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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is upon us and you’ve only got a few shopping days left! Before you panic, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide! I went straight to the source and asked several moms what was on their wish list. Read on to get some ideas for your mom (or for yourself)!

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1. Spa Day Stuff

You’ve got quite a few options here- gift cards for pedicures or massages are great (and several moms I spoke to had them at the top of their lists!) Another idea? Treat her to an at-home spa day. Pick up your own nail polishes, face masks, and maybe a fun item like a foot bath or an at-home gel manicure kit.


Mother's Day Gift Guide nail kit

Sensationail Gel Polish Starter Kit 

2. Candles

One mom I know has candles at the top of her list. Specifically, Bath & Body Works candles, but you could grab your mom’s favorite brand!

Mother's Day Gift Guide watermelon lemonade candle

Bath & Body Works Candle


Mango Peach Salsa 

3. Earrings

If your mom enjoys a little sparkle, earrings are a great choice!


Drop Earrings


Mother's Day Gift Guide Kendra Scott Elle Earrings

Elle Earrings


Mother's Day Gift Guide kate spade stud earring

Square Stud Earrings $38


4. Gift Cards

You can always grab a card for her favorite restaurant or clothing store, but don’t rule out a gift certificate for a cooking or art class (maybe something you can do together!) or even her favorite nursery or home improvement store.

Has your mom always wanted to learn something like upholstery or carpentry? How about signing her up for a class at the local vo-tech school?Mother's Day Gift Guide adult art class


5. Something Sweet

Pick up your mom’s favorite specialty dessert, whether it’s a cake from her favorite bakery, homemade ice cream, or like one mom I know, a sleeve of colorful macarons!

Mother's Day Gift Guide macarons


6. A Colorful Bag

Transition your mom into spring with a pretty bag in a vibrant color.

tote bag - mother's day gift guide

Shopping Tote

Crossbody Bag

Straw Crossbody Bag

7. Tech Upgrades

Maybe your mom’s ready for an Apple Watch, or maybe a new phone case is more in your budget. Either way there’s a ton of gift options!

Mother's Day Gift Guide Phone Case

Phone Case

Mother's Day Gift Guide kindle fire

Kindle Fire

8. Kitchen Gadgets

If your mom’s idea of a good time is whipping up something yummy, surprise her with a kitchen item that she’ll have fun using!

Mother's Day Gift Guide embossed rolling pin

Embossed Rolling Pin



instant pot - Mother's Day gift guide - Splendry

Instant Pot

9. A Little Help Around the House

How about hiring a cleaning service to visit your mom’s home for a little spring cleaning? Or maybe she could benefit from the assistance of a landscaper or interior decorator. What a great surprise that would be! And if you’re buying for a mom with young children, don’t underestimate the gift of babysitting!

Mother's Day Gift Guide maid service


10. Weekend Getaway

Whisk your mom away for a fun spa weekend or an antiques road trip! Head to the big city for some shopping or some museum visits, whatever she’d like!

11. A Gift That Keeps Giving

Surprise mom year round with a subscription to a monthly beauty box full of products to try. If she’s a book lover, ensure she’ll never be without a new read! From DIYers to foodies, there’s a subscription box for everyone!

So moms, what’s on your list?

Originally published May 3, 2016

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