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32 Best Mother's Day Gifts to Show How Much You Appreciate Her

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Design By Morgan McMullen

Gifts, in general, feel like the last thing that should be on our minds when we're in the middle of a pandemic, but with the increased vaccine rollouts across the country, things are starting to look up. If you're planning what to get your mom for Mother's Day (FYI, it's on Sunday, May 9 this year), any of these thoughtful gifts, ahead, are the next best thing to a hug IRL. We're so close!

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Poppy Hoop Earrings
Made by Mary

If she's been wanting a new pair of earrings, look no further than Made by Mary's bestselling Poppy hoop earrings that just so happen to be at an excellent price point. 

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"Thank You, Mom" Candle

What better way to express your appreciation for mother dearest than with a natural soy wax candle that says "Thank You, Mom?" Top notes include bergamot, lavender, and sage with mid notes of jasmine and ylang ylang, plus a base of sandalwood, musk, and lily. 

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Spa Bundle
Allswell Home

Lay the groundwork for an at-home spa with this Allswell Home bundle that includes a waffle robe and slippers. 

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Veja Espalar Sneakers

Tell your mom she's basically a duchess when you gift her this pair of cool Veja sneakers seen on Meghan Markle and more celebs.

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'The Pepper Thai Cookbook' by Pepper Teigen

Who doesn't love mother-daughter duo Chrissy and Pepper Teigen?! Pepper's newly-released family cookbook is the perfect gift to buy mom this Mother's Day. Afterwards, schedule a time to whip up some recipes together. 

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"Save Your Mother, Save Yourself" Tee

It wouldn't be an appropriate Mother's Day gift guide if it didn't include an item from the aptly-named brand, MOTHER Denim. This "Save Your Mother, Save Yourself" tee is alluding to Mother Earth, but she can take it as she will. 

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Gold Large Round Disc Necklace

Engrave a special message in this gold disc necklace that she'll carry with her for years to come. Suggestion: "You're my sun, my moon, and all of my stars. 5/9/21" 

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Epara Intense Hydrating Mask

Encourage her to indulge in some self-care a couple times per week with Epara's intense hydrating mask that cleanses and nourishes skin while reducing hyper-pigmentation.

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Full Lux Visor
Bluestone Sunshields

If you have one of those moms who never fails to remind you to make a dermatologist appointment, allow me to suggest gifting her this lux visor that protects the face from UV rays. She can wear it during her next tennis match or to the beach. 

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Win for Women 3-Pack

Talk about a win-win for the both of you. LottoLove is the first social good scratch off ticket. How does it work? Purchase a pack of lotto tickets that come with accompanying greeting cards. When mom scratches off the card, she'll find out which of the four charities that focus on supporting women across the globe (Global G.L.O.WCAMFEDWomankind, and Running Start) have been donated to in her honor!

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RPT-01 Sport On-Ear Headphones

If she's in desperate need of an upgrade from her wired headphones, this bluetooth pair from Adidas is chic, high-quality, and practical thanks to its washable parts. 

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The Art of Gardening Set
Juniper Books

If she can spot a bougainvillea from a mile away, Juniper Books' Art of Gardening book set is exactly what she needs to learn more about the history of gardening and landscaping, along with special tips and ideas.

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GG Marmont Thin Leather Belt

While you may need to secretly find out her belt size before purchasing this Gucci leather belt, it will be well worth it when you see the look on her face as she opens this present.

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Jacklin Knit Blanket
Slowdown Studio

The best part about this knit blanket, designed by Maggie Stephenson in collaboration with Bravery Co. and Slowdown Studio, isn't the gorgeous design, but rather 10 percent of the profits will be donated to cancer research.

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Customized Photo Notebook

Find a sweet photo of the two of you and put it on this customized Papier notebook, so she'll think of you every time she jots down important notes and ideas. 

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'Vital Voices' by Alyse Nelson and Gayle Kabaker

No mother has ever said no to a chic coffee table book—that's an ode to powerful women like herself, nonetheless—to add to her collection. 

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"Lady Day" Luxury Candle
Harlem Candle Co.

If she's a fan of Billie Holiday, a.k.a. Lady Day, gift her this special Harlem Candle Co. candle that emits a vibrant mix of lush green leaves, gardenia, and sandalwood. 

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"Phenomenal Mother" T-Shirt

Remind her how incredible she is with this "Phenomenal Mother" T-shirt from Meena Harris's Phenomenal brand. If she's more humble than she'd like to admit, there are plenty of other collections to choose from that are a bit more low-key. 

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Medium Tan Shopping Bag

Nothing shows your appreciation for mom more than endlessly refreshing Telfar's website for the next restock of its iconic shopping bag—and securing it!

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Jugs Jug Ceramic Vase
Anissa Kermiche

She did give birth to you, after all! Buy her some nice tulips and put them in this chic ceramic vase. 

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Black Girl Magic Wine Trio
McBride Sisters

A Black Girl Magic wine trio set of riesling, rosé, and zinfandel to crack open and celebrate when the two of you can be together again IRL. 

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Brianna Wine Caddy

...And if you're feeling generous, you can give her this brass and marble wine caddy to go with it!

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Desert Sun Puzzle

If she's a puzzle person, this desert sun pick designed by Kenya-based artist David Michuki will pair great with that glass of wine. 

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The Reef Coaster Set
Gray Malin

Once social gatherings become acceptable again, this Gray Malin coaster set will be a crowd-pleaser for every at-home happy hour.

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'Just as I Am' by Cicely Tyson

The only person who appreciates Cicely Tyson more than you is your mother. Order the memoir written by the late actress and activist that she'll cherish now and forever. 

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Personalized Bracelet
Roxanne Assoulin

Get creative and customize a pretty Roxanne Assoulin bracelet (or three) with lines like "best mom ever" or initials of her children. The possibilities are endless! 

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Sheep Sweater
Rowing Blazers

Princess Diana stans only! This black sheep sweater, made famous by Princess Di in the '80s, is a timeless piece that *fingers crossed* she'll pass down to you one day. 

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Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Perfume
Jo Malone

A spritz of Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt perfume will instantly transport her to a mountainside villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean—a dose of goodness we could all use right about now. 

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Pet Custom Sweatshirt

Just imagine the look on your mom's face when she receives a custom sweater with a picture of your family dog on it! 

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White Stone Diffuser

If she's not much of a candle gal, she'll appreciate this ceramic Vitruvi diffuser that will blend in nicely with her living room or kitchen. 

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