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Personalized Mother's Day gifts that aren't corny

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Fun gifts for modern moms

This Mother's Day, give her something she'll treasure. These fresh Mother's Day gifts breathe some life into the tradition of personalized gifts.

Let’s face it: Mother’s Day gifts can get a little corny. This year, take a look at fun, personalized gifts that will delight any mom on Mother’s Day. We handpicked gifts with fresh style and a dose of cool. Delight the mothers in your life or add these to your wish list.

Fun gifts for modern moms

iPod Shuffle

Get her an iPod Shuffle engraved with her name or a favorite quote. Pick her favorite color and you’ve got a great Mother’s Day gift. When you give her this tech-savvy gift on Mother’s Day, include an iTunes gift certificate or give it pre-loaded with some of her favorite songs. Don’t forget accessories that help take this tiny, chic MP3 player on the go. (Apple, $49)

Fun gifts for modern moms

Kindle case

Make sure her Kindle stays safe and doesn’t get lost in the chaos at home with this clever personalized Kindle case. Customize it with one of three phrases and add her full name for a cover that’s big on cool. If Mom loves to read and enjoy media on her Kindle, don’t forget a gift card to Amazon when you give her the personalized case. (Not on the High Street, $42)

Fun gifts for modern moms

Monogrammed robe

She can’t hit the resort spa every day, but she can feel like it in this gorgeous waffle-weave resort-style spa robe. Get it monogrammed with her initial for a sweet touch of personalization. When you give Mom this resort robe for Mother’s Day, include a basket of her favorite bath products and a certificate for a long afternoon in the bath with no interruptions. (Pottery Barn, $99)

Fun gifts for modern moms

Cutting board

If she loves to cook, why not honor her pride in her great recipes with a personalized cutting board? This high-quality cutting board gives you four options to choose from, making it easy to find one that fits her personality and style. Cheeky and cool, the cutting board is a clever way to give her a personalized Mother’s Day gift she’ll use year-round. (Red Envelope, $60)

Fun gifts for modern moms

Custom label wine

Give her something special this Mother’s Day with a custom-labeled bottle of California wine. Create a label with her name and a special message and pick her favorite kind of wine. Choose from a case of mini bottles or larger bottles she can bring out for special occasions. When you give Mom this special Mother’s Day gift, pair it with a homemade meal and make sure the rest of the family does the dishes. (Personal Wine, $25 and up)

Fun gifts for modern moms

Name a star

When Mom is hard to shop for, look to the skies. Show her how much you care by naming a star in her honor. Get together with your siblings to name a star for each of her children or name a star after her. When you name a star, you’ll receive confirmation she can frame or keep somewhere special, knowing you wrote her name in the sky. (Name a Star, $50 and up)

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