DIY Mother’s Day gifts can be a great way to show mom you love her; with a gift you make yourself. Remember back to your early years when you’d make a macaroni necklace or homemade card for your mom for Mother’s Day? Well these DIY gifts are just a step up from those, with all the love still mixed in. As a mom, I believe your mom (wife, sister, friend) will love these gifts.
What is Mother’s Day?
In the United States, Mother’s Days was first celebrated in 1908. The holiday was founded by a woman named Anna Jarivs, who simply wanted a way to honor her mother. It wasn’t until 1914 that it became an official US holiday. Sadly, Anna felt that the holiday she established was over commercialized and fought against its celebration later in her life. You can see more about the history of Mother’s Day and Anna Jarvis here.
What are traditional Mother’s Day Gifts?
Traditionally gifts like flowers, candy and homemade cards were given to moms on Mother’s Day. But in the last few decades it has become a booming industry with some outrageous and outlandish gifts; far beyond most budgets. But if your budget allows for something big and expensive – go for it!
Finding a gift or gifts that your mom will love is the key, not how much money you spend.
What if I don’t have any money to buy or make a gift for Mother’s Day?
How to make Mother’s Day special for my mom? First do you know your mom’s love language? Meaning, how does your mom feel love and appreciated. Some moms love gifts, others would appreciate a full day or a few hours of your time to chat, while others would feel fantastic if you completed a job for them (acts of service).
20 FREE or Inexpensive Gifts for Mother’s Day
- Wash her car inside and out.
- Organize a family photo – it doesn’t have to be professional.
- Clean out her garage.
- Give her a neck and shoulder massage.
- Do the dishes, if you still live at home or any chore.
- Cook her favorite meal.
- Help her in the garden / yard with weeds, planting, lawn care, etc.
- Write her a letter with your favorite memory of you two.
- Clean her baseboards, windows or another task that doesn’t get done regularly.
- Make a photo album of your favorite pictures over the years. You can even do that digitally!
What DIY gifts could I make my mom for Mothers’day?
I have a few easy ideas for DIY or homemade Mother’s Day gifts. I hope you find one your mom will love!
Make Mom Some Homemade Spa Items
You can make your mom a custom soap with scents she loves. You don’t have to be an expert crafter either.
Or try you hand at making her some lotions or salves.
Gardener’s Hand Balm
If your mom is a gardener make sure to check out: Gardening Gifts for Mother’s Day
Honey Whipped Hand Cream
This nourishing hand cream is a perfect DIY gift for Mother’s Day.
This healing salve is made with calendula oil, you can make that for mom too!
Other Bath, Body and Spa Type Gifts.
DIY Mother’s Day Gift for the Home
Here are some wonderful gifts you can make for your mom’s home.
How to Make Candles
Several different types of candle you can DIY for mom!
No Sew Fleece Blanket
Fancy fleece blanket – if you can tie a knot, you can make this.
Twine Covered Planters
Does your mom love to grow plants? These DIY containers can be used indoors or out.
DIY Treats for Mom
More Ideas for Simple DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
Need more ideas for making gifts for you mom this Mother’s Day? These sites have some fantastic ideas, great for younger kiddos too.
Gift Guides for Mother’s Day
DIY Wrapping for Mother’s Day
Cute DIY ways to wrap and present your gifts.
15 Wrapping Paper Alternatives The Prairie Homestead shares 15 wrapping alternatives.
30 Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas Country Living has 30 great ways to wrap your gifts!
Reusable Gift Bags Brown Thumb Mama has a tutorial for reusable gift bags.
Magazine Gift Bags Little Blog on the Homestead shares how to use magazines as gift bags.
I hope these ideas help you make a gift or gifts for your favorite moms! Tell me in the comments what you’re making for your mom or moms in your life.