7 Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

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You know your mom deserves it, so make May 8th a memorable day for the only person in the world that will love you for who you are, no matter what. It doesn’t have to be an ultra-classy, pricey gift. It’s the intention and thought that counts, so even if you get a budget-friendly one, if it’s carefully thought out, she’ll know, and it will be more than enough.

No one knows your mom better than you, but we can still help you out with our list of 7 gifts for mom. We’re sure you’ll find something for mom in one of these. Whichever you choose, keep in mind that getting her flowers is mandatory. It may seem like a tacky or worn out gesture to you, but the fact is, moms love flowers, especially from you.

You Can Never Go Wrong With a Spa Treatment

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Photo by: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images.

A gift card for a spa treatment with a complimentary massage is a way of telling her that you understand she needs some time for herself, and for recovery, and you respect that.

Makeup Instead of Perfume

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Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images.

Both of these would show you thought about her style and her appearance, but giving her makeup shows you took the time to find something that really fits her really well. It allows you to experiment as well with different shades of the original color she likes or with different options from her favorite brand. And you can get it much cheaper than a perfume option. You can never go wrong with a small compact that she can carry each day in her purse. Pricey ones, like Yves Saint Laurent Very MakeUp Palette for Women or Lancome Tendre Voyage MakeUp Palette for Women cost around 50 bucks, while perfumes belonging to those same brands start at $80.

For Tech-Savvy Moms

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Get them a fancy-looking or a hard, protective casing for her tablet and matching one for her phone as well. It’s a practical gift for sure, but you can be certain she will be using it. Just get the right color or print for her style.

For the Mom Who Appreciates Fine Design


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Handmade glasses, picture frames, wooden boxes, small ornamented sculptures or flower vases are perfect gifts. Sure you can buy something from the internet, but a story of you making or finding something just for her in a local store is priceless.

For the Chocolate Lovers

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Not just any chocolate will do. Introduce her to high-quality dark chocolate that will make her melt in her chair. If you can’t find quality dark chocolate locally, order some from Rogue Chocolatier, Askinosie, and Cacao Hunters.

For Moms Who Love Fitness

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Photo by Matrix.

Help your mom stay fit with Misfit Flash or Fitbit Flex wearables. Both are sporty-looking fitness trackers that come in a variety of colors, and will measure and log her fitness activity which she can check on her smartphone.

Or Just Go Out!

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Photo by Dan Dalton.

It’s a crazy, fast-paced life we all live in. Slow down for a couple hours, and take her out for lunch or dinner. Pick somewhere nice and cozy where you can talk and hang out. Spending some quality time together, showing her just how important she still is in your life will make this Mother’s Day a truly memorable one.

All things considered, remember that Mother’s Day is ultimately more about the attention than the gift.