8 DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Deciding what to get mom for Mother's Day can be a difficult task. We’ve all gotten her flowers once or twice. And, I mean, who doesn’t love dinner from a nice restaurant?

But why not switch it up this year with a creative, do-it-yourself Mother’s Day gift - treat her to something from the heart while saving money. Not only will she appreciate your thoughtfulness, but she’ll also be happy that you didn't break the bank.

Below are our favorite DIY gifts for Mother’s Day. Be sure to save more money by taking advantage of the gift card deals below each idea.

Creative Mother’s Day DIY Ideas

  1. Make Your Own Herb Garden. Fresh herbs are always nice to have around the house. Growing them can be done in a few simple steps with a small amount of space. One of my favorite DIY herb gardens requires only a few items that can be found around the house.

    Granny Tip:  No big deal if you don’t have a green thumb! Start off the garden with herbs that are easy to maintain such as basil.


  2. Scrapbook. Do you have family photos and recipes from previous generations? Don’t leave them in the box collecting dust! Start a scrapbook to store these special memories. Tip: Try to make this into a joint gift by recruiting help from your siblings. And don’t pay full price for your materials - get them for less with a JoAnn Fabrics gift card.

  3. Homemade Dinner. Let’s face it. Mom probably needs a break from being the family chef. Either make her favorite dish or treat her to a concoction of your own. So you aren’t stuck in the kitchen all evening, whip up something tasty yet quick with your crockpot.

    Granny Tip:  Want to make your own face mask? Mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 smashed banana.

  4. Breakfast In Bed. Mom deserves a day to sleep in. Get to cooking in the kitchen with pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, coffee...the works! Top it off with some fresh squeezed orange juice and a flower. Cut down on grocery costs and earn cash back with a Kroger gift card from Gift Card Granny

  5. Spa Day. Pamper mom with a spa day in the comforts of her own home. Relax with face masks, mani / pedis and a facial steam. If you aren’t the pampering type, help mom out by painting her nails - we all have that one hand that’s a little shaky.

  6. Jewelry Organizer. Is your mom’s jewelry box overflowing? Is she always misplacing her earrings in the kitchen drawer, bathroom or in between the sofa pillows? Help her get organized with a homemade jewelry holder. This practical and useful piece doesn’t require much time to make and also serves as a nice wall decoration. Keep the cost even lower with a Home Depot discount gift card.

  7. Frame A Photo. That picture of you and your mom from your fifth birthday party is great! Wouldn’t it look nice in the family room? Grab a favorite photo of the two of you, enlarge it and pick out the perfect picture frame.

  8. Candles. Fill mom’s house with a scented candle - it’s super easy to make and won’t break the bank. Tip: Make a few extra candles to use as birthday gifts.  You can save by buying a Michaels gift card at discount.

Want more ideas? Take a look at our DIY Pinterest Board.