Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts

When it comes to buying the perfect mother’s day gift, its all about knowing what your mum/wife/daughter loves. I know my mother is a sucker for sweet treats hence why I put together ideas for Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts. Whilst flowers, chocolates and afternoon tea gifts are great, it’s better to give tailored gifts.

Over the years, we shared a number of Mother’s Day gift ideas which of whom we’ve liked. But in them we’ve observed, if the gifts are generic, the recipient feels the same too. It is therefore important to think outside the box and we hope the Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts guide does that.

Alternative Mother's Day Gits

We do hope that our Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts guide will offer up some ideas of what to get your mother/wife/daughter.

Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers {biological or not} are the salt of the earth and we would be lost without them, I know I would. When we were compiling a list of Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts, I had to think what isn’t the typical gift? Whilst flowers are great, I want to gift my mother something I have never done before.

Before I share the Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts ideas, I must mention that some of these items were sent to us. I am happy to include these items as its those I know my mother would love and I would buy myself.


Biscuiteers was started in 2007 by Husband and Wife in hopes of offering ‘a more unique, stylish and personalised gifting solution‘. Since their inception, they have partnered up with incredible brands like Harrods. Over the years they have seen incredible success and looking through their website it’s easy to understand why.

Part of the success since the company is opening a shop in London and publishing a book. I salivated looking through all the ‘beautifully iced biscuits in fabulous packaging‘ and I happily chose the flower power biscuit tin. We are excited to surprise mum with this gorgeous flower tin, she is obssessed with such.

Alternative Mother's Day Gfits

Personalised Cava and Chocolates

With over 10 years of experience selling gifts online, The Personalised Gifts Shop is our number place to shop for gifts. We were fortunate enough to collaborate together for the Family Christmas Guide and happy to be collaborating again. Every time I visit there website I am bombarded with lovely personalised gifts that my loved ones would absolutely love.

For the Mother’s Day collaboration, I chose more for me than my mum in all honesty. But in fairness, she does love a good bottle of bubbly and the Cava with chocolate was the perfect gift. Both my mother and I have a huge sweet tooth and never shy away from chocolates, we excited to dig into these.

We do hope that our Alternative Mother's Day Gifts guide will offer up some ideas of what to get your mother/wife/daughter.

National Trust Visit

In the UK, we have an impressive number of estates that are managed by the National Trust who aim to preserve these properties for future generations. Whilst my sister and I are members and visit often, our parents aint and its would make a great alternative Mother’s Day Gift. Couple this with a nice afternoon tea often offered on most National Trust estates across England and Wales.

Support her Passions

Our mother is one talented lady, she can do anything and some of her skills that transitioned to her daughters are; baking and sewing/knitting. I am the baker and have been since I can remember, my sister is the more craftsperson and she supports mum with her crafts.

Mum has been running her Etsy and eBay shops for a number of years now. Over the years we’ve noticed how happy she becomes when we support her passions and I think that is a better present than flowers.

We all our mother’s deserve more than we can afford but almost always, its the thought that counts. We do hope our Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts give you some ideas on what to get. For those looking for more ideas, we wrote Budget Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts.

Disclosure: Items mentioned in this post were sent for inclusion in a gift guide. All opinions shared in this article are our own.


  1. March 4, 2019 / 7:14 am

    Some great tips and gift ideas here for Mothers Day! I will definitely have to take some of this on board, as last year my mum was away for Mothers Day, so this year will have to be extra special x

  2. March 3, 2019 / 2:44 am

    For sure my mom will be happy with a Mother’s Day present like that.

  3. March 3, 2019 / 1:44 am

    I love all of these ideas for alternate mothers day gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  4. March 2, 2019 / 9:33 am

    I love the biscuiteers, such a great idea for a quirky gift

  5. March 1, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Those biscuits do look pretty amazing! I’ve had biscuiteers before and they were lovely x

  6. March 1, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    I’m sure my mom would love to get those chocolates! I love the idea of supporting her passions. So much better than another trinket!

    • Miranda
      March 3, 2019 / 5:05 am

      I think supporting her passions is probably one of my best gifts I can give my mum

  7. Courthey
    March 1, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    Oooooo so many fabulous suggestions!! I think every mama could use a little more support when it comes to her passions!

  8. Preet
    March 1, 2019 / 8:38 am

    Such a great idea. Loving those gifts so.much. My mum would be so have to have these for sure.

  9. Alexandra Cook
    March 1, 2019 / 8:37 am

    Those were a lovely mothers day gift idea. Our mom deserves a special gift on their day.

  10. March 1, 2019 / 3:17 am

    I like to send my mother some flower seeds for her garden. We don’t live near each other and this way, my small gift can make her happy as they grow.

  11. March 1, 2019 / 3:15 am

    These are great ideas! Mother’s Day sneaks up on me every year; I’ll have to keep these things in mind!

  12. March 1, 2019 / 1:10 am

    I love the BISCUITEERS as it looks pretty unique and something I have not seen so far. Glad to learn about it here.

  13. February 28, 2019 / 11:15 pm

    This is really cool. I have no idea what I am doing for my mother this year… gotta start thinking about that. My mom is the absolute best

  14. February 28, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    This is really cool. I have no idea what I am doing for my mother this year… gotta start thinking about that

  15. February 28, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    What lovely gift ideas for Mothers Day! I do love the look of those Biscuiteers biscuits!

  16. February 28, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    i think showing support for moms, whether it be through their business or personal, real passions, is the best gift one can give. great idea!

  17. February 28, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    Wow, some really nice gifts here to send to my mother. Thanks for sharing.

  18. February 28, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    Gifts like this that aren’t mainstream are endearing to me. My loved ones thought outside the box and got me something that isn’t conventional, or the norm. These are perfect ideas.

  19. February 28, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    After 13 years, my favorite Mother’s Day gifts are still the handmade ones… or when my girls make me breakfast in bed.

  20. Surekha Busa
    February 28, 2019 / 2:55 pm

    Wow, these biscuits are so cute. I would really love to receive this, I would probably eat this so fast.

  21. February 28, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Right on time! Thanks a lot for the great gift ideas, love the bottle of bubbly, will consider it for sure. Thanks a lot.

  22. February 28, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    These are wonderful ideas! I would love a box full of those cookies! I like gifts that are a little different from the norm.

  23. February 28, 2019 / 8:44 am

    Oh yum, those biscuits look amazing, I would be so happy to receive (and eat) those for sure. I also love Etsy and would happily buy or receive gifts from there.

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *