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 three stylish options.
Vintage Vegan Leather Backpack (there is also a black option)
Pink Vintage Daypack (also available in other colors)
I know I would enjoy getting a plant in the mail! Here are a few fun options from Amazon.
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.
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
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.
A trampoline? Strange idea? Maybe. But a kid that is entertained for hours makes for a happy mom, right?
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.
Emily Ley Simplified Planner
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.
Or check out Mixbook and use code: MDAY18A to up to 50% off through Wednesday, May 9th (2018).
Updated 2019: Check the site for the newest promo code.
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!
Just don’t forget to buy her new coloring pencils.
What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift?
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Originally posted April 2015. Updated May 2020.