Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

by Kiersten Hickman

When you have the best mom in the entire world, it’s extremely difficult to find something that can perfectly sum out how much she means to you. Picking flowers from her garden outside and placing them in a vase on the kitchen table obviously won’t cut it anymore, so I’m sure you’re on the hunt for a few unique Mother’s Day gift ideas this year.

If you don’t mind, I would like to dub the theme of this Mother’s Day the unofficial “treat yo' self” day 2.0. Instead of just wishing mom a happy birthday, sending an iconic Parks & Recreation “treat yo-self” GIF to follow — actually give her the chance to treat herself. Buy her some wine. Get her some jewelry. Treat her to a large bubble bath and spa day. Maybe even splurge on some new home decor and an individual tea set. After all she’s been through, she probably deserves it, right?

I will be one of the many who won’t be able to see my mom during Mother’s Day this year, but that doesn’t give me the right to slack off! It is still possible to order something for her, mail her a card, and express how much she means to you. I mean, Etsy was basically made for moments like this. Use it.

Here are a few unique Mother’s Day gift ideas if you’re looking for something a bit different for her this year:

Mother’s Day Ring Birthstone

Mother’s Day Ring Birthstone, $37, Etsy

A beautiful and unique gift for mom that includes the birthstones of you and your siblings! She’s going to love it.

Jardiniere Infuser Water Bottle

Jardiniere Infuser Water Bottle, $34, Anthropologie

This beautiful water bottle helps mom stay cool with some of her favorite infused beverages all summer long!

Jardiniere Apron

Jardiniere Apron, $34, Anthropologie

The floral design matches perfectly with the water bottle!

Mama Bear Mug

Mama Bear Mug, $14, Etsy

OK, I think this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and have a strong feeling your mom is going to love it.

Juice Glass Set

Juice Glass Set, $25, ModCloth

If another relative is talking about getting mom a juice for Mother's Day, then this adorable glass set will go perfectly!

What I Love About Mom Book

What I Love About Mom book, $18, Amazon

If your mom is all about the sentimental stuff, then she is going to love this little journal filled with all of wonderful curated moments and memories written by you.

Maryna Cocktail Shaker

Maryna Cocktail Shaker, $54, Anthropologie

Is mom all about those cool summer cocktails on the porch? Start her with her very own at-home bar with this gorgeous cocktail shaker!

New Mom Gift Wine Labels

New Mom Gift Wine Labels, $16+, Etsy

Do you have a new mom friend in your life? Grab a few bottles of wine and throw these labels on them for a unique gift!

Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Mug

Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Mug, $19, Amazon

In case you won’t be able to see mom on Mother’s Day, this mug will warm her heart from miles and miles away!

Spots Of Tea Set

Spots of Tea Set, $28, ModCloth

If mom is obsessed with tea, the she is going to love to have her very own individual tea set!

Tufted Corduroy Floor Pillow

Tufted Corduroy Floor Pillow, $39, Urban Outfitters

Is your mom the type of woman to always have guests over? This is perfect when a large party is over for groups watching tv shows, sports games, and family movie nights!

Bath Tray

Bath Tray, $150, Etsy

Treat mom to a spa night and a large glass of wine, set on top of this bath tray!

Sterling Silver Mother Necklace

Sterling Silver Mother Necklace, $29, Amazon

This necklace represents you and mom, but there are a bunch of other family options if you have a larger family!

Florisse Printed Round Rug

Florisse Printed Round Rug, $79, Urban Outfitters

I highly doubt mom will be expecting a rug for Mother’s Day, so surprise her with this beautifully unique gift!

Wine Socks

Wine Socks, $14, Etsy

Mom probably deserves a huge glass of wine for dealing with you and your siblings for, well, your whole life. Let her get pampered with socks that not-so-subtly let the world know that she needs wine right now.

Mother’s Day Engraved Bracelet

Mother’s Day Engraved Bracelet, $18, Etsy

If mom is more into simple jewelry, this bracelet is sweet yet elegant for her simple taste in accessories.

Picture Frame Set

Picture Frame Set, $49, Urban Outfitters

Print out some of your photos with mom and other relatives, and hang it up for her inside these frames!