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Fun alternative gifts for Mother's Day

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Fun alternative gifts for Mother's Day

Go out of the norm and indulge in some fun alternative gifts this Mother’s Day

With everything from jewellery, gift sets, and trying something different with experiences like spa treatment days, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to choosing that perfect Mother’s Day gift.

But what first comes to mind when you think of Mother’s Day? It’s probably a bouquet of flowers, cards, maybe a hamper. But if you’re feeling like going for an alternative touch for your gift, we’ve put together a list of some inexpensive items that are more on the alternative side but still thoughtful.

Personalised wooden keyring 

Personalised wooden keyring

Add a more personal touch to your keys with this cherry wood keyring, a daily reminder of your mum with the possibility of personalised engraving of up 12 characters, including space and punctuation. It will definitely make things feel a little more homely.

 

Wall-mounted plant pot

Wall mounted plant pot

A great gift for any home decorator/plant loving mums out there, these handmade plant pots made from bioplastic are perfect for storing plants on the wall and adding a bit of personality to a room. They also come in several different colours, which is a nice touch as you’ll be able to choose a suitable colour to fit in with your mum’s favourite colour.

 

Flow barware, Mummy's medicine wine glass

Mum's medicine wine glass

Give your mother a gift and simultaneously add a quirky piece of barware to the kitchen with this engraved wine glass—a fun gift for wine lovers, mothers in general and anyone that likes to top up their wine with a bit of humour.

The glasses have 350ml capacity, with an angular design to accentuate the taste of your drink. Plus, you don’t need to worry on its fragility, as the glass itself will be delivered in a secure gift box, inside a protective tube.

 

Ivy string lights

Ivy string lights

You can go for a nature theme in the home with this set of Ivy string lights, the ten feet of string is powered by USB and the final product makes for a quirky, but fun set up to illuminate a room with a distinctive style.

 

DIY cup decoration kit

DIY cup decoration kit

For engaging in some DIY fun as well as artistic expression, you can'g go wrong with this deceoration kit, allowing you to adorn a mug with creative designs of your choosing. Included inside is a ceramic mug, brush, decal stickers and ceramic paint.

It’s a great idea for an alternative gift choice, for passing the time and exercising some artistic flair to boot!

 

Yankee candle aroma diffuser

A nice home environment is something we all aspire to have and luckily, diffusers can help contribute to exactly that. This ultrasonic diffuser quietly works in the background to spread warm, calming aromas with hints of cherry, almond and cinnamon.

With its nondescript, simple design being suitable for a range of settings—all you need to do is insert the refill bottle, set the diffusers timer, and relax. And helping your mum have a relaxing Mother’s Day is the perhaps the greatest gift of all.

 

Daschund bottle stopper

Another fun, out-of-the-box gift idea is this bottle stopper made from Zinc alloy and adorned with a dachshund on top. It’s perfect for dachshund and dog lovers, but also functions as an alternative bottle stopper.

So if your mum is obsessed with sausage dogs and loves a bottle of wine, this is the gift you’ve been looking for.

 

Aromatherapy shower steamer

You can add a touch of the spa in the convenience of your home with these handmade items— made with essential oils, they release aromatic, relaxing scents into a shower. This set comes with five individually and carefully wrapped steamers, with each one lasting for around 7-10 minutes in the shower when in use.

This is like a spa gift on a budget and your mum will love it.

Note: Cannot be used as bath bombs, not suitable for pregnant women or children.

 

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