5 DIY Mother’s Day Ideas That Go Above and Beyond

Thoughtful gifts for the most special woman in your life.

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What do you get for the woman who has given you so much? This year, consider a personalized gift. Whatever her passion, there are plenty of ways to wow her. Need some inspo? Here are five DIY ideas from Shutterfly guaranteed to impress on Mother’s Day—and beyond.

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Cooking Queen
If your mom loves spending time in the kitchen, why not give her a gift to spruce up her space? As cute as they are functional, colorful photo mugs and tea towels can be customized with special messages and precious moments. The process is surprisingly simple on Shutterfly.  

Every morning when she has her cup of coffee or tea, she’ll be reminded of you—and when not in use, they’re a great way to upgrade her kitchen shelf. Plus, the towels come with a sewn in hook so Mom can hang them or display them folded depending on her preference. Don’t forget to include a new cookbook with your gift for extra inspiration. 

Photo Mugs + Tea Towels

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For the Lounge-Lover
After a long day, who doesn’t love coming home and cozying up with a good book? A throw blanket and accent pillows up the style and comfort of any nook or window seat. You can use Shutterfly to customize pillows with her favorite flowers—after all, bright blooms are a brilliant way to celebrate your favorite woman—or show your softer side with personal photos. These pillowcases are even washable—she can throw them in the laundry, and they’ll be good as new. Package everything together in a chic basket, and add a bestselling novel for her to enjoy in her upgraded nook.

Pillows + Fleece Blankets

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For the Fashionista
Accessory-loving mamas are sure to adore a stylish bangle or bauble. Consider a charming bracelet or initial pendant necklace, which will win points for style and sentimentality. A personalized catch-all tray from Shutterfly is a darling way to display her treasures and pretty up her vanity. If she’s a serious collector, consider giving her a trio of trays—one for rings, one for bracelets, and one for necklaces. She can use them to keep her jewelry drawer tidy or display her treasures.

Jewelry + Catch-All Trays

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For the Busy Mom
Organize her desk, and purchase some pretty office supplies to make her space feel neat and tidy. Decorative items, like a bronze reading lamp and wall-mounted plants, add a chic, Mid-Century vibe. And you can make it extra special by using Shutterfly to print personalized artwork—it will be a beautiful reminder of why she works so hard.
While she’s out, sneak into her office, and give it a mini makeover—a bow on the door completes the gift.

Canvas Prints Wall Art 

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For the Consummate Hostess
Your foyer is, quite literally, the first thing guests see when they enter your home. Whether she’s entertaining family or friends, Mom will want to set the tone in her foyer. Scented candles and a vase filled with fresh flowers create a warm and inviting space, while custom ceramic tiles (a Shutterfly decor favorite) are a unique way to show off family photos. Finally, a roomy tote bag is perfect for carrying essentials—and last minute party supplies. Wrap everything, and tuck it inside the tote for easy gifting.

Tote Bags + Candles + Ceramic Tiles + Photo Mugs

Gifts inspired by personal touches make for a special accent in any home. They’re the items to be treasured (forever!) and evoke feelings that stem from favorite moments with the people you love. For Mother’s Day, these DIY gift ideas are sure to make your mom’s day, week, month, and year. Visit Shutterfly to get started on making your own personalized gift for the women you look up to every single day. 

Published on April 25, 2017 - 11:00am EDT

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