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17 Easy Gifts to Make for Mother’s Day

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, we created a “Treat Yourself” inspired Countdown to Mother’s Day Calendar and I can’t wait to see her reaction.

Given she’s not easy to buy for, I thought I would gather 17 easy DIY 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.

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Here’s a look at 17 Easy Gifts You Can Make for Mother’s Day…

*This post was updated in April 2024 to share additional photos and DIY gift ideas

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.

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.

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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.

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Personalized Monogram  

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.

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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.

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Quick & Easy 5 Minute Topiary 

My Mom and I started making faux dill topiaries together several years ago.

We 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.

It’s super versatile!

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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 still live at home or close by, consider serving your Mom breakfast in bed. 

This breakfast picnic and breakfast grazing board are both simple to make and are a big hit at our house year-round.

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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.

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DIY Stenciled Bee Tray

This year, I discovered a paper that felt like burlap and became obsessed in the best possible way.

This DIY stenciled bee tray was another really easy project idea that can be used in multiple season and all over the house.

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Sugar Scrub 

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 or a melatonin and lavender bath soak, a favorite book, a special drink, and a fluffy towel, bathrobe, or slippers.

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Appreciation Tree

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.

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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!

A Few Other Gift Ideas to Consider…

Countdown to Mother’s Day Calendar

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. You guys are the best, thanks so much! Hugs, CoCo

    1. CoCo I love everyone if these. I miss my mom so much.

      This is one of the hardest days for me.

      I love the monogrammed tote so much!!


      1. Thank you, Cindy! I know it’s such a hard day for so many people. My Mom really struggled to get through the weekend after losing her mom so we started making bucket lists of all the things she loved to do with my Granny. That way she feels like she’s honoring her memory and in a way her mom is still part of things. Something else that might help is to plant your favorite flowers or get away to one of your favorite places so you’ll have something to look forward to. Whatever you choose to do, be kind to yourself. Grief is never an easy thing to navigate no matter how long it’s been. Sending you tons of hugs and sending lots of love and light and pup snuggles your way, CoCo

  2. Your gift ideas are all so lovely and would definitely be cherished for sure, CoCo! I think my favorite is though is the appreciation tree! What a wonderful way to celebrate mom! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. I appreciate that Christine, thank you so much! I think everyone should hear kind, loving, and encouraging words whenever possible. My Mom loved this gift and tell us she pulls out the tags and reads them if she has a bad day and it immediately lifts her up 🙂 Hope you and your family are all safe and well, hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much! Gifts of service are some of my favorite gifts too 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

    1. For sure, Heidi! You make so many different flavors of sugar scrubs too which is nice. We’re all about embracing quick and easy things these days. Hugs, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Angie, thank you so much!

  3. A wonderful list of Mother’s Day gift options. My favorite is the appreciation tree ~ love this idea! Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much, Allyson! It’s one of those gifts that keeps on giving throughout the year. We even let the littles add what they most liked, loved or appreciated about my Mom and they were so cute. One of them said, “I like Mimi because she lets me have bubble gum and takes me to Target for a popcorn and coke.” ha ha Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

  4. I love all of your ideas! I never would have thought to give the gift of organization. I love that idea! I’m organized and my mom’s quite the pack rat so that would be the perfect gift.
    I hope you’re doing well! ?

    1. Thank you, Michelle! My Mom is constantly asking for gifts of service and helping her organize everything from drawers to closets is always on the top of the list 🙂 It’s so hard to believe it’s already time for Mother’s Day. Hope and your Mom have a blessed one. Hugs, CoCo

  5. I love your Mother’s Day ideas! The gift of organization is brilliant!

    1. Thank you, Kim! It’s something that seems so small but to my Mom and sister’s it’s huge. They ask for that gift of service almost every year 🙂 Sending you hugs and hoping your Mother’s Day weekend is a blessed one, CoCo

  6. I love the ideas you shared! I am happy to feature you at this week’s All About Home Link Party!

    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Amber! They were definitely fun to make. I can’t believe it’s already May but I’m totally ready to celebrate all the sweet Moms in our life. I hope your day is a special one and you feel celebrated all weekend! Hugs, CoCo

  7. I love these. I love the tote and the cake stand. I’ve got a DIY tiered tray up my sleeve soon. I hope your mom has a wonderful day.

    1. Thank you, Katie! They’re all super easy to make and you can use them throughout the year which is nice too. Thinking of you this Mother’s Day and hoping you feel celebrated all day. Hugs, CoCo

  8. Hi, CoCo! I love all of your suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts! So many creative ideas to make and acts of service one could give! I hope you and your mom have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Blessings, Donna

    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I love the post you wrote with all your Mother’s Day ideas too. They would be fabulous in any season or for any holiday. I’m definitely pinning! Big hugs, CoCo

  9. CoCo,
    All great ideas that I am sure your Mom and any mom would love!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am so glad you enjoyed my This and That post!! LOL!! Hugs,

    1. Thank you so much, Deb, I really appreciate it. I can’t wait to spend some time with my Mom on Mother’s Day weekend and I’m sure your kids have lots of fun things planned for you too. They are so lucky to have you! Big hugs, CoCo

  10. I love all these beautiful ideas, CoCo! So pretty and perfect for gift-giving!

    1. Thanks so much, Niky, I really appreciate it. I hope you’re feeling better soon and your Mother’s Day weekend is a special one. Make them spoil you 😉 Hugs, CoCo

  11. What a great collection of creative ideas, CoCo! I am so excited to feature your post at Tuesday Turn About. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. You have officially made my day, Lynne! I woke up at 230 this morning tossing and turning. Most of the time I “will” myself to go back to sleep but today I decided to get up and get the day started and I’m so glad I did. This was a sweet surprise. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  12. Coco! SEVENTEEN things! Holy moly! You are an inspiration. There are so many good ideas here. I love that you got your Mom monogramed stationary – that’s the perfect gift for someone who is difficult to shop for. I am going to share this post in my Mother’s Day round up post this Thursday.

    1. That is so sweet of you, Anna, thank you! My Mom is such a kind and treasured lady. By the time we get to Mother’s Day our pod has already exchanged gifts for her birthday, Valentine’s Day, and Easter so it gets tough to find another gift for someone who has everything 😉 We’ve been surrounded by monogrammed things our whole life but she’s never had one of her own so I knew it was something she would really appreciate. Sending you hugs and thank yous for sharing, CoCo PS: I’m sharing your Waxed Pine Dresser on Friday – it’s gorgeous!

  13. I love all your thoughtful gift ideas for Mom.
    Happy Mother’s Day,

    1. I really appreciate it, Kippi, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Hope your Mother’s Day is filled with all good things, CoCo

  14. CoCo, you have such good ideas here for Mother’s Day!! I am happy to feature your post this week for Share Your Style #344. Your mom is lovely and looks great here!! I love that you’ve showered her with monogrammed gifts and especially the loving thoughts hung on the chandelier! Well done!!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you all,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thank you bunches, Barb! She did not have an easy time having a husband in the military and three prissy girls so we’re all too happy to be able to spoil her now. She definitely deserves it. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  15. CoCo, you always have the prettiest DIY’s and I adore this collection of Mother’s Day gifts.
    Thank you for sharing your projects at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your 17 easy Mother’s Day gift projects at tonight’s party and pinning too.

    1. I appreciate you so much, Kerryanne! Thank you so much for your kind words and the sweet feature. My Mom is definitely a special lady and it’s always fun to celebrate her. Sending you lots of hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  16. Such awesome ideas. Pinned this. Love it and although my Mom and MIL not with us anymore, I can always use these for other loved ones.
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  17. Your mom sounds exactly like mine. I love all of these ideas for the person who doesn’t need anything. These are great!

    1. Thank you so much, Susan! I definitely look forward to the day she actually tells us what she wants 🙂 Sending you hugs sweet friend and hope you find the best gift for your Mom, CoCo

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