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No sooner that Valentine’s Day is out of the way, Mother’s Day starts to loom large on the calendar. I love giving homemade presents and gifting experiences over things, but a little handmade gift is also a great idea. Sometimes a little extra thought means a lot, and making something as a gift can mean so much more. So here are some great ideas for homemade gifts for Mother’s Day that you can make yourself.
Homemade Gifts For Mother’s Day
Whilst Mother’s Day does stem from the religious calendars, I do feel that as with a lot of holidays, it has become too commercialised. Making a handmade gift brings it back to being a personal and thoughtful holiday in my book.
My mum would love all of these gifts, and they are also things that I would love to receive.
A Handmade Drawstring Bag
These can be made in all sorts of sizes, for all manner of uses. Why not make one large enough for laundry? Or small enough to be used as a wash bag for holidays? Plus, by using a feature fabric, they can be further personalised to your own mother’s taste and style.
If you make one small enough, it can be a very useful bag to use for a bought shower gel bar too.
A Washcloth Soap Holder Pouch
Why not buy a bar of your mother’s favourite soap, shower gel bar or shampoo bar, and present it within a personalised washcloth soap holder? Costs very little, but means a lot.
A Fabric Coaster (Or a set!)
My mum loves a nice hot cup of tea when she gets a chance to sit down – does yours? Then why not make her a lovely set of fabric coasters so she has a safe place to rest her mug without marking the furniture? Plus – they are an incredibly easy make!
See my tutorial here for how to make your own.
Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder
Especially at this time of year and with all the viruses going around, it is good to know where your hand sanitiser gel is! Stop your mum from having to fumble around in the bottom of her bag by making a hand sanitiser gel holder that clips to her bag or belt hoop.
And while we are living through this pandemic, why not make her a face mask / cloth face covering in her favourite colour or a funky fabric that she will love? See my tutorial on how to make a great mask with a filter pocket.
Chapstick/Hand cream holder
You could also make a chapstick holder to hang alongside the hand sanitiser holder. I use mine for a teeny hand cream, for using after the sanitiser gel. These are such a useful thing to have.
Is your mum a fan of fiction? A bit of a bookworm? If you know that she would love a certain book, then do buy it for her. But why not also make her a personalised bookmark? These are great gifts for avid readers, and again can be easily personalised.
Some Bath Bombs
Whilst you can find so many of these out on the high street, it is so easy to make your own. And tailor them to what your mum would like using her favourite scented oils. And they are so much more natural that some that you can buy.
A Reusable Sandwich Wrap
These are such an easy make, and perfect for the mum who takes a packed lunch to work. Plus they are great for the environment, as they reduce the amount of plastic sandwich bags that need to be used. You mum will love the fact that she need never buy a ziplock bag again!
Reusable Make Up Remover Pads
These are a perfect idea if your mum loves to be eco friendly and zero waste. I make mine as these lovely hexagons or squares rather than circles, because that way no cloth is wasted.
Who doesn’t love scrunchies? And again you can make your mum one of these in here favourite fabric or colour!
Reusable Straw Case
Does your mum love being zero waste? Then she will love these reusable straw cases that stop your bag getting sopping wet. And they also double as a travel toothbrush holder!
Ear Phone / Small Change Pouch
These cute little porches are perfect for holding a small amount of change for parking or a trolley. Or for protecting your earphones.
A Handmade Card
And finally, don’t forget a handmade card to go along with your homemade gift. By using a little bit of appliqué, you can make a lovely personalised card. I would use a free motion embroidery technique, like I used in my free motion embroidered decorations. Just sew it onto the card at the end.
I hope that this has given you some great ideas for homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Would you try any of these? I love to see your makes. Please comment below or contact me on social media.
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