Unique Mother’s Day gifts under $40
Don’t make Mother’s Day another thoughtless Hallmark holiday. Put some thought into it this year and give you mom something that is as unique and special as she is.
Here are some of our favorite unique Mother’s Day gifts, all under $40.
1. A little gold book:
The little black book may be for dating, but a little gold book is a beautiful place for your mom to write down special memories or recipes. Make it extra special and turn it into a traveling journal. Write something, pass it to your mom and ask her to write something. Alternate, as inspiration hits, until the journal is full. Kate Spade New York Little Gold Book, $16 (plus Cash Back), Bloomingdales.com
2. A taste of the world:
A gift box filled with teas from around the world is a fun way to experience something new, in a relaxing way. This box of teas from World Market features leaves from Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, and when they’re all gone, Mom is left with a gorgeous bamboo box. Numi World of Tea Gift Box, $24.99 (plus Cash Back), WorldMarket.com
3. Shared thoughts, all year long:
Give Mom a box of beautiful, assorted greeting cards — in pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes. Pick up a similar box for yourself. Then agree to send each other at least one card every month throughout the year, with photos, quotes or fun memories from the past together. This extends mother day past one single day and shows your mom that she’s special to you all year long. Katie Daisy All Occasion Greeting Cards, $39.69 (plus Cash Back), Staples.com
4. A shopping spree:
When in doubt, let Mama pick it out. After all, mother knows best, right?
Did you know you can buy many gift cards online? Many companies, like Bed Bath & Beyond, even offer Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com on gift card purchases. Then, mom can earn Cash Back when she redeems the gift card as well. Talk about double savings! Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card, Bedbath&beyond.com