Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Are you looking to surprise your mother with something unique this Mother’s Day? Dive into our eclectic collection of Unusual Mother’s Day Gifts, where the ordinary is replaced with the extraordinary. From personalised star maps commemorating the night, she became a mother to artisanal craft kits for the creative soul; our selection is brimming with one-of-a-kind treasures. Envision the delight and astonishment on your mother’s face as she unwraps a gift that’s as unique and special as she is. These aren’t just gifts; they’re conversation starters, memory makers, and a testament to your thoughtfulness. Break away from the cliché and explore our range of unusual gifts to find that perfect surprise that will make this Mother’s Day one to remember. Start your quest today and prepare to wow the most important woman in your life!

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Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate the essence of motherhood with the Photo Projection Necklace—an extraordinary and personalised gift for her this Mother’s Day. This exquisite necklace combines the sentimental touch of a personalised photo with the sparkle of a birthstone, creating a unique and cherished piece of jewellery. The necklace features a pendant that can be customised with a photo of a cherished moment, allowing her to carry the memories of her loved ones close to her heart. The addition of a birthstone adds a touch of personalisation, making it a thoughtful and meaningful Mother’s Day gift.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Add a touch of elegance and sentimentality to Mother’s Day with the Rose Gold Heart Keychain—a stunning and personalised gift that captures cherished memories. Crafted from solid stainless steel and adorned with a beautiful rose gold heart, this keychain is a stylish accessory and a meaningful keepsake. The option to personalise it with a photo and text adds a unique touch, making it a heartfelt gift for a special mum. Every time she reaches for her keys, she’ll be reminded of the love and warmth encapsulated in this beautifully designed keyring.

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The Photo Fectionery Chocolate Gift Box is a truly unique and innovative way to turn your favourite memories into a delicious and personalised treat. As the UK’s first edible image gift shop, Photo Fectionery transforms your cherished photos into edible works of art by printing them directly onto the confectionery. Each box is a delightful assortment of chocolates adorned with edible images, making it a one-of-a-kind gift that combines the joy of reliving special moments with the pleasure of indulging in delectable chocolates.

When celebrating Mother’s Day, the Photo Fectionery Chocolate Gift Box adds a personal touch beyond traditional gifting. The meticulous printing process ensures that your photos are faithfully reproduced on the surface of the chocolates, creating a memorable and visually stunning presentation

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Elevate Mother’s Day she was gifted with the Love for Mums Gift Experience Choice Voucher—a thoughtful and sentimental way to celebrate the unique woman who holds a special place in your heart. This versatile voucher offers a selection of amazing experiences across the UK, from delicious afternoon teas and soothing spa treats to thrilling track days and more. Recognising that your mum is one-of-a-kind, this voucher empowers her to create one-of-a-kind memories, making it an exceptional gift for Mother’s Day, her birthday, or to express gratitude for all she has done.

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Illuminate your mother’s special day with the gift box Candle Bouquet in the enchanting Sunset Rose fragrance—a luxurious and thoughtful gift that combines elegance and warmth. Delicately crafted, this candle bouquet is more than just a delightful scent; it expresses love and appreciation.

The Sunset Rose fragrance creates a captivating ambience, filling the air with floral notes and a hint of warmth. Presented in a stylish gift box, this candle bouquet is a beautiful way to show your mum that she deserves moments of serenity and indulgence.

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Capture the essence of your family’s journey and honour the heart of your home with our exquisite Personalised Family Tree, an ideal Mother’s Day gift for Mum. This beautifully crafted and thoughtfully designed family tree symbolises love, growth, and interconnectedness. Each branch elegantly displays the names of cherished family members, visually representing your shared history.

The Tree of Life design is a powerful symbol of strength and enduring family bonds. Customise the tree with names, birthdates, and heartfelt messages to make it uniquely yours. This personalised family tree is a sincere expression of gratitude and love for Mum, showcasing the deep-rooted connections that make your family unique. It’s a timeless and sentimental addition to any home, a daily reminder of the enduring love and unity that defines your family.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Embark on a delightful escape with the One Night Glamping Break for Two—a perfect Mother’s Day gift offering a unique and comfortable camping experience. Choose from 17 picturesque locations and enjoy one night’s accommodation in a camping pod, timber tent, or similar glamping setup. Say goodbye to the hassle of setting up a traditional tent, as these purpose-built and private pods are ready for your arrival, allowing you to dive straight into exploration and relaxation. Experience the joy of sleeping under the stars without the inconveniences of traditional camping. Spend a peaceful, cosy night in your pod, protected from the elements and surrounded by nature.

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Celebrate your extraordinary love for your mum with our enchanting Personalised Chocolate Roses Gift Box, a unique and delightful twist on traditional flowers. Each chocolate rose is a delectable blend of premium quality chocolate, carefully crafted to resemble a beautiful bloom. Presented in a bespoke gift box, you can add a personal touch by including your mum’s name or a heartfelt message, making it an extraordinary Mother’s Day surprise. This sweet and thoughtful gift captures the essence of a classic bouquet and satisfies your mum’s sweet tooth with every bite. Express your gratitude and affection uniquely deliciously, creating a memorable Mother’s Day that she’ll cherish.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Illuminate the joyous occasion of becoming a mother with the Personalised “The Night You Became My Mom” Star Map. This heartfelt and unique Mother’s Day gift captures the celestial beauty of a special moment. This custom star map allows you to preserve the exact positions of the stars on the night you became a mom, creating a personalised and meaningful representation of that unforgettable event. Choose the date and location, and watch as the stars align to form a beautiful map that reminds you of the love and joy that entered your life on that significant day.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate the wonderful mothers and grandmothers in your life with the enchanting Personalised Mother’s Day Photo Memory Box—a truly heartfelt gift for any occasion. This beautifully crafted box offers a personal touch, allowing you to customise it with a name on the top, such as “Mummy,” “Nan,” or “Mum,” creating a special connection. The bottom can be adorned with a short, meaningful message like “Happy Mother’s Day, Thank you for being the best mum,” adding an extra layer of sentimentality (at a small cost). The 6×4 photo slot on the lid becomes a window to cherished memories, making this box a treasure trove for storing photographs and mementoes.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate Mother’s Day in an extraordinary way with our Personalised Jigsaw. Crafted from exquisite 3mm thick wood, this unique gift is a delightful puzzle adorned with novelty pieces that spell out “Happy Mother’s Day.” To add a heartfelt touch, share your mother’s address, and we’ll make sure the map centres around her home, marked by a heart-shaped jigsaw piece. As she pieces together this meaningful puzzle, it becomes a beautiful representation of the place she holds dear. Give your mother the joy of a personalised and sentimental Mother’s Day with our unique and thoughtfully crafted jigsaw.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Surprise and delight your mom this Mother’s Day with a truly personalised and heartfelt gift—our Customised Mother’s Day Gift, a stunning Custom Portrait From Photo presented as a beautiful Canvas Print. This unique and thoughtful present captures the essence of your family through a personalised family portrait, ensuring that the love and warmth shared among your loved ones are immortalised in a timeless piece of art.

With meticulous attention to detail, the portrait is crafted to showcase the unique qualities of each family member, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This canvas print is not just a decoration but a meaningful expression of love and appreciation for the extraordinary woman who holds your family together.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Add a touch of humour and warmth to your parents’ living space with our Funny Mother Pillow – a delightful and cheeky Mother’s Day gift idea. This charming and quirky pillow is adorned with the playful statement, “… is my favourite child,” making it a humorous and heartwarming present for Mom. The lighthearted touch of acknowledging the favourite child adds a unique and entertaining element to the pillow, bringing smiles and laughter to any room. Crafted with quality materials, this pillow is a decorative accent and doubles as a cosy and comfortable addition to your parents’ favourite lounging spot.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable adventure with the 2 for 1 Meerkat Encounter—a unique Mother’s Day gift that offers the chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures. This special offer allows two people to enjoy the experience for the price of one, making it an ideal opportunity for a fun family outing or a memorable day with a friend. Led by knowledgeable staff, participants will have the opportunity to meet the meerkats, gaining insights into their playful and brilliant personalities. With locations across the UK, this experience is perfect for animal lovers of all ages.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Elevate the joy of Mother’s Day with the Set of Bamboo Photo Coasters—an exquisite and sentimental gift that combines both sentimentality and utility. Ideal for mums, this set of four coasters adds a touch of elegance to any home and serves as a practical and thoughtful reminder of the special occasion. Crafted from bamboo, each coaster becomes a canvas for cherished memories, making it a meaningful keepsake. The set comes complete with a coaster holder, ensuring that these personalised coasters are not just a delightful addition to the home but also an organised and cohesive set.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate the heart and soul of your family with our Personalised Gift for Mum—a uniquely crafted Puzzle Design Heart that embodies the love and unity of your cherished family bond. This freestanding oak heart is more than just a Mother’s Day gift; it’s a heartfelt expression of gratitude and appreciation. Individually crafted with care, the intricate puzzle design is both symbolic and beautiful, reflecting the interconnectedness of each family member.

Engraved with the touching message, ‘You are the piece that holds us all together … and together we make a family,’ this gift captures the essence of a mother’s role in creating a warm and loving home. Give your special mum a token that decorates her space and reminds her of the love that unites your family.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Capture the precious moments of  Mother’s Day with the Mother’s Day Hand Print Tree Keepsake—an extraordinary and memorable handmade gift for families. This fantastic gift lets you print your child’s hands and feet, creating a unique and personalised keepsake that will be cherished for years. The hand-drawn, made-to-order print is produced on a high-quality white card or cryogen card, a soft white card with subtle sparkle, adding an extra touch of elegance. Personalise the hand print tree with your text and choose from a wide selection of VersaColor ink pad colours, ensuring that every detail is tailored to your preferences.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with your mum this Mother’s Day by gifting her a 60-Minute Segway Experience for Two. Choose from 13 diverse locations, where you and your mum will be greeted with a complete introduction and safety briefing to ensure a secure and enjoyable journey. Don helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads provided for your safety, then engage in a comprehensive training session led by a dedicated instructor.

Feel the thrill as you both take control of your Segways and navigate the specially designed Rally Course. The experience culminates with a commemorative certificate, a reminder of the unforgettable day spent bonding and exploring together.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate the joy of first-time motherhood with the Mother’s Day Photo Tile Decoration—a beautifully crafted ceramic print that makes for a thoughtful and cherished gift for moms. This elegant tile captures a particular moment, ensuring it becomes a keepsake she will treasure for years.

This photo tile adds a personal touch to her home decor, proudly displaying the love and joy of becoming a mother. Handmade with care in the UK, this gift carries an eco-friendly element, adding to its uniqueness and charm. To personalise, share an image with sentimental value, and include any desired customisations.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Treat your mum to an exhilarating Mother’s Day adventure with the Escape Room Choice Voucher. With 25 locations to choose from across the UK, she can immerse herself in thrilling escape room experiences, from unravelling the mysteries of Jack the Ripper to navigating the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland. It’s a unique and engaging gift that promises shared moments of excitement and puzzle-solving. Get ready for an unforgettable experience with your mum, talking about it long after the clock ticks to zero.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Surprise and delight your mum this Mother’s Day with the 100 Mum Activity Things to Do With Mum Scratch Off Poster—an innovative and interactive gift that promises endless moments of joy and connection. This unique poster features 100 activity ideas hidden beneath a scratch-off surface. This poster encourages quality time and shared experiences, from adventurous outings to cosy nights. As she scratches off each activity, the anticipation and excitement build, creating a memorable journey of discovery.

Mum’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book Diary

Mum’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

By using Mum’s One Line a Day diary, mothers can easily document their daily experiences and create a beautiful record of their unique journey as parents. It is a precious memento and a reminder of the fleeting moments that make motherhood unique—the perfect gift for a new mum.

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Create a lasting tribute to the special bond between a mother and her child with the ‘Making Memories With Mum’ Personalised Print—a perfect keepsake gift for any deserving mum. This personalised print is available in various styles, including a rustic wood design in pink or blue, a black chalkboard style, or a brown recycled paper style. The choice of styles allows you to tailor the print to suit the recipient’s preferences and complement their home decor. Before printing begins, you’ll receive a PDF proof to ensure the personalisation details are accurate and just as you envisioned.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate the extraordinary bond between mother and child with our Custom Mama Hoodie, the perfect Mother’s Day gift that captures the essence of motherhood in style. This personalised hoodie is more than just an article of clothing; it’s a heartfelt expression of love and appreciation.

Adorned with the title “Mama” and expertly customised with the year of significance, this hoodie becomes a cherished keepsake, symbolising the enduring strength and warmth of a mother’s embrace. Crafted for comfort and adorned with personalisation, it’s a unique and thoughtful way to honour the incredible women who fill our lives with love.

Unusual Mother's Day Gifts

Unleash the creativity and expertise within with the Masterclass Choice Voucher—a versatile gift that offers an array of immersive experiences across 87 locations in the UK. Ideal for those who love to learn and explore, this voucher covers an extensive range of masterclasses, craft workshops, cookery courses, and alcohol tastings. Whether you’re drawn to sushi making, cocktail classes, wine tastings, or other creative pursuits, the options are abundant.

The carefully curated venues include famous bars, restaurants, craft spaces, and cookery schools, ensuring a unique and enjoyable learning environment. Led by industry professionals, each masterclass provides a hands-on experience where participants can refine their skills, uncover hidden talents, and create lasting memories.

How to Choose the Best Unusual Mother’s Day Gifts

  1. Reflect on Her Interests: Start by thinking about what she loves. Unique hobbies or passions can inspire one-of-a-kind gifts.
  2. Personalise Your Present: Custom gifts add a personal touch. Consider items like engraved jewellery or customised artwork.
  3. Gift an Experience: Opt for experiences over material items. Cooking classes, art workshops, or a day at a spa can create lasting memories.
  4. Think Sustainability: Choose eco-friendly gifts. A zero-waste service or sustainable lifestyle product subscription can be thoughtful and responsible.
  5. Explore DIY Options: Handmade gifts carry a personal touch. Whether it’s a knitted scarf or a homemade photo album, your effort will surely touch her heart.
  6. Incorporate Technology: If she’s tech-savvy, look for the latest gadgets to enhance her daily routine or hobbies.
  7. Focus on Relaxation: Gifts that promote relaxation, such as a luxury bath set or a high-quality essential oil diffuser, can be a great way to show you care about her well-being.
  8. Seek Out the Rare: Look for limited edition items or rare finds related to her interests. A vintage book or a collector’s item can be extraordinary.
  9. Consider Subscription Services: A subscription box tailored to her interests can be a gift that keeps giving, offering her something new to look forward to each month.
  10. Go for Quirky Home Decor: Unique home accessories that match her style can add a fun and personal touch to her living space.

By focusing on these areas, you’re sure to find a Mother’s Day gift that’s not only unusual but also deeply meaningful.

Why Unusual Mother’s Day Gifts Are Important

  1. Shows Thoughtfulness: Unusual gifts demonstrate deep thought and consideration, showing you’ve gone beyond the generic to find something extraordinary.
  2. Creates Lasting Memories: Unique gifts often come with unique experiences. These memories can be cherished far longer than traditional gifts.
  3. Highlights Individuality: Tailoring a gift to her specific interests or personality underlines her uniqueness and shows appreciation for who she is.
  4. Breaks Monotony: Moving away from the usual flowers and chocolates can be refreshing, making Mother’s Day more exciting.
  5. Encourages New Experiences: Unusual gifts can introduce her to new hobbies, activities, or products she might not have explored otherwise.
  6. Strengthens Bonds: A well-thought-out unusual gift can reinforce your emotional connection, showing your effort to make her feel loved.
  7. Promotes Discovery: These gifts often encourage recipients to discover new interests or reignite passion for old hobbies.
  8. Signals Effort: Choosing something unique signals that you invested time and effort into making Mother’s Day memorable, enhancing the gift’s value.
  9. Surprise Element: Unusual gifts have the element of surprise, making the unveiling genuinely memorable and exciting.
  10. Reflects Personal Growth: It shows you’re paying attention to her evolving tastes and interests, acknowledging her growth as an individual.

By focusing on unusual gifts, you celebrate Mother’s Day and reinforce the unique bond you share, making it a profoundly personal and unforgettable occasion.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Unusual Mother’s Day Gifts

  1. Her Interests and Hobbies: Align the gift with her likes, hobbies, or passions for a meaningful choice.
  2. Practicality: Ensure the gift is unique but also helpful or enjoyable in her daily life.
  3. Sentimental Value: Consider gifts that hold emotional significance or can become cherished keepsakes.
  4. Quality over Quantity: Opt for one high-quality, memorable gift rather than multiple lesser items.
  5. Experience Over Material Goods: Sometimes, an unforgettable experience can be more valuable than a physical gift.
  6. Personalisation: Look for gifts that can be personalised, adding a special touch that shows thought and effort.
  7. Sustainability: Eco-friendly and sustainable gifts reflect thoughtfulness towards her and the environment.
  8. Surprise Factor: Choose something unexpected to make the day more exciting and memorable.
  9. Cultural or Family Significance: Gifts acknowledging her heritage or family traditions can be significant.
  10. Budget: While unusual gifts are essential, they should fit within your budget without causing financial stress.
  11. Availability: Ensure the gift can be procured for Mother’s Day, considering any custom-making or shipping times.

Considering these factors, you can select an unusual Mother’s Day gift that surprises and deeply resonates with her.

How to Wrap Unusual Mother’s Day Gifts

Wrapping unusual Mother’s Day gifts can be a fun and creative process. Here are some steps to ensure your gift looks as unique on the outside as it is on the inside:

  1. Choose the Right Material: Opt for flexible wrapping materials like tissue paper or soft fabric for oddly shaped gifts. These can quickly adapt to any shape, ensuring a neat finish.
  2. Use Boxes or Containers: If the gift is too irregularly shaped, consider placing it inside a box or a container before wrapping. This not only makes wrapping easier but also adds an element of surprise.
  3. Embrace Creativity with Decorations: Ribbons, twine, and decorative elements like dried flowers or custom tags can add a personal touch. Mix these decorations to the gift’s theme or your mother’s taste.
  4. Consider Reusable Wrapping Options: Fabric wraps, reusable gift bags, or decorated boxes look beautiful and promote sustainability. Your mother can later repurpose them, adding value to your gift.
  5. Personalise the Wrapping: Incorporate elements that have personal significance, like a handwritten note or a photo. This personal touch will make the gift even more special.
  6. Experiment with Techniques: For those comfortable with DIY, techniques like Furoshiki (Japanese fabric wrapping) can provide an attractive and eco-friendly way to wrap gifts. Online tutorials can guide you through the process.

By following these steps and putting a little extra thought into the presentation, you’ll enhance the appearance of your unusual Mother’s Day gift and show your mother how much she means to you.


Unusual Mother’s Day gifts are a fantastic way to show creativity and deep personal understanding of your mother. These gifts, from personalised to whimsical, offer an exciting departure from the norm, creating memorable moments and uniquely demonstrating your thoughtfulness.


What are some examples of unusual Mother's Day gifts?

Examples include personalised star maps, custom artwork, niche hobby kits, or a subscription to an uncommon service.

How can I find out what unusual gift my mother would like?

Pay attention to her interests, especially those she doesn't talk about often, or think about a long-lost hobby she once loved.

Is it risky to choose an unusual gift?

It can be, but the risk often pays off in terms of originality and personalisation. Knowing her tastes well can mitigate this risk.

Can I make an unusual gift myself?

Absolutely, a DIY gift can be very unique, such as a handmade piece of art or a custom-built garden planter.

How do I ensure the unusual gift is well-received?

Make sure it aligns with her interests or experiences she’s expressed curiosity about, and present it with a heartfelt explanation of why you chose it.


  • Francesca Kingsley

    I am a seasoned primary school teacher, a dedicated mother of two, and a passionate advocate for children's education. I am a keen gifter and I try to combine my passions to provide the best gifts I can find particularly for Parents, Children and Education.

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