I know I say this a lot, but time is flying! Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just around the corner? If you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas!
If your mom is anything like mine, shopping for a gift can be daunting. My mom is not easy to shop for! She doesn’t really like perfume, chocolates, or spa-days, so that means a lot of the “traditional” gifts aren’t an option for her. She’s also a little bit picky with pyjamas, lotions and other beauty products (I’ve learned from experience), so I like to avoid those types of gifts, too. That leaves me looking for unique, thoughtful gift ideas.
This year, I’ve partnered with an incredible online boutique, Uncommon Goods, to give you some stylish, unique gift ideas for mom…or for yourself. In case you haven’t heard of them before, Uncommon Goods is a retailer from Brooklyn, who features unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment, without harm to animals or people. Most of the items they sell are made by hand, often in the USA. A significant number of their products also incorporates recycled or up-cycled materials.
If you needed another reason to feel good about buying from Uncommon Goods, it’s definitely their ‘Better to Give’ program. They donate $1 of every purchase to the non-profit of your choice. Since starting the program 12 years ago, they’ve donated over $1 Million to charities around the world.
My mom and I both have a soft spot for pretty, unique jewelry. You can click here to look through the dozens of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings that they carry. My mom and I typically gravitate towards necklaces, so I know that almost anything I’d pick from here would be the perfect gift for her…or for me.
If jewelry isn’t your mom’s “thing,” you can look through plenty of other gift options here. Depending on her taste and your budget, I’m sure you can find the perfect gift for mom! A lot of the pieces can be customized, (like this cutting board), which makes any gift extra special. If you’re looking for something unusual and a little bit humorous, this mug or this butter churner should fit the bill.
I ended up ordering a couple of “gifts” for myself…
The pieces I chose from Uncommon Goods:
What are you getting your mom this year? I hope these ideas help!