Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Mom You Can’t Live Without

Once again, it’s time to start shopping for that perfect mother’s day gift; May 9th is much closer than you think! It’s so hard to find the perfect gift for her special day to truly say “I love you and value all the sacrifices you made to make me who I am today.” Whether you’re shopping for your birth mother, adopted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, or just a special maternal figure in your life, they all deserve to feel thanked with the perfect mother’s day gifts.

So let’s get shopping! Here’s a list of 10 different types of gifts to get the creative wheels turning so you can get the perfect gifts for all the moms in your life.

1. For the Plant Lover

Does your mother love caring for her garden and filling her home with greenery? This unique macrame planter hanger from Knotty Mama Studios is a beautiful way to display some of her favorite hanging plants!

Looking for another unique way for her to display her plants? This cement planter has raw, natural geodes incorporated into the design to make a beautiful place to hold air plants from TalAndBert.

If your mother loves flowers, but doesn’t have the best green thumb, get her this beautiful display of paper flowers on a wooden board by AhExpressions. She never has to remember to water these!

If your mother is looking for a springtime display for her front door, check out these gorgeous wreaths by Jenny Lane Wreaths! Each of her wreaths are handmade and one of a kind, so when you buy one, you know you’re getting something special!

2. For the Animal Lover

Does your mom love her dog more than anything? Get her a matching headband and bandana set so she can match her favorite pup! This set from WalkerWeares donates 10% of their proceeds to Wigs 4 Kids Michigan, and with every headband sold, they donate one of equal value to the charity.

If she loves showing off her pet, get her a personalized gift of custom illustrated pet stickers! Send StillPoetryPhotos a pic of her pet, and she’ll turn them into an adorable set of six stickers for her to place on her laptop, desk, or anywhere she wants to show off her pet!

Is your mom a proud bunny mom as well? Grab this adorable, comfy shirt for her to show off her pride. Offered in sizes small to XXXL!


3. For the Mountain Lover

Is your mom one with nature? Then these gifts will be sure to please!

If she wants to bring the mountains to her, these gorgeous wooden art pieces are the perfect way to bring the beauty of nature to her home.

If she’d rather venture out into the wilderness to experience the mountains herself, a more utilitarian gift like this rechargeable, water-resistant light will work wonders! It even has a charging port so she can charge her phone in case of emergencies!

But, if she’s happy loving nature from afar, this John Muir “The Mountains Are Calling” shirt is a great option as well.

4. For the Jewelry Lover

If your mother loves unique jewelry pieces, check out AndDesignsStudio. The artist takes broken pieces of pottery and makes them into unique works of wearable art. Every piece is one of a kind: just like your mother!

If your mother loves the current polymer clay earring trend, then Hands Creating Clay is the perfect place for you to shop. The artist has a number of finished earrings ready to ship, but if you have a specific, custom design in mind, send her a message and check out her custom listing! She’ll make sure you get exactly the earrings your mother will love.

If your mother wants to be a jewelry crafter herself, maybe buy her some patterns and supplies she can use to make her own! Hillcrest Studio offers beautiful, intricate pattern downloads so she can make her own creations.

5. For the Sentimentalist

Does your mom love sentimental gifts? This unique gift is the perfect custom option. The artist embroiders your message in your handwriting onto an embroidery hoop, turning your message of love into a work of art.

6. For the Beach Lover

Does your mom love catching waves and spending time lounging in the sun? Bring the beach home to her with one of the many high quality beach photography prints from Still Poetry Photography.

If she has a trip planned, it’s always nice to put together a small care package for her, complete with an adorable beach towel and a good book she’s sure to enjoy.

7. For the Woman Who Deserves Some Self-Care

Looking for a thoughtful gift that mom will love that’s already assembled for you? You can buy a gift box that’s already prepared with things your mother is sure to love: mugs, candles, fun socks, a necklace, and more!

For a mom who loves practicing mindfulness, this set of beeswax candles each burn for twenty minutes. During that time, she can meditate, focus on herself, and just breathe with this tangible reminder to take time for her.

8. For the Woman Who Journals

Whether your mom is a seasoned journaler or just wants to get into the practice, one of these journals could be the perfect fit.

The first is a one-line-a-day journal that gives her space to write one sentence about the most impactful moment of that day. As she fills the journal, she gets to look back on all the beautiful moments, both big and small, that have filled her years.

If she enjoys freewriting, this beautiful, handmade leather journal is the perfect fit. It has a durable cover and space to hold a pen, and when she fills the journal, she can replace the pages so she can start all over again.

9. For the Active Mom

Is your mom always on the go and participating in her favorite sports? These two small gifts would make a really thoughtful combination. You can get hand-stamped shoelace tags with an inspirational message for her favorite pair of sneakers, and a fun pair of socks that say “one bad mother runner.”

For a more utilitarian gift, grab a reflective vest for running and cycling safely at night.

10. For the Grandma Everyone Loves

When shopping for your mom, don’t forget to get a gift for Grandma! Here are a few thoughtful gifts she’ll love.

If showing up at Grandma and Grandpa’s is one of your favorite things, grab them a welcome mat that says “There’s No Place Like Grandma and Grandpa’s.”

For a sentimental gift or pregnancy announcement, order her a keychain that is stamped with the year she became a mother and the year she became a grandmother. This option can be ordered as a keychain or necklace.

If your grandmother loves hanging pictures in her living room of her grandchildren that are spread around the world, this beautiful, handmade, wooden picture hanger is the perfect way to keep her far-away grandchildren close to her heart.

A Thoughtful Gift for the Entrepreneurial Mom

Is your mom a small business owner? Is she in the process of starting a company of her own?

Why not show her that you fully support her dream and gift her a Career or Entrepreneur membership level to Women’s Business Daily?

This membership will give her access to a community of boss women, a wealth of resources, forums to ask questions, classes to improve her skills, and experts to lead her to building a successful business of her own: the supportive gift your mom deserves. Of all the possible gifts for mom, how much more thoughtful and unique could your mother’s day gift get?

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Author, Artist, Photographer.

Sarah Margaret is an artist who expresses her love for feminism, equality, and justice through a variety of mediums: photography, filmmaking, poetry, illustration, song, acting, and of course, writing.

She owns Still Poetry Photography, a company that showcases her passion for capturing poetic moments in time. Instead of poetry in motion, she captures visual poetry in fractions of a second, making cherished keepsakes of unforgettable moments.

She is the artist behind the Still Poetry Etsy shop, which houses her illustrations and bespoke, handmade items. She is the author of intricacies are just cracks in the wall, a narrative poetry anthology that follows a young woman discovering herself as she emerges from an abusive relationship.


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