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.

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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 Mother’s Day gifts that I could find and I’m sharing them now because most 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.

Here are 12 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.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas planting flowers

2. 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.

3. This Monogrammed Necklace

I ordered this necklace several months ago in white and it’s SO PRETTY.

It comes in tons of colors and it’s super lightweight and makes a statement all at the same time.

You can order yours here.

Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas letter album

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.

You can see them here.

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Mother Name Bracelet

This bracelet can be personalized with the name or initials of each child.

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

And it’s super affordable.

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 Teresa Young Teresa Young

    You are the BOMB- Mrs. Thistlewood! Love all your ideas and suggestions. Thanks, Teresa Y. from Kuttawa, Ky.

  2. Image for Carrie Carrie

    The viewfinder!! Amazing! I don’t have my mom with me anymore but my Dad would love this for Father’s Day!! I just love everything you share! Happy Early Mother’s Day to you and your amazing Momma!

  3. Image for Andrea Gauntlett Andrea Gauntlett

    I remember your smile and enthusiasm from Geometry class. Your smile still brightens a day. Love all your ideas and your life stories. Keep smiling!!

  4. Image for stephanie stephanie

    Absolutely love your posts on Mother's Day gifts! I love mandevillas too! But too early to plant anything in Kentucky as you well know. March even April haha is sometimes sun and sometimes snow.

  5. Image for Dee Dee

    KariAnne, I love each and every idea that you presented! As a matter of fact, I was thinking that they would make great birthday gifts as well, or special friend gifs, or just because you're in my life and I love you gifts. My precious mama has been gone coming on 13 years, and my sister who was like a mom, and best friend, has been gone almost 14. However, I know that there are sweet people in my life I could give these to, I mean who wouldn't want some sunflowers in their life? Thanks for all the great suggestions I love them all!

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