20 Rad Gifts — For Every Kind Of Mom

Mother’s Day is about showing Mom some love, not panicking while you search for a perfect present. And, while those macaroni necklaces of yore were pretty adorable, you know you can do better. But, let's face it. Not all of us have the time (or patience) to actually shop for said gift. So, we crafted a guide full of offerings ideal for your mama — whether she’s a bookworm, an eco-diva, a world traveler, or anything in between.
After all, there isn’t any one present that applies to every mother. So, hang up on that 1-800-Flowers order and rethink your gifting strategy this time around. Ahead, feast your eyes on 20 original picks for every type of matriarch — yes, even yours.
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The Sun Worshipper

Any summer-lovin' mama is sure to appreciate a cool pair of shades. And, A.R. Trapp Opticians' elegant, timeless designs look amazing on women of every age.
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The Foodie

She loved that Murray's Cheese basket you gave her for Christmas, so follow your own good example this Mother's Day: Chocolate-hazelnut cookie bites, peanut brittle, and blackberry-blueberry jam are most definitely the way to Mom's heart.
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The Bag Lady

We're using this term in the most positive connotation possible. This is a lady who knows her Burberry from her Prada from her Proenza — a woman after our own hearts!
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The Tea Connoisseur

A spot of English Breakfast or Earl Grey is all the jolt she needs to start her day. But, that little ol' tea kettle just isn't cutting it these days. Upgrade Mom to a sleek, stainless-steel design from Teavana — we guarantee her morning brew will never be a snooze again.
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The Always-Classic Mom

Your mom taught you at a young age that, when it comes to fashion, classic always beats trendy. This year, give the most stylish woman you know something she’ll wear forever — like this two-tone bracelet-watch from Bulova. Its sophisticated and elegant design pairs well with everything, ensuring it can go from work to weekend to Mama's biggest night out.
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The Yoga Fanatic

Now, your mom can Reverse Warrior and Downward-Facing Dog on one of the best yoga mats on the market. Plus, the soft, embossed foam will keep her knees comfy for that prolonged Camel Pose.
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The S.W.A.K. Mom

We love it when our moms send us anything via snail mail. So, why not gift her with a fancy-pants stationery set from Rifle Paper Co.? This way, you know she'll use it — unlike the pink-fuzzy-slipper gift disaster of 2008.
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The Comfort-First Mom

While we're on the topic of footwear: Stick to the basics when shopping for someone else's shoes. A flat, metallic sandal will pair well with basically anything in Mom's closet. And, it's comfy enough to wear all day long. (Super-stylish for vacation, too!)
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The Statement-Jewelry Aficionado

Are DANNIJO, Sarah Magid, and Shourouk just a few of Mom's favorite jewelry brands? If bolder is better in her book, splurge on a colorful bracelet — like this Sarah Magid style — that'll see plenty of wear on her fashion-forward wrist.
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The Bookworm

The latest e-reader, Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, boasts: no screen glare in bright sunlight; a super-duper, long-lasting battery; and a built-in light to prevent eyestrain from late-night reading. (Umm, can we get one of these, too?)
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The Home-Decor Virtuoso

If, like this editor's mom, yours is constantly rearranging the living-room furniture and re-repainting the bathroom, don't think twice about going this route for your gift. A couple of decorative throw pillows or quirky room accents tells Mom that you totally know her taste.
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The No-More-Flowers Mom

Don't get us wrong — flowers are awesome. But, it's nice to change it up every once in a while. Try a hanging planter for something that's a little different but still fresh and earthy.
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The Mother's Day Cliché

Okay, we admit it: A robe is just about as cliché as mom gifts come. But, it's probably so cliché that you've never thought to actually buy one! Throw in a spa date for two, and you'll have the Mom's Favorite Kid title locked down for good.
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The Cat Lady

If she's proud of her cat-lady status (and why shouldn't she be?) this is your chance to run with it. This cheeky Jonathan Alder mug won't even set your bank account back too much.
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The Dinner-Party Host Extraordinaire

If wine-and-cheese parties are Mom's weekend bread and butter, a pretty bottle opener will look oh-so-chic atop her perfectly organized bar cart.
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The Indie-Brand Supporter

You won't find any mainstream brands in this mama's kitchen, so add to her collection with an indie gem from LEIF and Areaware. We promise; none of her friends have anything like this in their homes.
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The Socially Conscious Mom

This crossbody bag from JADEtribe is made from upcycled Kilim textiles woven in the Atlas mountains surrounding Marrakesh. Check out tons more ethical and Fair Trade buys at Accompany.
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The Gourmet-Chef-In-Training

She may be no Barefoot Contessa — yet. But, Mom's cooking is definitely a step above the rest. If she's constantly dreaming up new recipes and experimenting with spices, a starter tamale kit is right up her alley.
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The Ambiance Curator

Who wouldn't want a candle-lit, wild-herb-scented room? Sounds amazing. Which is why this affordable, easy gift should definitely have a spot on your shopping list.
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The Dainty-Jewelry Lover

A mom no-brainer, this asymmetrical, constellation necklace is topping our own wish list, too! BONUS: For Mother's Day, the site is offering a 10%-off site-wide discount through May 11. Enter the code: MOM2014 at checkout.

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