29 Great Gifts for Mother's Day

It's not too late to get your one-of-a-kind mom something fun, inappropriate, or selfish (like a self-help book on not smothering your kid). Here are 29 suggestions.



Make Use of Those Old School Photos
You'll love these Instawatch design-it-yourself watches that let you upload any image (hello, Instagram!) and create your own watch in a dozen different colors. You can make one with your childhood pictures or a snappy modern shot of the two of you, or even immortalize her (show up wearing it at Mother's Day brunch and see if she notices). Oh, and if she loves beaches, Pac-Man, or Brad Pitt, you can put them on a watch face too, or get her a gift card and she can make her own. (Instawatch.me, $44)

Spoonful of Love
This smart, integrated measurement tool called Portion, which came to life thanks to a Quirky inventor campaign, has measuring lines and a hollow handle for different-size portions, which lets you measure and mix with the same spoon. Perfect for moms who are teaching the kids to help cook too. (Quirky.com, $9.99 for two) 

The Funny Girl Plays Every Mom
The Guilt Trip, which follows a salesman (played by Seth Rogen) on his cross-country road trip with his mother, played by the great Babs, is hilarious and heartwarming. This Blu-ray combo pack is a great gift with over an hour of hilarious bonus features including featurettes on Barbra and Seth, a look inside Barbra’s world, an alternate opening and ending, over 10 deleted scenes, and an uproarious gag reel. (Amazon.com, $19.99)

Some Sweet Feminist Tunes
With their 22nd album, Sweet Honey in the Rock: A Tribute Live! Jazz at Lincoln Center, members of the  internationally acclaimed, award-winning, all-women African-American a cappella group offer up a live performance from New York's prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center venue. Even better, they pay tribute to some of their musical influences, including Odetta, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. (Amazon.com, $16.08)