Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13, which means now is the time to start shopping for the moms in your life — and to start dropping hints for what you want come Mom Day. Birthing a human is a magnificent feat and it deserves to be recognized with an equally magnificent gift. That's why we've got 13 bespoke gifts for Mother's Day that you'll love to give...and receive.
We're all familiar with the Mother's Day staples — breakfast in bed, fresh flowers, a gift certificate for a massage. All sweet but also expected. If you want your Mother's Day gift to go the extra mile, it's time to get creative. Instead of a bouquet of roses, why not try a deconstructed version, like this rose perfume from Anthropologie? Or in addition to treating you mom to brunch, consider throwing in a breakfast cookbook that she can enjoy all year long.
When it comes to shopping for that perfect Mother's Day gift, remember the sage words of Givenchy, "Luxury is in each detail." Here are 13 bespoke Mother's Day gift ideas that will surely secure you spot as favorite daughter, daughter-in-law or step-daughter. (Note: there's no harm buying one for you, and one for mom!)
1Personalized Constellation Print
This framed print is a fresh take on the typical "family tree" print. Using the dates that you and your siblings were born on, OurLoveWasBorn uses astromony software to pull in the night sky from those specific dates.
What really made me tear up was the quote by Robert Breault at the top of the print: "What is a mom but the sunshine of our days and the North Star of our nights."
Personalizing a gift makes it that much more thoughtful. I love this monogrammed tote from Etsy purveyor, SouthernTradeMark. It's the perfect size for the essentials: phone, keys, and wallet. To make it extra special for Mother's Day, consider tucking in a heartfelt handwritten note.
As I child of the '80s, I remember a lot of moms rocking birthstone rings. Fortunately, Silver Handwriting has a fresh take on that old classic. I love the simple elegance of this symbolic family ring, and you can include one birthstone for each of the 3 most important people in her life.
4Custom Watercolor Portraits
When it comes to family portraits, they usually tend to be more awkward than awesome. But the custom watercolors by Blue J Ink are definitely an exception to that rule.
You send the artist as many photos as you want, and she uses them as inspiration to draw and paint your family.
5Personalized Note Cards
6Personalized Heart Locket
Lockets are one of those pieces of jewelry that you cherish for a lifetime. I love this one from Silk Purse Cows Ears because it uses a special design technique to transfer your personal photographs onto the metal of the pendant itself, creating a cool, vintage-y look.
7Personalized Wine Glass
8Long Distance Family Map
Is your mom a candle junkie? If so she'll adore an adorable candle that has a photo of her favorite grandkids on it. Choose from an array of scents — evergreen forest, fireside spice, garden bouquet, grapefruit blossom, ocean breeze, or unscented — one is sure to please. And once the candle has burned out, she can keep the glass jar to store pens or makeup brushes.
13Custom Necklace With Your Signature
Accent takes your drawing or writing and using 3D print technology, transforms it into a metal-plated necklace (or anklet or bracelet). Mom will love having something you personally made for her on her at all times, and you can get as creative as you'd like (it can be someone's name, a special catchphrase you two share, or even a simple drawing).
Check out Romper's new video series, Bearing The Motherload, where disagreeing parents from different sides of an issue sit down with a mediator and talk about how to support (and not judge) each other’s parenting perspectives. New episodes air Mondays on Facebook.