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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.

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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.

2. A gorgeous bouquet for the mom who would very much like her home to resemble a fantastic-smelling garden...

Get a bouquet from BloomThat here.
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Get a bouquet from BloomThat here.

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).
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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).

4. A monogrammed chair for the sports-loving mom who has coached WAY too many baseball, soccer, etc. teams...

...and yet still continues to volunteer. Get it from Posh Boutique Ga on Etsy for $41.99.
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...and yet still continues to volunteer.

Get it from Posh Boutique Ga on Etsy for $41.99.

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

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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.

6. A customizable candle for the mom who thinks Yankee Candle is heaven on earth* (scents include banana pancakes and fresh linen).

*My mom characterized in one sentence. Get it from Silver Dollar Candle Co. on Etsy for $13.95 (available in 18 delicious scents).
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*My mom characterized in one sentence.

Get it from Silver Dollar Candle Co. on Etsy for $13.95 (available in 18 delicious scents).

7. A Cuisinart unit for the master-of-the-grill mom. This bad boy is both a full grill and a panini press.

Get it from Amazon for $63.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $63.99.

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.

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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.

9. Wildflower soap petals for the mom who needs a spa retreat, but is too busy to actually go on one.

These petals will transform her bathtub into an hour-long spa visit. Get it from World Market for $9.99.
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These petals will transform her bathtub into an hour-long spa visit.

Get it from World Market for $9.99.

10. A sentimental Alex & Ani bracelet for the mom who loves a good piece of jewelry. She will never take this off.

The peony is symbolic of bravery, healing, and strength. Get it from Amazon for $28 (also available in a silver finish).
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The peony is symbolic of bravery, healing, and strength.

Get it from Amazon for $28 (also available in a silver finish).

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).
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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.
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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.

13. Plus, a personalized heart collage for the mom who loves photography AND family photos.

Get it from Minted for $77.50+ (available in two sizes and nine different frames).
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Get it from Minted for $77.50+ (available in two sizes and nine different frames).

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

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"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.

15. A wall-mounted Scrabble board for the mom who thinks that family game nights are THE BEST. Understandable.

Me as a mom. Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $29.95.
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Me as a mom.

Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $29.95.

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

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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.

17. A letter book set for the mom who loves scrapbooking and cards. This lets you exchange and save 40 letters.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.
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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.

18. A hammock for the mom who needs a vacation: This will transform her living space into the Caribbean.

Really! It does! Why don't you believe me!Get it from Wayfair for $26.99 (originally $49.95).
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Really! It does! Why don't you believe me!

Get it from Wayfair for $26.99 (originally $49.95).

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.
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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).
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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.

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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+.

22. A personalized cutting board for the mom who basically drools over new kitchen decor and gadgets.

*raises hand*Get it from Engraved Sensations on Etsy for $14.95+.
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*raises hand*

Get it from Engraved Sensations on Etsy for $14.95+.

23. A good pair of headphones for the human jukebox mom. She knows the word to literally every single song.

Why turn to songlyrics.com when your mom is a music encyclopedia?Get them from Amazon for $159.99 (available in three colors).
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Why turn to songlyrics.com when your mom is a music encyclopedia?

Get them from Amazon for $159.99 (available in three colors).

24. An indoor herb garden for the mom with a green thumb. Why are you so good at making things grow!?

*checks thumb and realizes it's black* Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20 (available in basil, cilantro, mint, oregano, and parsley).
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*checks thumb and realizes it's black*

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20 (available in basil, cilantro, mint, oregano, and parsley).

25. An infinity necklace for the partner-in-crime mom who will always be your biggest fan, your biggest supporter, and your BFF.

Get it from Amazon for $9.89 (available in four colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $9.89 (available in four colors).

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

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

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

27. Bicycle bookends for the bookworm mom who is getting to the good part in the book, now please leave her alone.

Get it from Wayfair for $36.99.
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Get it from Wayfair for $36.99.

28. And a Kindle Unlimited subscription for the mom who just likes to read A LOT.

Get an unlimited subscription on Amazon for $9.99 a month.
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Get an unlimited subscription on Amazon for $9.99 a month.

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

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Get it from Michael's for $49.99.

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.
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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.

And remember, it's the thought that counts. On a serious budget? Make her a card! Sing her a song! Your mama will always love ya.

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