30 Delightfully Thoughtful DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Moms know how much we appreciate them, but at least one day a year, it’s important to go all out and show her just how much we care.

A card is a nice touch. Fresh flowers are always lovely. But handmade gifts are the best!

DIY Mother’s Day gifts are personal (especially when combined with the perfect heartfelt Mother’s day message), and because they are made with love, that makes them even more special and perfect for the occasion.

But we’re not talking about handprint crafts and macaroni necklaces.

This list is full of thoughtful, handmade gifts that are perfect for adults (or older children) to give their mother or mother-in-law.

You could even give these gifts to your friends for Mother’s Day – the sky’s the limit!

So, we’ve gathered up a great selection of DIY gifts for Mother’s Day, and we know you will find something she’s going to love. Enjoy!

DIY Bath and Body Gifts for Mother’s Day

A mother’s job is fulfilling but it is also hard work. Every mom deserves some me-time every now and then, and these bath and body DIY gifts for Mother’s Day can definitely make her feel extra special.

1. Rose Petal Bath Bombs

Treat mom to some “me time” and let her escape for self-care routine that will improve her well-being and mental health. Rose petal bath bombs are relaxing and easy to make.

BONUS THOUGHTFUL TIP: Combine these homemade bath bombs with some tea gifts or wine gifts to create a pamper basket.

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2. Orange Bath Salts

Create that spa day feeling at home with homemade orange bath salts. Epsom salt and baking soda will relax mom’s achy muscles and soften her skin. And the light orange scent is invigorating.

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3. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

We all need self care, moms especially! Give your mom an excuse to indulge and relax in a spa day at home with these aromatherapy shower steamers. They are perfect for using when time is short but relaxation is a must. Recipe includes several relaxing essential oil blends to choose from.

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4. DIY Lip Scrub

With regular exfoliating with this natural DIY beauty product, Mom’s lips will be healthy, smooth and soft. She’ll have her best looking lips ever!

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5. Lavender Body Scrub

Make bathtime an oasis for mom with this lovely lavender body scrub. This exfoliant scrub will have her skin feeling incredible silky smooth.

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6. DIY Coffee Infused Anti-Aging Eye Serum

Mom’s don’t get a lot of sleep, and while they can hide the side effects – the eyes don’t lie. This gift isn’t for every mom, and you certainly don’t want to insult your mom, but if your mom is into beauty products or loves coffee-themed gifts, she’s going to love this.

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7. Gardener’s Healing Hand Salve

If your Mom’s hands are dry and chapped from gardening, housework or being out in the elements, try this soothing homemade healing salve made with natural ingredients. It’s scented with sweet orange and lavender essential oils, with a touch of vanilla.

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DIY Mother’s Day Home Decor Gifts

Everyone’s home decor can use some sprucing up every now and then. If you’re looking for crafty DIY Mother’s Day gifts in the home decor realm, Mom is definitely going to love these candle, photo and vase DIYs.

8. Shadow Box Craft

Did your mother choose a word of the year? Celebrate her intentions by making this DIY gift that highlights her chosen word.

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9. DIY Lantern

Use Dollar Tree frames to make this DIY lantern. It’s an easy, beautiful decoration item that will look lovely in your mother’s house or on the porch.

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10. DIY Marbled Pots/Planters

Give your mother a fun potted flower or succulent in these DIY painted pots. She will never know it was a DIY project!

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11. Spring Art Prints

Mother’s Day gifts don’t get much easier than this. Pick up an inexpensive frame and fill it with one of these beautiful spring-themed art prints. Bonus – they’re free!

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12. Seashell Wreath

If your mom loves nautical decor, she’s going to love this DIY Mother’s Day gift. Begin with a grapevine wreath form and add seashells and a fun nautical ribbon. For a personal touch, use seashells you’ve collected together on family vacations.

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13. Message in a Bottle

This DIY Mother’s Day gift keeps on giving. Write little affirmations on strips of paper and fill a jar with the notes for mom to read all year long.

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Need some ideas on what to write? Check out our roundup of Mother’s Day quotes, heartfelt Mother’s Day messages, and I Love You puns.

14. Farmhouse Bathroom Sign

This farmhouse bathroom sign is so easy to make and it’s such a fun gift to make. Your mother will love to display this in her home.

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15. DIY Farmhouse Decor Handle

This easy DIY farmhouse decor project turns a candle into a beautiful decoration that your mother will love to put in her home. You may even want to make a few for yourself!

Click here to learn more from Hunny I’m Home DIY.

16. DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mug

Easy DIY marbled nail polish mugs make the perfect homemade gift! A simple craft done in a few minutes that looks like it took hours of work!

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17. DIY Teapot Topiary

This beautiful and simple topiary is perfect for celebrating your mom. If she’s crafty, buy all the supplies and spend and afternoon making these together.

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18. DIY Photo Coasters

These DIY photo coasters are easy personalized gift to make and will bring a smile to your loved ones face every time they reach for their drink.

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19. Mother’s Day Journal Jar

Are you looking for a memorable Mother’s Day gift that both you and your mother can treasure for years to come? A motherhood journal jar is a beautiful, thoughtful and affordable gift to give to the special moms in your life.

Click here to learn more from Wonder Mom Wannabe.

20. Colored Glass Bud Vases

These colorful bad vases would make a lovely Mother’s day gift, especially if you add flowers.

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Wearable DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Still looking for more DIY Mother’s Day ideas? Why not make a unique handmade Mother’s Day Gift by creating a unique piece of jewelry or wearable good that mom will adore? Here are some ideas.

21. DIY Resin Necklace

What mother wouldn’t cherish a handmade piece of jewlery, especially when it looks like a perfect piece of Cottagecore bling? This DIY resin necklace is beautiful and can easily be customized with your mother’s favorite flower.

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22. DIY Infinity Scarf

This simple DIY Infinity Scarf can be made in your mom’s favorite color or pattern. It will be a great addition to her wardrobe.

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23. Seersucker and Leather Fold Clutch

Perfect for spring and summer, mom is going to love this cute clutch bag made with seersucker and leather.

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24. Easy Apron

An apron is the perfect accessory for any homemaker. This easy to sew apron will keep mom’s clothes fresh and she will look cute too!

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BONUS THOUGHTFUL TIP: Consider combining this DIY apron gift with some of her favorite food items (e.g. pizza gifts, ice cream gifts, etc.) for a fun foodie themed hamper.

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25. DIY Embossed Metal Earrings

Let mom’s beauty shine when she wears these handcrafted embossed metal earrings.

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Edible DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

Whether you’re looking to help mom satisfy her sweet tooth or expand her culinary horizons, these DIY Mother’s Day Edible Gifts will be well appreciated.

26. Candied Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts

Nothing says I love you more than homemade! Show mom how sweet she is with these candied cinnamon sugar nuts.

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27. Sriracha Salt

If your mother is a foodie and loves things with a kick of heat, she is going to love this homemade Sriracha Salt. This simple salt recipe can add tons of flavor to all kinds of recipes.

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28. Potted Herbs

Combine your love of gardening with some fun free printable tags to make the perfect homemade DIY gift for Mother’s Day. Mom will love adding fresh herbs to all of her culinary creations.

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29. Dark Chocolate Truffles

Chocolates are good any time, and these Dark Chocolate Truffles couldn’t be any easier to make for Mother’s Day. Rich and luscious, these bitesized confections are perfect for any chocolate lover.

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30. Lox and Bagles Platter

Forget breakfast in bed and lay out a breakfast platter that everyone will love. Lox and bagels is an easy no cook breakfast or brunch platter that is packed full of all the good stuff! With two flavors of cream cheese and lots of fixings, the possibilities are endless!

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We hope you enjoyed this list of DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day!

Let us know in the comments if you have any more ideas to add.

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