42 Thoughtful Gifts On Amazon For Moms Who Are Anything But Basic

When it comes to picking out a gift for any moms in your life, it better be special. Seriously, the moms and mother figures in our lives deserve a lot of love and respect, and when it's time to give them a token that represents how much we appreciate everything they've done for us — let's just say that thoughtful gifts for moms can be a hard one to get right.

As nice as that box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers might be, let's face it: While they're easy, these traditional gift-giving moves don't please every mom out there. Sure, some moms might love milk chocolate truffles, but there are so many different, creative, and unique options out there for the mom that would prefer something a little more out-of-the-box. And when there's an incredible variety of products on Amazon to choose from, why not try something new? It's thoughtful, and it will show the recipient that you know a little more about her than just her taste in sweets.

Since your mom or the mother figure in your life is definitely worth that extra effort, here's a gift guide for the mom who's anything but basic.

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1. This Tablet Stand That Makes Watching TV In Bed Super Comfy

Ipevo PadPillow, $22, Amazon

For the mom who's craving a good night in to catch up on her favorite shows, this tablet pillow stand kicks the whole experience up a few notches. No more juggling your device on your lap — this soft body pillow offers comfortable extended use of your iPad or tablet, and can also be used for books. The pillow can be folded out to provide space for a wireless keyboard, is made from stonewashed denim, and has a cover that can be removed for easy washing, too.


2. This Gardening Gift That Can Be Enjoyed Even Without A Yard

Gift Republic Grow It Bonsai Tree Kit, $18, Amazon

This bonsai tree kit is perfect for moms who'd appreciate the meditative, hands-on aspect of gardening but don't have the space (or the time) to enjoy it. It provides everything needed to master the art of bonsai right at home, including starter growing pots, compost discs, an assortment of seeds, and a booklet of growing tips.


3. This K-Beauty Serum That Will Make Any Complexion Glow

Seoul Ceuticals Vitamin C Serum, $17, Amazon

K beauty is still all the rage for a reason, and this serum will make any beauty-maven mom feel like a pampered insider without breaking the bank. Ingredients include vitamin C and E, hyaluronic acid, ferulic acid, and citrus stem cells, all of which are formulated to correct a range of concerns and boost and brighten any complexion.


4. This Jade Roller That Fulfills #SpaGoals At Home

Krasr Himalayan Jade Roller, $25, Amazon

Jade rollers are perfect for anyone who's looking for a spa-quality facial at home, and this affordably-priced model is just right for gift-giving. Made of 100 percent natural jade, this durable roller has a smooth touch to help reduce facial puffiness and tension. Use the small roller to promote blood circulation to the eye area and reduce dark circles and puffiness, or the larger roller for an overall massage and with moisturizer to promote absorption. You can even store it in the refrigerator for an extra circulation-boosting dose of cooling.


5. These Tiny Cast Iron Skillets That Make Cooking More Fun

Lodge Miniature Skillets, $25 (Set Of 4), Amazon

At 3.5 inches in diameter, these super-cute miniature skillets will be a hit with any mom who loves to cook and are perfect for individualized appetizers or desserts. They come pre-seasoned, so they're ready for immediate use — and as with any cast iron skillet, their rugged construction means food cooks evenly and slowly.


6. This Cute & Functional Jewelry Organizer With An Industrial-Chic Vibe

Sorbus Jewelry Organizer, $17, Amazon

As a mom and someone who's been using a tie rack to keep my jewelry sorted for years, I can tell you that this attractive, gold-finished organizer would absolutely be a welcome upgrade to my bedroom décor. Hooks are my preferred method of keeping necklaces from getting tangled, and this system adds a terrific mesh basket — plus it's waaaaay more stylish. This accessory would also be a terrific entryway catchall for leashes, keys, and mail.


7. This Hair Styling Set That Gives Beauty-Loving Moms All The Looks

Brilliance Trio Hair Styling Set, $55, Amazon

For the glam mom in the bunch, this hair styling trio is a must-have for the endless options it provides. The bundle includes a standard professional-grade straightener, a travel straightener, and a salon-grade curling iron that together deliver limitless curly or silky straight styles. All three devices heat up quickly, and the two standard-size units feature infrared technology to help stimulate hair growth and improve the condition of damaged hair. It even comes with a heat-resistant glove for the ultimate in styling comfort.


8. This Super-Stylish Bar Set That Adds An Uptown Vibe To Happy Hour

ALOONO Copper Bar Shaker Set, $46, Amazon

For the mixologist in your life, this gorgeous Boston shaker set is a gorgeous go-to gift. It's crafted from food-grade stainless steel with an eye-catching copper finish to make a real statement on that bar cart. This set includes all the tools you need to make a cocktail just like the pros: 18- and 28-ounce shakers, a cocktail strainer, a Japanese-style double jigger, a cocktail muddler, and a bar spoon.


9. This Genius Trivet That Protects Tables From Big Platters & Folds For Storage

Joseph Joseph Expandable Silicone Trivet, $16, Amazon

This trivet can expand to protect vulnerable kitchen work surfaces and tables from even a large cookie sheet, but its clever design also collapses like an accordion to store in a kitchen drawer. Made from durable silicone that's heat-resistant up to 460 degrees, this makes a welcome gift for the baker or cook who's always repurposing potholders or kitchen towels. It's dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, too!


10. This Luxurious Face Mask That Provides Exfoliation & Aromatherapy At The Same Time

Waterfall Glen French Clay Mask With Pearls, $19, Amazon

The gift of pampering is something anyone can appreciate, and this luxurious mask provides a unique way to do just that. It's made from French yellow clay to clean and detoxify, and is accented by crushed pearl powder to promote the regeneration of new skin cells, increase collagen levels, and boost radiance. This blend is all-natural and topped off with the scent of neroli oil, which helps you relax and promotes a positive state of mind.


11. This Smart Mug That Keeps Hot Drinks At The Perfect Temperature

Ember Temperature Control Mug, $80, Amazon

This mug is, without question, the perfect gift for the coffee- or tea-loving mom in your life — or the one who is permanently attached to their smartphone. Proving that there truly is an app for everything, the Ember allows you to set the perfect temperature for your hot beverage via its app, then ensures that the beverage remains exactly that temperature for up to one hour. Use the included charging coaster to make your beverage stay perfect all day.


12. This Massage Aid That Easily Releases Tension

Deep Recovery Neck Track, $36, Amazon

This ingenious massage aid works with your own sports balls (experiment with tennis balls or baseballs) to release tight muscles safely and easily, using the same myofascial release tools employed by therapists and chiropractors. The device was designed for use on the neck, but also delivers release for the hamstring attachment points and provides a terrific way to work out tightness for maximum relaxation.


13. This Organic Lotion That Seals In Moisture By Balancing The Skin's pH

Tree To Tub Lavender Soapberry Lotion, $20, Amazon

You may not recognize the secret ingredient in this 100 percent natural lotion, but soapberry has been used in salves for centuries because it balances the skin's pH level, enabling it to naturally balance its own moisture. This lotion also packs in additional ingredients like shea and cocoa butters, calming oatmeal, aloe vera, and chamomile to provide the healing "skinfood" that benefits all skin types. It's also a great treat for the ethically conscious, as all Tree to Tub products are vegan, cruelty-free, fair trade, and sustainable.


14. This Travel Pillow That Makes Any Trip Comfortable

BergHOFF Face Cradle, $50, Amazon

This amped-up travel pillow gives the road warrior mom a cozy and super-comfortable place to rest her head. The sturdy fiberglass and nylon frame provide adjustable support, while the high-quality, hypoallergenic memory foam cradle pad keeps the head and face comfortable. There are five modes that work in combination with the carry strap so travelers can adjust the cradle to their preference and snooze away.


15. This Single-Serve Coffee Maker That Saves A Ton Of Space

CHULUX Single Serve Coffee Maker, $40, Amazon

For the mom who's an apartment-dweller or is otherwise short on space, this single-serve coffee maker doesn't take over the counter like many other models, and brews most K-Cup capsules. Its small size also makes it a great bet for use in the office. Its one-touch operation will produce a perfect cup of coffee in just 3 to 5 minutes, and it's FDA certified with a BPA-free water tank.


16. These Genius Sandals That Keep Toes Separated While A Pedicure Dries

Pretty Pedi Pedicure Flip Flops, $15-$21, Amazon

Any mom who loves indulging in a spa experience, whether at home or at a salon, will love these pedicure flip flops designed to make the perfect polish job a breeze. Plus, the padded footbed features arch support, and the fluffy, cushioned strap won't dig into your feet. Bonus: The stretch provided while your toes are spread isn't just for aesthetic purposes, it also gives feet a relaxing stretch and provides relief from bunions, calluses, swelling, and plantar fasciitis.


17. This Cheese Board Set That Will Be The Talk Of Any Party

Home Perspective Slate Serving Board, $30, Amazon

For the mom who loves to host a crowd, this slate serving set makes a stylish gift that will significantly up her presentation game. The 12-by-16-inch surface area allows room for a selection of cheeses or charcuterie — which can be labeled with the included soapstone chalk. The slate washes easily and is guaranteed not to crack, and it even comes with four stainless steel serving tools.


18. This Brilliant Kitchen Device That Keeps Bubbly, Well, Bubbly

Vacu Vin Champagne Saver And Pourer, $12, Amazon

A lifesaver for anyone who finds themselves pouring out sparkling wine that's gone flat, this smart Champagne stopper has a unique locking design that reseals the bottle after every use. Simply raise the lever to open and pour from a spout that also prevents drips and returns excess liquid to the bottle. Closing the lever keeps the champagne fresh and full of bubbles, letting you enjoy the same bottle for several days without wasting a drop.


19. This Heated Wrap That Soothes & Relaxes In Minutes

My Heating Pad Multi-Purpose Wrap, $20, Amazon

This cozy wrap is the perfect companion to soothe away aches and pains, and also makes a great accomplice for those nights when it's just a tad chilly outside. Filled with all-natural rice and covered with 100 percent cotton on one side and fleece on the other, it goes in the microwave for two minutes and comes out a heated, weighted therapy tool designed to alleviate muscle tension and relax away soreness. The handles on either end allow you to apply gentle pressure and shift its 3-pound weight to where it's most needed.


20. This Miniature Butter Churn That Takes Home Chefs Back In Time

Kilner Vintage Glass Butter Churn, $39, Amazon

This butter churn is truly giving me all the Martha Stewart feels. For the über-hostess with the mostest, this product lets you accompany freshly baked bread with homemade butter in as little as 10 minutes — and all you need is whipping or double cream. You can also customize the butter any number of ways: Add herbs, spices, garlic, chili, or whatever strikes your fancy. This unique device has a 34-ounce capacity and comes with a step-by-step instruction guide and a selection of recipes.


21. This Planner That Boosts Focus To Help Achieve Goals

Intelligent Change Productivity Planner, $25, Amazon

For the mom on the move, this planner helps anyone achieve their goals in record time. From the creators of The Five Minute Journal, it features a unique undated format based on leading productivity principles and research, including the Pomodoro System of time management to help beat out distractions. The system has the user rate their productivity on a daily and weekly basis for improvement, making any goal seem in-reach.


22. This 3-In-1 Facial Brush That Gives A Spa-Quality Glow At Home

MEINAIER 3-In-1 Facial Brush, $20, Amazon

Facial brushes often cost in the hundreds of dollars, but this nifty model is a real win-win: It will set you back much less than that, and its three-in-one functionality provides a full range of cleansing, from a gentle surface wash and exfoliation to a thorough pore cleaning. The set comes complete with a soft brush for sensitive skin, a sponge head for cleansing, and an exfoliating brush for deeper cleaning. The rechargeable design is also waterproof and offers two speeds.


23. This Letterboard & Chalkboard Combo That Spells Out What's Important

Meraki Letterboard/Chalkboard Combo, $17, Amazon

This letterboard and chalkboard combo is not only an attractive and on-trend design element, but it's super practical, too. For example, I'd use mine to spell out those practical daily reminders I'm saying hundreds of times a day, like "Do your homework," "Stop watching YouTube," or "Please don't yell at your brother." As a grown-up, I can also envision how fun it would be to use it to spell out the menu at a dinner party or tailgate. It comes with the full alphabet, plus emojis, special characters, chalk, and an eraser.


24. This All-In-One Set That Will Make Mom Feel Like A Real Yogi

Clever Yoga Yoga Set, $30, Amazon

Anyone can become an instant yogi with this unique set — just add the pose of your choice. Ideal for anyone just getting started, this set includes an extra thick double-sided mat with textured surfaces to provide the most comfortable, non-slip yoga experience possible. It also comes with two durable foam blocks for proper positioning and support, an 8-foot cotton yoga strap to increase flexibility and prevent injury, and two microfiber yoga towels for a slip- and sweat-free workout.


25. These Cards That Stack The Deck For Moms At Work

Affirmators! At Work, $13, Amazon

Created by Drunk History comedian Suzi Barrett, these cards provide inspirational-but-not-cheesy affirmations focused on the working world. Deal this deck out to anyone and you'll be providing some great advice "with a little less woo-woo," according to Barrett. It contains 50 cards packed with musings on topics like courage, gratitude, worthiness, and friendliness. One reviewer notes: "These are PERFECT for those who need some encouragement to get through their office job on a daily basis."


26. This Oversized Brush That Applies Foundation Fast & Flawlessly

Yoseng Large Foundation Brush, $9, Amazon

This foundation brush is sure to be a hit with the beauty lover you know, because the oddly-shaped brush blends well, picks up more color, works better for contouring, and creates a flawless finish. Reviewers say this brush shortens prep time significantly, and it's made with soft synthetic hair and a sleek rose gold and black handle.


27. This Electric Kettle That Boils Water Fast & Looks Good Doing It

Ovente Electric Kettle, $20, Amazon

This cool electric kettle will brew the perfect cuppa in no time flat while earning some style points with its eight modern, fashionable colors. It also has an LED light that practically turns the water into a lava lamp while it's boiling, all of its materials are BPA-free and easy to clean using vinegar and water, and it's equipped with automatic shut-off and boil dry protection.


28. This Griddle That's Perfect For Anyone, No Matter What They Usually Cook

Ecolution Reversible Griddle, $26, Amazon

Perfect for anyone who loves to cook, this reversible griddle is versatile, easy to use, and easy to clean. It'll fit over two burners and features two sides: a flat one for pancakes and breakfast meats, and a ridged side to sear in those grill marks on steaks, burgers, and vegetables. Made from pure cast aluminum, the design offers maximum heat conductivity for even cooking and features a water-based, non-stick coating.


29. This Genius Duffel That Folds Flat To Bring Home Treats From The Road

Gonex Packable Duffel Bag, $21, Amazon

A major life hack for frequent travelers, this duffel bag folds up into its own pouch so it can be easily stored in luggage before you embark on a trip where you plan on bringing back lots of souvenirs. With a super-roomy 60-liter capacity, this bag can be used for anything — like laundry or gym clothes — but that's much less fun. It's also crafted from water-resistant, durable nylon.


30. This 2-In-1 Device That Makes Any Home Smell & Feel Like A Spa

Tenswall Essential Oil Diffuser/Humidifier, $31, Amazon

Both an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier and an essential oil diffuser, this makes the air a little more breathable, a little less dry, and delivers a customized aromatherapy experience. It features a unique square design with a natural marble texture, so it looks more contemporary than a traditional humidifier, and it can work for 21 hours without a refill.


31. This Spray That Can Bring Mom Peace & Helps Others, Too

Luna Lifestyle Aromatherapy Spray, $14, Amazon

This aromatherapy spray is a terrific multi-purpose treat. Lavender is a natural relaxer, so it's a great pillow spray for anyone who has trouble sleeping, it can make a terrific addition to a day of pampering at home, and you can even spritz it on a yoga mat for a waft of tranquility. Made with 100 percent pure lavender oil to provide a deep sense of relaxation and peace, the company also donates 10 percent of purchases to philanthropic efforts.


32. This Oil That Treats The Hair & Scalp With 100 Percent Natural Ingredients

FIG + YARROW Hair + Scalp Tonic, $38, Amazon

FIG + YARROW is a perennial favorite for their small batch, handcrafted formulations and this Scalp Tonic is no exception. A nourishing, conditioning, and stimulating treatment, it's designed to enhance the quality and appearance of the hair and scalp. It's made with a blend of organic argan and six other oils, plus minerals and herbs, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, GMOs, or anything synthetic.


33. This Fast-Drying Towel That's Meant For The Whole Body

Aquis Body Towel, $28, Amazon

This super-soft towel is made from the same microfiber material that dries hair so quickly — only now it's sized to dry the whole body just as fast, all while providing the same luxurious feel. The secret to this fabric is that it delivers efficient moisture transport while providing comfort and durability — plus it's ultra-lightweight, which makes it ideal for travel. Machine-washable and highly durable, this is a gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.


34. This Genius Lamp That Really Shines Exactly When It Needs To

Ivation Motion-Sensing Lamp, $20, Amazon

This brilliant lamp's battery-powered LED design provides gentle illumination triggered by four selectable settings. The real genius of the bunch is auto mode — which is the answer to power outages, those inconveniently-placed light switches, and folks who hate fumbling for switches in the dark. Just set it, and the light will come on when movement is detected and stay on until 60 seconds after motion ceases.


35. This Fun Sleep Mask That Will Help Mom Catch A Few Winks

Kylin Express Sleep Mask, $27, Amazon

A sleep mask with some definite style, this is made with breathable cotton fabric and features a cute winking design. But it's really all about the mission at hand: This mask blocks out light to assist with falling asleep and helps soothe tired eyes. A convenient band holds the eye mask in place to ensure a peaceful night's rest.


36. These Eco-Friendly Nesting Bowls That Look Like A Sunrise

Bamboozle Nesting Bowl Set, $60 (Set of 7), Amazon

A must for any cook, these nesting bowls combine lean modern lines with organic shapes, sophisticated colors, and subtle texture to effortlessly blend nature and modern refinement. This set packs a hidden punch thanks to its eco-friendly street cred: The lightweight, user-friendly bowls are crafted from biodegradable and sustainable bamboo fiber.


37. This Extra-Large Cutting Board That's Made From Earth-Friendly Bamboo

Pratico Kitchen Cutting Board, $24, Amazon

This extra-large cutting board will be a welcome addition to any kitchen with its environmentally friendly design. Crafted from premium 100 percent bamboo, it's sustainable, toxin-free, and antibacterial. Plus, it's durable enough for the most heavy-duty chopping and slicing, and includes a groove to keep juices and drips on the board rather than on the counter. It's also easy to clean with soap and water.


38. This Tumbler With Over 4,400 Reviews On Amazon

Atlin Sports Travel Tumbler, $14, Amazon

Crafted from high-quality 100 percent stainless steel, this sleek and stylish tumbler is double-walled to maintain 30 ounces of liquid at your preferred temperature — either hot or cold — regardless of the outside climate. The tumbler is BPA-free, fits into standard-size cup holders, and comes with a coordinating metal straw and straw cleaner, as well as a transparent lid.


39. These Eye Patches That Kick Old-School Cucumber Slices Up A Notch

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $33, Amazon

Perfect for pampering and soothing tired eyes, these gel eye patches are infused with cucumber extract, an age-old antidote that's both a spa secret and a timeless home remedy. Noted skin care specialist Peter Thomas Roth provides both an update and a twist on the classic with these gel patches — they'll contour to the eyes to soothe and visibly awaken fatigued skin, and you can store them in the refrigerator to provide additional relaxation.


40. This Insider-Favorite Setting Spray That Smells Amazing

Supergoop! SPF 50 Rosemary Setting Mist, $12, Amazon

This setting mist takes setting spray and upgrades it by adding SPF 50 skin protection, as well as rosemary and mint for a refreshing and invigorating aromatherapy treatment. The weightless spray is packed with antioxidants and truly pampers the complexion while keeping it safe from the sun's rays.


41. This Toner That Uses The Power Of Fermentation On Your Skin

Whamisa Organic Flowers Skin Toner, $40, Amazon

It's no secret that fermented ingredients are good for the gut, but this toner applies the same principles to improving the complexion with natural floral ingredients. Starring aloe, chrysanthemum, and lotus, this Korean formulation is a bit different from what we traditionally think of as toners here in the U.S. — this less astringent version deeply moisturizes and revitalizes the skin. It also comes in a frosted glass bottle and is boxed for easy gift-giving.


42. These Brushes That Use Charcoal To Exfoliate & Smooth The Face Or Body

Flend Charcoal Brush Set, $25 (2 Pack), Amazon

These innovative brushes are crafted with ultra-soft, antibacterial, synthetic bristles — and they're melded with charcoal fibers to provide a unique cleaning and exfoliating experience to the face and body. The large brush is perfect for a circulation-enhancing back rub, and the facial brush features 19 massage heads to improve skin texture and promote the absorption of cleansers.

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