15 Unique Gifts You Can Send Your Mom on Mother's Day Even if You're Miles Apart

Bring a smile to Mom's face with these unforgettable Mother's Day gifts.
Updated June 1, 2023
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It can be tough to be far from your mom for Mother’s Day, but some options can help you feel closer.

Maybe you want to pick out something special that can be delivered to her but you want to avoid wasting money on crazy delivery fees.

Here are some ideas to check out if you want to make your mom feel special when she’s away from you, without breaking the bank.

Personalized photo gifts

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Costco has teamed up with Shutterfly to help you create some unique gifts for Mother’s Day.

You can choose different options, such as a photo book, mug, or maybe even a puzzle with a favorite picture of you and your mom.

And Costco has plenty of options at different price points if you’re trying to save money.

The Fruit Company 5 Box Classic Spring Tower

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Give your mom a little spring in her step with a spring-themed gourmet food box set.

The Fruit Company 5 Box Classic Spring Tower includes pears, apples, nuts, brownies, and more for $54.99 from Costco.

Best of all, you can order it from the retailer’s website to be shipped directly to your mother.

Hallmark Stationery Set with Desk Organizer

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Send a handwritten letter to your mom with a set of stationary so she can write you back or send notes to friends and family.

The Hallmark Stationery Set with Desk Organizer on Amazon includes a floral-print set of stationary with cards and envelopes as well as a notepad in a sturdy box that will look nice on a table or desk. Get it for $14.99.

Freida & Joe Fresh Cucumber Melon Fragrance Spa & Skin Care Collection

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Treat your mom to a spa day at home with a well-stocked spa kit from Target.

The Freida & Joe Fresh Cucumber Melon Fragrance Spa & Skin Care Collection is packed with special spa treats for moms, including a back scrubber, candle, and reflexology wood stick for $45.

My Thrill Club Monthly Book Subscription Box

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If your mom loves to read books, give her the gift of reading each month with a book subscription box.

My Thrill Club Monthly Book Subscription Box offers options for different genres, such as thrillers, mysteries, horror, or a surprise version.

The box includes two books and a special themed treat each month for $16.14 on Amazon.

14kt Yellow Gold Heart Necklace

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Your mom already has your heart, so give her some jewelry to remind her that she carries your heart with her.

Grab the 14kt Yellow Gold Heart Necklace from Costco for $189.99, which features a high-polish finish and an 18-inch gold chain that is sure to delight her.

Gift cards

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Gift cards are a great way for your mom to choose exactly what she wants to get or where she would like to eat.

Check out Costco’s selection of gift cards for different products and restaurants your mom loves. A bonus: They can also save you money.

Some of Costco’s gift cards cost less than the face value of the card. For instance, you can treat your mom to two $50 gift cards from Romano's Macaroni Grill for just $74.99.

Happy Mother’s Day Charcuterie Board

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Check out Costco for the perfect charcuterie board that your mom will love for Mother’s Day.

The Happy Mother’s Day Charcuterie Board includes smoked gouda, crackers, snacks, preserves, cookies, and more.

It also comes with a bamboo cutting board so you can lay everything out nicely for a Mother’s Day treat and costs just $39.99.

Better Homes & Gardens Faux Succulent Plant Box

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Plants and flowers may be a great option for your mom, but make it easy by getting her something she doesn’t have to care for.

Better Homes & Gardens Faux Succulent Plant Box comes with plenty of color and a variety of fake plants, so she won’t have to worry about watering them.

You can get the box from Walmart’s website for $14.97.

All-Clad 8-piece Kitchen Utensil Set

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Upgrade your mom’s kitchen items so she can continue to enjoy cooking with quality kitchenware.

The All-Clad 8-piece Kitchen Utensil Set comes with spoons, spatulas, a ladle, and other kitchen utensils in stainless steel with a holder for $104.99.

Pick it up from your local Costco, or order from Costco’s website and have it shipped directly to your mom.

Paperage Lined Journal Notebook

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Give the gift of writing to the mom who loves to make notes or enjoys journaling.

The Paperage Lined Journal Notebook comes in a variety of colors with a hardcover, 160 lined pages, and a bookmark so your mom can always remember where she left off.

You can grab one for $9.95 to $11.95 on Amazon, depending on your mom’s favorite color.

Scrapbooking Supplies Kit

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If your mom is a crafty scrapbooker, find the perfect kit for her to add to your supplies that she’s sure to love.

The Scrapbooking Supplies Kit comes in a variety of themes — like botanical, retro, coffee, moonlight, and more — for $10.99 to $16.99 on Amazon, depending on the theme you choose.

The kit includes paper, stickers, washi tape, and more, so your mom will have plenty of material for crafting.

Mother’s Day Snack Tote

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Costco’s Mother’s Day Snack Tote includes crackers, chocolate caramels, dips, and more in a cute tote bag that she can use for all kinds of things once her treats are done.

You can ship it to her from Costco’s website for $56.99.

The Pioneer Woman Folk Geo Long Gardening Gloves

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If your mom is itching to get back in the garden, help her out with a new pair of gardening gloves.

The Pioneer Woman Folk Geo Long Gardening Gloves come in two sizes with a whimsical flower design and are long enough to keep her arms protected as she’s cleaning out bushes or planting flowers.

You can buy the pair from Walmart for $18.44.

Trader Joe’s DIY gift box

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Put some thought into a do-it-yourself basket that you can ship off to your mom with some of her favorite things from Trader Joe’s.

Your mom may love skincare like Coconut Body Butter ($5.99) or a snack pack with things like Peanut Butter Caramel Coated Popcorn ($3.79) or Everything but the Bagel Seasoned Crackers ($2.99).

The great thing about a Trader Joe’s DIY gift box is that the store has unique items you can pick out just for your mom so you know she’ll like when you ship them to her.

Bottom line

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Moms love getting gifts from you, so find something that’s perfect for your mother even if you’re trying to avoid throwing money away while doing it.

Remember that Mother’s Day is May 14, so start planning now to make the day special for Mom.

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