26 Mother's Day gifts that are better than flowers

Although many of us tell our mothers how much we love them throughout the year, May 13 is the official day to do it, and also to thank them for everything they do in our lives. And while flowers are lovely, why not try something that feels extra special this year? Choose from gifts like a pillow bearing a custom-made message or a cutting board tailored for her kitchen to a fab bag or pair of shoes that she’d never splurge on for herself.

Above, 26 stylish Mother’s Day gifts that your mom will cherish much more than flowers.

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<p>Ahead, shop for stylish, practical — and custom — gifts your mom will love. (Art: Quinn Lemmers) </p>
2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Ahead, shop for stylish, practical — and custom — gifts your mom will love. (Art: Quinn Lemmers)

<p>This beautiful floral sweater is stylish enough to be worn out to dinner but comfy enough to wear around the house.<br><br>Amaranth Sweater, $95, <a href="https://www.aritzia.com/us/en/product/amaranth-sweater/67199.html?dwvar_67199_color=14365" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aritzia.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aritzia.com</a> </p>
Little Moon

This beautiful floral sweater is stylish enough to be worn out to dinner but comfy enough to wear around the house.

Amaranth Sweater, $95, aritzia.com

<p>This is the perfect lady bag for all occasions.<br><br>Bowery Crossbody with Tea Rose Turnlock, $250, <a href="https://www.coach.com/coach-bowery-crossbody-with-tea-rose-turnlock/24976.html?cgid=women-handbags-shoulder-bags&dwvar_color=OLPEO" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:coach.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">coach.com</a> </p>
Coach

This is the perfect lady bag for all occasions.

Bowery Crossbody with Tea Rose Turnlock, $250, coach.com

<p>When you can’t afford a Birkin, this artful scarf will still make her smile from ear to ear.<br><br>Rosace de Janos Ber scarf 90, $395, <a href="https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/rosace-de-janos-ber-scarf-90-H003102Sv05/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hermes.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">hermes.com</a> </p>
Hermès

When you can’t afford a Birkin, this artful scarf will still make her smile from ear to ear.

Rosace de Janos Ber scarf 90, $395, hermes.com

<p>Your mom will be the most stylish one napping on the plane when she wears this Japanese-inspired eye mask.<br><br>Trippin Eye Mask, $30,<a href="https://chufy.com/collections/all/products/trippin-eye-mask" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:chufy.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> chufy.com</a> </p>
Chufy

Your mom will be the most stylish one napping on the plane when she wears this Japanese-inspired eye mask.

Trippin Eye Mask, $30, chufy.com

<p>This lovely charm bracelet will make her day.<br><br>Blooming Supple Bracelet, $480, <a href="https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/blooming-supple-bracelet-nvprod710115v" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:louisvuitton.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">louisvuitton.com</a><br><br></p>
Louis Vuitton

This lovely charm bracelet will make her day.

Blooming Supple Bracelet, $480, louisvuitton.com

<p>If your mom is in need of a stylish spring/summer bag for a staycation or summer getaway, this one fits the bill.<br><br>Tote with Wooden Handles, $46,<a href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/tote-with-wooden-handles-p13390304.html?v1=5321729&v2=819022" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:zara.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> zara.com</a> </p>
Zara

If your mom is in need of a stylish spring/summer bag for a staycation or summer getaway, this one fits the bill.

Tote with Wooden Handles, $46, zara.com

<p>The perfect, easy-breezy tote for work, food shopping or a leisurely weekend.<br><br>Round Edge Oversized Tote, $69, <a href="https://www.charleskeith.com/us/bags/bags-all/round-edge-oversized-tote-green-ck2-30150713.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:charleskeith.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">charleskeith.com</a> </p>
Charles & Keith

The perfect, easy-breezy tote for work, food shopping or a leisurely weekend.

Round Edge Oversized Tote, $69, charleskeith.com

<p>These stylishly convenient frames give you prescription glasses paired with clip-on shades.<br><br>Clip On Summer $715, <a href="https://www.chanel.com/en_US/fashion/sunglasses/product/A71260S6441/clip-on-summer-dark-tortoise/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:chanel.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">chanel.com</a> </p>
Chanel

These stylishly convenient frames give you prescription glasses paired with clip-on shades.

Clip On Summer $715, chanel.com

<p>Here’s a low, minimal heel that your mom can wear all day long.<br><br>The Day Mule, $155, <a href="https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-day-heel-mule-cognac?collection=womens-shoes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:everlane.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">everlane.com</a> </p>
Everlane

Here’s a low, minimal heel that your mom can wear all day long.

The Day Mule, $155, everlane.com

<p>These dinner plates will transform any dining room — and are a steal for less than $3 apiece.<br><br>Melamine Dinner Plate 10.5-inch Blue/Green Floral, $2.99 each, <a href="https://www.target.com/p/melamine-dinner-plate-10-5-blue-green-floral-opalhouse-153/-/A-53025863" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:target.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">target.com</a> </p>
Opalhouse

These dinner plates will transform any dining room — and are a steal for less than $3 apiece.

Melamine Dinner Plate 10.5-inch Blue/Green Floral, $2.99 each, target.com

<p>Here are some elegant drop earrings for the artsy mom.<br><br>Coin Pearl Earrings, $92,<a href="https://www.youngfrankk.com/collections/ss18/products/coin-pearl-earrings" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:youngfrankk.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> youngfrankk.com</a> </p>
Young Frankk

Here are some elegant drop earrings for the artsy mom.

Coin Pearl Earrings, $92, youngfrankk.com

<p>Tell the mom who loves her rosé that this one is made by Jon Bon Jovi.<br><br>Rosé by Jon Bon Jovi and Gérard Bertrand, $25, <a href="https://hamptonwaterwine.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hamptonwaterwine.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">hamptonwaterwine.com</a> </p>
Hampton Water

Tell the mom who loves her rosé that this one is made by Jon Bon Jovi.

Rosé by Jon Bon Jovi and Gérard Bertrand, $25, hamptonwaterwine.com

<p>Your mom deserves to relax at home in this beautiful, floral silk kimono.<br><br>Lily Silk Kimono Robe, $218, <a href="https://www.eberjey.com/featured/eberjey-x-rebecca-taylor/lily-kimono-robe.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eberjey.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eberjey.com</a> </p>
Eberjey x Rebecca Taylor

Your mom deserves to relax at home in this beautiful, floral silk kimono.

Lily Silk Kimono Robe, $218, eberjey.com

<p>Whether your mom enjoys cozying up with a nice glass of wine or cup of tea, this patchwork poncho makes the perfect accessory.<br><br>Color Block Wool Serape, $79, <a href="https://www.eileenfisher.com/color-block-wool-serape-r7whc-n1260/?&color=3973" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eileenfisher.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eileenfisher.com</a> </p>
Eileen Fisher

Whether your mom enjoys cozying up with a nice glass of wine or cup of tea, this patchwork poncho makes the perfect accessory.

Color Block Wool Serape, $79, eileenfisher.com

<p>The timeless investment shoes she will wear forever, but would never splurge on.<br><br>Lottie Women’s Calf Leather Slipper in Bone, $650, <a href="https://www.bally.com/en_us/woman/shoes/flats/lottie-womens-calf-leather-slipper-in-bone-6211702.html#start=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bally.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">bally.com</a> </p>
Bally

The timeless investment shoes she will wear forever, but would never splurge on.

Lottie Women’s Calf Leather Slipper in Bone, $650, bally.com

<p>These are the perfect earrings for day or night.<br><br>Natriella Hoops, $59,<a href="https://www.stelladot.com/p/natriella-pearl-hoops" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stelladot.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> stelladot.com</a><br><br></p>
Rebecca Minkoff x Stella & Dot

These are the perfect earrings for day or night.

Natriella Hoops, $59, stelladot.com

<p>Here’s a luxurious watch for those looking for something over the top.<br><br>Deco II Two-Tone Diamond Dial Watch, $1,295, <a href="http://www.michele.com/en_US/shop/watches/gifts/mothers_day_gift_guide/deco_ii_mid_two_tone_diamond_dial_watch-MWW06I000024.html?BC=" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:michele.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">michele.com</a> </p>
Michele

Here’s a luxurious watch for those looking for something over the top.

Deco II Two-Tone Diamond Dial Watch, $1,295, michele.com

<p>Customize a pillow with a special message for your mom.<br><br>Statement Canvas Pillow Cover & Insert, 18 x18 natural, $50,<a href="https://www.mythirtyone.com/product/8113" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mythirtyone.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> mythirtyone.com</a> </p>
Thirty One

Customize a pillow with a special message for your mom.

Statement Canvas Pillow Cover & Insert, 18 x18 natural, $50, mythirtyone.com

<p>This is the perfect transitional jacket your mom needs this season: She can dress it up or down, and it’s lightweight enough to tote around.<br><br>Lovers Rock Jacket, $231, <a href="https://us.kowtowclothing.com/collections/jackets/products/lovers-rock-jacket-tan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:kowtowclothing.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">kowtowclothing.com</a><br><br></p>
Kowtow

This is the perfect transitional jacket your mom needs this season: She can dress it up or down, and it’s lightweight enough to tote around.

Lovers Rock Jacket, $231, kowtowclothing.com

<p>Let Mom know you’ve taken in her advice about glasses on tables by giving her this snazzy set of leather coasters. <br><br>Custom Leather Circle Coasters Set of 4, $19, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079H46ZKW/ref=gbps_img_m-3_cd28_cadebd76?smid=A1UJNIMJXN8V7W&pf_rd_p=8d880419-7d85-4ca1-9cf9-4e6f9a1bcd28&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=17608877011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=4E5DWZZACRVYTVN6BJ5M" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:amazon.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">amazon.com</a> </p>
Northwind Supply

Let Mom know you’ve taken in her advice about glasses on tables by giving her this snazzy set of leather coasters.

Custom Leather Circle Coasters Set of 4, $19, amazon.com

<p>You can customize the hand-carved eye on this ring or cuff to match your own — or your mom’s — to create jewelry that will certainly stay in the family for generations.<br><br>Eye Feel Cameo (eye customization available), $4,705 <a href="http://www.anakatarina.com/shop-all/eye-feel-cameo-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:(ring)" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">(ring)</a> and $5,690 <a href="http://www.anakatarina.com/shop-all/eye-feel-cameo-cuff" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:(cuff)" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">(cuff)</a>, <a href="http://www.anakatarina.com/shop-all/eye-feel-cameo-cuff" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:anakatarina.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">anakatarina.com</a> </p>
Ana Katarina

You can customize the hand-carved eye on this ring or cuff to match your own — or your mom’s — to create jewelry that will certainly stay in the family for generations.

Eye Feel Cameo (eye customization available), $4,705 (ring) and $5,690 (cuff), anakatarina.com

<p>If your mom loves to cook, these custom cutting boards will make a great gift.<br><br>Custom Cutting Boards, $25, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EK65FZY/ref=gbps_img_m-3_cd28_b1579156?smid=A2UO9MY2UXAFIZ&pf_rd_p=8d880419-7d85-4ca1-9cf9-4e6f9a1bcd28&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=17608877011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=4E5DWZZACRVYTVN6BJ5M" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:amazon.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">amazon.com</a> </p>
Stocking Factory

If your mom loves to cook, these custom cutting boards will make a great gift.

Custom Cutting Boards, $25, amazon.com

<p>This timeless pair of golden studs comes with a bonus: that classic blue Tiffany box. <br><br>Hardwear Bolt Stud Earrings, $725, <a href="http://www.tiffany.com/jewelry/earrings/tiffany-hardwear-bolt-stud-earrings-GRP10329?fromGrid=1&origin=browse&trackpdp=bg&tracktile=new&fromcid=3691980&trackgridpos=83" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:tiffany.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">tiffany.com</a> </p>
Tiffany & Co.

This timeless pair of golden studs comes with a bonus: that classic blue Tiffany box.

Hardwear Bolt Stud Earrings, $725, tiffany.com

<p>The perfect PJ set for the perfect mom.<br><br>Bishop Pajama Set, $178,<a href="https://shop.sleepyjones.com/products/bishop-pajama-set-7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sleepyjones.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> sleepyjones.com</a> </p>
Sleepy Jones

The perfect PJ set for the perfect mom.

Bishop Pajama Set, $178, sleepyjones.com

<p>You can have your mom’s monogram put on this classic gold signet ring.<br><br>Lana Oval Signet Ring (Custom Monogram), $118, <a href="https://www.sarahchloe.com/personalized/rings/lana-signet-monogram-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sarahchloe.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sarahchloe.com</a><br><br></p>
Sarah Chloe

You can have your mom’s monogram put on this classic gold signet ring.

Lana Oval Signet Ring (Custom Monogram), $118, sarahchloe.com

<p>Adorable, stackable rings for all the new moms out there.<br><br>Mama Signet Ring, $310, <a href="https://norakogan.com/products/mama-signet-ring-2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:norakogan.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">norakogan.com</a> </p>
Nora Kogan

Adorable, stackable rings for all the new moms out there.

Mama Signet Ring, $310, norakogan.com

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