Published on May 6, 2017

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Photography by PHUONG NGUYEN

Even if we have the best intentions, Mother’s Day sometimes creeps up on us and we drop the ball finding mom the ideal gift. But last minute (okay, maybe belated) gifting doesn’t mean your back is up against the wall. Instead of scrambling together yet another bouquet of flowers, show mom you care with a more personal, less cookie cutter gift. Not sure where to start? Pair one of the unexpected gifts in the slideshow ahead with a handwritten note, and you might even forget you found it last minute.

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Photography by TRUE BRANDS

A new teapot is the perfect excuse to start enjoying teatime together.  

Ceramic Gold Dipped Teapot and Infuser, $22.94

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Photography by VARIOUS KEYTAGS

Let your mom know she’s the queen with a small token that she’ll use every day.

Queen Keytag, $13.50

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Instead of taking mom to a spa day, bring the spa to her with this soak. Now she can treat herself when she needs it most.

Sea Soak, $15.99

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Photography by UMBRA

As they say, a picture says a thousand words. Give her a frame that holds triple that.

Prisma Muli Photo Display, $29.99

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Photography by A SUMMER SHOP

Try a gift that will keep on giving, like this travel-appropriate game that will be great for your family beach vacation.

Travel Backgammon Checkers Game, $58

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Photography by BIRCHROSE + CO

She’ll feel like you’ve taken good care of her once she sees the results of this luxurious facial oil on her skin.

Facial Oil Cherry Kernel Ylang Ylang, $46.49

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Photography by THE LAUNDRESS

Make your mom’s life easier. Laundry will feel like less of a chore with this delicious smelling detergent set.

Le Labo Gift Set, $89.99

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Photography by INDIGO & LAVENDER

Amp up your mom’s bag game with this chic and summer-appropriate shopper.

Calencia Oblong Shopper Basket, $30.99

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Photography by ROYAL DOULTON

These small porcelain bowls by Royal Doulton are just as good for holding jewelry as they are for serving appetisers.

Tapas Dishes – Set of 8, $35.99