The Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts She Won’t Be Expecting

Mother’s Day is around the corner, which means that many of us are scrambling to figure out how to show our appreciation for all that our dear moms have done for us over the years. Sure, she probably does love that bouquet of flowers or that fancy box of Belgian chocolate, but after years of receiving the same gifts, she knows what’s coming. This Mother’s Day, make your mom feel extra special by surprising her with a handmade gift she will not only love, but won’t expect.

#1: Heavy Duty Gardener’s Hand Scrub

May is the time of year where your mom starts to really get her hands dirty…literally. Whether it’s raking up old leaves, planting seeds, tilling the soil, or simply giving the house a top-to-bottom spring cleaning, her hands will end up dirty, dried-up, and in need of some TLC. Easily make a heavy-duty hand scrub—you know, the kind that gets the dirt out of every small crack—with simple ingredients that you may already have lying around the house.

Mix together sea salt, baking soda, sugar, soap shavings and essential oils with some hot water to form a thick paste. Spoon the mixture into a fancy jar and adorn it however you see fit. The abrasive, yet nourishing ingredients will make sure to clear out the dirt, while the essential oils will restore moisture back into her skin. Try lavender or grapefruit essential oil for the added antibacterial benefits.

#2: Birth Flower Seed Kit or Starter Pots

Put a thoughtful spin on Mother’s Day flowers by printing out or making your own seed envelopes and filling them with your birth flower seeds. Include your siblings and parents to give her a truly unique present that commemorates your family bond. She’ll love planting these seeds together and watching them grow. Or, if you have time, plant the seeds yourself in a decorative flower box and present her with the flower starts that she can place anywhere.

If your birth flowers are out-of-season or difficult to find, no problem! Find out what her favourite flowers are and make your mom her own grow-it-yourself bouquet that is guaranteed to win some brownie points.

#3: Mother’s Ring

Unless you’re a designer, jewelry isn’t technically DIY, but there are ways to give your mother jewelry that shows you’ve put time and effort into creating the perfect token of your love. Personalized family jewelry is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift that gives you the freedom to design something special you know she’ll absolutely adore. Birthstone rings are beautiful, elegant and meaningful. No matter what month you and your siblings were born in, your mom will cherish the beautiful combination of colours because of the significance behind it.

Marlow’s Diamond and Design family jewelry allows you to customize nearly every detail of your Mother’s Day ring, from gemstones to engravings. This year, make Mother’s Day extra special with a timeless ring that you and your siblings designed especially for your one and only mother.