10 No-Nonsense Mother's Day Gifts She'll Actually Love

May 04, 2022 5 min read

Mother's Day gift ideas that mom wants

Let's face it: when it comes to Mother's Day gifting, sometimes, we end up picking items that aren't really valuable or meaningful. They eventually end up in a box somewhere, never to be seen again. Harsh as it sounds, this should be a reminder for us to be thoughtful and personal when choosing a present for mom.

So what gift can you give your mom that won't be a waste? What's a gift she'll actually use or like? We have 10 great ideas for you. Read on!


1. An experience under her interests

Think about hobbies artists, and specific interests that your mom is into, then get her an "experience gift" for that interest. Here are some experience gift ideas to get you started:

  • Tickets to a show of her favorite singer
  • A class or workshop for her hobby
  • A tour in a botanical garden, on a boat, or at a vineyard
  • A no-disturbance spa afternoon
  • A night at the ballroom.


2. A personalized artwork

We're huge fans of giving personalized art as presents because they're not just pretty things to look at, they're also expressive and meaningful. Just look at our customizable pieces above and below! If you're not convinced, check out our blog post on why personalized wall art makes the best Mother's Day gift.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "You Are The Mom Everyone Wishes They Had" Premium Canvas


Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Mom, We Love You" Premium Canvas


3. A wonderful family meal

Go beyond breakfast in bed and organize a lively family brunch or dinner for mother. Surprise her with the presence of dear family members and/or friends whom she has not seen in a while. Additional brownie points if you can cook the meal yourself! And as icing on top, decorate the dining area with pretty flowers and a lovely table setting.


4. An elegant family tree art

If your mom, like ours, likes to keep family mementos and keepsakes, a well-made family tree artwork will make an amazing gift. You can commission it from a professional artist, but a more budget-friendly option would be to get a customizable family tree wall print.

Our examples above and below are professionally designed and printed on canvas with high-quality ink, so not only are they affordable, they're also long-lasting!

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Names On Tree Premium Canvas V2


Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Tree - Names On Hearts Premium Canvas


5. A mini home makeover

A refreshed house is pleasant to come home to! If you know your mom's interior style, head over to her place while she's away and jazz up a couple of rooms. You don't have to go all out by repainting walls or replacing furniture. Just a few noticeable changes will do the trick: a new wall art, some elegant drapes, a matching set of throws, and a fresh vase of flowers.

Make sure to incorporate some of her beloved things like heirlooms and family photos. Most importantly, do the painstaking work of decluttering and deep-cleaning! Now that's a gift any mother would want.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "This Is Us - Crazy, Loud, Love" Premium Canvas

Bonus tip: Read our tips to make the house look and feel expensive with some affordable decor changes!


6. Fresh new beddings

Who wouldn't love fresh pillows and sheets? Though these are common objects in the house, it's always a wonderful feeling when you get to use a new (or newly washed) set. Make it extra-special for Mama by personalizing her new beddings! We have lots of customizable pillows and blankets here on GearDen. See examples above and below.

Blanket pictured above: Personalized Family Name Premium Teal Fleece Blanket


Pillow pictured above: Personalized Pillow "Mr. & Mrs." With Name And Year


7. Her new everyday bag

You can never go wrong with a practical gift that she'll use every day -- but make it one-of-a-kind by personalizing it! A basic canvas tote bag is really useful, and you can easily add your mom's monogram to it to make it look classy. The example above is a DIY craft by artist Ashley Hacksaw.


8. Grownup chore coupons

Chore coupons were a cute idea when you were 7 and wanted to give mom a DIY gift. But hear us out: they can be even more appreciated as a grownup present! Our mothers are saddled with chores every single day, so it would be really nice for them to get a break from these tasks every now and then throughout the year.

Go ahead and print out your grownup coupons for mom to use, like the ones above made by the Flanders Family. Include chores like:

  • fixing a drain or plumbing
  • doing a load of laundry
  • driving her to and from an errand
  • cleaning her bathroom or kitchen.

You can also include "special perk coupons" like Sunday family lunches, coffee dates, and a movie of her choice.


9. A tool for her everyday tasks

What's a gadget or appliance that could really make your mom's life easier? It can be as simple as a mug warmer for her daily coffee or a kitchen phone stand so she can look at her recipe while cooking. Or, if budget allows, go for a life-changing appliance like an instant pot, a food processor, or a Roomba. Think of a task that your mother does regularly, and look up a gadget for it that fits your budget.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Kitchen - Seasoned With Love" Premium Canvas


10. A treat she wouldn't buy for herself

Pay attention to store items that your mother would really want but wouldn't spend money on. Maybe she's been window-shopping at a clothing store or looking at a piece of jewelry. Or maybe it's a useful item that she keeps saying she'll "get someday" like a premium mattress or a doorbell camera. It might even be some indulgent foods like her favorite cake or chocolates.

These are little luxuries that would really make your mom happy when she gets them as a gift. If the item exceeds your budget, get your siblings to pitch in for one grand present from all of you.


What do you think of these Mother's Day gift ideas? The bottomline, really, is to give your mom something that directly relates to their interests or daily activities. We hope our tips have been helpful! If you or your mom are into home decorating, browse GearDen.com for fantastic wall art and decor items!

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