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SPY Guide: 10 Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Actually Use

Mother’s Day Gifts 2018: What to
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* Mother’s Day is May 13th
* Heartfelt gift ideas she’ll actually use
* Customized essentials, fancy cosmetics, DNA tests, and more

Your mom deserves nothing but the best on Mother’s Day (of course), but at the same time, Mother’s Day isn’t quite the same as her birthday. The ideal Mother’s Day gift is slightly more sentimental,and it should ideally be something your mama will use regularly. Picking the right gift for the mom in your life can be a stressful task, so we rounded up ten solid ideas for Mother’s Day gifts to help you with the search.

1. Custom Cutting Board

If you’re mom likes low-key gifts, this simple cutting board is the way to go. It’s something she’ll use all the time, but the sweet “Recipe for a Special Mom” and personalized message makes it a little more special.

[caption id="attachment_117783" align="aligncenter" width="342"]Bamboo Cutting Board Customized Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]

  

2. Brumi Pour Over To-Go Bottle

Upgrade your mom’s morning cup of joe with this pour over and cold brew to-go bottle. Fill up the top with coffee grounds and pour hot water for an instant to-go cup of coffee. Plus, it features a double-walled glass design with a cork grip that looks much better than basic stainless to-go cups.

Glass Coffee To-Go cup Image courtesy of Food52

  

3. Rosie Floral Enamel Tea Kettle

If your mom enjoys tea-time (like many moms), she’ll love this fancy vintage-inspired tea kettle. It showcases a chic enamel design with a floral print and subtle gold accents that add a touch of class to your special lady’s cup of tea.

Fancy Tea Pot Image courtesy of World Market

  

4. Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set

Everyone should check out this Mother & Daughter letter book set – even if it’s not mother’s day. The book includes 40 cards for mothers to write on and pass down, plus effective prompts for those hard-to-crack moms. The result is a book brimming with nostalgia that you can treasure for years.

Personalized Book Parents Grandparents Image courtesy of UncommonGoods

  

5. Embroidered Luxury Fleece Robe

Treat your mom to resort-style comfort with this personalized fleece robe. It’s made of a super soft micro-fleece fabric, and features custom embroidery for monograms or names.

Pink Robe Personalized Image courtesy of PersonalizationMall

  

6. LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream

Luxury moisturizers like this one from Le Mer are a great mother’s day gift because she might not splurge on it for herself, but will love using it all the time. This one is a more supple version of La Mer’s famous original moisturizer.

Moisturizer La Mer Image courtesy of Nordstrom

  

7. Eberjey Women’s Pajama Set

Even if you prefer a T-shirt and underwear at night, many moms like a dedicated set of pajamas. These ones make a great gift for ma’ because they’re made of a high quality modal-spandex blend, and feature a classic pajama look.

Black Pajamas Women's Image courtesy of Amazon

  

8. New York Times Birthday Book

This New York Times Birthday Book is a fun, nostalgic way to commemorate your mom’s birthday. It’s a heartfelt gift, but all you have to do is type in your mom’s birthday and wait for the book to be shipped. Just don’t tell her it was that easy.

Birthday Book Newspaper New York Times Image courtesy of UncommonGoods

  

9. Click & Grow Indoor Gardening Kit

Your mom doesn’t need yard space to grow her favorite culinary herbs. This simple indoor gardening kit lets her easily grow right in the kitchen, and upgrades her decor with a touch of greenery.

Indoor Garden Kit Image courtesy of Amazon

  

10. 23andMe DNA Test

DNA tests have blown-up recently, with many people giving them as gifts. We think it’s a fantastic idea for any gifting holiday because the recipient learns about something they really care for: themselves. It also has extra substance on mother’s day, because you’ll find out something about yourself as well.

DNA Test Kit 23andMe Image courtesy of 23andMe