13 Unique Mother’s Day Ideas Your Mom Will Absolutely Love

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Moms deserve the best—which means, this Mother’s Day, it’s time to pull out all the stops with the most thoughtful and unexpected gift ideas your mom will truly appreciate and actually utilize on a daily basis.

Of course, that’s easier said than done.

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We totally get that finding a present worthy enough for the No. 1 queen in your life is no easy task. So, we’ve found 13 unique gift ideas that will have you rethinking that same-ole card-and-flowers situation.

MORE: Lush Launched a New Collection Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Just a reminder before you begin: These wondrous gifts are for your mother—though, we’re sure if you ask nicely, she’ll share the wealth with her favorite child as well.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2016.

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STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | Floral Bath Salts via Simone LeBlanc
Floral Bath Salts

These floral bath salts are not only detoxifying, but the presentation is so damn pretty, your mother may choose to keep these concoctions on permanent display. All that's needed is a blend of Epsom and sea salts, an essential oil, coconut oil, and dried florals or herbs.

Photo: Simone LeBlanc

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Mini Bouquet via Paper & Stitch
Mini Bouquet

Forgo buying the usual bouquet of flowers, and make one your own spring mini bouquet instead. She'll love the sentiment; plus, they're so pretty! (Don't forget to grab a cute, little vase to put them in.)

Photo: Paper & Stitch

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | Handmade Gemstone Soaps via Honestly WTF
Handmade Gemstone Soaps

If at first glance you thought these were healing crystals, think again. These marbled beauties are handmade gemstone soaps made with food coloring, and opaque and clear soap bases.

Photo: Honestly WTF

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Typography Card via Lovely Indeed
DIY Typography Card

Mother's Day cards at the store can lack personality sometimes. That's all the more reason to make it yourself. Lovely Indeed has step-by-step instructions to make a fun, trendy typography card.

Photo: Lovely Indeed

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Crystal Planter via Jojotastic
DIY Crystal Planter

Crystals and plants: They're everywhere. But let's be real: They can be expensive. Get your science on and make your own extra-large crystal planter.

Photo: Jojotastic

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | Make Her a Decadent Breakfast via Adventures in Cooking
Make Her a Decadent Breakfast

For those who live near (or plan to visit) their mothers, surprise her with an indulgent breakfast in bed. Doesn't this stack of homemade pancakes dripping with strawberry rhubarb syrup make your mouth water?

Photo: Adventures in Cooking

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Rose Water via Lovely Indeed
DIY Rose Water

Rose water can be used as a light perfume or even a face toner, and your mom will love the way this one smells—so light and lovely!

Photo: Lovely Indeed

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Bath Bombs via A Beautiful Mess
DIY Bath Bombs

The ultimate form of relaxation? Turning off the bathroom lights, lighting candles, and slipping into a tub with a bath bomb or two. A Beautiful Mess has a fantastic tutorial so you can make your own.

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Leaf Catchall Dish via Design*Sponge
DIY Leaf Catchall Dish

This adorable catchall dish may look complicated to make, but it truly isn't. Grab some clay, a large leaf, and follow a few simple steps.

Photo: Design*Sponge

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Clay Cactus Ring Dish via Lovely Indeed
DIY Clay Cactus Ring Dish

Does your mom have so much jewelry, but not enough places to store or set them? Same, so all the more reason to give her this super-cute cactus ring dish.

Photo: Lovely Indeed

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Triangle Leather Pouches via Almost Makes Perfect
DIY Triangle Leather Pouches

These leather pouches are not only adorable, they're functional to boot. Help keep her stylishly organized.

Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | DIY Fruit-Infused Tequila via I Spy DIY
DIY Fruit-Infused Tequila

If your momma is less of a wine enthusiast and loves herself some tequila, you're in luck: This fruit-infused tequila is so easy to make.

Photo: I Spy DIY

STYLECASTER | Mother's Day Ideas | Brush-Painted Mugs via Fall for DIY
Brush-Painted Mugs

It's about time Mom got some new mugs for her fresh-brewed tea (if she's into that, of course). And these adorable, handpainted mugs clearly take very little effort to pull off.

Photo: Fall for DIY

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