Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts Based on Her Hobby

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One of the best things you can do for your mom this Mother's Day is to encourage her to do things for her. She may be used to taking care of those around her, but she deserves the time and space to indulge in the hobbies that bring her joy, too. That's where your gift comes in. This year, treat her to something that ties in to her favorite activity, whether that's cooking up tasty treats in the kitchen, or creating a garden oasis out back.

For the Chef: A Sorbet Maker
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For the Chef: A Sorbet Maker

If she's a kitchen whiz and loves spending time cooking things up, she'll likely already have all the usual go-tos, like a dutch oven, stand mixer, and food processor. One appliance she probably won't have? A sorbet maker. With this Uber Appliance Healthy Sorbet Maker ($100), she'll have a blast concocting fun new flavor pairings and creating refreshing treats for the warm months ahead.

For the Artist: A Leather Notebook
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For the Artist: A Leather Notebook

Creative types always need a place to jot down their ideas, and what's more convenient than this portable Cuyana Zero Waste Notebook Cover Set ($98)? The luxe design is elegant and thoughtful, and you can get it monogrammed. Whether the ideas come because she has the notebook, or having the notebook facilitates the ideas remains to be seen, but either way, she'll want to carry it around everywhere.

For the Traveler: A Hands-Free Bag
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For the Traveler: A Hands-Free Bag

Round out her suitcase and carry-on tote with one more addition: a Joanna Maxham Lune Saddle Bag ($235). This cleverly convertible bag can be worn as a crossbody or as a belt bag. It's perfect for holding smaller valuables inside her larger tote on the plane, and for using as her main day bag once she reaches her destination.

For the Pop Culture Connoisseur: A Celebrity Memoir
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For the Pop Culture Connoisseur: A Celebrity Memoir

Your mom keeps up with all the latest Hollywood gossip; she watches more TV shows than you do; and yes, she even has a Lemon8 account. What better gift for her than a new celebrity memoir? "Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don't Want to Forget to Remember" by Lauren Graham ($20) may be the fourth book from the beloved star, but it's just as hilarious and relatable as her first.

For the Home Decorator: A Statement Vase
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For the Home Decorator: A Statement Vase

This Nude Glass Mist Wide Vase ($230) is a true objet d'art that any home decor enthusiast will appreciate. The unexpected dusty rose hue and the contemporary ripple texture and wide shape create a show-stopping centerpiece she'll be excited to showcase. Present it to her with a bouquet of flowers artfully arranged inside.

For the Learner: A Multi-Device Wireless Charger
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For the Learner: A Multi-Device Wireless Charger

Between brushing up on her Korean and taking pottery classes at the local arts center, your mom is never not trying her hand at a new skill (or three). Make sure she's always prepared for her next lesson with the Courant CATCH:2 ($150), a sleek leather tray that wirelessly charges her devices and looks beautiful on her tabletop.

For the Entertainer: A Memorable Scent
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For the Entertainer: A Memorable Scent

As the exemplary host she is, your mom is likely used to receiving all sorts of gifts that help her create an enjoyable guest experience for others; think: bar cart accessories, cheese knives, luxury olive oil. This Mother's Day, get her a gift that's just for her. The Yves Saint Laurent 2-Pc. Libre Eau de Parfum Gift Set ($99) features a bold floral fragrance that can become her signature event scent. She'll love the indulgent pre-party ritual of spritzing the perfume and taking some time for herself before shifting focus to her guests.

For the Crafter: A Cricut Explore 3
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For the Crafter: A Cricut Explore 3

If she likes creating custom labels, handmade greeting cards, or even personalized apparel, the Cricut Explore® 3 ($320) will allow her to do all that and more at home. It truly is the must-have tool for crafters of all levels and will help her get so creative with her designs, she could basically start her own Etsy shop.

For the Gardener: Luxury Secateurs
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For the Gardener: Luxury Secateurs

Only a serious gardener would salivate over this very niche gift: a pair of limited-edition, Japanese-designed carbon steel blade secateurs. The Niwaki Rattan Handle Secateurs ($228) are thoughtfully-designed with an ergonomic grip and premium blades. With proper care, these will last her a lifetime.

For the Athlete: A Lightweight Exercise Jacket
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For the Athlete: A Lightweight Exercise Jacket

Whether she's cycling, stand-up paddle boarding, or hiking, this The North Face TNF™ Tech Full-Zip Long Sleeve Hoodie ($90) will become her new constant companion through any active adventure. It's lightweight, versatile, stylish, and comes with a pair of matching shorts.