If you are looking to spoil your mom with a present as a thank you for your wedding, for always being there, or just generally being awesome (I know mine is!) then you’ll love these non-traditional gifts for mom. Whether you’re looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift, gift for mom’s birthday, or a wedding day mother of the bride gift idea, you’ll find it here.
Mom gifts tend to be the same every single year. Candles. Purses. Bouquets of flowers or potted plants. Books. Manicures. These are all terrific gifts, but sometimes you want to think outside the box… and that’s why we love Minted. They are chock-full of unique, non-traditional gifts for mom, dad, sister, brother, spouse, friend, co-worker — the list goes on and on. Plus, their gifts are designed by independent artists (yay!) If you want to find a gift they won’t already own, you’ll find it here.
Today we’re highlighting seven of the best non-traditional gifts for moms. These are great ideas for your wedding day as a thank you, for her birthday, or just because. These will also come in handy around Mother’s Day, so be sure to bookmark or Pin this blog post for the future.
Plus, these will become long-lasting keepsakes that will make her think of her favorite kid whenever she sees them — you, of course! Ha! :)
Let’s get started!
Non-Traditional Gifts for Mom
1. Custom Map Art Gifts
Ah, a custom map: it is one of the greatest gifts for sentimental moms! Showcase her favorite place to travel, where she grew up, or where you were raised. It is also a brilliant way to showcase your hometown.
If you prefer a custom drawing of the home, check out this alternative style! We can pretty much guarantee this is one of those non-traditional mom gifts she won’t already own. ;) You can submit a photo of a home and it will be recreated onto a beautiful keepsake print, complete with framing and matting options.
2. Catch-All Pouch Sets
I love these catch-all bags as unique gifts for mom because you can fill them up with fun things inside! For instance, choose a bracelet, gift card for a visit to the spa or shopping, a locket, a roller-ball perfume, favorite mascara, a happy tears handkerchief, and a pair of earrings. These makeup bags/travel pouches are so cute, they practically wrap themselves! Plus, you can personalize the tag for free.
Do you want a larger bag? Try the stylish dopp kits! Here’s one of my favorite floral patterns that mom will love:
Go even BIGGER (and fill it with more or larger gifts!) with this beautiful tote bag. This is the design I think my own mom would love!
3. Personalized Stationery
These days, nothing is more meaningful than a hand-written note or card sent via snail mail. Digital texts can only do so much! These unique cards are personalized with your mom’s name or initials for a true one-of-a-kind present. Here are a few examples.
4. Personalized Calendar
There are few gifts as perfect for moms as a personalized calendar. You can customize these calendars (many styles are available!) with your own photos to surprise mom all year long.
5. Pretty Scarf
Moms love scarves. Tie ’em on a bag or purse, or wear a scarf around your neck. It is a stylish accessory that can be worn all year long, especially with a pretty pop of color like these!
6. Best Mom Ever Print
Your mom will cry happy tears when she opens up this custom art print from you. It features ‘Best Mom Ever’ in gold foil type and includes a photo of your choice. Get it framed with any kind of style that will look awesome in her home! This is one of my favorite non-traditional gifts for mom. One can never have too many reminders of loved ones around the home!
Also loving these two prints as alternates:
If you really want to get the waterworks going, give her this photo print, all curated with your favorite pictures! Go far back into when you were little and current-day photos. She’ll love this one!
7. Cards for Moms
Don’t forget a card with your gift!
Everyone loves a card, especially your mom! Be sure to include a heartfelt, handwritten note inside. Choose from darling designs here.
And there you have it: the best non-traditional mom gifts! Feel free to choose one, two, or bundle a bunch together. She’ll love these extra-special gifts.
Which of these gift ideas is your favorite? I love those tote bags. The floral one with oranges reminds me of the Farmer’s Market, and honestly, spring and summer? Yeah, they can pretty much hurry up right about now!
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