.Get some ideas for your own mum, help the kids make something special for Granny … or drop a few casual hints to your husband! Here are some of our favourite ideas for meaningful and fun Mother’s Day gifts.
1. Make a thumb-print heart canvas
A teeny tiny canvas featuring hearts made from your family’s fingerprints … it doesn’t get more awww than this! Alanna from The Craft Nest made this for her husband for Valentine’s Day, but we think it would make a superb Mother’s Day craft.
2. Bake cookies with love
Make a list of words that describe your mum and write them in icing on some cookies. A glass jar and an oversized bickie (used as a gift tag) complete this very sweet gift. See how it was done at I Am Baker.
3. Fill a jar with your thoughts
This long-lasting gift is a jar filled with loving thoughts – one for every day of the year. Make your own personal notes, or if you get stuck for ideas, visit Gifts U Can Make and buy their printable PDF with 365 sayings about motherhood.
4. Make a door hanger
It’s the gift every mum really wants – a sleep-in. Get this free printable door hanger from Twig & Thistle. But husbands be warned – any woman worth her salt will be trying to hang this up every other day of the year too! (Hey, it’s worth a shot …)
5. Make cupcakes with cute flags
How about having a girly tea party and baking cupcakes together? Make sure you top them off with these gorgeous printable flags by Bakingdom.
6. Frame printable wall art
A lovely sentiment and a beautiful illustration … and it’s free from Li’l Magoolie! Simply download the PDF, print and frame .
7. Decorate slipper cookies
Slippers for Mother’s Day is a bit of a cliche … but not when you can eat them! Decorate biscotti or other oval-shaped biscuits with icing and pink-tinted shredded coconut. See the recipe at Disney’s Family Fun.
8. Make a keepsake card
I love you thiiiiiiiiis much! Use your child’s handprints to make this clever card – you’ll look back in years to come and wonder how their little hands were ever that tiny! See the instructions at A Day In My Life.
9. Have a garden party
If the weather is fine, get outside and host a garden party filled with yummy treats and presents. Get some inspiration at I Am Baker (including a delicious rainbow cake made with real fruit cake layers instead of food dye – gorgeous!)
10. Make pretty paper flowers
A modern bouquet that lasts forever. Older kids can help with cutting out circles and gluing the petals. See the instuctions at Kristin Eldridge Photography.
11. Cook bacon, egg and toast cups
Everything that’s good about breakfast, all wrapped up in an individual serve! We’d be pretty happy to eat these in bed on Mother’s Day. Get the recipe from Annie’s Eats.
12. Make homemade bath fizzes
A silicone ice-cube tray gives these beautiful bath bombs their shape. Get the instructions at Martha Stewart.
13. Grow flower pot desserts
Layers of cake, ice-cream and crushed-up Oreo cookies (for the ‘soil’) are placed in a flowerpot with a fresh flower in the centre. Yum! Get the instructions at The Pioneer Woman.
14. Personalise a breakfast tray
Breakfast in bed is even more special when it comes on a hand-decorated tray. Get instructions for this idea at Better Homes and Gardens.
15. Pour tea cup candles
Scour op shops for beautiful vintage tea cups and then make your own collection of candles. Get the instructions at Martha Stewart.