Moms are hard to buy for. There, I said it. It’s not because we don’t have a list of things we want, it’s that at the forefront of our minds is what we NEED. Moms don’t want us to fuss – but if we must they figure we might as well gift them something that lessons the load.
I asked my husband what he might want for Father’s day and I suggested I get him a shaver. “But honey, that’s something I need.”. Um, YES. That’s what I always ask for. Do you remember last Christmas? We bought toilets.
So this Mother’s day, let’s all band together and get mom something she needs and wants all wrapped up in something unique and uncommon. Are you with me?
(And dear husband, do you hear me?)
Mother’s day is May 10th. Here’s some truly unique but practical gifts for mom. I found them all at UnCommonGoods. What I love about UnCommonGoods is the number of items that are handmade. You can even take a studio tour of many of the artists who share their products. Plus their website is sprinkled with UnCommon knowledge. You’ll find curious facts all throughout. Are you ready to check out the Mother’s Day ideas here?
This is the perfect gift for the cooking mom. How many pints are in a cup? How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone online to ask these questions while trying a new recipe. This problem is solved, very stylishly I might add, with this cook’s cuff.
Does mom need new lotion? Why not get her a candle, that’s a lotion. Or a lotion that’s a candle. Yes, it exists and this is it! As the soy candle burns, the wax becomes a warm body lotion. How perfect is that for a calming bubble bath! You can get your mom this 2 in 1 candle set here. (You can also buy just one large lotion candle here.)
Is mom a tea drinker? Here’s one way to give her an entire day of teas. There’s tea for the morning, lunch, afternoon and then the evening. These are loose leaf teas made in France. You can find them here. (You can find more tea inspiration here.)
Oh, if I could get the clutter of mail out of my life, what a gift it would be. I love this mail slot organizer not just because of the functionality but because it would look nice in our home. It doesn’t scream office organizer. This may not be the most “cute” of mother’s day gift, but this mother loves this one – and so I had to share! You can grab your mail slot organizer here.
My mom is constantly losing her reading glasses. It’s become a joke around our family. I think she owns ten pairs of glasses just so she can leave them anywhere and have a great chance of finding them when she needs them. I just absolutely love this cute owl for her to rest her glasses on. It’s hand-carved in India. You can grab your smarty owl here.
A little birdie is all your mom needs to keep her yard organized as she knits or crochets. It’s handcrafted on a potters wheel in New York. You can find all the yarn ideas here.
This was one of the first gift ideas that jumped out at me. I think this is such a fun gift idea, especially for the mom who is very musical. (You can even get a party set here.) You can fill your wine glass to reflect the major scale.
There’s nothing like a box of chocolates! These divine soaps are sure to please any chocolate loving mom. They’re perfect for a quick shower or a relaxing bath. And best yet, they’re calorie free. 😉 You can grab these chocolates for mom here.
(By the way, you can grab WINE soaps here.)
These bowls are gorgeous! They’re handcrafted in New York. I personally love the little pour spout which is perfect for baking. I get flour all over the place trying to add it to the mixer. These bowls are microwave and oven safe! Grab a set for mom here. If these are out of your budget, you can grab beautiful stoneware mugs here.
This necklace may be more on the non-practical but I just could not pass up sharing it with you. Hello? Jewelry. I just find this necklace absolutely enchanting in it’s uniqueness. These necklaces are handmade and made of sterling silver. Handmade in North Carolina, you can have one, two, three or four little birdies added. Get this adorable necklace here.
I lose earrings constantly because I don’t have a great place to store them. This beautiful earrings bowl solves that! This is another gift that is handmade and sculpted on a pottery wheel. You can dangle 18 pairs of earrings and put your bracelets in the bowl in this bowl that you’ll find here.
This cookbook holder is made of reclaimed wood from Europe. You can use this with a paper cookbook or even use it to hold an Ipad. I love the rustic look of this cookbook holder.
Not only can mom take a seat while gardening but she’ll have all her handy tools nearby. You can detach the seat from the tool bag if mom prefers that. You can check out all the awesome reviews here.
There are SO many awesome and unique items for Mom over at UncommonGoods. You’ll find them all here. This post was sponsored by UnCommonGoods. All opinions are mine as always. 🙂