10 Gift Ideas for Moms Who Don’t Need Anything
Apr 15, 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if your mom is anything like mine, when you asked her what she would like as a gift she probably said something helpful like “Oh, I don’t need anything.” So, I decided to put together this little list of gifts for moms. Not every item on here is perfect for every mom, but there might be something that’s perfect for your mom or something that gives you a good idea for a Mother’s Day gift. Full disclosure: many of these gifts (as well as the foxy mama Mother’s Day card above) feature my artwork so if you decide to purchase something from this list, I’ll make a little bit of money that I can then put towards buying the perfect gift for my mom.

1. A Pretty Tote Bag for Hauling All Her Mom Supplies

Most of the moms I know are not very good at traveling light. They always seem to be prepared for anything life throws their way, thanks in part to all the supplies they travel with. Mom’s purse tends to be weighed down with everything she could ever possibly need and more, but sometimes there’s just not enough room for everything she needs to carry with her like extra cardigans, extra¬† water bottles, snacks, first aid kits, an inflatable boat . . . okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but the fact remains Mom could probably use an extra tote bag, and she’ll love this pretty moths tote bag.

2. A Nice New Mug and Some of Her Favorite Coffee or Tea

How does your mom make it through the day? Does she need her morning coffee or is she a tea drinker? Whatever her poison, she’ll certainly be able to use some of her favorite coffee or tea, or you can treat mom to something extra special and let her try some special gourmet coffee or a sampler of different flavored tea bags. Since presentation is as important as the gift itself, make sure to pair your coffee or tea with a nice new mug like this fun Bee Kind coffee mug with it’s positive message and cute artwork, it’s sure to bring a smile to mom’s face and make her think of you each time she drinks from it.

3. A Personalized Photo Apron

There’s nothing like mom’s homemade cooking. For the mom who loves to bake and cook, a personalized apron is a perfect choice. This custom photo apron from my Zazzle store is ready to be personalized with a name and your own photo so you can create an extra special gift that mom will love to wear when she’s working in the kitchen. You can add a picture of the family or for dog or cat moms upload a picture of her beloved pet. Or get creative and upload a picture of a special vacation spot or even upload an image of children’s artwork to create a special gift for mom. Check out my Zazzle store for more personalized apron ideas.

4. A Pretty Fanny Pack for the Mom on the Go

Maybe mom doesn’t need a tote bag, but she could use something to hold her phone, wallet and keys while she’s out running errands, out on a hike or maybe doing some birdwatching. This fanny pack has all the benefits of a functional accessory with a pretty pattern that mom is sure to appreciate. It has illustrations of kingfisher birds in blue, white, and mustard gold set against a light blue background, making it an ideal choice for moms who love birds and animals. If birds aren’t really her thing you can find other pretty patterned fanny packs in the Delfuneum web store.

5. A Funny Jigsaw Puzzle

For moms who prefer to spend their time at home, doing quiet indoor activities, a jigsaw puzzle is a perfect choice, and if she has a great sense of humor then she’ll appreciate this funny orca whale jigsaw puzzle with its “The Family That Preys Together Stays Together” message. And like a family of orcas that do their hunting together, you can work as a family to assemble this puzzle with mom. It’s the gift that keeps on giving just like Mom. So, if you’re puzzled about what to buy mom this Mother’s Day, you can find more humorous puzzles and even some pretty ones over in my Threadless artist shop.

6. A Personalized Travel Cup for the Mom on the Go

Does it seem that your mom is perpetually busy? If she’s always running around town doing errands or is busy commuting back and forth, then show your love with a useful gift like a personalized travel cup. This handbell travel cup is perfect for moms who play in the handbell choir. With graphics that match her hobbies and interests and her name on it, she’s sure to appreciate this handy one-of-a-kind gift. Of course not all moms are bell ringers. Thankfully you can find an assortment of personalized travel cups and water bottles for moms and anyone on your shopping list with graphics that match all different interests over in my Zazzle shop.

7. A Gift Card to Her Favorite Store in a Pretty Reuseable Zip Pouch

When in doubt, gift cards always make a great gift. If you know some of Mom’s favorite stores or restaurants treating her to a gift card is the perfect way to ensure she can get exactly what she wants this Mother’s Day, but let’s face it, gift cards can have a generic impersonal feel. One solution is to tuck a gift card inside a pretty zip pouch like this frolicking flamingos pouch, that can be used by mom as a change purse, for organizing small items in her purse or for holding her makeup or other items when she goes on her next vacation. So, long after that gift card has been spent, she’ll be able to still use this pretty little pouch.

8. A Shiny New Phone Case

Does your mom always remind you to call her? Does she spend far to much time oversharing on Facebook? Getting her a new phone might not be in the budget this year, but treating mom to a new cell phone case won’t break the bank, and she’ll appreciate sprucing up her device with a shiny new case. This pretty phone case features a pattern of bookmarks which is perfect for moms who love to read — more than just texts and social media posts.

9. Socks with Your Photo on Them

Illustrated socks are fun, but what could be better for mom than a pair of socks that are illustrated with photos of her favorite person? These custom socks feature a collage of your photos so that you can create a custom pair of socks that mom is going to love. You can upload your favorite selfies, favorite family snapshots, vacation memories or pictures of children’s hand drawn artwork. The choice is yours. The easy to use photo template makes it easy to quickly create a custom gift that mom will treasure. She’ll love showing off her pride and joy everywhere she goes with these fancy socks.

10. A Graphic Tee That’s Perfect for Mom

Every mom could use an extra t-shirt, and a graphic tee that celebrates her passions is sure to be a perfect fit, even if what she’s most passionate about is you. If you have the sort of mom that comes to every single one of your marching band performances, then she’s sure to appreciate this Band Mom graphic tee. No matter what your mom’s passion is you can probably find her the perfect t-shirt, but for an extra special touch check out some of the customizable graphic tees from my Zazzle shop that can be personalized with names or your own custom slogan.

I hope this list helped you come up with the perfect gift idea for your mom, and remember you don’t really need to sweat it when it comes to mother’s day gifts, because no matter what you give her, your mom is sure to love it just because it comes from you!

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