What’s She Getting for Mother’s Day? 2018’s Top 10 Paintings for Moms

In celebration of mothers everywhere, unveils the Top 10 Paintings for Mother’s Day 2018. is the leading online distributor of hand painted fine art reproductions, giving us unique insights into art, home decor and gift-giving trends. The Top 10 works were selected based on unit sales during the Mother’s Day gift season over three years of data.

The 2018 Top 10 Mother’s Day Oil Paintings according to’s statistics are:


  1. “Apple Tree I,” Gustav Klimt
  2. “The Kiss,” Gustav Klimt
  3. “Garden Path at Giverny,” Claude Monet
  4. “Corner of the Garden at Montgeron,” Claude Monet
  5. “Discarded Roses,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  6. “Narcissus,” John William Waterhouse
  7. “Flaming June,” Lord Frederic Leighton
  8. “Branch Of White Peonies With Pruning Shears,” Edouard Manet
  9. “Grande Vase Di Fiori,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  10. “Cafe Terrace at Night,” Vincent Van Gogh

While Klimt is a perennial customer favorite, it was surprising to see two of his works top the more traditional Renoir and Monet florals on a Mother’s Day gift list. This may be a reflection of wall art color trends over the past three years, as identified by Pantone. Klimt’s “Apple Tree I” is composed of vivid and striking brushstrokes against a dark background—which tracks with the trend of bold pops of color that make a statement without overwhelming the space. “The Kiss” frequently tops’s bestseller list, with its shimmering gold accents that appeal to consumers’ long-running love of metallics. These paintings would indeed make the perfect gift for the mom with an eye for on-trend home decor.

Representing the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Leighton’s “Flaming June” and Waterhouse’s “Narcissus” could appeal to the mother with a love of romance.

At, Mother’s Day is one of our biggest gift seasons, we create our Top 10 lists every year to help people find unforgettable gifts for mom. A painting is such a personal gift, it serves as a lasting reminder of your affection every day. Because unlike a bouquet of flowers, a painting of flowers never fades.

About the Author

Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.