Spring has officially begun, May has arrived, and Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you are in need of some super quick ideas, look no further!
As a mother myself, I know what I want most every year. Peace. I don’t care about lavish gifts, or shiny jewelry. It’s pure simplicity that I crave. I want to rest up, relax, skip the cleanup of any mess that might arise, and enjoy the presence of my family. I would imagine that most moms are in this very same boat.
So this year, skip the expensive and get straight down to the meaning! Dads and Moms alike, check out this list of simple Mother’s Day gifts (made by a Mom!) Plus, these can easily be adapted into a gift for Grandmas, Nanas, Or Memas.
10 Simple Mother’s Day Ideas
Build Her a Scripture Journal
If Mom likes to journal, doodle, or write, this might just be the perfect gift for her! A quick trip out to the store to pick up a simple journal, a handful of fun pins, and some sticker sheets will be all you need! Have each child hand write a bible verse on a random page, leaving plenty of open space for Mom to add her own additions. If your child is too young to write, take over a little by writing the verse yourself. Then, let your children color and add stickers around the verse.
Have artsy kids? Let them create a title page in the front, reading “Mom’s Scripture Journal” adding some fun drawings or soles of their own.
Short on time? Skip the line and head over to Target.com! I was recently in need of a cute notebook myself and target has some adorable options! You can easily buy online and pick up in store, or (if there’s time) you can simply have it shipped straight to your house! Target tends to be pretty quick on shipment, offering 2 day shipping on many items!
If this is a hit with the mom in your life, simply add to her collection each Mother’s Day! New pins, stickers, maybe throw in some fun washi tape. The Thirty-One Zipper Pouch or Family Organizer both work great at organizing notebooks, journals, and accessories. Plus, the personalization options make it super personal!
Supplies needed: Journal or notebook, stickers, pens.
Additional items to take it up a notch: colored pencils, stencils, personalized zipper pouch.
Plan a Mom-Venture
As a stay at home, homeschool mom, I don’t have many outings for myself. If I am going somewhere it’s typically for an appointment, something for the kids, or to pick up groceries. If the Mom in your life is in a similar place. A Mom-Venture might be right up her alley. Now I’m not necessarily talking about a sky diving adventure (unless Mom is totally into that kind of thing, then by all means, sky dive away!) I’m more leaning towards a relaxing adventure. This could be something as simple as a picnic in the park, a scenic drive to an area she loves, or just a nature hike through the woods! My most memorable Mother’s Days have been those where we take family trips to the park, or even just chill in the backyard and grill.
Supplies needed: yourself & a plan of attack!
Make a Homemade Card
Simple, yet effective! Moms absolutely live for this sort of thing. A simple little handmade card can be kept and cherished for years to come. Plus, they can easily pair with a number of the other gifts on this list! Card-stock, some stickers and crayons is all you need to show Mom you care. Don’t have everything you need to make a card or are completely strapped for time? Pick up a simple card from the store and let your child jazz it up with a couple stickers and a handwritten note. Cards are an incredibly simple way to show someone how you feel about them.
Supplies needed: card stock, stickers, crayons or markers.
Create Day Off Cards
Every Mom deserves a day off. While, it may be somewhat unrealistic to take a complete day off from everything, when there are littles in the home. Giving Mom a day off from just one specific, mundane task can certainly do the trick. Think simple. Give Mom a day off from the tasks you know she dislikes most. This could be diaper duty, laundry, cooking, or washing the dishes. Just make sure the tasks that are chosen can easily be tackled by the kids (with a little help from Dad of course). It can be downright frustrating to a mom if she’s told something will be done for her, only to end up doing it herself later.
Need a little help getting your day off cards created? The 2019 Mother’s Day Printable Bundle includes a sheet of 4 pre-made cards that you can print from home! No prep time. Simple and quick!
Supplies needed: free printable Mother’s Day bundle, crayons or colored pencils
Serve Breakfast in Bed
Enough said. Cause seriously? Who wouldn’t love this?? If you have older kiddos, get them involved. Make Mom something delicious and deliver it straight to her bedroom before she even has the chance to do anything for anybody else! Hats off, the best way to start a Sunday! Want to make her breakfast even more special? Make her a set of “I Love You Because” Cards to read through while she eats. You can get your own free set in the Mother’s Day bundle!
Supplies needed: something yummy for Mom, a tray or platter for carrying, free printable Mother’s Day bundle
Create a Personal Canvas
This can be such a cute, personal, yet amazingly simple craft! A little tape or stickers, some paint, and you’re golden! You simply press your stickers firmly, or use tape to spell a word on your canvas. Paint, let dry, then remove the stickers or tape. Leaving a beautiful canvas for Mom. You can easily make this it personal by spelling out MOM or doing a special sayings or song you share with Mom. My daughter always says “I love you to the moon and back”, which could be a cute idea for this craft! My boys painted their name this way on canvas a handful of years ago, and they turned out very nice.
Supplies needed: canvas, paint, stickers or painters tape
Hand Pick a Bouquet of Flowers
Give Mom the gift of flowers that never wilt! I did this with my Sunday school class a few years ago, and they were a huge hit! Simply trace your child’s hand on colored card-stock, cut it out, and have them write their name on it. You can attach the hand-prints to anything long that can be put into a vase. Dowel rods, craft sticks, plastic butter knife (serrated side taped to the hand) pop it in a cute case or coffee mug filled with gems (or candy, yum!) and you have a beautiful potted flower! Have multiple kids? Make it a bouquet!
Supplies needed: colored card stock, crayons or colored pencils, craft sticks, tape or glue, mug or vase, gemstone or candy
Make a Coupon Book
Coupon books are an iconic Mother’s Day gift! I’ve revived a handful of these as well as given many! They are just a fun way to show Mom you appreciate her and are willing to help out throughout the year. You can easily make your own with the free printable coupon booklet that is included in the Mother’s Day bundle! Simply have your kiddos fill it out, add some embellishments if desired, staple it together and you’re good! Great ideas for your coupon book are: extra hugs or snuggles, help Mom with her daily chores, help out with a younger sibling, make Mom’s bed for a week, or dry the dishes. So many great options for this one!
Supplies needed: crayons or colored pencils, free printable Mother’s Day bundle, stapler
Fill Out a Fun Keepsake
Extremely strapped for time? Fill out the simple “My Mom” worksheet that is included in the Mother’s Day bundle! This (like the rest) is easily adaptable for a Grandma or Mema as well! Simply print and have your child fill out the worksheet! Laminating this, could make Mom an incredible keepsake!
Supplies needed: crayons or colored pencils, free printable Mother’s Day bundle
Cook and Clean up
This is huge. As a homeschool mom, I find myself completely worn down by the end of the day and cooking is the last thing I want to do! Knowing that someone else is going to cook for me, plus clean up afterward… well that’s downright heavenly! Encourage your children to make Mom a meal (with dad’s help) then clean up after! If this isn’t an option, take out or a special dessert would do the trick as well. Just remember, moms work hard every single day. Show her you appreciate that hard work by treating her.
Supplies needed: a comfy spot for Mom to kick up her feet while she watches you cook 😉
Mother’s Day Bundle
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I hope you enjoy some crafting and creating for your mom this week! Let’s show the powerful, amazing moms in our lives how much we care! If you love this, but still need more great ideas for the great mom in your life. I encourage you to check out 10 must have products for Mom, where I cover some of my absolute favorites! Remember to show Mom some love this week!
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