Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 … which is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some Mother’s Day gift idea inspiration, we’re here to help. Below are a few of our favorite gift ideas for Mom:
1. Books of Poetry
Does your mom have a favorite poet or author? A favorite poetry style or literary topic? There are countless collection to choose from depending her personal tastes, but if her interests are anything like ours, we recommend Darling, I Love You, an adorable collaboration between poet Daniel Ladinsky and artist Patrick McDonnell!
Sure to tug at the tender emotions of any animal lover, Darling, I Love You: Poems from the Hearts of Our Glorious Mutts and All Our Animal Friends makes a perfect gift for moms of animals and humans alike. Plus, when you purchase it at MUTTS, it includes a bookplate that’s signed by Patrick McDonnell himself!
2. Childhood Photo Recreations
This is an idea that’s been floating around social media for awhile, but we still think it’s hilarious and absolutely charming. Do you (and/or your siblings) have a few funny childhood photos? Try to “recreate” them and present the set of images (new and old) as a humorous gift for Mom!
3. Candles! (But not just any candles.)
Anyone can pick up a nice-smelling, last-minute candle from their nearest home goods store — not that we’d blame you if you do, of course! But if you want to get your candle-lovin’ mama something extra special, we recommend one that is eco-friendly, hand-poured, and made with soy wax (which burns longer than the paraffin wax used to make traditional candles). Not to brag, but our Rose-Scented ‘Flower Bed’ Soy Candle fits the bill, and we think it makes an excellent gift.
4. A Personalized Gift Basket
It can be tough to pick out one single, super-special, wow-worthy gift, and we’ve all been there. If this is how you’re feeling, why not put together a sweet gift basket full of little things you’re sure Mom will appreciate? Baskets can include hobby-themed items (gardening or art supplies, for instance) or generally useful items like stationery or travel mugs.
5. MUTTS Wall Art
These 10″ x 10″ collectible prints were designed based on some of our readers’ favorite images. They’re printed on 80lb., acid-free reforested paper and are perfect for framing! View them all here.
6. A Gratitude Jar
This Mother’s Day gift idea is small but oh-so-sentimental, and it’s a great craft project for either adults or children. Plus, it’s easy to make! Get some nice paper, cut out a bunch of rectangles (approximately 1″ x 3″), and jot down all the reasons you’re grateful for your mom! Include sweet or funny memories of the two of you together, ways she’s helped you or encouraged you, and so on. Then fold up each piece of paper, stick it in the jar, and put the lid back on. You can decorate the jar too, if you’d like. She can keep it in a special place and read back through your memories anytime, for years to come.
7. A Donation in Her Name
For the mother who has everything or just prefers to keep things simple, consider making a donation to the Humane Society in her honor. With a gift donation of just $10 or more, HSUS will mail your mom a personalized greeting card. With a donation of $25 or more, she’ll not only get a greeting card, but you’ll both get complementary one-year subscriptions to HSUS’s award-winning All Animals magazine.
8. Her Favorite MUTTS Comic Strip
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