Moms deserve a lot of love for all their hard work, but it can be tough to know what they might want—especially now that we’ve outgrown the ability to gift them coupons for hugs or impressively horrific crayon portraits. But don’t get too stressed just yet, because we’ve put together a list of 10 gifts she’ll actually want for Mother's Day.

1. Click and Grow Smart Garden; $100

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This handy garden makes it easy to grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers indoors. The device is self watering, and all your mom really needs to do is remember to plug it in for about eight hours a day so the plants receive enough simulated sunlight. The starter kit comes with three basil seed pods, but you can buy more plant pods through Click and Grow’s Amazon store (or your mom can try her hand at starting her own seeds).

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2. Homesick Scented Candle; Various


This candle is designed to help a person recall long-forgotten experiences and places through their signature scents, so it'll be like gifting your mom memories of her hometown. You can buy a version for any U.S. state (and Washington, D.C.), or you can find a candle that brings back memories of specific cities, countries, or adventures.

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3. Intelex Warmies Slippers; $20-$25


These cozy slippers are designed for comfort. After about 30 seconds in the microwave, they’ll be warm and toasty enough to make cold nights tolerable. Plus, they’re filled with dried French lavender to make for ultimate relaxation.

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4. Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin; $32

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This spa kit—made by a farm owner in Alabama—is filled with all-natural products that your mom will love. Inside, you’ll find lavender goat’s milk bath tea, whipped shea crème, minty lip balm, and a cocoa butter bath truffle.

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5. Amazon Kindle; $90


Book-loving moms will quickly appreciate the convenience of Amazon’s classic Kindle. The screen is glare-free, making it ideal for using outdoors, but the recently updated 2019 version also incorporates front lighting for nighttime reading. If you’re open to a slightly more expensive upgrade, the Kindle Paperwhite offers more storage space and a waterproof screen.

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6. World Explorer’s Coffee Sampler; $32

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Coffee lovers will get a kick out of sampling the four different types of java included in this set. Each bag comes from a different country of origin, and they all fit unique flavor profiles: balanced, bold, classic, or fruity. The kit comes with enough coffee beans to make about 32 cups.

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7. Temperature Control Smart Mug; $100


Whether your mom loves coffee, tea, or even hot chocolate, this mug will make sure that her favorite drink stays at the perfect temperature for hours at a time. The mug even connects to an app that lets you customize settings and receive notifications when your drink has reached the ideal temperature.

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8. Minute Cocktail Sugar Cube Trio; $30

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A delicious cocktail doesn’t have to require an extensive collection of mixers and mix-ins. Your mom will love these sugar cubes that can easily turn any boozy drink into a Manhattan, Moscow mule, mint julep, or mojito. Each $30 kit comes with 18 sugar cubes in three different flavors—you can select from either the “dark and bold” cocktail set or the “light and refreshing” trio.

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9. Instructional Yoga Mat; $35

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Active moms who can't live without their yoga routine will love this mat that comes with images of 75 poses to follow along with on one side and 75 stretches on the other. It's easy to follow and can help moms of any experience level.

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10. Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine; $125

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While this Italian-made pasta machine doesn’t exactly fill in for a luxury vacation, it’s pretty close. This machine will help your mom cut pasta dough for lasagna and fettuccine, with 10 thickness options from .6mm to 4.8mm. Special attachments for making other pastas like pappardelle, mafaldine, and vermicelli are sold separately.

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