It’s that time of year again: flowers are blooming, those adorable baby animals are starting to show up, and we’re showing our mothers just how much we appreciate them. Unless you thought ahead when you were still young enough for a same-thing-every-year tradition gift to really work out, this also means you’re going to have to figure out a present that she’s really really going to love, but she’s never received. When you consider all those gifting holidays she’s lived through so far, that can be a little difficult. Not to worry, you’re far from the only person out there that could use a little inspiration. Below you’ll find 15 great (or, I think they’re pretty great, at least) ideas for what to get mom for Mother’s Day this year. Hopefully, you’ll find one that speaks to you.

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1. Jewelry made from her favorite flowers

That lilac bush in her front yard might only bloom for a couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the flowers all year long.

Karbella Ring Flowers Forever
Karbella 14K Ring from Flowers Forever – $250

2. A home project she’s been wanting to get done

Whether you’re helping with the materials, work, both, or some variation thereof, helping add value to her home is a gift that’ll keep on giving.

Anatolia Tile Flower Marble Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile
Anatolia Tile Flower Marble Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile – $13/sqft

3. Something from the year she was, or you were, born

Feelings of nostalgia are a pretty common occurrence on Mother’s Day. Why not run with the theme and get her a gift that makes her think of the time when she became your mother, or your grandmother became hers?

Vintage 1988 Celine Paris Earrings
Vintage 1988 Celine Paris Earrings from Etsy – $179

4. A rare plant

If she keeps plants at all, a rare or unique addition to her collection would definitely be a fun gift. Just make sure to do a little research regarding toxicity if there happen to be any pets or small children in the mix.

Corkscrew Flower
Corkscrew Flowers – $25

5. A great—and comfortable—pair of shoes

Feet: she got ’em? If so, she probably wants them to look good without being in a ton of pain. Help the lady out!

Royale Pointy Toe Flat FREE PEOPLE
Royale Pointy Toe Flat FREE PEOPLE – $198

6. The best version of her favorite food

Don’t worry, this Mother’s Day gift idea doesn’t require you to master a new dish. Did you know there was a website out there that sells iconic foods from all over the country? That’s right, you can get her a favorite and all you have to do is click that mouse a few times.

Carnegie Deli's Famous Cheesecake - 8 inch
Carnegie Deli’s Famous Cheesecake –$80

7. A self-care kit

Everyone needs to take a little time for themselves, give mom an excuse to indulge a little more often (and the means to indulge) with a self-care kit.

Natural Wildflower Spa Gift Set
Natural Wildflower Spa Gift Set – $37

8. A memorable experience

Whether she already goes all the time or just talks about going all the time, gifting a great experience like tickets to a concert or art exhibition is always a nice idea.

Orchestra by TravelCoffeeBook on Pixabay
Photo by TravelCoffeeBook

9. A splurge tool for hobby

From cooking connoisseurs to gardening aficionados—for just about every hobby a person can have, there’s a splurge tool out there that will take the experience to a whole new level. Assuming you know what your mom’s favorite way to kill time is, all it takes is a super quick search to find the perfect addition for her kit.

NESCO FD-75A, Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator
Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator – $59

10. A little muscle relief

Don’t get me wrong, a massage is always a great gift, but let’s be honest, most of us need some relief more often than it makes sense to make our way to the spa. This little guy has over 5,200 reviews and holds 4.7 stars…just sayin’.

Body Back Buddy Self Massage Tool
Body Back Buddy Self Massage Tool – $30

11. A cleaning service

Even if your mother happens to be a weirdo that enjoys cleaning their house (jk, no judgment), chances are she might want a break every now and again. Gift her a one-time deep clean or a monthly once-over. Either way, she’ll probably be pretty happy about it.

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Photo by DaigaEllaby

12. French enamel cast iron

While it could definitely be argued that this could fit into the “splurge tool for hobby” category, I’m going to argue that every household deserves to have these, regardless of how often they cook. So go get her one!

Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven – $62

13. An original of her favorite book/album/etc.

Though it probably won’t be something she uses, a first-edition of any one of her favorite things will definitely be guaranteed a prime place on her favorite display spot. Plus, you’ll be showing just how well you know her. In case you’re keeping score, that’s two gifts for the price of one.

Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut Jr First Edition
Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut Jr First Edition – $50

14. Floral cocktail syrups

If your mother happens to be big on entertaining and/or just drinking beverages, a set of floral cocktail syrups is a fun way to help her mix things up. (Get it…mix things up…like mixed drinks… #notsorry)

Natural Floral Elixir Co. Cocktail Kit
Natural Floral Elixir Co. Cocktail Kit – $35

15. Support a cause in her name

For those that have mothers that always say something to the tune of, “Oh, the love of my family is all I need,” when you ask her what she wants for Mother’s Day, perhaps a gift that spreads that love is in order. As for what charity to go with, chances are there’s one out there that, very specifically, speaks to what she cares about most. Just make sure it’s on the up-and-up before you hand over your money with a helpful tool like this.

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Photo by Kat Yukawa

Still need some more ideas?

If none of these ideas were really doing it for ya, no worries. Check out this list of 24 more Mother’s Day gift ideas. And, if you still need some help after that…there’s just no pleasing you. (Jk, but good luck)