Mother’s Day Gifts Your Stepmom Will Adore

The pop culture archetype of the "evil stepmother" gives stepmoms everywhere a bad rap. We're thinking of the Jennifer Coolidge brand of stepmom in A Cinderella Story, when she tells Hilary Duff's character, "There's something I've always wanted to tell you and I think you're ready to hear it. You're not very pretty, and you're not very bright." The worst.

In reality, many stepmoms are kind, caring, and important figures in the lives of their stepchildren. But, like any mother, stepmoms can be toughies to shop for. Particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, when "experiential" gifts are temporarily off the table.

So we did the work for you and created a lineup of goodies the stepmom in your life will love — whether they're into fitness, cooking, reading, or something else entirely. Soon, they'll be telling you: "There's something I've always wanted to tell you and I think you're ready to hear it. You give the best damn presents."

The Mirror

We promise, we're not trying to elicit Evil Queen vibes. (Mirror, mirror, on the wall...) This mirror is way cooler (and nicer). Turn it on, and you'll be able to stream thousands of on-demand workout classes, plus 50 live classes a week, led by a pro personal trainer. For anyone who's been struggling to get active at home while social distancing due to COVID-19, The Mirror is a Godsend.

Mirror The Mirror, $, available at Mirror

Macrene Actives Experience Set

Anyone who's trying to make their beauty routine cleaner will love this set. It contains a cleanser, a face cream, and a neck treatment, all made with organic ingredients.

Macrene Actives The Macrene Actives Experience Set, $, available at Macrene Actives

Privé Revaux Blue Light Glasses

For the working stepmom, who's screen time has gone way up during the pandemic. Protect their peepers, their sleep, and their skin with these blue light-filtering glasses.

Privé Revaux The Alchemist, $, available at Privé Revaux

Brizo Dressing

These dressings are delicious and versatile. They can be used for a marinade, as salad dressing, or even as a pasta sauce. (They're also keto-friendly, if your stepmom is into that.)

Brizo Spicy + Mild BRIZO Everything Dressing 2 Pack, $, available at Brizo

Dr. Barbara Sturm Nigh Serum

If your stepmom is at all tuned into the beauty world, she'll know the name Dr. Barbara Sturm. This serum is made with cotton thistle extract to sooth dry skin, and a slew of antioxidant ingredients to help your stepmom's skin rejuvenate as she sleeps.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum, $, available at Dr. Barbara Sturm

A Book

Ask your stepmom if there are any books that have been on her shortlist lately, or surprise her with Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey, a new author who's been likened to Rachel Cusk and Sally Rooney. The novel includes almost 20 years of conversations women have with each other and themselves, ranging from motherhood to loneliness to envy.

Penguin Random House Topics of Conversation: A novel, $, available at Amazon

Aveda Stress-Fix Soaking Salts

One thing all moms have in common — including stepmoms — is stress. Help yours melt it away with these mineral-rich bath salts, which are infused with soothing lavender and clary sage.

Aveda Aveda stress-fix™ soaking salts, $, available at Aveda

Flower By Edie Parker Vanity Tray

Bring your stepmother breakfast in bed on this cute tray for a two-fer gift.

Flower By Edie Parker Vanity Tray in Guava, $, available at Edie Parker

Honeywell True HEPA Whole Room Air Purifier With Allergen Remover, HPA300

It's not the sexiest gift, but any allergy sufferer will love getting a solid, durable air purifier this time of year.

Honeywell Honeywell True HEPA Whole Room Air Purifier with Allergen Remover, HPA300, $, available at Honeywell

Gorjana Astrology Coin Necklace

This chic necklace can be personalized to depict your stepmom's star sign. The stars are the gifts that keeps on giving.

Gorjana Astrology Coin Necklace, $, available at Gorjana

Instant Pot

If your stepmom loves to mix it up in the kitchen, this is the appliance she needs. It's an all in one pressure cooker; rice, yogurt, and porridge cooker; slow cooker; sauté pan; and steamer.

Instant Pot Instant Pot Duo Nova, $, available at Instant Pot

Tan Lines By Sivan Ayla Leggings

Your stepmother will want to go everywhere in these smooth and comfortable leggings. They fabric is thick — so they last forever and never turn transparent — but still so comfortable.

Tan Lines TEMESCAL CYN LEGGINGS - BLUSH, $, available at Tan Lines By Sivan Ayla

Haley Bogaert Face Brow Kit

Cool moms know that brows are everything. This kit will help your stepmom add definition where she needs it, and comes with a clear gel to take care of fly-aways.


Cult Gaia Roksana Tote

You've heard about "mom bags" full of everything you could ever need — from Midol to hand sanitizer to extra chapstick. Consider this super-chic tote a "stepmom bag."

Cult Gaia Cult Gaia Roksana Tote - Zest, $, available at Cult Gaia

Soap Stories

Perhaps the most thoughtful gift you could give during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lather Soap Stories, $, available at Lather

Oribe Cote d'Azur Nourishing Hand Crème

All that hand-washing sure can dry out a girl's skin. Help your stepmom soothe her scaly knuckles with this blend of oils and shea butter.

Oribe Oribe Cote d'Azur Nourishing Hand Crème, $, available at Oribe

Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000 

This hair dryer is lightweight, quiet, and hardworking — it dries hair in no time, exactly what your stepmom needs for a professional looking blowout.

Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer (3 piece), $, available at DermStore

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