Unique Mother’s Day Gifts to Suprise and Delight Mom
Every Mother’s Day it’s the same challenge: How to find a unique Mother’s Day gift that feels personal yet elegant. That’s why we’ve broken down this article into personalized categories so you can browse gifts by intention. Why is intention so important when shopping for gifts? It helps ensure that the gifts we give align with the recipient’s passions and values.
To make Mother’s Day truly special this year, think about what will bring Mom joy in her day-to-day life. What is she passionate about? Does she need to destress or engage in more mindful moments? Maybe it’s time for her to get out of her comfort zone and go on an adventure. Or, sometimes the perfect gift is as simple as surprising her with her favorite flowers.
Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for More Intentional Moments
Whether the mother you are shopping for loves to jet-set around the world or simply indulge at home, we’ve curated the best unique gifts including self-care, home, travel, and sentimental tokens that will inspire mothers of all ages.
Read on for the best Mother’s Day gift ideas categorized by intention. Simply select an intention below to skip to that section.
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Unique Mother’s Day Gifts
For The Mother Who Indulges in Self-Care and Beauty
Self-care and beauty come in many shapes and forms. From investing in better skin and sleep to creating a personalized signature scent that brings mom more confidence every time she steps out on the town, this curated list of the best mother’s day gifts in self-care and beauty is sure to bring indulgence to the everyday.
90% of lotions and serums never make it past the skin’s surface. Now with Droplette, a device that utilizes fluid physics, you can gift mom innovative skincare that infuses ingredients like collagen and retinol 20x deeper than traditional skincare.
Honest Mom On-The-Go Makeup Kit
Discover a dose of clean beauty to help a busy mom look and feel her best. Choose your favorite shades of these low-key, high-impact makeup must-haves including tinted lip balm and creme cheek and lip color. The kit also comes with Honest extreme length mascara and a playful palm print beauty bag for on-the-go.
Hatch Restore Sleep Assistant
Mom deserves a rest no matter what age. Give her the gift of restorative sleep with Hatch Restore which combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock into one smart sleep assistant.
Olfactory Custom Perfume Kit
Give mom the gift of the custom scent experience. This custom perfume kit includes an Explorer Box of different scent notes to start off the custom scent process plus an $85 gift card for use in-store and online. Together, these cover the full custom scent process from start to finish that will gift mom a beautifully bottled perfume that is uniquely her.
For The Mother Who Loves to Lounge
Help mom destress and unwind with gifts that create a sanctuary at home. Discover decorative candles that will never burn out (yes, really), a weighted blanket that is as beautiful as it is comforting, and the perfect loungewear.
Everlasting Candle Co Neva Set
The sleek and versatile Everlasting Candles with the snow globe-inspired handblown Neva vase is sure to be Mom’s new favorite home decor when she relaxes and unwinds. Made in Canada, these unique steel oil candles are clean-burning, smoke-free, and don’t meltdown. This means mom can relight these candles over a thousand times for a relaxing ambiance that never fades. Simply pour at least three inches of Pristine Oil® into your vase, gently place your candlesticks into the vase, allow to soak for thirty minutes, light, and enjoy.
Black Neva Set
The sleek and versatile Black Everlasting Candles with a handblown Neva vase will add a relaxing ambiance to any space.
Gold Wylie Set
The luxurious and iconic Gold Everlasting Candles with a minimalistic handblown Wylie vase will add a hint of soft glamor to any room.
Bearaby Weighted Blanket
Gift mom a velvet weighted blanket to help calm her stress and indulge in more restful naps. Made of sustainable eco-velvet, this weighted blanket comes in a variety of soothing tones such as jade, rose quartz, and sapphire.
Gift mom high-quality loungewear so she can relax and destress in style. NAP was born out of the pandemic when slowing down and staying home was imperative. Nap Loungewear represents modernity, simplicity, and fashion right from the comfort of home.
Lunya Silk Pajamas
Whether lounging in luxury or sleeping in late, mom deserves a little silk in her life. Discover this Lunya collection of naturally thermoregulating silk made with bluesign®-approved dyes that you can throw right into the washing machine. The baby spit up? Spill coffee? No worries. Finally, silk that can keep up with mom life.
For The Mother Who is Sentimental
If the mom you are shopping for cries during Hallmark commercials then this curated list of gifts is for you. From a keepsake perfect for capturing a lifetime of memories to personalized jewelry and paintings that will become a family heirloom, these unique, sentimental gifts will show mom you care with an elegant touch.
Perfect for older moms, now you can reserve meaningful moments and memories in a beautiful keepsake book that will become a family heirloom. The process is simple and a great way for you to stay in touch with mom. Once a week, choose a question to inspire her to write. She’ll simply reply with an email, which is shared with you. At the end of a year, her stories are bound into a beautiful keepsake book. Voila! Memories that will last a lifetime.
1atelier Customized Bags and Accessories
Personalization doesn’t haven’t to compromise fashion. With 1atelier, not only can you personalize the design of the bag or the accessory down to every detail, you can add a monogram inside to make it more special.
Missoma Birthstone Necklace
Celebrate the month mom was born with her birthstone in an 18ct Recycled Gold Plated Vermeil on Recycled Sterling Silver pendant. You can also get the pendant custom engraved if you allow 7-10 business days to process.
Mejuri Locket Necklace
Gift mom a modern take on a classic token with this handcrafted locket necklace in 18k gold vermeil and mother of pearl. This locket necklace features a hidden compartment perfect for a photo or custom engraving.
Commission a Painting with UGallery
This Mother’s Day, level up and wow mom with a commissioned painting of a special photo or memory with UGallery. First, submit a commission request. Then, UGallery will review your request and suggest a few artists for the project. Once you select an artist, UGallery will coordinate a call with you and the artist to discuss the details of the piece.
For The Mother Who Loves to Travel
If the world is mom’s oyster and she loves to travel, you can delight her with a surprise trip or experience, or simply gift her travel accessories that will make travel more convenient. This curated list of the best mother’s day gifts is perfect for mothers who value meaningful experiences and who would rather travel than collect more things.
Pack Up + Go Suprise Trip
Shake things up this Mother’s Day with a surprise trip for both you and mom with Pack Up + Go. Focusing on trips in the United States, all you have to do is decide how you’re getting to your destination, your number of travelers, complete the Pre-Trip Survey, and tell them your budget. They will take care of booking your travel and accommodations – all while keeping your destination a surprise for both you and mom.
Another way to gift mom a unique experience or exciting adventure is with Tinggly. Every Tinggly experience gift box comes with hundreds of curated experiences in over 100 countries around the world. Experiences can range from bungee jumping, spa treatments, cooking classes, hot air balloon rides, and other life-enhancing activities which add to the memories and the stories mom can share. The best part? One gift box plants 15 trees.
Hook and Albert Weekender
If mom loves a weekend away, gift her this spacious, yet sleek bag that combines the voluminous storage of a duffle with the functionality and care of a garment bag. This bag is constructed with rich, pebbled leather and gold hardware with multiple pockets and an adjustable, padded shoulder strap for extra comfort.
Tumi Foldaway Tote
If mom loves to shop as much as she loves to travel and always returns from a trip with extra goods in tow, gift her this Tumi Voyager Foldaway Tote that’s as timeless as it is practical. This carryall folds into a small zipper pouch so it’s easy to stash away for extra storage when traveling. Lightweight and durable, this tote offers ample room to bring home unique finds when traveling.
For The Mother With a Green Thumb
If plants and gardening bring mom joy, thank her with a plant subscription box that will deliver lush green plants all year long, or an indoor herb garden that will simplify the joys of gardening while adding fresh spices to her favorite dishes.
Horti Plant Subscription Box
Horti thoughtfully designed a monthly plant subscription box service as a program that will take subscribers through different levels of plant care. They will provide mom with all the tools, tips, and hardy plants with nationwide shipping. Shipping costs are included in the 6 and 12-month subscriptions.
Aero Garden Harvest Indoor Herb Garden
Forget farm to table when you can go plant to plate with this indoor herb garden that can grow up to 6 plants at a time up to 12 inches tall. This kit includes six herb pods: Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil, and Mint, as well as a 3oz bottle of their patented, all-natural plant nutrients (enough for a full season of growth).
Urban Stems Mother’s Day Bouquet
If mom loves sprucing up her space with fresh flowers, gift her beautiful blooms from the Urban Stems Mother’s Day collection. From bright and cheery bouquets to moodier Spring displays like The Manhattan bouquet, find the perfect bouquet to brighten her day.
For The Mother Who Loves High-End, Unique Finds
If your mother’s idea of casual is champagne and caviar, or you simply want to dazzle her with a luxury gift, this curated list of unique luxury gifts will make it a day to remember.
Buccellati Jewelry Collection
Give the gift of timeless elegance with fine jewelry from the Buccellati Jewelry Collection. The family-run house of Buccellati was founded in 1919 and still uses centuries-old Italian techniques to create its fine jewelry. Inspired by Renaissance and Venetian designs, each piece is uniquely engraved as a mark of the artisans’ meticulous hand-craftsmanship.
MICHELE Deco Watch
The rectangular case of the MICHELE deco stainless diamond watch reflects the geometric shapes identified with art deco architecture. Inspired by extraordinary women around the world, MICHELE watches bring a touch of luxury to every day. Showcasing brilliant handset diamond cases, Swiss movements, and mother-of-pearl dials, the MICHELE design philosophy blends timeless elegance with contemporary fashion for a combination of classic and feminine style.
Olivia Von Halle Silk Robe
Combining intricate detail with elegance, Olivia Von Halle Robes craft a new vision in silk, with a kimono-style sash. Featuring impossibly elegant details and crafted in England, these silk robes are heralded as some of the most luxurious robes around the world.
Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Shoulder Bag
If your mother is a timeless classic, gift her the Jackie Bag from Gucci. While we typically focus on independent brands, we couldn’t resist this iconic bag in our Mother’s Day curated collection. The reintroduction of the Jackie bag presents a new take on a historical Gucci icon. Brought back to the forefront, the recognizable shape is presented in white leather and enhanced with an additional, detachable shoulder strap.
Khaite The Small Nora Tote
Made in Italy, a body of richly textured raffia makes this petite tote especially lightweight, with a rounded leather base that provides stability when it is perched on a flat surface. Integrated top handles and a zippered interior pocket keep essentials close at hand. Includes adjustable, removable shoulder strap.