30 Amazing Mother’s Day Gifts That Last the Entire Year


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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

KitchenAid Stand Mixer
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Price: $280 | Buy it at Target
Let's be honest, there's really no other kitchen appliance more universally loved than the KitchenAid mixer. Whether mom is a pro or an amateur in the kitchen, she'll love all the unique treats she can whip up.

Voluspa cut glass jar candle
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Price: $28 | Buy it at Anthropologie
Candles often seem like a throw-away gift, but this intricately etched glass jar makes it a lovely piece of home decor even when the candle runs out. We recommend a calming scent like the French Cade Lavender.

Floral stainless steel tea kettle
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Price: $35 | Buy it at World Market
Nothing warms the heart more than a nice cup of tea. Find her favorite blend and pair it with this sweet floral kettle. If you want to up the ante, gift her a set of mugs as well.

Assorted throw blankets
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Price: $57 | Buy it at Target
Never underestimate the power of a good blanket. Keep her warm and cozy with this soft throw. It has a chenille top with 100% cotton backing so you know the quality will keep it lasting for years.

Photo book with pictures of family memories
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Price: From $16 | Buy it on Shutterfly
A photo book is the perfect keepsake that's creative, easy, and cheap. She'll love flipping through the pages on more than one occasion. There are also tons of other personalized photo gift options such as mugs, calendars, ornaments, and more.

Family recipe book
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Price: $8 | Buy it at Barnes & Noble
This one is simple and sentimental. Let her create her own anthology of family recipes to share with generations to come. This timeless book is full of empty pages to fill with delicious memories. 

Dog bed with pug dog on top
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Price: $40 | Buy it at Petco
If there's anything a mother enjoys more than spoiling her child, it's spoiling her pet. Indulge her with this memory foam dog bed.

Desk Succulent Kit
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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.

Tile Style Tracker
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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.

Ello Travel Mug
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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.

Rifle Paper Co. Weekly Planner
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Price: $12 | Buy it at Rifle Paper Co.
This American-made desk planner makes an elegant gift for a mother who likes to keep things organized. The tear-off sheets offer plenty of space for appointments and notes, while the full-color, seasonally inspired borders radiate whimsy and cheer.

Capresso Coffee Maker
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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.

Birchbox Membership
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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.

Mossimo Weekender Bag
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Price: $35 | Buy it at Target
This eye-catching striped weekender will stand out in a sea of boring black luggage. It has plenty of space inside to keep her organized, as well as double handles and an adjustable cross-body strap.

Instant Pot Lux 5-Quart Pressure Cooker
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Price: $99.95 | Buy it from Walmart
There’s still time for Mom to join the Instant Pot fan club. She’ll get an impressive six functions in one small appliance, including pressure cooker, steamer, and slow cooker.

Air Fryer
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Price: $80 | Buy it on Amazon
Healthy fried food? Surely, you jest. This air fryer is the real deal -- from french fries to chicken wings, she'll love experimenting with her favorite fried treats with zero oil.

In-Home Foot Spa
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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.

Rock Juniper Bonsai Tree
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Price: $29 | Buy it on Eastern Leaf
Bonsai trees are mature, beautiful, delicate and strong -- sound like anyone you know? This miniature version, which has the same life cycle as a full-size tree, comes with a ceramic pot complete with a decorative stone.

Family Tree of Hearts Canvas
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Price: $40 | Buy it on Gifts.com
This beautiful art canvas, finished with a distressed look and personalized with name-filled hearts, will represent not just her family's roots, but also its branches.

Garden Apron
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Price: $59 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Trimmed in genuine cow suede, this stylish smock is more than just a flimsy floral print apron. It's finished with antique brass and enhanced with contrast stitching. Mom will love wearing it while working in her garden.

Vacu Wine Saver
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Price: $9 | Buy it on Amazon
After a long day of work, errands, or taking care of kids, mom deserves a nice glass of wine. Keep her favorite bottles fresh with this wine saver. You may even want to pair with an inexpensive wine club membership to keep the gifts coming.

MoviePass app and card
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Price: $9.95 a month | Buy it on MoviePass
If she loves going to the theater to catch a good flick, MoviePass is a steal of a deal. For less than the price of one ticket, she can see four movies a month. It's the gift that practically pays for itself.

UGG Double Knit Robe
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Price: $125 | Buy it at Dillard's
Warm, cozy, and durable, this fleece-lined robe will be her go-to after a relaxing shower or just lounging around the house.

AeroGarden 7 LED Indoor Garden
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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.

Fitbit Charge 2
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Price: $149 | Buy it at Walmart
For the active mom, the Fitbit Charge 2 is a handy accessory that she'll appreciate. It has automatic wrist-based tracking all day for heart rate, calories burned, activity, and sleeping patterns.

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
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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. 

Birth Month Flower Necklace
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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.

BaubleBar Beaded Tassel Earrings
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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.

Amazon Echo Dot
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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.

Treat Tossing Furbo Dog Camera
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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.

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