25 Mother's Day Gifts for Your Girlfriend That Celebrate Her Amazing Parenting

Surprise a great mom with a great gift.
Four Mother's Day gifts for girlfriend: "momma" pendant necklace, scratch-off bucket list journal, heart lightbulb, monogram trinket dishes
Photos, clockwise: Made by Mary, Uncommon Goods, Uncommon Goods, Anthropologie
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Updated Mar 28, 2024
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The second Sunday of May is a mom-entous occasion. In case you didn't already know, it's Mother's Day! Don't just spoil your own ma' though: A Mother's Day gift for your girlfriend who has welcomed a child into the world is a must as well.

Whether you're looking for something simple or grandiose to let her know you recognize how hard she works to be a loving and supportive mother, you'll find a great gift for your girlfriend on our list. We're talking quintessential Mom Day gifts like self-care goodies to cute "mama" swag to show off her superwoman status. We've even included trendy daily essentials sure to already be on her wishlist (read: UGG slippers and a Stanely cup).

The spring holiday is a time for her to feel celebrated and appreciated for everything she does for her family, and these are the best Mother's Day gifts for your girlfriend that do just that.

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Should You Get Your Girlfriend a Mother's Day Gift?

If your girlfriend is a mom or if you share a child together, then it's generally considered a thoughtful gesture to acknowledge her on Mother's Day with a gift. A present, big or small, is a great way to express your heartfelt thanks for all the care she provides and affirm her significant role in your and her kid(s) life.

Good Mother's Day gifts for your girlfriend include various tokens of appreciation such as sentimental jewelry, pampering bath products and personalized art that celebrates her role as a loving and supportive partner and mother. And don't forget a card! The kids might even want to help out so it's beautifully homemade.

Good Mother's Day Gifts for Your Girlfriend

Ready to turn "Should I get my girlfriend a Mother's Day gift?" into "Of course, and it's going to be amazing!"? Keep scrolling for the best Mother's Day gifts for your GF.

1. Personalized Stacked Pendant Necklace

Personalized pendant necklace mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Made By Mary

This necklace will keep the one she holds near and dear to her heart even closer. The sturdy chain is adorned with two round pendants. The top circle is stamped with the birth flower of her firstborn; while the bottom pendant is stamped with her title as mama. You can choose from 14K yellow or rose gold-filled or sterling silver, depending on her daily style. For your girlfriend who has more than one child, shop Made By Mary's Big & Little Blooms Disc necklace.

2. Pink Tulip Bouquet Delivery

Floral bouquet delivery mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: BloomsyBox

Whether you're shopping for a Mother's Day gift for a new girlfriend or a long-term girlfriend, you can't go wrong with flowers. This gorgeous bouquet of pink tulips from BloomsyBox can be delivered to her doorstep on May 12th, right on time to celebrate. Tulips symbolize deep and unconditional love, whether between partners or between a mother and her children, making them especially fitting for the occasion. Enhance the gift by adding a vase, scented candle or other small items from the brand to make it even more memorable.

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3. Handprint Art

Handprint art mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Annenguyenartist

How about a bouquet that never wilts? Bring the kids in on the action for this Mother's Day gift idea for your girlfriend. Start by printing the digital file depicting green stems tied with a ribbon. Then grab some paint (and a drop cloth) to press your and her kid's handprints into the paper as the flowers. You can then sign your names under the note "Handmade with love." Aww! Once it dries, you can frame it.

4. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Shari's Berries

What better way to indulge your girlfriend's sweet tooth this Mother's Day than with decadent chocolate-dipped strawberries? After all, the way to the heart is through the stomach, right? Choose between six, 12 or 24 strawberries dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with pastel sprinkles for a delight on the eyes and taste buds. Trust us, the kids will love this gift too!

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5. Cordless Heart Light Bulb

Cordless heart light bulb mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Your girlfriend might not need a nightlight like the kids, but she'll appreciate this one nonetheless. The "filament" uses hundreds of tiny LEDs shaped into a heart to emit a rose-gold glow. The lightbulb produces no heat and is cordless, so it can stand upright or be carried around and laid on its side wherever you want the warm ambiance.

6. Monogrammed Trinket Dish

Monogram trinket dish mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Anthropologie

What about some stylish organization for the busy mom? This charming stone dish, painted with colorful botanicals and personalized with her initial, offers a specific place to keep small items like keys, earrings or lip balm. It'll be perfect for decluttering and sprucing up her front entry table, nightstand or vanity.

7. Sterling Silver Infinity Bracelet

Infinity bracelet mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Blue Nile

Celebrate the eternal bond of motherhood with this elegant bracelet. Crafted from sterling silver, it features a polished infinity symbol charm on a double-strand cable chain. It can also represent your endless love for her and her kids.

8. Personalized Stanely Cup

We just know she's already pointed out a Stanley Tumbler at Target that she just has to have. And like the good S.O. you are, you remembered—err, were reminded—that the drinkware is on her wishlist. Make it extra special for Mother's Day and have it custom engraved with her name, initials, a short message or an illustration. You can even upload one of her kid's drawings to be laser engraved onto the cup. Talk about a cool and practical Mother's Day gift for your girlfriend.

9. Cozy Slippers

UGG slippers mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: UGG

Your girlfriend likely spends most of each day on her feet, chasing after the little ones. This Mother's Day, spoil her with these ultra-cozy—and ultra-trendy—UGG slippers. With their plush wool lining, they'll provide comfort whether she's up and about or taking a well-deserved break.

10. Vibrant Sleep Set

Vibrant sleep set mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Print Fresh

If your girlfriend's vibrant and outgoing personality is one of her best traits, consider getting her a pair of pajamas that match her energy level. This sleep set stands out with its charming hot pink color and funky leopard print design. Plus, it's made from 100% cotton, ensuring extra softness for her comfort during those essential nights of rest that prepare her for another day of playful activities with the kids.

11. Wellness Tea Sampler

Tea sampler
Photo: Magic Hour

If your gal is a tea drinker, she'll be ecstatic about this gift set. Featuring some of the most beautiful loose-leaf teas we've ever laid eyes on, she can enjoy five of Magic Hour's bestselling blends like almond matcha green tea and rose herbal fruit tea. Combined, she'll be able to enjoy up to 75 cups of tea. It even comes with a gorgeous gold strainer.

12. Heart-Shaped Shower Steamers

Heart-shaped shower steamers mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Uncommon Goods

For a busy mom who only gets me-time during her kids' naps, this Mother's Day present offers a small yet meaningful upgrade to her quick showers. Shaped like a heart, this set of five shower steamers releases lavender essential oil when wet, providing a relaxing aromatherapy experience. Additionally, she can use it as a body scrub, adding versatility to her self-care routine.

13. Foldable Bamboo Bath Caddy

Foldable bath caddy mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Amazon

This gift idea combines a thoughtful present with a relaxing experience. Treat your girlfriend to a soothing bath, complete with dreamy lavender shower steamers, a glass of red wine and Netflix on a tablet, all thanks to this convenient bamboo bath caddy. It keeps all her R&R essentials within reach and dry as she unwinds in the tub. Tonight, you'll watch the kids! After experiencing this blissful treatment on Mother's Day, she'll want it for every holiday.

14. Mom's Last Nerve Candle

"Mom's last nerve" candle mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: WisdomHouseCo

She adores her little ones, but let's face it: They can push her buttons sometimes! You've likely witnessed this more than once during your relationship, so why not gift her a candle that brings some humor to the situation? This soy-based candle sports a label that jokes, "Mom's Last Nerve (Oh look it's on fire)." Regardless of her mood each day, it smells fantastic, making it irresistible to light up. Plus, gift boxing is included.

15. Scratch-Off Mom Journal

Scratch-off mom journal mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Uncommon Goods

IMO, one of the best Mother's Day gifts for a girlfriend is this leather-bound Moments With Mom scratch-off journal. The sentimental gift not only gives her ideas of new activities to do with her kiddo(s) but also has space to record memories from those events—including photos and other small mementos.

16. Matching Mom and Mini T-Shirt

Mama and Mini matching T-shirts Mother's Day gift for girlfriend
Photo: KennedyClairCouture

From bach parties to Mother's Day, we love matching tees for pretty much all occasions. In this set, one top says "Mama" and the other says "Mini" in fun neon colors. The photos together are going to be oh-so-precious.

17. Food La La

Food La La macaron baking kit mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Food La La

Family date night idea! Food La La will turn any kitchen into the set of The Great British Bake Off. The kit comes with everything but the perishables (egg, butter and milk) to make and decorate two dozen macarons. We're talking piping bags, sprinkles and gold paint! Trust us, it'll be a fun afternoon.

18. Photo Collage

Photo collage mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Minted

This Mother's Day gift idea for your girlfriend requires a bit of effort, but the outcome will undoubtedly be worth it. Start by selecting a print size, then gather all of her favorite photos and arrange them in the shape of a heart using a convenient online template. Once complete, add a frame to the artwork before delivery. It'll surely evoke tears of joy upon opening and be promptly hung on a wall to be admired.

19. Luxe Diaper Backpack

Luxe diaper backpack mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: ITZY RITZY

Celebrate your girlfriend's first Mother's Day with the perfect blend of style and functionality. Crafted with high-quality materials and featuring trendy accents, this chic diaper bag backpack is a thoughtful gift that combines fashion and practicality for the new mom on the go. With its sleek design and spacious compartments, it offers ample storage for baby essentials while keeping her hands free to tend to her little one. And once they're potty-trained, she can still use it as a travel backpack.

20. Personalized Weekly Planner

Personalized weekly planner mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Papier

Ensure your girlfriend never misses a beat, whether it's keeping track of appointments for her kids or planning romantic dates with you, by gifting her a weekly planner this Mother's Day. Not only will it provide her with a streamlined tool to manage her hectic schedule, but the cheerful aesthetic will give her a dose of energy as she starts each day. Plus, the cover can be personalized with her name, adding a thoughtful touch to this practical gift.

Dior lip oil mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: DIOR

Not only is this lip oil an editor favorite here, but 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. Psst, you can have it engraved for a special touch!

22. Spa and Salon Gift Card

Spa and salon gift card mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: SpaFinder

Show your girlfriend how much you and the kids appreciate her with the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation—outside the noisy home. A SpaFinder gift card lets her visit almost any local spa to unwind and indulge in some much-deserved pampering. From luxurious massages to revitalizing facials, she'll have the freedom to choose the treatments that suit her needs and preferences. It's the perfect way to help her take a break from the demands of motherhood and prioritize self-care.

23. Custom Paint-By-Number

Custom paint-by-numbers kit Mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Elevate Mother's Day gifting with a creative twist by presenting your girlfriend with a custom paint-by-number kit. This unique gift offers a delightful opportunity for her to unleash her inner artist and create a masterpiece that holds personal significance, all while following the instructional canvas to ensure a polished result. Simply select a cherished snapshot, such as a family photo, to transform it into a truly one-of-a-kind painting experience. It makes for a relaxing activity for her to enjoy when the kids are asleep.

24. Crystal Bear Figurine

Crystal bear figurine mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: Swarovski

She'll want to keep this charming Mother's Day gift on a high shelf. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the adorable bear features 803 facets and holds an oversized daisy flower, to embody affection and tenderness. With vibrant touches of pink and green and a luminous lacquered metal stem, this figurine is a delightful choice for showing your girlfriend how much you love her.

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25. Rustic "Mom" Sign

Rustic mom decor sign mother's day gift for girlfriend
Photo: YourWeddingPlace

Still wondering what to get your girlfriend for Mother's Day? Consider this rustic sign from Etsy. It displays the word "mom" in a large font, with her kids' names scrawled in the middle. It's a sweet gesture and would make the perfect addition to her office as a reminder of her first and favorite job.

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