Being a mom is an undeniably tough gig, from the all-nighters they pull when their kids are newborns to trying to keep their cool during those harrowing teenage years. This year, show your mom how much you appreciate all the things she’s done for you over the years by ditching the standard card-and-flowers routine and opting for a heartfelt gift she’ll treasure instead.
From elegant jewelry to home decor that will brighten up any space, these personalized presents are sure to make your mom feel loved and appreciated this Mother’s Day. And when you want to treat yourself, start with one of these 30 Best Stylish Home Upgrades.
Personalized Handwriting Necklace
From $26.40; buy now at Etsy
Upgrade mom’s jewelry box this Mother’s Day with this customized handwriting necklace. Whether you just want to make it her name or add a special message, she’ll love wearing this elegant and inherently personal piece. And for more perfect presents, check out these 40 Great Gift Ideas for People Over 40!
Petite Crewneck With Heraldry
$525; buy now at Le Lion
For the mom that’s not afraid to go bold with her style, this Le Lion sweater is the perfect gift. Get it monogrammed with her initials and she’ll be the envy of all of her friends every time she puts it on. And when you want to improve your own wardrobe, discover the 30 Best Tips for Dressing Well in Your 30s.
Monogrammed Classic Leather Tote
From $175; buy now at Cuyana
If your mom loves to look sharp at the office, she’ll love this simple, yet elegant monogrammable bag from Cuyana. This buttery leather tote is the perfect complement to any outfit, whether she’s a jeans-and-t-shirt kind of gal or can’t say no to a sharp-looking suit. And for more ways to improve your accessories game, check out these 7 Must-Have New Vintage-Inspired Watches.
I Heart You Mug
$17.48; buy now at Shutterfly
Make every cup of coffee a little bit more special for your mom with this customizable photo mug. Add some cute family pictures and a message about how much she means to you and she might actually relish those early wake-ups for once. And to keep your own culinary game on point, discover these 20 Secrets Chefs Will Never Tell You.
Monogrammed Leather Passport Case
$59; buy now at Mark & Graham
If your mom’s passport has more stamps than the post office, this monogrammed leather passport case is a perfect gift. Elegant and easy to find, even in the most packed purse, this stylish accessory will make any trip a breeze. And for more ways to make your next trip more fun, check out these 35 Brilliant Travel Hacks Only Experienced Globetrotters Know.
Personalized Water Bottle
$14; buy now at Etsy
The average American is seriously under-hydrating, with the bulk of the population getting just half the water they should be drinking in a day. The good news? That won’t be true for your mom when you present her with this pretty personalized water bottle. And when you’re ready to drink up, find out if you’re living in one of the 25 U.S. Cities with the Best Drinking Water.
King Square Crystal Decanter
$40; buy now at Things Remembered
Does your mom love a good cocktail at the end of a long day? Make her home instantly more elegant by adding this monogrammed crystal decanter, perfect for displaying that vintage whiskey she’s been waiting to open, to her bar set-up. And when you’re ready to improve your bar game, start with these 20 Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Make.
$54.00; buy now at Etsy
When the temperature dips at night this summer, your mom will be grateful to have this beautiful and cozy blanket scarf to keep her warm. And thanks to its customizable nature, she’ll never be caught wearing the same one as someone else. And for more ways to improve your wardrobe, check out The 20 Definitive Style Rules for Men Over 40.
555-Gram Cashmere Throw
$307; buy now at Restoration Hardware
Want to make your mom’s home look more elegant in an instant? Gift her this monogrammable cashmere throw for Mother’s Day. While lightweight, this blanket is still plenty cozy to curl up under on those chilly nights. And for more ways to make your space look chic, start with these 40 Items Every Man Over 40 Should Have in His Home.
From $29.25; buy now at Etsy
Get mom a gift that represents all of the most important people in her life this Mother’s Day with this beautiful family necklace. The three interlocking rings can all be engraved in your choice of fonts, making this a heartfelt addition to any outfit. And for more special pieces sure to become heirlooms, discover the 20 Best Engagement Rings for Every Budget.
$34.99; buy now at MarleyLilly
Keep your mom’s feet from suffering the horror of touching down on a cold floor in the morning with a pair of these monogrammed slippers. If there’s anything that can make a pair of pajamas look fashionable, it’s these.
Personalized Riedel ‘O’ Pinot Noir/Burgundy Stemless Wine Glasses
$39.95; buy now at Wine Enthusiast
If your mom fancies herself an amateur sommelier, indulge her love of great wine with these adorable custom glasses. Better yet, these sturdy, stemless cups mean the odds that pinot noir will end up on her rug are slim to none.
Engraved Loving Heart Bar Pendant in Sterling Silver
From $250; buy now at Tiffany
Does your mom love luxury goods? This elegant, understated Tiffany necklace, which can be engraved with a personalized message, will have her looking and feeling like a million bucks without breaking the bank.
From $26.32; buy now at Etsy
For the mom who loves a little flash, these custom name earrings fit the bill. Cute, trendy, and wearable even in the most conservative workplaces, these earrings are sure to be a hit.
Classic Family Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board
$42.99; buy now at Personalization Mall
Is your mom a queen in the kitchen? Help her channel her inner Julia Child with this gorgeous bamboo cutting board, which you can have engraved with her name, reminding all the other cooks in the family who’s boss.
Personalized Heart Shaped Locket Keychain
$24.95; buy now at Forever Gifts
If your mom’s bulky assortment of keychains can be heard from a mile away, help streamline things with this personalized heart shaped locket keychain in their place. Not only can you have its exterior engraved, you can add photos to the inside so you’re always close to her, no matter where she is.
Deluxe Monogram Luggage Tag
From $35; buy now at Leatherology
Give your mom the best gift of all—a shorter wait at baggage claim—with this easily-identifiable luggage tag. Personalize it with her initials and she’ll never have to guess which suitcase is hers again.
Perfectly Personalized Broughton Ecru Card
$99 for 50; buy now at Crane
Perfect for thank-you notes, correspondence with friends, or just a sweet way of checking in with you from time to time, these personalized cards are every bit as practical as they are thoughtful.
I Choose You Frame
$24.99; buy now at Personal Creations
Does your mom love to embarrass you with photos from your various awkward stages? While you may not be able to get her to curb that habit, you can at least get her to express it in a more elegant way with this customized frame.
$27.50; buy now at Etsy
That dingy apron of your dad’s that reads “Grill Boss” probably isn’t exactly your mom’s preferred kitchen accessory. This year, make your mom feel like a celebrity chef with this adorable customized apron instead. And when you want to improve your own culinary game, start with these 25 Kitchen Gadgets Every Man Needs!
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