22 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day comes every year, which means it gets harder and harder to find unique gifts for our moms that show them we care. If you feel like your mom is maxed out on jewelry and other traditional things you’ve done in the past, here are 22 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that she might not be expecting this year! None of them take a lot of skill or effort to make.

Thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas can make all the difference, and so many options are available! Here are 22 that are easy and budget friendly!

1: Homemade Strawberry Lavender Scones

Bake some delicious strawberry lavender scones, place them in a pretty basket with a handwritten note, and take them over to your mom for Mother’s Day brunch or breakfast in bed. Nothing makes you feel more appreciated than snuggling deeper into your pillow and blankets and eating a gorgeous breakfast that you didn’t prepare yourself, wouldn’t you agree? These scones are seriously one of my favourite things to make, and could become one of your favourite family recipes too! Get my strawberry lavender scones recipe here.

Strawberry Lavender Scones Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Recipe

2: Pom-Pom Slippers

Do you like DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas? Make Mom some adorable pom-pom slippers to go with her pajamas by adding a fluffy DIY pom-pom to some plain slippers. Get the tutorial on how to create this fun, embellished, unique gift here.

Beautiful and Easy DIY Dollar Store Gift Ideas

3: Al Fresco Gift Box

Does your mama have an outdoor space that she can enjoy? Put together an al fresco dining-themed gift box with plates, cutlery, flowers and more to help her set the mood and dine outside in style on Mother’s Day. Get the full tutorial for this al fresco themed gift box here.

A DIY al fresco floral gift box - perfect Mother's Day gift!

4: Mom’s Day Off in a Tin

If your mom needs a break, this tin full of relaxing spa day items would be the best gift! Include a magazine, chocolate, a candle, diffuser, essential oils and bath salts or a bath bomb to give your mom the gift of relaxation and comfort this Mother’s Day. Get the full tutorial for this Mom’s Day Off in a Tin right here.

A Gift In A Tin: Mom's Day Off In A Tin. Ideas on what to include + free printables! A great Christmas or anytime gift. www.thediymommy.wpsc.dev

5: DIY Zippered Pouch

Feeling extra crafty and love to sew? You can make this lovely DIY zippered and lined pouch. Then fill it with your mom’s favourite makeup or sweets. Get the tutorial for this DIY zippered pouch here.

How to make an easy DIY metallic pouch - makes a great gift!

6: A Plant & Free Printable Gift Tags

If you have the kind of mom who likes green things, purchasing a plant like a small lavender bush from your local greenhouse and pairing it with some free printable Mother’s Day gift tags is the perfect gift idea. Get these French-inspired free printable gift tags here.

French Country inspired lavender & floral Mother's Day printable card and gift tags

7: Kids’ Canvas Art

Have some little ones that want to help you make a gift for your mom? This adorable kids’ canvas art is a fun craft project and one of those great last-minute gifts to make at home. Grandmas always get a kick out of anything their little angels make them, so you can take the guesswork out of your decision and know you’ll give her something that will make her smile. Get the full tutorial for this canvas art here.

DIY Kids' Craft "Love" Canvases - a sweet Mother's Day craft & gift idea!

8: Fairy Garden Gift

Another great gift for the flower-loving mom is this sweet little fairy garden in a tin. You can use a vintage tin or other planter and fill it with soil, moss, rocks and flowers. Add miniature items like a swing made of sticks and a tiny banner to create a small fairy garden. Lovely for your mom’s deck, patio, porch or her kitchen table! Get the tutorial for this fairy garden gift in a tin right here.

How to make a DIY mini fairy garden gift in a vintage enamelware planter.

9: Tea Station Gift

If your mom loves tea, why not put together a lovely little tea station? Fill it with her favourite teas, honey, a pretty mug keepsake, and a teapot. Here’s a Spring-themed tea station idea to get you started.


Lavender and Aqua Spring Tea Station on a Wooden Tiered Tray

10: Gift Card with a cute DIY holder

Sometimes a gift card is just the right gift for Mom, and you can make your gift card look extra special by making a fun holder for it. Get some DIY gift card holder ideas right here.

Fun DIY Gift Card Holder Ideas!

11: Inexpensive Gift Wrapping Ideas That Look Stunning!

Wrapping gifts is not just for Christmas! If you are looking for inexpensive Mother’s Day gift wrapping ideas that still look great, these cheap gift wrap hacks are for you! They will save you money, but they still look beautiful. From ideas for how to top your gifts to instructions on how to wrap with fabric, these gift wrap ideas will help you create lovely wrapped presents for any occasion.

12: The Ultimate Guide for Creating DIY Gift Baskets – 30+ Ideas!

Gift baskets make the best Mother’s Day gifts. By curating a collection of items that your mom will love, you can show them how well you know & care for them. DIY gift baskets can also be extremely budget-friendly. First, set whatever budget you want for the basket. Then, buy goodies anywhere, from a boutique shop or a dollar store. It’s completely up to you! Either way, how you create and style the basket will make it look high-end. These are perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas because you can easily customize a basket to be thoughtful without spending much at all

Use dollar store items to create beautiful, themed gift baskets. Personalize them with a Cricut for a finishing touch!

13: Sweet DIY Pampas Grass Arrangement Gift Idea

Looking for a unique gift idea to show someone you care this Mother’s Day? This sweet DIY pampas grass arrangement makes a lovely and special gift. Use a variety of pink and natural coloured grasses to make this soft, textured bouquet and add a custom stamped tag for the perfect finishing touch. 

DIY Pampas Grass Arrangement Mother's Day Gift Ideas

14: How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers So They Look Expensive and Gorgeous!

Want to give your mom a beautiful Mother’s Day floral arrangement without spending money at a florist? Learn how to arrange inexpensive grocery store flowers so they look like a million bucks with these simple tricks

Make grocery store flowers look expensive and beautiful with these simple arranging tips

15: Easy DIY Modern Farmhouse Throw Pillow from Dollar Store Towels

Want to surprise your mom with a fun homemade Mother’s Day gift? Making her a DIY throw pillow in her favourite colours would be a great way to add a personal touch this year. And, if you use dollar store kitchen towels, it can be a very budget-friendly project! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to cut the towels, sew the pillow with a fringe detail, and stuff the pillow with a budget-friendly hack.

16: DIY Stucco Heart Wall Art

Let’s make some DIY wall art using homemade plaster paint! This is a fun piece of art to make for Mother’s Day to show your mom you care. The kids can help, too!  

17: How to Make Personalized Socks with a Cricut

Does your mom or other woman in your life appreciate a fun & cheeky DIY gift idea? Learn how to make personalized socks with a Cricut for a unique gift this Mother’s Day! This is a great project for a beginner Cricut user, and it’s so affordable. 

A thoughtful Mother's Day gift can make all the difference, and so many options are available! Here are 22 easy and budget friendly ideas!

18: How to Make a Wood Sign with a Cricut

Learn how to make a wood sign with your Cricut and a vinyl stencil in this video & step-by-step tutorial. These are easy and fun to make, and the options for stain and paint colours are endless. Let’s create a custom piece of art for your mom this year! 

Learn how to make a wood sign with Cricut, stencil vinyl, paint and distressing techniques

19: Make a Tiered Herb Planter with Dollar Store Buckets

Does your mom like cooking with her own herbs? This tiered herb planter made with metal dollar store buckets is the perfect gift idea! This is a simple DIY, and it’s so practical too. 

Make a beautiful DIY tiered herb planter from metal dollar store buckets. So easy!

20: How to Make a Beeswax Wrap That’s Extra Sticky

If your mom is environmentally friendly and would appreciate a gift to help her reduce the single-use plastic in her home, I’ve got a fun DIY that would be right up her alley! Beeswax wrap is a reusable alternative to plastic wrap. You can use it to wrap up cheese, sandwiches and fruit pieces, cover bowls, and more. After many months of fiddling, I’ve come up with an even better way to make a DIY beeswax wrap that makes it extra sticky and easier to use. Let me show you how!

How to make a DIY beeswax wrap extra sticky

21: How to Build a DIY Rustic Bench – Free Building Plans

If you’re really in the mood to make something for your mom this Mother’s Day instead of going to the store, I’ve got a great DIY idea that any mom would appreciate! Learn how to build a DIY rustic bench with these free building plans. This primitive-look bench is perfect for end-of-the-bed decor or in a mudroom, or to use as an outdoor coffee table. 

a rustic looking bench made with reclaimed wood makes for great Mother's Day gift ideas

22: Introducing my NEW Canva Mood Board Templates & Mini Course!

Maybe you want to give the gift of a well-designed room this Mother’s Day! Is there a space you know your mom is struggling to figure out? You could give her your time and newfound knowledge with these easy-to-use Canva mood board templates and accompanying mini course. They will have you designing gorgeous mood boards to launch your room makeover in no time, even if you have no design experience! Do this with your mom as a shared experience, or complete the course and help her design a mood board as the “expert” designer. I promise you will both have tons of fun and make some great memories!

Canva Mood Board Templates & Mini Course

There you go, a complete list of my best Mother’s Day gift ideas for you to pick from this year! I hope you found something here that you know your own mom will love.

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Thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas can make all the difference, and so many options are available! Here are 22 that are easy and budget friendly!

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