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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 are sure to 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, the reason we stress about this important gift is 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 I think you’ll see the logic in these gifts as I explain. At least I hope these ideas will spark a creative idea for this years gift giving.

10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

One thing I’ve learned over the years is 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 mother’s days or time spent with loved ones that are no longer with us.

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

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

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

Shutterfly is offering a 50% discount on their photo books right now. They have great templates and it’s easy to create your special gift.

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

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 feeds my soul and keeps me focused.

Here are a few book ideas you might consider as a 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 100’s 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.

Kendall for mom on Mother’s Day. Mothers who like to read.

Decor Books make great Mother’s Day gifts

Here are few of my favorites decor books that are sure to be a Mother’s Day Gift favorite.

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’m constantly needing to replace candles so you can never have to many. Therefore, making them a perfect gift choice.

For my kitchen and bathrooms, I love Antique Candle Co’s safe jar candles.

They smell wonderful and help eliminate odors as well.

See all that Antique Candle Co. offers here.

Candles for mom on Mother’s Day.

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. I rarely use real candles on my coffee tables or side tables due to safety issues.

These look and feel like real candles.

Battery operated candles for Mother’s Day. Gift for mom.

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.

Let you imagination soar with your fabric choices and design. See 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.

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

See 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

Gift Certificates

Although some might say a gift certificate isn’t personal enough, I 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.
  • Mom’s with small children might love a baby sitting certificate for some 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 others 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, just might be the best gift of all.

My daughter and I have a tradition of spending a few days together at the coast each year 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

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

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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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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.