Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love and appreciation for the incredible woman who brought you into this world. Rather than opting for the usual flowers or chocolates, why not surprise your mum, grandma or motherly figure in your life with a thoughtful, one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift that shows you've put in extra effort and care? In this blog, we'll explore nine creative Mother's Day gifts that will make her day truly special. Plus, we'll also reveal the three most common Mother's Day gifts in the UK to help you know what to avoid this Mother's Day in order to get your mum something truly sentimental.

What Are the 3 Most Common Mother's Day Gifts in the UK?

give creative mothers day gifts this mothers day with airline gift vouchersBefore we dive into our gift ideas for mother's day, let's take a quick look at the three most common Mother's Day gifts in the UK. While these Mother's Day gifts are better than nothing, it's time to break the mould and get creative:

  1. Flowers:Beautiful and traditional, flowers are a staple Mother's Day gift. However, they may not last as long as your love for your mum
  2. Chocolates: Sweet treats are always appreciated, but why not try something different this year?
  3. Jewellery: While jewellery is undoubtedly special, we have some out-of-the-box ideas to make this Mother's Day unforgettable.

Now, let's explore nine unique and creative Mother's Day gift ideas that will leave your mum feeling cherished and loved.

9 Creative Mother's Day Gifts

1. A Homemade Mother's Day Cookie

mothers day cookies are the most creatie mothers day gifts
How about whipping up a batch of your mum's favourite biscuits or a giant homemade cookie and adding your special touch? Get your little ones involved, and let's create a batch of homemade cookies. Once they're baked to perfection, we can decorate them with "Happy Mother's Day" written in icing. Here's a super easy recipe to get you started:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions: Making your mum homemade biscuits is actually super simple. Simply, mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ones. Stir in those delicious chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes. Once they've cooled down, get creative with different coloured icing and pipe a heartfelt message to show Mum just how much you love her.

2. Handmade Trinket Dish

a handmade trinket dish is one of the most creative mothers day gifts
Create a personalised trinket dish for Mother's Day with her name or a meaningful message. Although it does sound a bit complex, you can head down to your local raft shop and buy materials like clay or porcelain that you can mould into a unique dish. Our recommends for UK craft shops include:

Certainly, here are some popular craft shops and craft store chains in the UK where you can find a wide variety of craft supplies:

  • Hobbycraft: One of the Uk's biggest craft shops chains you can find tons of crafting materials, including paper crafts, sewing, knitting, and more. They have numerous locations across the country and an online store.
  • The Range: The Range is a superstore that sells a wide range of products, including craft supplies. You can find everything from art supplies to home crafting items at their stores and online.
  • John Lewis: John Lewis also offers a variety of craft supplies, including sewing kits, knitting supplies, and craft tools. They also have an online store.
  • Ryman: While primarily known for stationery, Ryman also carries a selection of arts and crafts supplies, especially for those interested in paper crafts and colourful pens that are sure to brighten up your Mother's day gifts.

Or instead of simply buying the materials at a craft shop, you could visit a local pottery studio or class. Here, we'll have the opportunity to get hands-on with clay, guided by experts who'll help you create a trinket dish for your mum that's truly one-of-a-kind. Pottery classes cater to all skill levels, including beginners. The instructors are there to provide guidance and support throughout the process. You don't need prior experience; just bring your enthusiasm and creativity, and you'll be amazed at what you can create!

3. Personalised Flight Gift Certificate

give a flight voucher for mothers day
Next on our list of gift ideas for Mother's Day is a personalised flight gift certificate that empowers your mum to broaden her horizons and fly to the places she's always dreamed of. Whether she's always wanted to explore:

The States

Everything is possible with these incredible flight gift certificates! But if you and your mum can't be together for Mother's day, not a problem! Of course, you can choose to send a physical flight voucher in the post, but you can also choose to send an eGift version straight to your mum's inbox. Alternatively, pick a PDF flight gift to print at home to give to her in person. You can even get creative with the presentation by wrapping it in a fun way, like attaching it to a miniature aeroplane or using a globe-themed gift box.

4. City Spring Art

state string art is one of the best mothers day gifts
Another creative Mother's Day gift idea is a handmade artwork in the shape of her favourite city. This personalised artwork will remind her of her roots and the beauty of home or another place where she's created incredible memories. Here's how you can create it:

  • Gather Your Supplies: You'll need a wooden board, small nails, a hammer, colourful strings, and a printout of your chosen city's outline.
  • Prepare the Board: Start by staining or painting your wooden board in a colour that complements the city's flowers. Let it dry completely.
  • Outline the State: Place the state outline on the board and secure it with tape. Now, gently hammer small nails along the outline, leaving some space between each nail.
  • String the Art: Begin at one nail and tie a knot with your string. Then, start weaving the string around the nails, following the outline. Be creative with colours to represent the flowers.
  • Add Details: To make it extra special, you can add small embellishments or even paint the state's name on the board.
  • Frame or Display: Once you're satisfied with your string art place it in a frame for a more luxurious feel.

That's it! Your City Spring Art is ready to brighten up your mum's day with its heartfelt and artistic touch.

5. Painted Napkins

make painted napkins as a creative mothers day gift
If you're strapped for cash this Mother's Day but still want to get your mum a cute, creative gift, consider painted napkins. Although they do sound pretty basic, people have actually made super cute designs themed around occasions like Spring, Autumn and Christmas. Transform plain cloth napkins into works of art by painting them with wash-proof paint into intricate designs, her favourite colours, or meaningful patterns. That way her Mother's Day gift is not only an aesthetically pleasing decoration and cheap to make, but also eco-friendly as she can use her special napkins time and time again when guests come round.

6. Handmade Lip Scrub

Alright, lovely crafters, let's add a bit of luxury to Mum's day with a homemade lip scrub. It's easy-peasy and will make her feel like she's at the spa. Here's how to do it:


  • Sugar (for a gentle exfoliation)
  • Coconut oil (for moisturizing)
  • A few drops of her favourite essential oil (lavender, vanilla, or mint work wonders)

Instructions: Mix a cup of sugar with enough coconut oil to create a thick, luxurious paste. Add a few drops of her favourite essential oil to give it a delightful scent. Once it's all mixed up, pop it into a cute jar – you know, the ones we find at those charming little homeware shops or even your local charity shop. Now, let's add a personalised label to make it extra special.

This creative and budget-friendly Mother's Day gift will leave her lips feeling oh-so-smooth and pampered.

7. Pressed Flowers

give pressed flowers as a fun mothers day gift
Collect and press flowers from your garden or a special location, then arrange them in a decorative frame. This unique piece of nature-inspired art will brighten her day.

8. Herb Garden Planter

a woman create a herb garden for her mothers day gift
Does your mum enjoy cooking? Then giving her a handmade herb garden for Mother's Day would be a practical and meaningful solution. You can add also her favourite herbs like basil, rosemary, and mint. Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to put together - great if you're short on time! Here's how you can make it extra special:

  • Select the Perfect Container: Choose a beautiful pot or planter that complements her style and the kitchen or garden decor. You can opt for a rustic terracotta pot or an elegant ceramic one.
  • Personalised Touch: Consider adding a personal touch by painting the planter with a special message, her name, or a lovely design. Acrylic paints work well for this purpose.
  • Herb Selection: Research her favourite herbs and include them in the planter. Consider basil, rosemary, mint, and other herbs she loves. Plant them neatly and label each herb with cute, hand-painted markers.
  • Decorative Stones or Gravel: Line the bottom of the planter with decorative stones or gravel to ensure proper drainage and add a touch of elegance.
  • Care Instructions: Create a care instruction card or booklet with tips on how to care for the herbs. This thoughtful addition will ensure her herbs thrive.
  • Presentation: When gifting the herb garden planter, consider wrapping it in burlap, tying it with a colourful ribbon, or placing it in a decorative basket for a lovely presentation.

Once you've given this creative Mother's Day gift, your mum can display it proudly on her kitchen window sill so that she can easily grab her herbs when cooking. And we're sure she'll always think of you as she cooks!

9. Handmade Coffee Syrup

mom and daughter eat breakfast and drink coffee on mothers day
If your mum loves her coffee each morning, consider giving her a delicious homemade coffee syrup for her morning brew. Mix coffee, sugar, and a hint of vanilla extract, then package it in a personalised glass bottle.

Which of these creative Mother's Day gifts will you give?

a mum and daughter give a mothers day gift for grandma
We hope that our suggestions of gift ideas for Mother's day will inspire you to ditch the classics like flowers, chocolates, and jewellery for something way more meaningful. Whether you're looking for Mother's Day gifts for your grandma, mum, big sister or anyone who's a maternal figure in your life, you can never go wrong with something personalised. From homemade biscuits to a personalised flight gift certificate that empowers your mum to travel the world, you no longer have any excuses for giving a basic Mother's Day gift this year.