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Gift Ideas for Moms

A collection of purchased and handmade gift ideas for mom.

I think we can all agree that the definition of a ‘mom’ does not have to include a biological connection.

So, for the woman in your world who loves you unconditionally, takes joy in making your favorite dinner, and is always a willing listener, here are some gift ideas for moms for their birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas.

Heck, you may just want to gift your mom just because it’s…well…Monday!

A close up of peonies

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If you’d like to make a gift for your mom:

  • A jar of Herbal Bath Salts will be a most welcome gift for anyone, especially a mom who needs a little TLC.
herbal bath salts in a bowl and in a jar.
  • Hand Made Heel and Foot Balm Easily make several of these tubes of heel balm for all the important women in your world.
Tubes of heel balm
Tin of hand balm
  • Lavender Filled Sachets Fill mom’s drawers with the scent of lavender with these easy-to-make sachets.
Fabric sachets with wooden girl faces.
  • Hand Knit Washcloths: You could knit up a couple and pair them with a special bar of soap or bath soak. Check out all my knit washcloth patterns here.
Knit washcloth and a bar of green soap in a gold wire basket.
  • Crochet Edged Linen Throw:  You can easily make a linen throw for mom in a week, or less with some basic sewing and crochet skills.  This throw is perfect for the spring and summer months when she just needs a light covering on some of those cool evenings.  Instructions are here.Linen throw in a wicker basket
  • Use the Waterlogue app to take photos of mom’s kids or grandkids and turn them into watercolor works of art.  You can print them on a heavy stock paper on your printer and then frame them or send the image to an online canvas print store.  See here for more information.A pair of legs

I hope these suggestions give you some gift ideas for moms.  I know I’d be thrilled with just about any of these (hint hint)!

books and flowers

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  1. Oh I’d love that I phone case! Lovely! This is your design, that’s so cool Lynn, Congratulations!! I’d also love love love to make that linen throw and not to mention the idea of photos printed to watercolour pictures! These are all just lovely gifts for Mother’s Day, Thanks for the ideas Lynn!

    1. Katrin, I’m not going to give up on encouraging you to make one of these linen throws…they are so you! And yes…it is my watercolor that I had turned into a phone case…how fun is that! and I know you have some great photos of your girls that would look fantastic if put through the watercolor app…Do come back and share them!
      Thanks for coming by today friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

    2. Thank you so much for linking up at Sweet Inspiration #1 Lynn! I’m super happy you did and so excited to kick off this new adventure & it’s much more fun with you in it!!!

      1. Hi Katrin, I was honored to be a visitor at your first party! So glad to have a new party hosted by such great gals each week. Thanks for the work you put into it and I’ll see you next week.

        Hugs, Lynn

  2. You put such a great and thought list together Lynn. The Crochet Edged Linen Throw is so beautiful and sweet! Homemade gifts like this are my favorite.. I love the hand knit washcloths, too – so special! A Vitamix is a great idea ( I want one, too!), so are all the other suggestions!

    1. Hi Ilka, I had a great time putting this list together…hopefully the fam is paying attention! Right? And I’m with you about how special home made gifts are. But I wouldn’t be crushed if one of those Kitchenaids made its way to me.
      Thanks for coming by today.

      Many hugs, Lynn

  3. I love the watercolor idea! I had to trash my Kitchen Aid and would love a new one of those, too. My mom makes wash cloths that I absolutely love so those are always nice. Great ideas all around.

    1. Kathryn, sounds like a Kitchenaid is on your wishlist, as it is mine. Fingers crossed we both end up with one. And the Waterlogue app is so much fun, I hope you do give it a try…come back and share what you’ve made!

      Many hugs!


  4. I am so happy you reminded us of the fact that mother’s day is coming up. If I had to choose from your diverse selection I would have to go with the artwork. These are all very well thought out Lynn but maybe I should share this post with the family to make sure they get it.! 😉

    1. Mary, I’m all about dropping hints! Wouldn’t it be great to have a ‘waterlogue-d’ photo of all your babes!? I’d love that. Yup…you need to leave some not so subtle hints. I find I have the best look if I let Kate know, then she can influence Terry.
      Thanks for swinging by today friend.

      Many hugs, LYnn

    1. Thanks Shanna! I’m giving my family a chance to get it for me or else I’ll be getting it for myself.

      Wishing you a lovely Thursday.

      Hugs, Lynn

  5. Hey Lynn, I like your gift ideas for mom. l like the pedicure suggestion. It’s a good way to start the summer and barring your toes.

    1. Hi Rachel…so glad you found some ideas you like! Maybe forward the list to certain members of your family??! Just an idea!
      Hoping you get those toes painted in time for summer!

      hugs, Lynn

  6. Can I just adopt you? Your gift list is slightly amazing! LOL Almost as if you planned it just for me! All the kitchen gadgets make me happy! LOL Geeky, I know. But the garden items are the same! GAH! I need to win the lottery! Top it off with the print of your daughter in pumps….it would be the best mother’s day, EVAH!!!!

    1. Hi Nikki…great minds think alike! But then again, who wouldn’t want a Kitchenaid? And I also get giddy around kitchen and garden implements as well. You could so do one of the pictures with Georgia in fun shoes! A mother’s day gift for yourself. Nothing wrong with that.
      Many hugs Nikki…Lynn

    1. Thanks for swinging by Crystal! Hope that your mother’s day is delightful and something fun finds its way to you!
      Many hugs, Lynn

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