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Practical (& Chic) Valentine’s Day Gifts Moms Will Actually Use

You’ve got your bouquet-and-chocolate order ready for next week, right? Um, no thank you. If your partner is among that badass and time-crunched species known as The Mom, please: This Valentine’s Day, it’s not just about little treats that can set the mood and show that gal some love. It’s also about surprising her with a special present she will actually use — one that speaks to who she is. And there are tons of meaningful mom gift options for Valentine’s Day — from jewelry to luxe sheets to CBD-infused lube (What? It’s V-Day after all) to self-care gifts that will lower her stress and amp up her happiness.

Below, for your inspiration, are our favorite ways to say, “I love you, lady” this Feb. 14. Plus, all of them are pretty well priced — so feel free to splurge on those chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne too.

For the hygge mom

She’s the 2020 upgrade on 2010’s “the homebody mom,” FYI. This lady deserves way more time in bed than she actually gets, so make her minimal sleep time special with Boll & Branch’s self-proclaimed “spun cloud-weight” sheets in 100% cotton.

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Boll & Branch Hemmed Sheet Set $160.00

For the casual-chic mom

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Image: Blowfish Malibu. Blowfish Malibu.

Sure, she’s no longer hauling ass across Midtown in leopard-print stilettos come Friday night. But that doesn’t mean she has to leave her wild side totally in the past, right? These spot-on (pun intended) trendy sneakers let her rock animal print (it’s a neutral, didn’t you know?) in the comfiest way possible. Bonus: They’re slip on, so she can be out the door to her startup meeting or daycare pickup in no time — even while carrying a kid in one arm.

Blowfish Malibu Leopard Sneaker $31.54 on

For the #PlantMom

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For the mom who loves nature and filling her space with plants, these adorable mini-succulents will be just the trick. The heart shape is subtle and the colorful ceramic planters will complement any home or office space. Keep them by a good source of natural light — they should get about six hours a day — and water when the soil is dry.

The Sill Hoya Heart Plant $28.00

For the crunchy mom

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What? We promised you practical gifts here! And Native’s luxe deodorant will make mom’s V-Day (and every day) smell like a damn garden. Plus, these deodorants use safe and natural ingredients (no aluminum). What’s not to love?

Native Seasonal Winter Pack $30

For the oenophile mom

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(That’s “wine lover” to most of us.) Plenty of the moms we know enjoy a glass or two of wine at the end of a hectic day of work/parenting/scrubbing crayon art off the walls. Surprise her this Valentine’s Day with organic, biodynamic and tasty wines in a Vinebox package. That way, she can look forward to tasting new grapes from across Europe throughout the entire year.

Vinebox Membership $79

For the gamer mom

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Get Mom access to Nintendo’s RingFit Adventure, where she can — wait for it — embark on a virtual quest to defeat a bodybuilding dragon using IRL exercise moves courtesy of the Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories. She’ll get strong and have tons of fun doing it.

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For the meal-prep mom

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Ditch the gross break room fridge and microwave in favor of these polished stainless-steel or copper-finished containers that keep food hot or cold for up to six hours. They’re BPA-free and have a one-year warranty.

Tyffyn Lunchbox $49.00

For the mom who’s on her feet all day

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This body polish contains clay and rose petals to gently smooth skin and get rid of dead cells, leaving a fresh, nourished new layer of silky-soft skin. It also works well as a foot mask for anyone whose feet are tired from running around chasing kids (parents never get a break, right?).

Sahara Rose Polish $38.00

For the marijuana mom

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Partners, listen up: This lube is one of the best CBD-infused products out there, and it can really spice up your Valentine’s Day. Using nano-amplify technology, the Ignite CBD lube is infused with top-quality cannabis (30 milligrams CBD), and it’s paraben-free, petrochemical-free, latex-compatible and nonstaining — aka an amazing way to top off a romantic night.

Kush Queen Lube $49.99

For the self-care maven mom

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Give mom’s skin (and state of mind) some extra TLC this Valentine’s Day with these super-restorative bath salts. The botanical fragrance revitalizes soul and skin alike, with rose quartz crystals and rose hip as well as apricot and mallow essential oils. It’s the perfect self-care bath time essential after a long day.

Crystal Love Bath Salts $32.00
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Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale. 

A version of this story was originally published in February 2019.

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