13 personalised gift ideas for Mothers Day
Mother's Day is just around the corner and this year we're focusing on personalised gifts. We guarantee these handmade Mother's Day gift ideas will be loved by your special someone.
There's something endlessly special about personalised gifts. Cards, bouquets, and presents are wonderful but when they've been customised to your taste... well they just make you want to cry happy tears! And who deserves to cry happy tears more than your mum? Mother's Day is a day to show the mum figure in your life just how much they mean to you. It doesn't matter if that figure is your auntie, dad, best friend or grandma, the 27th of March is a day to spoil them rotten.
Often Mother's Day is overshadowed by expensive presents and grand gestures. While these can be lovely we want to show you that they aren't necessary for showing someone how much you care. Here at Gathered, we're all about personalisation and so are our friends at Bloom & Wild. We're reclaiming Mothers Day and focusing it back towards the handmade, customised and thoughtful. We've partnered to share with you a range of Mother's Day gift ideas so no matter your budget, you can make something special. We've included everything from recipes and bouquets to free patterns and practical pressies. All these gifts can be personalised to suit your mum so think about what they'd love to receive and choose your gift!
Personalised Mother's Day gift ideas
1. Handmade cards of gratitude
Words are one of the easiest ways to communicate your love. Sometimes telling someone just how much they mean to you is difficult. That's why we like to express our gratitude with handmade cards. Card-making is a beautiful, relaxing craft and takes very little materials. We have plenty of free DIY Mother's Day card ideas here on Gathered including a tutorial showing you how to make a Mother's Day card. Personalise the front of your card or the inside with their name, photos, illustrations, and most importantly sentimental words.
The wonderful Bloom & Wild have also provided us with a free colouring sheet for you. They've illustrated one of their popular bouquets and we love the mix of flowers and foliage. Download, colour, then gift as a Mother's Day card. It would also make a cute Mother's Day activity to do with kids!
2. Mum's favourite flowers
Nothing says I love you more than flowers. Receiving a bouquet of flowers is a classic Mother's Day gift that will never go out of style. If you want to make your gift extra special why not choose your mother figure's favourite flowers? Make a note throughout the year (or ask sneakily) what their favourite flowers are. Or make a note of their favourite colours and seasons so you can choose a bouquet they'll love.
Bloom & Wild have a gorgeous range of bouquets in all different colours and arrangments. Once you've found the perfect one you can customise the card which will be sent with the flowers and add lots of fun extras! We're sure mum will appreciate a mini box of chocolates or a candle with her bouquet. You could even craft an air dry clay vase for them to pop their new flowers in.
Get 15% off Bloom & Wild!Bloom & Wild has kindly given us a discount code for Mother's Day. Choose a bouquet from their beautiful range and treat the mother figure in your life. Use the code FLOWER15 for 15% off.
3. Knitted with love
Spend time knitting a sweet gift for your mum. It doesn't need to be a grand blanket or piece of clothing, a small gift is just as meaningful. These heart coasters can be customised to suit your mums taste and can be knitted with scrap yarns. Learn how to knit a heart coaster and turn it into bunting, wall decor, a brooch or keep as they are. By taking a few hours out of your day to knit these hearts you'll show them just how much you care.
4. Bake up tasty treats
We all know baked goods are always appreciated by busy mums. Get in the kitchen and whip up a batch of your mum's favourite treats! If your mum is a crafter like us then she'll love these sewing-themed biscuits. Our gingerbread recipe shows you how to bake and create thread biscuits that fit snugly onto your mug. Perfect for munching on whilst watching The Great British Sewing Bee or Bake Off.
5. DIY scrapbook album
Celebrate all the adventures you and your mum have experienced with a DIY photo album! Collect photos, tickets, memorabilia and turn them into a keepsake photo album. You can customise your photo album to your mum's life and fill it with joy and happiness. The time you spend crafting this album will show so settle down with a cuppa and start cutting, glueing and sticking. We know this Mother's Day gift will become a treasured family item.
6. Cross stitch their favourite place
Immortalise your mum's favourite place in cross stitch! Stitch the family home, garden in full bloom or even their initials. You could adapt our free country cottage cross stitch pattern to make it look like their house. If a place doesn't work for you why not stitch their favourite foods or beloved pets? We have plenty of cross stitch ideas in our Mothers Day cross stitch pattern collection. Once you're finished you could frame your piece for them or turn it into a Mother's Day card.
7. Show your appreciation all year round
While Mother's Day is a wonderful excuse to show your mum some love we think it should happen all year round. Subscription services are a lovely way to remind someone that you're still thinking of them. If you really want to win the best Mother's Day gift award, then we recommend Bloom & Wild's subscription service. Your loved one will receive a hand-crafted bouquet every month for 3, 6 or 12 months depending on which option you choose. Who wouldn't want fresh flowers delivered to their door every month?
8. Paint them a picture
Art is a fantastic way to express your love for someone. Affordable, creative and full of potential, we think a hand-painted picture is a lovely Mother's Day gift. Paint objects, places, pets or people that your mum loves. Spend time thinking about what would look good framed in their home. If you're stuck on what to paint we have tutorials showing you how to paint easy watercolor flowers and self portraits.
9. Cook up mum's favourite condiments
There's something so comforting about being given homemade jam. There are so many different condiments and spreads you could make for your mum this Mother's Day. BBC Good Food has plenty of free recipes you can make including recipes for strawberry jam, fig chutney and even pickled red cabbage. Finish off your jarred goods with our hand stitched jar lid covers. We show you how to embroider sweet strawberries onto your covers to make your gifts extra special.
10. Flowers to suit the home
One of the most thoughtful things you can do when gift-giving is thinking about how your gift will fit into your loved one's life. Picking gifts that fit their aesthetic and values shows you're thinking about them, not yourself. Whether that's crafting something in their favourite colour or picking a bouquet that matches their kitchen decor, there's plenty of ways to personalise your gifts. If your mum is more of a plant lover then why not buy them a Bloom & Wild house plant instead? Or maybe they'd prefer dried flowers instead of real flowers?
11. Time for tea
Capture your mum's favourite blooms in resin and make them last forever. Learn how to make resin coasters and customise with special keepsake items. Instead of using shop-bought flowers as they do in this tutorial, you could use dried wedding flowers, photos or handwritten notes. There's no end to what you can turn into coasters! Use your imagination and choose something they'll enjoy resting their cuppa on. If you're going to gift these make sure you check out our how to do furoshiki wrapping and our suminagashi gift wrap tutorial.
12. Sew them something practical
Sewing your loved one something they can use every day is both practical and kind. You've recognised what they need and you've taken action to fix the problem! Green-fingered mums will love a new gardening apron and bakers will love a customised apron. We have a free gardening apron pattern as well as a tutorial on how to make an apron here on Gathered. Gather up your fabrics and start sewing your Mother's Day gifts. If you want to customise your pieces with their initials head over to our how to embroider letters tutorial.
13. Get creative with clay
Finally, use your hands to craft them something beautiful. We love the textured, organic look handmade pottery gives. All handmade pottery makes great gifts and we have plenty of projects here on Gathered for you to make. Mould a clay trinket dish or these clay plant pots and customise with your mum's initials. Paint the plant pots in colours to suit their home and pop a Bloom & Wild plant in for the final touch.
We hope our round-up has given you some Mother's Day gift ideas! Remember to check out Bloom & Wild for beautiful flower deliveries and give them a follow on social media. You can see their Mothers Day bouquets on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure you also browse our DIY Mother's Day Crafts Ideas and Mother's Day papercraft makes for more gift ideas.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.