Best Mom Birthday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about the best mom birthday gift ideas so you can get her something really good. I love making my mom smile on her birthday don’t you? Nothing warms the heart more.

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The problem we all face: we shop for mom’s birthday every year of our entire lives. (As she shops for us, so it goes both ways).

My point is, the best birthday gifts for mom get trickier and trickier as our creativity runs dry. That’s why I build this site. By creating inspiration and posting ideas, I massage your creative vibes and get you all warmed up. That’s helps you find the best birthday gift ideas for your peeps.

This year, try out the dandy ideas on this page for your mom’s birthday. I not only give you ideas on the best birthday gift ideas, I go a step further with ideas on how to really make mom happy on her birthday. These ideas may just put a spark back into your gifting!

Pssst… the ideas I recommend were suggested by moms, so pay attention. 🙂

The Best Ways to Make Mom Happy on Her Birthday

My mom is my hero. How about you? Moms are amazing, period.

They deserve the world on their birthday.

Making her happy starts with the best mom birthday gift ideas, like I said earlier. Really hit the target with a spot-on gift she’ll love.

Next, you can make Mom’s day extra special with small gestures that’ll make her happy on her birthday. Take a look:

  • Make her a card. Handmade is always best, but even a store-bought card with a heartfelt message will do the trick.
  • Have your family portrait done. Moms know how important photographs are to family history and sharing memories. So get the family together for a group photo. She’ll cherish the gift for years.
  • Serve her a favorite meal. Breakfast in bed s always a hit, or a candlelit dinner. Pamper her to show how much you care. Add wine, flowers and/or candles for a special touch.
  • Do something nice that you thought up. Whether it’s taking out the trash or doing the grocery shopping, mom will appreciate any help you can give her. Doing it without being asked? Priceless.
  • Just spend time with her. Sometimes the best gift is simply your time and attention. So call your mom, listen to her stories, and let her know how much she means to you.

Here We Go! My List of
Best Mom Birthday Gift Ideas

Whether your mom is into fashion or enjoys spending time outdoors, there’s sure to be something on this list that’ll put a smile on her face. So, without further adieu, here is my list of the best mom birthday gift ideas to help you make this birthday Mom’s best birthday ever!

Purse Hanger

The first of our best mom birthday gift ideas is portable. It’s compact. And you can get it in just about any style she likes. For the mom who likes to keep her purse handy at the restaurant, this is fantastic to have around! She keeps it in her purse until it’s time to sit down for dinner. Then she effortlessly places it on the table and hangs her purse on the hook.

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Personalized Penny Bracelet

A gift treasured by every mother, the penny bracelet celebrates every treasured event (or child). Each event or child’s name is hand stamped across the face of a penny, and then beautifully arranged with other pennies of your choosing. When you give your mom her customized penny bracelet, be sure to have tissues on hand. You might just bring a happy tear to her eye (a good sign that this was a great birthday gift).

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A Special Outing

Some moms really like to move and shake and do things. An outing is the best way to do that. Does she like art or theater? Take her to a museum, a gallery, or to a musical. Any of those activities belong on the best mom birthday gift ideas list. They would create a lifetime memory. Tip: Be sure to keep receipts, ticket stubs, bar napkins, and photos of this event. It makes great content for a scrapbook.

Memory Books

Speaking of which…Mom’s love memory books. Especially quality ones they didn’t have to spend countless hours trying to make on their own!

I recommend companies like Snapfish or Shutterfly – they are both professional and affordable. Get a free login, upload some of mom’s favorite images, and get creating! This saves you scrapbooking time, by the way. (If you’re into scrapbooking.) Plus, they look great.

Family Pictures DVD

This item on the best mom birthday gift ideas is guaranteed to be a gift that makes her go “Awwwww!” To do it, gather baby pictures of when she was a baby, of her own babies, or her grandbabies. Have them digitized and turned into a beautiful slideshow on DVD! You can give the slideshow whatever mood you like. If she’s a funny mama, put songs like “Baby Elephant Walk” or “Linus And Lucy” in the background. If she’s sentimental, play the lullabies she sang to her own babies. Or do all of the above!

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These make happy little (or not so little) birthday gifts for mom that she can watch over and over again with the whole family.

Make sure to doll up the case cover!

Frame-Worthy Phrases

Get some vinyl lettering to go on her wall or on a plaque. You can have them custom made, and they are surprisingly inexpensive. When choosing a quote or phrase to use, go for something unique to mothers. One of my favorite quotes is…

“When all else fails, do it like your mother told you to!”

A Mother’s Journal

A book full of blank pages bordered by beautiful quotes about motherhood, a mother’s journal is a beautiful reminder of her calling as a mom. That’s why this item is on the best mom birthday gift ideas list. It’s a thoughtful gift for the mother who likes to take notes, keep a diary, or jot down the funny things her kids did that day. It’s a priceless memory starter and keeper.

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Personalized Treasures

For the sentimental mom, put your family portrait on a mouse pad, an apron, a mug, something she will use a bunch. You can make your own stuff at places like Zazzle or Snapfish or get them done at a nearby Super Target or Walmart. These usable keepsakes will touch your mom’s heart. And that’s the important thing.

That’s all the ideas on this first part of my best mom birthday gift ideas. 🙁

Good news, though! That’s not all! 😀 The ideas continue! 🙂 Check out my other page of birthday gifts for mom here.

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