Looking for a meaningful gift to show your mom just how much you love her this Mother’s Day? If you’re hoping to avoid the typical cliches like chocolates and flowers, a handmade gift is a great alternative. But if you don’t have the crafty skills (or time) needed to pull off a homemade present, you might want to opt for purchasing a personalized gift idea instead.
Whether you want to buy a customized gift from a larger company or support a smaller Etsy shop, buying your mom a personalized present is sure to make her smile. Pair the gift with a heartfelt card (with a handwritten note inside), and it’s sure to be a Mother’s Day moment she will cherish for years to come. Read on for 12 of the most thoughtful, unique gifts to give your mom.
1. Birth Month Flower Pot
Rather than giving your mom a bouquet of flowers that only lasts for a few days, why not give her a gift that will last for months to come? A personalized flower pot is a great way to show your mom just how much she means to you. You can personalize the pot with your mom’s name, birth date or a special message to show her just how much you love her. Plants are not included with the pot, so you can purchase one of your mom’s favorite kinds or take her on an outing to a greenhouse to pick a plant or flower of her choosing.
2. Personalized Candle
Homesick Candles have gained a cult following because of their unique scents and long-lasting burn capabilities. Their floral-scented “Thank You, Mom” candle is a great choice for the holiday because it has room for you to write a personal message for your mom. The candle is sure to make your mom’s face light up with a smile!
3. Cookies or Cake
Looking for the perfect gift to give the mom who already has it all? Customized sugar cookies are one of the sweetest options (literally). Just order some sugar cookies from a local bakery and personalize them with a sweet message to your mom. If your mom is more of a cake person, you can order a mini cake with a special frosted note instead.
4. Personalized Constellation Map
Write your love for your mom in the stars by ordering her a one-of-a-kind constellation map. You can order a map with three significant locations from this Etsy shop (so it’s perfect if you and your two siblings are going in together on a gift for her). All you have to do is decide on the text, location, font styl and color, and the artist will do the rest.
5. Monogrammed Wine Glasses
If your mom is a wine lover, give her a bottle of her favorite wine with monogrammed wine glasses. You can choose what text you want to have engraved on the wine glasses—whether it’s your mom’s initials, an inside joke, or a sweet memory. Bonus points: This gift idea is perfect for the mom who just bought her own wine fridge.
6. Personalized Wall Hanging
Give your mom a fun and memorable gift by creating a personalized wall hanging. You can choose one of her favorite song lyrics or film lines (or even a funny quote from your mom herself) to highlight. You can even customize the size, frame and font colors to make sure it matches the rest of her interior design aesthetic.
7. Photo Phone Case
Looking for a way to showcase some of your favorite moments with your mom? You can design a photo collage phone case using Casetify’s intuitive online interface. You can even connect your Instagram account so you can easily select photos to highlight on the phone. It’s a solid choice for the mom who loves showing off all her favorite memories.
8. Personalized Sound Waves
For a truly unique gift, give your mom a wall hanging that has a personalized sound wave. Simply give this artist an audio file of your mom, and then they will turn it into a wall hanging with your mom’s sound wave in visual form. It’s the perfect way to capture your mom laughing or saying “I love you.” The wall hanging is sure to be a great conversation starter and a surefire way to remember special moments you’ve shared together.
9. Hiking Map
If you and your mom love going on hikes together, we have just the gift for you. You can order a framed mountain wall hanging from this Etsy shop with room to highlight five cities. It’s a great way to remember all the fun memories you’ve made together, from everyday adventures in your hometown to international excursions. You might even want to add the name of a place you’ve been wanting to visit together to help your mom get excited for all the places you’ll travel to in the future!
10. Jewelry Case
If a necklace feels a little too cliche, why not branch out by buying your globe-trotting mom a portable jewelry case? This compact, monogrammable case is the perfect choice for moms who want to take their jewelry with them on the road.
11. Personalized Luggage
Speaking of hitting the road, monogrammed luggage is a good choice for moms who have been bitten by the travel bug. We love the options from this website that includes many unique combinations of bag styles and monogram finish choices. The luggage will take a week or two to arrive, so make sure to order it with plenty of time to spare. Your mom will surely love taking this cute luggage on your next family vacation to West Palm Beach!
12. Cheese Board
Wondering what to give the host with the most? Look no further, because this marble charcuterie board can easily be monogrammed with someone’s initials or a fun phrase meant to commemorate special moments. The only challenge will be whittling down the list of cheeses and meats to serve first! No matter what she chooses, it’s a fun gift idea for the mom who loves to entertain.