Happy Mother’s Day! Handmade Gift Ideas for Her

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Knitting |


It happens every year. Mother’s Day rolls around and I feel overwhelmed when trying to think of handmade gift ideas for her. Over time, I learned that moms always appreciate a handmade gift, no matter how long it took you knit it. So whether you have one hour or one week, our handmade gift ideas for her can make life a little easier.

We found some of our favorite knitting patterns for many types of moms, whether she’s a coffee fanatic or just obsessed with bold baubles. For a real time-saver, when you’re thinking about handmade gift ideas for her remember that small knitted items can be combined with store-bought items so that you can still include that thoughtful handmade element.

Merino blanket

Photo via Craftsy member Mac N Me

For the mom who likes cozy luxury

This soft, luxurious blanket is meant for a baby, but I’d totally knit it up as a lap blanket for Mom. I can picture her wrapped up in it, cup of coffee in hand. This knitted gift idea is a great way to showcase a beautiful merino yarn, too.

Get the Merino Blanket Pattern.

Ridge Line Spa Set

Photo via Craftsy member Lori_R

For the mom who never pampers herself

If your mom is like mine, she never buys anything for herself. This Mother’s Day, surprise her with this spa set that includes a washcloth, face scrubby, bath scrubby and bath puffy. These small items are super quick to knit up, and you can pair them with other spa goodies like candles, salt scrubs and soaps.

Get the Ridge Line Spa Set Pattern.

Rectangle lace muscari shawl

Photo via Craftsy member Rita Maassen

For the mom who’s always chilly

If you have a lot of time to knit Mom a gift, this lace shawl is a beautiful option. She’ll be able to wear this shawl all year round as a wrap or even gathered up as a scarf. And if you don’t have time, maybe you could put this one on the list for next year and get started early?

Get the Muscari Lace Shawl Pattern.

Soakbox kit

For the mom who’s a knitter

This limited edition soakbox has everything your knittin’ mom needs to enjoy her special day. Pamper her with a soak, heel foot cream and nail polish, plus a beautiful  hand-dyed yarn with a sock pattern to go along with it! It’s a knitter’s dream come true. We wouldn’t blame you if you ordered two and kept one for yourself!

Get the Soakbox.

Knit boardwalk bag

Photo via Craftsy member Jill Wolcott

For the mom who needs a brand new bag

Every time I see my mom, she’s complaining about her current bag situation. Whether the bag is not big enough or just has a rip in it, I feel like she’s constantly on the hunt for a new one. Maybe that’s the case for your mom, or maybe she’s been carrying the same bag for over a decade. Either way, freshen up her style with a knitted bag. Bonus: She gets to brag to everyone that her kid knit her a bag!

Get the Boardwalk Bag Pattern.

Dream scarf

Photo via Craftsy member Blue Sky

For the mom who needs a go-to scarf

Have you been hoarding a luxurious yarn in your stash for a few years now? Mother’s Day is a great time to break it out. This pretty scarf is knit with Blue Sky Suri Merino, so it’s super soft and luxurious. And because it’s a scarf, you can still use a luxury yarn without emptying your bank account.

Get the Dream Scarf Pattern.

Knit coffee cup cozy

Photo via Craftsy member natalya1905

For the mom who loves her coffee

Give Mom’s mug a makeover with this knitting pattern. Knit it up in her favorite color or in a color that matches her kitchen. Want to go even further? Buy her a new mug, too, and stuff it with little goodies like her favorite coffee and a pretty stirrer.

Get the Coffee Cup Cozy Pattern.

Faith's knit bead necklace

Photo via Craftsy member faithintaos

For the mom who loves bold accessories

Don’t tell my mom, but I want this necklace for myself. Craftsy member faithintaos created this beautiful necklace as a class project in Craftsy’s Brilliant Knit Beads class. Not your mom’s style? There are plenty of other knitted gift ideas to choose from when it comes to accessories, and Betsy can show you how it’s done!

Get more info on Faith’s bead necklace here.

What are you knitting your mom for Mother’s Day? Moms, what’s the best gift your kid ever gave you?