8 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Celebrate Mum

8 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Celebrate Mum

After everything your mum has done for you, she deserves one of our unique Mother’s Day gift ideas. These gifts will celebrate who she is and all that she has achieved.

There’s such a huge range of Mother’s Day gifts online that it can be difficult to know where to begin. And there’s no one ‘best’ gift for everyone; after all, no two mothers are the same!

So we’ve pulled together a list of unique Mother’s Day gifts personalised for all the different kinds of mums out there. Instead of giving her flowers and chocolates again, think carefully about who your mum really is, and what she enjoys. Use our suggestions to match her personality to the perfect gift to suit her.

Check out our unique Mother’s Day gifts. Do you recognise your mother in one of the below categories?

1. The Sporty Mum

Does Mum love nothing more than being active outdoors, golfing on Sundays or playing netball with the girls every week? If so, we’ve got some great unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for you.

  • An acrylic print of sports imagery. Choose her favourite sport and create a piece of wall art that celebrates her unique love for the sport, whether that’s golf, tennis, swimming or bowls
  • Find imagery of her playing sports, alone or with friends, and turn it into a photo mug or a photo cushion. Maybe it’s her favourite sports team, a yoga retreat with the girls, or a certificate of her sporting achievements. She will love the thought that has gone into her gift, and, best of all, it will be useful!

Check out our photo gifts here.

unique mother's day gift ideas

2. The Animal Lover

Do you find it hard to tear Mum away from nature documentaries, pet shops or the local zoo? For mums that love pets and animals in all shapes and sizes, we’ve got the perfect gift ideas.

  • Create an epic photo collage of Mum’s favourite animals, and print it in acrylic to truly make it shine on her walls
  • Create a single canvas print with an image of Mum’s most beloved pet
  • Build a photo collage of Mum’s favourite pets. No matter how many pets she has, you can find a collage to fit them all in. You could even create a themed pet collage to honour her most loved pets
  • Create a wall display of her favourite animals, whether that might be a beautiful butterfly, horses, colourful birds or a certain breed of dog.

mother's day gift ideas

Choose from our range of wall displays here.

3. The Outdoorsy Mum

Got an active mum? An active mum loves hiking, vast landscapes and being out in nature.

If so, she’ll love these unique Mother’s Day gift ideas:

  • A split canvas print of a stunning landscape. Perhaps this is a memorable photo of a hiking trip or holiday she has taken, or you can choose from our enormous collection of landscape images
  • Images of nature; a hummingbird, a stunning landscape, a seascape or a scene with colourful flowers will brighten up your mum’s walls. Check out our selection of images from nature here and transform one straight into a photo print
  • A landscape on a high-definition metal print. Images printed on metal prints are displayed in highly-saturated colour, sharply defined on the metal. Metal prints are perfect when you want to emphasise lots of fine detail in your images

split canvas print landscape

4. The Beach Lover

Is it difficult to tear your mum away from the beach? Is she like a fish out of water on land? If so, she’ll love one of these unique Mother’s Day gift ideas to do with the beach.

  • A large canvas with a calming seascape, or a wall display with a series of images of the beach
  • Nautical prints. If Mum loves sailing, she might love to hang a nautical-style print on her wall, like images of anchors or boats
  • Family photos at the beach. What could be more meaningful for mums who love the beach than heartwarming family photos at the beach?

mother's day gift ideas - seascape wall art

5. The Art Enthusiast

If your Mum appreciates beautiful art and stunning prints, here are some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas to suit her creative sensibilities.

  • Art prints from her favourite artists. Many artists will have downloadable images you can print as a stunning canvas print
  • Browse our range of striking modern art prints
  • Contemporary art prints. We have a huge range of contemporary art prints to choose from
  • Japanese art prints

Japanese wall art

6. The Bookworm

Have you got a bookworm in the family? If your mum loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book, she’ll love a meaningful gift that speaks her language. Try these ideas for the mum who is a regular bookworm.

  • Search for a quote from your mum’s favourite book and transform it into a canvas print to create a thoughtful gift. This is simpler than ever with our easy-to-use template. Just design your quote using Canva and upload it to our template
  • Create a photo collage that reconstructs the world of her favourite novel using a mixture of quotes and images that represent that world

7. The Foodie Mum

Does your mum love cooking up a storm in the kitchen? Perhaps she’s an aspiring home chef or even just loves sampling the menu at every single restaurant in town? Either way, if she’s a foodie, she’ll love these unique Mother’s Day gift ideas:

  • A simple drawing of food or ingredients for her kitchen on canvas
  • A wall display featuring her favourite foods from all around the world
  • A large single print with a rainbow of fresh foods or fruit to brighten up her kitchen. Use metal prints to really bring out the bright colours in the print
  • A photo of all the family enjoying food together

pineapple wall art

8. The Travel Queen

Do you have a travel queen in your midst? If your jet-setting Mum loves to travel, she might want a reminder of all the beautiful places she has travelled to in the past.

If so, try one of these unique Mother’s Day gift ideas.

  • A split canvas print of a stunning landscape, like an image of the beach or a mountain landscape
  • A metal wall art print featuring a cityscape of her favourite holiday destination, like a beautiful Italian village or a street photography scene

mother's day gift ideas

If you feel your mum is truly eccentric or simply doesn’t fit into one of the categories above, an original single canvas print is a great option. Or, we have plenty of other affordable Mother’s Day gift ideas available, such as:

  • Photo cushions created with your own personalised photos
  • Photo mugs; brighten someone’s day with unique photos
  • Photo blocks; similar to canvas prints but smaller and more sturdy, perfect for desks, floating shelves or gaps in the bookshelf
  • A Canvas Factory gift voucher. That way, she can get creative and choose whatever she likes!

To start shopping our range on Canvas Factory, click here.


Megan is Canvas Factory's resident Social & Content Manager, and has worked with countless other homewares and interior design businesses over the years. It goes without saying that she also has a passion for decorating her own home!

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