45 Best Gifts to Make Mother’s Day Special

Every year when Mother’s Day comes around, finding the perfect gift for mom shouldn’t be a challenge. She’s a best friend, a confidant, and a guiding figure in so many people’s lives, so honoring her at this special time is important.

Whether it’s for the woman who raised you, your grandmother, or a motherly figure, giving a personalized gift is a beautiful way to express your appreciation for all that they do. We’ve compiled a gift guide of the best gifts for mom, with plenty of options to fit her style, interests, and hobbies.

Photo Gifts For Mom

Mother's Day gifts.

If your mother loves looking back on memories through images, giving her a photo gift is a great option to consider. It’ll bring her back to the memories you’ve shared every time she walks past a photo hanging on her wall or sees the image in a photo book. However you choose to showcase her favorite images, from photo wine glasses to canvas prints, she’ll love the gift you choose.

Canvas Prints

Having a photo directly printed on a canvas is a chic and modern way to display your pictures. Most canvas prints are museum-quality and gallery stretched, which is helpful if you don’t know what type of frame your mom prefers. There are options like the three-photo gallery or one single photo to choose from.

Fleece Photo Blankets

A fleece photo blanket with customized photos is a cozy yet fun gift for your mom. Whether you want to display images of her furry friends, family members, or a classic pattern, the blanket is sure to be her favorite gift this year.

Photo Wine Glass

A wine glass with images can be her new favorite thing in her glassware collection. The elegant gift is stemless and can be customized for the foodie mom.

Mother’s Day Photo Book

A photo book is a timeless gift that your mom can look through time and time again. An 8×11 book can include photos highlighting the relationship between the two of you. You can choose the quotes, style, and photos that you want to customize.

Mother's Day photo book.

Tabletop Canvas

For a more artistic and casual look, consider a photo displayed on a tabletop canvas. The matte black wooden easel can be displayed anywhere at home, from the living room to her bedroom. The decorative piece showcases your photos on a clean, white canvas that’s durable, so the photo is sure to last.

Photo Wristlets

With black or gold leather options, the small handbag with a photo of your choice is a unique gift option. There are places to hold credit cards and a phone, and the purse is small enough to take along for all of her errands.

Custom Puzzles

While it’s fun to assemble a jigsaw puzzle, it’s even more fun to put together memories in the form of custom jigsaw puzzles. In this personalized puzzle, you can choose her favorite memory as the image to create as the main theme.


With a number of designs, patterns, and colors to choose from, you can design the perfect pair of custom socks to keep your mom warm and cozy. Upload your own photos to socks to create a thoughtful, funny, personal gift on her special day.

Monogrammed Gifts

Monograms are subtle yet personal details to enhance gifts. For a mom that appreciates the little things, adding her name or initials to a gift is a way to make it even more special. From typical household items to a tote bag she can use daily, monogrammed gifts will show her you took the extra step in finding something specifically for her.

Monogrammed Bag

Reusable bag with reusable water bottles.

Whether the bag is for groceries or to bring along with her to work, a monogrammed bag is beautiful as well as functional. She can use it for whatever she needs and easily clean it.

Customized Shower Curtain

A monogrammed shower curtain is the perfect addition to any bathroom. Whether she likes a classic design or loves a bold pattern, this idea can help her decorate her space and showcase her style.

Relaxing Personalized Candle

A monogrammed candle is the perfect gift to help her relax. You not only can choose the scent, but the photos and lettering displayed outside on the glass jar. Pair with an essential oil diffuser and her favorite skincare products in a custom caddy for the perfect luxe relaxation gift set.

Custom Table Runner

A table runner can spice up any table — from the kitchen table to the dining room where your mom throws her famous dinner parties. You can choose what design you want to be displayed along it, and the monogram you choose goes at the end of the table.

Monogrammed Tea Towel

Tea towels are a go-to kitchen tool that your mom can always use. Their versatility guarantees they’ll be loved and appreciated. When not being used in the kitchen, the monogram adds a personalized touch to your mom’s decor, and will have her thinking of you every time she sees it.

Coffee Mug

Say it all with a stylish mug monogrammed with your personal message. Bring an extra smile to your mom’s mornings with a mug that will keep her warm and cozy all year long.

DIY Gifts

If you consider yourself artistic or would like to test out your creative side, a DIY gift for Mother’s Day is the way to go. If your mom loves a specific pattern, color, or image, a do-it-yourself project allows you to craft the perfect gift depending on her taste. You can upload your own design, or place a drawing in a frame you’ve picked out. Giving her a DIY gift will show her that you’ve put in the effort to create the perfect gift to celebrate her.

Upload Your Own Design Monthly Planner

Planners are a necessity in order to stay organized. A personalized monthly planner can have a customized cover page tailored to your mom’s interests. Customizing the front of the planner with the design you’ve created will for sure make your mom excited to use her present.

Kids’ Art Wall Decor

Do you have a grandmother who would love to display her grandchildren’s art? A framed piece of art can serve as decoration with a modern frame surrounding it and is a perfect gift for all the grandmothers out there. The image can be displayed either on normal cardstock or pearl shimmer cardstock to add extra shine.

Framed picture on shelf.

Design Travel Tumbler

You can upload mom’s favorite image onto a stainless steel tumbler. It has a tapered base allowing her to easily hold the cup, and serves as the perfect on-the-go gift.

Upload Your Own Design Wall Organizer

A wooden wall organizer has hooks to hang keys, purses, and other items so they’re never misplaced. Opt for a natural aesthetic or a bold design to help her showcase her personal style.

Create Your Own Card

A personalized Mother’s Day card is a great way to communicate your love for mom. A do-it-yourself customizable card can be displayed around the house or can be kept safe to look back on in the future. Pair with a gift card to her go-to store or a bestselling book you know she’ll enjoy.

Mother's Day card, gift and flowers.

Tech Gifts

For the tech-savvy mothers out there, a new gadget or tech accessory is a great gift to add to her collection. Whether mom needs basics or she keeps all of her to-dos close at hand on her smartwatch, these tech gifts will surely be appreciated.

Color Block Phone Case

This protective yet stylish case is perfect for a mom with an iPhone. The color blocking allows you to choose any two colors, along with any images you want to place on the case as well. There are plenty of size options to ensure her smartphone is always protected.

Personalized Wireless Phone Charger

Wireless charging is a necessity for on-the-go moms. You can add quotes, phrases, designs, and pictures onto the personalized wireless charger for the ultimate customization. The phone charger works on iPhones and some Samsung phones as well.

Phone with mobile charger.

Family Laptop Case

A laptop case with the message of family is stylish yet meaningful. The watercolor background can be updated to any color you want, or you can choose a favorite family photo to display.

Custom iPad Case

If your mom loves her iPad, a custom iPad case is a perfect gift for her. It’s durable and customizable, with options like photo galleries to modern stripes.

Personalized Wireless Mouse

A wireless mouse that showcases your mom’s personality is a great gift. This unique yet practical gift is perfect for moms who need more art in their office space.

Home Decor Gift Ideas

Does your mom take pride in her home decor? Getting her something sentimental that adds to the collection is a great way to show you care. There are outdoor gifts like wind chimes, and art prints that can be customized to her liking. Regardless of what you pick, the gift can be showcased in her home and serve as a daily reminder of your love for her.

Wind Chime

If your mom has a beautiful garden and enjoys her time outside, consider a decorative wind chime. The lower piece of the chime can include a photo, and can be changed to her favorite color. Every time she steps out for fresh air, she’ll think of you.

Duvet Covers

Take your mother’s home decor to the next level with custom with soft, washable duvet covers that can be personalized any way she wants. Not only are our custom duvet covers perfect for her special home, they also make a unique gift option most people would never have dreamed of.

Mother’s Day Art Print

A customized art print includes a stunning frame with a sleek cardstock that is sustainable as well. For a pearlescent finish, the shimmery cardstock option gives the photo a gleaming touch.

Ceramic Coasters Set

A set of ceramic coasters are sleek and protective. It comes with a set of four, all of which you can customize with different photos from your favorite family vacation. Perfect for warm and cold drinks, and a great decoration piece as well.

Customized Throw Pillow

A plush throw pillow serves as a great decoration to any bedroom or living room. You can customize the front and back with photos and words in order to make the ultimate unique pillow for your mom.

Custom Trivet

To protect tables and countertops from burns, trivets come in handy. The ceramic tile masks the heat and can be customized with photos as well.

Ceramic trivet.

Gifts for Work

Mom always goes the extra mile with everything she does, and work is no exception. For the workaholic mothers out there, choose a gift that she can take along with her to work. The gift can be practical like a personalized mousepad or a “mom boss” key ring to motivate her on her daily commute. It’s almost like having a piece of you with her, and something as simple as a notepad with a personal message or image can help turn even the worst work days around.

Easel Calendar

An easel calendar is a beautiful way for her to keep track of her schedule and includes a sleek stand. The gift gives you the option to personalize each month and is the perfect addition to your mom’s desk.

Mouse Pad

If your mom has a computer or laptop on her desk, chances are she needs a new mouse pad. Customize it with her favorite family pictures, snapshots of the family pet, or her favorite pattern.

Pen And Pencil Holder

Keep your mom’s writing tools organized with our personalized pen and pencil holder. Add a photo or sentiment for a custom touch to her office. She will remember favorite memories every time she reaches for a pen and pencil.

Customized Notepad

A classic 5×7 notepad is useful yet personal. You can personalize the wording at the top, either with her name or a quote that speaks to her. The notepad also allows you to display a beloved photo.

Self-Inking Address Stamp

The black self-inking stamp with a customized name and address will make your mom’s life easier. The stamp can be used up to 1,000 times and can even have your own design or monogram you want to add.

Mom Key Ring

A key ring with a motivational quote will inspire any hard-working mother out there. Choose the color, font, or images she loves to show her the extra mile you took in finding the right gift for her.

Cooking Gifts

Whether she enjoys baking her famous sweets or cooking up comfort meals, the mom-chefs of the world can always use more tools to help them in the kitchen. If you want to properly show off her well-loved cookie recipe, there are customized ceramic tiles that serve as beautiful recipe displays. If you think it’s time to glam up her old apron, there are several personalized aprons that you can customize for her. Whatever you choose, the list below can be your go-to guide for all the cooking lovers on Mother’s Day

Traditional Monogram Cutting Board

The circle or rectangular cutting board can be made from your choice of rubber wood, bamboo, or mango wood. They can be engraved with names, quotes, or designs. The light wood is a nice, fresh look for any modern kitchen.

Personalized Pot Holder

Monogrammed pot holder.

A pot holder is a very useful tool comes with a hanging loop to display in the kitchen. You can put any photos or wording that you desire, along with any colors you think fit in the decor of her kitchen. Pair with a new cookbook so she has plenty of new recipes to experiment with.

Customized Apron

Add a stylish apron to your mom’s cooking wardrobe. You can choose whatever color you want to be added to the middle word, along with the navy wording surrounding it. The apron is useful for the moms that are constantly cooking or baking and need the extra protective (yet fashionable) clothing piece.

Customized Wood Utensils

A pair of wooden utensils are made from natural beechwood with a dark and modern decor are perfect for her kitchen. There is an optional engraving aspect that can make the utensils a unique addition to your mom’s kitchen tools.

Recipe Ceramic Tile

A ceramic tile is a way to display a loved recipe in the kitchen. It can be entirely customized, with the food you want to put and the ingredients that go along with it. It comes with an iron easel stand to place anywhere your mom wants it.

Sentimental Gifts

Do nostalgic gifts get your mom dewy-eyed? For the ultimate sentimental gift, when on the search for the right present, consider items with quotes and images that’ll speak to her. A gift like a personalized keepsake box is something she might not purchase for herself, but can be gifted to her and put to great use. Another option is a wine glass with her favorite quote, something meaningful to be cherished by your mother for years to come.

Quote Wine Glass

A stemless wine glass with a personalized quote calls for the ultimate classy wine glass. With clear glass and simple font, her favorite quote will stand out regardless if your mom prefers to fill the cup with red or white.

Flower vase and wine glasses.

Personalized Keepsake Box

A personalized keepsake box made from oak wood with a mahogany lacquer finish is the perfect gift. The top can be customized with quotes or images of your choosing. From holding jewelry to special notes, the nostalgic box is sleek and beautiful.

Hanging Canvas

A hanging canvas is a simple and artistic gift. The canvas is poly-cotton and hangs on a black magnetic bar that makes it easy to hang anywhere around the house. With her favorite quote or word at the bottom, it serves as a reminder of the special moments.

Personalized Jewelry

A sterling silver charm can be paired with a pendant necklace or bracelet of your choice. Giving mom a bit of bling will make her smile every time she wears it.

Closing Thoughts

Gifts for mom on her special day can be more meaningful when hand-picked by you. No matter what you decide on, having personalized gifts add a unique touch. Whether you’re looking for the perfect last-minute gift idea or have the ideal thoughtful gift in mind, this guide will surely help you treat mom this year.

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