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Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom

If you're looking for gifts for mom for this year's Mother's Day, look no further!

Mother's Day gift ideas for every type of mom

*Last updated April 19, 2016*

Mark your calendars, Slickdealers, because Mother's Day is swiftly approaching. May 8 will be here before you know it, so the time to shop for the perfect present is right now. We know every mom is special, so we've got lots of gift ideas to help you find one that best suits the interests of the mom in your life. Even better, we've browsed deals at a variety of price points to help you find a budget-friendly slick pick for the best mom ever, i.e. yours.

The Gardener

Annuals, perennials and vegetable gardens make this garden aficionado smile. Spend your green on a little greenery to make her Mother's Day the best one yet.

Gardener's Delight Gift Basket

$ Galvanized Planter Tub, $34.99

Personalize this galvanized tub with your mom's name, and knock 25% off its price with code BOUNCE25.

$$ Gardener's Delight Gourmet Gift Collection, $59.99

This Bed Bath & Beyond set is blooming with a range of goodies, from hand wash and gardening tools to cookies and tea. Its reusable canvas bag is a helpful addition, as well. You'll get free shipping on your order online or 20% off in-store by signing up for emails.

$$$ Farmers' Market Herb Wreath, $125.95

This 30-inch wreath features a colorful medley of botanicals and herbs that she's sure to appreciate, and new email subscribers at Williams-Sonoma get 15% off their orders along with free shipping.

The Beauty Queen

You can usually find this mom lost in a QVC beauty demonstration or watching that Wen infomercial for the hundredth time (hey, it's mesmerizing.) She knows all there is to know about skincare, makeup and how to fight the appearance of fine lines -- and a beauty-related gift is sure to make her glow.

Sephora Deluxe Perfume Sampler

$ IT Cosmetics Fall in Love with Brushes Limited Edition 3-Pc. Set, $39.50

First off, if your mom loves those home shopping networks, she's already familiar with IT Cosmetics. Second, this set of quality brushes comes in a cute case that unzips to reveal a heart (awww). And finally, you'll receive a free deluxe-sized jar of the brand's "Confidence in a Cream" with your $35 order from now through May 8 at Ulta.

$$ Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler, $65

This collection of nine best-selling, sample-sized Sephora perfumes is a $114 value and includes a certificate that's redeemable for one full-size bottle of your mom's choosing. You'll also score three free samples with every order, and code OVERNIGHT earns you seven free samples of Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask with your $25 purchase.

$$$ Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment, $105

Introduce your mom to the most coveted skincare brand by giving her one of its most praised products. Sunday Riley's Good Genes Treatment is pricey, but customers (including me) insist that its results are visible overnight. For a reference point, porcelain-skinned Julianne Moore is a brand devotee. New customers at DermStore receive 15% off their orders with email sign-up. If you really want to spoil her, add the brand's retinol-packed Luna Sleeping Night Oil to the mix. (You can get a small collection of this duo for just $78 at Sephora.)

The Bookworm

Literary Candles

She's the type who's always snuggled up with a good book, and she knows the classics like the back of her hand. Here are some words of wisdom: Give her a gift she can add to her bookshelves.

$ Literary Candles, $16

These hand-poured, scented candles at Uncommon Goods evoke the atmospheres of famous reads like "Jane Eyre" and "Pride & Prejudice" with scents from notable scenes and locations.

$$ Deluxe Sunlight Floor Lamp, $37.79

Versatile blonde wood makes this floor lamp an ideal complement for anyone's reading nook, and it's currently 20% off at Overstock.

$$$ Kindle Voyage, $199.99

This is "literally" the best gift for readers, and now that the new (and super expensive) Kindle Oasis has launched, there may be some price drops on this item in the near future. Recently, Slickdealer sodajack1 spotted the Voyage on sale at Amazon for $149, so keep a lookout for upcoming price reductions just in time for Mother's Day.

The Chef

This food-savvy momma knows her way around a kitchen, and the entire family benefits from her culinary skills. Whip her up the gift she craves with these chef-approved ideas:

Travel Spice Set

$ Travel Spice Set, $17.99

Enhance her kitchen options with a spice set that contains flavors from all around the world. Right now, Cost Plus World Market is offering 25% off its kitchen items, but the fun doesn't stop there. You can also take 15% off and get free shipping on orders of $100 or more with code 2DEALS from now through April 21.

$$ Wayfair 9-pc. Apron Set, $41.99

This 100% cotton collection features all the coordinating kitchen essentials she needs to do her thing, including an apron, tea towels and pot holders.

$$$ Tempt-tations Floral Lace 24-pc. Oven-to-Table Set, $129.99

A kitchen favorite, Tempt-tations bakeware ensures a pretty presentation in a range of colors to suit her style. This set is regularly priced at $203, and it's a great way to update any outdated bakeware.

The Interior Designer

Hand Blown Vase

Her house is her sanctuary, and she treats it as such. Give her a gift that complements her home sweet home.

$ Hallmark Basket Gift Bundle, $44.95

This gift basket may seem a little pricey for the low-price category, but consider all that comes with it: two purse journals, a ceramic votive holder, an LED votive candle, greeting cards and the decorative metal basket itself. Plus, this Hallmark purchase earns customers a free wooden serving tray with a glass dome (valued at $24.95) when you shop in-stores from now through May 8.

$$ Mark and Graham Hand Blown Vase, $59

This monogrammed style will get frequent use and fits a variety of design schemes. Plus, new customers receive 15% off by signing up for emails.

$$$ Morning Bouquet Tray, $98

This bright iron tray is painted by hand with pretty hues and makes a charming home accent. If you really want to go all out, you can get the large version of this tray for $168.

The Hobbyist

Cricut Explore Air Machine

Knitting, photography, baking, bookbinding... is there anything she can't do? If your mom is arts and crafts inclined, these creative treats will likely make her swoon.

$ Learn to Bookbind Kit, $24

Give her the tools she needs to create her very own linen journal thanks to this Dot & Bo kit.

$$ Artograph LightTracer Light Box, $59.99

Ideal for hobbyists, this light box is eligible for 20% off at Michael's as part of its Customer Appreciation event (which runs through April 23). Use coupon code SPRING41716 for the initial discount, and stack code CUSTOMER50W with it to slash shipping costs in half.

$$$ Cricut Explore Air Machine, $299.99

The Cricut is definitely on the expensive side, but it's basically a crafter's dream come true. Plus, it's available at Kohl's, which will be offering its cardholders 30% off from April 21 through April 30 with code RAIN30. That brings the total to $209.99, and if you have Kohl's Cash or Yes2You rewards, you can stack those on top for additional savings.

The Worker Bee

Adrienne Cittadini Desk Organizer

Working 9 to 5? Those were the good ol' days, Dolly. The modern work week is getting longer and longer, and working moms are feeling the pressure to balance their careers and family responsibilities all while looking like an Ann Taylor ad. Give her the promotion she deserves with a gift that makes her workday more bearable.

$ Adrienne Vittadini Desk Organizer, $12.60

This adorable 4-piece set is an eye-catching (and space-saving) addition to her desk that she'll actually utilize. It's currently 30% off its retail price of $18 at JCPenney. The store is generous with its coupon codes (like 20% off for new email subscribers), which will only sweeten the deal further.

$$ Bamboo Bathtub Caddy, $54.95

This multitasking gift is the kind every multitasker can appreciate. Mom can catch up on work emails and relax in the tub at the same time, and leave it to Amazon to have it priced right.

$$$ NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner and Digital Filing System, $138

In a world overflowing with paperwork, this thin scanner is here to save the day. Treat her to a neat and tidy workspace with another Amazon deal that's guaranteed to boost her workflow.

The Sentimentalist

We Love You Because Kit

Countless scrapbooks and photo albums line her bookshelves. Hanging sentiments and even awkward yearbook photos have an eternal place on her walls. This is one proud momma, and nothing will please her more than adding to her collection of treasures.

$ We Love You Because Kit, $24.95

This multi-window picture frame comes with a chalkboard and chalk to make snapping personalized messages a breeze.

$$ Kate Spade Mom Engraved Idiom Bangle, $58

Remind her of all the great lessons she taught you with this 12-karat gold design. Knock 15% off the price when you register for emails.

$$$ The Story of a Lifetime, $79.99

Full of writing prompts, this personalized book is designed for her to share her life story with future generations as a family heirloom (and generate conversations between the two of you that she'll treasure). Gifts.com is currently offering customers 20% off with code BOUNCE20.

The Caffeinator

Mom's Good Morning Collection

Whether her weakness is chocolate, hot tea or bottomless cups of coffee, this type of mom is fueled by her caffeine addiction. It's a pretty harmless habit overall, and she did have to put up with you throughout the years, so cut her some slack (and shop accordingly).

$ Mom's Good Morning Collection, $34.98

Currently 50% off, this caffeine-packed basket has a little something for coffee drinkers, tea lovers and hot cocoa fans alike.

$$ Keurig K10 Brewer, $59.99

This Keurig model is currently $20 off at Best Buy, and customers will also receive a $15 Best Buy gift card with their order. At that price, you can throw in K-Cups in an assortment of her favorite flavors.

$$$ Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert Friendship Tea for One, $122

This three-piece set of china includes a teacup, a teapot and a saucer. If you're buying anything else at Neiman Marcus, be sure to take advantage of the store's double gift card event, which runs through April 20. Enter code GIFTCARD at checkout to earn a $50 gift card on your qualifying purchase of $250. (Which would fit perfectly inside the teapot... just saying.)

The Newbie

Elongated Hexagon Locket

Treat a first-time mom to the attention she deserves. All of her focus is on her little one, so she needs someone to take care of her for a change.

$ Mama Bear Baby Bear Baseball Tee Set, $30

It doesn't get more adorable than this coordinated set for mother and child. It's been all over Pinterest, and it's basically the cutest thing ever. Case closed.

$$ French Stripe Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag, $70

Give her a diaper bag she's not ashamed to be seen with, and add a monogram for a personalized touch. Save 10% with email sign-up at Pottery Barn Kids.

$$$ Elongated Hexagon Locket, $119

This pretty monogrammed locket is a sentimental gift she'll love. It's currently on sale from its original price of $149... and you can take off an additional 35% with code EXTRA35 to bring the total down to just $77.35.

Shop all Mother's Day Slickdeals here!

Of course, the list above is only a small sampling of the multi-faceted interests of the modern day mom. No matter which type you have, she definitely deserves a special gift for Mother's Day that represents her unique style and your smart spending habits. Which type of mom are you buying for, and what deals are catching your eye? Help us all out by sharing your best finds in the comments section below.

From all of us at Slickdeals, happy Mother's Day!

Images courtesy of Thinkstock/Pixelrainstudio, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sephora, Uncommon Goods, Cost Plus World Market, Mark and Graham, Kohl's, JCPenney, Hallmark, and Wine Country Gift Baskets.

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Lesley Sheridan is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who lives for Pinterest boards, animal prints, strappy shoes and coupon codes. Her bookshelves are filled with Kevyn Aucoin makeup guides, and her favorite band is and will always be INXS. A Kentucky girl at heart, she currently resides just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with her rescue cats, a boyfriend who wishes he were an astronaut and a dog whose favorite word is “pizza.”

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When is mother's day again? .. oh crap
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Thanks Marilisa! Love the tips.
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Better hope they have one-day shipping!
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