This Mother's Day, how about telling Mom how much you love and appreciate her with something homemade and heartfelt? Here's a great assortment of Homemade Mother's Day Gifts that are sure to please the mom in your life.
Holidays like Mother's Day are often said to be getting too commercialized, and I completely agree with that. There are loads of cards for sale, people rushing around buying cut flowers and chocolate and stuffed animals, and more.
While that is all fine, how about this year doing something to change that? How about giving mom something from the heart–something homemade and even preferably all natural? As a mom myself, I can sure say that I LOVE homemade gifts the best. They are super heart-warming, and there is just so much of the giver involved.
Homemade Gifts Are My Favorite
Some of my favorite things that my kids have given to me are handmade. I have boys, and they aren't the crafty (hoping to work on that with them more even though they are getting older), but still I love some of the simple things that they have given to me:
– “artwork” done with magic markers (very very rough–from when our oldest was about 2??)–it's been in a frame for years
– a pencil-drawn squirrel that will soon be in a frame
– a small hand-written “card” that says “I LOVE MOMMY” – this sits in a frame in my bathroom
– wild flowers picked from our backyard or a walk with Dad
As you can see, these gifts were super simple, but I LOVED them because they were made by my kids. I treasure them most likely more than any other gifts I have ever gotten.
Taking the time to make something shows love and care in a special way for sure.
Following are some Homemade Mother's Day Gifts that I'm sure any mom would like–in fact I think I will show this list to my kids and husband to give them some major hints!
Oh and of course, we all know that cooking for Mom on her day is a great gift as well. I'm sure you will find some great recipes to choose from in this collection of Healthy Mother's Day Recipes.
30 Natural Homemade Mother's Day Gifts
This Homemade Sugar Scrub is the perfect Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift for making mom's skin smooth and soft! Use her favorite essential oil or blend to delight her senses.
Mom (and her lips) are sure to love this Homemade Lip Scrub as a Handmade Mother's Day Gift. So natural she can literally eat it!
How about this Citrus Body Wash as a Homemade Mother's Day Present? Less drying than soap and customizable with other scents of course!
This Mother's Day, give mom the gift of a natural hold and beauty with this DIY Hairspray.
What mom wouldn't love these Almond Butter Cups for a DIY Mother's Day Gift?
And if you're lucky, she'll share!
These Chocolate Avocado Truffles are the perfect Healthy Gift for Mom. Loaded with nutrition and of course–chocolate! What could be better? Mom will be happy to share (I think!) since they are so good for you!
I'm sure Mom would love some of this Homemade Body and Hand Cream for Mother's Day. And again, you can customize it with her favorite scent!
This all natural Homemade Eye Makeup Remover is the perfect gift for mom to make her evening routine safer!
These Homemade Soaps without Lye are a great Last-Minute Gift for Mom that dad could pull off with the kids since there's no lye involved!
Facial Sprays are all the rage these days. Make mom's day with this DIY Rose Water Spray that she can use to freshen up throughout the day.
These cookies are the bomb. Really. Make a batch of these and put them in a nice tin or box wrapped in a pretty bow and delight mom. They are low-carb too so if mom is watching her carbs, they're the perfect treat!
How about gifting mom a lovely indoor plant that does double duty as an air cleaner this Mother's Day?
Put some spice in Mom's day with this year with some of this delicious Homemade Mild Curry Powder. Every time she makes something with this she'll remember the lovely Mother's Day gift that you gave her.
This Chaat Masala is another homemade spice mix that is sure to be a much loved gift by Mom.
It tastes amazing on everything from mains to sides and salads–and gives just the right amount of “oomph” to almost any dish.
Succulents are said to bring many benefits to the homes in which they are grown.
Benefits or not, I love these Tea Cup Succulent Planters for a sweet Mother's Day Gift.
Wouldn't these DIY Coasters make a super cute Homemade Gift for Mother's Day? You could use photos of Mom with the kids, family photos, etc. Super fun!
Gardening gifts are the perfect gift for Mother's Day–and these Homemade Mother's Day Garden Gifts are just perfect for either the beginning or experienced gardener.
I personally would LOVE to get a Homemade Shampoo Bar as a Handmade Mother's Day Gift. I have been meaning to try these for a very long time. Hint, hint, family members :).
Lotion bars are a a fun alternative to lotions and these Homemade Lotion bars would be loved by Mom for sure.
This has to be my favorite gift out of all of these. In fact, I might just make one of these Homemade Leather Totes as a Mother's Day Gift for myself!
As I mentioned above, my sons' artwork is something I just LOVE getting for any occasion. Any mom would just love this Framed Art for Mom's Day. Love.
Bath salts are a great way to make a bath not only more enjoyable but also to add health benefits to Mom's bath. These Homemade Bath Salts are lovely to boot.
Isn't this the coolest thing? So many possibilities and now Mom can carry her filtered water around in style!
Most Homemade Bath Bombs are made from Sodium Bicarbonate and Citric Acid which nourish the skin, but these bath bombs have the added benefit of one of my favorite things ever–avocados. To see how much I love avocados, see these recipes for Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Truffles, and this delicious Guacamole.
What Mom wouldn't love this DIY Serving Tray for Mother's Day? Surprise Mom with this Oatmeal Cake for breakfast on it, and watch her smile.
These Homemade Gift Bags are the perfect thing to use to present your Homemade Gifts to Mom in.
Candles are a favorite gift for most any mom, but as you might know,
many candles give off toxins that are as bad as, or worse than second hand smoke.
Make Mom a much safer DIY Candle instead using these simple instructions.
Give Mom a super frugal Spa Day with this Homemade Bath Soak for Mother's Day–and bonus, there's a vegan option.
I have a sweet spot for topiaries.
Maybe it's because their compact structure reminds me of the Japanese Bonsai Trees.
I lived in Japan for a year and was pretty steeped in the culture for years after that and the country still holds a special place in my heart.
If your mother likes gardening (and even if she is just getting started),
she will love this DIY Gardening Basket for Mother's Day.
Oh and finally–this isn't a Mother's Day Gift per se, but it's a tip you just might need for Mom.
Whether you give Mom some fresh picked or bought flowers, here's how to help them brighten up the home longer.
Which of these Homemade Mother's Day Gifts is your favorite?
I'd also LOVE to hear what your Handmade Mother's Day Gift from your past is! Please do share.