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10+ Mother’s Day Gifts She Actually Wants

Can't find just the right thing to get for mom this year for Mother's Day? You're in luck! The LIVESTRONG.COM team got together and came up with gift ideas and healthy recommendations on how to celebrate Mother's Day. And sometimes the best gifts for mom are experiences where you can spend time together. Here are some of our best ones (flowers and chocolates not included).

1. Mega Tiny Corp Anti-Gravity Cellphone Case

If your mom loves taking selfies, videos and group photos, we have found the coolest and most useful gift: the Mega Tiny Anti-Gravity Case. It’s a case that doesn’t feel sticky to the touch, but that can stick your phone to almost any flat, smooth surface — including glass, mirrors, whiteboards, metal, kitchen cabinets and more — to capture the perfect hands-free selfie, group shot or video. Plus, this case is incredibly handy because it’s always on her phone (unlike selfie sticks). The Anti-Gravity Case is available for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 5s and Galaxy S6 Edge. PRICE: $29.99 to $39.99.

Related: More info and where to find it.

2. S’well Water Bottle

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Get mom a well-designed water bottle that keeps her drinks cold for 24 hours (even in a hot car!). If she’s concerned about chemicals, she’ll appreciate that these are non-leaching and non-toxic stainless-steel bottles. They're basically magic, and they look beautiful, too. What's more, S'well is a supporter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, donating $100,000 to help provide clean water to the world's most vulnerable children. At LIVESTRONG.COM, we appreciate companies that give back. PRICE: $25 to 42.

Related: More info and where to find it.

3. Make Mom a Healthy Brunch

Forget waiting in line to get a table at an over-priced brunch spot. Brunch at home is a great way to enjoy some quality time together. This year, cook mom her very own brunch full of delicious and healthy dishes. Fill her plate with vitamin-rich leafy greens like spinach and add some delicious and nutrient-dense sweet potatoes. And don’t forget a healthy brunch cocktail!

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4. Himalayan Salt Lamp

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Himalayan salt lamps are made of natural salt crystals from the Himalayan Mountains. Salt crystals are said to emit negative ions that combat air pollution, including smoke, dander, pollen and odors. People with asthma and allergies have experienced benefits with these lamps. These salt crystals are also known to counteract the frequencies emitted from home electronics, such as televisions, microwaves and computers. PRICE: $19.99 to $39.99.

Related: More info and where to find it.

5. Jade Yoga Mat

Just one Downward Dog on this mat and your mom will be convinced that Jade Yoga mats are best she’s ever put her hands (and feet) on. These mats have the perfect amount of grip and cushioning, and they don't slip, even on shiny, hardwood floors. What's more, Jade Yoga mats are the world's most environmentally friendly yoga mats. They're made sustainably in the U.S. from natural rubber as opposed to synthetic rubber (i.e., PVC, PER, TPE, EVA). Plus, Jade Yoga plants a tree for every mat sold. And if you get the teal color, Jade donates $5.00 to help find an early-detection test for ovarian cancer, which kills thousands of women every year. PRICE: Varies.

Related: More info and where to find it.

6. PrAna Bhakti Yoga Bag

Between the cool fabric and pretty beading, this bag has a lot going for it looks-wise. But how does it hold up in a yogi's busy everyday life? The strap is really sturdy and the barrel of the bag is nice and long so that it fits not just my quarter-inch-thick mat, but also a towel or a bottle of water. Also key is that its pocket is deep enough for both phone and wallet. And a nice, versatile detail is the way the bag offers two ways to load your mat in — via the drawstring at the top and by a lengthwise zipper. PRICE: $49.

Related: More info and where to find it.

7. Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless

Nothing will kill mom’s healthy vibe more than her earphones falling out mid-workout. But if she’s rocking wireless headphones, she’ll be free to train without the constant fear getting tangled in the wire. The quick-charge function means a quick 15-minute charge will give her enough juice for an hour of playback. No wires, no problem. PRICE: $199.95.

Related: More info and where to find it.

8. Pamper Mom With a Massage

Doesn't your mom deserve some relaxation? Treat her to a full-body massage to relieve tension. Massages release good amounts of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, allowing the body to relax and feel good. Massages increase circulation, too, helping bring the oxygen and nutrients in your blood to your major organs. Sign her up for a Swedish massage for light relaxation or a deep-tissue massage for deep pressure and maximum relief. Or use some of the tips below to pamper mom yourself!

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9. Go for a Walk or a Hike Together

Enjoy some one-on-one or family time with mom on a long nature walk or a hike. Walking is a low-impact activity that lowers your LD (bad) cholesterol and offers a host of other amazing physical benefits (like boosting your mood!). So pick out a trail with some good scenery and views and get going.

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10. Take a Zumba Class Together

Zumba is the perfect way to stay active and have a great time, too. This exercise dance class feels more like a party than a workout! Because Zumba is designed with aerobic and interval training in mind, you and your mom will burn a ton of calories. (So maybe brunch after?)

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11. Give Mom a Virtual Celebration

If your mom doesn't live in the same city — or even the same country — as you, there are tons of options out there that can help have a face-to-face conversation, regardless of the distance. Even better, if you have siblings and none of you are in the same place as your mom, this is the perfect time for a virtual family reunion. You can try services like Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts.

Related: More info on Skype and how to download it.

12. Take Mom to a Yoga Class or Retreat

Yoga has long been shown to alleviate the symptoms of many chronic conditions including high blood pressure, arthritis and poor sleep. Take your mom to a class or spend a weekend getaway, relaxing and taking yoga classes. Not only will she feel relaxed, but she'll have improved flexibility and range of motion.

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What Do YOU Think?

What are you planning to do with your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day? What do you think of the gift and celebration ideas on the list? Any good gift ideas we missed? Share your suggestions in the comments below!

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