33 Mother's Day Gifts That Beat Flowers and a Card

Chic and practical ideas for your MVP.

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Your mom's not a regular mom, she's a *cool* mom—and come Mother's Day, she deserves to be treated like one. Here, 30 presents that will keep her on the cutting edge, but more importantly, spoil her rotten.

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A Colorful Neckerchief

A petite neckerchief is the easiest way to accessorize like the French do without the having to study up on scarf-tying tutorials. It can also brighten up her go-to bag when wrapped around a handle.

The Savana Dance Silk Twilly, $160; hermes.com.

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A Rosy Room Diffuser

This beautiful botanical diffuser smells like roses, but is guaranteed to last longer than your average bouquet.

Apricot Rose Reed Diffuser, $56; rosyrings.com.

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A No-Frills Smart Watch

For a subtle smart watch for her sans the giant LED screen, gift Timex's latest water-resistant sidekick that does all the usual (sleep tracking and activity tracking), with an extra strap to spare.

iQ+ Move, $149; timex.com.

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A Bouquet of Roses in a Bottle

Just one of a handful of floral inspired scents from Louis Vuitton's fragrance collection, this subtle (read: not overpowering) perfume takes its inspiration from three different varieties of roses. It's feminine, earthy, and smells slightly fruity, too.

Rose des Vents Fragrance, $240; louisvuitton.com.

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A Heavenly Cocoa Mask

One of the creamiest face masks out there, and it smells like cocoa and feels ridiculously luxurious. It's packed with hyaluronic acid, retinol, and zinc, too, so she'll feel like a wrinkle-free angel afterwards, too.

Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask, $69; sephora.com.

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A Painted Recipe Box

A pretty house for all of her coveted cake recipes.

Garden Party Recipe Box, $27; papersource.com.

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An Easy-on-the-Eyes E-Reader

The most convenient way for her to store all her favorite reads with a built-in light that won't tire out her eyes.

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader, $120; amazon.com.

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A Spa-Worthy Robe

This soft microfiber robe is meant to be lived in on weekend mornings.

Spa Luxury Robe, $90; kassatex.com.

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A Cushy Meditation Pillow

When all she wants is to decompress, gift her a spine-aligning meditation cushion that will help her reach her zen place.

Studio Select Zafu Crescent Meditation Pillow, $50; gaiam.com.

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Pinkies Up!

For the mom who loves period dramas and lives for Earl Grey sachets.

Morning Glory Tea Kettle, $135; mackenzie-childs.com.

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An Under-Eye Massager

For all her self-care goals: a gentle under-eye massager plus a duo of Kate Somerville's game-changing retinol creams.

Foreo All Eyes on You Set, $139; dermstore.com.

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An Assembly of Salads

For the healthy eater that loves tossing up different types of salads, expand her range with Food 52's latest cook book full of salads that has everything from fish and grains to beans and bread in the mix.

Food 52 Mighty Salads, $15; amazon.com.

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A Garden Grove Candle

Even if you can't afford to buy her a plane ticket, transport her to a fragrant garden with one little fig and jasmine-scented soy candle, or to the tropics with a full citrusy set.

White Triana Candle, $40; contextskin.com.

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Talbots-Style Pajamas

Cardigan-style pajamas for the conservative mom who wants to riff off her daytime wardrobe.

Sleepy Jones Bettina Cardigan, $198; sleepyjones.com. Bettina Pant, $178; sleepyjones.com.

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A Painted Wine Stopper

A pretty topper for her favorite brand of chardonnay.

Painted Plumes Pelican Wine Stopper, $24; burkedecor.com.

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Furry Slippers

Because what's more luxurious than padding around in cashmere slippers with furry pom-poms on top?

Cashmere Slippers with Fox Fur Accents, $143; minnierose.com.

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A Robot Maid

Have the family go in on an independent cleaning sidekick to lighten her load.

iRobot Roomba 960 Vacuuming Robot, $699; walmart.com.

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A "Mom" Insignia Ring

Too on the nose? We think not. Some tongue-in-cheek jewelry is definitely an out-of-the box way to show your appreciation.

Mom Signet Ring, $70; ingodwetrustnyc.com.

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A Rose Gold Slow Juicer

They say "slow juicers" are the best ways to retain nutrients from fresh ingredients, and this state-of-the-art Korean design doubles as an ice cream maker, too. It comes with different blade sizes so she can choose how pulpy she wants her morning OJ to be.

H-AA Slow Juicer, $459; hurom.com.

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A Weekend Getaway

The gift of escape just got sweeter in the Turks and Caicos, especially when there are beach side massages involved.

The Shore Club Turks and Caicos; prices vary.

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Artisanal, One-of-a-Kind Plates

Upgrade her dinner-wear options with a set of customized marbled serving plates from restaurateur favorite Felt + Fat.

Bread Plate, $38 for one; feltandfat.com.

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A Cozy, Cozy Alpaca Throw

A cozy alpaca throw blanket she can huddle under while watching re-runs.

Baby Alpaca Throw Blanket, $229; brooklinen.com.

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A Fancy Schmancy Cheese Board

For the mother who loves entertaining, help her serve up cheese and charcuterie with flair thanks to this marble serving board that comes with a built-in cheese slicer.

Wood Marble Cheese Slicer, $40; crateandbarrel.com.

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Better Beauty Sleep

For luxurious beauty sleep that's all-about preventing face and décolleté wrinkles.

Slip Silk Pillowcase, $79; sephora.com.

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A Do-It-All Serving Jug

A sweet glazed serving jug for gravy or cream that's safe to heat in the microwave and chill in the freezer.

Puolikas Jug, $65; marimekko.com.

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A Roomy Tote

Here's a leather carryall that can fit all her essentials, without any hyper-trendy hardware. If you're feeling extra ambitious, you can embellish it with her initials, too.

Classic Leather Tote, $175; cuyana.com.

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A Firming Neck Cream

For the mother whose skincare routine is all about saving face, gift her Fresh's latest black tea firming cream for fine lines and wrinkles.

Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream, $95; sephora.com.

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"Look More Expensive Than They Are" Vases

If you *must* settle for a bouquet of fresh blooms last-minute, package it in a chic chrome vase like these ones.

Ai Bud Vases, $11 each; cb2.com.

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A Neck Soother

A lavender scented heating wrap that's ideal for relaxing at home. She can heat it up in the microwave for sore joints and cramps, or chill it in the freezer as an icepack.

Relax Neck and Shoulder Wrap, $20; gaiam.com.

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Better Than Claritin

To help her breath easier at night, especially if she's prone to spring allergies.

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, $40; amazon.com.

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