It’s no surprise that we love Mother’s Day here at MomsLA. We truly believe that every Mom should be celebrated all year long, but we also love this one special day. Mother’s Day is a terrific chance to honor and appreciate the love and dedication of mothers, especially your own Mom, your partner, or yourself.
Handmade gifts are a great way to express your love and creativity, whether you’re super crafty or a Pinterest beginner. And it’s a terrific way to involve the kids, too. Feel free to use this list as inspiration, or for project ideas, or to drop hints for any family members who don’t know what to get you!
Remember that a gift doesn’t have to be fancy for Mom to love it. It’s not about spending a lot of money; a child’s handmade gift is sure to be thoughtful and unique, imbued with sentimental value. Your child’s creativity, time, and effort will create something Mom may cherish for years to come.
The Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts on this list come from some of the most creative bloggers around, and they’ve shared their ideas. Happy Mother’s Day!
35 Gifts for Mother’s Day that Moms Will Love
Give your Mom a gift that’s unique to Los Angeles and beautiful to behold. Exclusive handcrafted jewelry designed by glass artist Gillian Preston using the reclaimed and upcycled 1930’s Venetian gilded-glass tiles from museum building facade. The new gift items– arriving just in time for Mother’s Day– feature one-of-a-kind jewelry created from the restored antique gold tiles recovered from the museum building’s 1930s facade which has been transformed into wearable art by glass artist Gillian Preston of Broken Plates. With nearly eighty years exposed to the elements, each 24-karat gold leafed glass tile comes with the story of its past. The jewelry nods to the building’s Art Deco origins, while respecting the innate character only time can create. Find out more and shop online – or visit the Museum Gift Shop.
Easy Bath Scrub Recipe: DIY Honey Almond Sugar Scrub
From On Your Journey
This gift for Mother’s Day is so easy a child can probably do it, although very young children might need a bit of help from an adult. Children can make different scents too, depending on what their mom’s like.
DIY Reese’s Bouquet
From Making Frugal Fun
What a cute way to give mom her favorite chocolate candy bar for Mother’s Day! If Reese’s aren’t her favorite, kids can just swap them out for a different candy or snack she likes better.
DIY Mother’s Day Succulent Gift
From Making Frugal Fun
For the mother who is a plant lover, this could be the perfect gift. It’s also an easy, inexpensive option for kids to give their moms.
20 Things to Include in a Succulent Gift Basket for Starters
From The Succulent Sprite
You could add the succulent from the gift item above to a gift basket for a Mother’s Day present that’s a little larger. Use the link here to find some suggestions on what to put in the gift basket.
A Sweet Mother’s Day Craft – Mother’s Day Done Right
From Ruffles & Rain Boots
Most moms love the things their kids make, especially when they capture a moment in time, like this child’s handprint bouquet does. And kids will have a great time with this hands-on activity!
DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
From Strength & Sunshine
Here’s a fun craft kids can do using any color of nail polish, and it only takes a few minutes! Plus, the cup can be filled with mom’s favorite tea bags or candy. Add a balloon tied to the handle if you want to dress it up a little.
Related: Easy Crafts Kids can Make
Photo Holder for Mom
From Crafts by Amanda
Another craft perfect for kids to make for their mothers is this photo holder. Children can have fun painting it whatever colors and designs they want, and moms can use it to hold pictures and notes for years to come.
How to Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks
From Lil Tigers
For a simple gift your children will enjoy making, check out these pressed flower bookmarks. While they’re at it, they might even want to make a few for their own books!
Mother’s Day Handprint Craft Keepsake
From Mama of Minis
Keepsakes like this handprint craft make wonderful gifts moms will cherish far into the future when the children are grown and the little hands that made them are no longer so little.
How to Make a Mixed Media Pendants from Gift Tags
From Artsy Karma
Jewelry is nearly always a hit for Mother’s Day — I still have my macaroni necklace and handmade box my son made for me when he was little. While not made of macaroni, these pendants will still be something to hold on to and wear each and every Mother’s Day.
Chocolate Cake Pops
From Rich and Delish
You’ll probably need to keep an eye on your kids when they make this Mother’s Day treat or mom may not get any! They’ll have fun choosing what sprinkles to use and how best to display them for mom’s special day.
Mother’s Day Flower Craft Idea For Kids
From The Purple Yarn
These flowers won’t wilt like traditional ones would — plus children can write special messages on them for mom to look at again and again.
Crafting a Memory Mailbox for Mom
From Sustain My Craft Habit
Along with Mother’s Day cards, maybe your children would enjoy making a box to hold them all this year. They’ll need to allow a little time to make this present as the paint will need to dry in between coats, so make sure they start working on this well ahead of time.
Bubble Painting & Drip Art Tutorial
From DFW Crafts
Kids love giving gifts they make themselves, and this project is a perfect choice for younger children. It also combines art with blowing bubbles. What could be more fun?
Painted Ceramic Mug (Dishwasher Safe!)
From Simply Full of Delight
Since most kids love to get out paints and make crafts, these painted ceramic mugs should be a hit! And these mugs are dishwasher-safe which is a bonus when you don’t have time to hand-wash delicate, precious items.
Mother’s Day Biscuit Card
From In the Playroom
Kids of any age can give their moms this gift for Mother’s Day this year. It does take a little bit of time to make the biscuits and ice them, but they can be personalized with whatever colors your mom likes. They can even be decorated with sugars and sprinkles too. Then make or buy a card and you’re practically done!
DIY Spring Bulbs Display Idea
From A Happy Home in Holland
If your mom likes flowers, this is a fast way to dress up a gift that she can enjoy for a long time!
Gifts Moms Can Make for Their Own Mothers
How to Sew a Japanese Knot Bag with Free Pattern
From Happiest Camper
If you sew you can make this Japanese knot bag in almost no time and present it to your mom as a Mother’s Day gift. She could use it as a purse, a reusable grocery bag, or whatever other way she dreams up.
How To Make A Ruffled Scarf
From Beginner Sewing Projects
This cute ruffled scarf takes a bit of sewing to create, but we think it’s worth it! You can embellish it with lace, sequins, pearls, or other trims to jazz it up if you wish, but pretty prints also work well on their own. Your mom should love it!
DIY Wooden Couch Sleeve With Cup Holder Tutorial
From Drugstore Divas
Are handy with tools? With a little bit of know-how, you can whip up this wooden couch sleeve fairly quickly. What mom wouldn’t love a place to set her beloved cup of hot joe?
Homemade Bar Soap Recipe – Cinnamon Apple Soap Bars
From On Your Journey
These pretty bars of soap make a great gift nearly any mom would love to get. And they don’t require the steps you might have to take to create other soaps, such as using lye. In fact, kids might even enjoy making this gift for their mothers!
This DIY Flower Gnome Pattern is the Perfect No-Sew Gnome for Beginners!
From Ruffles & Rain Boots
Gnomes are all the rage these days, and what could be cuter than this flower gnome for Mother’s Day or spring? Choose the colors and flower types your mom will like as well as a cute pot and give her a decoration she can enjoy year after year.
Chocolate Strawberry Bouquet
From Addicted to Dates
Yummy desserts and snacks can be given as gifts for Mother’s Day and they can be quite a pretty gift when you display them in a lovely container. This treat can also be made using your mom’s favorite sprinkles in colors she enjoys.
DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket from A Hundred Affections
From A Hundred Affections
While this gift takes several supplies, it also takes a bit of skill. However, if you’re crafty, you probably won’t have any trouble making this adorable basket!
Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer for Earrings
From The Boondocks Blog
If your mom struggles with how best to organize her earrings, why not make an adorable jewelry organizer for her to display them? This project is easy and fairly quick to make.
DIY Macaron And Flower Gift Box
From The Nifty Baker
Macarons and flowers — what could be a better combination gift for your mom for Mother’s Day! Here’s how to package everything, make a pretty box, and keep it all fresh, safe, and pleasing to look at.
Mother’s Day Cupcake Cake + Free Printable
From Bitz & Giggles
We’re certain these cupcakes are as delicious as they are beautiful to look at! And if you are a little bit handy with a few baking supplies, they shouldn’t be too hard to make. You can even use store-bought cupcakes to make it go faster if you want to.
How to Make Wax Melts With Beeswax
From Tulips & Twill
Does your mother use wax melts instead of candles in her home? If she does, these beeswax wax melts could be the perfect gift idea for her this year.
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Jeanne Sloan is a farm wife, mother of two, and grandmother of two who was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but was transformed into a country girl at the age of eight when her parents moved the family to Kansas. You can read more from Jeanne Sloan at mid-lifemusings.com where she writes about whatever strikes her fancy, including advice, recipes, and more.
Acknowledgment: This round-up of recipes and photos from other bloggers was made with their full and express permission to share. We’re grateful to them for sharing their creativity and talent and we encourage you to visit each of their websites for many more recipes like these.