With Mother’s Day coming up, it seems harder every year to figure out what to give to your mom. Are you stuck on what to get her? Here are some unique gift ideas and other inspirations taken from different websites for you to celebrate Mother’s Day and make her feel special!
For DIY gifts:
1) Customized Solid Perfume- Made from chopped melted beeswax and poured into a small tiny metal container or tin.
Beeswax or beeswax candles (which you can buy from your local craft or drug store), any kind of perfume, jojoba oil (sold at craft stores), and a small metal container or tin (you can use an old mint container or go buy an empty one from your local craft store), and a glass container to melt beeswax pieces (if you choose not to use candles).
Before you start, if you are using an old candy tin, clean the container thoroughly to make sure there are no traces of melted candy or any remaining traces of mint scent or mint on the container. The residue will interfere with the melted wax solidifying and the scent of the perfume. Candles are easier to melt than in a glass container over a boiler and won’t leave a waxy mess. If you are using candles, tip the candle when lighted so the wax residue is poured into the container. Fill the container three-fourths of the way with the melted wax and quickly squirt 25 or more squirts of perfume into the mixture and stir. Then add three drops of jojoba oil into the mixture, don’t stir, and set aside for it to cool. Once set, you can rub the perfume anywhere you please.
2) Handmade Cards- Although it might seem cheesy or cliché to make your own card for your mother for Mother’s Day, it is a classic and easy gift to make and give, and one she will always like.
3) Mug/Cup Coasters- Create your own personal coaster for mugs and cup. This customable gift is convenient and will prevent watermarks on the table.
You will need:
White square tiles (4×4 size, available at Home Depot)
Black felt fabric (craft store)
Scrapbook or decorative paper
Hot glue gun
A small sponge brush (available at the craft store)
Decoupage (available at the craft store)
Water resistant spray/Clear Acrylic spray (available at the craft store)
Pen or pencil
Take your scrapbook paper and measure it into 4×4 squares, marking it with a pen or pencil. Cut out the squares of paper and set them aside. Take the felt and measure and cut it into 4 ¼ by 4 ¼ square pieces to match the same size as the tile. Next, use the glue gun and glue the felt squares to the bottom of the tiles. Let the tiles dry leaving the felt side up.
After the tiles are dry, pour the decoupage into a bowl and using the small sponge brush, apply a layer of the decoupage onto the top of the tile (not felt side). Place a piece of square scrapbook paper onto the top of the tile, centering it. Apply another layer of the decoupage onto the tile top and over the paper. You can remove air bubbles with a credit card or anything else that’s flat. Let these dry. Once they are dry you can apply another layer of decoupage just to have a final glossy finish, or you can finish by spraying the top of the tiles with the Clear Acrylic spray.
These lovely coasters are now ready to use!
4) Personal Bookmarks – For the mom who loves to read.
Make your own bookmark, whether it is pressed flowers between two laminated sheets, or out of paper, making a bookmark for the mom who loves to read is a way for her to think of you even while reading her favorite novel.
5) Customized Candleholders – Brighten any room on Mother’s Day.
Pen or thin Sharpie
Different fabric material
Cup or bowl
Paintbrush (preferably around medium size)
Glass jar(s) (size may vary depending on the size of the candle)
Candle or battery tea candle
Have your different fabrics laid out and ready to use. Measure your jar or determine what size strips of fabric you should cut. Have the width of each strip be 1cm and the length of the strips to be the height of the jar. Cut enough strips to cover that whole inside of the jar. Mix glue and water together in the cup or bowl. You don’t need to put a lot of glue for the mixture to be sticky. You can eyeball the ratio of glue to water so long as the mixture consists of at least 25% glue.
Take a strip of fabric and dip it in the glue mixture. Remove all excess mixture you’re your fingers so that the strip isn’t dripping with the glue water. Make sure your strip of fabric has the pattern facing the jar so you can view it from the outside of the jar. Use the paintbrush to paint the strips onto the inside of the jar with glue water. Remove any air bubbles formed with the brush. You can overlap the sides of your strips or have them with the sides touching. Repeat this step for the remaining strips until you cover the whole inside of the jar.
Let the jar dry overnight before lighting a candle inside. Be aware that the fabric is still flammable and you should consider the size of the jar by the size of the candle being placed inside. Just make sure that the candle has enough circumference room and space between it and the sides of the jar covered in fabric. Let the jar completely dry before you use a candle inside!
6) Framed Scrapbook Page – Make memories for mom.
Decorate a piece of scrapbook paper with quotes from your family members about why you love and appreciate your mother. You can include pictures, stickers, and anything else to personalize the page with “Mom” on it. Have the paper framed and give it to your mom so she will always cherish how much you and your family love and appreciate her.
1) Tea Party!
Have tea time with your mother! Brew a pot of your mother’s favorite type of tea and bring out the fine china. Set up plates of small delectable snacks such as finger food, tiny cut sandwiches, slices of cake, hand cut fruit, tarts, and assorted cookies. Include her favorite dessert or treat on a plate just for her to make her feel special. To make the occasion more memorable, have everyone attending dress up, even if it’s a tea party for just the two of you.
2) Favor Coupons or Gift Cards
Design your own coupon book on the computer and give it to her on Mother’s Day. This whimsical gift allows her to pick a chore or task for you to complete of her choosing. It can be anything from washing the dishes, walking the dog, mowing the lawn, folding the laundry, washing her car, and anything to help your mom out and make her day easier. Give her a gift card to her favorite store, whether it’s a clothing, craft, or beauty store. A gift card is an easy way to show those indecisive or choosy moms that you are still being thoughtful and getting her something she would enjoy.
Here are some complimentary coupons we made that you can personally use on Mother’s Day: Mothers_Day_Coupons
3) Treat Your Mom
Take your mom out to a spa, to get her nails done, or prepare your own spa kit for her. Buy essential bath salts or scrubs or any other soothing bath item she can use to relax.
4) Home-Cooked Meal
The morning of Mother’s Day make her a tasty breakfast with her favorite treats and dishes. You can also make her lunch, dinner, or even dessert! Preparing a dish just for her will make her feel special and remembered. Who doesn’t love food?
Hopefully these ideas have inspired you or helped you decide what to give to your mother! The most important thing is to just spend time with her and show her how much you love and appreciate her. Good luck and have fun on this upcoming Mother’s Day!