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Great Ideas for Mother's Day Gifts: Give Mom a Gift From the Heart

Updated on September 18, 2016

A Personal Gift For Mom

Personalize Any Gift

Let's start with personalization. Add a hand made card to any of these gifts, with your own creativity, and your own heartfelt words inside. Having trouble coming up with loving words for mom, here is some inspiration!!)

Here is what you'll need

1. Poster board

2. Magic markers

3. Construction paper ( optional)


5. Glue

Step 1. Cut down the poster board to the desired size, my mother wouldn't want it cut down at all :)
Step 2. Cut the colored construction paper into strips and glue onto outside of card, you can trim up any edges later.
Step 3. When the construction paper has dried, you have destined a basic layout for your card! Now all you have to do is write ( maybe paint, draw, or color for the artistically inclined!)
Just be yourself, and let your mother know how much you appreciate and love her!

What Hobbies Does She Enjoy?

So we have the heart felt handmade card- which your mom will love! Now it is time to brainstorm what gift would be best for your mother.

So lets narrow down what present would be best with the gift guide below!
Think about what your mother enjoys doing- what hobbies does she have? Is she a cook, a gardener, a workaholic, fashion enthusiast?

Here are gifts for every types!

Poll Time!!!

What is Your Mother's Favorite Hobby

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Great Gifts For All!

For those who enjoy cooking:

Cutting boards and cooking utensils are always great gifts. Wrapping a silky pink or purple ribbon around these give a nice touch. Here are a few more kitchen items for mom:Toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans set, wine glass set, hand towel set, silverware set

The Gardening mothers around us:

Gardening gloves and packets of plant seeds never fail with gardeners! Grab a woven basket, a small gardening shovel, and arrange it all within the basket with small flowers randomly sticking out.

My Momma's a Fashionista!

So your mom never goes out of style, she's ready for every season before it it comes around? Beat her to it! Research what is trending for the upcoming summer season, and jump in.Yahoo,, and Google can help with quick research- but you can never go wrong with the next idea....


Anything pearl works for mom! Pearl necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. This is is you are unsure what types of jewelry your mother likes. If you know your mother's favorite jewelry, style, or color, you're halfway there!

Things Not to do On Mother's Day

Now you have a sentimental handmade card, filled with love, creativity, and art; along with a great gift for your mother. Here are a few pointers on what NOT to do on Mother's Day; so your gift will give the full effect.

1. Do not call your mother at midnight to wish her a Happy Mother's Day, on the same note, do not call her at 6 am either. This is her day. Let her sleep in, in fact call her the evening before to find out when she plans on getting up so there are no surprises.
2. Do not let her cook. If you are able to, cook breakfast for her. Same with lunch and dinner- treat her like a queen on this special day.
3. Do not let her run errands. This includes grocery shopping, picking up anything outside of the home ( dry cleaning, prescriptions, etc), even going to grab the newspaper.

Pamper your mother on Mother's Day. Show her she is loved and appreciated for all that she does, and all she has done in the past.


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    • Woodmckinney profile image

      Amanda 4 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks, CrisSp!

      I thought there HAD to be a "What not to do" Section... so many people don't think about that, haha.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I like your tips on what NOT to do on Mother's day. They all make sense and of course those simple ideas of personalizing your gift(s). Nothing beats an item with a personal touch.

      Thanks for sharing. Voting up and passing along.

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Maryland

      Hey, thanks for the help!

      I've been torn on wether or not to add this in.


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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      I know what you mean but there are some people who have a hard time in thinking about what they should say and what they should write. So a few examples can help them. And you can just mention that it's ultimately up to the person on what they can write and that it has to be heartfelt and sincere.

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks for the comment!

      I'm thinking about adding a bit more to that- on how to get inspiration on WHAT to write. But it has to come from the heart, so I don't want to give examples, ya know?

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Good ideas for Mother's Day gifts. Having a handmade card that you personally made for your mother for Mother's Day along with any other gifts that you might have for her is definitely a great way to make your mother feel special and loved.

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Maryland

      Absolutely! Even if you buy the gift, then just ad a bit of your own personal touch, like the handmade card or colorful ribbon, the present hold more value for your loved one.

      I wrote this article with everyone in mind, but for those artistic types- if you can make a gift from scratch- do it! That's made with %100 love!

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      lesliebyars 4 years ago

      Very good ideas. It is better to make a gift than it is to buy one without a doubt. Especially for Mother's Day.