Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Including atypical gifts

Are you in need of some Mother’s Day gift ideas that are a little bit different? Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding that perfect gift for mom can be a bit of a challenge. Oftentimes, you will see advertisements for various gift ideas as Mother’s Day comes closer. However, I personally know that these gifts don’t always work for all moms. As a mom who doesn’t wear makeup, perfume, or jewelry, that takes away a number of gift ideas. Add in the fact that I don’t particularly like flowers either and that removes even more options. So, what do you buy on Mother’s Day for moms who don’t care for those usual gifts? If she is an introvert, then consider buying her a gift that introverts would love.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Bluetooth Speaker. Whether it’s for listening to music, a podcast, or an audiobook, a Bluetooth speaker is a great gift idea. There are a large number of brands and styles to choose from. These speakers can allow your mom to listen to her favorite music while cleaning or just relaxing. I have a Bluetooth Speaker and absolutely love it. These can be a bit on the pricey side, so if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, then you could always go with Bluetooth headphones.

Candles. This may not necessarily be an atypical mother’s day gift idea. Candles can be a great gift for many occasions and Mother’s Day is no exception. Perhaps there is a scent mom loves but is hard to find. Or you could get a scented candle set. An alternative is to get wax melts. It all depends on if your mom has a wax melt warmer or not.

Fingerless Gloves. These are great gifts for moms who always have cold hands. Fingerless gloves can be used when reading, on the computer or just relaxing around the house. There are a great number of styles and colors to choose from. If you are crafty, you can make them yourself.

Tool box. Is your mom a bit of a handywoman? Does she have a place to keep all of her tools? A tool box can be a great idea for mom. You don’t have to break the bank to buy a tool box. Since they come in a variety of sizes, you can choose any size and price that fits your budget. At the very minimum, she will be able to cart her tools around with her as she tackles various jobs around the house. These can also be used for bulkier craft supplies.

Books. If your mom is a reader or would like to be one, then a book could be the perfect gift. Does she have a favorite author or genre? Perhaps there is a book from a series she wants to read. Now is the perfect time to get your mom that book. Audiobooks are another great option. These allow her to enjoy a book while getting all those chores done around the house. Just don’t forget to give your mom some quiet time in order to read.

Gardening Supplies. Whether your mom grows a flower or vegetable garden, getting her some garden supplies may be a good idea. This can be as simple as some packages of seeds or a garden set. A garden cart can also be a good idea. Another option is to buy her a few plants she can put in the garden. As a bonus, you can offer to help her plant the garden as well.

A Home Cooked Meal. Sometimes one of the best gifts to give is something as simple as a home-cooked meal. You could pick your mom’s favorite meal and make that for her. Just make sure you do the dishes as well! Alternatively, if you lack cooking skills, you can take her out to a restaurant. A takeout meal is also an option, especially since many restaurants are booked solid for mother’s day.

A Homemade Craft. Moms always appreciate homemade gifts. Whether it’s as simple as a card, to something more extravagant. These gifts can be made by all age groups and add an extra special feel to them.


  1. Great gift ideas!! I just can’t believe that it is mothers day already..I feel like Christmas was just a couple of weeks ago!

    1. It’s crazy how quickly we move from one holiday to another. Every time I turn around another special day is just around the corner.

  2. I love the garden cart idea, and the garden tool set as well. You packed a lot of great ideas int this post. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you. Any gardener would certainly appreciate those gifts.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions! My MIL loves to garden and I know I’ll be looking at some seeds or potted plants for her. Love your garden set idea, too!

    1. Thank you. I’m sure she will be thrilled with those. There are so many great gardening items out there.

  4. Some great Mother’s Day gift ideas and some Jared my brain to other ideas. Very helpful! Many thanks 😊

    1. Thank you. I’m glad it helped you out.

  5. Great gift ideas. I would especially love the speakers and the home cooked meal. 🙂

    1. Thank you. The speaker is fantastic, I have one and use it out in the garden when I’m busy planting and weeding, or when I’m cooking, and basically whenever I want to listen to music and I’m not at my computer. You can never go wrong with gifting a home-cooked meal.

  6. My mom/relatives are into technology. A new tablet or an audible subscription would be good ideas to add for younger moms, etc.

    1. Those are great gift ideas. Thank you for sharing them.

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