101 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mothers day gift ideas guide

Mother’s Day is just a week and a half away (it’s on Sunday, May 14th) so now is the time to start thinking about what you plan to do for your mom on her special day. Despite what some may say about Mother’s Day being  “just another Hallmark holiday, ” I think it’s the perfect excuse to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her because at the end of the day, moms just want a little love and recognition.

So, I decided to put together a gift guide for the maternal figures in your lives. Below are 101 mother’s day gift ideas categorized by interest to make it easy to find what your mom, grandma, or stepmom in your life will love.

Escape Artist

  1. Concert tickets
  2. Favorite series on DVD
  3. Subscription to Netflix
  4. Gift card to favorite restaurant
  5. A nice getaway trip (check out Expedia.com for deals)
  6. Watch her favorite movie with her (supply snacks)
  7. Movie tickets
  8. Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd generation)
  9. iTunes gift card
  10. Family trip to the zoo
  11. Host a game night with all of mom’s favorite board games
  12. Tickets to her favorite sport’s team
  13. Impromptu road trip and print out this prep checklist
  14. Stage a lip synch contest with family
  15. Get a book of her favorite author
  16. Subscription to her favorite magazine
  17. Family trip to the beach
  18. Tickets to a play

Home CEO

mother's day mason jar succulent pots

Gift idea: Mason Jar Succulent Pots (get tutorial here)

  1. Give her pot plants
  2. Garden together
  3. Make the family home “smarter
  4. Simply her life with the Amazon Echo
  5. Hire help for a month (ex: cleaning service, grocery delivery, etc)
  6. Prepare an at home foot spa (See this foot soak recipe!)
  7. Spruce up the backyard area
  8. Buy her a new grilling machine (just in time for summer bbqs)
  9. Update old outdoor furnishings
  10. Robotic vacuum
  11. Create chore vouchers
  12. Gardening gloves and tools
  13. Coffee machine

Outdoors Mom

  1. Picnic at the park
  2. Electric bicycle
  3. Day out on a bike with family
  4. Fishing Trip
  5. Go hiking or camping
  6. Hiking Gear
  7. Camping Gear

The Fashionista

mother's day gift idea diy bath salts

Gift Idea: Homemade Bath Salts (get tutorial here)

  1. Handbag or purse of her favorite designer
  2. Spa package
  3. Hair treatment at a local salon
  4. Mother and daughter mani/pedi
  5. Homemade facials
  6. New watch
  7. Necklace
  8. Earrings
  9. Bracelet
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Bath and body gift sets
  12. Hit up a local thrift shop together
  13. Get her favorite perfume

Check out some of my favorite retailers for deals: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sephora, and Amazon

The Foodie

mother's day diy recipe box

Gift idea: DIY Recipe Box (see video tutorial here)

  1. Make her a recipe box
  2. Fancy bottle of olive oil (I like this one and this one)
  3. Make a DIY food bar of her favorite foods for the whole family
  4. Good bottle of wine with wine glass set
  5. Make pizza together and have a pizza party
  6. Be her bartender and mix up some fancy cocktails
  7. Cookbooks
  8. Wine tasting
  9. Lunch at a local cafe
  10. A home cooked dinner- prepared by you!
  11. Gift pack of spices
  12. New saucepan set
  13. Juicer
  14. Replace old blender with a Vitamix
  15. Chocolate melting pot
  16. A new dinnerware set
  17. High quality tea pot
  18. Food vacuum sealer
  19. Cheese making kit
  20. Favorite cookies in a jar

Arts/Crafts Mom

mothers day gift idea popsicle stick frames

Gift idea: Popsicle Stick Frames (get tutorial here)

  1. Buy her a camera
  2. Scrapbooking class
  3. Make a cool picture frame
  4. Sewing machine
  5. Gift certificate to art supplier
  6. Book a day at the local art museum
  7. Set of paints and canvasses
  8. Pottery class
  9. Photo album
  10. Fountain/Calligraphy pen set
  11. Photo calendar
  12. A yarn bowl to keep yarn in place as she knits

Fit Mom

  1. Running shoes ( I love this pair)
  2. Subscription to her favorite health/fitness magazine
  3. Athletic wear
  4. Activity Tracker
  5. Mother and daughter yoga time
  6. A month’s worth of pilates or yoga classes
  7. Superfoods Smoothie’s book
  8. Go Pro Hero
  9. Personal Training sessions
  10. Kayaking weekend
  11. Upgrade gym membership
  12. Sports store gift card


mother's day-Diy-Painted-Mugs

Gift idea: DIY Painted Mugs (get tutorial here)

  1. Buy her flowers
  2. Box of chocolates
  3. Breakfast in bed
  4. Personalized mug
  5. Gift card of her favorite store
  6. Take a new family photo
  7. Good set of Pajamas


  1. Oh these are beautiful ideas! I love when my mom receives bath goodies for mother’s day, as she always gives them to me. She prefers practical gifts, but I can never have enough lotions and potions. 🙂

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