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30 Mother's Day Gifts Your Mom Will Actually Love

I'll get you that all-expenses-paid vacation one day, ma! The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

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1. A fill-in-the-blank journal for the sentimental mom. Fair warning: This may have her weeping tears of joy.

Note to future kids — this is what I want for Mother's Day. Too sweet.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 or Walmart for $17.91.

3. Or a rainbow bouquet for the mom who's already expecting the typical roses thing. Surprises can be good for the soul.

Roses, lilies, sunflowers, etc., who needs 'em? Amirite?

(Kidding. Roses will ALWAYS be my favorite, future children.)

Get it from FTD starting at $49.99 (vase included).


5. A ~varietea~ of Twinings tea bags and a customizable mug for the mom who just likes to sip back and relax.,

Psst, this mug is the ideal gift from kids who live in a different part of the country than their mom — you get to customize it by state!

Get the tea bags on Amazon for $16.95 (40 ct.) and the long-distance mug on Amazon for $18.95.

8. A collection of classic horror movies and a MoviePass card for the film buff mom who would gladly go to the movie theatre every single day.,

MoviePass costs $10 a month, and you can go to see a new movie every single day in over 4,000 theaters nationwide.

Get the DVD collection on Amazon for $24.96 and the MoviePass card for $10 a month.


11. Super cozy slippers for the mom who's quick to yell, "who stole my slippers?!" when really, she's just misplaced them.

Raise your hand if you're convinced that there's actually a slipper-eating monster living in your house.

Get it from Amazon for $9.93+ (available in 13 colors).

12. A camera bundle for the mom who loves photography. The iPhone7 picture quality is great and all, but...

This is obviously a ~pricer~ gift, but if you can get a bunch of family members to chip in, you're golden pony boy!

Get it from Amazon for $549.


14. A personalized wine rack and glass for the mom who collects fancy reds and whites. Do not even ASK to touch them.,

"These wines are for special occasions, do not touch them" —every wine collector ever.

Get the wine rack from Roberts Craft Shop on Etsy for $39.99 and the wine glass from Amazon for $15.95.

16. A recipe box and measuring spoons for the mom who loves to cook. The human equivalent of Ratatouille, if you will.,

Good news: Anyone can cook, so there is hope for me yet.

Get the recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. for $34 and the measuring spoons from World Market for $3.49.


19. A British chocolate box for the mom who doesn't like the randomly assorted boxes referenced by Forrest Gump.

The process of eating an assorted chocolate box: Pick up random chocolate, take a nibble, realize it's raspberry-filled, chew and swallow with great difficulty, put back in box. Repeat.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

20. A tee for the mom who is basically Amy Poehler's long-lost soul mate. They would be BEST friends if they ever met.

OR for the mom who would seriously appreciate this reference!

Get it from Box Lunch for $28.90 (available in sizes XS-XL).


21. A French body wash and subscription snack box for the mom who deserves a Parisian vacation. One day, maman.,

Master plan: Win the lottery, take mom to the top of the Eiffel Tower, become her favorite child.

But for now, make her a gift basket full of French-inspired products.

Get the body wash from Amazon for $8.10 and the subscription box from Crate Joy for $12+.


26. Edible arrangements for the mom who would prefer to eat flowers instead of water them, thank you very much...,

...and also, for the mom who loves chocolate-covered strawberries. Drool.

Get your ~arrangement~ from Edible Arrangements starting at $25.


29. A tie-dying kit for the DIY expert mom who should really start her own blog dammit. Or should just work at Nifty.

30. And finally, a gift card for the mom who loves you very much — but you want to let her pick out her own present.

Remember when you were little and hated gift cards? Boy, if we could go back in time...

Get a gift card on Amazon starting at denominations of $10.