Mother’s Day Ideas: 9 Homemade Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day Ideas: 9 Homemade Gifts for Mom

Give mom a homemade gift she’ll never forget with our 9 easy mother’s day ideas.


1. Spa Gift Basket

Make a gift basket by combining a few of her favorite things. Find scented toiletries in soothing aromas like lavender or chamomile. Tuck a comfy spa pillow and a gift certificate from a local spa into the basket, and you’ll create a gift mom will love.

2. Framed Photos

Find a few of mom’s beloved photos and head to your local framing shop. Choose frames that match her decor and add mattes to finish the look. Once framed, hang them on the wall and add a bow. This is a gift that will be appreciated every time she sees it.

3. Family Photo Album

Take the picture idea a step further and create a scrapbook from a cherished family vacation or event. Have each person write a few of their favorite memories and incorporate them on a page along with a picture of the person. Use other keepsakes such as shells from the beach or tickets from a play as well.

4. Hobby Classes

What kinds of things are on mom’s bucket list? Has she wanted to learn to cook? Do you suspect she’d be great at making pottery? Find a cooking, art or foreign language school, and make lessons a reality for her.

5. Flowers

Pick them from the garden or better yet, make your own flowers with tissue paper and pipe cleaners. Place them in a beautiful vase and present it to mom on her special day. Both the flowers and the vase will last forever.

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6. Teacup Candles

Glue candles in a set of beautiful teacups for an extra special touch.

7. Homemade Bath Bombs

Use our simple instructions to make homemade bath bombs for a spa day she’ll cherish.

8. Day of Fun

Treat mom to a day of shopping, dining, hiking or whatever she likes to do best. Plan the day around an activity, and make the arrangements beforehand. It can be as extensive or as simple as mom would like. The important thing is to have plans so she knows you put thought into her special day.

9. Personalized Items

Personalized or monogrammed items such as beach towels, tote bags and drinking glasses make great Mother’s Day gifts. They’re personal, practical and stylish.

Tip: Give mom a much-deserved break with our guide to pampering herself on Mother’s Day. Do you have any clever gifts for mom? Share them in the comments selection below!

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