Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Start Now

Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Start Now

Don’t buy her another thing — try something different this year and make her something.

By: Tori Grant

Mother's Day is fast approaching, but instead of rushing to the store to buy another material item, have you thought about hand-making your mother’s gift?

As children, we drew, wrote or painted all sorts of presents for our parents. As a mom myself, the gifts I hold closest to my heart are ones that have been handmade. Scribbled pictures or simple handmade cards — items like these can mean the world.

Handmade gifts show you actively took time out of your busy life to create something special just for your mother. No matter what your age, moms always enjoy and appreciate a gift from the heart.

So this Mother's Day, let your creativity shine and start thinking about what your mom might like for her special day.

Handmade gifts take a little time to put together, but they are well worth the effort and will make the holiday extra special. Here are six homemade ideas I love which I hope help get your creative juices flowing.

1. Artwork
I love getting drawings from my kids! Let your little one go to town with some crayons on white paper. Make sure you add the date to the artwork, and then place it inside an inexpensive frame.

Using washable paint, consider adding handprints or footprints to the design. Little handprints can really pull any mother’s heartstrings! It will be a piece of art they will treasure forever!

2. Spa Day
Peruse the Internet for a bath bomb or salt body scrub recipe. Once complete, place the homemade concoction in a canning jar and tie some pretty ribbon around the top. They will feel like a pampered queen once the day is over!


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A recipe for a sugar or salt body scrub
A canning jar

3. Put Together Some Pictures
I love a project using pictures of my family. Create a collage of special memories by either pasting them onto a large piece of cardboard or by putting together photo album. Pictures are always a great gift for mom — you’ll be giving her memories that will last a lifetime!

Family photos
Cardboard or a photo album

4. IOU Coupons
Have a little fun and create some homemade coupons with cardstock and crayons or coloured pencils for mom to redeem. Ideas such as a massage or a dinner made just for her are great coupon choices. Just be sure to uphold your end of the deal when mom’s ready to redeem her offer!

5. Make a Simple Vase
You can make a vase with everyday items you likely already have in your pantry. A mason jar or tin can wrapped with fabric and secured with some fabric glue would make a pretty and rustic vase.

Just add mom’s flowers and you’ll have a simple but beautiful gift.

A mason jar or tin can
Fabric glue
An assortment of flowers

6. Cooking or Baking
Make mom a special breakfast in bed, or prepare her favourite special dinner. If you are a baker, whip up some homemade cookies or brownies. A special, homemade treat will be sure to please any mom!

Whether intricate or simple, there is nothing better than a homemade gift for Mother’s Day to show how much you appreciate her. I hope this list inspires you to start thinking about making something beautiful for your mother this year!

Tori is a wife and mother of two boys. Her blog Lil' Mrs. Tori is her creative outlet where she shares her latest craft projects and inspirations.

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