14 Homemade & Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

And I’m wondering if you are scratching your head thinking of ways to show your mom how much she means to you?

You don’t have to spend hours shopping or tons of money on jewelry and clothes this year. Unleash your creativity and craft the perfect unique gift to really WOW your mom this Mother’s Day!

I’ve looked at more than 100 of our homemade gifts and picked out 15 of the best homemade and personalized Mother’s Day Gifts to help get you started!

1. Hot Chocolate Mix in a Mason Jar

homemade hot chocolate in a jar gift

Homemade gifts in a jar are very popular, so this is a fantastic gift to kick off our list of personalized Mother’s Day Gifts, specially picked for moms that need an extra boost in the morning. Oh, and happen to love chocolate too!

Here I have used a 16oz Mason jar and for the mix I’ve used my mothers favorite hot chocolate mix bought from the store. If you want to make your own hot chocolate mix its a simple recipe of cocoa powder, powdered milk and sugar. I’ve then added chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.

Mix Ingredients:
(Use packet hot chocolate or this recipe)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows

You can even throw in another layer of sweet things like candy canes, or crushed-up caramel squares!

ingredients for hot chocolate in a jar gift

Layer the ingredients in a glass mason jar. Tie some decorative ribbon around the cap. Print out the ingredients and serving directions on a tag.

Close it up and you’ve got a sweet treat for mom!

diy hot chocolate in a jar gift

2. Head Pin Earrings

simple head pin earrings

If your mom loves jewelry, these headpin earrings are a beautiful gift that costs very little and can be finished in no time.

You’ll need 2 headpins and 2 earring wires, a set of jewelry beads, wire cutters, and round-nosed pliers.

Pick out your mom’s favorite colors, or use your favorite colors to give her a gift that will remind her of you!

You can even go the extra mile and make these earrings with your mom; there’s nothing moms love more than spending time with their kids!.

3. Cleopatra’s Milky Cocoa Butter Bath

homemade cocoa butter-bath treat gift

I named this Cleopatra’s Milky Bath of Lovelies, it’s a cocoa butter soak for those that prefer to luxuriate for hours on end in a moisturizing very decadent bath tub of pleasure!

This is one of my personal all time favorite homemade bath treats, so I have a large glass jar of this in my bathroom all the time. Even the guys in my house take advantage of this stuff and its used like it’s going out of fashion, fortunately it’s quick and simple to make.

4. Homemade Moisturizer Bars

homemade moisturizer bars

These solid homemade moisturizer bars are a fantastic do-it-yourself gift idea. They’re very easy to make and once you have the basic recipe you can tweak it till your heart’s content.

These make superb gifts when packed in foil, cellophane, lip balm pots, deodorant tubes or pretty tins. They’re also very convenient in the summertime, on the beachfront, camping out or when traveling.

5. Homemade Bath Fizzies

homemade bath fizzies

These little bath treats are beautifully scented and make nice unique gifts for a loved one.

Watch them fizz away while a therapeutic fragrance floods the air. You can really feel the warmth from the cocoa butter in these and again they only take about only 10 minutes to make!

6. A Silver Pendant Necklace

silver Pendant Necklace
Silver Pendant Necklace

I enjoy creating handmade jewellery and this beautiful silver pendant necklace is among my favorite necklaces; it can be altered to any length so that it looks nice with just about any kind of outfit.

This doesn’t require any special jewellery making tools and it can be assembled in a matter of minutes.

7. Decoupage Coat Hangers

decoupage coat hangers

I like to use decoupage ideas to brighten up or transform something old to look as good as new. It can transform just about anything, so it could be time to investigate that cluttered hoard in the loft?

These decoupage coat hangers were made last year for mothers day & she absolutely loved them, she said because they were so unique!

Personalize A Gift For Mothers Day

8. A Coffee Mug Just for Her

Is your mom fuelled by coffee? Make your momma a coffee mug so that with each sip, she’ll remember you!

You can get a blank coffee mug for next to nothing on Amazon and use glossy acrylic paint for colorful designs on the mug.

If you’re not into painting, use a Sharpie and decorate the mug with your mom’s favorite quotes, a poem, or even a little note from you!

A full tutorial by Emily can be found here on Pop Sugar. I also loved the method by swizzlemonster, check out her video tutorial below.

9. A Survival Kit for Moms

Great for moms that are on-the-go, you can personalize this kit just for your mom!

Use a large mason jar and toss in your mom’s go-to survival gear.

We recommend things like sunscreen, a pack of Burt’s Bees lip balm, and hand sanitizer. These items are perfect for mom if she spends a lot of time outside.

Don’t forget to add in chocolate or a sweet “pick me up” for mom.

Slap a Post-it Note list on the front of the kit for a DIY feel or create and print a label quickly online with Canva. Alternatively, you can download the Mommy Survival Kit labels from classyclutter.com.

Whatever you choose to include with mom’s Survival Kit, we’re sure this will be a gift that she will love!

10. Personalized Wine Glass

Sometimes, a mom just needs to have a glass of wine to unwind. Decorating a wine glass is easy.

You’ll need initial stickers, vinyl electrical tape, and glass enamel paint to get started.

First, place a sticker of your mother’s first initial in the center of the wine glass. Then add two strips of electrical tape above and below the initial sticker.

Finally, paint over the initial sticker area with the glass enamel paint. Use your mom’s favorite color for a personalized touch.

Remove the sticker and the tape when the paint is dry and you’re all set!

Pair this gift with your mom’s favorite bottle of wine and join her for a relaxing Mother’s Day evening!

Clare from fitting-it-all-in.com has a great tutorial on how she personalizes her wine glasses and I’ve also included an excellent video tutorial below that I found by crystal shipley.

11. Iron-On Moon Tote Bag

A custom canvas tote bag is a gift that mom can take on all of her travels!

Simply start with a blank canvas tote bag and find a photo of the moon on Google (or download the one  from almostmakesperfect.com).

Print the moon photo onto iron-on transfer paper and use scissors to cut the image to size.

Use your iron, with the steam turned off, for a few minutes to transfer the image onto the tote bag. Once the bag and paper have cooled down, peel the transfer paper off starting at the edges.

If your mom isn’t into moons, you can use any image that she would like. Consider making a matching tote bag for yourself to show off with your mom!

Molly’s full tutorial can be found here at almostmakesperfect.com

12. Custom Coaster Set Just for Mom

Out of all of our personalized Mother’s Day gifts, this coaster set is by far the easiest to create!

These coasters would be a great gift alongside a custom mug or personalized wine glass.

Use blank fiberboard coasters and simply draw designs or lettering with a silver Sharpie marker or an acrylic paint pen. To finish them seal with Mod Podge and add some cork pads to the bottom.

If you’re lacking ideas of what to draw, try simple pattern ideas, writing your mom a message, or using initials of your family members on the coasters!

A full tutorial on this can be found at Everydaymomideas and there’s a great resource on homedit.com showing 29 different ways to make DIY coasters.

You can also make coasters from tiles, take a look at the video below for more info.

13. Hand Print Paint Pillow

diy handprint flowers pillow
Handprint Flowers Pillow By Consumercrafts

If you have kids of your own, this is a great Mother’s Day gift!

Start with a blank white pillow or re-purpose an old pillow around the house to bring it back to life.

You can use paper stencils and handprints to paint messages on the pillow. You can use letter stencils to paint your mother’s name or shape stencils to create artsy patterns.

This gift is just as fun to make as it is to give on Mother’s Day!

14. Mason Jar Candle Holder

This is a beautiful gift for moms that love to decorate their homes in new ways!

It couldn’t be simpler. Just pick up a mason jar and a small tealight candle.

Decorate the jar with ribbons or paint to add a unique flair to this personalized Mother’s Day gift.

If you really want to get creative, you can make candles in colors and scents that your mom will love.

Not feeling that confident? Don’t worry! If you still want to try your hand at candles for this gift, you can pick up kits that make it easy!

Over on Pinterest you can find 17 mason jar candle ideas check some of them out.

Hopefully these homemade and personalized Mother’s Day gifts gave you a few new ideas for your mom this year. If this list inspires you to create something unique and different, be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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