30 Surprising and Special Mother’s Day Gifts from Amazon

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Spotted: An Alessi cheese knife, a chic eyewear stand, and more.

The annual search of what to buy mom that she will a) love and b) doesn’t already own continues, and because we enjoy the challenge of sussing out high-quality gems from a jam-packed online retailer, we went to Amazon. Our list features everything you probably didn’t think you would find nestled in the massive store’s listings, such as high-end offerings from designer brands like Alessi coupled with too-good-to-pass up finds that mom would be proud to own, and you’d be even more pleased to gift. 

Iittala 1051522 Nappula Ceramic Flower Pot

Iittala Nappula Planter


Connecting with nature enhances wellbeing and having plants and flowers at home has multiple benefits. Iittala’s Nappula Plant Pots are meant to inspire planting, gardening and taking care of our green family members. The pots have a strong design character and look pleasing even when not in use.

Iittala’s ceramic flower pot feels less hardware store and more chic, plus it looks just as good with a plant as it does without one.

Joeyan Amber Glass Coffee Mug Set

Joeyan Amber Glass Coffee Mugs, Set of 2


DESIGN STYLE: The amber glass coffee cup has a bright luster, which is clear and smooth. The design of the base is also a highlight, multiple coffee cups can be stackable firmly to space-saving.PREMIUM GLASS: Using high-quality borosilicate glass, lead-free, healthy and durable. And thanks to hand-blown process, it has an exquisite appearance and is comfortable to hold.SPECIFICATION: The capacity is 300 ml (10 oz), diameter is 3", height is 3.2". It is safe in dishwasher and microwave. For better preservation of the coffee glasses, we recommend hand wash with warm water.OCCASIONS FOR USE: This coffee glasse is perfect for cappuccino, latte, macchiato, tea, milk, chocolate. And it is the ideal for any occasion, such as home, office, cafe or party.BRAND SERVICE: If you have any issue with our coffee glasses, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will try our best to find a satisfactory solution for you within 24 hours.

Help mom solve the conundrum of a growing mug collection with limited cabinet space with these stackable sets. Made from hand-blown borosilicate glass, these amber beauties have an attractive, grip-friendly design, and while hand-washing is the recommended cleaning method, the mugs are sturdy enough to handle the dishwasher and microwave. 

Alessi Antechinus Cheese Knife

Alessi Antechinus Cheese Knife


Designer: Anita Dineen In steel AISI 420 Hand wash suggested Perfect as a gift idea Dimensions: 71/2″ x 3/4″ x 13/4″

You can never go wrong with Alessi: this Italian-made cheese knife resembles a piece of artwork, giving mom some incentive to host more dinner parties.

Iittala Alvar Aalto Clear Vase

Iittala Aalto Vase


A classic piece that remains a modern Scandinavian design staple to this day. The Iittala Aalto Vase was originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, immediately revolutionizing the art of glassblowing with its intricate, fluid folds of glass. Each Aalto Vase takes several glass blowers many hours to create the distinctive organic waves.

Pair this iconic Finnish Alvar Aaalto design with a fresh bouquet and follow its curvy silhouette to create the perfect floral arrangement.

D.S. & Durga Big Sur After the Rain Candle

D.S. & Durga Big Sur After the Rain Candle


D.S. & Durga Unisex Scents Rain water in eucalyptus groves off Highway 1 Young green shoots, long spears, russet underbrush.

File this under super nice gifts moms likely wouldn’t buy for themselves: A luxe soy blend candle that throws 60 hours worth of eucalyptus-infused aroma.

Illy Espresso and Coffee Capsule Machine

Illy Espresso and Coffee Capsule Machine


Effortlessly prepare Espresso and coffee with easy to use one-touch operation. Works with illy Espresso capsules. Features two programmable coffee settings and adjusts to fit almost any cup size to ensure you can enjoy your espresso or coffee just the way you like it. With the Y3 blade you can enjoy both brewed coffee and espresso any time you want. The two different capsules (brewed coffee and espresso) bring home the quality of barista-prepared coffee. Stylish and compact design makes it a perfect fit for any kitchen decor. Removable water tank: 25. 4 oz, automatic ejection of used capsules, used capsules drawer capacity: 7 capsules. Machine Dimensions inches 3. 94 (W) x 11. 73 (D) x 10 (H)

Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, this gadget can churn out espresso and coffee with ease, transforming mom's kitchen into an upscale café.

 Beast Blender + Hydration System

Beast Blender + Hydration System


The Beast B10 Blender is thoughtfully designed and meticulously engineered with industry-leading technology, resulting in a machine that is the ultimate in preparing nutrient-rich smoothies and infusions that make you Strong Inside™.

Mom will appreciate an appliance that looks too good to be tucked away in a cabinet, and this sleek, carbon black blender is certainly countertop display-worthy.

John Pawson: Making Life Simpler

John Pawson: Making Life Simpler


The only comprehensive book on the fascinating life and work of the celebrated architectural designer, John Pawson. This visual biography brings together John Pawson’s architecture, life, clients, travel, photography, design, books, and ideas. Written by Deyan Sudjic, an architectural historian and long-time friend, it explores the full scope of Pawson’s life, from his Yorkshire upbringing and time spent in Japan to the fashion years and the influence of art, and provides a thoughtful and intimate insight into his life, inspirations, and work.It features wonderfully engaging stories and anecdotes about Pawson's work with such clients as Bruce Chatwin, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Shiro Kuramata, Martha Stewart, and many more. The book features documents, photography and ephemera, including never-seen-before images from Pawson's personal and professional archives – richly illustrated, this is the ultimate book on John Pawson.

Pawson’s latest book deserves a spot on the bookshelf of the minimalist mom who appreciates the British architect’s signature austere aesthetic. 

Zafferano Poldina Pro LED Table Lamp

Zafferano Poldina Pro LED Table Lamp


Brand Zafferano Color Pink Product Dimensions 6.1"D x 5.12"W x 17.52"H Special Feature Energy Efficient, Dimmable Light Source Type LED

This Italian-made portable lamp is an alfresco dinner party scene-setter; choose from one of eight shades and use the dimmable feature to make the space feel extra cozy. 

LSA IV12 Ivalo Ash Stand & Dome

LSA IV12 Ivalo Ash Stand & Dome


A mix of mouth blown glass, soft-grained ash and knotted leather gives the Ivalo ash stand and dome a unique design aesthetic and premium finish.Use Ivalo’s minimalist style to display treasured objects or for the statement presentation of fruit, petites fours and sweets.Individually boxed in photographic packaging.H:22.9cm, W:27.7cm

Only 8 of these cake stands remain so make sure mom gets one of the high quality accessories, made from hand-blown glass, ash wood, and leather.

P. F. Candle Co. Piñon Classic Scented Hand-Dipped Incense Sticks 

P.F. Candle Co. Piñon Classic Scented Hand-Dipped Incense Sticks


Winters in the Southwest, lingering bonfires, wool jackets in rotation. Piñon logs, cedar, and vanilla. Our charcoal-based Incense is hand-dipped in our studio and packaged in kraft boxes. Incense quickly transforms a room: transformative smoke uplifts the space while our signature scents linger for hours even after extinguishing. Each kraft package contains 15 sticks. Incense sticks measure approximately 10.75" long and burn for about 1 hour. Depending on room size, scent longevity lasts between 2-4 hours. How to Use: Light the end of the incense at a slight angle with a lighter or match, and allow the flame to burn for approximately 10-15 seconds. Blow on the flame to extinguish

For the mom who prefers incense over a candle, consider these charcoal-based, hand-dipped sticks that smell faintly of the Southwest at night.

WORHE Candle Holders

WORHE Candle Holders


[GIFT FROM NATURE] THIS IS NOT ARTIFICIAL MARBLE, the colors and patterns of TRUE MARBLE will be varied from each single units, no 2 would be exactly same, PLEASE BE AWARE BEFORE YOUR PURCHASING. That makes each piece of marble candle holder unique and showcase the art from nature. Besides, sizes and weight might be slightly different from above because we measure them by hands.[CRAFTED WORKS] Each candle stand is done with great care by our exquisite craftsman, gone through the procedure of cutting from raw marble and grinding into pillar. It’s not only a candle holder, but also a special craft enhancing the beauty of your home decoration.[NATURAL MARBLE] These candle holders are 0.35" inch thick, made from India green Natural Solid Marble, which giving a smooth touch as well as heavy duty, is sturdy, stable for supporting candlestick. Since natural marble is environmental friendly, radiation free, our holder set is safe to use and easy to clean the wax.[MULTI-APPLICATIONS] Wonderful used either indoor or outdoor, match any interior design style. The candlestick holders are elegant table decoration, good to be add on dining table, room table or coffee table, placed in kitchen, dinning room and living room. Also great to use for church, restaurants, bars, hotels, dinning party, engagement and wedding dinning, holidays etc.[CLASSIC AND MINIMALISM] A Retro nature castle but simple style. A set includes 2 marble candle holders, designed for any standard 3/4" inch decorative candlestick or taper candles. Size: 1.57"D x 3.54"H inches/1.57"D x 2.36"H inches . Candle Hole Size: 0.8" Diameter and 1" Inch deep.

These heavyweight tapers are solid stone and super elegant. Pair them with textured candles to create a well-lit vignette centerpiece or simple windowsill decor. 

John Boos Chopping Block

John Boos Classic Reversible Chopping Block


John Boos Block CCB183-S Classic Reversible Maple Wood End Grain Chopping Block measures 18 inches long, 18 inches wide and 3 inches thickMade in the USA: Each John Boos Butcher Block and Cutting Board is proudly made in Effingham, Illinois by skilled craftspeople using time honored techniques since 1887Butcher block is made from sustainably sourced, hand-selected Northern Hard Rock Maple Wood- widely recognized as one of finest, most durable food preparation surfaces in the worldThis reversible butcher block features End Grain construction, resulting in John Boos' iconic checkerboard cutting surface with professional grade durabilityCare: hand wash and dry. Apply John Boos Mystery Oil regularly (more often in dry climates, and when the board is brand new), use John Boos Board Cream to seal the wood surface after applying Mystery Oil. Oil and cream sold separately on Amazon

Meal prep will never be the same once mom slices and dices ingredients on this reversible, sustainably sourced butcher block. Between the end grain construction and the durable checkerboard pattern, it’s a kitchenware keeper for life.

Verve Moroccan Glass Cone Jug

Moroccan Glass Cone Jug by Verve CULTURE


GLASS WATER PITCHER The sleek and simple design of these hand-blown cone shaped jugs are a testament to the style and skill of the artisans who make them. The handle fits perfectly in your hand as you pour your favorite beverage. Used for all types of drinks, or even as a rustic vase, these jugs are a great compliment to any table setting, adding color and culture to your table.HANDBLOWN GLASS Perfectly imperfect - The handblown construction is evident in the bubbles suspended in the glass itself, and the organic forms that the vessels take. Bubbles rule! Handblown glass will vary slightly in size: 7.5" tall / base diameter 4" / top diameter 3.5".SUSTAINABLE GLASS What goes around comes around! Made from recycled beer and wine bottles, this Glass Jug is a second act for glass that would otherwise be sent to landfills. Available in four distinct shades of transparent glass: Clear, Amber, Blue, and Green.MAKE A SET Pair this beauty with our Large or Small Cone Glasses for a matching set, or combine with our Beldi Glassware for an eclectic, mixed and matched style! Dishwasher safe. Please note: handblown glass is sensitive to drastic temperature changes.VERVE CULTURE A company owned and run by women, Verve CULTURE curates iconic kitchen and gourmet items made by local artisans using traditional techniques. Our vision is to present beautiful, purposeful, and authentic collections while honoring the traditions and heritage of our artisans’ work.

Made from recycled glass, add this water pitcher to mom’s personal glassware stock for a pop of color.

Phoenix Vine 6-Inch Self Watering Plant Pot

Phoenix Vine 6-Inch Self Watering Plant Pot


[Self-Watering] Slow-absorb-release watering terracotta pot with porous surface can effectively keep your plants hydrated and the soil moist to the optimal degree. NO drainage holes needed. [Terracotta + Glass] Elegant modern design self watering plants pot with ingenious natural breathable terra cotta material and clear glass container. [Dimensions] 7.1" Outer Diameter ( 5.9" Inner Diameter) × 6.2" Height. [Low Maintenance] Add water to the glass container (approximately 1/3 fill) and your plants can be well cared for a week or two, when you leave for a business trip or vacation. Practical self-watering plants flower pot with uncompromising design, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. [Hassle-Free Replacement or Refund] Extremely well-designed package to prevent damage. If still any damage or issues, please feel free to reach out for a quick and satisfying hassle-free resolution.

Keep the flora flourishing, even for the mom who hasn’t honed a green thumb (yet). 

Yamazaki Magnetic Coffee Filter Holder

Yamazaki Magnetic Coffee Filter Holder


FILTER HOLDER: This coffee filter holder is great to streamline your morning routine with a magnetic feature. It will keep your disposable paper filters easily accessible in your kitchen while brewing your coffee. MODERN DESIGN: The modern look of Yamazaki is meant to match your home decor with a light and airy design. It is made of sleek, metal steel and wood material. Get this essential space saver for easy access throughout the day. FUNCTIONAL: Begin your day on the right foot with plenty of caffeine and a clutter free countertop. Simply stick it on the fridge to keep your coffee accessories close at hand for your pot or dripper stand. DIMENSIONS: This product is 2 x 6. 7 x 3. 7 inches. Holds #1 and #2 filters. BRAND: Yamazaki brings thought and creativity to everyday items through design inspired by life in Japan. Items are created with special attention to simplicity, practically, quality, and saving space.

For less than $20, this steel and wood basket will contribute to clutter-free countertops and neatly arranged coffee filters.

Maruse Italian Leather Valet Tray Organizer

Maruse Italian Leather Valet Tray Organizer


Genuine Leather Valet Tray: Long-lasting tumbled leather valet tray entirely handmade in Italy by Italian artisans; Available in 4 distinctive colors. Stylish and practical: Enjoy the look and smell of genuine Italian tumbled leather; Classic and minimalist design; The perfect solution for keeping your keys and other small items in place and organized. Designed to last: Featuring hand stitching on pinches to better secure stress points and a classy suede interior to minimize noise and decorate your home/office and hold your items in place. Italian Quality: Authentic tumbled calf leather from Santa Croce sull’Arno in Tuscany, handcrafted by Italian master artisans, and finished internally with the finest quality suede lining for maximum durability; Ensures resilience and longevity for years to come. Consistently Perfect: As with all Maruse products, this leather valet tray is handcrafted in Italy by passionate artisans using age-old traditional methods of leather crafting, with only the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

We can easily see this surprisingly luxe genuine leather Amazon find storing keys near the door or holding jewelry on a bedside table.

Fellow Opus Coffee Grinder

Fellow Opus Coffee Grinder


OPUS CONICAL BURR GRINDER - Grinds true espresso, while also covering the full range of precise grind sizes for from pour-over to cold brew. 41+ easily adjustable settings, plus expanded range and granularity using the inner ring.

Gadget lovers know the 41 settings on this grinder could never compare to a grocery store counterpart, so scoop one up so mom can enjoy a simpler, more efficient morning routine. 

Cork Placemats, Set of 4

Cork Placemats, Set of 4


OUR CORK PLACEMATS ARE HARVESTED FROM SUSTAINABLE FORESTS IN PORTUGAL. These rustic farmhouse placemats are made from sustainable material that comes directly from the bark of a cork oak tree. The warm hue, subtle texture and matte finish create a beautiful modern design while allowing us to continue our sustainable practices by recycling and reusing all of the bark that we remove from our trees.

For less than $10 each, these sustainable, heat-resistant cork placemats are a high-quality steal.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Multi-Room Speaker

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge Wireless Bookshelf Wi-Fi Speaker


FULL-RANGE AUDIO. Innovative engineering and driver placement creates full, powerful sound - no matter where it's placed AMAZINGLY SLIM. An ultra-slim profile with a small footprint, Beosound Emerge is an elegant and versatile addition to every room EFFORTLESS CONTROL. Using the soft touch buttons discreetly and conveniently placed on the top of the speaker or via the Bang & Olufsen App POWERFUL BASS. The integrated bass port guides the low end to the back of the speaker, creating a surprisingly deep and rich sound for the size QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. Crafted using premium materials, each chosen for its performance properties, aesthetics and special textural qualities CONNECTED SPEAKERS. Easily pair the speaker with your device via Bluetooth or add Beosound Emerge to your current speaker set up via Wi-Fi and enjoy an immersive listening experience throughout your home

Mom won’t feel the need for a room revamp with this slim, sophisticated speaker. Its gold tone blends in with decor and it's design to fit effortlessly on a bookshelf, plus it connects to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to fill an entire home with full-range audio. 

Falcon Enamelware Prepware Set

Falcon Enamelware Prep Set


1 x 24cm mixing bowl 1 x 24cm colander 1 x 18cm mixing bowl 1 x 16cm mixing bowl 1 x 14cm mixing bowl

If a vintage kitchen makeover is what your mother wants, jumpstart the project with this enamelware set. The blue-trimmed dishware comes with four mixing bowls and a colander that’s heavy on the charm.

Smeg Retro Pastel Juicer

Smeg 50s Retro Pastel Blue Citrus Juicer


Pastel blue die‐cast aluminum. Anti-drip. Wipe clean.

Touted as easy to clean, quiet, and stable by reviewers, we can’t imagine this juicer bringing anything but joy to mom’s mornings, especially after a fruitful farmer’s market haul.

Byredo Tulipmania Handwash

Byredo Tulipmania Hand Wash


Cruelty Free. Artificial Color Free.

This exquisite soap makes hand-washing a treat and leaves a lingering tulip scent in its wake.

MATERIAL Knife Trio + Stand

MATERIAL Knife Trio + Stand


JAPANESE STEEL KNIVES: Three layers of Japanese stainless steel and high carbon for unmatched strength and easy-to-care-for resilience.RAZOR EDGE: At finishing, each knife is heat-treated at 300F before it's cryogenically tempered at -250F. This alters the structure of the steel on a molecular level, making it harder, sharper, and more durable.PERFECTLY BALANCED: Our blade is a full tang: it extends into the handle so it won't break under pressure and weight is better distributed. The result? An even balance at the bolster for that "feels just right in your hand" sensation.SMART STORAGE: A dual-sided magnet in The Stand holds up to eight knives of varying sizes, and is better for knife blades and easier to clean in comparison to a traditional knife block.CONSCIOUSLY SOURCED WOOD: The Stand is made exclusively with FSC-certified, sustainably-harvested wood.

Perfect mom’s knife setup with this classic trio from renowned kitchenware brand MATERIAL. The best-selling set includes three Japanese steel knives with a magnetized stand sourced from FSC-certified wood.  

Duralex Tumbler

Duralex Picardie Marine Blue Tumbler


Set Includes: Four 10 7/8 ounce glasses. Duralex is 2-1/2 times more resistant to breakage and chipping than normal glass, can withstand sudden thermal shock.Can also withstand sudden thermal shock, from -4°f to 212°fDishwasher, refrigerator and microwave safe. Products maintain the original look for yearsDualex glass is very hygienic. It is non-porous and does not absorb liquids, colors or flavors.

A French blue shade paired with a classic design, these darling Duralex glasses are more resistant to breakage and chipping.

Josephine No. 4 Champagne Glasses, Set of 2

Josephine No. 4 Champagne Glasses, Set of 2


Designed by Kurt Josef Zalto in 2019, mouth-blown and handmade in Europe – every single glass is unique.

Grab a pair of these lovely delicate flutes for mom for in-style sipping and toast to good times.

Japanese Bonsai Pruning Shears

Japanese Bonsai Pruning Shears


HRC60 High-Carbon Steel More Sharpness & Sturdiness: Our heavy-duty bonsai scissors are specially made of high carbon steel, most bonsai enthusiasts' preferred material. Even through heavy use, our HRC-60 bonsai shears with ultra-fine polishing technology still perform sharper compared with that of other similar Japanese garden pruning shears (HRC-52). You will cut cleanly and precisely with little effort, allowing faster healing of the root ball. Ergonomic Design for Easy to Use: You can enjoy the comfort of hold when trimming plants with our butterfly-shaped bonsai shears. The large looped ergonomic handle of bonsai scissors are designed for a better control and less strain, making pruning as comfortable as possible. Plus, our angled 7.3-inch Japanese garden pruning shears can get into narrow places easier to prune plants to perfection. Wide Application to Feel More Joy: Are you looking for versatile bonsai tools to nurture garden plants? With thick cutting diameter, our forged bonsai scissors are ideal for trimming and shaping on bonsai trees, flowers, vegetables and other plants. Our handles of bonsai pruning shears are made of high-carbon steel, a solid tool with less to break or fall apart. Exquisite Gift Wooden Box: The neat characters are printed on the graceful wooden box, which can be displayed beautifully anywhere. The wooden box expresses the artist's personality of this piece of bonsai art. You will love the weight and feel of our forged bonsai pruning shears. Great gift - Japanese garden pruning shears for him/her, even bonsai starters 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: If you have ANY concerns about our products, please let us know and we will resolve the issue immediately. You can buy them with confidence. Let our bonsai shears be your "go-to" tools year after year! Note: Please remember to clean and apply anti-rust oil to the inside and outside of the bonsai pruning shears for avoiding oxidizing after use.

While plastic shears get the job done, why not treat mom to these high carbon steel, ergonomically designed Japanese pruners? Patrons find them well-made, and easy to hold and use, plus they get bonus points for coming in such a lovely, thoughtfully designed gift box. 

Eyewear Stand

Craighill Eyewear Stand


ImportedThe Eyewear Stand is a cast brass pedestal that is crafted in humble service of spectacles.

Those mysteriously missing spectacles will finally have a safe resting spot on this chic eyewear stand.

Grown Alchemist Hand Cream, Vanilla and Orange Peel

Grown Alchemist Hand Cream, Vanilla and Orange Peel


A soothing, aromatic hand cream formulated with a blend of botanical extracts and rich antioxidants including Vanilla and Orange Peel that provide everyday repair and nourishment to your skin.

A handbag essential, this sweet-scented, skin-nourishing hand cream belongs within reach at all times.

Nootkas Merino Wool Slippers

Nootkas Merino Wool Slippers


Our wool house slippers for women are cozy, comfortable and convenient made with the highest quality, all natural materials. They are handmade by artisans with each pair taking 3 days to make.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include some super comfy footwear for mom, but these chic handmade wool slippers make a nice replacement for worn out house slippers. 

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