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Mother's Day is coming up fast, and we get it: Every year, right about now, you cast about for an inspired/useful/indulgent present, only to procrastinate and wind up grabbing something in a rush that neither of you wind up very excited about. That stops now with this, our 2023 rundown of the best Mother's Day gifts that'll keep on giving...and making you look good. (And if you give one of these to your mother-in-law, you will look especially good!) This year, we decided to take the idea of Mother's Day quite literally, with items designed to brighten up her earliest waking moments, keep her organized and stylish through lunchtime and beyond, and pamper her like a queen all the way to bedtime. Parcel out these goodies among your siblings, or be the biggest of big shots and grab 'em all.
How cute is this? Practical, too! Want to gift your mom — or mom-in-law — a stylish designer piece without breaking the bank? This adorable Coach card case is available in Black, Taupe, Pale Pistachio, Papaya, Petunia, Waterfall, Chartreuse and Red (shown here).
And now for a relaxing idyll on the chaise. This wraparound massager will knead away all her kinks, aches and pains, plus it has three speeds and strength levels (and even a heat setting)! Think of it as symbolic atonement for all the times you've been a pain in her neck!
Smart? This mug's downright ingenious! It can be set for Mom's desired tea or java temp (anywhere between 120° and 145°) and, fully charged, will keep it at that exact temp for up to 80 minutes — long enough to check the morning's headlines, do the crossword...and send a "Love you!" text to the thoughtful offspring who gifted this to her.
So Mom has a green thumb, eh? With its stainless steel body and curved wooden handle, this watering can is the perfect blend of form and function. It holds 35 ounces of H2O so she can keep all of her plant babies hydrated in style.
Maybe Mom's heading off on a biz trip; maybe she's just going to be on the town running errands. Whether she's traveling near or far, she'll love the security of knowing that with this genius tracker, a lost bag won't mean lost hope.
Whether Mom's day includes a trip to the outlets, a casual working lunch or an afternoon cocktail with her girls, Birkenstock sandals will fit the bill. They're a fan favorite of anyone who loves comfy shoes, and we can’t help but love this pretty silver pair. Also available in copper and navy.
For moms who prefer long showers over a bubble bath, these steamers are a perfect indulgence. All she needs to do is toss one under the stream of water for an elevated experience. This 30-piece set includes several of each scent: Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender, Citrus, Tea Tree, Rose, Grapefruit, Cocoa Orange, Jasmine, Milk Honey, and Chamomile. A 6-piece sampler set is also available for $15.
The design signifies infinity. Which means she's in your heart forever. An apt statement to make on Mother's Day, in sweet rose gold with Swarovski crystals. Plus, on the same clasp, she'll also get a dainty bonus bracelet for some added sparkle.
This uber-popular fanny pack is simple in structure and aesthetics, which means it can go everywhere and with everything. It's made with water-repellent nylon and features a zippered main compartment and interior pocket to hold all of her essentials — keys, phone, wallet, lip gloss — hands-free. Available in 18 colors and patterns including pale green, light pink, black and java (shown here).
Remember all those times she tucked you in and sent you off to dreamland? Return the favor with these luxe buttery-soft pjs. They're so soft and indulgent they've made Oprah’s Favorite Things List. Available in nine colors, two lengths (regular and tall) and sizes ranging from S to XXXL.
Now that she's all geared up and ready to take on the world, let's make sure she looks stylish as all get-out when she steps out that door. If it's good enough for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle — both fans — then Mom will probably like it, too.
If your mom has the travel bug, or just likes to keep her go-to supplies close at hand while she's out and about, she's going to love this sleek pebbled-leather toiletry-bag duo. Available in 17 colors, in hues ranging from discreet (Pearl Grey, Ecru, Blush or the Soft Rose shown here) to daring (Red, Sapphire, Jade, Blood Orange).
Two big things going for this choice: 1) She's unlikely to buy this for herself, and 2) At this price, you can get her a few! Tons of celebs sing the praises of how hydrating this popular lip mask is. It comes in five flavors so there's bound to be one she'll like — Berry, Gummy Bear, Mango, Sweet Candy and Vanilla.
If her entire phone camera roll is photos of the grandkids, this wifi-enabled digital picture frame is a great way for her to show them off. Have one of up to 40,000 heartwarming family tableaux be the last thing she sees when heading out the door and the first thing welcoming her back home.
Is this the sexiest device she'll ever see? Nope. But it's got a seductive power all its own. This massager has built-in heating pads, provides oscillating pressure and rhythmic percussion massaging, and features a Bluetooth speaker. The ideal gift for moms who want to unwind before bed. Or whenever. Be sure to click the on-page coupon.
Get those delicious greens prepped for the evening feast with a chopping surface that's as organically derived as they are. Made from sustainable bamboo, it has guide lines etched into the surface for more precise cuts.
This custom pillow from Pluto will send your mom right to the moon when she lays her head down on it. Just input some basic info on her body type and her current sleeping situation on the manufacturer's website, and this life changer will show up on her doorstep ready to bestow that magic combo of comfort and support. Sleep tight!
The only thing better than Mom not having to do the vacuuming herself? Her not even having to be home when it happens! All it takes is a click on her phone or the Eufy app before heading out the door, and this smart sucker will have her floors pristine well in time for her return.
The day behind her, Mom will love a luxurious bubble bath or hot shower to de-stress and refresh....and a fluffy, toasty towel awaiting her after. This handy gadget can also warm her pjs, throw blanket, bathrobe and more.
Is mom a reader, not a watcher? Okay, then: How might she feel about access to an entire library's worth of her favorite books? That's what she'll be looking at, with this model's 16 gigs of storage. She'll also have an adjustable light source and a battery that can last up to 10 weeks on one charge.
When it's time for your Mom or mother-in-law to decamp to the couch to watch her stories, she'll have you to thank when she's swaddled in one these luxe throws (available in Cream, Pink, Soft Camel, White, Smokey Blue, Dove and Indigo).
This set is so awesome we're deliberately overlooking the potentially queasy Oedipal suggestions of its name. Send Mom off to dreamland with: Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence, Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil, High-Dose Retinol Serum and Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.