Mothers can be notoriously tricky to buy for. If your own mom has a birthday on the horizon, then you’re likely already racking your brain for a gift that’ll impress, and let her know how special she is to you.
A gift that reflects her personality, and has been chosen with care, is the way to go. Below you’ll find the five best gifts that’ll have her smiling all year – and some additional options, too!
1. Beautiful Birthstone Necklace
A necklace featuring your mom’s birthstone is a wonderful, timeless gift that she’ll enjoy wearing for years to come. Choose an elegant, simple chain in sterling silver, gold, or rose gold that’s both easy-wearing and glamorous.
Want to go all-in with the wow factor? Opt for a birthstone necklace for mom that features the engraved names and birthstones of yourself and your siblings for a truly one-of-a-kind present that she’ll adore – and will likely bring a few tears! Birthstone necklaces never go out of fashion, and if the design is chosen with care, they are suitable for both everyday wear and for special occasions.
2. Personalized Leather Tote Bag
It’s a rule that once you become a mom, you have a lot of stuff to carry around with you! Help her go about her day in style with the gift of a gorgeous leather tote bag embossed with her name, initials, or a short message.
High-quality leather will last and look good for years, and opting for a tote style means she won’t run out of room for her laptop, cosmetics, book, and all the other essential items. To really treat your mom on her next birthday, why not have a matching leather wallet and leather-covered notebook personalized, and tuck them into the bag for an extra surprise?
3. Book Club Subscription
Give your mom a well-deserved birthday treat with the gift of a book club subscription! Subscriptions work in a variety of ways: some clubs allow the recipient to choose their own monthly selections of titles, while other services will handpick books based on the reading preferences indicated on sign-up, so choose the package that will suit your mom best.
Most book club services allow you to choose from a three, six, or twelve-month subscription, so this really is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year! Many recipients rave about these subscriptions and appreciate how they’ve helped them discover new books that they love that they maybe wouldn’t have come across otherwise.
4. Original Date-of-Birth Newspaper
This thoughtful gift is sure to be a talking point: an original newspaper that appeared on your mom’s date of birth. Look for a company that provides a certificate of authenticity with the paper for an extra special present- this guarantees that the newspaper provided isn’t a replica. You may also want to select an option that presents the paper in a hardcover book or gift box to add to the wow factor!
It’s not just birthdays: original newspapers are also a great way to commemorate other important dates, such as graduation or marriage.
5. Personalized Art Gift
Moms will love a personalized, unique art gift – choose to have the family group depicted, a simple portrait of your mom herself, or even a beloved pet! The best thing about these portraits is you can choose the style you wish the original photo to be transformed into, so opt for watercolor, pop art, or art deco to reflect your mom’s unique aesthetic. Choose a beautiful frame for the picture that’ll match your mom’s home; if you’ve got some creative chops, have a look for a simple wooden frame in a second-hand or thrift store, and transform it yourself with paint, shells, or other embellishments.
Many companies that provide this service also allow you to add a message to the bottom of the print for even more of a personal touch that your mom will appreciate.
And the Best of the Rest
There are lots more ideas for spectacular presents to choose from. How about a personalized projection bracelet that features a minuscule photograph hidden inside it? Or a pair of tickets to see a theater show for some mom-and-daughter bonding time?
There is no better way to spruce up a home than with new decor items – look for pieces that match the room décor already in place – but feel free to step out of the ordinary now and then to bring in something unexpected! Lighting fixtures such as table lamps or floor lamps can also provide just enough brightness or atmosphere when needed.
For a really unusual gift, consider a tabletop fireplace, which can add a warm (and eco-friendly!) glow to any room or outdoor space, making it perfect for adding ambiance when dining al fresco or snuggling up in front of a movie.
Gifts for a Magical Birthday
Whatever you choose to buy your mom for her birthday, selecting with care and always keeping in the forefront of your mind her personality and preferences are sure to pay off. Think outside the box and reflect back over the year just gone for inspiration: has she mentioned a New Year’s resolution to read more, for example, or expressed an interest in a new hobby?
No matter what gift you decide to get your mother for her next birthday, making the effort to give her something special is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Choosing a meaningful gift that will remind her of your love and appreciation will undoubtedly ensure that it stands out from the crowd of standard presents. Whether you select something personalized, practical, or simply spectacular – make it count. Ultimately, she’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness and love no matter what you pick. A personalized gift is always sure to be a winner and is a great way to let your mom know exactly how important she is to you – hopefully, the list above will inspire you to pick the perfect present!