Need some inspiration on what to get the number one lady in your life? When it comes to Mother’s Day, we decided to cut out the middleman and go straight to the source for what stylish moms really want (and what they most definitely don’t). After all, mom knows best.
Keep scrolling to shop what real moms want for Mother’s Day!
"My favorite gift for any occasion is a personal, handmade card from my daughter. The cards are always delightful and sometimes a work of art on their own. She makes a point to make her message meaningful, so they are always heartwarming. What I don't want is to be taken out to a crowded restaurant with a harried staff because it's their busiest day of the year. If someone wants to cook for me, I'm game." — Lisa, 58
"I always love any gift that involves time spent with my girls, such as a trip to a museum, a show, or even just a picnic lunch at a special place. I also love gifts like jewelry or artwork that are either made by people they know or from places they have traveled. What I don't want is for them to feel like they need to spend lots of money on a gift. I would rather have a small gift that they have put some thought into; something that reminds them of me." — Janet, 56
"I would most love to receive a lovely afternoon tea party from my children. From my husband, I would love a bouquet of pink roses, perfume, or a box of See's or Godiva chocolates. I would hate to receive an appliance or any kind of kitchen thing." — Amy, 62
"I'm going to be totally honest and cliché—on the top of my list is a whole nights uninterrupted sleep. Closely followed by an angel to bring me cooked meals and do the never-ending baby laundry. Also, I'd love a pedicure somewhere that doesn't have tons of toxic fumes from chemicals. Things I definitely don't want? Coffee or chocolate." — Seong, 31
"For Mother's Day, I'd love to spend the day being pampered and sipping champagne at a spa at the beach or pool, and to come home to a home cooked meal and a pair of diamond earrings. What I don't want is anything that cleans, organizes, or fixes something in the house." — Maia, 36
"I would love having every family member together for a meal, a movie, or an evening out, and have it organized by someone other than myself! I would hate to receive a Fitbit." — Lisa, 55
"I want two consecutive weekend days where I can sleep in, like really sleep in. No alarms. No schedule. What I definitely do not want is Mother's Day brunch." — Ishi, 34
"I would like to spend time with my sons planting flowers in my yard. I do not want unnecessary gifts." — Shannon, 60
"What all moms want for Mother’s Day is time with their children however they can get it—by phone or in person. Cards are nice too. And sometime moms want just a little bit of time to themselves as well, because it can be a day of reflection. Gifts, if given, need only be small and personal. In my case, licorice is always good! Or a photo. What most real moms definitely don't want is chocolates or appliances." — Deb, 63
"I am the mother of a single daughter, and gifting seems to come naturally to her. I’ve received beautiful gifts from her in the past, including a Jo Malone box of goodies, some fancy blue gardening tools, and a gorgeous bouquet of roses delivered to my office. As she recently moved away, what would please me most this year would be a beautifully framed picture of my daughter, chosen by her. What I would definitely not want? Slippers!" — Christiane, 59