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12 Mother's Day Gifts Your Mom Actually Wants

And don't forget to write a heartfelt note!
04/29/2016 06:00am ET | Updated September 2, 2016

We try our best every day to show and tell the women we love most just how much they mean to us, but finding the perfect Mother's Day gift takes this pressure to a whole different level.

With the big holiday rapidly approaching, we've gone into beast mode to shop for Mother's Day gifts. From a stylish gold mirrored tray to a pair of animal print smoking slippers, here are 12 gifts we've found that are sure to make your mom feel special.

Mirrored Tray
Pier 1
This geometric gold frame tray can serve multiple purposes -- from displaying glassware during dinner parties to organizing jewelry on top a bedroom vanity. $89.95, pier1.com
Home Diffuser
Voluspa
Free of phthalates, parabens and sulfates, this diffuser possesses a sweet floral scent thanks to a blend of tuberose and agave nectar. $35, voluspa.com
Bath & Body Products
Rituals
We don't know if the best part about this four-piece gift set is that it includes a shampoo, body scrub, shower foam and body cream or that it comes pre-wrapped. $28, rituals.com
Turkish Terry Robe
Lands' End
After taking a relaxing shower or indulging in a soothing bath with those luxe bath products, your mom will need a plush bath robe to slip on. $75, landsend.com
Smoking Slippers
Birdies
The special lady in your life won't feel guilty about leaving the house in her slippers to run a quick errand if she has these chic animal print slippers on her feet. $140, birdiesslippers.com
Custom Map Poster
Mapiful
As the old saying goes, "Home is where the heart is." And we think a printed custom map makes for a beautiful reminder. $60 and up, mapiful.com
Miniature Lipstick Set
Stowaway Cosmetics
Busy mommies would definitely appreciate these lipsticks that take up very little space. They fit perfectly inside a small clutch or jeans pocket, and their creamy consistency makes for a nice opaque finish. $50, stowawaycosmetics.com
Loving Notebooks
TJ Maxx
A collection of notebooks and pads, combined with loving messages, will surely touch her heart. From $7.99, shop similar styles here.
Monogram Fragrance
Burberry
Even if your mum doesn't wear Burberry perfume, we have no doubt she'll brag about it to all her friends. The trench button-inspired bottle cap, delicate ribbon detail and personalization shows you really put thought into this gift. $125, burberry.com
Luxury Soap Set
Mary Kay
Encased in a gorgeous floral motif box, these individually wrapped bar soaps can be gifted as one set or separate items. $15, marykay.com
Woven Throw
West Elm
Now this is guaranteed to get some use from your mother. These jacquard printed throws are cozy enough for an afternoon nap or simply as an accessory to a comfy sofa. $9.99-$31, westelm.com
Cast Iron Teapot
Teavana
How many nights have you called up your mom to share your frustrations or shed a few tears? Well, she can brew her a strong cup of tea with this Japanese hobnail pattern cast iron teapot to stay awake through it all. $48.97, teavana.com