62 gifts your mom will love — from a custom photo book to a classic flower bouquet

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Although mothers may be challenging to shop for — humbly resigning to the phrase "you don't have to get me anything" — I can safely say she'll love anything from this gift guide. 

As a professional product reviewer and as someone who's gifted their mom many of these items, this list can help you find what you're looking for or, at the very least, spark some inspiration.

Whether she's into the latest and greatest tech, loves to read, or wants to update her work-from-home wardrobe with comfortable loungewear, there's something for her, below.

Here are 62 of the best gifts for Mom:

A weighted bathrobe

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Gravity

Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe, $130, available at Gravity

Help your mom relax in comfort with the new terrycloth weighted robe from the Gravity x Modernist collection. It features a removable inner weight aimed to reduce stress with its deep pressure stimulation.

A hardcover photo book for any mother figure

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Artifact Uprising

Hardcover Photo Book, starting $69, available at Artifact Uprising

From mom to grandma to auntie, honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.

A DIY knit sweater

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Wool and the Gang

Julia Sweater Easy Knitting Kit, $84, available at Wool and the Gang

Gift the mom who loves crafting with an easy DIY knitting set. This kit includes a pair of knitting needles, a sweater pattern, and your pick from 29 yarn colors. She can create a hip-length sweater that's lightweight enough for the summer or to layer under winter clothes.

A personalized watercolor pet print

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Etsy

Custom Pet Portrait, starting at $39, available at Etsy

Does your mom have a pet she treats like her own child? Honor the family pet with this custom, hand-painted portrait. Send in a favorite photo and this Etsy store will transform it into beautiful, high-quality artwork. 

The weighted sleep mask that's the ticket to instant sleep

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Anthropologie

Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, $34, available at Anthropologie

Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position. 

A cardigan that's a crossover of style and comfort

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Everlane

Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan, $98, available at Everlane

You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially one as comfy as this. If your mom is like mine, she has a go-to "restaurant" sweater or "movie theater" sweater. Gift her a new favorite with this minimalist ribbed design.

Read more about our favorite cardigans here.

Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

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Personalized 8 oz. Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $29.99, available at Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty revolutionizes haircare by creating a custom line of shampoo and conditioner that's based on her hair type and goals. She can choose the formula's color and fragrance as well as add personalized details like her name on the bottle.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen Queen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Queen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen's luxe sheets are the ones I always recommend to friends, family, and readers who email me, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.

The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover her bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

A fancy candle set

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Otherland Candles The Threesome, $89, available at Otherland

Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that's a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift.

Read our review of Otherland here.

Barack Obama's bestselling book

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama on Kindle, $17.99

If Mom likes to read, Barack Obama's bestselling book 'A Promised Land' is probably on her reading list. Instead of risking having a hard copy arrive late, you can gift her the Kindle version. 

A cozy lounge kit

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Lively

The Cozy Lounge Kit, $95 (originally $123) [You save $32], available at LIVELY

If anyone deserves a relaxing day off, moms are often at the top of the list. This chic lounge set includes LIVELY's All Day Lounge Set, "Hit Snooze" Sleep Mask, The Best Day Ever Socks, and The Cotton Duster to maximize coziness — and it comes in a gift box for easy wrapping.

A high-speed charger for her phone

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Anker

Anker Nano 20W USB-C Charger, $16.99

The latest iPhones don't come with a charging adaptor in the box, so if Mom is getting a new phone soon, she'll definitely need one of these. It charges three times faster than the typical Apple charger and is physically the same size.

Alexa-enabled glasses

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Amazon

Echo Frames Smart Glasses, $249.99

If your mom loves tech, she'll think these smart glasses are from the future. Amazon's Echo Frames allow for open-ear audio, hands-free calling, and access to thousands of Alexa's skills.

A water bottle that solves all pain points

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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Watter Bottle (32 oz), $44.95, available at Hydro Flask

Hydo Flask's products have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that's otherwise thought of as ordinary. 

A gift card for fun frames

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Warby Parker

Gift Card, from $50, available at Warby Parker

If Mom is on the hunt for a new pair of glasses, Warby Parker is an excellent place to start. The brand's versatility, size flexibility, and relatively reasonable prices will give Mom plenty of options to choose from, and she can try up to five pairs at home for free

Read our full review of Warby Parker's at-home try-on service.

A luxurious bathrobe

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Parachute

Parachute Classic Bathrobe, $99, available at Parachute

A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute's soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone (pictured). 

Read our full review of Parachute's Classic Bathrobe here.

A Disney Plus gift subscription

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Disney Plus Gift Subscription, $79.99 for a year, available at Disney Plus

In addition to hundreds of classic Disney movies, old shows, and original programming, Disney Plus has tons of new content, including everyone's favorite "The Mandalorian." If Mom doesn't already have Disney Plus, now's the time to get it for her. Bonus points if you pair it with a Baby Yoda gift.

Here's everything to know about Disney Plus and about its gift subscription.

A sunflower growing kit

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Backyard Safari Garden Grow Kit, $18.99, available at Amazon

Kickstart Mom's gardening career or add a pop of color to her existing crops with this foolproof gardening kit. This kit includes six varieties of seeds, all within a recycled egg carton to sustainably start the growing process.

The Amazon Echo

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Amazon

Amazon Echo, $99.99, available at Amazon

There's an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon's Alexa can and can't do, but once that's passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things moms should find charming. 

A fresh flower bouquet

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UrbanStems

The Bouqs Co. bouquets, available at The Bouqs Co., $39 and up

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $60 and up

We've ordered bouquets from The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems and both offer gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they're delivered quickly, too. 

A cute potted plant instead of flowers

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The Sill

Shop The Sill's selection of plants from $20

The Sill is a relatively new startup that's making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe. 

The gift of comfortable loungewear

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Tommy John

Shop all women's loungewear and sleepwear, available at Tommy John

Tommy John E-Gift Card, $25-$250, available at Tommy John

The Insider Reviews team is positively smitten with Tommy John's loungewear and underwear — so much so, we named the latter one of the best women's underwear brands in our buying guide, so you can be sure Mom will love it too.

A personalized bracelet

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Custom Coordinates Bracelet, from $7.99, available at Etsy

The subtle engraving on this small, delicate bracelet will always remind Mom of somewhere special. You can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold to match her daily jewelry, while the coordinates will still allow this piece to stand out in her mind.

A chic convertible bag

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Maestra Bag, $895, available at Senreve

She never has to worry about this bag going out of style — it's three styles in one. The Maestra can switch between a shoulder bag, top-handle bag, and backpack, so she can wear it with all sorts of looks. While it's a pricey purchase, the high-quality materials and design will last a lifetime in Mom's wardrobe. 

A blanket that demonstrates your love

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Love Letter Blanket, from $135.15, available at Etsy

Handwritten letters are always heartwarming, and this blanket takes the sentiment to the next level. The custom text can be woven into the blanket in a pre-made font, or you can choose to emulate your own handwriting for an extra personal touch. 

Pearl hoop earrings

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Mejuri

Mejuri Pearl Hoops, $65, available at Mejuri

Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so I'm guessing a lot of moms will love this Canadian company's delicate jewelry too.

A delicious treat from Milk Bar

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Check out all the goodies in Milk Bar's Gift Shop from $24

Milk Bar's treats will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B'Day Truffles, and plenty more.

A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

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Murray's Cheese

Murray's Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $95, available at Murray's Cheese

Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray's Cheese, which includes 2 pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds. My mouth is watering just writing this caption ...  

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom's hometown, her college town, her favorite travel destination, or the place where she got engaged or married — you're only limited by your imagination.

Read a full review here.

A really good mug she can take camping or into the office

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Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, $29.99, available at REI

With a vacuum-insulated interior and secure top, this mug works for just about any occasion. Whether she wants to tote her hot oatmeal to the office or enjoy some chili while camping, this is what she'll want to use. 

A skincare gift set for glowing skin every day

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Mini Fresh Faves Skincare Set, $35, available at Sephora

This facial gift set from Fresh is made up of a flight of travel-sized masks, so she can roll out of bed with dewy, glowing skin every day.

Check out even more great and affordable beauty gifts she'll actually use.

A heated massager to melt the day away

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Amazon

InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, $49.97, available at Amazon

After a long day, all she wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that's built up. While she can't get a real massage every day, you can give her this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give her a quality massage for much less.

A 'book of the month' membership

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Book of the Month

Book of the Month Monthly Membership, $49.99, available at Book of the Month

If she loves to read and isn't ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift membership gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to give her (three, six, or 12 months). She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month. 

A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

On the other hand, if she's tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is waterproof too! 

Read a full review here.

Comfortable, breathable slip-on shoes

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Allbirds

Allbirds Wool Loungers, $95, available at Allbirds

Cult-favorite footwear startup Allbirds is a great destination for gifts. Its Wool Loungers are ridiculously soft, breathable, and supportive — and even machine washable! We tried them and loved them, so we can safely say your mom will too. They currently come in seven colors and are suitable for indoor and outdoor wear. 

A weighted blanket with cooling technology

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Bearaby

Bearaby 15-pound Cotton Napper, $169, available at Bearaby

Made of organic cotton just like your favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket's buttery softness is appropriate for the winter.

An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort

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Click & Grow

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $99.95, available at Click & Grow

Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, and how truly effortless the process was.

Super comfortable, high-waist leggings

Mother's Day Gifts: Spanx Active leggings
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Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings, $98, available at Spanx

Whether or not she wears yoga pants to work out or to run errands, she'll feel comfortable and stylish in this pair from Spanx. They're breathable, supportive but not suffocating, and surprisingly comfortable, offering more stretch than similar compressive leggings I've tried that make them much easier to get into and out of. I'm not sure what witchcraft went into the design, but they also manage to create a smooth-all-over look that I love. 

Read more about Spanx's Active Leggings here and every Spanx product we've ever tried here.

A bottle of lavender bubble bath

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L'Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, $39, available at Amazon

This lavender-scented bubble bath from L'Occitane is one of the best ways to relax after a long day of work. 

A marble watch

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MVMT Laurel Marble Watch, $96, available at MVMT

She'll love this unique, marble-face watch featuring gold detailing and a caramel leather band. 

A Le Creuset Dutch oven

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Le Creuset 5 1/2-Qt. Signature Round Dutch Oven, $160, available at Williams-Sonoma

At $360, this Le Creuset Dutch oven is the most expensive piece of cookware in my kitchen, but it is also my most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom's favorite. 

A cookbook for 'Girl Meets Farm' fans

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"Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm" by Molly Yeh, $19.54, available at Amazon

Not only does this cookbook contain more than 120 delicious recipes (make the Asian Scotch Eggs!), you'll also find tons of personal stories and beautiful photos of Food Network star and award-winning blogger Molly Yeh and her family.

A cutting board in the shape of the state she calls home

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Amazon

Totally Bamboo State Cutting & Serving Board, $29.99, available at Amazon

Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor.

A Daily Harvest gift box

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Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest 9-Cup Gift Box, $75, available at Daily Harvest

If she's always trying to find new ways to prioritize her health, help her out with some Daily Harvest cups. You can prepay for nine cups, which she can redeem and pick out herself. She can choose from smoothies, oat bowls, soups, and other bowls of healthy food that are super easy to take on the go. 

A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat

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Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $129, available at Amazon and Target

The Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Mom's life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, but it'll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. I got my mother-in-law one for Christmas a couple of years ago, and she still sends me pictures of how amazing her food comes out every time she uses it.

A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

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Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover Legend Tote, $149, available at Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover's Legend Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep her organized and always ready to go. 

Read why we've dubbed Dagne Dover as the best work bag for women here.

A Rent The Runway Unlimited membership

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Rent the Runway

Rent The Runway Gift Card, from $69, available at Rent The Runway

Perfect for the woman who "never has anything to wear," Rent The Runway lets her rotate her wardrobe with the latest styles from more than 450 fashion brands, like Diane von Furstenberg, Tory, Burch, and Tibi. She's able to rent up to 16 items at a time — and Rent The Runway takes care of all her dry cleaning, shipping, and insurance costs. We tried the membership and loved it

An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials

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Cuyana

Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet, $175, available at Cuyana (+ $15 for monogram)

A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy woman's everyday style and keeps her organized when she's on the go. You can get this Italian leather wallet from Cuyana in 10 colors. We really love the Stone leather version that has a surprise red lining on the inside for a pop of color. 

A jewelry holder

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Catbird

Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird

This ornate swan is a subtle jewelry holder that'll dress up a bathroom countertop or nightstand.

A room diffuser

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Nordstrom

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $98, available at Nordstrom

A more modern alternative to potpourri, a diffuser is a grown-up way to add a subtle fragrance to her home.

A personalized T-shirt

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Known Supply Personalized Women's Fitted Crew, $32, available at Known Supply

You can personalize this comfortable Pima cotton tee with "mom" or "mama" — or any other name up to nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive. 

A pair of sunglasses that will stay on

Gifts for Mom Maho
Maho Shades

Tulum No. 2 Sunglasses, $150, available at Maho Shades

If Mom loves to spend time outside but doesn't want to sacrifice style for functionality, these shades have an extra sturdy grip meant to keep them snug through more intensive activity. 

A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

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Leatherology

Leatherology Meadow Mini Camera Bag, from $110, available at Leatherology (+ $40 for hand-painted monogram)

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $40, you can customize it with hand-painted monogram. 

A retro-inspired electric kettle

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Nordstrom

SMEG 50's Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $159.95, available at Williams-Sonoma

With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she'll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green, pastel blue, and bright red.

A box set of loose-leaf teas

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T2 Tea Five Greatest Greens Assorted Tea Sampler Gift Box, $15, available at Amazon

Let her sit back and relax with this set of fragrant green teas, including China Jasmine, Sencha Peach, and Japanese Sencha. If green tea isn't her thing, T2 also has gift boxes for black, herbal, and fruity teas. Choose the "Subscribe & Save" option and she'll always have a stocked tea supply. 

A heart snapshot

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Minted

Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, from $29, available at Minted

Collect some of her favorite pictures and turn them into unique photo art for as little as $29.

A DNA test kit

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23andme

23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is a unique and cool gift idea for any mom who's interested in learning more about her family history.

A FabFitFun box

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FabFitFun

FabFitFun E-Gift Card, $49.99 -$179.99, available at FabFitFun

Sign her up for FabFitFun, a quarterly beauty subscription box that sends its members full-size products instead of those tiny samples.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently

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Amazon

Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Moms work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because she has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn't mean she has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake her up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure she'll love it.

A pendant necklace

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Set & Stones
Nordstrom

Set & Stones Cheyenne Mama Necklace, $198, available at Nordstrom

Your mom will want to keep this pendant necklace very close to her heart.

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