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Personalize It! 15 Thoughtful Gifts to Get Mom This Mother's Day

Skip the flowers this year because mama deserves something a little more considerate.

By Katie Leahy

Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you are planning on your go-to gift of flowers, think again. Don't get me wrong, I love flowers. But when I was thinking about what to get my own mom this year, I couldn't help but get a bit nostalgic. She did so much, made so many sacrifices and supported me no matter what the situation. And that’s not even mentioning what the poor woman went through raising three daughters...I think the teenage years still give her the shivers!

Once I became a mom myself, I came to recognize it's not always a glamorous job (and my kids haven't even reached middle school), but I can definitely say it is the most rewarding. With the job title came a whole new level of appreciation for my own mother—and giving a thoughtful gift showing this endless respect, love and appreciation is the goal, right?

There are lots of ways this can be done, and our favorite route is via personalized presents. Adding a little custom touch to your gift such as her name, monogram or a meaningful photo will go a long way in a mom’s eyes—you didn’t pick this up at the drug store your way to brunch! Whether you are celebrating your mother, stepmother, grandmother or godmother this Mother's Day, you want to give that special lady in your life a gift that is, well, special. And we think these 15 will do the trick—you’ll feel good about what you’re giving and your mama will look at you like you’re her first born when she unwraps it. Mission accomplished!

Personalized Blanket

Give your mom a new cozy throw with just the right amount of detail. This blanket comes in three tranquil colors and will make up for all the nights your mom slept on the couch waiting for you to make curfew.

BUY FROM: Lillian Vernon, $59.99

Heptagon Frames Table Runner

This custom runner with a simple initial and a selection of pictures is sure to initiate a good reminiscing sesh during a family dinner. Who doesn't love to talk about the good ol’ days?

BUY FROM: Shutterfly, SALE $34.99- $41.99 (Regularly $49.99-$59.99, 30% Off!)

Dreamy Robe

This is quite possibly the softest robe I have ever felt. Every time your mom puts this on, she will immediately think she is at the spa (without you having to pay spa prices!)

BUY FROM: Mark and Graham, $99

Monogrammed Cashmere Scarf

Because you can never have enough scarves—especially when they are monogramed! With a cute selection of colors (pink is our fave, obvi), this will make your mom feel like the queen bee she is.

BUY FROM: Lillian Vernon, $32.99

Zodiac Journal

Coming off the RHOBH reunion, we all recognize we have a lapse in memory here and there. Give your mom a special journal with her zodiac signs to help her jot down her thoughts and not get caught in a “Just own it!” situation.

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $18

Monogrammed Floppy Hat

If your mom is a gardener, hangs poolside or just loves to be outdoors, this hat will be a hit. With the perfect monogram, it will protect her from the sun without compromising her style.

BUY FROM: Lillian Vernon, $24.99

Personalized Cutting Board

For the entertainer or “loves to cook” mom, look no further. Personalized with her first or last name, this can be used as a cutting board but is also pretty enough for a cheese and meat board. If you are lucky, she will invite you over to christen it with a home cooked meal.

BUY FROM: UncommonGoods, $159.00 - 166.75

Perfect Pair Heart Canvas Pouch

Everyone can always use an extra versatile bag this size and with a sweet heart and monogram, you can’t go wrong.

BUY FROM: Shutterfly, SALE $24.49 (Regularly $34.99, 30% Off!)

Custom iPhone Cases

We all rely on our phones for a variety of reasons, therefore they are never far out of reach (whether we like to admit it or not!). Adding a vintage family photo or one of all the grandkids, will have your mom smiling every time she answers (or silences!) your call.

BUY FROM: Shutterfly, SALE $31.49-38.49 (Regularly $44.99-$54.99, 30% Off!)

Cameron Street Stacy

I love this sleek yet practical wallet with multiple card holders. It has the option to customized with not only a single, double or triple monogram, but you can also add symbols to boot.

BUY FROM: Kate Spade, $120

Lacquer Dresser Tray

She can use it for her dresser, office or catch all in the kitchen, this shiny tray adds a splash of color and decor in any setting. Customize with multiple colors, designs and monograms for the perfect fit for your madre.

BUY FROM: Mark and Graham, $39

Rope Tote

This nautical bag is perfect for the beach bum mom who can’t get enough sun and fun. Pair it with the towel below for the perfect one-two punch!

BUY FROM: Lands’ End, $60

Printed Velour Beach Towel

Everyone loves a soft new beach towel and one that has your name is a plus. Match it with the tote above AND a beach chair and you have the ultimate triple threat!

BUY FROM: Lands’ End, $39

Petal Palette Monogram Mug

This gift can be appreciated by a mom in her 20s to her 90s. A monogram mug with a rainbow of color will ensure to kick off her day with a coffee and a smile.

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $10

Bicycle Stationery

Thoughtful and useful, custom stationary is never a bad idea. It’s something everyone always want to have, but never thinks to buy. Hey, you may ever get a thank you note out of it!

BUY FROM: Paper Source, $35.80 for 20

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