Moms all over America love flowers and chocolate from loved ones on Mother’s Day.
Yet what about some gifts that last a bit longer than those sweet treats?
If you want to shy away from the traditional Mother’s Day gifts, try something new this May.
Here are gifts ideas for Mother’s Day that break away from the norm.
There are plenty here to choose from, so check out this list!
- A baby monitor that tracks breathing
- A DIY photo frame that doubles as a vase
- A piece of fine China
- A guided journal
- A beach bag filled with summer items
- An indoor garden
1. A baby monitor that tracks breathing
If there’s a new mom in your life whom you really want to surprise this Mother’s Day, a baby monitor that tracks breathing might just do the trick. It’s in a mother’s nature to worry about her babies always, but especially newborns.
There are scores of fears a mother has when bringing home a new baby. Will they take to their bottle or breastfeeding? Is the baby too hot or too cold in the bassinet? Can the baby turn on its belly and struggle to breathe?
While there may be nothing that truly stops a mother’s worrying, a baby monitor that tracks breathing may help her sleep just a little bit better through the night.
Though tech-related baby items are often some of the most expensive, they might be worth the extra splurge this Mother’s Day. The gift could truly impact a mother’s ability to relax. The devices send alerts when breathing or movement hasn’t been detected and could even save a child’s life.
2. A DIY photo frame that doubles as a vase
While homes may be overloaded with family photos on the walls and console tables, one more addition likely won’t hurt the space.
This DIY photo vase idea is thoughtful, easy and will double as a photo display and a flower vase.
You’ll need four square frames that are all the same size, photos, a hot glue gun, a small vase and of course, flowers.
To put this photo vase together, you’ll want to add the pictures to your frames first. Once you’ve glued the frames together it will be more difficult, but not impossible, to add photos later.
One by one, take the framed photos and hot glue them to each other like you’re putting together a box. You’ll want the photos to end in a perfect square that stands on its own.
Then, add a small vase to the center of it and add flowers. The box of frames will not have a bottom unless you add one, so you’ll want to let mom know this before she tries to pick it up to check it out. This display is perfect for a kitchen island where all four of the photos can be seen.
3. A piece of fine China
It’s likely that your mom hasn’t received a gift of fine China since her bridal shower or wedding. Fine China doubles as an elegant piece of serve ware and high-end table decor for a special event.
There are an array of designs to choose from, including simple silver and gold painted accents, to floral, to stripes or bows. Choose based on mom’s taste and the already present aesthetic of her kitchen or dining room.
While fine China, porcelain, bone China or dainty ceramics usually appear during the holiday season, Mother’s Day is a perfect celebration to add an elegant touch to mom’s collection.
4. A guided journal
While writing can be a relaxing activity, if mom has a bout of writer’s block with a blank page it may not be as fun as anticipated.
A guided journal is perfect for this reason. Guided journals come with prompts per page to answer vs simply free writing.
There are different guided journals available to choose from, including self-help journals, creative writing guided activities and even memory journals that help recall moments to never forget.
Guided journals will not only help mom get her brain active and creative, but it’s also a gift she can look back through over time.
5. A beach bag filled with summer items
Mother’s Day conveniently takes place right before summer. That’s why a beach bag filled with summer items is a gift your mom may love and use for months to come.
Pick out a cute beach bag that fits your mom’s style.
Stuff the bag with beach items that are adorable and useful like towels, sunscreen or tanning oils, a good beach read, a portable speaker, a floppy hat and beach attire she’ll enjoy.
If you don’t see your mom using a beach bag, you can do the same thing with a cooler.
6. An indoor garden
Did you know you could plant herbs and vegetables inside your house? This is a great gift for moms who love to indulge in fresh veggies and herbs throughout the year.
It is also a good idea for city residents that might not have enough room for an outdoor garden.
There are numerous hydroponics growing systems on Amazon that are an excellent way to plant an indoor garden.
All you need is the indoor garden system along with seed pods.
Not only is an indoor garden practical and something to get fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers out of, but it also serves as a beautiful addition to the kitchen.