10 best gifts for Motherโ€™s Day

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it (Sunday, May 13, in case you were wondering). So how do you properly thank Mom for being there for you through breakups, breakdowns and everything in between?

Sure, you can give her the traditional flowers or chocolates. But we challenge you to think outside the box of chocolates this year. Here are 10 can’t-go-wrong gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2018:

1. MoMA Chalkboard Vase

If you just can’t give up the tradition of flowers for Mom, mix it up a bit with this artsy MoMA vase. If she’s an art lover, she’ll love the fact that it’s from MoMA and that she can decorate it herself. Of course, you’ll probably want to give it to her bearing your own artistic creation. It’s likely to bring back fond memories for her of when your school art projects graced the fridge in the kitchen.

$39.50, at zillymonkey

2. Pretty Chocolate Bark

And if you can’t give up the tradition of chocolates for Mom, you can show you’ve put some thought into it. Ever since you were little, your handmade gifts were the most special to her. This homemade chocolate bark gives her the best of both worlds โ€” candy and flowers (the edible kind, that is). Not sure which flowers are edible or where to buy them? Start with your local farmers’ market. Jasmine, lavender, marigold, pansies and violets are safe choices.

3. OMG Mom Tea Towel

She’s given you plenty of advice over the years (whether you wanted it or not), so show her your appreciation with this adorable tea towel. Then get ready for “I told you so” ad nauseum.

$9, at Amazon.com

4. Bed Wedge Pillow

If Mom is an avid reader, she’ll love propping her book on this wedge-shaped pillow atop her lap. Or she can vedge out with the wedge, placing it behind her back in bed while she catches up on all her favorite TV shows.

$32.49, at Amazon.com

5. Family Tree Print

Mother’s Day is all about family, so give Mom a truly sentimental gift. This family tree can be customized with your family history.

$47.29, at etsy.com

6. Box of Style

Instead of a box of chocolates, give your fashion-forward mom a Box of Style from The Zoe Report. Because it’s a subscription, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. She’ll get over $400 worth of beauty and fashion items; you’ll pay only a quarter of that. (Your secret’s safe with us.)

$100, at BoxofStyle.com

7. Tory Burch Bangle

Here’s a little bit of bling for Mom. The bracelet bears Tory’s double-T logo and is hinged, so it’s easy to put on and take off. Available in silver, gold or rose gold.

$128, at ToryBurch.com

8. KitchenAid Mixer

Moms who love to bake will love this KitchenAid Artisan Series mixer. It’s available in more than 40 colors, from pastel pink to pistachio, so you can pick one that will coordinate with Mom’s kitchen. If you’re lucky, maybe she’ll whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies as a thank-you!

$299, at Amazon.com

9. Key Finder

Mom may be somewhat forgetful, but you can’t forget her on Mother’s Day. With this bluetooth key finder, she’ll save countless hours search for her misplaced keys. She can use it to find her cell phone, remote control, eyeglasses or anything that regularly eludes her.

$14.90, at Amazon.com

10. Floral Water Bottle

Mom always told you to drink your milk… now you can help her stay hydrated with this beautiful water bottle. Made of stainless steel, it holds a full 17 ounces.

$42, at Horchow

So expect a big smile, big hug and big kiss from Mom when you give her your gift on Mother’s Day. And, just sayin’, you might want to wait a few days before you hit her up for that “loan” or ask to borrow her designer bag.

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