A quick poll of my friends and fellow editors revealed a perhaps unsurprising fact about moms: Every year they all ask for the same, very sweet thing for Mother's Day: quality time. "All I want is to spend time with you," your mom inevitably coos when you inquire what she'd like to get on May 13, causing you to panic. Because that never feels like enough, does it? Think about it—she put up with you through those harrowing
toddler/ middle-school/ teenage/ early 20s/late 20s years. (😁) So, you frantically buy her a standard "mom gift." There are so many—hello, aprons and gardening tools and fancy moisturizers everywhere—and they are undeniably overplayed. But they don't have to feel so blah. We took on the project of making those ubiquitous presents cool and exciting and useful again. Because mom deserves the experience of ripping away wrapping paper to reveal a beautiful something she didn't know she absolutely needed until you gave it to her. Here, 10 classic Mother's Day gifts, Clever-ized.