Skip the classic flowers and chocolate this year and get your mom something special this Mother’s Day. Gift-giving is a fun opportunity to buy a loved one something that she would really enjoy but would never buy for herself. Your mother deserves a unique gift to match her unique interests and personality.
The following Mother’s Day gift ideas are fun ways to show your appreciation for all those years of unconditional love. No matter what type of relationship you have with your mom, there’s a perfect gift idea out there for her!
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1. Subscription to Her Favorite Magazine (or Two)
If your mom enjoys browsing the magazine section every time she goes to the bookstore, pharmacy, or supermarket, you know she’ll enjoy having magazines delivered to her door each month!
There really is a magazine for every topic of interest under the sun—so whether she’s interested in wine, yoga, gardening, design, cooking, health, science, or psychology, there’s a magazine out there for her. Yearly magazine subscriptions are so affordable, you can probably even get her two or three!
Check out Magazines.com for some awesome Mother’s Day sales!
2. Subscription Box
Subscription boxes are seriously the gift that keeps on giving. Like magazines, there’s a subscription box for just about every interest out there.
Is your mom a coffee addict? Get her a monthly box from Atlas Coffee Club.
Does she love chocolate? Sign her up for Chococurb.
Is she into health food? She’ll go nuts for Nature Box.
If fashion is her passion, she’ll love Frank And Oak.
3. A Personalized Coffee Mug Filled with Her Favorite Goodies
If your mom is the sentimental type, she’ll probably adore a personalized coffee mug with pictures of her kids and grandkids. Fill the mug with her favorite chocolates and send it over!
If you can’t picture her sipping from a mug that has your face on it, get her this awesome mug with a personalized engraved lid (that doubles as a coaster!).
4. A Party Game
Party games are hilarious. It’s time you adults had some fun at the next family get-together. Get her a party game to enjoy and let the laughter roll in.
5. A Beauty Gift Set
Everyone deserves to feel pretty! Especially your mom on Mother’s Day. Get her an awesome lip set with Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip, or get her a little bit of everything with this Clinique Spring Into Colour Set available at Ulta.
6. A Bath Gift Set
Raising you probably wasn’t a walk in the park. Show her that you appreciate all she’s done for you, and let her pamper herself this Mother’s Day with an awesome wrapped Mother’s Day bath gift set from Lush Cosmetics.
7. Tea Gift Set
Nothing says “relax” like a beautiful box of assorted teas.
This tea box contains an assortment of 6 different floral loose-leaf teas.
Alternatively, get her this Zen Tazo Gift Set, complete with a ceramic kettle and a box of cookies.
If you think she’d really enjoy getting her zen on, an assorted incense set may be the perfect gift for her.
If you think she’d enjoy scented candles even more than incense, this Voluspa Candle Gift Set is too good to pass up.
9. Breville Juicer (our favorite juicer)
Who wouldn’t want a fresh glass of homemade juice every single day?
A juicer is one of those awesome appliances that she may end up using religiously but may never buy for herself. Gift her our favorite Breville juicer and make her some fresh apple-carrot juice to keep the body healthy and energized.
10. A Journal
If your mom is one of those people who have little notes bursting out of every pocket or bag, she may really enjoy using a journal to jot down her appointments, ideas, and lists.
This gorgeous black marble notebook from Urban Outfitters may be just what she needs to get inspired.
11. A Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Practical and fun, this gift will allow your mother to listen to her favorite songs, podcasts, and audiobooks anywhere in the house (even in the shower!).
Get her this super affordable portable Bluetooth speaker from Amazon.
12. A Tote Bag
Every practical woman needs a beautiful and versatile tote bag to bring along, whether she’s off to work, the beach, the mall, or the grocery store.
Get her one of the ridiculously awesome tote bags from The Little Market, a nonprofit started by women to empower artisans around the world.
13. Custom-Made Perfume Based on Her Favorite Fragrances
If your mother has been using the same perfume since 1989, this may not be the right gift for her. If she’s open to different scents, however, surprise her with a custom blended perfume complete with all her favorite scents.
Give it a try with Unique Fragrance.
14. A Room Diffuser
Room diffusers provide an automatic upgrade for any room they’re placed in.
These room diffusers not only smell heavenly, they’re gorgeous as well. Your mom will want to display them on the mantelpiece.
15. A (Fun) Cookbook
Cookbooks can be a super fun and specialized Mother’s Day gift if you know your mom well.
For example, Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls is an absolute must (and a fun read) for any food-loving Gilmore Girls fan.
If your mom has a sense of humor and happens to be gluten-free, she will definitely enjoy Gluten is My Bitch
For an extra special Mother’s Day this year, avoid generic flowers and chocolates and get personal with a gift curated to fit your mom’s unique personality. Happy Mother’s Day!