Unique Mother’s Day Gifts!


Tired of giving mom the same ‘ol gifts? This Mother’s Day give her something personal. I’ve rounded up a few really unique gifts that would delight any mother. Let’s get started!

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If you want to give a truly unique and personal gift, startup UNIQUE Fragrance is offering a special service. On www.uniquefragrance.com individuals can create their own fragrance in a personalized bottle.  Experienced perfume experts are available for help with the creation. The various fragrances from pink grapefruit to white musk can be combined in 150 billion unique variations, according to the recipient’s preferences. The bottle can be labelled with a name, a personal love message or a picture. The company even created a fragrance for Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton already (see here).

The manufacturer is producing all perfumes and colognes in the heart of Europe. Fragrances are from French Provence and the sunny hills of Italy and Spain. The laboratory is located in Berlin, Germany. A custom scent is available from just one bottle (for $79.90 / 1.7 fl oz) and shipped to the New York office for final delivery within just a few days. Further, a full satisfaction-or-money-back guarantee is granted. Co-Founder and CEO Matti Niebelschutz reports 100,000 customers who have already created their own UNIQUE fragrance online.

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Give your mom (and yourself) the gift of her personal story! There’s a new way to get to know your mom and other loved ones all year around, and it’s called StoryWorth.

A great gift idea, StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for you, your mom, or any other family member across generations to write and share stories about their lives, and share them with the people they love most. At the end of the year, StoryWorth can bind the stories you gather from your relatives across generations into a beautiful hardcover book to keep forever. You’ll strengthen your bonds as you get to know your family members in a whole new way. I always tried to get my mother’s stories out of her and I did learn a few, but I would have LOVED to be able to give her something tangible. I just love this idea!

Here’s how it works:

  • Each week, StoryWorth sends a story prompt, like “What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled?” or “What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?”

  • She responds with a story, either by writing back or recording by phone. You get the stories every week.

  • Whenever she’s ready, her stories can be bound into a beautiful hardcover book.

There’s also a new StoryWorth companion iOS app in the App Store!

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Personalized Yankee Candles! Everyone loves a candle and when you can put your own picutre on it, it’s twice as good! It’s super easy to:

Choose a jar style: large jars, large tumblers, small tumblers and votives

Choose your fragrance from 24 scents

Choose your title

Upload your favorite picture!

All orders ship 5-7 business days after receipt of order via Standard Shipping. In a hurry? Choose 3- or 2-day Express at checkout. (Note: Expedited shipping begins after the 5-7 days needed to complete your order. Also, expedited shipments cannot be delivered to PO Boxes.)

I created these for this post:

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download (2)Phyllis and Rosie Bar Necklace – Engrave her name or a meaningful date on this classic bar necklace that she can wear every day. $150; phyllisandrosie.com


What are you giving mom on Mother’s Day? How are you celebrating?

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  1. Robin Rue says

    Great ideas. Honestly I just want some peace and quiet for a little while this year.

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    Really great ideas!

  3. Stephanie Clark says

    Your blog is beautiful!

  4. Lovely ideas!

  5. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says

    I love Yankee candles, I just bought some new ones! My mom asked for a paper shredder for Mother’s Day this year. How’s that for unique?!

  6. I love that jar candle – how cool that you can personalize it like that! I think any mom would appreciate something that special!

  7. Justina says

    These are such great ideas for gifts!

  8. That perfume bottle is fabulous! It looked like I might love the scent too. And the jar candles are always a nice add-on gift for mom! 🙂

  9. Love those personalized Yankee Candles!!!! I wonder what my hubby is going to do for me this year!

  10. I like these ideas! I think my mom would appreciate some personalized candles with family photos!

  11. marciaf says

    I didn’t know that you could personalize a candle. That’s a wonderful idea. I like the necklace too, especially with the date on it.

  12. I have run out of ideas on what to give my mom during mother’s day. I know she’s the kind of lady that would rather get 8 hours of sleep than a bouquet of flowers. Lol. So I guess, pampering her the entire day is enough adding those candles would be a nice touch. These ideas are lovely though, especially that necklace!

  13. FabZilla_Kath says

    The personalized candles sound like a great (and quick) idea!

  14. Jennifer S. says

    I’m super intrigued by the idea of StoryWorth! I have family all across the US and Canada and this would be a great way to connect and keep memories!

  15. Lisa Marie Heath says

    What adorable gift ideas!!

  16. I love the StoryWorth idea! It would make a great present to my grandparents as well.

  17. Aww I didn’t realize you could personalize candles! It would make such a great gift to get a favorite scent and attach a family photo

  18. I’m not sure I want to know what my personal candle would smell like.. lol! The story books are such a neat idea. I wish I had done that long ago.

  19. Nicole Cochingco Escat says

    I’d like to pick the perfume, I’m sure my mom would love it.

  20. Lori Felix says

    Unfortunately I don’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom since we live on opposite coasts. I usually order her a nice bouquet and have it delivered to her house.

  21. Those gifts are unique indeed! I think my mom would love a candle with our photo on it 🙂

  22. These are all really cool ideas. No surprise I’d totally choose the perfume. I’ve designed my own blend before years ago, but I’d love to do it again with my new “tastes” lol.

  23. Thanks for these ideas. Could come in handy for us soon!

  24. Stephanie Pass says

    These are great gifts! I love the personalized Yankee candle. Those candles are my favorites.

  25. Ryan Escat says

    I’m sure my wife would love the necklace, it’s really gorgeous.

  26. I love the idea of the story and the personalized candles. I want a candle that smells like coffee and another that smells like new books.

  27. chubskulit says

    It’s been 11 years since I celebrated Mother’s day with my Mom. I miss her terribly being thousand of miles away. I love personalized gifts like this.

  28. Aziel Morte says

    Such a great gift ideas for mothers day, I love the perfume

  29. Kendra Williams says

    I love these ideas! I really like being able to create a personalized scent for my mom.

  30. katrina gehman says

    I love this idea!!! I’m going to have to do this for my mom on her bday since it’s coming up soon.

  31. Camesha says

    I like the story! That’s a great idea. I think I might get that for my mom. My friend was just telling me that she’s reading her grandmas old journal from the 30’s. Having those memories in one place is priceless.

  32. adriana nudo says

    These are great ideas! I love that necklace!