Gifts Moms Actually Want On Mother’s Day

It can be hard to pick out a Mother’s Day gift that’s good enough for the superwoman in your life. Whether you want something super-personalized, something DIY, or something as adventurous as she is– you can something she’ll actually want on this Mother’s Day gift guide. Keep reading for 20 Mother’s Day gift ideas that will perfectly wow any mom on her special day.

1. Family Game Night

custom photo playing cards and puzzleThis Mother’s Day, bring the family together for a fun night of friendly competition. Personalized games are unique Mother’s Day gifts she’ll be excited to use right away. Add a personal touch to your game night with custom photo playing cards, puzzles, and memory games that will make the whole family smile.

2. To Sleep In

custom blanket and pillow on couch

The best Mother’s Day gift? A good night’s sleep. Let Mom sleep in for as long as she wants for her special day because she deserves it. Design her a blanket or pillow with photos she loves and her favorite colors to make her slumber even cozier. 

3. A Weekend Getaway

custom cotton tote bag with picture and nameCelebrate Mom this year with a vacation to a destination she loves. Whether you spend your trip shopping, visiting museums, or lounging to get some much-needed R&R– this is a special gift for Mom that she’ll never forget. Add on a custom cotton tote bag she can use for packing her things.

4. Breakfast In Bed

mothers day mugStart Mom’s day off right by treating her to breakfast in bed. Relieve her of cooking duty for the morning and whip up a heartfelt meal that’s sure to make her smile. Pour her morning coffee in a custom photo mug covered in her favorite family photos that she can use while she sits comfy all morning.

5. New Recipes

A great Mother’s Day gift idea is a cookbook photo book filled with family recipes, delicious meals she loves, and dishes she can’t wait to try. Recipe photo books are unique keepsakes that you can customize to showcase food photos and your family’s best memories in the kitchen.

6. To Take Family Photosfamily photo wall art

Surprise your mom with a day of family photo-taking. Hire a photographer for a fun day with the family that creates long-lasting memories. Mom will be excited to display the photos in frameswall art, or as a collection in a photo book. For photoshoot inspiration, check out this guide of 100 fun family photos ideas. 

7. Her Favorite Dessert

mother's day cupcakeWhether it’s a tub of ice cream or a box of fancy chocolates, your mom deserves something sweet this year. For a homemade treat, get the kids together to bake cupcakes or brownies that the whole family can share. Bake a new dessert each year to make this thoughtful Mother’s Day gift a tradition.

8. A Family Adventure

photo book with pictures of vacationsMother’s Day is a perfect day to do something adventurous together. Try horseback riding, hiking, or whatever fun excursion gets your family excited. Take as many photos as you can to make a travel photo book for mom to commemorate your trip and look back on it for years to come.

9. Initial Necklace

initial necklace jewelry customAn engraved initial necklace is a great gift for any mom. This minimalist-style piece is perfect for Mom because it’s timeless and can be worn as an everyday accessory. Personalize the necklace or other pieces of jewelry with her initials or a custom message in silver, gold, or rose gold.

10. A Clean House

wall hook organizer with backpack, hat, and coatsA clean, organized house is a Mother’s Day gift that no mom could turn down. Make her life easier after a long day by chipping in with the whole family to make the house look immaculate. A good gift to help with cleaning up the home is a wall hook organizer that you can personalize with pictures of your household. These are cute home accents that will keep coats and hats off the floor and prevent keys from ever going missing.

11. A Handwritten Letter

writing letter to momOne of the best gifts mom could ever ask for is a letter sharing how much you love her. For inspiration on what to write to your mom, check out this list of Mother’s Day messages. Gift the letter along with a keepsake box she can store it in for safekeeping. 

12. A Drink

beer stein wine glass mason jarA gift you can guarantee Mom loves is her favorite drink. Whether she’s a wine connoisseur, a craft beer-lover, or a glass of champagne is her thing– you can’t go wrong with custom drinkware. Design your mom a personalized wine glass, beer stein, and more with cute pictures, her monogram, or a fun quote. This Mother’s Day, it will be the first thing she reaches for as she kicks her feet up.

13. Personalized Stationery

personalized address label on envelopeCustom return address labels are great gifts for moms that love to send greeting cards or throw parties. Add an extra special touch to Mom’s outgoing mail with one-of-a-kind address labels that are as unique as she is. Choose a template she’ll love and customize the stickers so she can send out good wishes in style.

14. Custom Cutting Board

custom engraved cutting boardThe perfect gift for your mother-in-law to show your appreciation is a custom engraved cutting board. Add her last name, monogram, or a sweet message to one of Shutterfly’s cutting boards to upgrade her kitchen and make it more her own. Consider adding on a custom apron she can use along with it.

15. A Photo Book Filled With The Kids’ Artwork

kids artwork in photo book for mothers day giftOne of the best gifts you could give Mom this Mother’s Day is to turn your little one’s artwork into a keepsake photo book. Let them use their imagination and use this instruction guide to transform their art into a special Mother’s Day gift she will keep forever.

16. To Be Pampered

soap and fizz bath bomb for the black wellness bathLight some candles, draw a bubble bath, turn on some relaxing music, and give mom a day to herself to relax. Gift Mom DIY face masks and body scrubs so she can pamper herself the way she deserves. An at-home spa day is a gift you don’t need to splurge on for Mom to appreciate.

17. Succulent Display

Sedum Morganianum succulent plant isolated on gray background.Succulents are a fun twist to your traditional Mother’s Day flowers. They’re not only easy to take care of, but they also add a fun piece of decor to any room. Choose a cute way to display the succulents with these plant decor ideas.

18. Personalized iPad Case

custom ipad caseNever be disappointed by the boring iPad case selections ever again with a personalized iPad case for Mom. Design her case with a stylish monogram, name, fun message, or anything you’d like. You can also browse Shutterfly’s Art Library to find free art and photos. Customize the design colors, fonts, and more to create a one-of-a-kind case that’s truly hers.

19. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Aroma oil diffuser on table against blurred backgroundTreat your mom to relaxation with a diffuser and essential oils gift set. This is one of those gifts that Mom doesn’t realize she needs until she starts using it. Oil diffusers are a great way for mom to zen out and make her home feel like a luxury spa.

20. Beautiful Canvas Prints

Various canvas prints hanging on wall.Add some love to the family home with custom canvas prints made with photos of the family. Seeing her favorite pictures and memories hung on the wall will make Mom happy every time she sees in them in the house. Whether you’d like a canvas with or without a frame, this sentimental Mother’s Day gift is a piece of décor that’s sure to impress. Follow our guide to make the best prints on canvas.

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