Every mom deserves to get a Unique Mother’s Day Present that is as thoughtful and unique as she is! Today we’re sharing 25+ Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for the special woman in your life!
Unique Gift Ideas for Moms
I love a holiday or reason to celebrate as much as the next Pinterest Parent, but in the endless barage of holidays and calendar acknowledgements, it can be easy to overlook the truly meaningful days.
Mother’s Day is a rare occasion to really reflect on the contribution that mothers make to their families and communities.
And, it is an opportunity to really acknowledge the sisterhood of motherhood, and recognize that no matter what our parenting style or how many kids we have, we’re all united in our commitments to our family, and in our everyday struggles to give our best to our children.
I’ve compiled a list of some beautiful presents that a mom would be happy to receive – or, if she’s a single mama, not feel bad about purchasing for herself! (PS — if you are a single mom, check out my list of 40 Mother-Daughter Dates for every budget for some Mother’s Day inspiration!)
Also, be sure to check out our themed gift guides if you’re shopping for a mom with one of these interests:
- 20 Gifts for Coffee Lovers
- 20 Gifts for Wine Lovers
- 20 Gifts for Dancers
- Gifts for Sports Moms
- Gifts for Bakers
- Nightmare Before Christmas Kitchen Gifts
- Beauty Essentials Gift Guide
- Gift Guide for Crafters
- Gift Ideas for Fashionistas
- Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
- 50+ Harry Potter Gift Ideas
- Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Types
While our Gifts for Bakers guide is perfect for the mom who loves to spend time in the kitchen, these kitchen gifts are more about making mom’s life more luxurious and enjoyable.
I love love love my DeLonghi Lattisma latte maker. It makes amazing espresso-based drinks, like lattes, Americanos, etc – at the touch of a button. It’s like having a speciality coffee shop, right in your kitchen. (And unlike other espresso makers, there’s no need to grind espresso beans or intense clean-up after every cup. I use these re-usable Nespresso pods to cut down on waste.)
Sara Beth’s Preserves are perfect for topping scones, toast or muffins with. I actually gave my daughter Sara Beth’s Jam for Christmas and it was one of her favorite gifts. (Sara Beth’s is the NYC restaurant that made Sunday brunches a thing, so if you’re shopping for a NYC or brunch fan, this is a good bet.)
If your mom is lucky enough to have hand-written recipes from her relatives, scanning them to be made into a customized tea towel is a thoughtful way to allow her to display this treasure (while keeping the original safe). (You can alternatively get this customized recipe plate which would be cute for serving that recipe on – a plateful of chocolate chip cookies with the hand-written recipe beautifully discovered underneath.)
There are also some really exciting subscription boxes for bakers or just those who would enjoy a special treat being delivered to them once a month! I might actually order one of these for myself.
It may seem cliche, but most moms I know won’t spend time or money on self-care for themselves, even if they recognize the need for it. Treat them with these unique pampering gifts!
Hers is a line of body, skin, hair and sexual wellness products backed by science. If the mom you are shopping for is dealing with skin or hair issues, I highly recommend ordering a few of these products to treat her and help her gain that confidence back! I’ve been using the shampoo, conditioner and Biotin Gummies to help restore my hair after several years of breastfeeding and some stressful events that have taken a toll on my hair. I’m still in the beginning stages, but my friend has had amazing results with the gummies and has regrown her hair where it was thinning due to her constantly pulling her hair back into a ponytail.
This wooden bath caddy is a great option to encourage mom to take a nice long bath and relax. I would also pair this gift with a great book and mom’s favorite wine or tea – there are spots for all of those in the caddy – as well as a gorgeous bath bomb or bubble bath. (Check out our cotton candy bath bombs here.)
I also love the idea of a self-care subscription box like this one, delivering 7-9 clean and natural “wellness and self-care products and tools delivered monthly.” (You get $100 of products monthly for less than
There are so many wonderful subscription boxes out there, catered to specific interests and also for a variety of gift-buying budgets.
I adore the concept behind Once Upon a Book Club. It’s a monthly subscription service that delivers a book plus 3-5 wrapped gifts tagged with specific page numbers. The idea is that you open the themed gift once you’ve read the corresponding page. You can contact the curator if you want to know the title beforehand, and the box also comes with a 5×7 quote print featuring a quote from the selected book, discussion questions and read-a-long dates for live discussion and gift opening with fellow readers.
For the crafty Pinterest mom, this Craft Subscription Box from Pop Shop America lets her try her hand at various craft projects. Moms can also swap out that month’s project boxes for any of Pop Shop America’s other craft boxes, so she never gets a box she’s less than thrilled about.
Thoughtful Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be a hot topic when it comes to gift giving, but there are a few that many of the moms I spoke with all agreed they’d appreciate:
- Gift certificate for housecleaning from a professional service
- Gift certificate for car wash and detailing
- Gift certificate for a favorite restaurant, coffee shop or spa (some moms said they’d prefer a take-out or delivery restaurant to save them on days they don’t feel like cooking)
Active moms might appreciate a gift certificate to an experience like knife or axe-throwing, or creative moms might like a cupcake decorating or pottery class (complete with promises for childcare during the class times).
If childcare is an issue, a thoughtful Paint-by-Numbers Painting would be great for a creative mom! (Plus, you can get the painting custom made with one of her favorite pictures.)
Make sure you keep in mind the aesthetics of the person you’re shopping for when selecting decor or wearable gifts. (Hint: many women also keep Pinterest boards full of things they find pretty!)
I love a beautiful personalized necklace with children’s initials or names on them. These three from Etsy are my favorite:
- Silver or Gold Initials Necklace (with hearts in between each initial)
- Birthstone Pendant Necklace (with initials on little gold or silver leaves)
- Eternity Ring Necklace
- Names Necklace
Eternity Roses are a beautiful gift to give to mom on any special occasion. I have one on my living room mantle and even though I’m not traditionally a fan of roses, this one is really special to me.
Jord Watches are a great option for the mom in your life who values natural and sustainable fashion. The sophisticated watches are made of natural & re-claimed materials, and incorporate quality movements and components with modern style. My Jord watch is sturdy and I can tell that the quality is going to last for years to come.
I am currently hosting a give-away for $100 off a Jord watch of your choosing! To enter, fill out the contest entry form here and leave a comment below about which of these Mother’s Day gifts appeals to you the most! (All entrants will receive a code for 10% of a watch of their choosing.)
Something like a photobook or getting a nice photo taken and having it printed and framed could be perfect.
Another really special gift idea is Celtic Titles for those with a love of the land. If you have family ties to Ireland this can be a particularly thoughtful present for your mother. It’s something that can help to preserve the land too.
What was your favorite mother’s day gift that you’ve ever received or given? I’d love to hear about it!
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