10 Easy Mother's Day Gifts for Mamas-to-Be
From the moment she finds out she’s expecting, mamas are working overtime to ensure a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. Even if her little one isn’t here yet, she deserves a special Mother’s Day celebration with her loved ones. Honor her motherhood with these 10 easy yet amazing Mother’s Day gifts and add to the excitement of her new arrival.
1. Homemade Coupons that Make Life Sweeter
Homemade coupons are like the “Get out of Jail Free” card in Monopoly. They give expecting moms a way to get out of their least favorite chores or treat themselves to something special (hint: back rubs are nice!).
This custom gift costs pennies to make. You can grab a free coupon template here and add your own special perks. We suggest washing the laundry, foot rubs, date nights, or breakfast in bed, but that’s totally up to you!
2. Papier Mache Planters for Her Favorite Flowers
Sure, you could go to any store and buy mom a vase or planter, but that wouldn’t be nearly as fun or personal as making one yourself! Papier mâché is a beginner’s craft that doesn’t take much time (you’ll spend more time waiting for it to dry!) or skill.
Blow up a balloon, then cover the balloon with strips of newspaper or craft paper that have been dipped in paste. Leave the top of the balloon uncovered to provide the opening for the planter. Once it dries, pop the balloon and remove it, leaving a bowl-shaped planter that’s ready to fill.
3. Adorable String Art to Brighten Her Space
String art is an anything-goes type of gift and can be as simple or complex as you like. Using nails, strings, and a bord, you can craft a word or message to the mama-to-be that she will proudly display in her home.
Use templates like these to make this project even easier!
4. Lavender Sachets for Total Home Zen
Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy, but lavender is generally safe to use. Good thing, too: it’s one of the most calming, relaxing essential oils out there and offers tons of benefits to stressed, tired mamas. Tip: Neroli essential oil is also safe during pregnancy and has the same benefits as lavender only it has a citrus floral scent to it- a nice break from lavender!
Adding dry lavender to a hand-stitched sachet will give mom a little dose of zen wherever she needs it. Sachets are compact enough to fit in drawers, closets, pillows, cabinets, or even her car.
To make a sachet, cut a small square (2 inches by 4 inches) from a handkerchief or other fabric. Fold the fabric in half, then stitch up two sides. Fold the sachet right-side out, fill with the dried lavender, then stitch the opening closed.
5. Seed Packet Wreath to Grow New Memories
Expecting mamas are in the “growing” season of life. They’re bringing new life into the world and in the meantime, they’re working to make their little world a better place. That’s why these seed packet wreaths make the perfect gift for pregnant moms!
Grab a basic wreath from your local craft store, then pick up a variety of seed packets to adorn the wreath. Annuals, perennials, vegetables — anything goes! Planting a small garden will cater to her nesting instincts and give her plenty of stories to share with her child as they grow. Imagine her little one’s surprise when they realize they inspired her garden long before they entered the world!
6. Milk and Honey Soap to Wash Away Her Pre-Baby Jitters
Self-care is important for moms-to-be, especially if her mind is in the clouds thinking about her new little one. Encourage her to take some me-time with these milk and honey soap bars. They take about 10 minutes to make and include only safe, natural ingredients. She’ll feel like a new woman!
7. Stamped Clay Trinket Dishes as a Maternity Memento
Moms are the keepers of all the things, the treasure collectors and gatherers that hold onto every precious little item from their kids’ childhoods. She starts collecting these items before baby arrives, starting with that first ultrasound photo.
A custom clay trinket dish is a great place to hold precious mementos. They’re easy to make, even if you’ve never worked with clay. You can use letter stamps to create a unique message that will remind mom of the days leading up to her little one’s arrival. Make it even more unique with glazes or paints.
This clay trinket dish tutorial shares all the materials you need and step-by-step instructions.
8. Personalized Cutting Board for Serving Up Tasty Family Meals
Mom’s kitchen is about to get a lot busier once you add a little one to the family. A personalized cutting board is a great way to start stocking up on all the essentials.
For example, this wood-burned cutting board can be customized to your preferences, including your family names or a special Mother’s Day message. They’re high quality and will last you through the many years of cooking and snack-making heading your way.
Of, if you prefer glass cutting boards, you can use photo services like Snapfish or Vistaprint to upload your own photo or other design.