Create a homemade Mother’s Day gift just for Mom this year she’ll absolutely love. Make your own gifts and home decor, or choose from our wide selection of home goods at Shutterfly for mom as you plan Mother’s Day gifts from the heart. It will make her feel treasured and appreciated to know that you added an extra personal touch just for her with a card or something to fit her home decor. If you’re ready to get crafty with homemade Mother’s Day gifts, find the perfect gift for Mom in our list below.
Mother’s Day is a wonderful occasion to celebrate all she does. Between juggling her busy life schedule and taking care of her children, keeping the house tidy, and cooking delicious homemade meals, mother’s deserve to be acknowledged for all the sacrifices they make each and every day to ensure her family is happy and healthy.
Homemade gifts can sometimes come with a negative and undeserved reputation. Some people may try to tell you that homemade gifts look “cheap” or “insincere,” but we know better. When you take time to find the perfect homemade gift that matches your Mom’s personality, she’s guaranteed to love it. And nothing pairs better with a meaningful Mother’s Day message than a handmade gift. So when you’re ready to find your perfect inspiration to make a heartfelt gift, start with our list below.
Make one of our unique Mother’s Day ideas from the gallery of homemade gifts below. These Mother’s Day gifts are simple for all levels of crafting and allow you to unleash the creative bone in your body. It’s easier than ever to create a Mother’s Day gift with a handcrafted feel, and you can rest assured you’ll find something mom will truly love.
1. Make Homemade Bath Bombs
Let Mom relax after a long day at the office or running errands with homemade bath bombs made of essential oils and moisturizers to help soften up her skin. She’ll appreciate kicking back in the bathtub, soaking in the scents of lavender, eucalyptus, or another favorite aroma to help her decompress and get rid of stress.
2. Personalize Keepsake Boxes Mom Will Love
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 diamond rings, cuff bracelets, keepsakes and special mementos from her trips and loved ones.
3. Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts That Spice Things Up
Who says Mother’s Day ideas can’t have a little spice? If your mom loves to cook and experiment with various ingredients in the kitchen, make your own hot pepper oil with jalapeños or hot chili peppers. She’ll be fired up! Bonus: Add your concoctions to cute bottles with labels for finishing touches Mom will absolutely love.
4. Customize a Set of Home Dinner Plate
Personalize a dinner plate for a homemade Mother’s Day gift that will be sure to melt her heart. With a personal message expressing how much you love her and handcrafted image, she can proudly put it on display in the kitchen as wall art or use it to serve breakfast, snack mixes, or appetizers for the entire family.
5. Personalize Pillows with Sweet Messages and Styles
Add extra flair to your patio or front porch with personalized outdoor pillows. These pillows are a great conversation starter and keepsake to liven up any spring, summer or fall party. With Shutterfly, you can choose from an array of unique designs to match your mother’s style and taste, or customize your own to bring a smile to her face.
6. Fabric Flowers You Can Add to Anything
Fabric crafted flowers are not only vibrantly beautiful, but stay fresh throughout the whole year. Choose her favorite colors and add them to a barrette, headband, hat, or brooch for something Mom can wear in her hair, for special occasions.
7. Make a Silhouette Brooch
Make brooches for mom with your very own personal touch. Use silhouette shapes of children or grandchildren so she can show them off at dinner parties and community events, or frame them so she can enjoy them in her home.
8. Clean and Creative Gift Ideas for Mom
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.
9. Hand Molds Are a Heartfelt Memory
This plaster hand mold is the perfect homemade gift for the little ones to get involved in. Have your kids, nieces and nephews or grandchildren contribute to a gift that will leave mom touched and bring a tear to her eye.
10. Fleece Blankets Are Wonderful Mother’s Day Gifts to Keep Her Warm
Cuddle up! Create a cozy fleece blankets 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.
11. So Fresh and So Clean
Freshen up her wardrobe and closets with a homemade linen spray recipe she’ll love. Choose from a variety of scents including lavender, mint, or eucalyptus for a magically clean and relaxing smell that’ll help keep her relaxed on the days when she may be feeling a bit stressed.
12. Chic Canvas Pouches to Store Her Favorite Items
Excite Mom with her own personalized canvas pouch where she can store and organize all her makeup, chapstick, and lotion when she gets ready for the day. Because of its stylish design, she can even use this gift as a hand clutch when running errands or meeting up with a friend so there is less of her belongings to carry.
13. Eco-Friendly Bags for Mom on the Move
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.
14. Make Mom Keychains She’ll Love
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.
15. Painted Prints That Brighten Up a Space
Commemorate your year with Mom by gifting her a footprint or handprint painted art she can hang proudly in her bedroom or living room from her kids or grandkids. When the grandkids help make these, be sure to list their ages so she can recall the special year she’s shared with them.
16. Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Like Ceramic Mugs
Give a gift that will be used daily: a ceramic 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.
17. Sweet Popcorn Makes a Tasty Treat
Choose Mother’s Day ideas that are sweet and sincere. If mom has a sweet tooth, stir up a batch of caramel corn or cheesy popcorn and present it in a fun gift bag. She’ll appreciate this easy-to-grab, delicious snack she can enjoy at home or during her break at work.
18. Personalized Notepads
Take note! Personalize a 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.
19. Treat Yo’ Self (or Mom)
Allow mom to treat herself, and spoil her with a spa and pampering kit. For all the work she’s done and continues to do, this is a gift that recognizes the love and care she’s given to you throughout the years. Include the essential self-care items like bath salts, hand moisturizers, shampoo and bubble bath to help keep her feeling fresh all day.
20. Simple Hairclips for Mom
This cute homemade Mother’s Day gift can be worn on many occasions, both casual and formal—like running errands, grabbing coffee with a friend or attending a charity fundraiser. A simple flower hairclip is something she can use time and time again.
21. Make Custom Hanging Artwork
Create a decorative wall piece out felt, scissors, glue and a wooden dowell. Use your imagination to design a unique pattern that will go in your Mom’s dining room, back hall or guest bathroom.
22. Paper Flowers That Add Whimsy
Paper flowers last forever and make a cute homemade Mother’s Day gift idea. Arrange different colors like pink, white and purple. Find inexpensive vases for your paper flowers at local shops and second-hand stores.
23. Homemade Stamp and Card
Craft a special card or keepsake with okra and an ink-pad. Use a range of colors like black, pink or orange. Let Mom know you care by adding these simple touches to your Mother’s Day gift, card or wrapping paper.
24. Write Heartfelt Letters to Mom
Create a gift from the heart with a portrait and personalized message. Take time to write a note that includes stories along with heartfelt words about why your Mom is special to you. She’ll recognize the love and thoughtfulness you put into every word.
25. Flowers for Mom
Go personal with pressed flowers, a handwritten note and other homemade goodies like cookies or chocolates. The best Mother’s Day gifts are straight from the heart, the hands and sometimes the kitchen.
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26. Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts for the Garden
Add a boutique sign to a potted plant or flowers. Mom will appreciate the thoughtful addition to her personalized homemade gift.
27. Stylish Scarf
Crochet a scarf that matches your mom’s style, color preferences and wardrobe. She’ll have you close to her heart every time she wears it to work, out with friends or spending time at home. Pair this with a cotton tote bag she can carry around while she shops or runs errands. She can even use the bag to hold her scarf if she’d like to take it off.
28. Bright Bobby Pins
This easy homemade gift only requires two items: bobby pins and nail polish. Create a set of stylish hairpieces for Mom’s special day. Add a variety of colors so she can match them to a variety of outfits.
29. DIY Earrings
Put your craft skills to use with homemade beaded earrings. Include colors that match her typical wardrobe or eye color. If your mom doesn’t wear earrings, try this design with bracelets or necklaces.
30. As Sweet As Mom
Be a sweetheart and hand decorate an impressive cake for Mom. She’ll treasure the extra time you took to get the design just right. Use a boxed cake mix or try different recipes from the web or some of your very own.
31. Ombre Vases for Mom
Spray paint jars make beautiful flower vases in a range of colors like blue, pink and yellow. Add a personalized note to the bottom for a unique Mother’s Day keepsake, and don’t forget to fill them with fresh spring flowers.
32. Keepsake Boxes That Hold Her Favorite Memories
Make these cute homemade Mother’s Day gifts using paint and white keepsake boxes. Mom can store her jewelry, heirlooms and travel souvenirs in this handy, hand-crafted box.
33. Handmade Bookmarks
For a mom who’s an avid reader, these homemade bookmarks will warm her heart every time she turns the page. Use photos, favorite quotes or a note to Mom for a personalized touch.
34. Cork Containers
Cover flower pots with cork for a fresh, stylish look. Pin photos of you and Mom together or handwritten notes to personalize this Mother’s Day gift.
35. Make DIY Hair Wraps
Your mom will treasure wearing this handcrafted hair wrap. Using fun and festive colors, she’ll want to wear all the time, whether it’s to her book club, yoga class or night out with friends.
36. Custom Photo Magnets
Add some fun to your fridge by personalizing your own magnets. Add a photo of each member of the family and it’ll act as thoughtful reminders for organizing homework, receipts and more.
37. Stylish Keychains
With only leather and a simple snap, you can design keychains to match any style—retro, modern or festive. Mom will treasure this handy gift that will help her find her keys on those hectic days.
38. Personalize Wall Art with Favorite Moments
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.
39. Make Mom Homemade Perfume
Mix a batch of homemade perfume (made of florals, fruits or spices) for Mom’s special day. When she’s getting ready in the morning or gearing up for a big night out, she’ll have you to thank.
40. Scented Soaps to Help Mom Relax
Homemade scented soaps are a lovely gift for every mom. Because moms do so much, they deserve some rest, relaxation and soaking in the bathtub. Add in a scent like oranges, peppermint or chamomile.
41. Family Monogram
Draw or paint a family sign that can be hung inside or outside. Mom will cherish how this represents family and the love you share together. If it’s an outside piece, be sure to protect it with proper sealant.
42. Simple Headbands for Her
Using an old t-shirt, you can knot a headband for a cute Mother’s Day gift. She can wear it to run errands, head to the gym or lounge around the house.
43. Jewelry Organizers for Her Favorite Pieces
Make organization fun with this homemade earring holder to store her favorite ones. Paint it in Mom’s favorite color or a patterned design. She’ll think of you every time she uses it—which might be every day!
44. Welcome Rug for the Home
Customize a rug for Mom that lets all guests know they’re welcome. She’ll be excited to display this unique gift. For extra fun, paint the welcome phrases in words from different languages like Spanish, French and Italian.
45. Add Her Favorite Lyrics to Personalized Gifts
Embroider a phrase, quote or song lyric that will brighten Mom’s day. Frame your embroidery with wood and be sure to paint it for extra style.
46. Gift Card Holder
Tired of trying to come up with Mother’s Day ideas? Handcraft a gift card holder out of paper or cardboard and let the store or online shop do the rest.
47. ‘Why I Love Mom’
Shower Mom with words of love and affirmation using this neat idea. Put together a key ring full of reasons she’s the best mom for you. Use note cards, colored markers and stamps to personalize your design.
48. Power Balls
Get on Mom’s extra good side with yummy treats like these almond butter chai balls made by Gourmet Gab. She’ll know you care by the ingredient of love you add into the delicious batter.
49. Cloth Napkins With Thoughtful Details
Sew reusable cloth napkins that match Mom’s kitchen decor. She can pull these out for parties and everyday use, knowing she’s a friend to the environment.
50. Sweets for Mom
Make homemade chocolates filled with coconut, peanut butter or caramel. Choose heart-shaped molds to show Mom extra love for Mother’s Day.
51. Stylish Glass Jars
These beautiful glass jars can hold anything from fresh baked goods, to seasonal decorations, to storage. Customize one with a saying or phrase your Mom is known for to show her just how much you care.
52. Personalized Cutting Board
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 cutting boards as decoration to display on the kitchen counter.
53. Elegant Tea Towels
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.
54. Love Grows Here
Does your mom have a green thumb? Or does she like to grow her own herbs for the kitchen? If so, a customized flower pot could make the ideal Mother’s Day gift.
55. Make Mom Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in bed makes for a Mother’s Day classic. However, it’s still important to plan ahead to make sure you’re making the most out of this Mom-beloved meal. For inspiration, make sure to visit our resource on breakfast in bed ideas.
56. Homemade Preserves
Homemade preserves can make an excellent Mother’s Day gift for breakfast lovers. Just pick out her favorite fruits and follow a recipe to create a soon to be devoured jam.
57. Personalized Trivet
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.
58. Cute Travel Mug
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.
59. Special Photo Cube
Photo cubes make great decorative touches to desktops and nightstands, and you can fill them with your favorite photos of you and your mother.
60. Fresh Baked Cookies
Sometimes nothing says “I Love You” like fresh baked cookies. Make a batch of her favorite or bake an assorted box of different kinds to try throughout the week (or day!)
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Remember, you can say happy mother’s day hundreds of ways; just remember that whatever you create should come from the heart.
Looking for more DIY Mother’s Day Gifts or creative Mother’s Day gift ideas? Then make sure to visit our additional resources or our Mom gifting quiz. And if you’re just trying to find some help for your Mother’s Day card, check out our guides on Mother’s Day quotes or Mother’s Day Bible verses.