I've only been a mom for a few years and already I feel a certain sense of boredom and general 'meh' about Mother's Day. Yes, I love celebrating that myself and others are moms, but it really can be hard to come up with small, celebratory gifts that stray from the slightly ubiquitous flowers and cards. Any present is a nice gesture, but it would be great to find a gift that really suits the mom in your life, which is why I scoured the internet to find some of the most unique Mother's Day gifts, because all moms deserve something special & unexpected.
From a book that you fill in yourself to concert tickets to her favorite artist, this is the year you can really impress the mom in your life. Try to start by thinking about her interests and what might make her life easier or more enjoyable. If you can come up with something that saves her time or puts a smile on her face, you know you're on the right track. Unless she's expressly asked for it, try to stay away from household appliances that might imply that she should spend a little more time vacuuming, because that will likely backfire and you'll be trying to dig yourself out of a hole all day!
Here are a few unique Mother's Day gifts that will let her know you spent some time thinking about her in advance of May 13.
1What I Love About Mom By Me Book
2Customized Family Portrait Cross Stitch
Take a twist on the typical family portrait with this cross-stitched version. If the mom in your life enjoys a little kitsch, this is a sweet and personalized option for a gift. And she can pop it up on the wall as soon she gets it because it comes framed!
3National Park Pass
Is your mom outdoorsy? If so, consider investing in a national park pass for her or even for your whole family. She'll be able to explore some of the best national treasures alongside her own personal treasures — her family members!
4Succulent Wall Planter
Skip the flowers or plants and go straight for the succulents. They'll last longer than cut flowers and she won't have to do a thing to get them into the ground like she would with a plant. Plus, there's something very novel about plants hanging on a wall!
6Food Pun Funny Shopping Tote
This thing will answer your wife's questions about the traffic or weather and even play music on demand so she can enjoy a few more moments of hands-free time with her kiddos. We have one in our house and it's 100 percent more useful and helpful than any gift I've received lately.
10Getaway Bag And A Getaway
11Women In Science
12Caffeine Molecule Necklace
14Automatic Handbag Illuminator
15What Do You Meme? Game
16Polaroid Digital Camera
Your mom probably has thousands of photos on her phone, but giving her the opportunity to print some simply and on her own feels both novel and retro — just like her.
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