We think it’s outdated being afraid of your boyfriend’s mom. She loves her son, but you’ll get some major points if you give her the perfect gift. We’ve found 39 of the cutest gifts to buy her. Whether it’s for her birthday, for the holidays, or the first time you meet her, we’ve got you covered!
Scented Soy Candle
Smell is meant to be linked to memory. Give her this gorgeous candle and she'll always remember how nice you are. We're not saying she'll admit you're too good for her son - no one is. She will say thank you and enjoy this Lulu candle. It's scent is only half the present. The eco-friendly soy candle is poured into a stylish, shiny gold jar.
Chocolatier Gift Box
What woman doesn't love chocolate? Godiva is the original Belgian luxury chocolatier. The sight of the iconic gold box will spark immediate joy. If she doesn't love you already, this will earn you top marks. 19 Godiva classics cover all her favorite flavors. Just make sure your boyfriend doesn't try to steal a bite.
Women's Cozy House Slippers
You know what a chore it is, keeping up with her son. Give your boyfriend's mom the gift of added comfort. If she's constantly on her feet doting over her son - rustling up snacks or helping him find something in plain sight - she needs good arch support. These house slippers are super comfortable and supportive. Memory foam bottoms help her avoid sore feet.
Butterfly Necklace for Mom
Personalize the occasion with this customizable necklace. An adorable butterfly is represented in a pearlescent finish. Choose between a white or rose gold chain. Then, simply select her initial to make it personal! Its minimalist design makes it suitable for any style. Your boyfriend's mother will be grateful for this thoughtful gift.
Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket
Is the rest of the family always hogging the covers? Your boyfriend's mom deserves a good cuddle. This blanket will wrap her up in soft fleece. One side is cozy sherpa, the other a sleek and pretty pink. It's made of premium microfiber so it won't lose its shape or bunch up over time.
Perfume Miniatures Set
Some women are known by a signature scent, but maybe she hasn't found hers yet. This Yves Saint Laurent gift set is a perfect tester to find her forever fragrance. It contains 2 eaux de toilette and 2 eaux de parfum from YSL's signature line. Plus, these mini scents are travel sized. A perfect gift to coordinate with a birthday vacation!
Bonsai Tree Kit
Keeping a bonsai tree isn't as hard as it seems. Give your boyfriend's mom this handy starter kit and she'll be a pro in no time. The gift set includes everything she needs: pots, markers, peat soil, a nutrition pack, and seeds of course! It comes with a handy booklet of bonsai growing tips. She'll love this meditative activity.
Cool Mom Sweater
Kick the stereotype of the scary mother-in-law. Even if you haven't married her son yet, she's probably become a second mother to you. We know you love your mom, but let your boyfriend's mom know how cool she is. This Cool Mom sweatshirt is cute and cozy. The logo is in an adorable leopard print. She'll love how comfortable it is.
Rainbow Rose Flower & Vase
Upstage the boys with this forever flower. Your boyfriend and his dad will probably go for the real bouquet. That will wilt in a matter of days. This rainbow rose will last a lifetime. She can appreciate it every day. It also comes with its own vase in a beautiful gift box.
Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener
The perfect present if your relationship has progressed to girls' night. Bonding over wine? Your boyfriend's mother will appreciate this handy gadget. White or red? This electric opener eases indulging in her favorite vintage. We're not saying you should buy her a bottle of wine to go along with it, but... it couldn't hurt!
Paris Macaron Variety Pack
Gift her a decadent taste of traditional Paris. Macarons are an iconic dessert from France. This gift box from Le Parfait Paris brings the classic home. Your boyfriend's mom will enjoy 15 different flavors. These are even gluten free! If you're feeling really generous, go for the 24 pack!
Simple Wine Bundle
Everybody's into reusable water bottles. Does anyone you know have a reusable wine glass and cooler? Let your boyfriend's mom be the first. This set has a decanter that will keep wine cool for 28 hours - if it lasts that long! Two matching tumblers complete the set. Raise a glass with your boyfriend's mom wherever you are!
Bamboo Cheese Board Set
Does your boyfriend's mom love to entertain? This is more than just a cutting board. Made with sleek, sustainable bamboo, it's extremely durable. A wide 13.5 inches of space allow for an array of finger foods. It also features a secret drawer hiding 4 different types of cheese knives. Any hostess would love it!
White Prisma Gallery Frame
This frame is a great present for any occasion. Remind her of all the wonderful memories her family has made together. She can organize 9 different photos in this collage. It's framed by a modern diamond design. Just avoid the awkward conversation of whether or not you'll be in the family Christmas card.
Bath and Body Gift Basket For His Mom
You know how much work her son can be. Get him out of her hair for the day and give her this gift. She can pamper herself with this luxury spa set. 9 different vanilla-coconut scented products come in a handmade basket. Personalize the note and let her know how much you appreciate her.
Hanging Mason Jars with LED
Is your boyfriend's mom into interior decorating? These LED mason jar lights are the perfect shabby chic accessory. They're battery powered so there's no worry about rewiring. Handy remote controls help her control each sconce. Set the mood or light up the room. This set of 2 can be hung anywhere.
Wine Tote Bag Bundle
If your boyfriend stole the idea of the electric wine bottle opener, have no fear! We've got you covered. This backpack will be the perfect compliment to a wine-themed present. It can store one bottle of wine and two tumblers. Best part is it comes with the two tumblers! Transporting to her friend's house or out on a picnic is a breeze.
Bread Proofing Basket Set
If she's gone full sourdough after quarantine, encourage her baking. This kit will have her prepared for baking loaf after loaf. It comes with 2 rising bowls made of natural rattan cane. Plus, she'll get a dough whisk, bread lame, and two dough scrapers. As a bonus, there's a free e-cookbook download!
Gourmet Salted Caramel
If she prefers caramel over chocolate this pack is a great choice. 3 bags full of individually wrapped caramels add up to 7.5 ounces. These caramels are handcrafted from a traditional recipe. Every piece is sprinkled with large grains of sea salt to bring out the best flavors of this sweet.
Spruce up her space. This cool looking terrarium grows plants in just water, no soil! Perfect for decorating around the house or her desk at work. The beautiful wooden stand holds 3 see-through vases. She can pick a variety of plants to grow in it!
4 Prong Swarovski Stud Earrings
These earrings are the classic accessory. No matter her personal style, shiny studs are a must-have for every woman. These are made of hypoallergenic gold and sterling silver. The stone is high-quality cubic zirconia. Pick white, yellow, or rose gold. Your boyfriend's mother will love this pair.
Rose Handmade Teddy Bear
Bouquets are old hat. Get your boyfriend's mom a modern take on the traditional gift. This bunch of roses is shaped like an adorable teddy bear. Pick one of 9 gift packs. Each comes with a bespoke bear, a balloon, lights, and a greeting card. These roses will never wilt. They're made of everlasting flowers.
Premium Dark Chocolates
Has your boyfriend's mom got a dark side? These premium dark chocolates are perfect for her. See's Famous Old Time Candies come with an assortment of 2 pounds of chocolate. All bite-sized pieces are wrapped in luxurious dark chocolate. There's traditional maple walnut or peanut and exotic pineapple truffle.
Garden Tools Set
This set's great if she has a green thumb. Scuddle's garden tools come in their own handy carryall. It includes trowel, weeder, spade, rake, and cultivator. Plus a set of matching garden gloves. The inside of the tote has plenty of space for her to carry around a water bottle or sun cream for uninterrupted time in the garden.
Oil Kitchen Cruets Gift
These dispenser bottles are not just super cute. They're super useful! A set of 4 lets her decant different oils, vinegars, and salad dressings into these reusable jars. They're great if your boyfriend's mother loves to cook. Each is marked with handy measuring lines in cups, milliliters, and ounces. It features a no-drip spout for clean cooking.
Movie Night Kernel & Seasoning Set
Celebrating her birthday at home this year? Don't let your boyfriend's mom miss out on the cinema experience. Make the evening special with this movie night kit. 3 different types of corn kernels come with 5 different seasonings. She can mix things up her way!
Biscotti Gift Basket
Give her a taste of Italy with this biscotti gift box. 12 cookies come in 6 flavors. They include chocolate, double chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, coconut, and cranberry-almond. They're vegetarian, kosher, and made with all natural ingredients. See if she doesn't eat them all in one go! We're drooling over the picture.
Rustic Canvas Print Set
Nobody likes picking 3 words to describe themselves. Beat her to it. Tell your boyfriend's mom how special she is. This 3-piece set is printed on canvas with a rustic wood effect. They'll look great in any room in the house. She'll be grateful for your kindness, thankful for the present, and blessed to have you in her life!
Mom Who Has Everything Gift
This is a great pick for a mom with a sense of humor. Does your boyfriend's mom need her morning coffee... and her nightly wine? This cup rack keeps her mugs and wine glasses ready to go. Help her distinguish between AM and PM drinks.
Truffle Oil Selection
Leaving boring olive oil behind. This gift trio is for refined palates. If she's a sucker for luxurious truffle oil she'll enjoy tasting these. The 3 flavors are white, English, and black truffle oil. Each has a distinctly different flavor. They're great in marinades and salad dressings or drizzled on top of pizza.
World Traveler Hot Sauce Set
We know your boyfriend's mom has a high tolerance. She puts up with her son. Spice things up with this hot sauce gift set. Any chili addict will love these 15 spicy sauces from around the world. Whether it's from Japan, Texas, or Kenya, it's sure to blow her top. They come in a fun, world traveler-printed gift box.
White Flower Diffuser
Sophisticated design and a refreshing scent. This diffuser is sleek and beautiful. If your boyfriend's mom is crazy about fragrance she'll love it. This diffuser spreads the sweet smell of French lavender. If she falls in love with it, she'll never run out! The company sells refills.
Aromatherapy Shower Vapors
If she's got no time for bath bombs, these are a great alternative. Skip the soak but still get that relaxing aromatherapy effect. Simply throw a steamer tablet into the corner of the shower and enjoy. Your boyfriend's mom will love these therapeutic indulgences. Each color boasts a different benefit, from stress to sinus relief.
Homemade Chakra Crystal Necklace
For the spiritual mom. This beautiful necklace is handcrafted. Each wire is bent by hand and the beads carefully strung on for the perfect piece. The pendant features a golden Tree of Life and 7 different natural gemstones as the leaves. The necklace is meant to symbolize balance and good health.
Wine Opener Set
Help her crack open a cool bottle of her favorite wine. This opener set takes the struggle out of old-fashioned corkscrews. The Air Pressure pump uses suction to effortlessly open a bottle. No crumbling corks or cursing moms. There's also a handy foil cutter. Your boyfriend's mom will love this quick, easy way to open her wine.
Is your boyfriend's mom into cooking? Give her the gift of fresh herbs year 'round. This hydroponic garden lets her grow her own vegetables indoors. She doesn't need a green thumb to work it, either. The control panel will remind her when to water or feed the plants. Plus, there's no messy soil.
Gourmet Chocolate Truffles
Life is like a box of chocolates. We found a box that's as glamorous as her life. Indulge her sweet tooth with this large box of truffles. She'll get to enjoy a gourmet selection of 48 pieces of chocolate. All the flavors come in a vegan option. Each bite is hand-crafted in Miami Beach.
Personalized Engraved Pendant
This modern, minimalist pendant is an ideal present for a woman of any style. If you're unsure of your boyfriend's mom's taste in jewelry, this is a safe way to go. A simple necklace features an engravable charm. Personalize it with her name, her children's names, or a beloved quote. Choose from gold, silver, or rose gold plating.