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Mothers Day Crafts - Personalized and Unique Mothers Day Gifts

Updated on May 19, 2015
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Mother’s day is just around the corner and everyone is contemplating on what to buy.It’s set on 10th of May worldwide. There are many ways you can show appreciation for your mom maybe with an ideal gift or a bouquet of flowers. It’s not necessary to purchase something that is worth a thousand dollars, everyone has their fixed budget so it’s important to plan ahead on what to get.

Below are some gift ideas and non-gift ideas, you can read on to decide the perfect gift for the one you love.

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Gift Ideas

Preferences of Your Mom

First of all you need to take a pen and paper and jot down all the interests of your mom. Maybe she loves cooking or gardening or perhaps she is into music or reading. Whatever the ideal preference is, the key is to give something she will really love and cherish.

If you are clueless on her interests you could always snoop around and pay a bit of attention to her. Take note on what she watches on TV or what she does during her free time. Every mom is different and can have different preferences, she might already have something on her mind and you’ll probably need to find out. Ask around her closest friends or even your dad if she had been talking about a latest CD or a certain book she likes.

According to the market survey done by RetailMeNot.com: 27% of mothers want gift cards, 13% would prefer a spa day but only 8% would like flowers. However according to Cozi.com 35% would like a handmade item or card and 11% would like flowers.

And now that you got your list done it’s time to move to the gifts.

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Flowers

Flowers are sweet-smelling and beautiful, it could light up any place and could get you a special place in anyone’s heart. Your mom is no exception.However ordering flowers need to be done on time and the florist has to be reputable. Also remember the tiny bit on your mom’s preferences, there could be a favorite flower she would like.

Being punctual: You have to be prompt when ordering flowers and make sure you follow the schedule. If your mom is working it would give her a delight surprise If you can send the bouquet to the office.If you are overseas you’ll probably need to know the pay rates and distance.

Another item: Sometimes it’s lonely to send a bouquet of flowers by itself you could try a beautiful vase or a box of chocolates it could be more appealing and demonstrative.

Message: The message inside the card needs to be written by your hand, if you are overseas you can’t help it, but if you constantly visit your mom it’s important to personally write it. Moms are very sensitive and they appreciate all the little details.

Deliver it yourself: Sure, you can send it by the florists directly to your precious mom but she would appreciate it more if you deliver the chosen bouquet yourself.

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Jewelry

Your mom might have brought you everything you wanted when you were a kid and it’s time to show back that you can get whatever you want for her. You don’t need to get her rubies and diamonds, but a simple elegant necklace with a message engraved on it can do wonders. According to statistics about 5% of the moms preferred jewels and other accessories.

Engravings: It’s better to find a piece of jewelry with an engraved message on it. Since pre-cut jewelry without engraved messages is very common, adding your mom’s name with a personalized message is more creative and memorable.

Be creative: You could try a necklace with her favorite birthstone in it or you could buy it on her favorite color. Pay attention to the shapes and engravings. Don’t make it way too simple and way too flashy.

Pricing: Gold and silver are expensive, but it’s popular. A silver necklace with a pendant of her favorite birthstone might be over a hundred dollars, but it’s valuable and more durable. You could try earrings and rings that could be of low pricing, check thoroughly about the manufacturer’s reputation and guarantees they give before buying.

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Visit to the Spa

Your mom never gets a break does she? Why not reward her with a trip to her favorite spa on your behalf. About 19% rated spas on their favorite way to relax and it’s no surprise since she works a lot.Spas are a great way to rejuvenate one's beauty and mind for a fresh start the next day.

The right place: You’ll probably need to ask around and look in newspapers on this one, the internet is a great place to find information on famous spas that give out good services. Check out the reviews and ratings the customers give to the particular place.

Choosing the right package: Don’t buy the usual package you get every Sunday, bring out the free spender in you and buy a special one for your mom. If you are making it a surprise the best way is to buy a voucher and gift it to her and then she could choose one herself.

Kill two birds with one stone: Some spas have hotels and golf parks with them if you can take a free day or two why not spend it at the chosen place with your mom? After all, every mom enjoys spending time with their kids more than anything.

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Books

If your mom is continuously reading newspapers and recipe books around the clock then it’s definite that she is into reading. When choosing the right book you’ll need to know what she likes to read, find out if she’s into cheesy romantic novels or poetry or even Agatha Christie.

Snoop around: This is one class you’ll need to snoop around and play the detective. If your mom is a bookworm she would probably have a shelf full of the stuff she reads. Dig around and find the titles she likes to read. Are there more recipe books than Jane Austen novels? Then you know what you need to buy.

Overview: If you get to the big picture, moms usually like to read recipe books or classic novels. Writers like Jane Austen, The Bronte Sisters, J.K Rowling and Virginia Wolff are some star writers that moms adore. Other than that they’d like a book with the title that has “Mother” in it, there’s a 50% chance since it’s mothers day that she’ll get right down to business reading it since she’s in the mood.

Wrap it up: You could ask the bookshop to wrap it up with a special mother’s day wrapping paper or make a handmade item that goes with it.

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Restaurants and Dining

Your mom is a professional at cooking and she has prepared your meals with love and care every day. So it’s natural to treat her to a special dinner or lunch at her favorite restaurant.This is the period that most restaurants give special discounts at dinners and lunch. By far this is the wisest choice to reward your mom with, especially if you are busy and always away from home.

Booking: Remember everyone is going to book the most popular restaurant in town for mother’s day and it’s better to make your bookings at least five days earlier before the special day. Check out the discounts and pricing and make sure the food is good there.

The order: You don’t need to order the luxurious item on the menu, make sure it’s going to go with your budget. If there are more people joining you and your mom then you’ll have to treat them the same.

Different restaurants: There could be many restaurants in town and it’s fine to choose one that is a bit unique. Why not try a French restaurant that serves steak frites or a Thai restaurant that specializes in spicy prawn soup. After it’s better to experience something new with your mom and family.

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Electronics and Other

Some mothers be traditional, but others are not. If your mom is into music and you could see her listening to The Beetles or Michael Jackson while cooking, then there’s a chance that you could give her headphones. If she is passionate about making meals you could buy her kitchen equipment, there are so many choices when coming to electronics and it’s better to choose one according to her wishes.

Kitchen equipment: It’s better to choose ones that are fast and easy to use. Make sure it’s something she doe not have in the kitchen and that it is useful. Double check that it is something new and popular. If your mom likes old fashion practices when cooking, don’t go on buying magic bullets and nutri bullets, try choosing a small microwave or a mini fridge.

Frames and albums: this is something you can make together with your siblings. Take a picture of you and your mom that you have on your digital camera or from your albums and you can give it a wonderful personalized frame to it or there are wall-sized prints and wall arts that you can create to give your mom a heartfelt message.

Home décor and plants: You will need to know her personalized tastes for this one. Since home decoration is one of the things that moms are sensitive about. , certain items such as accent pillows, clocks, framed prints are some good ideas, or you could buy personalized family rocks for each member and have it in your garden. Shifting off to the greenery, it’s advisable that you don’t buy huge potted plants that are not even affordable. Some Gardenia Bonsai or a personalized herbal planter would make your mom happier than you think you would.

Headphones and phone cases: A wireless, noise canceling headphone would replace her old earphones with style and she could listen to her favorite CD with no problem. Some of the brands are quite expensive, it can range up to 1000 dollars to 500 dollars, so it’s better to stick to other ideas if you have a tight budget. Phone cases are affordable than jewelry and there are pre-made custom cases made especially for mother’s day. Make sure you know your mom’s favorite color and style if you want the gift be memorable.

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Non-Gift Ideas

It’s not always necessary to spend money to make mother’s day special. A survey brought out that more than 50% of the mothers would like to spend more time with their children or family than going out for the annual mother’s day brunch. Read below to find out what you can do best for your mom with your own hands.

Preparing a Delicious Meal

It’s time you do the cooking for your mom on that special eve, it’s also a great opportunity to show how much you love her by preparing her favorite brunch. Make sure you know what you are doing. If you can’t cook then have somebody who knows to help you out. It’s not actually the taste that counts but your effort and dedication. Lay that table with a wonderful flowery cloth and serve your delicious dish for the family to enjoy. Make sure it’s something a bit special since it’s for someone you love.

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Memory Book

This is a quality idea if you were on the hot waters with your mom for a couple of days. Preparing a memory book is quite easy and could be fun and it’s more suitable for moms who love crafts and it would make your bond with your mom stronger. Read below to learn how to make one.

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Things You Need

  • Some photographs, of you and your mom
  • A list of inspirational quotes, about mothers
  • A list of favorite things, of your mom
  • Some designer paper, (or you could use some high-quality notebook stationery preferably on your mom’s favorite color)
  • A single exercise book, with significant amount of pages(or you can use envelopes)
  • Some glue, and creative supplies of your choice.

Instructions

  1. Take the exercise book and use some glue and paste the designer paper on each page so that it covers each page completely. Wait until it’s fully dried.
  2. Take the photographs and cut out the unnecessary parts out of it (like white borders) and paste it one some pages.(you will need to keep some blank pages in between the book, to add the quotes) You can paste two or three photos based on the size of the page and it’s better not to leave huge white spaces but small spaces are fine.
  3. Flip your book to the blank pages you left and take a glitter or any pen of your choice(be creative!)and write the mother’s day quotes on them(write them a little bigger since you are trying to imply them directly to her heart)
  4. Remember all the small white spaces? Use them for decoration. You could draw beautiful shapes flowers and speech bubbles and fill them with your mom’s favorite things from the lyrics of her favorite song to her favorite quotes.
  5. Be creative. You can use sequins, glitter glue or any other thing to decorate it. Remember it’s not the style that counts but your effort.
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Helping Her Out

Well,this is the thing that would please my mom. There are tons of chores around the house and your mom probably do them all by yourself, let’s change that for a bit on mother’s day and show your appreciation by making the bed for her and bringing her bed breakfast and cleaning the house. You don’t have to do this alone and if you have siblings you can ask them to join you. Even If you make a mess by probably trying to help her, your mom would probably give you a penalty since its mother’s day. Start by cleaning your room and then other rooms. Remember to arrange the pillows and the vases properly, wash off all the dishes and water the thirsty plants. Also don’t forget to do the laundry.

Spend Time with Her

You might be a busy office worker, but it never hurts to take the day off for your mom’s special day. Personally this is the most valuable thing you can do for her. At first you’ll be clueless on what to do, but it’s actually very simple. You could cook a meal with her, look at photo albums or just relax with her on the lawn talking about the wonderful memories about her younger days.

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Go on an Outing

Remember the time you went to the beach with your mom and your siblings? If you can react that memory, it would make your mom a lot happy. Make sure it’s a place that your mom really loves. It could be the movies, the beach, a favorite park or even a picnic outside. It all depends on how you will enjoy the place with your mom. If by any reasons you don’t like any of the places then you can stick to another idea. There’s no point in making your mom happy if you can’t enjoy it with her.

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Essential Tips to Keep in Mind

No Quarreling!

We all have fights with our parents on many occasions but don’t spoil the special day with arguments. If your mom is more prone to argue at almost anything, chill out and be patient and tell her how much you love her than fighting back. Today’s the day to keep out of it.

Punctuality

Whether you are ordering a gift or planning to spend the day with her, make sure your schedule can handle it. Don’t arrange things in the last-minute and make sure you order the flowers on time. Doing everything at the last moment could make all of your plans fail due to anxiety.

Budget

Not all of us are millionaires. if you don’t have the right budget for the item you really want then try discount items of the same variety. The key is to search and search if you want to find products which are low-cost but is high quality. If not you can stick to handmade crafts or even a simple gift voucher. Don’t make the gift way too simple, mothers need your appreciation and giving her way too much of a simple gift(especially if she knows that you got a bonus last month) would definitely hurt her feelings.

Being the Detective

It’s essential to snoop around a little bit. If you want to find out what to buy, but don’t make it way too suspicious. Don’t compete with your siblings to get the better gift. Remember even if it’s a handmade scrapbook, your mom would appreciate anything from you since you are the most important thing for her.

© 2015 Supuni Fernando

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      @tobusiness. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me :)

      @Besarien. Thanks a lot! :D

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Hi bravewarrior. I'm so glad that you were able to spend such a wonderful day with your son. Visiting a nature reserve with your child is a great way to spend it.

      Children tend to get busy, but I'm sure he wouldn't forget it this Sunday :)

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Hello,FlourishAnyway. Thank you for welcoming me :)

      Spending that special day with your mom is the best thing you could do for her I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. My best wishes for your family and relatives.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Welcome to HubPages! These are lovely ideas for Mother's Day. I plan to spend my day with my mother and daughter and other relatives. It's nice to both give and receive nice surprises in honor of what the day means.

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      Beautiful hub! I love all these ideas for Mother's Day. Voted up!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Excellent hub, great ideas. Voted up, awesome and useful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Last year on Mother's Day my son and I went to breakfast, which we usually do. But this time, we followed it up with a walk through a local nature conserve. I took photos and made my first-ever video with my smartphone. I really enjoyed spending time with him walking through nature and feeling free. That was the best gift he could have given me.

      This year he has to work, so I'll probably spend the day reading outside or maybe doing some yard work.

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Hello, Minnetonka Twin. Thanks for the warm welcome and wishes :)

      I am really glad that you like the ideas and nothing can make me feel better than helping out a person with it.

      Thank you so much for the votes and the compliments :)

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Supuni-It's great to see a new writer here on HubPages. Welcome to a wonderful community. Love this incredibly thorough list of ideas for Mother's Day Gifts. You give a great variety of ideas. Voted up and Hit many buttons.

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Hello, Shyron E Shenko. Thank you for welcoming me.

      I am sorry about your mom, may she rest in peace.

      There's nothing more precious for a mom than spending time with her children :) And thank you again for the nice compliment. I am sure your mother enjoyed reading your poetry, and I too will look forward to reading the new one on this Sunday :)

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Supuni, welcome to HubPages, I hope you will be happy here. Like Grand Old Lady, my mother too has expired., My mom loved roses, but most of all she loved having her children around to spend time with her.

      I also agree with MsDora, you are off to a good start, and you have given me an idea. I wrote "A Poem for Mom" when she was alive and also the "The Orchid" and I should write another for her this Mother's day.

      Shyron

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Thank you for the warm welcome MsDora! I will certainly try to improve my writing and provide quality, helpful articles for the readers.

      Thank you again for the nice comment :)

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Supuni, welcome to HubPages! You are off to a good start with brilliant ideas for Mothers Day gifts. Your sentiments are very thoughtful and caring. Looking forward to more from you.

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      I appreciate the comment Pawpawwrites :)

      I am sorry to hear about your mother, but all important loved ones live in our hearts no matter where they are :)

      And yes we should spend more time with people who are important to us, otherwise we will be left with regrets.

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Thank you so much for the comment grand old lady. I am sad to hear about her passing away, may she looks after you from heaven :)

      And I sure hope that it would help your daughter to find the perfect gift for an awesome mother like you .^^

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      Lots of great ideas. I think spending time with her is the best one. Wish my mom was still her to spend time with.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      Lovely ideas. Sadly, my mother has passed away, but I hope my daughter reads this:)

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