13 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts to Make Mom Smile

Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts

Each year, Mother’s Day is a truly special occasion to celebrate the love and care we have received from our mothers and mother figures. You want to give her something she’ll love, but it can sometimes be tough to figure out just what to get her.

What Goes Into Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts?

It can be difficult to determine what type of gift will make your mom happiest on Mother’s Day. However, there’s some evidence out there to help guide us. Last year, Groupon commissioned a survey centered around Mother’s Day gift-giving. The study found that moms enjoy being treated to an enjoyable experience on their special day, such as brunch or a show. But at the top of the list of most-desired wants was a “sentimental” gift, so it pays to put some thought into your gift! Different moms have different preferences, but personalized gifts offer one effective way to give her something powerful she’ll appreciate.

Since giving a heartfelt gift is important, we have some ideas of meaningful Mother’s Day gifts here to show you!

Acrylic Keepsake

Mother's Day Keepsake

Moms Are Like Buttons Heart Keepsake


Whether they serve as the peacekeeper for bickering siblings or the one who juggles the long list of daily tasks with ease and grace, so many moms play the vital role of keeping everything together. Make sure she knows how much you appreciate her abilities. She can proudly display this heart-shaped acrylic keepsake and remember your sweet gift whenever she sees it.


Floral Sherpa Blanket

Mother's Day Blanket

Home Is Where Mom Is Sherpa Blanket


Give mom a comfortable blanket she can cuddle up on the couch with. This sherpa features a beautiful floral pattern along with the names of who it’s from and the touching message of “Home is where Mom is.” The floral pattern is especially great for springtime!


Personalized Blessings Canvas

Mother's Day Canvas

Grandma’s Blessings Canvas


One of the greatest joys of motherhood is getting to be there every step of the way as one’s children grow up. Then the cycle can renew with those children having children of their own! This powerful gift for grandmas or great-grandmas allows them to celebrate the incredible blessings they get to spend time with. Personalize this canvas with the number of children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren she has for a gift she can cherish.


Poem Keepsake

Mother's Day Keepsake

Acrylic Poem Keepsake


It may be difficult to communicate how much your mom means to you, but you can bet she’d appreciate you giving it a shot! With this 4″ x 6″ acrylic keepsake, you can choose a default poem we offer or craft your own (using up to 1,200 characters) for an extra-special gift. This elegant keepsake makes a great tabletop decoration.


Photo Canvas

Mother's Day Photo Canvas

One of Life’s Greatest Treasures Photo Canvas


This 8″ x 20″ photo canvas is a powerful way to convey to your mom how much she means to you. Featuring gallery-wrapped edges and coming with hanging hardware, this canvas can be displayed with or without a frame.  Select a great picture of the two of you together that she’ll love getting to look at every day!


Gift Basket

Mother's Day Gift Basket

Tower of Sweets


Loaded with delicious items both chocolatey and savory, this tower of goodies is sure to be appreciated by moms with a sweet tooth. Highlights include three types of chocolate truffles, caramel popcorn, chocolate-covered Oreos, and raspberry shortbread cookies. She’ll want to find a secret spot to stash these treats, because they’re bound to be popular around the house!


Engraved Cutting Board

Engraved cutting board

Made With Love Cutting Board


For the mother or grandmother who loves spending time in the kitchen whipping up delicious concoctions for her family, this engraved cutting board can be put to good use. Personalize your cutting board with the names of who she loves cooking for and the title she prefers (“Mom,” “Nana,” “Gramma,” etc.). This bamboo cutting board measures 7.25″ x 11″, but we also offer a 12″ x 18″ option for chefs who prefer a larger cutting surface.


Engraved Photo Album

Photo album for grandma

All Our Hearts Photo Album


Grandmas who get to spend lots of time with their grandkids should definitely be able to catalog all the fun they have! Our personalized wood photo album can hold up to 72 pictures of grandma having a blast with the little ones. Fill this book full of cherished memories that she’ll love to flip through again and again.


Personalized Mom Shirt

Personalized T-Shirt for Mom

Greatest Blessings T-Shirt


Give mom or grandma a cute way to show how proud she is of all of her kids or grandkids. As an extra touch, this unique shirt commemorates the days her blessings entered the world. This shirt is available in white, black, ash gray, charcoal gray, or pink.


Word-Art Coffee Mug

Mother's Day Coffee Mug

Queen of Everything Coffee Mug


Show your mom how much of an impact she’s had on you! She’s performed many important duties throughout your life, from chef and chauffeur to nurse and friend. Using our Word-Art generator, personalize her mug to account for all of the important roles she’s played for you.


Custom Throw Pillow

Mother's Day Throw Pillow

Personalized Mother Throw Pillow


These comfortable throw pillows showcase some of the traits that make your mom so amazing. You can also add a custom message of your own toward the bottom of the pillow. She’ll be able to brighten up her living room or bedroom with these kind words for years to come! Choose from a pink or grey throw pillow.


Mom’s Kitchen Apron

Personalized Apron for Mom

Mom’s Kitchen Apron


Give mom a gift that proves she has dominion over her kitchen. This full-length, machine-washable apron features multiple pockets as well as an adjustable neck strap. She can proudly sport this apron whenever friends and family are over for a meal.


Engraved Picture Frame

Wood Frame With Kids' Birth Dates

Engraved Mom Established Wood Frame


This delightful 4″ x 6″ picture frame will feature a favorite picture of mom and her family. What makes this natural-wood frame extra special is that you can personalize it with the names and birthdays of up to six kids.


Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Know that you are appreciated for all that you do. Looking to browse more of our unique gifts for mom or other personalized gifts for all occasions?

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Now that we’re a few months into the new year, how have you been doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Many people tend to be disappointed about the progress of the goals they made at the beginning of the year. But there are ways to inject some fresh enthusiasm into your daily life! For instance, hobbies are a great way to enrich your days and pass the time. Many hobbies present unique opportunities to build your knowledge, challenge yourself, and meet interesting people. We decided to put together a list of some fun hobbies to try this year. All of the following are inexpensive hobbies that are generally accessible to just about anyone who might be interested. Enjoy!




In the past, photography could be a quite expensive hobby, but smartphone cameras have made it a much more accessible art form. It’s a pretty unique hobby in that it can appeal to different types of people. It can enrich your other hobbies or interests: for example, if you’re an architecture buff, you can creatively capture your favorite buildings and structures. If you love hiking, you can bring your camera along for some beautiful shots of nature.





This is a great hobby if you have some land to spare (even just a little) on your property. With the weather finally warming up here in the Midwest, you can start researching what you’d like to plant and get started! With a bit of hard work, you’ll be on your way to enjoying some homegrown fruits and veggies or some beautiful new foliage in your yard. Experts even argue that gardening is psychologically healthy because it gives us a sense of responsibility and control while offering an opportunity to relax and spend time nurturing another form of life.


Working Out



Many New Year’s resolutions involve starting a gym plan and trying to shed some pounds, but these good habits are often difficult for people to stick with. However, developing an exercise regimen or diet to follow can be an invigorating and rewarding hobby. You’ll look better and feel better, all while becoming more healthy! You can make this a low-cost endeavor by hiking or jogging outdoors or finding workout videos to watch online. If you feel like jumping into this hobby with both feet, you can purchase exercise equipment or invest in a gym membership.





Since many of our attention spans have been reduced with the rise of smartphones, devoting time to consuming long-form written content can be a nice change of pace. If you have access to a library card, you’ll be able to check out an enormous variety of books, whether you want to read the classics or the newest bestsellers, fiction or nonfiction. If you’re short of time to sit down and read, audiobooks are a great option. Download them to your digital device and listen while commuting, exercising, and doing chores.





Some people love to prepare food, while others hate it. If you’re on the more positive end of this spectrum, you might want to consider taking up cooking as a hobby. You can dive into totally new territory or really hone your skills with a particular style of cuisine. Cooking is a great hobby because you can always delight friends and family by sharing your creations with them (though you might want to taste them yourself first). Between online resources and cookbooks, there’s a ton to learn. Once you’ve reached a certain comfort level, you can try coming up with your own recipes.

Have a good time with these fun hobbies to try this year! The next time you need a unique gift for a friend or loved one, shop GiftsForYouNow. We have a wide variety of personalized gifts for all seasons and occasions.

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