Mother’s Day is a lot like other holidays; it sneaks up on you without warning, followed by a crazy scramble to find the perfect present. However, putting together creative Mother’s Day gifts can be super easy — if you know where to look. This is where this list and my DIY-obsessed self comes in. I’m here for you, friends.
The key is to focus on the concept behind the gift instead of the actual item. Personalization can really make or break a present, emphasizing just how crucial it is to create something that caters to your mother’s taste and style. Luckily, making Mother's Day gifts allows so much room for customization. With the right mindset, you can inject elements, colors, and themes that your mother, aunt, grandmother, or guardian truly loves.
Besides, your special lady will truly appreciate the effort that goes into making a gift that is made especially for her. Pair it up with a homemade brunch featuring her favorite dishes and ingredients. This definitely beats waiting in long lines and crowded restaurants come the big day. Don’t forget to top it off with one of your favorite creative Mother’s Day cards, too.
Time to get making, people. Happy Mother’s Day!
1. Green Tea Sugar Cookies
When it comes to gift giving, you can't go wrong with a batch of sweet treats. Try your hand at these green tea sugar cookies by Mrs. Greene, made from scratch. Mom will be so proud.
2. Brass Earring Pyramid DIY
Does Mom need a little help organizing her vanity? Whip up this minimalistic earring pyramid using budget-friendly supplies from the hardware store. It doubles as stylish decor, too. Find the DIY at A Beautiful Mess.
3. Vintage Gem Cuff
Instead of buying expensive baubles, turn to the endless world of jewelry making. By creating something like this gem cuff by Smart N' Snazzy, you can customize a bracelet on a dime. You can even create a matching version for yourself. What's up, grown-up friendship bracelets?
4. DIY Healthy Natural Coconut Oil Stick Deodorant
For the Mama that loves natural beauty products, make a natural coconut oil stick deodorant with some help from Chic Steals. Personalize it by using her favorite scents.
5. DIY Scented Candles
Get those spring feels going with DIY candles using Mom's favorite scents. You can even use holders and containers that match with your mother's decor. Head to Fall for DIY for the project and free printables!
6. Gold Painted Agate Bookends
Bookworm mamas will adore this chic and simple set of DIY bookends. Take it up a notch by pairing them with a gift card to her favorite book store. Find the project at Chic Steals.
7. Nut and Coconut Butter
Treat Mom's sweet tooth with A Beautiful Mess' mouth-watering nut and coconut butter. You can even whip up your own versions using ingredients that your mother loves. Yum.
8. DIY Jars with Decorative Knobs for Storage
Help Mom take on her spring cleaning tasks with a set of darling upcycled jars. With just a few supplies and elbow grease, you can re-purpose ordinary jars into awesome storage. Find the DIY tutorial at Darice Crafts.
9. Creative Cups Jewelry Holder
Speaking of storage, how rad is this teacup holder at I Love To Create? This is an excellent way to re-purpose inexpensive thrift store teacups and mugs. If Mom has a stash of old glassware, consider using those, too!
10. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Hearts
While this gift idea was originally created for Valentine's Day, it totally works as a Mother's Day gift. I mean, let's be real... who wouldn't love a batch of delicious chocolate-covered strawberry hearts? It's a sweet way to show Mom you care. Find the tutorial at Bustle.