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58 Best Mother’s Day Gifts That Are as Unique and Heartfelt as Your #1 Lady

Wow your mom, grandma, or any other woman in your life with these practical yet meaningful ideas.

Mother's Day Gifts

Without a doubt, Mother's Day is the occasion to show your mom — biological or otherwise — how much she means to you. But really, how can you properly say "thank you" to the woman who gave you the gift of life? Start with one of these Mother's Day gifts to celebrate mom the right way. This list is full of gift ideas for every type of woman: the one who relies on you to share the buzziest beauty trends, the one who loves spending time in the kitchen, and the one who wears her heart on her sleeve. While some of these picks are better suited to be given by sons and daughters, all of them can work for grandmas, mother-in-laws, aunts, stepmoms, and godmothers, too. Before you browse, think about what kind of gift the lady in your life would love to receive on her special day — something meaningful, something that she can use in her garden, and so on — and go from there. Don't let the importance of the holiday intimidate you: No matter your budget, mom will love whatever you give her, especially since it was chosen with care.

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Heartfelt Way to Get Personal
Family Names Throw Pillows
Qualtry etsy.com

This cute pillowcase basically brands your couch — and your mom will love that it's personalized with the first names of her loved ones. Fill it with a pillow insert before gifting, so she can put it on the couch ASAP.

RELATED: The Best Gifts to Buy Mom 

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Practical Gift That She'll Appreciate
Deep Cleaning
Amazon Home Services amazon.com

Let her kick back while someone else does the work this Mother's Day by booking your mom a deep cleaning session on Amazon. They even come with their own supplies, so she doesn't have to deplete her stash.

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Unique Gift That She'll Cherish Forever
Custom Family Portrait
PrintableWisdom etsy.com

What's sweeter than a hand-drawn portrait of your family? Nothing! These custom portraits are drawn individually to capture the unique characteristics of your family, framed with branches and hand-written calligraphy. 

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Artisan Series 10 Speed 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
KitchenAid wayfair.com

Step up mom's baking game with one of these coveted stand mixers — Wayfair is currently offering select colors for up to 44% off. Or head to KitchenAid's site, where you can mix and match 30 different colors, 14 bowl designs, and more than 10 attachments until you craft the perfect mixer for the baker in your life.  Make it extra personal by engraving it with up to 24 characters — either her name, an inspiring phrase, or both.

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Cheap Yet Thoughtful Pick
What I Love About You by Me Journal
Knock Knock amazon.com
$10.19 (14% off)

The simple prompts in this notebook make it easy to express just how much you love your mom and exactly why. Make sure you pair it with a pack of tissues because your mom may shed some (happy) tears.

RELATED: Sweet Gifts Sons Can Give Their Moms 

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Compact Air Fryer
DASH bedbathandbeyond.com

If she's been wanting to try out the air fryer trend, this cute two-quart air fryer is a great way to test the waters. We love that in comes in a variety of fun colors, like aqua. Pair it with a copy of Good Housekeeping's air fryer cookbook!

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Terrarium Candle
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com

If she loves the idea of filling her house with plants but lacks a green thumb, go for this terrarium-inspired candle instead. Pick between a vanilla-scented cactus or jasmine-scented poppy soy candle. 

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Personalized Birthstone Necklace
delezhen etsy.com

Create a bejeweled family tree that she'll proudly show off to her friends and coworkers. After choosing between a silver or gold chain, customize the necklace with leaves detailed with the first initials and birthstones of her children.

RELATED: Steal Grandma's Heart With These Gifts 

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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
Romanda amazon.com
$12.98 (24% off)

With this bracelet, she can stay cool, calm, and collected while she's running from one place to the next. When she needs a relaxing fix, she can apply two to three drops of her favorite essential oil, secure the bracelet to wrist, and reap the benefits. 

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DIY Painting Kit
Paper Sushi etsy.com

She can make her own wall hanging with this DIY kit that includes a small engraved birch plaque, faux suede cord, four paint colors, and brush.

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Heart-Shaped Snapshot Mix
Minted minted.com

This heart-shaped collage from Minted commemorates the best moments of her life, from birthday celebrations to candid laughs. Select the framed option, since you know that mom will want to hang it up right away.  

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Bedside Smartphone Vase
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com

Thanks to this glazed stoneware smartphone stand, mom can keep her phone charged and visible at all times. An added bonus: She can fill it with faux or real flowers to make it vanity-worthy.

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Succulents Assortment
Shop Succulents amazon.com

Even if she doesn't have the greenest thumb, a succulent garden is easy to maintain and brings freshness to any room. That means it's a solid option for the mom who loves the idea of filling her home with plants, but can't manage to keep any greens alive long enough for you to see them. 

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Annual Subscription
Good Housekeeping hearstmags.com

Consider gifting her an annual subscription of Good Housekeeping for a year's worth of tried-and-tested recipes, product recommendations, home inspiration, and more. 

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More Meaningful Than a Card
I Love You Mom: And Here's Why
M.H. Clark amazon.com

After all she's done, your mom deserves an entire book spelling out all of the ways she shown her love to you over the years. Take a night to fill this book with all of the memories, inside jokes, and characteristics that the two of you share. 

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Subscription Box
BeautyFIX dermstore.com

Sign her up for a monthly subscription to Dermstore's BeautyFIX, which lets her sample the best in beauty, makeup, and skincare each month. That way, she can see if the cult-favorite products are really worth the hype. 

RELATED: 15 Most Popular Skincare and Beauty Products at Dermstore

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Hey Sons, This Will Melt Her Heart
What a Difference a Day Makes Burlap Print
chathamplace etsy.com

Create a framed memento of the most important days in her life, including the day she got married and the birthdates of her children. 

RELATED: Solid Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts 

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Actual Handwriting Bracelet
IMESilver etsy.com

If anyone knows your handwriting, it's mom. Immortalize it with this sweet bracelet that turns a handwritten phrase — "Best mom ever," perhaps? — into a heartfelt statement piece that she can wear on her wrist daily.  

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Mommy Frame from Son
Poetry Gifts amazon.com

Bring a tear to mom's eye with this sentimental frame that includes a sweet poem from her baby boy, and a photo of the two of them together. Is she a girl mom? Check out the version from daughters.

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Sunflower Garden Grow Kit
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com

With this DIY kit, she can sprinkle some sunshine into her life — and garden. She can start by planting the six sunflower varieties inside before transplanting them to an outdoor patch once they grow. 

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Hoya Heart Plant
The Sill thesill.com

When she sticks this heart-shaped plant on her windowsill, desk, or nightstand, she'll feel the love whenever it catches her eye. This small statement is even bolder when potted in a ceramic planter in vibrant colors like mint and red. 

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Personalized Handwritten Recipe Plate
NewarkandCo etsy.com

Turn mom's favorite heirloom recipe into a sweet, useful keepsake. This Etsy shop owner will transfer the written text in the original handwriting onto a custom plate.

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Perfect for Mothers and Daughters
"Forever My Friend" Picture Frame
VILIGHT amazon.com

At one point or another, you and your mom reached BFF status. Let her know that she'll always be your #1 with this wooden picture frame, complete with your sweetest 3" x 3" photo. 

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Leah Goren Marcella Vase
Leah Goren Anthropologie anthropologie.com

Show up to her house with one of these painted vases full of flowers picked straight from your garden for a personal twist on a classic gift. 

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Tile Mate
Tile amazon.com

Your mom does it all, but sometimes she needs some help to make her life easier. After she attaches Tile Mate to her keys, she can use the corresponding app on her phone to track 'em down when she inevitably misplaces them. 

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Pressed Flower Teardrop Earrings
Amazon Collection amazon.com

Made with real flowers straight from Taxco, Mexico, these teardrop earrings lean on Mother Nature's beauty to make a statement. Opt for the wildflower treatment or monochromatic blooms in yellow, blue, or off-white.

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The Starling Slippers
Birdies birdies.com

If it was up to your mom, she'd wear slippers 24/7. Birdies makes it possible — for the most part — with these velvet slip-ons, cushioned with dual-layered foam for daily wear. (Psst, be sure to tell mom that Meghan Markle's a big fan.) 

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Red Prayer Plant
Bloomscape bloomscape.com

This tabletop-friendly plant has leaves that resemble hands folded in prayer, making it a must for anyone who needs a reminder of your unwavering support. 

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Travel Jewelry Organizer
Vlando amazon.com
$11.49 (43% off)

The next time she jet sets, she can store all of her trinkets and treasures in this compact carrying case. Available in seven gorgeous hues, this synthetic leather case comes with enough divided compartments to store her most-worn jewelry while still giving her some extra room to pack a few vacation-only pieces. 

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Monthly Subscription
Rocksbox rocksbox.com

With a monthly subscription to Rocksbox, she can have a variety of jewels — earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings — sent straight to her door, leaving it up to her to whether she wants to keep them or not. 

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