04/27/2012 07:30 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

The Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Are Better Than Flowers (PHOTOS)

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 13th), so why not get ahead of the game and give your Mom something besides a bouquet of flowers? We're not knocking the traditional dozen roses or springtime arrangements, but there are other, perhaps more thoughtful, ways to show your Momma some love.

This year, opt for something with a little more flair. You can never go wrong with an item that she'll actually use, a gift that clicks with her lifestyle and celebrates her personality. For the culinary mom, how about a chic, brightly colored apron that looks like a dress? For a Mom who loves to jet set? Try a designer adaptor kit from Diane Von Furstenberg.

Whoever your Mom may be, take a look through the gallery below to find an unexpected gift that she's probably coveting already anyway.


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