Mother’s Day Inspiration

Great Gifts for Great MomsMoleskin journal and handmade flower button bouquet for Mothers' Day

  • What: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
  • When: Birth to college
  • Why: Please your parent
  • Where: At home

Do you want to do something a little more inspired than the traditional flowers, breakfast in bed, or Mother’s Day brunch? If you want some easy ideas that bring joy long after the one day of appreciation ends, check out these suggestions.

Flower Button Bouquet in plastic cup made with utensils and straws

Crafts: Homemade gifts make a big impression. Get ideas for flowers that won’t wilt, jewelry made by hand, and art that captures their tiny handprints. No matter which project you choose, these easy ideas will get the kids involved, and moms can treasure them for years to come.

Mom with three kids looking down in front of red rhododendron bush for Mother's Day photos

Photos: It’s no secret moms love photos of their kids. But if you want to make sure she gets in the photo, too, start a tradition of taking photos. Pick a place she loves, whether it’s the backyard, the couch, or a favorite park, and get the gang together to mark the occasion. Bonus points if you can find an object for the background that never changes, making it easy to see how much the kids haven grown from year to year. Whatever location you choose, share the electronic photos far and wide, or print several from over the years into a keepsake book or collage.

Book: Speaking of books, if the mom in your kids’ life prefers less clutter and fuss, you can still thrill her with this simple idea. Find a journal or other blank book. Each year, have the kids fill out a page with their handwritten notes. They can tell stories, say thank you, or whatever strikes them. Have little ones who can’t write yet? Trace their hands, and let them dictate what they want to say. Or just let them loose with the art supplies. The book makes it easy to keep everything together for a super special keepsake that keeps on giving long after the day ends.

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