I'm in love with Bedhead pajamas, but really any cute set will do. Add a gift card to Starbucks or her favorite coffee to the gift, and you're good to go.
My favorite is anything by Nest! But if you know her favorite, grab her one. She'll use it often, and every time she lights it, she'll think of you!
The gift that keeps on giving, all year long! We received this for a wedding gift from dear friends, and absolutely loved it. It was always a little surprise receiving a fun red and white wine in the mail each month, for an entire year! We sure were sad when it ended though... I've never used the wine club that the above link takes you to, but it was featured in People Magazine, if that makes it more credible for you.
Spa Gift Card to Her Favorite Place
No mother complains about getting too much pampering. No doubt she'll use this little baby in no time flat. And she deserves it!
Kindle/Nook/ITunes Gift Card
For a mother that loves to read and/or listens to music, this gift is perfect. This way she can decide what book/music she wants, and you're not stuck in the book store deciding what she'll enjoy most.
Framed Photos or Canvases
I know many mothers receive photos in the mail from family or even order photos online, but many times with how busy they are (including myself), the photos get thrown into a drawer somewhere, until they have time to get a good frame that fits. And the next thing you know, you're searching all over for those pictures. That's where a framed photo/canvas comes into play. This way they open it, and use it on the spot. I order mine from Snapfish a lot, and mail them straight to the recipients (especially grandparents that don't live here). I believe they're 19.99 for an 8x10 framed photo. Get on their email list, they always have a great promo going on. Also, get on Canvas People's email list. They're forever sending me free canvas promos. You still have to pay shipping, usually $15, but that's it!
I know it sounds cliche, but instead of roses in a vase, consider rose bushes. My husband has given his mother a rose bush every year for awhile, and she now has quite the collection in her backyard.
Hope these gifts help spark an idea for you!
And if nothing else, mothers always appreciate handmade art from their children/grandchildren.
W made me a necklace for Mother's Day this year, and she loves that I sport it everyday.
A gift early, you ask? She made it in school, and couldn't wait all the way to Sunday to open it for me and let me wear it. ;)