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
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)
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.