My Favorite, Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

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Moms can be difficult to shop for.

I mean, it’s often easy to buy them something they need (one Black Friday I bought myself an Instant Pot and genuinely thanked my husband for getting me such an awesome Christmas gift, after all.) But what about a special gift for mom that’s just fun? Something that doesn’t have anything to do with her work or the house or homeschooling?

Check out these awesome, unique gift ideas for the moms in your life!

These gift ideas will work for Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day, or a We’re-Happy-You’re-You day!

{Or, you know, Mama, just send this list to your family so they know what to get for you!}

Unique Gifts for Mom
Keep reading to see where I bought my beloved hand-painted earrings and literary art book!

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Exclusive, Hand-painted Wooden Jewelry

J. Farag Design earrings make me swoon! I wear my favorite pair all the time, and so do many of my friends. We never fail to get compliments when we wear these! No matter what style or color palette Mom loves, you’re sure to find a pair that fits her unique personality. Jillian can even fill custom orders if there is a specific design you’d like!

unique gift ideas for mom hand painted earrings

Favorite Characters and Quotes in Watercolor Art

watercolor bookmark A Fine Quotation unique gift
watercolor tolkien A Fine Quotation unique gift

If you caught my interview with Carrie Brownell, you know how much I adore the bookish magic over at A Fine Quotation! Children’s Literature, Jane Austen, Tolkien, Lewis… find your favorite literary characters and quotes in her shop.

watercolor A Fine Quotation unique gift

Bibliophile Mug

“The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals.” ~ Samuel Davies

If Mom loves books, this mug is for her! You can customize and choose different sizes and styles of mugs for the ideal fit.

Hand-Poured Soy Candles and Melts

Little Sparrows Candle Co. offers a wide variety of scent options so you can pick out just the right one for Mom. And the jars are just beautiful! The scents offered change with the seasons, so no matter what holiday you’re shopping for you’re able to find a good match. (You can also follow the homeschool mom behind the candles on Instagram here.)

unique gift ideas for mom coffee soy candle

Shirt for the Mom who Loves Libraries

This is possibly my favorite t-shirt of all time. I wear it often, and mostly it speaks truth: after whatever we’re doing, we often do head to our local library. Super fun, and easy to pick your favorite color. (I’d size up for a not-too-tight fit.)

(Bonus: I love all the unique book-themed clothing options available from Out-of-Print, too!)

Gorgeous Clothes, Gifts, and Accessories for the Theology Nerd in Your Life

Thank you, Instagram, for introducing me to Sola Gratia Co! Oh my goodness, I want to buy basically 97% of everything on this website. Shhh, don’t tell, but I’ve already bought 2 onesies and some fabulous stickers as Christmas gifts from this site. If you love theology (especially reformed theology) and lovely things, I guarantee you’ll find things you love on this site

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Homeschool Style

If homeschool style is more your thing than reformed theology, check out the unique offerings from Homeschool Style Co. I’m kinda coveting the “caffeinate and educate” v-neck.

unique gifts for homeschool mom caffeinate and educate

Charlotte Mason Mama Mug

Min Hwang has designed this lovely mug for the Charlotte Mason mama in your life. (pssst: be sure to subscribe to the Homeschool Conversations podcast so you don’t miss my chat with Min coming up in Season 5!)

Charlotte Mason homeschool mama gift idea

Literary Art for the Mom who loves Books

Obvious State is such a fun resource for original, one-of-a-kind literary art! Whether you’re looking for a print for your wall, an illustrated gift book, or a quotable mug, they’ve got you covered. I seriously love everything I’ve purchased from them! (Their “We Two Alone” book is in the first image in this post!)

Emily Dickinson HOPE Literary Art Print image 0bvious State

Farmhouse Style Wooden Decor

It’s always fun to discover you have another creative friend with artistic talents! I gave several of the state ornaments from Sweet Grass Co. as gifts last year with NC painted on the front!

You can easily see my friend’s latest creations on the Sweet Grass Co. Facebook or Instagram pages.

unique gift ideas for mom wooden rustic decor
unique gift ideas for mom farmhouse style decor

Bookish Watercolors

These gorgeous watercolors and prints from Grace Under Pressure are sure to be a hit with the artistic, book-loving Mama in your life. We have a couple of Nancy’s prints in our home, in fact!

unique gift ideas for mom literary art watercolor
unique gift ideas for mom literary art watercolor

Hand-painted Pottery

If you’re in the Raleigh, NC area like I am, you probably already know about the fabulous art classes and paint-your-pottery options at Crazy Glaze Studio in Fuquay-Varina, NC. But did you know that Crazy Glaze also offers unique pottery that has already been hand-painted? Support a small family business and give Mom some unique stoneware that is both beautiful and useful!

unique gift ideas for mom hand-painted pottery
unique gift ideas for mom pottery

Customizable Wooden Bookmarks

I am loving these uniquely designed wooden bookmarks from my friend at Tiny Elephant Gift Shop! Perfect for stocking stuffers, or a lovely addition to the books you’re gifting.

unique gift ideas for mom bookish

If you are a mom, what’s been a unique gift you have loved?

Here are a few additional suggestions from my community:

{Are you an extrovert mom? Check out my myth-busting post here.}

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Want to sneak some learning into your gift-giving? Check out these fun, educational gift ideas for kids.

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4 thoughts on “My Favorite, Unique Gift Ideas for Mom”

  1. Unique idea: my daughter took the hand-written signature endings from letters written by my grandmother, my mom, and my mother-in-law, varying versions of “I love you dearly”, enlarged them, and traced/painted them together on a single canvas for my birthday. It’s my favorite!

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