Five Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: 26 December 2014

Moms do it all, which can make finding the perfect Mother's Day gift a challenge. If you're looking for something a little more meaningful than flowers, read on for a few ideas.

Family tree

Diving into your heritage can be daunting. Fortunately, there are many sources available to help, from genealogical websites to local groups. Gather what information you or your mom already have, and see where it leads. Once you've traced your lineage back a few generations, compile a family tree for a Mother's Day gift--not only will you be learning about your family's past, but you may even wind up introducing your mother to a new hobby.

Sibling portrait

You may have had to sit through a sibling portrait session as a kid-- and you most likely complained about it. As an adult, however, it provides an opportunity for you and your siblings to come together, which you may appreciate more now that you're not all under the same roof. More importantly, a professional portrait of all her children is something any mother would cherish. To take the idea one step further, you could also try and recreate a few childhood pictures. An experienced photographer like Weld Photography can help you make this the perfect gift.

Spa day

Moms don't always treat themselves to the spoils they deserve-- that's where you come in. Treating mom to a day at the spa is a wonderful way to thank her for all she does.Whether you cover every last detail, from scheduling the appointment to driving her there, or simply give her a gift certificate in a heartfelt card, your mother is sure to enjoy her day of pampering.

Family trip

A family trip may be a little pricey and difficult to plan, but getting the entire group off on an adventure is well worth the effort. If your favorite family vacation was that trip to Disney World you took twenty years ago, it may be time for a do-over. Not only does a trip provide ample opportunity for quality time with mom, but you'll create new memories that will last a lifetime.

Recipe book

From grandma's oatmeal cookies to your great-uncle's famous chili, odds are your family has a few beloved recipes. Consider writing them down and creating a customized recipe book for mom. Throw in a few blank pages at the end, so she can add her own favorites. Not only will a book of family recipes bring back good memories for mom, but it's a way for her to make sure those recipes are available to future generations.

A little creativity can go a long way in showing mom just how much you love her this Mother's Day.