Mother’s Day is near, with that second Sunday in May coming up fast! Now is a better time than any to start thinking about sentimental gifts for the special mum’s in your life. And there is nothing more sentimental than a handmade gift.
Handmade gifts are thoughtful and often budget friendly. Best of all, they make the most unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, since there will be no other exactly like it!
As much as mum loved all those paintings you made for her back in kindy, I’m sure she will love these DIY gift ideas for mums even more!
Got no time for DIY? There’s some ideas for you near the bottom too!
So here are some great ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts to get you inspired and creating:
UNIQUE DIY MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS SHE WILL LOVE
Wooden Mother’s Day Serving Tray
Make Mother’s Day breakfast extra special with a handmade serving tray. Personalise it with a quote or image for a sentimental and functional gift mum can use any time of the year. Now you just need to plan what’s on the menu for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch! This makes a great Mother’s Day gift from husband too, so dad can help the kids with making breakfast in bed to start a special Mother’s Day tradition.
If you have a mother or grandmother in your life who loves knitting, this is a super fun and really easy idea to put together. Not a traditional flower bouquet that will wilt in a few days, but something practical that she is sure to love. You can make a rainbow yarn bouquet like one or use a couple of different coordinating colours instead to help her plan her next knitting projects.
These cute magnets would make a great gift using photos of family memories that mum will cherish each time she opens the fridge. Use reprints of mum’s favourite photos and people for this functional decorational gift idea. Source
DIY Garden Gifts For Mum
If you are looking for a simple project that the outdoor loving mother will love, these gardening gifts are a perfect option and practically fool proof. Paint a simple design on a planter basket and some garden markers. Package it up with some seeds and soil, plus a cute watering can, and you’ve got yourself the perfect DIY gardening gift basket for Mother’s Day.
Pom Pom Rug
Make mum a soft and colourful handmade pom pom rug with this easy tutorial. Choose her favourite colours and get to work. You might want to get some extra helpers involved because making pom poms can be tiring business, and kids love to help!
Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase
This is super cute as well as functional, using simple materials you may already have at home too. This upcycled mason jar photo frame will look great on mum’s bedside table or in the kitchen with fresh flowers each day. Or go for some artificial flowers in coordinating colours for an evergreen burst of colour.
French Style Transfer Bowls
These are a beautiful idea for custom bowls. You could do the same effect with other tableware or decor too by transferring images of your choice or font like these French inspired transfer bowls.
These bamboo coasters would make a great funky homeware gift for mum. Best of all, they are an upcycled project, using bamboo placemats, so if you have some already that are not getting the love they deserve, don’t throw them out. Make these functional and stylish coasters instead.
Personalised Grandchild Birth Date Wooden Sign
This beautiful personalised birthdate sign is a perfect handmade gift for Grandma for Mother’s Day or make one for mum instead with her children’s birth dates on it. It will also help with remembering birthdays as the family grows bigger too!
Why not make mum her very own one of a kind DIY watercolour mug. Very funky and she will love having her morning tea or coffee from her handmade mug, knowing there is no other like it anywhere.
Jewellery Organiser Board
Give mum a pretty and functional spot to organise her favourite jewellery so they are on display and minus the tangles. This jewellery organiser board would also make a great option for teenagers or younger girls if you are thinking about gift ideas for other members of the family.
Make your mother something pretty to keep all her messy mail and important bills neat and tidy. Choose fabrics in colours to suit your mum’s decor for her very own mail organiser for the wall. You may even be able to think of other uses for it as a great home organisation project.
Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub
Remind your mother to pamper herself with a homemade beauty scrub for her lips. This lavender vanilla lip scrub will give mum smooth and hydrated lips ready to put on her favourite lipstick or just because. Homemade beauty products make great inexpensive gifts for Mother’s day or other events.
A gift that keeps giving is a photo book compiled using all your own photos. This can be as fancy or simple as you like, using pre-set templates or designing your own unique layouts. This one was made with digital Project Life and photoshop, however you can create a similar version for free using the app and print your photo book.
Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
A similar idea to the watercolour mugs above, this is a great use for old nail polish and a way to make unique Mother’s Day gifts mum can use at home. Or do the same effect on small pot plants for some cute indoor plants she can display around the home. Find the nail polish mug tutorial here.
Pallet Picture Frame
Do some upcycling with some wood pallets and create a beautiful photo frame mum will love with this pallet picture frame tutorial. You can make a bigger version to fit a photo of each child or make a grandmother version for all the grandchildren.
Alcohol Ink Tiles
For a one of a kind creative gift idea, these alcohol ink tiles are a project you can make with younger or older kids or as an adult. Seal your design and make bright heat pad tiles or coasters for mum to use around the house.
Natural Blueberry Sugar Scrub
Create a day spa at home for your mother by gifting her a handmade natural sugar scrub with blueberries. Her skin will feel amazing and the scent will be good enough to eat!
DIY Mother’s Day gifts not only save you cash (usually), but they are also fabulous for adding a personal touch to your gift giving, knowing you went to a whole lot more effort than a newsagent purchased card and instant scratch-it (yes hubby, if you are reading this, your mum deserves more).
LAST MINUTE MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS TO BUY
But if you are short of time, or looking for last minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t require any creativity, here’s some ideas for you!
These gifts are perfect if you’ve left it too late to guarantee shipping or if you would rather not go searching in a shopping centre for the ideal gift for mum.
- Audible audiobook subscription – let mum choose her next favourite listen
- Creative Live course – Help mum learn that hobby she’s been meaning to try with an online course
- Get Your Guide Experience – Book mum a local adventure with a tour, activity or attraction she has not done before
- Ultimate Bundle – Give mum the gift of knowledge in an area she would love to develop with instant access to a digital skill bundle
- Hotels Combined – Compare the latest deals and book her a night away somewhere nice
Don’t forget about Dad! Find loads of cool and easy DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can make for dad (or maybe something mum would love too).
Find even more DIY gift ideas here:
- Valentine’s Day gift ideas
- Non Chocolate Easter Gifts For All Ages
- Easy Christmas gifts for kids to make
- 10 of the Best Housewarming Gifts
- DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas
- The Best Gifts For New Mothers
- Creative Christmas Gift Ideas
For those of you who are mothers, what would you most love to receive this Mother’s Day? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear it! And share this post to Pinterest via the image below! Be sure to follow me on Facebook or YouTube for more gift ideas like these!