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10 Mother's Day gift ideas for every kind of mom

I've been writing with Goodshop for over a year, working to spread the word about how people can directly impact the causes they care about most every time they shop online.

Fun and quirky presents for every kind of mom this Mother's Day

Many of us spend the lead up to Mother's Day scrambling for the perfect gift for the mothers in our lives. Will that heart-shaped necklace prove to her that you really do care? And, at the end of the day, doesn't Mom already have an entire jewelry box full of necklaces? How can you acknowledge how much you love her, while also doing something a little different, a little special?

That's where Goodshop comes in. A quickly growing "coupons for good" company, co-founded by SheKnows Expert J.J. Ramberg, Goodshop provides a daily opportunity to give back while you shop. Almost all of the thousands of coupons that they host on their site directly donate to nonprofits and charities in need. So, when you buy the necklaces or the roses, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to, say, the SPCA in your neighborhood. That way, this Mother's Day can be a boon for Mom and for the causes she cares about most.

I looked through a variety of department stores that work with Goodshop, and wrote up a list of quirky, fun presents for every kind of mom. Whether she has a yen for travel, fitness, cooking or fashion, impress with her with gifts she'll love and donations neither of you will forget. Perhaps you'll even be inspired to make a larger direct donation in her name. Happy Mother's Day shopping!

For the master chef

Fun and quirky presents for every kind of mom this Mother's Day

Image: West Elm, Sur La Table

If your stomach is growling at just the thought of a visit home, images of plates piled with delicious dinners and desserts, then you know your mom is a master chef. And every quality cook loves to have an equally quality kitchen. Get her excited to plate her edible artistry with this West Elm Potter's Workshop Tableware Set. Earn 1 percent of your purchases for her cause and get 10 percent off your purchase by signing up for emails. You could also gift her this Pink Cupcake Vintage-Inspired Apron to help her feel beautiful while she whips up her masterpieces. Combine your gift with other Sur La Table purchases for 20 percent off.

For the "mom-trepreneur"

Fun and quirky presents for every kind of mom this Mother's Day


This mom moves at a million miles per minute. That is because she's probably juggling her own business, a book tour, carpool pickups and the daily demands of four excitable children. And always with a smile on her face. Help her keep the energy up all day with a Personalized "Love You Mom" Coffee Mug from Zazzle and get 30 percent off at their Mother's Day Gift Center. Have fun while you create a collage of memories, pictures that will give her a daily reminder that you care. You can take your gift one step further, and brighten up her workspace with any of these super-trendy (and artistic) wall decals from My favorite is their antique maps of the world decal. Save 10 percent on any order, and 3.5 percent of your purchase amount goes to support a cause.

For the athlete

Fun and quirky presents for every kind of mom this Mother's Day

Image: Adidas, Athleta

Whether she's signing up for the latest charity marathon or sneaking out for her early morning run, this mom makes fitness a priority. It isn't easy to get that workout in when you have so much child-rearing work to do, and having the right technology is essential for maintaining the balance. Help her keep track of her workout, and look stylish while she does, with a Water Resistant Aberdeen Watch from Adidas. Get up to 40 percent off and a 4.5 percent donation. Go the full mile and throw in these Inspire Sports Earphones from Athleta (with this free shipping deal) so that she can groove with each step.

For the jet setter

Fun and quirky presents for every kind of mom this Mother's Day

Image: Vera Bradley, Toms

You know your mom is a jet setter if she's been to more places in the last two months than you've been... in the last two years. Moms that love to travel also love to have the best travel accessories, things that are fashionable and fun and can slip easily into small luggage bags. Treat her to this Rio Printed Cosmetics Bag from Vera Bradley, sure to be an essential no matter where she jets off to next. Save up to 70 percent on travel accessories and raise 2.5 percent of your purchase for your mom's favorite cause. Or, for that afternoon safari or sunbathing session she's got planned, gift her this pair of Adeline Seaglass Champagne Glasses from Toms and get $5 off on your purchase. The turquoise frames pop magnificently, especially when paired with a luxurious tan.

For the fashionista

Fun and quirky presents for every kind of mom this Mother's Day

Image: Ruche, Lands' End

If your mom has been your fashion icon since you could walk, then this might be the holiday to let her know. Every mom loves to be acknowledged for their style, especially because they often bring such a unique twist to their daily outfits. Tell your mom "you're awesome" with this rockin' pair of Hazel Heels from Ruche for her next night out, and get them shipped for free. Or get her psyched for summer with this Multi Garden Floral Scarf from Lands' End. Get a 25 percent off coupon and earn up to 4 percent of your purchase in donations.

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