28 personalized Mother’s Day gifts that go beyond photos on a mug

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A personalized item, even if it’s the simple addition of a monogram, goes a long way in showing that you put thought into the gift. It makes the recipient feel special whenever she uses or wears it, and one person in our lives who undoubtedly deserves to feel special is Mom.

From monogrammed suitcases for the world traveler to photo gifts and special maps that could only belong to her, these personalized gifts take the extra step to make a big impact.

If you’re on a budget or looking for more ideas, you can also shop best Mother’s Day gifts under $25, under $50, and under $100.

Get creative in personalizing these 28 Mother’s Day gift ideas:

A gift box that combines sweets, home decor, books, and other small accessories she’ll love


Personalize a gift box at Boxfox, price varies

While Boxfox does offer pre-curated gift collections, the best part of the service is the ability to make your own. Coming from brands like Herbivore Botanicals, Voluspa, and Corkcicle, the products are actually high quality, so she can enjoy a thoughtful gift that doesn’t look hastily thrown together.

A letter charm necklace


Personalize the Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant at AUrate, $200

This 14k piece of gold jewelry is sure to make your mom feel special every day.

A ‘bento box’ of gourmet sweets


Personalize a 4-Piece Candy Bento Box at Sugarfina, $34

Pack this gift set with only candies she likes, be it rich chocolates, tart gummies, or a mix of both. There are a little over 100 gourmet choices, from the popular Rose Bears to limited-edition Easter and Barbie candies. The sizes go all the way up to 32-piece candy trunks.

A personal-styling service

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Gift a Stitch Fix gift card, from $20

Shopping can be difficult and time-consuming, which is where the stylists at Stitch Fix come in. A great gift for busy moms, the service delivers the newest trends and styles to fit any occasion and price point.

A monogrammed leather makeup bag


Personalize the Large Clamshell Makeup Bag at Leatherology, $100 + $10 monogram

Choose up to six characters and the deboss color for the monogram of this leather bag. The size is perfect for travel-sized toiletries and makeup and it has a waterproof lining to protect the leather.

A pair of Nike shoes


Personalize a pair of sneakers at Nike, from $95

Whether she runs occasionally to clear her mind or is the family’s resident marathoner, she’ll love a pair of shoes to truly call her own. More than 70 styles, including casual walking shoes, soccer cleats, and basketball shoes, can be designed from outsole to laces.

A travel-planning service that does all the work for her


Personalize a travel itinerary at Journy, $25 a day

An expert trip designer will curate the perfect travel experience based on her interests and preferences, and can even help make hotel or restaurant reservations.

A photo calendar

Artifact Uprising

Personalize the Brass Easel and Calendar at Artifact Uprising, from $55

This classy, solid brass piece makes a beautiful desktop display, and the pictures add warmth and familiarity. But choosing only 12 of your favorite photos could prove to be difficult.

A constellation map


Personalize the Constellation Print at Etsy, from $34

This Etsy shop lets you choose three different locations of significance. You’re in charge of the color, location, exact text under each map, and font style, and the artist will take care of the rest.

A custom map of anywhere in the world

Grafomap Instagram

Personalize a map print at Grafomap, $49

If the stars aren’t aligning for you, try this type of map instead. After choosing a design theme, zoom out to your mom’s favorite country or get hyperlocal and zoom in to an exact neighborhood.

A monogrammed water bottle


Personalize a water bottle at S’well, $35 + $10 monogram

These sleek colors and shapes bring a new elegance to an ordinary water bottle. S’well’s bottles keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

A photo throw pillow


Personalize a throw pillow at Canvas Pop, $39

Upload your own image to the front and back of the pillow to create a piece of home decor that’s sure to become her favorite in the house.

An engravable watch


Personalize a watch at Timex, from $75

The dial, case, and strap can all be customized, plus adding an engraving on the back is free. Whether you want to make a time-related pun, engrave simple initials, or squeeze in a concise message, the back is yours to own.

A hand-painted monogrammed suitcase


Personalize a suitcase at Away, from $225

Hand-painted by a lettering artist in New York City, these monogrammed suitcases take two to three weeks to ship, so plan accordingly. With their smart features, compact design, and array of colors, they’re worth the wait.

Another suitcase she can customize beyond a monogram


Gift a Roam Gift Card, from $55

If you think she’ll want to go beyond a simple monogram, she’s better off with a Roam carry-on. Nine parts of the lightweight hardshell suitcase are customizable, allowing her to flex her creative color chops.

A wine flight delivered to her door


Gift a Vinebox subscription, $158/six months

With so many wines out there, it’d be a shame not to try them all. She’ll take a short quiz that helps determine the nine single-serving wines she gets to sample each quarter, adding a personal and custom touch.

A custom quote print


Personalize a quote print at Minted, from $32

Spotlight a quote from her favorite film, book, or song, or even quote mom herself. There are many font colors, sizes, and frames to choose from.

A monogrammed mirror tray

West Elm

Personalize the Mirror Tray at West Elm, $44 + $9.50 monogram

The elegant script goes at the bottom of this pretty mirror tray, which can hold anything from entertaining essentials to jewelry and trinkets.

A T-shirt

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Personalize the Fitted Crew at Known Supply, $28 + $10 monogram

Let the world know who your mom is with this comfortable Pima cotton basic tee embroidered in cute, loopy cursive.

A vitamin-and-supplement subscription


Gift a Care/of gift card, from $30

Before Care/of, gifting a pack of vitamins would be strange, but the company has somehow normalized the process with its personalized packaging and even more personalized vitamin plans. After taking a quiz, she’ll learn which vitamins and supplements she needs most and can get them conveniently delivered to her house.

A monogrammed spa robe

Pottery Barn

Personalize the Organic Spa Robe at Pottery Barn, $119 + $9.50 monogram

Is there any feeling more relaxing and luxurious than slipping on a heavy spa robe? Every day can feel like a spa day thanks to this monogrammed, organic cotton robe.

A monogrammed leather tote


Personalize the Small Carryall Tote at Cuyana, $185 + $15 monogram

This everyday bag is made from Argentine leather and is available in classic black, navy, or a variety of warm pastels.

A sound-wave art print


Personalize the Sound Wave Art Print at Etsy, from $24

This one-of-a-kind gift is a visual piece with a surprising auditory twist: the artist converts the audio file of anyone’s voice into a sound wave.

A photo phone case


Personalize a photo phone case at Casetify, from $35

Casetify’s easy-to-use design interface offers tons of options to turn an ordinary phone case into a completely unique one. You can connect your Instagram account to make choosing photos a breeze.

A journal


Personalize the Macaron Française Journal at Minted, from $16

This charming French-inspired book can be turned into a journal, address book, or planner. You’re in charge of renaming every macaron (if you want), as well as designing the inside cover.

Fluffy, embroidered hand towels


Personalize a pair of hand towels at Weezie, $40 + $15 embroidery

More than 300 style combinations are possible with Weezie’s personalization options, which let you choose the piping color, embroidery style, and embroidery color of the soft, durable cotton towels. You can go simple with a block-letter monogram or more fancy with a 12-character script.

A convenient meal plan geared toward active lifestyles

Kettlebell Kitchen/Instagram

Gift a Kettlebell Kitchen gift card, from $30

Moms are among the busiest people in our lives and their packed schedules can mean sacrificing healthy eating habits. Goal-oriented meal-planning service Kettlebell Kitchen takes the guesswork and prep out of eating well, and creates personalized plans based on her needs and preferences.

A personalized body care set that uses her favorite scents

The Mad Optimist

Personalize a Mad Optimist body care set, from $30

The Mad Optimist is a startup that makes all-natural, fully personalized body care products – from your preferred scents and ingredients to custom labels. If you want to get a custom set of products for Mom, just make sure you order before Wednesday, May 1 to get it before Mother’s Day.