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14 Gifts for Mom She’ll Actually Want to Use

From a foldable gardening seat to an electric coffee grinder, we've rounded up the best gifts for mom—even if she's hard to please.

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16 Gifts For Mom That She’ll Actually Use Over And Over AgainVIA MERCHANT

There’s no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to shopping for gifts for mom. Every mother is unique and has individual interests, which is why we have rounded up the best present ideas to cover a range of hobbies. Whether she enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking or painting, she’ll be wowed when she unwraps one of these well-thought-out gifts.

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Paint By Numbers Kitvia merchant

For the Creative Mom

Paint by Numbers Kit

Gift mom a relaxing Paint by Numbers Kit to help her zen out and connect to her creative side. This kit is easy to follow as the provided numbers correlate with specific paint colors. As long as she follows along, she’ll be left with a beautiful landscape piece worthy of a frame.

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Electric Coffee Grindervia merchant

For the Coffee-Obsessed Mom

Electric Coffee Grinder

We love this electric coffee grinder from Krups because it’s a one-stop shop for grinding coffee. In seconds, this gadget transforms whole coffee beans into a fine powder with its strong, stainless-steel blades. Don’t worry about it being an eyesore on your counter—It has a sleek look and will provide coffee-loving moms with everything they need to make a fresh cup.

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Furbo Dog Cameravia merchant

For the Pet Mom

Furbo Dog Camera

Who doesn’t hate being away from their pup? With the Furbo dog camera, mom can feel like she’s in the room with her beloved pet (even when working). It has two-way audio to allow you to communicate with them, alerts you when your dog barks and even lets you toss treats!

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Cosmetic Storage Casevia merchant

For the Makeup Guru

Cosmetic Storage Case

Give her a place to store her favorite lipsticks, eyeshadows and foundations with this cosmetic storage case. Not only will it free up some precious bathroom drawer space, but it’ll display her most-used items in a chic way. There are one-, two- and three-layer options in white, black and clear, so mom can get one that reflects her style.

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Alice In Wonderland Glassesvia merchant

For the Bookworm Mom

Alice in Wonderland Glasses

Down the rabbit hole she goes! As an ode to the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this set of two whiskey glasses features imagery and text from the actual book. Holding 10 ounces each, these cups are sure to serve as conversation starters at her next get-together.

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 Hp Portable Instant Photo Printervia merchant

For the Photo-Taker Mom

HP Portable Instant Photo Printer

Mom is always taking pictures of her kids, pets and every impressive dish she whips up in the kitchen, but then they live in her phone and stay there. With the HP portable instant photo printer, mom can easily print and display her favorite snapshots. In fact, these photos don’t even need a picture frame because they print out on sticky-backed paper. What could be easier than that?

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Foldable Gardening Seat Setvia merchant

For the Passionate Gardener

Foldable Gardening Seat Set

This foldable gardening seat comes with tools and a detachable tote, which means mom certainly won’t be hurting for gardening essentials. In addition to storage space for five hand tools, this kit includes a low-to-the-ground seat to provide balance and prevent aches and pains while working. When it’s done being used, this seat can be folded and carried by its handle back to the garage or the next plot.

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Celestial Silk Pillowcasevia merchant

For the Luxe Mom

Celestial Silk Pillowcase

Moms do a lot of work, and in an ideal world, they’ll get a lot of rest. Give mom sweeter dreams with the Celestial Silk pillowcase, made with high-quality mulberry silk. These silky pillowcases reduce frizzy hair and morning bedhead. They also regulate temperature, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. Plus, the pillowcase has a hidden zippered closure so mom’s pillow doesn’t slip during the night.

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Eight Bottle Bamboo Wine Rackvia merchant

For the Wine Connoisseur

Eight-Bottle Bamboo Wine Rack

This bamboo wine rack holds mom’s eight favorite bottles while doubling as a cool decor piece. After all, not every bottle needs to be placed in the cool confines of a wine fridge. The freestanding rack is suitable for at-home bars, bar carts or just the kitchen counter. It’s also compact enough that it won’t take up much space wherever it lands.

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Merrell Moab 2 Mid Hiking Bootvia merchant

For the Adventure Junkie

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Hiking Boot

Mom’ll be ready to hit the great outdoors with the help of Merrell’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot. It features heel cushioning and slip-resistant rubber soles, and the shoe seals out water while allowing moisture to escape on a trek. With 10 colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one that matches mom’s style.

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Maui Jim Polarized Sunglassesvia merchant

For the Sun-Bathing Beauty

Maui Jim Polarized Sunglasses

Whether she’s tackling some yard work or working on her tan, the Maui Jim Starfish Polarized Fashion Sunglasses will come in handy for mom. Available in five different frames and lens combinations, these sunglasses feature PolarizedPlus2 technology that protects the eyes from harmful UV rays while keeping colors vivid.

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Einova Wireless Charging Stonevia merchant

For the “I’m Running Out of Battery!” Mom

Einova Wireless Charging Stone

If she’s always on her phone and could benefit from a sleek charger, look no further than the Einova Wireless Charging Stone. This stone is compatible with most Apple iPhone and Android phones and is known for its fast-charging speed so users can return to their phones as soon as possible. And at just 1.26 pounds, this charger is lightweight and easy for any mom to store in her purse.

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The Official Disney Parks Cookbookvia merchant

For the Mickey-Loving Mom

The Official Disney Parks Cookbook

Bring magic home to mom (without leaving the house) thanks to The Official Disney Parks Cookbook. This cookbook features easy, family-focused recipes to enjoy for any meal. If mom is obsessed with everything Disney (and makes her annual pilgrimage to Epcot), she’ll love this thoughtful cookbook filled with over 100 park- and resort-specific recipes.

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Ibiza Passion Not Your Average Hoopvia merchant

For the Fashionable (but Practical) Mom

Ibiza Passion ‘Not Your Average Hoop’

Earrings, anyone? Mom will love these 18k gold, mid-sized hoops that she can wear with virtually anything. Oh, and did we mention they’re water-resistant? Whether your mom is on a hike (but still wants to look cute), or is having an outdoor soiree, she’ll be thrilled with these earrings that won’t rust or tarnish. Plus, these hoops even come in a luxe red box, perfect for gifting.

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Jenna Clark
Jenna Clark is a freelance writer for The Family Handyman. She specializes in lifestyle and commerce content. She's a lover of DIY projects and interior design. If she's not at a store buying new decor pieces for her apartment, she's usually browsing them online. Jenna also writes freelance pieces for other outlets including Insider, Women’s Health Magazine, The Knot, and Mashable. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her trying a new restaurant, at a theme park, or sprucing up her apartment.