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36 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

This Mother’s Day, don’t fall for the trap of “You don’t have to get me anything!” And definitely don’t fall into the trap of just getting a card and calling it a day. No matter what she says, your mom deserves a thoughtful present. If you’re at a loss for what to get, we’ve rounded up 36 unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that she’ll love. Whether she’s into yoga, gardening, or cooking, we have you covered below.

For the Mom Curious About Matcha

Matcha Tea Gift Set
$35 at Amazon

Get her a starter kit with everything she needs to brew a frothy cup of tea. This one has a whisk, a holder to preserve its shape, and a spoon for measuring out the right quantity of powder.

For the Mom Who Gardens Outdoors

Metallic Visor
$32 at Anthropologie

This fun metallic visor will keep the sun out of her face, while the open top will help keep her cool.

For the Mom Who Loves Good Seasoning

Sagaform Spice and Herb Storage Bottles
$25 at Amazon

These elegant bottles are a nice way to stash spices and herbs. If you want to go the extra mile, consider ordering a fancy salt as well.

For the Mom Who Loves HGTV

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets
From $18 at Amazon

If she’s already decorated her home in the style of Chip and Joanna, why not extend that to the food she makes?

For the Mom Who Loves a Trendy (But Not Too Young) Shoe

Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers
$120 at Zappos

Dad sneakers might be the shoe of the moment, but these loafers are some of our favorite flats.

For the Mom Who Deserves a Relaxing Day in Bed

DKNY Walk The Line satin pajama set
$100 at Net-a-Porter

The dark navy color coupled with the white piping make these look extra expensive.

For the Mom Who Loves to Show Off Her Cooking

$85 at Goop

Good for baking or serving one of her many delicious side dishes.

For the Mom Who Loves Makeup

$198 at Yoox

One for her big tote, one for her desk, and one for her micro-bag.

For the Mom Who Wants Soft Skin

VITABRID C¹² Dual Masks: Age-Defying & Firming
$35 at Barneys New York

These super moisturizing sheet masks are the perfect complement to a lazy Sunday afternoon.

For the Yoga Mom

Adidas by Stella McCartney Training Mat
$60 at Need Supply

A muted mat plus carrier will make her the most stylish person in her vinyasa class.

For the Mom Who Loves Her Slow Cooker

Wonderbag Non-Electric Portable Slow Cooker
$36 at Amazon

Has This is Us scared your mom off of using her slow cooker? Consider getting her the Wonderbag — a specially-insulated bag that acts as an eco-friendly alternative to the appliance. All you have to do is bring whatever you’re making to a boil and place in the bag, and it’ll keep cooking until you’re ready to eat.

For the Mom Who Gardens Indoors

Dracaena Corn Plant
$50 at Fast Growing Trees

A fast-growing, indoor tree is a fool-proof gift for the mom experimenting with a green thumb.

For the Arty Mom

$60 at Garmentory

Fun fact: these patterns are inspired by the marbled end papers found in old books.

For the Fancy Makeup Mom

Photo: Jason Jamal Nakleh/© 2017 Jason Jamal Nakleh
$38 at Nordstrom

Available in ten shades, this densely pigmented lipstick has a luxurious cream finish and won’t settle into fine lines.

For the Mom Who’s Hard to Please

THEORY Cashmere sweater
$245 at Net-a-Porter

Because you can never go wrong with cashmere in a lovely shade of pale pink.

For the Mom Who’s All About Robe Life

Kate Spade New York Floral Short Robe
$88 at Saks Fifth Avenue

In soft shades of blue, she’ll love lounging in it while catching up on her favorite tv shows.

For the DIY Mom

Kenneth Cole 4-Pc. Kenneth Cole For Her Gift Set
$100 at Macy’s

She can create a bespoke scent by mixing any combination of the four fragrances together.

For the Mom Who Always Gets Flowers

Farmers’ Market Herb Wreath
From $60 at Williams Sonoma

Mix it up with this wreath that combines both blooms and herbs — her home will smell extra nice all week.

For the Mom Who Loves Beyoncé

BALMAIN PARIS HAIR COUTURE Leather Cosmetics Case Gift Set
$85 at Net-a-Porter

Just explain that Olivier Rousteing, the designer behind Balmain, also designed Beyoncé’s Coachella outfits.

For the Coffee Lover

$120 at Goop

An elegant, Gwyneth Paltrow–approved French press is sure to make her morning cup more enjoyable.

For the Mom Who Travels a Ton

TUMI PAX Women’s Vest
$145 at Tumi

This vest won’t just keep her warm, it also folds into a pouch and becomes a travel pillow.

For the Mom Who Wears All Black

$250 at The Kooples

Your mom will love explaining that her pullover is from the über cool, French-girl-approved label The Kooples.

For the Mom Who Follows Trends

TORY BURCH Geo Imitation Pearl Earrings
$148 at Nordstrom

Every trendsetter worth their salt has a pair of sculptural, oversize earrings.

For the Bath Aficionado Mom

$44 at Goop

Think of them as tea bags for the tub. Each pouch is filled with dried flower petals and oil extracts.

For the Mom Who Wants a Nice Bag

MICHAEL KORS Mercer Color-Block Leather Crossbody
$248 at Spring

The red-and-pink color blocking makes this a cheery, elegant update to her everyday work tote.

For the Mom Who Loves to Decorate

Skultuna Set Of Three Engraved Bead Vases - Skultuna X Tenfold
$178 at Orchard Mile

These vases will look stunning in any room — plus you can introduce her to the art of freakebana!

For the Mom Who Loves to Dress Up

Diane Von Furstenberg Ribbon Knot Slides
$198 at Spring

Colorful ribbon slides feel appropriately festive for any occasion.

For the Mom Who’s Getting Into Wellness

Vitruvi White Stone Essential Oil Diffuser
$119 at Anthropologie

A sleek, porcelain diffuser is an elegant addition to her home — especially if she’s just discovering Goop.

For the Beauty-Obsessed Mom

Cosmetic Case 17 With Floral Bloom Print
$75 at Coach

Give it to her with a Korean skin-care starter kit.

For the Mom Who Loves a Crisp Blouse

Nicole Miller Poplin Faux Wrap Top
$255 at Spring

This is a cool spin on her favorite white button-up.

For the Mom Who Walks Everywhere

Vince Edris Toe Loop Mule
$250 at Nordstrom

These suede slip-on mules will match almost every outfit.

For the Audiophile Mom

Fanstereo Studio43 Bluetooth Headphones
Photo: Brown, Indya
Fanstereo Studio43 Bluetooth Headphones
$139 at Fanstereo

Whether she’s listening to podcasts, Pulitzer Prize–winning albums, or streaming The Crown, these lightweight headphones will make the experience more stylish.

For the Mom Who’s Always Cold

Striped Cashmere Throw
$329 at Parachute

What mom doesn’t need an extra cashmere throw lying around?

For the Serious Skin Care Mom

Defy 15 signs of aging SMART PROFILE UPLIFT
$349 at Sephora

Not only will it clean her face better than a washcloth, it massages as well.

For the Mom Who’s Into Fashion

$350 at Milly

A silky blouse in a vibrant green leaf print will please her finicky tastes. Plus, you can “borrow” it.

For the Eileen Fisher Lover

$218 at Nordstrom

A cheery red shirt dress is exactly what she’ll want to wear all summer long.

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36 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas