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10 Perfect Mother's Day Gifts for Active Moms

What Mom Really Wants

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If you're planning to pick up a card and and a bouquet for Mom yet again, you may want to rethink your plan. A recent survey of 1,000 women by found that only 16 percent of moms say they actually want cards and flowers for Mother's Day. What 23 percent of moms preferred instead: Something creative that involves family photos (see slide 6 for a brilliant idea!).

If you need help thinking outside the box, check out these 10 gift ideas guaranteed to please active moms, from the busy traveler to the fitness fanatic. Several products give back to other women in need too, so you and your mom will feel good when she unwraps her presents this year.

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For the Healthy Snacker

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NatureBox will deliver a personalized box of munchies to your mom's doorstep to make her special day sweeter than ever this year. This subscription-based offers a tempting selection of nutritionist-approved foods—from cranberry almond bites to coffee kettle popcorn—that will be delivered each month. (from $60 for a 3-month subscription;

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For the Traveler

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Wink Bags are packed with a variety of luxury toiletries that will come in handy on her next vacation, and the cute case also doubles as a going-out clutch. This practical gift also gives back in a major way: For each Wink bag purchased (the name stands for "When In Need of Kindness"), the company donates one toiletry kit to the Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodations to parents during a critically ill child’s hospital stay. ($30;

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For the Fitness Fanatic

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The Fitbit Flex makes it easier than ever for your active mom to achieve her goals, whether she's aiming to run a half-marathon or hit 10,000 steps a day. This colorful device wirelessly syncs to most smartphones to provide users with real-time stats about sleeping habits, steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, and much more. Feel-good bonus: Throughout the month of May, Fitbit will donate $10 for every red Flex tracker sold to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, which supports awareness of cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women in America. ($79.95;

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For the Wine Aficionado

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An occasional glass of wine can certainly be a part of a healthy lifestyle, so why not give mom an elegant and practical way to enjoy her sauv blanc? These BPA-free wine glasses from Lifefactory are perfect for all of her outdoor entertaining needs, as the silicone sleeves provide protection and a sturdy grip. While the colorful cups are ideal for her favorite chardonnay, they also work just as well for water. ($20 for two;

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For the Scrapbooker

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Rather than giving her yet another scrapbook, surprise mom with an enlarged, artistic version of her favorite family photo. CanvasPop will turn any image (you can upload shots directly from Instagram or Facebook) into a custom, hand-stretched canvas print that she can proudly display on the wall—much better than letting photos pile up in dusty albums, right? (from $30; Shape readers will receive a 30% discount with promo code SHAPE until June 30.)

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For the Outdoorswoman

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Just in time for the sunny days of summer, treat her to a pair of stylish yet practical Knockaround sunglasses. Whether she’s out and about on a long run or just running errands, these chic shades will protect her eyes, stay put during any activity, and add a fashionable touch to any outfit. The sunnies are available in a wide range of colors and styles, and you can even design a personalized pair in the brand's custom shop. (from $14;

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For the Smoothie Sipper

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She'll find more than 100 healthy smoothie and juice recipes in Clean Green Drinks, the brand-new cookbook from Shape food editor-at-large Candice Kumai. Brimming with delicious drinks that will detox, rejuvenate, and restore her body, she’ll never run out of tasty new ways to blend up fruits and veggies. ($25;

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For the Fashionista Who Cares

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This beautiful leather bag from Sseko Designs can be worn in three cute styles: folded cross-body, full-size crossbody, or clutch. Even better? The company employs female artisans in Uganda to create these products in order to help alleviate poverty among these women, so with this gift, you'll be helping other mothers across the world create better lives for their families. ($99.99;

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For the Morning Joe Lover

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The Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing Series lets her brew the perfect cup of coffee or tea in less than two minutes with the simple touch of a button. Available in 11 cool colors from radiant orchard to cobalt blue, this high-end appliance looks adorable sitting on her kitchen counter too. And after all, what busy mom couldn’t use a jolt of joe to jumpstart her day? ($100;

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For the “Harried” Woman

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This Moroccanoil  Styling Gift Set will treat her to gorgeous, silky hair, without having to spend all day in the salon. These luxe products provide protection and nourishment for hair, delivering smoothness and luster while safeguarding hair from humidity. Presented in a keepsake cosmetic bag, this kit also comes with bottle of Luminous Hairspray for mothers on the go. ($68;

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