Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for College Students

Mother's Day gift ideas can be hard to come by when you're short on cash, time, and ideas. Here are some of 2022's best Mother's Day gifts.

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by Laura Bengs

Published on May 6, 2022 · Updated on May 9, 2022

Edited by Will Baker
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It probably wasn't easy to get where you are today, and you likely didn't do it alone. College Pulse reports that 75% of students identified their mother as the most important caregiver in their lives.

Showing your mom you appreciate her this Mother's Day may be important to you. But finding a gift on a student budget can be tough, especially if you're also mentally overloaded and short on time. We put together some Mother's Day gift ideas to help you show your gratitude.

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1. Scrapbook


Our Recommendation: Vienrose Large Photo Album

Remind your mom of the good times you've shared with a photo scrapbook. Give her glimpses of your childhood or capture recent memories while showcasing your creative skills.

2. Luxurious Robe


Our Recommendation: Heartnice Women's Robe

Give mom the pampering she deserves with lush accessories like this soft cotton robe. With adjustable straps and various color options, you can make sure this long robe with pockets fits her perfectly.

3. Scented Candle


Our Recommendation: La Jolie Muse Jasmine-Scented Candle

Relaxing scents like jasmine blossom or wild rose and fig can ease the stresses of a long day and bring peace to your mom's well-deserved relaxation time. This candle makes a great solo gift, or you can pair it with another token for relaxation.

4. Slippers


Our Recommendation: Donpapa Memory Foam Slippers

These plush, warm slippers can keep mom's soul (and feet) warm on those cool nights. The anti-slip memory foam sole cushions feet and gives them a well-earned break they crave.

5. Wine Glass Charms


Our Recommendation: Trudeau Floral Wine Charms

For moms that like to entertain, these floral wine charms may add a perfect touch of nature to spring and summer gatherings. The adjustable stems make these colorful silicone charms a great fit for any type of stemware.

6. Neck and Back Massager


Our Recommendation: Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

A home massager like this one is a great solution for an active mom on the go. Its flexible design can provide relief to a fatigued neck, back, shoulder, or foot, leaving your mom feeling rejuvenated and at ease.

7. Cutting Board


Our Recommendation: HHXRISE Large Bamboo Cutting Board

If your mom is an avid home chef, or if she's looking to simplify her everyday cooking, a large bamboo cutting board could be a great addition to her kitchen. It can also double as a charcuterie board for your next family gathering.

8. Milk Frother


Our Recommendation: Zulay Handheld Milk Frother

Coffee may have fueled your mom's day when you were younger, but now she may actually have time to sit and enjoy her morning cup of joe. This milk frother can help upgrade her basic coffee to a professional-grade latte.

9. Skincare Spray


Our Recommendation: Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Soothing and hydrating facial spray can enhance your mom's skincare routine or be a fun luxury to add to her mornings or evenings. Ingredients like cucumber and green tea smell fresh and feel energizing.

10. Box of Chocolates


Our Recommendation: Lindt Creation Dessert Gift Box

You can rarely go wrong with chocolate, especially if your mom has a sweet tooth. With such large boxes, this gift will keep giving as she works her way through the delectable assortment of flavors and fillings.

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