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14 Thoughtful Gifts for Moms Who Live Far Away

April 15, 2018

14 Thoughtful Gifts for Moms Who Live Far Away | UncommonGoods

Endless FaceTime chats about everything, surprise care packages stuffed with your favorite treats, and veeery expensive plane tickets home are just a few familiar aspects of living far away from Mom. If you’re doing the long-distance thing this year and can’t spend the holiday together, you can still make her Mother’s Day with these special gifts.


1. A smart lamp that’ll make her eyes light up.

Long Distance Friendship Lamp | UncommonGoods

Set one up in your place and send the other to Mom. Anytime either of you touches it, the corresponding one lights up—and warm, happy feelings are shared.

Long Distance Friendship Lamp – $75-150 Buy Now »



2. Customized letters that give those standard greeting cards a run for their money.

Letters to My Mom | UncommonGoods

The gift that keeps on giving. This set of eight letters (filled in by you and wrapped up in a keepsake box) is meant to make Mom smile when she needs it most.

Letters to My Mom – $16 Buy Now »



3.  An elegant, interlocking necklace that symbolizes your stronger-than-anything bond.

We Are One Necklace | UncommonGoods

Better yet, this one was designed by a mother-daughter duo. We’re not crying, you’re crying.

We Are One Necklace – $50 Buy Now »



4.  Soy wax candles to evoke familiar feelings.

Homesick Candles | UncommonGoods

These hand-poured beauties are infused with hallmark scents from each state. Send one to Mom that represents where you are now, and keep one for yourself to remind you of home.

Homesick Candles – $30 Buy Now »



5.  A sentimental space for storing her little treasures.

Puzzle Heart Box | UncommonGoods

Because she’ll always have a (very special) piece of your heart.

Puzzle Heart Box – $38 Buy Now »



6.  A necklace that’s just as meaningful as it is beautiful.

Thank You For Your Part In My Journey Necklace | UncommonGoods

A sterling silver chain adorned with lapis lazuli and gold vermeil charms says enough on its own, but this gorgeous necklace also comes with a quote from poet Rumi: “The beauty that you see in me is a reflection of you, thank you for your part in my journey.”

Thank You For Your Part In My Journey Necklace – $55 Buy Now »



7. A new kind of instant message.

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger | UncommonGoods

Tap in a sweet message from an app on your phone, and it’ll appear like magic on Mom’s new Lovebox.

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger – $99 Buy Now »



8. A handcrafted bowl that serves up a heartfelt poem.

Circle of Family and Friends Serving Bowl | UncommonGoods

Thanks to this inscription: “This bowl shall have no owner, its journey never ends. It travels in a circle of our family and our friends,” she’ll think of you at all her future dinner parties.

Circle of Family and Friends Serving Bowl – $85 Buy Now »



9. A woodblock print of a timeless mother/child scene.

A Mother's Love | UncommonGoods

Like a hug from you on constant display.

A Mother’s Love – $24 Buy Now »



10. A clock with two time zones (so you’ll always be in sync).

Love Goes the Distance Time Zone Clock | UncommonGoods

It’s also a subtle reminder that she shouldn’t call before 9 AM—your time.

Love Goes the Distance Time Zone Clock – $75 Buy Now »



11. A banana receiver that subs in for your smartphone.

Bluetooth Banana Phone | UncommonGoods

Okay, even if she does call a little early in the morning for your taste—peals of laughter will ensue when Mom uses her new banana phone to do it.

Bluetooth Banana Phone – $40 Buy Now »



12. A truly charming piece of window décor.

Glass Heart Window Charm | UncommonGoods

When the sun shines through this glass heart, she’ll remember your love and light no matter how far apart you are.

Glass Heart Window Charm – $24 Buy Now »



13. A work of art that echoes how her love lifts you up.

Love Carries All | UncommonGoods

Elephants are one of the most matriarchal species in the animal kingdom, after all.

Love Carries All – $68-150 Buy Now »



14. A personalized mini map she can keep attached to her keys.

Bronze Custom Map Key Ring | UncommonGoods

A reminder to coordinate your next visit soon.

Bronze Custom Map Key Ring – $105-130 Buy Now »

Miles and miles of more mom-wowing gifts ahead »
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