Looking for creative, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for your mother? Here’s a round-up of the best Mother’s day gift ideas to make her day extra special.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas flowers

Just for the record, these are not your ordinary Mother’s Day gifts.

Not. Even. Close.

These are the most creative and out-of-the-box and one-of-a-kind (and affordable) Mother’s Day gifts that I could find and I’m sharing them now some of these need a little time to order because they are customized to your mom.

And customization is important.

Because here’s the thing.

My mother?

She’s special and wonderful and funny and thoughtful and clever and right 99.9999% of the time.

And I wanted her gift to be just as incredible as she is.

So here’s my list for 2022.

Here are 17 of the best Mother’s Day gifts that I could find that you can order online in time to get there for your special Mother, too.

Are you ready?

Let’s go.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

1. This Monogrammed Tote

I just ordered this tote from Etsy.

It’s the perfect bag for the beach or for summer or for groceries or for your mom.

Customize yours here.

2. This personalized letter board

This is the perfect gift for a nana or mother.

Add your own special message and then give it to them.

You can get the rustic letter board here.

3. This personalized shirt

There’s nothing better than a cute t-shirt.

I added this to the list in case any of my children were reading this. 🙂

You can find it here.



Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas planting flowers

4. Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Did you know that every month has a birth flower?

I had no idea.

This is a kit with your mother’s birth month. It comes with the vase and seeds and growing medium and all the info on your mother’s special flower.

You can see the kit here.

5. This mama necklace

This necklace is so dainty SO PRETTY and SO AFFORDABLE.

It’s the perfect gift for a mother and it’s under $20.

You can order yours here.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas letter album

6. Mother and Daughter letter set

This box comes full of inspiration and stationery and recipe cards and so much more.

It’s designed to share your heart with your mother in letters that you exchange.

Once you’ve written them, there are pockets in the book where you can keep them to share with future generations.

You can see more about it here.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas necklace

7. Wood silhouette pendants

These necklaces are such a fun gift for any mother.

The silhouettes are cut out of wood and encased in a pendant.

You can see the necklaces here.

8. Personalized Travel Bags

I ordered these to go with the tote and they are so cute.

You can personalize them with monograms with a shadow like these or your mom’s name.

She could use them for make-up or to take with her when she travels. We used them all last summer at the beach, too, and they have held up so well.

You can see them here.

9. Personalized wood utensils

You can personalize this wood utensil set with any name or phrase.

And the best part?

They are so affordable.

You can see them here.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas view finder

10. Picture viewfinder

Hello, old school. Nice to meet you.

This is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts.

It’s a viewfinder created with your pictures.

You can see it here.

11. Handwriting bracelet

This bracelet is created from a handwriting sample you send the company.

Send a special message to your mother in your own handwriting.

You can see the bracelet here.

12. Etched rolling pin

I love this idea and there are so many options of different patterns.

You can create amazing cookies and pastries with this rolling pin.

Perfect for summer baking.

You can see the rolling pin here.

13. Sunflower kit

My mother loves flowers.

I thought this was the cutest kit if you were looking for an affordable present for your mother (or someone else special).

You can see it here.

14. Mom Puzzle Blanket

You can customize this blanket with different mom words.

And it comes in tons of different sizes.

You can see the blanket here.

15. Recipe towel

Create something extraordinary from a special family recipe.

Have it printed on a tea towel in your mother’s handwriting.

You can see it here.

16. My Family Cookbook

This is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts—a cookbook is designed to hold all the recipes.

Filled with blank pages, conversion tables, photo galleries and places for reviews from family, it’s the perfect place to share a lifetime of favorite recipes.

You can see it here.

17. Birthstone Bracelet

This bracelet can be personalized with the birthstones of each child.

It comes in a rose gold color, gold color or silver color.

And it’s super affordable for under $20.

See the bracelet here.

PS Here is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts that I ever got.

PPS  Looking for a few handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day instead of buying one?

What about this one?

Or this?

Or this?

Or this one.

Or I think my favorite of all….this one.

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Oh Karianne I loved this post so much. My mom is no longer here but I come from a family of 7 sisters. Im always ordering things for them. I am choosing the view finder, not for mothers day gift, a "just because"gift. Thank you so much, I cant wait. Happy Thursday.

  2. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    So many great ideas. My mom would have loved them. Thanks for gathering all the ideas to share with us. Have a great day!

  3. Image for Jan Kinman Jan Kinman

    Morning! Thank you, thank you for these awesome ideas! My favorites are your personal ones at the very end! Can’t wait to make them one by one.

  4. Image for Susan Johnston Susan Johnston

    KariAnn: What is up with the website? I clicked on the link in your email, had to reload the page to get the Captcha to view, had to enter the Captcha, it opened a new window with all your blog posts, had to click on the one for today.....that's just too many clicks! Sorry to be Debbie Downer, but really! Otherwise, love the ideas for Mom!!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Susan, I'm so so so sorry? I don't know why it did that? I don't have any captcha enabled? I truly apologize for all the clicks! I just want you to make one. :) KariAnne

  5. Image for Kris Kris

    I like the recipe gifts best. So personal. It's been a year since my mom passed away and I think of her often but especially when I bake her signature cookies!

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