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48 DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Are the Best Way to Say "I Love You"

It goes without saying that mom would rather have you spend money on yourself than on another Mother's Day gift for her. If you're finally ready to heed her advice and skip giving a store-bought gift this year, make one of these DIY Mother's Day gifts instead. And no, we're not suggesting making her more macaroni frames. In fact, these ultra-thoughtful craft ideas are very sophisticated, ranging from herb garden planters to homemade soaps. If her young child is taking care of gifts this year (makes sense!), we've also included a number of kid-friendly projects that are easy enough for her little ones to complete on their own, a.k.a. requiring as little parent participation as possible.

Even if you're lacking some serious DIY skills, think about what your mom, grandma, aunt, or other special lady would tell you: Anything made with love is a win in her eyes. So, while you're at it, pair her present with a homemade Mother's Day card that comes straight from the heart.