Make Mother’s Day Memorable


Mother’s Day is all about making Mom feel amazingly special. And what better way than with a thoughtful gift created with her unique style and personality in mind?

Whether you opt for something extravagant or something she’ll use all the time, when you personalize a gift, you know you’re getting something no one else selected for their Mom,” says Christopher Warnack, director of marketing at Things Remembered, a leading retailer of personalized gifts.

With 50 years of experience helping people create gifts and accessories, the experts at Things Remembered are sharing some ideas for creating unforgettable personalized Mother’s Day gifts.


Sometimes the best gifts are the ones the recipient will use most, but practical doesn’t have to mean plain.

Whether Mom loves to cook or it’s Dad’s duty, there’s probably a great recipe she loves. A cutting board personalized with a favorite family recipe makes a beautiful addition to any kitchen. If she can’t get going without her morning coffee, a Contigo travel mug personalized with a fun message written for her will put a smile on her face, even on Mondays.


For fashion-forward mothers, complement her sophisticated or quirky fashion sense with a one-of-a-kind handbag. A leather tote bag personalized with a monogram in shiny gold foil will upgrade her daytime style. To help her stand out from the crowd at night, accessorize her evening wear with a leather and gold medallion purse with her engraved monogram.

Want to add a detail that makes it just from you? Engrave a secret message card with a special note and add it to her purse.


From keepsakes and shadowboxes to memorable pieces of jewelry, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to get sentimental. Daughters can consider gifting Mom a matching bracelet, inscribed with nicknames or lines from a shared favorite song. For first-time moms, dads can help keep the new baby close to mom’s heart with an engraved sterling silver locket.


For moms who know how to have fun, consider something unique and cool. A colorful, personalized tote bag, complete with a fun, quirky message or “Momism” will assist on her trips to the farmer’s market, the spa or the gym.

Listed as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2015, the Corkcicle Vinnebago is another fun gift to consider. The vacuum-sealed, insulated bottle travels well and carries a full bottle of wine. You can add a name or fun quip, such as “Moms Wine Too,” to personalize it.

This Mother’s Day, think beyond the usual gifts to show Mom you truly understand her personality and interests.



Unique Mother’s Day gifts under $40

Don’t make Mother’s Day another thoughtless Hallmark holiday. Put some thought into it this year and give your mom something that is as unique and special as she is.

Here are some of our favorite unique Mother’s Day gifts, all under $40.

1. A little gold book

The little black book may be for dating, but a little gold book is a beautiful place for your mom to write down special memories or recipes. Make it extra special and turn it into a traveling journal. Write something, pass it to your mom and ask her to write something. Alternate, as inspiration hits, until the journal is full. Kate Spade New York Little Gold Book, $16,

2. A taste of the world

A gift box filled with teas from around the world is a fun way to experience something new, in a relaxing way. This box of teas from World Market features leaves from Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, and when they’re all gone, Mom is left with a gorgeous bamboo box. Numi World of Tea Gift Box, $24.99,

3. Shared thoughts, all year long

Give Mom a box of beautiful, assorted greeting cards — in pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes. Pick up a similar box for yourself. Then agree to send each other at least one card every month throughout the year, with photos, quotes or fun memories from the past together. This extends Mother’s Day past one single day and shows your mom she’s special to you all year long. Katie Daisy All Occasion Greeting Cards, $39.69,

4. A shopping spree

When in doubt, let Mama pick it out. After all, Mother knows best, right? Did you know you can buy many gift cards online? This is especially great for all of those last-minute shoppers. Many online gift cards can be purchased entirely online.

– By Aimee Heckel, (TNS)


Are you short on money this year?  Do you want to be more thoughtful with your gifts? Here are a few more ideas that your mom will love and appreciate.  

Do you sing? Are you a writer or artist? Give your mother a unique creation. From water-colored paintings to a novella starring Mom as the heroine, you can make Mother’s Day extra special by gifting something homemade and one-of-a-kind.

If your talents don’t lie in the creative realm, a note to your mom expressing love and appreciation for all that she’s done for you is a great stand-in for a store-bought card.

Whatever you decide to do for Mom this Mother’s Day, consider celebrating a little differently. While Mom should still take center stage, you can add a lot more meaning to the holiday by thinking outside the box.