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Our Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Do your teens need last-minute ideas for a Mothers’ Day gift? Of course they do, because when else would they shop for it? We’ve got them covered, with a selection of some of our favorites in different price ranges. Of course, like we always tell them it’s the thought that counts! (They just might need a little reminder.)


“I Don’t Need Anything”

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PTouch Label Maker PT-D210

The label maker is the perfect tool to add a personal touch to any gift, or to create great-looking labels for your home and office. With its convenient one-touch keys, you can quickly access fonts, symbols, frames, and templates. Plus, you can preview your work on the display so that you know exactly how your label will look before you print. Brotherptouch-usa.com

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Mrs. Prindable’s Gourmet Apples

The team at Your Teen rarely agrees on anything. Yet, everyone loved Mrs. Prindable’s Gourmet Apples. “They looked so beautiful. For a moment we hesitated to take a bite. But we did and the taste did not disappoint. Delicious,” says editor Susan Borison.

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black-soapShea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap

If you’ve been trying to add more organics to your life, Your Teen staffer Alison Bunch recommends giving Shea Terra’s Rose Hips Black Soap Facial Wash a go. “The color and consistency are different than anything I’ve used previously and I loved the recommendation to mix a small amount with sugar for use as a scrub. I’ll be adding that to my weekly regimen.”


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Top Chef Flash-Frozen Meals

Don’t have time to plan and shop for a healthy meal? Get these flash frozen healthy meals delivered to your door, for about the same or less than it costs to shop, prepare, and make it yourself. They’re customizable to meet your dietary needs, prepared fresh that day, then frozen and shipped to your doorstep in time for dinner. Topchefmeals.com

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“Oh You Shouldn’t Have”

Sunski Yuba Sunglasses

Everyone on our editorial staff looked good in these sunglasses. Protect your eyes from sun and glare and look good doing it.

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Jill-e Emma 11” Laptop Bag

This close-fitting, cross-body laptop/table bag is smart, stylish, and secure. Emma was designed with the 11” MacBook Air, iPad, and similar devices in mind. It comes with a pebbled leather exterior, padded walls and interior compartments, and a magnetic buckle messenger flap that covers the top opening.   Jill-e.com

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Hydro Flask Water Bottle

A water bottle for Mother’s Day? “My first answer was ‘No way’,” says Your Teen’s Mindy Gallagher. “But after using it for workouts and on a road trip, I’ve done a complete 180. I absolutely love it.” Cold beverages stay cold and hot ones stay hot. Perfect for the mom on the go.

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Electric Picks Jewelry: Scarlet Begonias Wrap Bracelet

For the music-loving mom, Electric Picks offers a collection of stunning jewelry inspired by music. Your Teen photographer Beth Segal is loving the Scarlet Begonias Wrap Bracelet, inspired by the Grateful Dead song. “Honestly, I haven’t taken it off since I got it.”

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Manduka Damana Yoga Bra

The leader of yoga gear+ apparel, Manduka offers the most sustainable pieces for your yoga mom. With relaxed support and minimalistic design, the Damana Bra holds you in place without getting in the way of your flow. The back mesh panel encourages airflow, keeping you cool, calm, and collected—even in the sweatiest class. Manduka.com

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baxter-candlesBaxter Of California White Wood Trio Candles

The scented soy wax candle collection White Wood is a series of three distinct woodsy scents, with a burn time of roughly 100 hours. Fragrance notes include bergamot, mandarin, mission fig, santalum, and vetiver. baxterofcalifornia.com

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Life is Good Women’s Sleep Cardigan

Gift mom some great sleepwear from this positive lifestyle brand that spreads the power of optimism. This super soft cardigan with a flattering fly away draped opening is 60% Cotton and 40% Modal, and the fabric has been washed for softness. Lifeisgood.com

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“Look What My Kids Got Me!”

Blundstone Series Boots

Hip and practical, these boots will completely win over mom. “I am beyond obsessed with my Blundstone boots,” says Your Teen’s Susan Borison.  “Love the look. Love the comfort. And they are great for all weather.”

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Louise Christ Jewelry Tree

Many moms love to get organized, so we knew this functional, yet lovely, jewelry tree from designer Louise Christ would be a hit.  “It’s great for rings and bracelets,” says Jessica Semel, a friend and proofreader of Your Teen. “Plus, it doesn’t take up too much room on my (already cramped) bathroom counter.”

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Manduka Yoga Mat

This two-tone mat provides a naturally grippy surface that catches if you start to slip. Eco-friendly and made of natural materials, this non-Amazon harvested tree rubber mat firmly supports both your practice and our planet. “It comes in a nice convenient bag with a shoulder strap, two blocks and a canvas strap. It’s nice and thick with a good grippy surface.”

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Cabana Life Zip Up RashGuard

Our full zip rash guard allows you to quickly and easily cover up, and two convenient pockets are the perfect size for a room key or credit card. The swim jacket is a vacation must-have, ideal for walking, running, paddle boarding, swimming, and lounging. All Cabana Life sun protective clothing provides 50+ UV protection. Cabanalife.com

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