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Our 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

son hugs mom

If there's anyone who deserves to be showered with gifts, it's mom. And while you know she's bound to love (or at least pretend to love) whatever you give her, there's still a lot of pressure to find Mother's Day gift ideas that feel unique and special.

That's where our Mother's Day Gift Guide comes in. Our editors curated this list of gifts that ranges from traditional (hello again, brunch), to adrenaline-fueled (let mom be a race car driver for a day!), to ensure you find Mother's Day gifts that perfectly match her unique personality.

woman getting massage



Motherhood can be a pain in the neck–literally. Help make it up to mom by booking her a massage in the style of her choice. If it's her first massage, go for a relaxation-focused modality like Swedish. If she's complaining of specific points of tension, kick it up a notch with deep-tissue.

iphone 6 rose gold


Apple iPhone 6 in Rose Gold

Whether your mom is a smartphone addict or can't bring herself to give up her landline, she's sure to love this Apple iPhone. If only because it gives her an excuse to call you more.

woman cutting into filet mignon steak


Steakhouse Dinner

Where was it ever written that Dad gets to enjoy a Father's Day steak, while Mom has to be content with whatever "cute" mess the kids cook up in the kitchen? Flip the script this year and treat mom to a prime cut with all the fixin's (and a martini or two).

iRobot Roomba 360 vacuum



Gift Mom the gift of never having to vacuum again and there will never be any doubt about who her favorite child is.

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Clinique Happy Perfume


Clinique Happy Perfume

Perfume is one of those little luxuries that always feels special. Fan-favorite Clinique Happy feels perfect for Mother's Day since the bright citrus and floral notes evoke a fresh spring day.

woman getting facial



A day at the spa is the gift we'd most like to receive, so we figure Mom would love it as well. In fact, you might even consider booking facials together and following it up with a side-by-side couples massage.

mom and daughter enjoying brunch outside



This year, instead of the usual breakfast in bed, why not treat mom to a fancy breakfast or brunch out? That way, she can order whatever she wants, and she won't be faced with a messy kitchen to clean up afterward.

gardening boots


Gardening Boots

If mom likes spending all her time in the garden, she'll love these adorable printed boots, which feature deep-treads to keep her from slipping in the slickest of mud patches.

paint and wine


Paint Nite

Surprise mom by planning a night out at painting studio, where instructors lead students step-by-step through the creation of an original work of art. She'll love getting to spend time with you while learning a new skill. And did we mention they're usually BYOB?

bath bombs


Bath Bombs

These vegan bath bombs infuse bath water with ingredients that help soften skin, and are available in a range of scents. The box looks so fancy that mom might be tempted to save these for guests (don't let her).

race car


Racing Experience

Mother's Day is often about letting mom relax for a change, but there's no rule that says she can't use it to get an adrenaline rush instead. Book her a racing experience and she'll get to fulfill her need for speed as a professional driver pilots her around the track.

gold masks



Mom deserves gold, but if jewelry isn't in your budget, consider gifting her a gold face mask instead. The formula brightens and firms skin, and the experience will have her feeling like a queen, if only for 15 minutes or so.

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