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Your mother — and any other mom you plan to honor this Mother’s Day — deserves love every day of the year, but come May 14th, it’s your duty to make her feel special and appreciated. That means spending time with her first and foremost, but a thoughtful gift definitely can’t hurt, either. If you start shopping today, you’ve got just under two weeks to find her something good. (Big hint: Don’t opt for something last-minute from CVS or the Hallmark Store; she’s going to notice.)
Instead, go with something you know she’ll love based on her own unique taste, whether that means cool, big-ass statement jewelry, a fresh scent for spring, or something only you would know she wants (like the super-luxe electric toothbrush senior editor Alanna Okun’s mom has been eyeing).
If you need a little inspiration to get it right, go with one of our fail-safe suggestions below. We’ve included all kinds of gifts for moms of all ages and children of all budgets, from gifts make her feel pampered, like a hamman-inspired spa set ($265) or great-smelling candles ($32), to things that will make her think of you when she uses them every day, like a cute graphic tote ($45) or a coin purse ($85) that quite literally tells her you love her (and donates proceeds to Every Mother Counts), to little indulgences she probably wouldn’t splurge for herself, like fancy socks ($30) or a special bracelet you can get engraved ($252) as a mother-daughter friendship piece.