Celebrate Mom! 10 Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom! 10 Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

With May 14th right around the corner, it’s high time to get in the mood for discovering super creative Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Mother’s Day is approaching fast, and – quite honestly – we can all do so much better than picking up flowers and chocolates when visiting her. We went on a little quest and put together 10 lovely ideas for creative people (mom) that come from creative people (you).

More creativity for creative moms

Nothing could be easier! For moms who like to get creative with pen, paper or tablet, we have compiled 5 inspiring gift ideas here.

  1. Draw a card

Pip Decks: Pip Decks offers a wide range of lovingly designed card decks that support creative mothers. Whether for presentations, team leadership, or brainstorming, Pip Decks help your mom to always pull an ace out of her sleeve. The card decks may not be the cheapest, but they can be used flexibly and give a lot of power:


Design Deck: The Design Deck does two things at once. For one thing it’s a regular card game to play on long evenings, and then it provides mom with interesting facts about graphic design, typography, color theory, art history, and much more. What’s more, all cards are intricately designed and beautifully printed.


  1. The more you read 

Let’s not kid ourselves, books always fly! For Mother’s Day, we’ve been looking for books that combine the themes of creativity and women:

  • Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design


  • Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World


  • In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs


If you’re looking for more book recommendations for creatives, we’ve prepared something for you here.

  1. Wrap up a typeface package

A font package makes for a wonderful gift when putting the finishing touches on ideas and designs is a thing for your ma. There are so many different typefaces out there – it just won’t get boring. Mom will surely find the right font for any application.

There are quite a few packages available at a good price, as well as numerous free fonts. Take a look at these pages:

  • The League of Moveable Type


  • MyFonts


If you go for a free font package, be sure to add a loving card designed with a few crazy fonts for Mother’s Day. We don’t see why not!

  1. Calligraphy starter set

For moms interested in the art of writing, a calligraphy starter set is THE perfect gift idea. It contains everything mom needs to get started with beautiful writing. Plus, there are online courses to guide her through her first steps in the fabulous world of calligraphy:


  1. Paper notebooks

Notebooks are always a good idea – and especially on Mother’s Day. Mom needs to record her brilliant ideas in style, you know. This is where you come in: with a particularly thoughtful gift. The selection of beautiful notebooks is endless, so we’ve just compiled the classics for you today:

  • Baronfig:
  • Moleskine:
  • Pantone:

Only the best for mom! Get creative

Use your creative talents to design a personalized Mother’s Day gift. Custom T-shirts, eye-catching posters and illustrated greeting cards will go a long way. Just add heaps of love!

  1. A shirt for mom

Groovy Mama designed by Rusty Doodle

Go for the good stuff. With a personalized T-shirt design, you’ll show your mom that you:

  • have put thought into it
  • took some time and effort
  • made something yourself

It’s best to choose a design that matches her interests or personality and garnish the whole thing with a loving message or a special quote. The gift should be something that mom will love to wear after May 14thas well. And, of course, it’ll serve as a constant reminder of how much you love her.

  1. Personalized posters

Sonnensystem Poster designed by Lemmy81 and Flämisches Plakat designed by Monsieur Mouton

Like personalized T-shirts, posters can reflect your mom’s personality and interests. Go for a topic she likes, a colorful collage or an inspiring quote. And if you want something extra special, use a design you created yourself. Important: think of where she’s gonna put it!

  1. Compliments & memories in glass

Mom won’t get this every day! By far the most loving idea is the power of sincere compliments and wonderful memories. Find a large vessel or jar with a screw top and fill it with compliments, mom’s wise words, anecdotes, shared experiences, photos, illustrations, etc. Decorate it and you have the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

PS – pack a box of tissues, you’ll need it.

  1. Illustrated postcards

It’s clear that a card should not be the only gift for Mother’s Day, but a friendly illustrated greeting – perhaps even with your own design – is a real eye-catcher. And when it ends up on the fridge or a cupboard door, it’s gonna remind her of you every day.


  1. Wall art

There are plenty of reasons why your mom would want a new piece of wall art. If you’ve got kids of your own, for example, she’ll be a proud grandmother with those kiddo pictures framed for her. And yes, there’s a company called Kiddo’s that offers very straightforward frames for this occasion. Each new collector’s item can be assembled in seconds so it gets the attention it deserves.


Looking for more design inspiration? Check out our blog for inspiration all around the world of design.

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