It’s hard to believe it is that time of year again with Mother Day fast approaching (yes it is on the second Sunday of May each year just in case you forgot) and our thoughts turn to the best way to celebrate the lady who brought you or your children into the world and work out what to get for mothers day.
Now of course you could revert to the clichéd mothers day gifts of flower and chocolates but we all know that the flowers will eventually die and you will end up with that stinky vase water to get rid of and the kids are going to eat all the chocolates anyway so she will not really get to enjoy them the way you think.
Handmade gifts from the kids are great but there are only so many matchstick coasters or picture frames that you can have on display around the house before it starts to get a bit weird.
So this year why not make an effort to get her something she can actually use that is unique and will also make the world a better place just like moms around the world do every day.
If it is your mom you are getting a gift for then with this selection of unique mothers day gifts ideas you can show the world or your siblings why you can rightly claim the “favorite child” title.
If it is the mother of your children that you are buying for then I am sure she will appreciate the fact that you didn’t get her those last minute slightly wilted flowers and chocolates from the corner store the night before like you did last year – yes, you know who you are.
Now I know that handmade coffee cup your 4 year old made out of clay that looks like it has melted is definitely unique and was made with love but why not check out these equally unique and unusual mother’s day gifts that she will love.
Light up her day with an MPOWERD Luci Solar Lantern
Now if you are looking for good gift ideas for mom why not light up her world with this cool mothers day idea. Check out this one-of-a-kind inflatable solar lamp that provides up to 12 hours of lighting over a range of 15 square feet.
As a bonus, you are contributing not only to the environment but to a good cause. MPOWERD is part of the Solar Justice Movement, which strives to provide the gift of lights to communities around the world.
If you are looking for a unique Mothers day gift idea why not get one for her and a couple for you and kids and delight her with a night time treasure hunt through the local gardens accompanied by the soft glow of the Luci Solar Lantern.
Better yet get 5 or 6 of them and make an illuminated path to a private picnic spot and have the kids prepare an awesome picnic dinner for an evening she will remember. This will be the best $15 you ever spend. Available from Amazon.
Wewood watch – One of a kind just like Mom
Like your finger prints every piece of timber is unique with its own patterns and grain making each one of these Wewood watches a one of a kind just like mom.
The baby of an Italian shoe dude who loves watches and two eco-smart entrepreneurs with a crush on the environment, WE fashions wooden timepieces made from mostly scrap-wood and use state-of-the-art Miyota movements, resulting in a unique watch that’s handsome, earth-friendly, and splash-proof.
They also plant a tree for every watch that is purchased.
So not only are you getting mom a one of kind gift that is sure to be a great topic of conversation with her friends you are also contributing to bringing another life into the world in the form of a tree being planted – talk about your circle of life!
Watseka Electric Bike for the Active Mom
If you are looking for a unique mother day gift for the more active mom then why not consider an electric bike. Whether she just wants to keep up with some speedster kids/grand kids (or husband who rides off with the kids for 10 minutes until he realises his wife is no longer with them and is stopped on the side of the road with a flat tire fuming about being left behind and will likely never let him forget it) or is getting on in years and doesn’t like the idea of riding up hills then an electric bike is the perfect gift.
With an electric bike you can ride using the pedals like a standard bicycle or you can use an electric motor powered by an on-board battery to assist or even do all the hard work for you.
An e-bike will probably not help if you leave your wife or mom behind with a flat tire but at least you can cruise home without pedaling after she kneecaps you when you get back!
Looking for cool mothers day ideas? How about an EcoSphere based on NASA Technology (Already sounds cool doesn’t it?)
On the theme of the circle of life you have to check this out.
Based on technology developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (already sounds like a cool mothers day idea doesn’t it?) the EcoSphere is a self-sustaining eco-system of active micro-organisms, small shrimp, algae and bacteria, each existing in filtered sea water.
Being self-contained means you never have to feed the life within – simply provide the EcoSphere with a source of indirect light which allows algae to grow and produce oxygen, the shrimp then eat the algae and breathe the oxygen, the bacteria break down the shrimp waste into food for the algae and the cycle starts again.
Portable solar charger for the Mom on the go
Is mom constantly checking Facebook on her phone? If so then there is a good chance that she is burning through her phone battery faster than a husband running away from his wife after giving her those last minute slightly wilted flowers and chocolates from the corner store the night before like you did last year – yes, we are talking about you again.
If that is the case then this little portable solar charger is a must have for mom.
You can pre-charge it like any other USB battery bank or use the solar panels that can collect enough energy in 90 minutes to charge a standard smartphone.
Flowers for Mothers Day with a twist – Sunflower Solar Charger
Charge any cell phone with USB with ease, Iphone, Android, Smartphones…Sunflower brings solar energy to her desk with a smile! Set this in a window, at her desk, or facing any window to charge with ease. Sunflower can also be charged using an included USB Cable, just plug into any USB port on your computer.
On sale at Amazon now.
SPROUT WATCH – Spunky and Elegant
If you are looking for the best mothers day gift for her then you should think about a Sprout Watch. Mothers day gifts for her do not get much better than this.
Sprout watches are awesome, spunky timepieces with a low carbon footprint. Made from biodegradable and ethically-sourced materials such as corn resin, organic cotton and cork, Sprout’s innovative timepieces are eco-conscious, elegant and affordable all at once.
Succulent Wine Bottle – Add some class to any space
If the girl you’re shopping for is creative and has a green thumb (or even if she doesn’t, since these are pretty easy to care for), she’ll adore this sweet wine bottle planted with succulents. An instant, year-round centerpiece made of a recycled wine bottle, it adds a much-needed pop of green to any room.
Yuneec E-Go Cruiser Electric Skateboard – Make her the coolest Mom on the block
Perhaps your mom is athletic and likes her adventure sports. This gift is sure to get her attention.
The E-Go Electric Cruiser is one of the lightest electric skateboards with an amazing 30km (18mi) range (which is almost double the range of most electric skateboards).
With this gift you and the kids can share your passion for skateboarding with mom and it will definitely be a gift she will remember for a long time.
It comes with a wireless remote but the Yuneec E-GO electric skateboard also offers an all-in-one control package in the form of an iPhone app that allows you to connect to your electric skateboard via Bluetooth. You can then operate your E-GO as you travel along the street. Additionally, the app offers great features such as a speedometer, travel distance tracker and battery status indicator. Everything you need is in your hand.
With a price point around the $700 mark it is extremely good value given the superior range.
So whether you just wanted some good gift ideas for mom, an unusual mothers day gift, some cool mothers day ideas or were just completely stuck with what to get for mothers day this year we hope we have provided you with some inspiration to try something different this year.
If you didn’t see something here for mom then perhaps check out these rocket skates or the worlds smallest and lightest (and more unusual looking) electric bike. Or just explore using the menus at the top of the page.
For all the moms out there we wish you a wonderful mothers day and thank you for all the selfless love you give to us every day (even when we leave you behind with a flat tire!)