The first Mother’s Day after Little A. was born, my husband was out to sea, but I was surrounded by family and friends who honoured me and made that day incredibly special. I received my favourite flowers, lots of beauty products, and timeless jewelry pieces. Even though hubby was away, he found me a stunning necklace abroad and brought it home to me when his deployment was over (along with tons of other beautiful gifts from his travels).
But truthfully, nothing compared to holding my 8 month old that day and, like most days, being amazed that he belonged to me and that I was his Mama.
Mother’s Day is a day to shower moms with love and attention. Gifts are a bonus! If you are wondering what to give to your mother or are looking for something that you can make with your kids to give to mom, consider making something from the heart.
For myself, receiving a handmade gift is like receiving a little piece of someone – their creativity, thought, and time went into making their gift to me and that is so touching. There are lots of DIY ideas you can find online or in magazines nowadays and today I’m sharing a few of my favourite handmade gifts that I think would be so fantastic to receive on Mother’s Day.
I am always misplacing my stud earrings, so when I cam across Tina Phan’s idea for a DIY earring box, I thought – yes, that is genius! I have a store-bought jewelry box but it doesn’t have nearly enough space for all my fashion studs.
As a hopeful gardener (that means, I like to think I know what I’m doing!), I Heart Naptimes’s DIY Mother’s Day Gardening Gift caught my eye and made me think of several women who would love to receive such a practical and, simultaneously, fun present.
Tote bags are a staple in any mom’s closet – in fact, I have tote bags in three different closets (front closet, cleaning cabinet, and my wardrobe!). Mommypotamus nailed this DIY that is easy for kids to do – all you need is a t-shirt and with a few simple steps you can make mom a very cool (and useful) tote bag.
For all the mamas who love to collect memorabilia, a shadow box, like this lovely one by Sand & Sisal, made with a few pictures and thoughtful memories (think: movie stubs, leaves collected from a walk, concert tickets, a little bit of sand from a recent trip…etc.) is a unique and special gift.
Mamie Jane knocked this DIY Kitchen Tablet out of the park! You have to check it out. I can’t believe how easy it is to make – and truly makes a wonderful gift, especially for mothers who love to cook.
Two more great DIY ideas for Mother’s Day gifts: handmade notebooks and breakfast in bed! Morning Creativity shows us how to recycle milk cartons into beautiful notebooks and Seven Thirty Three has a free printable to make mom feel like she is getting the hotel treatment in her own home (see below). Who doesn’t love room service?
I hope you are inspired to make something special and unique for Mother’s Day to show Mom she is simply the best.
Happy DIY-ing readers!