The Gifts Your Mom Actually Wants

Over a dozen well-vetted Mother's Day gift options for sons

You've got just over three weeks to find a gift for that special lady in your life—Mother's Day is May 12th. But instead of thinking of her as the mom to whom you owe a phone call, think of her as an actual person. Is she the type of woman who appreciates the indulgence of a quality hand cream or fluffy robe? Or the nostalgic vibes of a cutting board etched with her mother's handwriting? Does she, like so many women, adore (yet never treats herself to) beautiful flowers? The key is to think of the way she lives and then find something that would suit her. An item that'd she'd get actual use out of, or even better, use up entirely. Like a high-end beauty product or flowers. Herewith, a few well-vetted suggestions.

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The Best
Mother's Day Gifts

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Cream

Resurrection Aromatique hand cream,
$27 by Aēsop

Dyson Air Purifying Fan

Air purifying fan,
$349 by Dyson

Swell Calacatta Gold Commuter Bottle

Calacatta gold commuter bottle,
$40 by S'well

UrbanStems Ranunculus and Hydrangea Arrangement

Ranunculus and hydrangea arrangement,
$149 by UrbanStems

Pantenger White Jasmine Tea

Rolled pearls of white tea leaves to take her morning cup to the next level

Rolled pearls of white tea leaves to take her morning cup to the next level

White jasmine tea,
$25 / $22 by Pantenger

CB2 Oversized Handblown Glass Planter

Oversized handblown glass planter,
$149 by CB2

Coyuchi Cloud Terrycloth Robe

Cloud terrycloth robe,
$148 by Coyuchi

Five.Two Vintage-Inspired Wooden Spoons

Vintage-inspired wooden spoons,
from $25 by Five.Two

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Amazon Kindle

The newest version lasts weeks on one charge and pairs with Bluetooth headphones for audiobooks

The newest version lasts weeks on one charge and pairs with Bluetooth headphones for audiobooks

Kindle,
$89.99 by Amazon

Tile Bluetooth Tracker

For the forgetful Mom always looking for her purse, phone or keys

Bluetooth trackers,
$60 for two by Tile

Terrain Gardening Utlity Tote

Gardening utility tote,
$148 by Terrain

Casper Glow Light

The simple sleep-aid she can feel good about

The simple sleep-aid she can feel good about

Glow light,
$99 by Casper

West Elm Recycled Cotton Throw

Recycled cotton throw,
$165 by West Elm

Kustom Products Custom Recipe Cutting Board

Custom recipe cutting board,
$30 by Kustom Products

FitBit Inspire Fitness Tracker

Inspire fitness tracker,
$69.95 by FitBit

87,000,000

87,000,000

The number of Americans who will eat out on Mother's Day. Thirty-five percent of adults plan on taking their moms to lunch and 24 percent anticipate dining out for brunch.

(Source: National Restaurant Assoc.)

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