8 sentimental online Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who lives far, far away

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As we can all attest, shopping for the best Mother’s Day gifts is way more complicated than it sounds. But what’s even harder is shopping for the best Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who doesn’t actually live near you at all!

I hate to break it to you, but just sending a bouquet of flowers that are so bright that they look fake is a cop-out. You know it, I know it, so that’s why I put together a list of actually good and sentimental gifts that you can send to your mom. From trendy luggage to sentimental candles and sweet treats, your mom will know just how much you miss them.

Below, shop the best online Mother’s Day gifts that you can ship to your mom this year — wherever they live in the world.

1. The Sill The Perfect Day Bouquet Kit, $75

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I know I just said sending flowers for Mother’s Day is basic, but this downright stunning arrangement inspired by a blissful day of play gets to be the one exception to the rule. Plus, it’s a DIY kit, so your mom can arrange them whichever way they want.

2. Homesick State Candle, $34

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Trust that gifting your mom this super sentimental candle that smells like your new home will make them cry. You can choose from any state, city, country or memory like “Grandma’s Kitchen” and “Beach Cottage” and the scent will match.

3. The Milk Bar Sampler, $55

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This sampler pack of classic Milk Bar treats will give Mom a taste of the greats. The tin includes a 3-pack of the bakery’s signature dreamy rainbow-vanilla B’Day Cake Truffles and Chocolate B’Day Cake Truffles, as well as one of each cookie and a single slice of ooey-gooey Milk Bar Pie.

4. BÉIS The Carry-On Roller, $198

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Your mom is obviously going to need a chic carry-on suitcase for when they visit! Gifting this suitcase from BÉIS is the perfect excuse for them to book their next trip.

5. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $26 – $49

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Speaking of traveling, the internet-famous Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask is a favorite for jet-setters. This hydrating mask has moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin and niacinamide. Tell your mama to slather it on right before their flight, and their skin will be glowing and nourished — no dry, jet-lagged skin allowed!

6. Long Distance Friendship Lamps, Set of 2, $99

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You and your mom can literally light up each other’s lives, whether they lives across the street or across the country. Just turn yours on with the simple touch of your hand, and Mom’s will emit the same ambient glow.

7. Personalized Birthstone Necklace, $38.09+ (Orig. $63.48+)

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I know jewelry is always a gamble, but how can your mom not love the sentimentality behind this one? Choose to adorn the chain with either just yours or both your and your siblings’ birthstones so Mom will always have you close.

8. Masterclass 1-Year Gift Subscription, $15/month or $180

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Give Mom the gift of virtual learning this year thanks to Masterclass. This online membership provides access to over 100 incredible instructors who are experts in everything from cooking and cocktail-making to acting. Yes, this even includes a vocal lesson from Mariah Carey herself.

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