You gotta love a mom who, when she wants something, goes right ahead and gets it. Except when, well, it’s the time of the year for you to get her something she wants. (Ahem, Mother’s Day is on May 13th.) Don’t worry, though. We see your claim that she already has everything and raise you this: a phone-charging bracelet, hand-blown glass jellyfish that wave in the wind, and a whole bunch of other unexpected gifts.
There’s no one on the earth like your mom. She’s the queen of silly dance moves, the master of pep talks, and the best wine night wingwoman. This year, skip the usual flowers and card and do her one better. We’ve gathered our rarest, most unique Mother’s Day gifts you can only get at UncommonGoods. It’s an easy way to show your love (and creativity). And should you have an ongoing sibling gift rivalry, we can almost guarantee you’ll win “Most Original Child.” Read on to discover our most unique gifts for mom.
Endless FaceTime chats about everything, surprise care packages stuffed with your favorite treats, and veeery expensive plane tickets home are just a few familiar aspects of living far away from Mom. If you’re doing the long-distance thing this year and can’t spend the holiday together, you can still make her Mother’s Day with these special gifts.
Flowers. Brunch. Homemade cards, hand-delivered. You’re familiar with all the old Mother’s Day standbys, so why not get Mom something new and exciting this year? To make your life just a wee bit easier, we’ve assembled 20 of our favorite things you couldn’t get her to say “thanks for raising me” in 2017. Whether she’s into jewelry, knitting, donuts, or any of the good stuff in between (even woodland creatures), we’ve got something she’ll like—we guarantee it.
Bon appetit! Mahlzeit! Velbekomme! No matter the language your favorite foodie uses to tell her loved ones “enjoy your meal,” you can make sure she says it in style. This collection of gifts honors the woman who loves food, wine, friends and family — usually all at once! You may not have mastered the family recipes for cupcakes or corn chowder she’s handed down to you, but you can still show her you appreciate her culinary zest. Cheers to Mom!
Holy macaroni (and cheese), it can be exhausting being a mom! With others to care for — even if they’ve flown the nest — and the demands of life, mama birds often sacrifice their own sanity for the health of their flock. Sound like the lady in your life? You probably can’t talk her out of any of her commitments or extracurriculars, but you can encourage her to slow down and enjoy the moment. Each of these thoughtful gifts was chosen with one goal in mind: to help her relax.
If you’ve never seen a Britta Ambauen design, they are elegant, standalone works with significant range. Think: hand-hammered gold bangles and jade gemstone peapod necklaces. But look closer and many of her pieces offer an inspiring quote, like her River Bangle bracelet, which is inscribed with the Rumi quote: “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving through you, a joy.” It’s her hope that women can wear something beautiful, but more importantly be reminded of something special to them.
“Our thoughts are so powerful that when you revisit one over and over, it can help you manifest your goals,” she says. Currently, Britta is hooked on a necklace she made using a stone found in Arizona at her brother’s wedding last year. She laid a piece of silver behind it and etched, “This above all: To thine self be true,” a Shakespearean quote that she says reminds her to stick to her truths rather than listening to people’s judgments.
She’s one with nature, but that doesn’t mean she’s one to wear a hemp necklace. The distance between hippie life and a boho vibe is as wide as the night sky the all-natural-everything set love to camp out under. The taste preferences between the two crews? Just as different. So if the mother in your life is more chic than unshowered, look no further for gift ideas: We’ve got a heap of goods that strike just the right balance between au naturale and Oh Happy Mother’s Day.