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10 romantic Mother’s Day gifts moms actually want (no, really)


For moms across the country, Mother’s Day is a fun little holiday that’s all about the flowers, chocolate and brunch. But amidst all those adorable handprint paintings and hand-painted pots from the kiddos, we’ve discovered an untapped Mother’s Day goldmine — really, really ridiculously romantic gifts that might tempt you to make another baby with your man.

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If your partner’s looking for a special way to show you how much he appreciates all you do as a mother, here’s a great place to start:

1. A custom engraved watch

Mother's Day watch
Image: M. LaHart & Co

On its own, a luxury diamond watch by M. LaHart & Co. is a sweet (and chic) gift. Add a custom monogrammed face and hidden inscription bearing a heartfelt message on the back, and you’ve got a constant reminder that the love you share with your mate is timeless (M. LaHart & Co, $525).

2. Hot tub for two

Hot tub for two
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You’re tired and probably tense from juggling a million things at once. You know what would be a dream come true? A long soak in this 2 Person Triangle Spa by American Spas. Bonus: It’s got a backlit LED waterfall for ambiance. Score! Not to mention, it’s à deux capacity is certain to make for some steamy quality time (Wayfair, $3626).

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3. A day at the spa

Spa day
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Women try to be everything to everyone. Wives, moms, bosses, employees, teachers, students… the list goes on and on. That’s why one of the most profoundly romantic things you can do for a woman is give her a day off. Unwrapping a spa gift card is the equivalent of unwrapping relaxation.  (SpaWeek, $225).

4. A trip down memory lane

Memory Lane
Image: Your Memory Lane

A little nostalgia goes a long way toward winning a woman’s heart. Your Memory Lane uses important places, dates and details — where you had your first date, what day you got married, when your children were born — to create a custom art print that memorializes your love story (Your Memory Lane, starting at $340).

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