19 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

Saffron Marigold - Updated: April 8, 2024

This Mother’s Day, show Mom just how much she means to you by presenting her with one of the meaningful Mother’s Day gifts. For the home and from the heart, celebrate Mom with a thoughtful gift that lasts beyond a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. We’ve curated this guide to help you determine the most meaningful Mother’s Day gift for your mom–enjoy!

1. Meaningful Mother’s Day gifts 

In this digital age, we take more photos than any other generation, yet we never seem to get around to printing out our pictures. No wonder Mom is always asking for more photos! Framed photos are definitely a meaningful Mother’s Day gift. Why not give her this wood print photo from MUUJEE Gifts for her side table or nightstand—such a chic version of a picture frame.

2. Meaningful Mother’s Day gifts for plant lovers

Does Mom love greenery in her home? If so, succulent planters are the perfect gift idea. Succulents are very trendy and low maintenance and add a modern touch to a window sill or bookshelf. Plus, woven planters double as art on a shelf or small organizers on a desk.

A stack of three mini woven plant baskets in natural, blue, and red fibers

3. Candles that spark joy

Candles make fantastic gifts! After all, who doesn’t love a magical ambiance? For the environmentally-conscious mom who embraces a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle and has an eye for vibrant hues, these hand painted paraffin candles are sure to captivate her. They’re adorned in brilliant designs that’ll bring color to a table or shelf, and a smile to Mom’s face.

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4. The gift of choice

Clothes aren’t the only gifts that depend on the right size to be the right fit! If you know that Mom would love curtains from Saffron Marigold but you’re not quite sure how large her windows are, for example, don’t worry–we offer gift cards, which are always the right size!

5. Custom family portrait

Want to tug on Mom’s heart strings? Have a custom family portrait painted as a meaningful Mother’s Day gift for a fun twist on the classic family photo. Artist Shelly Klein creates these personalized family prints.

custom family portrait is one of the best mother's day gifts

And present it to her with a heartfelt notecard showering her with your words of gratitude…

6. The perfect boho chic gift for Mom

Nothing could be more thoughtful than the beautifully hand-printed curtains we offer here at Saffron Marigold. A classic Indian print, these teal curtain panels infuse any room with energy and bohemian flair. (Read here for more gift ideas for boho moms.)

teal curtains with gold sari Indian print

7. Gardening gift basket

If Mom likes to celebrate her special day by planting a garden, why not surprise her with a gardening gift basket? Fill a personalized harvest basket (like this one from Pinecone Home) with tools, seed packets, and a new pair of gardening gloves. Don’t forget to add a note that shows that you’re giving her one of the most meaningful Mother’s Day gifts of all: your time. Go ahead and get your hands dirty!

8. A hand-dyed scarf for the global-inspired mom

Named and designed after eight majestic rivers from around the world, our River Collection of shibori silk scarves are a sumptuous gift for Mother’s Day. Made of pure silk and hand-dyed in a small batch, this is a gift Mom will treasure. Some designs also come with a reusable shibori pouch, which means no need for gift wrapping—a bonus if Mom is eco-conscious! Select styles are available in an oversized and regular size option.

Saffron Marigold, Nile ~ Indigo Navy Blue Silk Scarf for Women

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9. Personal & meaningful Mother’s Day gifts

What better way to remind Mom of how wonderful you think she is than with a Mother’s Day plaque that she can hang in her favorite spot in the house? From heartfelt to funny to a mix of both, a sign like this will let her know you care. You can find this customizable plaque at CMS Design Studio.

Complete the gift with a few hand-carved tea light holders that’ll look perfect next to your customizable plaque on her mantel or hallway table.

10. A French country tablecloth — gifts for the entertainer

Does your mom love to entertain? Our tablecloths are a warm and beautiful gift for the hostess with the mostest. We especially love this floral tablecloth for Mom that’s as radiant as she is.

Orange tablecloth floral pattern block printed

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11. A thoughtful Mother’s Day gift for the fashionista

Spoil the fashionista in her with timeless kaftan that complements her fabulous sense of style! With a gorgeous floral print in super soft cotton, she’ll love wearing it at home just as much as she’ll love showing it off on her days out.

Saffron Marigold, Royal Chrysanthemums Long Kaftan

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12. Meaningful Mother’s Day gifts for the traveler

Does Mom like to travel? Maybe she treasures fond memories of her hometown? If so, a personalized puzzle map can make unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Get this one from Butler and Hill and then fun helping her put it together. (If Mom loves to travel but isn’t so much into puzzles, find our gift guide for travel lovers here.)

13. A set of practical gifts for the stylish traveler

When shopping for Mother’s Day gifts, we often throw practicality out the window. In fact, sometimes it’s the everyday things that are the most meaningful to gift our loved ones. How about a tote bag and a set of toiletry makeup bags for the mom who enjoys day trips or long-term travel?

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Toiletry makeup bag set of three with floral print in green and pink

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14. An exquisite Indian bed linen — a practical Mother’s Day gift

Looking for a practical Mother’s Day gift? One that Mom will actually use? Our vote is for a beautiful new block print bedding like this vibrant duvet cover. With a complementing pattern printed on the other side, this is a reversible duvet cover that will turn Mom’s room into a beautiful, vibrant sanctuary. It’s a practical Mother’s Day gift that provides a happy combination of beauty and functionality. 

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15. Or, a hand-embroidered quilt that’ll last a lifetime

Perhaps Mom would rather have a comfy throw she can use to keep warm on her favorite armchair. Try a hand-embroidered throw made with four layers of cotton and two layers of vintage saris. This heirloom-quality linen will be a bigger hit than just a bouquet of flowers, for sure! She could also hang it up as a unique tapestry, fold it over the foot of her bed as a bedding accent, or drape it casually over a sofa to make the living room more inviting.

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16. Mother’s Day wine basket

Mom deserves to relax with a glass of wine on Mother’s Day, so a wine gift basket will hit the spot! Complete with sweet and salty snacks, she’ll get the royal treatment with this gift from WineBasket.com. She may very well think this is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts ever!

wine baskets with cheese and snacks are meaningful Mother's day gifts for wine lovers

Make the gift basket even more special with a table runner that’ll have her feeling like she’s spending the day in a French chateau.

17. A meaningful Mother’s Day gift for the home

Does Mom love home decor? Help her spruce up her living room or bedroom with some new throw pillows. These blue and white pillow covers pillows are always a hit, combining classic blue and white with English country style. If you’re looking for a great choice to blend with a variety of interior styles, this is the one!

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18. Elegant linens for the entertaining mom 

If Mom loves to entertain her girlfriends for a game of cards, book night, or brunch, then give her a set of our gorgeous block print cloth napkins. These botanical cloth napkins are sunny and cheerful and even make a morning cup of coffee feel special!

hand block printed cloth napkins with blue flower pattern

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19. Family name sign for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift

Whether or not the special woman in your life sees herself as tradtional, she’ll cherish this clean, chic decorative sign that commemorates the day your family established itself. This elegant design from Rooted & Grounded Home comes framed!

We hope you enjoyed these 15 meaningful gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Looking for more inspiration and other meaningful Mother’s Day gifts?

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we have put together some inspiring ways to tell Mom “thanks for everything” and for expressing love and gratitude to her. We’ll focus on high quality, hand made items, do-it-yourself projects and special recipes. These reflect our commitment to the personal touch–in our handcrafted linens, our genuine dedication to customer service and our belief that you find joy in what comes from heart and hand.