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The 21 best unique Mother's Day gifts for every budget

Gift ideas under $25, $50, $100 and $150 for mother figures that love travel, coffee, flowers and more.
Split image of Hey Dewy, a mom and son and a Woman building a lego flower
Unique Mother’s Day gifts include a portable humidifier, heatless curlers, puzzles, wine sampler collections and more.Walmart; Cadence; Hey Dewy

Mother figures are thankful for any token of appreciation from their loved ones. Flowers, cards or a simple phone call will do, but finding a gift that’s true to your mom’s unique personality can work wonders. We’ve rounded up a handful of unique Mother’s Day gift ideas under $150 for the pet parent, coffee lover, beauty guru and more. You can ship your mom, aunt, grandma, sister or other mother figure these gifts if you can’t be with them in person, or hand deliver them on Mother’s Day, which falls on May 14 this year.

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Our top picks

The best unique Mother’s Day gift ideas in 2023

To help you with your Mother’s Day shopping, we rounded up a selection of unique gifts we think you should consider this year. We grouped them by price range to help you find a gift that fits within your budget. Many products are from brands Select staffers love and own themselves.

Since Mother's Day is only a few days away, some of these products may not arrive in time for the holiday, but we think they're worth waiting for.

Unique Mother’s Day gifts under $25

Jack & Rose Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Jack & Rose’s wearable essential oil diffuser bracelet allows your mom to bring their favorite scents with them throughout the day. The bracelet comes with eight reusable cotton pads that you add two to three drops of oil to before placing it inside the stainless steel locket pendant. The bracelet’s leather band wraps around your wrist and has multiple clasp openings for a custom fit.

Lovepop Black-Eyed Susan Bouquet

This mother’s day card doubles as a piece of art that your mom can display. This 3D card from Lovepop is shaped like a flower bouquet and stands up on its own at 10.25 inches tall when fully unfolded. The paper bouquet has an assortment black-eyed susan flowers in a vase with a bird sitting on top. The 3D card comes with a blank note card to write on once it arrives, or you can add a message or photo online through Lovepop’s website, which the company will print and ship directly to the recipient.

Kitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set

Moms can go to bed and wake up with curls with Kitsch’s Satin Heatless Curling Set, which comes highly recommended by commerce coordinator Alexa Arent. To use the heatless tool, you wrap your hair around the curling rod headband and secure it with the included scrunchies. After removing the satin-covered foam rod in the morning, you’ll be left with bouncy curls. Arent also says the curling rod acts like a headband too, keeping her hair out of her face while she does her skin care routine at night and makeup in the morning.

Sips By Moment for Mom Tea Box

Tea lovers can sample four herbal blends from different brands with this gift box from Sips By, which the brand put together specifically for Mother’s Day. It comes with Tiny Bee Tea’s Honey Queen Tea, Your Botanical Friend’s Happy Place Tea, Rainy Day Tea Co’s Breakfast in Bed Tea and Red Clover Herbs & Market’s Harmony Blend. All together, the box comes with enough tea to make 16 cups, in addition to disposable tea filters, a reusable muslin cloth tea filter to steep loose leaf tea and a postcard.

Unique Mother’s Day gifts under $50

iWalk Mini Portable Charger

If your mom is constantly on the go like mine is, chances are she could use a portable charger. iWalk’s Mini Portable Charger has a built-in lighting connector, allowing you to plug it into your iPhones USB-C port without having to use a cable. The portable charger is about the size of lipstick and weighs as much as an egg, according to the brand — its compact size allows you to throw it in purses, belt bags or even your pocket. It gives you about one full charge and you can charge the power bank with the included USB-C cable.

Lego Orchid

I often buy Lego flowers for my loved ones who enjoy DIY activities. Select’s Rebecca Rodriguez recently put together the Lego Orchid, which took her and her fiancé about an hour to complete, despite having never built a Lego set before. “It was such a fun process and they look even more beautiful in our home than I imagined,” Rodriguez says. “I’ve had friends confuse them for real flowers. An added bonus is that they require no care.” The set comes with 608 building blocks, which, when finished, creates six large flowers and two newly opened flowers in a blue fluted vase. You can rotate the orchid’s stems, blooms, roots and leaves to customize its look.

Jiggy Puzzles Dog Mom

Fit for the pet lover in your life, this 800 piece puzzle features an image of a dog and its mom created by artist Alja Horvat (with each sale, a percentage of the profits go directly to the artist behind the design). Jiggy — one of our favorite women-owned businesses — sells its puzzles in reusable glass jars and each puzzle comes with a print of the design for you to follow while constructing it. The set also includes a tube of glue and a straight-edge tool to help your mother figure preserve her masterpiece after she’s done.

Anecdote Candles Dear Mom

Photo editor Vivian Le says she “adores the scent of this candle,” which is a mix of jasmine, orange blossom and heliotrope with notes of bergamot, marigold, honeywood and moss. “As a lover of jasmine, I find that most interpretations are way too strong, but the jasmine in this candle is perfect and light with a hint of warmth and sweetness to balance out the deep floral fragrance.” The candle has a burn time of 40 to 50 hours, according to the brand, and it comes in a glass jar with a gold screw-on top and cotton core wick.

Blue Bottle Craft Instant Espresso and Cupping Spoon Set

Blue Bottle’s instant espresso is a great pantry staple for coffee lovers. The brand sent me the instant espresso to try and I found it to be flavorful, rich and smooth. I pair my instant espresso with steamed oat milk from my milk frother, but you can also add a shot of it to your chai or matcha latte, or shake it with vodka for an espresso martinis. This set comes with a jar of Blue Bottle’s Craft Instant Espresso, a cupping spoon to help you measure and a reusable bag.

Brumate Pour Over

When I asked my mom about some of her favorite Mother’s Day gifts, she said travel mugs are always appreciated. Moms can take them on the go to work, kids sports games or in the car while running errandsThe 20-ounce option from Brumate is a travel mug and pour over coffee maker in one. It comes with a pour over cup that nests on top of the mug and pairs with disposable filters. The dishwasher-safe mug can keep drinks hot for six hours or cold for 24 hours, according to the brand.

Unique Mother’s Day gifts under $100

Baked by Melissa Vegan Mother's Day Gift Box

Baked by Melissa's mini cupcakes are a great gift for moms with a sweet tooth, and this box comes with 25 bite-sized treats to share with loved ones. The vegan cupcakes are available in flavors like Maple Cinnamon Bun, Triple Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Coconut, Strawberry, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Vanilla Chip. You can also add a card with your order.

Selfmade Buff & Smooth Duo

Upgrade your mother figure's collection of skin-care products with Selfmade's Buff & Smooth Duo. It comes with the brand's Corrective Experience Comfort Cream, a winner of Select's 2023 Wellness Awards, that's designed to soften and moisturize skin on the face and body. Your mom will also get Selfmade's True Grit Resilience Scrub, a gentle chemical exfoliator to use on the scalp and body.

Hey Dewy Humidifier

If the mother figure in your life struggles with dry skin, they may benefit from keeping the Hey Dewy humidifier next to their bed, on their desk or even in their car’s cup holder. The cordless, rechargeable appliance has a 11.3 ounce water tank to offer up to eight hours of cool mist on a single charge. You can use it in intermittent mode to break up mist flow and extend its run time. The humidifier stands seven inches tall.

Bearaby Medium Hugget

Bearaby’s Hugget is a product many Select staffers deem a sleep must-have, including myself. It's also a 2023 Select Wellness Awards winner. Similar to weighted blankets or weighted stuffed animals, Bearaby’s soft, memory foam pillow can help relieve stress, tension and anxiety when you place it in your lap, according to experts. It’s also a great option for moms who are side sleepers who like to hug a pillow throughout the night. The Hugget has a cotton exterior and is available in small ($29), medium ($79) and large ($129) sizes.

Cadence Flex System 7 Capsule Set

Help your mom prepare for their next trip with Cadence’s Flex System 7 Capsule Set, a bundle of magnetized containers that store toiletries like moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, hand cream so they stick together and don’t leak. You can build a set of seven capsules, which are available in multiple sizes, and choose a label tile for each. Cadence sent me capsules to try, and beyond being incredibly easy to fill with my favorite products, I love that they don't get lost in my bag the way toiletries typically do.

In Good Taste Vine Voyage

Transport the mother in your life to Europe with this wine sampler collection from In Good Taste, a company that offers wine tasting flights and curated gifts. It comes with eight mini bottles of wine from Italy and France, including whites, reds and rosés. Your mom may also discover new wine varieties and vineyards they like through trying the included wines, thus expanding her palette.

Unique Mother’s Day gifts under $150

Foreo Luna Mini 2

Many Select staffers recommend Foreo’s rechargeable facial cleansing brushes, and the Mini 2 is one of the brand’s more affordable models. My mom and I both use it and since its compact size makes it easy to throw it in our toiletry bag while traveling. The brush offers eight pulsation speeds and its silicone bristles help scrub away dirt, oil, dead skin and makeup — my face feels clean and refreshed after using it. The Luna Mini 2 is also water-resistant, so you can use it in the shower.

Ember Mug

Running after kids doesn't always allow moms to enjoy their coffee or tea while it’s hot — I remember many busy mornings growing up during which my mom would pour a cup of coffee, forget about it while getting us ready for school and have to microwave it an hour later. Ember’s mug — one of editor Mili Godio’s favorite products — keeps beverages warm for up to 80 minutes on a full charge or all day when you place it on the included charging coaster. The mug pairs with a companion app so you can set your preferred temperature between 120 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. You have to hand-wash the mug, which is water-resistant and fully submersible in water up to 3 feet deep.

Amazon Echo Show 8

The Amazon Echo Show 8 can help mother figures manage their smart home, make video calls, stay up to date with calendars, stream movies and music and double as a digital photo frame. The Wi-Fi-enabled device has a 8-inch HD touchscreen and its camera keeps you in focus when in use. It’s also equipped with Amazon Alexa voice assistant, so you can ask the virtual assistant to set timers, make lists, find you recipes and more.

Bandolier Hailey Crossbody Phone Case and Wallet

My mom uses Bandolier’s crossbody phone case and wallet daily, and she constantly gets stopped by people who want to know where it’s from. The leather case comes with a detachable, adjustable strap so you can wear it across your body if you prefer. Its rear pocket can hold your credit card, driver’s license, cash and other cards, and it’s available in sizes for all current iPhone models.

Weezie Short Signature Robe

Editor Lindsay Schneider recommends this robe from Weezie for its short sleeves, which don’t get in the way while you’re doing your hair or makeup and keep you cooler than long sleeves. The robe has a cropped length, attached tie and pockets. It’s made with 100% organic long-staple cotton and is machine-washable. You can personalize the robe for your mother figure for an additional $15 by adding their monogram, meaningful words or numbers.

Why trust Select?

Zoe Malin is an associate updates editor who has written numerous gift guides for Select since 2020, including the best Mother’s Day flowers and kitchen gifts. To recommend the best unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Malin included products she loves, collected Select staff picks and included other highly rated options she researched.

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