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Mother's Day gift ideas you haven't thought of yet

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Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

If you are still debating what to get the mom in your life for Mother's Day, here are some gift ideas that are way better than the drugstore chocolates or checkout lane roses you were planning on grabbing her.

Nintendo 3DS XL

Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

(Nintendo, $200)

Sure, tablets and laptops are fine, but do they take 3D pictures and videos? Can you play Animal Crossing on them? Do they also track every step you take plus play Orange Is The New Black on Netflix? I think not. Plus, you can easily throw your 3DS XL into your purse and use it to amuse the kids while you wait in line at the DMV. Nintendos are fun, and it will make mom feel like a kid again. Plus, there are so many games for Mom to love.

Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum

Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

(Dyson, $246

I know what you are thinking. I can't buy mom a cleaning appliance! That's so insulting! Moms hate housework! Um, some moms do, but a lot of women (Like me!) love nothing more than discovering that their mattress contains mold, bacteria, dust mites (And their feces! Sad face!) and other allergens and creepiness and then doing something to help eliminate those things. My friends at Dyson sent me one of these babies to try out and there is something amazingly satisfying about vacuuming your mattress, plus this comes with all sorts of tools so you can also grab up dust bunnies and junk from your keyboard. Pair this baby with a bottle of wine if your mom is a clean freak like me and she will have a very happy Mother's Day indeed.

More: The MamaFesto: Mother's Day ideas

SugarFina Gift Set

Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

(SugarFina, $25) 

I am obsessed with SugarFina and I have purchased so much candy from them since my husband first bought me their gummies a few years ago that they should just go ahead and make me their official spokesperson. I don't even like gummies! Except SugarFina gummies, which are insanely delicious and I could basically eat by the pound. I buy this stuff as gifts, and then the recipient also goes crazy and spends all their milk money buying candy too. Plus, their packaging is ridiculously beautiful and everything I have ever tried from them is the best candy on earth.

Ciaté Lip Chalk Matte Lip Crayon

Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

(Sephora, $18

I shouldn't even be telling you about this one, and since I bought it I am all nervous because the Sephora reviews are creeping up on it which means other people are discovering it. I saw a photo of SheKnows Chief Creative Officer Lea Ann Leming wearing this amazing lipstick so I sent her an email saying I have to talk to you. She of course called me thinking it was something important when I just had to beg her to tell me what lipstick she was wearing. I immediately went and bought my own, just so I can copy her. Grab Mom a few shades of this matte lip crayon and she will love it as much as we do. It stays on forever and you can apply it with no mirror and it's just the best. My shade is Warm Terracotta, and I cannot tell you Lea Ann's shade because she would never forgive me.

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Formia Leather Wrist Wrap Customized With Your Kid's Artwork

Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

(Formia, $189

I'm not big on 'Mom Jewelry' with pendants that say Number 1 Mom or anything, but I adore this idea from Formia where they take a drawing your child created and turn it into wearable art. You can get charms, bracelets, rings, necklaces and all sorts of jewelry items with your kid's adorable monsters and scribbles on them. Keychains start at $89.

Send a girl to school in Mom's honor

Forget the card and flowers and get Mom something totally unexpected

(Heifer, $275

This gift provides a family with livestock and training so they can afford to send their daughter and pay her tuition, supplies and other school expenses for a year. I think any mom would be touched to receive a gift that gives back to others.

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