5 Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas Mom will Love


Before I had kids, I had the toughest time trying to figure out what I wanted to give my mom on Mother’s Day.  Would it be flowers, skincare, a spa certificate?  I just didn’t know.  On top of that, depending on when Mother’s Day landed that year, my mom’s birthday was two weeks after.

Now that I have children of my own, it’s fun to come up with gift ideas because I know it will be an activity my children will love.  Think homemade and think simple.

Whether you’re an artist, a crafter or neither, I have five gift ideas that will make your mom smile and put a twinkle in her eye. Plus, to make it extra special, your children can help you and take part in the whole experience. Remember when you were little and you would draw a picture of your mom and she would be so enamored with it? I experienced that same feeling when my daughter drew a picture of me as a beautiful stick configuration with eyelashes, earrings and the whole outfit to go with it. It melted me in ways that I wish I could share the experience with everyone.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, anything you make your mom will always spark that emotion and be the best gift you could ever give her. You can’t top a gift that’s made with that special ingredient called LOVE–and it doesn’t cost a thing.

  • Be a Poet.  Writing a poem about your mother and how special she is will be something that is not only meaningful, but something she can always have and read.  Last year, my daughter framed a poem for me and I just had streams of tears rolling down my face.  If you’re not much of a poet, write one thing that reminds you of your mom or a special memory you have of her (get creative because the sky is the limit).
  • Be Monet or Picasso.  Draw or paint a picture of your mom and frame it.  If you’re not much of an artist, you can still be creative.  Pick some of your favorite photos and make a collage.  Have your children decorate it and help out.  After you’re done, make sure you to frame it–it will give it a more polished look.
  • Be a Chocolatier.  Who doesn’t love chocolate?  Throughout history,  it has been a symbol of devotion, luxury and love.  So how about giving your mom the gift of chocolate covered strawberries?  With every bite, she will think about the love you put into making them.  They’re fairly easy to make and only takes 30 minutes of your time.  Not sure how to make them? Check out Amy’s how-to video for chocolate dipped strawberries.
  • Be a Crafter.  Take it up a notch and make a locket.  The best thing about a locket is that you can put a special photo in it and, if you put it on a necklace, your mom can always keep it close to her heart.  It sounds very difficult to make but with the right materials and patience, you can really impress your mom with some door hinges.  Check out this post from essortment for instructions on how to make one.
  • Be an Eco-Florist.  Flowers are synonymous with Mother’s Day.  But not long after you’ve given them, they’ll die.  How about making your mom a flower brooch that she could wear every Mother’s Day.  Not only is it eco-friendly, it’s something your mom can keep forever and wear, year after year, on her special day.  tatertots & jello does a great job in giving you a step by step guide to making your own homemade flower brooch.

Anything you make from your heart will be a gift that your mom can cherish forever.  Make this Mother’s Day special by creating something unique for your mom.  Not only will it bring out the unconditional gratitude you have for your mother, it will teach you (and your children) that Mother’s Day is more than just giving your mom a gift. It’s about showing and sharing with your mom, the appreciation and love you have for her.

What are some of your Mother’s Day gift ideas?

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  1. SavingsIQ

    4 years ago

    I like homemade cards. It’s so much better than the store bought ones. Also, a great activity for kids.

  2. Allegra.Ringo

    4 years ago

    That’s funny, my mom’s birthday is about 2 weeks after Mother’s Day, too! Because of that, she implemented a “no gifts” policy for Mother’s Day. At any rate, I like all of your creative Mother’s Day ideas! I especially like the idea of chocolate dipped strawberries. There are also some pretty easy recipes for chocolate truffles, like this one: http://bit.ly/c08Iy2

  3. ptsmth85

    3 years ago

    Great ideas! Homemade gifts are the best! Similar to drawing their own pictures for mom, my kids printed and colored pictures from http://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Mothers%20Day.aspx?holiday and gave them to me.

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