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Unique Mother's Day Gifts 2023

Feeling Bold & Original? These Outside-the-Box Mother's Day Gifts Are Sure to Please

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If there’s one person who deserves a treat and a heartfelt thank you, it’s probably Mom. Mother’s Day is a time to pay your respects to the woman who brought you into this world and did her best to equip you with all the tools needed to make it on your own. And, additionally, if you're a father, now is the time to pay your respects to the woman who brought your child(ren) into this world and has stood?by your side as you navigate the wild world of parenting. So before you hit up the drugstore for cards and chocolates, think about choosing a slightly more unique gift this year, one that at least tries to match her caliber.

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Whether she’s a baker or a biochemist, unique gifts are all about celebrating her special interests and making her feel like the royal matriarch that she is.?While this Mother's Day may not be quite the same as those in the past as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you can still make sure she feels pampered and loved on May 8.

Here we’ve rounded up our favorite unique Mother's Day gifting options to get you started. You might want to order your gift sooner than you would have in the past, as there are more delays in the shipping process at the moment.

Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Stella Falone Reversible Large Cutting Board

stella falone large cutting board

If your mom spends most of her time in the kitchen, make sure she’s got the best of the best when it comes to preparing those favorite meals of yours. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to surprise her with this reversible large cutting board from Stella Falone, crafted from gorgeous striped ebony wood from West Africa. Mom can enjoy the marbled hues of the board’s one side before flipping it over to the dark coloration, noticing the board’s juice groove on one side with a carved edge grip made for easy handling during cooking. It’s a stunning piece of kitchen art, dare we say, is almost too beautiful to even use. Your award for “Best Child of the Year” should be arriving soon!

$199 at

STATE Bags Lorimer Fanny Pack

state bags lorimer fanny pack in turquoise

If your mom is the type who always complains about losing things, give her a sleek, stylish vessel for Mother’s Day that’ll keep her belongings in one place. STATE Bags Lorimer Fanny Pack, a brand best seller that amassed a long waitlist of people eager to sling this across their body, comes in a seven different colors and can literally hold. So. Much. Stuff. With its two large, main zippered pockets and an exterior back slip pocket, your mother will be grateful that she knows where all of her everyday essentials are — keys, wallet, lip stick, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, water bottle — and will never have to ask you to find them for her again.?


Wine Society

Wine society wine cans and box set on counter next to plant and wine glass

Finishing a bottle of wine before it goes bad can be challenging, especially on the occasions when you’re home alone or no one else wants to partake in a glass. Wine Society gets the struggle, which is why it?created high-quality Napa Valley canned wine offerings. The?quarterly subscription?includes three?cans:?red, white, and rosé, so Mom can try one of each.?

From $39.20 at

Skin Gym?Rose Quartz Workout Set

Skin Gym?Rose Quartz Workout Set with roller and gua sha

This set might look weird to you, but trust us, facial rollers and gua sha sculpting tools are all the rage these days for a reason. Designed to help tighten the skin, reduce puffiness, and ease tension in the face, these tools can be even be popped into the freezer before use for an extra soothing effect.

$49 at

Lightbox Jewelry

Halo diamond earrings

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, and that certainly applies to moms. Carefully grown within a lab, Lightbox Jewelry's diamonds are incredibly unique. While they are?identical to?natural diamonds in appearance and are made to match?the chemical properties of natural?diamonds, they are a lot more affordable. Radiant and refined, these Halo 1-carat Halo?earrings are a prime example of the lab-grown diamond's captivating qualities – and Mom's sure to agree.

Prices vary at

Merrell?Women's Moab 3 Hiking Boot

The right footwear can make or break a hiking experience. Whether Mom's?an avid hiker or she's just getting into the hobby, she'll greatly appreciate this thoughtful gift idea. Offering superior traction and continuous heel and arch support, these hiking boots make even the toughest treks easy on the feet.?

$110 at

FUNBOY Pool Float

Woman relaxing in FUNBOY Pool Float in pool

Who says pool floats are only for the kids? Take her pool relaxation game to the next level this summer with a playful pool float from Funboy. We're partial to the tie-dye tube, but the swan, pink convertible, and butterfly are just as great.

$39 at

SUNFLOW Beach Bundle

Sunflow beach chair bundle in navy and white stripe

If there was ever a year mom needed a day (a week, a lifetime) at the beach, it's this?one. Make her next trip her best trip with this chic and stylish beach bundle from SUNFLOW. Not only will she get a chair that packs up and travels easily, she'll get the sunshade, the dry bag, and the drink holder that come with it?— plus a free color-coordinated beach towel.?

$296 at

Zinus Ultra-Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

zinus cool memory foam mattress topper

If your mom has been complaining about not getting a good night’s sleep, the best thing to get her this Mother’s Day are quality zZzs. And how are you supposed to do that, you ask? With a cooling mattress topper, courtesy of Zinus. A total refresh is on the way for your dear mother, and she’ll have the layer of ultra-cool gel memory foam to thank. She’ll cool down, feel less pressure while she’s curled up in bed, and ultimately wake up even more excited to see her favorite child when they stop by.?

From $36.70 at

Celfie Planter

Celfie Planter with lips and eyelash design

While a flower arrangement definitely adds life to a room, those terrible plastic brown pots most flowers arrive in do nothing to brighten up a space. This unique “Celfie” planter is sure to do the trick. For serious brownie points, fill it with flowers before gifting.

$25 at


MasterClass gift cards and ribbon on black background

She’s taught you so many things over the years, now it’s your turn to return the favor. With an all-access pass to MasterClass she can watch any MasterClass video she desires and learn from the pros themselves. Whether it’s tennis with Serena Williams or photography with Annie Leibovitz, the options are endless.

P.S. Right now, if you buy an annual membership now, you will receive a second one for free.

From $15 per month at

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Cameo Greeting

Cameo app open on two smartphones with graphic details behind

Now, this is a greeting card she’s sure to remember. Let one of Mom’s favorite celebrities get in on the Mother’s Day pampering action with a Cameo video. From Connie Briton and?Lance Bance to?Bethanny Frankel, there are several recognizable faces to choose from in the film, music, sports, and comedy industries.

Find out more at

Vellabox Candle Subscription Box

Vellabox Candle Subscription, candles next to gift box wrapped in bow

What's better than the gift of one scented?candle? The gift of one candle every month! With a Vellabox subscription, the mama in your life will receive a new artisan candle (and a surprise gift) every month, featuring a scent specifically chosen to match the season.

Also, don't forget to?use code ASKMEN10 for $10 off $50 and ASKMEN20 for $20 off $100.

From $12 per month at

Philips Smart Pasta Maker Plus

You really can't beat the gift of a plate of fresh pasta. And if she's able to make any type of noodle she wants, from the comfort of her home,?in less than 10 minutes, then wash parts and attachments in the dishwasher, the gift is all the more brilliant. Whether she's a fan of?penne,?tagliatelle, spaghetti, or lasagna, this pasta maker makes the process of preparing noodles quick and easy. Plus, she can add fun additions into the mix like?herbs, spinach, or beets.

$349.95 at

Minted?Your Drawing Foil Art Print

Child's drawing in foil color in frame

If you're hoping to go the sentimental route this is the perfect gift. Through Minted you can have one of your childhood drawings or one of your child's drawings made into a foil art print for Mom or Grandma to hang proudly hang on the wall.

From $178 at

Delicacies Jewelry Pendant Necklace

Avocado Necklace

A gift that gives twice is hard to beat. Delicacies is a line of jewelry inspired by food and its ability to connect people with their various environments. With every purchase, Delicacies donates meals to those in need. Pendants include everything from?a Farfalle pasta pendant –?promoting passion, happiness, creativity, and renewal – to an?avocado pendant –promoting passion, fertility, love, and beauty – so you can easily find one that suits her personality.

Prices vary?at

Streaming Service Subscription

Hulu green gift card

There are so many streaming services out there nowadays and if she’s having a hard time keeping up she’s not alone! Whether she’s a music lover who could benefit from an ad-free Spotify experience or you think she’d enjoy catching up on class Disney flicks with a Disney+ account, you can surprise her on Mother’s Day with one month access to a streaming service on you.

From $25 at

Knock! Knock! Floral Arrangement Subscription

Knock! Knock! Floral Arrangement Subscription box and floral arrangement

Make Mom the envy of the neighborhood with a seasonal arrangement subscription to Knock! Knock! After entering in her location details, to ensure she gets blooms that are suited to her region, she will receive a beautiful planter-ready annual to set on the front steps.

From $65 at

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Brooklyn Brew Shop Bagel and Cream Cheese Kit

Brooklyn Brew Shop Bagel and Cream Cheese Kit

What’s Mother’s Day brunch without some bagels and cream cheese? Whether the mom in your life is a foodie or not, she’s guaranteed to enjoy getting in on the bagel and cream cheese prep with this comprehensive kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop.

$30 at



Mom might have said she doesn’t want any gifts this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t contribute to one of her favorite charitable organizations in her name. With a gift card to Charity Choice, she can select the organization she wants to donate the funds to, or you can pick one you know she’s passionate about.

Find out more at

AMASS Hard Seltzers

AMASS hard seltzers

Flowers and Mother’s Day just go hand in hand, but aren’t they so obvious? This year, instead of a typical bouquet, why not opt for something a little different… like hard seltzers made from botanicals? AMASS manage to pull off flavors that are sophisticated, complex, and very refreshing, leaving those artificial flavors in the dust in favor of something light and clean. These will soon become a permanent staple in mom’s fridge, leaving her feeling like she can hang with the best of ‘em when she’s got a can in her hand.

From $18.23 for a 4-pack at

Roborock Q5+ Robot Vacuum

There was a time when giving a vacuum as a gift was seen as an insult. “What, you don’t think I keep my house clean enough?” Well those days are long gone, because none of us have time to do all the things we’re “supposed” to do everyday, so we’ll all take any help we can get. And after cleaning up after us all through childhood, giving her a smart robot that cleans up after her just seems like the right thing to do.?

$699.99 at

Stitch Fix Gift Card

Stitch Fix Styling Service

Now that mom, like the rest of us, is making her way back into the world, she will want to have a few new looks to add to the mix. If she still doesn’t want to spend all that time digging through racks and changing in dirty department store fitting rooms, then she’ll love getting a Stitch Fix gift card. Allow her to pick and choose from wherever she is when her stylist sends the preview of her selections and she’ll never want to shop the old way again.

Learn more at

We're Not Really Strangers Card Game

We're Not Really Strangers Card Game and pencils

If the mom in your life lives for a family game night, this game is sure to become her new favorite. Family and friends can get personal and bond with the card prompts that lead to reflection, laughter, and connection.

$25 at

Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill

Weber 14402001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill

Why are dads the only ones receiving grills? If she loves a good grilled veggie dog or hamburger in the summertime, surprise her with this top-rated charcoal grill from Weber.


Book Cover Tote Bags

Out of Print  Pride and Prejudice Tote Bag set on stairs and in front of brick

From The Great Gatsby?to Little Women, Out of Print’s literary-themed tote bags are a bibliophile’s dream gift. This gift gives back too – each bag purchase will help to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

From $22?at

Jinx Pawfect Smile Bundle

Jinx Pawfect Smile Bundle

Pet parents are parents too (we don’t care what you day) so it makes sense that if mom counts her furry bff as part of the family, then she would appreciate a gift that benefits them both. No, mom isn’t getting dental chews, but she is getting a great reason to smile. This limited edition set features whitening toothpaste and mouth rinse for mom and special dental chews for her favorite of the family (we all know it). Add to that, Jinx donates 1% of all purchases to a charitable partner that helps shelter dogs thrive. This is a win win win.

$35 at

Litter Robot 3 Connect

Litter Robot 3 Connect

The days of scooping poop from the litter box are done. At least, if mom has one of these. It’s WiFi-enabled, shifts messes within minutes to prevent sneaky odors, and doesn’t try to up sell you, because there aren’t any special accessories you need to buy. No matter how much mom loves her cat (or cats) no one likes picking up poop.??

$549 at

Kira Stokes Fitness Membership

Kira Stokes Fitness Membership open on smartphone, tablet, laptop and TV

If Mom has been missing her usual spin classes and workouts at the gym during the pandemic, put a spring back in her step with a month’s membership to Kira Stokes Fit. Within the app, she will have access to a wide array of workouts and she can even download them to follow offline.

$14.99/moth at

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Family Names Personalized Pillow

Family Names Personalized Pillow

Bring a touch of family to her living room space with this customized throw pillow. With space for up to 16 names?and different ink color options, it’s a fun accessory that will?fit seamlessly into her space.

$26.95 at

Vinyl Record

Fleetwood Mac Vinyl Record

Vinyl is back and it’s here to stay. If Mom’s original records are a little worn out at this point, help her refresh her collection with one or two of her favorites – Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors isn’t a bad place to start.?

$22.97 at

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

Cinco de Mayo might have passed, but the spring/summer season is still the ideal time to enjoy a margarita. Well known for being founded by George Clooney, this tequila is always distilled for at least two months, resulting in a sweet mix of agave, citrus, and vanilla.

From $52.99 at

Moxi Roller Skates

Roller Skates

Let Mom unleash her inner kid and have fun this spring with a fresh set of skates. These eye-catching roller skates from Moxi are handmade in the U.S.?and designed to provide comfort and support for the feet and ankles. Equipped with steel ball bearings to reduce friction, these skates offer a smooth ride indoors and out.

From $119?at

Aura Carver Smart Digital Picture Frame

Aura Carver Smart Digital Picture Frame on counter next to plant

Get her favorite photos off her phone and into the living room with the unique gift of an Aura frame. Once photos are sent from her phone through the secure app, they will be accessible to display on the Aura. Since you can preload photos and invite family and friends to contribute in advance, this is a particularly great gift for the grandma or great-grandma in your life who might typically miss out on seeing all the digital snapshots.

$149 at

The Seaweed Bath Co. Whole Seaweed Detox Bath

Seaweed Co. Bath Salts

?Now, she can get the full seaweed treatment from the privacy of her own home. Each bath kit includes a mesh drawstring bag, so she won’t have to scrub seaweed out of the bath, and enough sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed for four baths.


Baloo Satin Sleep Mask

Baloo Satin Sleep Mask

This isn't your typical sleep mask. Featuring an extra soft and extra-wide construction, this mask blocks out light but also blocks out sounds. It comes with a rose quartz crystal tucked inside its pocket, which is meant to promote gentleness and stress relief.?

$68 at

Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

Smart Garden

It’s wearable tech for her plants. Click & Grow’s Smart Garden features special soil that creates an ideal environment for plant growing indoors. On top of that, the built-in LED provides extra light for plants to thrive, so they aren't dependent on the sun alone. To accommodate any lifestyle or degree of green thumb, it also includes sensors to detect when a plant needs more water or nutrients.

$91 at

Loverboy Sparkling Hard Teas

Loverboy Sparkling Hard Teas

What happens when two of Bravo’s finest reality tv stars, who just so happen to be madly in love, get into business together? Enter?Loverboy, a not-so-typical booze brand that focuses on canned bevies with real ingredients, no sugar, and plenty of punch. So if you’re gifting something to a mom who is totally, undeniably reality TV-obsessed, instead of a ratty themed tee or coffee mug, Loverboy — the product of the actual stars she knows and loves — will definitely put a smile on her face (or at least give her a nice buzz).

From $5.68 at?

WoodSnap Photo Prints and Blocks

Woodsnap print with plant next to it

WoodSnap takes a pretty ordinary concept, a printed picture, and makes it unique by swapping out the paper for premium baltic birch wood. All with a high-resolution finish, custom prints can be prepared in a variety of sizes and formats, and can be paired with a frame or stand of your choosing. Cheers to remembering the good times.

Find out more at

Caswell-Massey Gardenia Gift Set

Caswell Massey Gardenia Gift Set

When better to give the gift of rich, bright florals than to mom on Mother’s Day. Caswell-Massey — the oldest American fragrance brand by a long shot — has you covered with rose, lilac, honeysuckle, or our personal favorite, gardenia.??

$45 at

Doggy Bathroom Starter Kit

Doggy Bathroom Starter Kit

Yes, this is a fancy dog bathroom for those dogs who are paddy trained. Yes, this is extra, and yes, we love it. Mom will too, because after she gets this, she won’t have to stare at doggy business.

$209 at

The mom(s) in your life is sure to be pleasantly surprised by any one of these unique gifts.

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