Thoughtful Mother's Day Gift Ideas (sure to melt her heart)

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Mother's Day 2022 is around the corner. It's a good time to show your mother how much she means to you as her daughter, son, husband or another member of her family. Let’s not forget non-traditional moms!

Since Mother's Day is about celebrating moms of all kinds and other influential women in your life, these gift ideas are perfect ways to honor mothers, Godmothers, foster moms, special aunts, and yes, even mother-in-laws. 

If you are looking for unique gifts to show your affection, but are asking yourself where to buy Mother's Day gifts or even what are good Mother's Day gifts, check out this mother-approved Mother's Day gift guide – which are sure to melt her heart.

These fun and fabulous vintage gifts are available at every price point with local pick-ups in time for Mother’s Day and will be the perfect gift mom will love.

1. Birthstone Jewelry

Jewelry is an obvious Mother’s Day gift choice because it is indisputably long-lasting use. Flowers eventually wither but treasured jewelry pieces can last forever. Every time your mom looks at the unique, vintage or antique piece of jewelry lovingly given to her, she will remember how special you made her Mother’s Day, especially if that piece of jewelry contains her birthstone. Let’s see what you can currently find in the Marketplace.

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  1. Sterling Drop Teardrop Earrings with Amethyst (Past to Present)

  2. 14K Gold Citrine Ring (Hassle Free Estate Sales)

  3. 14k Natural Jade and Emerald Ring Size 8.25 2.85 Grams (Eliyaahs Estate Sales Find)

  4. Vintage 14K Gold Diamond Enzo 17 Jewels Swiss Watch (Hassle Free Estate Sales)

  5. R. Singer - Large Navajo Indian Jewelry Hand Strung Turquoise Necklace (Past to Present)

  6. Beautiful Sterling and Pearl Necklace New with Tags (Past to Present)

Don’t see the birthstone you’re looking for? Go to the Marketplace to find the perfect one for your mom!

2. Vintage Vase/Pitcher

If you’re going to buy a floral bouquet for mom’s gift this year, why not include a stunning vintage or antique vase or pitcher? Not only can mom beautifully display the flowers you purchase, but she’ll have a treasured keepsake that she can use year round.

Flowers may fade but a gorgeous vintage vase or pitcher won’t. The added bonus is that a beautiful vase or pitcher is something your mother will use over and over again. Auction Ninja

  1. 1950s Ceramic Multi-colored Gold Leaf Urn Vase (The Hilltop Gallery)

  2. Royal Sealy Hand Painted Floral Pattern Pitcher with Bowl (Sisters In Charge Estate Sales)

  3. Vintage MCM Royal Hagar Earth Wrap Vase 13 Inches Tall (Clearing House Estate Sales)

  4. Vintage Blenko Pinwheel Water Pitcher by Joel Myers (ReHome Estate Sales)

  5. Pink and Blue Floral Bud Vases (Clearing House Estate Sales)

  6. What Appears To Be A Blenko 8318 Vase by Don Shepard (ReHome Estate Sales)

3. Vintage Tea Set

Mom definitely deserves to relax, so why not encourage her to sit back and enjoy a lovely cup of tea with a unique vintage tea set?

In addition to the vintage tea set itself, you could create a customized gift set by including a nice assortment of her favorite tea flavors (perhaps a tin of classic tea by Harney & Sons or a quality loose-leaf tea from Simpson & Vail). Wrap everything in a vintage tea towel (check out this pair of Fragonard tea towels) or even antique linens. Tie the bundle with a ribbon and, for an added hint of thoughtful elegance, slip in a few sprigs of lavender or rosemary.

Auction Ninja

  1. Vintage Takito TT Hand Painted Lusterware Tea Set - Made in Japan - 20 Pieces Total (Sisters In Charge Estate Sales)

  2. 5 Piece Silverplate Tea & Coffee Service on Footed Tray by Oneida (Treasured Tag Sales)

  3. Six-Piece Two's Company Fine Porcelain Tea Service Set (Clearing House Estate Sales)

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous Hand Painted Tea Set Collection. Made in Japan (Estate Inventory Auctions)

4. Vintage Pyrex

If your mom enjoys cooking and baking, collects vintage Pyrex, or simply loves vintage Pyrex, consider giving her a Mother’s Day gift that she’ll treasure every time she uses it. Enhance her time doing what she loves in the kitchen and enrich her collection at the same time.

Wrap the vintage Pyrex with key ingredients to her favorite recipe and you have the makings of a Mothers' Day gift box that she'll remember forever.

Auction Ninja

  1. Vintage Pyrex Divided Casserole Dish. Town and Country Pattern (2 Sisters Trading Post)

  2. Primary Pyrex Bowl Set (All About REAL Furniture)

  3. Assorted Vintage Pyrex Butterfly Gold Including Butter Dish (ReHome Estate Sales)

  4. Vintage Pyrex Forest Fancies Cinderella Nesting Bowls (ReHome Estate Sales)

  5. Vintage Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid (Clearing House Estate Sales)

This year, show mom that you put a lot of thought and care into her Mother’s Day gift. Moms are great at treasuring any heartfelt signs of affection, but totally melt her heart with a vintage or antique gift that is sure to wow!

Of course, this is a short list of mother's day gift ideas. We're sure you'll be able to find a wide array of other ideas and options. Let us know what you choose.

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