20 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Cake standMother’s Day is sneaking up on us—are you ready?! If not, you still have time to make your mom something unique and special. Here are 20 handmade ideas you could try. First up, why not make your mom a pretty cake stand

Finger print necklaceYou could make her a real silver necklace with her children or grandchildren’s fingerprints. 

Wood burned photo framesMake these wood burned photo frames and fill them with all the people she loves!

Art teacher necklaceIf your mother has a colorful style, you could make her a unique beaded necklace

Homemade soapMake your mom a few homemade soaps with her favorite scents! See our tutorial for making grapefruit and poppyseed bars

Catch allThese jewelry catchalls are easy to make and look so cute on a dresser or bedside table. 

Buffalo plaid stampIf you need some gift wrapping ideas or plan to make your mother a card, consider making your own buffalo plaid stamp (it’s easy!).

Lap desksIf your mom is the kind of gal who is often on her laptop, might I suggest making her a custom lap desk?

Bath bombsYou can easily make these homemade bath bombs in any scent your momma loves! 

Homemade cookie butterIf she’s got a sweet tooth, you could always make her some homemade cookie butter. Yum!

Beeswax candlesHomemade beeswax candles are always a welcomed gift. 

Modern kiddo artIf she’s got some special grandkiddos in her life, she might love to have some of their scribbles turned into modern art

Photo candleUse photos from her life or some pictures from her children to create a few photo candles she can cherish for years to come. 

Ring dishMake your mother her own marbled ring dish this week. 

Photo soapUse some fun photos to make her some photo soaps

Rope coasterYou can easily make these rope coasters and add any colors that you know your mom would love. 

Solid perfumeDid you know that it’s super easy to make your own solid perfume!? You can add it to a locket or a store bought container. 

Make your mom a textured photo frame to add some personality to any wall or table top. 

Wood trivetUse iron-on veneer tape to create these pretty wooden trivets. Perfect for protecting your counter tops from hot pots and pans. 

Textured planterIf your mother has a green thumb, then she might enjoy a few textured planters for her favorite indoor plants.

Make your mom something special this week! xo. The ABM Team

  • I’m loving all of these ideas! I knitted an evil eye blanket to my mother’s heart. My mom loved it 🙂 https://www.evileyestore.com/beads-and-decor/evil-eye-home-decor/handmade-evil-eye-sofa-throw-blanket.html

  • I think homemade gifts are the best too… some things I’ve made in the past are… crocheted beanies, scarves, coffee mixes, cookies mixes, hot chocolate mixes, fork/spoons wind chime, cookies, caramel corn, cookbook with recipe I like & jar of hm pancake mix, painted gourds 🙂

  • These are such cute ideas.
    My favorite is the thumbprint necklace.
    Great article – thanks for sharing.


  • I love pretty much everything, but marbled jewelry trays stole my heart. I’ve seen them before and even listed in linkup of best DIY gifts for Christmas, but they’re obviously perfect for every occasion. I adore those DIY soaps and bath bombs, too! I believe that such gifts are much more personal than bought ones. My mum loves to receive presents like that.

    If you like, you can check out my list of unconventional presents for Mother’s Day, too:

    Have a great weekend!


  • I really loved these ideas! Thank you for sharing. While reading through some gift ideas, I found this useful piece of info.

  • Or you could just buy this printable on etsy and put it in a frame…..great last minute gift idea for mom ;)https://www.etsy.com/listing/232644679/mom-gifts-mothers-day-mom-quotes-amazing?ref=shop_home_active_1

  • The jewelry catchall looks luxe 🙂 if you want to add some great smelling gifts for mom, check my gift guide! Www.foodbeautyandadog.com

  • Love all of these ideas, so much beautiful stuff I want to make ♡

  • Love these! My mom is crazy about homemade gifts. I’m pretty sure she still has my artwork I gave her when i was in Kindergarten haha Thanks for sharing these 🙂

    xx, Mel

  • These ideas are amazing! I’ll have to save some of these for birthdays and Christmas, too!

  • I’m loving all of these ideas! They’re all so fun and cute!


  • A beautiful selection! I’m going to have trouble choosing. One idea for the next twenty years. 😉

  • These are so cute! I always feel like making a big breakfast in bed for her and something home made is just a little extra special than just buying her something (which of course is also nice!). Thank you so much for the inspiration!


  • Love them all, need to figure out what to make for my mom.


  • The leather catch-all for jewelry trinkets is my fave! I’ve been into leather crafts lately and just made a leather gift card holder that I’m posting tomorrow 😉 similar to this one:


    Great round up!


  • I love so many of these idea and would love to get ANY small gift from my husband or three year old that shows they thought of me.

    I love the fact that this isn’t a standard “shopping” post with a ton of expensive items. My family doesn’t need to break the bank to show me they care, it is about loving gestures. I hope this post inspires people to take a step back from the commercialization of every holiday and try their hand at doing something simple and personal.

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, travel and life as a mom in Italy.

  • Love these ideas! The cookie butter idea is fantastic!

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  • I love the ring dish. As if I needed another excuse to wander around the craft store.

  • The ring dish is awesome. Thanks for the excuse to head to the craft store.

  • Ahh I love all of these ideas! How to choose now the perfect one? I love the lap desk especially – but maybe for myself? ha ha

    The White Corner Creative

  • These are so cute! Love the marble ring dish


  • Wonderful ideas! Hope there will be enough time to make at least one for my mom. Thanks for the great roundup!!

    Juju Sprinkles

  • These are SO sweet! Love this roundup! Yay moms!


  • I love these. Is it terrible I just want to make most of them for myself? =/


  • Definitely going to have to try out the cookie butters! They look so good I will have to make extra to keep myself!

    XO – Sarah

  • Oh gosh – I want to make every single one of them for my mom!


  • Love all of these ideas!! My mom’s birthday is a few days after Mother’s Day so I need to really get my craft on in a hurry, and am thinking the solid perfume and jewelry catch-all are perfect!

    <3 Haley @ www.beautyinthischaos.com

  • I saw the cookie butter and was immediately sold on that idea for her, myself, friends, and did I mention myself? haha


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