50+ Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts From the Heart

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your love and appreciation for the incredible moms in your life. This year, why not go the extra mile and create a personalized gift that will truly touch her heart? With Shutterfly’s wide range of customizable products, you can easily design unique and meaningful gifts that she will cherish forever. From photo books to home decor items, here are some easy to design DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can customize at Shutterfly.

DIY Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate the incredible women who have shaped our lives. Finding the perfect gift to express our love and gratitude can be a delightful challenge. To help you in your search, we have curated a list of thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make her feel cherished.

Mother’s Day Photo Book

Compile your favorite family photos and create a beautiful photo book as a personalized gift for Mom that tells her unique story.

Photo Jigsaw Puzzle

Custom photo puzzle

Turn a memorable photo into a personalized puzzle for a fun and interactive gift.

Custom Tote Bag

Design a custom tote bag that she can use for shopping or everyday activities.

Keepsake Box

Mom you are amazing personalized keepsake box featuring a gold watch inside Get creative, and personalize a keepsake box that can be placed on a dresser, desk or decorative table. Your thoughtfulness will go a long way, because she can use this gift to conveniently organize, and store all her jewelry like her rings, bracelets, keepsakes, and special mementos from her trips and loved ones.

Personalized Jewelry

Custom locket with a photo inside

A piece of personalized jewelry is the perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift for the mother figure in your life. Design a custom necklace or bracelet with her initials or a special message engraved.

Photo Throw Pillows

Custom throw pillows on a coach Create a cozy and personalized pillow featuring a favorite family photo. 

Personalized Blankets

Three hanging fleece photo blankets featuring a mother grandmother and grandchildren Create a cozy personalized blanket for Mom that will surround her with your love and care and keep her warm on chilly days. Select family photos from a portrait session, family trip or everyday life. When your mom sees your creation, she’ll be thrilled to use it every day.

Custom iPhone Case

collection of custom iphone cases with photos

Help her showcase her favorite memories wherever she goes with a personalized iPhone case.

Photo Coasters

coaster photo gallery

Add a personal touch to her coffee table with custom photo coasters featuring family pictures.

Personalized Recipe Book

custom family cookbooks

Compile her favorite family recipes into a personalized recipe book that she can treasure.

Happy Mother’s Day Card

mother's day cards

Create a heartfelt Mother’s Day card with a personalized photo design and a special message.

Customized Coffee Mugs

Pink and white we heart mom personalized ceramic mug Give a gift that will be used daily: a custom coffee mug just for Mom she can fill her favorite beverage with. Choose a memorable photo of the two of you together and a design that matches her personality. Every time she sips her iced chai latte or morning orange juice, she’ll think of you and your thoughtfulness.

Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags 

Kitchen countertop filled with reusable grocery bags wooden cutting boards and kitchen decor displayed on the walls These eco-friendly reusable shopping bags are bound to be Mom’s new favorite go-to. She’ll use it often for bagging up her groceries, the farmers’ market or picking up supplies for work. With her favorite photos on hand, she’ll be reminded of your fun times together, even on the busiest of days. Plus, she will be environmentally conscious.

Custom Keychains

Best mama ever personalized keychain featuring a couple and their son and daughter Create personalized keychains that she’ll always have by her side. Personalize her gift with photos of the two of you together or the family pet. And with these bright colors, she’ll never have trouble spotting her keys whether it be for the house, her car, or her office at work.

Personalized Notepads

Personalized notepad with a green botanical border featuring a pink pen Design a personalized notepad for Mom to write cards, notes and special messages to friends and family. Because your photo rests on the page, she’ll smile every time her pen hits the pad. With your special notepad, never again will she need to worry about missing an important appointment or completing a task. 

Photo Magnets

Custom photo magnets on a refrigerator Add some fun to your fridge by personalizing your own photo magnets. Add a photo of each member of the family and it’ll act as thoughtful reminders for organizing homework, receipts and more.

Custom Wall Art

wall art Make a decorative wall art piece like with favorite photos, quotes, sayings and more. A cute, homemade Mother’s Day gift like this will have her beaming every time she glances at your creative, heartfelt work of art.

Personalized Cutting Board

A cutting board as a great homemade mother's day gift. Cutting boards are often overlooked, but these personalized gifts will quickly become a star of the kitchen. They make excellent gifts for a Mom who’s well known for her culinary abilities. You can also use custom cutting boards as decoration to display on the kitchen counter.

Elegant Tea Towels

Tea Towel as a great homemade mother's day gift. Make elegant decorative touches to kitchens in any home with tea towels. You can personalize one or more with special photos or quotes just for your mom.

Personalized Trivet

Trivet as a great homemade mother's day gift. This decorative and useful home decor piece is perfect for family dinners, making it a great Mother’s Day gift. And once you personalize the trivet with her favorite photos, your mom will be looking for any excuse to put it on display.

Cute Travel Mug

Travel Mug as a great homemade mother's day gift. Is your mom constantly on the go or a caffeine lover? Or maybe she’s looking for a more reusable container for her daily coffee. Whatever the reason, these customized travel mugs are sure to put a smile on her face.

Photo Cube

Photo cube as a great homemade mother's day gift. Photo cubes make great decorative touches to desktops and nightstands, and you can fill them with your favorite photos of you and your mother.


Eat well, laugh often, love much yellow placemat featuring a black and white photo of a mother and her son Add spark to the dining table with custom placemats to help keep everything clean. Mom will be grateful to see these as she’ll be able to easily wipe away any kind of mess. Include photos from fun family vacations, holiday celebrations or trips to the park to help tell your story with life’s most meaningful moments.

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 This Mother’s Day, make your mom feel extra special with a DIY gift that is customized just for her. With Shutterfly’s wide range of customizable products, you can easily create unique and meaningful gifts that will be cherished for years to come. From personalized photo books to custom home decor items, the possibilities are endless. Show your love and appreciation with a thoughtful and personalized gift from Shutterfly.

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