Today, we’re sharing 17 easy gifts to make for Mother’s Day!
You may have heard me mention that my Mom is a saint of a lady.
She is creative, kind and generous, sensitive, loving and one of the least judgmental people I’ve ever met.
My Dad, sisters, and I can’t wait to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. I know so many of you feel the same way about the special women in your life too.
Whenever we ask our Mom what she wants for Mother’s Day she always says, “I don’t need anything. I already have you girls and you are the best gifts I could have ever asked for.”
Or she’ll say, “Just spend the money you would be spending on me on yourself.”
We totally hit the love lotto because she’s like that all the time.
My Mom literally has everything. So, I’m treating her to a personalized monogram, stationery suite, and a few other goodies this year!
Given she’s not easy to buy for, I thought I would gather 17 easy gift ideas to make for Mother’s Day in case you’re looking for something special too.
These ideas are a great way to celebrate your mom, sister, granny, aunt, best friend, or any other lady you want to make feel extra special this holiday.
Here’s a look at 17 Easy Gifts You Can Make for Mother’s Day…
DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand
If your Mom loves to bake, consider making her a DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand. That way, she can display her signature sweet treats or create seasonal vignettes all year!
House Name Plate
I surprised my Mom with this personalized vintage platter for one of the guest rooms at my childhood home, Loblolly Manor.
You can use this same idea to customize a special anniversary date, a favorite quote, or even your word of the year.
Monogrammed Market Tote
I made this monogrammed market tote for my Mom and she uses it all the time.
It’s roomy enough to take to yoga class, hold beach towels, or leave in the car and use in lieu of plastic bags while you’re out running errands.
Monogrammed Canvas Pouch
If your Mom carries a market tote style purse you probably already know they can quickly become a catch-all.
This monogrammed canvas pouch helps to keep everyday items from makeup to accessories to craft supplies organized.
A personalized monogram for Mother’s Day is another one of those gifts your Mom will be able to use all year long!
Monograms are great because they can be used with stationery suites, wax seals, sink stamps, labels, tags. and more.
Air Dry Clay Bee Dish
I originally made these air dry clay bee dish to use at my parent’s house but we wound up using them all over our house.
These dishes are small enough to tuck next to the kitchen and bathroom sink or to use on your desk as a drink coaster.
Quick & Easy 5 Minute Topiary
My Mom and I started making faux dill topiaries together several years ago. We’ve enjoyed them so much that we started experimenting with other variations too.
This quick & easy 5-minute topiary was a simple one to make and can be used from spring to fall.
Dutch Inspired Tulip Crate
If you’re a rock star with tools, consider making this Dutch Inspired Tulip Crate.
We made this for my Mom and she’s used it inside and outside at both Bliss Barracks and Loblolly Manor.
It’s super versatile!
White Washed Terracotta Pots
This time of year is such a great time of year to be in the garden.
Whether your Mom is getting ready to transplant seeds or add fresh plants to containers on the porches, consider creating a gift basket complete with whitewashed terracotta pots and a variety of garden accessories.
A Piece of Painted Furniture
My Mom is totally afraid of spray paint, actually, DIYing in general.
She’s always asking me to paint something for her like this Secretary Makeover in Cartouche Green because she doesn’t want to “mess it up.”
If you have someone in your life with similar anxieties consider painting a piece of furniture they’ve been wanting to tackle but haven’t yet.
The Gift of Home Organization
Gifts of service are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive because they always come in handy.
My Mom is fairly organized. But she’s like the rest of us always looking to tweak the systems in her home so they are as efficient as possible.
She still raves about the time I helped her organize the kitchen into work-friendly zones and how that simple gift of service and organization made a lasting ripple effect throughout the rest of her home too.
Breakfast In Bed Picnic
If you’re still social distancing, consider dropping off a breakfast basket filled with all your Mom’s favorite morning goodies!
Aged Serving Tray
This aged silver serving tray was another super simple project to create. Save for the drying time of the spray paint and waiting for the wax to cure, it took less than an hour to make.
It can be used in so many different places from a bookcase to a vignette or even on your coffee table.
My sisters are always saying how they wished they had uninterrupted time to take a long hot bath.
They both have very active littles and teens so I definitely understand how a long hot bath could be considered a luxury in this season of their lives.
If you have someone close to you in a similar situation, spoil them with a cinnamon and vanilla latte brown sugar scrub, a favorite book, a special drink, and a fluffy towel, bathrobe, or slippers.
Create an Appreciation Tree with other family members so your Mom can read a different tag each day of what you like, love, and appreciate about her.
We made one for our Mom on one of her milestone birthdays. We could barely hold back the tears after we saw her reaction – it was so sweet.
Trophy Cup Flower Arrangement
Give your mom flowers in a trophy cup, an ironstone bowl arrangement, or a vintage-inspired container garden. That way, she can enjoy the flowers now and use the container throughout the year.
We picked up these roses from the grocery store and paired them with clippings from around our property.
Moss Covered Urn
This moss-covered urn is probably the messiest project on the list!
But it’s another one of those easy gifts to make for Mother’s Day she’ll be able to use in multiple seasons.
Taking time to celebrate the women around you whether it’s your mom, sister, daughter, friends, neighbors, coworkers, aunts or grannies will always be one of the greatest gifts you can give not only to yourself but also to the ones you love most.
It doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, it just needs to be thoughtful, genuine, and sincere.
Let us know if you try one of these 17 easy gifts to make for Mother’s Day and how you plan to celebrate this year!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
A Few Other Gift Ideas to Consider…
- A Celebration Trip to Savannah
- How to Make Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands
- Silhouette on Stretched Canvas
- Vintage Monogrammed No-Sew Pillow Covers
- No-Sew DIY Grain Sack Pillow Cover