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By Martha C. White
May 8, 2017
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You’ve got less than a week to come up with a Mother’s Day gift. Skip the flowers and cookie-cutter presents this year. There are some great gifts out there that are thoughtful and unique—and that won’t break the bank or wilt in a week.

Perhaps giving your mom jewelry with *your* birthstone on it seems a little… presumptuous? This delicate sterling silver or 14k gold-filled pendant ($36), engraved with cutout stars in the shape of your zodiac sign, is just as personal without being obvious.

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So, you could get her a card that says something almost-funny about how moms are always energized and on the go. Or you could skip the card and get her this collection of coffee-infused goodies, from caramel to popcorn, by Mouth.com ($61.50).

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To the moon and back? How about all the way to the stars instead? This dreamy printed scarf ($65) shows the otherworldly beauty of the Thor’s Helmet nebula, 15,000 light-years away.

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If she’s counting her steps, this Fitbit accessory ($60) adorned with the om symbol adds a little fashion-forward flash to a plain Charge or Charge HR fitness tracker.

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She had a life before you came along, you know. Acknowledge her free-spirited side with the “wanderer’s” message on this this vibrant 20” x 20” throw pillow. ($47 including insert; $35 for just the pillow cover.)

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Why a Wonder Woman cuff? Because that’s what she is, but she’s no cartoon. This Supermom-worthy Alex & Ani cuff ($48) comes in gold and silver finishes.

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That’s not a heap of laundry — that’s an artsy way to dry off after a trip to the pool or beach. This funky beach towel ($70) even has a hidden waterproof pocket where she can stash her phone or other valuables.

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There are lots of women out there who didn’t come into motherhood the traditional way. Gifts like this customizable necklace ($25) acknowledge the special role stepmoms, foster moms, godmothers (fairy and otherwise), aunts and other mother figures play in our lives.

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