Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (and the perfect books to go with them!)

Hey there, Savvy Readers! We’ve got another important holiday coming up soon… I don’t know about you, but every year, I struggle to find the perfect present to give my mom on Mother’s Day. It’s hard to find a way to say thank you to the woman that is always there for me. So this year, we’ve rounded up with some unique gift ideas to shower your mom with love. We’ve paired some pretty perfect books with them too, because books are ALWAYS a good gift idea.

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Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig & a cute etsy print

Ginny Moon is a powerful story that your mom (and you!) will love. Ginny is a teenager with autism, who, after being taken from her abusive mother and shuffled around to different homes, has finally found a safe, loving home. It’s a dream come true, and yet Ginny will do anything to get back to her old life, like trying to get kidnapped. Ginny Moon‘s unique perspective and poignant message will have your mom feeling so many emotions, and if you pair it with the perfect print to express how much she means to you, this gift will FOR SURE make her cry (in a good way).


The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi & a framed photo

With incredibly beautiful prose and a compelling premise, The Color of Our Sky is the perfect gift for any mom! It’s the story of two girls in India from two very different worlds. When Mukta is kidnapped, Tara decides to return to India years later to find her best friend. This story is a beautiful portrait of friendship and it’s perfect to pair with a framed portrait of you and mom!


Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson & high tea

 Jennifer Robson’s latest novel is here, and what a novel it is! Set in WWII England, Goodnight from London tells the story of an American journalist struggling through the war and learning the true depths of love and friendship. This book is the perfect gift for any mom who loves historical fiction. Pair it with an afternoon out for high tea and chats—something that we both know will mean a lot to your mom!


The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck candle and bubble bath

The Women in the Castle is a powerful story that shares a unique perspective of World War II. Set in a crumbling castle in the aftermath of the war, The Women in the Castle follows three German women and their children as they struggle to survive and make sense of the horrors they have witnessed. The engaging characters, beautiful storytelling and important message make this a meaningful present for Mom. Pair it with a scented candle and some bubble bath so she can get some R&R with this one!


Miss You by Kate Eberlen & an Italian Dinner

Miss You is just the CUTEST book, and I think it would pair nicely with a big bouquet of flowers and a gift card to an Italian restaurant! Miss You is the story of two people, Tess and Gus, whose paths keep crossing again and again over the course of sixteen years. The first time they meet, it’s in Italy—hence the Italian dinner. She’ll get it later. Your mom will fall in love with this book, and she’ll also love having a night out with you!!


The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion concert tickets

The author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect is back with a new novel, The Best of Adam Sharp, all about lost love and second chances. Adam Sharp—music expert—is turning fifty and is content with life. That is, until the woman that broke his heart 20 years ago, reaches out again. It’s a novel that asks: would you throw everything away for another chance at love? Pair this book with tickets to your mom’s favourite band to give her a night to feel wild and free like Adam.


Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar & a subscription box

Everybody’s Son is an emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white. When a young mother addicted to drugs loses custody of her ten-year-old son, he is placed into foster care with a well-off couple that have recently lost their son. As Anton gets older, he is faced with moral questions about those he loves most. This is an incredibly powerful book that you should read when your mother is finished with it! Pair this book with a subscription box full of mom’s favourite things so that the love keeps coming all year long.


The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman & a Fondue Set

How far would you go to uncover the truth? A successful writer returns to the Swiss boarding school she attended as a girl to investigate a terrible accident that occurred twenty years earlier. Mystery, suspense, and deceit with the beautiful backdrop of Switzerland make this a page-turner!


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson & a bottle of wine

Moms are used to being the optimists of the family—being positive is part of the job! Mark Manson shows us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. With entertaining stories and humorous tone, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is the perfect book for this Mother’s Day, and it gets even better if you pair it with a bottle of wine with a great name!


Seven Days In May by Kim Izzo & a spa day

The year is 1915, and the First World War is raging on. Seven Days In May is the story of the RMS Lusitania, and follows four individuals as they set sail for England aboard the ill-fated ship. As the days of the voyage pass, these four lives collide in a struggle for survival as the Lusitania meets its deadly fate. Pair this story of love and resilience with a spa day so your mom can literally hear the waves while indulging in her new book.

So there you have it, our top picks for the best gifts for your mom! This Mother’s Day, say thanks to the woman that raised you by sharing a meaningful gift along with a great read. Tell us what you plan on giving your mom for Mother’s Day this year in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader !

Happy Reading,


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