20 Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts
May 9, 2012
You all know I love a great DIY project, and for Mother’s Day it’s so nice to take the time to make a Mom feel special with something handmade (or semi handmade). Here are some ideas I’ve found around the web that I absolutely love and they all make wonderful creative gifts for Mother’s Day.
One of the nicest things you can bring to a Mom is something green and living, right? Flowers are always lovely, but strawberries are tasty and last longer than a week! This is a wonderful gift for the mom who loves to garden (or just eat strawberries, hey they’re a low maintenance perennial!). Be sure to wrap them up in a charming tea towel like these from one of my personal favorite shops, StudioPatro.
Is Mom an avid reader? Make her a beautiful bookmark pairing vintage baubles and velvet ribbon so she’ll remember the page (and you!)
For the baker Mom, wrap up some new culinary tools in a colorful mitt, perhaps she’ll invite you to her next home cooked meal. :)
via Sur la Table
Greet Mom in the morning with some gourmet coffee beans, honey butter, and baked banana bread, wrapped up in pretty packages.
Create some unique and pretty notebooks with scrapbook paper and gold leaf for a lovely addition to her desktop. She’ll always think of you when she goes to make her ‘To Do’ list!
via Eat Sleep Cuddle
Craft a silhouette necklace framing the profiles of her children to wear around her neck.
via Nesting Place
All moms need to be reminded why they’re loved, so write it down and hand it over to Mom in a keepsake ring to tell her she’s special.
Find a glass vessel and make your Mom a pretty terrarium with tolerant succulents nestled in sand or soil and moss. Like the ribbon suggests, attach a handwritten “I love you”. Extra points for being clever with a “thanks for helping me grow” sentiment.
Source: Viva Terra
Find a few pretty teacups in an antique store (or buy them new) and melt candle wax to make beautiful teacup candles. I’ve made these personalized teacup candles for my sister-in-law with microwavable candle wax from a craft store, always a hit!
Personalize a herb garden in glazed pots with chalkboard paint with the name of an herb or better yet “I love you Mom!”
Memories are preserved for daily viewing with these Polaroid magnets from Mom’s favorite snapshots!
via Ambrosia Girl
Press little fingers into sculpting clay to make a fingerprint keychain or charm.
If Mom has green thumbs, she’d love a custom gardener’s apron.
via Sew Mama Sew
Extra Extra! Read all about the World’s Best Mom award with this Mother’s Day newspaper printable.
via Martha Stewart
Here are six more creative + crafty ideas from the archives to make Mom feel special!
What’s the most creative gift you’ve ever given (or received) for Mother’s Day?