Let’s face it, there’s no one like Mom. So when Mother’s Day rolls around, it can be tough to find the perfect gift that’s as special as she is. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ll break down some Mother’s Day ideas that will make Mom feel oh-so-loved. So if you’re ready to get crafty with DIY Mother’s Day gifts, find the perfect gift for Mom this year in our gallery below. Flexing your creative skills with Mother’s Day crafts allows you to truly customize your gift, adding an extra dose of thoughtfulness as you design something that’s perfectly her.
From personalized jewelry trays to crocheted scarves to chocolate-covered strawberries, we’ve included something for every type of mom—and for every craft level. So when you’re short on time, but still want a handcrafted gift packed with love, we have the perfect personalized Mother’s Day gifts for mom listed below.
1. DIY Shelves
Take the time to make some intricate wall art with DIY wooden shelves to decorate any wall. Using different types of wood and materials will give these DIY shelves a unique look. These can decorate a special room and provide space for keepsakes, small plants and travel souvenirs. She’ll always remember the work (and thought!) you put into her Mother’s Day gift.
2. Breathtaking Canvas Photo
Give an unforgettable gift, like a stunning canvas print that she will treasure for years to come. Choose from portrait sessions or family vacation photos to design a canvas that captures the beauty and essence of your family.
3. Personalized Keychains
Perfect for any forgetful mom, personalized keychains are great for keeping your mom’s keys together in one place. Create a personalized keychain that your mom will love this Mother’s Day with images of her favorite people or things. With different styles and shapes, these unique keychains will be a great way for your mom to see your bright and smiling faces everyday. Every time she picks up her keys, she’ll think of you. A colorful keychain will brighten up her days and may prevent her from losing her keys.
4. Simple Canvas Pouch
Perfect for makeup, jewelry and craft supplies, a personalized canvas pouch can store a variety of favorite items. Choose a design that matches Mom’s style—because chances are, she’ll be using this gift often.
5. Personalized Stainless Steel Travel Mugs
With personalized stainless steel travel mugs, every morning when your mom sips her coffee or tea, she’ll think of you and the amazing Mother’s Day gift you got her. Customize your stainless steel travel mug with special images you mom will love to see, all the while keeping her drink hot.
6. Custom Bangles
A gift that’s always a hit? Jewelry! Create a custom bangle bracelet with one or multiple charms that match Mom’s style. Add a photo of you and your siblings as a kid as a reminder that you’ll always be her little ones. She’ll appreciate the extra bling and thoughtfulness behind such a personalized gift.
7. Personalized Wine Glasses
Perfect for mom’s who loves a glass of wine, these personalized stemless wine glasses are fully customizable to include pictures, names, quotes and more on the outside of the wine glass. Each time she uses her personalized wine glass she will always be remind of the best Mother’s Day present she received from you.
8. Infinity Scarf
Who isn’t excited to get a luxurious scarf? Choose your mom’s favorite color and create an infinity scarf that’s just for her. She’ll stay cozy and stylish with this DIY gift. Thanks, Creative Green Living, for making this one so easy.
9. Patio Pillows
Give her a little R&R with a cozy patio pillow. Select a photo from an outdoor family excursion, like a day at the pool, walk on the trails or a game of horseshoes. Mom will appreciate having these fun outdoor pillows for her spring, fall, and summer patio days.
10. Personalized Keepsake Boxes
Help your mom keep her jewelry organized and put together with a custom keepsake box. Personalized keepsake boxes are made with oak wood with a mahogany lacquered finish and are fully customizable to include a sentimental picture on the top of the keepsake box. This gift will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mother or grandmother in your life.
11. Personalized Mason Jar
Perfect for any spring picnic or summer barbecue, these personalized mason jars will definitely be on your mom’s Mother’s Day wish list. Customize her mason jar to include her name, monogram or any other loving message you want to present to her this Mother’s Day. This versatile mason jar is not only perfect for drinking out of, but will also make a unique vase to put her Mother’s Day flowers in.
12. A Morning Snack
As breakfast is the most important meal of the day, make sure your mom is well fueled for her day ahead. Create snakes that your mom will love to eat and will enjoy at any time when she’s in need of a pick-me-up. From homemade granola to home mixed trail mix, your mom will love these homemade DIY morning snacks.
13. Keep Her Organized
Gift her these paperweights to keep life organized. Choose a photo that will remind her of love and laughter, so even on the most hectic days, she can find peace and joy. And that’s what makes this a great gift idea for Mom.
14. Funky Bracelet
Add a trendy bracelet to your mom’s jewelry collection. Choose colors and patterns that will remind Mom of how well you know her style. These funky bracelets can be made with any items you find in your home and will make the perfect artsy DIY bracelet for your Mother’s Day crafts.
15. Outdoors Brought Inside
The best gift for moms with green thumbs? A heart- or oval-shaped garden stone to bring extra love to her outdoor world! When she’s planting or watering her flowers, she’ll think of you and smile, especially if you personalize the stone with a favorite quote or inspirational Mother’s day message.
16. Fashionable Personalized Wristlets
Whether your mom is traveling, shopping, or just running errands, she can keep all her personal belongings in one place with a fashionable personalized wristlet. Available in either black or gold leather, these customized wristlets come with space to hold your mom’s phone, credit cards, cash and keys all in one secured safe place.
17. Quilts for Non-Crafters
Even if you’re not crafty, you can easily make Mom a special keepsake quilt. She’ll recognize the extra love and attention you put into making such a warm, thoughtful gift. Quilts are great for the living room, basement or bedroom.
18. Simple String Art
Construct a unique wall art piece that your mom will love with just a few simple materials. Simple string art will allow you to construct a shape or image your mom will love to see. Some examples include a heart, shape of her home state or country, or a border around her favorite image. When she sees the artwork hanging in her home, she’ll think of your thoughtfulness and creativity.
19. For the Eco-Mom
Moms can always use more reusable shopping bags—for work, grocery shopping and day trips into town. Bonus: these gifts save on plastic and paper waste, so they’re great for the environment.
20. Gemstone Sandals
As Mother’s Day is between spring and summer months, it’s the perfect time for your mom to kick back and wear some summer sandals. Customize a pair of sandals you mom would love to wear to spring and summer events. Everywhere you mom goes she will be the most radant woman in the room.
21. Sip, Sip, Hooray!
Customize a personalized photo cup that Mom can use every day for favorite beverages like water, juice or lemonade. Pick a photo from one of your special mom moments, like cooking together, playing a game or going on a hike.
22. Coffee Filter Banner
Impress Mom with your DIY skills and show her some love sweet love. Construct letters out of coffee filters and make unique decor in no time. This handmade decoration will add character to her home and will be a style that lasts forever.
23. Keepsake Necklace
Stay close to her heart with a keepsake necklace that encloses a special photograph of the two of you. She can wear this every day or save it for special occasions, like her anniversary, birthday or Mother’s Day.
24. Decorative Personalized Trivets
Create decorative hotpads by designing personalized trivets your mom will love to use. You mom will appreciate these when she’s hosting guests or treating herself to a pot of tea. They’ll also add a little jazz to her kitchen and dining room!
25. DIY Kitchen Coasters
Share memories that will bring a smile to Mom’s face. These customized photo coasters make for personalized Mother’s Day gifts that can be used in the dining room, living room or den area. Pick a series of photos, like portraits of each family member making funny faces.
26. Creative Candlesticks
Give your mom the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day. Create and paint candle holders that can be used throughout the year. At the end of a long day, she can kick back and enjoy the soothing scent and atmosphere.
27. Deskside Calendar
With an easel calendar, your mom can keep track of all the important dates—like birthdays, anniversaries and family time. Personalize it with photos of special moments and inside jokes to brighten each day of her year.
28. Creative Storage
Add creativity to the kitchen with this house-shaped shelf. Your mom will adore the easy, extra storage in her home for mugs, cups, candles and more. This creative storage unit will make a great personalized wall art piece for your mom’s kitchen or dining room.
29. Custom Mug
Brighten up her mornings by placing favorite family memories on a personalized coffee or tea mug. She’ll especially appreciate this gift on the early mornings or busy days, because she’ll be reminded of your constant love.
30. Personal Journal
Perfect for a mom who loves to write and record memories, personalize a journal that she’ll keep close to her heart. She can write about her dreams, goals and childhood stories. Create a personalized journal with a special image on the cover for your mom this Mother’s Day so she will alway remember this memorable gift.
31. Shine Bright
Make your Mother’s Day craft look and smell good! Select photos with a candle design that match Mom’s style and personality. Encourage her to light her candle while reading a book, writing in a journal or sharing a glass of wine with a friend.
32. Family Puzzle
Give the whole family a fun activity by designing a puzzle with a photo that symbolizes love and laughter. Mom will enjoy putting it together with you or the kids. After all, family time is one of the best gifts of all!
33. Warm Scarf
The most thoughtful Mother’s Day ideas are made of love and care. Knit or crochet a cozy scarf for your mom for her Mother’s Day present. This gift will warm her body—and her heart—over and over again.
34. Earbud Holders
Does your mom love music or podcasts? Create earbud holders from the simplest materials to keep her headphone wires organized and untangled. She’ll appreciate the ease of access for all her headphone wires and will save so much time untangling her headphones.
35. Personalized Tote
36. Relaxing Eyemasks
Ahh… let Mom relax after all the things she’s done for you. Create a DIY eye mask for your mom’s as a reward for her much-needed rest and relaxation. She can even take these on airplanes and trains to block out the light while traveling.
37. Homemade Cookie Butter
38. Envelope Clutch
DIY Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to look homemade. Create an envelope clutch out of real or faux leather perfect for your mom to carry any time of day. Your mom can use this fashionable accessory to carry important notes from work, community meetings and personal projects.
39. Hanging Planters
Go green with your Mother’s Day gift with hanging plant planters for your mom’s home or office.. Hanging planters can go inside or on the porch—perfect for a mom who loves plants and fresh air. Fill the planters with colorful flowers or a vibrant green plant to make this a refreshing gift.
40. Custom Wood Frame
Showcase a family snapshot in this customized wood frame. Perfect for a desk at home or at work, your mom can easily remember the joy and blessings you bring her. Remember to pop in a photo of you and Mom before you present it on Mother’s Day.
41. Personalized Cloth Face Masks
As face masks are an essential part of keeping ourselves safe, gift your mom a personalized cloth face mask that she will love to wear while she’s out running her errands. Add fun and memorable pictures on the mask to make her personalized cloth face masks one-of-a-kind.
42. DIY Decorative Vase
Use paper-mache to decorate a new or used vase. Take tissue paper in your mom’s favorite colors and cut them out into different shapes and sizes to paste on a vase. Add water proof glue onto the tissue paper and vase to create a uniquely decorative vase. When you present this gift to your mom include a bouquet of her favorite flowers.
43. Personalized Photo Tiles
Personalized photo tiles are a great way to decorate the walls of your mom’s home. These easy to install photo tiles are a style addition and will showcase your mom’s favorite memories for her to see everyday. Photo tiles are easy to rearrange and design which makes decorating even easier.
44. Smartphone Case
Bring some style and love to Mom’s phone with a decorative case. Personalize it by adding photos from your outings or adventures together, like that impromptu beach weekend or holidays spent at home. She’ll enjoy showing off photos of her beautiful family!
45. Cozy Fleece
In the living room or her bedroom, Mom can snuggle up with this personalized photo fleece blanket. Seeing the memories of laughing and loving together will warm her heart, body and soul.
46. When Hard at Work
Whether she’s looking for recipes, connecting with friends or working hard, this mousepad will remind Mom of your love and thoughtfulness. Design a mouse pad that matches her office, desk area or home computer. Add a photo of the family pet or a fun quote to get her motivated.
47. Sweet Strawberries
48. Family Photo Notepad
Write on! Moms absolutely adore having a go-to notepad for writing notes, cards and special memories. Make her life easier with this personalized notepad designed with a family portrait or photo from a trip, backyard adventure or holiday gathering.
49. Custom Placemat
Give Mom a daily reminder of your love with a customizable placemat that can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make it extra special by choosing photos from a range of memories, like early childhood and the teenage years. She’ll love that this gift takes her back to all of those fun moments together.
50. For the Kitchen
The best Mother’s Day ideas are practical and thoughtful. Create a personalized pot holder to keep your mom’s hands safe from hot dishes and pans. Your Mom will love that this Mother’s Day gift is both cute and useful in the kitchen.
Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show your mom or mother figure in your life how much you care and appreciate them. Creating a personalised Mother’s Day gift is a great way to show how much you love them for their special day.
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