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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Anything But Typical..

Still need a Mother’s Day gift for your wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law? Here are some last minute ideas. Place the order, print a picture of the item, then slip into a nice card and you are good to go!

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Instead of the typical necklaces with the initials of her children…

…How about a chic, minimalistic necklace with their initials in morse code? You all know I’m not into “mommy” necklaces. Get one necklace with her children’s initials, or get multiple necklaces she can layer using their full names.

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Jayne and James Custom Morse Code Necklace in Gold-Fill or Sterling Silver, $35

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Instead of another perfume to sit on her shelf…

…A new skincare routine is a much better beauty gift! The Liz Earle 3-step system comes with a hot cloth cleanser, Instant Boost skin tonic, and a moisturizer for her needs. Through the month of May, you’ll receive a shampoo and conditioner with your skincare purchase. I just bought one for myself! P.S. This is my favorite cleanser, which I usually purchase from Birchbox.

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Liz Earle Healthy, Beautiful Skin Kit, $56.25

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Instead of the usual manicure/pedicure gift certificate…

…Why not get her a full day at the spa? The Still Point Spa at Haven on the Lake is offering a $99 Spa Day special right now. For that price, she’ll get a 60-minute massage or a facial, each with a custom hand and foot treatment. After her treatment, she’ll be able to access any of Haven on the Lake’s healing environments, which includes the sauna, hot tub, relaxation pool, crystal salt therapy room, and the tropical rain shower. You might see me there! If she really wants a mani/pedi, treat her to Varnish Lane. The salon’s beachy vibe really does feel like a vacation!

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Instead of trying to figure out what kind of jewelry she might wear…

…Get her the watch she will definitely wear. If she has an Apple watch already, treat her to one of my favorite Hermès bands, which are now sold separately on the Apple website! And yes, I am aware that I feature the Hermès Apple watch in every gift post. Do we think the Mother’s Day fairy will finally bring me one?

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Apple Watch Hermès 38mm Double Tour Band in Bleu Paon, $490

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Instead of trying to impress her with a messy breakfast in bed for one “stress-free” morning…

…How about taking the morning stress out of her life completely? The Nespresso Vertuoline Machine will give her European quality coffee every morning without hassle. Don’t forget to get her a years worth of pods!

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Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker, $199

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Instead of buying her clothing she won’t wear…

…Think about giving her a RLS Gift Certificate! Moms are always putting their family first and often we just need a little push to realize it’s okay to take time for ourselves. If she doesn’t need a wardrobe overhaul, consider making an appointment with a personal shopper at a department store such as Nordstrom or Bloomingdales and give her a gift certificate to the store to buy what she wants.

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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