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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mark your calendars: Mother’s Day is May 14th – and it’s coming up fast! Finding the perfect gift that matches your mom’s interests can be tough, but we’ve got your back. Get inspired to shop with these nine gift ideas for every type of mom on your list.

The Active Mom

If your mom is always on the go, help her count her steps with a Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker. This wearable technology automatically and wirelessly syncs to iOS and Android phones via Bluetooth to making tracking steps seamless for the mom who loves to keep diligent track ($129 on Amazon).

The Sweet Tooth

Flowers are nice, but for the sweet loving mom, decadent flower-shaped cookies are even better. Treat your mom to 12 Buttercream Frosted Long-Stemmed Cookie Flowers from Cheryl’s, which are delivered in a gift box and ready to be enjoyed ($39.99 on Cheryl’s).

The Foodie

If your mom has high standards when it comes to food, she knows that seasoning emergencies happen when you least expect them. The Jacobsen Salt Co. Gift Set contains vials filled with pure (and flavored) sea salts that are small enough to stash in her purse for moments that need an extra kick ($30 on Food 52).

The World Traveler

Photo courtesy of Victoria Atelier

Were you always jumping in the car for a road trip as a kid? Chances are, your mom has the travel bug! This delicate brass travel-Inspired bracelet features a plane and a cloud to remind her of her favorite trips in between journies ($27 on Etsy).

The Movie Buff

She knew La La Land would be huge before everyone else, so help her chronicle her movie viewings with a Ticket Stub Diary. This journal — complete with clear sleeves for saving tickets — is the perfect place for her to play movie critic and remember all her favorite films ($12 on Uncommon Goods).

The Green Thumb

How mom practically has a greenhouse operation while you struggle to keep the herb garden alive remains a mystery. Celebrate her love of flowers with this Wooden Flower and Plant Tray filled with Cheryl’s Buttercream Frosted Flower Cookies. The cookie selection is far from “garden variety,” and includes buttercream frosted tulip, butterfly, and flower cut-out cookies along with mini muffins, sweet and salty pretzel clusters, buttercream frosted lemon burst cookies, and rich and chewy chocolate truffle cookies ($39.99 on Cheryl’s).

The Crafter

Your mom never met a crafting project she didn’t like. Put her creativity — and DIY skills — to the test with the Darby Smart Mystery DIY Kit. This monthly subscription service comes complete with all the tools she needs to complete the job ($19/month at Darby Smart).

The Giver


Photo courtesy of Oxfam

Sure, a goat may seem like an offbeat idea for mom, but hear us out. If your mom is the charitable type, give her a sustainable gift from OXFAM. Donate a goat to a rural community in need on behalf of your mom, and you might just become her favorite “kid” ($50 at OXFAM).

The Design-Focused Mom

Mom’s house looks beautiful, and it will smell just as nice with a statement candle by Diptyque. The Baies candle features a bouquet of roses and black currant leaves, a perfect scent portfolio to complement mom’s keen design eye ($65 at Amazon).


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