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Celebrate every type of mama in your life with the mother of all Mother’s Day gift guides


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Even though you don’t really need an excuse to honor the women and mothers in your life, Mother’s Day is a great calendar-sanctioned reminder to do both. And while it’s never a good look to be empty-handed for a holiday or celebration, for Mother’s Day, being prepared with a thoughtful present to shower someone you care about with love can be extra tough.

Perhaps this is because shopping for a mama is not a one-gift-fits-all situation. Yours might be a CrossFit queen, your S.O.’s might be a master baker, and your grandmother might essentially be the hundred-year-old yogi…so what do you get for each VIP in your life?

Well, not to worry, you thoughtful gift-giver, you: No matter what kind of mom you’re shopping for this year, the following foolproof gift guide has you covered.

Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for every kind of mama.

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Athleta Floral Mudra Capri, $79; Essence Open Back Tank, $49; Floral Mudra 7/8 Tight, $89

Sending Mom flowers on Mother’s Day is everyone’s go-to gifting option for a reason (who doesn’t love receiving a sweet-smelling bouquet?). But this year, give her flowers that will last long past May: pretty floral leggings (and the oh-so-soft top to match) from Athleta, perfect for her fave yoga class.

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Cromatica Bluetooth Speaker, $399

This speaker is a two-in-one gift of wellness. In addition to giving a surround-sound feel to guided meditations, the speakers come with an adjustable color-changing-light feature that can be used as at-home light therapy.

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Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178

Lunya’s silk pajamas are low-effort luxury. The set is 100 percent silk but can be washed regularly (i.e., they don’t have to go to the dry cleaner).

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UrbanSitter Gift Card, $25–$200

Treat the mom in your life to a night off from parenting duty with a gift card to this tech-friendly babysitting service. All she has to do is download the app, browse for highly rated sitters in her community, and book a GNO in just three minutes (seriously, the response time from sitters is crazy fast).

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Tenoverten Nail Polish Trio, $45

For the DIY beauty and self-care maven, gift this set of beautiful and demure nail polish shades, which are perfect hues for spring and summer.

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Pastel Nesting Bowls, $70

This colorful set of multi-purpose nesting bowls is perfect for the environmentally friendly chef. They are made entirely from bamboo (a sustainable material) and are also biodegradable. The various sizes makes them perfect for the food-prep fanatic, baker, and salad aficionado alike.

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The Ritual of Sakura — Relaxing Ritual, $45

What mom couldn’t use some more relaxation time? With cherry blossom-scented shower foam, shower oil, body scrub, and body cream, she’ll have everything she needs to feel totally pampered. (And an excuse for an aromatherapy-powered staycation.)

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Pilgrim Teo Diffuser, $80

Essential oils have become a common staple in many medicine cabinets and living rooms because of their versatility. This diffuser is the perfect vessel for making the most of the oils and setting the mood with scent.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Marble Lazy Susan, $15

Everything seems instantly more chic and elegant in marble, which is why this lazy Susan is such a great gift for anyone who loves home decor.

For more expert and real-mom-approved parenting intel—from the products they love to the recipes they swear by—dive into Mom Crush May.

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