Shopping for young moms can be fun, or it might leave you wondering how to think outside the gift-giving box. Modern, hip moms appreciate both contemporary Mother's Day gifts and traditional gifts with a twist. To find the perfect gift this Mother's Day, consider her personality and interests, and don't shy away from trends.
Gifts for her home: The modern mother has a fast-paced lifestyle, but she can still manage to craft decadent sweets and grow fantastic blooms like a professional. If the young mom in your life loves to spend her free time in her kitchen, garden, or entertainment space, then give her tools and gadgets that will lend a hand at home. New appliances, innovative gardening equipment, and the latest styles in home decor make great Mother's Day gifts.
The latest gadgets: If you're stumped for gift ideas, look to electronics. There is something for every modern woman here. New smartphones help her manager her busy life in a fun way. Cutting-edge televisions help her unwind with her favorite shows, ball games, and movies after a busy workday. Video games make family time exciting, and portable music players keep her entertained from the gym to the train. Pay attention when Mother's Day is around the corner. Chances are Mom will be talking about the electronics she really wants.
Something sparkly: Jewelry is a classic Mother's Day gift, but you can update it to suit young moms by seeking out the latest trends. Choose from fashion jewelry and designer jewelry to impress her with something that is totally her style. Beaded necklaces, cocktail rings, and stackable bangle bracelets are sure to impress her.
Primping tools: She may be a mom, but she's still young, and she probably wants to look her age. Beauty products would be a welcome gift as well as a nice way to let mom pamper herself a bit. A manicure set and a new nail polish, a flat iron, or her favorite perfume would all help her feel beautiful.
A basketful of gifts: If you can't choose just one gift for your hip mom, consider giving her a whole gift basket. Preassembled gift baskets stuffed with treats or bath products will impress Mom with their luxury factor. If these don't seem quite right for your mom, put together a custom gift basket filled with all of her favorite things. Consider candles, flowers, new linens, handmade crafts, designer accessories, and home decor items for your Mother's Day gift basket.
Published April 13, 2011
Updated March 2, 2015