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One of the most important figure’s in everybody’s life is their mother. Mothers care for and watch over us as we grow. They are always there for us when we need them and are always ready to lend a helping hand. So, when it’s your mom’s birthday, make sure you buy or get her something special! After all, she really does deserve the best! A handmade present is always a great idea for close family members or friends, it shows that you put energy and time into making something truly unique for them. So take a look through our collection of 25 birthday gifts for mom. We’re sure that you’ll find some fantastic birthday gift ideas for mom!


1. A Bit of Decor – Family Polaroids

A great handmade present, which your mother will be sure to love, is a few pictures of her and the family! Coat a wooden board or a piece of cardboard in some paint. Cut out the word “mom” out of paper, and stick it on the board. Now all you need to do is attach polaroids of her and other family members. She can use this as decor for her bedroom later on!

2. A Shield of Wood – Birthday Gifts for Mom

Make your mother a decor shield for her birthday! All you need to do is paint over some blocks of wood before glueing them together. Write a sentence or a thought on each block, expressing your love and gratitude towards your mother. She will be able to put this wooden shield on a wall in the house, and will always be reminded of you!

3. An Amazing Card – Gift Ideas for Mom

Are you in search of a unique and creative card, which you can surprise your mom with on her birthday? Here’s a great idea, introducing a play on the word “mom.” After writing up “Mom” on the front page, mirror that word underneath it. The word will read “wow.” Of course, you can interpret this in a few ways, maybe you are expressing your amazement towards your mother, that she’s such a wonderful person!

4. Light Up Her Day – Candles as Presents

Here’s one of many simple but great ideas for birthday gifts for mom which look gorgeous! All you need to do is cut out a heart from paper and glue it on a mason jar. After this, coat the mason jar in an array of vibrant colours of paint. After the paint dries, you can peel off the paper heart, this way you will leave a small “window” for the candle, you place inside the mason jar, to shine its light from. You can attach a note to the jar that reads “Mom, you light up my life!”

5. A Unique Frame – Birthday Presents for Mother

Create a unique and beautiful frame for your mom! All you need is a picture of her, which you stick in the middle of the frame. You can also decorate the gift with small wooden scrabble letters, the numbers of her birthday, stickers and a small message. This one is up to you, let your creativity run wild!

6. Hap-Bee Birthday – Adorable Card Ideas

Wish your mom a happy birthday with an adorable and unique card! Instead of wishing her a “happy” birthday, put a small twist around it and write “hap-bee” birthday. You can decorate the card with a drawing of a bee. This is a great idea if your mom loves these cute insects!

7. Spell it Out – Heartfelt Birthday Presents for Mom

What does motherhood mean to you? Gather a collection of words, all of which represent your mom perfectly. Then place them underneath each other, to eventually spell out “mother.” You can create this on a wooden board, so your mom will be able to use it as decor!

8. A Survival Kit – For the Tough Days

Everyone has days, when they are feeling a bit more tired, have a headache or are just simply in a bad mood. This happens to moms as well! Make sure your mother gets through the tougher days of life, by getting her a survival kit! All this means is jamming a few things into a mason jar. Place some of her favourite treats inside, as well as painkillers or lip balm. These small items can mean a breath of relief during a hard day at work.

9. Mother and Daughter Necklaces – A Matching Set

Get you and your mother matching necklaces for her birthday! One is a necklace with a bar of gold with a heart missing from it, the other necklace being the small missing heart. These gifts will express that you two are family, not to mention you also complete each other!

10. Home Sweet Home – DIY Gift Ideas for Mom

It’s usually true that home isn’t home according to the place, it’s the people who matter! Make sure your mom knows that being at home means having her around! On a piece of paper write up “home is where your mom is” and stick a picture of the two of you next to it. She can put this in a frame and hang it up on her wall!

11. An Emergency Stash – Her Favourite Candy

Does your mom adore all sorts of chocolate and candy? If she has a constant craving for these delicious treats, make sure you get her a stash of it for her birthday! She can take this emergency stash into work, meaning if she’s having a difficult or tiring day, all she needs to do is pop a chocolate in her mouth, and she’ll already feel better!

12. Paddle Pop Stick Crafts – Handmade Gift Ideas for Mom

There are so many cute crafts you can create out of paddle pop sticks, not to mention it’s an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of making gifts, as you are recycling! Cover each paddle pop stick in different colours or wrapping paper, then stick them together to make a small board. Stick a picture of the family or your mom on it. This is a great alternative to using a frame!