By Kristin Limoges

Published on April 3, 2018

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Mark your calendars: Mother’s Day on May 13th is coming up fast. And while your presence is present enough, if you feel like treating mom, this is your roundup. Sure, you could gift a very thoughtful arrangement of flowers, or a luxe hand cream. But if you really want to show mom she’s one of a kind, give her some customizable lovelies, almost as lovely as she is. Get a head start on these now, some can take a few weeks of planning for customized content. #thanksmom

But, hey, these gifts even work beyond Mother’s Day (I mean, every day is Mother’s Day anyway, right?). Best friends, colleagues, etc.—a customized gift is always a winning gift.

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Customized Beach Bag, Poolside, $150 and up

Customize a hat, clutch, beach bag, overnighter, etc. with any array of words or names in any array of colored, cursive yarn—the options are endless. Does mom have a famous quote? Put it on a bag! A nickname she loves? Put it on a hat!

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Damask Rose Hand Soap, Buly 1803, $40 (with monogram)

The coolest old school French beauty brand + an entirely customizable and monogrammed hand soap = one happy mom. The damask rose, vetiver, and ginger-scented soap is gorgeous, and you can choose between 19 vintage prints for the box packaging. And then for the cherry on top, monogram the soap with the typeface created by French print master Charles Mavelot in the 17th century. A must-have gift for the mom that loves vintage-inspired items.

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Pillowcase Set, Hill House Home, $155

If mom is more of a home body, or especially loves her bed, get her some customized pillowcases. These cotton sateen versions with scalloped edges are the most luxe. You can even monogram them with two separate phrases or words.

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Monogrammed Travel Pouches, Cuyana, $110

For the traveler, or lover of organization, gift these gorgeous leather pouches—all available in a bevy of color and monogram options. Does mom have enough pouches? Grab her a monogrammed luggage tag, $55, then for her to display loud and proud on her suitcase. 

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Carter Kustera Custom Silhouette Portrait, Jonathan Adler, $500

If mom loves art, gift her a custom painted gouache and pencil silhouette. You pick your color of choice from the Benjamin Moore website, and then send a few pics of either mom, or whoever the portrait will be of, choose the color of the frame, and give it two to four weeks for the artist to complete. And—bam!—you’ve got a gift of a lifetime.

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Customized Body Oil, The Buff, $42

Why give mom an off-the-shelf bottle of lotion, when you can give her an entirely customized bottle of body oil? After purchasing, the brand will contact you to inquire about your skin and preference on bottle branding, and then they’ll go to work, personalizing a body oil that was made for mom—literally. The Buff mixes from a library of all natural oils, from jojoba to chia seed to sweet almond seed oil (just to name a few from their wide array), based entirely on skin type.

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Personalized Daily Vitamin Pack, Care/Of, $30 and up

For the mom that loves health and wellness, this gift allows her to take a very customized quiz and pick the vitamins that best fit her body and lifestyle. And all the vitamins are of the highest quality, assuring mom is very taken care of. Each pack will have her name or nickname imprinted on it, along with an inspirational quote.

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Monogram Eye Mask, Morgan Lane, $98

If mom’s favorite weekend activity is napping, gift her the most plush eye mask around, which can be customized with her initials, name or phrase. She’ll be entirely hypnotized by the periwinkle blue and soft cream stripe pattern with bold pink embroidery.

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Customized Canvas Tote, Parker Thatch, $188

This tote is perfect for mom when going to the market, walking around town, or on vaca. It’s entirely customizable from the stripe colors to initials to font size, to even a personalized inscription inside the tote, like “Mom, you’re the raddest, love you so much, xoxo, your favorite child.” How amazing is that? She’ll love the minimalist vibes of an off-white classic tote, too. Perfect for even that hard-to-buy mom!

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Customized Fragrance, Krigler, Price Upon Request

If mom is a true fragrance connoisseur, gift her with a one-of-a-kind fragrance from one of the most historic fragrance houses in the world (stars like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly were huge fans). Everything from the scent to bottle to the fragrance name to the holder is entirely customizable, making this one of the most treasured gifts for any true scent lover.

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Customized Pencils, RhinoParade, $10 and up

From a badass company, who’s producing fun, cheeky products from cards to pencils to enamel pins, you can request a custom pencil from RhinoParade, like maybe, ‘My Mom Is A Badass’ or something clever like that.

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Luggage Stickers, Away, $15 and up for each

If mom is always on the go, give her the gift of expression, with these super fun, leather stickers. From her initials to her love of your family dog to sunnies—let her stickers do the talking.

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