There’s a special bond between mother and daughter. It’s a relationship that’s like no other in life. Finding the right gift for mom isn’t about the size or the price—it’s about the sentiment. This list of mom gift ideas hits all the right heart spots, from the funny to the poignant to the practical, there’s something here for daughter to make the day right.
Mom and Me
Here’s another one for a youngster to make for mom on her birthday or on mother’s day—so dad, get that crafting hat back on, download the template provided and get busy. You’ll spend some quality time with your little one and end up with an oh-so-sweet gift for your lady all in one shot.
Personalized Recipe Cutting Board
A truly stunning gift for any daughter who’s flown the nest, this chopping board will become one of her most prized possessions. Choose from beech or walnut wood, and you can have a favorite family recipe laser engraved in your own handwriting on one or both sides as a special reminder of home.
One Year Roses
Roses undoubtedly make beautiful gifts, but the problem is, they wilt and die within a few days. One year roses are real roses that have been treated with a special pigmentation process, which means that they stay fresh and vibrant for up to 12 months, as long as the special care instructions are followed.
Ceramic Hand Dish
Dad, get your crafting hands ready. This one is perfect to make with your daughter for mom on her birthday or mother’s day. A quick trip to the craft store and an afternoon following this step-by-stpe tutorial with the little one will yield a great gift for mom.
Mulberry Silk Pillowcases Set
Treat her like the princess she is with a pair of mulberry silk pillow cases. Made from 100% natural silk, these cases not only look and feel luxurious, but they will also ensure that she wakes up with smooth, tousle-free hair and skin that’s as smooth as the fabric itself.
This DIY is super-easy to do but is super sweet. All you need is a mason jar, the downloadable/printable templates provided, and a little bit of ribbon or colored string for accent, and you’re in business. The idea is to fill the jar with memories from the year before, so mom can keep them close to her heart.
Gift for My Daughter Blanket
Sometimes a daughter needs reminding that her mom is there, no matter what, and this blanket will ensure she never forgets. Made from fleece and flannel that’s as soft as Mom’s hugs, this blanket comes in three sizes, and a choice of three touching mother to daughter designs.
You Are My Sunshine Wooden Music Box
Whether you sang it as a lullaby when she was small or called her your little ray of sunshine, this beautiful musical box will make a sweet keepsake for any daughter. Made from wood and beautifully decorated with heartfelt words, the box will play ‘You Are My Sunshine’ when the handle is cranked.
Engraved Moon Lamp
Give your little girl (no matter how old she is) this enchanting lamp and she will think of you and smile every night before she goes to sleep. Made to closely resemble the moon, this spherical lamp glows gently in either yellow or white, and is engraved with a choice of tender words.
Freaking Awesome Mom T-Shirt
If you’re not one for sentimental words, how about giving her this funny t-shirt instead? Sweet and touching at the same time, this tee lets the world know that you think she’s awesome, sweet, and tough, and if someone messes with her, you won’t wait for karma to mete out the justice!
Mother and Daughter Candle Holder
Nothing can compare to the bond a mother has with her girl, and this candle holder is the perfect representation of that. Made from resin and standing at 9” high, this holder captures a tender moment between mom and child, while their ‘skirts’ have cut out hearts so the candlelight can shine through.
My Daughter, My Heart Necklace
Unique jewelry can be hard to find, especially when you want it to really mean something. This necklace would make a fabulous gift idea for daughters who have flown the nest. Made from sterling silver, the disc features a sweet message, while the gold-plated brass overlay has an unusual heart cut out.
Jane Austen Print
Encourage her to strike out and find her own path with this brilliant framed watercolor quote from Jane Austen. The perfect gift for daughters who love literature, the quote tells readers that they need to go and seek their own adventures in life if they’re not happening close to home.
Hand-Carved Heart Serving Spoon
A beautiful way to remind her of the times you spent baking and cooking together, this wooden spoon makes a simple but poignant gift. Hand-carved in Kenya from olive wood, the spoon is shaped like a heart and can be displayed on her kitchen wall, or used for her daily food prep.
Birth Month Flower Heart Necklace
Birth is a unique and life-changing moment that’s shared between a mother and her baby, which is why this necklace makes such a fitting gift. Real flowers from her birth month have been encased inside a clear eco-resin heart so they will remain vibrant forever, while the chain is adjustable from 18”-20”.
Show her that you think she’s a strong and fierce woman with the help of Maya Angelou. Handmade from cotton, this infinity scarf is printed with the words from her most famous poem ‘Still I Rise’ which will bring her fortitude for some of life’s more difficult moments.
I'll Be There Necklace Mom to Daughter Necklace
A beautiful way to remind her that you’ll always be by her side, this necklace and pendant set will make a touching Mom gift idea for daughters. The sterling silver tag is stamped with a sweet message, while the brass overlay features two cut out trees, standing side by side.
Long Distance Mom Daugther Pillow
Whether she’s away from home for college, work, or marriage, this pillow will make sure you’re never far away. Available in canvas or linen, the personalized mother and daughter case is illustrated with both your state and city and hers marked with two hearts, and a dotted line connecting the two.
Embroidered Photo Transfer
This DIY is really unique. It’s special because it combines some seriously traditional skills—needlepoint, to be specific—with modern computer skills. The instructions teach an inspired daughter how to take a mommy-and-me type photo and turn it into a classic embroidered hoop, which can be personalized in any way you like.
The Five Minute Journal
Journaling can be a powerful tool for happiness, but it can be hard to fit it in with school and work commitments. Help your daughter to cultivate an attitude of gratitude with The Five Minute Journal, which provides helpful prompts to help guide her each day, in just a few minutes.
What I Love About You by Me Book
If you want to give her a keepsake in your own words, the ‘What I Love About You’ book is a great option. Enclosed within the pretty pink covers there are pages of prompts that invite you to write your own answers about all the things you cherish the most about her.
Willow Tree Hand-Painted Memory Box
A mother’s job is to keep her babies safe until it’s time for them to leave the nest, and then allow them to soar. This beautiful trinket box by Willow Tree will be a permanent and very sweet reminder of how much you love her, and comes engraved inside the hinged lid.
I Love That You are My Daughter Dish
Give her a subtle little reminder of how much she means to you with this sweet ring dish. Made from white ceramic and edged with gold, this square trinket holder comes with the words ‘I Love That You’re My Daughter’ in the bottom, with a heart in place of the apostrophe.
To My Daughter Leather Journal from Mom
Whether she uses it as a journal, for lists, or just as somewhere to scribble, this PU leather bound notebook will make a lasting gift. Fitted with a cell phone and credit card pockets, this gorgeous journal is embossed with a sweet mother to daughter saying to stand her in good stead.
Don't Mess with Mamasaurus Mug
Make sure her friends and family know that she’s not to be trifled with by sending her on her way with this dinosaur-themed mug to take with her. Made from white ceramic with a black design, this funny mug warns others not to mess with Mama, and what will happen if they do!
Dr. Scholl's Soothing Spa Low Cut Lavender + Vitamin E Socks
Perfect for lounging around, working from home, or doing homework, these socks from Dr. Scholl will treat her feet in the most comfy way possible. Soft and fuzzy, these socks are infused with moisturizing vitamin E and lavender, and feature a smooth toe seam, and non-slip silicone treads to keep her safe.
Mama Bear Hoodie
When you can’t be there to protect her, wrap her up in your love with this cute and comfy hoodie. Available in four light colors, the hoodie comes in five sizes from small to 2XL, and features a large spectacle-wearing hipster bear’s face on the front, with ‘Mama Bear’ across the top.
Calling all daughters who like to make jewelry: this DIY is special for you. Get out your hammer, your tools, and your creative inspiration. This DIY shows you an easy, simple way to make custom washer necklaces—the message you stamp on the washer is up to you.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant
Fill her own space – whether it’s her room at home or her own house – with a Fiddle Leaf Fig plant. Unusual and vibrantly colored, this tall plant makes the ideal addition to even small homes, as it grows up rather than out, meaning it is perfect for small rooms and empty corners.
You may have noticed that mom’s number one complaint is lack of sleep. It could be she needs the right sleep mask, made by her special little girl. This DIY uses basic sewing materials and will take under an hour to complete—and mom might finally get that rest she so deserves.
Engraved Daughter Gift from Mom
This stunning travel mirror will give your girl a constant feeling of belonging thanks to the beautiful message engraved on the front. Made from metal with a silver finish, this mirror offers a regular and 2X magnification option, and includes the sweetest message from you to her.
Mother Daughter Necklace
This pretty necklace is a touching mom gift idea for daughters, as it’s subtle as well as beautiful, and will give her a gentle reminder of your love whenever she wears it. Made from sterling silver, the interlocking circles represent the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter, and hang on a 19” chain.
Hidrate Spark Steel Smart Water Bottle
Part of being a mom is reminding kids to make sure they are looking after themselves. This awesome bottle will ensure she drinks even when you’re not around. Made from stainless steel so drinks stay cold for up to 24 hours, the pretty LED lights glow when it’s time to take another swig.
The Great British Baking Show: Love to Bake Book
What happens when she embarks on her own life away from home and can no longer be there to enjoy your home baked cookies and brownies? Well, she could learn to bake her own – both sweet and savory – with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith’s ‘The Great British Baking Show’.
Mom's Survival Pack
Just because your baby has had a baby, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t still need looking after by you from time to time. Give her this care package for new moms, which contains six all-natural products to help her relax, including belly butter, lavender mist, and all-important sleep salve.
Watercolor Typography Art
For the seriously crafty daughter only. This tutorial teaches you how to make watercolor typography art so you can make amazing personalized cards and gifts—starting with the number one person on your list, your mother. Once you know how, you can use this technique for the rest of your life.
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