Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Simple Personalized Crafts & Recipes)

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Mother’s Day is soon upon us.

Can you believe it? 
I am so very happy to have warm weather, sunshine, flowers and all the things Spring brings.
Aren’t you?
But it can slow wayyyy down now! I want it to last and last and last. :)
I know you are with me on that. Especially after the winter most of us just endured.

So, have you been looking for a special gift idea for your Mom?
I’ve put together 20+ Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you today.
And …even some food ideas because what Mom doesn’t want to be cooked for on her day?
Right? :)

Hope these inspire you!

**Also, I’d love for you to pin these to Pinterest but please click on the actual links to the posts and pin from each blogger’s page please! :)  Thank you!

20+ Mother's Day Gift Ideas!! - Crafts & Recipes #recipes #crafts #gifts

I’ll start with a few from the blog here. Then I’m also sharing a few of my friends’ great ideas too.

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Old Cans Repurposed

Old cans….made new and pretty with a little paint and decoupaged printed graphics.
You can put flowers in them for your Mom and then she can use them for other things after the flowers are gone!


Jewelry Tray

Make her a pretty tray to keep her jewelry on.
So simple and made with all thrifty items you can easily get your hands on.


Easy Sugar Scrubs Recipe

Who wouldn’t love this? These are super simple to whip up too.
You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already!


Easy Salt Scrubs

Equally easy. Whip these up in no time. She’ll love them!

Old Bottles Repurposed

Make her some pretty bottles for her home decor.
These are so easy and look great on a shelf for decorative purposes…or with some pretty flowers in them!

Menu Chalkboard

Make a stop at your local thrift store and pick up one of these metal trays and make your Mom a chalkboard.
You can customize it to say anything at the top.

SUPER EASY DIY ART!! - Add tissue paper, printable and done! - #DIYart

Easy DIY Art

Make her this easy DIY art for her walls or decor. You can customize it to say anything, like a quote about Mothers, etc.
You can also use any kind of frame and any kind of colorful paper.
The possibilities are endless!

Some of my friends had a few ideas too….

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Monogrammed Sign by Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer

I love this outdoor sign Christy made for her home.! It would make a lovely gift.

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Teapot Garden Feature by Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer

How sweet it this? What a great gift it would make for your Mom’s garden.

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Chalkboard Painted Pots by Paula at Sweet Pea

I love anything chalkboard. How cute are these?

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DIY Aged Pots by Paula at Sweet Pea

These are so pretty and would look great with a flower for Mother’s Day.


Keepsake Planter by Wendi at H2o Bungalow

Another planter with a little different twist! Such great ideas.

What Meegan Makes

Memory Jar by Meegan at What Meegan Makes

What a fabulous idea!! I love it!
Meegan has 9 other great ideas in her post too.

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Sugar Scrub

Coconut Facial Scrub by Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Another fabulous scrub. This one sounds delicious and sure to please any Mom. :)

Hanging-Basket-Makeover At Home with the Barkers

Hanging Plant Makeover by Sonya at At Home with the Barkers

I love pretty plants and flowers! Always a good choice.

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Citronella Buckets by Christy at Our Southern Home

How cute are these hand stenciled buckets? You could use this same idea and stencil or write anything special on the side!

Setting For Four

Children’s Art Turned into Tea Towels by Heather at Setting For Four

How awesome and so very personalized is this idea? I just LOVE it!

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Photo Frame Wreath by Shanna at Restoration Redoux

This is another fabulous idea. Love the personal mementos surrounding this wreath.

And how about some food?
I am a Mom and I know I’d surely love and enjoy some cooking done for me on Mother’s Day. :)
How about you?
Here are a few ideas….


Looks so yummy. Everyone loves pizza, right?

Ground Oats & Spelt PancakesCrepes - Healthier - #pancakes #breakfast #groundoatmeal #spelt #foodiechicksrule #crepes

Ground Oats & Spelt Pancakes by me over at my food blog, Foodie Chicks Rule

These are so delicate and tasty. They’d be a sure hit for Mother’s Day morning!

Almond Poppyseed Loaf with Orange Glaze - Easy Dessert - #recipe #almond #dessert

Almond Poppy Seed Loaf w/Orange Glaze by me …. Foodie Chicks Rule

This is fabulous…she will love it…and YOU for making it for her. ;)
And it’s ridiculously easy to make.

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie - DELICIOUS - #recipe #bourbon #chocolate #pie foodiechicksrule

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie by me … Foodie Chicks Rule

She will love you just as much..or more, if you make this one. ;)
It’s also fabulous and equally easy to make.


I hope these have given you some gift giving inspiration for Mother’s Day.
Mothers are certainly more important than words can express and should be celebrated on their special day (and every day!).
I wish I could celebrate with my Mom here, today, tomorrow and every day.
I can’t but that will not stop me from doing so.
She is with me always in my heart, in spirit and I will celebrate her.
If you are lucky enough to still have your Mom with you, please celebrate her! : )
Enjoy and I wish all the Mothers out there a very happy (early) Mother’s day!



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  1. I’m loving your round up of Mothers Day ideas! Thanks for including my litte Mother’s Day Planted in the mix:) I’m drooling over the recipes you shared! My biggest challenge will be choosing which ones to make! Happy Early Mothers Day to you my friend… and I hope your family cooks these goodies for you!

    1. Thanks Wendi! So happy to include your project! :)
      Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day too. xo

  2. Thanks so much for including my pots in your round-up. I know Mother’s Day is hard for you and I hope that your daughter and son make the day a pleasant one to take away some of the sadness.

    1. You are so welcome!
      They are a great idea for Mother’s Day and I was happy to include them.
      Thank you so much for the thoughtful words Paula. :)

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