All about Mom

Sweet and simple Mother's Day gift ideas

By Jeanne Field
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Mother’s Day is all about moms. And about all moms. So, sure, it’s a day to relax and get pampered, but it’s also a day to take time to thank and recognize our moms, grandmas and all the “like a mom” ladies in our life. (And that might be a whole lot of ladies!)

Here’s one way Hallmark can help: our sweet and simple collage frame (available here). It’s a gift that you can easily personalize for every mom—or anyone else you’d like to show some appreciation. We’ll show you 5 ideas for changing up this frame to make it uniquely hers. Plus we have a bunch of other Mother's Day gift ideas—all guaranteed to bring on a hug and a squeeze.

History repeats itself

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: History Repeats Itself Collage Frame #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

There’s nothing as heartwarming as sharing in the same milestone memories. Showcase the wedding photos of three or four generations, if you’re lucky enough to have them. Grandma can’t help but be proud of the family tree when she can see the love being repeated throughout her ever-extending family.

Our artistic family

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Enlist your kids to make a special piece of artwork for Mom or Grandma, such as art from school, coloring pages or hand-drawn family portraits. And our printable quote helps tie the whole display together.

Made-from-scratch memories

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Made-from-Scratch Memories Collage Frame #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Fill the frames with recipes passed down from Mom and Grandma that were favorites in the family. We added small hooks at the bottom of our frame to showcase Grandma’s favorite baking utensils and handmade potholders. You could also include a scrap from an old family apron or a photograph of her kitchen from long, long ago. It will remind her of all the days—and tummies—she filled with love.

New beginnings

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: New Mom Collage Frame #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Capturing the exciting moments just before and after Baby’s arrival is a wonderful way to celebrate. A collage of items like a baby shower invite or birth announcement, a picture of the new baby, a first sonogram and a lock of hair from a first haircut will be a perfect addition to a new mom’s home.

2-4-6-8! We really do appreciate!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Family Command Center Collage Frame and Free Printables #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Longtime friends and those who are like a mom to you will love feeling appreciated for everything they do—keeping lives running smoothly and friends and family members happy. Fill one of the frames with a personal note of appreciation or our printable "Laugh" quote and turn the rest into an organizing board with our chore and shopping list printables.

Now it’s time to try your hand at turning our collage frame into something that’s all about Mom. Or if that’s not quite what you were looking for, keep scrolling for more ideas.

More gift ideas for moms

  • Write your favorite Mom-isms or words of wisdom on a desktop whiteboard so she'll know you were always listening. Then she can use it to jot down reminders for herself and errands for Dad. So really, it’s a gift for both of them.
  • Have a favorite picture of your kids? Add it to a magnetic personalized card to send to aunts, sisters and other like-a-mom-to-me loved ones. They’ll be displaying it long after Mother’s Day is over—and it can multitask by hiding fingerprints on the fridge.
  • There’s no need to give a fancy gift—any busy mom would be thrilled with something as simple as the dinner question being answered. How about a homemade mushroom and artichoke pizza followed by an ice cream and strawberry dessert?
  • Dangle a pretty new bangle bracelet or a kid-made macaroni necklace for Grandma from a cute jewelry tree so she can display her treasure all year long, and have quick access to it for special occasions—like when you all come to visit.
  • Get crafty with a desktop memo board by adding photos and giving her a pair of tickets to a movie or play pinned to the front. Or, if your budget is a little tighter, use it as a memory board filled with mementos of past fun times together.
  • Accessorize her with an infinity scarf or tote bag—they're cute, functional and suitable for just about any outfit. She can keep her neck warm and tote around all the mom necessities in style.
  • Even non-cooking moms and grandmas would love a few items to perk up their kitchens, like cheerful little mugs, wine glasses and tea towels.

Jeanne Field is a Hallmark editor who loves finding ways for her kids to get as messy crafting as she does.

Contributions by Hallmark designer Wade Johnston and Hallmark editor Teresa Tye.

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