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The best Mother’s Day gifts

You don’t have to try too hard to find the perfect present—just use our list of affordable Mother’s Day gifts

By Jennifer Picht, Lauren Rothman and Hannah Streck

Searching for perfect Mother’s Day gifts? Mother’s Day is all about showing your mom some love, and while we think handmade mother’s day cards are pretty darn cute, you know you can do better. We do, of course, recommend taking your mama out for a ridiculously good meal at the best brunch spots, placing an order at one of many flower shops or booking a luxurious spa treatment for two, but you’re still going to have to buy a prezzie because that’s your mom, dammit, and she deserves it! If you need a little inspiration, we’ve picked out some beautiful, budget-friendly Mother's Day gift ideas that will convince your number one lady that you are, truly, her favorite out of all your siblings.

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Best Mother’s Day gifts

Photograph: Courtesy Skylar

For the fresh smelling mom

When in doubt, ma would probably like a new scent! Skylar's mimalist but still pretty perfume bottles make the perfect gift for any mom that can't leave the house without a spritz. 

Skylar scents, $78,

Photograph: Courtesy Welly

For the caffeine addicted mom

For the mom that can't survive without her morning, afternoon or post-dinner cup of joe, this fashionable and eco-friendly thermos will become her new go-to. 

Welly Original 12oz Mug, $30,

Photograph: Courtesy Raen

For the accessorizing mom

For your mom who always rocks the coolest specs, grab this popular pair of sunnies for her to sport all summer long. 

Raen Remmy, $135,

Photograph: Courtesy Cecila Wong

For the skincare worshipping mom

The only thing a mother cares about more than her kids? Her skin. Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but if your mom is always FaceTiming you whilst wearing a face mask, get her this all-star serum created by one of the most noteworthy New York City skincare experts, Cecilia Wong. One drop is said to revive your mug and nourish your skin in a very noticeable way. 

Cecilia Wong Black Currant Serum, $72, 

Photograph: Courtesy Wowe

For the eco-friendly mom

Inspire mom to help you save the planet one brush at a time! These eco-friendly tools are a better choice than the harmful plastic toothbrush she may be used to. Plus, they will keep her teeth and gums extra healthy with the addition of charcoal bristles. FYI: Charcoal is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral and can help get rid of plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. Mom (and her gorgeou smile) will surely thank you. 

Natural Bamboo Toothbrush with Charcoal Infused Bristles, $12,

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