Moms are such an important part of our lives. Finding a gift for mom that is meaningful can be a daunting task sometimes, especially if it seems like she already has everything.
If you want to show your mom how much you love her with a unique gift she will enjoy and cherish, we have the perfect list for you. We’ve researched some of the most unique gifts around to help you find something that your mother is sure to love and appreciate.
Whether you’re shopping for Mother’s Day, your mom’s birthday, a holiday gift, or a special anniversary token for your mother, we’ve got you covered.
1. Tickets to a Show
Sometimes, experiences are better than any kind of physical gift you could give. If your mom already has everything she could possibly want, why not get her tickets for a show? These are some of the best bets for an unforgettable gift.
Look for shows that your mom will enjoy that are in her area. Whether she’s a heavy metal fan or prefers the opera, you’re sure to find something to suit her tastes.
Be sure to buy two tickets: one for you and one for her so you can give her the extra bonus of an evening spent with you. If you’re not available or live in a different city, she can always take some other lucky person to accompany her to the show.
If you want to up the ante with this gift, book a show for your mom in a different city and arrange a night’s stay in a hotel or nice AirBnB nearby for her and her partner. With a weekend or evening away, you can really show her that you care and want her to have the best time by taking care of all the necessary details so she can relax and enjoy her time.
2. Commission a Pet Portrait
Let’s face it, you may be your mom’s actual child, but if she also has a fur baby (or two!), there may be some competition for who holds the title of being her favorite child. If you have a furry sibling in your family, a pet portrait would be a lovely way to commemorate your mom’s favorite child.
Research local artists in your area who specialize in custom prints or paintings of pets. Many local artists offer hand-painted portraits for a nominal fee. Supply the artist with a photo or photos of your mom’s cherished pets, and voila! The artist will create a work of art she will surely treasure for years.
Some artists offer oil paintings, acrylic paintings on a variety of unique surfaces such as wood panels, or even digital art portraits that can be turned into prints or saved as a phone background screen.
To make this gift even more special, have it framed to match your mother’s home decor. Just try not to be offended when she replaces your portrait above the mantle with your thoughtful gift!
3. Personalized Jewelry
Even if you think your mom has everything, personalized jewelry is a great way to give her something that she’ll wear again and again. There are numerous options for personalized jewelry. Bar necklaces, bracelets, and rings are perfect for engraving important dates or memories.
Personalize a bar necklace with the names of her children, their birthdates, or the date of her anniversary, depending on the gifting occasion.
For a modern look, bar rings are stackable, and each ring that is stacked can be personalized with a special name or date for an added sentimental value.
If your mom is into astrology, gifting her with a personalized zodiac necklace is a great idea. You can also give her the zodiac signs of all of her children and make it a fully customized necklace.
Engraved personalized jewelry and birth flower necklaces are a timeless and classic way to show your mom that you love and care about her. As an added bonus, you can get her a different piece for each year or occasion and build up her collection over time.
Similarly, if you have siblings who are struggling to think of a gift for mom, you can all each get her one piece of personalized jewelry that she will cherish. That way, she will automatically have the set without waiting for another special occasion to come around!
4. Personal Chef Experience
If your mom does all of the cooking for the household, give her a night off by hiring a personal chef to come and cook a restaurant-quality meal in her home. The chef will do all of the shopping, prep work, and cooking so your mom can relax and enjoy the meal.
If you want to make this even more special, invite her closest friends over for a girls’ night in catered by a personal chef! Not only will your mom appreciate the fact that she doesn’t have to do any of the work to host her friends, but she’ll also be able to show off how thoughtful and generous you are to her closest gal pals.
If there aren’t any personal chefs in your area (or budget!), consider ordering from a meal service to prep the family meals for a week or month.
A freezer full of prepped, delicious meals would free up your mom’s time and allow her to spend more of it with those she loves—you!
5. Spa Day
Everyone needs a little personal TLC every now and then, and a spa day is the perfect way to relax and unwind. It makes for a great mother’s day or birthday gift for your mom. A day full of pampering will certainly be appreciated.
Some spas offer packages for one or two people. If you want to enjoy the perks of a spa day as well, consider booking a facial, massage, or steam day for the both of you so that you can join her.
If your mother is more inclined to fly solo, or if she just needs some time away from the hustle and bustle of family life, a spa day on her own complete with all the treatments from head to toe, would be the perfect way to say “I love you.”
Be sure to schedule a spa day well in advance of your mother’s birthday or special event so that she has time to plan and doesn’t feel rushed. This gift is great to give on the day of her birthday or even schedule it for a few days after if she’s a busy woman on the go.
Do your research and scout out local spots in your area that offer budget-friendly packages but also provide quality service. Some spas may even offer mothers’ day special packages. Take advantage of promotions but don’t skimp on quality.
6. Online Classes
Has your mom always wanted to try something new? Perhaps she has always wanted to start a new hobby or learn how to play an instrument, but she never had the time to attend a class. If this sounds like your mom, signing her up for an online class that she can complete on her own schedule is a great gift.
There are a variety of online classes that cater to all types of hobbies: from the ins-and-outs of interior design to improvisation to becoming a master chef or baker.
Depending on the type of site you use, you could sign your mom up for an online class taught by a celebrity or professional in her desired field.
Many online classes are self-guided, and a subscription lasts for a year, so mom will have plenty of time to follow along with the instructors and learn about her passion.
A subscription for an online class in a hobby that your mom has always wanted to pursue is a great way to show her that you care about the things that interest her and want her to be happy.
Show Your Mom You Care
No matter what gift you decide to give your mom on her birthday, mothers’ day, or holiday, the important thing is that you show her you love her and care about her.
If she wants to spend more time with you, the best gifts are those that you can enjoy together, like going to a local show or enjoying a spa day together.
Gifts for mom don’t have to be extravagant and expensive. They can be as simple as a personalized piece of jewelry for her to enjoy for years to come.
The most important thing to remember is to give your gift with love and give her something that you know she will enjoy and appreciate.