Mother’s Day is around the corner so I thought I would share a few Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with you. This year especially you may have to get creative if you are not physically with your mom. Take advantage of gifts you can get sent directly to her. You can still make her feel special by sending something you know she will love!
I find that a backpack makes day trips with the kids much easier! Here are two stylish options.
Vintage Vegan Leather Backpack (there is also a black option)
Pink Vintage Daypack (also available in other colors)
Send mom some wine! You can save with this link.
Pick out a book to encourage her in her motherhood journey!
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic (One of my favorite sleep-deprived mama stories is in this book. It’s hilarious!)
Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson
Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women by James Dobson
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday: Say Goodbye to Stressed, Tired, and Anxious, and Say Hello to Renewed Joy in Motherhood. This book is full of both encouragement and truth for moms!
Get the mom in your life a beautiful journal (many are prayer journals) from Val Marie Paper (created by the author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday).
Val Marie Paper gift cards are also available.
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting) by Pamela Druckerman. This one is just plain fun.
Or just sign her up for Amazon Prime so she can order her own books whenever she wants. Shop Amazon – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime.
Hello Joy (formerly French Press Mornings) has beautiful & encouraging prints. Bonus: there is a free option. Every Wednesday there is a free 4X6 print to download. All you have to do is buy a frame and you have a very inexpensive gift! Encouraging Wednesdays free prints.
If you want a specific print (other than the free one), there are many other options available in the Hello Joy shop. There are notepads, coffee mugs, and more!
Stitch Fix Gift Card – You can now get $50 free credit (instead of the usual $25) from Stitch Fix!!
I found these stacking rings from Lisa Leonard Designs and thought they would be the perfect gift. If mom has more kiddos in the future, it’s easy to add another ring. There were many other gift options available.
write the word journals
There are journals, accessories, and so many other great products from Cultivate What Matters.
Photo book or Calendar
One of my favorite gifts to give is a photo book or calendar. After my parents took us on a trip out west, I made a photobook for my mom. I loved the book so much, that I got one for myself too. It does take work, but it’s the perfect way to capture a memorable trip or special relationship.
The book above was made by picaboo. I usually purchase my photo books, calendars, and other photo gifts through groupon.com. You will have more variety in the photo products when purchasing directly from the photo company, but it’s typically less expensive to purchase through Groupon.com. I have been happy going that route.
Emily Ley Daily or Weekly Simplified Planner
Emily Ley has beautiful planners available, but there is also so much more: Weekly Simplified Planner, Dapperdesk leather planner, Planner Bundles, A Simplified Life (book), Grace Not Perfection (book), Planner Accessories (including new pencil pouches and notebooks), Organizational Tools (journals, notebooks, recipe binders, baby books + more), Prints, and more.
New Emily Ley customers only: $10 OFF with this link.
Check out the Planner Bundles here.
I know I would enjoy getting a plant in the mail! Here are a few fun options from Amazon.
ZZ Plant with White-Natural Décor Planter
Clean Air 3-Pack House Plant Collection with White Decor Planter
My husband once made fun of me for buying a “palm tree” for our home, but I enjoyed it. :) This one is pretty and ships with a planter. 3 to 4-foot tall Palm Tree.
A trampoline? Strange idea? Maybe. But a kid that is entertained for hours makes for a happy mom, right?
I keep coming across coloring books for adults and I must say they look like fun. When I first starting coloring with my girl, I was surprised at how relaxing and calming it can be! I even buy her color crayons based on the colors that I want. Ha! So here are a few coloring books that mom might like. A new kind of stress-relief!
Flower Designs Coloring Book (Volume 1)
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns
Just don’t forget to buy her new coloring pencils.
What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift?
Disclosure: Some links in this post are affiliate links.
Originally posted April 2015. Updated May 2020.
Very unique ideas for Mother’s Day gifts! I really love the rings, and I always love giving photo books. One of these days I’m going to get a photo book from someone, I just know it!! :)
Throw out a few hints…and maybe you’ll get a photobook someday. :)
Abi at Joy In My Kitchen says
Those coloring books are really neat! And you found such pretty prints; great idea to find a freebie and put it in a frame.
I personally don’t like having a large sum of money spent on me, so I thought the freebie in a frame was a decent idea for cheap.
I love the idea of an adult coloring book :)
Sarah Donegan says
Oooh fun ideas! I love the coloring book one too :) but the mothers in my life are getting makeup, since my daughter and I started selling it this year :)
Ah. Makeup works too!
Debbie Rodrigues says
Such beautiful ideas. Mainly the coloring book. Thank you so much sharing such inspiring gifts.
You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by!
Julie @ Everyday Happiness says
Thanks for the great Mother’s Day tips! I may just forward my hubby this article :) Especially love the prints you found!
Ha! Forward away. Hopefully you get something nice!
Erin @ Love Peace Beauty says
Thank you for these ideas! The rings are very cute and definitely something I would personally like. Also, I love photo books – such a great keepsake!
You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by!
Great ideas! My mom would LOVE the coloring book! Visiting from Titus 2 Tuesday :)
I love these gift ideas and I really love the necklace that says mama! How sweet! I am so glad that you shared this on Making Memories Mondays!
Thanks for stopping by, Cathy!
Mary Geisen says
I love these ideas. I especially got a big smile over the adult coloring books. I have always loved to color and I would enjoy that again. You also are right on with your idea of a photo book. I have made many of those over the years for my own parents and those are their most treasured gifts. Visiting you from Testimony Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to try out the coloring book. :)
Kelly Balarie says
Seriously?! These are the cutest gifts. I want them all! ha! Love this post. Now I have to save up some more money! Cheering you on from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith
Kaylie Hodges says
Don’t worry, I’ve already sent the link to my husband ;) I’m not usually a jewelry person, but those rings and necklace are both appealing to me today! Maybe because they are so low-kay. And I always love a good journal!
I thought the jewelry was simple & pretty. Let me know if your husband picks any of the items!
I also love a pretty journal…and so I have too many.
Terri Presser says
Hey there, thanks for sharing these great gift ideas at Good Morning Mondays. I am particularly interested in the colouring book, I enjoy doing that too :-). Even though it is a bit early I have just ordered a journaling Bible and pens for mothers day. The family always ask me what I would like and they find it easier if they have guidance. The little ones will probably do something special which is just lovely. Thanks again and blessings
I have been hearing about Bible journaling. I’ll be curious what you think!
NYC Tech Mommy says
Such great ideas! I love the stacking rings and the Beautiful Beyond Words items. Thanks for sharing these :)
Ruthie Gray says
This is a simply lovely post full of great ideas! I especially love the adult coloring book and the photo book ideas. I’m going to check out Mixbook! Thanks for sharing at Wise Woman Link Up. I enjoy your blog! :)
I’m happy you enjoy my blog! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Oh I love that gld bar necklace!!
Thanks for sharing this amazing ideas!! I’m linking up with you too at Women with Intention Link Up.
Tayrina from TGAWrites
You are welcome!
What great gift ideas. I love the adult coloring book – it looks like great fun !!! Thanks so much for sharing these cute ideas !! Sharing from Ladies Collective Link Up.
I’m intrigued by the coloring book also. Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon Rowe says
Such great ideas, I am going to do a round up this week on Mother’s Day please can I link to this page? Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party :)
Sharon, you absolutely can link to this page! Thanks so much!!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
I love your Mother’s Day selections. The stacking rings are awesome and I’ve been wanting an adult colouring book!!
Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).
Wishing you a lovely day!
It seems as though many moms are intrigued by the coloring book. I have yet to hear from someone who has used one though!
These are some lovely gift ideas! I would be happy with any of them!! :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!
Kristen @ Musings of an Average Mom says
What cute Mother’s Day gift ideas. I live the pretty journal and mug set. Visiting from Mommy Blog Party.
Janelle@The Peaceful Haven says
WOW! I am so thankful I stopped by…what amazing ideas for Mother’s Day. I have a few good ideas now and I really appreciate you providing so many good options!
No problem. :) Thanks for stopping by!
Love these ideas!
Sarah Ann says
I love these ideas! I especially love the printable and even more that they give a free weekly one! Thanks for linking to the Sat. Soiree. You’re featured this week!
Awesome! Thanks for the feature!
Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com says
I like those French Press posters, very lovely. Thanks for coming up with these great ideas….it can be hard to think of the right thing for mom.
Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup …I’ve pinned this post and hope you stop by again to link up again for this upcoming week!
Yes. The French Press prints are lovely, and she has many options to choose from!
Karren Haller says
Ok you had me at adult coloring book, my daughter and I love to color, something therapeutic about it. Thanks for stopping by to share on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features!
Have a great weekend, Karren
I hope you get a chance to try out the coloring book!
Angela McKinney says
I love the journal at the end. I really like getting books and things like that for any holiday. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
I am with you. I always enjoy getting books & journals!
Jenny @ Women With Intention says
Fun ideas! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays!
Meghan Gencev says
I have my eye on those stacking rings! Great roundup of gifts for Moms!
aahna ahuja says
Such a good idea of gifting mom such a color books. Thanks for sharing the beautiful article
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