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18 Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts That’ll Make Her Feel Special

personalized mother's day gifts
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Birthdate Co., Etsy, Uncommon Goods
April 11, 2023

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Mother’s Day gift-giving can be packed with quite a few emotions. Trying to find the perfect thing to say ‘I love and appreciate you,’ something that feels unique to the person who raised you, is no small task — we feel ya.

To take the stress outta finding something extra-special for her this year, we rounded up our fave custom gifts. From adorable photo prints to personalized jewelry, these thoughtful and sentimental things go above and beyond. We can promise you one thing: They will be treasured for years to come. (And may produce some happy tears.)

Psst…Want more ideas? Check out all of our other Mother’s Day gift guides here.

travel jewelry case with initials

A jewelry case for her most-worn earrings and rings…

Now she can jet-set with her precious accessories stowed away safely. This compact case has compartments for different items, plus little loops to keep necklaces from tangling. There are lots of different colors to choose from, and you can add her initials for a sweet personalized touch. Psst… use the code SKIMM20 for 20% off sitewide on Sprinkled With Pink. ($19.99, Sprinkled With Pink)

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birthday astrology book
Birthdate Co.

A personalized book the mom who’s into astrology will adore…

This made-to-order book features 70+ pages of custom horoscope readings and interpretations based on her birth chart. She can learn about her sun and moon signs as well as which celebs share a similar reading. Or consider the Birthdate Candle ($50), which consults the stars for a fragrance specific to her birthday. Just input the day, and the scent and label will be fully customized. ($95, Birthdate Co.)

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photo and video time capsule box baby videos

A digital keepsake of all your old family photos and videos…

It’s pretty simple. Legacybox will take outdated VHS tapes, photos, cassettes, negatives, and more. Then the magic happens. In six to eight weeks, you’ll receive those originals back, plus a new digital version via thumb drive, DVD, or as a download from the cloud. So she can rewatch baby videos, talent shows, and all those soccer games she taped. And save them to her phone to share with others. Get the tissues ready. ($35.98+, Legacybox)

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Monogram Necklace

A modern twist on a traditional monogram necklace…

We have a feeling this made-to-order accessory will become her new favorite statement necklace. Choose from four length options in 14-karat yellow, white, or rose gold, or 925 silver, plated yellow, or plated rose gold. Customers say the seller is collaborative, receptive, and delivers stunning results. ($48+, RobertoGoldDiamond via Etsy)

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timeline date print

A timeline print to highlight her major moments…

Like the date she got married, your birthday (and the birthdays of your siblings), and more. Because one day can really make a big difference in someone’s life. The print is available framed or unframed, with or without a mat. If you get the larger size, you’ll be able to add up to 20 names and dates. ($17.49+, chathamplace via Etsy)

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photo heart-shaped print mother's day

A heart-shaped photo collage any mom will “ooh” and “awww” at…

Finally a place to showcase all those precious family memories. The print is fully customizable, comes in various sizes, and has a wide array of frames to choose from (you can also buy it unframed). There are 30 photo slots in total, so a spot for every sibling, vacation, holiday spent together, and more. We guarantee she’ll hang it within the first hour of opening. ($31+, Minted)

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personalized crossword puzzle
Uncommon Goods

A personalized crossword print if your mom loves a good brainteaser…

With six original clues, she’ll spend a few hours on this puzzle, most likely quipping about how difficult it is to finish. The six you create will be integrated into the puzzle but will be highlighted to stand out. It also comes with an answer key just in case she’s stumped. ($50+, Uncommon Goods)

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personalized name yarn bowl
Uncommon Goods

A yarn bowl that’s carved with her name…

If she’s someone who loves to knit, weave, or crochet, then this bowl is for her. Her yarn will never get tangled thanks to the hooked slot. Plus the holes mean she’ll have a designated spot to rest her needles if she needs a break. Just watch out — she may take this as a sign to knit you a full set of hat and gloves. Ya can’t say no to homemade things. ($60, Uncommon Goods

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personalized poem mother's day gift
Uncommon Goods

A custom Mother’s Day poem that’ll make her a little weepy…

Get ready for some happy mom tears. All you’ve gotta do is answer a few simple questions and maker Zoe Branch will turn ’em into a three-stanza poem. Aka you won’t have to do much work at all. The poem can also ship mounted on birch wood or come unframed if you wanna do that part yourself. The final touch is sweet too — it’ll come with a pressed flower in your choice of color. ($50+, Uncommon Goods)

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Grounding stone
Kate McLeod

A grounding stone that she can introduce to her nighttime routine…

It’s simple to use: Apply it to dry, warm skin and it’ll begin to melt. After some massaging, she’ll be left with silky, supple skin. Each stone has a base of cocoa butter, with four nourishing oils (sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and fractionated coconut). We suggest using the stone after a shower or bath. Once she’s done, she can rub the excess oil into her skin before heading to bed. Spa night, commence. ($45, Kate McLeod)

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photo fridge magnets

Fridge photo magnets she’ll never tire of…

She’s already got framed photos of you all around the house, so why not add a couple to the fridge? They’re available in three sizes (small, medium, large) and can be made within a day. Aka a quick gift that’ll last a lifetime. ($8.50+, PrintsFactoryInc via Etsy)

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personalized photo cube

A photo cube she’ll always leave out on display…

Pick out her five favorite photos of the fam and watch this lil’ cube become her most-loved decor piece on her dresser or bookshelf. Plus you can personalize it with an inscription. It’s not the flashiest gift, but it’s something she’ll love for years to come. ($34.99+, Shutterfly)

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personalized name necklace

A multi-name necklace if you’ve got lots of siblings…

No favorite child here. She’ll be able to proudly represent all of you at the same time. Tbh we don’t know what mom wouldn’t completely adore a necklace like this — especially if she wants something to show off to friends. It comes in various lengths (up to 20 inches) and can hold up to four names. ($22.40+, GlamourJewelryHouse via Etsy)

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mom and me journal

A collaborative journal that celebrates the most unbreakable of bonds...

Is there a person more sentimental than your mom? Answer is probably not. This journal has prompts for both you and her to answer. You can pass the book back and forth, writing down shared memories, favorite traditions, and thoughts for the future. ($8.99, Amazon)

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memory jar

A family memory jar to record special moments…

She can drop in photos, handwritten notes, plane tickets, and more. It’ll act as a time capsule for the entire family. Once it’s filled, she can empty it to reminisce. Cue the nostalgia. ($20.60, Amazon)

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mothers day gifts sweatshirt
Mademydays via Etsy

Outerwear designed with a picture of their fur baby…

Make them a proud mama by gifting them a hoodie, T-shirt, or sweatshirt with a their pet’s face and name on it. Just upload a clear picture of their pet (odds are they’ll have no problem sharing a few), pick the drawing style, and choose from the eight available color options. Voila: their new favorite piece of clothing. ($17.27+,Mademydays via Etsy)

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Wooden Box
Uncommon Goods

A handmade box with a dozen sweet messages…

Shake things up a little and give your mom a gift that keeps on giving. Every time she needs a little extra pick-me-up, she can reach for one of these heart-shaped messages to cherish. Choose from over 50 heartfelt sayings to make sure each one is just as meaningful as the last. ($45, Uncommon Goods)

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Custom book

A custom-made book from her little one(s)…

It’ll be the sweetest way to celebrate how much she does as a mom. This customized book allows you to include her name and an illustrated character, as well as up to three kids to star in the story, and a loving dedication. You can even choose the color of the cover and select from several languages. ($39.99, Wonderbly)

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