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While we’re sure you treat your mothers spectacularly throughout the year, Mother’s Day is your chance express your gratitude loud and clear. By “loud and clear” I of course mean “with presents.” When it comes to celebrating your mom (or the mom of somebody you love), it can be tricky to find a gift that adequately sings their praise. We’re not promising that these gift ideas are going to make up for every bandage application and late night hospital visit, but, hey, it’s a start.

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The Newgate vintage style alarm clock kicks it old school, with two top-mounted bells that ring with the help of a tiny hammer. It has an acrylic casing and comes in four colors. $40.

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The Corkcicle triple-insulated thermos is durable, stylish, and available in sizes that range from 9 oz. to 60 oz. It comes in 1 of 22 colors and promises to keep your beverages cold for over 25 hours (and hot for over 12). It has a wide mouth for ice cubes, is easy to grip, and fits most standard cup holders. $33.

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Who couldn’t help but smile looking at this ceramic Dachshund bookend set? $29.

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For all their hard work, give your mothers the gift of comfort. These fleece fox slippers are soft and warm, and have skid-resistant rubber dots on the soles. $15.

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Think there’s nothing more relaxing than a warm bath? How about a warm bath with scented balls that make your tub water all fizzy? These cocktail-inspired bath bombs help make any bathtub spa-like, with essential oils and cocoa butter. Scents include Margarita, Pina Colada, Blue Hawaiian, Blackberry Cabernet, Mojito, and Pomegranate Champagne. Cheers. $20.

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The BeneU is a cleaning face brush that uses sonic vibrations—one thousand pulses a minute—to massage and deep-clean skin. The silicone exfoliator brush loosens up and washes away dirt, oils, and makeup. $17.

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An aerospace engineer began Midnight Scoop, a company that’s all about making the perfect stainless steel ice cream scoop. The curvature of the utensil lets you to push with your arms and chest instead of your wrist. If Mum loves ice cream—or you want her to have an easier time scooping the ice cream you love—consider preordering this. $35.

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The Paddywax soy wax candle comes in an 8-ounce apothecary bottle and burns for up to 60 hours. Take a look at all of the flavors, but this sea salt and sage scent is amazing. $18.

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Instead of dropping $25 on a book she may not like, give her the ability to enjoy books a whole new way. Audible has over 180,000 titles and works on her smartphone or Amazon device. Buy Mom a subscription, which comes with one free book a month and 30 percent off other purchases. If she doesn’t like the book she chooses, she can exchange it for another. $15/month.

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On this special Sunday, pull together a picnic for the family. Heck, even a nice bottle of wine and a large picnic blanket counts. This spread is washing machine-safe with reinforced polyester for improved water and wind resistance. $37.

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For the mothers that love watching movies—or just love popcorn—get an expandable silicone popcorn maker. It comes with “cool to the touch” side handles to keep fingers from getting burnt. It’s meant to replace microwaveable bags, so you’ll save money and cut down on waste, too. It’s collapsible, dishwasher safe, and comes in a variety of colors. $16.

These ceramic dishes are 3 inches wide and accented in 22k gold. Choose between seven colors. They also have the option for a full name on the plate rather than just an initial. $40.

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This aroma therapy diffuser comes with a 400ml reservoir and can run for up to 15 hours. Even if it doesn’t reduce anxiety and boost energy as it promises, it’ll make the room smell awesome. Essential oils not included. $42.

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This seed kit comes with five biodegradable growing pots, compressed soil pellets, and plant labels. Ma can grow purple carrots, black corn, romanesco broccoli, swiss chard, and lemon cucumbers. $25.

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For mothers that love doing a New York accent—or are, you know, actually from the tristate area—this dishwasher- and microwave-safe set comes with two coffee mugs, a sugar bowl, and a creamer. $53.

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Snail goo could do a lot to hydrate skin and fight acne. This snail skin care kit comes with a foam cleanser, a moisturizer, an eye cream, and a repair cream. $49.

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The Libratone ZIPP is a 360-degree speaker that can connect natively to your smartphone with WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplay, or Spotify Connect. It’s only about 10-inches high, but the 100-watt speaker produces a nice range of crisp highs and deep lows. The speaker can connect with up to five other ZIPP speakers, plus it has over 10 hours of battery life. You can control everything from your smartphone or from the speaker itself. $299.

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What are Tea Drops? They are organic pressed teas that will dissolve in the cup. This Tea Drop sampler box is great for the moms that likes to curl up with a good book and something hot to sip on. Flavors include vanilla white tea, rose Earl Grey, citrus ginger, and Sweet Peppermint. No more cold bags plopped all over the living room. $13.

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