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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Make Her a Decadent Breakfast
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
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
DIY Triangle Leather Pouches
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
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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