13 thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts to fully pamper mom

Finding a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift for whoever you call “mom” is easier said than done. Rest easy, because we’ve compiled the ultimate catalog that’s full of solid gifts. The items and ideas listed below are not only thoughtful but will encourage her to truly relax and pamper herself – which is a whole other gift in itself.

PSA: Mother’s Day is May 12 this year. In other words, the pressure to find great gifts for mom is officially on.

Best Mother’s Day gifts you can get online

1) Let her try new fragrances (or stick to her favorite) with Scentbird.

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Scentbird is a monthly perfume subscription service that sends you a 30-day supply of any designer fragrance once a month. This way she can either choose to stay true to her classic self and order the same perfume every month, or she can decide to try new fragrances without buyer’s remorse if it turns out she doesn’t like a scent. Additionally, every first order includes a chic reusable case for your perfumes. Plus, you can cancel at any time without penalty.

Price: $7.45 for the first month, then $14.95 per month

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Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “A toothbrush?!” Well, this isn’t just any toothbrush. It comes recommended by dentists for a few reasons: it delivers 40,000 brush strokes per minute, reduces plaque and gingivitis better than manual toothbrushes, and get this – it even cleans itself. Its base uses powerful ultraviolet C-rays to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria. After all, your mouth is only as clean as your toothbrush!

Price: $83+

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8) Keep her calm and cool as a cucumber with aromatherapy.

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Different cultures around the world have been practicing aromatherapy for centuries. The practice has proven to help alleviate stress and anxiety as well as improve your overall mood. And depending on the essential oil you decide to diffuse, this little tool can be a remedy for a garden variety of physical ailments too! For example, peppermint oil has been proven effective in treating migraines. And this particular diffuser is WiFi and Alexa-enabled, making it smarter than most.

Price: $38.95

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9) A SipCaddy will make her tub better than any spa bath.

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You may have heard of a “shower beer,” but a tub wine is really where it’s at. Seriously, what could be more peaceful than sippin’ on your favorite vino while surrounded by bubbles and isolating from any possible annoyances?! Nothing. Which is why you seriously need to give your mom a SipCaddy, so she can take a bath and drink her wine without fear of knocking it over, breaking the glass or dropping the whole thing in the bath.

Price: $13.95

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10) Pimsleur’s foreign language learning programs will inspire her wanderlust.

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For those of you that don’t know, Pimsleur is an online foreign language learning program. The system offers language classes in over 50 languages – from Arabic to Vietnamese and everything in-between! Pimsleur’s programs are so successful because each class is broken up into a 30-minute lesson. So your attention span doesn’t even have time to tap out before you’ve learned a new word or phrase. And by using its proven method, Pimsleur users are able to speak, understand and read in a new language effectively and efficiently.

Price: gift cards available in multiple denominations starting at $25 

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11) Give the homemade chef a run for her money with a Vitamix.

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The smoothing professionals like Starbucks and Jamba Juice reach for this weapon when they have to blend something. The motor blends whole vegetables, fruits, and ice into velvety smooth juice. It’s so strong it will heat a few ingredients into soup without the need for a stove. Everything from almond butter to sorbet and even pizza dough is only a few pulses away. If you’re looking for the best blender to see you through for decades, bet on Vitamix. It’ll have your mom shouting, “I can’t believe I made that!” every time she breaks it out.

Price: $225+

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12) Send a beautiful bouquet from 1800Flowers.com.

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No gift is more timeless than a fresh bouquet of beautiful flowers. Whether it’s an indulgent bouquet of roses or the sweet scent of lilies, no mom can resist being showered with flowers on Mother’s Day. The smile delivery specialists at 1800Flowers.com have designed hundreds of different bouquets to choose from. You can even throw in an edible arrangement or gift baskets for a delectable treat. 1800flowers.com even has same-day delivery to help ensure Mom’s gift gets there on time. 

Price: varies

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13) Pair a Tervis tumbler with her favorite beverage.

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Show mom how much you appreciate her support with a pampering gift she can use every day: a customizable tumbler. Pair it with her favorite beverage of choice. Whether she prefers iced coffee over iced tea or wine over water, Tervis has all kinds of different containers with fun patterns and lovely motivational words. They make an easy, thoughtful gift, and she’ll smile every time she takes a sip. 

Price: $14.99+

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Marisa Losciale

Marisa Losciale

Marisa Losciale specializes in NSFW culture, audio gear, and photography. A former editorial and photo director for Spoon University at SUNY New Paltz, her work has been featured in the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Post-Trash, the New Paltz Oracle, and the Legislative Gazette.