ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Making Mother's Day Special With Easy Handmade Gifts

Updated on April 12, 2012

Moms stay pretty busy, having to make sure the family has good and hot meals, clean clothes, and lots of love, not to mention driving everyone from place to place and working at a job away from home. Since she usually takes care of those types of things, finding a Mother’s Day gift may stump the children, and Dad may not always be much help. One idea that may seem a little cliché still holds true: handmade gifts are the best, especially when the children make them personally. There are some quick and easy presents that can be pulled together at the last minute without looking like you forgot the holiday.

Treat Mom to a home spa experience.
Treat Mom to a home spa experience. | Source

An Aa-a-a-a-h-h Basket

Gather an indulgently plush bathrobe and spa slippers, and add them to a pretty basket filled with bubble bath, a body sponge, bath oils, body wash, body oils or lotions, and a bath pillow. Tuck in some scented votive candles, decadent chocolates and cookies, and a CD of soft, relaxing music. Encourage her to indulge in letting her cares drift away on the suds.

Personalized Picture Frame

Find a plain wooden picture frame and glue scrapbooking paper to cover it. Add charms, stickers, or painted chipboard cutouts to personalize the frame especially for Mom. Alternatively, paint the frame with acrylic paint and allow it to dry thoroughly. Give each child a paint pen or permanent marker, and have him or her write a special message on the frame. Seal the gift with acrylic varnish to protect it before adding the perfect picture of the family.

Source

Book It for Breakfast

Start a special breakfast treat by lining a breadbasket with a pretty cloth napkin or vintage handkerchief. Slip in the latest from Mom’s favorite author, a whimsical teapot, cup, and saucer, and some flavored coffees and teas. Finish the treat with scones, muffins, honey, and fresh fruit.

Homemade Coupon Book

Operating on a tight budget, which leaves no money for a gift? Cut the cardboard from empty cereal boxes to coupon size. Cover the cardboard with paper and use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to make a coupon book that Mom may redeem for extra hugs, help with chores, computer lessons or other special things. Staple them together or punch holes and tie it with curling ribbon left over from other holidays.

Let Mom relax and enjoy gourmet dining by bringing the restaurant home to her.
Let Mom relax and enjoy gourmet dining by bringing the restaurant home to her. | Source

Dinner on the Town - At Home

Give Mom a break from meal preparation, even if you can’t cook. Pick up a gourmet meal from her favorite restaurant and repackage it for the freezer, allowing her to pull out a special treat when she just doesn’t want to face the stove or going out. Another choice is to present her with a gift certificate for a personal chef’s services or a coupon for a meal-delivery service.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • pjmartin profile imageAUTHOR

      pjmartin 

      6 years ago

      Thanks! These are fun; it comes from wandering around the store, wondering what might go in a basket together!

    • chuckbl profile image

      Charlie 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Wonderful hub, very informative. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)