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Top 10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Buying gifts for Mother’s Day is always a challenge, but today, I’m sharing The Top 10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that will surely please any mom!

Well, to be fair, I’m basing these ideas on what I’d be happy to receive as a gift. LOL

All kidding aside, we stress about this important gift because we desperately want to express how special our mother is by selecting the perfect gift.

It’s not about the money but rather the thought that went into the selection process.

Each person is different, but as I explain, you’ll see the logic in these gifts. At least, I hope these ideas will spark a creative idea for this year’s gift-giving.


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10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I’ve learned over the years that Mother’s Day brings out a sentimental side; therefore, these ideas will definitely warm a Mother’s heart.

A Photo Book

In a world where all of our photo’s are on a cell phone or stored away in boxes, creating a photo book would be amazing.

This could be a book filled with the obvious grandchildren or children.

However, don’t limit yourself; it could be filled with memories of previous Mothers’ days or time spent with loved ones that are no longer with us.

There are so many options for creating a unique memory book with treasured images.

You can write your memories or special messages next to each image. What a unique way to show you’ve spent time creating something special for mom.

As a result, this is possibly my number one favorite Mother’s Day Gift Idea.

They have great templates, and creating your unique gift is easy.

There are several online options for creating a photo book. I used Shutterfly for my daughter’s wedding and was happy with the results.

Create a photo book as a Mother's Day Gift Idea.

Inspirational Books or Diaries

I love a great diary or notebook for storing my ideas. I like to keep notes about entertaining, guest lists, menus, etc., in a special notebook. In addition, I store ideas away for future parties or projects.

Plus, I love having a daily journal for reading snippets of inspiration that feed my soul and keep me focused.

Here are a few book ideas you might consider as a gift.

Great journal for mother's day gift.
Gift book for mom- For moms who like to read.

There are so many wonderful books that would warm a mother’s heart, and the list is endless.

Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas for the Book Worm on your gift list.

If you are purchasing for someone who loves to read, a Kindle is a great option. I love carrying hundreds of books with me in the palm of my hand.

Here is my favorite style of Kindle, and a protective cover is a great addition.

Decor Books make great Mother’s Day gifts – Click for the Full List

Here are a few of my favorite decor books that will surely be a Mother’s Day Gift favorite.

Favorite books for Mother's Day

Shades of WhiteA Home To ShareHomebody Cozy White Cottage

Feels Like Home L. Liess – Feels Like Home M. Parsons- Living With Blue & WhiteMagnolia Table

A Touch of FarmhouseCozy White Cottage 100 WaysSo Close To AmazingDIY Style Finder

Take It OutsideThe Art Of Outdoor LivingThe Color of RosesFrench Blooms

Candles for Mother’s Day

One thing I can’t have enough of is candles in my home.

From tapered candles to pillars and everything in between, I constantly need to replace candles, so you can never have too many. Therefore, candles are a perfect gift choice.

In addition, I love tapered candles for my tablescapes when entertaining.

Here are a few of my favorite buys.

Finally, I suggest battery-operated flicker candles for safety throughout the remainder of the home. I use these when arranging vignettes with candlelight. Due to safety issues, I rarely use real candles on my coffee tables or side tables.

These look like and feel like real candles.

Flicker Candle are safe and make a great mother's day gift ideas.

I recently started buying these tapered battery-operated candles, and I love them.

Handcrafted DIY Projects

What mother doesn’t love a gift made by her child or one that embraces that sentimental feeling?

I shared this Scrap Fabric Pillow last year and had such a positive response to the Mother’s Day Gift suggestions.

You can use baby clothing, sports uniforms, etc., to create a memory pillow.

Hand made gift pillows. Craft pillows. DIY pillow make a great mother's day gift idea

Let your imagination soar with your fabric choices and design. You can find more about how to make this pillow here.

There are many different DIY or craft projects that you can make as a gift. In addition, many options are safe for smaller children to help with.

I made this angel ornament for Christmas, but this technique would also work well for a Mother’s Day Gift.

Please take a look at the Angel Ornament Tutorial here. The designs are easy for the little ones to paint and personalize.

Hand made DIY angle tree ornament. Craft DIY Christmas tree decorations

Make your mom a DIY Topiary. I love topiaries for Spring and Summer decorating.

This easy tutorial can be made in a few hours and is a gift that’s sure to please. You can make it large or small, depending on your preference.

DIY Grapevine Topiary tutorial for handmade Mother's Day Gift Idea

Another fun idea is to make a DIY Decoupage Box or make personalized coasters with decoupage.

I created my design on a napkin; however, copies of photos and other paper materials can also be used to cover a commemorative box or personalized coasters.

See the full decorative box tutorial here and how to make coasters as gift ideas here.

Plants and Flowers

I know—the obvious gift of flowers, right? But with a twist. My mom loved to plant annuals. We’d go to the garden nursery and pick out her favorites. As she got older, we’d plant them together. It was something she wanted and appreciated so much.

Also, consider a plant or flowering plant that will come back year after year. Hydrangea’s Peonies, Lilacs, and Daylilies would all be good choices.

You can also consider a gardening book or a gorgeous flower coffee table book.

Click the images below for more favorite garden and flower gift books.

Gift Certificates

Although some might say a gift certificate isn’t personal enough, I’m afraid I have to disagree.

Here are some gift certificate ideas that will make your gift certificate special.

  • A gift certificate for a favorite restaurant with the whole family or just you and your mom.
  • Mothers with small children might love a babysitting certificate for personal time or a date night.
  • A spa day gift certificate for two, you and your mom.
  • Let’s go shopping certificate at a favorite store (together). My daughter and I like to shop together for each other’s gifts. It’s a great excursion with lunch included. Plus, we almost always get exactly what we want. LOL

The Best Gift Idea – Time Together

Planning time together outside of the obligatory Mother’s Day might be the best gift of all.

My daughter and I have a tradition of spending a few days together at the coast yearly to celebrate Mother’s Day and her birthday.

It’s the only vacation time that it’s just the two of us, and we do exactly what we love.

Sit on the beach and read!

Go to dinner at our favorite restaurants.

Spending the evenings on the porch with each other.

A few other things I found that might make a great Mother’s Day Gift Idea -Wink Wink!

These gift ideas are a few trending ideas and things I wouldn’t mind receiving. Wink, wink!

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Amazon Gift Ideas

I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Mother’s Day that’s spent with those you hold dear to your heart.

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Top 10 Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas and DIY projects
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Wendy McMonigle

Wednesday 26th of April 2023

Great Mother's Day gift suggestions Rachel.


Saturday 29th of April 2023

Wendy, Thank you.


Wednesday 26th of April 2023

Awesome ideas. Hugs to you, my friend.


Saturday 29th of April 2023

Renae, Thank you so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Loving all your Mother's Day gift ideas Rachel.


Sunday 1st of May 2022

Kim, I really appreciate this.


Monday 25th of April 2022

These are all such great gift ideas, Rachel! I love how you've covered so many different categories too. Several of my aunts are like mothers to me and I'm all kinds of excited to dive into these ideas. Thanks for making it easy! I hope your Mother's Day is a special one, CoCo


Monday 25th of April 2022

CoCo, I'm so glad you like these ideas. I hope some of them will work for you.


Monday 25th of April 2022

Thanks for the great ideas for Mother's Day! It's coming up quick!


Monday 25th of April 2022

Stacy, Yes it is. I hope these ideas help.