10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Only Look Expensive + Giveaway

Photo: Studiodiy.com

Photo: Studiodiy.com

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away! Following our popular series of DIYs (here and here) that look more extravagant than they really are, we’re tackling gifts for your mama. Don’t stress on what to do, we’re here to help you show your appreciation to mom. And if you’re all thumbs, keep reading because we’re giving away a gorgeous handmade wall hanging—a guaranteed winning gift.

Custom Brass Plant Hanger

Photo: Ispydiy.com

Photo: Ispydiy.com

Brass tubing, a brass cutter, and suede rope. Those three items are all you’ll need to DIY your way to a stunning himmeli plant hanger, and potentially into the coveted “Favorite Child” ranking. Add the final touch with a little succulent or springtime blossom and your mom will never know this wasn’t some fancy boutique purchase.

The Backup Plan: Not mom’s style? Check out our solid selection of other planters!

Handmade Silver Jewelry

Photo: Krrb.com/earthbiscuit

Photo: Krrb.com/earthbiscuit

It’s no secret that handmade items tend to be pricier than their mass-produced counterparts. But when you shop secondhand, you have the chance to save $80 on a gorgeous silver jasmine bud ring like this! Handmade by a talented Brooklyn artist, this delicate design makes a beautiful (and affordable at only $100) gift. Real flowers die, a floral Mother’s Day ring is forever!

The Backup Plan: From rings to necklaces, we’re sure to have a the perfect deal on some secondhand jewelry.

Clay Mountain Photo Display

Photo: Sugarandcloth.com

Photo: Sugarandcloth.com

You can’t put a price on memories, but you can put a price on the frames that display them. For the cost of some polymer clay and nail polish, you can whip up a modern mountain range photo display that proudly supports your favorite memories with mom. Be sure to mention how your DIY skills are one of your favorite qualities she gave you.

The Backup Plan: Find the picture frame that’s right for you!

A Vintage Vase

Photo: Krrb.com/virgovintage

Photo: Krrb.com/virgovintage

If you’re set on taking the bouquet route this Mother’s Day, make sure the accompanying vase also presents beautifully. Even after the holiday is over, this hand-thrown Mid-century tulip vase turns into a cheerful accent piece for the home. And since it’s only $28, feel free to go for an even bigger bouquet this year.

The Backup Plan: We have a range of vases fit for every floral arrangement.

Copper and Leather Wine Rack

Photo: Ehow.com

Photo: Ehow.com

Every mom needs some relaxation time, which usually calls for a drink. Make sure that the necessities are always stylishly displayed and within reach, with this DIY copper wine rack. The result of a little effort and craftsmanship is a really stunning modern piece that your mom will love to keep close at hand, minus the cost of snagging something like this pre-made.

The Backup Plan: If her collection needs more storage space, find a wine rack that lets you go bigger.

A Textured Wall Hanging

Photo: Krrb.com/Aloe

Photo: Krrb.com/Aloe

Since they’re handmade and so delicate, weavings can get expensive…usually. This beauty was crafted in Albuquerque with only natural fibers. Enter our contest below to win this one-of-a-kind original piece for your one-of-a-kind mom.

The Backup Plan: Don’t want to wait for the contest? Browse through our selection of wall art to find your mom’s preferred style.

Artisan Fragrances

Photo: Krrb.com/HerbalAlchemy

Photo: Krrb.com/HerbalAlchemy

A Mother’s Day gift should be thoughtful and make your mom feel special, so what better way to do that than with some expertly-crafted artisan perfume? Handmade in small batches in Brooklyn, Herbal Alchemy uses a range of scents to create beautiful original blends that your mom is sure to love. After all, a pampered mom is a happy mom.

The Backup Plan: Check out other scents and great ways to display them.

A Whimsical Vintage Brooch

Photo: Krrb.com/saltmine

Photo: Krrb.com/saltmine

If your mama appreciates the fun things in life, why not get her an accessory that proudly displays it? While this may appear to be a solid gold investment piece, this little guy will only set you back a cool $12. Instead of dropping almost $3k on a comparable animal accent, snag this piece before someone else realizes what a great deal it is!

The Backup Plan: We’re brimming with other vintage brooches.

Homemade Candles

Photo: Fallfordiy.com

Photo: Fallfordiy.com

The best part about making something yourself is having the ability to customize it. Pair your mom’s favorite scent with some soy wax and handmade labels, and you’ve whipped up the perfect partner for some unwinding time. These homemade candles are super easy to make, and come at a fraction of the cost of similar trendy brands.

The Backup Plan: Grab the perfect candleholder to finish the gift off!

Mirrored Jewelry Display

Photo: Abeautifulmess.com

Photo: Abeautifulmess.com

If you’re really ready to flex those DIY muscles, take a cheap wall mirror and wood boards to create a seriously pretty (and functional) mirrored jewelry display. The inside is lined with the accent design of your choice, and you’re left with a ton of space to arrange mom’s favorite pieces. Who wouldn’t love a gift that keeps you organized and lets you feel like a VIP while getting ready?

The Backup Plan: Get the jewelry box that’s perfect for your mom’s collection.

Win a Mother’s Day Gift

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas that Only Look Expensive + Giveaway

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For one entry in our giveaway, tell us what makes your mama so special in the comments below. And be sure to mark it done in the Rafflecopter above so it counts!

  • Linda

    my mom’s ability to motivate and inspire me every day!

  • Rose

    Her honesty

  • Lauren

    My mother is special because she is strong

  • Donna

    her spontaneity!

  • Arkqope

    My mom is special because she knows exactly when she is needed..even with suffering with Alzheimer’s she told me on her birthday last month “I knew you would remember” referring to the fact that I always make her a pineapple upside down cake !!

  • Ann Marie Almariei

    My mom is special because she puts up with me!

  • Prasert

    her compassion :)

  • Kimberly Rampersad

    My mom holds the family together.

  • Lissa C.

    She always has the best advice

  • Julie Rod.

    I love my mom’s huge heart and caring nature

  • rajee

    My mom gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, kissed me.

  • Amy M

    My mom is gone, and my mother-in-law has made me feel less like an orphan… love her to pieces.

  • Bianca Munoz

    My mom is special because she does so much for me still! I love her! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Marie

    I love my mom’s personality and how she is my best friend!

  • manda

    My mom is always doing for others. my twitter is @mandaoverturf

  • Carly Williams

    My mom is definitely one of a kind!

  • Briana Maxson

    Thanks for all the great ideas, would love to win the giveaway for my amazing mom who loves artwork and handcrafted pieces.

  • Judith

    my mom’s taking me to japan for mother’s day!