20 Mother's Day Gifts for Your Girlfriend Celebrating Her Amazing Parenting

Surprise a great mom with a great gift.
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Christin Perry
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Christin Perry
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  • Christin specializes in writing gift guides and shoppable articles for The Knot.
  • Christin is a freelance writer, also covering lifestyle, health, and parenting.
  • She has written for such publications as The Bump, Parents, VeryWell, Parade and LittleThings.
Updated Mar 28, 2023
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If you're wondering: "Should I get my girlfriend a mother's day gift?" The answer is yes! If you're dating a mom or you and your girlfriend have welcomed a child together, it's time to start shopping for a Mother's Day gift for your girlfriend. After all, Mother's Day is a time for her to feel celebrated and appreciated for all the little things she does for her family each day.

Here, we've rounded up some great Mother's Day gift ideas for your girlfriend. Whether you're searching for a small and meaningful gift or something more luxurious, you're sure to find the inspiration you need to get started on your search for the perfect gift.

From high-end sheets to tongue-in-cheek candles, browse our list of the best Mother's Day gifts for your girlfriend below.

1. Ceramic Bud Vase

Bud vase

If your girlfriend has kids, you've probably witnessed her constantly bending over backwards for them. Show her how lucky you all are to have her when you gift her this sweet ceramic vase. She's sure to tear up when she opens the package. Bonus points if you fill it with her favorite flowers.

2. Mama T-shirt

Retro mama tee

How adorable is this retro "mama" tee shirt from Etsy? It makes a good Mother's Day gift for a girlfriend because it pays homage to one of her favorite titles, but it's also a cute way for you to honor her role with a small, thoughtful gift. We love the colorful graphics and comfortable fit, too.

3. Funny Candle

Funny candle

She loves her little ones, but they can certainly get on her last nerve from time to time! You've probably witnessed this more than once during your relationship, so gift her a candle that makes light of the situation (no pun intended). This soy-based candle from Etsy is a great choice. It's both hilarious and useful, with lots of premium scents available.

4. Scratch-Off Mom Journal

Bucket list mom journal

One of the best Mother's Day gifts for a girlfriend is this leather-bound "Moments With Mom" scratch-off journal. This sentimental gift lists lots of bonding moments for a mother to share with her kiddos and makes space to record memories from those events—including adding photos and other mementos. It's the perfect way to show her how much you care this Mother's Day.

5. Initial Necklace

Baublebar initial necklace

For something a little less flashy, but still beautiful and meaningful, gift your main squeeze this dainty gold-plated initial necklace this Mother's Day. Choose from a plain gold or pave letter for a touch of bling that will always make her think of you. It'll pair perfectly with any existing old necklace she wears, too.

6. Succulent Garden

Mom succulent garden

If you're looking for a small, casual Mother's Day gift for your girlfriend, opt for this succulent garden. Housed in a pretty pink vessel with a wooden "mom" sign, it's the perfect low-maintenance gift. The decorative pink moss makes it extra special and unique.

7. Silky Pajamas

Silk pajamas

We just adore these elegant and luxurious pajamas. This set is perfect for lounging around the house or sleeping, whichever she prefers while she enjoys breakfast in bed on her special day. Plus, they're made from washable silk, so no worries if her kiddo spills on them during a couch cuddle sesh.

8. Matching Mother and Child Clothing

Matching mother child clothing

If your special lady is celebrating her very first year as a mom, here's what to get your girlfriend for Mother's Day: this T-shirt and onesie set. Adorable giraffes proclaim that it's her and baby's first Mother's Day together. So sweet! Choose from a wide variety of sizes and colors and personalize the set with each of their names.

9. Bird Necklace

Bird necklace

Whether she has one kid or many, your girlfriend is sure to love this sweet mama bird necklace from Uncommon Goods. It features a mother bird with up to four little ones in sterling silver on a 16-inch chain. So if you're in search of the best Mother's Day gifts for a girlfriend with more than one kiddo, look no further!

10. Mom Decor Sign

Rustic mom decor sign

Wondering what to get your girlfriend for Mother's Day? Consider this rustic sign from Etsy, which displays the word "mom" in large font, with her kids' names scrawled in the middle. It's a sweet gesture and would make the perfect addition to her home.

11. Flower Bouquet

Floral bouquet

This Mother's Day, why not give your girlfriend some beautiful flowers? It's one of our go-to Mother's Day gift ideas for a girlfriend, because everyone loves an excuse to receive a stunning bouquet. This arrangement of pink tulips is sure to be a hit on her special day—we can't think of a more classically romantic gift for your girlfriend.

12. Pretty Mug

mother's day gifts for girlfriend

Of course, a Mother's Day gift for your girlfriend doesn't have to come right out and say "Happy Mother's Day." Opt for a subtle nod to the spring season in which the holiday falls with this adorable monogrammed mug from Anthropologie. It's dishwasher safe, too.

13. Cozy Slippers


Chances are, your girlfriend is on her feet often chasing after the little ones. Treat her toes to these ultra-cozy UGG slippers this Mother's Day. This style of slipper is super on trend, too, so you'll be sure to score some style points.

14. Handprint Art

Handprint art

It'll take a bit of work on your part, but this handprint flower art is sure to steal her heart. You'll download and print the digital file in full color, then add her kids' handprints for a personalized Mother's Day gift. This print works with one, two or three handprints and you can choose the colors you'll use.

15. Heart Photo Collage

Art print

This photo collage in the shape of a heart is super sweet. Collect all of her favorite snaps and arrange them using the helpful online template. Choose from a variety of print sizes (each requires an increasing number of photos) and a bunch of different frame finishes for a personalized Mother's Day gift that'll touch her heart.

16. Luxe Sheets

Luxe sheets

What does any mom secretly want more than anything else this Mother's Day? More sleep! That's why this luxurious bedding bundle from Brooklinen makes our list of the best Mother's Day gifts for your girlfriend. Choose from several understated, but attractive colors and patterns, with sizes available from twin to California king.

17. Tea Sampler

Tea sampler

If your girl is a tea drinker, surprise her with this set. Featuring some of the most beautiful loose-leaf teas we've ever laid eyes on, she can enjoy blends like a matcha-almond green tea and a fruity rose tea. Pair it with a cute mug and you've got the perfect Mother's Day gift for your girlfriend.

18. Birthstone Earrings

Birthstone earrings

What's better than one pair of earrings on Mother's Day? Three pairs, of course. And what's better still is when those three pairs all pay homage to her birth month or her little one's birth month. This pretty set of three pairs of birthstone earrings allows her to wear them all at once if she has multiple piercings or rotate them depending on her daily outfits. Choose from any of the 12 birthstones.

19. Infinity Bracelet

Infinity bracelet

If your girlfriend is a mother, she understands what it means to love someone for eternity. She'll build that type of love for you, too, when you gift her this beautiful bracelet with an infinity symbol for Mother's Day. This 7-inch sterling silver bracelet features a secure clasp closure. Keep in mind: This is also an adorable option for an anniversary gift.

20. Trending Lip Oil

Lip oil

Not only is this lip oil an editor favorite here, it's also super trendy on the beauty scene. It comes in a variety of colors that aren't overly pigmented, so they'll give a natural, juicy look. Plus, it's infused with nourishing lip oil to keep kisses soft. This is also a great little add on to a larger gift—just because.

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