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.



Something to Make Car Trips Easier
The tiny Condigo Trivia Cube Game uses the QR reader on your smartphone to pose trivia questions so you can play on the go or toss it in the backseat to keep the peace on your next road trip. (CondigoCube.com, $14.99)

Tastier Tea for Two
Tea sets are all the rage for Mother's Day gift, but this year skip the tradition and give her a gift set with the new Numi Organic Savory Teas, which combine organic vegetables, wild herbs, decaf tea, and aromatic spices for something that's not quite a soup, not quite tea, but perfect for a rainy spring day. Flavors include Beet Cabbage, Broccoli Cilantro, Carrot Curry, and more. (NumiTea.com, $7.99 and up)

Where Babies Come From — Now
Hands down, one of this year's best Mother's Day gift has to be Cory Silverberg's hardcover children's book What Makes a Baby, which is the perfect 21st-century "Where do babies come from?" picture book. The book talks about where babies come from in a way that encompasses kids who are adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies, through surrogacy, or the old-fashioned way, and regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender, and other identity, or family composition. Author and sex educator Silverberg nails it, as does award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, who illustrated the book. (SevenStories.com, $16.95)