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Gift Ideas For Alternative Mothers on Mother's Day

Updated on March 6, 2018

It often seems as though we are in an endless cycle of holidays, birthdays and all of the other annual gift giving events that creep up on us without warning and add themselves to our calendars each month, so I'm sure it's hardly surprising that here we are again with another celebration in our sights. On Sunday the 11th of March it is Mother's Day, and for the past month the shops have been filled with enough pink floral that I'm sure even Cath Kidston herself would be proud.

All jokes aside, unlike some other annual celebratory events, Mother's Day is one that I feel is profoundly important to celebrate but with many stores only providing the same types of gifts it can be very difficult to shop for Mother's Day if your mum's style lies a little bit more on the alternative side of things. For this reason I thought that a gift giving guide for alternative mothers would be beneficial to those who are a little bit stuck for ideas.



Instead of spending a lot of your time standing blankly in front of walls of cards trying to select the perfect one, why not make your life easier by creating your own? Sites like MoonPig give you the ability to easily design your very own personalised cards from scratch at an affordable cost. No more unbearably cheesy slogans that make you cringe and your recipient will see how much thought you put into even the smallest detail that is a card. You can use a personal image of you and your mum or you can select one from the many spooky images available online.


Day Out

On Mother's Day why not spend time with your mum doing something that she will really enjoy that you both perhaps wouldn't normally do together. It may sound a little morbid to some people, but there are ghost tours available all over the country and they can be really interesting and a lot of fun to take part in. You could also visit famous spooky landmarks near your area if you have the time to do so. The important thing is that it gives you both time together and it shows your mum that you care about her interests even if they don't fall in line with your own.



Most women can appreciate a nice piece of jewellery and this locket from Gemondo would make a really thoughtful gift this Mother's Day. It has a really unique and beautiful Gothic design. With the necklace being a locket it gives the ability to add sentimentality to your gift by adding a meaningful photograph or quote inside. When it comes to alternative jewellery there are so many online stores that offer stunning designs but if you wanted to take things to a more personal level you can always commission a jeweller to create a completely customised design.



Ornaments make a really great gift especially when they are fitting for the occasion.This mother dragon with her hatching baby is beautifully crafted reminder of the bond between mother and child.


Hamper's are a simple and easy but very personal gift idea that any mum will appreciate. Simply find a pretty box, especially ones that can be reused for other purposes and fill them with tissue paper, confetti and of course gifts. The gifts you select can be a variation of items that you know your mum will love such as her favourite chocolates or snacks, candles, bath and body products or maybe things you know she hasn't gotten round to trying yet.

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Ultimately the greatest gift you can give to your mother on mother's day is just showing how much you love and care for her. Our mothers make the greatest of sacrifices by bringing us into this world and taking one day out of the year to show them how much we appreciate everything they have done and continue to do for us seems only fair. I hope you all have a lovely mothers day with your mum's and make wonderful memories together.

If you have any thoughts, opinions or any ideas of your own that you would like to share then feel free to do so in the comments section below.

© 2018 BunnyClaws


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      BunnyClaws 6 weeks ago from Scotland

      I'm sorry to hear that your mother is no longer with you but it's lovely that you still keep her memory alive by celebrating the day anyway :)

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      Mary Norton 6 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sadly, my mother is no longer with us but my sisters still celebrate her memory on this day. For many mothers, a day spent with them is always something they treasure.