Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 28, 2021 / Parent Resources

Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 9th this year. We’ve listed a few of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas you could draw inspiration from to surprise the superwoman in your life on this day!

Pipe Cleaner Flower Pot

Celebrate mom with one of the best mother’s day gifts! For this, you will need a few pipe cleaners, pom poms, pots, and some glue. To design your pot, bend your pipe cleaners to spell “MOM” and stick them to the pot. Make sure to glue your pom poms too. Once that’s done, place some pretty flowers in your pot and you’re done!

Fingerprint Butterfly Mug

Here’s another of the most unique mother’s day gifts you could design at home! First, dip your thumb in acrylic paint and stamp it on the pot to make the body and wings of a cute butterfly. Then, use your paintbrush to draw the antennae too. You could even write a sweet message on the mug to make it more personalized.

Scented Bath Bombs

Mix some baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch and citric acid in a large bowl. If the dry ingredients have chunks, sift them. Next, mix some orange food coloring with water and spray this mixture onto the dry mixture. Then, pour a few drops of orange and jasmine oil and stir your mixture. Scoop this into muffin liners and press them down. Make sure to store it in airtight containers. Wouldn’t this make the best gift for mom?

Macaroni Necklace

Thinking of more ways to make great mother’s day gifts for your superwoman? We’ve got what you need. For this activity, all you have to do is paint macaroni and string them on pieces of ribbon! Kids will absolutely enjoy making these and stay totally engaged.

How is Mother’s Day celebrated around the world?

Japan: In Japan, Mother’s Day was first seen to be celebrated as a way to comfort mothers who had lost their loved ones during World War II. Around this March holiday, you will find carnations that represent the endurance of mothers.

Ethiopia: Known as the Antrosht festival, this special day is celebrated towards the end of the rainy season. Family members flock over to their homes for a big meal after the weather clears for good. All of them usually cook together, sing, and perform dances to narrate family heroes’ stories.

United Kingdom: In the 1700s, Mother’s Day in the UK was seen to be marked by house servants going back home to spend quality time with their mothers. Now, you’ll find that this special day is grounded in religion, with churches giving daffodils for kids to give to their mothers.

India: Considered both a religious ceremony and a time for family gatherings, Durga Puja is celebrated to honor the Goddess of Mothers, Durga. During this 10-day festival, families spend time making food, packing gifts, and decking up their homes.

Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day only on a specific day?

Although activist and poet Julia Ward first suggested the idea of the official celebration of Mother’s Day on June 2, as a day to be dedicated to peace, we can make everyday Mother’s Day by making the special women in our life feel loved and special whenever we can! 

How did you spend Mother’s Day last year? 

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