What do you get the mother who has everything? While you want to spend time with her on Mother’s Day, you also want to give her something she could use or love as a symbol of how great of a mom she is. These Mother’s day gifts are different from the usual ones you’ll see, and they may just make your mom’s day.
1. Something Handmade
A handmade gift will always make your mother smile. It might remind her of when you were a child, making crafts to bring home to her. If you don’t want to add to the clutter at home, consider packing a jar of jam, which is the safest canned food option to gift — she can use for breakfast or on toast any time of the day.
If you have children of your own, encourage them to help you make something for their grandmother for Mother’s Day. Your kids will likely enjoy diving in and creating a craft your mother will love. Ask her to clear some space on the fridge for your children’s gifts to her.
2. An Experience She’ll Never Forget
The mom who has everything likely has enough objects to clutter her shelves already. Instead of getting her a statue or another trinket, consider gifting her an experience at a place she loves. You don’t have to pay for a whole trip abroad — just making it more accessible for her will likely leave her feeling too grateful for words.
Alternatively, you can gift her something smaller, like a trip to a zoo or a relaxing spa experience. When you opt for something she can experience rather than an object, you’re minimizing clutter and offering her a unique gift.
3. Birth Flower Necklace
If your mom has multiple children, there’s nothing quite as special as giving her a necklace to remember all her kids by. Personalization can make a gift much more special, showing the recipient that you cared about them enough to get them something specific. Giving your mother something that will make her think of you whenever she wears it might be one of the best gifts you can offer.
To make it even more unique, give her a bouquet that she can keep forever and even wear. Opt for personalized jewelry that features the birth month flowers of all her children. That way, she can wear it wherever she wants and talk about her beloved children whenever someone admires her jewelry.
4. A Sentimental Photo Album
Since smartphones came around, fewer people create family photo albums and display them proudly. If there was a recent event your mother would like to remember, like a wedding or family reunion, take the task upon yourself to give her a physical album with the photos she’ll want to look back on again and again.
Alternatively, if all of her photos are already in an album, you can undertake the task of digitizing her pictures and putting them on a flash drive. That way, even if the physical albums are lost, she’ll have those photos digitized forever. Plus, they’re easy to view any time she wants on her computer or a digital photo frame.
5. Donate To A Charity She Loves
What better way to make a difference than to make a donation to a charity in your mother’s name? People often have causes they’re passionate about but may not have the funds to donate right that moment. Support from donors can help these causes make a difference and ensure the people or animals they’re trying to help benefit from their work and services. Find out your mom’s favorite charity and give back in her name this year.
6. Something To Better Her Health
You may not want to think about your parents getting older, but they could be starting to prioritize their health in different ways. You can support your mom’s health goals by getting her something she’ll often use — which can also benefit her health in some way.
A refillable water bottle might be great for the mom who struggles to stay hydrated or who might not understand the dangers of microplastics to marine ecosystems from single-use water bottles. You might get running shoes with support for the mom who wants to move more. Analyze your mom’s habits and goals, and you’ll find the perfect healthy gift for her in no time.
Make This Mother’s Day The Most Special One
You want to get your mother something because of how hard she worked for you and what she means to you and your family. These unique gift ideas will give back to her in so many ways, and she might enjoy them more than a standard bouquet. While it might not make up for all she’s done for you, it’s a start, and she’ll appreciate it nonetheless.