Thinking Outside the Bouquet: Unique and Unusual Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Thinking Outside the Bouquet: Unique and Unusual Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and while flowers, chocolates, and brunch reservations are always nice, sometimes it's fun to think outside the box and give mom a gift that's truly unexpected. If you're looking for inspiration, we've compiled a list of unique and unusual Mother's Day gift ideas that will show your mom just how much you appreciate her. These are things from some of my favorite Small Womens Businesses'.  So, forget the traditional gifts and check out our list for something that's truly one-of-a-kind!

Custom Engraved Handwritten Recipe on Cutting Board

If your mother enjoys cooking or has a collection of cherished family recipes, a perfect gift for her would be this beautiful cutting board from Blue Daisy Dreamer. Kim, the owner of the shop, has a passion for assisting women in finding the perfect home decor pieces. In addition, she also upcycles materials, which aligns with my personal belief in sustainable living. I love that she has a way of memorializing a special recipe

.Overall, a cutting board from Blue Daisy Dreamer is a thoughtful,practical and different gift that your mother is sure to appreciate. With its beautiful design, high-quality craftsmanship, and commitment to sustainability, it's a gift that will not only make her cooking easier but will also show her how much you care.

Just Pizzelles

While food gifts are a common choice for Mother's Day, have you ever received Pizzelles? If not, you're missing out! And if you have, have you tried the incredible selection offered by my friend Christina? From traditional anise to chocolate chip and even pumpkin pie, there's something for every taste bud.

Christina always loved to bake but wanted to offer something different.  Something that would get her creative juices going.  JustPizzelles was born

If you're still searching for the perfect gift for your mom this Mother's Day, look no further. Not only are Pizzelles delicious, but they're also a unique and thoughtful option. Just make sure to order soon, as the holiday is quickly approaching.


Do you ever struggle to find the perfect gift for your mom? Something that she doesn't already have and would never think to get for herself? Look no further than SleevesinaBag!

SleevesinaBag is a unique and thoughtful gift that your mom will love. It's a shrug that comes in a small bag, making it easy to carry in her purse or keep in her car, so she always has it on hand when she finds herself in a chilly restaurant or sudden drop in temperature.

The shrug comes in classic black or white, and is available in sizes XS-XXL, ensuring a perfect fit for any body type. Plus, it's made from sustainable fabric that's good for the planet, so your gift not only makes your mom feel comfortable, but also contributes to a better future for all.  I created them for myself and realized we all need these.

Don't settle for a boring gift this year. Give your mom the gift of comfort and style with SleevesinaBag!

Plymouth Cards

I've been using these cards for years and I always assumed they were made by a large corporation, so imagine my surprise when I attended a Business Workshop Retreat and met the owner, Lisa DiVasta. It was such a pleasure to learn that I've been supporting a small business all this time.

What really sets these cards apart is the quality of the paper. Lisa has a real talent for sourcing the best materials and crafting cards that are both beautiful and durable. And she's always coming up with new ideas to keep things fresh.

For example, this year she has a fantastic starter set for Mother's Day. The set includes cards that can be customized with your moms photos, artwork, cross-stitch, or anything else you can imagine. These cards are truly one-of-a-kind and they're sure to make any mom feel loved and appreciated. I think it's such a great idea and I can't wait to see what Lisa comes up with next!

Sunshine Body Custard By Tortoiseshell Farms

In this blog, we will explore unique Mother's Day gift ideas, but I also want to emphasize the significance of self-care for our mothers. They have always been there for us, providing the support we needed, and now it is our turn to give back to them.

Deb Long, the founder of a company named after her cherished Tortoiseshell Cat, Bitsy, has a special place in my heart since I have a soft spot for feline companions. As we grow older, we require additional care, and Deb has just what we need to help our mothers take care of themselves.

Sunshine Body Custard is more than just your plain everyday body butter.  This silky smooth skin conditioner will not only SUPER moisturize your blues away, the grapefruity scent will transport you to Japanese Grapefruit orchards!  (Can you feel the breeze blowing through your hair, yet?). Buy it today.

By supporting small businesses, we can foster a more vibrant and resilient economy while promoting social and environmental responsibility. So, let's all do our part in supporting small businesses in our communities and beyond!


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Hi I am Joanne Litz Cofounder of Steel Pony.
I graduated in Textile Design from, the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Worked in the "Industry" as a design director before starting Steel Pony. A company focused on slow sustainable fashion over 30 years ago
I love Creative Fashion, Art, and Energy Healing. My mission is to help women find their inner goddess and shine from the inside out.