Not Your Grandma's Mother's Day: Perfect Gifts for Young Moms

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Not Your Grandma's Mother's Day: Perfect Gifts for Young Moms

Millennials are not just any moms; they're cool moms. But seriously, they're actually cool, and they deserve even cooler gifts! We found items like a great photo printer that connects to her smartphone, and a pretty, portable speaker.

From hip clothing to trendy decor, to unique ideas like a DNA ancestry kit, these gift options  will show the millennial mom in your life how much they mean to you. 

01

Magnolia Striped Robe

Magnolia Striped Robe

Robes are a classic Mother's Day gift for a reason! Fans of HGTV star Joanna Gaines will treasure this cozy cotton robe from her Target collaboration. Encourage mom to relax and unwind in this lovely piece. Note to the gift-giver: the robe ships in Hearth & Hand with Magnolia packaging so hide that parcel before mama sees it!

02

Nail Polish Bouquet

Nail Polish Bouquet

Instead of flowers, gift the mama in your life with a bouquet of nail polish instead! Perfect for the gal who likes her nails on point, these spring colors are crowd-pleasers.

03

Smartphone Photo Printer

Smartphone Photo Printer

This sleek new photo printer from Fujifilm, available in black or white, will be her new favorite thing. The square 2.4" by 2.4" prints are perfect for Instagram shots! The SP-3 prints physical photos from social media by connecting wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet. You can add text as well as search by hashtag. 

04

The Mom Life Sweatshirt

The Mom Life Sweatshirt

New mom and reality star Khloe Kardashian's brand Good American just released these "Mom Life" sweatshirts — the perfect addition to a casual mom wardrobe! Other sweet sentiments include "Good Mama" and "Good Daughter."

05

Baby’s Initial Necklace

Baby’s Initial Necklace

A sweet gift that she's sure to wear on the daily, the gold letter necklace from Gjenmi Jewelry is also a lovely keepsake. Get her baby's initial in 14K gold on this delicate 16" gold chain. The asymmetrical placement gives it a little edge. 

06

Fun Facial Kit

Fun Facial Kit

If she's one of the many mamas into skincare, this facial kit from Pixi will be a welcome surprise. Included are three deluxe travel size popular Pixi products: Peel & Polish, Glow Tonic, and Rose Flash Balm. Start with the Peel & Polish enzyme peel, then brighten with the tonic, and end with some moisturizing action from the balm.

07

Trendy Tabletop Planter

Trendy Tabletop Planter

It seems like everyone is looking for trendy, mid-century-inspired planters, making this gift option a good bet. 

Popular indoor plants such as fiddle figs and succulents make perfect tenants for these attractive West Elm planters. A ceramic bowl sits on tapered, solid walnut legs for a clean look. Lovely tabletop decor! Price varies by size, the $29 small option has a 3.75” diam. planter, while the large is 7.1” diam.

08

Rose Gold Speaker

Rose Gold Speaker

If she's millennial, chances are she loves rose gold! (And music.) Get mom a cute little bluetooth speaker that sports rose gold accents. This portable Coby speaker features a built-in mic — it's so handy!

09

Custom Photo Puzzle

Custom Photo Puzzle
Teufel, Siegfried

Turn a memory into a game! If she likes doing puzzles, a custom puzzle from Ravensburger makes for a thoughtful gift. Upload an image to their site, add a message, and then choose the number of pieces you'd like the puzzle to contain. A high-quality jigsaw puzzle will arrive packaged in a tin for easy storage.

10

Hip Matching Rompers

Hip Matching Rompers

Is your baby mama on trend? Gift her a hip romper! And she can match her little one with simple, cool rompers from the Los Angeles brand BLACK i BOYS. These rompers are wide and comfy with raw edges and everyone's favorite clothing feature: pockets!

11

Desert Vibes Cactus Mug

Desert Vibes Cactus Mug

Maybe she's a plant parent in addition to being a human parent! Add a little succulent magic to her cupboard with this fun cactus mug. It comes with prickly pear tea for a fun desert vibe.

12

Cute Mules

Cute Mules

If the mama on your list loves shoes, grab her this chic, affordable pair. It wraps three trends into one shoe: mules, a block heel, and the color lilac. The heel and slide-on style make them easy to wear, and these mules can dress up or down.

13

Fresh Citrus Press

Fresh Citrus Press

She can whip up Instagram-ready homemade lemonade or orange juice with this handy contraption! Small limes, oranges, lemons, and even smaller grapefruit can be expertly squashed with this citrus press. Perfect for the mom who's a whiz in the kitchen, or the entertainer. Brunch, anyone?

14

Mother Message Tee

Mother Message Tee

Let her know she's loved with a cool "Love Your Mother" tee from hip brand The Bee & The Fox. She'll love the vintage styling, and just think of the cute Mother's Day photo ops! Do it for the 'gram.

15

Rainbow Quartz Heart

Rainbow Quartz Heart

Got yourself a "woo woo" mama? If she's into crystals and like, she'll love this beautiful bauble. Said to help harmonize emotions and guide your life path, this Rainbow Aura Quartz Heart could do those things … or it could just be a very pretty reminder of her children's love! Either way, this is a unique gift.

16

DNA Answers

DNA Answers

Pay homage to all the mothers before by finding out more about her ancestry! If the mom on your list hasn't had her DNA mapped, gift her a kit from 23andMe to help her discover all sorts of fascinating information. (Or maybe confirm grandma's historical tales.)

Plus she may even find relatives she never knew existed, thanks to the company's database. Until May 13, you can order two kits and get one free, or take 20% off your order. Choose from just ancestry information, or opt for health plus ancestry.

17

Hip Baby Book

Hip Baby Book

Give her a baby book she'll actually want to fill out! Writer Raquel D'Apice (The Ugly Volvo) brings us the Welcome to the Club Baby Book, a hilarious journal parents can use to chronicle the crazy realities of parenting (along with adorable moments).

18

Box of Luxe Goodies

Box of Luxe Goodies

Show your appreciation with a pretty, curated gift from BoxFox. They'll put everything together for easy giving. The pink pamper box features little luxuries like pashmina, a Voluspa candle, bath salts, chocolates, sheet mask, and hand cream. Perfect! You can even customize your card and choose your box color.

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