace you can buy for your Mom. It reads “The Love Between A Mother and Daughter Is Complicated, Noisy, Tender, Strong, Affectionate, Funny and Forever.”  Isn’t that a true sentiment every Mom & daughter will understand?

what to buy for your mom
$25 via Amazon

I am absolutely addicted to pretty notebooks. For me, there is almost nothing more wonderful than a new notebook full of blank pages and possibilities. If you add new pens to the mix, my eyes roll back in my head and I have a little joy-stroke. If your Mom is a person who is forever jotting things down, hook her up with these lovelies.

What to Buy for Your Mom
Persian Splendor Notebook in embossed silver & shades of blue.
$11.69 Amazon

This monogrammed, fabric-covered and personalized notebook from Our Little Messes is just precious and it comes in lots of colors!

what to buy for your mom
$24 via Our Little Messes

Sharpies are my drug. I’m serious. Would your Mom love you awful if you bought her this sweet pack of retractable Sharpie pens in assorted colors? Of course she would. She’d probably Sharpie you a sweet note to tell you so.

what to buy for your mom
$13.64 via Amazon

Click on to page 2 because there are lots more beautiful, fun things to buy your Mom to go!


What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

Are you wondering what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? You’re in luck. See, I’m a Mother. It’s been my career since I was barely twenty, so about 109 years now. My son is graduating from high school this year, on Mother’s Day no less. He’s my youngest so I feel like I will need to be hospitalized the day after Mother’s Day. I thought a post about what to get Mom for Mother’s Day would distract me from the constant, nagging, empty-nest feeling that causes me to want to jump off a very high bridge.

In truth, being a Mom has been the best gig of my life, and now that I’m going into full-time Mother retirement I have to distract myself frequently. I tried to talk my son into letting me home school him for at least the first 3 years of his college career, but he’s all, “That’s crazy,” and “You’ve lost your natural mind,” and “You don’t even know how to do multiplication” and whatnot. What was I thinking raising an independent human?

Meanwhile, his sister is busy creating another perfect human of her own – still on bed rest at thirty-one weeks. I think after I’ve finished this “what to get Mom for Mother’s Daypost, I’ll email it to both of them. Maybe if I throw in some guilt I’ll totally clean up this Mother’s Day.

And now… What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day!

Your Mom will love these Tom’s in Rose Natalia Linen for Mother’s Day. And why wouldn’t she?  They’re adorable and she can wear them with just about anything – except maybe Mom jeans. (Please promise me you’ll have a talk with her about Mom jeans. Do it for your country.)

What to get Mom for Mother's Day - Toms Shoes

I’m not much for traditional charm bracelets. They’re just too much for me. That’s why I’m in mad love with this hand-stamped leather and metal charm bracelet from Etsy seller BreatheStudio. It’s absolutely unique and absolutely gorgeous. At only $22, I think it’s a steal. This is what you get a Mom who likes jewelry with a little kick.

Mothers day charm bracelet
from BreatheStudio

I don’t scrapbook. There. I said it. I would rather light my eyebrows on fire using a blow torch than to sit down with 800 photos and infinite embellishments and try to put them together. But, when my daughter showed me her SMASH Book by K & Company, I kind of drooled a little. It’s scrapbooking without scrapbooking, and I’m sufficiently enthralled with the idea of it. If your Mom is like me, she’ll go ten kinds of crazy for this SMASH Book for Mother’s Day.  (Watch the short video to see how this thing works. It explains it in a way words just can’t.)

I can answer “what to get Mom for Mother’s Day” in 17 words. Here they are: 100% Pashmina Cashmere Hand Painted Watercolor Peach Tree in Bloom Tassels Ends Long Scarf Shawl in Green. (Was that 17 words?) Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!

Get Mom a scarf for Mother's Day


I love elephants for lots of reasons. Here’s why I love them for Mother’s Day: according to Wikipedia, female elephants spend their entire lives in family groups made up of mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunts. These groups are led by the eldest female, the matriarch. Female elephant social life revolves around breeding and raising of the calves. (See? Just like human Moms!)

I can imagine these gifts with a note to your Mom explaining why you chose the elephant to represent the wonderful Mom she’s been to you, and how you appreciate the fact that her life revolved around loving you.

From BoardwalkBaubles on Etsy, this sea glass elephant locket is just beautiful for Mom. I love the colors, and I love how different it is.

Elephant Necklace for Mother's Day
from BoardwalkBaubles

This elephant pendant by artyscapes caught my eye because of the lovely color. I think it’s just about a perfect gift for Mom for Mother’s Day because it’s so pretty and at less than ten bucks, totally affordable for any budget.

Elephant pendant for Mother's Day
by artyscapes

This Teavana Elephant Cast Iron Teapot is so, so pretty. It’s a bit spendy at just under $200 on Amazon, but it’ll be a gift your Mom will have forever.  I’m crazy for it. Elephant tea pot for Mother's Day

If you want to give your Mom flowers for Mother’s Day, think about giving flowers that’ll last …at least longer than a week. Bouquets of flowers are nice for Mother’s Day, and they’re certainly traditional. But, we can do better than traditional can’t we?

I’m loving these paper roses from BookCraft. They’re around $14, so you could give them as a Mother’s Day gift, or you could use them to embellish your other gifts for Mom.

by BookCraft