Last year for Mother’s Day, I created a small guide with 10 eco-friendly gift ideas for Mom. Well, this year, I thought it would be nice to share with you 10 unique gift ideas for this incredible woman in your life! So here are 10 unique gift ideas to gift Mom for Mother’s Day this year.
Unique Gift Idea #1 for Mom: A personalized journal to record her thoughts
I love this leather journal that allows you to engrave mom’s name! I personally use a journal on a daily basis for several reasons:
- Keeping track of challenges that I set for myself (ex, cutting out alcohol for 60 days, stretching every night for 6 weeks, etc.).
- Tracking my menstrual cycle
- Monitoring my moods, anxiety, energy level and digestion
- Setting my priorities for the next day
- Jotting down things that upset or bother me
I started writing in it daily this winter (it was one of my 3 wishes for 2023), and even though I’m not always as diligent as I’d like to be, it does me a world of good, even if I only have time to write a few words at the end of my day.
Unique gift idea no. 2 for Mom: a photo album featuring magical moments
My amazing husband had beautiful photo albums printed for our son Olivier’s birthday a few years ago… Two lovely collections of candid moments collated in a lovely photo book.
To this day, Olivier spends hours looking at these images, showing them to loved ones, recalling the memories that these photos evoke. It is a gift of memory that warms the soul!
Unique Gift Idea #3 for Mom: A Wellness Day to Share
This year, I planned a day at the spa with my mom, to share a relaxing moment together. Depending on your budget, this wellness moment can look quite different! You could, for instance, plan…
- An outing to the restaurant, followed by a walk in nature
- A massage session plus a manicure
- A weekend at the spa
- A yoga retreat
- A trip to the hairdresser
The idea is to plan a moment to feel good, together!
Unique gift idea #4 for Mom: a Primally Pure cream set with a gua-sha stone
I recently discovered Primally Pure and fell head over heels in love with the brand. Their 100% natural skin care line works incredibly well. The products smell great and come in cute little vials. I never (never) had a skin care routine, but I am now completely addicted to it—mornings and evenings. I even bought a small gua sha stone that I use on my face daily.
What’s great is that the brand has a little quiz to help you find your ideal skincare routine. This will surely help you pick a few products that will work really well for Mom!
Unique gift idea #5 for Mom: a personalized Parisian mug
I usually find the idea of a coffee mug a bit ordinary, but I really like these cute mugs that remind me of the atmosphere you find in Paris’s grand cafés. And I love the personalized touch. Truth be told, my morning coffee is something I look forward to every evening when I go to bed, and I truly enjoy drinking it in a mug that I adore! What do you think, do you think Mom would like to drink her coffee in this lovely mug?
Unique gift idea #6 for Mom: a personalized handkerchief with embroidery
Combining usefulness with pleasure is always a winner. And a soft, absorbent handkerchief with a personalized touch fulfills this need perfectly! The following handkerchiefs can be embroidered with mom’s initials, her sweet nickname or even a few loving words. Get creative!
ELVIS (two-ply) – Funky Paisley HandkerchiefUSD$20.00 – USD$44.00
HANK – EDC Handkerchief with Optional EmbroideryUSD$12.00 – USD$38.00
JAMES | White Handkerchief with Purple Rolled Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$16.00 – USD$40.00
JAMES | White Handkerchief with Grey Rolled Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$16.00 – USD$40.00
KURT | Natural Flannel Handkerchief with Navy Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$14.00 – USD$38.00
JAMES | White Handkerchief with Black Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$17.00 – USD$41.00
JAMES | White Handkerchief with Navy Rolled Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$16.00 – USD$40.00
KURT | Natural Flannel Handkerchief with Green Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$14.00 – USD$39.00
JAMES | White Handkerchief with Green Rolled Hem – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$16.00 – USD$40.00
JAMES | White Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$17.00 – USD$40.00
KATE – Black and White Spotted HandkerchiefUSD$16.00 – USD$40.00
LEE | Red Plaid Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$19.00 – USD$43.00
SYBIL – Grey Linen Handkerchief (Personalized Embroidery Optional)USD$21.00 – USD$41.00
Product on saleSET – Personalized Gift Set for Father’s DayUSD$49.00 – USD$68.00
KURT | Black Flannel Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery OptionalUSD$13.00 – USD$39.00
POCAHONTAS – handkerchief with feather patternUSD$13.00 – USD$38.00
Unique gift idea #7 for Mom: a personalized hair care set
I recently discovered PROSE, a company that offers natural shampoos, conditioners and hair care products that are personalized to your age, hair type, location, style and lifestyle—all packaged in a lovely box with your name on it. I already gifted these to myself, but it’s a gift that I would definitely have appreciated!
Unique gift idea #8 for Mom: a kitchen towel with her fave family recipe
In some families, recipes are passed down from generation to generation… Why not gift her a useful souvenir for special moments shared in the kitchen?
I’m thinking of having a nice towel made with MY mom’s delicious brownie recipe!
Unique gift idea #9 for Mom: the gift of knowledge
Giving Mom a course if she aspires to start a business, learn to make pottery or familiarize herself with the art of cutting fish is also a fab idea. Sometimes we need a little push to allow ourselves to make time for learning and gifting her a course she dreams of will do just that!
Some of my favourite learning gift ideas include:
- Marie Forleo’s Time Genius course (this class helped me a lot!)
- A local pottery class (I loved doing this after my third son was born)
- A nude drawing class (so fun, and so good for creativity)
- A sewing class (this is what led me to start making all the hankies myself here at TSHU!)
- A sake tasting workshop (I dream of it!)
- A photography class (I wish I had the eye for it…)
- A training session with a private coach (can be super motivating for a mom wanting to get back into shape!)
- An online class (I’m addicted to these, I register to new courses all the time!!)
Unique gift idea #10 for Mom: a funny random object for daily life
When we embarked on our journey to come home last year, we stopped in Florida for a few months. During this transition period, I had to ask my family for help with a ton of little things… And to thank my sister for her time and energy, I found a bunch of coasters that made me laugh and think about her so much, I couldn’t resist.
Here are a few that made me laugh:
In this spirit, a bookmark or a funny magnet that will make her smile every day would work too… Why not? Etsy is full of ideas that make you smile!
Here you go! Those are my unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day this year. Did you find one you like? Do you have any other great ideas? Share them with me in the comments or send me a message!