5 Thoughtful Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect gift is a complicated task, and it can be particularly tough for Mother's Day. Giving a personal, original gift is a great way to put a big smile on your mom's face, but sometimes it's hard to even know where to start! Lucky for you, we've got some great creative ideas that will help you give your mom the love and appreciation she deserves. These 5 Mother's Day gift ideas are perfect, thoughtful gestures that any mother will love. Now it's just up to you to choose which one will make her the happiest!

1. Chocolate Flowers

You'll Need:

  • chocolates
  • cellophane wrap
  • wooden skewers
  • transparent tape
  • tissue paper
  • green masking tape
  • small flower pot
  • floral foam

Here's How:

1.1 Insert a wooden skewer into the bottom of each chocolate, then wrap them in cellophane wrap. Close and secure each chocolate on the wooden skewer using transparent tape, then wrap the chocolates in colorful tissue paper, making them look like little flowers. Leave the top of the chocolates slightly visible and secure the decorative tissue paper in place using transparent tape. Wrap the wooden skewers in green masking tape to create a stem.

1.2 Cut leaves out of green tissue paper and tape them onto the stems of the chocolate flowers. Line a flower pot with floral foam and insert the chocolate flowers. Now your mom can enjoy her very own flowers that will stay beautiful and fresh way longer than a normal bouquet would  plus they taste delicious!

2. Chalkboard Tray

You'll Need:

  • wooden board
  • masking tape
  • chalkboard paint
  • 2 handles
  • screws
  • chalk for writing

Here's How:

2.1 Put masking tape around the outside of a wooden board, making a frame around the edges. Paint the exposed wooden surface inside the frame with chalkboard paint and let dry.

2.2 Remove the tape and screw a handle, situated vertically, into each side of the wooden board. Decorate the tray with a personalized message and surprise your mom with breakfast in bed!

3. Handprint Cookies

You'll Need:

  • cookie dough
  • butter knife

Here's How:

Roll out the cookie dough on a floured surface, put your hand directly on the dough, and trace around it with a butter knife. Cut out the hand-shaped cookie and place it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Adjust the position of the fingers to make different gestures, then bake the cookies in the oven until golden brown. Now your mom will get a sweet taste of your positive vibes!

4. Heart-Shaped Flower Seeds

You'll Need:

  • construction paper
  • water
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • flower seeds

Here's How:

4.1 Tear construction paper into small pieces and soak them in water. Drain the water out of the pieces of paper, then press them down into a heart-shaped cookie cutter together with some flower seeds. Let the whole thing dry.

4.2 Poke a hole near the top of the heart and tie a string or ribbon through it. Now you can hang the heart on a gift you purchased, like a wine bottle, to add a cute accent to it. If your mom plants the heart in a flower pot with some soil, she can grow some very special flowers!

5. Customized Goodie Jars

You'll Need:

  • glass jar
  • sponge
  • paint
  • napkins
  • decoupage glue
  • candy or cookies

Here's How:

5.1 Use a sponge to dab paint onto a glass jar and let dry.

5.2 Cut decorative designs out of some napkins. Peel the top layer where the design is printed off of the napkin pieces, then glue them onto the glass jar using decoupage glue. Once the glue has dried, fill the jar with your mom's favorite treats!

Each one of these 5 DIY Mother's Day gifts is personal and thoughtful, and they're all great ways to show your mom how much she really means to you!

Get the instructions for the Charming Mother's Day Gifts and Homemade Mother's Day Gifts featured in the bonus video.


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