Anyone else feel like they end up getting their ladies the same Mother’s Day gift year after year? It’s easy to reach for the staples - flowers, gift certificates, jewelry, sentimental nick nacks, etc. This is especially true if the special lady in your life seems to have everything she needs already! I believe that the secret to finding a perfect gift lies in remembering something they said off-hand once and/or thoughtful observations. Have you noticed that the handbag your stepmom has been using for 50 million years is starting to show signs of wear? Might be nice to get her a new one. When you were at the fair with your wife that one time, did she offhandedly mention that she’d always wanted to ride a horse? Get her a riding lesson somewhere local. Has your grandma complimented your new shoes over a hundred times? Ger her the same pair in a different color. But if you can’t recall anything particular, don’t worry. Here are some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that will show you put a little extra thought into a personalized pick this year.
10 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Make Your #1 Lady Swoon
The Q&A ‘one line a day’ journals make it effortless to keep track of the little things you don’t want to forget about in motherhood. When full-fledged journaling or keeping up with baby books sounds like a joke, this is an ideal happy-medium. I’ve personally kept mine on my nightstand with a pen so that every night I remember to jot down something memorable about that day. After all, kids say the darnedest things.
Is there more than one mama celebrating Mother’s Day? This book beautifully illustrates and shares the love between same-sex parents and their children.
Does the mom in your life do all the meal planning and prepping for the fam? That’s a lot on the ol’ mental load. Give her a break and make meals easy with a few weeks (or months) of fresh, healthy, DELICIOUS dinners delivered to the door! HelloFresh has lots of meal and dietary options to choose from. Plus, you can keep the recipes to make your favorite dishes again.
DIY Pamper Kit
Let’s face it, moms have had it rough during the COVID pandemic. They’ve been trying to manage full time working from home, kids needing help with online schooling, household management, entertainment, etc. All the while having little to no opportunities for things that bring levity like date nights, vacations, gym sessions, play groups, etc. If local restrictions don’t allow for a spa day out, bring the spa to her! Put together a kit with things like:
- Bath bombs
- Epsom salts
- Face mask
- Body scrub
- Crystal facial roller
- Scented candle
- Silky pajamas
- Luxurious robe
- Fuzzy slippers or socks
- A book or magazine
- Water bottle with an infuser
The Locket Sisters from Minnesota have crafted a line of stunning, modern lockets and other accessories with a variety of sizes, price points and styles to suit every need. They make the perfect gift! Choose a photo of the kids, grandkids, or someone she’s loved and lost so that she can carry them with her always.
Book of the Month is a subscription service that delivers a delightful new read to your doorstep every 30 days. Books are tailored to your interests and preferences and there are 5 new ones to choose from each month. Subscribers have the option to skip a month and not be charged if they’re still in the middle of their latest book. They’ll even help you organize your own virtual book club!
It’s a practical gift, but these heavy-duty canvas utility totes are ideal for gals on the go! Whether she’d load it up with toys for a day out with the grandkids, dishes for a picnic with her gal pals, or regular grocery shopping trips; these bags are spacious when they need to be, collapse to save room, and make a no-hassle situation to packing and carrying. Plus, they're an eco-friendly replacement for those plastic grocery sacks piling up in your car or kitchen. You get extra points if you fill it up with other goodies when you gift it to her!
A Class or Workshop
You’re never too old to learn something new! If your mom or grandma is one of those ladies that has everything she needs, why not give her the gift of a memorable experience? You can find both local and online classes and workshops for virtually everything under the sun: mixology, arts and crafts, writing, cooking, history, exercise, meditation, gardening, eco-friendly living, etc. From how to curate the perfect capsule wardrobe to gourmet cake decorating 101, you’re bound to find a new hobby or skill that will peak her interests.
Do you have a hostess with the mostess on your hands? Snag a fancy cheese board and knife set or some kind of serving accessory that will up her presentation skills. A set of Moscow Mule mugs for summer patio nights? A pizza stone for perfectly cooked homemade ‘za? An espresso maker so you can make a latte for her each morning? There’s a potentially endless list of items that will enhance her kitchen repertoire.
If the mother you’re buying for loves to document life’s big and little moments, this is an easy winner! One of Fujifilm's classic, compact instax cameras will allow her to put down her phone and pick up something fun to shoot. Plus, she’ll have instant, tangible photos to put up on the fridge, place on her desk or stick in an album. Picture perfect.