Looking for creative & personalized Mother’s Day gift ideas? This gift guide is for you! These are not your run-of-the-mill flowers and a foot rub ideas; these suggestions take things a bit further and encourage you to truly personalize your gift for mom.
The Sentimental Mom
A Recreated Childhood Photo
Does mom have a favorite photo from when the kids were little that can be reenacted with adult children? This can be a fun way for her to compare all the changes over the years, but with a humorous flair! Grab two picture frames and gift her framed copies of each.
DIY Footprint Footstool
What mother can resist those sweet footprints belonging to her children? This can be an especially great gift for a grandmother! Start with a wooden footstool and paint it a solid color. Then, roll one foot from each child with paint and have them step that foot on the stool. This DIY can turn into an engaging family activity pretty easily, and one that should probably be done outside!
Child Artist Customized Notepad
This functional gift can serve as a sweet reminder of little ones when they are away during the day or live in a different area. Have the child artist draw along the bottom, top, and/or sides of a sheet of paper. Then make copies and cut to the desired size of notepad. Stack paper evenly and secure with binder clips on sides and bottom. Next, take a small paintbrush and paint the top of the stack of papers, edge-to-edge, with craft glue. Secure the top with binder clips and let dry. To add additional charm, apply washi tape to the top edge. Ta-da! You can give the gift of a custom notepad by a child artist!
This type of gift can take many forms. Birthstones of each child can be included in many types of jewelry, as well as the engraving of birthdates. Even for mothers who have lost children, this can be a special gift of remembrance. A locket can contain a photo of a child, or even an ultrasound photo gifted to a currently pregnant mom would be a precious keepsake.
The Adventure-Seeking Mom
A Subscription Box
This is a great gift that keeps on giving! With a new box each month, this type of gift can be great for the mom who thrives on excitement and adventure. This type of gift has a wide range of options to match up with mom’s personality and lifestyle, from athletic gear and accessories to new beauty products. There are subscription boxes for artists; recipients will get an entire kit to do a new watercolor painting each month, which includes paints, watercolor paper, as well as a video tutorial. Boxes are also available full of new and exciting stationery products for the mom who would be thrilled with new markers, stickers, washi tape, and paper products. There are even boxes for new moms and moms-to-be that apply from pregnancy to preschool. Monthly deliveries of fresh flowers, perfumes, clothing, healthy snacks, books, socks, and wine are available. From healthy to indulgent, there are boxes for personalized vitamin deliveries . . . and even candy.
A Segway or Scooter Tour of the City
If mom has recently moved to a new city or just needs to get out of the house, a tour of the city could be just the ticket. Purchase two so that she can invite her husband or a girlfriend to ride along as they learn and laugh all through the town. This will help her feel carefree again in no time!
Tickets to a Concert
Who has the mother in your life always wanted to see in concert? What type of music does she love? Do a little research and plan a night out for her on your dime! Grab tickets for her and a friend to see a live performance of one of her favorites. A special bonus would be to arrange for childcare for her as well, if applicable.
A Weekend Trip
Does your mom love wine? How about a quick trip to the nearest winery or even to the wine country? Does your mom love the ocean and live in the mountains, or vice versa? Plan a getaway for her to enjoy a change of scenery. Has she always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty, the White House, or the Golden Gate Bridge? Do a little planning and make it happen! If those ideas are too far-fetched, try a destination a little closer to home with creative accommodations like renting a tiny home or a fancy airstream for the weekend.
The “I Need a Break” Mom
One option for the mother who would relish even just a few moments of serenity, silence, and sleep is a weighted blanket. This is a wonderfully stress-relieving option for the frazzled mom who needs a rejuvenating night of shut-eye. Be sure to look up the easy formula for determining which weight to purchase based on body weight. Another blanket option is a cozy fleece or fuzzy blanket; pair it with an eye mask and cozy socks for a gift that is sure to pamper mom!
Essential Oil Diffuser
An oil-loving mom would surely love a new diffuser. If a mom is new to oils, gifting her a diffuser along with a sampling of oils would be a great idea as well. Some common “starter” oils include lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, orange, and tea tree.
Another great item to enhance a tired mom’s sleep is a silk pillowcase. This is especially appealing for curly-haired mothers, as it is thought that the friction between curly hair and the silk causes less frizz than a cotton or microfiber pillowcase. These range in design from solid colors to intricately patterned.
The variety of journals is almost endless. Cover designs range from floral to geometric print to classic, solid-color leather. Many contemporary journals are designed with either an inspirational or humorous quote on the front as well. A mom who is new to journaling would likely appreciate a lined journal, while a more seasoned journaler might have a preference as to unlined or grid paper for bullet journaling. A well-crafted pen is a nice item to pair with a journal, or a colorful pen set, depending on mom’s journaling style. Themed journals are a nice touch as well, such as a gratitude or prayer journal. Additionally, there are many renditions of inspirational guided journals that provide quotes and prompts for the writer.
Hopefully, these ideas help you choose just the right gift for mom!