Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (To Buy & Make)

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (To Buy & Make)

Whether you’re looking to create a craft with the kids in your Sunday School (or classroom) or searching for a great gift for your own mother, here’s some crafty ideas and some store bought ideas to get you headed in the right direction!

Things to Make (For DIY and Crafty People)

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a handmade gift, especially if it involves an actual hand print.  Here are some adorable crafts to make either in the class or in the home.   Of course, most would be great for Grandma as well!

Hand Print Flower Tote Bag

Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas to Make and Buy

Everyone can use an extra bag right?  Especially when it is as adorable as this!  Perfect for Spring time and a great keepsake! Find more details at a Mountainous Journey.  Grab some plain Canvas Tote Bags at Amazon!

Hand Print Apron

mother's day handprint aprons |

Keeping in line with the cute factor of the hand print, take a look at this fun apron featuring all the kids in the family.  This would also make a great gift for a classroom teacher (if you could someone get all the hand prints without them knowing!).  Find all the details at Simply Kierste.

Mason Jar Picture Frame


This is a charming gift — both sentimental and practical! Find all the details and the full tutorial at Home Stories A to Z.

Video or Pictures

I spotted this cute set up on Pinterest and headed on over to Soaring through Second to read more.  I thought it was originally a video backdrop, but it looks like she made pictures out of it.  Either one would be a great idea, but I personally would love to hear a video from my kids about why they love me or some favorite memories they have.

Button Tree

There is something so fun and whimsical about these pieces of art, and though they take some time, they aren’t exactly hard to make.  Check out the full tutorial on Art by Wiley.

Things to Buy  (For Everyone Else)

Personalized Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board Laser Engraved 11x15 Wood Cutting Board

This seems like something that every kitchen can use.  Even if it just serves a decorative purpose, I’m sure almost every mother would love it.  Check out MRC Wood Products for a great selection!

Gift Baskets

Starbucks Recharge and Renew

Who couldn’t use a little recharging?  This basket is great for the coffee lover in your life!  Find the Starbucks Recharge and Renew Gift Box for $40 at

Another option is this terrific set from Burt’s Bees.  Even if your mother isn’t a “go natural” kind of gal, this is a great product and a good brand to introduce her to!  You can get the Burt’s Bees Everyday Essential Beauty Kit for less than $10 on Amazon!


Everyone uses soap, right?  Well.  Hopefully.  You can usually find some at your local craft fairs, but in case you don’t have time to scour your city, you can also grab some great soaps on Etsy.  This lemongrass soap looks tempting as well as these trial size goat’s milk soaps.

Canvas Family Tree

Personalized Family Tree Watercolor Canvas Art - 4545

I love this canvas water color family tree and right now, it’s only $35 for the smaller canvas.  You can put names in the hearts or family characteristics as well.   Check it out at Personalization Mall.

Lasts Longer Than Flowers (hopefully!)

Azalea Bonsai For Mom

I spotted this adorable plant over at too.  It’s an Azalea Bonsai! Not only would it make a great conversation piece, it will hopefully last longer than the traditional bouquet of flowers!  Grab one at for $35.

A Robe (Fair Trade)

Not only is this robe simple, elegant, and lightweight, it is also Fair Trade, which means the people who made it get paid a fair wage (instead of sweat shop wages). Check out the whole fair trade mother’s day gift guide here. 

Hope that gets you headed in the right direction!

What About You?

Are you a mom?  What would you LOVE to get for mother’s day?  Leave me a comment below!

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