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Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Get Quick

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Fettero/Uncommon Goods/Anthropologie

Want to get mom something for Mother’s Day that’s far more special than a candle or bath bomb? We’ve rounded up nine personalized gifts you won’t have to wait too long to get, making them perfect for both early and last-minute shoppers.

Finding just the right gift for your mom or the other important maternal figures in your life can sometimes feel impossible. If you’re feeling a bit lost, but don’t want to give mama the same old tired bouquet or box of chocolates, grab one of the super-sweet gifts below, and prepare yourself for some major hugs.

Birthstone Necklace

A gold band necklace. A woman wears the necklace and looks at the camera.

Beautiful jewelry is the perfect way to show mom how much you care. This birthstone necklace steps it up a notch by allowing you to customize her birth month for a classy gift that’s unique to her. The gold bar design is on-trend and timeless, meaning she’ll be able to wear this for years to come.

We also love this necklace’s minimalistic design that can dress up any outfit or be worn casually. Plus, the 14K yellow gold plating is lead-free, nickel-free, and hypoallergenic.

Letters to My Mom

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Chronicle Books

This gift takes a little work on your part, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Letters to My Mom is a set of 12 prompted letters you can write for your mother to read in the future. Some of the prompts include, “A special memory I have of you is,” and, “I always think of you when.” There are also two blank letters that allow you to write whatever you want.

This is an incredibly meaningful gift your mom with cherish forever. You can choose when she opens each one, or go ahead and let her read them all at once. Just be sure to give her a box of tissues, as well.

Monogrammed Mug

A set of mugs with different letters on them.

For the cool mom who’s always sipping on coffee or tea, grab one of these popular monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie. The tiled design is reminiscent of a subway station or Paris cafe (whichever you prefer) and will certainly be the chicest one in her collection.

Get one with her first or last initial on it to make things personal. You can also get one of your own so the two of you can match, which we guarantee she’ll love.

Birth Month Flower Art

Five square photo frames with flower art.
Uncommon Goods

Everyone knows their birthstone, but did you know you have a birth month flower as well? Highlight your mom’s with this birth month flower art. Each item is handmade from delicately rolled paper to create a unique gift that will bring a fun springtime feel to the home.

The minimalistic design works with all décor. Your mom will also be delighted to learn about her birth month flower. You can also get one for every family member to create a special family portrait.

Long-Distance Touch Bracelet Set

Two black bracelets. Someone holds a phone near the bracelet on their wrist.
Uncommon Goods

Do you live far away from your mom? Do the two of you talk every day about the next time you’ll get together? If so, this long-distance touch bracelet set is for you. After setting up the bracelets through an app, they’ll be programmed to light up and vibrate every time one is touched.

Your mom will know when you’re thinking of her during the day and vice versa. You can send up to 10 taps in one message, which means you can even create your own secret code together. This is definitely a splurge that’s worth the personal touch.

Mom, I Want to Hear Your Story

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Chronicle Books

Telling someone how much you love them is wonderful, but sometimes, allowing them to speak is even more special. Mom, I Want to Hear Your Story is a journal full of guided prompts that allow her to share her life story over time.

This gift will add to her legacy and allow you to get to know her even better. You’re telling her that not only do you care about who she is now, you care about who she was as a child, teen, and young adult too. Nothing’s more personal than that.

Initial Necklace

A gold heart necklace. A woman wear the necklace and smiles at the camera.

This dainty initial necklace is another way to customize your mom’s gift. The style is modern and minimalistic, making it the perfect addition to any wardrobe.

This necklace has thousands of positive reviews on Amazon for its beauty and quality, so you can rest assured that you’re buying a quality gift. Choose your mom’s first or last initial, or the letter “M’ if you’d like.


A silver bangle with an inscription on the inside. A woman receives the bangle as a gift.

A classy bangle bracelet goes with everything. This bangle comes in a ton of different inscription options so you can pick the one that will most resonate with your mom.

Choose from phrases like, “Everything I am you helped me to be,” “Mothers and daughters never truly part, maybe in distance, but never in heart,” or “Always my mother, forever my friend.” The bracelet is adjustable to fit most wrists and features a sleek design.

Digital Picture Frame

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A digital picture frame becomes a memorable gift when you preload it with pictures of you and your mom together. This one is highly rated on Amazon and holds both photos and videos.

It can also be connected to an app that allows you to share images instantly or even via email. The frame can be set up anywhere or mounted on the wall so your mom can make sure she has a great view of it at home.

Wanna get mom something extra special for Mother’s Day this year, but feeling a bit lost? Any of the thoughtful gifts on this list are sure to let her know just how much you love and appreciate her.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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