10 Memorable Gifts for the Nostalgic Mom

From personalized treasures to cherished memories turned decor, these heartfelt Mother’s Day gifts will make mom feel loved

Alejandra Bennett
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At Her Fingertips

Every time mom goes to grab something from one of these sweet marble trinket dishes from Anthropologie, monogrammed with her or kiddos’ first initials, she won’t be able to resist a smile.
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In Writing

Put it into words this Mother’s Day with this dainty personalized ring from Brooklyn-based jewelry maker Catbird. Available in 14k yellow, white, or rose gold, this ring is great as a single statement, or if you want to say more, you can stack them.
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Forever Treasured

Whether it’s a cherished macaroni necklace or a family heirloom, mom needs a safe place to keep her treasured jewels. This jewelry box from West Elm is simple and modern, and for just a little extra it can be personalized for her.
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Stars Align

For a mom who’s into astrological signs, this zodiac-themed medallion necklace is an out-of-this-world gift. Each embossed pendant is made with 14 karat gold and features a constellation dotted on the back. Give mom one that represents her sign, or one for each of her children to serve as constant reminders of those who love her the most.
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Friends Forever

A great Mother’s Day gift from a daughter to her mom is one that shows just how much her guidance and friendship is valued. What better way to be reminded of that daily than a mother-daughter friendship bracelet? This delicate Shashi bracelet, made with multicolored seed beads, is a darling treasure that’s sure to do the trick.
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Wonder Wall

Who says frames are only for photos? Create an art wall for mom this Mother’s Day containing cherished memorabilia, like concert tickets or leaves from a recent hike. The frames are available in four sizes and three finishes: copper, light gray, and bronze.
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Memory Keeper

Design the perfect personalized photo book this Mother’s Day. Whether it’s an album documenting a recent vacation or a compilation of favorite family snaps, Artifact Uprising makes the process fun and the final product can’t be beat.
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Photographic Memory

Create new memories this Mother’s Day. Plan a day of activities with mom and give her the artistic license to document it all with Fujifilm’s Instax Instant Camera. Spend the rest of the afternoon scrapbooking the day’s adventures in Kolo’s timeless and beautiful scrapbook, which is refillable and available in several colors.
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It’s a Framer

Mom will love seeing your favorite family pictures stored in these mini frames. Get them personalized with engraved initials or a note for an extra-sweet touch. Each silver frame is backed with black velvet and the mini frames come in round, rectangle, and square.
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Scent Sense

It’s known that scent is a powerful tool for conjuring memories. With candle company Otherland’s five signature scents, ranging from earthly to floral, mom will remember the great times spent with family when she lights one of these hand-poured candles.