Moms can be challenging to shop for. They either have everything they need or, if your mom is like mine, she’ll say things to you like, “You’re the only gift I ever needed.” Spoiler alert, Mom, I’m not that great. Luckily, this year, I’m getting my mom a much better gift than our standard agreement of lifelong disappointment. And you guessed right; it’s a Merino wool gift.
Merino wool has many beneficial properties, making it an excellent gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. And, since it’s such a versatile material, you can get Merino wool clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, and so much more.
So, while searching for a Merino wool gift for my mom, I compiled a list of potential presents for yours! From nature lovers to working professionals, old moms to new ones, there’s bound to be a present that fits your mom’s style.
Without further ado, let’s get started with the 15 best Merino wool gifts for mom this Mother’s Day. Enjoy!
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Best Gifts For Moms Who Love The Outdoors
Darn Tough Critter Club Hiking Socks (2-pack)
54% nylon, 43% Merino wool, 3% spandex | Lightweight w/ cushion | 2 patterns | Price: $$$
A twist on a classic Mother’s Day present, these Darn Tough Critter Club hiking socks make an excellent choice for moms that love exploring nature. I mean, look at them; they’re so adorable.
But don’t let their cuteness fool you; these lightweight socks have elite comfort and performance features (as do all Darn Tough Socks). The Merino wool blend is stretchy and form-fitting, so Mom won’t have to worry about blisters on her evening walks. Moreover, the underfoot and Achilles cushioning enhances comfort and reduces wear (especially around the heel).
But the best thing about these socks is their value. To see a pair of socks for $20+ may seem alarming at first, but they are guaranteed for life. Like, really, for life. If they wear down, stretch out, or tear, Darn Tough will replace them (barring a few exceptions). Now that’s a deal.
To sum up, these two pairs of Darn Tough socks are perfect for one darn tough mama. You can choose from a hiking hedgehog and stork (my favorite) or a fox and an owl (still cute). Or, check out Darn Tough’s variety of Merino wool sock gift sets to find a style that better suits your mom.
BUFF Lightweight Merino Wool Neckwear
100% Merino wool | Lightweight | 17 colors/patterns | Price: $$
At Merino Wool Gear, we’re big buffs of the buff. I’ve had my Merino wool buff for over five years now, and it’s just as soft as when I purchased it. It’s ultra-comfortable as the soft Merino wool doesn’t scratch or itch like a traditional scarf.
Still, the true allure of this buff is its versatility. Mom can wear it as a neck gaiter, balaclava, beanie, face mask, and more. In fact, there are 16 practical ways to wear a buff, making it a perfect emergency cold-weather accessory. What super-prepared mom wouldn’t love that?
All in all, a lightweight Merino wool buff is genuinely a unique and valuable gift for mom this Mother’s Day. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg but still has that ‘high-dollar’ quality. Over a dozen colors and patterns are available now, while new styles are often released seasonally. So, get one for Mom. Get one for Grandma. Heck, get one for yourself while you’re at it!
Smartwool Hudson Trail Blanket
45% recycled Merino wool fleece (55% synthetic) | 68″ x 55″ | 6 colors | Price: $$$$
You may have heard of Smartwool before for their soft, high-performing, and durable Merino wool socks. However, they have a wide selection of Merino wool clothing and more. And one of our favorite Smartwool offerings is this Hudson Trail Blanket. It’s perfect for an evening campfire in the woods, an afternoon picnic at the park, or even a simple morning cup of coffee in the backyard.
What we love about this blanket is the sewn-in, roll-up snap closure. It’s a unique feature we don’t always see with other Merino wool blankets, which increases portability and functionality. So, whenever your mom isn’t using it, she can stow it away in the car, closet, or cupboard!
Yet, as with all of Smartwool’s gear, the Merino wool is the star. They blend 45% recycled wool and 55% various synthetics into a single-layered, brushed-back knit. Therefore, you get a soft, sustainable fabric with the extra rugged durability needed for an outdoor blanket. And with half-a-dozen colors to choose from, there’s sure to be one that Mom will love! Check out more about the Hudson Trail Blanket below.
Best Gifts For Chill Moms
Woolx Adley FeatherTouch® Pajama Set
70% Merino wool, 30% nylon | Ultralight (150 gsm) | 3 colors + customization | Price: $$$$
The Woolx Adley Pajama set is a must-own for moms who cherish their relaxation time. The super soft 16.5-micron fabric is one of the comfiest materials we’ve tried. It just feels like you’re sleeping in a cloud. Moreover, the ultralight fabric (150 gsm) is breezy and breathable. So, even though your mom already has enough to sweat about with you, at least her new PJs will keep her dry.
And, Woolx knows that the shorts-and-tee pajama combination isn’t for everyone. Luckily, they allow you to customize your mom’s pajama set. For the top, you can choose from three options: a v-neck long-sleeve, basic tee, or lounge tank. And for the bottoms, you have the option of pants or shorts. So, there should be a style for whatever Mom prefers.
Still, the Adley set is our favorite out of Woolx’s wide range of pajama options. Mom can rock it around the house all day (the bottom pockets are handy) or wear it to bed. And since she’ll look so stylish, we’re sure Dad will appreciate it, too!
Revolution Fibers Merino Wool Roving (1 lb.)
100% Merino wool | 23-26 microns | Naturally undyed | Price: $$
If your mom is a Pinterest queen, get her some Merino wool roving. Seriously, this stuff is a DIY diva’s wet dream. You can spin it, felt it, needle it, weave it, and knit it. From chunky knit blankets, homemade pet beds, decorative pillows, dryer balls, and tapestries, you can do any with soft, chunky yarn. And, from the ones we’ve tried, the Revolution Fibers Merino wool roving is our favorite.
While the fiber diameter (23-26 microns) is on the rougher end of the Merino wool spectrum, the staple length (3-4 mm) and structure make it feel softer than most 17.5-micron shirts. Moreover, this roving is about as natural as you can get. It’s washed, combed, and carded but has no dyes, giving it a natural look. Honestly, it’s about as raw a wool as you can get without shaving the sheep yourself!
If your chill mama would love a new DIY project, this Revolution Fibers roving is your best bet for a Mother’s Day gift. Although, be sure to get enough material for the desired project. For example, this 1-lb. ball makes almost a dozen dryer balls or one small decorative pillow. However, you’ll need at least six pounds if your mom wants something larger, like an arm-knitted throw blanket. Here’s a quick material guide if you’re interested.
Graf Lantz Wine Bottle Cozy Carrier
100% Merino wool felt (leather handle) | 2 colors | Price: $$
For moms who love a glass of chardonnay, you can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of wine as a gift. But, if you want to step up your gift-giving game this year, include this Graf Lantz Merino wool felt cozy carrier, too. The felted texture, in combination with the leather handle, creates a stylish look that most moms will love.
Not only does this bag look stylish, but it’s functional, too. Just as Merino wool clothing regulates your skin temperature, this felt regulates the temperature of the wine bottle. So, Mom’s favorite Pinot Gris will stay chilled on the way to her book club.
Overall, this Graft Lantz Cozy Carrier is a thoughtful, practical gift for Mom. Since it’s affordable, you can use the spare change to add a bottle of wine. And every mom deserves something better than Franzia.
Best Gifts For Moms On-The-Go
Unbound Merino Scarf + Beanie Bundle
100% Merino wool (both) | Beanie: 5 colors | Scarf: navy only | Price: $$$
For moms always out and about, no matter the weather, you can’t go wrong with gifting a hat and scarf. They are like the peanut butter and jelly of cozy winter accessories. Sure, each makes a solid gift by themselves, but together they can transform a winter wardrobe. And this customizable Merino wool scarf and beanie bundle does just that.
The 100% Italian Merino wool beanie has a lofty 7-gauge knit and rolled brim for maximum warmth, while the smoother 14-gauge knit scarf drapes freely across the shoulders. Unbound Merino has some of the highest quality Merino wool gear we’ve tested, so even if Mom has high standards, she’ll still be impressed. Moreover, you’ll save nearly $60 by getting the bundle instead of purchasing each item separately. Now, that’s a deal that Mom will definitely appreciate.
Icebreaker Women’s Merino Granary Dress
100% Merino wool | Ultralight (150 gsm) | Knee length | 2 colors | Price: $$$$
Soft, flowy, and downright stylish, the Icebreaker Granary Sleeveless Dress will make a fitting addition to your mom’s wardrobe. The capped shoulders and knee-length hem offer a modest yet fashionable look. Moreover, the relaxed, flowing fabric provides freedom of movement (something moms on the go absolutely love).
And as with most of Icebreaker’s creations, this dress has top-notch quality. The ultralight 100% Merino wool material is soft, breezy, and odor-proof! It’s even wrinkle resistance, so mom can still look fabulous on the road.
Overall, the sleeveless Granary dress is a great all-around piece for summer. Mom can dress it up with accessories like belts and jewelry or pair it with sneakers or sandals for a more casual look (get the version with sleeves for an even more casual look). It’s just a versatile garment that your mom is going to love.
Woolloomooloo Suffolk Slip-On Shoes
100% seamless Merino upper | Sizes 6-12 (whole) | 7 colors + seasonal | Price: $$$$
Moms constantly making the rounds need a solid pair of shoes. You don’t want her feet to hurt as she’s running all over town! And in terms of Merino wool shoes, these Woolloomooloo Suffolk Slip Ons may be the comfiest shoes we’ve seen.
According to Woolloomooloo, they have ” mastered the recipe for the ultimate everyday shoe” with the Suffolks, and I agree. Woolloomooloo digitally knits the Merino in these shoes, unlike other shoe brands that may boil or feel their wool. This process creates a more consistent product, which is huge since manufacturing inconsistency is one of the downsides of Merino wool gear.
So, if Mom needs comfy new kicks, you can look no further. They have a luxurious ‘foot feel’ and won’t stink up the shoe closet! Mom can go sockless all day without any ‘foot funk.’ Available in seven vibrant shades, grab a color that she’ll never want to take off!
Best Gifts For Moms Who Work From Home
Wool& Landmark Cardigan
78% Merino wool, 22% nylon | Lightweight | 4 colors | Price: $$$$
Any mom who works from home can truly appreciate the warmth and versatility of a cardigan. She can dress it up with a blouse for all those unnecessary video meetings, then dress it down in a tank when it’s quitting time. And our favorite Merino wool cardigan – the Wool& Landmark – is perfect for moms who are a freak in the sheets. Excel sheets, that is.
Lame joke aside, this cardigan’s style is breezy and relaxed. The lightweight (160 gsm) material is breathable yet warm, and the 17.5-micron Merino wool almost feels velvety against the skin. There aren’t any obnoxious bells or whistles, just two handwarmer pockets, and a modest mid-thigh drape. Like much of Wool&’s collection, the Lankmark cardigan is a simple, functional piece. And every mom can appreciate that!
Kygries Women’s Tengries Slippers
Merino felt uppers (non-slip leather soles) | Sizes 35-44 (EU) | 5 colors | Price: $$$
Still undecided on what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? You can’t go wrong with a pair of cozy Merino wool slippers. And even if she already has work-from-home slippers, the Kyrgies Tengries slippers are better in every way. Expertly crafted by artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (hence the brand name, Kyrgies), these felted slippers have a snug pull-on design that allows for movement and flex yet still provides ample support.
These slippers behave more like house shoes, as non-slip leather soles work effectively on any surface (hardwood, tile, carpet, etc.). However, your mom will want to limit their use to within the four walls, as any prolonged outdoor ground moisture will ruin them. Still, if Mom likes a few walks down the driveway or a cup of coffee on the patio, you should opt for the Tengries Walkabouts instead, as they are the same slipper with a vulcanized rubber sole.
Available in five vibrant colors (purple and orange are my favorite), there’s bound to be a shade that fits Mom’s professional and personal life. Head over to Kyrgies to learn more!
Graf Lantz Mosen Merino Wool Felt Desk Pad
100% Merino wool felt | 31.5″ x 19″ | 5 colors | Price: $$$
A Mosen is a traditional felted wool rug used in Japanese tea ceremonies. These ceremonies help people connect and appreciate the simpler things in life. And much like these time-honored gatherings, the 100% felted Merino wool Mosen desk pad from Graf Lantz is something that all working moms will appreciate.
The large mat (31.5″ x 19″) can fit a laptop, keyboard, and mouse setup with plenty of spare space. Still, we suggest secretly investigating the size and color scheme of your mom’s workspace (especially since the springy 3mm felt is not an ideal writing surface). And you want to avoid getting her a gift that will sit in the closet forever! If Mama Bear has a smaller desk, a medium size (24″ x 12″) may be more appropriate.
So, if your mom has all the clothes she needs, but you still want to get her a fabulous, functional present, we highly suggest this desk pad. Or, you can check out Graf Lantz’s entire felted Merino collection, including tissue box covers, coasters, organizing bins, and much more!
Best Gifts For New & Expecting Mothers
Woolino Baby Sleeping Sack
100% Merino wool liner, 100% organic cotton outer | 16 colors/patterns | Price: $$$$
Little ones love it; mothers love it even more.
The Woolino baby sleep sack is one of the most popular gifts on baby shower registries for a good reason: it actually works. The new kiddo will feel safe, secure, and comfortable as they sleep throughout the night. Moreover, the snap-on design helps prevent tangling or bunching if the baby moves around in their sleep. So, Mom can finally catch a few restful zzz’s.
The secret to this sleep sack’s success is in the design. The outer is 100% organic cotton, while the interior is 100% Merino wool, both soft and hypoallergenic. With additional features like seat belt slots and a two-way zipper, Mom can even bring Woolino on the road.
To sum up, the Woolino baby sleep sack is the best sleep sack on the market, Merino wool or not (2,000+ five-star reviews would agree). Choose from over a dozen colors and patterns and give that new baby – and tired new mama – the rest they deserve.
Nui Organics Merino Infant Nature Socks 5 Pack
85% Merino wool, 10% elastic, 5% polyamide | Set of 5 (various colors) | Price: $$
These Nui Organics Merino Infant Nature Socks are an excellent value for the price. For the price of two pairs of adult socks, you get five high-quality baby ones. Moreover, I love the unique selection of colors. They aren’t your typical white/gray/black socks but a collection of vibrant, natural colors inspired by Harakeke (flax) growing throughout New Zealand’s countryside.
The lightweight, 85% Merino wool is breathable while keeping the baby’s little toes warm and toasty. They feature a snug fit and stay-on rib knit structure that helps to hold them in place, even when your baby is crawling or running around. Although, they don’t have a non-slip sole, which may be problematic if the kiddo is learning to walk.
These infant Merino wool socks are a thoughtful, practical, and aesthetically-pleasing gift for new moms. Check them out at Nui Organics, and while you’re at it, survey the rest of their Merino wool baby clothing collection. Perhaps there’s a gift that mom will love even more!
Wool& Juniper Baby Swaddle
78% Merino wool, 22% Nylon | Mid-to-Heavyweight (300 gsm) | 2 colors | Price: $$$
As a parent, I can’t over-emphasize the importance of a swaddle. When the baby is crying – and mom is going crazy – a cozy, tightly-wrapped blanket will calm them down. But despite its usefulness, I rarely see a high-quality swaddle on a baby registry. So, even if you can’t find it on their BabyList, expecting moms and their little ones will, without a doubt, love the Wool& Juniper Swaddle.
The soft, interlocking Merino wool knit (300 gsm fabric weight) regulates temperature well so newborns won’t sweat or overheat at night. Moreover, Wool& uses a small percentage of nylon for added stretch and durability, which is necessary to tightly wrap that cute little burrito.
The Juniper swaddle works from 0-4 months, but Mom can use it for years since it’s just a high-quality mini-blanket. I use our old swaddle as a small car blanket, and my son still loves it! So, if you want a practical, cozy gift for an expecting mother, you can’t go wrong with this Merino wool swaddle.
Final Note About The Best Merino Wool Gifts For Mom
From comfy clothing to functional accessories, Merino wool gear makes an excellent gift for any mother this Mother’s Day. I’m still torn on what I should get my mom. She’ll love the wine bag, but the cardigan may fit her style more. Still, as I struggle to decide upon something for my mom, I hope you found a Merino wool gift for yours.
And if any of these Merino wool Mother’s Day gifts didn’t catch your attention, don’t be concerned. Continue reading our myriad of women’s clothing reviews for the best-of-the-best in the world of Merino.
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