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What moms really want for Mother's Day

Posted May 7, 2018 2:18 p.m. EDT

ATLANTA -- About a quarter of Americans admit to periodically having forgotten Mother's Day. This year, remember Mom and get her something she wants. Moms and their families seem to have trouble agreeing on the perfect gifts, according to a recent survey from Ebates.

Family members think Mom wants flowers, but 36 percent have no clue what Mom's favorite flower is. Moms would much rather have a day at the spa (46 percent), but only about 16 percent of families think she does. Many people would like to take a trip with their mom (77 percent), which is probably a good idea -- particularly if there is a spa involved.

Here are a few ideas for Mother's Day gifts to get you on the right track.

Personalized Mason Jar Mixology Set, JCPenney.com, $51.99: Mom can mix up her own cocktail with a set that includes a personalized Mason jar (personalization is free) as well as a muddler, strainer, bar spoon, steel tongs and shot glass.

Nubian Heritage Lavender & Wildflower collection, Vitamin Shoppe, $5-$15: An in-home spa experience is in order with Body Wash, Body Lotion, Bar Soap, Hand Cream and 100 percent Organic Infused Shea Butter all in a scent Mom will love. Prices range from $5-$15 at Vitamin Shoppe and Vitaminshoppe.com.

XO Bite: Prep, Line and Color Lip Set, Sephora, $35: The perfect pout is in reach with this special Mother's Day kit from Beauty Bite, which features Agave Lip Balm, the Lip Pencil and three mini Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks in Puree, Éclair, Chutney. It comes in a giftable makeup pouch for $35 at Sephora.com and Sephora stores.

Landeau Mere Bouquet, givelandeau.com, $189 and $249: Only available for delivery on May 11-13, this bouquet of 25 ($189) or 35 ($249) hand-tied roses features tricolor Ecuadorean roses. They come in a signature box with vase and a handwritten greeting on custom stationery. Delivery is $14.99 flat-rate to Atlanta.

Coyuchi Montara organic linen top and pants ($98 each), Couyuchi.com: For lounging or sleeping, give Mom a flattering top and pants made of woven linen in an eco-friendly manner. The set is comfortable and easy to care for. It costs $98 each for the top and bottom at Coyuchi.com.

Perillo's Learning Journey's Tuscany -- Mind, Body and Soul, starting at $1,990 per person: Mother/daughter duos can stay at a Tuscan villa in Figline Valdarno, Italy, and enjoy an eight-day itinerary that includes cooking classes, wine tastings, yoga and lots of free time to explore. Available for an Oct. 12 departure; prices start at $1,990 per person, based on double occupancy. Book by May 30 to get $200 off per person. learningjourneys.com.

Lulla Collection by Bindya scarf, lullacollection.com, $24: Fashionable moms and traveling moms will love the bold prints of Lulla Collection scarves made of 100 percent viscose. Available at Amazon.com, Nordstrom Rack and lullacollection.com.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Zest, various retailers, $100: Give Mom a fresh scent for summer with Dolce & Gabbana Italian Zest perfume. The woody citrus scent has notes of lemon, jasmine and cedar wood, perfect for a sunny summer day. It is available for $100 at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and other fine retailers.

Nedra Rhone writes for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Email: nrhone(at)ajc.com.

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