Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

As moms, we know that the most endearing Mother's Day gifts are those with a personal, sentimental touch. This Mother's Day, we've compiled some suggestions for those gifts we'd most like to actually receive ourselves. 

(Feel free to or to your spouse, as well.) 

1. Photo Books 
You don't have to be a scrapbooking enthusiast to create a memory book your mom will treasure for years to come. 

Lots of photo processing websites offer an amazing variety of items that you can add simple photos to: everything from aprons to keychains to mousepads to coasters and jewelry boxes. 
My favorite gift idea this year is called the Celebrate Her Photo Book by SeeHere. All it takes is about 30 photos (and your  feelings, of course.). You can create a stunning photo book with a personalized matching card in no time, and you can even order multiple copies for grandparents, sisters, and friends. If you are stuck for words to accompany your photos, check out Momscape's  collection of poignant Mother Quotes

Get more info about the Celebrate Her Photo Book >

(Note, we also compile SeeHere.com Coupon Codes here, so you'll want to check for a coupon code before you make a SeeHere purchase.) 
2. A Weekend Getaway
Moms always love to get away from it all for a few days with her loved ones. And it doesn't have to be super expensive. Find a weekend that works for her and then check for good deals on Site59.com. Site59 allows you to snag fantastic travel bargains on very short notice. First, the site locates unsold airline seats, hotel rooms, and rental cars, and then it reassembles them into discount travel packages that you can book up to 3 hours before departure. We've collected a number of Site59 special offers and coupon codes are here. And here are some great last minute travel deals under $250. 

3. Sentimental Jewelry
When looking for jewelry for mom, she'll love it most if there's a personal connection to the piece. Consider a charm bracelet (either traditional or Italian) that celebrates a recent achievement or event. You might also choose a locket with a family photo or a mother's ring or pendant featuring the children's birthstones. 

We love Blue Nile's selection of lockets and charm bracelets. [We have also compile all the latest BlueNile.com Coupon codes here, so check for special offers before you buy.] Here is Blue Nile's collection of Top Ten Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Red Envelope.com also offers a beautiful selection of Mother's Day jewelry.Here are two necklaces we love, both by RedEnvelope.com: 
Charm necklace,
features a cluster of brushed 18K gold plated charms each of which holds one of two tiny photos of her loved ones. 
Family Tree Birthstone Necklace

SmartBargains.com and Overstock.com both have terrific jewelry markdowns throughout the year, as well. 

4. Flowers 
Flowers are so indulgent, so beautiful, so luxurious. They say, "You are so very important to me." 

I love the bouquet pictured at the right, from 1800flowers.com. It's so stunning and 'springy', and it's  appropriately titled "Mother's Love Bouquet." 

The pitcher is food-safe, so she'll enjoy it for a long time to come. 

Here are the latest 1800flowers.com coupon codes and promotions.

5. A Day at the Spa - Spa Gift Certificates
Choose the spa treatment for her, or allow her to decide whether she'd like a body wrap, pedicure, massage or all three. Better yet, go with her and enjoy some pampering yourself. 
SpaFinder.com offers luxury spa gift baskets as well as gift certificates for spa services at leading spas around the country. I've yet to meet a mom who wouldn't love a gift from SpaFinder
[Momscape.com has compiled SpaFinder coupons and special offers here.]

6. Make a Donation
Make a charitable donation in your mother's  name to the cause she cares most deeply about. Moms love to know that their compassion and deep sense of caring has grown past the bounds of even their own families.