How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Average Go-To Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. If you are like me, you cannot believe that it is already spring! With less than three weeks until the holiday, it is time to figure out what you are going to get your mother on her special day. She has done so much over the years and deserves a well thought-out gift. Each of us has our go-to gift, whether it be a box of chocolates for the mother with the sweet tooth or a mani/pedi gift card for the mother that loves self-care. No need to venture too far away from what your mother loves. Rather, add a special touch this year with these simple ideas.

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What mom doesn’t love a new refreshing candle to decorate her kitchen counter or fireplace mantle? Instead of simply wrapping up a store-bought candle in a different therapeutic scent this year, add this adorable printable label from Everyday Dishes. Remind her how much you cherish her unconditional love.


If you are feeling extra ambitious, try making your own candle. Check out eHow for instructions on how to make a special candle from old ones you have lying around your house. No need to buy as many extra tools or ingredients.

Beauty and Self-Care Supplies

Does your mother love self-care products? Is your go-to present a gift card to a local nail salon to get a well-deserved mani/pedi? Rather than handing your mother a card, tie the certificate to a pedicure-in-a-jar. The Girl Creative has great instructions on how to put together this easy mason jar gift. Included is a free “toe-tally awesome” printable label.



All mothers love a lovely bouquet of flowers. This year, tie a “Thanks for helping me blossom” tag from I Heart Naptime. You can also plant a flower for your mother to watch blossom for the rest of the year. Visit Lolly Jane for DIY mason jar succulent instructions with a free printable tag.



A gorgeous necklace or bracelet is always a perfect Mother’s Day gift. In fact, it is my personal favorite since my mother loves new accessories. In addition to the big bow on top of the box, add a special touch by wrapping it with a photo of the two of you.


Go the extra mile and make your mother a custom necklace. Eve’s Addiction is one of the many websites with countless options ranging from birthstones jewelry to engravable designs. For the creative readers out there, try creating this handmade Photo Pendant necklace by Ginger Snap Crafts.

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Coffee and Tea Giftcard
Is your mom always the most caffeinated one in the room? Is a Starbucks gift card your go-to Mother’s Day gift? This year, go one step further and add this cute “You’re Tea-riffic” printable tag. If you have extra time, make her some homemade loose leaf tea by Something Turquoise and wrap it up with the gift card.



If your mother has a sweet tooth, buy her all of her favorite treats! To make them unique, wrap the bars individually with Mother’s Day wrappers from Lil Luna.

Are you in the baking mood? Test out this Easy Strawberry M&M Caramel Pretzel Bark from Diana Rambles. To complement the M&Ms, attach Kenzie’s Kreations‘ “MOM’s are the Sweetest” M&M label.


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Coupon Book

Are you fresh out of ideas? No worries! If none of the other ideas sound like something your mother would enjoy, try a coupon book. You may have made similar gifts while you were in elementary school, but the coupon book by Clementine Creative is no kindergarten arts-and-crafts project. The free printable is beautifully made. It includes some pre-made coupons as well as some blank coupons for you to fill in with personal ideas.


Spend the Day Together

You can never go wrong with simply spending the day with your mother. Quality time is always the best gift. For ideas on how to spend the day with the special lady in your life, check out by my recent blog post.

Now go out there and get planning! Have additional ideas? Comment below to share. I would love to hear what you planning on getting your mother this year.

Until next time,

P&P ❤



3 thoughts on “How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Average Go-To Mother’s Day Gifts

  1. Ingrid Opstad says:

    Love all of these ideas, so creative! I especially think the coupons are great, will for sure be creating some for my mum 😉

    Ingrid |


  2. Kit Stanwood says:

    I’m going to be spending the day with my mom and dog! I also got her a booklet of reasons I love her ! Great list, love the candle idea, my mom is always getting me candles for Christmas .


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