11 Mother’s Day Ideas Your Mom Will Totally Love You For

Kristen Bousquet
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As much as we all love our moms, we rarely take the time to let them know just how appreciated they are. And while you could totally just order flowers or drop her a card like you do every year, it’s the creative Mother’s Day ideas that really show them just how loved they really are.

To help you brainstorm, we did the heavy lifting—er, thinking—for you, and came up with 11 cool ways to celebrate your mom (or grandma, or aunt—you get the gist) this year. From taking her to see their favorite band in concert to spending the day getting pampered at the spa, these cool Mother’s Day activities and gifts will surely have your mom feeling hashtag blessed.

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Spa Day
Spa Day

Maybe it's a typical Mother's Day gift, but what mom would complain? The Mommy & Me package at Haven Spa consists of a half day of much deserved relaxation and pampering. Bonus: You get to go! Start with a 45-minute Swedish Massage, followed by the Escape Facial that focuses on your face, neck, and décolleté. Finish with a relaxing European Manicure and Pedicure. Talk about pampering.

Mommy & Me 3 hour package, $460; at Haven Spa

Photo: Haven Spa
Hair Styling
Hair Styling

What better way to pamper mom than with a beautiful new look? Don't worry about making her commit to changing her cut or color. A little styling help can go a long way and make your mom feel beautiful on her day. Hitting up a styling bar like the amika styleblow in Brooklyn is a top notch Mother's Day activity.

Hair Styling Session, $35-85; at amika styleblow

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DIY Projects
DIY Projects

If you're on a budget but still want to do something special and collaborative with your mom, making DIY Bath Bombs is ideal. You'll be able to get your hands dirty and bond over the idea of creating something together. Then finish off your days by heading your separate ways, soaking with your bath bombs and telling Mom all about it the next day.

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Makeup Brushes
Makeup Brushes

Moms are selfless meaning they almost never buy anything nice for themselves. This is your chance to shower your mom with love —and new makeup brushes! We love the new Sigma Titanium Brush Set because they have a five year warranty and they're waterproof making for great quality brushes that your mom won't have to worry about replacing anytime soon. You can even pair this gift with a one-on-one makeup lesson at a makeup studio like Blushington or The Beauty Studio.

Sigma Titanium Brush Set, $189; at Sigma Beauty

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Customized Home Goods
Customized Home Goods

As some moms love spending time in their home cooking, decorating, and hosting, it only makes sense to make their home items something they love looking at. The idea of custom home goods is so special and great for any mom who loves to whip up a meal or two and host some friends and family.

Mark and Graham Wood and Marble Cheese Board, $49; at Mark and Graham

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A New Scent
A New Scent

How many of our moms have been using the same perfume since you were born? Since it may be time to upgrade their scent, choosing one that represents their personality only makes sense. We dig the idea of a perfume that smells like sunshine to tell your mom that she's yours (and ring in summer while you're at it!).

PINROSE Sun Saint, $65; at Sephora

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Custom Skincare
Custom Skincare

As our moms age, their skincare routines become more and more important to them. Helping them nail down the perfect regimen may be just what they need, and sometimes that means customizing their products. The Buff delivers beautiful, custom face oils that your mom will surely love to slather on everyday.

The Buff Customized Face Oil, $38; at It's The Buff

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A Concert
A Concert

Many moms take the time to take their kids to the shows they want to go to but never fulfill their dreams of seeing their favorite bands live. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to spend a fun night rockin' out with mom and watch her not be able to wipe the smile off her face the entire night.

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Crafting Class
Crafting Class

If your mom is more of the DIY type, taking her to a crafting class can be the perfect way to spend a few hours bonding with her. So many companies are popping up around the United States that cater to those crafty gals out there. We especially love the DIY terrarium classes!

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Monthly Wine Subscription
Monthly Wine Subscription

I think any mom knows how important a glass (or three) of wine is in her day. To ensure that she always has some on hand when she needs to pour herself a glass, sign her up for the Wine of the Month Club. She'll be presented with beautiful wines each month at her doorstep. Who wouldn't love that?

Wine of the Month Club Subscription, $37/shipment; at Wine of the Month Club

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Shopping Trip
Shopping Trip

Head to the mall or the outlets with your mom and let her pick out something nice for herself. She'll love the idea of grabbing herself a new purse or pair of shoes and thinking of how sweet you are everything she wears them.

Baldree Shoulder Bag, $79; at Nine West

Photo: Nine West

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  • Spa Day
  • Hair Styling
  • DIY Projects
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Customized Home Goods
  • A New Scent
  • Custom Skincare
  • A Concert
  • Crafting Class
  • Monthly Wine Subscription
  • Shopping Trip

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