Unique and Thoughtful Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas that are unique and special, you’ve come to the right place!

Mother’s Day is all about showing how much she is appreciated and loved. Thoughtful touches can mean so much more than buying her a box of chocolates, so we are sure that any of these gift ideas would bring happiness to your mom’s day.

Handmade gifts can also be a bit more budget friendly, especially if you already have the supplies on hand.

Here are a bunch of great Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to impress and be remembered for years to come.

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Lavender and Oatmeal Bath Soak

lavender and oatmeal bath soak

This bath soak recipe is one that we created that helps with stress, anxiety, aches and pains. Combine these ingredients to create a wonderful bath soak what will soften skin and allow mom to relax in peace.

Polymer Clay Initial Jewelry

source: IndigoClayJewelry

Polymer clay jewelry is quick and fun to work with. We love the idea of adding little initial charms to a necklace or bracelet chain. This tutorial shows you an easy method. You could include the initials of your mom’s children and grandchildren for an extra special and custom gift that she will cherish for years to come. For even more ideas, check out our polymer clay jewelry you need to try post!

Shaker Style Knit Tea Towels

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If you have some knitting skills, try creating some of these stylish custom made tea towels by following this pattern. When creating absorbent knitted textiles, make sure you use a cotton yarn like the Lily Sugar ‘N Cream 100% cotton yarn. It is wonderful for this sort of thing! See also: Cozy Knit & Crochet Blankets You Can Make

Hand Painted Terracotta Plant Pots

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Giving your mom flowers for Mother’s Day is almost like a tradition. Why not change it up this year and paint some plant pots with unique designs, then fill them with some greenery that last longer than a bundle of cut flowers! This tutorial from Clever Poppy will show you how. Need more ideas? Check out 10 Planters and Flower Pots You Can Make at Home.

Punch Needle Pillow

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This pillow by Galia Design Studio (that you can purchase) is a great example of a unique punch needle pillow. If you’ve never tried punch needle before, check out our ultimate Punch Needle Guide for Beginners and find some additional Free Punch Needle Patterns here!

Paint Her a Picture

Another great gift idea — paint her a picture! This simple Watercolour Tulip Tutorial will show you how to paint a tulip two ways. Tulips are generally associated with Mother’s Day because they are a staple Spring flower and so lovely in a freshly cut bundle. Create your own wall art (even frame it if you want to!) or use this idea to paint her a card to go with another gift.

Crochet Market Bag

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A crochet market bag makes the perfect shopping tote for mom! This is a super simple project and even a beginner crocheter can pull it off. This tutorial from Whirlybobble explains how to go about creating your own. You can find lots of basic crochet stitch tutorials online as well.

DIY Garden Markers

If you have a mom that loves to be outside in her garden, these handmade garden markers are a great gift idea! These ones are made with polymer clay and alphabet stamps. Super simple to create and they can be gifted as a cute set.

Painted Rock Garden Markers

Source: Target

This is a great gift idea from the kids or grandchildren. Custom painted rocks that Mom/Grandma can use in her garden to mark her plants. These ones are sold at Target, but it would be SO easy to create your own renditions and have your kids get creative.

Handmade Pot Holders

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This tutorial for hand-sewn potholders is perfect for any mom who loves to be in the kitchen. You can choose fabrics that match her kitchen decor or find patterns that suit her personality. If you have a sewing machine, these are a breeze to whip up.

I hope this post gave you some inspiration to create a totally unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift for the mom-figure in your life!

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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.