17 creative Mother's Day gifts that totally trump flowers

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Buying flowers is a great way to show mom how much you care -- but if you are looking for something a bit different this year, we've got you covered.

Bloggers from our Lifestyle Collective shared their favorite Mother's Day gifts to give and receive. Their picks ranged from a sweet initial necklace from Nordstrom (order one for mom with all the kids' initials), to a chic photo collage from Minted.com -- and everything in-between.

See all their favorite gift ideas in the gallery below!

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Mother's Day gifts she'll love
Custom artwork 

"I love the idea of custom watercolor portraits by artist, Michelle Schneider" -Emily A Clark

Find more inspiration at Emily A Clark!

Skin care tools

"I love my Luna Mini because it cleanses my skin without over drying, giving a glow. It's under $100 and perfect for moms on-the-go as it's super lightweight and great for traveling." -Island Fever Sisters
"I think it would be the perfect gift to give for Mother's Day because it can help mom have a little spa time every day and it helps your skin be incredibly smooth and clear." -Girl Loves Glam

Find more inspiration at Island Fever Sisters and Girl Loves Glam!


Engraved jewelry

"One item that I always think makes a perfect gift for a mom is an engraved piece of jewelry and I love this gold initial pendant necklace. I have one with both of my babies initials on it and I wear it all the time because it's such a meaningful thing to me.  I love putting some thought into presents and I think every mom loves having a piece of their kids that they can wear all the time." -West Coast Capri

Find more inspiration at West Coast Capri!

A luxurious scarf 

"For Mother's Day I like to choose gifts that are high quality, and luxurious-something my mom wouldn't ever purchase for herself but something she can wear and use all the time. I gave my mom this scarf and it's perfect layering piece for travel and it instantly updates and makes any outfit chic." -Style 'N

Find more inspiration at Style 'N



"Trader Joe’s Honey Mango Moisturizing Cream Shave is only $3, contains aloe vera & vitamin E, smells amazing, makes your legs feel silky smooth and is Paraben and cruelty free!" -The House of Smiths

Find more inspiration at The House of Smiths!


A stylish diaper bag

"My top pick is the Cinda B diaper bag. I received it as a gift and I have been using it for over a year. It holds a tons, light weight and stylish." -Style By Alina

Find more inspiration at Style By Alina!


A night at a hotel 

"Send me on a night to myself at the Wythe Hotel, so I can sleep in and order room service!" -Parket Etc

Find more inspiration at Parket Etc!

Photo books
"I love Chatbooks - little $8 photo books of photos you take on your phone. I ordered my mom and mother-in-law books filled with photos of my kids for Mother’s Day last year and this year and they are among their prized possessions." -Eating Made Easy

Find more inspiration at Eating Made Easy!

Her signature scent 

"I'd say one product that tops my list is a refill of my go-to perfume, Santal 33 by Le Labo." -Parket Etc

Find more inspiration at Parket Etc!


A bright, cross body bag

"A Kate Spade bag would make a lovely gift for a mom!" -The Happy Closet

Find more inspiration at The Happy Closet!


A tea set

"My mom and I drink a LOT of coffee together, so a cute tea set would be the perfect gift for her. It would make her laugh, and also help wean us off of our latte addiction. I love this Kate Spade tea kettle and mug, and my favorite Blueberry Rooibos loose tea. Each item would be a great gift individually, for any budget, or you could combine them all to make a homemade gift basket!" -Darling Two

Find more inspiration at Darling Two

A sweet treat 
Here's what I do with them." -The Skinny Fork
Find more inspiration at The Skinny Fork!

A cozy robe

RD's Obsessions recommends this luxe version.

Find more inspiration at RD's Obsessions!

Find more inspiration at La La Lovely!

Gold bracelet

"This bracelet is part of the Tiffany Rose Gold collection and what I love most is you can layer these bracelets. I have a few bracelets and rings from this collection and love stacking them for a light and fun everyday look." -Style 'N

Find more inspiration from Style 'N


Photo collage

"My heart about burst when I opened this amazing photo collage Minted.com created for me. This single piece of art captures all the highlights of my motherhood journey. From pregnancies, to vacations, to births it is so fun to look back on our family at every stage." -Bird a la Mode

Find more inspiration at Bird a la Mode!



"I love to give and receive well-designed note cards (yes, we still write notes in our family!). It’s something that invariably runs out and needs replacing. And I love pulling out a pretty card to send to someone to say thank you or thinking of you. It’s a small indulgence that feels special." -Donuts Dresses and Dirt

Find more inspiration at Donuts Dresses and Dirt


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