It doesn't really matter what you get your mom for Mother's Day -- she's going to smile and say she loves it. But after that initial glee from the bouquet of flowers and homemade card wears off, what is she left with? Instead of opting for the same old boring go-tos, be a little more creative (and practical) and gift mom something that she can actually use all year.
Price: $39 | Buy it at Eastern Leaf
An enclosed garden may be just the right gift for a mom with a green thumb. One of these miniature wonders can brighten her day at work or her favorite room at home. This kit from Eastern Leaf comes complete with three succulents, moss, and rocks, so it's ready to flourish from the get-go.
Price: $34 | Buy it on Amazon
Is she always tearing up the house in search of her keys, purse, or other important items? Tile Style's Bluetooth trackers have a range of 200 feet -- double other Tiles -- and they're waterproof. Use the Tile app to ring any lost item with a tracker. Can't find her phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent.
Price: $18 | Buy it at Target
Most travel mugs aren't known for their style, but this vacuum-insulated option from Ello can keep her coffee piping hot for five hours and look good doing it. It will fit in cupholders for easy commutes and can be tossed in the dishwasher for even easier cleanup.
Price: $36 | Buy it on Amazon
One of Cheapism's best small appliances, this Capresso Personal Coffee Maker can simplify getting her morning fix when she's rushing out the door. This sleek stainless-steel coffee maker has a permanent filter for ground coffee but also accommodates prepackaged soft coffee pods. It comes with an insulated travel mug, or she can use her own.
Price: Starting at $30 | Buy it on Birchbox
Constantly trying new cosmetics and beauty products can be a pricey habit, but a monthly Birchbox makes discovering new products easy and economical. She'll get five curated product samples in each box, mailed to her door. Gift subscriptions start at $30 for three months.
Price: $170 | Buy it on Brookstone
If your mom's daily routine includes lots of time on her feet, there might be no better gift than a heated hydro foot spa from Brookstone. Powered by four massaging jets, the underwater rejuvenator has three settings and comes with a water-resistant remote control, pumice stone, and brush.
Price: $120 | Buy it on Amazon
Now she can garden year-round without having to worry about seasonal shifts in weather. This herb garden can grow up to seven plants at a time using hydroponic technology. The seed kit includes Genovese basil, Thai basil, cilantro, mint, curly parsley, chives, and dill.
Price: $18 | Buy it on Amazon
We may not all be as successful as Joanna Gaines, but we sure can try to cook like her. For the HGTV-loving mom, this recipe book from the hit show's fierce mama is full of family-inspired comfort food dishes that everyone is sure to love.
Price: $48 | Buy it on UncommonGoods
Skip the heart-shaped, "I Love Mom" necklace and go with this more personal option. Each flower is sourced from around the world and set in silver-plated brass with a sterling silver chain. It's sweet, delicate, and thoughtful -- just like mom.
Price: $13 | Buy them at Target
Mom needs a little splash of whimsy in her life every now and then, and these bright tassel earrings are just the thing to make her feel fun and fashionable. Available in nine colors, they're lightweight and perfect for day or evening wear.
Price: $50 | Buy it on Amazon
Give her the gift of hands-free convenience with the Amazon Echo Dot, which uses Alexa voice-recognition technology for a host of purposes. She can tell Alexa to play music, read the news, control connected smart-home gadgets, call a friend -- even order a pizza. Seven built-in microphones can listen for commands even in noisy rooms.
Price: $199 | Buy it from Furbo
For the mom who hates being away from her pup for too long, this clever device keeps an eye on your pet, feeds them treats, and even lets you talk to them. It features an HD camera with night vision so they can see their dog day and night, a two-way chat/bark alert feature, and treat tosser -- all of which can be controlled remotely with an app.