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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank


If you’ve forgotten, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th which means if you haven’t planned what you’re gonna get Mom or the woman you love as a Mom, you better get going!

Our friends at She Knows offer these simple to make Mother’s Day gifts that won’t break the bank and that you can make on your own or have your kids help you make for Mom:

Baked gifts– Use your mom’s favorite recipes to bake up cupcakes, cake pops, brownies or cookies for a nostalgic gift on Mother’s Day.

Breakfast in bed– Keep a Mother’s Day tradition alive by having your kids serve your mom breakfast in bed, even when you’ve left the nest!

Homemade soap– Have your kids help combine glycerin with natural ingredients such as oatmeal, honey or blades of grass to create unique soaps.  

Homemade candles– Simply jazz up plain pillars with decals or specialty candle paper for gift candles almost too pretty to burn.

Homemade trail mix– Fuse granola and dried fruit to create a homemade gift of trail mix that is personalized to please her palate.

Homemade flower hair clip– Turn simple silk or paper flowers into pretty hair accessories when glued to alligator clips to present on Mother’s Day.

Homemade spa giftsSugar scrubs, bath soaks and face masks can be made from ingredients in your own kitchen, but take mom far, far away.

Embellished sleep mask– Give a plain sleep mask some flair with rhinestones, jewel glue and glitter slick paint to help moms get some well-deserved slumber.

Candy jar– Top a canning jar with Mom’s favorite candies, glue and then seal goodies with clear acrylic paint and fill jar with the same treat to share with her grand kids.

Personalized stationery– Homemade stationery sets are a great Mother’s Day gift idea and can be assembled and personalized easily by tearing edges, stamp or by monogramming in Mom’s favorite hues.

Stenciled linens– Washable fabric paint gives napkins or tea towels a personalized elegance, especially when decorated with your children’s hand prints for Mother’s Day.

Craft kit– Combine homemade gifts and hobbies into one by presenting Mom with the supplies she needs to craft her favorite project with her grand kids.

Drawer sachets– Using small squares of fabric sewn together in a little pillow and filled with lavender or her favorite potpourri, fragrant sachets are a homemade Mother’s Day gift that is as practical as it is sweet.

Sewing kit– Fill a mason jar with needles, notions and spools of thread and top lid with a stuffing-filled square of fabric to hold pins.

Gardening basket– Fill a plastic wash bin with gardening tools that moms can use as a portable potting tub while she’s soaking up some sunshine.

Personalized frame and mat– Turn an ordinary picture frame into a homemade display for Mother’s Day memories by embellishing the frame and mat with buttons, lace or sentimental items.

Scrapbook or photo album- Turn childhood memories into a keepsake arrangement by creating a scrapbook or photo album personalized with photos and handwritten notations by your kiddos.

Photo tray– Favorite photos, a wood or metal tray and a little Mod Podge goes a long way to preserve memories and present moms with a homemade tray for serving iced tea or holding jewelry on her dresser.

Tote bags– Use iron-ons, fabric paint or fabric markers to help your children brighten up a plain canvas tote especially for Grandma.

Handmade bead jewelry– Kids love to craft homemade strings of colorful beads to create the perfect bracelets, necklaces and earrings for Mother’s Day.

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