20 Mother’s Day Gifts You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself

published May 1, 2018
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Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away. Yikes! How are you ever going to find just the right thing? Stop Googling, close all those open tabs, and let this list be your guide. Here you’ll find a little bit of everything—creature comforts, pretty jewelry, pampering beauty products, and even some fun finds for her home. And don’t worry about that whole time crunch thing. These items will all arrive with plenty of time to spare.

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Maybe she’s crazy about essential oils, maybe she doesn’t yet know what all the fuss is about. Either way, this elegant pick will be a beautiful entry point—or an upgrade to her current routine. The sophisticated design is proof that the little appliance can blend right in.

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Heart of Gold Idiom Bangle at Kate Spade, $32

The sleek gold design on this slim bangle is a subtle nod to the more overt message inside. And it couldn’t be more fitting for a woman who has always embodied it.

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Face Planter at Anthropologie, $36

She’d probably rather see you face every day, but let’s consider this the next best thing. The fun stoneware planter—available in white or pink—features a playful abstract face to add a little personality to any old plant.

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Sometimes a good night’s sleep is all she wants for Mother’s Day. Send her off to bed with a deliciously soft, luxurious silk eye mask. She’ll feel like she’s in a five-star hotel, even if things downstairs are a little more chaotic.

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This sleep mask—in all of its millennial pink glory—had a wait list of over 5,000 people when it first debuted last summer. Mom deserves the best, so treat her to the sweet-smelling Korean beauty product everyone’s still talking about. It brightens skin, reduces oil, and evens texture and skin tone.

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Agate Cheese Board at Anthropologie, $78

If everyone’s favorite place to gather is Mom’s house, this seriously glam serving board will ensure her hosting game is on point. Choose from one of five brilliant shades, each with shiny brass electroplating.

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Globe and Eucalyptus Wreath at Terrain, $38

Flowers are always a good idea for Mother’s Day, but this one is a little more unexpected. Plus, a preserved wreath will keep her space cheery for much longer. Bet you can’t find a decent bouquet for this price, either.

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Plastic bags? For your mom? We think not. Farmer’s market visits are about to get a lot chicer. This sturdy straw bag is roomy enough for the biggest hauls and a removable linen liner makes cleaning a breeze.

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Mother’s Day Dish Towel at Anthropologie, $20

You moved out years ago and maybe even own your own house now, but sometimes Mom’s still feels like home. Let this pretty dish towel remind her that she’s always on your mind, no matter how many miles separate you.

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Rise and Glow Duo at Amazon, $23

After a tough night with the baby, she might be looking for a little help getting up and at ’em. Touted as a daily dose of vitamins for your face, this duo hydrates, brightens, and firms to help her look and feel more awake.

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A long to-do list calls for two things: comfortable shoes and a cocktail at the end of the day. This pretty canvas and twill pair will see her through and remind her that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

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Open Crazy Late Wall Print at Minted, From $23

Let this graphic print serve as a way to thank her for all those early mornings that turned into late nights. Choose from six print colors, 15 frame styles, and six sizes.

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If Mom can’t get enough coffee, upgrade her morning routine. Bring Blue Bottle Coffee straight to her kitchen with a monthly delivery of the cult favorite brand’s finest beans.

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CALPAK + Oh Joy! Carry-On Luggage at Urban Outfitters, $135

If your mom has been toting the same basic black carry-on since the family vacations of your youth, it’s time to give her a cheery new update that’ll stand out on the luggage carousel. The gold details lend an extra special vibe.

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DIY Cross Stitch Kit at Etsy, $18

You may be thinking what mom has time for this? But hear us out. Consider this the new, cooler version of the adult coloring book. After an exhausting day, sometimes the best medicine is a little quiet time with a creative project. The end result? An homage (that doubles as decor) to her favorite beverage that she’ll be seriously proud of.

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Alpaca Scarf at Cuyana, $75

If Mom spends a lot of time making sure everyone else is comfortable, return the favor with this supremely soft scarf. It’s a wardrobe staple that’ll keep her cozy, whether she’s braving overzealous office air conditioning or a cold, snowy night.

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Work It Out Exercise Mat at Ban.do, $32

Mom deserves major props, especially if she manages to find the time to treat herself to an exercise class. When her muscles are shaking and she’s wondering if the class will ever end, this soft yoga mat will provide the inspiration she needs to keep on keeping on.

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Overnight Foot Care Kit at Uncommon Goods, $18

Foot care might not sound so glamorous, but trust us: When she doesn’t have time for that weekly pedicure, this kit is that little taste of luxury she needs. Nourishing rosemary-mint scented foot cream, some ultra cozy socks, plus a glass of wine and a good Netflix binge? Perfection.

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She’s been meaning to put the finishing touches on the home office she’s so proud of, but life’s always getting in the way. With this gift, Mom will get a consultation with an interior decorator to finish her space (or give a tired room a little refresh).

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The Casper Pillow at Target, $55

What could be better than the gift of sleep? Present Mom with this heavenly pillow—it’s soft, supportive, and suited for all types of sleepers. Then send her off to bed to get the full eight hours she’s been dreaming of.