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14 best personalized gifts for Mother's Day

Show your mother figure how much you care with a gift that’s made specifically for them.
Adding a personal touch can elevate any normal gift into something that will give long-lasting memories.
Adding a personal touch can elevate any normal gift into something that will give long-lasting memories.Baysis; Monica Vinader

Sometimes, choosing a Mother’s Day gift that your mother figure will love comes easy. If the kitchen is her happy place, get her the latest and greatest in cookware. If she’s a mom that has it all, surprise her with something unique. However, if you’re stuck, a personalized gift — like a monogrammed tote bag or a one-of-a-kind cutting board — is a timeless choice that shows how much you care. Below, we compiled some of our favorite personalized gifts for Mom this year that are highly rated or recommendations from our Select staff.

Our top picks

The best personalized gifts for Mother’s Day

We chose personalized Mother’s Day gifts that we might inspire Select readers. Each option is either highly rated or a Select staff favorite.

gorjana Bespoke Bar Adjustable Necklace

Manager of editorial operations Shari Uyehara loves this necklace and recommends it as a gift for any mom looking to upgrade her jewelry collection. You can personalize the necklace by adding a name, significant date or short message as long as it’s under 15 characters. You can also choose from four different fonts.

Family Recipe Personalized Cutting Board

For the chef in your life, you can personalize this cutting board with your mother figure’s name or her favorite recipe. Senior social media editor Rosalie Tinelli likes that this brings personalized gifts to another level and bought one for her mother. “It's a great way to honor family traditions while doing our favorite things — cooking and eating,” she says.

Monica Vinader Woven Heart Locket Chain Necklace

For the sentimental mother figure, this heart-shaped locket can be engraved with a special message or image. The necklace is made out of 100% vermeil, which is a thick layer of gold plated on sterling silver.

Mark & Graham Essential Crossbody Bag

This stylish bag from Mark & Graham can store Mom’s everyday essentials for a trip to the store or a night on the town. You can add your loved one’s initials with numerous font styles to choose from for an additional $12.50. Associate updates editor Zoe Malin received this bag when she got her first full time job and loves how functional it is.

Letters to My Mom

This gift lets you create a collection of letters that are sure to bring a tear to any loved one’s eye. It includes envelopes, note paper and a series of prompts to get you started. Your mom can breeze through your entries as a Mother’s Day treat, or you can assign specific dates to each letter for more of a time-capsule feel.

Mark & Graham Leather Luggage Tag

If your mom is a frequent flier, this soft-leather luggage tag can keep her bags both safe and stylish. After choosing from one of six bold color options, you can add a printed monogram for an additional $12.50. With over 30 font variations and motifs to choose from, there are tons of ways to fit this tag to your mom’s taste.

Anthropologie Mezze Monogram Mug

A cup of coffee or tea to start the day can become an unremarkable step in anyone’s routine. Make your mom’s mornings a little more special with this unique, tiled mug, complete with her first initial.

Papier Wild Arrangement Hardcover Notebook

A great option for the writer in your life, this carefully crafted notebook comes with three paper options: lined, plain and bullet or dotted. Updates editor Mili Godio owns several Papier hardcover notebooks and journals, and she loves the quality of each item and the brand’s unique designs.

L.L. Bean Zip-Top Tote Bag

Perfect for the mom always on the go, this sturdy cotton tote bag has a double layer base and its handles are tested to hold up to 500 pounds, according to the brand. You can customize the color, with choices like black, dark green and red, and you can add a stitched monogram for an additional $8. Sizes range from small to extra large.

Beysis Custom Water Bottle

This vacuum-insulated water bottle is great for hydration during the day, as it keeps liquid cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours, according to the brand. You can add custom text like “Best Mom” on top of the cap or along the side of the bottle. This bottle comes in two sizes — 500 milliliters and 1 liter — and seven different colors, including blush, mauve and navy.

Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book

A quality photo album gives your Mom the gift of a trip down memory lane. This album has premium fabric binding and dust-free jackets to hold photos. You can choose from six sizes and 11 colors, along with an option for 50, 100 or 150 pages with either recycled matte or luster paper.

Paper Culture Modern Line Stationary

In a digital world, personalized stationery is an appreciated rarity. This set of cards and envelopes comes in three colors, two formats and two sizes and are made from 100% recycled paper. You can also customize the text with contact information, initials, a personal message and more.

Leatherology Modern Mouse Pad

This Italian leather mouse pad is great for any mom who routinely sits in front of a computer or monitor. It comes in six different colors, and you can personalize it with up to six characters for an additional $10.

Lee Fiori Engravable Jewelry Case

If your mother figure needs a place to store her jewelry while traveling, this engraved jewelry case is a useful purchase with a personalized touch. You can add a complementary monogram to the zipper with nine characters or less. The box comes in cream and black.

Why trust Select?

Katrina Liu has been writing gift guides since she started as an intern in September 2022. Her gift guides have included personalized gifts for Valentine’s Day and best gifts under $50.

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