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Top 10 Modern Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you may be stuck on trying to figure out what to get the mom in your life. We’re here to help! Instead of that same old robe and slipper set she is used to getting every year, take a look at our top ten favorite modern gifts from the best names in home accessory design.

1 – Jewelry Tree by Menu

Jewelry Tree by Menu
Give your mom a contemporary accessory to hold her rings, bracelets, watches and earrings with this mirror-polished jewelry tree from Denmark’s Menu.

2 – Maestrale Bracelet by Alessi

Alessi Maestrale Bracelet
The Maestrale Bracelet by Alessi features a cascading mix of mirror-polished stainless steel rectangles in a unique jewelry design your mom is probably not used to. It’s also available in a matching ring and necklace as part of the La Stanza Dello Scirocco from Alessi.

3 – QLOCKTWO W Watch by Biegert & Funk

Black QLOCKTWO WatchWhite QLOCKTWO Watch
For the technology loving mom, you will want to see the QLOCKTWO Watch from Biegert & Funk. Instead of a classic watch face and functionality, the W Watch in the QLOCKTWO collection is a grid of 110 letters that actually spell out the time for you. The QLOCKTWO watch is available in a variety of colors and English, French or German languages.

4 – London Scented Candle Set by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Scented Candles
What mom doesn’t love candles? Consider giving her this set of three London-scented candles from Tom Dixon. Not only does the candle holder carry a modern look and a variety of finishes we love, the candle it holds is scented to be reminiscent of London’s parks and the salty scent of the Thames River.

5 – Anna Gong Folding Cake Stand by Alessi

Alessi Cake Stand
She’ll also love a modern design accessory for the kitchen. The Alessi Anna Gong Folding Cake Stand is the re-interpretation of a classic piece from the 1960s from Alessandro Mendini. When unfolded, this cake stand offers three tiered surfaces to display cakes or other dessert items. When folded, the familiar Anna Gong face is put on display.

6 – Atomizer Glass Dispenser by Seletti

Seletti Atomizer Glass Dispenser
The Atomizer Glass Dispenser by Seletti is a colorful design that is ideal for use in the bathroom or kitchen. It can hold a variety of liquids ranging from your mom’s favorite perfume in the bathroom to oil or vinegar in the kitchen. It is made from mouth-blown glass and comes in three distinct sizes for you to find its perfect application.

7 – Flip Mirror by Normann Copenhagen

Normann Copenhagen MirrorNormann Copenhagen Flip Mirror
A new vanity mirror for the bathroom is a always a great gift choice and we recommend the Normann Copenhagen Flip Mirror. This versatile mirror carries a retro look that allows you to flip the mirror in any direction you need to. It also features a wide base to hold make up, hair pins and more. It comes in black or white options to match your existing bathroom decor.

8 – Uselen Paper Knife by Alessi

Alessi Paper Knife
The Uselen Paper Knife from Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi is not your ordinary, everyday letter opener. This stainless steel Italian design resembles a hummingbird and features a sharp end for you to open your mail with. It’s a great home office accessory for the busy mom.

9 – Aalto Vase by Iittala

Iittala Aalto VaseAalto Vase
A glass-blown vase from Finland’s Iittala is sure to put a smile on mom’s face too. Originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, the Aalto Vase remains an icon among Scandinavian design favorites. It features intricate, fluid folds of glass that make it stand out much more than your typical flower vase. This vase is also available in multiple shades of glass including clear, white, cranberry and rain.

10 – Ridge Teapot by Kinto

Kinto Ridge Teapot
Last, but not least, how about a contemporary teapot for the kitchen? The Kinto Ridge Teapot is a modern, ergonomic design that makes it easy for you – or mom – to pour tea. It is made from porcelain with a nylon handle and also includes a stainless steel strainer. It is dishwasher safe and is available in black, orange or white to accommodate your kitchen’s existing color scheme.

Other Great Options For Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

These are just ten of our favorite designs available at Lumens. Be sure to check out our complete Gifts for Her category in our Gift Guide to see more items she will love.

About the author

Jeff Romero

Jeff Romero

I am on the marketing team at Lumens and enjoy writing about interior design topics, well-designed products and more.

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