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Unique Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Make Mom Proud

Mother's Day Gifts

Last Updated on March 11, 2024 by Carla Jonas

With Mother’s Day only a couple of weeks away, the hunt for predictable flower bouquets and accompanying cards is ON. But wait, are the expected blooms what mom really wants? Are they the best Mother’s Day gifts out there? Spoiler alert: they’re not. In theory, kids should have Mother’s Day gifts down pat. But practice says otherwise. A special report from The Pearl Source tells us just what we needed to hear: that when it comes to shopping for mom, we need to do better.

The Kind of Mother’s Day Gifts Only A Mom Could Love

Mother's Day Gifts

The stats aren’t looking good. Most moms seem to only like their gifts because they came from their kids, with 47% saying just that. Even less favorable, 23% outright said they didn’t like their gifts from the last few years, but wouldn’t share their thoughts with their children. 62% of moms said they believe their kids have no real understanding of their likes, preferences, and style. With over 40% in the dark on mom’s favorite flowers, and 31% admitting that they don’t know what mom’s favorite color is, things aren’t looking bright.

But What Does Mom Actually Want?

Mother's Day Gifts

Turns out, mom loves her bling, is into the latest gadgets and would love the chance to indulge in luxe self-care sessions. And yet few kids know that these are mommy’s favorite things. With over 70% of people planning on shopping for Mother’s Day gifts this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to get mom her fave luxe lotion, a new set of smart headphones or that pair of dangle earrings. While 72% of moms wished they stopped getting flowers, a whopping 96% actually expect to receive flowers – which means, it’s the perfect opportunity to switch things up and make mom proud with your new way of savvy shopping.

Let’s take a quick look at the best Mother’s Day gift ideas to make mom proud this spring.

Our Top Mother’s Day Gifts:

Mother’s Day Gifts for Jewelry Lovers

The moms have decided: bling can’t go wrong – and especially classics like pearl jewelry. Most moms would love to get those new sparkly studs or that pearly necklace as Mother’s Day gifts – if only their kids listened. It’s never too late to impress mom with the best gift, so surprise her this year with the present of shine and sparkle.

For the Glam Mom: Golden Pearl & Diamond Michelle Earrings

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Make her day a lot brighter with the gift of endless sparkle. If your mom’s jewelry collection already includes classic white pearls, go glam and go gold. Our tip: upgrade her evening jewelry arsenal with these golden pearl & diamond earrings from The Pearl Source.


For the ultimate collection of Pearl Earrings, browse our modern and timeless designs and find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for every mom out there. Whether you’re shopping for a new mom, for grandma, for a mom who loves and appreciates a fine jewelry piece or a special mother figure in your life, what better way to show mom you care than with a memorable, personalized gift that stands the test of time.

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For the Flower Lover: Personalized Mother’s Day Birth Flower Necklace

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It’s settled: moms are over flower bouquets this Mother’s Day. But no bloom lover would ever refuse a sheeny bling, customized with her birth flower, like this minimalist handmade necklace in gold. After all, you can’t go wrong with a personalized Mother’s day gift that comes in silver, yellow or rose gold. Start your ‘gifts for mom’ shopping list in style with this modern-meets-minimalistic piece, perfect for day-to-night wear.

For the Elegance Seeker: Akoya Pearl & Diamond Jordana Ring

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Sticking with the classics is never a bad idea when aiming to shop for the best gifts for mom and make her proud. After all, she deserves the best – which, in jewelry terms, translates to pearls and diamonds. Gift her a radiant Akoya pearl ring on Mother’s Day – a classic, elegant piece for an equally classy lady.


When aiming for the classics, nothing compares with the lustrous charm of Akoya Pearls. Discover our selection of Akoya pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets, earrings, elegant rings, pendants and pearl sets in a wide range of designs, from traditional to modern, ideal both for daytime and nighttime wear.

For the Sentimental Mom: Mother Daughter Birthstone Bracelet

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Certain gifts for mom can easily forgo the card. Send words of love her way with this special mother daughter bracelet, personalized with your mom’s birthstone. Featuring interlocked rings as a symbol of an eternal bond, this bestseller is sure to hit the spot if mom is on the sentimental side.

For the Witty Mom: Mother of Pearl Pendant Necklace

Make mom smile on Mother’s Day twice: first, with your sparkly choice of a gift and secondly, with the hidden witty pun that goes along with it. Upgrade her gorgeous glow with this mother of pearl pendant necklace, featuring iridescent black nacre in a sterling silver setting.

Mother’s Day Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts

Turns out, mom is practical and tech-savvy – or she’d like to be. This year, moms decided that the kids should ditch the predictable flowers in favor of gadgets that make their life easier, more comfortable or just plain better. Make mom proud by opting for these hot new tech picks:

For the Avid Reader: Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB)

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Mom’s a savvy shopper – and an equally savvy reader. Show her that she raised a smart shopper too by upgrading her reading experience with a gadget that’s lightweight, easy to use and ideal both for indoor and outdoor use. With over 34,000 ratings on Amazon, Kindle Paperwhite (now waterproof) tops the charts at best gifts for mom when you’re catering to an avid reader.

For the Coffee Fanatic: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

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With a tagline like ‘the world’s first temperature control mug’, curiosity strikes. Turns out, the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug definitely delivers. It allows you to customize the temperature of your drink as you wish, it comes with a user-friendly app and it’s controlled with a smartphone.

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For the Fitness Buff: Google Pixel Watch

A nice watch makes a great Mother’s Day gift – but when you add smart technology in the equation, it gets even better. Meet the Google Pixel Watch – Android Smartwatch with Fitbit Activity Tracking, designed for all the fit mommas out there. Tracking heart rate and sleep, this beauty comes in the sleekest design so mom can keep stylish and chic.

Mother's Day Gifts - Smartphone Printer

If mom always makes sure she doesn’t miss any special memories, this next pick is a winner. The Fujifilm Smartphone Printer is a breeze to use, features fun filters and allows you to print from videos – plus it comes in a pretty shade of blush pink that mom will love. 

For the Beauty Aficionado: Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi

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Self-care and tech are two of mom’s favorites when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts – and this next treat merges both perfectly. The Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi is pretty much the smartest mirror you’ll find. You get 5x magnification and Alexa built-in, in addition to the tru-lux light system that closely simulates natural sunlight’s full color spectrum. Plus, ‘looking good never sounded better’, so mom will get to listen to her favorite tunes while perfecting her make-up.

Mother’s Day Gifts for Great Pampering Sessions

Unsurprising to most, moms need to relax. Jump right in and help mom take better care of herself with the kind of gifts mom not only wants, but needs. Here are top 5 Mother’s Day gifts for the wellness and self-care enthusiast.

For the Lover of Finer Things: Cashmere Dressing Gown

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When you’re set on offering mom the very best, count on cashmere. After all, luxurious spa experiences or self-pampering sessions start with the right get-up. And this cashmere dressing gown by Johnston’s of Elgin is just the right piece for scrumptiously indulgent Sunday mornings spent at home. It looks and feels tailor made and it’s the perfect piece to snuggle in after a long day’s work.

For the Mom Who Needs a Home Spa: Flower Rose Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp

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Help mom set a relaxing mood at home with the ultimate craze in wellness: Himalayan salt lighting. Handmade from authentic Himalayan Salt from the Khewra Salt Mines, the D’aplomb lamp absorbs dust and purifies the air, helping mom fight fatigue and stress.

For the Mom on the Go: Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager

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For the mom that’s always up on her feet, this little massager will soon be her best pal. The Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager improves blood flow with its deep kneading, shiatsu rolling and heat functions. Plus, it’s the perfect little gadget to enjoy while watching TV, while enjoying alone time, reading or working at the office.

For the Tea Lover: Self-Care Chamomile Tea Gift Set

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Some of the best Mother’s day gifts out there are the simple, small things. Designed to transform your average tea lover into a veritable tea growing aficionado, the Self-Care Chamomile Tea Gift Set might not be everyone’s idea of luxury pampering, but it’s definitely a unique alternative to the expected fancy lotions. This set gives you everything you need in order to sprout, steep, as well as sip a delicious cup of chamomile tea.

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For the Mom Who Needs to Relax: Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

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The right fragrance is the type of gift every kind of mom can enjoy. With its blend of Frankincense, Petitgrain, Wild Chamomile and Rosemary, this little treat aims to de-stress the mind after a long day through the powers of aromatherapy. Complete relaxation of mind & body – the kind of gift mom would pick out herself.


The Pearl Source‘s study shows that over 40% of moms think their kids buy them something just to check it off the list, with nearly 30% of them outright returning last year’s gifts. And all that can be avoided.

There are few things moms love more than jewelry and gadgets. And yes, that means that you should give it a rest trying to satisfy mom’s sweet tooth with predictable chocolatey gifts or by grabbing the first salt and pepper shakers and gardening starter kit in sight. Instead, opt for bling and tech – aka mommy’s favorite things. Forgo the home appliances unless they’re designed to make her life far easier and ditch the flowers altogether for more thoughtful, unique gifts for mom she can enjoy for years to come – and not just for a few days.

And if you’re still in the dark on mom’s favorite things, then a gift card is a safe bet when shopping for a someone who’s a shopping fanatic herself. With all that in mind, you’ve got a real chance here to shoot for those unique, unexpected Mother’s Day gifts – the kind she actually wants.


A personal touch goes a long way for Mother’s Day. Offer mom the gift of a lifetime from our Mother’s Day Collection, where you can customize each piece to perfection. Pick her dream pearl necklace, pendant bracelet or earrings, featuring premium Freshwater Pearls, Akoya and Tahitian South Sea Pearls.

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