Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma

Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Often, it’s difficult to select the right gift for an aging mom, grandmother or loved one. After all, what do you give someone who has given more than they could ever hope to receive in return? This Mother’s Day, find the perfect gift for mom or grandma with our ultimate list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for seniors! Whether you’re shopping for mom, grandma, or mother-in-law, these unique and thoughtful gift ideas for mom will make her feel extra special this Mother’s Day.

Photo Blankets and Throws

Are you looking for a unique throw blanket or quilt to keep mom warm? Look no further than a personalized photo blanket. Photo blankets make a delightful Mother’s Day gift and modern-day heirloom for mom that complements any bed, chair, or sofa. With many designs and layouts to choose from, customize this cozy blanket with family pictures, favorite sayings, or names. This is a gift option with so many custom options available to luxuriously warm her heart and body and makes a great Mother’s Day gift. Where to Get It: Shutterfly

Lively Wearable

Physical activity is a great way to help mom increase her endurance, strength, and balance, says the CDC. A fun and easy way for mom to keep track of her personal health metrics is with a wearable daily fitness tracker designed specifically for seniors, which makes it a perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom or grandma. The GreatCall Lively Wearable is a small, fashionable, waterproof fitness tracker with a built-in urgent response button. This wearable is a GPS-enabled fitness tracker that can even detect a fall when worn around the neck. The Lively Wearable has a long battery life and syncs to mom’s smartphone via Bluetooth (Android 4.4/iPhone 8.0 or newer). Get It: GreatCall.com

Tile Mate

Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging, says the National Institute on Aging (NIA). With these useful tiles, even the most forgetful mom can easily track and find frequently misplaced items like TV remotes and keys. Not only does this make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but it is a gift that she will actually use. These tiles link to an app via Bluetooth and ring once when the cell phone is within 100 feet of the lost item. These tiles can also work in reverse to assist in finding a lost cell phone by recalling the last place an item was in range. Get it: Amazon.com

Pigeon Picture Frame

Gone are the days of bulky photo albums, this thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day gift is one mom will love to display. Created to maintain all your mom’s precious memories in one place, this motion sensor activated Pigeon Picture Frame is built with simple to use digital technology. The frame is equipped with Wi-Fi allowing contributors to sync their photos and videos automatically with a Pigeon Picture Frame from anywhere via the Pigeon App. The frame also includes double watt speakers to hear the sweet sound of loved ones or happy music anytime. Get It: pigeonframe.com


If your mom is an avid reader, an e-reader is a must-have Mother’s Day gift. With screen sizes ranging from 5-to-10-inch, e-readers are lighter and thinner than a hardback book and can hold thousands of e-books. Many e-readers use E Ink technologies that utilize reflected ambient light to illuminate the glare-free screen. According to AARP, most e-book readers offer font sizes ranging from small to very large, allowing mom adjust the font size within an e-book. In addition, some models offer other capabilities for seniors with limited vision like font changes, built-in backlight, and type to text. Get It: Amazon.com

With all of these recommendations, still not sure what to get mom? Check out this handy decision tree.
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5 thoughts on “Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma

  1. james
    May 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    nice post

  2. Karen
    April 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    A gift card from a grocery store or local store would be wonderful

  3. Anonymous
    April 18, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Not all seniors have WiFi or a cell phone with Bluetooth.
    Great ideas but not for all

  4. Anonymous
    April 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I would prefer dinner out with my family.

  5. Linda Berkley
    April 29, 2018 at 1:35 am

    I don’t want things, I want time with my kids. Lunch, dinner, a movie, a play, picnic at the park, a little shopping trip, just time to talk to my adult kids!

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