Top Gifts and Books for Mother’s Day
April 14, 2022
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to really start thinking about what to get the special women in your life. After all, they deserve it, right?! We’ll leave the celebration plans up to you, but we can definitely help with the perfect gifts. Keep reading to see our suggested top gifts and books for Mother’s Day that mom’s sure to love!
Non-Fiction Books for Mother’s Day Gifts
Is your mom or another admirable woman in your life more interested in learning new things and diving into some fascinating nonfiction reads than reading about fantastical adventures? Here are some books that she might enjoy receiving on Mother’s Day.
Everyone has a different way of dealing with emotions, even moms! That’s why Broken would make a great gift! In this book, Jenny Lawson brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way. And by hilarious, we mean it! Mom is guaranteed to be laughing from start to finish.
For some moms, their love language with their family is through food and a full stomach. That’s why we recommend Ayesha Curry’s cookbook, The Full Plate. It’s perfect for busy moms because it’s full of delicious, family-friendly recipes that are ready in no time when you’ve got no time. Recipes like Ayesha’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches are sure to get everyone’s mouths watering; ours sure are!
“Would you rather have a perfect mom, or a happy one?” is the question that author Rebecca Eanes considered when writing The Gift of a Happy Mother. And that’s why it’ll make the perfect book for mom because it contains a relatable guide and the process of getting back to happiness, finding balance, embracing gratitude, and not sweating the small stuff. Trust us; this is one book that will bring your mom a lot of joy.
You’re Mom is an incredible book because it recognizes that moms are there for us through the good, the bad, the scary, the sticky, and everything in between. Short and sweet but packed full of hilarity, this picture book will delight all moms and give you a chance to repay her for all the years she read picture books to you!
Let’s face it, being a mom is hard – being a parent is HARD. That’s why Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley created #IMOMSOHARD. Give your mom a break this Mother’s Day and let her join these two ladies in their laugh-out-loud, best friend banter on the eighty bajillion ways moms give their all every day. All we can say is, your mom NEEDS this one. Plus, she deserves it.
Fiction Books for Mother’s Day Gifts
If your mom prefers to get lost in beautiful new worlds, exciting love stories or traveling in time, then fiction reads might be more her style. So here are some of our recommended fiction books for Mother’s Day.
A Single Thread paints an outstanding portrait detailing women of history. It weaves in a sense of community among a group of needlewomen – women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, but it also depicts much more. It shares the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War I. A truly fascinating read that we think your mom will really enjoy.
Sticking to a storyline following powerful women like we mentioned in A Single Thread (see above), A Rogue of One’s Own is no different! Your mom will not only fall in love with Lady Lucie’s determination to succeed throughout this tale, but she will also fall in love with the blossoming romance between her and Lord Ballentine. This book is an enemies-to-lovers tale your mom won’t want to miss!
This one’s got it all! Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney spins together such an infectious tale with Good Company by touching on so many relatable topics such as love, marriage, parenting, friendship and betrayal. From the very first page to the very last, we think your mom will devour this truly tender and beautiful story in one gulp!
Does your mom love a good romance? If so, we’ve got a romantic novel just for her! The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary is an easy-going and humorous story that takes a love between roommates in a totally different direction. You see, their roommate situation is a little…unorthodox; these roomies don’t actually live together in their apartment at the same time. So how are they roommates, you might ask? These apartment dwellers share the space and everything in it, but at completely different times of the day. Trust us; your mom is going to fall in love with this romance and cry tears from all the laughter!
Many readers, and even movie fans, are no strangers to Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, anyone?). Sparks’ romances are so popular, entertaining, and just downright beautiful that The Return is a must-have book to gift for your mom this Mother’s Day! We think that the charming love story between Trevor and Natalie is sure to sweep her off her feet in one fell swoop!
Elin Hilderbrand is another author that is very popular in the romance space. In the novel What Happens in Paradise, your mom will transport herself to the sunlit shores of the island of St. John. Need we go on? Well, we will if you insist! This book is lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that make for an immensely satisfying page-turner. Your mom would absolutely love to have this book as part of her collection. She might even read it more than once!
Have a mom more into mysteries, thrillers or maybe something a little spooky? If this is the case, we recommend The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. This psychological thriller is chalked full of bone-chilling suspense that will take your mom on a roller coaster ride of twists and turns she will never expect. She won’t be able to look away, and it will leave her wanting even more! Even if your mom isn’t into thrillers, this book will definitely change her opinions on the genre!
The Good Sister is a domestic suspense by the amazing Sally Hepworth. This book is just so stunningly clever that we can’t help but want to recommend this book for your mom to enjoy right along with us! Told from the perspective of not only one but two unreliable narrators, it is wholeheartedly entertaining but will most certainly keep you guessing until the very end. Your mom won’t be able to put it down, we promise!
Activities Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts
Would you prefer to gift something different than books for Mother’s Day? Does your mom love to get creative and crafty? Then we’ve got the perfect gifts for her right here:
Mom can let her creativity shine bright like a diamond with this sparkly new kit (we give full credit to Rhianna for that metaphor). Not only will she get to relax while also creating something beautiful and decorative, but she will also be joining millions of others in the hottest new craft trend sweeping the globe! If your mom loves painting by numbers, cross-stitch, or even mosaics, she will love Crystal Creations! This butterfly kit is only just the beginning, and we’ve got plenty more to shop from as well!
Do you think your mom would be interested in learning a new skill? What about learning the art of Calligraphy? This kit includes everything she’ll need to master classic alphabet scripts, design letters, and create uniquely individual calligraphic styles. With the help of the instructions within, your mom will be creating wedding invitations, birthday cards, scrapbooks and exquisite scripted artworks in no time!
Did you know that Bridgerton started as a book series before it swept the nation as a hit series on Netflix? It’s true! And while your mom may have read the series, it is also very likely she watched the show. After all, it was enjoyed by over 82 million households worldwide! Do you know what pairs nicely with the book and tv series? This coloring book! Not only does it allow mom time to relax, but she will also get the chance to channel her inner Lady Whistledown as she colors her way through this book, silently observing everything the “ton” is up to.
Do you have a mom that’s not as crafty but loves a good challenge? What about puzzles that feature beautiful landscapes, architecture and wonders of the world? If you think that’s something she would enjoy, this Eiffel Tower jigsaw puzzle would be a perfect gift! With 1000 pieces, hours and hours of fun are sure to follow, but if she finishes this one, remember we have plenty more puzzles to choose from once she’s ready for a new view! Check them all out here.
Children’s Books for Mother’s Day Gifts
While these may not necessarily be a gift for mom, kids’ books about mom are fun for the family! They are also a great way for moms to celebrate Mother’s Day with their young readers while simultaneously sharing the love of books. We might be biased, but spreading the joy of reading is a perfect gift in our eyes!
This humorous book takes readers through a playful, busy day with Mom. After all, we know mom’s a busy woman, don’t you agree? In an instructional style storyline, two siblings suggest the best ways to raise a happy, healthy mom (like making sure she eats plenty of veggies). Filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas, and lots of love, How to Raise a Mom is a perfect book for Mother’s Day – or any day for that matter!
We all know what Mother’s Day is about, right? It’s to make sure mom gets recognized for the hard work and love she shows to her family every day of the year. In The Night Before Mother’s Day, one dad ensures that, on this extraordinary day, mom is taken extra special care of by planning a little surprise. So what does the special plan involve? A perfect cake for mom, a spa treatment right at home, and lots of love. This book is an adorable read that we think moms would love sharing with their little ones!
This concludes our awesome Mother’s Day gifts list. If you saw something that caught your eye, don’t worry, these cheap books and activity sets aren’t only great presents for moms, they’re suitable gifts for almost anyone (yourself included!). So, what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to shop for gifts and books for Mother’s Day. Plus, who knows, if you’re lucky, maybe she’ll share her haul with you, too!
Are you looking for more ideas for the perfect gifts and books for Mother’s Day? Check out our complete curated Mother’s Day gift ideas list here!