Mother's Day Gifts You Can Make at Home for Outdoorsy Moms

By Debbie Hanson

May 05, 2020

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While Mother's Day during this period of social distancing will definitely be different, there are still plenty of ways to honor mom this year. Check out these ideas for Mother's Day gifts you can make at home or gift baskets you can put together at home for moms who love the outdoors.

Mother's Day Ideas for Outdoors-Loving Moms

If mom loves outdoor family activities and lives a healthy lifestyle, there are some practical items you can order online and then assemble into a creative gift basket.

  • Gift basket ideas for fishing moms can include things like lures, soft plastic baits, fishing line, leader material, hooks, pliers with line cutters, and a stainless steel tumbler. Instead of a traditional basket, you can use a tackle box or bait bucket and just arrange all of the fishing gifts inside. For more fishing gift ideas for mom, you can also check the freshwater fishing tackle page to find out which types of bobbers, sinkers, and swivels she might need.
  • Put together a gift basket for a hiking mom who leads an active lifestyle by assembling items such as a trail guidebook, backpack, a solar lantern, sunglasses, a compass, stainless steel water bottle, wilderness first aid kit, and a box of natural energy bars. Use a portable soft-sided cooler or a galvanized metal bucket as your "basket" so that mom can reuse it.
  • Moms who love spending time in the garden will appreciate new gardening gloves, flower seeds, a gardening hat, a rain gauge, and a garden tool set. A large flowerpot will make the perfect reusable container for packing up her gift.

    If you want ideas for Mother's Day gifts you can make at home, here are two simple and crafty suggestions:

    • Paint a few Mason jar vases with creative designs and fill them with fresh flowers. Use acrylic paints that have a matte finish, and be sure to give the jars three coats of paint. Allow them to dry overnight.
    • Create a Mother's Day photo holder by clipping some of her favorite family pictures to a stained pine board using photo clips (glue the photo clips onto the board using super glue). Leave some open space on the board so that you can write a special message on chalkboard paper, and then attach the chalkboard paper to the board.

    Any of these Mother's Day ideas will be a hit with mom because they'll be made with care by you.

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.