5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Solidify Your Place as “Favorite Child” For Life

Gifts for every price point—plus, where to score a free bouquet for mom.

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Images via Terrain and Nourishing Matters.

Moms are simply the best, and Mother’s Day is all about making her feel loved and appreciated. But even the best intentions can take a turn for the worse (like when your homemade crème brûlée french toast winds up a kitchen disaster). How about this year, you skip the DIYs and the experimental recipes and just get mom something she actually wants? Lord knows she’s earned it. Here are a few great Mother’s Day gift ideas at every price point:

  • Cool reading glasses from Philly EyeWorks: If you’re tired of mom holding the phone at arms’ length just to read her texts, this is a great way to help her out without insulting her with drugstore cheater frames. All glasses here are super stylish, customizable, designed and made locally, and named after Philly-isms. They’ll make mom feel totally hip, not old. ($149)
  • The most luxurious bath of life, courtesy of Duross & Langel: The “Women on the Verge” bath box couldn’t be any more perfect for moms with little ones (or teens, for that matter). It’s filled with relaxation-focused bath time goodies like lavender-infused sea salts, handmade relaxation soap, and a candle that smells like pure happiness—perfect for some much-deserved Me Time. ($55)
  • A break from cooking thanks to the Homemade app: Order a hearty meal made with love by a chef in the area using this cool app. (You can pass it off as your own cooking; we won’t tell.) If you want to spoil mom without ruining her diet, check out TK-based Nourishing Matters on the app for some wholesome, superfood-packed, how-is-this-even-healthy-because-it’s-so-delicious meal options. (Prices vary from about $10 to $15 per serving)
  • Some serious R&R at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club: There’s something in it for you too, so listen up. Now through Mother’s Day, for every gift card purchase of $200+ you’ll receive an additional gift card worth ten percent of its value—if you keep that one for yourself, your secret’s safe with us. Pair the gift card with a gorgeous signature-scented candle from The Rittenhouse ($85) so mom can relive her relaxing spa day at home until next Mother’s Day.
  • The perfect flowers just for her: If you can’t be with mom on her special day, check out Olyve Flowers for super-cute and different floral arrangements to be delivered to her doorstep in a giant, gorgeous, colorful box (starting at $85). For the free-sprirted, crunchy-granola mom, get a bouquet of fresh, burlap-wrapped, eco-friendly Farmgirl Flowers from Terrain (starting at $68). And if you really want to go the extra mile, check out The Flwry, a subscription-based service where you can sign up for blooms once or twice a month (starting at $156). If you use code MOM or MOM16 when you sign mom up for flowers, you’ll get a free arrangement on Mother’s Day.