Last Minute Mother’s Day DIY Gifts Ideas

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms With Mother’s Day around the corner, finding the perfect gift that shows how much you love your mom can be near to impossible. But we have the solution: DIY gifts. Nothing adds that extra touch like a handmade gift you’ve created and put together. Now before you go searching the Internet for Best DIY Gifts for Mom (yes, we are guilty of this), we have created two quick & easy gift ideas you can put together for your mom. And the best part, most of the stuff you need is things you already have in your pantry. So if you’re looking for fun, unique Mother’s Day DIY gifts, keep reading.

Afternoon Delight Box

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms This box is inspired by Afternoon tea with a casual flair. The Afternoon Delight box features our famous Brownie Mix in a jar. This fantastic brownie mix in a jar has everything your mom will need to bake the perfect brownies. All she’ll need to add is eggs and milk to the brownie mix.

Recipe for our Brownie Mix

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup of walnuts (optional)

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Directions: Add each ingredient to a mason jar, making sure to firmly press down after each layer.

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Include the following baking instructions: Pour the brownie mix into a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Add 3/4 cup of butter or margarine and 2 eggs. Mix until well blended. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan, making sure to spread the batter evenly. Bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. Take them off the oven and let cool completely. Enjoy!

Also included in the box are spiced pecans, Make Mine a Builders Tea sampler, and Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower de Rose Lemonade.

However, the Afternoon Delight Box is completely customizable to your mom’s preferences. Great options can include macarons, favorite tea or coffee beans, savory or sweet trail mix and a mini bottle of champagne.

Pamper Me Spa Box

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Nothing says I appreciate you like a Pamper Me Spa Box. This box gives our moms the chance to unwind with all natural, handmade products you’ve created right from your kitchen. Inside this relaxing box is a DIY Aloe Vera & Witch Hazel Toner, Peppermint Sugar Lip Scrub, Aloe & Lemon Body Scrub, and a Lemon & Lavender scented Bath Salts.

Here we will show you how to make each of the products in the box:

DIY Aloe Vera & Witch Hazel Toner

  • 1 small glass bottle with pump or easy to open lid
  • 1 fresh Aloe Vera stem or aloe vera juice
  • ¼ cup of distilled water
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons of Witch hazel
  • 2 drops of Argan Oil

Directions:

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms To Make Aloe Vera Juice: In a small pan, bring the distilled water to a boil and then add the aloe vera steam. Lower the heat and allow the aloe vera to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. The water will turn a golden color. Take off the stove and let it cool completely.

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Fill your glass bottle with equal parts witch hazel and the aloe vera juice you made earlier. Add two drops of Argan Oil. Close the lid and shake thoroughly.

Include the following instructions: After cleansing the face, use 1 to 2 pumps of this toner on a pad and apply all over the face and neck for a calming, refreshing glow.

Peppermint Sugar Lip Scrub

  • 4 to 6 tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Vaseline
  • 1 drop of Peppermint oil
  • 1 small container with lid

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Directions: In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients together until you create a sugary paste. Once you’ve created the consistency you want, pour the sugar scrub in a small container and seal it.

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Include the following instructions: Scoop up a small dollop of the sugar scrub with your finger and apply it to the lips. Gently exfoliate the lips, moving in slow circular motions. You should feel a tingly sensation from the peppermint, which will create a plumping effect on the lips. And finally, wash off the sugar scrub from the lips. Apply a lip balm afterwards.

Aloe Vera & Lemon Body Scrub

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice
  • 1/4 cup of Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • 2/3 cups of coarse or semi-coarse Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemon juice
  • 1 glass container

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Directions: In your glass container, pour in all the ingredients and slowly mix everything together until well blended.

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Include the following instructions: Scoop out a generous amount on this refreshing body scrub on the tips of fingers and apply to arms and legs. Move in circular motions to remove any unwanted dry skin. Wash the scrub off with warm water.

Lemon & Lavender scented Bath Salts

  • 2/3 cups of Epsom Salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of Grated Lemon peel
  • 1 to 2 drops of Lavender
  • 1 large container with lid

mother's day, gift guide, mothers day gifts, DIY, lip scrub, body scrub, brownie mix, foodie, aloe vera, witch hazel, face toner, homemade recipes, beauty, bblogger, pinterest, moms Directions: Pour all ingredients in your large container and mix until everything is combined.

Include the following instructions: Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the Lemon & Lavendar scented Bath Salts to your bath for a fresh, calming bath.


We hope you give these DIY gifts a try. And Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely mothers, grandmothers and motherly figures out there.

  • Wow these are wonderful ideas and love your tutorials…that took a lot of work! Wish I had time and energy to do more DIY stuff on my blog! Lovely and thanks for sharing!!
    Valerie
    Fashion and Travel

  • Wow, such great ideas and great tutorials! Visiting from the blogger life FB group

  • Jessica Hughes

    These are amazing! The brownie mix looks delicious!

  • Ooh, the scrub is such a good idea! I’ll have to try this.

    http://findingthewardrobe.com

  • I love the idea of a home made box! Makes it easy to personalise and shows real thoughtfulness. Might have to save these ideas for birthdays as well!

    Sophie | MapleTreeBlog

  • Kristen Kavan

    I love this idea! So darn cute! I wish I would have seen this earlier. Unfortunately I have to send my mom her gifts, since she is out of state. Saving this idea for next year! xx

  • Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    Great last minute gifts! I love the pamper me box. I haven’t gotten my mothers day gifts yet, so these are great ideas.

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    My mom would LOVE those bath salts! I just bought her a few things at Lush and could have saved myself some serious dough!

  • ashley

    These are some awesome gift ideas. Home made is always great!

  • Super cute and simple! I might do something like this, I have a lot of empty containers from old candles that I cleaned out. Cute!
    Danielle | AccordingtoD.com

  • Love the brownie mix idea!

  • My mom would love that scrub. I have always wanted to try to make on my own…I should make some for both of us.

  • You’ve got some awesome DIY ideas! Even though Mother’s Day is here, you could definitely make these for yourself or to gift the whole year round. I think I might just have to try my hand at my own lip scrub!

  • Tamara Goyette

    Home made scrubs are my absolute favourite.

  • Katie Brown

    These are such cute ideas!

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