Mother's Day

13 Photo Gifts For Mother’s Day That’ll Make Her Feel Nostalgic

Another excuse to show off pictures of her kids.

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13 Sentimental Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Include A Throwback Photo With

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s time to find mom, or whoever you celebrate, the ultimate gift for the occasion. If you can’t be with your mom this year due to the pandemic, not to worry, pick up the phone (or Zoom call!) on May 9, and send a fabulous custom photo gift her way. This way, she’ll have a little piece of you and the fam, no matter how far the distance.

There are tons of Mother's Day gift options out there, but sometimes, it's the personalized ones that can really touch her heart. If you have been looking to really put some thought into her gift this year because you two have been apart, a custom photo gift is a sure way to show your appreciation for all that she does.

After all, if there's one thing mom loves almost as much as being with her kids, it's showing off pictures of them! These photo gifts are the perfect excuse to do just that. Have fun with it — pick some throwback photos, a recent family pic, or even a selfie of the two of you. Whatever you choose, mom will know it came from the heart. Below are 13 nostalgic photo gifts or Mother's Day if you can't be with your mom this year.

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A Photo Box

Framed photos are great, but sometimes it's nice to gift something that has a second use as well. This photo box from Artifact Uprising can be used for some small storage and is a pretty way to show off a picture. She can also put it on her desk at work.


Photo on Wood

The classic framed photo has met its match. Say hello to this awesome piece of decor: a picture printed on wood! It will be any conversation starter when mom hangs it up at home.


Photo Blanket

OK, who doesn't want to cuddle under a blanket that is a giant photo of themselves and their children? In all seriousness, this blanket from Mimeo Photos is a nice and cozy gift option. Check out all the different options on the site.


A Scrapbook Photo Album

Scrapbooks are a classic option if you’re looking to get crafty. Pop this family photo scrapbook album in your cart if you’ve been searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.


Canvas Print

Canvas prints are a little more exciting than a framed photo and the right one can be a perfect addition to any wall. Canvas Pop makes great quality canvas photos that your mom will love.


Photo Calendar

You really can't go wrong with a photo calendar. They can be used all year long, and she'll always be able to look at those pictures whenever she glances at the date. This one from Printique looks super chic and will help keep your mom on top of the dates.


Photo Coasters

Sure, photo coasters are slightly cheesy, but they're also adorable. These from Shutterfly are really inexpensive, and you can make a whole bunch of different ones so your mom can scatter them throughout the house.


Photo Phone Case

Give your mom a reason to show off some family photos all the time by designing her a customized phone case with all of them on there. Get creative with it!


Photo Puzzle

Has the pandemic inspired your mom to do a ton of puzzles? If the answer is yes, snag this custom photo puzzle so she can look at the two of your cute faces at the end. Pro tip: mom can frame it when she’s done!


Photo Mug

A photo mug is your classic, OG custom photo gift that anybody will love, so design one for mom this Mother’s Day! This one from Nations Photo Lab also says "World's Best Mom" on the other side, so it's perfect for the occasion.


Reusable Tote Bag

Now mom will have an excuse to ditch those wasteful plastic bags at the grocery store with this totally adorable custom tote bag. It's ideal for all kinds of shopping or just for her to fill with things she needs wherever she's going.


A Planner

First things first: pop one of these planners from Cloth & Paper in your cart and then explore all the fun planner accessories on the site. This frosted credit card holder is a perfect place for some cute family pics. Print some photos in the appropriate size so that when mom opens her new agenda up, she’ll absolutely fall in love.


Custom Face Socks

If you want a silly gag gift, customize these hilarious socks. Mom is sure to laugh when she opens these up!

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