44 Unique Mother's Day Gifts That'll Pleasantly Surprise Mom
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Mom is all about giving. She's given you life and love. Daily culinary delights after school and one long ride to your prom date's home. Wise words, and maybe even a few harsh ones to discipline you when needed. Whatever it is, everything she’s given you over the years is truly unique. So this Mother’s Day, maybe gift your mom something equally special. Something with more personality than a Sephora gift card with your signature scribbled in the corner or, yikes, yet another scarf.
Here to assist in your search: a curated list of thoughtful, unique Mother's Day gifts she’ll truly get a kick out of. (Not that she wouldn't feign a lot of enthusiasm after opening that last-minute Mother's Day gift card.) Some are pure lookers, some impressively practical, but all are exceptional. These are 44 unique Mother's Day gift ideas mom'll be happy to receive and proud to show off, whether it's a style flex or the latest tech or a home upgrade.
Give her this and some time alone. It's the best gift to give.
These elegant huggies are classy and stylish, made from recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds.
If you're not in the same city, then you can't go wrong with some good ol' fashioned flowers delivered to her doorstep.
Sant Ambroeus Santal 26
The brainchild of two of our favorite brands—Le Labo's iconic scent meets Sant Ambroeus's Italian luxurious hospitality.
If she's into her skincare, give her a whole routine with Dr. Barbara Sturm's bestselling set.
Rouge Coco Balm
A tinted lip balm is a must. And one from Chanel is just perfect.
If she's all about the right accessories, we can't think of a chicer belt than this one.
Mini Chiara Convertible Bag
Reformation's mini bag fits just a few things and pack a big style punch while doing it. The strap pulls over and closes to become more like a clutch.
Winc Wine Subscription
Give the gift of choice: red vs. white, fruity vs. spicy. Winc's mail order wines are beautifully packaged and far better suited to her palate than that bottle of Yellowtail she sometimes grabs from the supermarket.
Food Storage Set
Help her get organized in the kitchen with this stylish and useful food storage set. It's glass, easy to clean, and stores like a dream. What else could she want?!
Mongolian Cashmere Full-Zip Hoodie
Moms love cashmere, and she will adore a cashmere hoodie. Cozies but make it luxe.
555-Gram Cashmere Throw
An Esquire Home Award winner... and something she will most likely become obsessed with.
x Pamela Munson Rose de Grasse Embroidered Clutch
Trust us, she'll wear this to every wedding and event she attends through spring and summer.
When in doubt, go for a stunning (and long-lasting) flower arrangement. We recommend orchids—these from Bouqs are sustainably grown and barely require any upkeep.
Mom drinks a lot of stuff out of mugs, Rory Pots handmakes some extremely cool but still drinkable mugs.
Moms always be making lists. These are cute for housing said list-making.
Supersonic Hair Dryer
Dyson makes the mother of all hairdryers. The Supersonic's high-velocity airflow and temperature gauges ensure her hair is sleek and dry without completely frying it.
Reusable Sandwich Bags
For eco-conscious moms with loads of leftovers, get a couple (or more) reusable sandwich bags from Stasher. Bonus: They're safe for the dishwasher and the microwave, and free from harmful chemicals.
MasterClass Gift Card
Mom knows almost everything. For the skills she wants to learn, get her a MasterClass subscription, which hooks her up with online video courses from experts, like photography with Annie Leibovitz, tennis with Serena Williams, and fiction writing with Margaret Atwood.
Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden
Perfect for the mom who wants a green thumb but never really mastered the garden, this LED-powered planter will have her growing healthy, aromatic herbs inside, year-round, to flavor all her best dishes. And it's practically impossible to kill them.
Fruit of the Month Club
Three pounds of season’s freshest fruit—peaches, plums, pears, pomegranates, and more—delivered each month will make her grocery shopping easier, and her pie tastier.
We've heard moms talk about the days where they had to style their hair using an actual iron and we will never stop reminding them that they never have to do that again. This GHD max styler has a bigger-than-standard plate and is easy to use.
Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
Ease her pain and suffering. You caused enough during your teenage years, didn't you?
Diffuser and Candle Set
A happy home and a happy mother go hand-in-hand. With a candle and diffuser that smell this good (and last for ages, too!), that happiness is guaranteed.
Hyaluronic Acid + Panthenol Serum
This hyper-hydrating serum is a low-key but thoughtful gift for the mom who is hellbent on taking care of her skin.
'What I Love About Mom By Me' Book
You might have to put some handwriting and brainwork efforts into this, but it is only $10, and will make mom extra gleeful. In the end, everyone wins.
Lavender Pour Over Coffee
Copper Cow makes high-quality Vietnamese pour over coffees that just need hot water and a mug to do their magic. Give her a set of fun flavors, like this coffee that's brewed with lavender.
Anagram Bicolor Leather Card Holder
Sure, your mother already has a wallet, but does she have a luxe leather Loewe wallet?
Mini Soft & Warm Nudes 3-Piece Kit
This set of mini Nudestix makeup are 1. very convenient and 2. just the thing to brag about her friends because it is capital c Cool.
Hypervolt 2 Massager
This targeted muscle massager really hits the spot, so the next time your mom complains about being stressed (sorry, moms of the world; we love you, but this is universal), simply remind her of the best gift she ever got.
EFI Bassi Medi Market Tote
Spacious, stylish, responsibly made, and sure to have everyone else in the market enviously asking "where did you get that tote?"—to which she'll proudly give her answer.
Easy Coffee Machine
Only the best for her morning brew. This coffee machine delivers top-notch cups from eco-friendly pods.
With helpful lumbar support, this backrest is sure to be her new favorite pillow. You might want to stock up on enough for the whole family, because we doubt she'll want to share.
EcoCrock Counter Compost
When mom's not the type to let anything go to waste, a kitchen composter to trap any funky smells is a very good gift.
You grew up hearing her constantly complain about bananas going bad too soon. Here's your chance to make it stop, make them fresh, and make her happy.
Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
Even the best of us misplace our keys. Tile is a ring-emitting (and voice command-enabled) tracking device that doesn't look tacky hanging off her most prized possessions.
Great Shapes Puzzle
Mom needs to get off her phone too. Replace her screen time with this 500-piece puzzle of abstract art. It'll give her the darnedest time piecing it together (since there's barely any visual clue as to what goes where).
A diffuser lets her pick her favorite scent and waft it throughout the house for a calming, spa-like effect.
Ultimate S'mores Kit
A home s'mores station will both keep her busy and wanting s'more.
Rechargeable LED Lantern
Balmuda makes quite a few uncanny, cool things mom might find useful, like a toaster that toasts by steaming, and this ambiance-setting lantern that lights up safely for the sole purpose of... lighting up.
Clean Suite Kit
These green cleaning products bring sustainability to everywhere at home, in the bathroom, at the laundry, by the kitchen sink.
Bloom Glass Teapot
For the mom who believes in the ritual of winding down with a nice pot of chrysanthemum at noon.
CATCH:1 Classics Wireless Charging Pad
If mom's got a newer phone that supports wireless charging, then get her a charger that looks like purposeful home decor, not a bulky gadget. Courant uses premium Italian leather in multiple shades, so it's a winner.
These petal tortoise shades are just funky enough to set mom apart (while shielding her eyes with 100-percent UV protection).
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