Resorting to a card, flowers, or chocolate for Mother’s Day is the easy way out. If you are looking to really wow your mom this May 12, surprise her with one of these 17 unique gift ideas.

Hair Tools

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Glister’s Mini Adventurist flat iron ($45) is pictured. Glister

Give mom the ability to achieve a salon-quality hairstyle at home by gifting her Glister hair tools, which are made with all hair types in mind. The brand’s limited-edition 1.25" Paradise After Dark Flat Iron ($135), available in champagne and ultraviolet, comes with a bonus selfie ring, which means mom can snap a picture of her look after using it. If she wants to amp up her style, gift her Glister’s Paradise 32MM Max Volume Clip Curler ($120) to go with it. Mom’s on-the-go will appreciate a smaller version of the flat iron; Glister’s Mini Adventurist Flat Iron ($45) comes in a variety of colors.


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Treat mom to high-quality skincare by gifting her Aniise's Anti-Wrinkle Treatment ($124) and Wrinkle-Free Eye Creme ($69). Aniise

Help mom’s natural beauty shine through with all-natural and paraben-free skin treatments from Aniise. The brand’s Wrinkle-Free Eye Creme ($69) is a gentle product that fights against and prevents signs of aging without leaving behind a greasy residue. Elsewhere, the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment ($124) promotes cell growth, helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevents UV damage and age spots.


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HYDY's 16-ounce, double stainless-steel bottles ($43) are available in a large variety of colors. HYDY

Mom’s on-the-move will appreciate an up to 20-ounce, double stainless-steel bottle from HYDY. The bottles (prices start at $25) are BPA-free, feature an ergonomic handle, and changeable silicone covers. The bottles are made to protect hot and cool beverages at their correct temperature for 12 hours and 24 hours, respectively.


Holly & Tanager's Champion Zip Around Wallet ($195) is available in five colors. Holly & Tanager

Holly & Tanager is all about functionality, and that’s exactly what their Champion Zip Around Wallet ($195) provides. Available in five colors, the leather wristlet comes complete with two smartphone-sized interior pockets, two smaller zippered pockets, and 10 cardholders. Its detachable strap means it can also be carried as a traditional wallet.


Victorinox Swiss Army's Alliance XS watch ($395) will make a big statement this Mother's Day. Victorinox Swiss Army

Help your mom make a fashion statement that will last a lifetime by gifting her the Alliance XS watch ($395) in white from Victorinox. The delicate, feminine piece is designed to indefinitely blend into each user’s look while radiating elegance. The watch, measuring 22 mm in diameter, is crafted from stainless steel, is scratch-resident, features a pearly dial, and Super Luminova dots, hands, and indexes for easy-reading.


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Carry-on luggage for your post-Corona virus travels Victorinox

Summer travel is almost upon us, which is the perfect time for a luggage upgrade. Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Carry-On ($460) from Victorinox is practical while also offering luxurious features. Mom won’t need to worry about fitting all of her necessities as the suitcase features more packing space thanks to its recessed wheels and haul handles. Mom also won’t need to worry about bag damage with the product’s virgin polycarbonate shell and puncture-resistant coil zippers. Additional features include hidden ID tags which reveal a toolkit that contains a USB port (a power pack is available for purchase) and a travel-approved combination lock. Three colors are available.


Unbound Merino’s V-Neck T ($65 for one, $115 for two). Unbound Merino

Mom will discover her new favorite T-shirt when gifted Unbound Merino’s V-Neck T ($65 for one, $115 for two). Designed to be a closet staple, the soft, classic black tee is casual enough to wear every day while also capable of being dressed up for a night out. Made with fine Merino wool, the shirt includes reinforced stitching, a comfort stretch band, moisture-wicking capabilities, is odor resistant, and antibacterial.

Tea Box

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Mijenko’s Wooden Tea Box Chest ($149) is pictured with silver accents. Mijenko

If tea is mom’s thing, she will forever appreciate Mijenko’s Wooden Tea Box Chest ($149). Based out of Melbourne, Australia, the company has crafted a tea sachet holder that also doubles as a stunning home decor piece. Available with stainless steel accents in rose gold and silver, each tea box is comprised of thick acacia wattle wood and has a tempered glass cover. Slow-closing hinges, metal feet, and metallic dividers are also included. This product is available on Amazon.

Tote Bags

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CleverMade’s EcoBasket Collapsible 20 Liter Tote bags ($29.99) come in a pack of three. CleverMade

Reusable shopping bags that don’t take up much space, are fashionable, and affordable? It’s all possible with CleverMade’s EcoBasket Collapsible 20 Liter Tote ($29.99). The three-packs are large and sturdy, yet collapse with its patented SnapgeHinge technology for flat storage. The reinforced bottom allows users to carry up to 25 pounds and the adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes transporting easy.

Skin Patches

Rael’s Microneedle Technology Acne Healing Patch ($11.99) fight off acne. Rael

If mom is interested in new skincare technology, she’ll enjoy trying Rael’s Microneedle Technology Acne Healing Patch ($11.99). The patches, sold in a pack of nine, fight deep-rooted and cystic acne by delivering blemish-fighting actives below the skin's to heal breakouts through super thin "microneedles.”

CBD Masks

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Mantra Mask’s CBD repair and renew, restore & hydrate, and calm & clarify masks, each $15, are pictured. Mantra Mask

CBD (cannabidiol) is all the rage right now, so treat mom to an in-vogue facial treatment with Mantra Mask’s facial sheet masks. There are several to choose from, so it’s easy to tailor your gift to your mom’s needs. The CBD After Sun Mask ($15) is perfect for a post-vacation pick-me-up as it soothes sun damage, revives skin, and fights against free radical exposure. Elsewhere, the CBD Collagen Mask ($15) rebuilds collagen and reduces signs of aging.


Lamo’s Serenity slippers ($57.99) in cream. Lamo

Mom won’t have to sacrifice fashion to be comfortable with Lamo’s Serenity slippers ($57.99). Available in light blue, navy blue, and cream, the Australian sheepskin lining, low profile outsole, and memory foam footbed make for perfect lounging footwear. The slippers are available in sizes small through XXL.

Buddha Board

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The Buddha Board ($34.95) is available on Amazon. Buddha Board

If mom has an artistic side, she’ll enjoy the ability to continue to create with the Original Buddha Board ($34.95). The product, inspired by the “Zen idea of living in the moment,” allows users to paint on its surface using water. When the water evaporates, so does the design, leaving behind a clean slate for future creations. A Mini Buddha Board ($14.95) is also available.

Baby Carrier

The Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier ($69.99) supports infants between 8-35 pounds. Boppy

New moms will appreciate having this hands-free, easy-to-use product. The Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier ($69.99) is a relaxed way to transport infants between 8-35 pounds with its soft spandex fabric, which is available in three colors. It’s also extremely lightweight, includes a zippered pocket for valuables, is machine washable, and just take three steps to put on. One size fits most.

Sleep Aid

sleepDOT ($40) is a natural sleep aid. sleepDOT

If mom has trouble getting a good night’s rest, she’ll appreciate the magic behind sleepDOT ($40). SleepDOT’s magnetic structure emits natural frequencies and utilizes Passive Micro Vibrational Technology to aid natural sleep. SleepDOT, which works when placed near its user during rest, can be used as a standalone product or in conjunction with other sleep aids.

Face Masks

Honey Belle’s DIY Detox Mask in seaweed spirulina ($16) and DIY Detox Mask in ginger lemon ($16). Honey Belle

Give mom an at-home spa day with Honey Belle’s selection of luxurious face masks. The DIY Detox Mask in ginger lemon ($16) refines skin’s texture and brightens its complexion while cleansing, purifying, and detoxifying skin using Rice enzyme, ginger, lemon, and kaolin clay. Those looking to retain moisture, reduce breakouts, maintain skin collagen and also detox the skin will enjoy the DIY Detox Mask in seaweed spirulina ($16). Each item contains enough product for up to 15 full masques or 20+ spot treatments.

Gardening Helper

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The Burro Buddy from The Little Burros ($39.95) is a tray for your wheelbarrow. The Little Burros

Extra help in the garden is an easy and affordable gift to give with The Burro Buddy from The Little Burros ($39.95). The item is designed to act as a light-weight tray for your wheelbarrow -- featuring a drink holder, long and short handle tool holders, and a water-resistant compartment for electronics. The item fits most wheelbarrows and is available at a number of retailers, including Amazon.